GreenCard Energy Drink

From Convenience Store News:

GreenCard Energy Drink, made by Z CORP, markets its energy beverage to illegal immigrants on their way to the U.S. It claims that it will give energy to those looking to cross the border and potentially outrun U.S. Border Patrol.

“It’s a fact,” that people illegally cross the border, president and CEO of Z CORP, Jeff Weiss, told CSNews Online. “If they are going to come to the U.S., I don’t want them dying in the desert, I’d rather have them hydrated.”

GreenCard Energy Drink

This would have been a perfect art project. Unfortunately, they beat me to it, and it’s real to boot (as far as I can tell). It is a pretty amazing commentary on the industry’s lack of social consciousness. It also has the “help them cross” irony like Judi Werthein’s Brinco shoes. I’m still sort of in awe that they actually think this is a reasonable idea…

[ via cindylu ]

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3 Comments »

  Gravatar oso wrote @ November 20th, 2006 at 10:43 am

I’d definitely be interested in a quality taste test between GreenCard and PimpJuice.

  Gravatar Nathan wrote @ November 20th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

I think we need to make some parody commercials for their products…

  Gravatar pg beas wrote @ December 12th, 2006 at 11:57 pm

Hi Nathan (mexican gringo):

Is this for real? It seems like an art proyect as you mentioned.
Can i copy paste this to my blog, with the due credit?

It’s unbelievable and surreal as a lot of things that have to do with tijuana this days.

Cheers
pg beas
nortec collective

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