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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 12/28/2004 :  09:39:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

Soda that doesn't go flat.
Beer that never goes flat.

Sorry Dave, it's been done. The Patriot Brewery of Quahog, RI has developed a beer that never goes flat. It never made the national market due to an unfortunate side-effect: the drinker was made lighter than air and must fart continusly to keep from floating away.

I saw it on Family Guy, so I know it's true!

A Noise Away machine; a device that will shut the neighbor's dog up without killing it (but wouldn't we like to), and stifle oversized stereo speakers by making their owners ears super-sensitive and begin to bleed at any decible level higher than a pathetic whimper. The punishment should fit the crime.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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Edited by - filthy on 12/28/2004 09:47:12
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 12/28/2004 :  10:04:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

Soda that doesn't go flat.
Beer that never goes flat.

Sorry Dave, it's been done. The Patriot Brewery of Quahog, RI has developed a beer that never goes flat. It never made the national market due to an unfortunate side-effect: the drinker was made lighter than air and must fart continusly to keep from floating away.

I saw it on Family Guy, so I know it's true!

A Noise Away machine; a device that will shut the neighbor's dog up without killing it (but wouldn't we like to), and stifle oversized stereo speakers by making their owners ears super-sensitive and begin to bleed at any decible level higher than a pathetic whimper. The punishment should fit the crime.




Ah, yes. How I want it. Damned neighbour's dog, provoking my own dog in a hysterical frenzy...

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

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Wendy
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USA
614 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2004 :  19:47:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky
Soda that doesn't go flat.

quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.
Beer that never goes flat.

I like both ideas, though I've never seen a guy give beer time to go flat!

Since New Year's Eve will soon be here how about champagne that never goes flat?

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  02:01:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Since New Year's Eve will soon be here how about champagne that never goes flat?
I can't tell the difference....

But speaking of booze, explosives, and yet another year to enjoy the sublime benefits of both, it seems to me that someone should invent The Morning-After Pill for hangovers. It would be a huge and instant, commercial success.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Wendy
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USA
614 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  07:45:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

[quote]But speaking of booze, explosives, and yet another year to enjoy the sublime benefits of both, it seems to me that someone should invent The Morning-After Pill for hangovers. It would be a huge and instant, commercial success.


Someone did. It's called Chaser. I see it advertised on The Spike Network all the time.

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  08:17:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message

quote:
But speaking of booze, explosives, and yet another year to enjoy the sublime benefits of both, it seems to me that someone should invent The Morning-After Pill for hangovers. It would be a huge and instant, commercial success.


quote:
Someone did. It's called Chaser. I see it advertised on The Spike Network all the time.

Umm, interesting.
quote:
Chaser helps prevent headaches, nausea and other symptoms caused by alcoholic beverages.

A recent survey shows that it takes an average of just 3.2 drinks to cause a hangover. For ten percent of people, all it takes is one or two. That's why there's Chaser.
Chaser absorbs the toxins in alcoholic beverages that cause hangovers so you don't get one. Period. Just take two caplets with your first drink. While you're having a good time, Chaser will be hard at work absorbing hangover-causing elements.

An IRB-approved clinical trial featuring randomization, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover group design showed statistically significant differences for 17 common hangover symptoms including headaches, nausea and fatigue. According to the trial's executive summary, "The efficacy of the product ‘Chaser' appears to be proven based on the clinical trial." At the conclusion of the test, 83 percent of the subjects said they would "recommend" Chaser.

Chaser does not prevent intoxications. Please drink responsibly.
Never drink and drive.
I've read that a major cause of hangover is that alcohol dehydrates the body. I wonder about the tests. I further wonder what the 'active ingredients' are.

Knee-jerk skeptisim. Sorry 'bout that.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 12/29/2004 08:19:55
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  11:08:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy
Umm, interesting.
quote:
Chaser helps prevent headaches, nausea and other symptoms caused by alcoholic beverages.

A recent survey shows that it takes an average of just 3.2 drinks to cause a hangover. For ten percent of people, all it takes is one or two. That's why there's Chaser.
Chaser absorbs the toxins in alcoholic beverages that cause hangovers so you don't get one. Period. Just take two caplets with your first drink. While you're having a good time, Chaser will be hard at work absorbing hangover-causing elements.

An IRB-approved clinical trial featuring randomization, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover group design showed statistically significant differences for 17 common hangover symptoms including headaches, nausea and fatigue. According to the trial's executive summary, "The efficacy of the product ‘Chaser' appears to be proven based on the clinical trial." At the conclusion of the test, 83 percent of the subjects said they would "recommend" Chaser.

Chaser does not prevent intoxications. Please drink responsibly.
Never drink and drive.
I've read that a major cause of hangover is that alcohol dehydrates the body. I wonder about the tests. I further wonder what the 'active ingredients' are.

Knee-jerk skeptisim. Sorry 'bout that.


I've heard about this stuff (OK, so I watch SpikeTV sometimes), but I haven't tried it. Personally, I've found that the best ways to prevent hangovers are a) get enough sleep-- i.e. go to bed around when you normally would; b) load up on fluids before going out (lots of Gatorade, actually); c) load up on salt; d) eat something before and after drinking.

It doesn't always work, but I usually feel better if I have done than above than if I haven't.
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9675 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  14:59:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy
I've read that a major cause of hangover is that alcohol dehydrates the body. I wonder about the tests. I further wonder what the 'active ingredients' are.

Knee-jerk skeptisim. Sorry 'bout that.



I bought a nice book named "the hangover handbook". Lot's of interesting reading in it.

It says there are several factors creating the headache/hangover.
One of the things is, when the body breaks down alcohol it does so in two steps. The middle step product is acetaldehyde. In large amounts it's responsible for symptoms like nausea and shivers.
One way to speed up the process is to make sure that as many other contaminants as possible are removed. These include organic acids and aldehydes, but not limited to these. Choose white wine instead of red, vodka instead of whiskey.
(I just know filthy won't like this...)

My favourite cure is a double daily dose of the multi-vitamin/mineral pill and a vitamin C (1000mg) preferably the type that dissolves in water, in combination with aspirin and a Red Bull (aspirin's active substance that I never get right in English, combines with caffeine with synergy I've been told) and finish of with a Gatorade kind of drink, the double-action kind with both sugar and amino-acids.
It loads the body with fresh stuff to use in burning off the bad stuff, including lot's of water. Preferably taken before hitting the bed, so the body gets the chance to absorb the vitamins and water until you wake up.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  15:15:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy
I've read that a major cause of hangover is that alcohol dehydrates the body. I wonder about the tests. I further wonder what the 'active ingredients' are.
Yeah, I don't know about this product, but I've seen other "hang over cures" in my day. I remember one sold in my college years. You were supposed to take it after a night of drinking but before you went to bed. It was some powder that you were supposed to stir into an obscene amount of water, like a liter or something, then drink it. Basically you would get the same benefit from just drinking the water plain.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Edited by - H. Humbert on 12/29/2004 15:15:39
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2004 :  17:06:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
It doesn't much seem like a mere pill would do it, huh?

Of course, the best way is not drink so much at a time in the first place.

We are a funny animal. We'll go out of our way to swallow lots of something that we know will make us good and sick if care is not taken. Go figger.

A pill that would make coffee, kept hot for a day and a half, taste fresh. It would come in handy at many resturants.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9675 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2004 :  16:21:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert
It was some powder that you were supposed to stir into an obscene amount of water, like a liter or something, then drink it. Basically you would get the same benefit from just drinking the water plain.

The "cure" I've developed includes a lot of water too, but I've tried the only-water variant, and I don't feel it is as efficient as with all the ingredients included.

Edit to add:

I've noticed that I'm on the verge of de-railing this topic, and point to this thread for continued discussions on hangovers.

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 12/31/2004 02:42:33
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2004 :  03:04:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
The Four-Eyes of the world'll appreciate this'un: Self-cleaning specticals.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 12/31/2004 :  06:52:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

The Four-Eyes of the world'll appreciate this'un: Self-cleaning specticals.




I heard that!

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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Wendy
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USA
614 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2005 :  08:40:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
A video game that lets you scan in the faces of anyone you want and assign them roles in the game.

(Credit to my husband for the idea, and my son for the inspiration)

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 01/01/2005 :  09:50:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
An ultrasonic toothpick that will not only dig the left-overs from between your snaggles, but will floss and shine them up at the same time. Thus, after poping a Pez, you will always be ready to put the cool moves on that sweet thang at moments notice.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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