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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/12/2011 7:31:44 PM
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That reminds me that it's almost time for a Friday night beer :-)

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jimfordbroadcom   8/12/2011 7:27:58 PM
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Ah yes, the beer goggles! You just reminded me of one of the greatest Simpsons episodes ever, the one in which they visited Duff Gardens. At one point they go into the gift shop, and Bart picks up a set of authentic beer goggles ("See the world as a drunk sees it!"). He puts them on and looks at his hideous aunt Patty or aunt Selma and sees a voluptuous woman cooing, "Oooh, you're charming the pants off me!" Then he takes them off and hears Patty/Selma saying, "I said, Bart, take off those damn glasses!"

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Max The Magnificent   8/2/2011 6:55:56 PM
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How about "WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can play the Ukulele" See the blog I just posted "It's hard to be in a bad mood while you're playing the ukulele!" (http://bit.ly/pPgDy4)

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2011 9:21:37 PM
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Good one -- I'm a big Heinlein fan but I'd forgotten about that one...

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zeeglen   8/1/2011 9:14:59 PM
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"Avoid strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors - and miss." - R.A. Heinlein (writing as Lazarus Long)

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David Ashton   8/1/2011 8:57:29 PM
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There was also the movie "King Frat" - a naughtier version of the Animal House movies. Therea a guy in it who is always offering advice to anyone who will listen: "My advice to you is to start drinking heavily..."

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2011 8:43:05 PM
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I'd forgotten all about Andy Capp, but now you've reminded me I do remember those cartoons...

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Max The Magnificent   8/1/2011 8:42:13 PM
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After a few drinks I find I just don't care :-)

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David Ashton   8/1/2011 8:40:31 PM
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P.S. You're getting way off topic again Max!

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David Ashton   8/1/2011 8:38:55 PM
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Max, you will remember Andy Capp cartoons? In one, the vicar is giving Andy one of his regular sermons about the demon drink. "And look at poor Fred" says the vicar. "He fell into the canal on the way home from the pub." Andy replies "But vicar, Fred drowned, didn't he?" "Yes...??" says the vicar. "Well it was demon water did for the poor bloke then! says Andy. Then there's the one about women always seeming prettier when seen thru the bottom of a beer glass. "Beer goggles" the effect is called.

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