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(The Atlantic)   Prohibition resulted in pop becoming more popular and prescient than booze--a feat that companies like Pepsi and Dr. Pepper have maintained to this very day   (theatlantic.com ) divider line
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2013-11-09 08:01:33 PM  
<font color="FF0000">UBER FAIL</font>
 
2013-11-09 08:02:26 PM  
WTF is pop?
 
2013-11-09 08:03:10 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?


You see, in certain parts of the country, pop means 'father'.
 
2013-11-09 08:03:17 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?


And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?
 
2013-11-09 08:04:17 PM  

flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?


I came in to ask both of these questions.  WTF, subs?
 
2013-11-09 08:05:22 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: WTF, subs?


Give him a minute, he'll be in here saying it was auto-correct.
 
2013-11-09 08:06:28 PM  
Credit to subby though, that headline is sure to get a few hundred bites
 
2013-11-09 08:11:09 PM  

flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?


Because our pops were prescient?
 
2013-11-09 08:12:07 PM  
I always suspected that pop had a huge schlong.

/runs in the family
 
2013-11-09 08:15:48 PM  
Presents! Are we getting Presents!!!???
 
2013-11-09 08:15:55 PM  
What gives pop prescience?
 
2013-11-09 08:16:44 PM  
Soda.
 
2013-11-09 08:17:11 PM  
Don't you think it's mostly because you don't have to press too hard to make people buy beer?
 
2013-11-09 08:18:00 PM  
Prescient:
adjective
adjective: prescient
1
.
having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.
 
2013-11-09 08:31:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Because our pops were prescient?


Speak for yourself. Mine can't predict the past.
 
2013-11-09 08:42:50 PM  
Here comes the prescience.
 
2013-11-09 08:45:59 PM  
Prescient comments aside, this article reminded me of an Atlantic Wire article that mentioned how Coca-Cola was mainly marketed to white people and Pepsi to black people:  A Brief History of Racist Soft Drinks via the Atlantic Wire (January 28, 2013)

I'll also add Fanta originated in Germany so that Coca-Cola could still corner the soft-drink market despite an existing trade embargo on syrup.
 
2013-11-09 08:55:17 PM  
I like my soda and my deities to be prophets.
 
2013-11-09 08:58:38 PM  

flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?


Because it gives one powers of precognition.
 
2013-11-09 09:25:06 PM  
'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.
 
2013-11-09 09:26:12 PM  

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper? Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


With crushed ice and a lime? I find him guilty of deliciousness.
 
2013-11-09 09:54:29 PM  
 
2013-11-09 09:56:13 PM  

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


Of not tasting like donkey scrotum embalmed in corn syrup, like Mr. Pibb.
 
2013-11-09 10:29:33 PM  

flucto: Marcus Aurelius: Because our pops were prescient?

Speak for yourself. Mine can't predict the past.


I know the feeling.
 
2013-11-09 10:43:23 PM  
It's Dr Pepper, no period/dot after "Dr", please.

news.drpeppersnapplegroup.com
 
2013-11-09 10:44:30 PM  
Disgusting.

Soda/Pop doesn't matter.  The fact remains it is crap.  I was challenged about 5 years ago to just let it go.  Liberating to a degree.  The stuff sucks.
 
2013-11-09 10:45:38 PM  

tuna fingers: Disgusting.

Soda/Pop doesn't matter.  The fact remains it is crap.  I was challenged about 5 years ago to just let it go.  Liberating to a degree.  The stuff sucks.


Except for Fresca. Fresca is great.
 
2013-11-09 10:46:41 PM  
I'm going to demonstrate some prescience and say subby is going to feel a little sheepish when he realizes the word he was looking for was somewhere between "present" and "ubiquitous."

Also, for good measure:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-09 10:51:23 PM  
Everything that conservatives do results in worst for mankind.
 
2013-11-09 10:51:52 PM  
 
2013-11-09 10:52:46 PM  
Submittard has the vocabulary and intelligence of the average redditor
 
2013-11-09 10:55:53 PM  
fs02.androidpit.info
 
2013-11-09 10:59:10 PM  
My can of Coke told me I would be in a car accident and I was.
 
2013-11-09 11:01:47 PM  
I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.
 
2013-11-09 11:02:34 PM  

whatshisname: My can of Coke told me I would be in a car accident and I was.


Man, what a coincidence!  My coke dealer told me I would be arrested, and I was!  Only he was like an undercover narc or something, so I dunno if that counts.
 
2013-11-09 11:03:57 PM  

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


I know he's got a brother in the military who's a sergeant and conducts a military band that performs for lonely hearts.

/not Sergeant Pooper's Smelly Farts Club Band
 
2013-11-09 11:04:35 PM  

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


Rumor has it that the "Dr." was a legitimate medical/dental practitioner. The soda/pop/soft drink was invented by his prospective son-in-law and the name was bestowed on the drink in an effort to impress him.
 
2013-11-09 11:05:43 PM  

Hankie Fest: It's Dr Pepper, no period/dot after "Dr", please.

[news.drpeppersnapplegroup.com image 500x308]


OK, so it's not an abbreviation of doctor. So you don't call it Doctor Pepper.

What the fark, do you say "I'd like a Drrrrrrr Pepper please"?

---

If you just ask for a pop, they'll give you Coca Cola, so that comeback won't work.
 
2013-11-09 11:09:16 PM  
Me and Mr. Jim Beam Devil's Cut disagree with you subby.

/Drunk
//Fark you.
 
2013-11-09 11:09:36 PM  
Pop music didn't even start until the late 50's.
 
2013-11-09 11:12:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]


They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).
 
2013-11-09 11:16:15 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).


The last time I was unfortunate enough to get dragged into a Cici's, I heard a particularly mulletacious mother ask her carnal participation trophy, "Do you wont tay, or do you wont drank?"

And the rat-tail-adorned germ incubator said, "I wont drank, muh-muh."

"Wut kinda drank?"

"Co-co-a!"
 
2013-11-09 11:17:18 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.


prevalent?
 
2013-11-09 11:17:58 PM  

wellreadneck: Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.

prevalent?


Precious?
 
2013-11-09 11:18:52 PM  
1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.
 
2013-11-09 11:21:00 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.


Yeah, that seems to be the prevalent question in this thread
 
2013-11-09 11:21:42 PM  

Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]


I like how that graphic shows that the term "soft drink" is in use exactly nowhere.
 
2013-11-09 11:22:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).


I noticed that in Jimmy Carter's (Georgia native) memoir. If I recall correctly, he wrote that, as a boy he sold "dopes" and peanuts in Americus, GA.
 
2013-11-09 11:22:44 PM  
Within weeks of going on sale, the vicious drink had left an estimated 15,000 to 100,000 people impotent or partially paralyzed for life. The hobbling walk of those crippled by the drink became known as "Jake leg."

Ah, Prohibition.

And it's so comforting to know that they took everything they learned from their experience of driving something underground -- the attention to quality control that results and how organized crime can build vast kingdoms for themselves by making absolute mountains of money -- and managed to bring it all unchanged to their approach to drugs.
 
2013-11-09 11:30:56 PM  
Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.
 
2013-11-09 11:31:37 PM  
I have a Sodastream machine in the kitchen. Does that make me a fizzy-drink Walter White?
 
2013-11-09 11:32:23 PM  

findthefish: Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.


When people say "soda", it makes me think of Arm & Hammer baking SODA in a glass of water. BLEAGHH!
 
2013-11-09 11:37:16 PM  
I'm a Pepper.
 
2013-11-09 11:38:44 PM  

Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.


That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark
 
2013-11-09 11:40:41 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: I'm a Pepper.


HE'S a Pepper...
 
2013-11-09 11:41:43 PM  
One thing that sucks about being on the road is that when I work gigs, I drink a lot of unhealthy soda pop because the caffeine and sugar keep me going.  Recently, I've been to Kansas, Holland, Germany, and Russia, so I've been drinking a lot more of the carbonated crap water than usual.  Except for a small gig in Chicago in a week or so, I finally get to stay home for a while at least through Xmas, so it's a good time to wean myself off the high-fructose corn-syrup-based stuff in favor of tea and fruit juices.  It's also a good time to start hitting the local farmers' market since I can buy perishables without them rotting while I'm away.

/seriously, I have to start eating better
//and not wasting time on Fark
///and swimming more
////and with enough gigs, I can finally take the live-aboard diving trip I've wanted for years
 
2013-11-09 11:44:01 PM  

Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?


With the legalization of gay marriage, there are in fact now two Mr. Pibbs.
 
2013-11-09 11:46:55 PM  

TV's Vinnie: findthefish: Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.

When people say "soda", it makes me think of Arm & Hammer baking SODA in a glass of water. BLEAGHH!


I think of club soda.
 
2013-11-09 11:47:05 PM  
I'm drinking pop right now and I can see the future.
 
2013-11-09 11:49:04 PM  
I've lost significant weight without feeling deprived, by drinking cane sugar soda in a 44 oz. cup of ice. I only fill the cup with the soda half-way, and I let the ice dilute it slowly.  One cup like this lasts me from 8 AM to 6 or 7 PM, replacing 3-4 cans of the straight stuff. The drink is mostly cola-flavored ice water after only the first hour, but enough flavor remains that I don't mind. Sipping the ice water all day keeps me hydrated and less apt to snack. And it doesn't give me hunger pangs like diet soda did, so i don't make up the difference with candy bars. Just that, and taking the stairs going up, instead of the elevator, and I dropped an easy fifteen pounds in 5 weeks.

Try it, can;t hurt. Pro tip: the gas station where I get the cup does the ice refills for free.
 
2013-11-09 11:51:49 PM  

skantea: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.

That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark


I mostly go on Fark when I'm bored out of my skull.  I still have a couple hundred pictures from the Essen Spiel toy show to edit and post on my website, but I've been putting it off due to laziness and dental issues.  When I'm having a lazy day, it's tempting to Fark away time on Fark and other pointless sites like Topix and 4chan.  On the plus side, I did get one small thing accomplished...

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-11-09 11:53:52 PM  

SavageWombat: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

With the legalization of gay marriage, there are in fact now two Mr. Pibbs.


That's fabbulous!
 
2013-11-09 11:58:35 PM  

Psycat: SavageWombat: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

With the legalization of gay marriage, there are in fact now two Mr. Pibbs.

That's fabbulous!


I read that as tabbulous.
 
2013-11-09 11:59:00 PM  
Pop is a verb, not a noun.  But if you use carbonated beverages as a mixer, they become more pop-u-lars-ulrich
 
2013-11-10 12:00:01 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?

I came in to ask both of these questions.  WTF, subs?

 
2013-11-10 12:01:26 AM  
You gotta stop drinking that clairvoyance-free booze, subby
 
2013-11-10 12:03:59 AM  
BTW, "prescient"? The only thing I can foresee when drinking fizzy drinks is my widening waistline.  I wonder if Subby was just trying to inundate us under a phalanx of egregiously prolix and sesquipedalian verbosity to lend a simulacrum of verisimilitude to the assertion that he's just more perspicacious than the rest of us, amirite?
 
2013-11-10 12:04:36 AM  

revelcoot: Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.

Yeah, that seems to be the prevalent question in this thread


I think he was going for the "present" part of omnipresent. Prolly shoulda stuck with the more awesome "ubiquitous"
 
2013-11-10 12:06:30 AM  
I bet subby soda not see that coming.

/I'll see myself out.
 
2013-11-10 12:07:05 AM  

oukewldave: TV's Vinnie: findthefish: Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.

When people say "soda", it makes me think of Arm & Hammer baking SODA in a glass of water. BLEAGHH!

I think of club soda.


I think of Coke, Pepsi, etc cuz I speak American and not some bizarre Western NY/Ohio argot
 
2013-11-10 12:07:19 AM  

Psycat: skantea: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.

That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark

I mostly go on Fark when I'm bored out of my skull.  I still have a couple hundred pictures from the Essen Spiel toy show to edit and post on my website, but I've been putting it off due to laziness and dental issues.  When I'm having a lazy day, it's tempting to Fark away time on Fark and other pointless sites like Topix and 4chan.  On the plus side, I did get one small thing accomplished...

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x360]


That's a...what the fark is that?  Anyhoo, i'm trying to stop commenting on Gawker but gawdamm it's a fun place to have a fight.  I think it's because there are a bunch of millennials there that swear they possess all of the knowledge of the ages and NEVER, EVER look anything up before opening their yaps.
 
2013-11-10 12:10:03 AM  
Come to think of it, this was a master trollicious headline. Nice work subs
 
2013-11-10 12:11:30 AM  

skantea: Psycat: skantea: Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.

That's an easy one to quit, so many other options.

/i'm talking about Fark

I mostly go on Fark when I'm bored out of my skull.  I still have a couple hundred pictures from the Essen Spiel toy show to edit and post on my website, but I've been putting it off due to laziness and dental issues.  When I'm having a lazy day, it's tempting to Fark away time on Fark and other pointless sites like Topix and 4chan.  On the plus side, I did get one small thing accomplished...

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x360]

That's a...what the fark is that?  Anyhoo, i'm trying to stop commenting on Gawker but gawdamm it's a fun place to have a fight.  I think it's because there are a bunch of millennials there that swear they possess all of the knowledge of the ages and NEVER, EVER look anything up before opening their yaps.


That's a maze, one of my newfangled railroad or linear mazes.  I've created a ton of them, but unfortunately I have a habit of making my mazes too difficult for the average person to figure out.  It's just a weird sideline to my full-time artist career.

BTW, I never got into Gawker.  Topix is frustrating enough as about 40% of it is the tinfoil hat-wearing religious nut brigade and it's just as frustrating debating with them as trying to prove to an institutionalized schizo that he isn't Napoleon.  Going to places like Fark and Topix is just a carry-over habit of mine from when the Internet was new and the level of discourse was a bit higher.  I probably should save my literary efforts for the time-travel novel I started years ago but never seem to finish...
 
2013-11-10 12:17:59 AM  
Due to where I was raised, N. Illinois, I say pop but like "soda" better. I also dislike that I call my dad's sister an ant instead of an aunt like people from New Englad say.

/seems too weird to try to correct how I speak at this point.
//also think we should all use y'all. It's a fantastic word and beats the hell outta "you guys". I don't use it, but I like it.
 
2013-11-10 12:20:40 AM  
I love Coke Zero... Tastes great, zero calories, and with the added bonus of causing certain people (who usually don't seem very healthy) to come up and tell me how bad aspartame and all the other "chemicals" in diet soda are.
 
2013-11-10 12:26:06 AM  
BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally
 
2013-11-10 12:26:08 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).


Until the 'teens, cola drinks were thought of as a medicinal item, mixed up to order by druggists and used as pick-me-ups. They no longer contained cocaine, but were the successors to 19th century patent stimulants like wine of coca, which did contain cocaine. The name "dope" recalled those days.
 
2013-11-10 12:32:33 AM  
What sort of developmentally-disabled butthole-fingering-finger-sniffer approved this wet fart of a headline?

Oh.

Yes.

Fark dot com.

Yes of course.
 
2013-11-10 12:39:00 AM  
Plus, nobody hurts and nobody dies.
 
2013-11-10 12:40:21 AM  
Prohibition resulted in pop becoming more popular and prescient than booze

No, I believe it was the addition of spice that did that.

/must flow
 
2013-11-10 12:44:14 AM  
www.traditionalmusic.co.uk
 
2013-11-10 12:44:57 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?


Coke. They mean Coke.
 
2013-11-10 12:45:09 AM  
i upped my meds-up yours:  Until the 'teens, cola drinks were thought of as a medicinal item, mixed up to order by druggists and used as pick-me-ups. They no longer contained cocaine, but were the successors to 19th century patent stimulants like wine of coca, which did contain cocaine. The name "dope" recalled those days.

D.W. Griffith made a movie about the destructiveness of a fictional soft drink called "Dopokoke" that was laced with cocaine.  Not that it was inspired by Coca-Cola or anything like that.  "For His Son" made in 1912:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0002190/
 
2013-11-10 12:50:00 AM  

Damnhippyfreak: Plus, nobody hurts and nobody dies.


Great tune. That's going to zoom over more than a few heads
 
2013-11-10 12:55:30 AM  

ghare: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

Coke. They mean Coke.


cocaine? destructive distilate of coal? Coca Cola™?
 
2013-11-10 01:02:03 AM  

Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]


Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally


You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?
 
2013-11-10 01:14:32 AM  
First of all subby Dr. Pepper isn't a company, it is a brand owned by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, I did some IT work in Northlake IL for them a few years ago. Horrible ass company to ever work for by the way.

Secondly, this has nothing to do with the headline, but Dr. Pepper taste different depending on what part of the country you are in. I learned that working there. Personally I liked the DR. Pepper that was sold in the South more than  like the one that was sold in Chicago. Personally I think if they sold the south's Dr Pepper it would sell more all over, but I guess their research has said certain formulas sell better in some areas.
 
2013-11-10 01:22:18 AM  

Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?


It's the most offbeat selection in my example.  Supermarket vending machines usually don't carry Stewart's Key Lime and, oy, try to find a grape Nehi anywhere nowadays.  And I still have fond memories of the Viking Pop Company where I used to live that had really weird flavors like Orange Cream Soda.  Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...
 
2013-11-10 01:29:02 AM  

Psycat: ///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally


you said that like seven times already. congratulations, but chill out.
 
2013-11-10 01:36:20 AM  

Psycat: Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?

It's the most offbeat selection in my example.  Supermarket vending machines usually don't carry Stewart's Key Lime and, oy, try to find a grape Nehi anywhere nowadays.  And I still have fond memories of the Viking Pop Company where I used to live that had really weird flavors like Orange Cream Soda.  Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...


Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.
 
2013-11-10 01:42:40 AM  

Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?


huh?
 
2013-11-10 01:45:38 AM  

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally


Well having worked in that business at least 2/3 of coca cola's product on a truck IS coca cola(or a varient like diet, zero, cherry etc) all the sprite, fanta, mello yello, barqs etc is less than 1/3 of thier sales.

About 3/4 of pepsicos stuff on the truck is a Dew variety(diet, livewire, code red etc). Pepsi cola, seirra mist, mug, slice etc is like 1/4 of thier stuff.

At Dr Pepper around 2/3 of the product is a Dr pepper variety(diet, cherry, vanilla etc) maybe 1/3 is RC,7up, A&W,Sunkist, Sundrop, Snapple, etc
 
2013-11-10 01:46:41 AM  
ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...
 
2013-11-10 01:51:37 AM  
Oldiron_79:
Well having worked in that business at least 2/3 of coca cola's product on a truck IS coca cola(or a varient like diet, zero, cherry etc) all the sprite, fanta, mello yello, barqs etc is less than 1/3 of thier sales.

About 3/4 of pepsicos stuff on the truck is a Dew variety(diet, livewire, code red etc). Pepsi cola, seirra mist, mug, slice etc is like 1/4 of thier stuff.

At Dr Pepper around 2/3 of the product is a Dr pepper variety(diet, cherry, vanilla etc) maybe 1/3 is RC,7up, A&W,Sunkist, Sundrop, Snapple, etc


That is depressing.  I worked a few temp gigs at a local beverage company that made Coke products years ago, and it seemed like Coke dominated their production, but I thought it was my imagination.  BTW, one of the times temping at the bottling company involved me throwing cans of expired pop into a hopper to be crushed and ultimately for the cans to be recycled.  By the end of the day, I was so saturated with pop syrup that you could dip me in a pool full of non-chlorinated water and there'd be drinks for the entire neighborhood...
 
2013-11-10 01:57:45 AM  

Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...


If you like all of those brands you mentioned, then you have to come to Chicago. all of them are still sold in Chicago.
 
2013-11-10 02:09:19 AM  

Psycat: Oldiron_79:
Well having worked in that business at least 2/3 of coca cola's product on a truck IS coca cola(or a varient like diet, zero, cherry etc) all the sprite, fanta, mello yello, barqs etc is less than 1/3 of thier sales.

About 3/4 of pepsicos stuff on the truck is a Dew variety(diet, livewire, code red etc). Pepsi cola, seirra mist, mug, slice etc is like 1/4 of thier stuff.

At Dr Pepper around 2/3 of the product is a Dr pepper variety(diet, cherry, vanilla etc) maybe 1/3 is RC,7up, A&W,Sunkist, Sundrop, Snapple, etc

That is depressing.  I worked a few temp gigs at a local beverage company that made Coke products years ago, and it seemed like Coke dominated their production, but I thought it was my imagination.  BTW, one of the times temping at the bottling company involved me throwing cans of expired pop into a hopper to be crushed and ultimately for the cans to be recycled.  By the end of the day, I was so saturated with pop syrup that you could dip me in a pool full of non-chlorinated water and there'd be drinks for the entire neighborhood...


Well its a combonation of customer demand by john and jane q public soda shopper and what brands corporate at chain stores want in thier store.
 
2013-11-10 02:10:18 AM  
ongbok:
If you like all of those brands you mentioned, then you have to come to Chicago. all of them are still sold in Chicago.

Mmmm, sounds good!  That gives me a good excuse to really indulge in sodas if I get the gig.  I'm seriously considering cutting back drastically on soft drinks, but drinking a really exotic brand every once in a while as a reward seems like the way to go...
 
2013-11-10 02:18:12 AM  
Oldiron_79:
Well its a combonation of customer demand by john and jane q public soda shopper and what brands corporate at chain stores want in thier store.

It sucks that John and Mary Ordinary have such an influence on not just what's sold in stores, but our entire society.  Go to an inconvenience store and can't find something useful like a light bulb but there's 100 varieties of Xtreme Hot Nacho Doritos and 200 varieties of Diet Free-Range Coke?  John and Mary Ordinary.  Why 90% of TV programming when I was a kid consisted of "The Love Boat", "Charlies' Angels", and The Fonz?  Yup, John and Mary Ordinary of 123 Main Street.  Why a blurry cell-phone video of Justin Bieber picking his nose gets a zillion hits on YouTube?  You guessed it; and the Bieber Beliebers are probably drinking Caffeine-Free Flavor-Free Coke while they're drooling to the video.  I swear it's the bland leading the bland...
 
2013-11-10 02:28:12 AM  

Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...


Well Dr Pepper/Snapple group owns both the Nehi brand of fruit drinks and the Sunkist brand of orange and the welch's brand of grape.

In the markets where Dr Pepper distributes Sunkist or Welch's themself they do NOT carry orange or grape nehi, They do have peach and maybe some others. In the markets where Coke or Pepsi has the rights to sunkist and/or welch's leased Dr Pepper carries Nehi grape and orange.

Around here Dr Pepper distributes SK and W so we dont have Nehi except peach, but less than 100 miles away in across the state line they got nehi orange and grape because pepsi has it leased there.
 
2013-11-10 02:41:13 AM  

trappedspirit: Pop is a verb, not a noun.


Yep, pop is what you do to somebody when they say they want a pop when they really want a coke.  You pop them right in the head.

And soda has ice cream in it.
 
2013-11-10 02:41:42 AM  

Psycat: Oldiron_79:
Well its a combonation of customer demand by john and jane q public soda shopper and what brands corporate at chain stores want in thier store.

It sucks that John and Mary Ordinary have such an influence on not just what's sold in stores, but our entire society.  Go to an inconvenience store and can't find something useful like a light bulb but there's 100 varieties of Xtreme Hot Nacho Doritos and 200 varieties of Diet Free-Range Coke?  John and Mary Ordinary.  Why 90% of TV programming when I was a kid consisted of "The Love Boat", "Charlies' Angels", and The Fonz?  Yup, John and Mary Ordinary of 123 Main Street.  Why a blurry cell-phone video of Justin Bieber picking his nose gets a zillion hits on YouTube?  You guessed it; and the Bieber Beliebers are probably drinking Caffeine-Free Flavor-Free Coke while they're drooling to the video.  I swear it's the bland leading the bland...


Well It would be nice if they used some of the space dedicated to free range diet caffine free pomegranate dew zero to make a flavor that isnt a spinoff but I guess its not as profitable. Can I just put in a request for Pepsi to brink back Crystal Pepsi and for Coke to bring back Surge.
 
2013-11-10 02:46:12 AM  

ongbok: Secondly, this has nothing to do with the headline, but Dr. Pepper taste different depending on what part of the country you are in. I learned that working there.


For years I've wondered why I only like Dr Pepper when I'm in California.. Dr Pepper is shiat in Canada, but gimme some of that sweet sweet California Love...
 
2013-11-10 02:56:09 AM  

Hiro-ACiD: ongbok: Secondly, this has nothing to do with the headline, but Dr. Pepper taste different depending on what part of the country you are in. I learned that working there.

For years I've wondered why I only like Dr Pepper when I'm in California.. Dr Pepper is shiat in Canada, but gimme some of that sweet sweet California Love..


When I worked for Cadbury they were in the middle of a massive migration because they had bought a lot of independent distributors, the pop game was mad then, but I remember the AS400 team was telling us about all of the Dr. Pepper/7up plants in the South. It wasn't a very nice picture they painted. They said those plants were so bad that before you got into your car you really had to check your bags and everything for roaches. I remember they were so surprised when they came to our plant that they didn't see a single roach.
 
2013-11-10 02:56:31 AM  

Oldiron_79: Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...

Well Dr Pepper/Snapple group owns both the Nehi brand of fruit drinks and the Sunkist brand of orange and the welch's brand of grape.

In the markets where Dr Pepper distributes Sunkist or Welch's themself they do NOT carry orange or grape nehi, They do have peach and maybe some others. In the markets where Coke or Pepsi has the rights to sunkist and/or welch's leased Dr Pepper carries Nehi grape and orange.

Around here Dr Pepper distributes SK and W so we dont have Nehi except peach, but less than 100 miles away in across the state line they got nehi orange and grape because pepsi has it leased there.


That explains it.  We have Sunkist--I used to drink it a lot--and Welch's, so that's why we don't have Nehi.  I wonder if it's a lot like the syndication of comics in newspapers--the St. Paul Pioneer Press couldn't run Peanuts because the Minneapolis Strib has the syndication rights and the Twin Cities are considered a single market...
 
2013-11-10 03:00:44 AM  

Oldiron_79: Psycat: Oldiron_79:
Well its a combonation of customer demand by john and jane q public soda shopper and what brands corporate at chain stores want in thier store.

It sucks that John and Mary Ordinary have such an influence on not just what's sold in stores, but our entire society.  Go to an inconvenience store and can't find something useful like a light bulb but there's 100 varieties of Xtreme Hot Nacho Doritos and 200 varieties of Diet Free-Range Coke?  John and Mary Ordinary.  Why 90% of TV programming when I was a kid consisted of "The Love Boat", "Charlies' Angels", and The Fonz?  Yup, John and Mary Ordinary of 123 Main Street.  Why a blurry cell-phone video of Justin Bieber picking his nose gets a zillion hits on YouTube?  You guessed it; and the Bieber Beliebers are probably drinking Caffeine-Free Flavor-Free Coke while they're drooling to the video.  I swear it's the bland leading the bland...

Well It would be nice if they used some of the space dedicated to free range diet caffine free pomegranate dew zero to make a flavor that isnt a spinoff but I guess its not as profitable. Can I just put in a request for Pepsi to brink back Crystal Pepsi and for Coke to bring back Surge.


At least some of the harder-to-find brands like Stewart's can be found in the local supermarkets.  I'm tired of my local inconvenience store anyways--high prices and no selection.  There's also a nearby Mexican grocery store that has Jumex and other offbeat brands as well...
 
2013-11-10 03:11:18 AM  

Psycat: Oldiron_79: Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...

Well Dr Pepper/Snapple group owns both the Nehi brand of fruit drinks and the Sunkist brand of orange and the welch's brand of grape.

In the markets where Dr Pepper distributes Sunkist or Welch's themself they do NOT carry orange or grape nehi, They do have peach and maybe some others. In the markets where Coke or Pepsi has the rights to sunkist and/or welch's leased Dr Pepper carries Nehi grape and orange.

Around here Dr Pepper distributes SK and W so we dont have Nehi except peach, but less than 100 miles away in across the state line they got nehi orange and grape because pepsi has it leased there.

That explains it.  We have Sunkist--I used to drink it a lot--and Welch's, so that's why we don't have Nehi.  I wonder if it's a lot like the syndication of comics in newspapers--the St. Paul Pioneer Press couldn't run Peanuts because the Minneapolis Strib has the syndication rights and the Twin Cities are considered a single market...


Yeah where Dr Pepper is very much the #3 of the big 3 Coke and Pepsi tend to lease certain brands from them in certain markets to increase thier market share in that market and get more shelf space from the stores.

Coke and Pepsi sometimes lease the same brand in neighboring markets and it causes some confusion because its with the coke products in X city but with pepsi products in Y city.
 
2013-11-10 03:13:27 AM  

Psycat: Oldiron_79: Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...

Well Dr Pepper/Snapple group owns both the Nehi brand of fruit drinks and the Sunkist brand of orange and the welch's brand of grape.

In the markets where Dr Pepper distributes Sunkist or Welch's themself they do NOT carry orange or grape nehi, They do have peach and maybe some others. In the markets where Coke or Pepsi has the rights to sunkist and/or welch's leased Dr Pepper carries Nehi grape and orange.

Around here Dr Pepper distributes SK and W so we dont have Nehi except peach, but less than 100 miles away in across the state line they got nehi orange and grape because pepsi has it leased there.

That explains it.  We have Sunkist--I used to drink it a lot--and Welch's, so that's why we don't have Nehi.  I wonder if it's a lot like the syndication of comics in newspapers--the St. Paul Pioneer Press couldn't run Peanuts because the Minneapolis Strib has the syndication rights and the Twin Cities are considered a single market...


From what I learned working for Cadbury is that the pop game is still very regional. I always find it very weird when people say they don't have certain brands in their area because in Chicago we have just about every major brand, except for Big Red. But that is how it is, some brands aren't allowed to be sold in some areas, even though they are distributed by the same companies, because those same companies have local deals going decades that calls for them to pay money to distribute in certain areas.
 
2013-11-10 03:15:21 AM  
Subby obviously meant "perspicacious". Duh.
 
2013-11-10 03:22:10 AM  

ongbok: Psycat: Oldiron_79: Psycat: ongbok:
Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.

Wow, I haven't had a Big Red in years.  That's cool that Grape Nehi is still being made, too.  Don't recall a soda with a farmer on the label, but watermelon soda sounds awesome.  I used to like root beer a lot and I recall there were a lot more brands around, like Dad's or Hires', that seem to have gone away.  I'm glad they still make A & W as I really enjoyed the local A & W Drive-In when I was a kid.  BTW, I might have a gig in Chicago soon, so I'll have to keep Grape Nehi in my mental Rolodex...

Well Dr Pepper/Snapple group owns both the Nehi brand of fruit drinks and the Sunkist brand of orange and the welch's brand of grape.

In the markets where Dr Pepper distributes Sunkist or Welch's themself they do NOT carry orange or grape nehi, They do have peach and maybe some others. In the markets where Coke or Pepsi has the rights to sunkist and/or welch's leased Dr Pepper carries Nehi grape and orange.

Around here Dr Pepper distributes SK and W so we dont have Nehi except peach, but less than 100 miles away in across the state line they got nehi orange and grape because pepsi has it leased there.

That explains it.  We have Sunkist--I used to drink it a lot--and Welch's, so that's why we don't have Nehi.  I wonder if it's a lot like the syndication of comics in newspapers--the St. Paul Pioneer Press couldn't run Peanuts because the Minneapolis Strib has the syndication rights and the Twin Cities are considered a single market...

From what I learned working for Cadbury is that the pop game is still very regional. I always find it very weird when people say they don't have certain brands in their area because in Chicago we have just about every major brand, except for Big Red. But that is how it is, some brands aren't allowed to be sold in some areas, even though they are distributed by the same companies, because those same companies have local deals going decades that calls for them to pay money to distribute in certain areas.


Well theres a lot of brands that are technically available but the main chains just dont carry them so unless you are shopping in a little indipendently owned hadji mart you wont find them.
 
2013-11-10 03:41:47 AM  

Psycat: 1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.


I don't think it is an ad campaign- it just makes each bottle unique, so you know which is yours. Pricing is crazy here, but they don't taste like ass like in America.
 
2013-11-10 05:26:42 AM  
bloguin.com
 
2013-11-10 06:20:03 AM  

ongbok: Psycat: Starshines: Bucky Katt: [www.traditionalmusic.co.uk image 850x415]

Psycat: BTW, if you ever look closely at the soda/pop vending machines outside of large supermarkets, you'll notice that of the 50 selections there are, about 40 are some tired variation of a cola beverage (e.g. Zero Calorie, Caffeine-Free RC Cola Xtreme), about 9 buttons are for some tired variation on Mountain Dew for the tweaker crowd, and maybe 1 button for something truly offbeat like Tahitian Treat or root beer.  I'm apparently one of the 0.^A% who picks that button.

/I'm also one of the 0.^A% who regularly votes for third parties
//and I'm left-handed
///and I'm one of a handful of people in the world who do my bizarro genre of art professionally

You think root beer is "truly offbeat"?

It's the most offbeat selection in my example.  Supermarket vending machines usually don't carry Stewart's Key Lime and, oy, try to find a grape Nehi anywhere nowadays.  And I still have fond memories of the Viking Pop Company where I used to live that had really weird flavors like Orange Cream Soda.  Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...

Grape Nehi is plentiful here in Chicago, but the other flavors are hard to find. I still have a hard time finding Big Red outside of Indiana. I remember one brand of pop from when I was younger in Chicago. It was sold in 16 oz bottles, had the foam wrap label on the bottle, had a farmer on the label and came in fruit flavors like grape, watermelon and peach.


I remember seeing Big Red in Texas when I was growing up (late 70s-early 80s).

Other memories from that time were Hawaiian Punch and the many flavors of Shasta.
 
2013-11-10 06:25:05 AM  
Or how about this one

b.vimeocdn.com

Anybody remember these?
 
2013-11-10 06:46:33 AM  

ongbok: Or how about this one

Anybody remember these?


Yup. The little independent grocery store I worked at in high school carried it. The peach was excellent, as was the orange. Not too sweet, made with cane sugar iirc.
 
2013-11-10 07:56:41 AM  
I keep coming back to this thread in the hopes that subby will make an appearance to tell us what the fark he thinks the word "prescient" means.
 
2013-11-10 10:18:43 AM  
 
2013-11-10 10:42:54 AM  
Wtf does shiatty catchy music have to do with the kind of cokes people drink?
 
2013-11-10 11:28:22 AM  

ongbok: [New York Seltzer] Anybody remember these?


The grocery stores in Michigan's U.P. had this stuff in the 1980s, so I can only assume that New York Seltzer must've been everywhere in the Midwest. But yes, the variety of pop flavors has probably gone way down from what it used to be. Blame improving market research and people's resistance to change for that. I always got odd/interesting flavors of pop (Apple Slice, orange, grape, blueberry, etc.) at the grocery store because the selection at restaurants or other people's houses was always very limited.
 
2013-11-10 03:03:55 PM  

Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]


Looks like the St. Louis region has a large concentration of "Soda".
 
2013-11-10 03:56:32 PM  

tuna fingers: Disgusting.

Soda/Pop doesn't matter.  The fact remains it is crap.  I was challenged about 5 years ago to just let it go.  Liberating to a degree.  The stuff sucks.


What do you use for vodka and rum mixers?
 
2013-11-10 05:14:52 PM  

Psycat: Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...


And which drink was it, again, that's for the people who categorize others and bolster their own superiority based on what kind of carbonated sugar water they choose?
 
2013-11-10 07:28:21 PM  

jfarkinB: Psycat: Cola-based beverages are for the Pod People (TM), Mountain Dew is for aspiring meth heads, and Dr Pepper is for the hipsters who *think* they're cooler than the coke heads...

And which drink was it, again, that's for the people who categorize others and bolster their own superiority based on what kind of carbonated sugar water they choose?

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