Re: AL evaluator critique of the Reds
Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
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.
I think an earlier poster cleared this up. In any case, I'm glad so many folks are on the same page with me about the Kool-Aid expression. It's just tired and, in many cases, inappropriate to make an analogy to Jonestown.
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