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May 19, 2006

Armpit Deep in Empties

I once had an uncle who used to have a barrel (about the same size as a 45 gallon drum) in the corner of his living room where he would throw all his beer caps. It was a little over a third full, it was pretty impressive to see and try to comprehend drinking all that beer.

Last year a townhouse in Ogden, Utah was found that simply dwarfs my uncles barrel. Approximately 70,000 cans filled the house. The tennant lived there for 8 years, this works out almost exactly to a case (24) of beer a day, every day, for eight years!!

I know on a long trip back from the cottage with a couple of cases of empties in the trunk the smell is almost enough to knock you over when you pop the trunk. I couldn't imagine living in a place that reeked of stale beer.

Though if I was drinking a case of beer a day I'd have to think that by around beers 17 or 18 I was Scrooge McDuck and diving off a counter top into a big pile of beer cans.


Posted by hypnobee at May 19, 2006 12:54 PM