Four Loko

  • Deaths, Drinking, FDA, Food, Guns / Firearms, Violence

    Parents Try To Blame Four Loko For Son Getting Shot

    If we try hard enough, I bet we can blame the entire collapse of the American economy on some Lehman Brothers dudes who had too much Four Loko. We’ve been following the successful crusade to get the original Four Loko banned because of its “dangerous” combination of caffeine and alcohol. Outlawing one specific mixture of […]

    84 Comments / / Nov 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM
  • Drinking, FDA, FTC

    Four Loko Settles With FTC — Will Improve ‘Warning’ That Product Will Get You Drunk

    Welcome back to Above the Four Loko. In today’s episode, we find that the drink that used to combine alcohol and caffeine in really obvious ways has settled a false advertising suit with the Federal Trade Commission. As we’ve discussed often with Four Loko, the alcoholic kick IS the appeal of the product. This drink […]

    49 Comments / / Oct 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM
  • Celebrities, Drugs, Fame Brief, Marijuana

    Fame Brief: Is Salvia the New Four Loko?

    Another person who wasn’t watching the finale of The Apprentice last week? Miley Cyrus. Instead, the 18-year old Hannah Montana wacktress took a break from her usual routine of grinding on stripper poles and groping in 21-and-over clubs to take bong hits at her birthday party at her L.A. home. TMZ has the whole episode […]

    37 Comments / / Dec 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM
  • Law Schools, Morning Docket, Sarah Palin

    Morning Docket: 11.22.10

    * It would be much easier more entertaining if Eva Longoria and Tony Parker had to settle their dueling divorce filings with a jump ball. [New York Daily News] * Duquesne’s law student clothing drive was pathetic, but this just takes the cake. Would you pay an ASU law student’s tuition? [ABA Journal] * After […]

    10 Comments / / Nov 22, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  • Drinking, FDA, Food

    They May Take Our Four Loko, But They’ll Never Take Away Our Caffeine!

    This has been a bad week for: the makers of Four Loko, personal responsibility, intelligent regulation, and natural selection. The FDA put the hammer to Four Loko, announcing that caffeine was a dangerous additive to alcohol. In response, the makers of Four Loko agreed to remove caffeine from their products. Of course, this will stop […]

    47 Comments / / Nov 18, 2010 at 12:36 PM
  • Drinking

    Nannies Win: Four Loko Stops Shipments to New York State

    Once again, fear, overreaction, and the Nanny State have crushed liberty and common sense. Four Loko, a caffeinated, alcoholic beverage, will no longer be distributed in New York State. This follows previous Four Loko bannings in Washington, Michigan, Utah, and Oklahoma. Good job parents, you’ve succeeded in making a foul tasting alcoholic beverage the most […]

    84 Comments / / Nov 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM
  • Drinking, Food

    New From the Nanny State: Lawmakers Try to Protect Kids/Bros From Four Loko

    At the demand of the commenters, I’ve spent most of my afternoon becoming familiar with Four Loko, the caffeinated, alcoholic beverage. Apparently I’m way too old-school. When I want a “high-octane” energy drink, I pour some Absolute Poverty out of my flask, mix it with a Red Bull, and get back to the craps tables. […]

    72 Comments / / Oct 26, 2010 at 6:37 PM