With states quickly moving to ban Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic drinks (and the FDA looking into a wider prohibition) the drink’s producer says they are dropping caffeine from the recipe.
I’ll admit to not fully understanding the phenomenon; in a moment of curiosity last week, I tried the Four Loko “purple drank” garbage and it mostly just made me drunk and sleepy. Perhaps, my addiction to late-night espressos has numbed my reaction to caffeine. The last thing I wanted was to reach for another one of these. Ever.
Nevertheless, it’s a bad idea.
But if The Man is cramping your style, the folks at BuzzFeed have taste-tested a homemade Four Loko recipe of their own. Like my dad told me when he gave 17-year-old-me his copy of Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book, “you can read this, just don’t do anything in here.”
I may be one of the few who is not on Prince wedding watch. I never cared one way or another about Princess Diana and I am not emotionally invested in Prince William’s relationship.
Many, many, many people are, though. Speculation surrounding the relationship of Prince William and his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton regularly graces the covers of many of the top celebrity magazines. And their rumored splits, reconciliations and engagement keep the tabloids busy and the world guessing what will happen to the most-watched couple in the UK.
For all of you watching and waiting and hoping that William would make Middleton his princess, it looks like the time is now.
According to this story the Prince and Middleton have been engaged for about a month after he asked for her hand while the two were in Kenya. The royals are looking at a spring/summer 2011 affair.
Four front-row spectators were injured at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton on Friday night when a rodeo bull jumped a two-meter fence and started tussling with the crowd.
The bull enters the ring at 2:10 and jumps at 2:30. Note the dialogue:
Woman: He’s in the freaking crowd!
Man: Ha ha ha. Wheew!
Woman: It’s not funny. It’s not funny. Oh my God. Oh my God. Someone could be under the damn thing.
Here’s an edited package from CTV with a better view of the jump, which also highlights a young girl being lifted to safety.
The bull, Rewind, was suspended from the rodeo, but will be back in future events–hopefully with higher fences.