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2012-02-27 08:36:33 PM
Caffeine: The new gateway drug.
 
2012-02-27 09:15:10 PM

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: Caffeine: The new gateway drug.


There was a kid at my high school that sold anhydrous caffeine. People actually paid to get some.
 
2012-02-28 02:24:38 AM
When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?
 
2012-02-28 02:28:32 AM

caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


I had a coke or a md every now and then. Usually though I was told to drink from the hose
/not the fire hose
 
2012-02-28 02:30:14 AM
Around the time when Red Bull was first unleashed on the masses, I had a classmate whose claim to fame was that he drank six of the damn things every day. Until the sheer amount of fark-knows-what in his system gave him a heart attack, anyway.

/CSB.
//Afterwards, he finally stopped drinking that crap.
 
2012-02-28 02:31:17 AM
Why the fark do elementary school kids need energy drinks in the first place? Aren't the at the absolute peak of natural energy already?
 
2012-02-28 02:35:54 AM
What? Ritalin isn't good enough for the little snowflakes?
 
2012-02-28 02:45:22 AM

You_Really_Like_Me: What? Ritalin isn't good enough for the little snowflakes?


You need something to wash it down with don't you?

Two Red Bulls
three cans of Mountain Dew
one Ritalin
and a pack of pixie sticks,
it's call a kindergartener speedball.
 
2012-02-28 02:47:08 AM
They're going to ban kids from elementary schools? What?
 
2012-02-28 02:48:56 AM

davidphogan: They're going to ban kids from elementary schools? What?


I'm fine with banning elementary schools. It'll lower my taxes.
 
2012-02-28 02:50:05 AM
kids should be able to do whatever they want.
 
2012-02-28 02:51:46 AM

Cheesus: davidphogan: They're going to ban kids from elementary schools? What?

I'm fine with banning elementary schools. It'll lower my taxes.


Yeah, you could save tens of dollars a year!
 
2012-02-28 02:54:56 AM

caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


farm5.staticflickr.com
Somewhere around WW2?
 
2012-02-28 02:55:17 AM
This is the most retarded thing I have ever heard. What parent buys their elementary school children energy drinks?

This is nothing more than a writer with too much asshole in their system. Stop wasting our good oxygen.
 
2012-02-28 03:06:22 AM

Gunny Walker: caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


Somewhere around WW2?


lime green tee places it 1960 at the earliest.
 
2012-02-28 03:09:14 AM

Wangiss: lime green tee places it 1960 at the earliest.


I know its tiny but it does say 1971 on the picture... Under the "C"
 
2012-02-28 03:16:41 AM
Let's try this again...

caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


Somewhere around WW2?
farm1.staticflickr.com

Better?
 
2012-02-28 03:18:03 AM
I see kids here drinking them all the time. They are supposed to be carded for it (15 and above) but I just saw a girl not more than 12 drinking a 24oz red bull.

I think the allure of them being banned is what attracts the kids.
 
2012-02-28 03:26:07 AM

untaken_name: Why the fark do elementary school kids need energy drinks in the first place?


Came here to ask just this.

At that age, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, I was a ball of energy anyways.

Then me and my buds found this.

www.thepipeshop.co.uk

It was our gateway drug into high-school.
 
2012-02-28 03:37:05 AM
Red Bull, originally from Thailand, was designed to keep Thai truckers awake at the wheel for 48 hours straight so that they could run over more families on scooters.

So probably best kept away from little kids.

/but recommended for Muay Thai fighters.
 
2012-02-28 03:46:28 AM
neuroflare

I had a coke or a md every now and then. Usually though I was told to drink from the hose.
/not the fire hose


I guess no one told you that the majority of garden hoses contain cancer causing substances. Nobody bothered to put warnings on them.
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I don't like the surge in 'energy drinks'. I tried that 12 hour energy one -- in the tiny bottle -- and it made me feel like shiat. I've tried others and most tasted like shiat and mainly made me either jumpy or gave me an irregular heartbeat.

Kids normally are full of natural energy. They're in the prime of their lives. There is no reason for them to have 'energy' drinks that can increase their heartbeats, raise their blood pressure and give them a sugar rush besides.

Pretty much, it's a legal gateway to experimenting with harder drugs, like coke.

After all, when it came out that you could get high smoking a certain type of Sage, sales boomed on the internet and laws actually had to be made banning it.

When I was a kid I had the energy of a race horse. I was trim and healthy. I stayed that way until in my late 20's when I got a job that required I sit a lot. School bored the shiat out of me, but once out of the halls, I was active as heck.

It used to be uncool to let kids drink coffee. They could not order coffee at any restaurant because of the caffeine. So soft drink companies started piling it in their products and out came energy drinks with even more krap in them.

No. I don't think school kids need energy drinks.
 
2012-02-28 04:00:41 AM
Here's where I bring up this old chart which shows that the only drinks regulated for caffeine content are "soft drinks". Jolt's "illegal" because it has more than the 71 mg/12 fl. oz. allotment for soft drinks...meanwhile, a cup of regular coffee has twice as much caffeine as a can of Jolt...and most chain stores' regular coffee have three times as much. You don't wanna know how much more caffeine a single can of Monster or Full Throttle has.

/And here's where I complain that the only reason only "soft drinks" are regulated is that they're thought of as "kids' drinks"; meanwhile, there's nothing stopping kids from going to the energy drinks and coffees. And they're doing so in droves.
 
2012-02-28 04:10:33 AM

0Icky0: Red Bull, originally from Thailand, was designed to keep Thai truckers awake at the wheel for 48 hours straight so that they could run over more families on scooters.

So probably best kept away from little kids.

/but recommended for Muay Thai fighters.


I've had Red Bull in Thailand, Indonesia & China the crap they sell here is watered down piss.
 
2012-02-28 04:17:48 AM
Stupids people really will buy anything if you market it hard enough. I'm nearly 50 and can't stand the taste of energy drinks.

I think if I were a teen and someone gave me one of these things I'd throw it at them.
 
2012-02-28 04:54:54 AM
I hope the author of the article never finds out that high school atheletes are using pre-workout supplements. There is heaps of caffiene and other stuff in them that pretty much makes them cheap low quality speed.
 
2012-02-28 05:08:11 AM

caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


Hell, I've seen worse crap than this on the city bus. Such as mothers giving babies sips of their soft drinks, and it always seems to be a variety that contains caffeine too.
 
2012-02-28 05:10:26 AM

neuroflare: I had a coke or a md every now and then. Usually though I was told to drink from the hose
/not the fire hose


Well, that's what happens when it refuses to put the lotion on its skin.
 
2012-02-28 05:11:34 AM

Wangiss: Gunny Walker: caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


Somewhere around WW2?

lime green tee places it 1960 at the earliest.


Date on the image says March-April 1971.
 
2012-02-28 05:17:27 AM

Bathia_Mapes: caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?

Hell, I've seen worse crap than this on the city bus. Such as mothers giving babies sips of their soft drinks, and it always seems to be a variety that contains caffeine too.


The worst I've seen was a mother who let her son make his sugar-filled breakfast cereal with large quantities of coffee instead of milk. I had very little sympathy when she couldn't control him.
 
2012-02-28 05:53:35 AM

Con Fabulous: Bathia_Mapes: caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?

Hell, I've seen worse crap than this on the city bus. Such as mothers giving babies sips of their soft drinks, and it always seems to be a variety that contains caffeine too.

The worst I've seen was a mother who let her son make his sugar-filled breakfast cereal with large quantities of coffee instead of milk. I had very little sympathy when she couldn't control him.


On the plus side, he won't be around to be out of control for very long, if he keeps going that way.
 
2012-02-28 06:50:37 AM
What irritates me is that today's kids act like school is so hard, and they are so stressed out, and they are so oppressed, however, school is so dummed down that anything less than an A is an F.
 
2012-02-28 06:55:16 AM

whiterrabbit: What irritates me is that today's kids act like school is so hard, and they are so stressed out, and they are so oppressed, however, school is so dummed down that anything less than an A is an F.


`I used to think that way, but.... well, it wasnt really that hard when *I* was there either. I turned out okay.

/ college, now THAT is **WAY** too...wait, same deal.
 
2012-02-28 07:05:32 AM
Who gives a Fark what a buncha brats do??
 
2012-02-28 07:18:20 AM

whiterrabbit: dummed down


Niiiiiice.
 
2012-02-28 07:35:26 AM
Between Gatorade or energy drinks for kids, I'm not sure which is worse.
 
2012-02-28 07:40:26 AM

tjsands1118: You_Really_Like_Me: What? Ritalin isn't good enough for the little snowflakes?

You need something to wash it down with don't you?

Two Red Bulls
three cans of Mountain Dew
one Ritalin
and a pack of pixie sticks,
it's call a kindergartener speedball.


You need a downer in there.
 
2012-02-28 07:40:28 AM
While I'm not for banning things, if an 8 year old has an energy drink from home then someone needs to ask the parents WTF is going on.
 
2012-02-28 07:48:53 AM

caution: When did it become okay for elementary schoolchildren consume caffeine? What am I missing here?


The word "to".
 
2012-02-28 08:10:49 AM

Rik01: I guess no one told you that the majority of garden hoses contain cancer causing substances. Nobody bothered to put warnings on them.


California probably has but then again it's more difficult to find things that won't give you cancer according to them than ones that will.

I guess I can thank them for no longer giving a damn about how much of a cancer risk something is.
 
2012-02-28 08:16:53 AM
Hell, my teachers could have used a few to give to me in high school... my snoring got loud.

If you think I'm kidding. I passed a science class with a C + only because I passed the tests with whatever grades I never bothered to learn. Homework had a major part in the grade, and I never bothered to turn any in. I also slept during class
 
2012-02-28 08:18:26 AM
My first thought was.. what kind of moron buys energy drinks for their elementary school kid? But then I remembered... last summer my nephew came to visit with his so and 2 kids. And they were feeding the 2 year old Mountain Dew.. not just a sip off their bottle.. but cups of it. Soo.. that's the answer.. morons like my nephew...
 
2012-02-28 09:20:20 AM
Golly, why are we all sick and dying?

Hyuck, wah, ah ain't got no ide'er.

*glug* *glug* *glug*

*die*

wah, ah, jiss do'n unnerstan wah lil billy jiss dun keelt ovar thar like thay-at. Must be the shiat they be sprayin' in the ahr frum them ahrplanes.
 
2012-02-28 10:08:02 AM

PlatypusPuke: Golly, why are we all sick and dying?

Hyuck, wah, ah ain't got no ide'er.

*glug* *glug* *glug*

*die*

wah, ah, jiss do'n unnerstan wah lil billy jiss dun keelt ovar thar like thay-at. Must be the shiat they be sprayin' in the ahr frum them ahrplanes.


What language is this post written in? I tried several in google translate and got results even LESS intelligible.
 
2012-02-28 10:28:30 AM
I was walkin' through the city streets
And a man walks up to me and hands me the latest energy drink
"Run faster, jump higher"
Man, I'm not gonna let you poison me
i614.photobucket.com
I threw it on the ground
You must think I'm a joke
I ain't gonna be part of your system
Man! Pump that garbage in another man's face
 
2012-02-28 11:23:21 AM
Maybe, just maybe we need to slow down a bit as a society.Your 5-year old doesn't need three after-preschool activities. If you're giving him Red Bull to go to preschool the next day, cut back on the insanity.

That, and what everyone else says too.
 
2012-02-28 11:48:32 AM

3steps: My first thought was.. what kind of moron buys energy drinks for their elementary school kid? But then I remembered... last summer my nephew came to visit with his so and 2 kids. And they were feeding the 2 year old Mountain Dew.. not just a sip off their bottle.. but cups of it. Soo.. that's the answer.. morons like my nephew...


Had a co-worker try to convince me that Mountain Dew and apple juice had the same calories per serving, so it was OK for the toddler to have Mountain Dew. I don't even give my 2 year-old apple juice straight, he gets it halfed with water, and still doesn't have it every day. Better to have an apple and some water or milk.

Same coworker got a call from her husband that he was going to the ER because he thought he was having a heart-attack. He wasn't, but he had his heart going around 200 a min from all the caffeine he was drinking. If a couple(?) energy drinks can do that to a near 200lbs guy, pretty sure a 50lb-ish elementary kid doesn't need that kind of caffeine.
 
2012-02-28 12:44:48 PM

PlatypusPuke: Golly, why are we all sick and dying?

Hyuck, wah, ah ain't got no ide'er.

*glug* *glug* *glug*

*die*

wah, ah, jiss do'n unnerstan wah lil billy jiss dun keelt ovar thar like thay-at. Must be the shiat they be sprayin' in the ahr frum them ahrplanes.


The UN is putting crap in our water. That's why you see rainbows when water is sprayed.
 
2012-02-28 01:24:20 PM
We let the kids have some cola once in awhile, but not very often. And not in the evening, unless they're headed to their real dad's for the weekend. If they came home with a red bull or similar, I'd pour it right down the drain.
 
2012-02-28 04:38:07 PM
I never drank energy drinks, but I did drink soda all day. I had my last Coke on Dec 31 2011 and after surviving the first month I haven't had any craving for it at all. I keep a gallon of water in the refrigerator and I haven't felt so good for a long time. As for kids soda is a very rare once in a while treat. (especially since I no longer buy it).
 
2012-02-28 11:53:23 PM
Pfft, lightweights. Like a hundred years ago they had baby teething drops with COCAINE
 
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