Week 4: Alcohol

Before I start this week’s posting, I would like to mention the passing of an extraordinary person last Monday at the age of 86.  He was Robert Dean Stanley, who among other things created the Chrysler Pentastar logo, when he was employed as a graphic designer for the firm of Lippincott & Margulies in New York City.

Robert Dean Stanley was the father of Dean Stanley, who is a regular attendee at the various happy hour parties, that many of you from the Detroit area have attended.  Our condolences go out to Dean and his wife, Mary Ellen.

 

RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON SLEEP

A little over half of us typically get less than six hours sleep.  I suspect most of us aren’t surprised at that result.

 

JOKE OF THE WEEK

Three guys were sitting at a table in a biker bar.

A drunk came in, staggered to the table, looked the biggest one in the face and said, “I went by your grandma’s house and I saw her in the hallway, naked. Man, she is fine!”

The biker didn’t say a word. His buddies were confused, because he was a bad dude, and would fight at he drop of a hat.

The drunk said, “I got it on with your grandma and she is good!”

The biker still said nothing, but his buddies were starting to get mad.

The drunk then said, “I’ll tell you something else, your grandma liked it!”

The biker having heard enough, stood up, took the drunk by the shoulder and said,

“Grandpa, you’re drunk! Go home!”

 

WEEK 4: ALCOHOL – DRINK RESPONSIBLY, IF AT ALL

People often have strong feelings when it comes to alcohol and I suspect very few things will change their position on alcohol.  There are plenty of reasons and examples that point to how harmful alcohol can be.  There is also a lot of evidence that moderate drinking can be beneficial to your health.  The key word is “moderation” and for many people, drinking becomes a slippery slope, where moderation often leads to “excess.”

 

THIS WEEK’S POLL

 

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life’s problems.

Source: Matt Groening

SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MINE

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

 

I am using this blog to suggest other self-help books that go into more detail about a trait mentioned in my own book.  Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D. in their chapter sixteen “The Drink”; provides a very balanced view of drinking which they sum up by saying, “If you don’t drink, don’t start.  If you do drink, don’t stop–if you’re able to do it in moderation.”

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http://www.amazon.com/Younger-Next-Year-Strong-Beyond/dp/076114773X

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I couldn’t decide which of these two versions of the famous drinking movie, “Arthur” to suggest, so I decided to suggest both the 1981 version and the 2011 remake.  I think you will find either entertaining, and there is a message in this movie.  If there is no message, it is just entertainment; but, with a message it becomes Art.

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CALL FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S POSTING

Next Monday’s posting will be on “Clothing – Choose Appropriate Clothing”. If you have suggestions for an inspiring and entertaining joke, poll, quote, book or movie related to “Clothing”, please send me an email at HarmonyBooksFilmsLLC@comcast.net

 

CONCLUSION

If you believe this blog has any value, I urge you to please pass it on to your friends and people you care about.  And if you have suggestions as to how I can make these Monday posts even more helpful to you, please let me know.

Thank you

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