When someone wants to justify to themselves (or, more likely, their significant other) why they should be allowed to spend money on BBotE or a Stein of Science, I get a give-me-a-reason email. In my quest for “More Awesome” I accidentally tripped into “Good For My Health”. Allow me to explain:
- The Steins of Science allow you to savor your beer. Beer that isn’t getting particularly warmer is beer that you aren’t drinking particularly faster. You get the time to enjoy it but, more importantly, you end up drinking less beer over the evening. Not so great if your goal is liver damage, but I suspect most of us are more after the epicurean delights. This also goes for coffee/tea; you don’t end up chugging the last half before it goes cold.
- Black Blood of the Earth has a impressive hit of caffeine but the goal was something delicious that this diabetic with a sweet tooth didn’t need to add sugar or cream to. No sugar & no cream means no calories (well, technically two calories as coffee has some nutritional value) and no fat.
- For my fourth straight dental cleaning, I was complimented by my hygienist for the lack staining on my teeth. No acid means no etching of the coffee stains into your teeth, or as it was in my case before BBotE, staining from Coca-Cola.
- Of course, no acid means BBotE is also quite friendly on the stomach. While my stomach appears to be made of cast iron, other people’s are like delicate butterflies destroyed by the flamethrowers of conventional coffee. I keep getting thank yous from people no longer popping antacid in order to maintain their caffeine habit.
So, there you go. Hope that gives you suitable fodder for discussion.
In other news, I have done some post sorting to make it easier to find Funranium Labs tales of Adventure & Radiation. This should save you some hunting if you didn’t want to go wading through a couple of pages to find stories of excess at the South Pole or fun with with plutonium.