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H ha ha hahahah hah a!!  TOO funny !!


Another variation on an old theme...


DOS Beer:   

Requires you to use your own can opener, and requires you to read the
directions carefully before opening the can. Originally only came in an
8-oz. can, but now comes in a 16-oz. can. However, the can is divided   
8 compartments of 2 oz. each, which have to be accessed separately.  Soon   

to be discontinued, although a lot of people are going to keep drinking   
after it's no longer available.

Mac Beer:   

At first, came only a 16-oz. can, but now comes in a 32-oz.  can.
Considered by many to be a "light" beer. All the cans look identical.
When you take one from the fridge, it opens itself. The ingredients list
is not on the can. If you call to ask about the ingredients, you are told   

that "you don't need to know." A notice on the side reminds you to drag
your empties to the trashcan.


Windows 3.1 Beer:   

The world's most popular. Comes in a 16-oz. can that looks a lot like Mac   

Beer's. Requires that you already own a DOS Beer. Claims that it allows
you to drink several DOS Beers simultaneously, but in reality you can   
drink a few of them, very slowly, especially slowly if you are drinking
the Windows Beer at the same time. Sometimes, for apparently no reason, a   

can of Windows Beer will explode when you open it.

OS/2 Beer:
Comes in a 32-oz can. Does allow you to drink several DOS Beers
simultaneously. Allows you to drink Windows 3.1 Beer simultaneously too,
but somewhat slower. Advertises that its cans won't explode when you open   

them, even if you shake them up. You never really see anyone drinking   
Beer, but the manufacturer (International Beer Manufacturing) claims that   

9 million six-packs have been sold.

Windows 95 Beer:   

You can't buy it yet, but a lot of people have taste-tested it and claim
it's wonderful. The can looks a lot like Mac Beer's can, but tastes more
like Windows 3.1 Beer. It comes in 32-oz. cans, but when you look inside,   

the cans only have 16 oz. of beer in them. Most people will probably keep   

drinking Windows 3.1 Beer until their friends try Windows 95 Beer and say   

they like it. The ingredients list, when you look at the small print, has   

some of the same ingredients that come in DOS beer, even though the
manufacturer claims that this is an entirely new brew.

Windows NT Beer:
Comes in 32-oz. cans, but you can only buy it by the truckload. This
causes most people to have to go out and buy bigger refrigerators.
The can looks just like Windows 3.1 Beer's, but the company promises
to change the can to look just like Windows 95 Beer's - after Windows
95 beer starts shipping. Touted as an "industrial strength" beer, and
suggested only for use in bars.

Unix Beer:
Comes in several different brands, in cans ranging from 8 oz. to 64 oz.
Drinkers of Unix Beer display fierce brand loyalty, even though they   
that all the different brands taste almost identical.  Sometimes the
pop-tops break off when you try to open them, so you have to have your   
can opener around for those occasions, in which case you either need a
complete set of instructions, or a friend who has been drinking Unix Beer   

for several years.

AmigaDOS Beer:
The company has gone out of business, but their recipe has been
picked up by some weird German company, so now this beer will be an
import.  This beer never really sold very well because the original
manufacturer didn't understand marketing. Like Unix Beer, AmigaDOS
Beer fans are an extremely loyal and loud group. It originally came
in a 16-oz. can, but now comes in 32-oz. cans too. When this can was
originally introduced, it appeared flashy and colorful, but the
design hasn't changed much over the years, so it appears dated now.
Critics of this beer claim that it is only meant for watching TV

VMS Beer:
Requires minimal user interaction, except for popping the top and   
However cans have been known on occasion to explode, or contain extremely   

un-beer-like contents.  Best drunk in high pressure development
environments.  When you call the manufacturer for the list of   
you're told that is proprietary and referred to an unknown listing in the   

manuals published by the FDA.  Rumors are that this was once listed in   
Physicians' Desk Reference as a tranquilizer, but no one can claim to   
actually seen it.



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