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(KING 5 News)   Americans drink nearly equal amounts alcohol and soda. Which is ridiculous, since cocktails need only a splash of soda   (king5.com) divider line 63
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2012-11-15 02:57:04 PM  
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= Happiness in a glass

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2012-11-15 02:58:30 PM  
I'm doing my part to tip the balance towards alcohol
 
2012-11-15 03:02:11 PM  
I'm going to have to up my alcohol intake rather drastically now...
 
2012-11-15 03:04:56 PM  
Jim Beam straight, Gatorade back.
 
2012-11-15 03:06:39 PM  
This depresses me:
--Averaged out to all adults, the average guy drinks 150 calories from alcohol each day, or the equivalent of a can of Budweiser.
 
2012-11-15 03:07:16 PM  
Blame the frat boys mixing scotch with mountain dew
 
2012-11-15 03:08:20 PM  
I gave up soda for the most part years ago. Don't like guzzling straight sugar/corn syrup, and all the empty calories therein. Lost 63 pounds since then.

Once in a while I'll have a Maker's & Coke, but the Coke part is only for coloration pretty much.
 
2012-11-15 03:08:25 PM  
And yet they don't have to list ingredients or nutritional information on bottles of booze.
 
2012-11-15 03:08:44 PM  
What is this "soda" of which you speak?
 
2012-11-15 03:09:55 PM  
Make it so booze can't silence your incessant chattering and maybe I'll cut back on that too. What was that about alcohol and my health? I'm sorry, but I can't hear you over my 3rd drink.
 
2012-11-15 03:11:18 PM  
As someone whose 2 drinks a night are both 1/2 vodka and 1/2 soda, this is relevant to my alcoholism.
 
2012-11-15 03:13:30 PM  
My brother drinks like 10 sodas a day, wants to give up beer to lose weight, which he will replace with vodka and a nice, high calorie mixer.

I tried to asplain to him that ain't gonna work...
 
2012-11-15 03:14:12 PM  
Cocktails don't "NEED" any soda at all.
 
2012-11-15 03:14:22 PM  
the only soda that goes in a drink is club soda or tonic. and that's only if there's something wrong with you, like upset stomach, dehydration, malaria, etc.

/ although, a gin and tonic with homemade tonic is pretty good
 
2012-11-15 03:15:38 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Cocktails don't "NEED" any soda at all.


THIS!!!
 
2012-11-15 03:15:49 PM  
Jack with a pickle back. No soda required.

Or Bacardi 151. Same price as tequila shot, severely more effective at drunkness.
 
2012-11-15 03:16:35 PM  

ghare: My brother drinks like 10 sodas a day, wants to give up beer to lose weight, which he will replace with vodka and a nice, high calorie mixer.

I tried to asplain to him that ain't gonna work...


Tell him to get off his fat lazy ass and exercise. :)
 
2012-11-15 03:18:24 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: What is this "soda" of which you speak?

This may clear up somethings..
www.bookofjoe.com
 
2012-11-15 03:18:38 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm doing my part to tip the balance towards alcohol


My soda to alcohol this month.
Soda: 0. Rum: 750ml was on top of the fridge. Key word was.
 
2012-11-15 03:19:23 PM  

Jument: ghare: My brother drinks like 10 sodas a day, wants to give up beer to lose weight, which he will replace with vodka and a nice, high calorie mixer.

I tried to asplain to him that ain't gonna work...

Tell him to get off his fat lazy ass and exercise. :)


No way is he going to exercise off 10 sodas a day, which don't even comprise his entire caloric intake.
 
2012-11-15 03:21:17 PM  
My long islands always have a splash of Coke for color.
 
2012-11-15 03:22:59 PM  
Alcohol may have a lot of calories, but its worth it.
 
2012-11-15 03:23:11 PM  

thecpt: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm doing my part to tip the balance towards alcohol

My soda to alcohol this month.
Soda: 0. Rum: 750ml was on top of the fridge. Key word was.


750ml a month? Ok now I just feel horrible about myself. My wife and I have gone through three 750ml of vodka since the 1st.

/We're Irish. It's ok to judge us.
 
2012-11-15 03:26:11 PM  
HFCS tastes like syrupy ass and I've successfully weaned myself off of caffeine... but caffeine-free diet soda is an abomination and sometimes I want a jack & coke. Anybody got a source or suggestion for a hippy-dippy natural soda alternative?
 
2012-11-15 03:27:23 PM  
Mexican coke. Still has the caffeine, but uses cane sugar.
 
2012-11-15 03:28:03 PM  
'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled
 
2012-11-15 03:29:22 PM  

s1ugg0: 750ml a month? Ok now I just feel horrible about myself. My wife and I have gone through three 750ml of vodka since the 1st.

/We're Irish. It's ok to judge us.


Well since the start of month. And my college rivalry game is this weekend so my body is prepping for a severe influx.

good for you and your wife though. Don't feel bad.
 
2012-11-15 03:30:37 PM  
Am I the only one who likes Campari and milk?
 
2012-11-15 03:31:06 PM  
As someone who doesn't drink soda, I can tell you my alcohol calories are waaaay higher.

...Is that supposed to make me less healthy than someone who drinks booze and soda instead of booze and water?
 
2012-11-15 03:31:14 PM  

C0rf: HFCS tastes like syrupy ass and I've successfully weaned myself off of caffeine... but caffeine-free diet soda is an abomination and sometimes I want a jack & coke. Anybody got a source or suggestion for a hippy-dippy natural soda alternative?


Find a cola sweetened with stevia.
 
2012-11-15 03:34:04 PM  

Trashy: Contents Under Pressure: What is this "soda" of which you speak?
This may clear up somethings..
[www.bookofjoe.com image 850x512]


Am I alone in using the term "soft drink" when not using the specific product name?
 
2012-11-15 03:34:13 PM  
I think this is a challenge to US Alcohol manufacturers to increase their calorie content.
 
2012-11-15 03:35:05 PM  
I can't drink all liquor straight. I prefer drinks that are more sweet and wacks a huge wallop.
 
2012-11-15 03:35:41 PM  
I certainly drink more booze than soda. Well, I drink a ton of club soda, but very little pop/fizzy corn syrup.

/Mexicoke is a special treat
 
2012-11-15 03:40:17 PM  

thecpt: s1ugg0: 750ml a month? Ok now I just feel horrible about myself. My wife and I have gone through three 750ml of vodka since the 1st.

/We're Irish. It's ok to judge us.

Well since the start of month. And my college rivalry game is this weekend so my body is prepping for a severe influx.

good for you and your wife though. Don't feel bad.


Sunday night I finished a whole 750 of Glenfiddich... and Mother's iced oatmeal cookies. The next night I went out drinking.

I might have a problem...
 
2012-11-15 03:40:18 PM  

C0rf: HFCS tastes like syrupy ass and I've successfully weaned myself off of caffeine... but caffeine-free diet soda is an abomination and sometimes I want a jack & coke. Anybody got a source or suggestion for a hippy-dippy natural soda alternative?


Pepsi Throwback is made with sugar and not corn syrup.
 
2012-11-15 03:47:04 PM  

ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled


This.
 
2012-11-15 03:50:39 PM  
TEAM POP!!
 
2012-11-15 04:03:49 PM  
TEAM FIZZY-WIZZY BUBBLE BURP!!
 
2012-11-15 04:05:03 PM  
Nogale: "No way is he going to exercise off 10 sodas a day, which don't even comprise his entire caloric intake."

He won't have to. Unless this is a new habit, his body would have grown to the point that he needs the 10 sodas to sustain his size.
Cut the sodas and he'll lose weight down to whatever the new equilibrium size is, for his new net intake and unchanged activity level.

Exercising is just about improving overall fitness and having a lower equilibrium weight for a given net caloric intake.
And even that second part is mostly about exercising to build muscle tissue and firing up your metabolism overall so that you burn more calories at-rest, rather than about racking up enough activity to directly burn calories to offset a given snickers bar or whatever.

In any event: people can lose a staggering amount of weight by doing nothing more than cutting out sugars.
 
2012-11-15 04:06:42 PM  
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2012-11-15 04:09:15 PM  

ringersol: Nogale: "No way is he going to exercise off 10 sodas a day, which don't even comprise his entire caloric intake."

He won't have to. Unless this is a new habit, his body would have grown to the point that he needs the 10 sodas to sustain his size.
Cut the sodas and he'll lose weight down to whatever the new equilibrium size is, for his new net intake and unchanged activity level.

Exercising is just about improving overall fitness and having a lower equilibrium weight for a given net caloric intake.
And even that second part is mostly about exercising to build muscle tissue and firing up your metabolism overall so that you burn more calories at-rest, rather than about racking up enough activity to directly burn calories to offset a given snickers bar or whatever.

In any event: people can lose a staggering amount of weight by doing nothing more than cutting out sudgars.


All true - but I was under the impression that he doesn't intend to stop drinking soda.
 
2012-11-15 04:11:30 PM  
At one of my old watering holes, they would pour my Jack and Coke by filling the glass with ice, fill with Jack and pour a shot glass of Coke from a two-liter bottle in just to give it some color. I miss the old days; Jack was still 86-proof and the drinks were $2.50. RIP Shark Tank.

/boycott Jack now, Beam Black or Evan.
//though I usually drink Cherry Smirnoff with a splash of AZ tea, the Black and White, it's not as sweet as the others.
//CSB
 
2012-11-15 04:18:56 PM  

Droog8912: ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled

This.


Pop is correct. Soda is weird. Coke is stupid (unless it's actually coke).
 
2012-11-15 04:20:42 PM  

peewinkle: At one of my old watering holes, they would pour my Jack and Coke by filling the glass with ice, fill with Jack and pour a shot glass of Coke from a two-liter bottle in just to give it some color. I miss the old days; Jack was still 86-proof and the drinks were $2.50. RIP Shark Tank.

/boycott Jack now, Beam Black or Evan.
//though I usually drink Cherry Smirnoff with a splash of AZ tea, the Black and White, it's not as sweet as the others.
//CSB


Why?
 
2012-11-15 04:22:20 PM  

Jument: Droog8912: ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled

This.

Pop is correct. Soda is weird. Coke is stupid (unless it's actually coke).


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2012-11-15 04:29:27 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: What is this "soda" of which you speak?


Carbonated water, caramel, sugar, some other shiat in a can or bottle, but that is not important.
 
2012-11-15 04:31:45 PM  
Asbach - Ding Ding Ding

Mmmmmm
 
2012-11-15 04:45:24 PM  

ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled


the only soft drink that I drink is Coke (sometimes Coke Zero) so why shouldn't I call it 'Coke'?

//confused (or maybe stupid)
 
2012-11-15 04:48:46 PM  
I call the both of them 'bubbly'. And I hate drinking either. Riddle me this: Why the hell would you drink stuff that either jacks up your health or jacks up your mind (if you don't exercise moderation)? Why take that risk?
 
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