"Born Shigeyoshi Murao
in 1926, he was universally known as Shig. His playful demeanor—not to mention his signature beard, Pendleton shirts, Royal Air Force exercise vest, horn-rimmed glasses, and bowler—rendered him unforgettable. But that did not make him easy to know.
Shig, who died in 1999, is largely remembered for an event that occurred on June 3, 1957, when two undercover agents from the San Francisco Police Juvenile Squad showed up at City Lights to buy a seventy-five-cent book of poetry
." [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Oct 5, 2011 -
have become ubiquitous around the world. Everywhere you go, you are more likely than not going to see them being sold at stores, food carts and roadside stands. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Feb 1, 2010 -
In late November Costco began a price dispute
with Coca-Cola and very publicly announced that Costco would no longer carry
Coke products at the current prices. Costco went so far as to stack pallets of Pepsi products near the entrance to warehouses with signs explaining the decision. The dispute has been settled
with Coke products reappearing
on Costco shelves at a new, lower, price.
posted by ericales
on Dec 15, 2009 -
Want the real "Real Thing", plenty of people know to look for the yellow cap and stock up on some passover
Coke. But unsanctioned by the corporation, Mexican Coke
is now showing up in the USA, in the old fashioned glass bottles.
posted by 445supermag
on Mar 19, 2006 -
<Jaws theme> Legislating a sin tax on soda </Jaws theme>
California state Senate Bill 1520 would impose an excise tax on sweetened beverages sold to retail dealers after July 1, 2003. Sen. Deborah V. Ortiz, the bill’s author, anticipates that pop distributors would pass the cost along to consumers. Just let me keep buying Entenmann's crumb cake, ok?
posted by NortonDC
on Apr 15, 2002 -
Wanna Cure Back Pain??
Australian Freestyle Skier Jaqui Cooper drank a potion of Diet Coke and crushed cockroaches to help cure her fractured vertebra. Finally, something roaches are useful for!
posted by Lanternjmk
on Feb 11, 2002 -
The truth is out there... but is it The Real Thing?
An example of 'victim' mentality in action. Big Bubba attempts to mug a coke machine, and it squashes him like a bug. Rather than accept the fact their son died a lunkhead's death, his parents declare he was the victim of a conspiracy.
"Why did the Sherbrooke Police play at tilting the machine themselves to see if they could tip it? Is not that the role of experts?"
I want to be an expert soda-machine tipper...
posted by Perigee
on Oct 19, 2001 -
Coca Cola vs. H2O:
Common dreams republishes documents from CocaCola's website describing their ongoing war against tap water in resturaunts. The bottom line? Tap water doesn't make money for CocaCola, but drinking bottled tap water such as Dasani does.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Sep 2, 2001 -
perhaps, maybe intentional commentary. So the New York Times writes an article about the relationship between globalization and commercial messages, particularly the insertion of globalization itself into the commercials and advertisements. The headline: "Globalization on Film: Message in a Coca-Cola Can." Guess what was in the advertisement to the right of the story. Right: a Diet Coke advert. The ad rotates on re-load, so here's
a screenshot, 36k.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Mar 23, 2001 -
Coca-Cola on tap at home?
New recipies that include "2 cups of Coca-Cola"? Taking this a step further makes it interesting, with all manner of juices being available on-call.
posted by pnevares
on Mar 19, 2001 -