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January 7, 2011

Four Loko now used as gasoline. Prepare for gasoline to be banned

When several states ko'd Four Loko, the poison swill that almost hijacked the November news cycle, bottlers were forced to buy back loads of cases of the thing and other caffeinated beverages. Now, a Virginia company named MXI Environmental Services is converting all that discarded booze into ethanol. To power your car. The company will distill the ethyl alcohol in the drinks and ship it to gasoline blenders to make a powerful brew that's almost indistinguishable from ethanol made from corn. So that Four Loko now won't just taste like gasoline, it will actually be gasoline. A warning however: don't blame your ethanol-powered car next time you crash into a ditch. They might get banned too soon after. (via)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 4:38 PM | | Comments (1)
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Reminds one of Brighto, the product the Three Stooges tried to sell in "Dizzy Doctors."

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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