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Old June 8 2009, 05:21 PM   #31
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Re: Beer IS better than water

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Are you kidding me? I wouldn't never drink beer after exercise!
Yeah...

Everyone knows you drink a bottle of vodka after a thirty-minute cardiovascular routine.

Geez.
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Old June 8 2009, 05:44 PM   #32
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I read somewhere that the dehydrating effects of beer, and coffee also, have been exagerated.
If you drink coffee regularly, caffeine's action as a diuretic is very limited.
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Old June 8 2009, 10:49 PM   #33
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I can't believe all of you Luddites arguing with science.
Let's be scientific. Further study is warranted. I would like to volunteer
Agreed. I also hereby volunteer for this research.
Now, now--to make this truly scientific, we need a testable hypothesis, and an experimental procedure.

I hypothesize that the benefits of drinking beer will increase in direct proportion to the amount of beer drunk.

The procedure will thus consist of drinking beer until we pass out, pausing only to measure the benefits after each few beers.
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Old June 9 2009, 01:54 AM   #34
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Re: Beer IS better than water

I volunteer for THAT research project.
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Old June 9 2009, 04:30 AM   #35
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I also volunteer my services for this hazardous project...
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Old June 9 2009, 04:42 AM   #36
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Ah, the sacrifices we make for science.
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Old June 9 2009, 05:26 AM   #37
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I always said I got better at beer pong after I had a few beers. Can we make that a part of the project?
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Old June 9 2009, 05:39 AM   #38
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That's a well-known phenomenon. I'm going to go with drunken muscle memory or something like that as my logical explanation
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Old June 9 2009, 08:12 AM   #39
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I always said I got better at beer pong after I had a few beers. Can we make that a part of the project?
Of course, that's also the reason beer is affectionally called "aim-water" where I'm from.
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Old June 9 2009, 08:55 AM   #40
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Will they start selling beer in the gym from now on, then?
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Old June 10 2009, 11:03 AM   #41
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I always said I got better at beer pong after I had a few beers. Can we make that a part of the project?
I'm definitely better at pool after a few beer - that should definitely be part of the experiment.

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Old June 10 2009, 11:13 AM   #42
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^ I once became unbeatable at pool when really drunkl. My prize for winning? More boozes. And still I kept winning at pool. My mad skills only lasted until the end of that day...
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Old June 11 2009, 06:25 PM   #43
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Re: Beer IS better than water

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2" diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed. He asked his students again if the jar was full? They agreed that yes, it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.

The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff.

If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important. Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. "Take care of the rocks first-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just pebbles and sand.

Then a graduate student pulled a can of beer out and proceeded to pour it into the jar. Just goes to show that no matter how full your life, there's always room for beer.
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Old June 11 2009, 06:47 PM   #44
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Look, I love beer. Beer was the foundation that western civilization was built on (I'm not making that up, it was a major reason for grain production and it purified water so it was safe to consume)...
Is this why Westerners are supposed to have a greater ingrained (yes the pun was intentional) tolerance for alcohol because they purified water by making into beer whereas in Eastern culture they boiled water to make tea?
I don't have a theory for Sake though
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Old June 11 2009, 07:45 PM   #45
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We always have a beer or two after a hockey game. Tastes good and goes down well. Woe unto the person who forgets the beer when it's their turn.
Ditto, we head to the pub down the road. Nothing like a few pints after playing some hockey. Although the other night I ended up having 9 pints, which totally defeats the purpose.
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