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(Yahoo)   Philanthropist figures out that hey, since Coca-cola seems to be able to distribute its products to every village, no matter how remote, on the African continent maybe I can convince them to take a little food and medicine on their trucks as well   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 23
    More: Cool, Africans, Coca-Cola, child mortality, villages, the Coca-Cola Company, Zambia, medications, food distribution  
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2013-03-29 02:12:56 PM
10 votes:
what do you do with the glass coke bottle afterwards? throw it out of the airplane?
2013-03-29 02:14:22 PM
4 votes:
Hey! They could deliver some Walmart merchandise while they're at it!
2013-03-29 02:44:26 PM
3 votes:

whistleridge: Truth.

I served in the Peace Corps, waaaaay out in the back beyond of Burkina Faso. To get to my site, you had to:

1. Fly to Burkina Faso (not easy in and of itself...I think international flights only come in every 3rd day or so).
2. Take a 9 hour bus ride out towards the eastern part of the country.
3. Get out in the middle of nowhere, and wait 2 - 8 hours for a bush taxi to come along.
4. Take an insanely crowded bush taxi another 4 hours out into the deep bush.
5. Get off in the middle of nowhere, with your bike.
6. Ride your bike 30k on trails, until you got to my village.

We had Coke. Delivered 3 times weekly. It cost $.60 per 500ml bottle. It wasn't cold (no power out there), but it was Coke. And yeah...we frequently had the delivery guys bring other stuff too.

/ for the record, when it's 120+ outside and 114 in the shade, 100+ degree Coke is...not...refreshing. But it beats hot beer or hot water


Don't take this the wrong way, but wouldn't it have been a lot easier if you'd just hopped on the back of the Coke truck?
2013-03-29 02:15:44 PM
3 votes:

legion_of_doo: what do you do with the glass coke bottle afterwards? throw it out of the airplane?



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2013-03-29 02:14:33 PM
3 votes:

legion_of_doo: what do you do with the glass coke bottle afterwards? throw it out of the airplane?


That always causes problems.
2013-03-29 03:00:29 PM
2 votes:

a far candle: I have been to an African village without Coke (or Pepsi). It was on the coast of Lake Nyasa and was only accessible by canoe or a hike down a steep dirt path with a 2 km altitude difference. No road = no soda.


We've probably never heard of it.
2013-03-29 02:25:33 PM
2 votes:

SpdrJay: Hey! They could deliver some Walmart merchandise while they're at it!


What do you think the trucks pick up when the leave? Do you actually think they just give them coke and let the trucks leave empty?
2013-03-29 02:24:00 PM
2 votes:

Lord Dimwit: scubamage: Lord Dimwit: I remember reading somewhere that the only word spoken on Earth more often than "Coca-Cola" or "Coke" is "okay". I'm not surprised, really.

Okay.

The article was trying to point out Coke's ubiquity.


Coke?
Okay.
2013-03-29 05:57:50 PM
1 votes:

Kahabut: Does no one see the wonder?  The AWE?  Capitalism is an amazing beast.  It delivers a dehydrating drink to the deep bush, but you can't find an immodium to save your life.


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I'm simply saying that capitalism - - finds a way.
2013-03-29 03:57:41 PM
1 votes:

Lord Dimwit: scubamage: Lord Dimwit: I remember reading somewhere that the only word spoken on Earth more often than "Coca-Cola" or "Coke" is "okay". I'm not surprised, really.

Okay.

The article was trying to point out Coke's ubiquity.


Coke should put some clothes on. Nobody wants to look at that thing.
2013-03-29 03:54:13 PM
1 votes:

rocinante721: [drbristol.files.wordpress.com image 640x464]


We all got together and we had a little idea that there wouldn't BE world hunger if you people would just MOVE TO WHERE THE FARKING FOOD IS!!!! YOU LIVE IN A DESERT! NOTHING GROWS THERE! You see this? This here is sand? You know what it's going to be in 100 years? IT'S GOING TO BE FARKING SAND! MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS! AAAHHHHH! AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
2013-03-29 03:28:51 PM
1 votes:
But Coke is food.

It's got electrolytes.
2013-03-29 03:01:14 PM
1 votes:
The kit contains a measuring cup for diarrhea?

"Man, I'm sick..."
"You're sick? Look at THIS!"

/nice program
2013-03-29 02:49:45 PM
1 votes:

legion_of_doo: what do you do with the glass coke bottle afterwards? throw it out of the airplane?


cluck, knock, whirr, beep, click, click, click.
2013-03-29 02:38:29 PM
1 votes:

born_yesterday: Chach: Cool program. Wonder when the racist eugenicists will co-opt it and start trying to send along abortifacients and contraceptives.

FARK account number:  987

We're in the presence of ancient derptastic greatness.


Mustakrakish awakens.

ARISE!
2013-03-29 02:32:23 PM
1 votes:

Chach: Cool program. Wonder when the racist eugenicists will co-opt it and start trying to send along abortifacients and contraceptives.


FARK account number:  987

We're in the presence of ancient derptastic greatness.
2013-03-29 02:25:06 PM
1 votes:

scubamage: Lord Dimwit: scubamage: Lord Dimwit: I remember reading somewhere that the only word spoken on Earth more often than "Coca-Cola" or "Coke" is "okay". I'm not surprised, really.

Okay.

The article was trying to point out Coke's ubiquity.

Coke?
Okay.


Heh. Sorry. I'm a little slow today.
2013-03-29 02:19:35 PM
1 votes:

Lord Dimwit: I remember reading somewhere that the only word spoken on Earth more often than "Coca-Cola" or "Coke" is "okay". I'm not surprised, really.


Okay.
2013-03-29 02:17:17 PM
1 votes:
Cool program. Wonder when the racist eugenicists will co-opt it and start trying to send along abortifacients and contraceptives.
2013-03-29 02:17:05 PM
1 votes:
I remember reading somewhere that the only word spoken on Earth more often than "Coca-Cola" or "Coke" is "okay". I'm not surprised, really.
2013-03-29 02:15:07 PM
1 votes:
drbristol.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-29 02:14:45 PM
1 votes:

SpdrJay: Hey! They could deliver some Walmart merchandise while they're at it!


Goddamn you.
2013-03-29 02:12:21 PM
1 votes:
WFT has this planet come to?
 
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