This past weekend, I drove to the Catskills for a friend’s 40th birthday party. Oh, the media luminaries with whom I wined and dined! And you know what? Many of them like Rush. But I digress. Across the street from my hotel, you could get a really good sandwich at Hogan’s deli. Yes, it was called the Hogan’s Hero. Still digressing. Near the cash registers was a trove of Snickers Charged, which is like Snickers, but with 60 mg of caffeine, 250 mg of taurine (which, according to Wikipedia, contributes to “inhibitory neurotransmission, long-term potentiation in the striatum/hippocampus, membrane stabilization, feedback inhibition of neutrophil/macrophage respiratory bursts, adipose tissue regulation, calcium homeostasis and recovery from osmotic shock“), and 10 percent of the U.S. RDA of both vitamins B-6 and B-12.
I ate one on the ride home. First, it made my eyelids vibrate. Then I was shouting, “IN YOUR FACE, BIN LADEN!” as we careered down I-83. Stopped at a Cracker Barrel in York, Pa., too, but that’s a story for another post.
Photo by ~Twon~