"the addition of caffeine in a beverage is largely as a flavoring," garza, a coca-cola spokesperson, said.
yeah...and people look at internet porn out of anthropological curiousity.
nothing against the nice people at coca-cola, but caffeine as a flavoring?
i've tasted caffeine, it tastes remarkably like bitter dirt.
and please don't get me wrong, i love caffeine in all of it's forms, i just think it's fascinating that it's become such a ubiquitous drug.
so ubiquitous, in fact, that marine researchers were doing a chemical analysis of
the water in boston harbor and they found a significant percentage of caffeine.
not from the boston tea-party of 220 years ago, but from people's pee.
people are consuming so much caffeine that it's ending up in bodies of water, like boston harbor.
i do think it's fascinating which drugs are deemed legal and which are not.
100 years ago, as far as i know, just about everything was legal, including cocaine and heroin.
and clearly the drugs that weren't criminalized(alcohol, tobacco, etc)remained legal
due to the depths of the pockets of the people who owned the liquor and tobacco
do you know when it became a crime to posess ecstasy(mdma)?
before then it was a controlled substance, easily obtained from any pharmacy.
what's my point?
i don't know, actually, just that i'm fascinated by the quantities of caffeine that we
assume and i'm also fascinated by the seemingly arbitrary way in which drugs
i truly believe that an enlightened democracy wouldn't infantalize it's population
by telling them what they can and cannot do, so far as the people's actions only
have consequences for themselves as individuals.
but i also recognize that believing in the abolishment of 'consensual crimes' puts me in a pretty slim minority. am i on my soapbox again?
i guess so.
i like my soapbox.
now i think i'm going to go and have some caffeine and revel in one of the few legal drug pleasures
that are afforded us.