For the month of May I’ve decided to cut out some of the things that have made my life worth living… Taco Bell, Mt. Dew, beer, um, Taco Bell, Mt. Dew, and beer, yeah…
So far, four days in, I’ve managed to keep up with the plan and maintain the social habits in which my usuals are consumed.
- Friday – MGM Casino and Detroit Tigers’ game (drunk kids behind us would have been more fun had I also been smashed)
- Saturday – My brother’s play (totally would have drank afterwards normally, but it was actually really entertaining)
- Sunday – My friend’s softball game (I’m the scorekeeper, usually armed with a pen in one hand and a beer in the other)
- Today – 80’s Night at Comerica Park (booze fest, natch)
Yet alas, here I am, prodding through with my plan, having nightmares about caving in and drinking Mt. Dew (seriously), getting tempted like crazy.
But something strange has been occurring the last few nights. As I sit down on my couch to prepare for a late night, pre-bedtime viewing of TV shows on DVD (just finished the hilarious It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia… Burn Notice is next), I’ve been partaking of a glass or two of low fat organic milk. And after drinking that second glass, I’ve been feeling a wee bit tipsy.
So I decided to investigate if this was a phenomenon, or merely something in my head. I remember in the short-lived comic book, X-Nation 2099, the mutants would get drunk off of milk. So why can’t I?
- Apparently babies can get drunk off of breast milk. In Japan. Of course.
There are many cases of infantile beriberi (kakke) in Japan. In most instances the mother of the afflicted infant has beriberi. However, sometimes the mother is healthy (concealed beriberi). Ito observed such a case in which the mother did not have beriberi and called the condition “mother’s milk intoxication.” But he afterward changed this name to “breast milk intoxication” because he saw cases in babies who were nourished with the milk of wet-nurses.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is very provocative in its media campaign about milk, but it is correct in its message. Beer is indeed better than milk for health, as are both wine and distilled spirits.
- Doing too many shots of milk produces the same result as too many shots of liquor:
- Bill Murray drinks a glass of warm milk before he goes to bed.
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