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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Found a pic of Beard's desktop

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LOL


now that infowars is gone... guess its time to shut'r down an start pissin in the john again...
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 pm

Highest alcohol consumption (based on avg liters of pure alcohol consumed per person per yr)

1 Moldova 17.4 liters
2 Belarus 17.1
3 Lithuania 16.2
4 Russia 14.5
5 Czech Republic 14.1
6 Romania, Serbia 12.9 (tie)
8 Australia 12.6
9 Portugal, Slovakia 12.5 (tie)

48 US, 9

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Reaaallly surprised the US is so low...
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:16 pm

As a neat whiskey enthusiast of Irish descent, I proudly declare myself above average in this category.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:21 pm

You shouldn't be all that surprised about our low ranking though, we're less than 100 years past prohibition in our society.

Protestant taboo about alcohol still exists today with dry counties and blue laws. A granny doing a shot is funny, and a 10 year old drinking a beer is a crime. Happens around the western world every day, but in the uptight US of A, its considered taboo.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Rocker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:30 pm

RedLeader wrote:Highest alcohol consumption (based on avg liters of pure alcohol consumed per person per yr)

1 Moldova 17.4 liters
2 Belarus 17.1
3 Lithuania 16.2
4 Russia 14.5
5 Czech Republic 14.1
6 Romania, Serbia 12.9 (tie)
8 Australia 12.6
9 Portugal, Slovakia 12.5 (tie)

48 US, 9

WHO




Reaaallly surprised the US is so low...



I'm doing my part, and probably carrying a ChristianMingle user or three.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:39 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:You shouldn't be all that surprised about our low ranking though, we're less than 100 years past prohibition in our society.

Protestant taboo about alcohol still exists today with dry counties and blue laws. A granny doing a shot is funny, and a 10 year old drinking a beer is a crime. Happens around the western world every day, but in the uptight US of A, its considered taboo.


Good point.


I just thought with Mdb and Alpha on our side, we’d be a bit more competitive.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby MJW » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:20 am

We also have a robust AA membership. Our hard drinkers are probably canceled out by ex-hard drinkers in the program.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Kress » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:05 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:You shouldn't be all that surprised about our low ranking though, we're less than 100 years past prohibition in our society.

Protestant taboo about alcohol still exists today with dry counties and blue laws. A granny doing a shot is funny, and a 10 year old drinking a beer is a crime. Happens around the western world every day, but in the uptight US of A, its considered taboo.



The "considered taboo" part probably further skews this. It would have to assume that a study like this is based upon self-reported results. Ask yourself this: If you drink a couple per night with perhaps an uptick on weekends, so that's about 15-20 a week, and then you go to the doctor and he asks how many drinks you have per week, what do you say? I would bet almost anything you don't say 20. At the very least, when asked for numbers you ALWAYS lean toward rounding down.

People in Russia and Belarus probably don't give a crap. Functional drinking is a sign of strength, so in contrast to what people in the U.S. do they round up.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 am

Kress wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:You shouldn't be all that surprised about our low ranking though, we're less than 100 years past prohibition in our society.

Protestant taboo about alcohol still exists today with dry counties and blue laws. A granny doing a shot is funny, and a 10 year old drinking a beer is a crime. Happens around the western world every day, but in the uptight US of A, its considered taboo.



The "considered taboo" part probably further skews this. It would have to assume that a study like this is based upon self-reported results. Ask yourself this: If you drink a couple per night with perhaps an uptick on weekends, so that's about 15-20 a week, and then you go to the doctor and he asks how many drinks you have per week, what do you say? I would bet almost anything you don't say 20. At the very least, when asked for numbers you ALWAYS lean toward rounding down.

People in Russia and Belarus probably don't give a crap. Functional drinking is a sign of strength, so in contrast to what people in the U.S. do they round up.

Yep. I told my doc for years that I drank 4-6 drinks/beers a week when it was more like 8-14. Now it's more like 2-4 so I just tell the truth. :D
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 am

Kress wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:You shouldn't be all that surprised about our low ranking though, we're less than 100 years past prohibition in our society.

Protestant taboo about alcohol still exists today with dry counties and blue laws. A granny doing a shot is funny, and a 10 year old drinking a beer is a crime. Happens around the western world every day, but in the uptight US of A, its considered taboo.



The "considered taboo" part probably further skews this. It would have to assume that a study like this is based upon self-reported results. Ask yourself this: If you drink a couple per night with perhaps an uptick on weekends, so that's about 15-20 a week, and then you go to the doctor and he asks how many drinks you have per week, what do you say? I would bet almost anything you don't say 20. At the very least, when asked for numbers you ALWAYS lean toward rounding down.

People in Russia and Belarus probably don't give a crap. Functional drinking is a sign of strength, so in contrast to what people in the U.S. do they round up.


"mmmm 5 or 6?"
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Kress » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:25 am

Doc: How many alcoholic drinks do you have per day?
You: Just a couple with dinner.
Doc: I see. And how many dinners do you have per day?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:16 pm

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:56 am

I guess he really showed her.

Pilot dies after crashing plane into his own home, police say
By Linda Williams, KSL.com and Ashley Kewish, KSL TV | Posted Aug 13th, 2018 @ 10:02pm

PAYSON — The children of a man who died when he flew a small airplane into his home early Monday morning are still trying to understand what happened.

The deceased was identified as Duane Youd, according to Payson Police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval.

Parker Youd, 17, recalled his last words with his father.

“He said ‘I love you, good luck, I’ll see you tomorrow,’” Parker Youd said. "(I said) ‘I love you too,’ and then he got into his truck and drove away.”

Police arrested Duane Youd about 7:30 p.m. Sunday following a domestic dispute in American Fork Canyon, Sandoval said. Duane Youd was released from the Utah County Jail on bail, then followed procedure in requesting a police escort to retrieve belongings at the home near 600 E. Canyon Road about midnight.

A short time later, Duane Youd flew a Cessna 525 citation jet belonging to a company he had worked for from the Spanish Fork airport and crashed it into his home about 2:30 a.m. Duane Youd died on scene, and his wife and a juvenile inside the home escaped safely, Sandoval said.

Duane Youd was the plane's sole occupant.

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Kress » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:39 am

I'm trying to think of a way that the construction company that built that house could work the photo into their new advertising materials. I mean, touch up some paint, maybe a little fresh mulch in the front, and that thing's good to go.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:29 am

Yep, that's damn impressive.

glad the people inside weren't hurt by the nutjob
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:37 am

Kress wrote:I'm trying to think of a way that the construction company that built that house could work the photo into their new advertising materials. I mean, touch up some paint, maybe a little fresh mulch in the front, and that thing's good to go.

I was thinking the same thing. That is some impressive construction.

And then there is this mention in the article...
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident and plan to have a preliminary report within the next five days.

So, it's going to take 5 days to type, "Pilot purposely crashed plane into residential home"?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Kress » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:16 am

Buc2 wrote:And then there is this mention in the article...
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident and plan to have a preliminary report within the next five days.

So, it's going to take 5 days to type, "Pilot purposely crashed plane into residential home"?



Preliminarily.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

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