Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Drunk Diary, Day Twenty-Four

Well grumpy today, lots of office work to do in the next few days, don't really expect mood to life until it's done but with only a week to go of this tosh, the end is in sight.

4 x Dark Star Sussex Extra Stout, 4.5% abv, 568mls, Units : 10.24
1 x Art Brew Blackcurrant Stout, 4.6% abv, 568mls, Units : 2.61
1 x Kernel Black IPA, 6.8% abv, 330mls, Units : 2.24

Total units day : 15.09

One thing I would like to mention is this BBC Radio's Newsbeat Booze Calculator. Now whilst this is a good idea in priciple I took this and it was almost two units higher than I actually took in yesterday. It also counts calories and expense and the amount of time it will take the alcohol to leave your body.
Whilst in principle it's a good idea, I object to the averaging out of calories and money. Apparently weak and strong beer costs the same on average.
I also object to them using big chains as part of their research as we all know that big pub chains work on volume sales quite a lot of the time and not on a specific GP and are therefore able to keep the prices of their beer down. Oh well, least they didn't use a 'spoons! Have a good day.


Cooking Lager said...

The BBC has a Reithien remit to educate, entertain & inform. Fits the bill entirely.

As for using the pricing model of big chains. These are the prices everyday people pay. Everyday people are not stupid enough to hand money over to rip off shops working on 50% GP, that is left to beer geeks.

Rabidbarfly said...

I agree that the idea fits the bill for the BBC but they're having people do science without any exact figures. As for prices, everyday people in London DO pay them, everyday.

Cooking Lager said...

London isn't the UK. The media have long thought it is, and that's why the BBC is getting shifted north.

Rabidbarfly said...

London is the centre of the universe Cookie, anyone will tell you that!

Tandleman said...

No, that's Middleton!

Cooking Lager said...

I've seen Eastenders, London is a dump.