A pace of drinking which is intended to lead to a blackout. Blackout is essentially forward time travel. In Back to the Future the speed at which the Delorean travels through time is 88 mph. If you are drinking at a speed of 88 mph, you intend to drink yourself into a blackout.
Everyone is home this weekend we're going big. I'm doing 50 now but I'll hit 88 mph by midnight. See you tomorrow.