Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Coffee Achievers


David Bowie, thinking about all of the kids he hooked on caffeine. Posted by Hello



Look at that smug bastard. It's beyond me how he lives with himself after what he did in the early '80s. A Coffee Achiever? My Aunt Fanny. But than was the spin in the '80s and at one point in time, this inanity was actually a good idea. Kind of like Reaganomics, huh?


The people who were desperately trying to wake up by all but inhaling Nescafe called themselves "The Coffee Achievers." These people were often high-fluent folks, masters in their chosen fields. This commercial used to appear mostly on Saturday mornings, the perfect time to hit its target audience: Impressionable children. Of course, it’s mostly a blur but I do remember last gasp ELO's "Hold on Tight to Your Dreams" being the theme song. Serious Moonlight era David Bowie also made an appearance. With his The only question left is why? We all know the potentially damaging effects of coffee; this is why kids don’t drink coffee in school cafeterias. They’d be bouncing off the walls. Apparently in the '80s, we didn't think of that. And talk about a gateway drug. If a child likes the "buzz" of coffee, no doubt they moved to the hard stuff: Crack/ i.e.,e.g.# aka: Cocaine!

This is the "dealio" according to one by Michael Nickels, M.D., Ph.D. Tell me that's not a veritable brain tease for those dyslexic. Looks like Dr. Ron Mickles, Rickles to me. Ahh well that's my deal. Here's his take...


...Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that in moderate doses reduces drowsiness, increases concentration, improves mood and shortens reaction time. Tolerance will develop with consistent use, requiring larger doses to get the same stimulant effect. If their daily intake is suddenly curtailed, moderate to heavy users (more than 3 – 4 cups a day) will often develop withdrawal symptoms—headache, irritability or increased fatigue. In large amounts, caffeine may cause anxiety, nervousness, irritability, restlessness, headaches, tremors, nausea, and ringing in the ears...

Fantasic. Wait there's more...

It is possible to die from an oral caffeine overdose; however, it would require from 50 to 200 cups of coffee or approximately 50 Vivarin (200mg) caffeine tablets to do so...

Oops-a-daisy, that sound' bad. Yet not enough to deter me. 50 to 200 cups? Got it covered...
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