I know the winters are long in Nebraska but I had no idea that this sort of thing had infiltrated their pub game scene:
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission will vote Wednesday on a measure to ban beer pong and other drinking games in Nebraska bars. Hobert Rupe, the commission's executive director, said the games and promotions, often sponsored by bars or suppliers, encourage overconsumption. The bill targets games in which drinking is encouraged as a reward or penalty and "bladder busters" promotions in which patrons receive discounted drinks until someone uses the bathroom. "The concept is to drink as many as we can as fast as we can," Rupe said. The proposed law wouldn't stop things like darts and pool in local taverns.
Now, I am not particularly libertarian about such things. I think speed drinking games like "The Century Club" are particularly Darwinian. Never did that one. And I was not as sharp at "Caps" as others so rarely got involved more than a few rounds. I didn't like the punishing wave of intoxication. I preferred mine as a gentler tide.
But that all being said, I am not sure how "bladder busters" could promote speed drinking. It should promote the opposite. If I can slowly sip discounted craft beer and promote bladder resiliency and muscular fortitude, well, is that so bad? One would have thought it is a great way to promote mass moderation. Do we really want to outlaw that?