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Thursday, March 5, 2009

WSR has an official Mysterious Stranger!

I am pleased to announce that the Weird Soda Review is receiving donations from our very own Official Mysterious Stranger. Several times over the last few weeks, bottles of strange soda have appeared in my mailbox at the job for which I actually get paid. They are unlabeled, and despite our best efforts, I have been unable to discover the identity of this generous donor. My current suspicions are leading toward disgruntled Buddhist monks in Nepal, but the Acme Mitochondrial DNA Lineage Analyze-O-Matic is on the fritz again, so further investigation will have to wait.

In any case, we have so far received a Leninade, an odd brew called "Looks Like Orange, Tastes Like Grape", and (just today) a Fentiman's Dandelion and Burdock. I am amazed and appalled to discover that Dandelion and Burdock soda is not an aberration (as I thought when finding the Den Shaws variant, as reviewed previously), but is rather an ENTIRE CLASS of Weird Soda. The mind boggles.

"But Wait!" comes the cry of our hypothetical loyal reader(s). "You haven't reviewed Leninade or Looks Like Orange! You had a Weird Soda and DIDN'T tell us about it? Are there no sacred trusts in this cruel world?" Fear not, anyone who might be reading this. Those sodas were provided prior to the assembly of our elite team of Weird Soda Tasting Technicians, and the establishment of the Lab, and thus were not sampled under the exacting conditions and circumstances necessary for a true Weird Soda Tasting Event. Rather than allow the possibility of a less-than-perfectly-controlled taste and review--from MEMORY, no less--to besmirch the reputation of WSR, I have instead decided to buy more Leninade and LLOTLG, and provide a proper review when they can be assessed by our exacting standards.

I'll try the Fentiman's tonight, and let you know how it goes. 

But in any case, we here at the Weird Soda Review would like to express our sincere thanks for the Mysterious Stranger. Thanks for the donation!

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