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February 03, 2010 – Comments (7)

It's just unacceptable to compare anything less than mass death and chaos to Hurrican Katrina or the Holocaust. Yet here are NYC bartenders worried about their rights to serve raw egg:

“If they make it illegal to serve egg-white drinks, that would be Hurricane Katrina for us,” said one of several bartenders and club owners who said they had been challenged by inspectors but declined to be quoted on the record, for fear of antagonizing health officials.

Now, I'm a fan of the flip and the fizz, but let's keep perspective people! Similarly, I'm tired of Great Depression comparisons.

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#1) On February 03, 2010 at 12:04 PM, cmfhousel (94.38) wrote:

Godwin's law ... 

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#2) On February 03, 2010 at 12:22 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Wouldn't alcohol kill the nasty things that could grow in egg whites? It seems to me the egg is essentially being cooked by a chemical process. So what prompted this law? Is the ghost of Carrie Nation slowly killing off booze one recipe at a time?

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#3) On February 03, 2010 at 1:19 PM, FleaBagger (27.34) wrote:

Now why would you lump in Great Depression comparisons? If we have terrible economic indicators, it's right to point it out. If there are similarities to the Great Depression, it's right for someone to point it out. Every comparison should be judged on its merits, and it's wrong to casually lump in good economic analysis with a Hurricane Katrina/egg white ban comparison.

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#4) On February 03, 2010 at 1:33 PM, TMFMmbop (29.95) wrote:

@cato I thought the same thing. Apparently they die eventually, but not immediately. But since people drink their drinks before they get warm, you don't get that beneficial effect. At least that's what it says in the article.

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#5) On February 03, 2010 at 1:51 PM, kdakota630 (29.04) wrote:


Thanks.  I had no idea who Carrie Nation was until now.  Not a very attractive woman in ANY way, in my opinion.


People who make ridiculous comparisons like that are worse than Hitler!

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#6) On February 03, 2010 at 3:07 PM, ChrisGraley (28.58) wrote:

It's New York.

It would have been taxed out of existence eventually anyway.

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#7) On February 03, 2010 at 4:30 PM, XMFHelical (< 20) wrote:

"Similarly, I'm tired of Great Depression comparisons."


They can become greatly depressing.



(Couldn't leave a straight line like that hanging)

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