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100-year-old says 63,000 beers have kept him young (Hold muh BEER!)
Ananova ^ | November 6, 2002

Posted on 11/06/2002 12:12:40 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29

Centenarian Edgar Moore says downing almost 63,000 pints of beer has kept him young.

Mr Moore has drunk two pints a day since he left school at 14.

This means at 100 he's sunk 62,780 pints and spent £87,000 on beer at today's prices.

The retired farm worker told The Sun : "I've enjoyed a couple of pints of mild every single day since I started work, and I think it's kept me young.

"When you tot up the cost it sounds a fortune but it's a small price for all the enjoyment.

"There's nothing like having a natter with the lads and a laugh with the barmaids. I've got a dodgy knee, but I still manage to walk half a mile backwards and forwards to the pub at lunchtime."

Mr Moore was bought his first beer by fellow farmhands in 1916 and didn't miss a session for 61 years at the Mill Road club in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

After moving in 1981 he shifted his allegiance to the Pied Piper two miles away and still rolls up each lunchtime


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1 posted on 11/06/2002 12:12:40 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29
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To: da_toolman
DUDE - One more six pac and you can catch this guy!
2 posted on 11/06/2002 12:21:55 PM PST by phasma proeliator
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Centenarian Edgar Moore says downing almost 63,000 pints of beer has kept him young....This means at 100 he's sunk 62,780 pints and spent £87,000 on beer at today's prices.

That's alot for something that you only rent.......

3 posted on 11/06/2002 12:22:53 PM PST by b4its2late
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
I gotta say, as a homebrewer, this is INSPIRING! I think I'll be toddling off to the brew shop for some supplies, in honor of this gent!
4 posted on 11/06/2002 12:23:22 PM PST by Frank_Discussion
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
"There's nothing like having a natter with the lads and a laugh with the barmaids. I've got a dodgy knee, but I still manage to walk half a mile backwards and forwards to the pub at lunchtime."

This guy's my new hero. Since he has such a head start on me
I better go get started if I want to catch up.
5 posted on 11/06/2002 12:32:03 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: Frank_Discussion
I'm with you. Make mine a wee heavy, however.
6 posted on 11/06/2002 12:40:31 PM PST by doodad
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To: doodad
I'm partial to hoppy browns. And you?
7 posted on 11/06/2002 1:07:42 PM PST by Frank_Discussion
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
I am in favor of daily beer drinking myself. I down two or three 12-oz bottles every day. Hopefully I'll still be drinking them 60 years from now when I turn 100.
8 posted on 11/06/2002 1:13:12 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
The retired farm worker told The Sun : "I've enjoyed a couple of pints of mild every single day since I started work, and I think it's kept me young.

His contemporaries who drank stout could not be reached for comment.

9 posted on 11/06/2002 1:42:37 PM PST by ravinson
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To: SamAdams76
" am in favor of daily beer drinking myself. I down two or three 12-oz bottles every day. Hopefully I'll still be drinking them 60 years from now when I turn 100. "

Me too ...Since I turned 21 ( am now 50 ) , few days have gone by without my having 2-3 beers , and a snifter . 50 years to go !

10 posted on 11/06/2002 2:07:41 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Frank_Discussion
My absolute fav is Kolsch. Here in Ga it becomes necessary in the summer to fridge even in the basement to do lagers, so this is my cheat. I keg all my beers and so have quite the production going on. (4 kegs) Hoppy browns are quite good, but the old german ales and lagers are a fav. Except for my prize winning chocolate covered cherry stout. Aged 1 year..mmmmmmmm
11 posted on 11/06/2002 5:03:06 PM PST by doodad
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To: COB1; LadyX; Scuttlebutt; razorback-bert; Billie; beowolf; Fred Mertz; humblegunner; Eaker; ...
I resent them giving humblegunner's name...
12 posted on 11/06/2002 5:07:24 PM PST by ofMagog
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
1. "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin

2. I (me, LibKill) drink beer every day. If you set eyes on me you would underestimate my age by at least ten years. Everyone else does.

13 posted on 11/06/2002 5:10:16 PM PST by LibKill
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To: Stingray51
bump!
14 posted on 11/06/2002 5:10:57 PM PST by Rodney King
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To: Frank_Discussion
I gotta say, as a homebrewer, this is INSPIRING! I think I'll be toddling off to the brew shop for some supplies, in honor of this gent!

Long time homebrewer myself. Going to spend the weekend with a fellow FReeper couple teaching them the craft. They were down a few weeks ago making a batch of Charlie Papazian's Toad Spit Stout, and will be taking them their share.

This man has tapped into an eternal wisdom that not enough people have yet - naturally made alcohol products consumed in moderation (and yes, 2 pints a day is certainly moderate enough) is a gift from God.

15 posted on 11/06/2002 5:13:39 PM PST by brewcrew
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To: ofMagog
Well, at least we know gunner's real age.
I always thought he looked a mite older than twenty-two.
16 posted on 11/06/2002 5:14:40 PM PST by COB1
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Well, I am up to about 30000 pints this year. I KNEW beer was my key to immortality!

After last night, I think I will add quite a fewe numbers to that list! LOL!

17 posted on 11/06/2002 5:17:21 PM PST by Arioch7
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
...downing almost 63,000 pints of beer has kept him young.

If I start drinking now, it shouldn't take much more than a few hundred years to be completely - uh - old...

18 posted on 11/06/2002 5:19:10 PM PST by Libloather
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To: LibKill
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin

Isn't he dead?

19 posted on 11/06/2002 5:22:24 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
1. (LibKill) "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin"

2. Isn't he dead?

Yep. He was one of those "dead white guys" that communists love to cr@p on.

But, he died of old age, and he died happy.

20 posted on 11/06/2002 5:28:10 PM PST by LibKill
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To: LibKill
I figure if I drink a beer a day, I will live a long time. Right now, I'm a 177 years old....in beer years.
21 posted on 11/06/2002 5:46:05 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: LibKill
Yeah but I hope the old codger went to Hell for not offering us any.
22 posted on 11/06/2002 5:47:54 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
Yeah but I hope the old codger went to Hell for not offering us any.

That's a little tackey. No, that's really crude.

If Ben Franklin had met you in a Philedelphia Tavern, he would have bought you a beer, invited you to sit down and would have engaged you in a spirited discussion of the issues of the day.

In my opinion you have failed in your crude attempt at humor.

Go spank yourself.

23 posted on 11/06/2002 5:54:39 PM PST by LibKill
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To: LibKill
Have a beer and lighten up. We don't need any more prudes around here.
24 posted on 11/06/2002 5:59:42 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
Have a beer and lighten up. We don't need any more prudes around here.

Major apologies. I mistook your humor for dogma.

I am hoisting a Fosters right now!

FReegards,

LibKill

25 posted on 11/06/2002 6:08:23 PM PST by LibKill
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To: LibKill
I mistook your humor for dogma.

You insensitive clod. My dogma got run over by a karma yesterday.

26 posted on 11/06/2002 6:12:09 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: doodad
Yum! When are we invited to your house? (I'm 10 miles down the road in Dunwoody).

Personally, not being a homebrew type, I prefer Guinness (those pint cans with the "draft" device are a wonderous thing) and darker microbrews. I have a bottle coke machine with 7 slots, 5 with beer and 2 with soft drinks. ;-)
27 posted on 11/06/2002 6:14:28 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: LibKill
" I (me, LibKill) drink beer every day. If you set eyes on me you would underestimate my age by at least ten years. Everyone else does. "

Same here . I'm 50 , but most people think I'm just pushing 40 . I was proofed in bars until I was in my early 30s !
My Japanese students ( I teach JHS ) think I am in my 30's ! I thought it was the Boudreau genes , but now I know it's THE BEER !


28 posted on 11/06/2002 6:14:59 PM PST by sushiman
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To: ofMagog

Let 'em stew.

29 posted on 11/06/2002 6:17:37 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: brewcrew
...a batch of Charlie Papazian's Toad Spit Stout...

Charlie. [Doffs hat, holds over heart...] Charlie Papazian. The Man...

Just bottled my Christmas brew - a little different time, one of Charlie's recipes, honey, fresh ginger, orange peels, and a couple of cinnamon sticks in the boil, lotsa hops. If I read it right the final gravity tells me it's about 137% alcohol. You shouldn't drink while testing...but hey, "relax. Don't worry. Have a homebrew..."

30 posted on 11/06/2002 6:20:21 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: AppyPappy
STOP!!!

Have mercy!

I may die laughing at myself!!!!

:)

31 posted on 11/06/2002 6:20:21 PM PST by LibKill
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
The Beer Prayer:

Our lager,
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy drink.
Thy will be drunk, (I will be drunk), At home as it is in the tavern.
Give us this day our foamy head,
And forgive us our spillage,
As we forgive those who spill against us. And lead us not to incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers.
For thine is the beer, the bitter, and the lager.
Barmen.

32 posted on 11/06/2002 6:20:43 PM PST by Lady Jag
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
You can live off of beer as long as you take a daily multivitamin . . . although I wouldn't recommend it
33 posted on 11/06/2002 6:26:13 PM PST by realpatriot71
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
I haven't had a beer in over a month or so, after reading this post, I've all of a sudden got this craving...
34 posted on 11/06/2002 6:28:04 PM PST by sonofron
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Bourbon works faster and tastes a lot better.
35 posted on 11/06/2002 6:38:20 PM PST by Temple Owl
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To: LibKill
What do you hear about Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross? Is it really true?
36 posted on 11/06/2002 6:40:32 PM PST by Temple Owl
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To: Temple Owl
What do you hear about Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross? Is it really true?

How should I know? I was born long after they went to their great reward.

However, my studies of History tell me that Ben Franklin was a very gentlemanly ladies man. And he was very popular with the ladies, if you get my meaning, wink-wink, nudge-nudge.

I say no more.

37 posted on 11/06/2002 6:45:56 PM PST by LibKill
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To: realpatriot71
>>You can live off of beer as long as you take a daily multivitamin

In college, we talked about marketing beer that way, with a vitamin attached to the beer can.
38 posted on 11/06/2002 6:45:58 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster
In college, we talked about marketing beer that way, with a vitamin attached to the beer can.

I think many of us inadvertantly did, in fact, live off of beer for awhile in college. There were times when all I'd eat for the day was a sandwich before beginning the next round of partying.

Good times . . . I think(?) . . . :-)

39 posted on 11/06/2002 6:51:35 PM PST by realpatriot71
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To: Billthedrill
Charlie. [Doffs hat, holds over heart...] Charlie Papazian. The Man...

Geez, Drill. You scared me to death! (Actually, I just spilled a little.) I had to Google to make sure ol' Pap was still around.

By the way. Hope you kept an eye on the corn sugar.

40 posted on 11/06/2002 6:54:51 PM PST by plymaniac
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To: Temple Owl
A pint of MacAndrews to the ol' man.

Scotch Ale is better because it tastes like it has a shot of scotch in every pint of ale.

41 posted on 11/06/2002 6:58:46 PM PST by Cvengr
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To: phasma proeliator
DUDE - One more six pac and you can catch this guy!

LOL

Dude, yer gettin' a Dos Equis!!!
42 posted on 11/06/2002 8:45:13 PM PST by da_toolman
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To: Cvengr
Exactly so. That's why I love the wee heavy with the peated malts.
43 posted on 11/07/2002 2:08:47 AM PST by doodad
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To: doodad
:::looks at everyone::: eh...no beer for me think ill just sit back and stick with pepsi (im only 19 so hehehe)and even then id rather just have pepsi heh
44 posted on 11/07/2002 2:29:52 AM PST by MetalHeadConservative35
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To: doodad
Lagers? Never tried that myself, far too hot in Houston, and I have no room for a brew fridge. *sigh*

The stout is intriguing - any chance I could get the recipe? Sounds like a healthy drink!
46 posted on 11/07/2002 6:58:47 AM PST by Frank_Discussion
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To: brewcrew
"consumed in moderation" - Aye, the key to it all!
47 posted on 11/07/2002 6:59:47 AM PST by Frank_Discussion
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