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Old 20-01-2018, 05:32   #31
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From Goat,
""This medication can cause drowsiness, inability to operate machinery, shortness of breath, loss of bladder control, liver or kidney failure, strokes or other side effects..""

Goat, you forgot the one, "and possible death."
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Question: What do you call "alternative" medicine that works?
Answer: "Medicine".
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Or, for that matter, try to convince a Coke or Pepsi fan that the other product is really about the same.
er.. its not the same. They taste different from each other.
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er.. its not the same. They taste different from each other.
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And another taste test:
Coke, Pepsi, RC

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Not to take this drift too seriously, but arguing the differences between Coke and Pepsi is like arguing the difference between Budweiser and Coors, or Blue and Canadian (for the Canucks in the crowd). Itís basically the same thing, except for some very minor tweaks.

The major differences are in the marketing, which taps into our tribal nature that Tom was talking about.
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I think Gordo is trying to gut our threads. If it wasn't for junk science, what would we discuss?
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It has gotten to the point where doctors now ask if you are taking any herbs and or non-prescription drugs.
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Cute Ö

Not to take this drift too seriously, but arguing the differences between Coke and Pepsi is like arguing the difference between Budweiser and Coors, or Blue and Canadian (for the Canucks in the crowd). Itís basically the same thing, except for some very minor tweaks.

The major differences are in the marketing, which taps into our tribal nature that Tom was talking about.
ER.. nope. Millers was totally natural where Budweiser uses Formaldehyde in the finings. Im super sensitive to it. Tend to feel sickly after a couple. Yet millions drink it...

If you say both are beers... and taste like.. er beer... yep.
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...If you say both are beers... and taste like.. er beer... yep.
Actually, Iím saying they all taste (and basically are) pretty much the same. Notwithstanding your supersensitive taste buds Weavis, they are all light lagers with very, shall was say, unchallenging taste profiles.

My point (if there is a point to be had here), is that much like so many mass market products; from cars to dish soap, often the substantive difference is in the marketing, not the products themselves. This is why so many of the same product gets manufactured on the same line, but just get branded differently.

Itís also why beer commercials could just as easy be commercials for cars ó theyíre selling lifestyle not the product themselves b/c they know the products arenít that different.

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now hold on just a minute-- you had me going for a bit there but then i realized that you were trying to tell me that everything that i saw on TV and read on the internet was not TRUE!!! now that just strain my credibility too far Shame on you for destroying my comfortable world where everything can be fixed with 6 easy payments of 19.95 provided i called the number in the next 30 seconds.
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ER.. nope. Millers was totally natural where Budweiser uses Formaldehyde in the finings. Im super sensitive to it. Tend to feel sickly after a couple. Yet millions drink it...

If you say both are beers... and taste like.. er beer... yep.
I too must be very sensitive to Formaldehyde. After 2 or 3 beers, I lose all balance.
"Honest office, I am having an allergic reaction." Yup, that will do it.
Finally, my allergies saved me.

I forgot, we must keep this discussion about boating so, I consumed those beers on my boat.
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ER.. nope. Millers was totally natural where Budweiser uses Formaldehyde in the finings. Im super sensitive to it. Tend to feel sickly after a couple. Yet millions drink it...

If you say both are beers... and taste like.. er beer... yep.
Yuk, neither are real beer! Just marketting successes.
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