Let’s look at the bright side of earthquakes – such as the way they quickly sober up the boozers

November 1, 2010

Alf would like to ignore a study that draws a link between numbers of liquor outlets in an area and the susceptibility of nearby residents to alcohol problems.

Trouble is, it has armed the police with another pretext to call for a limit on the number of liquor outlets in an area.

Too much of that sort of thing – if applied to a community like Eketahuna – could be seriously damaging to Alf’s lifestyle if not health.

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Drink yourself (hic) to longer life

May 4, 2009

Looks like a change in drinking habits is called for.

AFP reports that drinking up to half a glass of wine per day can help you live up to five years longer — at least for men, according to a study published last week.

Alf was tempted to consider the effect of drinking a whole glass a day (gotta be good for 10 more years on this planet) and then a bottle. Or three.

But his hopes were dashed by the bloody researchers.

The impact on longevity depends on the exact amount drunk — more than half a glass starts bringing life expectancy down again, according to researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
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