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(Daily Monitor (Uganda))   Analysts say getting Africans to drink as much as the rest of us would mean big bucks for the beer industry, rapid overseas expansion of Fark   (monitor.co.ug) divider line 29
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2012-12-16 09:36:20 AM  
I've got to know. I'm newish to Fark, so someone please tell me. Is the whole "LOL fark drinks" joke only funny because it's no longer funny? Like it's circled back around to funny just because of how tired and stupid it is? It just seems so canned, so called in. "Something something something beer! something Drew lol." It's just so forced and not even funny.

/LightningUpFrancine.exe or whatever
 
2012-12-16 09:44:25 AM  
buying Colt45 stock
 
2012-12-16 09:46:33 AM  

FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: I've got to know. I'm newish to Fark, so someone please tell me. Is the whole "LOL fark drinks" joke only funny because it's no longer funny? Like it's circled back around to funny just because of how tired and stupid it is? It just seems so canned, so called in. "Something something something beer! something Drew lol." It's just so forced and not even funny.

/LightningUpFrancine.exe or whatever


Holy smokes! You need booze!

/lightenupfrancis.ARJ
 
2012-12-16 09:49:43 AM  

FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: I've got to know. I'm newish to Fark, so someone please tell me. Is the whole "LOL fark drinks" joke only funny because it's no longer funny? Like it's circled back around to funny just because of how tired and stupid it is? It just seems so canned, so called in. "Something something something beer! something Drew lol." It's just so forced and not even funny.


Well, if you read the FAQ, you'd probably stumble across lots of references to beer. It appears to be part of the very nature of the site, or something.

My own belief has long been that most links are submitted, and greenlit, by people who are drunk.
 
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2012-12-16 10:22:36 AM  

haywatchthis: buying Colt45 stock


Works every time.
 
2012-12-16 10:30:39 AM  
The difficulty is the Al Shawhatnot whackjobs who cut off your head for drinking.
 
2012-12-16 10:40:30 AM  
And a deeper understanding of the Florida tag.
 
2012-12-16 11:48:09 AM  
Pasteurized beverages are probably safer to drink than the water.
 
2012-12-16 12:32:38 PM  
Great - now every thread will end up having some guy claiming to have millions of dollars for you.
 
2012-12-16 12:42:56 PM  
Parts of Africa have had a long history with quality beer. You have to remember colonization, exploitation and other things by Europeans. The beer kinda stuck around.
 
2012-12-16 01:22:52 PM  
yes indeed! and, of course, there would be a much needed rise in Alcholism, broken families, pickled livers, homicides, etc etc. in Africa too. just what the doctor ordered for such a poor population.


can't let those things get in the way of Freedom, American style, though.
 
2012-12-16 01:25:11 PM  

Wireless Joe: Pasteurized beverages are probably safer to drink than the water.



and everyone knows that alchoholic beverages keeps one well hydrated. of the glory of it all. helping Africans and making a buck at the same time. isn't Freedom great!
 
2012-12-16 01:27:08 PM  
course, only the Brits exploit other nations/resources for their own financial gain. Americans would never do that, seeing as they love God and all.
 
2012-12-16 02:03:44 PM  
www.lessmiths.com


Brewed in Pointe Noire, the Congo, this label is a common sight on tables at the Plage Sportif restaurant.
It is a fairly strong beer brewed in one of the two breweries of the Congo. The label is just great with a strong clean design immediately recognizable. 


/pic and description hot like the Congo
 
2012-12-16 02:21:34 PM  

Linux_Yes: yes indeed! and, of course, there would be a much needed rise in Alcholism, broken families, pickled livers, homicides, etc etc. in Africa too. just what the doctor ordered for such a poor population.


can't let those things get in the way of Freedom, American style, though.


ain't it some shiat? there are loads of millionaires donating big bucks and lots of science types trying to invent machinery to bring potable water to the thirsty masses. watch the job get done by USA alcohol & tobacco concerns so they can make even more money that they don't need. and if the locals economy can't afford their products you know damn well they will open up factories galore for the brown folks to work at. work work work spend spend spend. multi-millionaires & billionaires will have more zero's in their bank accounts and thousands of peoples quality of life will go to hell in the hand basket. yay USA!
 
2012-12-16 02:21:45 PM  
Well sure they'll gladly pay us for beer with all that extra money they must save not buying any food.
 
2012-12-16 02:35:44 PM  
Hop to it?
 
2012-12-16 02:38:09 PM  

Linux_Yes: course, only the Brits exploit other nations/resources for their own financial gain. Americans would never do that, seeing as they love God and all.


Americans don't really have a say in the African beer market. Miller is owned by South African Breweries, and Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev.

Nigeria will be Guinness' biggest market in 2014. It has already surpassed Ireland.
 
2012-12-16 02:42:26 PM  

Linux_Yes: yes indeed! and, of course, there would be a much needed rise in Alcholism, broken families, pickled livers, homicides, etc etc. in Africa too. just what the doctor ordered for such a poor population.


beer companies aren't necessarily reeling in people that have not drunk alcohol before.

What they are doing is converting consumers of palm wine and local beer brands into consumers of western beer brands. As Africans increase their income, they don't want to buy local brands as much....this holds for most consumer product categories, not just beer.

/sorry to get in the way of your trolling
 
2012-12-16 03:40:39 PM  

Linux_Yes: Wireless Joe: Pasteurized beverages are probably safer to drink than the water.


and everyone knows that alchoholic beverages keeps one well hydrated. of the glory of it all. helping Africans and making a buck at the same time. isn't Freedom great!


You snark, but in reality, you can hydrate perfectly fine with beer.

It was the preferred method of hydration for a long time (low ABV content beers, generally) because of folklore like "it's liquid bread" or "water rusts pipes, but beer won't, so beer is better for you". In reality, it was better because the process of making beer killed all of the nasties that tended to thrive in river water (open sewers) that you'd otherwise have to drink.
 
2012-12-16 06:46:55 PM  
I guess that the missionaries colonizing Africa did, to a certain extent, avert the alcoholism and parallel social ills like massive debt that were brought by the Hudson's Bay Company and other fur trade industries in North America there would really be no New England or white people in the Ohio Valley if it weren't for the HBC converting the aboriginal societies into relying on European alcohol and intractable levels of British debt. I can see why finishing the job that debt started in Africa would look so appetizing to the neocolonial powers that be.
 
2012-12-16 07:07:06 PM  
i heard a huge problem in parts of Africa was the sacks of sorghum that they get as food aid they ferment into booze and use it to get drunk...

So... There's that.
 
2012-12-16 10:17:45 PM  
In the first place the beer in East Africa is somewhere between Budweiser and Pabst as far as taste goes. In the second, most people can't afford beer (2 beers a day equivalent is the average daily wage for an unskilled worker) and pretty much anything will ferment (bamboo sap (not bad actually), palm tree sap (also good), banana (mmm), sprouted millet and sorghum (you have to be desperate), sugar cane juice (kill me now)) so you can get drunk on beer at $1 a beer or a liter of the local stuff for 5 cents. Want it stronger, wait a day or two.
 
2012-12-16 11:23:30 PM  

a far candle: sprouted millet and sorghum (you have to be desperate)


Bushera, yum yum!

/Had the not-fermented, or not-very-fermented, kind.
 
2012-12-16 11:38:32 PM  
Great the last thing we need is Nigerian hipsters.
 
2012-12-17 12:56:00 AM  
Well, what passes for currency there? What would the exchange rate be? 1 pound of elephant dung and half a dozen AK 47 rounds for a 12 pack of Sam Adams?
 
2012-12-17 01:23:43 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: Well, what passes for currency there? What would the exchange rate be?


In the country the article's from, the local Shilling (yes, former British colony, how can you tell?) is worth about $0.00038, and the average per capita income is close to 4 million shillings a year.

(Or, if you don't feel like doing the math, a couple weeks' pay at a modest job in the US.)

My wife made a million shillings a month when she was working there.
 
2012-12-18 02:28:32 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: Well, what passes for currency there? What would the exchange rate be? 1 pound of elephant dung and half a dozen AK 47 rounds for a 12 pack of Sam Adams?


Botswana's per capita GDP is $16,300, or almost exactly half that of Mississippi and close to some of the poorer counties in the US. Given the much lower cost of living in Botswana, they're doing pretty good especially since they were one of the poorest countries in the world when they gained independence.

/Not every country in Africa is the same
//Their currency is the pula
///Don't know if their main export is zinc
 
2012-12-19 02:59:23 PM  
alcoholandaphorisms.files.wordpress.com
Never tried the African version, but the Caribbean version is actually the best version of Guinness I have ever had.
 
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