"It's already a pain in the ass to get the guys to drink enough water," Riker said. "This only made it worse."
But Riker did note that it was generally the younger contingent that drank Rip It excessively while the older guys stuck to coffee. Was it a sign of maturity?
"Look, almost everyone drank it once in a while, but there were definitely the 'Rip It guys' who had the drink in one hand and a cigarette in their mouth at all times," he said. "And they probably do the same thing back at home, right?"
Maybe. Or maybe back home it's a beer instead.
There’s also one side effect that blurs the line between benefit and negative, depending on the situation.
"I will tell you one benefit of Rip It," Riker said. "If you are constipated, drink some. That will never fail to get things going. Ever.
"Actually, that could be a negative, too, I guess."