Several years back one of the guards at the diamond exchange was drinking on the job. Joe had a Bud for breakfast. He drank another two on his coffee break. His lunch consisted of six beers. According to his calculation Joe consumed 15-16 beers during the course of a day. Finally his doctor advised Joe to cut down of his beers.
“I’m not stopping nothing.” Joe was stubborn and ignored the warning, as his belly bloated to an enormous size.
On his next check-up the doctor informed him that his distended stomach was from the beer carbonation seeping through his stomach lining into his body. The only remedy was a complete cessation of beer and soda and Joe bemoaned his fall from grace.
“Even after the four week abstinence I won’t be able to drink beer. Not like a man is supposed to drink beer.”
I commiserated with my friend, because I’m a lightweight in my old age.
I have no more 20-beer nights.
These days five beers are too many, although I can put down ten when the thirst is on me.
Neither Joe nor I were world-class drinkers like Andre the Giant who drank enough for 30 men according to this piece from Wikpedia.
“He has been unofficially crowned “The Greatest Drunk on Earth” for once consuming 119 12-ounce beers in 6 hours. On an episode of WWE’s Legends of Wrestling, Mike Graham claimed that André once drank 197 16-ounce beers in one sitting, which was confirmed by Dusty Rhodes. In her autobiography, The Fabulous Moolah alleges that André drank 327 beers and passed out in a hotel bar in Reading, Pennsylvania, and because the staff could not move him, they had to leave him there until he regained consciousness.”
I’d died after drinking a 10th of his epic feat.
Andre the Giant would rise from the ashes of his hangover and drink as if there had been no yesterday.
My next beer is to him.
The God of Beermas and his ghost wants his beers during this Oktoberfest, so lift your beers to the Giant.
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