One of my favorite, periodic events during the morning commute is when I catch Nina Totenberg’s recap of the previous day’s Supreme Court proceedings. I love how she says each Justice’s name and then their comments. Maybe I just love Nina Totenberg. Regardless, today I offer you my Toten-version of the Buzz at Beaconfire on Russian beer.
Developer Trubnikov: Russia classifies beer as alcoholic.
Project Manager Dimock: To be fair, ethanol is metabolized and is actually more calorically dense than carbohydrates and proteins. 1 gram of carbohydrate yields 4 kcal (known in laymen’s terms simply, and inaccurately, as a calorie) as does 1 gram of protein. 1 gram of ethanol metabolizes to 8 kcal. Fat, for reference, yields 9 kcal per gram.
Jeopardy Champion Goldsmith: Ah, what I wouldn’t do for a Baltika #9 right now.
After that, conversation disintegrated into where one could go to find various Baltikas. It seems the Beaconfire outpost in Brooklyn might be our best bet. Imagine that!
Have a good weekend & stay cool.