Sunday, March 22, 2009

Beer Into Water: A Sunday Morning Meditation

Over on Front Porch Republic, Susan McWilliams laments the national drift from beer to bottled water. She writes:

The news is dreadful: According to the Census, since 2006 we have been living in a republic where, for the first time in the history of the republic, Americans drink more bottled water than we drank beer.

Why is this important? It’s important because beer is a socially oriented beverage, and bottled water is a privately oriented one.

From an environmentalist point of view, the trend is disastrous as well: mountains of beer cans are more beautiful under a sunset than mountains of plastic water bottles. And if all beer drinkers used glass bottles, America would be the utopia we always dreamed of.

Fight this trend. Throw away your Evian, stock up on Budweiser, get sociable! I suggest the back seat of a large American car is a good place to start.


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