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Lately, art history majors have become something of a pop culture punching bag. Not only has the phrase become short-hand for “unemployable in today’s economy," they’ve also been ridiculed by President Barack Obama on national television. But will the gentle art of aesthetic study finally get the last laugh?

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Won't This New Energy Drink Result in Children Drinking Poison?

The new "blue-collar" energy drink Rivet seeks to make waves with its populist marketing and design. But the can seems downright dangerous.


Boing Boing today covered the new energy drink Rivet, a beverage being advertised as specifically for the working class. "Virtually every energy drink on the market today is marketed towards youth culture," says Rivet's press release. "What about the blue collar worker that just wants to have energy to get the job done?"

Class-based gimmicks aside, we couldn't help but notice the Rivet can's design. To us, it looks a lot like, say, a can of paint thinner or a tin of lighter fluid—not something you'd like a kid who can't read labels drinking in the hope of having some of mommy and daddy's favorite morning jolt.

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