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2014-03-06 08:16:18 AM  
I'm not dependent on caffeine. Everyone else's day is dependent on me getting my coffee. I don't get my cup or ten, then there will be no joy in Mudville...
 
2014-03-06 08:16:57 AM  
 
2014-03-06 08:18:58 AM  
Fark you, I'll cut the biatch that tries to take my caffeine from me.
 
2014-03-06 08:51:36 AM  
At one point in my life I had to go through caffeine withdrawal.  It made decide not to take up heroin, because I wanted to die from caffeine withdrawal, and the heroin withdrawal has got to be worse than that.
 
2014-03-06 09:00:33 AM  
"It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion."
 
2014-03-06 09:11:45 AM  

Donnchadha: Linked for NSFW word


Lacks "ese" after "you". Otherwise, fine.
 
2014-03-06 09:14:16 AM  
And yet marijuana, which isn't addictive and doesn't cause either physical or emotional problems, is still illegal in most locales.
 
2014-03-06 09:16:16 AM  
FTA: I knew one woman who pretty much ruined her husband's tropical vacation because she spent half the day looking for caffeine.

That biatch!
 
2014-03-06 09:19:44 AM  
My love for the stuff is dying a natural death, because as the years go by it just makes me more and more anxious.
 
2014-03-06 09:23:38 AM  
Newsflash: If you do something every day, it could be habit forming. If you lack willpower, habits are hard to break. Therefore, EVERYBODY PANIC!

/this article is so freakin stupid
 
2014-03-06 09:24:14 AM  
Shut up article... What do YOU know? I'll tell you what you know: NOTHING. Got that?

Now, touch my caffeine, and we're going to have a problem.

/I can quit anytime.
 
2014-03-06 09:25:17 AM  

twistedmetal: Fark you, I'll cut the biatch that tries to take my caffeine from me.


I'll never understand why people get upset when I threaten death and unholy destruction upon them and their offspring when they get between me and coffee. I mean, I'm trying to say it in a nice way, but I do need my coffee.
 
2014-03-06 09:25:52 AM  

generallyso: And yet marijuana, which isn't addictive and doesn't cause either physical or emotional problems, is still illegal in most locales.


You left out the part where marijuana is providing trickle up profit.
 
2014-03-06 09:27:21 AM  

strangeluck: twistedmetal: Fark you, I'll cut the biatch that tries to take my caffeine from me.

I'll never understand why people get upset when I threaten death and unholy destruction upon them and their offspring when they get between me and coffee. I mean, I'm trying to say it in a nice way, but I do need my coffee.


I am always polite when I say that.
The first two times, then "From Orbit, Alice".
 
2014-03-06 09:27:47 AM  
BS article!  Happily listening to the coffee maker do its thing.  Almost done, so I gotta go and get my spike ready and tie off my arm. Addicted, what bullshiat!
 
2014-03-06 09:28:50 AM  

EvilEgg: At one point in my life I had to go through caffeine withdrawal.  It made decide not to take up heroin, because I wanted to die from caffeine withdrawal, and the heroin withdrawal has got to be worse than that.


Not by much
 
2014-03-06 09:32:03 AM  
I normally roast green beans from scratch, but you need to do it outside 'cause it stinks, a lot.
What with the global warmed winter, has not been above freezing for months, below zero for 60 days.
Can't get the proper temperatures in that.
So, stuck with preroasted crap.
This is not that addiction thing, this is much deeper, I just like it my way.
 
2014-03-06 09:34:34 AM  

strangeluck: twistedmetal: Fark you, I'll cut the biatch that tries to take my caffeine from me.

I'll never understand why people get upset when I threaten death and unholy destruction upon them and their offspring when they get between me and coffee. I mean, I'm trying to say it in a nice way, but I do need my coffee.


Exactly, I mean, what's up with that?

/drumming fingers, waiting for the death gurgle of the coffee maker.  I know it has an interrupt feature, but if I snag a cup before it is done, I have a tendency to go away and leave the machine going thus overheating the precious liquid love.  Especially when I'm farking, could get wrapped up in a good breeder hate or fatty hate thread and poof, 2 hours go by and I've got a charred carafe of sadness and rage.
 
2014-03-06 09:39:35 AM  
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2014-03-06 09:41:03 AM  

theorellior: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 604x602]



One line lower: "Just kidding, have to poop"
 
2014-03-06 09:41:15 AM  

Carn: FTA: I knew one woman who pretty much ruined her husband's tropical vacation because she spent half the day looking for caffeine.

That biatch!


It was his vacation? Why does he get to own it?
 
2014-03-06 09:43:24 AM  
One of my favorite historical coincidences is the fact that the Modern Era pretty much gets going when various European nations discovered chocolate, tea and coffee. Everything you see around you--sanitation, the Internet, genocides, the atom bomb, the Moon Landing--are all a result of people wired on caffeine.
 
2014-03-06 09:47:35 AM  
Every year before Yom Kippur I spend two weeks detoxing from caffeine so I can make it through that one day without killing someone.

It sucks.
 
2014-03-06 09:48:01 AM  
I get all rapey til I've had my first cup of coffee in the morning.

Coffee addicts are clowns.   Just listen to the stupid things you say.
 
2014-03-06 10:04:29 AM  
Even the DOG knew not to bother my dad before he had his first cup of coffee!
 
2014-03-06 10:08:53 AM  
I'd like to believe that I drink coffee because I love the taste, aroma and not using it to wake up.
I can drink coffee at night and sleep fine.

I really really really love the taste of coffee. (good coffee that is)
 
2014-03-06 10:10:45 AM  

Valiente: Donnchadha: Linked for NSFW word

Lacks "ese" after "you". Otherwise, fine.


"Ese"? What am I? A term paper?
 
2014-03-06 10:14:23 AM  
i only drink about a half cup in the morn, but I swear I can't think until at least that half cup is in me.

is that addiction?
 
2014-03-06 10:19:18 AM  

lockers: Carn: FTA: I knew one woman who pretty much ruined her husband's tropical vacation because she spent half the day looking for caffeine.

That biatch!

It was his vacation? Why does he get to own it?


I don't know.  If I was on a trip and there wasn't caffeine, I'd damn sure be on a quest to find some just like this hypothetical woman.
 
2014-03-06 10:21:29 AM  

frepnog: i only drink about a half cup in the morn, but I swear I can't think until at least that half cup is in me.

is that addiction?


It's addiction when you push other important things in your life aside for it.  I get severe headaches without caffeine fixes.  I need a cup before 8am and a cup between 2 and 3pm.  I will move heaven and earth to make sure I get my cup.  If I got to work and we were out of coffee, I would leave - no matter the risk to my job.  That's addiction.
 
2014-03-06 10:29:32 AM  

reillan: frepnog: i only drink about a half cup in the morn, but I swear I can't think until at least that half cup is in me.

is that addiction?

It's addiction when you push other important things in your life aside for it.  I get severe headaches without caffeine fixes.  I need a cup before 8am and a cup between 2 and 3pm.  I will move heaven and earth to make sure I get my cup.  If I got to work and we were out of coffee, I would leave - no matter the risk to my job.  That's addiction.


i've been cutting my intake down pretty considerably.  used to be in that same boat, really, but with Mt Dew.  I'd do almost anything to ensure that the flow of Dew never stopped.  Once basically stole my in-laws car to drive to the store to get Dew.  Didn't ask permission, didn't tell anyone where I was going, just grabbed the keys and WENT because I NEEDED Mt Dew.
 
2014-03-06 10:29:54 AM  
www.coffeenate.com
 
2014-03-06 10:31:59 AM  
One of the perks at a tech job I had years ago was a free soda fountain.

I figure that at my worst, I was drinking 4 liters of Mountain Dew a day at work. That's not counting what I drank at home.

My wife says she almost took our son and left me because I was such an unbearable monster on the weekends when I was going through withdrawls. I'm clear of the stuff now, but even a 20 ounce of Dew leaves me snarly and irritable the next day.
 
2014-03-06 10:35:33 AM  

JohnTuttle: One of the perks at a tech job I had years ago was a free soda fountain.

I figure that at my worst, I was drinking 4 liters of Mountain Dew a day at work. That's not counting what I drank at home.

My wife says she almost took our son and left me because I was such an unbearable monster on the weekends when I was going through withdrawls. I'm clear of the stuff now, but even a 20 ounce of Dew leaves me snarly and irritable the next day.


Mt Dew is evil, really.  I still am not free of the stuff, but I only sip at it, I won't guzzle the stuff like I used to.  For instance, I might open a can and sip at it all day (even when it is warm and flat).  there will still be a quarter can at the end of the day.

not bad, really.
 
2014-03-06 10:35:58 AM  
This might sound dumb, but a good time to quit caffeine is when you're sick with the flu or something.

You're already miserable and sleeping a lot (and not at work), drinking lots of [non-alcoholic] fluids, and possibly taking motrin or other anti-headache medication. That can get you over the first 2-3 days of withdrawal, which will be the worst.
 
2014-03-06 10:40:14 AM  
http://www.amazon.com/Caffeinated-Daily-Habit-Helps-Hurts/dp/15946313 8 7

A good friend of mine is releasing a book on this very subject.
 
2014-03-06 10:45:01 AM  

cwick: http://www.amazon.com/Caffeinated-Daily-Habit-Helps-Hurts/dp/15946313 8 7

A good friend of mine is releasing a book on this very subject.


Looks interesting.  But, am I ready to admit I have a problem, which this book might force me to confront?  Hmmmm...
 
2014-03-06 10:49:39 AM  
It's kind of like this

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/I don't have a problem. I can quit anytime. Mind your business. No, YOU are. Shut up.
//Do you have coffee on you?
///*twitch*
 
2014-03-06 10:50:27 AM  
These people will take my coffee from my cold dead hands.

I'm really sick and tired of self appointed nannies telling me that everything is bad for me.
 
2014-03-06 10:52:00 AM  

icam: theorellior: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 604x602]


One line lower: "Just kidding, have to poop"


That's funny because it's true.

Oops, gotta go.
 
2014-03-06 11:00:00 AM  

reillan: But, am I ready to admit I have a problem, which this book might force me to confront? Hmmmm...


Well, he still drinks coffee, so I guess he can't be too judgmental.
 
2014-03-06 11:02:51 AM  

Drunk Astronaut: These people will take my coffee from my cold dead hands.

I'm really sick and tired of self appointed nannies telling me that everything is bad for me.


I assume, then, that you're NOT tired of greedy corporations telling you that their products are good for you?
 
2014-03-06 11:17:51 AM  
Besides having the large container, I have a small back-up just in case, you know, cause coffee!
 
2014-03-06 11:29:49 AM  
I quit smoking cold turkey first attempt, and I dont even have the will power to give up caffine.
 
2014-03-06 11:44:59 AM  
If I weren't addicted to being employed and having money I could quit this coffee habit.

/Although the Fark doesn't help either.
 
2014-03-06 11:53:50 AM  
A few years back I had stomach issues, and coffee (and other foods/drinks) gave me instant heartburn. It was very sad I could no longer drink coffee, and I also had to quit caffeine for a week to make sure the problem wasn't more serious. It was rough for two days. Advil/asprin does not make a caffeine headache go away, btw.

My diet coke addition is more serious than coffee, though, and on a trip where none is readily available, I miss it every day. Interesting, though, even if I drink the equivalent of caffeine in diet coke, the coffee intake always "kicks" better.

/good news - stress caused my stomach troubles, so I'm back to drinking coffee now, heartburn-free, after changing jobs
 
2014-03-06 11:54:03 AM  

Drunk Astronaut: These people will take my coffee from my cold dead hands.

I'm really sick and tired of self appointed nannies telling me that everything is bad for me.


Telling us coffee drinkers that coffee is bad for us is bad for the health of the bed wetting nannies
 
2014-03-06 11:59:08 AM  
I'm one of the lucky few that isn't really effected by caffeine. I can drink soda, tea, energy drinks, etc and nap right afterwards. Caffeine just doesn't do anything for me. Also, I can't stand coffee. It's vile. I'd rather drink motor oil. I can't stand the taste or smell of it. The microwave at work is right next to the coffee maker. Heating up something in it isn't very fun as the smell of coffee is enough to be physically uncomfortable for me.

Millions of people seem to love the stuff. I don't. More for them, I suppose.

/I don't understand it when some people say ,"but it's good when you add sugar and milk."
//Why drink something if you have to mask the taste in order to be able to stand it?
 
2014-03-06 01:02:54 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: I'm one of the lucky few that isn't really effected by caffeine. I can drink soda, tea, energy drinks, etc and nap right afterwards. Caffeine just doesn't do anything for me. Also, I can't stand coffee. It's vile. I'd rather drink motor oil. I can't stand the taste or smell of it. The microwave at work is right next to the coffee maker. Heating up something in it isn't very fun as the smell of coffee is enough to be physically uncomfortable for me.

Millions of people seem to love the stuff. I don't. More for them, I suppose.

/I don't understand it when some people say ,"but it's good when you add sugar and milk."
//Why drink something if you have to mask the taste in order to be able to stand it?


Gawd, who asked YOU? I keed, I keed! And if your reason for hating coffee is based on office coffee, then it's no wonder you hate the stuff. Office coffee is vile and I would rather go without than drink it. I'm lucky I have a child who works for a coffee franchise (I'll let you guess which one), and I get a free pound of beans a week! Life is good.
 
2014-03-06 01:04:12 PM  
Oh, I almost forgot, you should have used "affected" not "effected." It's a very common mistake.
 
2014-03-06 01:05:39 PM  
Have not had coffee yet. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?
 
2014-03-06 01:23:08 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: I
//Why drink something if you have to mask the taste in order to be able to stand it?


That's what I keep telling my boyfriend.
 
2014-03-06 01:50:27 PM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Gawd, who asked YOU? I keed, I keed! And if your reason for hating coffee is based on office coffee, then it's no wonder you hate the stuff. Office coffee is vile and I would rather go without than drink it. I'm lucky I have a child who works for a coffee franchise (I'll let you guess which one), and I get a free pound of beans a week! Life is good.


Heh. No, it's not office coffee that is my basis of example. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, etc are all bad tasting and smelling to me. The ex liked coffee and I would occasionally get some coffee house type coffee on my way home from my midnight shift in the morning to have for her when I woke her up for her morning shift. Walking into a Starbucks, etc is something that I'll do with someone else but I don't like to be in places like that for very long. Kissing someone who just drank coffee is also a not so nice little surprise...

But to each their own.

I've never been one for tea but my only experiences was with grocery store green tea and whatnot. Then I had tea service at The Drake in Chicago and that changed. They served several flavors of tea and they were between "drinkable" and "delicious". The one that surprised me was peach tea. I don't care much for peaches but that tea was the best of the bunch.

I've been thinking of setting myself up with a proper tea... setup thingy something. A tea service kit of some kind. There's a place a little ways away from me in downtown Naperville that is a stand alone tea shop. They have lots of different kinds of loose leaf tea. I just haven't put forth the effort yet to understand what I'd need to get the best out of tea. What kind of kettle/pot, strainer, methods, whatever.

Any farkers want to give some advice?
 
2014-03-06 02:12:57 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Gawd, who asked YOU? I keed, I keed! And if your reason for hating coffee is based on office coffee, then it's no wonder you hate the stuff. Office coffee is vile and I would rather go without than drink it. I'm lucky I have a child who works for a coffee franchise (I'll let you guess which one), and I get a free pound of beans a week! Life is good.

Heh. No, it's not office coffee that is my basis of example. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, etc are all bad tasting and smelling to me. The ex liked coffee and I would occasionally get some coffee house type coffee on my way home from my midnight shift in the morning to have for her when I woke her up for her morning shift. Walking into a Starbucks, etc is something that I'll do with someone else but I don't like to be in places like that for very long. Kissing someone who just drank coffee is also a not so nice little surprise...

But to each their own.

I've never been one for tea but my only experiences was with grocery store green tea and whatnot. Then I had tea service at The Drake in Chicago and that changed. They served several flavors of tea and they were between "drinkable" and "delicious". The one that surprised me was peach tea. I don't care much for peaches but that tea was the best of the bunch.

I've been thinking of setting myself up with a proper tea... setup thingy something. A tea service kit of some kind. There's a place a little ways away from me in downtown Naperville that is a stand alone tea shop. They have lots of different kinds of loose leaf tea. I just haven't put forth the effort yet to understand what I'd need to get the best out of tea. What kind of kettle/pot, strainer, methods, whatever.

Any farkers want to give some advice?


If you really want to make the best tea, you need to follow some basic rules. First, use whatever tea you like, be it black tea, green, flavoured, whatever. Use a good brand name tea, like Tetley or whatever is good in the U.S. If you can get English tea, even better. Then, put hot water in your tea pot, which can be from the tap, and let it sit while the kettle boils. The tea pot should be warm before you pour in the boiling water. Then, put cold water in your kettle and bring it to a boil. A real boil, and if you have a kettle with a whistle, wait until it whistles for a few seconds. Pour out the water from the tea pot, then put your tea bags/loose tea in, at least two bags, then pour in the boiling water. Let it steep for at least five minutes. Never use hot water, it has to be boiling, I can't stress this enough! Then add whatever you like, sugar, milk, lemon, honey, etc. and enjoy. If you're using loose leaf tea, be sure to put a strainer over your cup/mug before pouring. If you're set on using loose leaf tea, you may have to experiment with how much to use, as it's not as easy as popping in two tea bag and knowing it will come out perfectly.
 
2014-03-07 12:12:15 PM  
FTFA: Those people may be addicted to caffeine, he said. But he's loath to apply that label to most people who regularly use caffeine, even those who are physically dependent on it. For something to be considered an addiction, it needs to truly disruptive - causing problems in personal relationships, for example, or interfering with the ability to work.

Plus, most people can usually cut back on their caffeine consumption without quitting altogether, unlike truly addictive drugs such as alcohol or heroin.


*cough* Translation: There is no massive rehab industry set up to ineffectually siphon dollars away from coffee drinkers, and convince judges to order people to pay for. Yet.

Caffeine is several times more physically addictive than alcohol, and alcohol is the "truly addictive" one?
 
2014-03-07 12:45:57 PM  

foxyshadis: FTFA: Those people may be addicted to caffeine, he said. But he's loath to apply that label to most people who regularly use caffeine, even those who are physically dependent on it. For something to be considered an addiction, it needs to truly disruptive - causing problems in personal relationships, for example, or interfering with the ability to work.

Plus, most people can usually cut back on their caffeine consumption without quitting altogether, unlike truly addictive drugs such as alcohol or heroin.

*cough* Translation: There is no massive rehab industry set up to ineffectually siphon dollars away from coffee drinkers, and convince judges to order people to pay for. Yet.

Caffeine is several times more physically addictive than alcohol, and alcohol is the "truly addictive" one?


OK then, we replace marijuana with caffeine on the Schedule I and, PRESTO!, no crisis in the War on Drugs.
A little shake up, but Juan Valdize will be happy and JOBS!
 
2014-03-07 04:23:01 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I get all rapey til I've had my first cup of coffee in the morning.

Coffee addicts are clowns.   Just listen to the stupid things you say.


aww do you feel superior now?
Good for you here is your cookie
Who's a good boy? yes you are yes. you are.
 
2014-03-07 06:35:07 PM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: If you really want to make the best tea, you need to follow some basic rules. First, use whatever tea you like, be it black tea, green, flavoured, whatever. Use a good brand name tea, like Tetley or whatever is good in the U.S. If you can get English tea, even better. Then, put hot water in your tea pot, which can be from the tap, and let it sit while the kettle boils. The tea pot should be warm before you pour in the boiling water. Then, put cold water in your kettle and bring it to a boil. A real boil, and if you have a kettle with a whistle, wait until it whistles for a few seconds. Pour out the water from the tea pot, then put your tea bags/loose tea in, at least two bags, then pour in the boiling water. Let it steep for at least five minutes. Never use hot water, it has to be boiling, I can't stress this enough! Then add whatever you like, sugar, milk, lemon, honey, etc. and enjoy. If you're using loose leaf tea, be sure to put a strainer over your cup/mug before pouring. If you're set on using loose leaf tea, you may have to experiment with how much to use, as it's not as easy as popping in two tea bag and knowing it will come out perfectly.


Much appreciated, kind sir(?). I'll copy that down so I don't lose it.
 
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