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January 28th, 2005
10:12 pm
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I would like to celebrate our collective return to normality from Rabbit Hole Day by pointing out a wonderful new product I just discovered news of online.

It's a caffeinated beer. Beer/energy drink sort of thing. They call it ...

wait for it ...

"B to the E."

Tomorrow, I will celebrate our return to normality from Rabbit Hole Day by actually returning to reality instead of this weird alternate dimension I seem to have gotten stuck in on the way back.

(... p.s.: It's real.)

Current Mood: curiousvaguely unnerved
Current Music: Savatage, "Prelude to Madness"

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Date:January 29th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
Drew Carey was featuring "buzz beer" on his TV show years ago. He should sue.
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Date:January 29th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
Yep, I saw that beer a while back. I haven't seen something so blatantly marketed to the rave community since my last party flyer.
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Date:January 29th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
I'm aware of it. It got a half-page ad in the campus newspaper, for more than the price of a student ad but less than the price of most commercial ads. That's partially because Anheiser-Bucsh is a huge donor to WU, but I also suspect it says something about the prominence of alcohol here.

But for my overall take: See userpic.
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Date:January 29th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
Could it taste worse that that other "That made Milwaukee famous"?

Like to try it I suppose yo see if it gives wings too....3, all left handed ones with one upside down...

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Date:January 29th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Personally the idea of "buzz beer" makes me yack. Then again, this is coming from someone who prefers homebrews/microbrews and has discovered the joys of Belgian kriekbier (basically lambic ale infused with cherries) :9

I *really* have a hard time seeing how guarana would work in beer, even as an infusion; the sourness of the guarana *isn't* like it is in lemon (so it's not like how it'd work with lemon & lager, or lime-inated beers)...stranger things have been put in brews, though. *shrugs*
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Date:January 29th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time, I had a friend named Koan. Koan liked to invent things.

One day, Koan went to a party where no one was serving any good drinks. He decided to retaliate, by inventing something. It was a simple invention, a mixture of the two most horrible substances to be found at the party: equal parts Surge and Milwaukee's Best. He never tried it himself, but offered this creation to other unwitting partygoers.

Then Koan discovered an interesting thing. This drink did not actually cause regular intoxication. Instead of feeling drunk after several glasses in a row, test subjects claimed they just began to hurt, or that they, "felt violated." It was like an instant hangover, without the annoying drunk or passing out parts beforehand.

Thus was born the Violator. Share it with your friends!

Yes, he really was named after the nonsensical Zen riddles. But you can kind of see why now, huh?
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Date:January 30th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)

Don't you remember "Sparks"? I brought the last can ever to be sold in this store over to Kady's, and I think you were around when we marveled at it.

IIRC, 6% alcohol (vodka?), highly caffeinated, taurine / guarine and all that good stuff, super fizzy, and it tasted like orange cough syrup.

Good stuff. I actually kinda liked it near the end.
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Date:January 30th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
There is a classic frat party drink that involves combining equal parts Nat Lite and Mountain Dew - sort of like a shandy from hell. I've been told it makes the Natural Light palatable, but I don't believe it. This seems like a way to avoid that whole annoying mixing step.
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Date:January 30th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
I prefer Skittlebrau.
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Date:January 30th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
I'm told by a friend who works as a bartender at a nightclub that the rave kiddies like vodka and red bull. Sounds kinda similar.
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