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2014-03-09 02:25:38 PM  
You mean to tell me The Mayo Clinic isn't a sperm bank?

*spits latte all over*
 
2014-03-09 02:56:18 PM  
Caffeine is one of the only drugs Americans embrace without guilt

I embrace all my drugs without any guilt.  Except for dodgy meth, that shiat melts if you hold it in your hand.
 
2014-03-09 03:16:57 PM  
Are all of these caffeine articles the beginning onslaught of a social engineering campaign?  Because STOP IT!

/
I will cut you biatch!
 
2014-03-09 04:00:32 PM  

twistedmetal: Are all of these caffeine articles the beginning onslaught of a social engineering campaign?  Because STOP IT!

/I will cut you biatch!


American puritans have been trying to demonize coffee for decades.  Right now it's the Mormons trying to destroy our freedom.  So we must remain vigilant.

Good thing we have coffee to keep us alert.
 
2014-03-09 04:21:07 PM  
I'm a caffiene-o-holic and I haven't had any since five seconds ago
 
2014-03-09 04:27:45 PM  
I don't use caffeine for the same reason I don't smoke, that shiat's expensive.
 
2014-03-09 04:29:38 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mormons trying to destroy our freedom


Romney?
 
2014-03-09 04:32:39 PM  
I just take a week or two off the joe if I start experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
 
2014-03-09 04:37:05 PM  
If I drink two cups of coffee in the morning I don't blink for the rest of the day.
 
2014-03-09 04:39:20 PM  

W.C.fields forever: If I drink two cups of coffee in the morning I don't blink for the rest of the day.


I've got the opposite problem.  I have to chug a Red Bull just to have the energy to make my morning coffee.
 
2014-03-09 04:44:32 PM  
Didn't we just have one of these a couple days ago?  Just reading about this makes me jittery.
 
2014-03-09 04:45:54 PM  
The difference between 'typical addiction' and 'coffee addiction' is that I don't know anyone (and I know a lot of addicts) who has ever stayed home from work, broken into a car, held someone at gunpoint, lost a job/girl/kid, or so on, for a cup/pot of coffee, tee, or a caf-pill.

And I know guys who drank mouthwash and huffed canned air.  It might be a problem, but physical addiction shouldn't be conflated with 'normal' addiction'. It only takes a schedule and routine to pick up or drop a physical addiction, and most people have them in one form or another.  And normally a few days off the source will break it, though the habits and comfort will likely take longer to break/re-establish.
 
2014-03-09 04:47:41 PM  
I always like to ask people who are anti-pot how many cups of coffee/tea/coke they've had today to wash down their prescription pills.

Oh your drugs are ok then,  but mine aren't,  good to know you holiness.
 
2014-03-09 04:55:35 PM  

Boo_Guy: I always like to ask people who are anti-pot how many cups of coffee/tea/coke they've had today to wash down their prescription pills.

Oh your drugs are ok then,  but mine aren't,  good to know you holiness.


AA basically replaces addiction to a substance with addiction to attending meetings
 
2014-03-09 04:59:21 PM  
Not a huge fan of the coffee taste overall; if I do drink it, I like it with lots of milk and a little sugar. Caffeine also has virtually no effect on me: energy drinks, shots, coffee, espresso, what have you, don't really make me alert or give me energy in the slightest. It just comes down to a taste thing, and I feel like there are better tasting drinks. Coffee and alcohol both have similar problems that lead me to generally avoid them: they're too potent. I'll take some chocolate any day.
 
2014-03-09 05:00:03 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: Boo_Guy: I always like to ask people who are anti-pot how many cups of coffee/tea/coke they've had today to wash down their prescription pills.

Oh your drugs are ok then,  but mine aren't,  good to know you holiness.

AA basically replaces addiction to a substance with addiction to attending meetings hugging fat guys.


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2014-03-09 05:09:20 PM  

divx88: I just take a week or two off the joe if I start experiencing withdrawal symptoms.


dilettante
 
2014-03-09 05:11:46 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-03-09 05:13:24 PM  
The article starts by pointing out that we in the USA drink less coffee now per capita than during the WWII era, but we coffee aficionados know that this isn't exactly a meaningful statistic. There's no mention of how strong the coffee is made, or which species of beans is used - both of which make a huge difference in caffeine content.

It also mentions a wide variation in caffeine for drip coffee at Starbucks, and I get that. Most of the caffeine is released early in the brewing process. If a worker there starts pouring the coffee before it finishes brewing, there will be less water in the urn and therefore a higher concentration of caffeine. This can happen when they're really busy, at any coffee shop that brews into urns like that.
 
2014-03-09 05:15:17 PM  

kroonermanblack: The difference between 'typical addiction' and 'coffee addiction' is that I don't know anyone (and I know a lot of addicts) who has ever stayed home from work, broken into a car, held someone at gunpoint, lost a job/girl/kid, or so on, for a cup/pot of coffee, tee, or a caf-pill.

And I know guys who drank mouthwash and huffed canned air.  It might be a problem, but physical addiction shouldn't be conflated with 'normal' addiction'. It only takes a schedule and routine to pick up or drop a physical addiction, and most people have them in one form or another.  And normally a few days off the source will break it, though the habits and comfort will likely take longer to break/re-establish.


The flipside of your argument is that caffiene is a socially acceptable drug in all situations (home, work, leisure) at any time of the day. It's easily accessible and cheap, rendering the need to commit crimes to get it moot.

Look at all the folks that half-jokingly insinuate violence if their supply is interrupted. Does that sound familiar if it were more serious?
 
2014-03-09 05:27:44 PM  

Boo_Guy: TheDirtyNacho: Boo_Guy: I always like to ask people who are anti-pot how many cups of coffee/tea/coke they've had today to wash down their prescription pills.

Oh your drugs are ok then,  but mine aren't,  good to know you holiness.

AA basically replaces addiction to a substance with addiction to attending meetings hugging fat guys.

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Wow, the Edward Norton's eye twitch when his ear is touched is really freaking me out for some reason. Never noticed that in the movie.
 
2014-03-09 05:50:57 PM  

FizixJunkee: Marcus Aurelius: Mormons trying to destroy our freedom

Romney?


You just know that Romney is a secret caffeinator.
 
2014-03-09 05:51:51 PM  
I prefer tea.
 
2014-03-09 05:59:29 PM  
Caffeine and nicotine are farking awesome. The first cup of the day gets the, uh, poop moving; the social aspect of a fine cigar - or not, sometimes a lone smoke is just what the doctor ordered.

In short, leave me and my vices alone. I don't drink to excess, I don't abuse my wife or kids, I don't cheat on my taxes. Eff off and leave me to my coffee and cigarettes.
 
2014-03-09 06:04:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: FizixJunkee: Marcus Aurelius: Mormons trying to destroy our freedom

Romney?

You just know that Romney is a secret caffeinator.


cdn.ph.upi.com
 
2014-03-09 06:17:06 PM  
Anyone who chooses coffee over tea is a fool, they are missing out on the wonderful drug that is  theanine.

Theanine works much like alcohol and benzo's, by playing with the NMDA and GABA receptors in your brain.  Thus taking away all the negative side-effects of caffeine, like jitteriness and overstimulation, and balancing them out perfectly.

Theanine + caffeine vs caffeine alone is like the difference between cocaine and speed.
 
2014-03-09 06:22:33 PM  

moeburn: Theanine works much like alcohol and benzo's, by playing with the NMDA and GABA receptors in your brain.


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2014-03-09 07:13:53 PM  

divx88: I just take a week or two off the joe if I start experiencing withdrawal symptoms.


Me, too. I haven't had a withdrawal symptom in about 15 years. Implying, as this article does, that I should go through withdrawal makes me twitchy.
 
2014-03-09 08:03:39 PM  

Boo_Guy: I always like to ask people who are anti-pot how many cups of coffee/tea/coke they've had today to wash down their prescription pills.

Oh your drugs are ok then,  but mine aren't,  good to know you holiness.


I like to wash my pot down with coffee. Get high and hyper at the same time. I'm an active toker.
 
2014-03-09 10:11:03 PM  
My level of enthusiasm is very high
 
2014-03-09 11:12:35 PM  

Naesen: Look at all the folks that half-jokingly insinuate violence if their supply is interrupted. Does that sound familiar if it were more serious?


It might if there were any actual truth to it. People just get cranky when detoxing off coffee. Alcohol fits all of the same criteria you set forth except 'tolerable everywhere/when', but it still ruins peoples lives.  I'm not saying it's impossible to be a true coffee addict, I'm simply saying I haven't ever seen it. I believe that anyone who would be a coffee addict will seek out something 'bigger' like coke/meth/Ritalin (or similar medically created psuedo-amphetamines).

TheDirtyNacho: AA basically replaces addiction to a substance with addiction to attending meetings


Not all versions of AA. I personally go to 1-2 a week, and that's more because of a social comitment than 'I needs a meetings to stay sober'. 'Meeting makers make it' is a bullshiat line, and if you delve into the actual history/origin of AA (which I wouldn't expect anyone sane to do), you'll see that in the original program, people would write to the P.O. box in NYC for a book. The book would be mailed to them. They would work the steps as written, and get and stay sober. There were no meetings anywhere, no rehab facilities (ok, there were two; one on either coast, and they were as expensive as Betty Ford is now, and there was no insurance), no sponsors, no 'support groups', no....nothing. Just a damn book, and a program.
 
2014-03-09 11:19:58 PM  
I was doing 4 shots of espresso every morning before work for years (400 milligrams of caffeine a day and another 100 milligrams for my Diet Pepsi).  I quit that much caffeine partially as a result of being really sick with the flu and partially as a result of my favorite coffee place closing which forced me to drive out of my way to another coffee joint.  When I got over the flu I hadn't had any espresso in a week and I just wasn't up to driving an extra 10 minutes out of my way (I wanted to sleep in a bit).  In any case, I found I slept better and my frequent insomnia had all but disappeared.  I guess it was a vicious cycle.  I was tired because of insomnia so I needed the caffeine and the large amount of caffeine was likely responsible for my insomnia (I had assumed that by the time I finished my espresso at noon, it would have worn off).

I'm not caffeine-free as I still drink 1 liter of Diet Pepsi a day, but I'm not doing nearly as much caffeine as I was before.
 
2014-03-09 11:24:12 PM  

kroonermanblack: Naesen: Look at all the folks that half-jokingly insinuate violence if their supply is interrupted. Does that sound familiar if it were more serious?

It might if there were any actual truth to it. People just get cranky when detoxing off coffee. Alcohol fits all of the same criteria you set forth except 'tolerable everywhere/when', but it still ruins peoples lives.  I'm not saying it's impossible to be a true coffee addict, I'm simply saying I haven't ever seen it. I believe that anyone who would be a coffee addict will seek out something 'bigger' like coke/meth/Ritalin (or similar medically created psuedo-amphetamines).

TheDirtyNacho: AA basically replaces addiction to a substance with addiction to attending meetings

Not all versions of AA. I personally go to 1-2 a week, and that's more because of a social comitment than 'I needs a meetings to stay sober'. 'Meeting makers make it' is a bullshiat line, and if you delve into the actual history/origin of AA (which I wouldn't expect anyone sane to do), you'll see that in the original program, people would write to the P.O. box in NYC for a book. The book would be mailed to them. They would work the steps as written, and get and stay sober. There were no meetings anywhere, no rehab facilities (ok, there were two; one on either coast, and they were as expensive as Betty Ford is now, and there was no insurance), no sponsors, no 'support groups', no....nothing. Just a damn book, and a program.


If that's the angle you're hitting at, then I agree. there aren't any coffee addicts I know who "level up" with their drugs.
 
2014-03-10 11:15:47 AM  

slayer199: I was doing 4 shots of espresso every morning before work for years (400 milligrams of caffeine a day and another 100 milligrams for my Diet Pepsi).  I quit that much caffeine partially as a result of being really sick with the flu and partially as a result of my favorite coffee place closing which forced me to drive out of my way to another coffee joint.  When I got over the flu I hadn't had any espresso in a week and I just wasn't up to driving an extra 10 minutes out of my way (I wanted to sleep in a bit).  In any case, I found I slept better and my frequent insomnia had all but disappeared.  I guess it was a vicious cycle.  I was tired because of insomnia so I needed the caffeine and the large amount of caffeine was likely responsible for my insomnia (I had assumed that by the time I finished my espresso at noon, it would have worn off).

I'm not caffeine-free as I still drink 1 liter of Diet Pepsi a day, but I'm not doing nearly as much caffeine as I was before.


The fake sugar in that Diet Pepsi just might be as bad as other chemicals we try to avoid. You might want to try to switch to plain old seltzer or even add a little juice to it.
 
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