July 28, 2008

Full Throttle doggie.

Full Throttle Doggie

I loved this dog, who had one light blue eye and one dark brown eye. Hated the Full Throttle, which they were passing out free at the Severe Tire Damage Not An Entrance to the parking lot at Venice Beach. The dialogue went something like this:
That stuff tastes evil!

I wouldn't say evil.

Evil! Why do they have to make it taste terrible? To make you think it's medicinal!

Maybe it tastes like that because of all the energy stuff they put in it.

They just want you to think that stuff does something, so they give it an evil taste so you'll think they put something significant in it. They made it taste bad on purpose.

Full Throttle Doggie


Bissage said...

Those things are dangerous and should be illegal.

Had one once.

Kept me up for hours.

dbp said...

IIRC, from a business case related to Listerine, the horrible flavor was inactive and unrelated to the flavorless antiseptic ingredients.

They just added the bad flavor so you would feel like it was real medicine.

Trooper York said...

Shouldn't he be sitting in front of a victrola.

vbspurs said...

Anyone know what David Bowie's up to these days?

It's hard to get acting jobs in LA, though I hear buskers advertising local pooch parlours are plentiful.


bearbee said...

Those things are dangerous and should be illegal.

Had one once.

Kept me up for hours.

Nutritionally , its crap.

Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, citric acid, taurine, natural and artificial flavors, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate (to protect taste), ginseng extract, caffeine, carnitine fumarate, maltodextrin, niacinamide (vitamin B3), yellow 5, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), guarana extract, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).

Nutrition Facts: Serving size 8 fl oz; Servings per container 2; calories 110; total fat 0g; sodium 85mg; total carbs 29g; sugars 29g; protein 0g; niacin 20%; vitamin B6 20%; vitamin B12 10% (There is also a 24 fl oz can in limited distribution, which would increase the number of Servings per container to 3)

Caffeine Content: Both Full Throttle and Sugar Free Full Throttle contain 72mg of caffeine per 8oz serving. A 16 oz can of Full Throttle contains more than three times the caffeine of a 12oz can of Coca-Cola Classic.

No wonder it kept you up.

Cute dog.

halojones-fan said...

omigodthat's a PIT BULL! How did you survive?! Don't you know those dogs are filled with an unquenchable bloodthirst? That each one is only seconds away from messily devouring everything in sight? (They find children particularly delectable, preferring to gnaw their legs off in a gruesome spectacle before proceeding to the choicer morsels in a grim display of brutal carnivorosity.)

Anonymous said...

Just as I suspected, black pants.

Long black pants, a dark maroon shirt...not exactly beach wear.

Haven't I been saying for ages to avoid caffeine? And what does young Christopher do... he guzzles down the WORST possible drink in existence!

Althouse drinking wine, Christopher drinking poison "energy" drinks ...petting dangerous street dogs, cavorting around gang territory ... they'll both be lucky to be alive by the time this vacation is over !!!

bearbee said...

How did you survive?!

Don't be ridiculous. By her expression and the bloody napkin in the background, obviously her bloodthirst had been momentarily quenched and she was attempting to digest the wayward tot or two she furtively managed to snag.

Sly thing.

BTW, here are pics of some BIG dogs

Triangle Man said...

By god there are men in shorts in the background of that shot. Not only that, a man in shorts wearing sandals and it appears that the rogue has a collarless "T" shirt. Clap him in irons.

ricpic said...

The world is almost never as dangerous a place as we imagine it to be when we simply go out into it, Maxine.

Less time glued to the tube, more time tottering down the street in your Blahniks, is my advice.

Chris said...

It's an American bulldog, not a pit bull. Unless you're a cat or a squirrel, you probably don't have anything to worry about.

blake said...

Petey the Pup, from the Little Rascals was, of course, a pit bull.

Few people know that the entire cast had to be "replenished" several times over the few years the shorts were made, as Petey had eaten the original children.

Ann Althouse said...

The dog was a sweetheart, and the owners were right next to it. We asked before touching & photographing it.

blake said...

With fewer than 200 attacks a year by dogs, I think it's safe to assume most dogs are not vicious killers.

It's probably also safe to assume that people, on the other hand, are jerks.

Bissage said...

Althouse said: The dog was a sweetheart, and the owners were right next to it. We asked before touching & photographing it.

Which brings us to what is, officially, the thirty-seventh oldest joke in the world, as follows:

CHILD: Mister, does your dog bite?

MAN: Not at all, kid.


CHILD: Hey! I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!

MAN: He doesn't. That's not my dog.

*riotous laughter from the cheap seats*

Trooper York said...

"The dog was a sweetheart, and the owners were right next to it. We asked before touching & photographing it."

Yes, but weren't they taken aback when you wanted to tickle it so you get a picture of it urinating?

Methadras said...

Those are great dogs. As an owner of 2 boxers I can attest to the youthful vigor these animals can bestow upon your unsuspecting cardiovascular system.