Originally Posted by RedEye
Is anyone else tired of the "drinking the Kool-Aid" expression? I actually find it kind of weird when EVERYTHING becomes a comparison to something like Jonestown. Just wondering.
Is that a Jonestown reference? I always thought it was referring to Woodstock or something where people were telling each other "Don't drink the purple Kool-Aid" because it was laced with a drug that would make you sick.
Anyway, your point is 100 percent correct: "Drinking the Kool-Aid" is a played-out phrase. If the term "jump the shark" hadn't already "jumped the shark" I would say that "drinking the Kool-Aid" had jumped the shark.