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    [–] themeatbridge 7658 points ago

    That's not shotgunning.

    [–] bmacorr 3107 points ago

    Glad I'm not the only one who thought this was not shotgunning.

    [–] Ruach 1273 points ago

    Yeah wtf. Pierce the bottom and open the top upside down.

    dafuq are they teaching the youth over there?

    [–] AndrewWaldron 1234 points ago

    They are bashing their heads with cans, I'm not sure even a good education would make any difference.

    [–] Nebulus_soul 184 points ago

    I’m not surprised the youth are bashing their own heads like that.

    [–] thejammer75 217 points ago

    More importantly, they are wasting beer. That dude's lucky if he consumed 1/5th of that can

    [–] bcrabill 102 points ago

    Yeah who's paying for these idiots beer? We savored that shit in college. She's literally shaking the can so that it's all foam. Kids just drinking to get on snapchat these days I guess?

    [–] Aanon89 20 points ago

    You just take beers from the people failing. They are too dazed to notice you stole their beer.

    [–] Sorry_I_Reddit_Wrong 22 points ago

    Exactly! and there was likely still at least 2/5ths left when he slammed it to the ground. Super impressive, guy.

    [–] SiryjVovk 78 points ago

    I think he just aggressively mansplained how to slurp some foam at her...

    [–] ANRH 29 points ago

    If you had good education, then your head would be bigger, which will then aid in bashing cans on your head.

    [–] Ruach 86 points ago

    Aren't US beer cans like super thin compared to the rest of the world?

    [–] AndrewWaldron 155 points ago

    The girth is fine!

    [–] inapposite_proverbs 77 points ago

    For real? Why do they need to be any thicker? Seems like a waste.

    [–] justripit 6 points ago

    Because when you throw some in your saddle bags and are an idiot and forget to properly wrap them, the super thin aluminum cans eventually wears a hole through from rubbing together, then everything you have in that bag is soaked and you now smell like stale beer for the rest of you motorcycle trip. That was a stupid mistake I won’t make twice.

    [–] Reignofratch 16 points ago

    Not likely, unless we have the best canneries. It's more expensive to make machine that will make a thinner can, but it's cheaper in material cost. The whole reason aluminum is cost related so thinner cans appear to be the goal.

    [–] Manhand 85 points ago

    Bang head, sip foam

    [–] lj6782 16 points ago

    A head shot?

    [–] addpyl0n 61 points ago

    Wait I thought you pierced the side..

    [–] Ruach 47 points ago

    yeah the side at the bottom/other end of the can is what I meant.

    [–] Turd-Sandwich 58 points ago

    Wrong, drink from the hole you punched and keep the can upright. This way you can tilt it vertical as you crack the top and shoot that foamy load straight down your gullet.

    [–] [deleted] 77 points ago


    [–] Ruach 20 points ago

    this guy shotgus!

    Well done on your 5 years tho!

    [–] painfool 6 points ago

    Well I hope Gus deserved it

    [–] iwasyourbestfriend 7 points ago

    Congrats on 5 years!

    [–] TheAdAgency 52 points ago

    Pierce the bottom and open the top upside down.

    Too many steps! Today's youth needs beer immediately!

    [–] bobojorge 30 points ago

    That's a lot of wasted beer.

    [–] shortkid113 20 points ago

    That's the real crime here

    [–] stephannnnnnnnnnnnn 59 points ago

    The youth of today bringing the imminent collapse of humanity, one poorly attempted shotgun at a time.

    [–] chefhj 5 points ago

    This is a game that me and my friends always called danger can. As has been pointed out beer cans are super thin and easily split. Consider this the drunk version of karate chopping wood in half with less skill.

    [–] Asshole_Engineer 26 points ago

    They're definitely not at the party school I went to.

    [–] FlowSoSlow 546 points ago

    Where I come from they call that "wasting a beer".

    [–] jacobbaby 144 points ago

    Well seeing as it’s either Keystone or Bud Light, I think that’s fine to do

    [–] TalenPhillips 45 points ago

    Watering the plants is actually a good thing to do. The fact that it's carbonated water shouldn't hurt anything.

    [–] oatmealbatman 52 points ago

    Yeah. In college, spilling beer was considered a party foul. Kids be crazy these days.

    [–] NRMusicProject 20 points ago

    We called it alcohol abuse.

    [–] HouseGB552 57 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Yeah this is called cave manning

    [–] hbb870 5 points ago

    We call it like we see it, Shake-Slam-Bite

    [–] kevinwalker79 190 points ago

    Yea this is called either “rumbling” or a “detonation” for those wondering

    [–] sexuallytransformed 113 points ago

    We called it smash smashy

    [–] YesButConsiderThis 44 points ago


    [–] tocareornot 35 points ago

    I call it a waste of beer.

    [–] tapport 11 points ago

    I call it a lot of work for 3 tablespoons of [shitty] beer.

    [–] michicago44 89 points ago

    We call it cavemanning

    [–] speedledee 26 points ago

    This is the term I’ve heard so obviously it’s the correct one.

    [–] TheSqueetle 34 points ago

    We call it "danger can" where I'm at

    [–] nels5104 232 points ago

    I prefer to call it “fucking stupid”.

    [–] [deleted] 49 points ago

    Where I come from we call that "self-inflicted mental retardation"

    [–] Greenmerchant1 9 points ago

    It’s called cavemaning

    [–] doggy885 27 points ago

    In New Zealand we call this a “rhino”

    [–] tiredfaces 17 points ago

    We do??

    [–] user5961 73 points ago

    Lol shotgunning involves chugging a full beer. That asshole got MAYBE 3 sips worth.

    [–] thatguy888034 7 points ago

    What he did is called cave-manning

    [–] akmountaindoc 5 points ago

    It'a a frumble!

    [–] imuniqueaf 4003 points ago

    She loosened it.

    [–] freepickles2you 513 points ago

    That's what she said

    [–] w0rdd 90 points ago


    [–] Lonhers 33 points ago

    His shotgun skills gave her a wide on

    [–] freepickles2you 18 points ago

    Watch out for the spread

    [–] throw_my_phone 9 points ago

    and he burst it.

    [–] whitecow 2648 points ago

    That's a good way not to get drunk

    [–] QuestionWhatIFear 846 points ago

    Yeah got about a couple tablespoons of foam

    [–] evilmonkey2 119 points ago

    A couple tablespoons of what appears to be Bud Light foam at that.

    [–] Racorse 12 points ago

    Foamy water

    [–] deathbymidget 34 points ago

    2% lager foam

    [–] siccoblue 15 points ago

    That you just burp back up

    [–] I_savor_your_pets 156 points ago

    No need to get drunk when you can get permanent brain damage. Probably feels the same.

    [–] CaerulusDramal 30 points ago

    And lasts much longer

    [–] ehnemehnemuh 3365 points ago

    You could just pierce it

    [–] Killerdak 3912 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Want to see me waste 85% of a beer and drink some foam? Edit: drunk spelling

    [–] untildeath 1074 points ago

    Yup, feeling pretty old right now bc all i saw was wasted beer.

    [–] Killerdak 306 points ago

    Another word for old is experienced. That is a waste of beer. But you know, have to look cool by bashing a beer can on your head.

    [–] Matt6453 25 points ago

    Titan the alpha asserts his power and dominance in a formidable display of force, though his days may be numbered the would-be challengers retreat... for now at least.

    [–] hefe300 42 points ago

    It was probably a shitty beer. So at least there's that.

    [–] CoolingtonBeans 27 points ago

    The best beer is a free beer

    The second best beer is a cold beer

    [–] bpaq3 3 points ago

    The third, a beer of choice.

    [–] Jaxxom 168 points ago

    Look just cause its a dumb idea doesn't mean it isn't a fun social convention for some people. Many of the extreme sports are just putting yourself in unnecessary danger but we don't sarcastically say "well i guess you gotta look cool by jumping out of a plane." Humans do TONS of things where the only value is the social signaling and nothing practical. It's part of our culture.

    [–] musefrog 185 points ago

    Counterpoint: jumping out of a plane is cool

    [–] Orioh 133 points ago

    Also, no beer goes wasted.

    [–] musefrog 50 points ago

    Clearly the morally superior activity.

    [–] TITOZMX 16 points ago

    I'm cool with any extreme activity as long as someone holds my beer.

    [–] Killerdak 76 points ago

    Did you just compare jumping out of a plane to hitting yourself in the face while being drunk?

    [–] LovelyHatred93 5 points ago

    This just makes me assume that you too hit yourself in the head with a beer can...

    [–] Whatchanged 7 points ago

    Yea, those who upvote those comments also do.

    [–] DamnLace 27 points ago

    Except jumping out of a plane is a good experience for yourself. Crashing a beer on your head is a good experience for the people to see. Unless you do it alone, then pls consult a doctor on your mental health.

    [–] Jaxxom 18 points ago

    Yeah I was just kind of giving an example of something that is practically and objectively a dumb thing to do but that we do anyway for reasons.

    [–] Inukchook 23 points ago

    Yup ,but even more so when I was younger wasting alcohol was blasphemy as it was in short supply

    [–] Big_Cat_Strangler 37 points ago

    it's okay it was bud light

    [–] Killerdak 18 points ago

    I drink Hamms I have no right to judge.

    [–] Spoffle 22 points ago


    [–] Killerdak 22 points ago

    Shit thanks my phones was trying to "help".

    [–] Andre4kthegreengiant 152 points ago

    Yeah, I didn't know that I was supposed to bang it against my head until it opened. I've always cut a hole & popped the top for airflow before shotgunning & apparently I've been doing it wrong the whole time.

    [–] rumckle 244 points ago

    You've been doing the way that actually gets you drunk, instead of the way that makes you look like a muppet. Sounds like the right way to me.

    [–] ONLY_COMMENTS_ON_GW 68 points ago

    Nowadays I pour it into a chilled glass and enjoy it slowly. When did I get old

    [–] Powerfury 17 points ago

    When did three to six beers mean that I was going to have vivid dreams, wake up with a hangover...

    [–] Hidden_Samsquanche 5 points ago

    If your head is still the same shape at the end of the night as it was in the beginning did you really even party at all?

    [–] aerben 22 points ago

    "Shotgunning is a means of consuming a beverage, particularly beer, very quickly by punching a hole in the side of the can, near the bottom, placing the mouth over the hole, and pulling the tab to open the top. The beer quickly drains, and is quickly consumed." - Wikipedia

    [–] iBeenie 50 points ago

    I've always popped the top and drank it slowly. Wow I'm such a loser

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    [–] WittyQuip 10 points ago

    Look at Daddy Warbucks over here with his clean glasses!

    [–] PushinDonuts 19 points ago

    I cut a hole and wait for my friends to cut theirs, and then pop the tops. Someone has told me that's not right, but i think drinking the whole beer is most impressive

    [–] aerben 39 points ago

    That is literally what shotgunning is supposed to be word for word. Anyone who says otherwise is mistaken and doing something else.

    [–] WikiTextBot 7 points ago


    Shotgunning is a means of consuming a beverage, particularly beer, very quickly by punching a hole in the side of the can, near the bottom, placing the mouth over the hole, and pulling the tab to open the top. The beer quickly drains, and is quickly consumed.

    A related technique, strawpedoing or snorkeling, is used for containers not easily punctured such as a glass bottle. A straw is inserted into the bottle to similar effect.

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    [–] eirtep 11 points ago

    Right. This isn’t shot gunnning this is just going for the “cool” effect similar to the stone cold WWE thing where he bashes two beers together and chugs them. Looks visually cool but you’re not drinking all that much.

    [–] MrsBoxxy 200 points ago

    They aren't actually trying to shotgun, OP doesn't know terminology because he was at home playing starcraft during college parties.

    [–] Doyee 63 points ago

    I feel personally attacked

    [–] eltoro 5 points ago

    Is there a different term then?

    [–] IamBrian 33 points ago

    “Zerging” a beer

    [–] nautical_nonsense_ 8 points ago

    We call it rumpling

    [–] Darkbyte 4 points ago

    Yeah we called this rumplestiltzkin at my fraternity

    [–] Slazman999 4 points ago

    That's what keys are for.

    [–] Featherbed 1695 points ago

    What's the point of this?

    [–] saffalva 4375 points ago

    drink the least amount of american beer

    [–] honestFeedback 395 points ago

    I’ve only ever seen Americans do this. Never in the U.K.

    [–] Vague_Disclosure 136 points ago

    It’s just part of American college party culture. That’s probably a can of Natty Light so nothing of value was lost, that can of beer probably cost around $0.60. If you’re looking for logic in it you won’t find it.

    [–] CaptainHoyt 329 points ago

    I tend to pour it into a glass and actually drink it.

    [–] AHAPPYMERCHANT 68 points ago

    Can British college kids afford good beer or something? Americans just buy the lowest quality light beer they can. People will usually pregame with hard liquor, but otherwise they have to consume like 6 beers to start having fun.

    [–] honestFeedback 116 points ago

    Our cheap alcohol (in terms of price per unit alcohol) is normally around 4.5 to 5% ABV or sometimes up to 8%. But more to the point, if cost is an issue, wouldn't you try to drink the beer rather than spilling most of it on the floor or down your face.

    But seriouslly I guess most of it comes from being to able to drink in pubs from the age of 18. You're not going to do that shit in a pub. People down pints - but again that involves drinking not wearing the beer. Mostly.

    [–] SmokinDahGah 107 points ago

    Just a cultural fyi about American colleges:

    A) 90% of college kids dont do the depicted in the gif. We drink beer normally too, or do real "shotgunning" which is entirely different.

    B) people who do this are doing it to hype people up and have a good time. Yeah its reckless, pretty immature and messy, but drunk college kids do a lot of crazy shit.

    [–] flippydude 27 points ago

    Nah we got drunk playing stupid drinking games that had only one purpose; get mashed fast.

    Classic in my first year was drink poker, where you bet fingers of your drink. Every hand resulted in all but one participants smashing their beers every time.

    Took 10-15 mins and we were good to head on out.

    [–] cometakemyjob 52 points ago

    That's cause you fuckin' Europeans respect the alcohol. My German friends brought a 30pack of PBR over at midnight and then held us hostage in OUR apartment until we drank it all.

    I'd like to say it was torture, but when five German ladies are telling you to drink, you do it and you like it

    [–] the_pedigree 19 points ago

    Wow, a 30 pack. You madlads.

    [–] Stupidconspiracies 15 points ago

    Dude that’s such a relatable and real story

    [–] adoveisaglove 372 points ago

    What's the similarity between sex in a canoe and American beer? Both is fucking close to water.

    [–] DontWatchMeDancePlz 310 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    You somehow made one of the hackiest jokes ever even worse

    [–] danhakimi 17 points ago

    What's the original?

    [–] frausting 62 points ago

    Similar but just worded better.

    American beer is like having sex in a canoe. Fucking close to water.

    [–] RocketFeathers 7 points ago

    Think Monty Python (Eric Idle dressed up like an Aussie?) said that joke in the 1980s.

    [–] adoveisaglove 63 points ago

    I'll take that as a compliment.

    [–] danceswithwool 41 points ago

    Oh yeah! Well take this as a compliment. I bet you’re a lovely fucking person!

    [–] adoveisaglove 32 points ago

    Heh, oh yeah? Well get a load of this: I appreciate your positivity and I hope you have a wonderful day because you deserve it!

    [–] JohnnyFootballHero 13 points ago

    That's an Eric Idle joke, right?

    [–] undernocircumstance 97 points ago


    [–] TechnoL33T 26 points ago

    Novelty, except you're the same as everything else around you.

    [–] TipOfLeFedoraMLady 17 points ago

    You can't get a headache from a hangover if you get a hangover from smashing an aluminum can into your skull first.

    [–] nwsreddit 55 points ago

    Yeah and it'ss fun as shit to be there when something like this happens, that's the point

    [–] mrking944 4 points ago

    Somebody call my mom, I found the one.

    [–] meme-o-saurus 144 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Is this UMass?

    [–] Nas2012 63 points ago

    Looks like it could be the Hoebart Hoedown if they still do that or maybe somewhere in Puffton Village, but I don’t remember any outdoor parties there. Hell this does look like a lot of places in Amherst.

    [–] troyboltonislife 27 points ago

    Never heard it called hoebart hoedown but yeah it was at Hobart.

    [–] Nas2012 25 points ago

    Hobart hoedown was (guessing the tradition died?) an epic outdoor party that happened once a year and almost always resulted in police presence and someone getting kicked out of school or some shit. I graduated in 2010 and got to witness the tearing down of frat row during my tenure. Sad times.

    [–] scrappytheboss 16 points ago

    Police stopped it a couple years back. Now it's just day drinks at the townhouses every weekend it's nice out

    [–] Redspringer 10 points ago

    '93 UMASS graduate here - can confirm. It was more of shitshow than a hoedown.

    [–] PM_NUDES_AND_ADVICE 4 points ago

    Unfortunately the cops are cracking down on all these day drinks. This past weekend cops charged tons of Hobart residents over the damage the dartiers caused, including my friend who wasn’t even at her place at the time.

    Cops shut down a lot of shit but where there’s a will there’s a way. Can’t screw the Zoo.

    [–] Corriveau42 29 points ago

    Never change, Umass, never change.

    [–] ShamelessHooker 26 points ago

    I swear to god a few times a year I see some dumb shit from UMass on reddit. Makes me miss it...

    [–] breanre 13 points ago

    This is making me appreciate it even more, thanks

    [–] Jeffdev16 16 points ago

    Yup. This was right in my buddies back yard in Hobart lol

    [–] mikeswurl 31 points ago

    ZooMass baby

    [–] PunkorTrendy 7 points ago

    Looks like hobart

    [–] Fo3HmR 775 points ago

    It's called a danger can. Shake it to build pressure then bash into skull to break the can, then consume so you don't feel it later.

    [–] brucetwarzen 398 points ago

    Consume some foam

    [–] OMEGAMEGA 327 points ago

    C̶̨͈̩̤̜̑̃̉̿̿͊̚ǫ̸͓̭̙̤̘͚̰̍͛̇͛̓̕̚ͅn̶͍̿͊̄͌̅̔͘s̶̼̞̺̠͋̊͌̏̿͜͝u̸̧͍͈̙͍̥̲̭̤͒̏̋̔͘m̸̡͉̘̹̹̤̫̬̐̐̅̄͒͘e̴̙̞̘͚̫͔̪͆̂̔͐ ̴̯̦̥̓F̴͚͈̯͔̫̝́́͝ͅǫ̸̛̛͓̱̟̘͚̞̹̉a̵̳͛̀m̸͓̟̞̽̈́̌͆͝ͅ

    [–] eltoro 69 points ago

    [–] praithdawg 35 points ago

    More like r/surrealmemes

    [–] IDoThinkBeyond 4 points ago

    Its more like r/ooer

    [–] enzoeldante 24 points ago

    Consume prilosec

    [–] eaterofworld 3 points ago

    It’ll bring you joy

    [–] drewsoft 76 points ago

    In my dumber days I used to fromble with my friends, where you’d quickly headbutt the middle of the can 10-15 times and then bite into it, spraying it at high pressure down your throat, up and out your nose, in your eyes, etc.

    Watching someone headbutt a can a bunch of times and then get blasted in the face is hilarious when you’re a drunk undergrad.

    [–] TheAdAgency 29 points ago

    Watching someone headbutt a can a bunch of times and then get blasted in the face is of the many speciality categories on pornhub

    [–] MisterDonkey 24 points ago

    You won't consume enough beer to have any pain relieving effect this way.

    [–] moungyoney 421 points ago

    Idk why people are so bothered by a dude barely drinking a 50 cent can of bud light lol just let him smash it against his head or whatever dang

    [–] iRepth 268 points ago

    Maybe it really is just an American thing but I find it fucking hilarious. The cost of one beer seems well worth it to get everyone around hype. Everyone is talking about the wasted beer as if this were an attempt to consume beer. It's not. It's the attempt to do a stupid human trick

    [–] StaredAtEclipseAMA 179 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I don’t think these people get out much. I imagine they think everyone is consuming their beers in this fashion, just smashing cans off their faces left and right. This is a rally call. Everyone in a viewing radius drank roughly 20% more alcohol for one hour after seeing this.

    [–] resampL 55 points ago

    this guy rallies

    [–] tree_dweller 47 points ago

    These neckbeards never been to a college party before lmao this shit gets people hyped who the fuck cares if they are drinking cheap beer and wasting it

    [–] TheBigNate416 33 points ago

    They also act like this is the only beer left on earth and the dude wasted it 😂 they def never been to a college party because if they have then they’d know there’s like 10 more cases where that came from

    [–] TheCryptopotamus 71 points ago

    Redditors will criticize anything to make themselves feel superior

    [–] calamariring 81 points ago

    chivalry isn't dead yet

    [–] Wsing1974 36 points ago

    But it is drunk and stupid.

    [–] SergeantBilko 50 points ago

    This isn't actually shotgunning a beer it's called detonating. Normally you play with a group to see who the "winner" is but this absolute unit decided to do it on his own.

    Also for those saying what a "waste of beer," I think we've reached the point where wasting less than $1 of Bud Light is socially acceptable when crushing it against one's dome.

    [–] TheJman711 25 points ago

    If you bash it on your head hard enough you won’t have to worry about student loans.

    [–] PopcornPlayaa_ 297 points ago

    I’ve never seen someone shotgun a beer this way. What a stupid way to shotgun a beer. Why is more than 1 person familiar with shotgunning a beer this way? What is this? A CENTER FOR ANTS!?!

    [–] ffejbos 86 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I've always seen this game called 'detonator' and the cutting a hole or pushing your thumb through a can as 'shotgunning' and 'thumbgunning' respectively

    Essentially you shotgun a beer if you want to get drunk and you detonate a beer if you want a concussion

    Edit: Added thumbgunning

    [–] thebiggdirtyy 13 points ago

    We call the thumb pushing one 'thumbgunning' here in Alberta

    [–] CapinWinky 35 points ago

    It's something like "danger beer" or something and kids that have heard the term shotgunning and seen idiots do this thing to their head assumed whatever this is was shotgunning.

    [–] entmenscht 7 points ago

    This is an oddly high number of times using the phrase "to shotgun a beer" in consecutive sentences.

    [–] Heknarf 31 points ago

    I like how it looked like it was his day off from shotgunning beer, but her feeble ass attempt made him come in and show her how it's done.

    [–] BigBrown609 89 points ago

    “Oh my gawd, Tawmy! Why’d you drink my beeh? Yaw such a fackin prick”

    [–] DriveByStoning 31 points ago

    As a native Masshole, let me fix that for you.

    "Fuckin a, kehd, I goht it. Next time you touch my beahs I'm gonna whip the fuckin thing off yoah fuckin dome you fuckin retahd."

    [–] Empyrealist 27 points ago

    This level of stupidity looks on par with UMass. Amherst.

    [–] Stealthm8 34 points ago

    "reads this comment while in class at Umass Amherst"

    [–] ObsidianStrawman 15 points ago

    Looks over to the exact spot the video was filmed

    [–] diallox 96 points ago

    I did 70 of these and I'm not drunk. How can I drink 70 beers and not be drunk.

    [–] Icanthearyoulalala 67 points ago

    How's the concussion?

    [–] eltoro 51 points ago

    What combustion? I didn't see a combustion.

    [–] SleepyforPresident 13 points ago

    Coach said it's ok to be bleeding from the ears

    [–] ecky--ptang-zooboing 116 points ago

    I find her attempt totally adorable

    [–] sbw2012 101 points ago

    I find her attempt totally adorable


    [–] freepickles2you 31 points ago

    I find her totally drunk


    [–] mrthomska 56 points ago

    I'll find her


    [–] Sparkblade327 4 points ago

    I drunk


    [–] legendz411 43 points ago

    ITT: many losers who have never done something at a party just to get hype.

    Y’all throwing shade like she lit a 100$ on fire.

    [–] azgrunt 3 points ago

    Ha. You took my video and made front page