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(Slate)   Balzac drank fifty cups of coffee a day, which could explain his tendency to be too hyper to sit down in slatted wooden chairs   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-04-19 08:45:08 AM  
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"Bal-zac." Uhh, hehehehehhheeehehehehehhehehehehe.
2013-04-19 08:50:56 AM  
FTFA: According to one estimate, he drank as many as 50 cups a day.

I estimate he drank 100 cups twice a day.
There you go, sensationalist who has nothing sensational to write about.  That should spice up your story that people drink coffee for more than the flavor.  You're welcome.
2013-04-19 09:00:07 AM  
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2013-04-19 09:32:07 AM  
I'm so very scared where this thread will go...
2013-04-19 09:36:38 AM  
I'm so very scared by my own coffee addiction.

/nice job, Subby
2013-04-19 10:19:45 AM  
//and I was there...
2013-04-19 10:21:56 AM  
Balzac and wooden slatted chairs? A repeat?
2013-04-19 10:21:59 AM  
No wonder they bounced all over the place!

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2013-04-19 10:22:09 AM  
Quite the conundrum.
2013-04-19 10:23:14 AM  
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2013-04-19 10:31:06 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x309]

Came to post this.
2013-04-19 10:36:10 AM  
Well, it's 50 cups of coffee and you know it's on.
2013-04-19 10:37:40 AM  
2013-04-19 10:39:38 AM  
Subby, you are gonna get me fired.

/Well done
2013-04-19 10:41:12 AM  
I imagine that if you drink 50 cups of coffee a day you'd have to drink 50 cups of coffee a day just to have the energy to drink 50 cups of coffee a day....or something.
2013-04-19 10:42:24 AM  
That made him rather squirrelly, didn't it?
2013-04-19 10:42:29 AM  
2013-04-19 10:43:23 AM  
I hear his first name was Harry.
2013-04-19 11:06:44 AM  

Super Chronic: That made him rather squirrelly, didn't it?

Squirrelly? Farkin' Nuts!
2013-04-19 11:07:38 AM  
Bravo, subby, bravo.  :)
2013-04-19 11:08:37 AM  
I'm wondering if 50 cups of coffee were actually consumed during a 48 hour period, rather than 24 hours. Who could sleep?

/stupid article is stupid.
2013-04-19 11:19:26 AM  
*golf clap for Subby*
2013-04-19 11:24:38 AM  
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2013-04-19 11:27:12 AM  
He was pretty funny as the cyberneticist in Bicentennial Man.
2013-04-19 11:38:16 AM  
Came in to say "well done on the headline, Subby", and to beg that the link to the original classic thread.
2013-04-19 11:50:08 AM  
"Please help."  HAHA
2013-04-19 11:51:26 AM  
I see what you did there submeister.

2013-04-19 11:52:42 AM  
2013-04-19 12:08:15 PM  
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2013-04-19 12:14:06 PM  
'according to one estimate' is basically a licence to print anything you want, isnt it. like 'up to 100%' in adverts... ie anything less than 100%, including 0%

hooray for telling lies in a arena where many (admittedly naive people) expect the truth. the press makes me want to cry

no i didnt rtfa! it's 13 minutes past 5 on a friday... my brain is half way home from work
2013-04-19 12:33:23 PM  
Balzak Bill?   I think I know him....
2013-04-19 12:40:52 PM  
It's what got me hooked on Fark...
2013-04-19 01:41:59 PM  
It's headlines like this that make me miss my TF membership and remind me how wonderful this site is.
2013-04-19 02:21:52 PM  
2013-04-19 02:22:39 PM  

BallZach: Who?

ball sack
2013-04-19 02:23:38 PM  
In case this fails.
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2013-04-19 02:40:48 PM  
Coffee is soooo 20th Century.  Now Modafinil, that stuff is rocket fuel.
2013-04-19 04:13:04 PM  

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2013-04-19 04:15:23 PM  
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2013-04-19 05:37:59 PM  
What would be worse?  A slatted wooden chair and the chance of splinters or a metal slatted chair with the chance for tetanus and heat injuries?
2013-04-19 07:22:00 PM  
My hat is off to you, Subby! Biggest laugh I've had today!
2013-04-19 09:33:20 PM  
Coffee glides into one's stomach and sets all of one's mental processes in motion

It is by will alone that one's thoughts are set in motion.  I thought it was by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed.
2013-04-19 09:52:49 PM  
Ah, but did Balzac have a cat, and if he  did, did the cat sit on the kitchen counter, and if so, did the  cat's bunghole touch said counter? This is important (especially if we're strolling down memory lane).
2013-04-20 06:20:19 AM  
+1 for the headline.
All the coffee all the time.
// so coffee's good for you again, right?
2013-04-20 11:26:41 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x309]

Came here for that reference, left feeling satisfied.
2013-04-20 11:28:49 AM  
Likes his coffee black

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