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15 Nov 2012 03:01 PM   |   1741 clicks   |   KING 5 News
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15 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
I'm doing my part to tip the balance towards alcohol

15 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
Jument     
I'm going to have to up my alcohol intake rather drastically now...

15 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Mr. Potatoass     
Jim Beam straight, Gatorade back.

15 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
Knucklepopper     
This depresses me:
--Averaged out to all adults, the average guy drinks 150 calories from alcohol each day, or the equivalent of a can of Budweiser.

15 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
Smeggy Smurf     
Blame the frat boys mixing scotch with mountain dew

15 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
Optimus Primate     
I gave up soda for the most part years ago. Don't like guzzling straight sugar/corn syrup, and all the empty calories therein. Lost 63 pounds since then.

Once in a while I'll have a Maker's & Coke, but the Coke part is only for coloration pretty much.

15 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
And yet they don't have to list ingredients or nutritional information on bottles of booze.

15 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
Contents Under Pressure     
What is this "soda" of which you speak?

15 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
Rapmaster2000     
Make it so booze can't silence your incessant chattering and maybe I'll cut back on that too. What was that about alcohol and my health? I'm sorry, but I can't hear you over my 3rd drink.

15 Nov 2012 03:09 PM
vermicious k'nid     
As someone whose 2 drinks a night are both 1/2 vodka and 1/2 soda, this is relevant to my alcoholism.

15 Nov 2012 03:11 PM
ghare     
My brother drinks like 10 sodas a day, wants to give up beer to lose weight, which he will replace with vodka and a nice, high calorie mixer.

I tried to asplain to him that ain't gonna work...

15 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
Yanks_RSJ     
Cocktails don't "NEED" any soda at all.

15 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
pute kisses like a man     
the only soda that goes in a drink is club soda or tonic. and that's only if there's something wrong with you, like upset stomach, dehydration, malaria, etc.

/ although, a gin and tonic with homemade tonic is pretty good

15 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
dogboy360     

Yanks_RSJ: Cocktails don't "NEED" any soda at all.


THIS!!!

15 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
Grapple     
Jack with a pickle back. No soda required.

Or Bacardi 151. Same price as tequila shot, severely more effective at drunkness.

15 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
Jument     

ghare: My brother drinks like 10 sodas a day, wants to give up beer to lose weight, which he will replace with vodka and a nice, high calorie mixer.

I tried to asplain to him that ain't gonna work...


Tell him to get off his fat lazy ass and exercise. :)

15 Nov 2012 03:16 PM
Trashy     

Contents Under Pressure: What is this "soda" of which you speak?

This may clear up somethings..
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15 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
thecpt     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm doing my part to tip the balance towards alcohol


My soda to alcohol this month.
Soda: 0. Rum: 750ml was on top of the fridge. Key word was.

15 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
Nogale     

Jument: ghare: My brother drinks like 10 sodas a day, wants to give up beer to lose weight, which he will replace with vodka and a nice, high calorie mixer.

I tried to asplain to him that ain't gonna work...

Tell him to get off his fat lazy ass and exercise. :)


No way is he going to exercise off 10 sodas a day, which don't even comprise his entire caloric intake.

15 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
My long islands always have a splash of Coke for color.

15 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
ricewater_stool    [TotalFark]  
Alcohol may have a lot of calories, but its worth it.

15 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
s1ugg0     

thecpt: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm doing my part to tip the balance towards alcohol

My soda to alcohol this month.
Soda: 0. Rum: 750ml was on top of the fridge. Key word was.


750ml a month? Ok now I just feel horrible about myself. My wife and I have gone through three 750ml of vodka since the 1st.

/We're Irish. It's ok to judge us.

15 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
C0rf     
HFCS tastes like syrupy ass and I've successfully weaned myself off of caffeine... but caffeine-free diet soda is an abomination and sometimes I want a jack & coke. Anybody got a source or suggestion for a hippy-dippy natural soda alternative?

15 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
Thingster     
Mexican coke. Still has the caffeine, but uses cane sugar.

15 Nov 2012 03:27 PM
ZoeNekros     
'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled

15 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
thecpt     

s1ugg0: 750ml a month? Ok now I just feel horrible about myself. My wife and I have gone through three 750ml of vodka since the 1st.

/We're Irish. It's ok to judge us.


Well since the start of month. And my college rivalry game is this weekend so my body is prepping for a severe influx.

good for you and your wife though. Don't feel bad.

15 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
Porous Horace     
Am I the only one who likes Campari and milk?

15 Nov 2012 03:30 PM
Pochas     
As someone who doesn't drink soda, I can tell you my alcohol calories are waaaay higher.

...Is that supposed to make me less healthy than someone who drinks booze and soda instead of booze and water?

15 Nov 2012 03:31 PM
DarnoKonrad     

C0rf: HFCS tastes like syrupy ass and I've successfully weaned myself off of caffeine... but caffeine-free diet soda is an abomination and sometimes I want a jack & coke. Anybody got a source or suggestion for a hippy-dippy natural soda alternative?


Find a cola sweetened with stevia.

15 Nov 2012 03:31 PM
Dimensio    [TotalFark]  

Trashy: Contents Under Pressure: What is this "soda" of which you speak?
This may clear up somethings..
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Am I alone in using the term "soft drink" when not using the specific product name?

15 Nov 2012 03:34 PM
Big Man On Campus     
I think this is a challenge to US Alcohol manufacturers to increase their calorie content.

15 Nov 2012 03:34 PM
shizbgby_v2     
I can't drink all liquor straight. I prefer drinks that are more sweet and wacks a huge wallop.

15 Nov 2012 03:35 PM
MakerGrey     
I certainly drink more booze than soda. Well, I drink a ton of club soda, but very little pop/fizzy corn syrup.

/Mexicoke is a special treat

15 Nov 2012 03:35 PM
NateAsbestos     

thecpt: s1ugg0: 750ml a month? Ok now I just feel horrible about myself. My wife and I have gone through three 750ml of vodka since the 1st.

/We're Irish. It's ok to judge us.

Well since the start of month. And my college rivalry game is this weekend so my body is prepping for a severe influx.

good for you and your wife though. Don't feel bad.


Sunday night I finished a whole 750 of Glenfiddich... and Mother's iced oatmeal cookies. The next night I went out drinking.

I might have a problem...

15 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
Wolf_Cub     

C0rf: HFCS tastes like syrupy ass and I've successfully weaned myself off of caffeine... but caffeine-free diet soda is an abomination and sometimes I want a jack & coke. Anybody got a source or suggestion for a hippy-dippy natural soda alternative?


Pepsi Throwback is made with sugar and not corn syrup.

15 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
Droog8912     

ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled


This.

15 Nov 2012 03:47 PM
Mr_Ectomy     
TEAM POP!!

15 Nov 2012 03:50 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
TEAM FIZZY-WIZZY BUBBLE BURP!!

15 Nov 2012 04:03 PM
ringersol     
Nogale: "No way is he going to exercise off 10 sodas a day, which don't even comprise his entire caloric intake."

He won't have to. Unless this is a new habit, his body would have grown to the point that he needs the 10 sodas to sustain his size.
Cut the sodas and he'll lose weight down to whatever the new equilibrium size is, for his new net intake and unchanged activity level.

Exercising is just about improving overall fitness and having a lower equilibrium weight for a given net caloric intake.
And even that second part is mostly about exercising to build muscle tissue and firing up your metabolism overall so that you burn more calories at-rest, rather than about racking up enough activity to directly burn calories to offset a given snickers bar or whatever.

In any event: people can lose a staggering amount of weight by doing nothing more than cutting out sugars.

15 Nov 2012 04:05 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
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15 Nov 2012 04:06 PM
Nogale     

ringersol: Nogale: "No way is he going to exercise off 10 sodas a day, which don't even comprise his entire caloric intake."

He won't have to. Unless this is a new habit, his body would have grown to the point that he needs the 10 sodas to sustain his size.
Cut the sodas and he'll lose weight down to whatever the new equilibrium size is, for his new net intake and unchanged activity level.

Exercising is just about improving overall fitness and having a lower equilibrium weight for a given net caloric intake.
And even that second part is mostly about exercising to build muscle tissue and firing up your metabolism overall so that you burn more calories at-rest, rather than about racking up enough activity to directly burn calories to offset a given snickers bar or whatever.

In any event: people can lose a staggering amount of weight by doing nothing more than cutting out sudgars.


All true - but I was under the impression that he doesn't intend to stop drinking soda.

15 Nov 2012 04:09 PM
peewinkle     
At one of my old watering holes, they would pour my Jack and Coke by filling the glass with ice, fill with Jack and pour a shot glass of Coke from a two-liter bottle in just to give it some color. I miss the old days; Jack was still 86-proof and the drinks were $2.50. RIP Shark Tank.

/boycott Jack now, Beam Black or Evan.
//though I usually drink Cherry Smirnoff with a splash of AZ tea, the Black and White, it's not as sweet as the others.
//CSB

15 Nov 2012 04:11 PM
Jument     

Droog8912: ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled

This.


Pop is correct. Soda is weird. Coke is stupid (unless it's actually coke).

15 Nov 2012 04:18 PM
Nogale     

peewinkle: At one of my old watering holes, they would pour my Jack and Coke by filling the glass with ice, fill with Jack and pour a shot glass of Coke from a two-liter bottle in just to give it some color. I miss the old days; Jack was still 86-proof and the drinks were $2.50. RIP Shark Tank.

/boycott Jack now, Beam Black or Evan.
//though I usually drink Cherry Smirnoff with a splash of AZ tea, the Black and White, it's not as sweet as the others.
//CSB


Why?

15 Nov 2012 04:20 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

Jument: Droog8912: ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled

This.

Pop is correct. Soda is weird. Coke is stupid (unless it's actually coke).


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15 Nov 2012 04:22 PM
Slaves2Darkness     

Contents Under Pressure: What is this "soda" of which you speak?


Carbonated water, caramel, sugar, some other shiat in a can or bottle, but that is not important.

15 Nov 2012 04:29 PM
pwkpete     
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15 Nov 2012 04:31 PM
ConstitutionGuy     

ZoeNekros: 'Soda': the normal, standard, name.
'Pop': acceptable, albeit a little hokey
'Coke': stupid.

/glad that's settled


the only soft drink that I drink is Coke (sometimes Coke Zero) so why shouldn't I call it 'Coke'?

//confused (or maybe stupid)

15 Nov 2012 04:45 PM
Skywolf Philosopher     
I call the both of them 'bubbly'. And I hate drinking either. Riddle me this: Why the hell would you drink stuff that either jacks up your health or jacks up your mind (if you don't exercise moderation)? Why take that risk?

15 Nov 2012 04:48 PM
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