Apparently, when reckoning with a dog bite, Scotch-Irish folklore once prescribed rubbing strands of hair from said malevolent beast into the open wound. Doctors may want to point out that this is hardly the way to stave off rabies, but one can't argue with the pleasing, pseudo-symmetry of the procedure. It's a tactic mimicked by many a drinker had too many brew dogs the night before? Well, wake up and pop another can in the cozy. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, a wise man once said. And while you may not stomach another round of tequila shots or a crate of champagne on Jan. 1 morning, chances are a Bloody Mary won't sound bad. It won't sound bad at all.