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PosCast Draft: Beverages


This week, Michael and I stumble on extraordinary podcast technology — things like, I hope I’m pronouncing these right, “microphones” and “sound  effects” — and we draft beverages. It was a somewhat contentious draft, as you might imagine.

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26 Responses to PosCast Draft: Beverages

  1. invitro says:

    My #1 beverage draft pick would be absinthe.

  2. DB says:

    In terms of bottled water, the only difference I can tell is between actual spring water and distilled water (some bad tap water run though whatever and put out there like Dasani and Aquafina). How many New York person can drink distilled water of any kind when their tap water is so good is beyond me. Now that is something New York should be proud, not the Yankees. I am not in Flint but tap water is so good usually and better for the environment and cheaper than most bottled waters.

    • SDG says:

      The only reason to drink bottled water instead of tap (assuming you don;t live in a third world country or Flint) is convenience. People like to joke about dumb Americans paying for something you can get for free but the reason you do it is so you aren’t stuck somewhere and forced to drink a non-water beverage. Or be thirsty. Especially now when we’re all used to eating constantly throughout the day and water is at least a non-caloric way to orally fixate.

      I agree with you about tap water though. I’m one of those cheapskates who actually bought a metal water bottle and I carry it everywhere,.

      • invitro says:

        The way to do it is to buy one batch of the cheapest bottled water you can find, then save the bottles, fill ’em up with tap, and stick ’em in the fridge. Then grab a few when you go out in the morning. Presto — wonderful cold water at your fingertips. I used to do this when I was in college.

      • RJBi says:

        Not only cheaper, but millions less petroleum based plastic bottles end up in landfills where they last practically forever

    • Pat says:

      A very old joke: You know what “Evian” spelled backwards is?

  3. David says:

    Serious answer to a dumb question: the reason human beings needed to invent beverages other than water is that water isn’t safe to drink everywhere. In many places, water is contaminated, and the fresh water comes from the same place where the sewage is dumped. Additionally, in pre-industrial times, many people had a difficult time getting adequate caloric intake. If you just drink water, you don’t get any more calories. Beer, for example, is essentially liquid bread (it’s wheat, yeast, and water – which is what bread is). It’s actually pretty great for you in the right circumstances.

    • SDG says:

      Historically yes. The Chinese had tea, and Europe had what was called small beer, which was around 2-3% alcohol.
      But not having to drink beer to not die a horrible, painful, death is one of the best parts of modern civilization. We don’t need to go to the local witch if we have a medical problem, the average person is literate, and we don’t need beer anymore. I can understand eating something that tastes bad if it’s healthy, or eating something tasty but bad for you.

      Sports-related anectdote: Jerry Coleman (announcer for the Padres for a million years) wanted to gain weight when he was on the Yankees back in the early 50s. The doctor told him to drink 2 beers a day. And he said he hated having to do it.

  4. Jamie says:

    I haven’t listened yet, but if A&W Root Beer wasn’t drafted, it is the greatest undrafted free agent of all time.

  5. Matty says:

    Cold beer on a hot day is disgusting? WAT?

    My God, just another reason why Trump won!!

  6. Roger says:

    Joe – next time (first time?) you come to Portland OR, I’ll be happy to take you to places where it is definitely possible for you to pull off drinking hard cider. We have a lot of those places.

  7. BobDD says:

    I’m a pepper!

  8. Benjamin Wildner says:

    Why on earth was this so enjoyable?

  9. James says:

    I can’t believe no one drafted wine. Michael said that was because there was too much snobbery attached. There is some of that but there is a lot of good win in the $20 market. Also, he chose single malt whiskey, which has just as much elitism snobbery.

    BTW both orange juice and apple juice are nothing but sugar and neither are healthy.

    • invitro says:

      “both orange juice and apple juice are nothing but sugar and neither are healthy” — Not as healthy as whiskey, anyway!

  10. Chuck says:

    Joe, as you say, you won’t want to hear why diet coke is a bad choice for a beverage. But I’ll give you one reason to give it up: after I had kidney stones, my doc said to avoid the stuff. Nothing will make you give up something more immediately than kidney stones. Do yourself a big favor & quit.

  11. Brian says:

    Shocking to see how late lemonade went!

  12. vtmike says:

    Love Joe’s pick of [brown cola] because he drinks so much Diet Coke every day, picking a player that fits within his system, even if the predraft rankings say it was a reach. Hate the immediate reversal of that philosophy, taking beer in an attempt to “win the draft” despite impossible-to-miss red flags. Diet Coke is Zack Martin. Beer is Johnny Manziel.

  13. PJS says:

    As far as I’m concerned, whoever takes beer wins the draft without making any other picks. As Ben Franklin didn’t actually say, but should have, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

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