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Old 10-26-10, 02:37 PM
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Date Rape in a Can

Wotsamatta kids today? Don't they know, you don't mix uppers and downers?

When a group of students from Central Washington University fell ill at a party and nine of them were rushed to the hospital earlier this month, doctors originally suspected the date rape drug, Rohypnol. Now investigators are looking at the alcoholic caffeine drink Four Loko.

Reports emerged that investigators had ruled out the date rape drug and turned their suspicions to the students' consumption of Four Loko as the cause--one 23.5 ounce can is roughly equivalent to drinking five or six beers plus several cups of coffee, reports ABC News.

(See TIME's review of caffeinated, alcoholic drinks.)

But the company has been quick to defend their product. Students were reportedly drinking heavily and mixing alcohol the night of the party, which Four Loko spokespeople say caused them to fall ill.

The manufacturers released a statement to ABC where they insist that Four Loko is not dangerous if its warning labels are heeded:

"The unacceptable incident at Central Washington University, which appears to have involved hard liquor ... and possibly illicit substances, is precisely why we go to great lengths to ensure our products are not sold to underage consumers and are not abused."

For a "blackout in a can"--as the drink has been dubbed--which costs around $2.50 with the added bonus of caffeine, it's hardly a surprise this drink appeals to college students. Also unsurprisingly, calls to ban the drink have already started to spread across college campuses. Central Washington University has already banned the drink as well as other campuses in New York and New Jersey. After banning the drink at Ramapo College, President Peter Mercer said that drinking the beverages has, "no redeeming social purpose."

Which actually could describe most of college social life.
I can't even stand normal energy drinks -- they taste like something a hummingbird would drink -- and the idea of adding booze to it ... ick.

If you're going to drink, just go with hard liquor.
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But more importantly, did the students get to pee in the "can"?
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I've had it. Some of the flavors are nasty, and I'm someone who enjoys energy drinks. However let's not get crazy. They only go as high as 12% so they are only as strong as 5 or 6 pussy beers.
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Binge drinking in college? That's new.....
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From the title, I was picturing the scene in Diva where someone sneaks up behind the hitman, sprays a little aerosol can under hitman's nose, and the hitman falls down unconscious.
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Too much drinking resulted in falling over, huh? That's a new one.
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I would think that high doses of caffeine injected by the victim would be detrimental to the objectives of a typical date rapist. Any practiced date rapists here care to comment?
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Unless I'm missing something, I don't see any actual rapes associated with this product.

False advertising?
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I've never understood the appeal of mixing alcohol and caffeine.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
Too much drinking resulted in falling over, huh? That's a new one.
From the report on MSNBC, the problem is that the caffeine covers the effect of the alcohol, so people consume several cans thinking they aren't getting that drunk. But caffeine wears off faster than alcohol, so after a couple hours they're hit by the full force of drink.
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Thread Fail

No Dating and no Raping.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Unless I'm missing something, I don't see any actual rapes associated with this product.

False advertising?
Well, would you have clicked a thread that says "Mixing Energy Drinks and Booze Makes College Kids Ill"?
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From the report on MSNBC, the problem is that the caffeine covers the effect of the alcohol, so people consume several cans thinking they aren't getting that drunk. But caffeine wears off faster than alcohol, so after a couple hours they're hit by the full force of drink.
OMG. Stupid people drinking too much alcohol? That's crazy!

College kids are like stupid dogs. Aweee how pathetic. The dog THOUGHT he was going to enjoy that chocolate bar.
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So if you date rape a chick, and nobody is there to see, does a crime really occur? I mean, it's just two consenting adults (one, albeit, sleeping) havin' sex.
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Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
I've never understood the appeal of mixing alcohol and caffeine.
Spanish Coffee, my man. It's a once-in-a-while thing, but it is real, real good.
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Irish coffee strikes again!
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The last time I tried to date-rape a girl she talked me into taking her to dinner and a movie afterward. I think I'm doing it wrong.
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Originally Posted by RagingBull80 View Post
The last time I tried to date-rape a girl she talked me into taking her to dinner and a movie afterward. I think I'm doing it wrong.
Well last time I tried i ended up married to her 14 days later.

Hello, My Name is Jesse and Im a Date Rape Failure
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I had the watermelon one - chugged it before a midnight release of a movie. It was disgusting, but drank it anyway.

It didn't get me too buzzed, but I could feel it. I'm not a drinker (maybe one beer every two weeks when dining out).
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I plan on buying a can or two of this stuff. A coworker and I stopped at the local Chevron for energy drinks and they had it.
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Originally Posted by muggins View Post
I plan on buying a can or two of this stuff.
Not sure if there's enough muggins to go around?
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I thought the demonization of four loko was pretty funny. It was said that mixing alcohol and caffeine is very dangerous, yet there are plenty of classic cocktails that mix alcohol and caffeine (irish coffee, rum & coke, etc) that never really elicited the same reaction as four loko.

until now.

drink a white russian in iowa and your bartender could go to jail.

http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/14/io...seeks-to-crimi
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
I thought the demonization of four loko was pretty funny. It was said that mixing alcohol and caffeine is very dangerous, yet there are plenty of classic cocktails that mix alcohol and caffeine (irish coffee, rum & coke, etc) that never really elicited the same reaction as four loko.

until now.

drink a white russian in iowa and your bartender could go to jail.

http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/14/io...seeks-to-crimi
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
drink a white russian in iowa and your bartender could go to jail.
Interesting. One of the few times in my life that I blacked out, I was drinking white russians. I didn't realize they had caffeine in them until now. In fact, I couldn't tell you much else about them either.
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
drink a white russian in iowa and your bartender could go to jail.
This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

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