Everyones favorite krunk drink is underfire. Its getting banned at colleges across the country after it was deamed that Four Loko was the culprit for several hospitalizations of students at an off campus party at Central Wasington University. Is it getting a bad rap here?
Very popular in college. Joose/4 lokos...perfect pregame drink as 1 will get you a good buzz, but I stopped drinking them because apparently the combo of energy drink+alcohol can really mess up your heart. (Energy drink raises heart rate, alcohol slows it down or something). Good and cheap though
Like E.J., I had never heard of this stuff before it made the news this morning. I guess I'm just getting old. I see little point in getting drunk and staying awake these days. I like to drink and pass out. Ha, ha, ha.
I've had these or Joose a time here and there. I had three FL's one night and I was drunk sure but not to bad. I will say its a weird drunk with the combo of all the caffeine. Its kinda become a joke because we were doing some weed clean up on my vacation house. We were working on a Juniper patch thats riddled with sticker bushes. I decided to grab the weed burner and go to town igniting the under brush!!! We got lucky and managed to extinguish it but not before the fire department was called and the town sirens were blaring. Damn Four Loko!
In the end the responsibility is on the user/consumer, because you can do it on any other kind of booze as well. Not their fault that they make a 6 pack worth of booze for 2$~ taste like some terrible kool-aid. It is definitely a crazy drink though, I doubt anyone has dabbled with four loko and not blacked out aggressively sometime.
HatenPain, if you can put down 3 4lokos in a night and not be that bad, you are a tank. For a normal human being, 1=good buzz (or an ideal drunk for an average girl), 2=pretty smashed for a guy (blackout/unconscious for girl), and 3=unconscious/in the hospital for a guy (dead for a girl).
I guess it depends on whether you start drinking your first at 7 or at 10. My rating system is more for starting at 10, finishing by 2 or so)
But yeah, thats silly to ban the stuff. I think its silly to ban everclear in some states (here) even though I hate the stuff and its messed me up before. Its called personal responsibility.
I think the problem is that you can drink them quick. I had one last weekend and was able to finish it in about 30 minutes just casually drinking it; definitely didn't pound it, but that is still equivalent to 6 light beers. Lets say you drink 3 of them back to back, over about a 2 hour period.. that's 18 light beers in 2 hours, i wouldn't consider myself a light weight and I am far from a tank.. but 18 beers in 2 hours would put me in the rarest of rare forms.
Many years ago I went on a Redbull and Vodka Binge while in South Beach Florida.
Caused Permanent damage to my body and brain. Was a great weekend, but in no way worth it. The **** is dangerous when consumed in larger quantities.
Last edited by colorider; 10-27-2010 at 9:54 AM.
Yeah 3 FL's is nearly the equivalent of 6 BL's. If I had 18 BL's I'd be F'd for sure so it must have been the caffeine in them. I didn't quite drink them back to back but for sure in a 2 hour period, which again that many beers in the same period would kick my ass. With those I was still able to fight a fire crazy!
I've done plenty of Vodka/Redbulls and the like and the effect's are very different.
I once had 3-1/2 of those things in a night... boy was that not a good idea. I didn't black out, but I had a ridiculous argument about being a fairweather fan or something... Got up at 9 and went to my 9:30 AM class still somewhat drunk. I stopped drinking those things at the end of last school year because they have a tendency to make me an angry drunk. Any kind of caffeine stresses me out, and then add in being drunk, it just exacerbates it.
Other than that though, they're disgusting tasting, but great for college binge drinking, bahahahaha.
A couple lines of blow and a double shot of tequila is a much better alternative.
Kidding. Honestly a upper/downer binge just never seemed like that good of an idea to me. That said, there was one Spring Ride when I probably had 30 Red Bull and Vodkas over a 24 hour period. It took me a week to get right after that party.
If they ban this stuff then I guess they have to ban vodka and redbull! On the local news here they state that this drink is the equivalent of 6 beers. Please help me with my math. Four loko is 12% alcohol by volume and a miller lite is ~4% by volume so how is this 6 drinks? Is by volume different than I am thinking it is?
We did the math based on pure alcohol content, and it comes out to about 5 shots of liquor. Not so sure about six beers, that seems a little steep. That stuff has never messed me up as much as 18 beers will/has.
the only night i ever drank one of those, i already had probably 10-12 beers in me and 2 shots, a guy just told me to have one and they tasted great, i was already wasted to the point i didnt need any thing else for the rest of the night, but that thing just put me over the edge, puked all night, and was dieing at work the next day hahaha, its my own fault tho, either way, i will NEVER drink one again. they are HORRIBLE!!!!!
I still have a scar on my hand from a Redbull vodka binge in college. I'd like to say that was the last time I had one. I'd like to say that was last time I blacked out and ran around with my shirt off.
There's a lot of things I'd like to say! LOL
Tough to know your boundary with something as strong as four loko. Never had one. Don't want to try it.