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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Five hours of energy, a chance of death, AND supporting breast cancer? I'm sold   (post-gazette.com) divider line 68
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2012-11-15 12:33:14 PM
When I see women starting a campaign to prevent prostate cancer then I'll start collecting pink ribbons.
 
2012-11-15 12:33:33 PM

twiztedjustin: But hey look on the bright side, you can buy them with food stamps!


A place I use to work at had an onsite concession stand, sold these for $5 per bottle. Even price gouging convenience stores only charged $2.49 for them


Very silly: they don't really have more caffeine than a couple cups of strong coffee (or one bladderbuster), and caffeine pills (NoDoze, Vivarin) are even cheaper per dose.

People are so stupid.
 
2012-11-15 12:37:31 PM

NephilimNexus: When I see women starting a campaign to prevent prostate cancer then I'll start collecting pink ribbons.


When I see more men lining up to have their prostate examined I'll eat those sour grapes.
 
2012-11-15 12:44:47 PM

The One True TheDavid: twiztedjustin: But hey look on the bright side, you can buy them with food stamps!


A place I use to work at had an onsite concession stand, sold these for $5 per bottle. Even price gouging convenience stores only charged $2.49 for them

Very silly: they don't really have more caffeine than a couple cups of strong coffee (or one bladderbuster), and caffeine pills (NoDoze, Vivarin) are even cheaper per dose.

People are so stupid.


Its all about the B vitamins, not the caffeine, but still stupid. They do nothing for me.
 
2012-11-15 12:46:03 PM
Five Hour Energy is absolutely disgusting. It tastes awful, gives me instant heartburn, and makes me feel mildly nauseous and jittery for about 30 minutes, then... nothing.

I've had it once, I won't have it again.

Interestingly, other similar "energy" / highly caffeinated drinks like Red Bull, Monster, Jolt, etc. have basically no effect on me at all. It's just Five Hour that makes me feel sick.

/seldom have any of them though
 
2012-11-15 12:50:00 PM
NephilimNexus:

When I see women starting a campaign to prevent prostate cancer then I'll start collecting pink ribbons.

Silly, women don't have prostates.

And apparently you don't realize that "support" goes one way. It goes with the territory: when was the last time a woman you were dating bought you a drink or took you to dinner? Unless things changed in the past few years, you had to be officially engaged by buying her a big diamond before she'd think of even going dutch.

Of course once you're married she'll buy you things, using your joint checking account or your credit card number.

The last time women supported men's health issues was the early days of AIDS, and even the it was gay women supporting gay men getting treatment. Not exactly applicable to ordinary everyday hetero experience: when straight men have a problem they're supposed to suck it suffer silently or get bootstrappy and cure themselves somehow.

Maybe this helps account for "FTM" transsexuals: manhood has so many drawbacks. Nor are gay men are immune to the inherent punishments: they're not "non-men" just another kind of man, with more in common with straight guys than most people think about.
 
2012-11-15 12:54:21 PM
Hm, good thing I came across this article, I was considering getting a 5 hour energy today cause I have a shiat ton of driving to do to get to Milwaukee for the Dethklok show. From Chicago, to NIU, to Milwaukee, then back to NIU, and then home to Chicago. Gah! And I've already been up since 5 am!!!

/maybe I should just do a line?
//or drink more coffee?
///THERE'S NO TIME FOR NAPZ.
 
2012-11-15 01:35:50 PM
The 5-Hour Energy TV commercials have a sleazy amateuristic quality that I find completely revolting. I would never buy a product advertised that way.
Plus the whole "5-Hour Energy" crap is so contrived. Just call it Caffeine-in-a-Bottle. At least then I'd respect what they're trying to sell.
 
2012-11-15 01:40:33 PM
5 hour energy is not highly caffeinated. It's got about as much as a cup of coffee.

Namely, it is a massive amount of B vitamins designed to kick-start your metabolism.

Can't these farking retards even read the ingredients label?
 
2012-11-15 02:19:54 PM

fluffy2097: 5 hour energy is not highly caffeinated. It's got about as much as a cup of coffee.

Namely, it is a massive amount of B vitamins designed to kick-start your metabolism.

Can't these farking retards even read the ingredients label?


Word.
 
2012-11-15 02:35:39 PM

fluffy2097: 5 hour energy is not highly caffeinated. It's got about as much as a cup of coffee.

Namely, it is a massive amount of B vitamins designed to kick-start your metabolism.

Can't these farking retards even read the ingredients label?


Are those KILLER B's‽‽‽ 

No, seriously, a 5-hour is a good start for recovering from a hangover. Blast of caffeine and vitamins, wash it down with a liter of filtered water.
 
2012-11-15 03:50:34 PM
www.energyfiend.com

350mg of caffeine in a 4.25oz bottle. I call it my liquid nap and it is pure joy.
 
2012-11-15 06:17:36 PM

The One True TheDavid: NephilimNexus:

When I see women starting a campaign to prevent prostate cancer then I'll start collecting pink ribbons.

Silly, women don't have prostates.


Meanwhile, men can and do get breast cancer. It's far more frequent in women, but it's not exclusively a women's health issue. Meanwhile, women generally have a harder time growing mustaches, and apparently the mustache is the designated way to celebrate "Movember." (It's prostate awareness month right now!) In any case, boobies (and moobies) are far more, well, visible than prostates. More people spend time actively thinking about them. The boobies, anyway.

/As a woman, even I think the corporate pinkwashing has gotten a bit out of hand.
 
2012-11-15 09:57:30 PM
Five hour death. Hours and hours of death.
 
2012-11-16 08:28:35 AM

Tat'dGreaser: What a bunch of horsesh*t. It's like when experts claim that someone died from smoking because they died in a car accident and just happened to be a smoker 10 years ago.


As I actually read the full article, this was pretty much what I was thinking. Out of all the times that so many people have used it, there are only 15 cases, and even then it was merely cited in the reports, and no clear details are given. It sounds to me like it's a correlation/causation thing. I'm also willing to bet that these people are drinking more than one.

From the 5-Hour Energy Bottle in my hand:
"RECOMMENDED USE: Take on half (1/2) bottle for moderate energy. Take one whole bottle for maximum energy. Do not exceed two bottles daily, consumed several hours apart. [...]

CAUTION: [...] Limit caffeine products. [...] Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing, or under 12 years of age. If you are taking medication and/or have a medical condition, consult your doctor before use."


We know at least one woman ignored the above warning, so there's no accounting for stupidity.

I have one every few days, and then I have HALF of one, maybe. I've never had an entire energy drink in one sitting because they tend to hit me pretty fast. I'll take a sip or two and wait a minute. Usually I'm good after a few sips. Some of these drinks will tell you that they contain 2 servings. It's all about moderation and following the intended use of a product. You're not meant to chug 5-6 of these in a day.
 
2012-11-16 08:49:38 AM

supayoda: You're not meant to chug 5-6 of these in a day.


But this is Amurika

If I wasn't meant to consume the entire thing in one go, and have one for every meal, they would make the serving so large it would be physically impossible to consume more then 1 a day.
 
2012-11-16 09:35:38 AM

farkdd: Had a bunch of vodka red bulls one night -- the hangover the next day and how sick my body felt convinced me that the red bull was much much worse for my body than the vodka.


That might have been the real problem.
 
2012-11-16 09:39:33 AM

The One True TheDavid: Very silly: they don't really have more caffeine than a couple cups of strong coffee (or one bladderbuster), and caffeine pills (NoDoze, Vivarin) are even cheaper per dose.


Liquid B vitamin supplements are another story, and the tablets are hard to find-- at least in my neck of the woods.
 
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