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    a (purely hypothetical) ethical question involving walking and a can of light beer

    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
    It would be if you just got Busch. But you went for the Busch Light so I think you are okay.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
    It would be better to buy the beer (and consume it) while you walk so you're sure you have enough calories to sustain teh exercise.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
    And just theoretically:
    one would carry it in a brown paper bag and along the way there would be a park bench where one might stop for awhile,
    and of course no one would not want the beer to get warm right ?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    And just theoretically:
    one would carry it in a brown paper bag and along the way there would be a park bench where one might stop for awhile,
    and of course no one would not want the beer to get warm right ?
    Well of course...........I mean theoretically that is.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
    Boy, btrage doesn't mess around when he asks the tough questions!
    Many Great Minds would take differing perspectives on this most excellent and probing question:

    Jack LaLane - Wrong! You just offset all those calories you burned off!

    The USMC - Right! the calories consumed from that can of light beer doesn't even begin to offset that 22 mile nature walk with a 40 lb pack you just took

    Ben Franklin - wrong, but only if you drink to elevation

    Anheuser Busch - There is no more right thing you could possibly do (unless perhaps it was to buy two 24 oz cans of Busch Light)

    Adolph Coors - Wrong! Now on the other hand if that was a 24 oz Silver bullet...

    a supermodel - right, as long as you stick your finger down your throat and hurl immediately afterwards

    RJ - wrong, that's not wine

    a beer connoiseur - did you just say 'Busch light' out loud!!!!!

    the wife - wrong, if you didn't buy that for me

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    Busch Light is a solid choice in the era of The Great Recession. $7.99 a 12-pack here in NY, and $3.99 for a 6-pack of pounders (16 oz.). No reason to spend an extra $2-$3 per 12-pack for Bud/Miller/Coors Light, Busch is better IMO.

    Ducking and running from the beer snobs..

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    the wife - wrong, if you didn't buy that for me
    the wife - Which can do you like better, mine or that one?
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    Totally wrong. You should never buy Busch Light
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Totally wrong. You should never buy Busch Light
    In this scenario, I would have limited funding, something along the lines of $2-$3.

    I would be very thirsty. And I want beer.

    Theoretically, what would I do?
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    Is this walk during work hours?!
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    In this scenario, I would have limited funding, something along the lines of $2-$3.

    I would be very thirsty. And I want beer.

    Theoretically, what would I do?
    Thoeretically speaking, you would stop at a pub for a pint.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Busch Light is a solid choice in the era of The Great Recession. $7.99 a 12-pack here in NY, and $3.99 for a 6-pack of pounders (16 oz.). No reason to spend an extra $2-$3 per 12-pack for Bud/Miller/Coors Light, Busch is better IMO.
    Piels is even cheaper. Or maybe Genny. But your beer burps will be atrocious!

    Just don't leave the empty can of beer on the side of the road in front of my house. (Ever notice how virtually all the empty beer cans you find in the woods, by the side of the road, etc. are the el cheapo brands?)

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    Taste wise - Yes, it's very wrong.

    Calorie wise - It's about as wrong as me running to the ice cream parlor once a week to get a hot fudge sundae and running home.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    In this scenario, I would have limited funding, something along the lines of $2-$3.

    I would be very thirsty. And I want beer.

    Theoretically, what would I do?
    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Thoeretically speaking, you would stop at a pub for a pint.
    imaplaner has successfully concluded that it would be wrong of me to purchase the Busch Light on the way home during my walk. Instead, I should stop at the local watering hole and spend my hard earned $3 on a pint, while also supporting a local business.

    We shall leave this theoretical scenario open for debate if anyone wishes to counter imaplanner's conclusion.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    imaplaner has successfully concluded that it would be wrong of me to purchase the Busch Light on the way home during my walk. Instead, I should stop at the local watering hole and spend my hard earned $3 on a pint, while also supporting a local business.
    Is it better for your local community if you spend your money at the local watering hole or at a local retail purveyor of spirited beverages? To me, it sounds like 6 of one and a half dozen of the other.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    In this scenario, I would have limited funding, something along the lines of $2-$3.

    I would be very thirsty. And I want beer.

    Theoretically, what would I do?
    If one theoretically had only $2-3 and found Busch Light a viable drinking option they'd get the most bang for their buck spending it on a 40 of Mickey's Big Mouth.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If one theoretically had only $2-3 and found Busch Light a viable drinking option they'd get the most bang for their buck spending it on a 40 of Mickey's Big Mouth.
    More beautiful words have never been typed.

    (if one only knew how many 40oz Mickey's I consumed back in the day)
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    In this scenario, I would have limited funding, something along the lines of $2-$3.

    I would be very thirsty. And I want beer.

    Theoretically, what would I do?
    Move back to Detroit, live in Corktown or Hamtramck. Happens all the time, no worries from the cops. I would not try that in Bloomfield Hills though.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Move back to Detroit, live in Corktown or Hamtramck. Happens all the time, no worries from the cops. I would not try that in Bloomfield Hills though.
    Theoretically, does drinking from a paper bag, with no portion of a can/bottle visible, constitute probable cause for Teh Man to stop me and question what my beverage of choice is?

    Isn't that discriminatory against paper bags?
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    Beer Saunter

    No thread would be complete without a trip in the Wayback Machine, with this Bear in the driver's seat.....

    About the mid-1980s. I was camped at Big Knob State Forest Campground in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This desolate campground is accessed by a long and winding road through the forest, from Route 2. The campground is on the deserted and sandy Lake Michigan beach. This is just about as far north as the waters of Lake Michigan get.

    I am not sure where my camping friends were.....maybe at the bar in Curtis, maybe at the laundromat in Naubinway (which is located next to the tavern). I grabbed a six-pack and fashioned a cool walking stick from the fallen branches scattered around the campsite. I also grabbed a towel, because this was intended to be a nude saunter with accompanying beer. (Back in those days you couldn't get Rolling Rock up north. The beer was probably Grain Belt, Olde Style, or Bud.)

    Big Knob is very desolate. I already said that. You can walk in either direction for miles and miles and you will pass no residence, no cabins, no other campgrounds. I started sauntering southwest. As I walked away from the beach at the campground the towel came off and became a turbin on my head. It was a sunny and warm early September day. I walked about 6 miles before I turned around. I did not throw the cans on the beach. I carried them back.

    My return walk gave Mister Sun a chance to shine his occasionally deadly rays on my bare backside. As I guzzled the beer I sauntered back to camp, not realizing that I had severely burned my bear bare butt.

    The next day I had to drive back to Toledo. About a 450 mile drive. One of the most uncomfortable rides I have ever taken. Ouch!

    .....and that's how you do a "beer walk", "bear style".



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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Theoretically, does drinking from a paper bag, with no portion of a can/bottle visible, constitute probable cause for Teh Man to stop me and question what my beverage of choice is?

    Isn't that discriminatory against paper bags?
    Brown paper bags.. you're funny... why waste the bag? Ain't nobody using no brown paper bags in Corktown or Hamtramck... thats the sign of a lightwieght!
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    FYI: In Penn Station, NYC they sell the 20-22oz cans of beer (aka "A deuce") in the afternoon. You can drink it on the train provided it is in a brown paper bag. The beer usually is kept in a display with ice with the paper bags sitting in a stack right next to them. Great on a hot afternoon while on a crowded train
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    imaplaner has successfully concluded that it would be wrong of me to purchase the Busch Light on the way home during my walk. Instead, I should stop at the local watering hole and spend my hard earned $3 on a pint, while also supporting a local business.

    We shall leave this theoretical scenario open for debate if anyone wishes to counter imaplanner's conclusion.
    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Is it better for your local community if you spend your money at the local watering hole or at a local retail purveyor of spirited beverages? To me, it sounds like 6 of one and a half dozen of the other.
    Well stated. The issue of supporting a local business is moot.

    Therefore, imaplanner's hypothesis is based strictly on the taste factor.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Is it wrong if you go for a walk to get some exercise, but then stop at the party store on the way back to buy a 24 oz can of Busch Light?

    Not that I would do something like that, but just theoretically?
    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Thoeretically speaking, you would stop at a pub for a pint.
    On my way walk home from the pub after one pint of Founders Pale Ale, I stumble across a $50.00 bill laying in the sidewalk.

    Theoretically speaking, do I pick it up and claim it as mine? Do I leave it alone? One caveat; I was planning on having a party at my place the next night. I could really use the cash. Theoretically speaking, if I took the money, how would I spend the $50.00? If you take this route, be specific about how the $50.00 would be spent, preferably with evidence to back your claims about how much things would cost.
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