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Old 06-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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I was listening to my local NPR station and they ran a story on American craft beer. Turns out its big in Sweden. It also turns out that beer brewing is the second biggest online hoby, second only to pornography. I would just like to say congratulations to everyone for spending their time on the internet....productively (well....I guess that's up to the individual to decide).

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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It wouldn't surprise me if one beer costs $20 in Sweden.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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Somehow I doubt the validity of that article. I don't think we compare to things like

online gaming -- hobby
genealogy research -- hobby
managing your facebook BS -- for some a hobby others a full time job.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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Beer is insanely expensive in Sweden, that's why.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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I have to say, rule 34 is severely lacking in the craft beer porn dept.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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I guess it's in my blood!

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I have to say, rule 34 is severely lacking in the craft beer porn dept.
I think you just stumbled upon a business venture here. Get a few craft breweries on hoard and you have a successful "advertising" campaign

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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I can't say I'd count Porn as a hobby. Certainly a pastime...
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
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Beer is insanely expensive in Sweden, that's why.
Yeah, iirc even local stuff is well above $10 for less than a pint. You can't compare costs though; the whole economy and tax system (and therefore 'spending money') is quite different from ours.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #10
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A new Camaro is $140,000 in Sweden. Their income is higher than Americans', but very few can afford a Camaro.

The do get "free" college and healthcare though.

 
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