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2012-03-17 09:50:57 AM
I wonder if his coffin will be fitted with wings and flung from a moderately high place.
 
2012-03-17 09:51:10 AM
Red Bull is 30 years old?
 
2012-03-17 09:54:43 AM

wildcardjack: I wonder if his coffin will be fitted with wings and flung from a moderately high place.


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2012-03-17 09:56:36 AM
He will certainly have a very long wake.

/Rest in peace, sir. Caffeine users worldwide salute you.
 
2012-03-17 09:59:26 AM
He's still moving, though
 
2012-03-17 09:59:49 AM
Good riddance.
 
2012-03-17 10:00:21 AM
I'm going to drink a Red Bull or two today, and hope I have the wings to get me through my long list of things to do.
 
2012-03-17 10:03:45 AM
Honey Boo Boo Child is inconsolable.
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2012-03-17 10:09:36 AM
How is he ever going to rest in peace?
 
2012-03-17 10:12:41 AM
89 Red Bulls is too much for anyone.

All kidding aside, and not to appear callous or anything, but does this mean that the price will farking finally go down? Even a little bit?
 
2012-03-17 10:14:34 AM
Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.
 
2012-03-17 10:18:42 AM
The whole marketing thing, and all the sponsorships for stuff, like sponsoring Felix Baumgartner's crazy skydiving stuff is the work of the Austrian, Dietrich Mateschitz. Who doesn't exactly follow the book when it comes to sponsorships, but that's a damn good thing.
 
2012-03-17 10:18:49 AM

itsfullofstars: Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.


i love the taste. and it's funny. i like it, and our stores sell a ton of it, but i swear, everyone i know hates the stuff.
 
2012-03-17 10:21:24 AM
Always tasted like bubble gum seltzer to me.
 
2012-03-17 10:22:30 AM

itsfullofstars: Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.


Oddly I rather like the sugar free version and would buy more of it if I didn't need to take out a home equity loan to buy a 24 pack of the things

/and I like 8.3oz cans - no reason that anyone needs to drink 16 or 24 ozs of any type of cola in one sitting
 
2012-03-17 10:22:49 AM

Ball Zitch: 89 Red Bulls is too much for anyone.

All kidding aside, and not to appear callous or anything, but does this mean that the price will farking finally go down? Even a little bit?


Nope!

Marketing Red Bull as a luxury product was the idea of his Austrian business partner, who is also worth billions and is still very much alive.

In his native Thailand Red Bull is marketed as a completely different product. It's a cheap, working class drink marketed at cab drivers, truckers, construction workers etc. Red Bull is actually cheap as fark to make
 
2012-03-17 10:24:21 AM
I'll have a Jagerbomb tonight in his honor.
 
2012-03-17 10:24:43 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/this-lady-is-addicted-to-drin king-her-own-urine

This.
 
2012-03-17 10:25:53 AM
He sounds Scottish in the commercials,,,,
 
2012-03-17 10:44:08 AM

bravian: itsfullofstars: Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.

Oddly I rather like the sugar free version and would buy more of it if I didn't need to take out a home equity loan to buy a 24 pack of the things

/and I like 8.3oz cans - no reason that anyone needs to drink 16 or 24 ozs of any type of cola in one sitting


A couple a years ago I saw a couple of teens wandering around the pits at a drag race I was at around 10:00 am on a Sunday morning. One kid was drinking a Monster BFC {32 ounces}. I asked his buddy if he was gonna finish it that day. He said it was his third one already. His liver & heart probably won't last till he's 21.
 
2012-03-17 10:54:22 AM

itsfullofstars: Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.


I like the taste, I also like the taste of regular Monster, the one with the green lettering.
 
2012-03-17 10:54:59 AM
Also bring back Red Bull Cola, that shiat was the bomb.
 
2012-03-17 10:58:30 AM
Crack and roach killer.
 
2012-03-17 11:09:42 AM

Mad Mark: One kid was drinking a Monster BFC {32 ounces}. I asked his buddy if he was gonna finish it that day. He said it was his third one already. His liver & heart probably won't last till he's 21.


A BFC contains about 320 mg of caffeine (all of those energy drinks contain about 10 mg/oz). That's about the same as a grande Starbucks Pike Place. Three of those contain a lot of caffeine for before 10AM, but not for a day for a regular coffee drinker.

LD50 (per Wiki) in humans is 150-200 mg per kg of body weight. The diabetes and obesity from the sugar in 96 ounces of Monster does more harm than the caffeine.
 
2012-03-17 11:11:12 AM

JeffDudeLebowski: Always tasted like bubble gum seltzer to me.


My wife refers to the taste as "carbonated cough syrup"; she doesn't even like the smell when I open a can in the same room as her. I like it but only when ice-cold. I stick with the small cans because I can barely get through one of those before it gets too warm for my taste; no way I'd be able to make it through a large can in time.

Gish21: In his native Thailand Red Bull is marketed as a completely different product. It's a cheap, working class drink marketed at cab drivers, truckers, construction workers etc. Red Bull is actually cheap as fark to make


I had been drinking Red Bull for a couple of years when I first started traveling to SE Asia. On my first trip I saw one of the little amber bottles of Krathing Daeng at a convenience store and figured I'd try it out. One drink and that was it; the rest of the bottle went into the sink and I haven't touched it since. Nasty, nasty stuff, basically super-concentrated Red Bull.
 
2012-03-17 11:11:35 AM
8 oz isn't quite enough, I like the 12's. If I drink the 16 oz size I start seeing flashing Navajo rug designs superimposed over everything.
 
2012-03-17 11:17:43 AM
Somebody LIKES a drink I DON'T like! This is an outrage!
 
2012-03-17 11:26:20 AM
LOL'ed so hard at the headline. Nice work, subby!
 
2012-03-17 11:28:12 AM

asimplescribe: Red Bull is 30 years old?


I first saw it in Thailand 27 years ago. It was basic fuel for truck drivers and students.
I've yet to try it, and plan on not trying it for another 30 years.
 
2012-03-17 11:32:22 AM
It's good with vodak.
 
2012-03-17 11:38:09 AM
Thais love their energy drinks.

I wish this cool one made it to the states:

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2012-03-17 11:57:28 AM

King Something



It's good with vodak.

I live on a popular corner, in a small town, for going around the block to drag main (a term you might not understand). Anyway, I used to do beer can patrol on Sunday morning cleaning the yard. Now I do Red Bull can patrol. Most of the cans smell of Vodak.
Why would you want an upper (Red Bull) mixed with a downer (Vodak)?

/lawn, off it!
 
2012-03-17 12:03:28 PM
R.I.P. Chuck Norris

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2012-03-17 12:07:10 PM

TV's Vinnie: Honey Boo Boo Child is inconsolable.
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Ok, I just went and watched that video and now I am all the more dumber for watching it! WTF is wrong with those people!?
 
2012-03-17 12:08:07 PM

ga362: Why would you want an upper (Red Bull) mixed with a downer (Vodak)?


It's so they can keep drinking until the wee hours of next week.

Imagine being drunk for a whole week without sleep. The scary sleep-deprivation hallucinations alone would be worth it. For those of you that don't have to imagine, please share the experience.
 
2012-03-17 12:09:13 PM

ga362: King Something


It's good with vodak.

I live on a popular corner, in a small town, for going around the block to drag main (a term you might not understand). Anyway, I used to do beer can patrol on Sunday morning cleaning the yard. Now I do Red Bull can patrol. Most of the cans smell of Vodak.
Why would you want an upper (Red Bull) mixed with a downer (Vodak)?

/lawn, off it!


It's the closest thing to cocaine and booze, sometimes you don't want the party to end i.e. 'pass out.'
 
2012-03-17 12:13:59 PM
Red Bull is swill. I honestly can't believe a whole generation has been duped into buying that crap and treating it like it's some sort of cool cultural tab.

Same goes for most other energy drinks, actually. Nasty shiat. I cringe when I see cars drive by with the big green M sticker in the back window (for Monster Energy Drinks)... Ugh. That you would be so enamored (or enslaved) by an energy drink that you'd advertise it on your car for free tells me everything I need to know about you. Number One being that you're a willing and happy consumer whore.

Just drink coffee or cola! At least then you can enjoy your overpriced beverage a bit. And if you crave something to add to booze to make you feel less drunk when you're actually plastered, then you're just a f√cking loser who should probably write a thank-you letter to Tila Tequila and Lindsey Lohan for being such an inspiration to you.

Partying is fine. Partying like an idiot is reprehensible.
 
2012-03-17 12:22:47 PM
A few years ago, I spent two days on an Amtrak train (from Chicago to Oakland) on which a group of unsupervised children were constantly chasing each other the length of the train (including at night when coach passengers were trying to sleep). The lounge car attendant would not stop selling them Red Bull.
 
2012-03-17 12:35:13 PM

itsfullofstars: Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.


THIS!

It's stomach bile in a can, with a tinge of fruit taste. Reminds me of being sick as a kid, drinking fruit juice when you're sick, and then throwing it up.

A drink that's acidic but it is part of the flavor(of the first time around, not the second), is something like lemonade, orangejuice, and then, of course, grapefruit. Sure, squirt and liquid ice are tart, acidic, and perceptibly not pleasant to some, but they taste more like the fruit the first time around on the way down, NOT the second time around on the way up.
 
2012-03-17 12:36:27 PM
I never realized that the drink has been around for so long. That is pretty interesting.
 
2012-03-17 12:50:57 PM
Thank you old man, you have allowed kids to see if they are meant for the rigours of a cocaine lifestyle.
 
2012-03-17 01:09:55 PM
R.I.H. FUNNYCAR
 
2012-03-17 01:13:32 PM

itsfullofstars: Does anyone really like the taste of this stuff? It's a delivery method for caffeine and not a pleasant one either.


Simpler, quicker, easier. Obviously not a logical choice.

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2012-03-17 01:16:54 PM
I enjoy a bit of Red Bull every once in a while, when I need a bit of caffeine but I don't want coffee (this happens rarely, but usually in the summer). And believe it or not, I actually like the taste more than the caffeine benefits. Its like carbonated liquid sweet tarts. Yes, I know that's what a lot of people say is BAD about the taste, but I like it. I find it oddly refreshing.

That being said, its not an all-the-time drink for me, just an in-the-mood-for-carbonated-candy drink. I would get sick of it pretty fast if I drank it all the time.
 
2012-03-17 01:37:38 PM
I remember seeing ads for real Thai Red Bull when I was a kid. My mother told me never to drink the stuff because it was for truck drivers and not for girls. Didn't tell me why I shouldn't drink it, but I inferred that Red Bull would cause me to grow testicles or something.

/sugar-free Red Bull with rum, but only when I'm in Vegas
 
2012-03-17 01:42:38 PM
Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that this guy created one hell of a brand. In the supermarket, I see 8 oz Red Bulls sell for maybe 30-50% more than a 12 or 16 oz can of the competition. The fact that they can charge this kind of premium is a testament to the power of branding.

During the last winter Olympics, I remember seeing a little segment where Red Bull built a world class half pipe in a place in the mountains that was only accessible by helicopter. They would pick up that redheaded kid in a Red Bull branded helicopter and fly him to the half pipe every day for months so he could practice his moves out of sight from his competitors. That was just incredible marketing.

I'm not a regular energy drink consumer, but when I have those days where I need an extraordinary amount of energy (like when I'm teaching a 6 hour tax class), I will usually grab a Red Bull. The company is a patron of all types of cool sports, so I have no problem paying a premium for their product.
 
2012-03-17 02:01:23 PM
I don't like the taste of coffee at all, so if I need an upper, yeah, sometimes I do reach for an energy drink. It's not usually Red Bull. Rockstar has some carbonated blends that include juice, and those are pretty tasty. (The tropical punch flavor is pretty good, too.)

It's just that Red Bull kickstarted the market for these things. Not bad for coffee alternatives. Not as good as tea, but you can at least get some vitamin B and sugar from them in addition to the caffeine-whatever blend. Wouldn't feed them to kids, though...
 
2012-03-17 03:26:13 PM

WhyteRaven74: The whole marketing thing, and all the sponsorships for stuff, like sponsoring Felix Baumgartner's crazy skydiving stuff is the work of the Austrian, Dietrich Mateschitz. Who doesn't exactly follow the book when it comes to sponsorships, but that's a damn good thing.


I do some work with Red Bull, and I've been shocked at how much they do that has nothing to do with the actual drink. They're sports and media department is huge. Aside from Felix's amazing stunt, they sponsored Shaun White and Lindsay Vonn well before they were famous. in fact they do lots of sports training stuff.

And the techs at my company basically live off the stuff. Only occasionally in vodak for me.
 
2012-03-17 03:45:17 PM

CruJones: Only occasionally in vodak for me.


Is that some kind of photo-chemical extreme mixed drink? Sounds like you should have been given wings a while ago...
 
2012-03-17 03:46:39 PM
The Thai beverage called Red Bull is NOT the same beverage sold in America and Europe. Ours is an Austrian energy drink based loosely on the Thai formula.

Read all about it at Wikipedia if you're so inclined.

Atomic Spunk: Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that this guy created one hell of a brand.


Sure, if you're in Thailand. Otherwise, not so much.
 
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