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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
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2014-01-28 12:24:17 AM  
12 votes:
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 12:39:18 AM  
4 votes:
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 06:00:54 AM  
3 votes:
I like her boobs.
2014-01-28 01:07:32 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:47:29 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:42:43 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:40:49 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:24:26 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:23:49 AM  
3 votes:
Blood bubbles.
2014-01-27 09:37:53 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:49:49 AM  
2 votes:
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 02:54:30 AM  
2 votes:

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 02:42:24 AM  
2 votes:
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 02:07:08 AM  
2 votes:

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?


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2014-01-28 12:52:20 AM  
2 votes:
I was kinda hoping for a nip slip or something

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2014-01-28 12:52:01 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:29:59 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:27:16 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:24:23 AM  
2 votes:
THIS is what disappoints the CEO about being an American?
2014-01-28 12:23:15 AM  
2 votes:
Hasn't this same thing happened before during other Super Bowls on multiple occasions? Is it a publicity stunt or something?
2014-01-28 03:43:17 PM  
1 vote:

hundreddollarman: Obligatory.

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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 03:20:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:18:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:51:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:44:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:07:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:30:26 AM  
1 vote:
Meh. It was a lame commercial anyway.
2014-01-28 05:17:05 AM  
1 vote:

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 03:24:18 AM  
1 vote:
Hello, face pillows!
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2014-01-28 02:38:17 AM  
1 vote:
Meh they aren't afraid of Coke and pepsi, they are afraid of losing those sweet sweet ad dollars.
2014-01-28 02:32:57 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:33:34 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:20:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:06:34 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:05:18 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:57:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:55:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:33:19 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:32:34 AM  
1 vote:
AKA Too cheap to pay for adtime.
2014-01-28 12:32:18 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:30:28 AM  
1 vote:
I have a stream for her, if you catch my drift, and I think you do.
2014-01-28 12:27:33 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:22:55 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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