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Old 08-20-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Seriously. between beer and apfelwein I have several drinks a day. I won't even go to what happens on the weekends. yeah yeah moderation but who the hell can do that with all this chilled goodness on hand.

This hobby is a little too effective and removes temptation completely.

Alcoholism? I think many in this hobby are past that point. I'm more concerned about the liver. Being 28 and looking at the last 10 years of drinking for me, I'm starting to wonder how long this body of mine can process **** before it calls for a time out. Looking at this from an engineering standpoint, everything has a process cycles lifetime--and the body is definitely no exception. Meh.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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If you think too hard about it, your will get hair on the inside of your palms
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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well i would be drinking beers everyday anyway......

this way it's much cheaper, and the beer is mo better

You know, worrying about every little thing isnt good for you either
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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Ah like smokers who don't think about it and magically avoid cardiovascular disease...

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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Liver function is over-rated. Personally, I am looking forward to carrying mine in a fanny pack as long as there is a pocket for my dentures.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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Liver function is over-rated. Personally, I am looking forward to carrying mine in a fanny pack as long as there is a pocket for my dentures.
remember kids, the liver is evil and must be punished!
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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The liver is pretty darn amazing, actually. it's the only organ with have that has genuine regeneration properties. There are a lot of studies out there on what it takes to damage the liver. I read one that concluded you have to be drinking the equivalent of a pint of whiskey a day on a regular basis before you start inflicting real damage. Of course, others recommend not exceeding six drinks a day.

I try to take a "liver holiday" about one day a week, too. I've heard a day or two a week without drinking is beneficial.
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Remember, it's important that your liver gets plenty of exercise every day. You wouldn't want that thing to atrophy, would you?
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:26 PM   #9
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If you are seriously worried about it, you know what you have to do.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
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Im going out like Donald Sutherland in Beer Fest

"Say Goodnight Bo Bo"
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