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(Bleacher Report)   Soda commercial featuring Scarlett Johansson banned from running during the Super Bowl, but not for any of the reasons that you were hoping for   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 177
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2014-01-27 09:37:53 PM  
Well, now we know where the line is: thou shalt not slag Coke or Pepsi, upstart. Huh. That wasn't the reason I thought it was either. She's been getting some heat because it's an Israeli company based in the West Bank and that's apparently put her at odds with, among others, amFAR, an organization she's worked with for some time. I didn't think that would rise to getting their commercial banned so this makes more sense. In a cynical, deepest pockets sort of way.
 
2014-01-28 12:22:55 AM  
Well, even politely slamming two companies that spend billions of dollars on advertising each year is not a risk some networks would risk taking.  Coke can slam Pepsi, but that means Pepsi will spend likewise to slam Coke and probably on the same network.  Win-win for the network there, but not for some two-bit operation with a MUCH smaller marketing budget.
 
2014-01-28 12:23:15 AM  
Hasn't this same thing happened before during other Super Bowls on multiple occasions? Is it a publicity stunt or something?
 
2014-01-28 12:23:49 AM  
Blood bubbles.
 
2014-01-28 12:24:17 AM  
Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.
 
2014-01-28 12:24:23 AM  
THIS is what disappoints the CEO about being an American?
 
2014-01-28 12:24:26 AM  
Isn't Pepsi an Official Sponsor that pays big money to the NFL? I can see an organization not wanting to piss off a major advertiser, without resorting to an "I thought this was America, land of the free" rhetoric.
 
2014-01-28 12:27:16 AM  
Which advertiser in America doesn't mention a competitor?

I thought it was marketing 101 not to mention your competitors if your brand is the top selling whatever?
 
2014-01-28 12:27:33 AM  
What the hell? We had a CO2 seltzer bottle 50 years ago when I was a kid. Is plaid back in too? Duncan tops? Yoyos?  Geez....
 
2014-01-28 12:29:30 AM  
and this is surprising to...?
do you think companies that have endorsement contracts with kobe bryant are going to pay millions of dollars to air commercials on networks that bring up his rape accusations?
 
2014-01-28 12:29:59 AM  

LesserEvil: The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.


Hey look, not every Farker is a retard.
 
2014-01-28 12:30:28 AM  
I have a stream for her, if you catch my drift, and I think you do.
 
2014-01-28 12:30:47 AM  
Oh, please.  What's going to happen?  Coke and Pepsi boycott the Super Bowl?
 
2014-01-28 12:31:10 AM  

fusillade762: Which advertiser in America doesn't mention a competitor?

I thought it was marketing 101 not to mention your competitors if your brand is the top selling whatever?


Well, it's not like Soda Stream is top selling...but I still probably wouldnt call out competitors. You're doing name recognition advertising for them.
 
2014-01-28 12:32:18 AM  
I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?
 
2014-01-28 12:32:34 AM  
AKA Too cheap to pay for adtime.
 
2014-01-28 12:33:19 AM  
I am very disappoint in this product.  I had this image in my mind of it working differently.  Apparently, you could achieve the same effect with a bottle of seltzer water and any random flavoring to add to it.  I guess I thought you put the flavoring in first, then something about the carbonation process made it more specialer.  I suppose the drink fountains at McDonalds probably work the same way.  Oh well...another thing I don't need to buy.
 
2014-01-28 12:33:48 AM  
"What are they afraid of?" asks Birnbaum. "Which advertiser in America doesn't mention a competitor? This is the kind of stuff that happens in China. I'm disappointed as an American."

Me Chinee. Me make joke. Me ban your commercial because you disparage our Coke.
 
2014-01-28 12:33:50 AM  
We had Fizzies. They were awesome.
 
2014-01-28 12:34:25 AM  
LesserEvil: Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.


The Sodastream CEO agrees with you, but only a little bit.  He says the network made them edit the commercials they wanted to show.

http://hbr.org/2014/01/sodastreams-ceo-on-turning-a-banned-super-bow l- ad-into-marketing-gold/ar/1
 
2014-01-28 12:36:03 AM  
Too stupid
 
2014-01-28 12:38:30 AM  
"I totally believe you, dude."
 
2014-01-28 12:39:02 AM  
Reminds me of the old Sega commercials that kept dissing on Nintendo for being 'too slow'.
 
2014-01-28 12:39:18 AM  
Forget the banning for a minute and just look at the commercial itself:

It's kind of lame, right? Any commercial that has to beg to go viral is just sad. And she doesn't do anything racy at all. Pepsi's Cindy Crawford commercial from 20 years was far sexier than this stupid thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B02DGmkqDDU
 
2014-01-28 12:40:38 AM  

frostus: We had Fizzies. They were awesome.


Oh man. Fizzies. Now you've done it.
 
2014-01-28 12:40:49 AM  
Today I learned you get more clicks by using an emotional word like banned to refer to what sounds like a simple refusal.
 
2014-01-28 12:42:43 AM  

electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?


Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.
 
2014-01-28 12:47:10 AM  

electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?


But RC is the one with the mad mad taste.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RT8fhKun6p8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D RT 8fhKun6p8
 
2014-01-28 12:47:27 AM  

TheOtherMisterP: Forget the banning for a minute and just look at the commercial itself:

It's kind of lame, right? Any commercial that has to beg to go viral is just sad. And she doesn't do anything racy at all. Pepsi's Cindy Crawford commercial from 20 years was far sexier than this stupid thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B02DGmkqDDU


Hell compare it to the Two Broke Girls commercial last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5aT3s6fPE

If you're going this route for publicity at least make it worth our while.
 
2014-01-28 12:47:29 AM  
Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.
 
2014-01-28 12:48:02 AM  

RatMaster999: electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?

Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.


If you want to pay me 5 bucks for an RC Cola I'll gladly mail you one.
 
2014-01-28 12:51:29 AM  
Ya BS. There have been stories for the last couple of weeks about this. Just be honest. Has nothing to do with coke or Pepsi.
 
2014-01-28 12:52:01 AM  
Yeah, I don't believe this story for one millisecond, mostly because every Sodastream I've ever tried tasted like ass. And not the good ass, either. Putrid, festering ass that's been left out in the sweaty sunshine for a week. Blue cheese ass.

It's like this:

* Real soda
*
* Generic soda
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Flat real soda
* Flat generic soda
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Flat generic soda that's had a homeless guy's nutsack dipped in it
*
*
* Sodastream
 
2014-01-28 12:52:20 AM  
I was kinda hoping for a nip slip or something

blacksportsonline.com
 
2014-01-28 12:53:37 AM  
Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.
 
2014-01-28 12:54:37 AM  
It's just a cure for not being a homicidal axe-wielding maniac.

/not obscure
//hello, boys
 
2014-01-28 12:54:54 AM  

StubbornYankee: I was kinda hoping for a nip slip or something


So are they built for comfort or built for speed?
 
2014-01-28 12:55:16 AM  

electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?


I like RC.  What's good enough for other people aint good enough for me.
 
2014-01-28 12:57:31 AM  

pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.


I...

Well....

/ok, I just can't top that one. you win.
 
2014-01-28 12:57:31 AM  

SomeoneDumb: Today I learned you get more clicks by using an emotional word like banned to refer to what sounds like a simple refusal.


Or "deny access" to refer to not paying for something.
 
2014-01-28 01:05:18 AM  

gweilo8888: Yeah, I don't believe this story for one millisecond, mostly because every Sodastream I've ever tried tasted like ass. And not the good ass, either. Putrid, festering ass that's been left out in the sweaty sunshine for a week. Blue cheese ass.

It's like this:

* Real soda
* Generic soda

* Flat real soda
* Flat generic soda

* Flat generic soda that's had a homeless guy's nutsack dipped in it

* Sodastream


The pre-packaged mixes may suck but... and this is an important but, with a seltzer bottle you can make some amazing beverages that would beat the big 2 soda companies hands down. The trick is to use powdered sugar, not granulated, and to go bold in the flavors.

/and Fizzies rocked
 
2014-01-28 01:05:29 AM  

pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.


i137.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-28 01:06:34 AM  
What bullshiat. Coke and Pepsi can mention each other and show their competitors' products in their own ads, though... Fark them, and fark the Super Bowl pussies.

That being said, that SodaStream tastes like ass, anyway, so this is probably in all of our best interests.
 
2014-01-28 01:07:32 AM  

mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.


As long as it gets her closer to doing a "tastefully nude" photo spread for Playboy in an attempt to revive her career, I'm not unhappy.
 
2014-01-28 01:11:22 AM  
Stopped watching as soon as I realized she wouldn't be showing her tits.
 
2014-01-28 01:12:26 AM  
Ehh, can't sell it to me until someone makes a quicker, cheaper version of a ZeroWater filter.
 
2014-01-28 01:12:28 AM  

LesserEvil: Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.


*dingdingding*

we have a winner
 
2014-01-28 01:15:45 AM  

Radioactive Ass: pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.

I...

Well....

/ok, I just can't top that one. you win.


It would be better if she would queef into the bottle.
 
2014-01-28 01:16:10 AM  

SomeoneDumb: Today I learned you get more clicks by using an emotional word like banned to refer to what sounds like a simple refusal.


Sensationalism 101. Acting overly dramatic gets people's attention. In this case, falsely claiming their ad was "banned" borders on playing the victim, which also gets people's attention and adds in some sympathy points from gullible viewers.
 
2014-01-28 01:16:50 AM  

Mikey1969: What bullshiat. Coke and Pepsi can mention each other and show their competitors' products in their own ads, though... Fark them, and fark the Super Bowl pussies.

That being said, that SodaStream tastes like ass, anyway, so this is probably in all of our best interests.


Someone didn't read the comments.
 
2014-01-28 01:16:56 AM  
Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.

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2014-01-28 01:17:44 AM  

johncb76006: Radioactive Ass: pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.

I...

Well....

/ok, I just can't top that one. you win.

It would be better if she would queef into the bottle.

cdn.meme.li
 
2014-01-28 01:20:31 AM  

mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.


She was in the biggest movie of the year in 2012, Is in a critically acclaimed role in a best picture nominee this year, is in one of the biggest movies of 2014 AND 2015.

This likely was a shoot lasting a few hours, in return she likely got at least six figures.

Yeah, hard times.
 
2014-01-28 01:27:26 AM  

Critch: Mikey1969: What bullshiat. Coke and Pepsi can mention each other and show their competitors' products in their own ads, though... Fark them, and fark the Super Bowl pussies.

That being said, that SodaStream tastes like ass, anyway, so this is probably in all of our best interests.

Someone didn't read the comments.


Why? Was there a comment that told me that it didn't in fact taste like ass? Or is there one that claims that Pepsi and Coke don't use each other's products in their ads?
 
2014-01-28 01:33:34 AM  
Streisand effect. More people will see it and talk about it now than if it had been on during the Super Bowl and had been ignored by more than half the viewers getting more food and beer or taking a leak. And they're getting this at commercial cost, they don't even have to pay millions for a half-minute.

Whichever ad agency came up with this approach was genius. If we were only half as smart we'd be rich beyond our wildest dreams.
 
2014-01-28 01:35:58 AM  

Critch: mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.

She was in the biggest movie of the year in 2012, Is in a critically acclaimed role in a best picture nominee this year, is in one of the biggest movies of 2014 AND 2015.

This likely was a shoot lasting a few hours, in return she likely got at least six figures.

Yeah, hard times.


The ad is crap, but the car it bought was TERRIFIC!
 
2014-01-28 01:39:14 AM  

rudemix: Blood bubbles.


Fark needs a moran button
 
2014-01-28 01:39:36 AM  

LesserEvil: "Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it."


kombi: "Ya BS. There have been stories for the last couple of weeks about this. Just be honest. Has nothing to do with coke or Pepsi."



Except they are, and it does: "A censored version of the ad with Scarlett Johansson will therefore appear on game day, and will exclude this mention of competitors"
 
2014-01-28 01:40:55 AM  

Mark Ratner: Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.

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Approves.
 
2014-01-28 01:42:55 AM  

RatMaster999: electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?

Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.


I get mine at the local Walmart, and it is usually 30% less expensive than the coke or pepsi.
 
2014-01-28 01:43:39 AM  

skrame: Isn't Pepsi an Official Sponsor that pays big money to the NFL? I can see an organization not wanting to piss off a major advertiser, without resorting to an "I thought this was America, land of the free" rhetoric.


Well in a sane society this would be considered collusion and fall under antitrust law. But this is america
 
2014-01-28 01:50:41 AM  

StubbornYankee: I was kinda hoping for a nip slip or something

[blacksportsonline.com image 300x451]


She's supposed to be bringing her ta-tas out in 'Under the Skin' we'll have to wait until April to see if it's true or not.
 
2014-01-28 01:53:10 AM  

ciberido: Mark Ratner: Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.

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Approves.


Thanks for that. Hilarious!
 
2014-01-28 01:56:32 AM  

pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.


The question than would be..who would still drink it?
 
2014-01-28 01:57:39 AM  
I don't see anything thing being "banned" here, subby.
 
2014-01-28 02:01:43 AM  

fusillade762: Which advertiser in America doesn't mention a competitor?

I thought it was marketing 101 not to mention your competitors if your brand is the top selling whatever?


You can as far as I know if it's true or an opinion.  BK used to say that their fries won out in taste tests vs. Mc. D's before they changed to those crappy crispy fries.
 
2014-01-28 02:07:08 AM  

tonguedepressor: pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.

The question than would be..who would still drink it?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-28 02:30:49 AM  
Fox is "afraid" of Coke and Pepsi:

Fox is afraid of a lot of ordinary things people do.

Hence their need to legitimize the Tea Party and suck up to James O'Keefe.
 
2014-01-28 02:32:57 AM  

tonguedepressor: The question than would be..who would still drink it?


Really?

When I was in the navy there was a saying along the lines of "I would eat a bucket of her shiat just to see where it came from".

Not to be taken literally of course but the concept is still there.
 
2014-01-28 02:37:54 AM  

GORDON: RatMaster999: electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?

Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.

I get mine at the local Walmart, and it is usually 30% less expensive than the coke or pepsi.


and your putting Americans out of good paying jobs by buying foreign crap to save a few cents
 
2014-01-28 02:38:17 AM  
Meh they aren't afraid of Coke and pepsi, they are afraid of losing those sweet sweet ad dollars.
 
2014-01-28 02:41:44 AM  

Radioactive Ass: tonguedepressor: The question than would be..who would still drink it?

Really?

When I was in the navy there was a saying along the lines of "I would eat a bucket of her shiat just to see where it came from".

Not to be taken literally of course but the concept is still there.


I'm pretty sure the quote is "I'd crawl naked on broken glass for a mile to eat the corn out of her shiat."

Navy was always bunch a pussies.
 
2014-01-28 02:42:24 AM  
Obligatory.

img.fark.net

Scarlett is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back. Scarlett is like that.
 
2014-01-28 02:43:36 AM  

hundreddollarman: Obligatory.


Damn it. What the hell happened?
 
2014-01-28 02:46:38 AM  

Objectesticle: GORDON: RatMaster999: electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?

Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.

I get mine at the local Walmart, and it is usually 30% less expensive than the coke or pepsi.

and your putting Americans out of good paying jobs by buying foreign crap to save a few cents


the first part of what i typed got cut off and I quoted you by accident - Time to go to bed
 
2014-01-28 02:51:21 AM  

hundreddollarman: hundreddollarman: Obligatory.

Damn it. What the hell happened?


There seems to be a glitch in the FARK matrix this evening/early morning, where the images are getting stretched and elongated. I'm thinking about posting a pic of my penis.
 
2014-01-28 02:54:30 AM  

gweilo8888: Yeah, I don't believe this story for one millisecond, mostly because every Sodastream I've ever tried tasted like ass. And not the good ass, either. Putrid, festering ass that's been left out in the sweaty sunshine for a week. Blue cheese ass.

It's like this:

* Real soda
*
* Generic soda
*
*
* Flat generic soda that's had a homeless guy's nutsack dipped in it
*
*
* Sodastream


You DO realize you can use ANY flavored syrup and don't have to buy SodaStream's primary line of syrups, don't you?

The primary SodaStream syrups include Sucralose (Splenda) which makes them taste icky to those of us who don't like sugar substitutes. However, SodaStream makes another line of syrups that are sweetened with cane sugar, and those are excellent. If you get the mix right, and the fizz right, it tastes a lot like Coke or, at the very least, RC. If you want it to be more like Pepsi you could always add 25% more syrup, I suppose. Either way, I'm quite fond of the cane sugar cola from SodaStream.

Torani makes a line of syrups that are excellent and work great with SodaStream. Their root beer is excellent, and you can mix flavors. Plus, they make a surprisingly good bacon-flavored syrup, which means bacon soda, my friend... Bacon soda.

However, if you're not experimental, you can always go to Sam's Club or Costco and buy Bag-in-Box cases of actual Coke or RC syrups. A 1-gallon box of RC syrup will go a LONG way, and costs in the neighborhood of $20. Put the syrup into pump bottles, and you can make RC cola all day long, however sweet you want it. The same goes for all the other flavors from both companies.

So your problem isn't that you don't like SodaStream... It's that you were never given a decent drink from one, and that you didn't think about all the possibilities if you just put a little effort to it.


TOSViolation: I am very disappoint in this product.  I had this image in my mind of it working differently.  Apparently, you could achieve the same effect with a bottle of seltzer water and any random flavoring to add to it.


Well, yes. It carbonates ordinary tap water, though, so you don't need to buy multiple bottles of seltzer water to keep on hand (and it isn't salted or flavored like some seltzers), and it can be as fizzy as you want. It's also convenient. It doesn't require power, so it can sit on your bar or kitchen counter wherever you need it, and it takes up very little space. When you want a soda, you carbonate a bottle of water, add any flavor you want, and it's a fresh drink without HFCS, and made exactly the way you want it. Want a strawberry-banana soda? It's yours. Want a chocolate cola? It's yours. Want a root beer with a hint of vanilla creme? It's yours.

But if you were thinking of carbonating orange juice or something..? Well, you really shouldn't because the sugars in those sorts of things will cause a bit of an explosion or overflow. Instead, you carbonate your water extra-fizzy, and then mix with juices to your liking.

Some people have successfully carbonated wine to make a champagne-like drink. It's not recommended, but the lower the sugar content, the more likely it will be a success.

Soda Club has been around for a long time in Europe, and they've been doing OK in America since they got here. I only recently got one out of curiosity, but I have to say I love it. I drink a lot of cola, and I've switched to the sugar cane cola from SodaStream. Yeah, I hate the regular line of syrups from them, with the sucralose, but the sugar cane stuff is the game-changer. I'm not drinking a ton of HFCS anymore, and the drink is crisp and light, instead of feeling heavy and sickly sweet.

Now, SodaStream isn't a huge money-saver unless you pick up an adapter to use a standard CO2 tank with it, because their proprietary tank refill fees are a bit price-gougey, but once you get an adapter you can even set them up with an under-the-counter CO2 line and a 20 pound tank, and have the equivalent of a restaurant fountain. Line up your flavored syrups on the bar, and make your guests and yourself any flavored drink they.

I'm happy with my SodaStream. I'd be happier if they didn't have their proprietary CO2 tanks, and if the sugar cane sweetened flavorings weren't more expensive than the sucralose-based flavorings, but the nice thing about it is that I have all sorts of options. There are several companies making syrups, and refilling a tank only costs me $4 with the modifications I made. So I spend less on drinks in the long run, and they're better for me.

Just a bit of advice for anyone considering a SodaStream: The more expensive models aren't all that worth it. The cheapest one (Jet) does the same job, with the same basic mechanism as all the others, and actually takes the larger CO2 tanks, while most of the higher-end models only accept the smaller tanks, and the LED displays or other features they offer don't really change the end result or make it any more convenient. The only exception is the really high end ones that will carbonate in a glass carafe, so they're more elegant for bar use.

Personally, I think the thing is one of the best investments I've made. As long as you're a little creative, it can be as good as you need it to be.
 
2014-01-28 02:55:28 AM  

tonguedepressor: I'm pretty sure the quote is "I'd crawl naked on broken glass for a mile to eat the corn out of her shiat."

Navy was always bunch a pussies.


No, that was also used. As was the colloquial  tampon tea, and other quite vulgar euphemisms.Sailors at sea have a lot of time to make up sayings for seeing someone naked and doing the nasty. Creativity was our hallmark. The eating a bucket of shiat was a mild one, but it was short and to the point. There were some that went on for five minutes before it got to the point.
 
2014-01-28 03:00:08 AM  
Is this the thread where nobody knows how to size pictures correctly? I hope I'm in the right place.
 
2014-01-28 03:01:29 AM  

RatMaster999: electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?

Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.


As I said in the previous post, you can go to Sam's Club or Costco and get RC syrup by the gallon. If you don't want to go for SodaStream, you could always buy seltzer or soda water and flavor it. You can order RC syrup online at either store's website, and with Sam's (don't know about Costco) you don't have to be a member to order online.
 
2014-01-28 03:13:41 AM  
Still looking for erythritol syrup.....
 
2014-01-28 03:24:18 AM  
Hello, face pillows!
static.comicvine.com
 
2014-01-28 03:39:50 AM  

Mark Ratner: Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.


I have one, which I requested for my birthday. Mind you I only use the orange/berry/lemon-lime flavored essences, not the regular 'soda' flavors, but I used it all the goddamn time until the CO2 canister ran out. The only reason I'm stuck in a non-carbonated hell right now is because I live in the middle of nowhere and once the major shippers got wind of exactly what was in those canisters, they refused carry them. Stupid Walmart is completely unreliable for replacing it so I'm waiting until I move, at this point.

*grumble*

*crave orange fizzy water*
 
2014-01-28 04:03:45 AM  

gweilo8888: Yeah, I don't believe this story for one millisecond, mostly because every Sodastream I've ever tried tasted like ass. And not the good ass, either. Putrid, festering ass that's been left out in the sweaty sunshine for a week. Blue cheese ass.

It's like this:

* Real soda
*
* Generic soda
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Flat real soda
* Flat generic soda
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Flat generic soda that's had a homeless guy's nutsack dipped in it
*
*
* Sodastream


Awesome
 
2014-01-28 05:17:05 AM  

pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.


They'd never be able to produce enough to meet the demand.
 
2014-01-28 05:37:37 AM  

ladyfortuna: Mark Ratner: Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.

I have one, which I requested for my birthday. Mind you I only use the orange/berry/lemon-lime flavored essences, not the regular 'soda' flavors, but I used it all the goddamn time until the CO2 canister ran out. The only reason I'm stuck in a non-carbonated hell right now is because I live in the middle of nowhere and once the major shippers got wind of exactly what was in those canisters, they refused carry them. Stupid Walmart is completely unreliable for replacing it so I'm waiting until I move, at this point.

*grumble*

*crave orange fizzy water*


Too bad there is nothing that can use these non-proprietary cartridges.



www.mrfizz.com
 
2014-01-28 06:00:54 AM  
I like her boobs.
 
2014-01-28 06:07:03 AM  

fusillade762: Which advertiser in America doesn't mention a competitor?

I thought it was marketing 101 not to mention your competitors if your brand is the top selling whatever?


To be fair, soda stream is not anyone's top selling whatever, so different rules might apply. At that point we're going down multiple rabbit-holes at once anyway.
 
2014-01-28 06:43:23 AM  
Fascism: The corporations decide what you see.
 
2014-01-28 07:30:26 AM  
Meh. It was a lame commercial anyway.
 
2014-01-28 07:40:51 AM  
TEAM MOXIE!
 
2014-01-28 07:49:49 AM  
Water -

free
readily available in many places
you body is mostly water


\quit caronated sugar drinks YEARS ago and my body has been happy ever since.
\\ do yourself a favor, drink water
 
2014-01-28 07:52:41 AM  
brb... buying a soda stream...
 
2014-01-28 07:59:25 AM  

ladyfortuna: Mark Ratner: Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.

I have one, which I requested for my birthday. Mind you I only use the orange/berry/lemon-lime flavored essences, not the regular 'soda' flavors, but I used it all the goddamn time until the CO2 canister ran out. The only reason I'm stuck in a non-carbonated hell right now is because I live in the middle of nowhere and once the major shippers got wind of exactly what was in those canisters, they refused carry them. Stupid Walmart is completely unreliable for replacing it so I'm waiting until I move, at this point.

*grumble*

*crave orange fizzy water*


I missed the memo on the DOT and soda stream.  WTF.  Out of all the items that ship around the US, pressurized CO2 seems fairly benign.
 
2014-01-28 08:10:18 AM  
Y'all don't get it. We can't be havin' them furriners advertisin' their wares during our Great American Superb Owl.

/unless it's something rich people buy, of course.
 
2014-01-28 08:19:35 AM  

CygnusDarius: Reminds me of the old Sega commercials that kept dissing on Nintendo for being 'too slow'.



"Going fast is COOL - going slow is noooooot..."
 
2014-01-28 08:29:52 AM  
Some people like Pepsi
Some people like Coke
The wacky morning DJ
says your marketing's a joke
 
2014-01-28 08:33:52 AM  

pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.

 
2014-01-28 08:34:42 AM  

pedobearapproved: Well, I was expecting to see her twist the bottle into her ass and fart into the bottle and that's how the bubbles were actually being made.

I am disappoint.


anongallery.org

/try again
 
2014-01-28 08:38:12 AM  

rudemix: Blood bubbles


MmmmmmMMM Good! Tastes like...suffering!
 
2014-01-28 08:42:06 AM  

Flappyhead: TheOtherMisterP: Forget the banning for a minute and just look at the commercial itself:

It's kind of lame, right? Any commercial that has to beg to go viral is just sad. And she doesn't do anything racy at all. Pepsi's Cindy Crawford commercial from 20 years was far sexier than this stupid thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B02DGmkqDDU

Hell compare it to the Two Broke Girls commercial last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5aT3s6fPE

If you're going this route for publicity at least make it worth our while.


Wow. they actually managed to make Beth Behr look somewhat attractive in that commercial.  God knows they can't accomplish it on the show itself. Every time she speaks, I just want to hide in Kat Denning's cleavage and hate the world into oblivion.
 
2014-01-28 08:44:57 AM  
Aww, I was hoping it was Scarlett Johansson demonstrating how to use a soda douche.
 
2014-01-28 08:46:49 AM  

gweilo8888: Yeah, I don't believe this story for one millisecond, mostly because every Sodastream I've ever tried tasted like ass. And not the good ass, either. Putrid, festering ass that's been left out in the sweaty sunshine for a week. Blue cheese ass.

It's like this:

* Real soda
*
* Generic soda
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Flat real soda
* Flat generic soda
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* Flat generic soda that's had a homeless guy's nutsack dipped in it
*
*
* Sodastream


Actually, if you go buy bulk brand-name flavor syrups, it's pretty dang good. I got a guy hooking me up with 1gal jugs of Diet Coke Syrup for around $20CAD. they last quite a while since you only need about 1-1.5oz of syrup per 1L bottle of seltzer.  But yeah, I agree that SodaStream's house-label flavors are kinda meh. Country Time lemonade's not bad, but their generics are pretty blah.
 
2014-01-28 08:54:17 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: It's just a cure for not being a homicidal axe-wielding maniac.


i1.ytimg.com

The potential market's enormous!
 
2014-01-28 08:55:10 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Fascism: The corporations decide what you see.


I don't quite think you understand fascism.
 
2014-01-28 09:01:59 AM  

LesserEvil: Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.


Yep,  Daniel Defense did the same thing with their barely fit for youtube ad.
 
2014-01-28 09:04:38 AM  

mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.


She looked kind of too skinny in the ad too.  Not her normal voluptuous self.
 
2014-01-28 09:07:16 AM  

LesserEvil: Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.


Good.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who has caught on to The SB Advertisement Ban strategy.

manimal2878:

Yep,  Daniel Defense did the same thing with their barely fit for youtube ad.

That one was painfully obvious.  How does a company with $32M in revenue justify blowing $4M on one ad that isn't its target market.  It was a hustle without noting that the "banned" commercial was one minute.
 
2014-01-28 09:16:22 AM  
No, it was rejected because it's just a really lame commercial and there were probably lots of better ones. Did they hire an eighth grader to write it? Very weak effort, especially for all the money spent.
 
2014-01-28 09:19:02 AM  
What advertiser doesn't mention it's competitor?

Well, Pepsi gets a little catty occasionally, and Coke hasn't given a fark for years and years...

Generally speaking, none of them do.
 
2014-01-28 09:30:01 AM  
Horse-faced fatty with boobs, all she is.
 
2014-01-28 09:59:19 AM  

Frozboz: Oh, please.  What's going to happen?  Coke and Pepsi boycott the Super Bowl?


Considering Pepsi SPONSERS it, yes, and possibly every NFL game. not everyone drinks $10 beer at a game.
 
2014-01-28 10:03:12 AM  

JerkStore: No, it was rejected because it's just a really lame commercial and there were probably lots of better ones. Did they hire an eighth grader to write it? Very weak effort, especially for all the money spent.


so the selection is based on artistic merit?
 
2014-01-28 10:06:06 AM  

Strik3r: Water -

free
readily available in many places
you body is mostly water


\quit caronated sugar drinks YEARS ago and my body has been happy ever since.
\\ do yourself a favor, drink water


Obivously told by someone who's never taken a drink of Arlington water. BLECH!

/prefer tea.
 
2014-01-28 10:07:16 AM  

frostus: We had Fizzies. They were awesome.


Enjoy your flipper babies, cyclamate-lover.
 
2014-01-28 10:08:45 AM  

Doc Batarang: What advertiser doesn't mention it's competitor?

Well, Pepsi gets a little catty occasionally, and Coke hasn't given a fark for years and years...

Generally speaking, none of them do.


Pepsi mentions Coke often. Coke doesn't mention anyone. Microsoft mentions Google. Google doesn't give a fark. Dodge mentions Toyota...

So, it's pretty clear that the top guys don't mention competitors (maybe I'm missing some).
 
2014-01-28 10:11:09 AM  
Pepsi, in the past, has had multiple ads where they show Coke drivers driniking Pepsi with not one complaint from the broadcast network about mentioning the competition.
 
2014-01-28 10:15:20 AM  

RatMaster999: electricjebus: I had to drink RC cola at the last Rams game I went to, because seriously noon is too early for me to pay 8 bucks for a beer.  Where was the NFL to make sure I got my Coke or Pepsi for an outrageous itself price then?

Had?  farking heathen.  I have to hunt and search high and low to find RC anywhere around here.


I am a rabid Coke drinker, but I will always choose and RC over it if available. Good cola.
 
2014-01-28 10:16:54 AM  
I enjoy my SodaStream because when I want unflavored seltzer water, it's easier to fill a bottle and pop it into this machine for a few seconds than it is to stock store-bought seltzer by the palette.  (Though if I lived in the exurbs and had a Costco membership and a 2-car garage, my preference would likely be different.)

The SodaStream syrups must be their high-margin products, though, because otherwise I don't know why they'd be pushing them so hard.  All their flavors taste like bitter ass compared to their name-brand counterparts.
 
2014-01-28 10:24:45 AM  
This has rekindled my lack of interest in sugar water.

I'm still interested in Scarlett, tho.
 
2014-01-28 10:25:15 AM  

Strik3r: Water -

free
readily available in many places
you body is mostly water


\quit caronated sugar drinks YEARS ago and my body has been happy ever since.
\\ do yourself a favor, drink water


Hasn't helped you writing.
 
2014-01-28 10:30:28 AM  

People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: Water -

free
readily available in many places
you body is mostly water


\quit caronated sugar drinks YEARS ago and my body has been happy ever since.
\\ do yourself a favor, drink water

Obivously told by someone who's never taken a drink of Arlington water. BLECH!

/prefer tea.


There are options if the local water supply is pure (or even partially) crap. They do come with a small cost that is probably less than this silly machine.

They include :

bottled water
water filters


Oh and @StoPPermobile.......  OMG I dropped an "R" !  .............
 
2014-01-28 10:34:56 AM  

mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.


More likely they either paid her a farkton of money or having something to do with the fact that it's an Israeli company and she's Jewish (Russian Ashkenazi, I believe).
 
2014-01-28 10:42:53 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Personally, I think the thing is one of the best investments I've made. As long as you're a little creative, it can be as good as you need it to be.


I love the damn sodastream. But I don't get too fancy - I just make some soda water and pour a little fruit juice in it, bam, light sparkly fruity water. I don't really like sugar drinks all that much and most fruit juisces are too sweet.
 
2014-01-28 11:12:57 AM  

Strik3r: There are options if the local water supply is pure (or even partially) crap. They do come with a small cost that is probably less than this silly machine.

They include :

bottled water
water filters


First, the tap water is filtered, but it still tastes like crap. Two: Guess who owns a lot of the "bottled water" biz. Third, bottled water does nothing for you, as it is filtered to death.
 
2014-01-28 11:19:53 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Critch: mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.

She was in the biggest movie of the year in 2012, Is in a critically acclaimed role in a best picture nominee this year, is in one of the biggest movies of 2014 AND 2015.

This likely was a shoot lasting a few hours, in return she likely got at least six figures.

Yeah, hard times.

The ad is crap, but the car it bought was TERRIFIC!


Was that a Michael Caine paraphrase?
 
2014-01-28 11:22:18 AM  

People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: There are options if the local water supply is pure (or even partially) crap. They do come with a small cost that is probably less than this silly machine.

They include :

bottled water
water filters

First, the tap water is filtered, but it still tastes like crap. Two: Guess who owns a lot of the "bottled water" biz. Third, bottled water does nothing for you, as it is filtered to death.


OK, first off, I am NOT putting down tea or it's drinkers.

I do understand that there are places where drinking water is not readily available. As a being who is composed of and subsusts on mostly water, I try to avoid these places or only enter them temporarily. When I do, I try to be well stocked.

If I found myself living in such a place, i would probably look to move.

I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........   water....  (preferred in many cases)
 
2014-01-28 11:30:06 AM  

hundreddollarman: Obligatory.

[img.fark.net image 295x295]



Would still hit.
 
2014-01-28 11:39:27 AM  

ZeroCorpse: You DO realize you can use ANY flavored syrup and don't have to buy SodaStream's primary line of syrups, don't you?


Yes. My problem was not so much the syrups (although the Sodastream-branded ones *are* awful. Predominantly, my problem was the poor carbonation and the fact that everything the Sodastream makes has an unpleasant aftertaste that appears to be a side-effect of the carbonation.

The primary SodaStream syrups include Sucralose (Splenda) which makes them taste icky to those of us who don't like sugar substitutes. However, SodaStream makes another line of syrups that are sweetened with cane sugar, and those are excellent. If you get the mix right, and the fizz right, it tastes a lot like Coke or, at the very least, RC. If you want it to be more like Pepsi you could always add 25% more syrup, I suppose. Either way, I'm quite fond of the cane sugar cola from SodaStream.

I've actually not tried the Splenda ones, because Splenda itself is an abomination. The only ones I've tried were cane sugar. And no, they don't taste "a lot like" Coke, or at least, they taste "a lot like" coke in about the same way that Velveeta tastes "a lot like" cheese.

Their cola was far and away the most disappointing flavor, for my money.

Torani makes a line of syrups that are excellent and work great with SodaStream. Their root beer is excellent, and you can mix flavors. Plus, they make a surprisingly good bacon-flavored syrup, which means bacon soda, my friend... Bacon soda.

a) Bacon is played out, and has been for years.
b) It will still have that trademarked SodaStream poor carbonation, and that trademarked SodaStream foul aftertaste.

However, if you're not experimental, you can always go to Sam's Club or Costco and buy Bag-in-Box cases of actual Coke or RC syrups. A 1-gallon box of RC syrup will go a LONG way, and costs in the neighborhood of $20. Put the syrup into pump bottles, and you can make RC cola all day long, however sweet you want it. The same goes for all the other flavors from both companies.

See previous reply.

So your problem isn't that you don't like SodaStream... It's that you were never given a decent drink from one, and that you didn't think about all the possibilities if you just put a little effort to it.

No, my problem is SodaStream. And people who think they know better than I do about what my problems is.

Technoir: Actually, if you go buy bulk brand-name flavor syrups, it's pretty dang good. I got a guy hooking me up with 1gal jugs of Diet Coke Syrup for around $20CAD. they last quite a while since you only need about 1-1.5oz of syrup per 1L bottle of seltzer.  But yeah, I agree that SodaStream's house-label flavors are kinda meh. Country Time lemonade's not bad, but their generics are pretty blah.


Yeah, no. It still has poor carbonation compared to the real deal, and a horrible aftertaste that isn't present in the real deal. But thanks for not being that guy who had to write a novel to tell me how I'm wrong and I don't understand that I'm wrong because I am too stupid.
 
2014-01-28 11:56:33 AM  
She's hot and stuff but her mouth moves funny like there's some dead brain center that was supposed to control it
 
2014-01-28 12:06:03 PM  

Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)


Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/
 
2014-01-28 12:15:28 PM  

People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)

Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/


That first link looks like utter and complete BS. It provides no real definition of this so called "dead water". Here it is cited directly from the article because I want everyone to know there is no such thing as "dead water". Water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen. That's it ! Period!

Bullshiat From the hexagon link:

Water Can Die
In some situations water is full of energy, sometimes it is sluggish and exhausted; in some conditions it dies. "To an untrained eye dead water still looks like water. So we expect it to do the same job as healthy energetic water." Charlie Ryrie, author of The Healing Energies of Water
 
2014-01-28 12:22:01 PM  

Strik3r: It provides no real definition of this so called "dead water".


Water can die, but not like that.  You can have too much salt or fertilizer in your rivers and bays, and the ecosystem dies off.

Drinking water does not experience that effect.
 
2014-01-28 12:30:58 PM  

LesserEvil: Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.


My Google is failing me, so I'm going to ask for a citation on this one.
 
2014-01-28 12:35:20 PM  

People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)

Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/


So you're saying that your tap water is "sluggish and exhausted?" Did you actually read the link you provided? "People"_are_idiots, indeed. Easily the dumbest thing I've read all month. Do you drink Kangen water, too?
 
2014-01-28 12:36:47 PM  
I'm looking at these on Amazon. Seems like the CO2 cartridge is the deal breaker for a club soda drinker. It looks like it uses almost $1 of CO2 to make 1L of soda. I get store brand club soda cheaper than that.
 
2014-01-28 12:37:56 PM  

bluefoxicy: Strik3r: It provides no real definition of this so called "dead water".

Water can die, but not like that.  You can have too much salt or fertilizer in your rivers and bays, and the ecosystem dies off.


Well, technically, that's POLLUTED water.

There is not way to over filter water. Who ever introduced that idea is an idiot.
 
2014-01-28 12:38:55 PM  

Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)

Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/

That first link looks like utter and complete BS. It provides no real definition of this so called "dead water". Here it is cited directly from the article because I want everyone to know there is no such thing as "dead water". Water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen. That's it ! Period!

Bullshiat From the hexagon link:

Water Can Die
In some situations water is full of energy, sometimes it is sluggish and exhausted; in some conditions it dies. "To an untrained eye dead water still looks like water. So we expect it to do the same job as healthy energetic water." Charlie Ryrie, author of The Healing Energies of Water


Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.
 
2014-01-28 12:42:27 PM  

stewbert: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)

Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/

So you're saying that your tap water is "sluggish and exhausted?" Did you actually read the link you provided? "People"_are_idiots, indeed. Easily the dumbest thing I've read all month. Do you drink Kangen water, too?



I once thought my tap water had mono for an entire year...turns out it was just really bored.
 
2014-01-28 12:47:40 PM  

RaceBoatDriver: I missed the memo on the DOT and soda stream. WTF. Out of all the items that ship around the US, pressurized CO2 seems fairly benign.


Honestly I've never looked into it but since the USPS is pretty restrictive on other stuff (like freaking nail polish), it's not that surprising.  Soda Stream themselves won't ship them anymore. It's probably because it's a pressurized gas, doesn't really matter what it is at that point.

As to the seltzer reference someone made, again, boonies. I doubt anyone here (cough WALMART cough) carries that either. We don't exactly have a lot of retailer choices. I mean I can buy cases of carbonated water at Wegmans, just... the whole point was not to have a ton of cans lying around, which have a deposit and have to be turned in. It got out of hand for a while before I got the device.
 
2014-01-28 12:52:17 PM  

People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r:

Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.


No. Water is H2O and That's ALL.

All those wonderful minerals and bacteria???  That is NOT water. You body needs it but can get it from a LARGE variety of sources.

This just in....   minerals DO NOT hydtrate you. The WATER  (H2O stuff) does.  Water is the medium through which ALL of this material flows. THAT is what you body needs it for. To CARRY stuff in and out......
 
2014-01-28 12:56:09 PM  

Strik3r: Well, technically, that's POLLUTED water.


No, technically, not.

A healthy watershed requires a functional ecosystem.  Extracting drinking water from an unhealthy watershed is unsustainable--eventually the watershed fails.  It's not pollution so much as it is the fact that biological life sustains the viability of a lake or pond.  Failing that, you eventually get a bog or swamp.  Well before that, it's prohibitive to try to extract water from the damn thing--it starts gunking up with dead animal matter, proliferating bacteria, and so on (dead things rot--dead water rots).

You could cause the same effect by heating the water to boiling temporarily.

As for overfiltering water, natural water contains carbonate and other minerals in most cases.  Clean water containing carbonate is actually favored by most humans--this is why Sheffield well water is so fantastic.  Bass pale ale is made from carbonate water, which provide its distinctive taste.  The mystical healing properties of water come as well from mineral content including calcium, magnesium, and even iron--some diseases were cured by bathing in and drinking from spiritual hot springs that contained high amounts of dissolved iron with trace sulfur, mainly because those diseases were caused by extreme iron deficiency.

It's no wonder the concept of mysticism in water is all-pervasive.  Water is essential for life, and springs and especially hot springs (which dissolve more minerals) carry essential nutrients that humans easily become deficient in.  By all accounts, exposure to deep-well water and natural springs is akin to magical healing:  the water is clean (lacking pathogens) and carries a high mineral load--calcium carbonate, sodium, magnesium, even sulfur and iron and lithium and fluoride in trace--which can and does cure diseases of common deficiency or of ongoing exposure (i.e. drinking from unclean, pathogen-infected water... usually you can heal that by drinking clean water for several weeks, and improvement is nearly immediate).

What is exceedingly strange is that humans didn't take to the concept of bathing outside a spiritual or mystical healing practice until quite recently.  The mid-1800s saw that change, and even in the 1940s it was illegal to bathe in some parts of the US--if you owned an indoor bath tub, you weren't allowed to use it without medical prescription in Boston, and simply weren't allowed to bathe for half the year in Pennsylvania.  Most rich people scant hundreds of years ago washed their faces, believing that only the lower class would wash their bodies.  Yet the concept of bathing to restore health was well-known for thousands of years--would it not make sense, then, immediately when water became commonly available such that the sheer volume of use for bathing would not cause a crisis, to bathe every day as a way to maintain health?

It took forever for the medical community to begin to recognize that bathing wasn't a mystical shamanistic healing ritual, but was rooted very strongly in scientific reasoning for its positive impact on health:  dirt, sweat, and grime foster disease; removing these somehow reduces disease.  We later learned about bacteria feeding on organic matter, about the surface area of grit and how it fosters more pathogens, about how removing these things from our body worked about as well as culling an approaching army of 5000 down to about 200 men--if only every besieged castle were so fortunate as to wipe away their problems so readily.  But it took forever for the use of water against disease to move from a magical, spiritual ritual to a solid medical practice.

So yes, a preference for less-pure water has scientific, social (historical), and evolutionary merit.
 
2014-01-28 01:02:15 PM  

Loaf's Tray: stewbert: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)

Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/

So you're saying that your tap water is "sluggish and exhausted?" Did you actually read the link you provided? "People"_are_idiots, indeed. Easily the dumbest thing I've read all month. Do you drink Kangen water, too?


I once thought my tap water had mono for an entire year...turns out it was just really bored.


You should hook up your faucet to an iPod with audiobooks. My water loves Kurt Vonnegut, but actually says it hated Cat's Cradle. My water has been much more lively and satisfied since I started reading to it.
 
2014-01-28 01:05:08 PM  

bluefoxicy: Strik3r: Well, technically, that's POLLUTED water.

No, technically, not.
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So yes, a preference for less-pure water has scientific, social (historical), and evolutionary merit.

We are splitting hairs here but......

You are talking about PREFERENCE.

People NEED water. in it's basic form. We CANNOT survive without it.

Minerals can be absorbed from plants. So, water that has been "over filtered" would contain ONLY WATER. Which actually is all people need from water. Anything else that is suspended in the water can be gotten from eating something.
 
2014-01-28 01:07:19 PM  

ajgeek: LesserEvil: Bulls hit.

The reason it's "banned" is because SodaStream isn't buying any airtime and playing up a fake story about it being "banned" and getting a ton of publicity for it.

They did exactly the same thing last year.

Welcome to the age of creating fake outrage used to generate viral video viewing.

My Google is failing me, so I'm going to ask for a citation on this one.


How about a link to the Fark Thread about the EXACT SAME OUTRAGE from last year?

So yes, manufactured controversy, and probably fakety fake-fake as hell. I seem to recall the network commenting that they didn't ban anything and they didn't know what they were talking about when this "happened" last year.
 
2014-01-28 01:13:09 PM  
I have visited several friends and relatives with a SodaStream, none of them buys the flavor packets as they all just mix the bubbly water with fruit juice or fruit concentrate.  I have been tempted to get a base unit to do the same, but I figure we can get by without fizzy juice in the house.  I mean how do these people make money, is just everyone I know an exception and most people buy the flavor packs?  If not then I can't see the revenue stream.
 
2014-01-28 01:14:37 PM  

People_are_Idiots: Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.


That's only kind of true if you're drink DI or RO water.  Nobody really does that for bottled water though because it's kind of expensive and involved to do that at the quantities a bottler would need, there's no reason to do it for the commercial market, and the lawyers probably wouldn't even allow it for fear of lawsuits.
 
2014-01-28 01:17:01 PM  

People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: I'm not sure I understand how you could possibly "filter the water to death". It's still water, right? no suspended particles, no extra "stuff", just........ water.... (preferred in many cases)

Allow a little enlightenment then.

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_03.jsp

And for those drinking bottled water (especially enviro-nuts)

http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/

That first link looks like utter and complete BS. It provides no real definition of this so called "dead water". Here it is cited directly from the article because I want everyone to know there is no such thing as "dead water". Water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen. That's it ! Period!

Bullshiat From the hexagon link:

Water Can Die
In some situations water is full of energy, sometimes it is sluggish and exhausted; in some conditions it dies. "To an untrained eye dead water still looks like water. So we expect it to do the same job as healthy energetic water." Charlie Ryrie, author of The Healing Energies of Water

Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.


Giardia and cholera--drink to life! The good news is unlike a lot of vitamins and minerals that need to be present in food to be fully bioavailable, the ones originally found in water need only be consumed with water for your body to benefit from them. Fortunately the American diet is full of food and is rarely deficient in vitamins and minerals (many supplemented or enriching our foods).

Water is what we must be concerned with drinking (whether filtered or purified) and even that can be negotiated. I lived for years on diet coke and even doctors/researchers are for some reason promoting hydrating effects of coffee. *sigh*
/the human body is like a giant trash compactor that wont break if you feed it "dead water"
 
2014-01-28 01:23:42 PM  

BigLuca: The ad is crap, but the car it bought was TERRIFIC!

Was that a Michael Caine paraphrase?


Yes, it totally was.
 
2014-01-28 01:38:30 PM  
Somebody still has it in for the Juice.
 
2014-01-28 01:44:19 PM  

Technoir: Flappyhead: TheOtherMisterP: Forget the banning for a minute and just look at the commercial itself:

It's kind of lame, right? Any commercial that has to beg to go viral is just sad. And she doesn't do anything racy at all. Pepsi's Cindy Crawford commercial from 20 years was far sexier than this stupid thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B02DGmkqDDU

Hell compare it to the Two Broke Girls commercial last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5aT3s6fPE

If you're going this route for publicity at least make it worth our while.

Wow. they actually managed to make Beth Behr look somewhat attractive in that commercial.  God knows they can't accomplish it on the show itself. Every time she speaks, I just want to hide in Kat Denning's cleavage and hate the world into oblivion.


It might be a better show if Kat and Beth's joke delivery was not always 'YELL LIKE THE AUDIENCE IS DEAF'.

/There might be some better parts, but the episodes I watched should have been called 'Two Hollering Whores'
 
2014-01-28 02:51:34 PM  

ladyfortuna: Mark Ratner: Who buys one of these things? If someone gave it to me, I'd re-gift it for sure.

I have one, which I requested for my birthday. Mind you I only use the orange/berry/lemon-lime flavored essences, not the regular 'soda' flavors, but I used it all the goddamn time until the CO2 canister ran out. The only reason I'm stuck in a non-carbonated hell right now is because I live in the middle of nowhere and once the major shippers got wind of exactly what was in those canisters, they refused carry them. Stupid Walmart is completely unreliable for replacing it so I'm waiting until I move, at this point.

*grumble*

*crave orange fizzy water*


Go to amazon and look up SodaMod, or shop online for CO2 Doctor.

Get an adapter, use normal CO2 tanks, be happy.
 
2014-01-28 02:55:08 PM  
Came for the pics of Scarrlett J, and I am leaving disappointed.....
 
2014-01-28 03:01:06 PM  

gweilo8888: Yeah, no. It still has poor carbonation compared to the real deal, and a horrible aftertaste that isn't present in the real deal. But thanks for not being that guy who had to write a novel to tell me how I'm wrong and I don't understand that I'm wrong because I am too stupid.


Well, apparently you  are too stupid because you missed one of my more basic points:  The carbonation level is controlled by the user. Want more? ADD MORE. I do 6 buzzes, and my cola comes out as fizzy as anything I've ever gotten in a can from Coke or Pepsi. It stays fizzy too.

It helps to carbonate when it's very cold, too. Don't just pour from the tap and then carbonate. Keep water in the fridge for the SodaStream.

I'm sorry your experience has been lackluster, but it still seems to me you haven't actually used the thing beyond a few tries, and certainly haven't gotten the benefit of a soda made properly with the SodaStream. It's no skin off my back. I just thought you might be open to the possibility that what you tried wasn't representative of what could be done with the device. I hated the samples I got in stores, too... But when I actually got one and used it properly, I found that it was actually pretty fricking awesome.

But hey, be stubborn if you want. It's not my problem if you refuse to accept that there's more than one way to make a soda with SodaStream. I'm happy with mine.
 
2014-01-28 03:02:36 PM  

afswordsman: Came for the pics of Scarrlett J, and I am leaving disappointed.....


People abandoned posting pics last night because FARK was resizing them all wrong. Don't blame the Farkers. Some people tried, but FARK wasn't playing nice.
 
2014-01-28 03:18:47 PM  

interstellar_tedium: I have visited several friends and relatives with a SodaStream, none of them buys the flavor packets as they all just mix the bubbly water with fruit juice or fruit concentrate.  I have been tempted to get a base unit to do the same, but I figure we can get by without fizzy juice in the house.   I mean how do these people make money, is just everyone I know an exception and most people buy the flavor packs?  If not then I can't see the revenue stream.


1. The CO2 refills in their proprietary carbonator tank. They REALLY overcharge for those. People who don't modify the SodaStream pay $15 for a refill and $30 for a full tank. (With a standard CO2 tank, you pay about $4 for a refill, and it lasts longer.)

2. People who like diet drinks like the main line of SodaStream flavors.

3. Despite what  some people say, the cane sugar "Naturals" varieties DO taste quite good. They're all MUCH better than the smaller bottles with sucralose/sugar mix. I buy the cane sugar cola, and as I said before, it tastes quite a lot like Mexican Coke. Now, if you're used to the HFCS Coke in America and can't adjust to sugar-sweetened Coke, then perhaps you might not like it, but I happen to love the flavor of the sugar-sweetened Coke, and I don't mind not drinking a crapload of HFCS, either.

4. The SodaStream units themselves must be marked up pretty high above cost, as they are just plastic and nickel-plated hollow plastic shells. If I had a 3D printer, I could probably make one myself, piece by piece. They're decent quality, but they're definitely priced high enough to make a good profit... Especially the higher-end models which are around $179.

5. The Bottles for the SodaStream are also proprietary, with specific threading. They're designed to handle the pressure of carbonation without bursting, and they make several varieties of these: Dishwasher-safe, Standard (non dishwasher-safe), 1 liter, half-liter, glass carafes, etc. They mark these all up pretty well, too. A set of two bottles will run around $17, and you KNOW that plastic molding didn't cost that much.

With all that being said, you can get around most of these costs.

* Use fruit juices, as your friends do. Also, cheaper syrup alternative exist.

* Buy an adapter to use a larger, standard CO2 tank that can be filled anywhere for 75% less than SodaStream's fee. This adds up a lot over time.

* Acquire bottles from Bed, Bath & Beyond using one of their ubiquitous 20% off coupons.

* Don't bother with new bottles until you have to. I get by with one bottle for carbonating, and then I just pour the finished soda into standard soda bottles.

* Buy the cheapest SodaStream unit (the Jet) at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $79, and use the aforementioned 20% off coupon.

* Find syrups on clearance. I recently got a bunch of it for 50% off because it was close to shelf expiration. That's no problem; You just stick it in the fridge and it lasts a long time. The expiration date is for non-refrigerated shelf storage.


Summary: People who play within SodaStream's ecosystem pay a lot and the company makes a tidy profit. People who are a little more aggressive about saving money can find lots of ways to do so.
 
2014-01-28 03:20:59 PM  

ZeroCorpse: afswordsman: Came for the pics of Scarrlett J, and I am leaving disappointed.....

People abandoned posting pics last night because FARK was resizing them all wrong. Don't blame the Farkers. Some people tried, but FARK wasn't playing nice.


Okay.  Appoligies to the Farker community of Picture finding wonderfullness.  I hope that your skills we be able to be put to use in the near future.

Off to GIS.
 
2014-01-28 03:27:08 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Go to amazon and look up SodaMod, or shop online for CO2 Doctor.

Get an adapter, use normal CO2 tanks, be happy.

stuff etc...


I love you, thanks for the advice.
 
2014-01-28 03:43:17 PM  

hundreddollarman: Obligatory.

[img.fark.net image 295x295]

Scarlett is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back. Scarlett is like that.



Oh, you're good, you are. I came to this thread hoping for photos of the luscious Ms. Johansson in that catsuit from the Ironman motion pictures and there are none, no not one. But this has me powerfully embonered and for that, on this bitterly cold Winter's day, I thank ye.
 
2014-01-28 03:47:03 PM  

rudemix: Blood bubbles.

 
2014-01-28 03:53:36 PM  
ZeroCorpse:Well, apparently you  are too stupid because you missed one of my more basic points:  The carbonation level is controlled by the user. Want more? ADD MORE. I do 6 buzzes, and my cola comes out as fizzy as anything I've ever gotten in a can from Coke or Pepsi. It stays fizzy too.

Yeah, no. I tried that. It quickly reaches a point where more injections of CO2 make zero difference to the final result. And sorry, but that result is nowhere near store-bought soda either in fizziness or especially in how long the fizz lasts.

It helps to carbonate when it's very cold, too. Don't just pour from the tap and then carbonate. Keep water in the fridge for the SodaStream.

Again, did that. I'm not given to drinking my soda at room temperature.

I'm sorry your experience has been lackluster, but it still seems to me you haven't actually used the thing beyond a few tries, and certainly haven't gotten the benefit of a soda made properly with the SodaStream. It's no skin off my back. I just thought you might be open to the possibility that what you tried wasn't representative of what could be done with the device. I hated the samples I got in stores, too... But when I actually got one and used it properly, I found that it was actually pretty fricking awesome.

Nope, it's not that at all. Owned the thing for years, and tried it many times solely because we had paid for it, and what the hell. It never produced anything even remotely resembling a store-bought product.

Apparently you just have much lower standards than some of us do.

But hey, be stubborn if you want. It's not my problem if you refuse to accept that there's more than one way to make a soda with SodaStream. I'm happy with mine.

That's great for you. I wasn't.
 
2014-01-28 03:56:56 PM  
I come into the thread expecting pics, and all I get is an argument about woo. I am disappoint.
 
2014-01-28 03:58:57 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: hundreddollarman: Obligatory.

[img.fark.net image 295x295]

Scarlett is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back. Scarlett is like that.


Oh, you're good, you are. I came to this thread hoping for photos of the luscious Ms. Johansson in that catsuit from the Ironman motion pictures and there are none, no not one. But this has me powerfully embonered and for that, on this bitterly cold Winter's day, I thank ye.


I did not write it, but someone else had posted it on another thread and it's made its way to almost every Fark thread about Scarlett Johansson since then. Just doing my duty. But I hear you; massive amounts of ghey in this thread.
 
2014-01-28 05:15:53 PM  
Remember this "Queen of Carbs" ad that got Millers panties in a bunch?
s14.postimg.org
 
2014-01-28 05:22:59 PM  

Aigoo: mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.

More likely they either paid her a farkton of money or having something to do with the fact that it's an Israeli company and she's Jewish (Russian Ashkenazi, I believe).


obviously sodastream is a conspiracy by the jooz


seriously WTF?
 
2014-01-28 05:26:58 PM  

People_are_Idiots: Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.


are you high on chromosomes?
 
2014-01-28 05:36:35 PM  

Lehk: Aigoo: mr0x: Wow. Scarlett Johansson must be going through some hard times that she has to whore herself out to a soda company.

More likely they either paid her a farkton of money or having something to do with the fact that it's an Israeli company and she's Jewish (Russian Ashkenazi, I believe).

obviously sodastream is a conspiracy by the jooz


seriously WTF?


Yeah, seriously WTF?! Because that is not what I said, looneytoons. The original comment was that Johannson was going through rough times to "whore herself out" to a soda company. My comment was they either paid her a farkton of cash or she's Jewish and it's an Israeli company...because she wanted to support a reasonably small company in Israel, being Jewish. Which is something many people I know would do, and something I myself have done.

How the holy fark does that equate to a soda company being a Jewish conspiracy except in the mind of a crazy person? Seek help before your paranoia leads to something tragic.
 
2014-01-28 05:38:58 PM  

Lehk: People_are_Idiots: Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.

are you high on chromosomes?


apparently he is a homeopathic medicine nutjob subscriber....

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/livingwater.html
 
2014-01-28 05:50:01 PM  
This thread has to have set the record for lowest-ever ratio of number of pictures of Scarlett Johansson to length of thread about Scarlett Johansson.
 
2014-01-28 06:00:59 PM  
Should be banned because it is manufactured in an Apartheid territory.
 
2014-01-28 08:15:19 PM  

poot_rootbeer: frostus: We had Fizzies. They were awesome.

Enjoy your flipper babies, cyclamate-lover.


Four kids and five grandchidren (so far) and not a flipper baby in the bunch.

/they're all a bit goofy though
 
2014-01-28 09:24:07 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Streisand effect


Nailed it.
 
2014-01-28 09:40:12 PM  

John Buck 41: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Streisand effect

Nailed it.


The words "nailed" and "Streisand" in close proximity made me throw up in my mouth a little.
 
2014-01-28 10:44:38 PM  

Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r:

Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.

No. Water is H2O and That's ALL.

All those wonderful minerals and bacteria???  That is NOT water. You body needs it but can get it from a LARGE variety of sources.

This just in....   minerals DO NOT hydtrate you. The WATER  (H2O stuff) does.  Water is the medium through which ALL of this material flows. THAT is what you body needs it for. To CARRY stuff in and out......


I dunno, I'm sold. His link has inspired me to go out and buy some bio-ionic ceramic beads. They give life to dead water by mimicking the natural water splashing gently on rocks in nature... Not to mention the mai fan shi longevity stone filter. It will magically cure allergies, constipation and make you lose weight!

/Seriously wonder if the people who invent this crap are delusional too, or just laughing their way to the bank?
 
2014-01-28 11:53:29 PM  

o'really: Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r: People_are_Idiots: Strik3r:

Water is more than Hydrogen/Oxygen atoms. It's also has bacteria and minerals that actually AID in life. Typical minerals: calcium‚ potassium, and magnesium. almost all types of filters (especially those used in bottling water) remove those bacteria and minerals, thereby making the water essentially useless to our bodies. Why? Because when the "dead" water goes into our body, instead of hydrating the cells with its nutrients and minerals... it robs the minerals from said cells, and passes through. So, in effect, drinking water that is heavily filtered and is not replenished of the naturally-occuring minerals of its area will actually de-hydrate you more.

No. Water is H2O and That's ALL.

All those wonderful minerals and bacteria???  That is NOT water. You body needs it but can get it from a LARGE variety of sources.

This just in....   minerals DO NOT hydtrate you. The WATER  (H2O stuff) does.  Water is the medium through which ALL of this material flows. THAT is what you body needs it for. To CARRY stuff in and out......

I dunno, I'm sold. His link has inspired me to go out and buy some bio-ionic ceramic beads. They give life to dead water by mimicking the natural water splashing gently on rocks in nature... Not to mention the mai fan shi longevity stone filter. It will magically cure allergies, constipation and make you lose weight!

/Seriously wonder if the people who invent this crap are delusional too, or just laughing their way to the bank?


About 50/50 I'd say.  There's no better salesman than a True Believer.
 
2014-01-29 10:20:29 AM  

TheOtherMisterP: Forget the banning for a minute and just look at the commercial itself:

It's kind of lame, right? Any commercial that has to beg to go viral is just sad. And she doesn't do anything racy at all. Pepsi's Cindy Crawford commercial from 20 years was far sexier than this stupid thing.


To be fair, this is Scarlett Johansson we're talking about.  Compared to her, Cindy Crawford is Laurence freakin' Olivier.

The only compelling part of the SodaStream commercial was the part where she wasn't trying to convincingly say a sentence out loud.  I doubt highly that this commercial was "banned" for the this very reason:  Johannson disses Coke and Pepsi the same way she says anything else, with an expression that says, "I can't really get into this."
 
2014-01-29 10:36:38 AM  

Xcott: TheOtherMisterP: Forget the banning for a minute and just look at the commercial itself:

It's kind of lame, right? Any commercial that has to beg to go viral is just sad. And she doesn't do anything racy at all. Pepsi's Cindy Crawford commercial from 20 years was far sexier than this stupid thing.

To be fair, this is Scarlett Johansson we're talking about.  Compared to her, Cindy Crawford is Laurence freakin' Olivier.

The only compelling part of the SodaStream commercial was the part where she wasn't trying to convincingly say a sentence out loud.  I doubt highly that this commercial was "banned" for the this very reason:  Johannson disses Coke and Pepsi the same way she says anything else, with an expression that says, "I can't really get into this."



As I stated above, the commercial wasn't "banned" at all. SodaStream did the exact same thing last year, and the networks reaction then was to say "LOLWUT? WTF are they talking about? We have no problems with you mentioning Coke and Pepsi"

This is manufactured "outrage" - a gimmick as bad as GoDaddy's cocktease "unrated" commercials.
 
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