Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Disani or AquaFina? The choice is Clear.

Disani or Aquafina? Who Cares?! Bottled water is killing me! I really think I'm going to take a bat to the next 12-pack of AquaPods I see!

My wife spends s-o-o-o-o-o, much money on the stuff. I just don't see it. If you have a filter on your tap you should be OK, right? After all, what do you think the restraunts serve you? If it's free, it came from a free source...like your sink!

Message to Wife: if you ARE going to stock the house with 12 packs of Great Bear, the LEAST you can do is re-fill them from the 5-gallon jug you make me buy each week...rather than keep going out and buying MORE! Not only will it save the environment...and save me some cash...it'll keep from leaving empty bottles of water all over the place!

There are enough 3/4-empty water waters laying around the house to bowl with! She drinks 'em. The kids drink 'em. The kids on the block ask for them. Water, water everywhere and still a drop to drink, to paraphrase a famous poem.

So, the next time I have to comtemplate Aquafina vs. Disani, I'll offer up the timeless challenge of Coke vs. Pepsi. At least Cola isn't poured into your glass from a 5-gallon bottle in the corner of your kitchen.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Pepsi, a kitchen aid, and some bad marketing

There is a product I use to keep my kitchen more organized and more efficient. Well, let me correct that. The product keeps ME more organized and more efficient, I use it in the Kitchen because that is where all the activity is. It's called a FridgeMate, and I bought mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can see it here: www.NPSG.com/FridgeMate.html

There is ALSO a product that makes it easier for you to fish Pepsi cans out of your refridgerator. It's a rectangular box that already has 12 soda cans in it, and you open it on an angle from the short side. It sounds complicated, but you see them everyday in the SuperMarket. It's called a fridgemate, and you can see it here: http://www.rapiddisplays.com/portfolio/pepsi.html

Now, here is what cracks me up:
I LOVE my FridgeMate (kitchen organizer), but no one I know has heard of it!
EVERYONE loves thier fridgemate (soda can retrieval), but no one I know knows it's called that!

So we have 2 great products with 1 great name that 0 people can identify.
We have 1 Soda Heavyweight and 1 Office Products lightweight and 0 recognition for their product.

That's irony at it's greatest.
I'm gonna go drink a Coke and mull it over...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Coca Cola and Pepsi still Available!

I was looking at The Onion today, and I LOVE that website! I actually found (without trying!) an article on my favorite subject...


It's an audio file, and I think you'll be quite humoured! Give a listen: http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/plenty_of_soda_still?utm_source=onion_rss_daily

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jay Z and Cherry Coke...what a combo!

I don't know hwo Miss TLC is, but I bet she is HOT!

She likes Hip Hop, and I like Hip Hop!
She likes to Blog, and I like to Blog!

She posted an article on her blog about a super wealthy Hip Hop artist and his association with Cherry Coke here: http://misstlc.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

And now I did, too! :)

Police and Pepsi..Copeland and Coke

I am a Hyooge fan of the Police. Not the men who patrol the street looking for criminals but rather the Rock Band. You know 'Sting' and his group...

Huge fan. I went to Giant Stadium last month to see their reunion show in New Jersey. GREAT show! I then went out and bout Andy Summers biography "One Train Later". While reading it, I recalled that I had Sting's biography also, and read portions of it to see if the 2 bandmates shared the same sentiment on topics.

By the way, before I get on to the History of Coca Cola and the like, let me mention: I am MORE than willing to sell both biographies. Not that I don't like them, but I find that after I read a book I out it away in a closet somewhere. If YOU want to read these, e-mail me at def_mall_owner@hotmail.com and we'll work out something. The Any Summer's book is only read once; the Sting bio twice.

But let's talk soda.

Would you think the member of the Police would particularly prefer 1 cola over the other?

Let's do the famed Google Soda Search and see...

If you search "Police" and "Pepsi" you see a ton of links about the Police playing at the Pepsi center. Yeah, we went thru that with Billy Joel a few weeks ago, so let's press on.

If you type "Sting" and "Pepsi" you find out that Pepsi is releasing the Sting Energy Drink! Canit be?! Can our favorite bass player be endorsing Pepsi's attempt to usurp the Red Bull Market?!!?

Sadly, no. The word 'Sting' was around long before Gordon Sumner started wearing his black-and-yellow soccer shirt on stage. Sorry boys, this is more about the bees than the bass.

However, in a 1999 interview I found, Sting was quoted as saying "One of the most joyful things humans can have is sexual union...I take sexual love very seriously. I don't treat it like a Coca-Cola or a hamburger. It demands a certain amount of ritual and seriousness. As well as fun."

OK. So maybe a Coca Cola is low on his list of 'quality beverages'...?

OK, well...there are 2 other members of the Police!

"Stewart Copeland"+"Coke" turned me on to a lot of cool blogs, albeit nothing about Stewart snorting or drinking coke.

"Andy Summers"+"Soda" ...nothing. NOTHING of interest.

Folks, the experiment has been carried out and the results, while not official, are in" The Police don't like Soda Pop.

Now e-mail me if you want to buy a book...