This is the blog for attendees (and aficionados) of National Corndog Day -- NCD 2005 is on March 19th this year, so time to get ready.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

I promised a couple Charlottesville 'doggers that I'd put the following question to the corndogday blog:

Is it possible to achieve a non-alcoholic triple double? One proposed approach is to consume 10 O'Douls. Is this the appropriate course, or is there another non-alcoholic option?

Tim Johnson
Charlottesville, VA


Blogger Southern Dogger said...

Tim - I'm quite amazed that the question about the non-alcoholic triple double is coming from Cville folks - the location of UVA Law School, better known as the "beer & softball" law school. But I am indeed interested to hear what the response will be from the powers that be.

--Leslie Neeland Harvey
C'ville dogger #2

1:03 PM, March 17, 2005

Blogger Greg said...

Tim and Leslie -- When looking at NCD protocol, it makes sense to look at precedent. In this case, the most similar case is Ishikawa v. Morningstar Farms, also known as the "Case of The Hidden Veggie Dogs." In that instance, the jurists determined that a veggie dog could indeed be substituted for the traditional pork or chicken-based dogs for the Sabremetrics of NCD -- our statistical analysis of eating -- so long as the substitute is not substantially easier than the original. In Bob's case, he went on to complete is Triple-Double and it has never been appealed.

That precedent would tend to indicate that a Triple-Double with non-alcoholic beer would indeed be valid, so long as the consumptive amount and difficulty level remained the same. In other words, make sure the NA beer is carbonated, and you should be fine.

Other NCD elders may have different thoughts though, so please way in.


10:29 PM, March 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I concur in your reading insofar as it suggests that a substitution would be allowable if "the consumptive amount and difficulty level remained the same." As applied here, however, I must dissent.

Setting aside the issue of consumptive amount, difficulty level in terms of beer comprises two distinct elements: carbonation and inebriation.

NA beer meets the first element by being suitably frothy. However, NA beer by its very nature fails to provide inebriation. Therefore,
NA fails the "difficulty level" test and cannot be considered a reasonable substitution.

Though anyone who actually drinks 10 O'Doul's should get some sort of credit, I suppose.


8:18 AM, March 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Can I substitute 10 hits of oxycontin for the beer?

Curious Corndogger

10:21 AM, March 20, 2005


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