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Old 04-02-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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So I'm running in the Carlsbad 5k tomorrow, and when I was picking up my race packet today, there was a booth being swamped selling "no calorie energy drink!". DUH CALORIES ARE A MEASURE OF ENERGY!! Yet people were lined up to pay $2 a bottle. Now if only I could find a slick way to package air.....
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:28 PM   #2
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lawrencewill said: "no calorie energy drink!".


Hey, thats easy--WATER! Yep, people pay every day for bottles of no calorie drink. I do not like to pay for bottled water when most city tap water is just fine. For extra comfort we filter the drinking water.
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Old 04-03-2005, 03:15 AM   #3
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Hi yakers. Not sure I would agree that "most city tap
water is just fine". However, we may have been spoiled
being way out here with a good well. Our tap water
tastes as good as the bottled stuff. Most "city" tap water tastes just awful to me. I usually draw the line at
buying water though, even when away from the old homestead.

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Old 04-03-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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Theres a line from a book or movie script about a big mobster sit-down. Paulie says, "We gotta get into the cable tv racket." A moustache Pete (Italian for old guy) at the table says, "Thats a dumb idea." Paulie says, "Thats what you said about bottled water!"

Like JG I try not to drink the stuff. I knew a guy in that business who said with a laugh, " The fine for selling tap water as bottled spring water is only $500." He had paid that fine more than once.

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How about clean air with no carbon monoxide?
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:03 AM   #7
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"Stupid consumers"-- is that redundant or ironic? (Sorry, I've been reading too much George Carlin. I'm sure the Pope's death will inspire yet another book.)

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Costco's been advertising "Pure nitrogen fills!" in their tire shop.

Apparently tires just don't run well on ~79% N2, it has to be the pure thing.

Come to think of it, the ad was gone last week.
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:35 PM   #8
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Thanks! Hey, just finished, 26 min 20 seconds, and I think I could have gone faster if I wanted to feel bad afterwards! Very pleased with myself!
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What exactly were you running from?
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It's what I was running TOWARDS....free beer garden for racers!
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Ah...beer...that makes sense.

I dont usually run unless something fairly terrible is chasing me, and then only if i'm pretty sure I can actually get away. Last thing I wanna do is go through all that effort for nothing
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LOL!! Actually, if I don't do something, I pack on the lbs. in a big way. Got up to 250 (I'm 6' 2") two years ago and realized I was popping tums like candy. Down to 205, trying to get to 190. Gyms are expensive, running is free!
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I figure I'm not overweight, just undertall.

Oh well, everyone always says how you have to 'keep growing'... :P
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Ah...beer...that makes sense.

I dont usually run unless something fairly terrible is chasing me, and then only if i'm pretty sure I can actually get away. Last thing I wanna do is go through all that effort for nothing
Like they say in Paris, Pierre only runs when being chased by a jealous husband.
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How about ice? Negative calories! Your body needs to burn fuel just to melt the cubes. Individually wrapped, you should be able to sell them for $1/cube or so. Call them CALORIE BURNERS(TM).
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Black coffee is a no-calorie energy drink. I'm guessing you saw something that was loaded with caffeine, guarana, etc.

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