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Old 10-11-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Time to invest in beer?

A friend sent this to me and I thought it'd go over well here.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today. But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg. A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.
That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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A friend sent this to me and I thought it'd go over well here.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today. But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg. A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.
That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!

I get less than a mile per gallon.
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I don't drink at all, so I get great mileage! I suppose that my miles per gallon would be infinite.
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I suspect you are running on some alternate source. Nobody is without vice.
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I suspect you are running on some alternate source. Nobody is without vice.
I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs. But...you are right. Sugar is my vice! I try to avoid it completely, but to no avail.

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Alcohol is just fermented sugars. We're on the same page. It's like the difference between regular and diesel.
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Alcohol is just fermented sugars. We're on the same page. It's like the difference between regular and diesel.
Guess I'm on the road to ruin, then!
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I don't drink at all, so I get great mileage! I suppose that my miles per gallon would be infinite.
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Don't drink, don't smoke...
Not only that, I divide by zero. Definitely an oddball!
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I invest in the harder stuff...it doesn't take as long.
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Another lesson on beer.
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