Coffee. It’s so, so delicious. And I (like many of my fellow grad school survivors) am addicted to the stuff. However, often times, I find myself having to defend my beverage of choice to my non-coffee drinking friends. (I know?! Who are these people? And more importantly, why am I still friends with them?)
Fortunately, it seems that C.G.P. Grey shares my frustrations, and has posted a video response, defending coffee as the greatest addiction ever.
I recommend checking out his blog for a bunch of fun videos on various subjects. Although, I admit, I do wish he would put just as much energy into referencing his information as he does his image sources. As such, although I like the sentiment of his videos, I realize I’m being slightly hypocritical. Without knowing his references, we cannot know how accurate his statements really are (aka reading the science like a scientist). Just that they make for amusing youtubes.
I suppose I could do a proper review of the literature on coffee, summarize my findings, and make my own conclusions here, but really, that would just be the responsible thing to do. And sounds like a lot of work for someone who is (nearly) unemployed.
Instead, I decided to do an experiment. On myself. And further disregarding all scientific method, I decided that drawing a cartoon was the best way to illustrate my results. (Get it? Illustrate?! Yeah… I know… I have no friends. They all gave up drinking coffee so I couldn’t be friends with them. Or maybe it was because I experimented on all of them? …will you be my friend?)
The Results of My Totally Scientific Experiment Studying Coffee’s Awesomeness:
Conclusion: Coffee is necessary for consciousness. And blog-posting.