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2012-12-05 02:10:33 AM

foxyshadis: alienated: Thanks for nothing ,Subby. I have 3 cases of this stuff and now... damn. Guess that I am stuck with them.

Tenatra: I'd buy it if it was sold around here

If you are ever near eastern ventura county- I have a case and a half that I will gladly sell ( it is a slow mover )

Are we talking Fillmore or Simi Valley here? The latter I visit regularly, the former only once every other year or so, but for a good deal it might be worth it....


Simi. Venture Liquor. codeword is Trogdor, I work nights. Im the white person at night. : ) ( the owner is Indian )
 
2012-12-05 02:14:30 AM
I am four days off a 3-a-day Monster habit. Holy shiat am I having sugar withdrawals. The caffeine I get with black coffee, but everything else? Yeesh. I am an insomniac MESS!!!! But I did the math - my fat ass drinking 600 calories a day!!
 
2012-12-05 02:18:56 AM

Tenatra: Gyrfalcon: And since the marketing is directed at kids

See back in the 1997 I went to an air show and there was a Red Bull promo booth. A free can of red bull but you had to show your ID, they refused to give it to anyone under 16.

alienated: If you are ever near eastern ventura county- I have a case and a half that I will gladly sell ( it is a slow mover )

Yea I'm all the way in Central Missouri. :(
/They probably sell it if I go to Kansas City but that is an hour and a half drive.


I'm not sure what happened. It used to be like that. When the stuff first came out, it was almost like hard liquor, and that was where you found it. Nowadays--it's with the Gatorade and other "vitamin drinks" at the 7-11. Weird.
 
2012-12-05 02:21:22 AM

Thresher: I am four days off a 3-a-day Monster habit. Holy shiat am I having sugar withdrawals. The caffeine I get with black coffee, but everything else? Yeesh. I am an insomniac MESS!!!! But I did the math - my fat ass drinking 600 calories a day!!


I had a 3-4 monster per day habit and I was the same way when I quit. Whenever I thought about quitting, stores across town conveniently put up cheap deals. It was too good to pass up and I ended up drinking 5-6 a day but I eventually broke the cycle. Stick with it for a couple weeks and try to go back, it will taste horrible.
 
2012-12-05 02:25:35 AM

foxyshadis: crabsno termites: In the '80's, the FDA abdicated it's responsibility for regulating anything that was not an approved medication (read "nutritional supplements") Wonder why all the scammers (other then regulated pharmaceutical companies) are3 the biggest source of television advertising revenue?

/17 years dealing with FDA
/ retired. fark the gov't - they're useless..

They didn't abdicate in the 80's; lobbyists wrote an exemption into federal law in 1994 to keep them out of an area they'd been sniffing around and prosecuting in for a while.

katerbug72: I've never had those but I drank valerian tea once and it made me puke. I don't understand the appeal of all these medicinal drinks on the market these days.

Most teas make you puke on an empty stomach, and many will make you nauseous even on a full one if you're not used to them. Teas can be very strong, much stronger than coffee or energy drinks, although the tannins that make them so don't really have any medicinal properties beyond tasting more bitter. Once steeped for ~3-5 minutes, you've extracted as much caffeine and other oils as you ever will, the rest is just going to be tannins. You can definitely come to appreciate the taste, though.

/Loves tannins and steeps for 20-30 minutes.


There was a notice in the '80's that they would no longer enforce the regulations regarding nutritional supplements. May have been codified later (I walked away from all that bullshiat in '92).
 
2012-12-05 02:32:56 AM
I look forward to the future health problems suffered en masse from the casual consumption of shiat like Red Bull today.
 
2012-12-05 02:39:45 AM

Gyrfalcon: I'm not sure what happened. It used to be like that. When the stuff first came out, it was almost like hard liquor, and that was where you found it. Nowadays--it's with the Gatorade and other "vitamin drinks" at the 7-11. Weird.


Heh yea as a kid I never saw the stuff in stores, I only saw the commercials (for Red Bull only) on TV and I thought it was an adult beverage. When I take the girls (4 & 6) in the store with me to get something to drink they are drawn to the whole rack of energy drinks, flashy colors and cool looking cans. Similar to you, they are right next to the juices and vitamin water.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:23 AM

ModernLuddite: I look forward to the future health problems suffered en masse from the casual consumption of shiat like Red Bull today.


Ready for this? A gallon of cola is cheaper than a gallon of milk. Cola = more phosphorus, less milk = less calcium, therefore drastically lower Ca/P ratio in the diet, more bone/joint problems. Especially important in immature animals. Prediction: will see more osteoporosis,bone,joint disorders before I die, and I'm an old man.

/Preaching this since 1970

// retired nutritionist

///Real one, not what passes now ("Take some of these bullshiat herbs")
 
2012-12-05 02:43:40 AM

Tenatra: Similar to you, they are right next to the juices and vitamin water.


Thats because most folks sell poison, at an early age , to kids. Plus- we ( liquor stores ) have limited cooler space, and many squeeze them all together in a door or two. I have a contract with gator, so they get a full door, and with monster and red bull- door next to it, and the next door has fruit juices / soda.
/shrugs
// i dont try to sell posion to kids on purpose
 
2012-12-05 03:03:22 AM
So... Energy drinks have been linked to deaths... A non-energy drink is suspected of causing illness...

Obviously aluminum cans should be held accountable!
 
2012-12-05 03:20:15 AM
DRTFA I'm going to go out on a limb and assume they drink a fark load of them and got sick (let's trip balls at school!1!!!). Reminds me when a kid decided to drink 10 pints of milks at lunch. He obviously got sick, but no one stopped him from purchasing 10 milks...
 
2012-12-05 03:39:26 AM
Let's get together and feel al....ack..unghh AHHH!!!
 
2012-12-05 03:45:07 AM
Abacus9: Driven from the mainland?

Nahh, flown TO the mainland at a fairly young age.

// because if you don't want to work in tourism, or work blue collar, or fight over one of the few careers that lie outside of tourism, you leave the island to find your fortunes elsewhere.

// then when you get out into the world, you think to yourself "WTF did I do that for?"
 
2012-12-05 03:50:01 AM

Bela_Bar-talk: So... Energy drinks have been linked to deaths... A non-energy drink is suspected of causing illness...


The article doesn't state what the kids' illness or symptoms were. Just that some kids got sick from drinking the stuff. It could be a tainted product necessitating a recall, anti-energy drink/supplement scare, allergic reaction to an ingredient, or that the kids drank that after drinking an energy drink. More info would be appreciated, but that's not likely.

As for the ingredients, according to the drink's website, it has chamomile, rose hips, hops, valerian, and passion flower extracts. Chamomile & valerian are supposedly calming, rose hips are used in lots of herbal teas, hops are in beer, and passion flower I have no knowledge of. Fine for adults, but for grade schoolers? Stupid.
 
2012-12-05 05:01:30 AM
Simpson's sang it best....."When I can't stops me fiddlin' I just pops me ritalin, I'm poppin' and sailin' man,..... toot toot!

Sung to Popeye theme
 
2012-12-05 05:23:50 AM
The fact that those contain Valerian root is scary as fark. It is a natural MAOI, and MAOIs are rarely prescribed because of their propensity to cause heart attacks when mixed with just about any medication.
 
2012-12-05 05:34:15 AM
too bad we Americans cannot vote someone into office who gives a damn about our health and welfare. this shiat does not happen in Germany, my friends.
 
2012-12-05 06:38:46 AM
FTFA: It's unclear what the students' symptoms were.
Translation:
"This product was sold in a 16-22 ounce aluminum can. Clearly, it is evil and must be destroyed."
 
2012-12-05 09:05:50 AM

crabsno termites: There was a notice in the '80's that they would no longer enforce the regulations regarding nutritional supplements. May have been codified later (I walked away from all that bullshiat in '92).


I think they only go after them if they make health claims. IIRC even Cheerios got dinged for making health claims

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Duck_of_Doom: As for the ingredients, according to the drink's website, it has chamomile, rose hips, hops, valerian, and passion flower extracts. Chamomile & valerian are supposedly calming, rose hips are used in lots of herbal teas, hops are in beer, and passion flower I have no knowledge of. Fine for adults, but for grade schoolers? Stupid.


Passion flower is supposed to have mild sedative effects too. I've tried it before (as well as valerian and chamomile). I could feel the effects but it still wasn't enough to make me sleep.

Their website also didn't list the amounts.

Oh look - it's still mostly sugar-water:

marleysmellowmood.com

That's the "Berry flavor" - only the Lemonade/Tea flavor has valerian and passionflower.

I've never actually had an "energy drink" unless you count having a sip of someone else's Red Bull and vodak. I just don't see the need. If I want a jolt of caffeine I'll drink coffee (and I mean coffee, not coffee watered down with cream and sugar or whatever else they put in it these days).
 
2012-12-05 10:10:15 AM
Kids these days! Why don't they just chug coffee all day to stay productive, then pound scotch all night to go to sleep? If it was good enough for my grandfather, it's good enough for me!
 
2012-12-05 10:39:03 AM
I never understood what was so great about Bob Marley.

People only like him because he smoked a ton of weed. Same as Willie Nelson.

Nothing special otherwise.
 
2012-12-05 10:53:10 AM
A buddy of mine made the mistake of picking up one of those relaxation teas one night at lunch (3rd shift, lunch is 2am). I noticed him drinking it, asked him what was in it, he read the back of the label....melatonin. About an hour later his night got real slow.
 
2012-12-05 11:10:49 AM

peewinkle: neongoats: I wouldn't say one of these puts me to sleep, but I will say that it seems like I fall asleep easier, and sleep deeper if I drink one.

/used them to help pass out when switching off of third shift.

You can buy Valerian Root (the active ingredient in this stuff) capsules at any pharmacy, I use it if I am having insomnia ( which is usually once-twice a week). Diazepam (Valium) is more or less synthetic Valerian Root in it's chemical structure. You can also buy Valerian Root herbal tea.


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Sultan Of Herf: A buddy of mine made the mistake of picking up one of those relaxation teas one night at lunch (3rd shift, lunch is 2am). I noticed him drinking it, asked him what was in it, he read the back of the label....melatonin. About an hour later his night got real slow.


Nice placebo effect...melatonin has no ability to cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Ample research has shown that melatonin has a very limited and specific role in aiding sleep, and that is to help people who, e.g. fly across a lot of timezones or perhaps have jobs with rotating shifts to help the internal body-clock (the supra-chiasmatic nucleus) to orient more quickly to the actual daypart. This has been pretty well established for over a decade.
 
2012-12-05 11:23:22 AM

KrispyKritter: too bad we Americans cannot vote someone into office who gives a damn about our health and welfare. this shiat does not happen in Germany, my friends.


You just took any responsibility off yourself and onto some "health and welfare czar". I.e. the GOVERNMENT (not me) is responsible for my health/welfare.

It's not the laws, it's the culture. Maybe German culture demands that every adult citizen act as such, where in the U.S. you celebrate bad behavior and gluttony (via "contemptuous consumption"). Besides, Germans get educated - in the U.S. every class is more uneducated than the last and even your college grads are both stupid and lazy - not a winning combination.

If someone gets morbidly obese because all they eat is super-sized fast food, it's their damn fault. Government can just get the f*ck out of the situation (e.g. legislating drink size) and quit trying to "legislate" bad decision-making.

And you lazy, shiat-stupid, f*cked up U.S. citizens: Be careful asking your government to be your parent. Not that you lazy f*cks will listen.

Like the "do nothing hey let's get down-graded by Standards and Poor's...again!" government is any kind of a role model.
 
2012-12-05 01:20:48 PM
I love this stuff, but I only use it to get to sleep when I'm wired. If I drink a can of Mellow Mood, I'm passed out in 20 minutes tops.
 
2012-12-05 01:30:14 PM
I like energy drinks.

It's so easy for me to get completely hooked on merely the citric acid/sugar zing [never mind the caffeine, that shiat kicks in later] that I restrict myself to one of whatever size in one 24 hour period. And the carbonation prevents me from slamming the thing anyway.

They're supposed to be a treat for kitty, not a regular thing.

Haven't tried the Marley relaxingZOMGSQUEEE*thump*-stuff yet.
 
2012-12-05 01:44:40 PM

Doctor Jellyfinger: Kittypie070: Why is there a Latino Fox Fluffy News?

Isn't that contradictory?


I came here just to see who would be the first to yell "OMG FOX NEWS! THE ENEMY!!1!!!!"
Thanks for not disappointing.


O hai thar, Doctor Jellyflipper.

In case you failed to take careful note of my grammar, I was merely asking a question.

Also, in case you failed to notice, there is, perhaps, just a slight difference between a freaked-out knee-jerk squeal of
EW YUKKY[projectilevomit] and the aforementioned Small But Polite Question Concerning Fluffy-Latino News.

Kindly see to it that you study it out.
 
2012-12-05 01:59:28 PM

doczoidberg: I never understood what was so great about Bob Marley.

People only like him because he smoked a ton of weed. Same as Willie Nelson.

Nothing special otherwise.


He was a revolutionary icon. Kept Jamaica from killing themselves, was almost assassinated, lived in exile, created a whole new musical style. Songs about love and peace. Songs of war, songs of freedom, songs of strong religious meditation. United African nations, brought hope to millions, and continues on in a legacy that that will never end.

Really, everything about him was special.
 
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