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The cinetrix was good enough to send along a link to a new drink:

I got in to the office and was greeted by a message from a sleepy- sounding woman calling about Drank “the anti-energy drink we’re calling the extreme relaxation beverage.”

It contains melatonin and valerian, and what with the name, “Drank” and the color, purple, it’s pretty explicitly seeking the I can’t believe it’s not Purple Drank" market.

Shockingly, “it is “very, very popular in Houston,” and it’s sold throughout the south in liquor and convenience stores.

I might have waited until I got to try it, but someone chimed in with

I’m from Houston, a city with opera and ballet companies that consistently draw great reviews, and many excellent fine-art galleries.

And all we get is a an article about “Drank”. Maybe I can take some of this stuff with me to the opening night of a show…

in the comments. Yes, if David Niven came back to life, he’d move to Houston, pronto, but the citizens of actual citadels of culture do not pipe up on Village Voice blogs when the more crunktastic facets of that city’s culture pop up.