1 alchoholic bev meme

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The ‘1 alcoholic bev’ meme pokes fun at our lack of self-control

This meme is too real.


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 23, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:28 am CDT

We need all kinds of memes to litter the internet as a way to represent our emotions, anxieties, and humor. The distance meme, which began cropping up in early October, illustrates the inevitability of our hard-wired poor decisions—and the internet’s newest take on it is so true it hurts.

The “1 alcoholic bev” meme, which takes the same simple emoji-centric format as the distance meme, shows how much alcohol can cloud our judgment. It uses two pushpin emoji separated by ruler emoji to express distance, here between thought process and self-control. After all, it often only takes one drink to change the course of the night.

What can one drink inspire you to do? Twitter was all over the answer.


Booze makes us all do things we normally wouldn’t, from smoking that single flawless cigarette you can’t help but bum to dancing on bars and eating those dreaded carbs. With the meme template in tow, the jokes write themselves:

“nah I don’t want to”


(1 alcoholic bev)


“oh hell yeah I will”






Twitter users likewise poked fun at how alcohol inspires loose texting habits. It only takes “1 alcoholic bev” to shoot off a message to that ex you swore you would block, after all.



Sure we all make a mistake or two when alcohol is involved, but at least this meme lets us admit it. A little self-awareness never hurt anyone, right?

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2018, 10:00 am CDT