Friday, November 30th, 2007
Canadian Beer Drinkers Heat the Globe


A recent study has shown that one in three Canadians has kept some old-school fridge around, probably in their basement or garage, in order to store beer. Admittedly, I can’t think of any other good reason to keep an old fridge around other then to maybe provide a suitably cold death trap for the neighborhood kids. At least they can have some cool brews to lessen the anxiety.

NewScientist.com: Beer fridges’ present a gassy problem

These fridges that every third Canadian household has are old, and thus not environmentally friendly. These things are guzzling electricity and have a noticeable impact. At least within the boundaries of the study.

The mainstream news outlet, Fox News, reported on this story. My favorite part:

“The problem is that the beer fridges are mostly decades-old machines that began their second careers as beverage dispensers when Canadians upgraded to more energy-efficient models to store whatever Canadians eat besides doughnuts and poutine.”

Fox News: Study: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

Awesome reporting, Fox News! Sure, its funny and all, but ha-ha pretend or even willful ignorance seems out of place for a news source that considers itself ‘serious’ and who is staffed by ‘journalists’. What about Canadian Bacon? We eat that shit. Its got our name in it. Maple Syrup? We put that symbol on our flag. And Kraft Dinner? Didn’t those assholes ever watch South Park? That stupid ass comment doesn’t even mention BEER being stored in the fridge which is the whole damn point of the article. Idiots.

  1. Colby
    1:21 am on February 14th, 2008 1

    “Whatever Canadians eat besides doughnuts and poutine”? For your information (FOX News) Canadians eat the same kind of food as Americans, it’s just not deep fried and is coated in less processed cheese.

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