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

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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.
 
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