October 1, 2009

An Unsung Good Thing.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:15 pm

v8-veg-juiceToday was one of those days when reading the news damned near had my eyeballs ready to explode. I feel that I’m approaching critical mass with the dumbshittery of the administration. And, don’t get me started with the state government. The worst part is that the anger spills into every farookin’ thing, to the point where I get to thinking that everything sucks.

So, I decided to spend ten seconds or so to force myself to think of a thing that doesn’t suck. There are, of course, many easy things to pick from, such as health, family, friends and stuff like that. Rather I wanted to quickly (ten seconds worth) think of an unsung Good Thing.

It came to me.

V8 vegetable juice.

It’s tasty, it has zero fat, it’s low in calories, and it is the only thing to use when making a gorilla stompin’ bloody mary.

Of course, there are some who would piss on my parade by asking, “Is V8 juice really healthy?” They bray, “It has “tooooo much sodium” and the vegetables are “reconstituted.” (I can feel the smug all over me when whoever wrote that typed the word “reconstituted.” Yo, kiss my unreconstituted ass, Smugturd.

The fact is that the “low sodium” variety of V8 tastes like ass, and I’m not interested in any of that V8 “fusion” stuff either. I’m talking about the real, unscrewed-with V8 – an Unsung Good Thing.

That is all.


  1. Most definitely a Good Thing! I like mine with a little fresh-ground black pepper floating on the top. Could be with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Doesn’t matter. V8 is good all by itself, too.

    You’re also correct about the flavor of the “Low Sodium” poseur and the Fusion stuff.

    Comment by joated — October 1, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  2. Never touch the stuff. However, “smugturd” is officially an excellent coinage and shall henceforth be a favorite descriptor for our New Elite.

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — October 1, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

  3. No matter what food or drink you find, someone will find it unhealthy in some way shape or form.

    The hell with ’em. Mix some bloody Marys and have a great time. If it kills ya, at least you die happy and not with a pinched up scrunchy face telling the world how awful everything is. 😉

    Go V8!

    Comment by Teresa — October 1, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

  4. I’m stealing “smugturd” 😉

    Comment by Bill — October 2, 2009 @ 12:05 am

  5. By all rights, V8 juice should be something that totally grosses me out, but I first tried it when I was twelve years old and found it surprisingly tasty.

    Comment by diamond dave — October 2, 2009 @ 1:01 am

  6. Yummm, lots of Bloodies this weekend!

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — October 2, 2009 @ 6:46 am

  7. I prefer regular tomato juice. Not that you asked, but Christmas is coming soon.

    Comment by Laura — October 2, 2009 @ 6:54 am

  8. The Spicy Hot V8 variety is a good mixer, too.
    How about those labels, by the way? Aren’t they just wonderful? I’m the poor schlep that’s responsible for making sure they print ok. (that neon purple beet wasn’t my idea…).

    Comment by gregor — October 2, 2009 @ 7:56 am

  9. Real Men drink real V-8! Yes we do!

    Comment by dudley1 — October 2, 2009 @ 9:08 am

  10. Gregor is right. The Spicy Hot variety is definitely the one to use for bloodies. The label thing is cool. I love the purple beet.


    Comment by Jim — October 2, 2009 @ 9:32 am

  11. I’ll give V8 props for being a tasty drink, but for mixing with vodka? Nothing but Clamato, man. I gotta have me some clam!

    Comment by El Capitan — October 2, 2009 @ 11:54 am

  12. Spicy hot V8 is also a great base for gazpacho. SWMBO makes a version that is ass-kickin’ good.

    Comment by Elisson — October 2, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  13. I’d snort if I could. Born and raised on V-8 regular.

    Comment by Sam — October 2, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

  14. Today it’s bad for you, tomorrow it’s good for you. I’ve always liked V8 but I forget to buy it because it’s in that aisle with all the kiddie juice-on-the-go and you know I can’t be in that aisle even for a minute.

    Comment by dogette — October 4, 2009 @ 9:58 am

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