After all these years, could it be that my whole life has been built on a lie? The girls don't all get prettier at closing time?
The phenomenon is known as beer goggles - the fact that men tend to find women more fascinating after a few pints of bitter or lager.
For generations, young males have been explaining to friends that their odd choice of female company was down to alcohol.
According to the latest research, however, they have only themselves to blame.
Beer goggles are a fallacy and women actually seem no prettier after drinking, a study suggests.
'There was no great difference - the men were just as undiscerning as ever,' said Vincent Egan, the lead researcher.
This is about as much of a crock as anything I've ever seen calling itself "research." The old joke -- "Have you ever gone to bed with any dogs?'" "No but I've woken next to a few" -- is no joke. It's not that our perception of who is pretty or handsome changes with alcoholic intake. It's that our standards disappear along with our judgment.