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September 24, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Red Bull signage in local Target

RedbullAn anonymous reader writes:

I was at a Target recently and couldn't help noticing this one lone can of Red Bull, I bent down for further inspection and what did I find but an illegal can of everyone's favorite energy drink.

I snapped this photo and left the store quickly and quietly when I started receiving strange looks from the security officers...

Comments:

woa, broken

Posted by: Unknown at September 24, 2005 12:48 AM

?????

Wow.

The label boy was havin some fun.

Posted by: yeahlikeIwouldjustleteveryoneknowmynameToqouteavalleygirlstapleASIF at September 24, 2005 01:18 AM

Yeah, i'd say that's broken. But what the heck does it even mean?

Combolations, What's-Your-Face, you have the longest name ever.

Posted by: Bob at September 24, 2005 06:48 AM

mabye, they ilegalized red bull! being a teen who relies on an energy drink every morning, I might be doomed. but red bull is one of the worst energy drinks. try NOS, sobe andrenyline rush, sobe no fear, and monster(not lo carb. energy drinks couldn't possibly offer energy without sugar).

Posted by: Ben at September 24, 2005 09:07 AM

or mabye, the labeler man didn't like red bull?

Posted by: Ben at September 24, 2005 09:11 AM

I'd say it's a typo in a database somewhere coupled with an idiotic stock clerk who didn't notice what the label actually said.

Posted by: Loren Pechtel at September 24, 2005 11:49 AM

found it!

Posted by: Jeff at September 24, 2005 04:46 PM

WARNING! This Red Bull has performed an illegal operation and will shut down.

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|OK|

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Posted by: Bob at September 24, 2005 06:34 PM

Oh, i found the V. But now the page is screwed up.

Posted by: Bob at September 24, 2005 06:34 PM

I found it too!..........Squash..grind..grind.

GRIN

Posted by: Me at September 24, 2005 10:05 PM

This is definetly broken. And better yet, it's pretty clear cut.

No nasty haggling with inane persons who don't know how to have fun

Simple.

Posted by: Sido at September 24, 2005 11:40 PM

Makes you wonder if the CPU is right?

Posted by: Pulaskee at September 25, 2005 09:56 AM

Oops i ment PLU, guess you can tell what ive been doing hu.

Posted by: Pulaskee at September 25, 2005 09:58 AM

?

Posted by: Sido at September 25, 2005 11:44 PM

You can see the reflection of the guy who took this picture in the RB can

Posted by: weesnaw at September 26, 2005 12:24 AM

Red Bull is nasty anyways.

If your gonna drink an energy drink, grab yourself a blue bottle of BAWLS Guarana (see website). mmmmmmm

Posted by: Chris at September 26, 2005 06:08 PM

Actually, Red Bull is illegal in France BTW.

Posted by: dusoft at September 27, 2005 06:01 AM

What do you expect out of a country where the national language is defined by law not usage. Probably someone at the institute which defines the French langage decided that "Red Bull" was incompatible with the French Langage and some government person took it from there.

The fact that there is only one can would lead me to beleive that maybe there is a problem with the store carrying this product.

Posted by: Ray Stevens at September 27, 2005 02:59 PM

Ray, I thought only Qu├ębec had language police.

Posted by: Sean P at September 28, 2005 01:41 PM

It's probably some variation of "not legal for resale" that got butchered when trying to be printed on a tiny label.

Posted by: OMFGwasIsupposedtoputmynamehere?Isthatwhatthisboxisfor? at September 28, 2005 11:00 PM

Good guess OMF. My guess was that there are product lines that are not legal in a given store/locality, e.g. alcohol, and somehow a label for such an item got printed out and put on. Still pretty stupid, though.

A variation, perhaps some things are not legal to be sold at certain times (i.e. alcohol again) and the combination of stupid naming in the database plus shelving the product in the wrong place results in this absurdity.

I guess Red Bull is banned in France because of the taurine in it? To put it in perspective, codeine is illegal in the US (I think, at least over-the-counter) but widely available elsewhere.

Posted by: Simon Trew at October 1, 2005 06:27 PM

Yeah- this does seem broken- but to comment on a comment- how many over intellectualized clerks are stocking the shelves at target? r u one?

Posted by: smartypants at November 3, 2005 05:07 PM

Yeah- this does seem broken- but to comment on a comment- how many over intellectualized clerks are stocking the shelves at target? r u one?

Posted by: smartypants at November 3, 2005 05:07 PM

african or european?

Posted by: v at November 21, 2005 02:57 PM

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