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Charles Hobbs
04-18-2008, 07:36 PM
'Blow' Energy Drink Sold In NYC Stores - Videos - WNBC (http://video.wnbc.com/player/?id=237442)

"Blow". It looks like cocaine powder (the user mixes it with water).
Unbelievable...

b0mbtrac
04-21-2008, 01:26 AM
I actually think its a pretty good idea!

Joey
04-21-2008, 12:53 PM
I actually think its a pretty good idea!

I would love to hear why you think this is a good idea.

greg
04-21-2008, 05:41 PM
I would love to hear why you think this is a good idea.


Bombtrac actually thinks its a good idea to bet his friends he can down 3 or 4 monsters at a time.........He is the reason our liability insurance is so high.

The sad part about it is that there actually is a market for this kind of $hit!

Mr Zabe
04-21-2008, 08:38 PM
I have a whole lot to vent about this subject...but I will
not do so. I do not want to get into a fight. All I care about
is protecting children and teenagers from seeing or buying it.
Peace out.:)

scum1
04-21-2008, 09:40 PM
Support it or not you have to agree that all the people protesting and complaining have only managed to alert 1000 x as many kids to the fact this product exist. If ignored it probably would not of ever have been heard of. The real marketing genius is in the fact that the creator probably realized he would get a ton of free publicity and his critics played right into his hands. This is a product aimed at adults and it is not sold at your local store. It is sold in bars and adult book stores and online and the like. Unlike Cocaine energy drink which was available at your local corner store.
I mean I watched a bunch of Cheech and Chong movies as a teen and I did not turn into a dope fiend. There are tons of bands like Cypress hill, 311 ect who sing about dope and don't even get me started on Rap music. As a father of 3 daughters I can tell you friends and peer pressure are my biggest fears. I have actually talked to the guy and he has never had the intention to sell this to kids. I can go out right now and buy drug paraphernalia at my local head shop 24 hours a day. I just don't get all the hype because it is an energy drink. Beer and alcohol are advertised very heavily on tv and magazines everyday and they are way more destructive and a real threat than a gimmicky energy drink. I guess my point is that as a parent I have way bigger worries. Heck the very internet we are on is 100 times as dangerous with all the porn, violence, racism, pedophiles and so much more piped right into my house. Before anybody says it I have to say I am very familiar with drug addiction as I have had a brother spend time in prison because of his addiction. I just think the guy has a right as long as he is not trying to sell it to kids. It is actually not a bad energy drink either.

greg
04-22-2008, 02:50 PM
The reason you only see it in heaad shops, adult book stores and cheesy adult entertainment clubs is becuase, thankfully, mass distributors aren't picking it up.
I have told the story before about the time I went and visited a major distributor and I saw it on his desk and asked him about it. He told me right there it was some "$hit" some guy was hawking. He then told me that if it came down to distributiong that or going out of business he would go out of business.

The people responisble for this product will sell it to kids.....if given the opportunity. They are trying to get more and more points of distribution.
It is irresponisble in my opinion.

Caffeine King
04-23-2008, 02:45 PM
im gonna get that just 2 freek out my parents! "Adam, whats that?" "Oh, its just blow" he he he...

scum1
04-23-2008, 09:35 PM
video interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFk2By5gYUo)

Logan sticks to the fact he is not marketing to kids.

greg
04-24-2008, 01:54 PM
video interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFk2By5gYUo)

Logan sticks to the fact he is not marketing to kids.

Logan is wrong...he is not the only ED company that puts on its label "not for anyone under 18". I have seen it on many other drinks and of course it is on REDLINE, SPIKE, and ENGAGE!

As far as your statement Scum1 "He says he is not marketint to kids" that is him just following the law. ALL energy drinks are not supposed to be marketed to kids. They are for persons over the age of 18.......but of course we all know that kids under 18 buy them.
He said it himself, he is mocking and MIMICKING the drug culture of the 80's. He just contradicted himself with that statement about how he isn't marketing it somewhat like a drug. As if the faux credit card and mirror wasn't already saying that for him.

Scum if I remeber correctly you took the same position when Cocaine came out. Now where is that company? How successful are they now that they got pulled form the shelf and came out with " You name it" or what ever it is now.

The one thing I disagreed with most about the segment is Logan's adolescent argument that he has a first amendment right to do this. He is a grown man with 2 children, does he not feel he has any responsibilty in assuring that children and adults should not be bombarded by this type of marketing?

Sure, he may ride a short wave of increased sales due to this but in the end the wave will come crashing down.

Mr Zabe
04-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Well said and a big DITTO.

I remember when I was a kid (13 years old).
I used to ride my bike to the local Ma and Pa
liquor store. For an extra dollar the old fart
clerk used to sell me a pack of Winston 100's.
On occasion he would also sell me a fresh Playboy magazine.

My point, kids and teenagers almost always will find a way
to get the adult "marketed" stuff if they really want it.

scum1
04-25-2008, 10:31 AM
Of course kids will get a hold of a lot of things including alcohol and smokes. People are still allowed to sell them though. As a parent it is my job to keep an eye on what my kids are doing. I'd be fine if Blow were limited to being sold only in places where kids are not allowed like bars and liquor stores and the likes. In the long run Blow might fail but that should be their choice not the governments. The FDA should really be doing more important things. As far as Cocaine energy drink goes they are back using the original name except for in a few states. I think it is too late for them to rebound though. As long as head shops are allowed to exist then the government has no business worrying about an energy drink named after drugs. I did catch the part about the only ED with the under 18 warning as well Greg and you are right about that. As far as Blow leading kids to try real drugs I don't buy it. Peer pressure is at least 99% the cause of kids trying drugs. It's like all the past hype about Joe Camel and the Marlboro man. I have never met a smoker who said they started because of a cartoon camel or a cowboy.

DudeMan
04-29-2008, 05:24 AM
I don't think this company needs the FDA to shut them down. I agree with the talk show host, the product is lame. It will eventually disappear for lack of sales. It's a novelty buy, at best. Even people who actually do cocaine will find this product stupid. Let alone chain placement which is out of the question. I predict that after the limited novelty buy, they will struggle for repeats and eventually discontinue the product.