This page has been archived for historical purposes. For current content, visit us at www.freewilliamsburg.com

« New Neko Case Single | Main | The Bedford Obama Celebrations in 3D »

Michael F. Jacobson: The Man Who Killed Sparks

jacobson.jpg

From Sorry I Missed Your Party:

Michael F. Jacobson is the head of a nonprofit organization called the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which lobbies for stricter food and beverage regulations. The CSPI convinced five states' attorneys general that the combination of energy and booze in Sparks was dangerous, and the attorney generals brought a lawsuit to MillerCoors. MillerCoors settled and agreed to take the energy ingredients out. You can read the CSPI's press release about it here.
SIMYP suggests a letter writing campaign.

To be honest, some of the shit we ingest should have warning labels and calorie counts posted, but this Michael F. Jacobson guy sounds like a bit of a tight-ass who could benefit from drinking a few Sparks himself. From Wikipedia

Jacobson is a vegetarian and sits on the national board of the "Great American Meatout." He has said that "CSPI is proud of finding something wrong with practically everything." Jacobson and his organization have criticized a wide variety of foods and beverages as unhealthful. He and CSPI frequently use colorful terms to emphasize their oppositionn to certain foods. What has been called the "food cop glossary" includes Fettuccine alfredo- "heart attack on a plate," salt - "the forgotten killer," sugary soft drinks - "liquid candy," movie theater popcorn -"Godzilla of snacks," fondue - "fondon't," ice cream - "coronaries in cones," double cheeseburger - "a coronary bypass special," appetizers - "the most treacherous territory on a restaurant menu," Starbucks' Venti Caffe Mocha with whipped cream - "a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in a cup," Ruby Tuesday's Fresh Chicken & Broccoli Pasta - "angioplasta," Chipotle Chicken Burrito - "tortilla terror," and Cheesecake Factory's Chris' Outrageous Chocolate Cake - "factory reject."
Sure, Sparks is fucking nasty and, yes, terribly unhealthy. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to turn our tongues and livers orange drinking it. FREE SPARKS. We can make our own decisions, Michael.

sparks5.jpg

Post a comment

Verification (needed to reduce spam): Can't read the above words? Click the circular arrows for a new anti-spam test.

FREEdubya on Twitter FREEdubya on Hype Machine
FREEdubya on Facebook Subscribe to FREEdubya
Williamsburg Waterfront Concerts
Happy Hours and Events

W-Burg Guides







Archives


June 2010May 2010April 2010March 2010February 2010January 2010December 2009November 2009October 2009September 2009August 2009July 2009June 2009May 2009April 2009March 2009February 2009January 2009December 2008November 2008October 2008September 2008August 2008July 2008June 2008May 2008April 2008March 2008February 2008January 2008December 2007November 2007October 2007September 2007August 2007July 2007June 2007May 2007April 2007March 2007February 2007January 2007December 2006November 2006October 2006September 2006August 2006July 2006June 2006May 2006April 2006March 2006February 2006January 2006December 2005November 2005October 2005September 2005August 2005July 2005June 2005May 2005April 2005March 2005February 2005January 2005December 2004November 2004October 2004September 2004August 2004July 2004June 2004Nov. 1998 - May 2004


Hype Machine Music Widget MP3 Blogs


Our Books


Williamsburg & Brooklyn Links


New York and Williamsburg Apartment Listings


Music


Peeps We Like



Interviews



CONTACT US:
mail | at | freewilliamsburg.com

Advertise With Us

MASTHEAD:

Founding Editor:
Robert Lanham

Senior Editor:
Brian Ries

Senior Music Editor:
Nicole Wasilewicz

Foreign Correspondent:
Lisa Baldini

Senior Food/Bars Editor:
Fiona Goldstein

Senior Film Editor:
Dave Thomas

Senior Photo Editor:
Clarissa Roudabush

Writers:
Elizabeth Brady
Janice Chou
Lauren Mooney
Andrew Ritchie
Erica Sackin
Jackie Snow
Colin Steers
Lauren Taylor


About FREEwilliamsburg




Add me to your
mailing list



Powered by
Movable Type 3.2




Advertise on New York blogs

blogads-blog-button3.png



Advertise With
FREEwilliamsburg