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Four Loko

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    August 20, 2014

    We Nominate In the Ice Bucket Challenge...

    Even in today's viral culture, this "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for ALS research has taken many by surprise. Instead of quickly blowing over like so many digital fads, this one continues to yield more famous (and not-so-famous) people getting doused on Facebook and YouTube every day. Appar ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Hey Kids, Stop Drinking Monster -- You Could Ruin It For Adults

    Headlines this past week have been screaming -- OK, raising their voice slightly -- once again about those dastardly energy drinks. Which you could be drinking right now as you read this, depending on the time of day and your occupation. This time it's Monster Energy drinks, those 24-ounce jobs es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The 5 Fast Food Sides We Miss Most

    It's once again time to look back on some of the discontinued food items that were sadistically ripped from our lives and our stomachs by the soulless monster that is corporate America. It's a cruel, cruel world out there... In case you missed our rants, we think a life without the freedom to purc ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Top 5 Off-the-Market Drinks We're Still Thirsty For

    We've been taking a look at foods we miss dearly and crave back in our lives. So far, we've decided we can't stand a life without snacks like O'boisies Potato Chips and Fast Food Chicken Dishes like KFC's $.39 Chicken Littles. But all of that junk food has made us thirsty, so this time, we're remini ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    A Handy Guide to What Photos NOT to Post on Facebook This Summer

    With the first "official" weekend of summer in the books, I think it might be a good time to review what your personal policies on posting photos to Facebook should be this year. Judging by what some of you post on a regular basis and by the responses of your victims, this appears to be a very impor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    For Mother's Day: Five Very, Very Bad Candidates for Mom of the Year

    For at least some part of our lives, all of us have had a mother. Some are great, some are terrible, but most are in-between. But even if your mother was closer to Courtney Love than to Clair Huxtable, you should count yourself lucky you are not the offspring of any of the women in this round-up of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    St. Ides & Hip-Hop: Would Today's Rappers Endorse Malt Liquor?

    ​The early '90s was a time when some of the best hip-hop music ever was being made, and the beverage of choice was malt liquor. Before rappers glorified Cristal, Ciroc and even their own branded alcohol, there were many hip-hop-inspired malt liquor ads. St. Ides in particular enlisted several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Delicious Oven-Cooked Barbecue Brisket... Seriously

    The un-holy alliance of brisket burger and Four Loko.​Okay, before you go on and on about how "real brisket is smoked by manly men with manly intentions" and all that, let me just preface this by saying my father did the majority of the cooking in our house and made one of the most incredible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Man Sues Four Loko Manufacturer, Saying It Gave Him a Stroke

    Four Loko not all it's cracked up to be, suit says.​Our old friend Four Loko hasn't been in the news much lately, especially since they took all the alcohol caffeine out of it. But a Valley man is suing the drink's manufacturer and a convenience store because, he says, drinking two cans of t ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 21, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Past Blasted: Alcopop And The Geto Boys' St. Ides Ad

    The usual moral outrage is greeting the recent unveiling of Blast, Colt 45's entry into the "alcopop" market heretofore dominated by Four Loko. At a mere 12 percent alcohol by volume, the fruit-infused brews are twice as strong as Colt 45, which already kicks like a mule. As Eric Idle would enth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Colt 45's Blast and The Geto Boys' St. Ides Ad

    Cue the moral outrage. Colt 45 is entering the "alcopop" market with its answer to Four Loko, Blast. At a mere 12 percent alcohol by volume, the fruit-infused brews are twice as strong as Colt 45, which already kicks like a mule. As Eric Idle would enthuse in another context, "eight bottles of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Facing Food Fears: #2: Four Loko

    ​To hell with trepidation. I'm forcing myself to try those five intriguing foods that scare me. I may barf, I may cry, and I may not always enjoy myself, but at least I won't be a coward. #2: Four Loko I know, I know. What the hell happened to #3: The Four Horsemen Burger? Well, end-of-semes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    An Even Crazier 4Loko Coming Soon from the Mexican Drug Cartels

    When 4Loko just isn't enough, try meth-laced Corona.​Caffeinated beer is for amateurs. The really powerful stuff appears to be just starting to seep across the Mexican border right now. Saturday night U.S. Customs and Border Protection working the McAllen-Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    LaShwanda Allen: Four Loko-Addled Toddler Brings Child Endangerment Charge

    Must be 21 to purchase but not necessarily to drink. ​If you really, really must drink Four Loko, keep that high-alcohol crap away from your kids. On the afternoon of February 21, police were dispatched to a ramshackle apartment complex on Yale near the corner of Tidwell in response to a chil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    All of Rice on Probation for Alcohol Abuse

    Partying too hard, Owls​All resident halls at Rice have been put on probation immediately because of alcohol abuse, pretty stern stuff for a campus that is normally somewhat laissez-faire about drinking. We wrote last year about how Four Loko madness had increased the number of alcohol-relate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Five Intriguing Foods I'm Too Scared To Try

    Cheesecake milkshake from Katz's. ​I try to be a fearless eater. But though I'm generally not intimidated by strange sauces and mysterious meats, there are some foods and drinks that I want to try (sort of) but won't, for a variety of (wussy) reasons. Here are five: 5. Prune Juice. I really l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    That Four Loko You Didn't Get to Drink: Now Being Turned into Ethanol

    Coming soon to a gas pump near you​We consider ourselves to be something along the lines of Four Loko specialists here at Hair Balls; we have drunk it and kept the nation informed on its brief, energy-and-vomit-filled life. So now, as it heads to its demise as a rancid-tasting non-caffeinated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Four Loko: Approved In Texas Again!! (Um, Without The Caffeine)

    Four Loko: Farewell, point of drinking it​The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission today approved sales of a reconstituted Four Loko -- one that comes without caffeine. Which is kind of like cigarettes without nicotine -- it's a safer option, but what's the point? The TABC had asked retailers ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    Long Live Pik N Pak

    Readers trade tales of storied venue.

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    December 3, 2010

    Four Loko Madness On Rice Campus: EMS Calls Jump, Friends Left Abandoned

    Sammy the Owl is drunk and abandoned​The scourge of Four Loko is turning Rice University into a depraved, body-strewn landscape where desperate students guzzle the possibly deadly drink with scant consideration of the niceties of society. At least that's the only conclusion we can draw from a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Prince William's Bachelor Party: A Snoopadelic Recap

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayClick image to enlarge (trust us on this one)​When Rocks Off saw a press release with the subject line, "SNOOP DOGG RELEASES BRAND NEW SONG FOR PRINCE WILLIAM'S BACHELOR PARTY," we assumed perhaps April Fool's had arrived early. Last week, you see, whe ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    According to foraging experts, there is food in this picture. Hahahaha. Those silly bastards.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where in ten years we'll make a fortune when we start auctioning off our stockpile of Four Loko. We kicked the week off with a cautionary f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Four Loko's Reign Lasts Far Shorter Than Weed, LSD Or Coke

    The end seems to be nearing for Four Loko, the happytime fun drink fueled by alcohol and caffeine. Governments are lining up to ban it and the feds are taking the first steps to do the same, or at least regulate it out of business. Eventually, of course, governments do tend to take such steps. But ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Rocks Off Needs Spring Interns... So Register Now

    ​It's getting to be that time for Rocks Off to make a call for interns for the spring 2011 semester. We are willing and eager to show you the ropes of music journalism: Things like fielding emails from publicists shilling awful bands, staying up until all hours of the night writing concert re ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Spike Your Holiday Party with Whipped Lightning

    thehollywoodgossip.com We predict Whipahol will be topping more than pies. Ali Larter in Varsity Blues (1999) ​"I imagine this is what alcoholics think clouds taste like." -- avclub.com taste test Move over, Four Loko. Meet Whipped Lighting. It's nitrous oxide-propelled alcohol (a.k.a. Whip ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    Four Loko No Mo'

    Drink faces Texas ban.

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    November 24, 2010

    Boom Town: Trying Out Boom Boom

    Boom Boom boom, take it back to your room​In the wake of the Four Loko odyssey weeks back, I started getting weird offers through e-mail and Twitter for other energy drinks and novelty products. Once you let out the dirty secret that you will try anything for journalistic voyeurism, it's bound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Four Loko On The Run; It's Time For Substitutes

    Four Loko: Accept all substitutes​The makers of Four Loko, Phusion Projects, said in a statement this week that they will be pulling the stimulants and caffeine from it's blends of alcohol and liquid death in the coming of weeks to side-step a proposed government ban on the drinks. Phusion l ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Texas Pathetic In Fighting Kids Smoking, Report Says

    The kidz and their tobacco​Texas is set to get $1.8 billion this year from the huge tobacco-litigation settlement of a decade ago, but it will spend just 0.6 percent of that on preventing kids from smoking, a report from a coalition of health groups said today. The state spends $11.4 million ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Four Loko Soon Banned In Texas?

    Four Loko: Someone has to cover it​It's funny how certain things become your beat. Some guys get latched onto animal rights, some find their niche working for homeless people, while other find themselves covering a can of liquid death, in my case, Four Loko. I was the one who drank three can ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010

    Loco for Loko

    Readers doubt our rapid-consumption story.

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    November 11, 2010

    Taylor Swift's Top Nine Future Feuds

    ​Still the No. 1 album in the country, Taylor Swift's Speak Now is awash in lyrics bashing her former flames, friends, lovers and Kanye West. The pop-country singer knows how to turn a bitter phrase, and we can only hope that she keeps getting better and better at it. She's not yet 21, but S ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Four Loko = Elton John: A Day In Alcoholic Energy-Drink Hell

    ​Last week for the Hair Balls blog, Craig's Hlist drank three cans of Four Loko to research just what has had all the kids freaking the hell out and going to the hospital in droves. It was a hellish experience, and we passed straight out after drinking three cans out of the four we originally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Drunk Halloween Parties: Five Ways To Avoid Humiliation

    Yeah, yeah, those pumpkins are "smashed"​Halloween is especially dangerous this year -- it's on a Sunday, and so that means it's perfectly reasonable to have parties not only on Friday, but on Saturday too.And that means double the chances of getting drunk and doing something you'll regret very mu ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Four Loko: We Investigate Just How Bad It Is (UPDATED With Morning-After Reflections)

    Science!!!!​The latest bit of juvenile delinquency that has the authorities up in arms is Four Loko, a powerful caffeinated beer that's sending kids to hospitals.The "powerful" part -- 12 percent alcohol in a 24-ounce can -- gets you wasted, and the "caffeinated" part keeps you up instead of passi ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    The Buffet of Despair: Inspired by Are You Gonna Eat That?!

    ​Think your food predilections are a little weird? Local author Steve Wiley has your penchant for peanut butter and banana sandwiches beat with his new book, Are You Gonna Eat That?!: A Collection of Crazy Culinary Concoctions. According to Wiley, the book was a long time coming: The idea an ... More >>

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