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DESTRUCTION LEAGUE: time to get off your asses and do some good

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read this... SHOW SUPPORT AND BUY ARIZONA

 

i need you guys to coordinate and spread this message as far as you can. i'll leave it to the regular team leaders to coordinate a strategy, but let's get together and drown out the Vallone's rhetoric by spreading the message as far and wide as you can. also start bombarding any Arizona emails with messages of support at azbev@fuse.net and info@drinkarizona.com, or call them and leave them some praise on the company VM at 1-800-832-3775. and if you live in NYC or a market stocking the 'All City' drinks, spend a few bucks and buy the cans.

 

looking forward to see you guys make dents...

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I kinda like the cans. But I suppose that isn't really the point now is it. I'ma grab a couple today give it the old taste test, if anyone was wondering what i was doing today...

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damn man, it's good that i drink this shit by the jug when i go skating 3+ times a week. i'll just have to up it to skating day and lunchbreak now.

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Yeah, we'll figure something out.

 

BTW, the links are really lagging today.

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http://www.petervallone.com/

 

^^^ that is the asshole. ^^^

 

i saw this story on the new last night and posted a little think in the ny brickslayers thread.

 

fuck this guy he is a waste of tax payer dollars!!!

 

here is a review of the actual all city drink:

 

http://www.energyfiend.com/2008/02/arizona-all-city-nrg-big-city-culture-in-a-boldly-colored-can

 

The streets are a place that capture such a unique way of life that one can only start to grasp it after spending a considerable amount of time among them. Not only are the streets a way of life, they represent jobs, success and failure, a culture apart from the rest. A culture that ends up showing itself through the outlaw artists known only by aliases. These are the taggers of NY, LA, SF, and so many other big cities where expression is the only vent to keep from going stir crazy in a boxed city. A new beverage from Arizona Tea Company appropriately named All City NRG hopes to capture the lifestyle of these artists in their needs and artwork and does a damn fine job at that.

 

All City has a massive appeal simply from the design of the cans. The drink can be found in three different styled cans, each representing a different form of graffiti tag. Of the three, there’s a green and pink can that clearly shows an example of a “freestyle” tag, a black and white can that is more similar to a stenciled tag, and finally the third can, comprised of orange and teal colors which carries a mixture of both forms of graffiti. The black and white definitely had the most visual appeal to me and tended to be the most favored among others that I asked.

 

The “All City” Taste

 

Despite my hopes all three cans carried the same flavor; Pomegranate. I have nothing against the pomegranate flavor itself, in fact it’s one of my favorites, but anyone who has ever tried the beverage POM knows how tart the natural fruit tastes. The drink was accompanied with no major surprises. By the smell of the drink I guessed Pomegranates and Apples, with a slight dull flavor mellowing the edge.

 

Sure enough All City is made up of 5% Pomegranate and Apple juice, with a green tea base. The closest drink in comparison to the flavor of this beverage is Starbucks’ Passion Tea. It’s sweet on the first sip, but reveals a bitter twang hidden below the surface. Unfortunately this twang never left and half way through the 16 FL. OZ drink I doubted whether I would buy another.

 

Energy Drink Epiphany #1, chemicals like Caffeine and Taurine are bitter in every drink, but other energy drinks make them easier to bare. How is that I asked myself? Then I realized the key, an 11 letter word that spells success for any energy drink, and sadly what this drink has none of, carbonation. So I decided to do a small test, I took a can of Sprite, mixed a quarter of the can with the remaining half can of NRG and came upon a near perfect energy drink. Lesson be learned Arizona.

 

The City Twitch

 

Arizona’s drink did have a few redeeming qualities in the ingredients they chose to include in their Energy Blend. In a single can there is 2000mg of Taurine, 300mg of Caffeine, 200mg of Ginseng, 200mg of Guarana, 200mg of Inositol, 200mg of Glucuronolactone (Supposed to provide a sense of well-being), and 70mg of Milk Thistle (Protects liver tissue). I’m not sure why Arizona is particularly worried about the quality of my liver but I would assume it’s never a good sign when companies are marketing a product that they think should come with protective chemicals. With the wide array of ingredients in energy drinks these days it doesn’t surprise me, but seems unnecessary nonetheless.

 

NRG’s effects were not anything particularly special but were no doubt working the usual magic on my nerves and cognitive abilities. Slight sweating from the 300mg dose of Caffeine and a good amount of energy for plenty of time afterwards. Nice save to an otherwise mediocre energy drink.

 

The Downtown Let Down

 

The mixture of All City and Sprite had me wanting to give it a (4.5/5) it was really that good, but I realized that without the carbonation there was a large enough flaw that I couldn’t even reward it with a 4. The cans look great, the ingredients are spot on, but the sub-par flavor without carbonation was hard to stomach. I really hope that Arizona reads this and revises All City NRG to include carbonation, I’ll even be their first customer.

 

You should be able to find this in your local 711 or you can buy a 12 pack on-line from EnergyThis so if your interested look for the brightest cans in the tea section.

 

Overall Score (3/5)

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arizona?

never really drank them before

but ill prolly cop a couple cans today for the hell of it...

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i like how he said your next on the list benedikt

was he just sitting around googling his name?

checking out the publicity?

 

what is he going to do? boycott 12oz?

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but the fact that they are in such an uproar over a limited edition covering goes to show its more political than anything else

 

the ancient trick of " look this way and not that way"

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i bouhgt those cans when i frist saw them. my frienc ollects all sorts of graffitit shit. i actually drank one of them.

didnt like it very much.

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The streets are a place that capture such a unique way of life that one can only start to grasp it after spending a considerable amount of time among them. Not only are the streets a way of life, they represent jobs, success and failure, a culture apart from the rest. A culture that ends up showing itself through the outlaw artists known only by aliases. These are the taggers of NY, LA, SF, and so many other big cities where expression is the only vent to keep from going stir crazy in a boxed city. A new beverage from Arizona Tea Company appropriately named All City NRG hopes to capture the lifestyle of these artists in their needs and artwork and does a damn fine job at that.

 

All City has a massive appeal simply from the design of the cans. The drink can be found in three different styled cans, each representing a different form of graffiti tag. Of the three, there’s a green and pink can that clearly shows an example of a “freestyle” tag, a black and white can that is more similar to a stenciled tag, and finally the third can, comprised of orange and teal colors which carries a mixture of both forms of graffiti. The black and white definitely had the most visual appeal to me and tended to be the most favored among others that I asked.

 

/gag

 

Mad hip hop unda grownd

 

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Dawg

 

I hate it when companies bust out the "story of the streets" knowledge on some completely unrelated bullshit.

 

You're selling beverages.

 

Dickheads.

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Guest shai_hulud

Raven-

 

I don't mind doing whatever I (or the DL) can to help, but what exactly do you think we can do to make a difference?

 

I have some ideas, but I think I would like to hear what you have in mind.

 

(A little later)

 

So, I talked with a couple other people, and we have decided that we're pretty much stumped. If you have any input, we're game.

 

I doubt they're going to be selling this where I live, but if I see it I'll buy a can for the novelty aspect.

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DL is an all powerful entity that cannot just be evoked without consequences.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oontz consequences

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done and done. emailed all of the email addresses.

 

i'll pick up some cans when i see them just as a show of solidarity.

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