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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I'm feeling irascible, so here's a rant.

This goes to show that, again, most people are stupid. Paying more by volume than gasoline for what is most likely tap water anyway is just retarded.

The idea that people drink common bottled water to appear sophisticated is so ridiculous it proves how utterly moronic and unindividual they really are. Anyone who knows anything about culture and snobbery understands that you have to spend ten bucks on San Pellegrino, or the like, to achieve any kind of exclusivity.

If you must be trendy, go get yourself a Nalgene bottle and fill it from the tap. Everyone with any sense will surely see you as not just savy to the truth, but also environmentally aware.

Tap water... It's what you paid for.

PS When bought by the case, S. Pellegrino is roughly a buck and a half per 750mL and is owned by Nestle foods... go figure.


Blogger Heatherness said...

Thank God we don't have to pay for our fine tap water. Or gas for that matter.

2:50 p.m.  
Blogger Chris said...

...says the girl who only drinks Americano's, and not "regular" coffee...


3:14 p.m.  
Blogger Kristin. said...

Nothing wrong with coffee snobbery. For instance, I will not drink the coffee prepared in my office each morning. Why? Because it's crap.

Good-ish point, James. However, I would recommend that you run the water through a Brita or the like prior to putting it in your Nalgene. Before doing this, screwing off the cap of my Nalgene would let out a small *poof* of chlorine smell. Not hot.

8:20 a.m.  
Blogger James Oliver said...

Chlorine, or most likely Chloramine (Ammonia), is the best disinfectant, and the reasoning is thrice. It's cheeeeeep, it kills allmost all the weee beasties out there, and the disolved chlorine remains in the water after treatment and travels throughout the pressurized distribution system (pipes). This is why you can smell Chlorine in the shower and in your cup. Chlorine has no negatory medical effects besides cancer, and the byproduct of Chloramines are Trihallomethanes (THMs) which have been specifically linked to bladder cancer.

BUT, an activated charcoal filter like your Brita can actually concentrate toxins and sediment and create a hedonistic breeding ground for pathogens. Unless you replace your filter very regularly, you're most likely increasing mineral concentrations and it doesn't really do anything for the Cl, that comes out of solution from standing in air.


5:39 a.m.  
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8:36 p.m.  
Blogger Heatherness said...

Wow. Good burn there, Chris.

8:37 p.m.  
Blogger Kristin. said...

I replace every 4 weeks. Is that enough?

Now you're just freaking me out.

7:40 a.m.  
Blogger James Oliver said...

Have you ever heard jokes about water from Canada. "Canada's a nice place to visit, but don't drink the water!" The idea is ridiculus. I've heard of Montezuma's revenge but never Trudeau's trouble or Joe Clark's Crap. The reason for this is we have a first world water purification and distribution system. Every municipality tests their water and if it's unsafe, they'll tell you. It's the law. Don't be afraid of the tap, unless you live in Walkerton or Moose factory. Oh wait, we'd never ever even vist a place like that.

10:28 p.m.  

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