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This kind of libel is preposterous. Jim Jones did not drink Kool-Aid, but the far inferior product Flavor Aid. Please correct this insanity at once! KoolAidMan 11:50, 8 April 2008 (EDT)

I guess you didn't read the second sentence... humanUser talk:Human 12:10, 8 April 2008 (EDT)

This side of the pond[edit]

We don't have Kool-Aid in Britain, yet the other day I heard a financial correspondent on the radio saying "I haven't been drinking the Wall Street Kool-Aid", and the presenter didn't even stop him to ask what that meant - just goes to show how far the phrase has spread. Totnesmartin 15:36, 14 November 2008 (EST)


Can we move all the CP-centric blather to the bottom, and, hopefully, minimize it, also? As it is, the article veers off radically into weird field right after the TOC. ħumanUser talk:Human 18:48, 17 March 2009 (EDT)

If no one else cares, I am going to rip out the stoopid CP jokes from this article and leave the high quality bones behind. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:06, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
K said in an edit summary: "(too much focus on CP? And where is it about winning a debate on CP?)" K, feel free to drain the article of any of that blather about debating on CP. Looks like I might have forgotten to do it... Perhaps it could all be cut to a CP: space article if it's relevant there... ħumanUser talk:Human 20:30, 28 June 2009 (UTC)


I have De-CPified the entire article. I still have fuck-all idea about what to do with that "defender" stuff, but it's sort of funny in its own special way so I kept it in. Scarlet A.pngsshole 13:07, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

The true origin[edit]

It would probably be more accurate to say that the term originated with The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The connection to Jonestown is dubious; for one thing, the poison Kool-Aid was pretty much forced on them, whereas the electric Kool-Aid of the Merry Pranksters was something people could take or leave at their choice, much as people choose to accept or renounce ideas. Tisane (talk) 21:31, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

That may be the origin, but the current reference is pretty much always to Jonestown. The clear implication is cultic thinking - David Gerard (talk) 22:33, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, interesting point, but really nothing to do with the modern usage. Also, back in the day, people were always spiking other people's food or drinks with LSD "as a favor". ħumanUser talk:Human 03:15, 14 July 2010 (UTC)