Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Four Loko Banned... I see why.


The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban alcoholic energy drinks, the biggest brand name being "Four Loko." Think Monster infused with malt liquor.  The "beverage" is manufactured by Phusion Projects LLC of Chicago, Illinois. The company has already pledged to remove the caffeine from their recipe. 

After I saw "The Social Network" the first weekend it came to Fort Collins I had a thought - if I want to know what the mainstream headlines  will be in a month or two I should make a point to visit the Harvard Crimson and the Cornell Daily Sun websites on a regular basis. I remember being a big fan of the Cornell Daily Sun the summer of 2004 when I was a bum and lived in Ithaca, NY in a house on College Avenue with seven women. I was indeed one of the "heathens on the hill" though I do not have the student loans to show for it.   I just lived with them.  Those were some of the most stimulating days of my life. Serving as my introduction to Dr. Bronner's Castile soap, kombucha, birding,  and flip-cup. Ah flip-cup, a beloved game of beer and physics that many a college student harmlessly participates in but if you are still playing after college you might want to assess your state of alcohol consumption. You have a drinking problem when 20 drinks isn't enough, but one is too many. But, I digress

While the commute back to my beloved state school (SUNY Fredonia)  always looming, I made the most of my time on the shores of old Cayuga.   Those drives through New York's southern tier on route 86 were  beautifully bucolic all the way from Tompkins to Chautauqua county.

OK... long tangent. Anyway... Social Network, Four Loko, and me.  Here is the story.  I saw the Social Network, realized I needed to go the to the Cornell Daily Sun and Harvard Crimson websites  to see what's up and... lo and behold, the first article I read at the Cornell Daily Sun was all about the dangers of this crazy alcohol laden energy drink called - Four Loko. Again, ironic that I recently made the pilgrimage to Washington, DC to attend the "Rally to Restore Sanity"  with Four Loko on my mind.  Here is the article I'm talking about. And an earlier more entertaining piece I found simply titled "The Legend of the Loko."

Today I type in  W W W . C N N . C O M  and what is the primary story...???  FDA bans the Tuarine and Guarine alcohol drink "Four Loko."

My prediction was dead right!!! 

So what do I do? I go to the local liquor store and try to get my hands on this ephemeral beverage. As it is about to disappear as currently concocted.  My first attempt was fruitless... Aggie liquor  said their boss refused to re-order that "trash" and they did want that "stuff" in their town. Hahahaha.


So off to the College Liquor Depot I went; the closest geographically to my abode.
 
There they were, the whole rainbow of Four Lokos.  As I have two house-mates I choose three and purchased. @ $2.50 each I was quite impressed especially considering the subsequent effects.

Upon first cracking open the initial reaction was... DISGUST. I was drinking the orange blend and it tasted like straight vodka mixed with a crack-laden red-bull.  Caused my tongue muscles to retract in repulsion.  But "as a matter of principle" I decided I was going to conquer  this 23.5 oz can of shit!

So there I sat sipping this god awful brew watching Jeopardy with my braver housemate. At first I was texting so that accounted for me not paying attention. Eventually the category became plant biology which piqued my interest.  This WAS college jeopardy so it was semi-intellectual.  One plant question included a cross-sectional diagram of "fir's" needle. What is fir?    I was into this but as soon as they got into Shintoism, and Islam I lost interest and took to inspecting the ingredients label on the Blue Raspberry flavor I had traded my housemate for earlier. Blue Raspberry Four Loko is colored with blue # 1, in case you were wondering.   This was indeed gross. But as I kept drinking I experienced a different kind of drunkenness.  A state in which the veins of my forehead stuck out and I was verbally abusing my house mates for their lack of participation in this charade. I only drank one of these things and I was extremely inebriated. I finished the entire can only spilling a few drops and sharing a few with the more reticent (and perhaps more wise) housemate.  He reported that his one sip woke him up considerably.  Now after finishing one can of four loko I feel extremely energized and now we are ready head to the rec. center for some basketball.

Signing off, this is me live live-blogging once and only once after drinking an entire can of Four Loko... 
 
Why did I do this to myself  and my housemates?  One word - FREEDOM.

If I didn't the terrorists win. ;)



61 comments:

Richard Felton said...

Should let the consumer decide.

brindhaajay said...

Very nice post here and thanks for it .I always like and such super contents posts.
JAVA Training in Chennai
Selenium Training in Chennai
Best JAVA Training institute in Chennai
Java Training
Selenium training institute in Chennai
Best selenium training in chennai
java training in tambaram
selenium training in porur

abhi pranesh said...

A good blog for the people who really needs information about this.
Good work keep it up.
TOEFL Coaching in Chennai
TOEFL Classes in Chennai
German Classes in Chennai
IELTS Coaching in Chennai
Japanese Classes in Chennai
spanish language in chennai
TOEFL Coaching in OMR
TOEFL Coaching in Porur

Sadhana Rathore said...

Great blog, I was searching this for a while. Do post more like this.
Azure Training in Chennai
Microsoft Azure Training in Chennai
Cloud Computing Training in Chennai
VMware Training in Chennai
AWS Training in Chennai
DevOps Training in Chennai
Cloud Computing Courses in Chennai
Cloud computing Training in Chennai

Manipriyan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Manipriyan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Rathinam said...


Nice article! It is very inspiring to me and I am regularly read your new posts. And I want different information from your great blog...
Placement Training in Chennai
Placement courses in Chennai
Social Media Marketing Courses in Chennai
Power BI Training in Chennai
Job Openings in Chennai
PEGA Training in Chennai
Tableau Training in Chennai
Soft Skills Training in Chennai
JMeter Training in Chennai
Linux Training in Chennai
Placement Training in T Nagar

monu said...

Thank you for excellent article.Great information for new guy like antimalware service executable

david martin said...

Best Law Assignment Help available for students across AU, USA, UK. We providing top quality Law Assignment 100 % Trusted & Secure, On-time Delivery And Affordable Price.

Law Assignment Help

shahida tabassum said...

5 Recommended Projects for Cloud Works Beginners


From here, we will introduce 5 projects recommended for beginners of Cloud Works. Simple tasks include data entry and surveys. Naming is also a relatively easy task. In addition, writing is recommended as a project that anyone can do but has a higher reward. There are also cases of internal work and light work. We recommend that you pay attention to achieving a monthly income of 10,000 yen, so please take a look.
1. Data entry
Data entry is a matter to enter the required data as the name suggests. It is recommended for beginners because there are many simple things that can be worked on.
Cloud Works beginners need to get used to working first. Data entry that anyone can work on is a project that I would like to actively work on in terms of getting used to work.
https://huffingtonpostdotcom.blogspot.com/

Joy Brick said...

IT Assignment Help allows scholars to access significant academic writing services for computer science assignment. If you need experts’ support to write your information technology homework, count this option always.
IT Homework Help
Information Technology Assignment Help

Rohit said...

I have never heard of this, I think its alos called Vitamin a drinks, it sounds very interesting, thanks for the info!! I will have to look it up and see if I can get it around hereOh! I really love this drink, its so nice for made this juice. Thanks.
party drinks

Canon Support said...

You may confront canon printer error B200, when using your canon printer. The technical issue can take place due to some issues occurring in the hardware. If you experience this technical glitch, you will observe that your printing jobs obtain blocked. Don’t worry more, we are a complete troubleshooting guide and having many years of experience and proficiency for resolving Canon printer error b200 proficiently. Our tech-geeks will assist you in the right ways so that you can resolve this error within a few seconds. So, you can get connected with live experts to obtain quality tech support services or effective solutions to your issue.

Chris Hemsworth said...

I have been reading for the past two days about your blogs and topics, still on fetching! Wondering about your words on each line was massively effective. Techno-based information has been fetched in each of your topics. Sure it will enhance and fill the queries of the public needs. Feeling so glad about your article. Thanks…!
best software testing training in chennai
best software testing training institute in chennai with placement
software testing training
courses

software testing training and placement
software testing training online
software testing class
software testing classes in chennai
best software testing courses in chennai
automation testing courses in chennai
digital marketing training in chennai
digital marketing classes in chennai
digital marketing course in chennai
digital marketing institute in chennai
digital marketing training centers in chennai
digital marketing training institute in chennai
best digital marketing course in chennai

Naveen S said...

This is the first & best article to make me satisfied by presenting good content. I feel so happy and delighted. Thank you so much for this article.

Best Data Science Course Training with Placement in Chennai

Data Science Online Certification Course Training in Chennai

Learn Best Android Development Course Training Institute in Chennai

Android Application Development Programming Course Training in Chennai

Learn Best AngularJS 4 Course Online Training and Placement Institute in Chennai

Learn PHP Course Training Institute in Chennai

Learn Social Media Marketing Training with Placement Institute in Chennai

Learn Angular JS Course Training Institute in Chennai

Learn Software Testing Course Training Institute in Chennai

Learn Selenium Course Training Institute in Chennai

Learn Appium Course Training Institute in Chennai

w3webschool said...

You are providing a post is very useful for develop my knowledge and I learn more info from your blog.
Digital Marketing Course In Kolkata
Web Design Course In Kolkata
SEO Course In Kolkata

My Assignment Help Online said...

Assignment help Australia offers attractive deals for students looking for quality assignment help from Aussie writers. We have a resourceful team of experienced and subject-specific assignment tutors, dedicated to assist students with the authentic academic support. Our team is available 24x7 to help students on a plethora of case studies, assignments, essays, coursework and more.

Jenifer said...

ABC Assignment Help offers unique and most demanded taxation assignment help with the help of most talented professionals. Along with topmost assignment writing help, we also offer proofreading and editing service, free revisions and exam help to assist students in achieving their desired result.

Assignment Help said...

Place your order for Assignment Help services if you have any problem while writing your academic papers. If you want to get enough information for your papers and need to lower your stress for your assignment writing, you must count online options. These services are available 24x7 being in the US.

Smith ryan said...

I am a technician and solve printers related issues from years. I have seen many users reporting HP printer not printing black. But is it? How they occur? Well, it can be because of low ink cartridges, clogged print head nozzle or sometimes due to corrupted drivers.

marklee9161 said...

Hi, your post is very relevant and accurate! Keep Sharing. If you are a Garmin User and trying to Update Garmin GPS but unable to do then contact our techies for quick help and support.

alex said...

Hi, my name is Alex Clark an experienced content writer. I feel so happy in serving top-notch solutions related to QuickBooks errors to everybody at doorstep with my relevant content. Many users have raised a voice of assistance for quickbooks error 1904. Well, before start solving this error code, you must know the reason why it occurs.

hpprintercare said...

Many laptop users complain about the laptop microphone not working problem on their laptops. It is true that without the proper Microphone functionality, there are countless tasks that can’t be completed and users experience gigantic inconvenience by this technical glitch on my laptop. This case is also happening with my laptop. From a long time, I am hardly experiencing laptop microphone not working
problem. This technical issue is really a big hurdle for me. There can be unexpected several causes behind this error. So please anyone can provide the solid ways to solve this issue

Assignment Help Australia said...

Meet the deadlines of all assignment submission whether easy or hard by accessing Assignment Help in Australia. Connect with native assignment helpers by choosing the right option of academic writing services even in Australia.
My Assignment Help
Assignment Help Online
Online Assignment Help
Assignment Help Australia

divya said...

Want a job in Data Analytics? Start your journey towards it by doing this FREE Data Analytics course and you could find yourself in a 100k salary before you know it! good luck
Ai & Artificial Intelligence Course in Chennai
PHP Training in Chennai
Ethical Hacking Course in Chennai Blue Prism Training in Chennai
UiPath Training in Chennai

HP Number said...

There can be common causes of the error saying plugged in not charging. This can occur because of the following such as Faulty charger. Remember, some of the chargers supplying to charge the battery separately to run the power to run the laptop. If thee charger cable is damaged then it may be the supply power to run the laptop but not charging the battery.

spaking said...

Call Girls in Aerocity, Delhi
Air Hostess Call Girls Service in Aerocity, Delhi
Call Girls in Delhi
Escorts in Mahipalpur
Escorts Service in Aerocity
Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri
Escorts Service in Connaught Place
Escorts Service in Dwarka
Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj
Escorts Service in Vasant Vihar

jimmy andrew said...

We are a team of experts and technicians who can help you navigate the web page 123.hp.com/setup 6978 to install the HP printer. You can use this web page to troubleshoot the errors and download the free tools and applications along with the installation and setup. You can also visit the webpage 123.hp.com/setup 6978 to download the printer driver software for your HP OfficeJet 6978 Printer. How to use it? Well, copy the address and paste it on your web browser, and you will land on the HP homepage. There you can reach different options, menus, tools, and also chat with the virtual agent. If you need any help for setup then don’t hesitate to contact our helpline number, our experts will help you deal with any situation on 123.hp.com/setup 6978.

corenfozz said...

We are a top- level, and trustworthy third-party tech support provider, having immense years of technical experience and capability of solving all common errors related to brother printer. When you experience brother printer offline error, our live printer experts are skillfully proficient for bringing back from brother printer offline to online in the proper ways. Normally, this technical glitch takes place, when you give a printing command to your brother printer to print the documents. Our techies are technically known for resolving brother printer offline error.

baroncorrz said...

We are the best independent technical support provider, providing online technical support services including live phone and chat support services for Epson printer users. If you are encountering by epson printer not printing error, I and my printer technicians are technically known for resolving this technical glitch efficiently. Our printer techies are very experienced to resolve it instantly.

MountEverestBaseCampTrekCost said...

Very Interesting blog! This post is very important for tourists because it helps them to book Nepal Tour Packages online. This blog gives important things to be remembered before planning a Nepal Tour. I am very thankful for this interesting blog.
Nepal Tour Package
Nepal Tour

James Wick said...

Accounting assignment help allows you to connect with experts and get effective assistance for your project submission. Don’t forget to check out all the features before buying the services of online assignment help for your accounting papers.
Finance assignment help
capital budgeting assignment help

masonlava said...

You can obtain the WPS pin on HP Printer network configuration report. The first process involves you to connect your printer and smartphone to the same wireless network and downloading the HP Smart app on your phone. Further, you need to click the printer settings on the smart app and then move to the tools category and then choose printer reports. The next step is to click the print network configuration report, which will provide you a document with a WPS pin imprinted on it. WPS pin on HP Printer is the most secure method to connect any device using the pin
WPS PIN
where is the wps pin located on my hp printer
wps pin printer
what is a wps pin
wps pin hp printer
wps pin for hp printer
wps pin on printer
where do i find the wps pin on my hp printer
what is wps pin
wps number
where do i find the wps pin for my hp printer
where to find wps pin on hp printer
where is the wps pin on a printer
wps pin on hp printer
where is the wps pin on my hp printer
where to find wps pin on printer
how to find wps pin on hp printer
where do i find the wps pin on my printer
hp wps pin
wps pin for printer

James Wick said...

Assignment Help Hong Kong is the best option to complete academic papers without any stress. If you don’t want to degrade your academic performance, make sure to connect with the professional service provider of assignment writing help.
Assignment Help Online
Online Assignment Help

Keerthi SK said...

I was following your blog regularly and this one is very interesting and knowledge attaining. Great effort ahead. you can also reach us for website development in chennai website design company in chennai

James smith said...

What is the passive voice of opened the door? Open the door! is an imperative sentence, which is used to order someone (not very politely) to go and open the door. Normally, imperative sentences are not used in the passive voice, as we are speaking directly to someone when telling them what to do. Let the door be opened.

quickbooks help number said...

Just dial the toll free number 1-877-916-7666 irrespective of your location in the country to reach our popular and much loved tech support centre. This Intuit Quickbooks phone number has helped hundreds of Quickbooks users in the last few months. https://www.assistanceforall.com/services/quickbook-support/

lucyzara said...

For Australian Assignment Help services, browse the website of the service provider, and access all important information. Make sure to extract all essential information on academic writing services before placing your order for online academic writing services in Australia.
Assignment Help Australia
Online Assignment Help

Assignment Help said...

Use Assignment Help services if you don’t find anything to compose your academic paper or homework. Sometimes, you can’t concentrate on your studies because of being busy with many activities and find hard to write your assignment. So, take the online help of experts and find some more hands for drafting the documents. When you don’t find sufficient time for managing the different activities of assignment writing, then you have to make the right option. This is the best option to finish your papers without any tension.
Online Assignment
help with my assignment

Monnika Jacob said...

I think The Food and Drug Administration wanted to make that decision a long time ago, but it was not allowed to happen due to political influence. Cheap Dissertation Writing Services

promedcbd said...

Thanks for sharing this post, I am bhavnavdzz and I have been using cbd cream 1000mg for long ever since I started having pimples. Every youngster with oily skin goes through the acne problem which sometimes becomes worse. If you are also going through problems like skin rashes, acne, scaly skin, or inflammation then CBD cream is useful for this purpose. We provide CBD in different forms that meet all kinds of purpose related to skin problems. We assure 100% purity of the product and we believe until and unless the CBD is pure it doesn’t work with full effectiveness. Giving the right solution is our priority.

Assignment help said...

My Assignment Help is an incomparable online assignment writing service delivering excellent assignment help service. We have the best in-house team specialist to take complete care of assignment within provided time limit. Convince yourself only after looking at the list of our free samples talking of our quality and expertise.

baroncorrz said...

For Epson wireless setup, you will require a few things, Computer (Windows or Mac), Wireless network connection, Epson printer, and an Epson account (you can create it during the process as well). Now start following these steps to learn how to setup Epson wireless printer.

Sages Marketing said...

Very interesting blog. Many blogs I see these days do not really provide anything that attracts others, but believe me the way you interact is literally awesome.You can also check my articles as well.

Security Guard License
Ontario Security License
Security License Ontario
Security License

Thank you..

adamparker said...

123.hp.com/setup | 123.hp.com/dj3630 printer setup | How to connect HP Deskjet 3755 to wifi | HP Envy photo 7155 setup | 123.hp.com/dj3632 install | How to connect my HP Officejet pro 8710 to wifi

Assignment Help Australia said...

Best Assignment Help provides the writing assistance to write all kind of literary work. Place your order for experts’ assistance even in Australia if you are facing issues in writing your papers.
Assignment Help Australia
Cheap Assignment Help Online
Online Assignment Help

Assignment Help CA said...

Why do scholars think about Assignment help online while pursuing higher studies in the Canada? Why do they want to connect with Canada academic writers to complete their homework? If you are having the same questions, you need to check out our websites and divert your assignments to us. We all know that it is not that easy to score high marks and beat the tough competition in the Canada. If you have good knowledge of your curriculum and university requirements, you can apply knowledge to score top grades with the support of our writers. If you don’t have enough understanding of how to cope with the changing exam and study pattern, then take our experts’ advice and get enough time to deal with your problems. Complete your assignment without flouting the university guidelines under a single platform for help with assignment online. Connect with experts with us in the US.

PNJ Sharptech said...

PNJ Sharptech, one of India's quickest Responsive Web designing services provider. Our Low cost Web designing services team is fully equipped with the top set of skills, tools, and sources. With appealing graphics and accessible, complete user-friendly navigation our website designers team guarantees that your site not only brings just traffic but also engages and helps you to convert them to clients.

Also Read: Top Reasons To Choose React Native for Mobile App Development

Assignment Help Online said...

I am in final year and don’t want to take risk of my marks and performance. I don’t have sufficient to conduct my research and compose my papers according to my requirements. So, I want to get Assignment Help to complete my papers without writing a single word. I can transfer my papers to experts’ hands and feel relaxed about assignment submission.
Assignment Help Online
Online Assignment Help

QuickBooks Error Code C=44 said...

I was looking for this information from enough time and now I reached your website it’s really good content. Thanks for writing such a nice content for us. hope to see you.

quickbooks help said...

It is natural for you to have some teething problems with some features of the program. If and when this happens, you can get solutions to your Quickbooks related issues by reaching our popular and reliable Quickbooks help center.

Hoarding Advertising Company in Hyderabad said...


It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

NRI LEGAL ADVISIORS INDIA said...

Get the best and top nri legal services from the best and professional nri lawyers in India - RK Legal Advisors. It is the only nri legal advisors https://nrilegaladvisorsindia.com/ in India who will provide your the best and free consultation to your clients with the help of which you can better understand your nri legal matters.
-----------------------------------
Get the affordable mini uv printer price in india from the best and authorized uv printer supplier in India.

Lucas Miller said...

Our college is very strict on every programming assignment they give us. By this, I mean that one has to present their assignment to prove that it was completed by them. That was simply a disclaimer. I have a programming assignment on C programming. I want a very experienced Java Homework Help expert to work on it and take me through the entire process so that I can be able to present it to my professor without a problem. I am sending you all the details to the email address you have provided on your Programming Homework Help portal so that you can check and send me a quotation. I will also be requiring C++ Homework Help, Python Homework Help and C Homework Help experts till I graduate. I want someone to provide me complete Programming Coursework Help.

Lucas Miller said...

You are a statistics homework help who offers online classes. That is impressive. Tuition services are not mandatory for any student. But whoever sees tuition services can improve their class performance, especially for those students who find it hard to comprehend what is taught in a crowded classroom. I personally found it helpful when I was seeking statistics assignment help. I performed well.

Lucas Miller said...

Until now, I still don’t know why my image processing homework took too long to be completed. The Matlab homework help solver who handled it promised to deliver it in three hours but he took more than fifteen hours. It’s okay I will still use your Matlab assignment help again but how do I know you won’t take that long to get the job done especially for assignments that have a tight deadline?

Lucas Miller said...

Will you help me get an A in my economics assignment? I have not been able to get an economics homework help expert who can guarantee me an A. All I want is an expert who can guarantee me a top grade at a minimum price. In addition, I also want to know where you offer an economics assignment help class. I have missed so many classes and I am looking for a way to catch up.

Frank Allen said...

Hi, as an economics tutor do you offer economics assignment help? If yes, how do you handle revisions? I hired another economics homework help expert who wanted me to pay for revision. I didn’t understand that because to start with, it was they who had completed the assignment. If your revisions are free then I would be more than comfortable to hire you in my next paper.

Frank Allen said...

Hello there, I am looking for a matlab homework help tutor, who has the ability to offer me quality matlab assignment help in control systems. I have a lot of pending assignments, but I don't want to fail in any of them and that is why I am seeking your help. If the quality of your solutions will be up to the standard, then I will hire you again and again.

Frank Allen said...

Hey, you are a statistics homework help . I have a task for you in my upcoming exam. Can you do my online exam? I will provide you with the notes and all materials that are needed in the exam. But I need one thing in return- A good grade. Whatever you do ensure that I score a good grade. It is on SAS and therefore if you can offer credible Statistics Assignment help then I will know that I can rely on you in future.

Frank Allen said...

Our college is very strict on every programming assignment they give us. By this, I mean that one has to present their assignment to prove that it was completed by them. That was simply a disclaimer. I have a programming assignment on C programming. I want a very experienced Java assignment Help expert to work on it and take me through the entire process so that I can be able to present it to my professor without a problem. I am sending you all the details to the email address you have provided on your Programming assignment Help portal so that you can check and send me a quotation. I will also be requiring C++ assignment Help, Python assignment Help and C assignment Help experts till I graduate. I want someone to provide me complete Programming Coursework Help.