Does This Mean Red Bull & Vodka Is Illegal Too?
Well, not exactly, but apparently when you mix two perfectly legal substances you make something illegal:
The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a ban on beverages that infuse alcohol and caffeine.
Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said he welcomed a ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would effectively ban drinks like Four Loko and Joost, which have come under scrutiny for their alleged role in several cases of alcohol intoxication on college campuses.
“These products are designed, branded, and promoted to encourage binge drinking, and I commend the FDA for acting promptly to curb their sale,” Kerlikowske said in a statement. “These drinks are especially unhealthy and dangerous because they combine alcohol and caffeine — and present a further concern when used by young people.”
So if we have to ban the alcohol and caffeine combination when its available pre-mixed in a grocery store, what about when you do it on your own?
This strikes me as profoundly, profoundly silly.