Naj of The Take suggested I use my record company refund to purchase the liquid essence of life: beer. In fact he may be on to something. In the Netherlands you can actually buy flavorful domestic bears like Heineken, Amstel, and Grolsch for less than the price of a bottle of water. Pictured here are the actual items and price paid at my local supermarket. I’ll grant that you do get a little more water than beer, and that the beer required a small deposit for the bottle. Still, this shopping experience brings the old fraternity maxim: “Conserve Water, Drink Beer” one step closer to actually making sense. On the other hand, “Donate Blood – Play Rugby” still has no practical application.