Saturday, January 26, 2008

1 Video Game plus 1 Soda Equals Mountain Dew Game Fuel


Where have I been?! Back in August Mountain Dew released a flavor that has as much punch as a Sci Fi Video Game!

Mountain Dew has released "Game Fuel"...the soda that gives you some extra power while you play Halo or Guitar Hero or whatever you are putting in your X-Box 360 these days. I found a great 'Hub Page' on it here.

The extra caffiene will allow you to play Halo 3 all night and into the morning! According to EnergyField, A 20 ounce bottle of Mountain Dew Game Fuel contains 120 milligrams of caffeine. That's a bit more than the already caffeine-heavy Dew.

This version of Mountain Dew is a limited edition, and is part of a marketing effort for the Halo 3 game for Xbox 360. (in fact, if you don't reacognize it, the bottle label contains a picture of Halo 3.)

Flavor is said to be 'citrus-cherry'. Some refer to it as 'far too cherry'.
I read a prety humorus review of the soda at Digital Monkey.

I don't play Halo 3, so I'm not sure I have to run out to see if I can still find this soda.
But who knows? If it will help me play Guitar Hero better, I'll give it a shot...
See if there is a flavor similar to Mountian Dew's Game Fuel on the Jones Soda 'Ever' site.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Gene Simmons French Kiss Coke Bottle






Gene Simmons is a marketing genius.


Not eveyrone will agree, but I find most people know Gene from his KISS Demon days and know very little about his marketing savvy. Gene has turned a rather good Rock Band into an income-spewing brand that is everywhere.


As a soda lover, I happen to know that Kiss starred in a Pepsi Commerical and a Cocal Cola commerical. In fact, my goal tonite is to go on You Tube and find those commercials. (Ahhh...I can hear the sound of keywords typing and mouses clicking away on Y-O-U-T-U-B-E right now...)


I ALSO happened to have discovered that the French have put Gene Simmon's demon-like face on Coke bottles. No, not ALL of them. But they did once. Nothing says 'drink a refreshing Coke' better than a bottle with a scary man on it. You can read more about these bottles, and his other soda-marketing endeavors, on the 'biography' section of his website.


Not sure if these bottles show up on eBay, but you can check the eBay section of Coke vs. Pepsi, which has 1 segment for Pepsi items on eBay and one for Coca Cola items.


With Gene no longer on Celebrity Apprentice, I'm not sure how much more I'll watch. But I'll ready any book he publishes, and likely WOULD drink from a demon faced Coca Cola bottle.


...if I was REALLY thirsty!



Saturday, January 19, 2008

One Coke and 1 Hour Later....

Sure, it TASTES good, but did you ever wonder what happens inside your body after you gulp down that Pepsi?

According to the Nutrition Research Center, you pretty much experience this:

In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

Theorhetically, after 60 minutes the caffeine in your system is ready to 'exit' (read: you have to pee.) Then the sugar crash comes, making you either sluggish or irritable...or both!

I can tell you first hand that I usually DO have to pee 1 hour after my lunchtime soda...but I usually do NOT get irritable or sluggish. Of course, I like my job and my co-workers, so the idea of 1 large soda messing up my personality is not altogether likely.

If reading this makes you say "Maybe I'll just have an Iced Tea..." then maybe you've forgotten: Soda is Good! Just learn to smile more and you'll ignore the bio-chemistry that occurs every Pepsi...

Brought to you in part by www.Coolest.Soda.Ever.com.

Which soda do YOU find to be the coolest?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Middle East: Camels love Pepsi

So I was on Flurl today instead of YouTube. Never mind why.
But I got done watching something and just as I was ready to log out I see a video called "Camels Love Pepsi".

Well, well, well Afganistan! Ho, Ho, Ho Iraq. Hee Hee Hee Iran.
How ya like us NOW?!?!? Seems your camels enjoy our decadent Western Hemisphere Beverage!

You can watch the vid here: http://www.flurl.com/item/Camels_Love_Pepsi_u_304883

Enjoy a nice Pepsi with your viewing...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Coke and Pepsi Fist Fight! (WWE, MMA, UFC...not!)

This story circulates every once in a while. A Coca Cola delivery man and a Pepsi delivery man meet up in a parking lot and inevitably one beats the snot out of the other.

A friend recently shared a blog entry with me (not one from here) about the subject. Maybe you've read it? http://deathby1000papercuts.blogspot.com/2007/10/coke-vs-pepsi-bruce-lee-style.html

It's always good for a chuckle...although truthfully I don't see how Bruce Lee is a reference here. It was a punch, not a Karate chop.

You Tube is good for the famous Coca-Pepsi fist fight commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMo6o0BtFG8

(this commercial is shown often at the Coke vs. Pepsi lens - www.Squidoo.com/CokevsPepsi)

It's time for Coke and Pepsi to each sponsor a Mixed Martial Arts/UFC tournament. Let these 2 teams REALLY beat the hell out of each other, and see who's really tougher.

(I would be willing to sponsor it on my full contact site: www.Squidoo.com/FullContact)

Of course, that's just MY twisted view...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Coke Zero adds Big Boobs to their Latin Adverrtising

This has apparently been around for 6 months or so, but I've seen it for the first time and LOVED it. See what happens in this Coke Zero commerical when a young man un-does his girlfriend's blouse at the Drive in! The jugs that come tumbling out of her bra are certainly big, but 'juicy' isn't exactly the right phrase....

see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc42D0cD_A0


This video will most certainly be added to the Coke vs. Pepsi lens at Squidoo: www.Squidoo.com/CokevsPepsi


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Coke and Pepsi and Cassettes

You can buy 15 Rock Cassettes on eBay...but not until we talk Pepsi and Coke.

So, look here:

If you go to http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/d7111g.htm you can find cassettes of Pepsi jingles. Really! Maybe there are some you haven't heard before...or in a while...or....

Oddly, a Google search does NOT turn up information on casettes of Coca Cola jingles. Why is that odd? Well...previous posts in this humble blog have proven that Coca Cola generally generates more searches per item for Coke than for Pepsi. Sure, there must becassettes of Coca Cola jingles SOMEWHERE...but after page '2' of Google listings I gave up looking. Sorry Coke.

OK, so why does a Soda blog talk about Cassettes?
Because I work hard on this blog and today I need to unload some of my beloved Rock Music.

Where, you ask?
On eBay I amswer.
Right here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330201499665&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=014

Asia, Rush, Cheap Trick, Lee Aaron, Waylon, Willie and many more!

Sure, we can wonder which ones drink Coke and who prefers Pepsi. And perhaps we will...soon. But what good would such an essay do if you don't first look over the listing and get a good feel for who's on it. (I mean, you wouldn't care if Michael Bolton drank a Coke or Pepsi unless I bought it up first. Don't worry. He isn't on the list.)

So pour yourself a soda...anyone will do..and puruse a 15-tape list of rock music cassettes that you very much want to bid on. Really!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330201499665&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=014