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Coke is Corn. (Among other things.)

(Previously.)
posted by Sys Rq (44 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Because God knows that whenever I drink a good old can of the Coke, America kills one more small child in an overseas country!
posted by Askiba at 12:14 PM on September 27, 2009


I get the point, and I have to concede it's a bit clever, but it also seems a bit... ham fisted?
posted by Askiba at 12:15 PM on September 27, 2009


Am I the only one who sees the new Pepsi logo and thinks Korean Airlines? I know the KAL logo is completely different, but the new Pepsi logo really looks like it belongs on the tail of an airplane.
posted by b1tr0t at 12:20 PM on September 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm glad the end of Bush has brought more intelligent dialogue to America.
posted by furtive at 12:21 PM on September 27, 2009


but the new Pepsi logo really looks like it belongs on the tail of an airplane.

Dude it's all about the PEPSI GRAVITATIONAL FIELD (pdf)

As annoying as the constant obsession with HCFS is (it's not any worse then sucrose, cane sugar) at least they pointed out that diet pop didn't have it. I've seen food puritans saying that diet pop was "junk food" which is absurd given the fact it isn't food at all, it has no calories. It's not any less healthy then drinking mineral water, IMO.
posted by delmoi at 12:28 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


If that video could be said to have something so sophisticated as premises, I would remain unpersuaded of them.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:31 PM on September 27, 2009 [4 favorites]


SLYT is FAIL
POST is SLYT
POST is FAIL
posted by oulipian at 12:39 PM on September 27, 2009 [9 favorites]


Hmm. My writing partner and I made this as a quick, silly test for some other, longer projects we're planning. Then I rendered it and threw it up on Vimeo. Then I didn't promote it, really. And now it's here.

And I'm here.

I...I don't know what to do.
posted by ford and the prefects at 12:41 PM on September 27, 2009 [15 favorites]


I've seen food puritans saying that diet pop was "junk food" which is absurd given the fact it isn't food at all, it has no calories. It's not any less healthy then drinking mineral water, IMO.

Brawndo's got what plants crave, IMO.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:48 PM on September 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's not any less healthy then drinking mineral water, IMO.

Actually, diet soda is correlated with weight gain, it's bad for your teeth, and more importantly it tastes like ass.
posted by signalnine at 12:49 PM on September 27, 2009 [4 favorites]


And I'm here.

I...I don't know what to do.


Just try not to take it all personally, brother.
posted by nanojath at 12:49 PM on September 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hard to argue about the efficacy of feeding hair, horseguts, glass, and bone fragments to kids.
posted by Cranberry at 12:50 PM on September 27, 2009


It would be a lot easier to drop some snide comments at this point if I wasn't drinking Sunkist with my pita and hummus right now. Guns are delicious.
posted by nanojath at 12:55 PM on September 27, 2009


I noticed an entirely anecdotal correlation with diet soda and weight gain myself. I stopped my multiple-cans-a-day coke habit a few years back as part of a plan to lose some weight, and it worked fabulously. A while later coke zero started to tempt me, and I started having a can with lunch most days...and my weight seemed to start creeping up. There are MANY other factors I'm sure, but it sure seems like there's something more than mineral water going on there.
posted by flaterik at 1:03 PM on September 27, 2009


ford: I clicked to it from the tweet on your profile page and I am still giggling just thinking about it. Didn't know you made it, though; kudos!
posted by Sys Rq at 1:03 PM on September 27, 2009


It would be a lot easier to drop some snide comments at this point if I wasn't drinking Sunkist with my pita and hummus right now. Guns are delicious.

In terms of breaking bad habits, kicking soft drinks is one of the easiest things I've ever done. And it was good for me.
posted by philip-random at 1:05 PM on September 27, 2009


Pepsi killed Michael Jackson. Can Coke beat that?
posted by nevercalm at 1:05 PM on September 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


ford: I clicked to it from the tweet on your profile page and I am still giggling just thinking about it. Didn't know you made it, though; kudos!

Thanks, Sys Rq! I'm glad you got a kick out of it.
posted by ford and the prefects at 1:07 PM on September 27, 2009


It's true that diet pop doesn't taste all that good but after drinking it so much I find I don't like drinking "regular" cola or pop that much at all. I remember thinking that they were all so syrupy and, I guess sticky. I especially don't like coca cola.

On the other hand, I accidentally got a case of regular Sunkist sparkling lemonade rather then the diet I usually get and I was surprised how good it was. I also had a regular Pepsi a couple months ago and I actually thought it had a very "rich" taste, compared to diet. But I don't know if I would have really enjoyed drinking it a lot.

I can't imagine drinking multiple cans of sugared soft drinks in a day. That just seems insane.

If there's a correlation between diet pop and weight gain, its probably from people who think "oh, I had a diet" and that it means they can eat more junk food in general. If you actually count calories and excersize, it won't be a problem.
posted by delmoi at 1:21 PM on September 27, 2009


If there's a correlation between diet pop and weight gain, its probably from people who think "oh, I had a diet" and that it means they can eat more junk food in general. If you actually count calories and excersize, it won't be a problem

That's possibly part of the effect, but the same effect has been observed in cows and rats. So, maybe there's more to it than that.
posted by signalnine at 1:26 PM on September 27, 2009


I don't really trust the human population studies based on surveys of existing habits either, but there is some research that has suggested some sort of metabolic effect. They've been kicking that idea around for decades, however, and there seems to be a lot of contradictory data. Although there are probably so many arguments in favor of getting the vast majority of your hydration needs from water that any particular one doesn't need to be perfect.

man, this Sunkist is so sweet


and so cold.

posted by nanojath at 1:32 PM on September 27, 2009


I made this... And I'm here. I...I don't know what to do.

Just try to relax. It'll all be over soon.
posted by rokusan at 1:36 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is just like my 'Babies Killed Jesus' performance art piece I did for my Grade 9 Revisionist History class. The topic was "WTF Correlation and Causation".
posted by jimmythefish at 2:05 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


And now it's here.
And I'm here.
I...I don't know what to do.



Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me.
posted by lenny70 at 2:08 PM on September 27, 2009


Actually, I'm pretty sure that oil isn't a gun. Have you ever tried to use oil to shoot something? I don't even know where the trigger is. Also, it gets my hands all dirty.
posted by Ms. Saint at 2:11 PM on September 27, 2009


Pepsi, Dew Throwback to return in December for 8 weeks
posted by anazgnos at 2:23 PM on September 27, 2009


I once heard somewhere that one can of coke is the equivalent of x teaspoons of sugar (Google says 10).

I would never sit down and eat ten teaspoons of sugar.

So that reconceptualisation definitely helped me think twice whenever I go to the fridge.
posted by djgh at 2:25 PM on September 27, 2009


Pepsi, Dew Throwback to return in December for 8 weeks

I read that as "Dew Throwup" for a moment and nodded quietly.
posted by Mikey-San at 3:02 PM on September 27, 2009


Pepsi killed Michael Jackson. Can Coke beat that?

No way. Milk killed Michael Jackson.
posted by Tube at 3:12 PM on September 27, 2009


No way Jeff Brolin killed Milk.
posted by I Foody at 3:17 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Pfft. Who drinks Coke anymore, anyway?

***Enjoys a tall, cold glass of Soylent Green***
posted by Rangeboy at 4:04 PM on September 27, 2009


Surely, they could've mentioned that Coca Cola has a more direct impact on the environment rather than a roundabout one.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:37 PM on September 27, 2009


VideoVimeo killed the radio star.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:55 PM on September 27, 2009


I...I don't know what to do.

Delete it. Then enjoy sweet, sweet revenge* as people say 'video doesn't load, OP is fail'.

* may include artificial flavors
posted by anigbrowl at 5:19 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Why the hell do I need to keep updating flash?
posted by ODiV at 6:02 PM on September 27, 2009


corn = oil ?
posted by Bonzai at 6:04 PM on September 27, 2009


corn = oil ?

It takes a hell of a lot a petroleum to produce and ship all those gazillion metric tons of corn. Not to mention that most of the fertilizers and pesticides are also petroleum derivatives.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:09 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I stopped my multiple-cans-a-day started my coke habit a few years back as part of a plan to lose some weight, and it worked fabulously.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 8:25 PM on September 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Actually, diet soda is correlated with weight gain, it's bad for your teeth, and more importantly it tastes like ass.

I know that was hyperbole, but now I'm seriously wondering what people who like the taste of ass drink. Nine out of ten coprophiles prefer the not so refreshing taste of mung bean juice!
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:22 PM on September 27, 2009


Don't you mean bung bean?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:28 PM on September 27, 2009


I have known women over the years who appreciate some degree of anal play... and the truth of the matter is, ass, if properly cleaned beforehand, doesn't taste like ass. Ass can be erotic, sexy... even liberating in the right context. So stop picking on the ass.

Now natto... that slimy crap makes me wretch.

Really, there are things out there far worse than ass.
posted by markkraft at 3:20 AM on September 28, 2009


Pepsi, Dew Throwback to return in December for 8 weeks

Unfortunately the Dew Throwback doesn't taste like Mountain Dew! Anecdotally I've heard they left out the orange juice? It just doesn't taste like Mountain Dew with delicious sugar should taste. The Pepsi throwback is pretty good, but I'd much prefer to have available everywhereelseintheworldrealsugar Coke, personally.
posted by haveanicesummer at 8:16 AM on September 28, 2009


Diet soda does taste like ass...

and embalming solution (if you want to believe it).

All I know is I get wicked sick on any diet soda--major migraine, nausea, vertigo, etc for a entire day and when I was pregnant the OB said to stay away from all artificial sweetners. Yea, it can't be a good thing. Just drink the damn, pure sugar and be happy.
posted by stormpooper at 8:24 AM on September 28, 2009


it tastes like ass

So does coffee. To me. But still I need caffeine, pref. w/out sugar, and I prefer it fizzy and cold to oily and hot. Iced tea also works but being a Southerner, I'm picky about it and won't drink that nasty hyper-sweet stuff in the bottle.

My weight has gone up or down slightly (currently: down!) my whole adult life, while my diet soda habit has remained about the same. Sample size: 1, so whatever.

Individual taste cat is individual!

Wait, is this going to devolve into one of those fat people/my diet rules/calories in and out/your favorite food is poison and also, killing the world threads?

Crap.
posted by emjaybee at 9:21 AM on September 28, 2009


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