Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Stuff Tastes Like Piss

“Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.”

(This is just one more reason I am really, really happy about having given up soft drinks a long time ago. Sugar’s no good for you; carbonation means it just goes right through, in one end and out the other. Now we have to worry about cow piss.)

“Om Prakash said, ‘Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too.’"

(I bet; gives a new meaning to, “This stuff tastes like piss.” Now it really will.)

“Hindus revere cows; cow urine and dung are often consumed in rituals to ‘purify’ those on the bottom rungs of the Hindu caste system and people began promoting cow urine as a cure for ailments ranging from liver disease to obesity and even cancer.

“Mr. Prakash said his drink would be ‘cheap,’ and insisted that it would be able to compete with the American cola brands, even with their enormous advertising budgets. ‘We're going to give them good competition as our drink is good for mankind,’ he said.

"We may also think of exporting it."

(From the London Times online.)


Anonymous ruthc said...

I can easily believe this is a cure for obesity. Just thinking about drinking it will kill an appetite.

February 12, 2009 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - is this myan or urine?

February 12, 2009 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah... a lovely amber color. A glorious bouquet. And wait until you see how long the head lasts. Yep, let's stop for a few warm ones. Available in bottles or "on tap."

February 12, 2009 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stegmaier is going to sue for copyright infringement.

February 12, 2009 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand that their marketing people were upset when they learned that the brand name "Mello Yello" had already been taken for an american soft drink back in the 1960's.

Omigosh. You don't think that........? No, even in the
1960's there was enough regulation to prevent that.

Oh well, a good brand name, a jolting dose of caffeine and a celebrity endorsement and people will buy it. HJM '71

February 12, 2009 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can vouch for the Hindus' ''love'' or ''respect'' for urine as many years ago we were doing a repair job in the dry dock and the crew was made up of Hindus, and they would brush their teeth with their urine! But then again they bathe and wash clothes in the Ganges, India's national dumping place, so what's a little piss after breakfast to polish up your ivories.

Exit 318

February 12, 2009 3:19 PM  

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