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View Poll Results: Do you really need your coffee (cafeine) to get you started?
1 cup will do it 10 17.24%
2 cups and I'm ready to go 18 31.03%
3+ cups or I'm a zombie 7 12.07%
I drink some but don't need it 5 8.62%
I need something else (breakfast, power drink, etc.) to get me going 6 10.34%
Don't need it, I got an internal "nucular" power plant 12 20.69%
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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee
Old 04-12-2006, 01:13 PM   #21
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I thought 6 oz cups were the fine china used by Miss Manners & Emily Post.
But WHY?!? And why does it persist today?!?
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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee
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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee

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But WHY?!?* And why does it persist today?!?
Probably because it converts easily to 70-100% of your pre-retirement consumption.
Measured in troy ounces.
The same gauge as the train rails derived from the Roman chariot ruts.

In other words (almost) no one cares about the units-- a 6 oz cup is just a convenient and apparently standardized measuring tool.

Could be worse-- coffee consumption a decade from now may be measured in new units called "starbucks"...
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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee

I suspect we're more likely to measure our currency in that measure
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I suspect we're more likely to measure our currency in that measure
Except in a decade a cup of starbucks will cost 2.7 starbucks due to inflation.

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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee

MykidstellmetheythinkIdrinktoomuchcoffee.Idon'tthi nkIdrinktoomuchcoffee.DoyouthinkIdrinktoomuchcoffe e?
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I thought it was SpaceBucks, as in, "Lone Star, and his Sidekick Puke!" -"That's Barf" -"Barf, Puke, Whatever! Where's my money! You owe me a million SpaceBucks!"

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"May the Schwartz be with you"
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I drink "other." I start my day with a Mountain Dew and drink 2-3 each day. Yum.
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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee

That was my breakfast when I was coding as a teenage. Two mountain dews and a hostess cherry pie. Right from the machine around the corner from my cube.
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Re: Sorry, it's my 1st cup of coffee

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I drink "other." I start my day with a Mountain Dew and drink 2-3 each day. Yum.
Way back in my chemistry-lab days we ran various beverages through a high-pressure liquid chromatography box to check caffeine content & other ingredients.

Everything was going great until the Mountain Dew sample clogged the filters. We kept going after the first incident until we realized that it was the only soda to perpetually clog the filters. Hopefully human kidneys are more rugged.

But judging from MD's caffeine content you could probably cut back by drinking a couple cups of coffee.

Seeing what Crystal Light has done to the glassware in our house, I don't drink that either.
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Up to now, the French have sipped a Coca-Cola product not found on U.S. grocery shelves: Coke BlaK, a grown-up soft drink that combines the fizzy flavors of Coke with coffee.

On April 3, Coke BlaK is to be introduced throughout the U.S. Billed as a "carbonated fusion beverage," it has roughly double the caffeine and half the calories of regular Coke, and it is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and two artificial sweeteners: aspartame and acesulfame potassium. Each 8-oz. bottle has 45 calories; regular Coke has 100. At $1.70 to $2 per bottle, Coke BlaK is a lot pricier than a can of regular Coke.
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