But this isn’t the first time a pop culture event has driven me to drink. Charlie’s death on Lost got me so depressed I immediately went searching for some Dharma beer (I had to settle for some Blue Moons left in the fridge). Then there was reviewing the disaster that was Donkey Punch, a movie that me wish someone had created the vodka shower, since I seriously needed to wash myself of that experience. And then, obviously, there was the alcohol-enabled unwinding after reporting on Michael Jackson’s death, which was both sad and exhausting.
So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I ask you, PopWatchers: What pop culture event drove you straight to the nearest handle of vodka? And please be honest — we are in a no-judgment zone! (Right? Right?) Oh, and Happy (hic!) St. Pat-(burp!)-rick’s Day!