So, in the interest of keeping the party going, one of my girlfriends forwarded me this post from Bossip.com. A French businessman has created an energy drink and named it after… yeah of course — Barack Obama. This actually doesn’t quite belong under theÂ “dumb Obama-phernalia” category because much of the proceeds will go to support an educational charity based in one of the troubled Paris suburbs. I’m just not convinced there will be any proceeds. The ‘creator’ of the drink says he’s been handing out cans to young people living in the area hoping that Obama’s success will serve as an inspiration to them. He plans to auction off Obama Soda in January.
He didn’t really create a soda. After digging around a bit, I found that all he did was create a tag and stick it to a can of pre-existing energy drink. And he plans to auction off the cans to raise money for the charity. Watch the video here.
Maybe it doesn’t belong under stop the bull, but I do think this venture belongs in the “screw effort” category. Am I misunderstanding what’s going on here?… Despite the fact that it sounds illegal, why would someone pay money for that anyway? They could just donate to the charity. Dude, EJ loves the kids, but if I want to support an educational charity I’m not gonna go to an auction to bid on a Red Bull in sheep’s clothing. I’m writing a check.
Huh? Yeah, me neither…