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olllllo 04-06-2007 05:10 AM

AB has gone too far
 
The Horror. This goes way beyond Miller Chill or Bacardi Breezers.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/04/spykes.html

http://spykeme.com/main.aspx

This is so transparently aimed at the makingitgood crowd. August Bush III should be tarred and feathered.

Reidman 04-06-2007 05:54 AM

Frickin things look like shampoo bottles.

dblvsn 04-06-2007 11:33 AM

Looks like they've quickly added the age verification system that the article claimed they were missing. What I find interesting is they know the drinks have high amounts of alcohol but still post comments on the website like "I can drink these all day, and be ready to go out and party all night." (Again of which I didn't find) They are just asking for a huge lawsuit... Does anyone else find the music on the website so obnoxious that you had to turn the volume off on the computer?!

Bobby_M 04-06-2007 01:45 PM

Ok, I don't want this to get too political but what's the problem here? If someone makes an alcoholic drink in fruity flavors, it's automatically deemed a ploy to market to kids? How about just people with bad taste in beverages? Kid friendly flavors? Give me a break. When I was a kid, I'd drink gin right out of the bottle for a buzz. This is like saying that we don't have a problem with kids drinking Jack or beer because they're NOT kid friendly flavors.

Nexus555 04-06-2007 01:59 PM

I don't see the problem. In my honest opinion, it's good to start teaching the kids the responsibility of drinking at a young age (say 15-18.) Sounds bad, but look at Europe. The legal age in most countries for beer is 16, and those kids are way more responsible and knowledgable about the effects and risk of alcohol.

If you deny your kids to drink, they will eventually get drunk at a friends house, party, club or worse off going down the road. Either teach them the responsbility, or make them learn the hard way without you knowing, which could be worse in the end.

My parents let me start drinking at 16. I never once lied to them about drinking and I am a very responsible drinker. No DWI, no wrecks, no fights, or alcohol poisoning, nothing. Don't act like problems don't exist. Acknowledge them, and teach your teenagers the facts.

Anyways, that's my opinion :)

rdwj 04-06-2007 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M
Ok, I don't want this to get too political but what's the problem here? If someone makes an alcoholic drink in fruity flavors, it's automatically deemed a ploy to market to kids? How about just people with bad taste in beverages? Kid friendly flavors? Give me a break. When I was a kid, I'd drink gin right out of the bottle for a buzz. This is like saying that we don't have a problem with kids drinking Jack or beer because they're NOT kid friendly flavors.

Not to mention that KIDS AREN'T ALLOWED TO BUY THEM!!!!

And I love the age verification things. Those are SO tough for people to get past - lol

TheJadedDog 04-06-2007 02:13 PM

Ummmmm, since when does chick friendly equate to kid friendly? Those look just like the kind of drink young 20something girls like and no dude in his right mind, even one under 21, is gonna be caught dead drinking that stuff.

Sometimes I think the media likes to stir things up when they have nothing better to do.

homebrewer_99 04-06-2007 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nexus555
I don't see the problem. In my honest opinion, it's good to start teaching the kids the responsibility of drinking at a young age (say 15-18.) Sounds bad, but look at Europe. The legal age in most countries for beer is 16, and those kids are way more responsible and knowledgable about the effects and risk of alcohol.

If you deny your kids to drink, they will eventually get drunk at a friends house, party, club or worse off going down the road. Either teach them the responsbility, or make them learn the hard way without you knowing, which could be worse in the end.

My parents let me start drinking at 16. I never once lied to them about drinking and I am a very responsible drinker. No DWI, no wrecks, no fights, or alcohol poisoning, nothing. Don't act like problems don't exist. Acknowledge them, and teach your teenagers the facts.

Anyways, that's my opinion :)

I agree with you. I lived in Germany for 9 years and drinking is a societal issue. The US Gov has its hands in too many family responsibility issues.

Cheesefood 04-06-2007 02:29 PM

We'd better learn how to make these. makingitgood is about to flood the place asking for recipes.

homebrewer_99 04-06-2007 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheesefood
We'd better learn how to make these. makingitgood is about to flood the place asking for recipes.

ROTFLMAO!!!:D


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