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2013-05-21 08:20:10 PM
wow. just wow.
 
2013-05-21 08:23:25 PM
That's actually pretty cool.
 
2013-05-21 08:50:36 PM
that was a pretty awesome idea. it got a smile out of me.
 
2013-05-21 09:13:17 PM
That is pretty cool. Didn't Google do something like that?
 
2013-05-21 09:44:28 PM
That's nice, but I think the India-Pakistan cricket matches are more effective.
 
2013-05-21 10:03:31 PM
Very nice.  Vote this one up, y'all - it deserves a sot on the mainpage, if only for the idea it represents.
 
2013-05-21 11:56:32 PM
They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!
 
2013-05-22 12:23:35 AM

God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-22 01:17:49 AM
Fantastic find,subby!
 
2013-05-22 01:21:27 AM
And from that day forward, terrorists and call center representatives would join their hands together in freedom!
 
2013-05-22 01:28:53 AM
Poor bastards at least get sugar, unless our corn subsidizing selves
 
2013-05-22 01:29:49 AM
Shouldn't have added the 'dance' part.  You'll see.
 
2013-05-22 01:31:01 AM
Countdown to some woman getting stoned to death for being seen using that machine?
 
2013-05-22 01:31:21 AM

zerkalo: Poor bastards at least get sugar, unless our corn subsidizing selves


I believe the word you are looking for is "unlike."
 
2013-05-22 01:32:00 AM

HotWingAgenda: Countdown to some woman getting stoned to death for being seen using that machine?


Don't be ridiculous.

That's only on the Pakistani side.
 
2013-05-22 01:34:27 AM

God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!


They actually use real sugar in the Middle East and Mexico. Corn syrup is an American thing driven by strange corn subsidies.
 
2013-05-22 01:43:41 AM
They should add a module that arranges marriages.
Add a module for disintegrations too.....
 
2013-05-22 02:09:16 AM
That was excellent.  I actually got weepy.  :D
 
2013-05-22 02:11:02 AM

HotWingAgenda: Countdown to some woman getting stoned to death for being seen using that machine?


that's how i see this going down
 
2013-05-22 02:11:30 AM
I liked this a lot.
 
2013-05-22 02:17:37 AM
it's really neat, but how do they get all those poor people in and out of the cells
 
2013-05-22 02:28:50 AM
Cool idea. Now gimme a call when they put an end to all the gang-raping.
 
2013-05-22 02:30:30 AM
If only Israel and Iran had Coke machines...
 
2013-05-22 02:35:13 AM

danielscissorhands: And from that day forward, terrorists and call center representatives would join their hands together in freedom!


Which end up both harming the US in some form or fashion.
 
2013-05-22 03:40:35 AM

God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrupsugar water.


FTFY and so farking what?  And so what if it's marketing?  And so what if they make a bazillion bucks off it?  This is pretty damn cool, and if I see such a machine near here, I'll buy a Coke and make a single serving friend.
 
2013-05-22 04:18:36 AM
Maybe the guys with each country's launch codes could give each other a pressed fruit bowl.
 
2013-05-22 04:37:31 AM
Cool idea but I want to see the vids where raving nutcases in their respective countries get to rant at each other remotely.
 
2013-05-22 05:01:17 AM
If things like this would actually bring about more peace, I might be willing to accept some form of corporate overlords.

Granted, then the Cola Wars might escalate from blind taste tests to armed confrontations...
 
2013-05-22 05:41:45 AM
How long until they start mooning each other and throwing shoes at the camera?
 
2013-05-22 06:08:45 AM

danielscissorhands: And from that day forward, terrorists and call center representatives would join their hands together in freedom!


*snort*.
 
2013-05-22 06:11:14 AM
www.cbc.ca
Frowns on these shenanigans!

 
2013-05-22 06:28:01 AM
Also known as the "Show my penis to random person" machine.
 
2013-05-22 07:10:20 AM

God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!


I sure don't miss being college age and thinking I was magically so much smarter than everyone else on the planet.
 
2013-05-22 07:23:00 AM
Coke now has all their fingerprints.
 
2013-05-22 07:28:47 AM

Fark Me Runnin: Also known as the "Show my penis to random person" machine.


It's like Chat Roulette with a soda.
 
2013-05-22 07:50:32 AM

unchellmatt: Fark Me Runnin: Also known as the "Show my penis to random person" machine.

It's like Chat Roulette with a soda.


The whole idea of this machine seems like something that has to be heavily moderated.  I mean, What if no one in Pakistan wants a cola the same time you do?  Why did everyone arrange themselves in a camera-pleasing circle around the machine instead of a more natural line?  What if the person in India is a Hindu fanatic and merely wants to use the machine to verbally abuse some Pakistanis for the death of his grandfather during partition or something.  What if, you know, what you guys said.

Fun idea, but I doubt it lasted much longer than the filming of the commercial.  But, hopefully, maybe I'm wrong.
 
2013-05-22 08:01:20 AM
Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?
 
2013-05-22 08:14:27 AM

FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?


Countries where English is an official language:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-22 08:30:45 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 215x168]

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com


Actually in several other countries corn syrup is illegal for use in soda. I have friends in Finland, Japan, and Mexico who  bring me soda from the regions when they come over. SUGAR!  :-)
 
2013-05-22 08:32:24 AM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-22 08:33:57 AM
Yet they still close the border...

http://www.wimp.com/indiapakistan/
 
2013-05-22 08:36:50 AM
media.theonion.com
 
2013-05-22 08:42:34 AM
I was a little taken aback when I saw the part where they're told to take ten paces away from the machine, turn, draw, and fire.
 
2013-05-22 08:52:21 AM
i'm sure if they took the stupid people out of power in both of those countries the average people wouldn't mind the other people so much.

that said i have no idea why they hate each other anyway.
 
2013-05-22 09:03:38 AM

Twist-42: i'm sure if they took the stupid people out of power in both of those countries the average people wouldn't mind the other people so much.

that said i have no idea why they hate each other anyway.


Two simultaneous revolutions in India and Pakistan would be pants-crappingly scary, and not in a good way.
 
2013-05-22 09:06:09 AM
Over under on how long before some Indian guy exposes his junk to the Pakistani side, and Pakistan answers with bombs? I give it 2 weeks.
 
2013-05-22 09:10:23 AM

another cultural observer: Twist-42: i'm sure if they took the stupid people out of power in both of those countries the average people wouldn't mind the other people so much.

that said i have no idea why they hate each other anyway.

Two simultaneous revolutions in India and Pakistan would be pants-crappingly scary, and not in a good way.


Well just for fun and to make things even more exciting, in addition to having same day revolutions in two nuclear powers, we could also throw in North Korea deciding to shell Seoul and see what happens.
 
2013-05-22 09:52:03 AM
Yeah, this begs to answer a lot of censorship and legality questions.  Does coke own the rights of anyone that uses that machine? How do they choose which video appears on other side? What if the videos escalate in death threats, can we sue coke?

Great idea, but I suspect this can't last over time. 1 A-hole rule to F it up for everyone.
 
2013-05-22 10:03:36 AM
So nobody else found it the least bit patronizing that they were forcing the people to draw happy smiley faces and peace signs, and then rewarded them with a can of sugar water, like some sort of screwed-up Pavlovian experiment?  No?  Just me then.
 
2013-05-22 10:45:24 AM

Zap_Rowsdower: So nobody else found it the least bit patronizing that they were forcing the people to draw happy smiley faces and peace signs, and then rewarded them with a can of sugar water, like some sort of screwed-up Pavlovian experiment?  No?  Just me then.


It's just you, but don't feel bad. Here, have a nice refreshing Coke™.
 
2013-05-22 10:56:45 AM
North Korea and South Korea LOL
 
2013-05-22 10:57:34 AM
Much like free T-Shirts, answers to taking over the world can be so simple it just evades us.

Very cool find.
 
2013-05-22 11:15:37 AM
Caught between thinking it's pretty cool vs. it's pandering hippy-dippy bullshiate.

'The children can exchange ideas and change the world' - paraphrased.

What nonsense.
 
2013-05-22 11:28:55 AM
Damn but there are an awful lot of bitter, angry, cynical folks on Fark this morning. Who shat in your Wheaties, guys?

Srsly.
 
2013-05-22 11:37:11 AM

Skleenar: FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?

Countries where English is an official language:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 750x347]


English is the status language of the educated classes which are probably in less need of ethnic tension reductions. Maybe there is an option for Hindustani - the ancestor of Hindi and Urdu and the common language of Bollywood films which most everybody can understand.

Then again it looked like the machines were located in upscale shopping malls and you wouldn't find many uneducated poors there.
 
2013-05-22 12:38:28 PM
how come the one country gets bigger cans?
 
2013-05-22 12:39:30 PM
When did they get electricity?
Coca Cola must have supplied a few generators.
 
2013-05-22 12:45:19 PM
only in america will most people be equal because....
we can't tell them apart
 
2013-05-22 01:40:52 PM

Zap_Rowsdower: So nobody else found it the least bit patronizing that they were forcing the people to draw happy smiley faces and peace signs, and then rewarded them with a can of sugar water, like some sort of screwed-up Pavlovian experiment?  No?  Just me then.


Like Eddie said "Have a Coke and a smile, then STFU".
/had to
 
2013-05-22 01:43:08 PM

FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?


I, for one, am glad they had English subtitles because I can't understand spoken English.
 
2013-05-22 01:47:07 PM
Very nice.  Until they start shooting at you through the machines.

/Yes, I know it's not possible
 
2013-05-22 02:23:10 PM
All that hostility over a Led Zepplin song...
 
2013-05-22 02:46:28 PM
So how soon will Coke put one of these in Yankee Stadium and Fenway.
 
2013-05-22 02:50:34 PM
cute gimmick but when I'm want a soda/pop/coke from a machine I want speed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ngsx6l3mU4
 
2013-05-22 03:05:24 PM
That seems like a lot of effort just to get a soda.
 
2013-05-22 03:24:24 PM

PsyLord: That seems like a lot of effort just to get a soda.


a FREE soda.
 
2013-05-22 03:39:54 PM

bikerbob59: Very nice.  Until they start shooting at you through the machines.

/Yes, I know it's not possible


2.bp.blogspot.com

Many Pakistani civilians would like to differ with you.
 
2013-05-22 03:48:57 PM

kvinesknows: PsyLord: That seems like a lot of effort just to get a soda.

a FREE soda.


Hmm... still too much effort.  Now if it was this kind of vending machine, maybe:

www.2dayblog.com

/wtf japan?
 
2013-05-22 03:55:32 PM
A 3 minute commercial for farking Coka Cola? Fark that.
 
2013-05-22 04:14:26 PM

LoneVVolf: Over under on how long before some Indian guy exposes his junk to the Pakistani side, and Pakistan answers with bombs? I give it 2 weeks.


They probably removed it when they had enough footage for the advert...
 
2013-05-22 05:02:34 PM
That was a pretty cool PR stunt.

All you nay-sayers--go piss up a rope.  Sometimes the promotional video is more effective to the many viewers than the actual machines were to the few dozen people who had a chance to use them.

/Kumbaya and all that shiat.
 
2013-05-22 05:30:06 PM

Skleenar: FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?

Countries where English is an official language:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 750x347]


English isnt an official language in the UK or Australia, and maybe some others. Not sure where you got that image from.
Basically, English is only an official language when there would be some option ... ie Canada
 
2013-05-22 07:03:52 PM
LowbrowDeluxe:
I sure don't miss being college age and thinking I was magically so much smarter than everyone else on the planet.

While I am indeed the smartest man alive, that's besides the point.
It's an ad that's exploiting emotions to extract money from people. I hate it. PR commercials like this are usually done when companies do something terrible.
Sure enough, I googled around and found this:
 http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/aug/05pepsicoke.htm
But hey, vending machines with toys!
 
2013-05-22 07:06:29 PM

magnetboy: English isnt an official language in the UK or Australia, and maybe some others. Not sure where you got that image from.
Basically, English is only an official language when there would be some option ... ie Canada


I wrote a long answer to this buut my computeker ated it.  In any case, I was just trying to indicate that English was a perfectly reasonable choice of language for the area, and especially since this was a commercial that was probably intended to reach a wide an audience as possible worldwide and English is the Indian Subcontinent language with by far the most currency world wide.
 
2013-05-22 07:10:18 PM

God-is-a-Taco: While I am indeed the smartest man alive, that's besides the point.
It's an ad that's exploiting emotions to extract money from people. I hate it. PR commercials like this are usually done when companies do something terrible.
Sure enough, I googled around and found this:
http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/aug/05pepsicoke.htm
But hey, vending machines with toys!


I'm convinced that this touchy-feely feel-good commercial was intended by Coca-Cola as a direct PR response to the ever so topical news of some pesticide residue being found in a wide range of soft-drinks samples from many manufacturers in 2003.
 
2013-05-22 07:34:38 PM

Skleenar: FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?

Countries where English is an official language:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 750x347]


Your map is out of date- the west of the USA speaks Mexiifornian and Cascadian..


kvinesknows: how come the one country gets bigger cans?


The cans aren't bigger, the hands and heads are smaller.
 
2013-05-22 07:48:21 PM

il Dottore: Your map is out of date- the west of the USA speaks Mexiifornian and Cascadian..


¿Eh?  Zho no understehen your loco lingua, Hoser.

il Dottore: The cans aren't bigger, the hands and heads are smaller.


An interesting alternative to breast augmentation.
 
2013-05-22 09:09:38 PM

optikeye: That's actually pretty cool.


Yep
 
2013-05-22 09:14:16 PM

Skleenar: FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?

Countries where English is an official language:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 750x347]


It boggles my mind that some people think that English is not the dominant language in other countries on occasion. Do they know nothing of British colonization? The last I checked Hindi is still the common spoken language in India as far as I know but business and government transactions are conducted in English. Having seen quite a few Bollywood productions I seem to think a mixture is what is usual.  Don't live in India and would love to know..
 
2013-05-22 09:16:09 PM

FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?


Because the English/British ass-raped both for a couple centuries.  And more importantly, when the British began to create an education system in India, they chose to do it in English (trying to intentionally create oreos)
 
2013-05-22 09:21:19 PM

chumboobler: Hindi is still the common spoken language in India


Only about 25% of Indians speak Hindi - which is to say that there are about twice as many people in India who don't speak Hindi as there are Americans who do speak English - and that's only if you count what Southerners speak as "English"
 
2013-05-22 09:53:00 PM
Tunak tunak tun!
 
2013-05-22 09:56:23 PM

FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?


English is the second language of the world - and in much of the rest of the world knowing two languages is much more common then here. English is very important for doing business internationally. Travel abroad and you might be surprised how many people speak at least rudimentary English.
 
2013-05-22 10:40:36 PM

Zap_Rowsdower: So nobody else found it the least bit patronizing that they were forcing the people to draw happy smiley faces and peace signs, and then rewarded them with a can of sugar water, like some sort of screwed-up Pavlovian experiment?  No?  Just me then.


Actually, more like Skinnerian.
(I feel like a behavior nerd)
 
2013-05-22 11:56:27 PM

rooftop235: Eddie Adams from Torrance: God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 215x168]

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 192x263]

Actually in several other countries corn syrup is illegal for use in soda. I have friends in Finland, Japan, and Mexico who  bring me soda from the regions when they come over. SUGAR!  :-)


That. Yep.

Any word on how long it takes me to drive to Japan to get me sum of that? :P ;)
 
2013-05-22 11:59:37 PM

rooftop235: Eddie Adams from Torrance: God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 215x168]

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 192x263]

Actually in several other countries corn syrup is illegal for use in soda. I have friends in Finland, Japan, and Mexico who  bring me soda from the regions when they come over. SUGAR!  :-)


The Coca-Cola in the Cleveland area is still made with good old-fashioned sucrose... but a lot of people around here still talk about Mexican coke being better... because they don't even notice.
 
2013-05-23 12:04:49 AM

God-is-a-Taco: They're selling nutrition-less corn syrup water.
Let's all buy Coca-Cola and solve the issues of the world, many of which are linked to companies like Coca-Cola exploiting countries like India and Pakistan!



Coca-Cola doesn't have Corn Syrup in it in all countries (Neither does Pepsi). Mexican CocaCola has regular sugar in it, for example (and it still comes in a glass bottle). Are India and Pakistan global producers of Corn Syrup? I was under the impression that Federal Corn Subsidies was why Corn Syrup is so overused in the States, because it makes it artificially cheaper.


Then again, you might be right. Two Nuclear armed governments with a bitter hatred of each other that share a border is a lot better for world peace than an evil soft drink company selling people a bottle of something they choose to drink. Let's hope Snapple never sets up shop between the two Koreas, or it'll be Dr. Strangelove x1,000. *shudder* farkin' capitalists ruining eveything. . .I tell ya! :D

(I don't drink Soda, Coca-Cola or otherwise, mainly because it's nutrition-less HFCS water with plastic leeching into it from the bottle, but apparently enough people really dig that sort of a thing to keep CocaCola in business. Go figure.)
 
2013-05-23 12:20:58 AM

Skleenar: God-is-a-Taco: While I am indeed the smartest man alive, that's besides the point.
It's an ad that's exploiting emotions to extract money from people. I hate it. PR commercials like this are usually done when companies do something terrible.
Sure enough, I googled around and found this:
http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/aug/05pepsicoke.htm
But hey, vending machines with toys!

I'm convinced that this touchy-feely feel-good commercial was intended by Coca-Cola as a direct PR response to the ever so topical news of some pesticide residue being found in a wide range of soft-drinks samples from many manufacturers in 2003.


10 years is a long time, especially in our culture (where the average method of entertainment-youtube- is typically a minute or two). Very doubtful. Pesticides are a real problem, but unless you shop at Whole Foods or an all organic farm stand, you are purchasing pesticide laden products from your local grocery store. . .hell, a lot of the crap you buy is GMO which actually has the pesticides laced into the genetics of the plant itself. . .
 
2013-05-23 01:34:22 AM
And just think, they can power-cycle the machine and fix and problems they might have.  I'm sure most of those people are experts.
 
2013-05-23 01:44:03 AM

mongbiohazard: FarknGroovn: Both machines were communicating via the english language.  Does this seem strange to anyone else?

English is the second language of the world - and in much of the rest of the world knowing two languages is much more common then here. English is very important for doing business internationally. Travel abroad and you might be surprised how many people speak at least rudimentary English.


redsquid: Zap_Rowsdower: So nobody else found it the least bit patronizing that they were forcing the people to draw happy smiley faces and peace signs, and then rewarded them with a can of sugar water, like some sort of screwed-up Pavlovian experiment?  No?  Just me then.

Actually, more like Skinnerian.
(I feel like a behavior nerd)


"People watching the video will whistle along the happy tune, and everyone will smile and thank Coca Cola for exporting peace around the world. Soon, people will eventually demand multinationals to destroy their local economies! Muahahahaha"
 
2013-05-23 03:57:19 AM
I like the idea... it's very cool as far as marketing goes. I wonder how how long it will last
 
2013-05-23 05:39:39 AM

gobstopping: Any word on how long it takes me to drive to Japan to get me sum of that? :P ;)


Drive? to Japan?

That's going to take a while unless you drive one of these
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-05-23 07:19:29 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: gobstopping: Any word on how long it takes me to drive to Japan to get me sum of that? :P ;)

Drive? to Japan?

That's going to take a while unless you drive one of these
[www.blogcdn.com image 450x288]


He must have found the abandoned WWII secret invasion tunnel.
 
2013-05-23 12:47:37 PM

PsyLord: kvinesknows: PsyLord: That seems like a lot of effort just to get a soda.

a FREE soda.

Hmm... still too much effort.  Now if it was this kind of vending machine, maybe:

[www.2dayblog.com image 500x357]

/wtf japan?


What's the problem? I'd love a machine like that here in the US... Be great if it stocked the Japanese girls too...
 
2013-05-23 02:20:40 PM
all the test on the machine was in english.  what percentage of the people in that video do you think understood what it said?
 
2013-05-23 02:21:51 PM

SlothB77: all the test on the machine was in english.  what percentage of the people in that video do you think understood what it said?


Text.
 
2013-05-23 02:51:37 PM

SlothB77: all the test on the machine was in english.  what percentage of the people in that video do you think understood what it said?


Nearly 100% since both countries consider it an official language
 
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