Thursday, November 13, 2008

Join me for a drink!

Today is the 30th anniversary of Jonestown.

"OH YEAH!!!"


SkylersDad said...

I think the only one who had a chance of saving them was Koolaid man himself!

Poobomber said...

It's funny how I got away with everything when that happened. They still haven't found me.

By the way, it wasn't grape - it was orange.

Dr Zibbs said...

What a terrible event but you have to admit they were some pretty cool glasses. Well, for him.

katrocket said...

Poobomber: Truth is, it was GRAPE, but it wasn't actually Kool-Aid, it was "Flavor Aid". But until Flavor Aid has a kick-ass mascot that can bust down walls, this one stays.

So@24 said...

How's the hangover with that shit?

The Guv'ner said...

You know, I have never, ever tasted Koolaid. True.

Some Guy said...

I just added a doc about Jonestown to my Netflix queue. I'm fascinated by how so many people could get sucked in by this guy.

pistols at dawn said...

I'd also rather drink the Kool-Aid than listen to that guy talk any more.

Also, I saw a documentary on this at some festival with a whole bunch of the survivors and it was super awkward. We were all like, "Hey, awesome, way to survive," but simultaneously thinking, "You're idiots."

So@24 said...

My office is celebrating with punch this afternoon.

BeckEye said...

Would a reanimated zombie Jim Jones be a kick-ass enough mascot for Flavor-Aid? You could even lop the top of his head off and pour some Flavor-Aid in there.

WendyB said...

You're naughty!

Gwen said...

Grape is my favorite because it goes with everything, even brainwashing.

Stewie said...

Holy shit.

This post was my introduction to your blog.



SouthernBelle said...

There is a Family Guy moment where the Kool-Aid dude breaks into the courtroom and goes "Oh YEAH!!!" then backs out slowly when everyone stares at him.

I had to move to America to get that reference, I didn't know what the hell was going on. We don't have Kool-Aid in Australia.

We do have Tang though. Which my dad attempted to recreate with water, chewable orange vitamin C tablets and a hammer... yeah. That's not a joke.

deadspot said...

Once in college, we were really broke and decided to make screwdrivers with Tang and vodka adding powdered Tang directly to the vodka and shaking vigorously.

It worked just about as well as you suspect.

steakbellie said...

I too recommend the Family Guy episode with the Kool-Aid guy busting through the wall.

I'd love that big f'er to bust through the bedroom wall during a prono or maybe even ER.

SouthernBelle said...

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katrocket said...

skyler's dad: Well, I disagree. Common sense would have also saved them all.

zibbs; Yes, The Reverend Jones was quite a style icon.

so@24: remarkably, it lasts forever.

guv'ner: The best flavours are strawberry and cherry - don't even think about trying the others.

some guy: if it's the one Jones' son directed, I've saw it a couple years ago as the hot Docs festival, and it was quite well made and interesting, but I found myself yelling at these people, like in a horror movie - "no! don't go there, you idiot! He's gonna kill you!"

pistols: We must have seen the same film. Were you the dude I made out with?

so@24 - that's the spirit(s)!

beckeye - that comment may have been as distasteful as my post, so I just wanna say "thanks for backing my shit up"

wendyb: I know, and I'm sorry, baby, but I'm like the wind - you can't change my direction.

gwen: hahahaha! "good von"

stewie!!! I'm so glad you came all over my blog. Please come again soon!

southernbelle: Your dad is a freakin' hoot! I've had the crushed up Vit-C in water before, but only because I was a pussykid and couldn't swallow pills. I may be all grown up now, but I still refuse to swallow. (oh, and thanks for the shout-out!...everyone should go and read southern belle's blog now!)

deadspot: Yeah - figures. I had a suspicion that you attended Russian Cosmonaut College.

steakbellie: I love that Family Guy scene, but the mental image I just got when I thought of the Kool Aid guy busting down ER was even better! OH YEAH!

BeckEye said...

May have? MAY have?? What am I working for, here?

Snooze said...

What an anniversary to note! omg you crack me up.