On Empty Calories
The calories in alcohol are not “empty” calories. They’re “gettin’ drunk” calories. They are perhaps the second most important type of calorie, right behind “stayin’ alive” calories.
The calories in the pint of Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked that I eat in one sitting even though I’m not hungry because there’s nothing on TV on Tuesday nights and I get bored without constant stimulation, kind of like how a shark needs to keep swimming in order to stay alive? Those are empty calories. Delicious, empty calories.