Over AMP’ed


Watchman 146 brings up a good point.  In response to my remarks on pizza, he says “Thank goodness I never got into the Mountain Dew thing.”  I asked if he knew about Rockstar, Monster, AMP and Full Throttle.  Kids have contests where they see how many in a row a person can slam.  For anyone that doesn’t know (and I can’t imagine who that is), energy drinks are loaded with sugar, caffeine, ginsing, gurana, B vitamins, and who knows what else now.  Drinking one is probably bad for you.  Three in three minutes could give you a heart attack, or at least a bad case of the shakes.  We’re going to start seeing teenagers admitted to the ER with massive heart failure. 

Now, to be fair, I happen to like AMP.  I’m not trying to bring down the industry.  I have had, on occasion, say… one at a time.  But as kids continue to abuse these things, big time, the industry is going to take heat, and sooner or later the FDA will probably ban energy drinks just like they did Ephedrine.  Why is there an FDA in the first place?  Because the American people have to protected from… themselves. 

Now if we’re already eating pizza, I have been known to drink 2 or 3 Mountain Dews and stay up all night playing ping pong.  But that’s another story.