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The Sciences

The following are NOT blues beverages

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollDecember 1, 2005 9:01 PM


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Via Chad Orzel, Scott Spiegelberg's instructions on How To Sing the Blues.

  1. Perrier

  2. Chardonnay

  3. Snapple

  4. Slim Fast

If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's a blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another blues way to die. So are the electric chair, substance abuse, and dying lonely on a broken-down cot. You can't have a blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction.

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