Ides!

Ides! Ides! Just sayin’.

July has ’em too.

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Maybe They Should Have Picked A Different Name

My wife and I were at the grocery store the other day and I saw a new product that really made me think someone should have chosen another name. It was Ripple, a milk substitute. Of course, I thought of Ripple, the cheap, fortified wine that was so iconic back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I do believe it was almost listed as a character on Sanford and Son due to the number of times it was referenced in the show, though I could be mistaken.

Is this really the name one should have chosen for a milk alternative that is supposed to be healthy? Healthy is its whole schtick. Do thoughts of cheap, fortified wine jibe with that? It was so iconic that I doubt that no one will remember. This seems like a bad idea to me.

As part of a discussion on this, Steven Dunn mentioned that Red Bull faced a similar situation, having first been a malt liquor before being an energy drink.

However, it does strike me that Red Bull is by no means supposed to be healthy. Further, it’s pretty heavily paired with alcohol too (Red Bull and vodka, Jägerbombs, and so on). I just don’t think the energy drink will hit the same issues from the malt liquor that a milk substitute would hit from a cheap, fortified wine.

Personally, I’d rather have the wine. (Yeah, I talked about this on Facebook already. Whatever.)

 

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*Thursday

*Thursday

Just sayin’.

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Wondering About Little Chengdu

I’m a little nervous about Little Chengdu Asian Cuisine. I really want to try the place because they’re apparently the only Denver restaurant to serve hand-pulled noodles.  I tried that recently at a small place in the East Village when I took a trip to New York, and would love to find that locally. It’s pretty far from my house though…and a few one star reviews about some service nightmares have me concerned.

Will it be a problem? There are 8 one star reviews. There are 10 five star reviews, but 8 complaining about service is pretty significant. Did they just have a bad day? Were the diners unreasonable? Are there actually problems? Would I have those problems if I went?

I’m unsure. I’m still probably going to try it. The place sounds good enough to risk. Guess I’ll find out.

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I Can’t Get This Out Of My Head

A friend posted recently how he had a whole case of Nathan’s hot dogs and decided that meant he should have a barbecue. I immediately posted the below on the comment chain.

Now I can’t get it out of my head. This just keeps playing in my brain, endlessly. Dancing hot dog.

I kind of don’t want it out of my head though. It’s happy there.

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I’m Getting Spam On Here For Drugs I Haven’t Even Heard Of

I must be really out of it. I’m getting spam on this blog for drugs I haven’t even heard of. What function could that possibly serve?

I’d say something like 75% or more of the spam comments I get on here are for drugs. I’m not sure what they are actually selling, if anything, but they claim to be cheaper versions of, herbal versions of, or more easily obtained versions of some kind of highly desired drugs. I could understand pain meds like Vicodin or sex drugs like Viagra, but I’m getting tons these days for drugs I haven’t even heard of.

Like Medrol. I don’t even know what that is. Is that desired enough, costly enough, and/or hard enough to get legitimately that there is a market for conning people into thinking they can get it other than through normal channels? I have no idea, but I’m getting spam comment for it.

It baffles me. You’d almost think I was on some of the drugs the comments offer.

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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Blue. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Blue.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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