WOTY candidate(s)--just add water and serve

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Apr 22 01:59:07 UTC 2014

I've always thought that would be the least expensive way to ship
imported alcoholic beverages (dehydrated), but I neglected to take
out a patent.


At 4/21/2014 07:53 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> From a story on NBC Nightly News, there's a story about the
> possibly imminent availability of powdered alcohol, under the name
> of (wait for it) PALCOHOL.  (which sounds more like your drunken
> buddy, but there it is)
>The idea is that it will be marketed in various pouches, one of
>which is "powderita".  It would make it easier for travelers with
>carry-on baggage, I must admit, although the proof (80?  86?) will
>be in the spiked pudding.
>Do we need to wait until final approval before considering its
>ATNW/WOTY candidacy?
>Here are a couple of relevant links:
>("Take your 'pal' with you wherever you go")
>So it seems you can also snort it ("but that would be
>irresponsible") or apply it directly to your guacamole--although us
>fogeys may prefer to stick to the traditional beer on the side; I
>can't imagine the most interesting man in the world, inter alii,
>telling the bartender to hold the Dos Equis, he'll just sprinkle
>some powderita on his guac.  YMMV.
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