Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Merits of Beer

        Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel
ashamed.  Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the
brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.  If I didn't drink this beer,
they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.  I think,
"It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be
selfish and worry about my liver."
                                                                                    ~~ Babe Ruth
            "I feel sorry for people who don't drink.  When they wake up in
the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

                                                                                    ~~ Lyndon B. Johnson 
            "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
                                                                                    ~~ Paul Horning
            "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.  Coincidence?  I think
                                                                                    ~~ H. L. Mencken   
            "When we drink, we get drunk.  When we get drunk, we fall
asleep.  When we fall asleep, we commit no sin  When we commit no sin,
we go to heaven.  So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
                                                                                    ~~ George Bernard Shaw
            "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.."
                                                                                    ~~ Benjamin Franklin
            "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of
mankind is beer.  Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine
invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
                                                                                    ~~ Dave Barry
            Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C.!
                                                                                    ~~ W. C. Fields
            Remember "I" before "E," except in Budweiser.
                                                                                    ~~ Professor Irwin Corey
            To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group Salvation in
a can!
                                                                                    ~~ Leo Durocher
            One night at Cheers, Cliff Calvin explained the" Buffalo Theory"
to his buddy Norm:

"Well, ya see, Norm, it's like this.  A herd of buffalo can only
move as fast as the slowest buffalo.  And when the herd is hunted, it is
the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This
natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general
speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular
killing of the weakest members! In much the same way, the human brain
can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.  Excessive intake
of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.  But naturally, it attacks
the slowest and weakest brain cells first.  In this way, regular
consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain
a faster and more efficient machine!  That's why you always feel smarter
after a few beers.."


  1. Odie, I shall raise a glass of jolly olde English beer to you this weekend. Did you sample the beers when you were up in Oregon? Pretty good methinks ...... Have a good weekend!

  2. Now I know why everybody is fascinated with Babe Ruth!

    By the way, I enjoyed a few too many myself I love beer!

  3. Excellent post on the good natural healing and good feeling that beer provides.

    I'll be enjoying a few tonight myself.

  4. Thanks Lady, I didn't sample any of the local beers. I took some with me. I did, however, sample the Tillamock cheeses.

  5. I love beer too Righty, but I don't drink it as often as I do the demon gin.

  6. Teresa, It just makes one feel better. It's the rule.

  7. Hi Odie! What a lovely ode to beer! It is the magic elixir. It also makes yard work go faster and less boring, and staves off hunger.
    What a great invention! I hope you have a few and celebrate this weekend, Cheers!

    It's about all I drink, and occasional wine. No gin or hard stuff for me, it gives me a headache.

  8. where have you been all my life?

  9. Odie,

    My friend you have posted about my weak spot! I love my beer much to my Wifes' consternation at times but she did marry me afterall God love her.

    I could not agree more with Bunni's comment as I echo the very same.

    Besides, being of Irish blood the drinking of this particular libation is not in the realm of 2nd nature to me but rather the 1st!

  10. Bunni, what you're trying to say is beer is good, huh.


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