(TOM PURCELL/Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Eagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to at Tom@TomPurcell.com.)
Say it ain’t so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again!
According to a recent study published in the journal Alcoholism, low-level alcohol use – one or two snorts of hooch on occasion – may benefit cardiovascular disease, but it increases the risk of cancer.
To which I respond: Oh, c’mon!
I don’t know if our scientists have noticed, but our country is politically and culturally divided. Our people are agitated and angry. Life’s simple pleasures are among the few things about which we have any consensus these days.
Yet for years, our simple pleasures have been under scientific assault.
Back in the ‘90s, a series of alarming reports told us that movie-theater popcorn would congest our arteries worse than eating Crisco right out of the can. More