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Old 05-08-2008, 08:29 AM   #256
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OK, just grabbed some breakfast from the food area in the library, and while I was there a guy got decaf coffee, and that got me thinking.

Decaf coffee should be the litmus test for insanity. Hear me out. If you drink coffee, it should be because you need the caffeine. If you are drinking decaf, you're drinking it because, you like the taste of coffee. No sane person should like the taste of coffee. Hence, insanity.


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I agree with this. Coffee is repulsive. I won't even drink it to keep me awake. Soft drink can do that job, and it tastes far better.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:34 AM   #257
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So I suppose you were just about as sleep deprived as me?
Probably!
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OK, just grabbed some breakfast from the food area in the library, and while I was there a guy got decaf coffee, and that got me thinking.

Decaf coffee should be the litmus test for insanity. Hear me out. If you drink coffee, it should be because you need the caffeine. If you are drinking decaf, you're drinking it because, you like the taste of coffee. No sane person should like the taste of coffee. Hence, insanity.
Absolutely.
Either that, or decaf drinkers are so addicted that their brains just give them caffiene-like boosts at the mere taste of coffee...

The only coffee I've ever tasted that I could almost tolerate was this super-magical mega-smooth supposedly non-bitter fabulous Hawaiian stuff that is so special that they don't export it, or something. It was okay. But I'd rather have a good hot chocolate any day!

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Decaf coffee should be the litmus test for insanity. Hear me out. If you drink coffee, it should be because you need the caffeine. If you are drinking decaf, you're drinking it because, you like the taste of coffee. No sane person should like the taste of coffee. Hence, insanity.
I would think the same way here with people drinking non alcoholic beer (even though I like the taste of beer, I think it becomes useless without alcohol). However, my brother drinks non-alcoholic beer these days, simply because he wanted to drink less booze, but still wanted the refreshment of beer. I guess it's just like a malt drink.

Coffee, though. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
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Absolutely.
Either that, or decaf drinkers are so addicted that their brains just give them caffiene-like boosts at the mere taste of coffee...

The only coffee I've ever tasted that I could almost tolerate was this super-magical mega-smooth supposedly non-bitter fabulous Hawaiian stuff that is so special that they don't export it, or something. It was okay. But I'd rather have a good hot chocolate any day!

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That is the best thing I have read in a while. at 7:45 AM you have already made my day.
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I think I've only really known you as Ali, not Alison. But if living in Australia has caused me to do one thing, it's abbreviate names!
Lazy...

A friend of mine was even lazier, I think she insisted on calling everyone by one syllable. So I became Al.
And I naturally called her Betty, from then on.


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WTF?!

Going to the Gold Coast, I can understand; I've done it myself. But to Mount fucking Isa?! They're insane! You don't want to be driving exhausted in the Outback either ... in fact, you generally just don't want to be driving in the Outback at dawn or dusk!
Exunctly. It's plain stupidity, they'll be damn lucky if they don't get themselves into some sort of trouble.

When we went to Broken Hill on a field trip, we did the last leg at night, and they put the whole busload(s) of us on 'roo-spotting duty.
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Or possibly murder. If that fucking smoke detector had still been beeping when I got home, I'm not sure my neighbour would still be alive right now ...!
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I would think the same way here with people drinking non alcoholic beer (even though I like the taste of beer, I think it becomes useless without alcohol). However, my brother drinks non-alcoholic beer these days, simply because he wanted to drink less booze, but still wanted the refreshment of beer. I guess it's just like a malt drink.

Coffee, though. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
.... I didn't even know there was such a thing as non-alcoholic beer. I'm astonished enough people would buy it in Australia that it's worth someone's while to manufacture/import it.

Good on your brother, though!


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'roo-spotting duty.
I lied. THIS made my day.

In fact, you have inspired my first ever location change
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That is the best thing I have read in a while. at 7:45 AM you have already made my day.


It can only get better from here!!
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.... I didn't even know there was such a thing as non-alcoholic beer. I'm astonished enough people would buy it in Australia that it's worth someone's while to manufacture/import it.
... Claytons doesn't ring a bell?

But that's the extent of my knowledge of non-alcoholic "booze", since it entered the lexicon, re: a Claytons solution.
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Or possibly murder. If that fucking smoke detector had still been beeping when I got home, I'm not sure my neighbour would still be alive right now ...!
Oooooh, I feel your pain.

When I was living in student residence, every so often some alarm would go off, somewhere in the building, and IT WOULD GO ON AND ON AND ON FOR FUCKING DAYS.
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Lazy...

A friend of mine was even lazier, I think she insisted on calling everyone by one syllable. So I became Al.
And I naturally called her Betty, from then on.
I hate it when I'm "Ond" or "Dray". Though certain characters here like to call me Dr Dre.

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Exunctly. It's plain stupidity, they'll be damn lucky if they don't get themselves into some sort of trouble.

When we went to Broken Hill on a field trip, we did the last leg at night, and they put the whole busload(s) of us on 'roo-spotting duty.
Driving through the Outback is fucking BORING too. It all ends up looking the same. You're sleep deprived, exhausted, it's all blurring together ... you don't even notice the 'roo.

I knew a guy who grew up in St George, Outback Queensland and the amount of stories he could tell of idiotic drivers ...
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Oooooh, I feel your pain.

When I was living in student residence, every so often some alarm would go off, somewhere in the building, and IT WOULD GO ON AND ON AND ON FOR FUCKING DAYS.
AND NOBODY BROKE IT? If my smoke detector pisses me off, I'll just break it. I can't tolerate the noise.
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I lied. THIS made my day.

In fact, you have inspired my first ever location change
I'm flattered!


I won't get too big a head about it, since you're very sleep deprived


I don't think any of us actually spotted any, incidentally.

Of course, there were cows among the tents the next morning. That was fun.

Then there were the dingo dens in the middle of the mapping area... lotta rotting sheep carcasses.
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