Beer……Several Perspectives

Classmate John Ragatz  sent me this message entitled “Beer……Several Perspectives”.   Ahh, those were the days!  ChuckR.


Having grown up 80 miles west of the Beer Capitol of the World, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attending the University of Wisconsin, maybe the first “wet” campus in the country, in the early 60’s, , beer was an important part of the culture! 

With Fraternity Beer Suppers every Friday night and beer flowing in The Student Union,  total beer consumption may have exceeded  drinking water.

To survive, I am told we can only go 7 days without water.  The survival period without a beer was much shorter  


 PS  Green Bay Packer Paul Horning’s statement illustrates its importance!

Beer Some great rationalizations….

Sometimes, after playing golf, I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and I 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.”  Winston Churchill

” When I read about the evils of drinking after golfing I gave up reading.”  Paul Horning

“24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.”  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


“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 Clavin said to his buddy, Norm Peterson:

“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.”

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