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Easy: They have more to live for

Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

Via Les Jones, whose headline wins the internet.

9 Responses to “Easy: They have more to live for”

  1. kahr40 Says:

    Its the pickling.

  2. Ben Says:

    Also because they have an effective means of drowning memories of sawing as a form of torture/execution as read on the Internet.

  3. Stuart the Viking Says:

    Thats it… I’m off the wagon!


  4. nk Says:

    I am a drinker. Alcohol makes life less painful, I would say. But …

    If you try to cut a river with a sword,
    It flows faster.
    If you try to drown your troubles in wine,
    They become heavier.

  5. Stormy Dragon Says:

    For the same reason pickles last longer than fresh cucumbers.

  6. treefroggy Says:

    They don’t live longer, they just look that way. Think Keith Richards.

  7. treefroggy Says:

    WOW !! I didn’t even go to the Les Jones web page before writing that. Keith has now become a Jungian archetype for personal dissipation.

  8. SPQR Says:

    It just seems longer for the non-drinkers.

  9. Dan Says:

    I drink a little, and I’m heavy. Does that count?