Four Loko and Other Stupid Drinks

I’ve been wavering back and forth over whether to address the whole “banning caffeinated alcoholic beverages” thing in this space, largely because while I think those beverages are ridiculous, I support the right of people to drink whatever idiotic drinks they wish. Otherwise we could run a campaign to ban insipid lagers, white zins and Slippery Nipples, right?

(This is my drinks spin on the old axiom of “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it.” Okay, maybe not with my life, in this case.)

Then Doug Winship at the massively entertaining Pegu Blog wades in with a reasoned and wise take on the matter, and I realize that all I need to do is write a post like this and direct you to his post. So that’s what I’m doing. Go read it, here, and while you’re at it, subscribe to his blog. You won’t be sorry you did.

2 Replies to “Four Loko and Other Stupid Drinks”

  1. Thanks for the link and the recommendation!

    And one of the best things about blogging is this kind of “Link on Steroids” post. I call them Rule 2.

    Oh, and yeah. There’s no way I defend this particular “expression” with my life. I’ll sacrifice the bureaucrat who wrote the regulation’s life… but not mine!

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