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Did You Know the Solo Cup is also a Measuring Cup (for Booze)?
Discovery.com ^ | Wed Jun 13, 2012 02:10 PM ET | By Alice Truong

Posted on 06/21/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT by Red Badger

UPDATE: A Solo rep has reached out and provided us with a new graphic. Turns out, while surprisingly accurate, those lines were not intended to measure spirits.

College students are familiar with Solo red cups. But they probably couldn’t tell you what the lines mean.

The party cup actually doubles as a measuring cup — except for liquor instead of milk. The first line above the base is the one-ounce marker, or a serving of liquor. The second denotes five ounces, useful for measuring wine. And the third one signifies 12 ounces, perfect for beer (the cheaper, the better) — probably the only acceptable liquid for a Solo cup.

Good to know for the next kegger.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beer; liquor; spirits; wine
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1 posted on 06/21/2012 2:06:47 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

proceed to party...


2 posted on 06/21/2012 2:09:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Red Badger

Only the red ones.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TurboZamboni

If I drank 60 ozs of water a day, I’d have to live in the bathroom................


4 posted on 06/21/2012 2:11:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: TurboZamboni

—proceed to party...—

Not gonna happen with that “great” Shirley Temple.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: TurboZamboni

AKA the “Pelosi shot glass” ?


6 posted on 06/21/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Red Badger
I drink about a half gallon to a gallon of water every day, and I spend a LOT of time in the back yard. ;)

/johnny

7 posted on 06/21/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red Badger

I believe the 12 oz line but I don’t believe the other two lines are 5 and 1 oz respectively. Just doesn’t look right. I’d have to measure this myself. Seems both of those measurements should be higher up.


8 posted on 06/21/2012 2:16:46 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Red Badger

We mix polymers in those cups at work. I’ll have to see if those lines are useful for our purposes.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 2:19:34 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red Badger

Boy, things must have changed since my college days — I mean, *Measure* booze, wine, or beer???????????????

Wimps!!!


10 posted on 06/21/2012 2:20:11 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Drew68
Seems both of those measurements should be higher up.

They should move up as the evening progresses, eh?

11 posted on 06/21/2012 2:21:03 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Drew68
Seems both of those measurements should be higher up.

Or maybe you just like a strong drink..... nothing wrong with that.... :)

12 posted on 06/21/2012 2:21:43 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Red Badger
I've been on a diet that required 64 oz a day and, yes, you wear a path to the bathroom. Or, get one of these at your desk:


13 posted on 06/21/2012 2:21:43 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I take Lisinopril for BP which also has a diuretic in it. If I so much as look at water I have to go............


14 posted on 06/21/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68

some language


15 posted on 06/21/2012 2:23:45 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TurboZamboni

My red solo cup.

I fill you up.


16 posted on 06/21/2012 2:25:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Red Badger
This thread gets a "thumbs up" from Toby: Red Solo Cup
17 posted on 06/21/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: cuban leaf

Oh! They gave me one of those at the hospital after may last operation!

I thought it was a free wine decanter...............


18 posted on 06/21/2012 2:27:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger
--I take Lisinopril for BP which also has a diuretic in it. If I so much as look at water I have to go...--

Really? Isn't this a beautiful photo? Feel free to post when you get back. :-)


19 posted on 06/21/2012 2:28:26 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Red Badger

You can use it for a lot of things, but I’d wash it between uses. Personally, I don’t like salty wine.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 2:32:37 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

LOL! I just got back!..............


21 posted on 06/21/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

At my old church we had a party around the time of Halloween and were supposed to do everything “disgusting” so one couple brought a full sized kids training toilet and some bags of chips. The removable bowl contained the bean dip.

It had never been used, or so they said...


22 posted on 06/21/2012 2:34:11 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

You can cook with it!...........

23 posted on 06/21/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

I’ll just do the one. I leave it to you to scroll up when needed. ;-)


24 posted on 06/21/2012 2:35:14 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

http://www.fabulousfoods.com/recipes/kitty-litter-cake-for-halloween

Try this next time!...........


25 posted on 06/21/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

Well heck. I’m wasting my time washing the stupid thing!


26 posted on 06/21/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Red Badger

How come blue solo cups never get any face time?


27 posted on 06/21/2012 2:40:47 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Red Badger

That is AWESOME. We’ll have to try that at the college this year!


28 posted on 06/21/2012 2:40:47 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Red Badger

Duh you didn’t know that ROFL


29 posted on 06/21/2012 2:41:38 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: cuban leaf

With a shot of medium grade Johnny Walker, you have a Shirley Temple Black.


30 posted on 06/21/2012 2:42:13 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: cuban leaf

I go before I leave for work, at 4:30am. I drink 6-8 16.9 oz bottles at work. I usually don’t need to go until I get home around 6:30pm


31 posted on 06/21/2012 2:50:25 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Red Badger

Of course, a lot of people who use the red cup for adult bevs just fill it up to the top anyway.


32 posted on 06/21/2012 2:50:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87...[glugglugglugglugglugglugglugglug!] "Thanks, I needed that.")
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To: cuban leaf

A ‘variation’ is to put splashes of yellow food color hither and yon.........


33 posted on 06/21/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

Even if I made this myself & knew the kitty litter pan & pooper scooper were new ..... I don’t know if I could bring myself to eat it. After years of dealing with litter pans, this is just too realistic!!! I passed the recipe on to a younger generation - I suspect it will be at their next Halloween party!


34 posted on 06/21/2012 2:50:44 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: mountn man

You must have a stainless steel bladder............


35 posted on 06/21/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger
No backyard barbecue is complete without the ubiquitous red Solo cup!

Just seeing the red Solo cup puts me in the mood for taking a six-pack out to the picnic table on a hot muggy day (like today) and putting some steaks on the grill.

36 posted on 06/21/2012 2:57:52 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Toby Keith with “Red Solo Cup”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMEtqj2Fa4s&feature=related


37 posted on 06/21/2012 3:20:15 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Uncle Ike
Boy, things must have changed since my college days — I mean, *Measure* booze, wine, or beer???????????????

College, where alcoholics are created.

38 posted on 06/21/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: TurboZamboni
Red Solo cup ...

Is there anything it can't do?

39 posted on 06/21/2012 3:59:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: Uncle Ike

If you’re drinking out of Solo cups, the only measurement is full.


40 posted on 06/21/2012 4:11:51 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: NonValueAdded

It’s like the duct tape of cups!


41 posted on 06/21/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Red Badger
A little story.

About 18 years ago I was on a job. We were demoing some pipe from over head. My partner cut the pipe halfway through, and let it hang down. I held the low part of the pipe while he cut the pipe the rest of the way through. When the pipe dropped, it hit a tool box, and whipped out of my hands and hit me on top of my head (I was wearing a hard hat), It instantly dropped me to my knees .

So, I get taken to the hospital. While there they tell me I need to do a drug test (to see if I was under the influence when I got hurt.)

About 15 minutes later, I tell them I can do the test, as I had 2 large Diet Cokes on my way to work. 10-15 minutes later, I tell them I can REALLY do the test. About 15 minutes later I tell them I NEED to do the test.

Seriously, 15 minutes later they bring me a 1 liter urine bottle. I tell them I might need another bottle, as I've had 2 large diet cokes. The nurse chuckles and says they can get me another bottle if needed. (Yeah, great. With as long as it took them to get the first one?)

So, the nurse closes the curtain (but stayed inside the curtain) I get off the gurney and turn around and do my business.

I filled the bottle right up to the neck of the top.

The nurse was amazed, as she's never seen anybody pee so much. I get back on the gurney. She opens the curtain and walks away.

A few minutes later, 2 doctors walk by, look in, and start laughing.

I guess I became the topic of conversation.

42 posted on 06/21/2012 4:22:41 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Red Badger
The first line above the base is the one-ounce marker, or a serving of liquor.

One ounce is not a serving of liquor.

43 posted on 06/21/2012 6:11:54 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ah...you prefer to use a tree.


44 posted on 06/21/2012 6:19:31 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Red Badger

Table of Equivalents

Bachelor Measuring Units Customary Household Measuring Units
1 shotglass 3 Tablespoons
1 handful (dry measure) 1/3 cup
1 handful (liquid measure) 1/2 cup
1 mouthful 1/3 cup
1 good splash (from tap) 4 Tbsp
1 good splash (from wine bottle) 1/2 cup
1 good splash (from whisky bottle into highball glass) 6 fl oz
1 beer can 1 cup
1 dog dish 1 pint
1 teaspoon too much salt
1 Tablespoon too much instant coffee
1 cup too much mixer
1 pint not enough whisky
1 quart too much gin
1 gallon enough beer to last until halftime
1 peck I forgot to buy sweet corn
1 bushel I bought too much
1 pound 3 oz of T-bone steak after 15 minutes on the grill

The Bachelor Home Companion: A Practical Guide to Keeping House Like a Pig (O'Rourke, P. J.) by P. J. O'Rourke (Mar 13, 1997)

45 posted on 06/21/2012 7:16:12 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Krankor
Nah... anywhere in the yard that neighborhood kids and Gladys Kravits can't see me works just fine.

/johnny

46 posted on 06/21/2012 7:18:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Pilsner
I rolled my eyes when I saw the TOE title, because we had to memorize that kind of crap in culinary school. And then I actually read your version.

Scared the catz right out of the room LOLing so hard.

/johnny

47 posted on 06/21/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red Badger; cuban leaf

***LOL! I just got back!..............***

Now I have to go!


48 posted on 06/21/2012 7:58:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Melas

I guess you’ll have to go to MSNBC, CNN, ABC, etc to catch
the blue cups but something tells me it isn’t worth it to you ; )


49 posted on 06/21/2012 8:35:28 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: EEGator

Hahaha! That was great, never seen it...thanks for posting the link!


50 posted on 06/21/2012 8:39:30 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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