I don’t know why it’s so difficult to find Irn Bru in the USA. Maybe I simply have to listen for the skirling of the pipes and follow the music – like chasing down an Irish leprechaun in search of his pot of gold. My sense was that there would be someplace in Austin that would sell the remarkable Scottish beverage – since if it’s exotic or weird – it should be available in Austin.
Since I will be traveling through Austin tomorrow after work, on my way to the LSP compound, I called “All Things Celtic” in Austin. The owner knew what Irn Bru is, but didn’t sell it. So it’s not “all things Celtic” is it? He told me to ‘sod off’. I could buy any narcotic on an Austin street corner but not Irn Bru. That tells you how screwed up Austin hippies are. Irn Bru contains quinine, caffein and a number of other questionable chemicals that are said to prolong life and do other remarkable things to your love life. An Austin hippie will ingest dirt if he thinks that there are exotic chemicals in it.
I’m not suggesting that Irn Bru is a marital aid, that it will make you better looking, stronger or that it will put more hair on your chest, but many Scots might.
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