Ocsober is a fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October
Ocsober supports Life Education and their iconic mascot Healthy Harold who, for 30 years, have been empowering Aussie Kids to make smart, healthy life choices free from the harms associated with drug misuse.
Plays iconic drunkard Withnail in cult hit movie Withnail and I, but he is actually teetotal. For the part however, he had to spend one night with his acting parter Paul McGann who plays Marwood and his director, as they got him extremely drunk to ensure he understood how his character felt almost constantly. In a drunken slur he thanked them both for being so wonderful to him, and giving him this opportunity before vomiting profusely. It was the only time he has ever touched alcohol, and has never had it since. The alcohol seen on screen was all fake.
Batman, or Bruce Wayne, is listed as a fictional Teetotaller, he states that keeping his body clear of alcohol and other substances enables him to be in both better physical and mental state, allowing him to better do his job as The Dark Knight, but to keep up appearances and his secret identity, he orders ginger ale, and claims it to be something stronger.
“Teetotalers are crucial to the uni experience - they are the only true possessors of knowledge. By this I mean they are the only ones who can unquestionably remember exactly what happened the night before, they are the blank-fillers, the truth-tellers. They are to be equally feared as they are to be celebrated.”—guardian reader, supertedward. wonderfully said, ted.
“I stopped drinking for six months towards the end of my time at university. I didn’t find that people thought I was judging them, rather, that people treated me as I was living with some sort of disability…”—guardian reader, BadManNow on university drinking culture.