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(Mother Jones)   Good news: alcohol can prevent the common cold. Bad news: you have to stick to light beer   (motherjones.com) divider line 64
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2013-12-19 04:22:10 PM
If you cut off your head, you won't have any headache, am I right?

Alcohol is cool and all, but drinking comes with so much of its own baggage that I'd not want to drink just to feel good from a cold that is gonna go away in a week anyway.
 
2013-12-19 04:22:39 PM
Is two glasses of wine every night moderate?
 
2013-12-19 04:24:24 PM
So drinking your own piss then?
 
2013-12-19 04:25:24 PM
I have no problem accepting the findings of this study.

On nights I've had to go to social functions while sick, I've found drinking while sick helped me recover, at least.

YMMV
 
2013-12-19 04:27:00 PM
"Monkeys in the Booze Cage" is the name of my Alien Ant Farm cover band.
 
2013-12-19 04:27:04 PM
If I'm doing the booze as cure thing which I rarely do, it's always try to kill it with lots of whiskey.  In my experience there's about a 1 in 3 chance it works, a 1 in 3 chance it does nothing, and a 1 in 3 chance it makes it far worse.  However, there's a 3 in 3 chance it'll get me loaded, so there's that.
 
2013-12-19 04:27:05 PM

UberDave: So drinking your own piss then?


Game.Set.Match

/Go home farkers you're all drunk
 
2013-12-19 04:27:59 PM
mayIFark:but drinking comes with so much of its own baggage

The study is talking about moderate drinking. If moderate drinking means baggage for you, you're probably already in a 12-step program.

/lately moderate drinking for me means a jigger of Jim Beam, splash of bitters, and some fresh pineapple juice over cracked ice
 
2013-12-19 04:29:21 PM
over the course of the 14-month study, the researchers found that the monkeys in the booze cage drank varying amounts-some got stewed all day

I gotta farking party with these monkeys!

Your round Clyde

3.bp.blogspot.com

/yes, I'm aware he is an orangutan
 
2013-12-19 04:31:05 PM

blatz514: over the course of the 14-month study, the researchers found that the monkeys in the booze cage drank varying amounts-some got stewed all day

I gotta farking party with these monkeys!

Your round Clyde

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/yes, I'm aware he is an orangutan


"Come on, you apes! You wanna live forever?"
 
2013-12-19 04:32:07 PM
1.  there is no right way to eat a  rhesus .

2.  who hasn't had a problem with their macaque after a lot of booze?
 
2013-12-19 04:32:38 PM

mayIFark: Alcohol is cool and all, but drinking comes with so much of its own baggage that I'd not want to drink just to feel good from a cold that is gonna go away in a week anyway.


People take aspirin and ibuprofen for headaches when they could just deal with it.  Big deal.  A hot toddy isn't going to spiral into hiding bottles of vodka behind the toilet.
 
2013-12-19 04:35:27 PM

kwame: mayIFark: Alcohol is cool and all, but drinking comes with so much of its own baggage that I'd not want to drink just to feel good from a cold that is gonna go away in a week anyway.

People take aspirin and ibuprofen for headaches when they could just deal with it.  Big deal.  A hot toddy isn't going to spiral into hiding bottles of vodka behind the toilet.


It's not? I wonder where I went wrong, then.
 
2013-12-19 04:40:58 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: mayIFark:but drinking comes with so much of its own baggage

The study is talking about moderate drinking. If moderate drinking means baggage for you, you're probably already in a 12-step program.

/lately moderate drinking for me means a jigger of Jim Beam, splash of bitters, and some fresh pineapple juice over cracked ice



Might I suggest...

"The Art of Mixing" (1932) by Wiley and Griffith

OLD-FASHIONED WHISKEY COCKTAIL.

Grab a good sized heavy bottomed glass and put into it 4 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 cube of ice, 1 shot Rye Whiskey, 1 teaspoonful sugar. Stir well until sugar is dissolved, and squeeze lemon peel on top. Drop in a piece of fresh pineapple, a slice of an orange, and offer.

Most notable in this recipe, besides the fact that it doesn't include any water, is that pineapple joins the lemon and orange as a garnish. Decorating cocktails and various other mixed drinks with colorful fruits was fairly common. Some take it to the ridiculous extreme, but in many cases some bit of color and festive decoration was expected to be part of the experience.
 
2013-12-19 04:44:39 PM

UberDave: So drinking your own piss then?


If your piss would count as light beer, you're not drinking enough, you nancy.
 
2013-12-19 04:45:33 PM

funzyr: It's not? I wonder where I went wrong, then.


You're supposed to hide it in the shoebox that your wife thinks holds your nasty 7 year old Nikes.
 
2013-12-19 04:45:41 PM
I'd rather be sick.
 
2013-12-19 04:48:51 PM
It's unclear what moderate means here. A BAC of 0.02 to 0.04 all day long?  That's a hell of a lot of drinking and I can't imagine that being healthy at all.
 
2013-12-19 04:51:05 PM

neversubmit: Some take it to the ridiculous extreme


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2013-12-19 04:51:20 PM
The problem is...

Even if you can get a monkey to commit to a 12 step program...

They just swap addictions:

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2013-12-19 05:01:37 PM
Alcohol in itself is poison.. if you keep enough poison in your system germs cannot survive and you will never get sick.
 
2013-12-19 05:03:25 PM
That explains how I avoided the major illnesses from school this semester.

/web dev class
//oh my god, the booze bill
 
2013-12-19 05:05:28 PM

neversubmit: OLD-FASHIONED WHISKEY COCKTAIL.

Grab a good sized heavy bottomed glass and put into it 4 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 cube of ice, 1 shot Rye Whiskey, 1 teaspoonful sugar. Stir well until sugar is dissolved, and squeeze lemon peel on top. Drop in a piece of fresh pineapple, a slice of an orange, and offer.


You've obviously haven't had one made in Wisconsin.
 
2013-12-19 05:05:28 PM
The migraines I get from drinking just aren't worth it.
 
2013-12-19 05:05:56 PM

neversubmit: Is two glasses of wine every night moderate?


Depends on the size of the glass.  Or aquarium.
 
2013-12-19 05:08:45 PM
Sam Adams Boston Lager?
That's my "light" beer.
 
2013-12-19 05:09:32 PM

Datanerd: neversubmit: Is two glasses of wine every night moderate?

Depends on the size of the glass.  Or aquarium.


what are you talking about, wine comes in its own glass... says pretty clearly, 750 ml.
 
2013-12-19 05:10:29 PM
Sorry I'm confused WHERE do I have to stick this light beer?
 
2013-12-19 05:13:08 PM

Astorix: The migraines I get from drinking just aren't worth it.


Do you get migraines even when drinking pure vodka?

Just about everything gives me migraines except pure alcohol.
 
2013-12-19 05:13:26 PM

pute kisses like a man: what are you talking about, wine comes in its own glass... says pretty clearly, 750 ml.


Mine comes in a 5-gallon box, which is just the perfect size.
 
2013-12-19 05:14:14 PM

blatz514: neversubmit: OLD-FASHIONED WHISKEY COCKTAIL.

Grab a good sized heavy bottomed glass and put into it 4 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 cube of ice, 1 shot Rye Whiskey, 1 teaspoonful sugar. Stir well until sugar is dissolved, and squeeze lemon peel on top. Drop in a piece of fresh pineapple, a slice of an orange, and offer.

You've obviously haven't had one made in Wisconsin.


Right.  In Wisconsin they'd just use Everclear,
 
2013-12-19 05:14:24 PM
Hm, I'll have to experiment tonight.  I have two cans of G'Knight in my fridge, and two new Spiegelau IPA glasses that were a Christmas gift.  Now if I can just get out of the office...
 
2013-12-19 05:14:56 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Sam Adams Boston Lager?
That's my "light" beer.


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2013-12-19 05:16:45 PM

Nightjars: pute kisses like a man: what are you talking about, wine comes in its own glass... says pretty clearly, 750 ml.

Mine comes in a 5-gallon box, which is just the perfect size.


I've had a box of wine in my fridge for about 2 years.  One more year and it should be delectable!
 
2013-12-19 05:20:26 PM
www.wallywine.com

A 2.7% ABV beer with enough hops to get even my attention.  Love it.  Keeps me able to drive home!

"Lets be frank - this is a sissy beer. 2.7 % alcohol, attractively light bodied, and annoyingly well-balanced hops."
 
2013-12-19 05:25:46 PM
Jagermeister DOES cure everything!
 
2013-12-19 05:28:42 PM
Then there's the Scots cure for the common cold.

What you need is a hat, a bed, and a lot of Scotch.


1) Place the hat at the foot of the bed on the left side.
2) Drink whiskey until the hat is on the right side.
3) The cold is cured!
 
2013-12-19 05:32:30 PM
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It even comes with its own shot glass.  :)
 
2013-12-19 05:35:22 PM

mayIFark: If you cut off your head, you won't have any headache, am I right?

Alcohol is cool and all, but drinking comes with so much of its own baggage that I'd not want to drink just to feel good from a cold that is gonna go away in a week anyway.


So I guess you didn't read TFA then?

blatz514: neversubmit: OLD-FASHIONED WHISKEY COCKTAIL.

Grab a good sized heavy bottomed glass and put into it 4 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 cube of ice, 1 shot Rye Whiskey, 1 teaspoonful sugar. Stir well until sugar is dissolved, and squeeze lemon peel on top. Drop in a piece of fresh pineapple, a slice of an orange, and offer.

You've obviously haven't had one made in Wisconsin.


Bourbon is also acceptable for an Old-Fashioned. I actually prefer one with bourbon to rye.
 
2013-12-19 05:36:21 PM

mithras_angel: Then there's the Scots cure for the common cold.

What you need is a hat, a bed, and a lot of Scotch.


1) Place the hat at the foot of the bed on the left side.
2) Drink whiskey until the hat is on the right side.
3) The cold is cured!


i.dailymail.co.uk

Putting a hat on a bed could put a hex on your next drugstore heist, cowboy.
 
2013-12-19 05:37:05 PM
I drink every day. It isn't that I don't get colds, but there is no way I would know I was sick from one.
 
2013-12-19 05:40:42 PM
My hot toddy recipe:

1 large mug, filled halfway with green tea.  Add 5 oz bourbon, juice of 1/4 lemon, and about 2 tbsp of honey.

The trick is to drink three of them.
 
2013-12-19 05:43:16 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Primitive Screwhead: Sam Adams Boston Lager?
That's my "light" beer.


Awesome.
 
2013-12-19 05:44:30 PM
Beware the power of the

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2013-12-19 05:51:20 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Alcohol in itself is poison.. if you keep enough poison in your system germs cannot survive and you will never get sick.


It's like chemotherapy for a cold.
 
2013-12-19 05:58:10 PM
My boss calls light beer "cooking beer".
 
2013-12-19 06:37:04 PM

cowgirl toffee: It even comes with its own shot glass.  :)


Yup, Absenthe isn't the green Færie, green Nyquil is.
 
2013-12-19 06:37:23 PM

Astorix: The migraines I get from drinking just aren't worth it.


In hindsight, the cirrhosis it gave me wasn't worth it either.

/diagnosed at 34yo
 
2013-12-19 06:38:18 PM

Tobin_Lam: My boss calls light beer "cooking beer".


My favorite cooking beer:

www.cookerati.com
 
2013-12-19 06:58:28 PM
sick. i'm so sick. here I am at work 'cause christmas is coming and I got kids and can't afford to miss

so get home, two shots of rum mixed with cinnamon, a spoonful of honey, and a shake of red pepper flakes

come on and WORK you lousy folk remedy sunofabiatch
 
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