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Pete O
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Username: Peteo

Post Number: 16
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 208.116.131.196
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The thread on "How much beer is too much?" made me think of this article on Andre the Giant's drinking habits:

http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 590
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 12.206.8.165
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pete-
Hey thanks for the article. I thought Andre was the greatest! His drinkin' exploits were well documented on an A&E cable program, as well as his life in wrestling and personnal life.
I had the good fortune of seeing him wrestle in Madison,WI. I made a point of walking down to the floor as he entered the arena.
It was a rush I'll never forget! Truely a giant of a man, in body and spirtit. cheers,tim
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 1004
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 64.233.251.195
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 09:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Inconceivable!
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 591
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 12.206.8.165
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You've been mostly-dead all day.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 1006
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 64.233.251.195
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes but it has been for a truly noble cause.
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 592
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 12.206.8.165
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 316
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A giant of a drinker!!!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8409
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clearly the stuff of which legends are made.

I worry that some stupid oaf of a college student somewhere will say, "I'm more than half as big as Andre the Giant was; I should be able to drink at least half as much as he could." The result will be another death from alcohol poisoning.
 

Ron Siddall
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Username: El_cid

Post Number: 529
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 198.135.241.18
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 12:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And Bill brings the cold water to the party.
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 593
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 12.206.8.165
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 12:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill-
No one should drink a whole lot. It isn't good for you.

That said;
Drinking removes warts and pimples. Not from me. From those I look at.
-Jackie Gleason
 

a.k.a. Grog
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Username: Kirktech

Post Number: 44
Registered: 11-2007
Posted From: 68.106.245.55
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 02:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Stop making rhymes... I mean it!"
"You want a peanut?"

Great story.

Thanks Pete, that was an interesting article. I never knew he drank THAT much. The numbers are just, well... staggering.
Pardon the pun, I couldn't resist heheheh

(Message edited by kirktech on January 24, 2008)
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8410
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 03:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ron, they say the Lord watches out for children, small animals and drunks, but I have learned not to underestimate the stupidity of some people when it comes to alcohol.
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 528
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 136.181.195.8
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He IS the brute squad.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1324
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 65.4.248.170
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 01:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was thinking how cool it would have been to invite Andre to a weekend cookout . .

. . until I realized he single handedly would have consumed over 11 gallons of homebrew in one afternoon . . maybe more if you did it in the middle of summer!
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 966
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 170.141.68.2
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rodents of unusual size? I don't think they exist. -Wesley a.k.a. Dread Pirate Roberts
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2703
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.41
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 08:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"You have 6 fingers on your right hand, someone was looking for you..."
 

Pat Babcock
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Username: Pbabcock

Post Number: 194
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 136.1.1.101
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 04:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He said "to blave..."
Pat Babcock
HBD Chief of Janitorial Services
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 303
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.176.226.154
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Liar! Liar!

Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink!
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 304
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.176.226.154
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 04:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I must warn you all, I do not usually brew left-handed.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 969
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 170.141.68.2
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 04:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"You are that smart, are you?"

"You know Plutach, Plato?"

"yes...?"

"Morons!"
 

Brad Petit
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Username: Voodoobrew

Post Number: 308
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 24.88.127.90
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's one of my favorite articles. What a hero to drunkards everywhere!
 

a.k.a. Grog
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Username: Kirktech

Post Number: 46
Registered: 11-2007
Posted From: 68.106.245.55
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 07:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I do not envy you... the headache you'll have when you wake up. In the meantime sleep well, and dream of large women."
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 970
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 170.141.68.2
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 08:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good night Wesley. Sleep tight. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 92
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul Erbe, "Inconceivable!"

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
 

Patrick C.
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Username: Patrickc

Post Number: 767
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 63.250.179.198
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 02:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's my chance to beat Denny to the punch. I've spent the last year developing a recipe and my immunity to a Vanilla Iocane Porter.