Beer and Pavement

Your Science Update

Posted in Intersections, Manifesto by SM on December 15, 2011

When there’s a scientific discovery in the areas of craft beer and indie rock, I feel it is my duty to inform the coalition of such breakthroughs. It is part of the interdisciplinary mission of this blog that I’m making up right now to inform my readers of all aspects of said subject matter. How else will you know how to carry on in the future?

It has come to my attention that loud music makes alcohol taste sweeter. Conversely, more alcohol consumed makes loud music more tolerable. Thank you, Science!

So, what does this mean for the coalition?

Well, for starters, it proves that these two interests of mine can exist together, but one must be careful. For example, if an unsuspecting concert attendee ordered a PBR as a Screamo band started playing, it could be devastating to their evening and possibly entire life. The Screamo band would cause the person to think the “beer” he is consuming tastes better than it does, causing him to buy and drink more. The addition of alcohol to his system will make the music more tolerable as the night wears on, causing irreversible damage to his musical tastes. This is not something we should take lightly, folks.

If handled correctly, this information can be used for good. Go see a good indie band. No matter who it is, the shitty sound system in whatever club they’re playing in will probably have the system turned to 11 just to sound decent. With those loud but dulcet tunes playing, you will yearn for a drink. If you ask for a craft beer, the chances that you’ll enjoy said beer are increased exponentially. The cycle continues and you finally see the point of this blog.

So, thank you, scientists. We will all now continue with the loud music and craft beer enjoyment knowing that one feeds the other.

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  1. G-LO said, on December 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

    You should consider applying for an NIH grant to study this further. I doubt that you would have trouble finding study participants. I mean, our tax dollars paid for the medical finding that caffeine and aspirin can relieve hangovers. I’m totally serious by the way.

    • Zac said, on December 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      I don’t know. I’m not sure I want the hassle involved in getting approval for a scientific study. Using human subjects means one has to jump through a bunch of hoops.

      • G-LO said, on December 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

        Sadly, I must agree. Federal grants are a royal pain in the ass to get and to manage. Guess we’ll just have to do some independently funded research!

      • Zac said, on December 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm

        I’m way ahead of you.

      • G-LO said, on December 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

        And we appreciate all your hard “work”.

  2. Lyrics, Libations, and Life said, on December 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I think this is an experiment that is meant for testing. This can also explain how I enjoyed certain music earlier, and now I go back and try and listen to it and it sounds like crap.

    • Zac said, on December 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      I think I test this experiment all the time.

  3. Holly said, on December 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

    You’re welcome. 😉

    • Zac said, on December 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      I’ll give you retroactive hat tip as I did see your post on Facebook, but I had seen it first in my Google Reader.


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