Monday, March 10, 2008

Response to the energy drinks column

I haven't heard from Steven Seagal, but several readers weighed in on today's column, Humor Me: Bring on the energy drinks. Here are a couple:

I'm writing about today's article in the DMN, Monday, March 10,2008, 'Drink up some energy', well done. I think the whole energy drink business, hype and even little cute vehicles buzzing about town as moving ads, is a reflection of America's stupidity, it says a lot about our society, sad really.

Aside from the fabulously named & oh so carefully blended concoctions of pure crap in a pretty package, this "stuff" is nothing more than trash, something I wouldn't even sneak feed to my neighbors mean dog. This "stuff" could be full of under the sink household chemicals for all we know, but who cares it's all about a cool can, a cool name..., it must be some odd form of a fashion statement for the younger generation, I guess.

About Steven Segal, the man of no substance, who now hocks poison in a fancy cool named can, I have never liked him ever, not from day one, not now, not ever, and I like the way you tied the likes of him to the likes of energy drinks, BOGUS!


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You forgot the most important slogan for energy drinks "One sip will give you the energy to earn enough money to buy another energy drink." ( At a cost 10 times that of gasoline and almost as much as Starbucks coffee. Ever wonder why bucks is in the name?) Isn't capitalism great?