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2001-09-05 12:03:38 AM  
Just when I started liking it too.....
2001-09-05 12:21:52 AM  
I've been a java junkie for years.
I've noticed coffee does help with the hardening of one 'artery'.
2001-09-05 12:35:20 AM  
Coffee contains anti-oxidants that help eliminate free radicals.
No wait: coffee kills you.
Yeah, that's it.
2001-09-05 12:54:36 AM  
oh dear.. next they'll be telling me that rat-poisoned-laced-cocaine is bad for you.. Those damn health nuts! can't drink the water either..
2001-09-05 01:11:31 AM  

2001-09-05 01:14:03 AM  
while we are at it, BAN DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE

2001-09-05 01:29:34 AM  
What about tea!? As long as that's alright, I'm OK. :O
2001-09-05 01:31:08 AM  
Coffee doesn't kill you. It makes you WANT to kill. So I guess, in essence then, coffee DOES kill. I stand corrected. (Someone get me a chair!! Now!!)
2001-09-05 02:13:11 AM  
Coffee contains anti-oxidants that help eliminate free radicals.
No wait: coffee kills you.

Lets just say it pitches the balance towards a big heart attack instead of cancer.
2001-09-05 02:58:04 AM  
So Juan Valdez is just another dope pedeler?
2001-09-05 03:23:40 AM  
Damn, I drink lots of coke so I guess I am in trouble. Luckily I don't have high blood pressure!
2001-09-05 04:09:38 AM  
This isn't news! It's one of the ways caffiene stimulates you-- increases your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure temporarily. This has been known for decades. What the article is basically saying is that people with high blood pressure and/or heart disease should avoid stimulants. This should be in the "obvious" category.
2001-09-05 04:34:09 AM  
Just add some fine whiskey to it and everything will be all right.
2001-09-05 05:33:38 AM  
Oddly enough, I seem to remember an article by some doctor saying that if you're having a stroke and can't get immediate medical attention, you should drink VERY strong coffee mixed with whisky. Supposedly it would minimize the damage done to your brain by the stroke until you could get to a doctor.
2001-09-05 07:19:28 AM  
Next they'll tell us smoking leads to cancer.
2001-09-05 07:50:24 AM  
bah. in a few months, they'll tell us coffee is good for us again.
2001-09-05 07:51:31 AM  
We're all going to die anyway. Nothing matters. The world is an empty, soulless place.

On the other hand, coffee, beer, boobies, and cliche kitty make me happy, so I guess things balance out.

RIP Hank the Dwarf!
2001-09-05 08:05:35 AM  
2001-09-05 08:14:22 AM  
Aww crap. I have low blood pressure and DEPEND on my caffeine and nicotine to keep me alive. Seriously!

HappyLurker, you said it! First it's bad, then it's good. Make up your bloody minds already!!! Whatever.......

Squinth ;)
2001-09-05 08:28:44 AM  
This is why I drink beer for breakfast. Much safer. Plus after about 8 beers I'm much more relaxed for the drive in to work.
2001-09-05 08:34:39 AM  
I'm not sure if it's killing me, but I sure need to take a dump this morning.
2001-09-05 09:08:34 AM  
OH COFFEE, YOU DISPEL THE WORRIES OF THE GREAT, you point the way to those who have wandered from the path of knowledge. Coffee is the drink of the friends of God, and of His servants who seek wisdom.

As coffee steeps in the cup it gives off a musky aroma and turns the colour of ink. No one can understnad the truth until he drinks of its frothy goodness. Those who condemn coffee as causing man harm are fools in the eyes of God.

Coffee is the common man's gold, and like gold it brings to every man the feeling of luxury and nobility. Coffee differs from pure, gentle milk only in its taste and colour. Take time in your preparation of coffee and God will be with you and bless you and your table. Where coffee is served there is grace and splendour and friendship and happiness.

All cares vanish as the coffee cup is raised to the lips. Coffee flows through your body as freely as your life's blood, refreshing all that it touches; look you at the youth and vigour of those who drink it.

by Sheik Ansari Djezeri Hanball Abd-al-Kadir, 1587
2001-09-05 09:29:49 AM  
eeeeeek! ive been drinking coffee today! and i have the unfinished cup right next to me! should i drink or shouldn't I???
ah well, i have so many times before...
2001-09-05 09:42:25 AM  
So, with my combo of cocaine, weed, cigarettes and coffee I should already be dead.
2001-09-05 10:09:49 AM  
Someguy: thank you for the brief educational interlude. it reminds me of something I read in a biography of Queen Isabella (of Ferdinand & Isabella fame) about how the Spanish court didn't really like the taste of coffee, but it really helped keep them awake during boring court events ; )

I personally know I'd be lost without my morning coffee...
2001-09-05 10:13:03 AM  
I know y'all didn't ask for it, but it bears repeating. Gotta love Frank Sinatra!!

"The Coffee Song"
Way down among Brazilians
Coffee beans grow by the billions
So they've got to find those extra cups to fill
They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

You can't get cherry soda
'Cause they've got to fill that quota
And the way things are I'll bet they never will
They've got a zillion tons of coffee in Brazil

No tea or tomato juice
You'll see no potato juice
The planters down in Santos all say no no no

The politician's daughter
Was accused of drinking water
And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill
They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

You date a girl and find out later
She smells just like a percolator
Her perfume was made right on the grill
Why they could percolate the ocean in Brazil

And when their ham and eggs need savor
Coffee ketchup gives 'em flavor
Coffee pickles way outsell the dill
Why they put coffee in the coffee in Brazil

So your lead to the local color
Serving coffee with a cruller
Dunking doesn't take a lot of skill
They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil
2001-09-05 10:23:59 AM  
"Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!"
From J.S. Bach's "Coffee Cantata," 1732
2001-09-05 10:51:15 AM  
Maybe this should have an OBVIOUS tag : P... Er maybe a SCARY... but from what I have seen. I would belive it could be very true
2001-09-05 11:10:53 AM  
Coffee is the nectar of the Gods. It can't be bad for you.
2001-09-05 11:22:01 AM  
if i stop drinking coffee, will my raging sex drive die?
2001-09-05 11:34:32 AM  
Whoa, Thegrue. Just..damn..TMI!
2001-09-05 12:03:46 PM  
Hisey: Oops, sorry, I forgot to open your


tag. :)
2001-09-05 12:16:48 PM  
LocalTime=6:18 AM


Well, I like to have a cup of coffee or two before going to work, but I even it out with a beer or two coming back.

Either all I need to do to become a super-healthy-guy is to start working out again(hah, when I can afford a health club membership, maybe)...or I'm drinking myself into an early grave. Eh, screw it. Salud!
2001-09-05 12:53:35 PM  
'Can't wait til the tort lawyers and caffeine "victims" start lining up against the coffee growers, distributors and resellers.

2001-09-05 02:57:43 PM  
What a crop of witless yokels.
2001-09-05 03:26:02 PM  
Well, the stuff does have methanol in it..
2001-09-05 03:46:58 PM  
OMG! Everything will kill you! Noooo, put that beer down, you'll die! Ack, stop, don't eat that cookie! It'll mess up a chemical balance and you'll die!!

Sheesh, I think all these studies are silly. Hey, here's an idea... how about studying something really important?
2001-09-05 06:50:54 PM  
Then I shall die.
2001-09-05 09:06:29 PM  
O.k all you americans whos would like to be first to step up and sue for damages?
2001-09-06 09:55:59 PM  
Hey, everybody's gotta die sometime... it might as well be doing something you like, like drinking coffee or asphyxiating yourself with a hamster up your arse.
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