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(Gainesville Times)   Having adequately covered the Supreme Court opening, CIA leak, G8 conference and the obligatory July 4th article, the Gainesville Times would like to let you know that soda loses its fizz in hot weather   (gainesvilletimes.com ) divider line
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2005-07-03 01:08:57 PM  
Stupid tag trumps Obvious?
 
2005-07-03 01:10:38 PM  
what?
 
2005-07-03 01:10:42 PM  
THIS got greenlighted?
 
2005-07-03 01:11:02 PM  
Wow, maybe some people just don't give a crap about the rest and care about impressing their guests with crisp, refreshing soda?
 
2005-07-03 01:12:54 PM  
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Losing this guy is a bad thing?

/found this in a gis for fizz
 
2005-07-03 01:13:11 PM  
my kitty's breath smells like cat food
 
2005-07-03 01:13:37 PM  
How can they have already 'adequately covered' the G8 conference when it hasn't happened yet?
 
2005-07-03 01:13:54 PM  
I'm with you Talonz
 
2005-07-03 01:14:14 PM  
/spits in the face of anyone who offers flat pop!
 
2005-07-03 01:15:54 PM  
????
 
2005-07-03 01:16:09 PM  
But have you noticed how fast a fizzy drink gets stale in warm weather?

Soda does not get 'stale.' It 'goes flat.' Bread gets 'stale.'

It's like people in your car who say 'change the channel on the radio.'

It's not a 'channel,' it's a 'station'!
 
2005-07-03 01:16:13 PM  
what no "florida" tag?

actually carbonated beverages are not so good for you because of the carbonation, there is a hypothesis that the carbon dioxide consumption leads to gastric juices being expelled into the esophagus, which leads to cancer of the esophagus

there is a strong correlation between esophageal cancer and rate of carbonated beverage consumption.
 
2005-07-03 01:17:20 PM  
Carbonated beverages dehydrate you, too, junge altman.
 
2005-07-03 01:21:11 PM  
There's no Florida tag because it's in Georgia. I have to explain that a lot, because this is my hometown paper. This may explain why I don't subscribe to it, don't you think?
 
2005-07-03 01:21:23 PM  
moltov
Kinda like people that call them ATM machines?
 
2005-07-03 01:23:28 PM  
Does nobody find it weird that the CIA thing pointing to Karl Rove, conceivably the biggest scandal since Monica Lewinski, has yet to be even mentioned in passing on either the CNN or Fox News websites? Even the local evening TV news here in NY covered the story!
 
2005-07-03 01:24:55 PM  
moltov

How? Are they that high in salt content?
 
2005-07-03 01:28:12 PM  
There's a girl on Coronation Street named Fizz.
 
2005-07-03 01:32:30 PM  
Unknowed-Menace
"/spits in the face of anyone who offers flat pop!"


You're a really digusting person to want someone's flat poop to begin with !!


Oh, you said pop ? Sorry, round here in New England, it's tonic. :P

 
2005-07-03 01:33:24 PM  
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2005-07-03 01:38:08 PM  
skinink: Oh, you said pop ? Sorry, round here in New England, it's tonic. :P

come down to the midatlantic, here its just "soda" :P
 
2005-07-03 01:39:48 PM  
mutt: Kinda like people that call them ATM machines?

Or when everyone says "the HIV virus"
 
2005-07-03 01:43:11 PM  
moltov: Carbonated beverages dehydrate you, too, junge altman.

Urban myth/housewives tale. The level of dehydration caused by caffiene is minimal compared to the amount of water found in said beverage (pop, coffee, ect). I don't feel like finding the study right now, though I believe it was once greenlit on fark
 
2005-07-03 01:44:21 PM  
"there is a strong correlation between esophageal cancer and rate of carbonated beverage consumption."

Also a strong correlation between milk drinkers and beer drinkers. But doesn't prove a farking thing....:(
 
2005-07-03 01:44:28 PM  
funny - i thought that i was the only NE GA Tfarker in Gainesveges!
perhaps a Fark party should be organized....
 
2005-07-03 01:45:32 PM  
Out of curiosity, why do some people hold the belief that every news source in the country must focus solely on politics and economics 24 hours a day?
 
2005-07-03 01:50:31 PM  
Having adequately covered the Supreme Court opening, CIA leak, G8 conference and the obligatory July 4th article, the Gainesville Times would like to let you know that soda loses its fizz in hot weather

Bud did they also mention about Live 8 concert ending African poverty yesterday?
 
2005-07-03 01:56:03 PM  
Hey the Gainesville Times is my hometown newspaper too!!!

WOW - two separate farkers in Gainesville Ga, completely outnumbered by the pultry plants and illegal immigrants. Let's hope the revolution doesn't start today. We'd be farked.
 
2005-07-03 01:58:11 PM  
(Smacks forehead)


/ashamed Gainesville resident
 
2005-07-03 02:01:43 PM  
vosgienne

moltov


How? Are they that high in salt content?


I don't know the specifics about it, all I can tell you is from personal experience that drinking nothing but soda, especially on a hot day, dehydrates me, so much so that I notice it, and so I drink non-carbonated beverages like lemonade or iced tea instead.

I'm not going to bother looking up any scientific research stories to support what I say, it's enough for myself and if none of you want to believe me, I'm not the kind of person to force my opinion/logic/religion (athiest, thanks for asking) on anyone.
 
2005-07-03 02:01:46 PM  
Nevermind. Wrong Gainesville.


/relieved
 
2005-07-03 02:03:59 PM  
gerf, I don't think it's the caffiene, I think it's the carbonation, something to do with preventing the water from passing thru your stomach wall to hydrate you so that you piss it all out instead.
 
2005-07-03 02:04:35 PM  
One word:

Pulitzer.
 
2005-07-03 02:25:34 PM  
That was informative! THANKS DR WIZARD
 
2005-07-03 02:31:22 PM  
Submitter here- I knew full well that G8 hadn't started yet; it simply served my point. This is slow-news-day stuff, if newsworthy at all. Does this look like a period of slow news?
 
2005-07-03 02:32:38 PM  
Yes, I want my small-town crap paper to cover the G8 summit...

The people who buy these papers do so because they want to see who was arrested, where the sales are and who got married. The rest is filler. If they want actual news, they'll turn on Fox News, mute it, then pull up Reuters online or something.
 
2005-07-03 02:32:51 PM  
Additionally, the idea that one must specifically drink water because the diuretic effects of caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, and soda actually produce a net loss of fluid appears to be erroneous. The average person retains about half to two-thirds the amount of fluid taken in by consuming these types of beverages, and those who regularly consume caffeinated drinks retain even more

http://www.snopes.com/toxins/water.htm
 
2005-07-03 02:43:03 PM  
Why am I just hearing about this NOW!?!?!?
 
2005-07-03 02:43:31 PM  
Any town named Gainesville should be followed by what state it is located in. I'm sorry but the most famous one is actually the one in Florida, being home of the Gators and all. /UF student
 
2005-07-03 03:03:26 PM  
"Enjoy your soda pop."

Thanks, son. What's 'Soda'?
 
2005-07-03 03:06:08 PM  
It is Gainesville.....
 
2005-07-03 03:12:59 PM  
I was not aware of that!
 
2005-07-03 03:36:51 PM  
Does nobody find it weird that the CIA thing pointing to Karl Rove, conceivably the biggest scandal since Monica Lewinski, has yet to be even mentioned in passing on either the CNN or Fox News websites? Even the local evening TV news here in NY covered the story!

Probably because A. It's MSNBC breaking the story, and the other two don't want anything to do with it until it's actually verified, which leads me to : B. The probablity that it is actually Rove is next to nil. Unfortunately, the Dems have decided, since nobody cared about the Downing Street Memos (To anyone without a hatred of Bush, they were devoid of anything even resembling evidence against him.), that they're going to jump on this. And much like the Dan Rather memo fiasco, it's going to blow up in their face, and if they don't hit on something that isn't a pipe dream, they're going to see the 2006 and 2008 elections be a major defeat.
 
2005-07-03 03:44:29 PM  
Shrugging Atlas: Out of curiosity, why do some people hold the belief that every news source in the country must focus solely on politics and economics 24 hours a day?

Unless you majored in Myopics or Unwarranted Whining & Tardisms, you probably will never know.

I scratch my head at times, myself.
 
2005-07-03 03:49:57 PM  
I know I don't care. G8, it's just Africa, not my business and I'm not compassionate enough to feign interest. Either way, they interrupted Pink Floyd last night so what do I care? Karl Rove? It doesn't affect anyone but the people involved and reads like a political soap opera with an air of pretentiousness. Open Supreme Court scene? Let's try to ignore it and actually celebrate the 4th of July, instead of spending hours upon hours debating and having all sorts of partisan feelings. On the other hand, an article about why soda loses its fizz? I didn't know why, this article taught me something new, and any article about soda that encourages you to drink soda is good in my book.
 
2005-07-03 03:52:57 PM  
Critch, I can see where you're coming from there, and that probably is what the Dems are up to. Their rationale seems to be, leap on everything you can because:

A) The Republicans do it to the Democrats anyway, so they can consider it a retaliation.
B) With what the Dems are trying to accomplish, and with the current circumstances, you really only need to hit once and it all comes crashing down around Bush. The number of failures almost doesn't matter as the Republicans have successfully typecast the Democrats as habitual failures; only that one hit is going to count. The Dems are trying every outlet they can, hoping that this time they'll get that hit.
 
2005-07-03 04:02:55 PM  
Ok, you guys managed to turn an article about soda losing its carbonation into a political thread. This is an all time irrelevancy record.

I'm gonna get my foot in the door by stating that Coke is Republican and Pepsi is Democrat.
 
2005-07-03 04:49:08 PM  
critch

CNN is covering it.
 
2005-07-03 06:13:24 PM  
This article is useless without a phase diagram
 
2005-07-04 01:01:46 AM  
Okay, I can understand quoting the professor from Brenau, since the college is right across the street from the newspaper, but... but...

As someone who works for another relatively small newspaper in the same corporate chain as the Times (in fact, I was offered a job there a couple of months ago, but turned it down), it's not unusual to have the occasional column like this.

In my market and theirs, both dominated by the AJC (that's Atlanta Journal-Constitution), there's simply no way that we can cover any of the real big national stories unless they occur inside our town. We simply don't have the resources, and if someone wants to know about G8, who are they going to go to, the AJC or the Gainesville Times?

What sells small papers like the Times and mine is the local news - school board meetings, the police blotter, what the Rotary Club is doing and yes, even columns about soda fizz.

Sorry, got a little long-winded there, but the staff at the Times was really, REALLY nice to me, and I felt the need to jump to their defense.
 
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