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Old 08-23-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

http://www.lightningdrink.com/ and
Newswire Release

"Aikido Master and Master Herbalogist Steven Seagal has released an energy drink." I'll let you guys read through the website.

Apparently as a promotion, anyone who buys a 4 pack can send in the UPC and 4.95$USD and get the Path Beyond Thought DVD. Great price for a good video.

So is this good or bad? Think this will boost the popularity of aikido?

Has anyone actually seen this or tried this yet?

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

Buy mah snake oil instead.

Trust me, I'm a doctor...

No, I really am!

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:58 PM   #3
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

<Grooaaannnnnn!>
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

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So is this good or bad? Think this will boost the popularity of aikido?
Cheers,
Eric
Heheheh! "'Boost' the popularity" good pun! Whether intended or not ;-)

I don't think it is either good or bad, nor do I think it will affect the popularity of Aikido very much. In this day and age it seems there are so many herbal energy drinks already on the market that I don't see his as becoming particularly popular, though it may be the very best for all I know. Regarding the popularity of Aikido again, I'd hate to think someone was drawn to it for the sake of an energy drink, I'd feel the same if someone was drawn away from Aikido in the same regard.
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

So does this put him in the same category as rappers lil Jon and Nelly who produce their energy drinks named crunk juice & pimp juice?
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:25 PM   #6
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

So how do you order this?? I have looked at the retail locator and it says "Coming Soon" Any ideas, or do you need to contact them direct???? Maybe it is just me, but I am confused!!!!
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:16 PM   #7
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

LOL!

Go Steven!
This man knows no boundaries!
(Neither does his ego)

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:32 PM   #8
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I don't think the drink is out yet... maybe only in a few test markets right now...
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:33 PM   #9
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

Wahhhh..... not fair.

Some people purchased the DVD for more than $4.95, now it looks like they are just giving 'em away...
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Old 08-24-2005, 10:57 AM   #10
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It appears they couldn't even take the time to actually photograph someone drinking the stuff. The header graphic has had the product composited in for the models.
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:37 PM   #11
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He is one of the most boring, unexciting, un-ergentic people I have seen in his last dozen or so direct to video DVD's, how can he sell an energy drink with a straight face ?
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:47 PM   #12
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

Does it come with a plate glass window to throw someone through?

Maybe they could come with Segal movie prop prizes, like two uzi's or an 8 ball wrapped in a dish rag. I would totally buy that.
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:54 PM   #13
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I wonder if it would help my "aiki-golf" swing and does it come in hakama and mat flavours? (for the purists)
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:57 PM   #14
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

Don't you mean 'Kiai-Golf' TM?

http://www.kiaigolf.com/

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Old 08-24-2005, 04:51 PM   #15
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

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He is one of the most boring, unexciting, un-ergentic people I have seen in his last dozen or so direct to video DVD's, how can he sell an energy drink with a straight face ?
Sheeeesh!

One might begin to question the intelligence, or at the very least the opinion of someone who, after the fourth, fifth, or even sixth "boring, unexciting, un-ergentic..." DVD, continued on to see a total of a dozen or so...

Perhaps you should make a power drink and see what people have to say about you.... and your wonderful, exciting, energetic aikido, too.

At least wait until you try it before you criticize it, the manufacturer, the creator, or the spokesman... or is that a bit too much to ask?

Personally, I had no problem with the add until I found out the name of the flavors in which it will be available, and how contradictory they seemed to be with the idea of healthy... Not that anyone who seeks out power drinks is concerned too much about their health.

The pitch sounded a bit like, "Yeah, gimme that powder blue semi-automatic..." or more like "Don't mind the coating on your prescription medicine, that's just so it gets released over time. Of course, the coating will take the paint off a car, so I would definitely advise against leaving any pills on your car..."

Hopefully there won't be any big lawsuits when someone spills a can of the stuff and when their dog laps it up it begins to look for a tree to knock over, or a person to bite...



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Old 08-24-2005, 06:07 PM   #16
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

Misogi-no-Gyo,

When you hung out with Seagal Sensei did you ever watch that movie Weird Science
together?
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Old 08-24-2005, 06:16 PM   #17
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

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Misogi-no-Gyo,

When you hung out with Seagal Sensei did you ever watch that movie Weird Science
together?

Watch the movie? Heck, when we used to train up at the ranch or at the dojo, she would sometimes get on the mat to work out with one of the students (only one - Carlos, you dog...) we all used to turn around and face the other way. I mean I would rather have taken Seagal Sensei's Irimi-Nage than have had him catch me looking at his wife, and THEN have to take his irimi-nage! Ya know what I mean?



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Old 08-24-2005, 06:21 PM   #18
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Watch the movie? Heck, when we used to train up at the ranch or at the dojo, she would sometimes get on the mat to work out with one of the students (only one - Carlos, you dog...) we all used to turn around and face the other way. I mean I would rather have taken Seagal Sensei's Irimi-Nage than have had him catch me looking at his wife, and THEN have to take his irimi-nage! Ya know what I mean?
I can see how that would be contra-indicated.
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:25 PM   #19
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I think it's great. I'll buy Take Sensei's drink by the truck load and laugh in your face when I have "wings" I'd make a drink too if I had the marketing capability to push it.........
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:50 PM   #20
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

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He is one of the most boring, unexciting, un-ergentic people I have seen in his last dozen or so direct to video DVD's, how can he sell an energy drink with a straight face ?
No doubt his svelte, fit, frame will help too.

Could be worse though, Kevin Trudeau, good friend of the FTC, has a top 10 best seller. Stevo is a lightweight, from a certain perspective, compared to him.

http://www.quackwatch.org/02Consumer...s/trudeau.html
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Old 08-24-2005, 10:04 PM   #21
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Anyone notice that Aikido is the only capitalized MA where it states what he has practised?

http://www.lightningdrink.com/steven/learnmore.html
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Old 08-25-2005, 04:13 AM   #22
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

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At least wait until you try it before you criticize it, the manufacturer, the creator, or the spokesman... or is that a bit too much to ask?
far too much to ask, I cherish the interknitting thing as a medium fit for my own personal brand of short-sightedness, conclusion jumping, ranting and even irrational arguing.

Having said that, if you don't want criticism, deliberately putting yourself in the public eye with such gay abandon is a strange way to avoid it - and you have to admit the ad itself is just cheesy.

Ron, yes you pedantic little multi-martialist, I did mean the kiai-atrocity (wanders off muttering about show-offs that actually get things right...)
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:57 AM   #23
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The true revelation is in this URL:

http://www.lightningdrink.com/features/nutfacts.html

(not the contents of that page, just read the URL!)

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Old 08-25-2005, 08:05 AM   #24
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Sheeeesh!

One might begin to question the intelligence, or at the very least the opinion of someone who, after the fourth, fifth, or even sixth "boring, unexciting, un-ergentic..." DVD, continued on to see a total of a dozen or so......
ahahaha... touche....

But I do watch them for comic relief..... and to see how bad they can get....
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Old 08-25-2005, 03:10 PM   #25
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Re: Lightning Bolt, Steven Seagal and Aikido

As far as rappers coming out with energy drinks...I wouldn't compare Take Sensei to them. The rapper's just promote the drink as their own but they really had nothing to do with the creation of it...I mean...c'mon!!?!? Fat Joe!?!?!? Yeah...he really made an energy drink alright! lolol! At least Take Sensei is quite knowledgeable in Oriental medicine and herbs...so...it's quite believable that his drink would be a bit more natural and better than the others, you know what I mean? You just have to try it out when it comes out. I know I definitely will!
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