I have to ask. What do the KOOL AID jokes mean?
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When you drink a company's "Kool-Aid" it means you support everything they do/say. Those who are said to drink PCGS Kool-Aid only buy PCGS coins and only submit to PCGS.

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Refers to the Rev. Jim Jones Peoples Temple cult in Guyana where he and several hundred followers committed suicide by drinking Kool Aid laced with cyanide when the authorities were closing in on him. Kool Aid drinkers is a reference to this event and is used to describe the blind followers of any religion or cult such as those who feel that PCGS is the only worthy grading service.

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In the world of television broadcasting union employees usually refer to a person who has left the ranks to become a (non-union) manager as having drank the KoolAid.

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It was free advertising for the manufacturer, and saved the company millions, and covered an old wound asociated with the product.

 

There is, though, a slight lack of continuity in the written identification of the product name and trade mark from time to time....but the manufacturer chose wisely not to initiate legal action.

 

Not that this is important info at all.....

 

Respectfully,

John Curlis

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Refers to the Rev. Jim Jones Peoples Temple cult in Guyana where he and several hundred followers committed suicide by drinking Kool Aid laced with cyanide when the authorities were closing in on him. Kool Aid drinkers is a reference to this event and is used to describe the blind followers of any religion or cult such as those who feel that PCGS is the only worthy grading service.

 

I agree with this, and like the explanation because it explains the historical context between the phrasing. With this said, I think Kool-Aid comes in non-PCGS flavors too. I personally like both, and buy the coin and not the holder.

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The best way to deal with Kool-Aid is to put it in the freezer with a popsicle stick in it.

 

Chris

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The best way to deal with Kool-Aid is to put it in the freezer with a popsicle stick in it.

 

Chris

 

ooohhh... mix with Soju for a popsicle with a kick.. ha ha ha

 

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kool-aid with all the sugar and chemicals in it is actually bad for your health and many times more often than not can cause you more/major health problems and possibly leading to a pre-mature death

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Bad for health.. but good in the moment.. here is a good recipe.. its called MOGAS..

 

Find your local Korean market for the ingredients.

 

1 Bottle of Jinro Soju

1 Bottle of Jinro Port Wine

1 Bottle of Chilsung Cider

 

Mix with ice.. tastes like Cherokee Red Soda (if you remember that soda.. its a yankee version of Cherry Soda). YUM YUM!!

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Bad for health.. but good in the moment.. here is a good recipe.. its called MOGAS..

 

Find your local Korean market for the ingredients.

 

1 Bottle of Jinro Soju

1 Bottle of Jinro Port Wine

1 Bottle of Chilsung Cider

 

Mix with ice.. tastes like Cherokee Red Soda (if you remember that soda.. its a yankee version of Cherry Soda). YUM YUM!!

 

Now this is the very definition of a useful post. Thank You Kenneth, We have several fine Korean markets in the San Diego area. (:

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Since the Jim Jones cult suicide to "drink the Kool-Aid" has come to mean to follow blindly and unquestioningly, sometimes to one's own destruction."

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Refers to the Rev. Jim Jones Peoples Temple cult in Guyana where he and several hundred followers committed suicide by drinking Kool Aid laced with cyanide when the authorities were closing in on him. Kool Aid drinkers is a reference to this event and is used to describe the blind followers of any religion or cult such as those who feel that PCGS is the only worthy grading service.
kinda like the david caresh and his followers at wacko texas :( ( with a differnt style ) Edited by johnny9434

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On ‎4‎/‎21‎/‎2012 at 10:45 PM, michael said:

kool-aid with all the sugar and chemicals in it is actually bad for your health and many times more often than not can cause you more/major health problems and possibly leading to a pre-mature death

It can't be any worse for you than the Big Macs you can get by redeeming the McDonalds tokens our hosts started grading a little while back........yeah, I'd choose the Kool-Aid over one of those any day.

Edited by Mohawk

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On 4/21/2012 at 8:54 AM, PerryHall said:

Refers to the Rev. Jim Jones Peoples Temple cult in Guyana where he and several hundred followers committed suicide by drinking Kool Aid laced with cyanide when the authorities were closing in on him. Kool Aid drinkers is a reference to this event and is used to describe the blind followers of any religion or cult such as those who feel that PCGS is the only worthy grading service.

Actually, there's more to it than this.

Tom Wolfe wrote The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test in 1968, a full ten years before the Guyana tragedy.

Before Guyana, hipsters were using the expression "What kind of Kool-Aid are you drinking?" all the time.  It was a reference to being "turned on," and had connotations of asking were you "cool" with drugs or not.

In the 1960s, Happenings were events where Ken Kesey and his friends threw large parties that involved everyone drinking Kool-Aid laced with LSD-25 from small vats or punch bowls of the then "Electric" Kool-Aid, and they all became very like-minded in their thinking. These large scale "Acid Tests" were very communal events because of this like-mindedness. Everyone "bought-in," so to speak, to the idea of "oneness."

The Acid Tests took place in California around the San Francisco Bay area. PCGS is located in Newport Beach, CA, north of that area, but relatively nearby. (NGC is based in Sarasota, FL, btw)

All of this, when taken together, shows a pretty good fit for PCGS indoctrination of like-mindedness being described as "drinking the Kool-Aid."

Jim Jones probably thought of his Kool-Aid-cyanide idea from knowledge of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test book.

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This Koolaid drinking seems to still be supported by at least one PCGS expert who is also a major dealer offering only PCGS coins. They say a client of theirs learned the hard way at earlier auctions and now buys only PCGS/CAC coins. I think this Koolaid is going to stunt their growth.

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