Flabongo Beer Bong Review
Do you know how a lot of birds feed their young? The adult eats the food and partially digests it, then goes to its offspring and gently spits the food into each baby bird's beak. It's a fascinating way to take care of the kids, and we plan to do the same thing with our own critters someday. In preparation for that day, the Liquor Snob offices were host to a similar ritual this weekend, with a flamingo. The only difference is that we're not baby flamingos, and the nourishment we were taking was in the form of beer.
Confused? Our regular readers will remember our initial Flabongo coverage and how excited we were to drink from a waterfowl. We got our Flabongo in the mail on Friday, and we spent the afternoon testing it out on a few of the interns. After they got over the idea of sucking on a bird's head to get at their beer, we gave the Flabongo quite the test - find out more after the jump.
Note - We, of course, forgot to break out the camera during our testing, so the above image is courtesy of Flabongo.com, which is incidentally where you go to pick up your own Flabongo.
When we opened the package, we found the Flabongo to be completely flamingo-esque, with a delicate neck and a bright pink hue. Only difference is it looked like someone used a meat cleaver to remove the legs and half of the beak. The plastic was sturdy and didn't feel cheap at all, and after a couple rinses we were ready to see what this baby could do.
Our first inclination, of course, was to see how many beers this bird could hold. We were able to get three 12 ounce cans in there no problem - you just put your thumb over the beak hole and pour the beer into the leg hole and suddenly our flamingo was cocked and loaded.
The drinking itself was similarly simple - you just cocked back your head and you were loaded. It was simple to monitor the speed of intake by tilting your head, and the slender neck of the beast kept the rate of speed down enough so the beer didn't blow out of the corners of the interns' mouths. All in all we had a great time drinking out of the Flabongo, enough so that we coined a new verb for when we were drinking - "baby birding," as in "I'm going to baby bird two beers this time."
To get an idea of how this thing works, check out this introspective rooftop Flabongo hit we found on YouTube.
You can pick up a Flabongo for under $20 at Flabongo.com ($17.97 at press time) and we recommend it highly. Between the novelty and the actual usefulness of it, we think it's a bargain at any price - plus it'd make a great gift for the beer drinker in your life. If you've got a gang of friends who like to drink, you can also buy them in "flocks" of 10 for less than $15 apiece. Isn't that part of a Christmas song - 10 Flamingos beer bonging? Maybe not, but it should be.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at November 29, 2006 5:43 AM