Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

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Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?
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On Saturday I saw numerous tables at the Rose Garden set up for young adults to play Beer Pong - in a PANDEMIC! I did not see anyone wearing a mask or social distancing. The tiny signs prohibiting Picnics and Group Activities were ignored. Since we have been repeatedly told that alcohol is associated with the spread of COVID-19 it would appear that there is a conflict between allowing alcohol in parks too.

The Santa Barbara City Council will discuss mask enforcement throughout Tuesday starting at 2:00 p.m. To make a public comment and have a computer, internet access and a mic set up the Agenda item is #13. The Agenda can be found at the URL below: https://records.santabarbaraca.gov/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=592&doctype=1

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mattinsb Jul 30, 2020 09:39 AM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

This public shaming crosses the line. Like it or not, these guys are keeping distance and following the rules. I'm not young but it seems the greater Edhat community love to bash the college crowd. If this were a group of older adults in beach chairs drinking wine, no one would care.

PitMix Jul 30, 2020 07:33 AM
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It's amazing that this was the most commented story on Edhat in recent days. I guess it combines all the aspects of our current life these days, masklessness, drinking in public, Covid spread, and youth recklessness.

m-cubed Jul 29, 2020 02:21 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

that big sloppy red 'paint' arrow right in the picture really helps me zoom right in on this travesty of justice.

mtndriver Jul 29, 2020 11:31 AM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

I'm beginning to wonder if we wouldn't all be a whole lot happier if there were no comments sections open here or anywhere else. Every single one seems to turn into a slugfest. People seem to be releasing steam by chewing on each other all over the web. It's possible to disagree about this without hating on each other!

PitMix Jul 29, 2020 01:34 PM
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I like the comment aspect but truly appreciate when people provide new info and make their points in a courteous way. I wonder if there is a difference between the comments from paid and unpaid people. For the paid ones, they know who you are because they have your credit card. Does that make you more courteous? Be interesting to know what percent of the deleted comments are by paid subscribers.

REX OF SB Jul 29, 2020 11:47 AM
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MTNDRIVER: You're overlooking the fact that Edhat's content is pretty much reader-comment driven, and as such, it's a unique commodity. Without reader comments, Edhat wouldn't exist. It relies on readers to keep the discussions moving long. The other local news sites that have shut down reader comments (KEYT, Noozhawk, and the Independent) are nowhere near as interesting as they used to be as a result. What they SHOULD. have done was assign a staff member to monitor the comments and remove them if they were too volatile. But that would require a modicum of time and effort, so it was undoubtedly easier to just dump the comments altogether. Everybody loses. I think that Edhat does a remarkable job of monitoring the comments and weeding out the truly scurrilous ones. Yeah, tempers can flare sometimes, but that's what keeps things interesting. Edhat truly is the pulse of the community.

ragtop Jul 29, 2020 10:08 AM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

To the OP: Did you approach the group to 'educate them'? Everyone is so afraid of communicating with others directly. During the beginning of the Pandemic, while we were under the stay-at-home order, I approached construction workers that were sitting within 2' of each other eating their lunches. They listened. Their behavior changed. I also called their supervisors. Communication can work. Try it sometime instead of asking someone else do to that for you! Take some personal responsibility to make a difference!

a-1596056167 Jul 29, 2020 01:56 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

WHO now states three feet is fine. No studies prove 6 feet is "even better". (Lancet)

a-1596051045 Jul 29, 2020 12:30 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

RAGTOP why would you rat them out to their supervisor after they changed their behavior. Seems a bit rude.

a-1596033584 Jul 29, 2020 07:39 AM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

The gross thing about beer pong is that the players are drinking the beer that has contained a ping pong ball thrown into it by another player. That's unsanitary on a good day. As for this public shaming, I think some people are enjoying it way too much.

Shmonk Jul 29, 2020 01:53 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

most people dont play beer pong that way. Water in the cups, drink from your own personal beer if the other teams sinks a cup.

ChrisL Jul 29, 2020 05:49 AM
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You My-Rights-Trump-Yours fools remind me of the limp City Council vote NOT to enforce mask wearing in public ("but encourage and educate"). Anyone think the crowd in the photo OR the bulk of commenters here can be encouraged OR educated? Cover your freakin faces and stop whining about staving off illness and death and long term economic disaster. MASKS HELP. Setting examples helps. You do not.

EdwardsLandscapes Jul 28, 2020 09:41 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

Cool to know! Now me and my homies can go drink 40s at the rose garden! Here we goooo

a-1595986231 Jul 28, 2020 06:30 PM
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I thought Y'all wanted to 'defund the police'. Now you want to call them for masks and social distancing?
Whats the real solution? Having people understand that we are all interconnect and rely on one another to be healthy and thrive.

PitMix Jul 29, 2020 08:23 AM
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Defunding does not mean abolishing. But the Faux news types have pushed hard to make that the common understanding. In this case, the question is, do you need armed sworn officers to go monitor the Pong people, or could it be a Community Service Officer with pepper spray? They get paid about 1/2 of a sworn officer.

a-1595991583 Jul 28, 2020 07:59 PM
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420722 - look up the term "slippery slope" - it's a common logical fallacy. You're welcome!

420722 Jul 28, 2020 07:10 PM
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6:03 yes that’s correct. People want to defund which will eventually lead to demanding to abolish the police yet want everyone to be monitored, jailed and fined for everything. I just can’t with these loonies. Smh.

a-1595987455 Jul 28, 2020 06:50 PM
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6:30 - "y'all?" Ew gross. Also, "defund" doesn't mean get rid of, just use money on other sources to deal with criminals.

MountainMan4865 Jul 28, 2020 06:03 PM
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So when things just started to eke open... tennis, golf, and 'pickle ball' (invented by a state congressman) were the only allowable "sports". Nothing whiter than that. Tennis involves a mutually handled ball, and 'Pickle Ball' is a bigger form of ping-pong, also a ball handled by multiple people. How is this different? Unless you count the alcohol... which sanitizes things.... I believe this was the intent, to reduce community members to hide in the bushes and report each other. Did everyone forget "1984"?

a-1595985301 Jul 28, 2020 06:15 PM
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Mountainman - "Nothing whiter than that." what does race have to do with any of this?

ChemicalSuperFreak Jul 28, 2020 05:12 PM
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To the OP: What's your solution? You clearly documented what you think is a problem and highlighted the upcoming City Council meeting, but failed to go the extra mile and state what you think should have been done right then and there. It's easy to point out problems in this city and take pictures. I have my list too. So what do you want done about it? Arrests? Fines? Both? This grievance feels incomplete.

SandyS Jul 28, 2020 04:57 PM
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say maybe the OP was trying to make a point here. Bars were closed down - and told they cannot serve alcohol unless they also offer food - yet we see this going on. Which seems to contradict the message. Maybe I'm wrong but, that is what I think. Also, if you are worried about this, don't go to downtown State Street, the outdoor dining scene. No one wearing masks, ppl drinking and many of those tables are certainly not 6 feet apart. Hopefully they are disinfecting the menus- and their hands - as they move from table to table.

SBLetsGetAlong Jul 28, 2020 06:35 PM
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So if they beer pong players were eating, it’d be ok? Just trying to find out an objective benchmark.

sacjon Jul 28, 2020 06:14 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

Sandys - Bars were only closed down indoors. Plus, there are a heck of a lot more people crammed in and getting stupid drunk in a bar than at a beer pong table in a park. HUGE difference. That's why this isn't as bad.

liberty Jul 28, 2020 04:36 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

This post is offensive and going down a dangerous path. If you are going to secretly take photos of people, and public shame them on a local website, you should at least put your name behind the post. Is this really what we are doing now? We need to reject this privacy invasion.

SBLetsGetAlong Jul 28, 2020 06:36 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

Agreed. In school they’d call you a tattle tale. But schools are closed, yet children still act like children.

LooseCannon Jul 28, 2020 06:20 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

I'm still waiting to see some aerial drone photography of rich people, snorting coke poolside at their McMansions, without social distancing. Tsk-tsk. If we're going to be in the business of social shaming, let's open floodgates. No one, not even the rich, should be invisible from the Panopticon.

Coolio Jul 28, 2020 01:47 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

As long they don't become drunk and disorderly seems like innocuous fun. That said I know a lot of families with younger kids like to picnic there not sure if a drinking game is really that conducive there.

a-1596056833 Jul 29, 2020 02:07 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

If it is just fun; why do they have to drink beer. The point is they require drinking alcohol to make it fun.

Sensibly Common Jul 28, 2020 01:44 PM
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Why doesn’t anybody take pictures and post them of the drunk homeless guys and their beer in Chase Palm Park?

PitMix Jul 28, 2020 01:58 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

How is that news, in the sense of something new and uncommon? We'll post that story when there is news, maybe when someone comes up with a solution to make all of those people healthy and productive citizens?

oceandrew Jul 28, 2020 01:19 PM
Beer Pong Allowed in the Park?

"Operator? There are boys in the park having fun and appear to be playing drinking games! Yes!! Drinking games that I assume involve alcohol. And the nudity!! OMG, none of them is dressed from the waist up. That's right, NO SHIRTS (there oughta be a law against that). Please send someone at once as I feel threatened by their youthful exuberance. "

gcheadley Jul 28, 2020 12:35 PM
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OMG you guys are all so old. First off, do you see any paddles or a net? That game is called "Die" and not "Beer Pong"

Shmonk Jul 29, 2020 03:40 PM
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SACJON - It's a completely different game my friend! The goal of the game is to bounce the die on the table while the other team tries to catch it before it hits the ground. You've been out of the game 2 long! Take the schooling and keep it pushing ..

sacjon Jul 29, 2020 02:31 PM
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SHMONK - Your drinking game "expertise" is needed on another thread, STAT! Someone called it "Beer Bong!" I expect your clarification post haste!

sacjon Jul 29, 2020 02:14 PM
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SHMONK - who cares? Does it affect the situation in any way? Beer pong is played by throwing a ball into cups of beer on a table. Looks like what they're doing here. Explain how whether they're throwing die or balls makes a difference?

Shmonk Jul 29, 2020 01:55 PM
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SACJON -- you boomer, beer pong and beer die are completely different games. This is BEER DIE

sacjon Jul 28, 2020 02:28 PM
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GCHEADLEY - OMG lolz j/k! It's been called "Beer Pong" since I was playing it in grad school in the early 2000s. Sure, "Die" may be another name now, but Beer Pong has been around a lot longer than you have it seems. Either way, looks fun and wish I was doing than now rather than working and arguing over a drinking name game with a millennial lol! That would be totes lit, right?

LCP112233 Jul 28, 2020 01:00 PM
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Beer Pong with a paddles and a net? That's called Ping Pong. I have a good one. How about Bong Pong? I bet it's been done.

pstarSR Jul 28, 2020 11:42 AM
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without causing a ruckus, I have seen people "play" beer pong with water. maybe thats the case here?

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