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Sprite is Good Food
January 18, 2003 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Sprite Is Good Food "We have obtained a rare Sprite commercial rejected by the big wigs at the Coca-Cola Company. I believe it captures just what the Sprite consumer wants to see, epecially in the targeted demographic of 5-80 year olds...it's just too bad we had to delete the scenes with the hyenas on the salad bar." Well, it certainly made me thirsty. (Requires RealPlayer!)
posted by mcsweetie (24 comments total)

 
Whaaa?
posted by ColdChef at 8:20 PM on January 18, 2003


i liked it !
posted by kv at 8:31 PM on January 18, 2003


ColdChef, I concur.
posted by 4easypayments at 8:52 PM on January 18, 2003


I love that. Lots.
posted by untuckedshirts at 8:58 PM on January 18, 2003


I laughed, but only sporadically, as I waited for it to re-stream. Man do I hate RealPlayer.
posted by jonson at 9:03 PM on January 18, 2003


Then why stream it?

Get this.

Then wget this.

Or, one could use StreamBox VCR... if one didn't mind breaking the law, that is. :-)
posted by shepd at 9:11 PM on January 18, 2003


Wow, that was so... not funny.
posted by mckayc at 10:15 PM on January 18, 2003


My mother always told me: if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

My reaction:
posted by adrober at 11:00 PM on January 18, 2003


Superb, need a lot more stuff like this on TV.
posted by chrid at 3:10 AM on January 19, 2003


everybody hates realplayer!
why do people insist on making you download it?
my other bugbear is pdf files , why lord, why ?
and while we're at it lord , please also smite those who
make rar instead of zip files.
and also some brimstone like shenanigans involving aol and microsoft would be ultra cool.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:57 AM on January 19, 2003


c'mon guys, that was awesome.
posted by mcsweetie at 7:49 AM on January 19, 2003


Hey, step back on PDF sarge! If it weren't for PDF we'd have to have to go back to DVI and nobody wants that.

(okay, I confess that I'm only just now starting to like TeX and LaTeX and it does make me wonder if what the graphical net would be like if it were X or XFree based and we used LaTeX instead of HTML.)
posted by wobh at 8:01 AM on January 19, 2003


(Make that last bit "something TeX based instead of SGML based")
posted by wobh at 8:08 AM on January 19, 2003


wobh: postscript would be the 'real' alternative to dvi in a pdf-less world. You need it for included graphics, text manipulation, and other stuff. Even now, places like jstor have an option to download articles as ps files instead of pdf (and they've just added the nightmare-big option of tiff)
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:53 AM on January 19, 2003


I'm not one to argue with an ROU but I'm pretty sure that, in a world that had postscript but not PDF, PDF would just get reinvented.
posted by wobh at 10:28 AM on January 19, 2003


(cough) Mplayer (cough) xpdf...
posted by shepd at 11:11 AM on January 19, 2003


yeah, someone should do an ad about realone nagware! also ghostscript :D
posted by kliuless at 11:20 AM on January 19, 2003


I'm not one to argue with an ROU

/me brandishes effectors menacingly... or would if I still had them. Bloody pacifists.

but I'm pretty sure that, in a world that had postscript but not PDF, PDF would just get reinvented.

Oh, me too. I just meant that dvi wouldn't hack it; you'd need something more capable to be a substitute for pdf.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:48 AM on January 19, 2003


isn't pdf postscript, more-or-less (ie postscript plus some conventions)?
posted by andrew cooke at 12:29 PM on January 19, 2003


ps vs pdf

pdf is basically interpreted ps. postscript is actually a complete programming language, rather than a format per se, and this makes it very very complex to deal with.
posted by advil at 12:57 PM on January 19, 2003


Right Advil, TeX is also a complete programming language whose functionality overlaps with PostScript's to a large degree. My original point is that DVI's and DVI viewers could be made with most (if not all) of the features we currently associate with PDF and PDF viewers. This reminded me of a brain bending conversation I had with a friend of mine about a year ago and we were discussing alternate internets and a bit of that leaked in too.
posted by wobh at 6:21 PM on January 19, 2003


Wow, that's a lot of Sprite. I hope he has a good dental plan. And that his family doesn't have an affinity to diabetes. And that he isn't overly sensitive to caffeine.
posted by benjh at 6:26 PM on January 19, 2003


Um, for reasons likely less complicated than all the other posts, I don't have RealPlayer. Can somebody summarize?

p.s. Sprite is caffeine-free, benjh. Just so you know.
posted by kevspace at 10:38 PM on January 19, 2003


kevspace: You didn't miss anything, trust me. Waste of time.
posted by pmurray63 at 7:51 AM on January 20, 2003


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