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For The Love Of All Who Are Thirsty.... (Bawls Thread)

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    LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Man, you guys really need to watch Idiocracy.

    Yay product placement. I don't care for it in other movies, why should I like it any better in that one?

    Because then you'll see where Brawndo came from.

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    skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    Snickers wrote: »
    I don't know if you can call it product placement. Maybe pre-product placement? Since the movie came before the Brawndo. At least, I THINK it did.

    It did...
    the drink was made afterward. Got its inspiration from the same drink in the movie...

    So do they have to go back and pay them for the product placement now? :)

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    LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »
    Snickers wrote: »
    I don't know if you can call it product placement. Maybe pre-product placement? Since the movie came before the Brawndo. At least, I THINK it did.

    It did...
    the drink was made afterward. Got its inspiration from the same drink in the movie...

    So do they have to go back and pay them for the product placement now? :)

    Both are produced by 20th Century Fox. From a design perspective, I love how this product is being marketed. It's hitting all the right audiences and the whole concept comes across brilliantly. Bonus points for hiring the PowerThirst guys.

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    skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ah, okay, I was wondering who was making it. But yeah, when I first saw it mentioned a few months ago, all I could think was "genius!"

    Course, I'm gonna be less pleased if the crotch shot channel shows up on my TV...

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I don't know if I'm pleased with its existence as a product.

    On one hand, I guess one could argue that it's funny because it came from a pretty hilarious movie.

    On the other hand, if they're marketing it as an actual product... what do they think of us as consumers? Is the joke on us? ;)

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I don't know if I'm pleased with its existence as a product.

    On one hand, I guess one could argue that it's funny because it came from a pretty hilarious movie.

    On the other hand, if they're marketing it as an actual product... what do they think of us as consumers? Is the joke on us? ;)

    You're thinking too much...

    Here, have a Brawndo. It's got electrolytes!

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    ShineyBlueShoesShineyBlueShoes Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    *covers his eyes for the coming mutilation*

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    super...super... __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    ok so is there any way we could get a bit of info on the bawls situation at pax this year?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    super... wrote: »
    ok so is there any way we could get a bit of info on the bawls situation at pax this year?

    PAX is still 6 months away. You probably wont see said info until like 2 months before.

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    super...super... __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    thanks bigred, by the by do you enjoy big red gum or big red soda more?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Neither actually.

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    What's big red soda? I've never heard of it.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    What's big red soda? I've never heard of it.

    I'm imagining liquified and carbonated Big Red gum

    and thinking about it makes my mouth burn.

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    HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    If you you chew Big Red, then fuck you.

    I'm Highfire, and I approve this message.

    I really hate Big Red.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The last time I had Big Red in my mouth I was left with a dirty and cheap feeling in my mouth.

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    ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    The last time I had Big Red in my mouth I was left with a dirty and cheap feeling in my mouth.

    I can't....must resist.......

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    What's big red soda? I've never heard of it.

    I'm imagining liquified and carbonated Big Red gum

    and thinking about it makes my mouth burn.

    I *refuse* to believe they made a drink out of that. That's disgusting.

    I could maybe see it as a fringe product for masochists and sadists. Is it a horrible prank gone wrong?

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    ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Seeress WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Big Red soda is nothing like Big Red gum. If when you guys are in the area you go into a QFC you can find Big Red soda. It's nothing special. I think it's artificial cherry or something. Don't really remember.

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    SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Knowledge of this, like all things, can be found on wikipedia:
    Wikipedia wrote:
    Its unique taste, though often thought to be bubble gum is created by mixing orange and lemon oils with the traditional vanilla used in other cream sodas.

    I've never had this particular brand, but I've had other brands of "red cream soda"... wasn't a fan at the time. Tasted very artificial.

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    If Wikipedia's right... Yuck. I guess I'll have to try one though... because if turtle's right and it's merely Cherry flavored, I might actually enjoy it. =)

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    ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Seeress WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I really don't remeber, so don't go by me. All I remember is being really bored by it.

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    Mystral721Mystral721 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Someone briefly mentioned these Mana Potion drinks some pages back:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/drinks/a273/
    http://www.manapotions.com/

    I'm going to have to order some before PAX, see if they'd be worth bringing along. Caffeine the equivalent of 4 cups of coffee and 6667% of the RDA for vitamin B12 alone? Damn. Has to be good after a night of heavy drinking if nothing else.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Shade wrote: »
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    The last time I had Big Red in my mouth I was left with a dirty and cheap feeling in my mouth.

    I can't....must resist.......

    lol

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Mystral721 wrote: »
    Someone briefly mentioned these Mana Potion drinks some pages back:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/drinks/a273/
    http://www.manapotions.com/

    I'm going to have to order some before PAX, see if they'd be worth bringing along. Caffeine the equivalent of 4 cups of coffee and 6667% of the RDA for vitamin B12 alone? Damn. Has to be good after a night of heavy drinking if nothing else.

    I wonder how they taste. Bleh too much caffeine for me. All I need is a can of barqs soda/Coke/pepsi and I'm set for caffination.

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    Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I have one of these sitting in my fridge right now. *ugh* And I have yet to find the amount of time it would require to tackle it...
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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I wonder how they taste. Bleh too much caffeine for me. All I need is a can of barqs soda/Coke/pepsi and I'm set for caffination.

    Um, you know Barqs, like all root beers, are caffeine-free, right?

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    Barqs is the only root beer out there with caffeine. Read the can, man.

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    SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah, that's the "bite" from their old slogan "The one with bite".

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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Obviously it's been a while since I've had a Barqs. I'll find the door myself.

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Oh, I loved Barqs when I was a kid! I didn't realize it had caffeine. Mmm. Must... resist... sugary... drinks...

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    LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Unfortunately Barq's is now making a caffeine-free version (mostly for schools) that looks exactly like the regular stuff, but in size 8 red print above the nutrition info it says "no caffeine." This made me sadface.

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    =( Hmm, I'll have to be careful of the label when I hunt it down then.

    ... I mean, I'm trying to quit soda... ugh... =( Meh, I'll just try one. Or two.

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    KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I loved Big Red soda as a kid. It was primarily found back East; when we moved to ID in 92-93, it was nowhere to be found. It's definitely a hard taste to describe. Red cream soda is close, but with more kick -not as creamy I guess. And the gum and soda taste NOTHING alike.

    If you like Big Red gum but find it burns a bit much, try Stride's new 'Sweet Cinnamon' flavor.

    In Bawls news, I found a 7-11 up here that carries it in bottle and can form for around $2.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    In Bawls news, I found a 7-11 up here that carries it in bottle and can form for around $2.

    Nearly all 7-11's do now.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    In Bawls news, I found a 7-11 up here that carries it in bottle and can form for around $2.

    Nearly all 7-11's do now.

    Bawls, Its the new jolt!

    I can see it now, Jolt to the bawls advertising.

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    ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    bawls is losing spots up here :(

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I know that 7-11 and Chevron in the Lower Mainland of BC can order it from their distributor, Wallace and Carey. If you've got one of those near you who doesn't sell Bawls, see if they have that shitty No Fear energy drink. Then see if you can talk the manager into replacing one terrible product with one that you will guarantee sales of. I'm trying to get the Chevron down the road to start carrying it, now that it's not on the approved list for Shell.

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