Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rainy Day Woman, vol. 34

In my column this week, I make one of the most disturbing admissions of all time.

And what you will read therein, people, is 100 percent true.

Send comments or letters to the Free Times Editor Frank Lewis. Please include your full name and city.

24 comments:

Ralphd00d said...

Clamato is great in a Bloody Mary as well!

Velvet Fog said...

Where do you even find that shit?!?!
ack. blech. patooey!

GLITTERGIRL said...

click here to read what i wrote about this crap a while back

and holy mother of pearl, i can't believe you're drinkin' that swill!!!

i've been known to give unwanted lectures at the sight of a can of V8 juice...

"V8 is not juice. juice implies some sort of fruit involved. V8 juice is cold vegtable soup in a can."

clamato is a whole new level of...worse then V8 juice!!!!

ok, i need to calm down. it's just....it's gonna take me a while to process this information.....

just please don't drink your beloved clamato mixed with cheap, light beer.

Anonymous said...

Step 1. Admitted that I was powerless over Clamato Juice, that my life had become unmanagable.

Step 2. Came to believe that a power greter than myself...

RJ

Erin O'Brien said...

I knew this column would shake the rafters.

I guess sometimes the truth hurts.

ajooja said...

I like clams. I like tomatoes.

Never had the guts to try Clamato.

zen wizard said...

The new fascist firewall we had installed blocks the free times, but through colloquium I an inducing that there is a drink that mixes clam juice and tomato juice.

If your wife hits you on the head for not drinking V8 Juice--like in the commercial--she probably kills you in your sleep if you don't drink this concoction.

Chris said...

I can't stand Clamato - too many summers spent stomping clams on the beach in my youth - but my father downs the stuff by the litre (we're Canadian, so he can imbibe with impunity. They even sell Hot 'n Spicy Clamato up here!). I do love me some V-8, though.

Chris said...

Look! In Canada we get our own Clamato website!

http://www.mottsclamato.com/

Come to Canada, Erin!

John Sheppard said...

Don't listen to the Canadians, Erin! You've already taken your first step toward Clamato recovery. If you move to Canada you'll be besotted with Clamato, Labatt Blue and Tim Horton's donuts. Soon you'll be wearing a toque and your Cleveland accent will desert you, replaced by a propensity to burp out, "eh?", at the end of every sentence. It's a slippery slope.

Anonymous said...

Erin.. in case you didn't know, the great minds at Anheiser Busch have released a product called "Budweiser & Clamato Chelada" Not bad...similar to a bloody Mary http://www.boozingear.com/blog/2008/01/14/budweiser-clamato-chelada-and-bud-light-clamato-chelada-arrive-nationwide/

shaina said...

um. that. sounds. disGUSTing.
at least i have a valid excuse other than "ewwwwwwww", though--it's DEFINATELY not kosher!
plus, i dont like tomatoes.
but.
ew.
liquified seafood...barf.
but whatever floats your boat, i guess, i've been known to like some straaaaange things.

Helen Mansfield said...

Icky Erin. Icky!

That's like saying, "I make my own Lipton sun tea by putting loose tea into a sweaty tube sock."

Bleck.

But hey, different strokes ...

Erin O'Brien said...

... listen, man ... i don't mean to bring no one down with me ... I know this staircase, man ... and I'm on it alone ... but i got one thing to say mother effers ... don't think for one minute that you can't fall hard and fast from that ivory tower ... i know, man ... i know, man ... i know

Anonymous said...

mmm i loves me a "red-eye"... clam and cheap light beer (*wink* @ glittergirl) ...totally refreshing, and dee-o-lish! ..also, it's not just for breakfast anymore!!!

thirtsy now...going to make me said yummy concoction!

DogsDontPurr said...

Ok. I have to ask this. Why do you have to wear only cotton panties while drinking the Clamato? Is this a requirement for the ritual? Why not nude?!

Personally, I prefer mini cans of low salt V~8 for my tomato/juice/salt kick (and even those make me feel salt guilty!)

But I do have my guilty late nite binges that are no where near as healthy as that. Is there chocolate in the house?!

I try to avoid buying these things, because I know my addictions. So I usually end up downing chocolate soy milk in the wee hours. That's supposed to be healthy...no?

(And I do it totally in the nude.)

Norm said...

When I learned about the mysterious Canadian prelediction for vodka and Clamato cocktails I immediately rounded up all my north-of-de-border friends on the internet and demanded, "... WHY? WHY!?!??!!?" in a hoarse, ragged, despairing voice (there's an HTML markup tag for this, forgot what it was just now).

They replied with something like, "It's pretty good, eh? you should try it."

deangc said...

I love clam juice. Love the clam.

Mmm.... clam.

Erin O'Brien said...

I never really think about what I'm wearing when I'm sliding down the Clamato tube. I suppose I could do it in the nude.

And truth be told, there is nothing I love more than the broth that comes from the bottom of a pot of freshly steamed clams.

As for the clams, I can also eat those until I practically grow a beard. I once ate three dozen raw oysters at a shitty little bar in Fort Lauderdale.

Yes, I dribbled Tabasco on each. Yes, I washed it down with draft Bud.

Sorry, people, this is who you're dealing with.

DogsDontPurr said...

Mmmm....the broth from fresh steamed clams! Now you're talkin! I don't like clams very much at all, but I will actually order them just for that delish broth. So my boyfriend gets to eat all the clams and I get all the juice! (Hmmm...did that sound kinky?)

Badger said...

Did you know that Microsoft spell check doesn't recognize clamato.
Hey O'Brien you still cruising Facebook. Hook me up I sent you a request. I'm lonely up here in the Great White North. I have a case of Clamato if you and the Goat want to do a tourist gig to Ottawa. You can drink Ceasars along with my wife.

Pink Icing said...

Can't say it's hit the UK genaral supermarket shelves

....and I'm not so sure there would be a CLAMouring to get it either.

Doug said...

I like fish sauce and anchovies and Spicy V8, so I say what the hell.

Go for it.

Besides, for years one of my favorite snacks was to chop up some kim chee and kosher dills and eat it with these little dried anchovies marinated in garlic and black bean sauce.

Aliecat said...

I always viewed a "real" red-eye as beer, tomato juice, and a raw egg cracked in the glass.

But I've never had the guts to try it.

I have had the Cheleda by Bud Light and It. Is. Vile.