The British would never think of this

Via John B. Chilton and Craig Newmark:

Coming in June, 7-Eleven will begin to offer Slurpees in these cups with dual chambers, a special valve and two straws that will let you drink two Slurpee flavors at the same time.


Shouldn't this be "there is no great stagnation"

It didn't escape notice that he hasn't posted the Hong Kong Frozen Coke machine.

That was my thought.

@EB Hansen: Agreed.

I am a Canadian and I just pour several flavours into the same cup. In fact, I don't think I've ever had a monoflavour Slurpee.

Of course with a little duct tape and a small motor you've got yourself a DIY artificial heart. Very helpful when a donor can't immediately be found.

Why on earth would we bother?

Wow they're just now thinking of this? I've been mixing flavors for years.

Quick, make a move against their patent!

Too late, a cartoon was thinking about it back in 2004. I never would have thought it would take seven years for the 7-Eleven executives to finally watch Megas XLR.

I seem to recall (through the use of many headache-inducing Slurpees) they've done this for well over ten years (since I was in high school). IIRC, the only real change is now they replace the two separate straws with one valved one.

Although, I (shamefully) haven't bought a Slurpee in years, so maybe they discontinued this and I didn't notice.

A convenience chain in Canada called Macs (formerly Mac's Milk) has had this for a few years. Almost considered changing brand loyalty from 7/11 and the Slurpee to Macs and their Frosters. Alas, my patience and thrice weekly Slurpee habit have been rewarded.

....if only they added a pump!


This could be a game changer, not unlike the McDLT technology that ended the cold war. The Russians knew they could never compete.

That is major. The beauty is the non-mixing of the flavors.

But why stop at two?

More than two flavors?

Are you mad?!!?!?!?!?!

I'm almost positive that this promotion has been done before.

I don't think the British are dumb enough to buy a nickel's worth of flavored ice water for a dollar.

They wouldn't know what the fuck a nickel is. They would call it a "royale with cheese."

Sheeeeeeyit, damn a 7-11. British homeboys go to 11-11

Being British I do in fact know that a nickel is $0.05 and we would call a Quarter Pounter with Cheese exactly that. The Pulp Fiction quote which you paraphrase is referring to the Frogs across the Channel.

Hey, you are seriously cramping our Ali G-type vibe up in here.

And President Obama does not believe in American Exceptionalism.

The British haven't even thought of putting ice in scotch yet.

You don't put ice in scotch you philistine, you put ice in drinks you don't want to taste. A dash of spring water is all that should ever be added to scotch.

Would it be OK if I froze the spring water first?

and here in India we add club soda...............

BTW. Americans don't use ice to mask the taste of what we're drinking. We just pour the scotch into a slurpee.

this would have been better if tyler filed it under there is no great stagnation

Well, quite, the British would never think of something so awful as a Slurpee of any flavour.

But we've been mixing flavours of drinks for generations. Stout and Bitter, a Black and Tan (do not order this in Ireland, at least not by that name). Or Mild and Bitter (Midlands), Light and Bitter or Light and Lager (very popular in East End of London) and so on.

In some ways we've been doing it for hundreds of years: Port. Red wine which doesn't travel well with a slug of brandy made from the same wine in it. Deliberately created so as to allow the wine to survive the sea voyage from Portugal to England.

Who needs Slurpees?

The British thought of mushy peas. Slurpees are a step up from that.

Do you suppose that new Slurpee straw would suck up mushy peas and warm beer at the same time?

Mushy peas are from north of Birmingham. We generally try not to let on that that is still part of England. Or Britain, come to that.

The Morlocks of our society (generally interchangeable with the Welsh. As, in fact, most in South Wales are in fact fourth and fifth generation immigrants from those areas around Birmingham. Brought in by the Marquess of Cardiff to dig his coal for him.).

It's us Eloi from south of Watford Gap that are the keepers of the civilisation.

(Note to non-Brits....yes, this sort of slagging off is entirely normal among Brits. Those from those northern wastelands would describe me and mine as brain dead cider drunk yokels: unfairly for that's those in Dorset, just to the south of us.)

In case I ever visit England, is there a demarcation point in Birmingham at which the peas go from mushy to... er... not mushy? For example, do the chippies on the north side of The High Street serve only mushy peas, and those across the street on the south side serve only said non-mushy; or do the peas become gradually mushy over a transition zone from south Birmingham to north Birmingham?

We Americans are such ignorant travellers. It's important that we strive to understand the quaint customs of the locals.


But which street is a secret.

What's a slurpee?

It's like a party in your mouth.

Bicameralism finally arrives at your Slurpee.

And you guys have the "magic-jack" too...

This shows which they last very much lengthier and thus saving you income which could otherwise are actually utilized to purchase new ones.

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