Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Latest Blog

For anyone still wondering about this little corner of the internet, I've been blogging lately from my Wordpress blog, Constant Stream of Random.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Prizes for Babies

In Russia's central province on Wednesday, couples were encouraged to skip work and help boost the country's birth rate. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge* Exactly nine months from then on June 12, prizes such as an apartment will be issued to women who give birth.

Win a prize? What a wonderful reason for having a child! Hm... I'm reminded vaguely of 1984's concept of service to your country....

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Big Jones Energy Drink Review

Drink: Big Jones Energy Drink
Official Site:
Jones Soda

As a huge fan of Jones Soda, I expected the tastiness the company generally offers in its drinks to transfer to their energy drink offering. Instead, I was greeted by a head-jerkingly bad taste. I could barely down the bitter concoction enough to write the review. No amount of energy could compensate for the nastiness of the drink itself.

Summary: Don't drink unless you want your taste buds burned off.
Final Score: 1 out of 5


I've been getting consumed by life lately. I just have too much to do. However... I feel incredibly guilty about letting this blog go un-updated for so long. So I've decided to change strategies. I'll still post energy drink reviews. However, as far as the news portions are concerned, I plan to make the postings more like Slashdot. Writing full out summaries was just too tiring. Better something than nothing. Hopefully, this will be the last time you get an apology post from me.

Big Nick

Friday, July 13, 2007

Monster M-80 Energy Juice Drink Review

Drink: Monster M-80
Official Site:
Monster Energy

Monster M-80 seems to have the same generic flavor of other energy juice blends. Though somewhat sweet with a hint of passion fruit, the classic energy drink aftertaste just drags the whole ensemble down.

Summary: Like every other energy juice I've had.
Final Score: 3 out of 5

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Peanut Butter Turned Into Diamonds

George Washington Carver, eat your heart out. Full article here.

Quick Summary:
  • To create a diamond, scientists at Edinburgh University squeeze the peanut butter between the tips of two diamonds at pressure harder than that at the center of the earth.
  • Since peanut butter is a carbon containing material, it can be converted into the hard carbon structure of a diamond.
  • Small red crystals can be made from oxygen by using the same method.

My $0.02: Welcome to alchemy in the 21st century.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Frappio Espresso Latte Energy

Drink: Frappio Energy
Official Site:
Frappio- Home

The makers of Frappio obviously didn't believe in adding sugar to their drink. No sweetness can be detected in the espresso latte flavor. I'm quick to admit I'm not a huge fan of coffee. Frappio could likely be very appealing for a segment of the drinking population which wants a different sort of caffeine fix. However, the taste is unlikely to appeal to anyone beside hard-core coffee drinkers.

Summary: Only for those who love their coffee bitter and black.
Final Score: 3 out of 5

Friday, June 22, 2007

Cocaine Energy Drink Review

Drink: Cocaine
Official Site:

Cocaine, the much publicized concoction, is yet another energy drink which relies on its name appeal to attract drinkers rather than providing a decent flavor. The mixture tastes like a combination of strawberry pop mixed with black pepper. Just taking the first swig is nearly unbearable as the hot smell invades your nose. The only redeeming quality is the energy provided. The fire burns a new life within you and somehow managed to clear my sinuses.

Summary: Not the high I expected.
Final Score: 2 out of 5

Image Soure: Me, as is obvious by the washer machine in the background.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Clamato Energia Energy Drink Review

Drink: Clamato Energia
Official Site:

Upon opening Clamato's can, the sickening smell of bouillon cubes floats out in overpowering waves. I should listen to my sense of smell. Clamato's indecript vegetable blend is an intolerable swill. I couldn't even drink enough to rate the energy factor.

Summary: Don't drink unless you love the taste of V8.
Final Score: 1 out 5