Under the Influence: Incredible Hulk


An Incredible Hulk, Green Eyed Monster, or Hip and Hen is a green-colored cocktail made by equal parts (2 fl oz each) of the fruit liqueur Hpnotiq and Hennessy brand cognac poured over ice. It is named for the famously green comic book superhero, the Hulk.

I am speaking of this drink, not because I would admit to liking it, but because I have beef with people who remind me of it.

This hip hop urban concoction was created by a bartender at one of Puffy’s spots. Kudos for job security, shame for making Hennessy, which was already on its way to being a hood star, even more hood.

Just because you cut a ghetto liquor with a good liquor does not make the combination any better than its lowest liquor. Kinda like the 1 drop rule, you still black, its still wack ( I know that reference will have me tarred and hung, but I’m black so you know I don’t really mean it ;) )

Which brings me to my next point, Incredible Hulk Pseudo Intellectual Poser Poets. All of these things have the same thing in common. Pseudo Intellectuals pass as intellectuals because they may have had some college, they may have seen the Malcolm X movie, they may know some big words. Just enough to sound dangerous. BUT they aren’t. Check their SATs, check their GREs, check their tax returns, check that cheat sheet they have taped to their arm, just listen to a sentence…tastes like a syrupy sweet neon blue drink…

Poser poets…ahh yes…as I type these black letters on this white screen I think about how black folks always have to make their mark on the face of white folks just to be seen-I’m trying to give an example of a fake a** poet. Poser Poets can rhyme, sometimes, can string a bunch of words together incoherently and swear its poetry. Poser Poets think highly of themselves, but all they are really doing is tarnishing the art of expression through poetic story telling. They are cutting the Hennessey with imitation sweetness. And it makes me MAD!

In the bar of life, are you diluting something great with something that’ll rot your teeth, and calling it platinum?

*Alise chimes in... I just want to tell Miss Tiha that this post is FIRE*

6 comment(s) thus far...:

Monicarolevans said...

I'm gonna beat your ass for talking bad about Hypnotic, girl! It ain't hood-- I ain't hood.

LOL!!

NaturallyAlise said...

Reminds me of Samuel Jackson in "Juice" saying: "Just cuz your pour syrup on shit don't make it pancakes."... LOL

Lite Bread said...

Latte,
After reading this all week, especially today's, I realized ...

I think I'm "Pink Champale"
On all counts.

amymay said...

that drink sounds kinda icky... just sayin...

the type of person you describe usually gets lumped into my catchall category of ppl who aren't comfy in their own skin... you either do the work to be good with who you are or you continue to bullsh*t and run others outta your life... Got no time for folks like that, so they need to keep it movin'!!

Mark said...

This drink is wonderful. I prepared it last month for my anniversary, andmy wife stayed amazed. Also it works as an aphrodisiac, because I don't have to use viagra online that night with her by first time since too many months ago. BTW, she met the real Hulk( me) that night.

Charles said...

What a fabulous drink! I prepare a similar one, but with the difference I use Valtrex to get as a result something more original and inspirational.

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