Friday, November 28, 2008

Nana Drinks Weird Stuff For Your Entertainment: McCol

It's McDonald's! It's Coca-Cola! If they sold it in Starbucks, it would be every imperialist's dream beverage!

Except not.

It is very hard to describe this taste, except to say that it is not good. After taking my obligatory swig, I poured the rest of it down the sink. Justin thinks it smells like tuna and tastes like barbecue sauce. I can be a bit more specific.

In Korea, they have a barley tea (pictured at left). If you mixed it with Pepsi/Coke, that's what McCol would taste like.

In fact, that's probably what it is. "Maek," in Korean, means barley - "Maek-ju," or "barley alcohol," is the Korean word for "beer." So "McCol" is actually "Maek-Col," or "Barley Cola." Hence, in retrospect, the picture of the stalk of barley on the can.

Mediocre Korean skills FTW!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I've seen the best minds of my generation . . .

. . . well, not exactly starving hysterical naked (she's calmly eating a corndog), and I doubt the whole "best minds" thing . . . but destroyed by madness--she's got that one covered.

Why else would any sane teenager be wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt with the cover of Allen Ginsburg's Howl and Other Poems on the back? Bonus: it's the exact same edition of Ginsberg I have sitting on my desk right now.

They put the strangest stuff on T-shirts in this country.