It’s good for you!

Last night at the store, two customers – old buddies – were faux-fighting over the twelve pack of Miller Lite they were splitting; the old Tastes Great, Less Filling thing. When they asked me to settle the ‘argument’, I offered up these words of wisdom:

“You’re both wrong. Miller Lite does not taste great. It tastes like panther piss. And beer isn’t supposed to be ‘less filling.’ That’s why it’s beer. Now go back to the cooler and get yourselves some Guinness and drink it like real men.”

They didn’t. Wimps.


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

6 responses to “It’s good for you!

  • Crystal Lynn

    I never understood “light” beer. I am not a drinker, but I do like a good beer on occasion. Maine has some fabulous microbrewries.

    To me light beer is like a diet coke… I’ll have a triple big mac and superduper fries and…. a diet coke.

  • Jill Wheeler

    Bwahahaha. Love your response! Though I do drink Bud Light, myself. Mmmm. Yeah, I know. I’m a sissy.

    I do my best thinking in the shower, too. Good luck on NaNo!

  • bunnygirl

    You have aptly summed up why I never liked American commercial beers.

    For my money, vodka is the better bet. More buzz, less bubbles.

  • Robin

    That was really good advice. They should have listened to you.

    I love Guinness. I always knew I was a real man. With ovaries and tits. A real man with ovaries and tits.

  • Robert

    As an Irishman, I have to, of course, agree with your assertion that “real men” drink Guinness. It’s more than just a beer – it’s a meal in itself, a manufacturer of gastric wind par excellence, a superb stomach expander and a mild laxative (not very mild if you down 12 pints…).

    Not having tasted panther piss (when did you taste it?) just yet, I cannot compare their good or bad points.

  • R.J. Keller

    Not having tasted panther piss (when did you taste it?) just yet, I cannot compare their good or bad points.

    I experimented a little in college.

    Oh wait…that’s not me.

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