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September 18, 2023

Greetings Laff Lovers,

The wife and I were at our local Oktoberfest over the weekend and we were discussing the merits of alcohol. Actually, I was discussing the merits of alcohol, she was listening to a band called The Bratwurst Brothers (that's not a joke... you can look them up).

"Do you remember in the movie 'Fight Club' (which was based on a novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk) how the character Tyler Durden said soap is the yardstick of civilization?" I asked.

"Uh huh."

"I would disagree. I would say alcohol is the yardstick of civilization. Did you know that every ancient civilization discovered alcohol independently? The ancient Egyptians, the ancient Sumerians before them, the Greeks, the Chinese. When the Romans conquered Great Britain do you know what they found? Alcohol!"

"Uh huh."

"Nevermind civilization, we wouldn't even have cities without alcohol. The first concentrations of people always accumulated around waterways. And once you get enough people the water becomes polluted. What solution did those early communities come up with? Alcohol."

"So what?" the wife asked.

"So what?" I said raising my beer glass, "So let's drink!"

Email: joe@gopher-news.com

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