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"Suicide" soda combination
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2009/05/28 - 11:46pm

Martha - I agree. I am not a pickle fan anyhow, so tossing a slice of one (to answer your question) into a murky mixture of sodas is horrific, I feel. I was scared for many years growing up that someone would dare me to drink one...yikes. 🙂

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2009/05/26 - 7:06am

… the white beans are the barenaked buttocks and the string beans the grass obviously…

In the Ozarks, you are considered rich if you serve two kinds of beans in a single meal.

Emmett

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2009/05/26 - 7:01am

That's way worse than peanuts in Coke.

What's wrong with peanuts in a Coke? :-/

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2009/05/25 - 12:48pm

Laurenphook, I know Concord, having eaten at The Golden Corral, or whatever that steakhouse was there, while visiting family in Kannapolis. But I'm flabbergasted by "The Witch Doctor." Are you kidding? That's way worse than peanuts in Coke. Are we talking a slice of pickle or a whole one???

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2009/05/25 - 8:50am

I grew up in Concord, NC (outside of Charlotte) in the 1980's, and there were at least two places that served Suicides and Witch Doctors. The suicide was exactly as most have described here--a mixture of all sodas served in one glass. A Witch Doctor was a Suicide with a pickle in it. Both a local burger chain and a skating rink would serve them, and may still, in fact. I, unfortunately, do not eat as many hamburgers or rollerskate quite as frequently as I used to.

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Martha Barnette
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2009/05/18 - 11:01pm

Ah, thanks for the photo of "bare butts in the grass," Stoppel. (I think.)

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2009/05/18 - 3:47pm

Spot on Martha...

Though I never had this stew of haricot beans and string beans... the white beans are the barenaked buttocks and the string beans the grass obviously...its probably not very different from the other stews we eat in Holland.

Barenaked buttocks in the grass...

E.

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Martha Barnette
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2009/05/18 - 3:26pm

Sounds, um, delicious, Stoppel. Of course, you guys are also the folks who make a dish called blote billetjes in het gras, right? 🙂

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2009/05/14 - 4:48pm

We used to add coffee cream and sugar to a soda called Exota, an almost chemical looking and tasting kind of soda. With the extra ingredients we were left with a bubbling kind of ooze, which we used to call 'Sputnik'. Probably after the mysterious Soviet satellite that was launched a decade earlier.

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Martha Barnette
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2009/05/10 - 7:42pm

Jerry, I'd totally forgotten about "phosphates"! I remember coming across those for the first time -- to me, the name was jarring. Never heard of "Green River," either. Nice to add it to the collection!

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2009/05/10 - 1:35pm

I'm catching up on missed podcasts;

I went to a Boy Scout camp in Wisconsin in the late 50s. That was where I learned to call Kool Aid, Bug Juice. I always thought the reason for this (adolescent boy-think) was simply that it looked like the effect one might get if ones "juiced" a bug and dissolved it in water surprised.

Mixing sodas for me was never popular until the advent of 7-11 Stores in California (when they were really only open from 7 am to 11 pm), in the 60s, where you made your own soda drinks.

That in tun reminds me of drinks I used to have at the soda fountains in the 50s. Popular drinks were "phosphates", such as "cherry phosphates, vanilla phosphates, and even chocolates phosphates aka chocolate sodas. If one used lime syrup though, it was called a "Green River". I believe this was the name on the syrup bottle. This was in northern Illinois.

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Martha Barnette
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2008/11/15 - 10:50am

Gah! Brown bleach! Kids do love that "ick" factor, don't they, Fred?

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2008/11/14 - 11:17pm

I'm the father of three boys and they love mixing drinks whenever a soda fountain is available. I've never heard the word "suicide" attached to it, and as my boys are still young, I'd rather they NOT.

I attributed their fondness of mixing drinks (they do it at home as well) to a birthday party we threw for our youngest. Three boys of a certain age means Harry Potter played a large role in our household. Our youngest was born on November 1 and we threw a Halloween themed party for him. One of the events was Professor Snape's Potions Class where we allowed the children to mix cleverly labeled bottles of apple juice and the like.

Now, whenever the boys get the chance, it's brown bleach to drink and they claim to love it.

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Martha Barnette
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2008/11/13 - 9:58pm

Gil, the party's always going on here! In any case, glad you found the show. We hope you'll stick around.

I can't say I've ever heard the term "La Goo."

And LuLu, thanks for the info. Boy. do I stand corrected on the co-ed creation and consumption of sugar bombs! 🙂

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2008/11/13 - 12:52pm

I grew up in a small town in Utah and until I graduated from High School it was a daily ritual for each member of my group to purchase a soda can and then each of us would pour an amount into empty cups until all the cans were gone. We were a mix of girls and guys and everyone else we knew also enjoyed a "suicide"

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2008/11/13 - 11:51am

I just heard the Suicide reference listening to your archives. I'm a little late to the party, but here's my contribution.

At fast food joints where you serve your own drinks, I usually get unsweetened ice tea topped off with a splash of lemonade. I always flash on making suicides when I was a kid in the sixties. We belonged to a pool in Atlanta where we often were allowed to pour our own fountain drinks. And Suicides were de rigueur. But when we did it we were much more deliberate, each devising carefully considered combos, each striving for the perfect thirst quencher. Of course I'm sure they all tasted like the same sugar bombs they were. But we still took great pride in our own recipes and were always sampling and judging each others' formulae as though at a wine tasting.

A mention of summer camp bug juice reminded me of working at a camp in the Adirondacks in the seventies. On camping trips, we served a Kool-aid knock-off we called La Goo. I'm not sure but I think this name came from an actual French brand name, but I don't know what it was. Whatever the original name, I always loved that name La Goo. Anyone else heard of this?

I just discovered your show. Really great!

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Martha Barnette
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2008/11/10 - 10:17am

Wow, this is great. A lot of these names, like "bomb" and "graveyard" are new to me.

And Valerie, boy, have we heard from a lot of people who agree with you that "suicides" aren't just a girl thing! I guess I just didn't get out much. 🙂

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2008/11/09 - 11:13am

Suicides were not just a "boy thing." I had my first "suicide" at a church camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains - this would be about 1961 or 62. It was a staple of the snack bar... and a rite of passage. Actually, they didn't taste bad!

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2008/11/09 - 8:39am

My mother worked at a Red Cross Drug store back in the 50s in Racine, Wisconsin. No longer there. She used to make them for the customers, and they were made from Coke syrup, Green River, and a splash of chocolate syrup, add selzer water and stir. Add ice and a straw and there you have it. If only I could go there now and mom, who is no longer with us, would make me just one more time a real "suicide".

Also, "bug juice" was nothing like a suicide. Camp Singing Hills (Girl Scout) in East Troy used to serve Kool-Aid, and they called that bug juice. Also this camp has been sold to a developer for condos and homes on the lake. IS NOTHING SACRED??

Lots of good memories in this old head. Turning 64 next week.

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2008/11/09 - 7:24am

In the early '70's when my sister and I and girlfriends went to the Rollerdrome (roller rink) in Madison, WI, we would create suicides = cola, root beer and sprite at the snack bar soda fountain. We were around 10-12 years old.

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