JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-cannot-argue-with-this-logic.html (15 comments)

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jsid-1208988635-591304  DJ at Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:10:35 +0000

You don't have to drink beer to understand it, even the part about "who owns a beer distributorship." Owning a beer distributorship means lotsa income, because lotsa people drink lotsa beer.

Do you know how most American beer is similar to a boat? Both are very close to water.

jsid-1208997368-591308  Randy at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:36:08 +0000

DJ,granted, but it's Aye better than no beer at all.

jsid-1209000165-591309  Earl at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 01:22:45 +0000

Works for me, guess I am going with the tea drinker. oh, not in the race, maybe I won't vote - it doesn't matter does it?

jsid-1209000522-591310  Mastiff at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 01:28:42 +0000


That's the clean version of the joke :-)

jsid-1209001410-591311  DJ at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 01:43:30 +0000


I know it's the clean version. I've forwarded the better version lotsa times.


Verily methinks thou dost not live in Oklahoma, wherein the sacred Blue Laws so favored by the righteous are still a plague o'er the land.

Oh, for a cold Fat Tire again ...

jsid-1209004968-591313  Extif at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 02:42:48 +0000

"Do you know how most American beer is similar to a boat? Both are very close to water."

I believe the joke goes,

"What do American beer and sex have in common? Both are fucking close to water."

jsid-1209045518-591321  DJ at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:58:38 +0000

Um, that's, "What do American beer and sex in a boat have in common?"

jsid-1209060166-591328  Extif at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:02:46 +0000

Um, that's, "What do American beer and sex in a boat have in common?"

Oh, suuuure: correct my correction, will ya?

I forgot that part. Oops.

jsid-1209071913-591335  DirtCrashr at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 21:18:33 +0000

Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada, Mendocino, Rogue, Gordon Biersch, even Sam Adams - we've got an ocean outside the door and a brewery right in town and I don't even know anybody who drinks Bud or the watery stuff unless it's a watery import like Corona or Heineken. :-) Is it a Mid-West thing?

jsid-1209074338-591338  DJ at Thu, 24 Apr 2008 21:58:58 +0000

"Is it a Mid-West thing?"

In some ways, it's a parochial thing and in other ways, it's a cheap thing.

I spent 26 years in the St. Louis area, where Annheuser-Busch products are everywhere. Busch is really cheap, and the fact that it's beer and it's cheap rules the day for some. Budweiser is called the "King of Beers", but that doesn't make it good.

Here in Oklahoma, the only thing that's available and fairly good are the better varieties of Guinness, and they're available only in "liquor stores". Our laws are damned silly, methinks. Any beer stronger than 3.2 must be sold in a "liquor store", where nothing can be refrigerated, and the laws and regs governing distributors are so irritating that brewers such as New Belgium Brewing won't even consider distributing here.

I drink beer very seldom, and when I do, I drink very little (really, 12 oz. is more than I want). But I enjoy the taste of really good beer (think of Germany here), so I grab a small stock of Fat Tire any time I go out of state where it's available.

jsid-1209125264-591359  GrumpyOldFart at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:07:44 +0000

I hardly ever drink at all. I've had someone tell me I am probably mildly allergic to ethanol, as nearly anything will give me a hangover headache faster than it will give me a buzz. Therefore, if I'm gonna drink something with alcohol in it, it'll damn well be something I LIKE the flavor of, and expense be damned.

For beers, that means Sam Adams, Franciskaner Weissbier, Spaten Oktoberfest. There are probably others, but as I said, I haven't drunk enough beer to *find* much that I like. I like the flavor of Guinness, but something in it gives me a screaming headache almost immediately. One swallow was enough to convince me.

jsid-1209165405-591392  DirtCrashr at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 23:16:45 +0000

Wow! Beer-laws like Oklahoma has need a total, National re-call. If somebody just ran on that issue alone they could beat Barak or Hillary easily, uniting Americans instead of dividing them.

jsid-1209169091-591396  DJ at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 00:18:11 +0000

It's moot here. This be a 'publican state, through and through. If I'm not mistaken, Oklahoma was the only completely red state in the 2004 election.

jsid-1209175334-591400  markm at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 02:02:14 +0000

Oklahoma seems to have never really repealed Prohibition, but just made a few loopholes. OTOH, I spent six years at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. Deaf Smith county in Texas was just east of us, and Prohibition was still in full effect there. (To the general effect that if you knew the ropes, you could buy liquor on Sunday [an old down-South joke], and that the sheriff's department seemed to support itself off of fines on airman that didn't know the ropes.)

jsid-1209223848-591414  DJ at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:30:48 +0000

"Oklahoma seems to have never really repealed Prohibition, but just made a few loopholes."

That's a fair statement. Oklahoma finally made "liquor by the drink" legal in bars and restaurants in September of 1984, but it was by popular vote on a county-by-county basis, and even today, about half the counties in the state are dry.

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