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Eric - ill subliminal
Excuse me, are you the sommelier? Yes. I'd like to know what pair well with a $2,000+ car repair bill? Yes sir, I believe a leaking water heater that has flooded you laundry room and requires a complete replacement would be just the pairing. Well, that is exactly what I'll have. The fucked up special please.
Sorry. I wish to reject this pairing and ask for one that will keep me sane! Because this bitch is about to lose her mind with all the shit we've dealt with the last few months! - Elena from iPhone
Dang, that is not fair. - Marie
:( I'm sorry, guys. - Jenny H. from Android
Downsizing the water heater size helps on price, but it's still four digits of fail. Installation happening now. - Eric - ill subliminal
Ugh. I am so sorry :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Yuck. - Steele Lawman
I'm so sorry, y'all. :( - The First NoeLB from Android
Damn. I'm really sorry. - vicster: hon. canadian
Damn. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Jeez, not another thing. - Joe
Oh no! - Katy S from iPhone
I am so ready for this year to be over. It has been one thing after another. Hopefully 2015 will be a lot easier on our wallet! - Elena
I don't know, but a bottle of whiskey seems like a much better pairing to me. - April Russo
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @torstenbeeck: Google gives insights to the four major religions.
RT @torstenbeeck: Google gives insights to the four major religions.
past-da-farian? - Ken Morley
Once you turn to the dark side of PDF, there is no salvation. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
past-da-farian? - Ken Morley - Tolgardo
I really miss the Friendfeed firehose circa 2008. No other site or service comes close to the power (or awesomeness) of this platform and community. Not reddit, hacker news, twitter, nor facebook can deliver such powerful aggregation and filtering abilities. Long live FF. Happy holidays to those still here. /respect
Happy holidays, BDE! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Howdy, sir. - SAM
Yeeeees! Those days were *the best* ahhh, memories :) Happy Holidays to you too, BDE. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
So nice to see the OG FF crew still here. Wishing everyone a safe and fun new year. Now if only I remembered the hacks/workarounds to reconnect my feeds up. :) - BDE
Happy Holidays! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Jason Toney
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look:
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look:
Interesting. I had thought LEDs were still less light per watt than the sodium lamps used in streetlights… ( - Amit Patel
I've lived through every change of street lighting except gaslight. Every color change since incandescent has been jarring and seemed Wrong. Colors were always changed from "real". When my street switched to LEDs I was charmed. The first few nights seemed eerie. But in a way the street now looks more natural. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Amit Patel
I was patient. The egret caught a fish.
Amit Patel
Hayward Shoreline was a good walk (~6mi). Some birds — not many. It was fun watching the pelicans and egrets fishing.
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Andrew C (✔)
RT @saladinahmed: That time a movie depicting the assassination of George W. Bush was yanked from theaters due to right wing pressure.
RT @saladinahmed: That time a movie depicting the assassination of George W. Bush was yanked from theaters due to right wing pressure.
"Look, if you are going to credibly defend freedom of expression, it requires that you be consistent. You can't just defend the words or images you agree with. That's not how freedom of expression works. And deep down, I know that King and the pundits on the right know this. But too often they are playing to their political base or the consumers of their media outlets at the expense of... more... - Steve C Team Marina
I had forgotten (or never knew?) about that film, but it seems similar aside from the hacking aspect. - John (bird whisperer)
Steele Lawman
I hope you will join me in wishing Mama and Pop Lawson a happy 49th anniversary!
Happy anniversary, Mama Lawson and Pop Lawson! - bentley
Happy anniversary! - Marianne
Happy anniversary! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy anniversary! I think that cake is bigger than both of you! - laura x
Happy anniversary! - ellbeecee
Congratulations! - Stephen Francoeur
Happy anniversary!!! - lris
Happy anniversary to them! - Pete
Happy Anniversary! It's a great time of year for those (my parents are celebrating their 49th tomorrow). - Katy S from iPhone
Happy anniversary, Lawsons! (It's funny, Katy, my aunt & uncle will have their 49th this month, too.) - Corinne L
Also, that's a great wedding photo! Congrats! - Katy S from iPhone
Congrats to Pop and best wishes to Mama! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy Anniversary! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy anniversary! - Meg VMeg from Android
Happy anniversary, Mama L! - The First NoeLB from Android
Thank you all! - Mama Lawson
Move over burrito, bibimbap and biriani, it's all about creamed cod roe - Telegraph -
Move over burrito, bibimbap and biriani, it's all about creamed cod roe - Telegraph
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"Smoked kelp. Lingonberries. Fermented Baltic sea herring. Creamed cod roe paste. These are just some of the weird and wonderful Scandinavian foods that are brought to these shores by husband-and-wife team, Jonas Aurell and Bronte Blomhøj." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"Scandi Kitchen was never going to become mainstream from a single outlet in London so when customers began asking for ingredients to make dishes at home, the founders spotted an opportunity to launch a retail business within the café. “We knew which foods people were buying so we started stocking them,” says Aurell. “And because people had been eating at the café, they trusted our... more... - Eivind
"“Smoked kelp has become a wonderfully popular seasoning,” says Aurell. “We supply a lot of lingonberries [a relative of the cranberry] and cloudberries [orange raspberries] frozen or in jams or cordials. “Then there’s our creamed cod roe paste, which is like Marmite – if you love it, you miss it when you leave Scandinavia.” Surströmming, however, a fermented Baltic sea herring, has yet... more... - Eivind
Sarah G.
TiL 80 year olds are getting more action than I do...
Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters deep underground around the world: Waters could support isolated life -- ScienceDaily -
Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters deep underground around the world: Waters could support isolated life -- ScienceDaily
"A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto's Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth's surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Common in Precambrian Shield rocks -- the oldest rocks on Earth -- the ancient waters have a chemistry similar to that found near deep sea vents, suggesting these waters can support microbes living in isolation from the surface." - Maitani
Volume of world's oldest water estimated - Maitani
Todd Hoff
Ocean Acidification Harming Shellfish | The Scientist Magazine® -
Ocean Acidification Harming Shellfish | The Scientist Magazine®
"Climate change is bad for commercial oyster and mussel growers. But until recently, researchers weren’t sure exactly how rising CO2 levels and the resultant ocean acidification—reduced pH—harmed the farmed bivalves. This week (December 15), researchers proposed an answer: it’s all about saturation state. In a paper published in Nature Climate Change, scientists from Oregon State University and state agencies reported that the larvae of Pacific oysters and Mediterranean mussels have a hard time forming their calcium carbonate shells as the surrounding seawater’s saturation state falls. Saturation state is a measure of how corrosive the seawater is to the shells that the larvae make as they grow, and as CO2 increases in the atmosphere, saturation state drops. A lower saturation state means more corrosive water. “Biological oceanographers have speculated that early life stages of marine organisms might be particularly sensitive to ocean acidification, but the underlying mechanisms... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Yep. A very troubling harbinger. :( - Jenny H. from Android
The oysters in this study are imported from Japan not native to the Pacific North West. The average PH of the ocean water they come from is naturally more alkaline "8.5 PH" than the waters off the coast of Oregon "8.1 PH." The larval die off which occurred is actually due to up welling. Oregon's natural oysters indigenous to the area are thriving. The aquaculture farms that have... more... - Eric Logan
Victor Ganata
Even though the optics look terrible and it looks like they're caving to terrorists, I think Sony realizes they're going to lose a fuckton of money on this movie and they're pulling the plug solely for financial reasons. #capitalismFTW
It might not be worth it for international markets. The CEO of Sony wanted a graphic scene of Kim Jong Un blowing up altered. - Rodfather
I think they're now going to make a butt-tonne of cash in the streaming and DVD market. Forbidden fruit and a FUCK YOU to North Korea? Gold mine. - Johnny
Plus, except for a few YouTube ads, the only times I've heard about the movie is from back in June or the recent hacks. They could have a tiny advertising spend. - Johnny
It's been all over the commercials here. Every damn TV show I watch has ads for that film. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah its all over commercials here. Lots of promos on Comedy Central especially...they even were on @Midnight promoting the film. - Chris Topher
Yeah, I think they've burned a lot of money trying to make this happen despite how the hacking has wreaked havoc on their other productions, but someone must've seen the balance sheet and said fuck it, totally not worth it. - Victor Ganata
Big Joe Silence
the central library in my city is closing permanently on the 23rd. oldest is pretty upset about this and i am none too pleased myself. she made me promise to bring her back this week with a camera and take more photos and let her say goodbye.
Oh geez, that's awful! Can you get library cards for another city or will Arlington just not have a library? - Jessie
we have loads of branches. supposedly they will build and open a new central library by 2017, but it's a bit like W saying we're going to the moon and then gutting NASA. the old library site will be a new commercial real estate development and will likely stand empty like the rest of our dead downtown area. - Big Joe Silence
:( - Alix May
we can give Jerry Jones and the Cowboys a free $1.6 billion stadium (and then make them tax-exempt) but we can't do shit for the citizenry or their children. - Big Joe Silence
Fuck, I'm sorry. - Meg VMeg
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Ah, that sucks. Poor kiddo. Hopefully she'll love one of the branch libraries just as much. - Kirsten
Wow. - Joe
i remember when this building opened in 1973. alot of good childhood memories for me there, not to mention happy memories of our kids discovering a greater love for reading and story-telling. - Big Joe Silence
Maxwell is a big brother... Benjamin born early Monday morning...
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Thanks... tomorrow is the big day for Maxwell to meet his little brother. Everyone is doing well... even better now since we got some sleep. - Harold
congrats! - imabonehead
Congrats - Katy S
Congratulations! - vicster: hon. canadian
Congratulations to you all! - Stephan from iPhone
Congrats, Kamilah and Harold and Maxwell! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wonderful congratulations! - Steve C Team Marina
Congratulations!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
CONGRATS! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Grats :) - Eivind
Congratulations! - The First NoeLB from Android
Congratulations, you four <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Maria the realtor knocked on my door. I'd been expecting someone to bring me the eviction notice and have been gearing up for a legal fight. Instead she brought the new owner with a deal.
He said he wants to move into our unit. He said we can be here through January and he won't charge me rent. - Starmama
Maria said Tito won't be asking for any back rent from me either. I asked for everything in writing and she said she'll get a letter from Tito, and the new owner said he'll write me a letter, Maria said she'll get both to me ASAP. - Starmama
They knew they were WRONG. - Starmama
Maria came to her senses, realized I'm not the one to fuck with, and decided she didn't want none. - Starmama
That's good they decided to behave like adults. - Anika
and yesterday I got an extension from the housing authority, so we have until March to find a place without worrying about losing our subsidy. - Starmama
(and damn I hope I find a place in weeks, not months) - Starmama
I'm going to tell them I need more time. can't hurt to ask, right? - Starmama
So very glad. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. — The Nib — Medium -
Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. — The Nib — Medium
Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. — The Nib — Medium
Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. — The Nib — Medium
Stephen Mack
TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley 2014 photos! (December 14, 2014, Downtown SJ,
TiVo Cares Team 1.jpg
TiVo Santa Run 2014.jpg
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(1) A bunch of TiVo employees and The TiVo Guy at the start line. (Not sure who took this photo.) (2) Crowd during the warm-up (photo by Steve Wymer, TiVo VP of Marketing, who was on stage). (3) At the finish line! (Photo by Angel B., a co-worker.) (4) Some celebrities who ran the race! (5) Kids playing in the "snow" at the finish line after the race was done. (6) The TiVo Guy crossing the finish line. (Photos 4-6 by me.) - Stephen Mack
You make a pretty fly Santa, Mr. Mack. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Thanks! My beard was not on straight, though. - Stephen Mack
I would expect nothing less from you. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Timeline of costume removal: Mile 0.1, beard is scratchy and gets in my mouth. Lowered to my chin. Mile 0.5: Santa shirt is warm and sleeves are slipping off my shoulders. Mile 0.7: Pants are flimsy felt and have split fully. Mile 1.4: Hat too warm. Holding it instead of wearing it. Mile 2: Santa shirt removed and tied around waist. (Would have ditched it but it has my bib and tracking chip.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hahaha. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
And this is why I don't do full-body costumes for races. LOL I will wear my base layer of my race pants and shirt, and I'll throw on accoutrements (wings, skirts, arm warmers, head decorations, funky socks, etc) but never will I put on an actual costume. The people planning to run the Star Wars 10K dressed like Stormtroopers are flippin' insane. And so are you, Santa! :P - Hookuh Tinypants
I don't see a Screensaver Santa. - Heisenberg
Hookuh, but that's what brings it a bit of the whole appeal! - Stephen Mack
Cristo, he automatically climbs down the chimney when you've been on the same menu for 23 minutes. - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
When people post about the date containing numerical sequences or other oddities, I always want to point out that "14" is really "2014" which spoils it. In related news, I am a horrible pedant. #saturdayff
The excitement over these "sequences" is lost on me. - Stephan from iPhone
Stephan, I think it's related to an attraction to round numbers and seeing faces in clouds. We are natural-born pattern detectors. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's neither little endian nor big endian. #awkward - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kevin's take also discounts the value of other types of sequences: 05/10/15, for example. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
And 01/01/17 is the next sequential prime day. - Louis Gray
ISO standard is 2014-12-13 - Glen Campbell
rt @trove: A baby was born on 10:11, 12-13-14 in Massachusetts: - chaz2b
Considering we don't really know when Jesus was born, it maybe really should be the year 2018 instead of 2014. I wish God would have had a digital camera with the date and time on it so that he could better document the birth of his son. - Joe
Shannon - GlassMistress
I reconnected with my high school sweetheart last week and he commissioned a bead for his wife. My choices were frog or sea turtle. I made both to cover my bases, and honestly it's the best frog I've ever done, but I am STOKED over the turtle. It will be interesting to see which he chooses.
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Heh. He chose one turtle AND the frog. :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Aww. He rounded his check up $10 and said he's tossing in some gift certificates for the restaurant he works for. Pretty damn nice if you ask me. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh those are ADORABLE! - vicster: hon. canadian
I wish I had better photography skills because these are so much prettier in person. They are packed with dichro glass (think, really sparkly glitter) that you just can see in the photo. - Shannon - GlassMistress
They're breathtaking and oughta win ribbons and prizes and all the shows. I'm such a fan! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^^ *blushing* - Shannon - GlassMistress
Gorgeous. Sent you a message on Etsy. :) - Jenica
Jenica, I replied :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me... Did you know it takes sea turtles about 35 years to begin reproducing? And that they go on very long journeys before that happens? They're sort of a personal totem. :) - Jenica
I love this thread! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Love it Jenica - and I thank you (so does my truck - straight to the tire fund) :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Mary B: #TeamMonique
My parents used to say the road to hell was paved with good intentions. I believe it's paved with superfluous divs.
I wasn't paying attention and missed three steps on the stairs at home and sprained my ankle. Idiot.
:( Hope it's not too painful. - Anne Bouey
Ow ! Feel better. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Ouch >_< I hope youre feeling better soon! - Jennifer Dittrich
Ugh, what a shame. - Marie
:( hope it feels better soon - Sir Shuping is just sir
Owie. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:-( - bentley
Oh no. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks. I have a tennis ball sticking out of my ankle. Worst thing is I'll likely be missing Sophie's Christmas performance tomorrow night. Well, at least I'm not in that Sidney shop. - Stephan from iPhone
:( - Janet from FFHound!
:(( - Alix May
Bastard steps. Does this give you a long Christmas holiday? :) - Eivind
I took the entire month of December off. It's just a bitch hopping around on one leg. - Stephan from iPhone
Mike Nencetti
tough to get a good pic. tried. - Mike Nencetti
Beautiful urn. Glad she is with you for this new path. - Janet from FFHound!
*hug* - Alix May
Be well - WarLord
(((Mike))) - Anne Bouey
Thanks everyone, still processing all this. Not the road I thought we would be on - Mike Nencetti
We're here - Johnny from iPhone
hugs, Mike - Brixie
Eric - ill subliminal
John McCain blasts CIA torture hypocrites for 'rewriting history' -
""You can't claim that tying someone to the floor and having them freeze to death is not torture," McCain said on Face the Nation, citing one of the many grisly details contained in the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogation program. Later, McCain noted it was hypocritical to claim waterboarding wasn't torture because the U.S. tried and hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American prisoners in World War II. Former Bush administration officials and many Republican lawmakers have defended the interrogation program as necessary to produce valuable intelligence, with some claiming the harsh tactics did not amount to torture. --Jon Terbush" - Eric - ill subliminal from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Increasing time between eating controls metabolism and reverses obesity in mice - PRI
"When you feed mice a high fat diet, they like to eat that food all the time. They eat it during the nighttime and during the daytime. Instead of getting a good day's sleep, they tend to eat the food." - Victor Ganata
Sounds like two meals a day is a good plan? - Todd Hoff
(As an aside, I worked with Dr. Zarrinpar when he was a med student and I was a resident at UCSD :D ) - Victor Ganata
What about "grazing" on six tiny meals a day, nutritionists!!?!?? I feel betrayed. - Andrew C (✔)
That was last week Andrew. - Todd Hoff
Bear in mind this was done with high-fat diets (and also with high-carb and specifically high-fructose diets.) It would be interesting to see if the effect is all that pronounced when you feed mice more balanced diets. The changes in gene expression and in the gut microbiome won't be instantaneous, either, so you'll most likely feel like you're starving in the beginning. - Victor Ganata
Diet and Feeding Pattern Affect the Diurnal Dynamics of the Gut Microbiome - Cell - 2014 Dec 2 - the paper focuses mostly on the changes to the gut microbiome - Victor Ganata
"Obese humans and mice have gut microbiomes that are different from their lean controls. In particular, obesity is associated with a reduction in bacteria from the Bacteroidetes phylum and an increase in bacteria from the Firmicutes phylum. Metagenomic analysis of the obese microflora shows that it is enriched for genes associated with lipid and carbohydrate metabolism." - Victor Ganata
"Mice with ad libitum access to normal chow have a cyclical feeding pattern, eating most of their diet during their nighttime active phase and less during their daytime inactive phase…. Mice that have ad libitum access to [a high fat diet] spread their caloric intake, feeding during the dark/active phase and the light/inactive phase." Basically, eating a high fat diet makes you want to eat all the time even when you should be sleeping (at least, if you're a mouse.) - Victor Ganata
OTOH, if you can successfully restrict how often you eat, then the changes a high-fat diet will cause in your gut microbiome won't be deleterious (at least if you're a mouse.) - Victor Ganata
On a ketogenic diet it's pretty easy just to eat once or twice a day, so that may be part its success. - Todd Hoff
A ketogenic diet probably causes a whole other set of changes to the gut microbiome, though. I guess it is kind of misleading to say that it's merely about changing frequency of eating. What the paper actually points out is that switching to a high-fat diet causes deleterious changes in the gut microbiome, but restricting frequency of eating completely mitigates those changes (although... more... - Victor Ganata
Your gut critters will adapt to whatever you eat, so I'm not sure why that is at issue. - Todd Hoff
Why it's an issue is because certain gut critters cause people to gain weight and make them more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yes, but saying there's adaption to diet doesn't really help figure that out because there's always an adaptation. And what I meant in a ketogenic diet is you really do feel less hungry so you have greater intervals between meals, which I've never heard attributed to why it may help people keep weight off. The issue is it's boring as hell. - Todd Hoff
Well, they did speciate the different bacteria and certain species are more associated with obesity and diabetes than others. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Apparently I sent a coworker a message that I licked his work computer last night. Seriously??? Rum, why you do this to me? 🙈
Oh my. - SAM
It was probably salty. - Todd Hoff
Poidh. - Joe
Did you lick the computer last night? :P - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
That is not how you taste test the recipes on Tumblr, young lady. - Steven Perez from Android
Don't feel too bad, Z. I drunkenly danced with some dude named Ole and literally crawled into the apartment last night. I don't even know what I was drinking last night. - Jenny H. from Android
Mark Trapp
Took a while, but I finally finished my write-up of Brandopoly, the thing I was working on for almost a decade:
Took a while, but I finally finished my write-up of Brandopoly, the thing I was working on for almost a decade:
Wow, really interesting - thanks for writing that up, Mark. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks for checking it out! Been weird to write about something that close to the chest for so long. - Mark Trapp
Wife apparently trying to pull an all-nighter to get 5 more felt ornaments done so my son can give them to his classmates as gifts for his birthday.
Those are wonderful! - Anne Bouey
Unfortunately couldn't finish in time but we'll probably take them in sometime next week as holiday gifts. - rönin
So cute! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
They're super cute! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Rum is good to me. Vodka hangovers are like having the flu, man. Ain't nobody got time for that!
hmm, I don't really drink anymore (alcohol in general irritates my stomach) But, back when I did, I don't think I ever experienced a Vodka hangover. Now, a Tequila hangover? Man, that mess nearly gave me PTSD. I may be the only Mexican who has banned Tequila from her home. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
interesting. I'm a bit opposite. rum will ruin me for days while vodka just kinda evaporates. tequila, yeah, only under strict supervision and followed by days of doing nothing. whiskey is a 50/50 chance of regretful headache. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I heard on NPR there is no difference between different boozes and their hangover effects. It's all about quantity, hydration levels etc. Though experientially it's possible to have pretty similar circumstances around imbibing in certain spirits, which gives the impression of different hangovers. - SAM
^Lies. SAM, stop spreading your commie-pinko propaganda. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
for real. whomever is stating such falsehoods on public radio has never had too much mezcal. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Man, vodka messes me up bad. Gin too. But tequila, rum, brandy, and any liqueur are cool with me. I haven't tried scotch or whiskey so that's next on the list. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Intoxication With Bourbon Versus Vodka: Effects on Hangover, Sleep, and Next-Day Neurocognitive Performance in Young Adults - Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - 2009 Dec 17 "Beverage congeners in bourbon versus vodka did significantly increase the intensity of hangover that was felt, consistent with results from studies in the 1970s." ;) - Victor Ganata
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