Author Topic: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"  (Read 650 times)

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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2024, 07:37:19 AM »
When visiting a Caribbean island as a kid I noticed that all the locals used straws when drinking out of cans. I asked and they said that the cans got dirty when being shipped in so they used the straws to avoid putting their lips on the can.

Maybe they are right, but opening the can also dunks a piece right in the drink.
I'm old enough to remember that when I was a kid, the pop tops detached from the can. People used to save them for charity or to make "decorative" chains. (And yes, I remember cans you had to open with a can opener, which did dunk a piece in the drink. Usually two.)
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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2024, 07:57:25 AM »
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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2024, 06:50:06 PM »
I'm old enough to remember that when I was a kid, the pop tops detached from the can. People used to save them for charity or to make "decorative" chains.

And then you had the idiots who threw them into the can and then choked on it
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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2024, 07:56:32 PM »
And then you had the idiots who threw them into the can and then choked on it


That was actually part of the story line for an episode of Emergency back in the 1970s.

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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2024, 06:11:10 PM »
I use a straw.
 
I have a mustache.

That's putting it mildly !!  :rofl:
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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2024, 06:56:19 PM »
Real men don't

Real men don't pay attention to "real men don't" pronouncements.
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Re: "Real Men Don't Use Straws"
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2024, 07:15:31 PM »
Real men don't pay attention to "real men don't" pronouncements.

I guess that's why no real men have responded to this thread.  :lol:
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