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Drink to Your Health

7:00 AM -- More made-up science, courtesy of the Innsbruck Medical University, via The Register:

"Beer fights heart disease."

Read the piece if you want your mind numbed faster than chugging a Corsendonk. Better, I think, to revisit Sleeper, where Woody Allen's healthfood-store owner awakens from cryogenic sleep in the distant future:

    Doctor 1: Well, he's fully recovered, except for a few kinks.

    Doctor 2: Has he asked for anything special?

    Doctor 1: Yes, this morning for breakfast. He requested something called "wheat germ," "organic honey," and "tiger's milk."

    Doctor 2 [laughs]: Oh yes. Those were the charmed substances that some years ago were felt to contain life preserving properties.

    Doctor 1: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or hot fudge?

    Doctor 2: Those were thought to be unhealthy, precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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