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July 1965

The Anecdote Bin

Dedicated to the lighter side of our common problem

IN ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, reports the Associated Press, a man charged with driving while drunk told the judge he had given up beer in favor of martinis--the first he had ever had. "Don't you know," asked the judge, "that a beer compares to a martini like a Springfield rifle compares to a nuclear bomb?" Forking over a $100 fine, the culprit said, "I do now."

THIS reminds us that, according to the American Dietetic Association, a man who drinks one beer would have to ride 14 minutes on a bicycle to burn up the calories. The lesson seems to be that the fat sudser should pedal a two-wheeler like mad from bar to bar, or at least so long as he could keep his balance.

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