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(NPR)   Its always good to know that at some point during the Cold War, our tax dollars were used to answer one burning question: Could we still drink beer after a nuclear holocaust?   (npr.org) divider line 59
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2012-09-19 02:10:49 PM
Who's going to be alive to stop me?
Right.
Thought so.
 
2012-09-19 02:15:29 PM
media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-09-19 02:20:24 PM
Roentgen Red or Plutonium Pilsner. Both are great and ALARA safe! (sort of...)
 
2012-09-19 02:37:54 PM

Could we still drink beer after a nuclear holocaust?


Sure. Everything would stay nice and cold in the nuclear winter.
 
2012-09-19 02:41:31 PM
encrypted-tbn0.google.com

I said "Yes" but the old man in the cave said "No". We'll see who's right.
 
2012-09-19 02:45:39 PM
This beer issue is definately looking good for Obama. You see, everyone in the country regardless of politics loves beer-- except Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-19 02:46:31 PM
Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?
 
2012-09-19 02:49:29 PM
Why wait till after? Why not during? Don't these dry-ball scientists have any proper priorities???
 
2012-09-19 02:51:57 PM
More importantly, how many bottlecaps will it cost to remove the addiction?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-19 02:52:09 PM

Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?


Crazy mutant broads with gignormous boobies who haven't gotten laid since the bombs started falling.
 
2012-09-19 02:52:40 PM
Best news I've heard in a long time.
 
2012-09-19 02:53:33 PM
www.alicia-logic.com

I was the last one left after the nuclear holocaust, eh. The whole world had been destroyed, like U.S. blew up Russia and Russia blew up U.S. Fortunately, I had been offworld at the time. There wasn't much to do. All the bowling alleys had been wrecked. So's I spent most of my time looking for beer.
 
2012-09-19 02:53:44 PM
could someone forward this to all of the middle east
i could "forward to all" here but i don't have middle east as an option
 
2012-09-19 02:54:09 PM
OK, part of the 1955 tests......big whoop.
 
2012-09-19 02:55:57 PM
For some reason your liver glows in the dark.
 
2012-09-19 02:56:43 PM

Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?


Lawlessness, anarchy, pillaging, raping, general mayhem. And the crazy mutant chicks with three boobs...
 
2012-09-19 02:57:08 PM
Dammit, dammit, dammit.

I am stumped by both James Coburn and Rick Moranis references.


I am for helps be needing, for Today! Good News and hand-holding friends by the hundred.
 
2012-09-19 02:58:22 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
/Awesome XKCD today, btw.
 
2012-09-19 03:00:31 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: I am stumped by ... Rick Moranis references.


Strange Brew. Awesome flick.
 
2012-09-19 03:02:13 PM

Rusty Shackleford: [media.giantbomb.com image 300x342]


Came for this

Sin_City_Superhero: Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?

Lawlessness, anarchy, pillaging, raping, general mayhem. And the crazy mutant chicks with three boobs...


I'mma go with 'no' on that one.
 
2012-09-19 03:02:57 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?

Lawlessness, anarchy, pillaging, raping, general mayhem. And the crazy mutant chicks with three boobs...


images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com 

It's surprisingly kick-ass. If you're into this sort of thing.
 
2012-09-19 03:03:55 PM
After a nuclear holocaust? Yes
After Mitt Rombey takes office?
Not legally
 
2012-09-19 03:03:59 PM
Hey, that's important farking stuff, Subby.

A far better use of money than that SAGE system.

/even if SAGE was far more impressive on a grand scale
 
2012-09-19 03:04:34 PM
Came here for the Strange Brew reference..........
 
2012-09-19 03:04:49 PM

LarryDan43: After a nuclear holocaust? Yes
After Mitt Rombey takes office?
Not legally


Mitt's a lot of things, perhaps including stupid... but he's not that stupid.
 
2012-09-19 03:07:12 PM
Hell yeah. +1 to Charisma too.
 
2012-09-19 03:07:20 PM
 
2012-09-19 03:17:40 PM
Mmm, atomic beer.
 
2012-09-19 03:18:50 PM
IS there a more important question?



/might need major beer goggles for the mutant chicks.
 
2012-09-19 03:20:29 PM

wedun: This beer issue is definately looking good for Obama. You see, everyone in the country regardless of politics loves beer-- except Mitt Romney.


How strange would it be to have two successive GOP presidents and neither drank beer? I mean, W stopped drinking because he was a damn intoxicant fiend but then Romney in the Oval Office, never having drank a real beer? Where do they find these "representatives" of society? I mean, Obama likes Budweiser which is terrible but at least he's not like "Oh, no... scripture forbids it."

So strange.
 
2012-09-19 03:21:44 PM
Well, supposedly alcohol helps against radiation (any nuclear engineers to refute or acknowledge this?), so the more alcohol in your body, the less likely you'd die of radiation sickness.
 
2012-09-19 03:29:25 PM
gottoast.com
 
2012-09-19 03:32:26 PM

CygnusDarius: Well, supposedly alcohol helps against radiation (any nuclear engineers to refute or acknowledge this?), so the more alcohol in your body, the less likely you'd die of radiation sickness.


That sounds pretty good, so I'll go ahead and confirm this theory. Now, I'm not a nuclear engineer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
 
2012-09-19 03:34:07 PM
Interesting that they have an article like this now with China and Japan soon going at it and Iran vs everyone soon to follow or vice versa.
 
2012-09-19 03:36:05 PM
i get hi no more got to stay true to myself!!
 
2012-09-19 03:37:21 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: CygnusDarius: Well, supposedly alcohol helps against radiation (any nuclear engineers to refute or acknowledge this?), so the more alcohol in your body, the less likely you'd die of radiation sickness.

That sounds pretty good, so I'll go ahead and confirm this theory. Now, I'm not a nuclear engineer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.


I think Taco Bell janitor and fry cook also qualify.
 
2012-09-19 03:53:21 PM
It's always good to know that at some point during the work week, your after-tax dollars can be used to answer one burning question: Yes, you can drink the beer at the Atomic Ale Brew Pub, a few miles southeast of the Hanford Site!

1.bp.blogspot.com

"Brewed with the local water, for that extra buzz!")
 
2012-09-19 03:54:08 PM
Brown bottles only. I can't imagine what the light from a blast would do to clear-bottle beer. Crazy twisted humulones.
 
2012-09-19 03:59:43 PM
I'm gonna go with yes.

/has two 5-gal carboys in primary right now
 
2012-09-19 04:11:58 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?

Lawlessness, anarchy, pillaging, raping, general mayhem. And the crazy mutant chicks with three boobs...


I'm thinking more of the radiation sickness where we crap blood, but maybe I'm a pessimist.
 
2012-09-19 04:12:42 PM
"For me, the takeaway here is that the next time you find yourself stocking up on beer, remember, it's not just for the long weekend," he says. "It might be for the end of days."

So true. So true....
 
2012-09-19 04:16:05 PM
Actually, what's really awesome is we've actually made Rad-X.

/Rad-away, not so much. But we actually, really have created something that is effectively Rad-X.
 
2012-09-19 04:16:06 PM

Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 259x194]

I said "Yes" but the old man in the cave said "No". We'll see who's right.


Niiiice
 
2012-09-19 04:44:45 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?

Lawlessness, anarchy, pillaging, raping, general mayhem. And the crazy mutant chicks with three boobs...


Don't forget to include Thunderdome
 
2012-09-19 04:46:08 PM
Lootie will be happy about this...
 
2012-09-19 05:01:19 PM

CygnusDarius: Well, supposedly alcohol helps against radiation (any nuclear engineers to refute or acknowledge this?), so the more alcohol in your body, the less likely you'd die of radiation sickness.


I, for one, will welcome out post-nuclear apocalypse overlord Drew Curtis.
 
2012-09-19 05:15:14 PM

Orgasmatron138: Would you really want to survive the nuclear holocaust?


Well, I certainly wouldn't want to sober.
 
2012-09-19 05:23:44 PM
If there is yeast and some kind of carb rich food stuff to put together in some water you can make some booze. Might not be your brand so to speak, but it will get you drunk, and would be safer than drinking the water in a world with no tap water.
 
2012-09-19 06:09:49 PM
Did anyone besides me notice the official title of the report?

"The Effect of Nuclear Explosions on Commercially Packaged Beverages."

WHAT ABOUT THE KOOL-AID????
 
2012-09-19 06:15:09 PM

wedun: This beer issue is definately looking good for Obama. You see, everyone in the country regardless of politics loves beer-- except Mitt Romney.


You know what, I've tried a bunch of times, but I just can't stand the taste of hops. Yes, I know it's beer. I just can't drink it.
 
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