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  1. #1
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    Default Energy drink that looks like cocaine

    'Blow' Energy Drink Sold In NYC Stores - Videos - WNBC

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

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    I actually think its a pretty good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mbtrac View Post
    I actually think its a pretty good idea!
    I would love to hear why you think this is a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    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!
    Whether you think can or think you can\'t, you\'re probably right!

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    Red face

    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.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

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    Default Ok

    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.
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    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.
    Whether you think can or think you can\'t, you\'re probably right!

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    im gonna get that just 2 freek out my parents! "Adam, whats that?" "Oh, its just blow" he he he...

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    Default watch the video

    video interview

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by scum1 View Post
    video interview

    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.
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