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    Carfree since '82. Grrr! JonR's Avatar
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    Make mine a double

    I found this BBC-Online news story:

    (you can probably get to it from here)

    It tells us that Britons spend several times more on cigarettes and alcohol than on preserving health.

    From what I see around me daily, I feel the numbers would be about the same in the US.

    OK, just thought you might be interested.

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Make mine a double chainring.
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    "I spent most of my money on wine and women; the rest I wasted"
    George Best, Manchester United football player of genius in 1960s.

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    Originally posted by John E
    Make mine a double chainring.
    Perhaps no one else will join me in my celebration, as it may be old hat, but I for one am exuberant about having discovered an addiction I can feel good about!

    (Still, "balance, balance..")
    No worries

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    Reminds me of my expedition into the wilds of Afghanistan. We lost our corkscrew and had to survive on food and water for several days.

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    I used to lead a life of nicotine and beers,
    Now it's Simple Green and gears.

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    Carfree since '82. Grrr! JonR's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Pete Clark

    Perhaps no one else will join me in my celebration, as it may be old hat, but I for one am exuberant about having discovered an addiction I can feel good about!
    I will join you! I feel the same way, even though I'm not very diligent about practicing my addiction right now.

    It may be old hat, but it's like clichés: there's a reason they're clichés--it's because they're true!

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    Originally posted by MichaelW
    "I spent most of my money on wine and women; the rest I wasted"
    George Best, Manchester United football player of genius in 1960s.
    Or the hotel porters comment on finding George Best, drunk on champagne, in bed with Miss World (he slept with three Miss Worlds though not simultaneously)

    "George, where did it all go wrong?"
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    Originally posted by Pete Clark
    I for one am exuberant about having discovered an addiction I can feel good about!
    I know what you mean. I can't get enough of Dawson's Creek either.

    That is what you meant, right?
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    Originally posted by Pete Clark

    Perhaps no one else will join me in my celebration, as it may be old hat, but I for one am exuberant about having discovered an addiction I can feel good about!

    (Still, "balance, balance..")
    HEY! Give me a hit off that chain lube while you're passin' it around!
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Originally posted by RainmanP


    HEY! Give me a hit off that chain lube while you're passin' it around!
    They don't call it "Finish Line" for nothin'...

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    Originally posted by LightBoy
    I know what you mean. I can't get enough of Dawson's Creek either.
    Is this a pale imitation of my old home town of Werris Creek or something?

    :confused:
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    Originally posted by JonR

    They don't call it "Finish Line" for nothin'...
    I'm thinking more along the lines of "White Lightning."
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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