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Thirst killer.


Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Tom, a former tech executive now wants to disrupt the beverage industry with his new product, Liquid Death. It's a premium-priced tall-boy can of what?

TOM BODETT: Got to be kombucha.

SAGAL: Nope.


BODETT: The name is perfect, though - Liquid Death.

SAGAL: Liquid Death.

BODETT: It's Red Bull and yogurt.

SAGAL: Nope.


BODETT: OK, I need a hint.

SAGAL: It puts the die in dihydrogen monoxide.

BODETT: Dihydrogen monoxide. Chemistry class was a long time ago.

SAGAL: Long time ago.


BODETT: It's - oh, it's two molecules of water.


BODETT: It's twice the water.

SAGAL: It's water...

BODETT: It's water.

SAGAL: ...Is what it is. It's...


SAGAL: ...Just water, Tom.

BODETT: Water.


BODETT: Oh, dihydrogen...

SAGAL: It's - monoxide.

BODETT: ...Monoxide.

SAGAL: H2O. It's an old joke. Anyway, moving on...


SAGAL: Liquid Death is the name of this product. The guy who's come up with it has already raised more than $2 million for his venture. It is a tall can of just tap water with a skull on it. And it's targeted directly to the, quote, "extreme, straight-edge punk crowd." Because nothing says punk rock like a $2 can of tap water.


SAGAL: The water is designed to, quote, "murder your thirst"...



SAGAL: ...Quote, unquote.

BRIAN BABYLON: Is this Flint water?

SAGAL: And according...


SAGAL: Maybe that's the secret.

BODETT: There it is.

SAGAL: According to its inventor, it offers punks a, quote, "water brand that spoke to them." First of all, if your water starts speaking to you, you're not a punk. You're a stoner.


SAGAL: And if you wanted to sell canned water to real punks, try telling them to freeze it and then hit themselves in the head with it.


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