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(The Daily Beast)   To all the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad haters aghast at the notion of using a foreign language to express the idea of togetherness, I have only three words for you: e pluribus unum   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 344
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2014-02-04 04:21:23 PM
That's the 2nd article this week from The Daily Beast that makes sense.  WTF is going on?
 
2014-02-04 04:28:16 PM
Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.
 
2014-02-04 04:34:21 PM
 e pluribus unum ??

Say it in English, subby!!!
 
2014-02-04 04:40:56 PM
Stop using that damn hippie language, you moonbats!
 
2014-02-04 04:42:09 PM
The entire coke controversy in a single gif:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-04 04:46:20 PM

vudukungfu: e pluribus unum ??

Say it in English, subby!!!


Those sound like worship words; only a real 'murkun can speak them. But at least I get to reuse these:

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/not only for the Kochs, but for the Pepsi Generation as well.
 
2014-02-04 04:48:54 PM
I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.
 
2014-02-04 04:49:43 PM
e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?
 
2014-02-04 04:53:34 PM
The thing I found the most amusing about this whole thing?

The idiots on twitter who were complaining about how you shouldn't allow the national anthem to be sung in foreign languages.
 
2014-02-04 04:55:24 PM
You said three WORDS dumbass, not that chingchong talk.
 
2014-02-04 04:56:05 PM
E fartibus bongum.
 
2014-02-04 04:58:41 PM

RexTalionis: The thing I found the most amusing about this whole thing?

The idiots on twitter who were complaining about how you shouldn't allow the national anthem to be sung in foreign languages.


This, too

WrestleMania uses it instead of using the National Anthem. Maybe that's why they are confused. Stupid wrestling fans.
 
2014-02-04 05:02:07 PM
I'm getting a little fatigued with "Look what this gibbering butthole said on the interwebby!" "news stories."  Half of my friends posts on Facebook are them sharing the ignorance of some fountain of derp that I would have otherwise been and preferred to have remained gleefully ignorant of.

That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.
 
2014-02-04 05:03:24 PM

brap: That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.


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2014-02-04 05:04:52 PM

brap: I'm getting a little fatigued with "Look what this gibbering butthole said on the interwebby!" "news stories."  Half of my friends posts on Facebook are them sharing the ignorance of some fountain of derp that I would have otherwise been and preferred to have remained gleefully ignorant of.

That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.


Gotta start somewhere.

The Berlin Wall fell due to a gaffe. Its how you take advantage that matters.
 
2014-02-04 05:09:40 PM
befoundonline.com
 
2014-02-04 05:19:08 PM

cman: Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.


Quid, quid latin dictum sit altum videtur

Quit, quit latin dictator sit tall and view the tour.
 
2014-02-04 05:30:50 PM
www.treksinscifi.com
e plab nista for all
 
2014-02-04 05:44:47 PM
I for one am enjoying the pants shiatting tantrum. Please proceed, bigots. While I enjoy my generic supermarket soda.
 
2014-02-04 05:47:59 PM
Ille non dicit in Latinus.
 
2014-02-04 06:00:30 PM
The vast majority of those tweets were sarcastic.
 
2014-02-04 06:02:27 PM
Subby, take your damn miscegenetic mongrels and move back to Vatican City where you came from!!1!
 
2014-02-04 06:04:16 PM

Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.


I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.
 
2014-02-04 06:04:47 PM
And one of those languages was a native language that dates back to well before our white asses got here.
Damn foreigners!
 
2014-02-04 06:06:05 PM

Russ1642: The vast majority of those tweets were sarcastic.


Yeah right.  Next thing you'll be telling me is that Coke expected the controversy and that both the "outrage" and the "outrage at the outrage" stories were written before the game was over.
 
2014-02-04 06:08:20 PM

RexTalionis: brap: That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.

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Oh come on. The hell with world peace through soda. Spice it up with some Nazi-developed, world-domination uber soda


blog.rentshare.com

Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo. To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) during the Second World War, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and pomace - the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled. The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith exhorting his team to "use their imagination" ("Fantasie" in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"

While the plant was effectively cut off from Coca Cola headquarters during the war, plant management did not join the Nazi Party. After the war, the Coca Cola corporation regained control of the plant, formula and the trademarks to the new Fanta product - as well as the plant profits made during the war.
 
2014-02-04 06:08:23 PM
That commercial wasn't a harbinger of the destruction of America at the hands of evil foreigners, and it wasn't an inspiring message of harmony and tolerance. That commercial has one message only, and that message is "Buy our sugar water."
 
2014-02-04 06:08:23 PM
"The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say 'give me your English-speaking only, Christianity-believing, heterosexual masses.'"

Atlanta anchor's 2-minute rant destroys 'Christianity-believing' Coca-Cola ad haters
 
2014-02-04 06:09:57 PM

cman: RexTalionis: The thing I found the most amusing about this whole thing?

The idiots on twitter who were complaining about how you shouldn't allow the national anthem to be sung in foreign languages.

This, too

WrestleMania uses it instead of using the National Anthem. Maybe that's why they are confused. Stupid wrestling fans.


Wait, I thought "I Am A Real American" was the national anthem.
 
2014-02-04 06:10:06 PM
My aunt and uncle took immediate exception to this, with my uncle even going so far as to say "If you want to honor our rich cultural heritage, do it in MY language." Buh?

I was surprised to hear Ben Gleck going on and on about it on his radio show yesterday too. Apparently my aunt and uncle have been very well trained. Like my dogs, they knew what was expected of them even before the master spoke.

I didn't really give it a second thought until everyone started going on and on about it.

/The point was only to sell caramel-colored sugar water, ya paranoid nards...
 
2014-02-04 06:10:08 PM
noli transi flumina.
 
2014-02-04 06:12:37 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: RexTalionis: brap: That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x341]

Oh come on. The hell with world peace through soda. Spice it up with some Nazi-developed, world-domination uber soda


[blog.rentshare.com image 425x319]

Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo. To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) during the Second World War, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and pomace - the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled. The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith exhorting his team to "use their imagination" ("Fantasie" in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"

While the plant was effectively cut off from Coca Cola headquarters during the war, plant management did not join the Nazi Party. After the war, the Coca Cola corporation regained control of the plant, formula and the trademarks to the new Fanta product - as well as the plant profits made during the war.


Every single time I see that image, all I see is the red Fanta girl's freakish arm.

psdpics.s3.amazonaws.com

What has been seen can not be unseen.
 
2014-02-04 06:12:41 PM
Out of many, one? THAT'S COMMIE TALK!
 
2014-02-04 06:13:02 PM

cman: Stupid wrestling fans.


The Department of Redundancy called...
 
2014-02-04 06:13:10 PM

Weaver95: the GOP...Anger is kinda their default setting.


No shiat. They constantly, actively, go out of their way to find reasons to be offended. Surprise! They usually find reasons to be offended.
 
2014-02-04 06:13:14 PM
Outrage over a commercial is idiotic, likewise anyone who thinks the country can be successful with a bunch of disparete cultures and languages is ignoring the entirity of human history. We're a melting pot because different cultures adapt themselves to America and add their own individual spice; the country didn't adapt to the other culture.
 
2014-02-04 06:14:41 PM
In America, only immigrants or those descended from immigrants speaks English.
 
2014-02-04 06:15:01 PM
Oh people...

English isn't going anywhere anytime soon. No need to get all freaked out and defensive about it.

Even in developing nations in SE Asia, where China is buying up all the property and dumping tons of money, people are not going out of their way to learn Mandarin. They are still focused on English as the transactional language of business.

If people all over the world still view English as the language you have to learn to do business internationally, then I don't think we here in the US need to worry that we'll see English replaced anytime soon.

And do people really prefer to live in a world were everyone around them looks and talks exactly the same? How depressingly boring and xenophobic. I moved away from a tiny town like that when I was in my teens. In my head, that town changed along with me. But I guess I know, in my heart, that if I went back there again, it would still be the same white faces and lazy accents on every street. I wonder if they've even opened a single Thai restaurant within the county.
 
2014-02-04 06:15:28 PM
"Out of many, one" language.

That language is English.
 
2014-02-04 06:15:54 PM
You really thing that argument will work?

"Out of many, one." That "one" is English. They're supposed to come here and learn English.

That kinda derp just writes itself.
 
2014-02-04 06:17:43 PM
I like this "controversy." It makes it very easy to spot the assholes on your Facebook feed. Anyone who had a problem with that Coke ad is an instant unfriend.
 
2014-02-04 06:18:08 PM

BafflerMeal: "The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say 'give me your English-speaking only, Christianity-believing, heterosexual masses.'"

Atlanta anchor's 2-minute rant destroys 'Christianity-believing' Coca-Cola ad haters


baahahahahaha.
awesome!
 
2014-02-04 06:19:21 PM
Latin is not a foreign language, it is the basis of a large portion of the english language.
 
2014-02-04 06:20:00 PM
Caesar adsum iam forti, Brutus aderat. Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus in his at.
 
2014-02-04 06:20:54 PM
My IQ has gone up 30 points since I started muting the TV during all advertising. The best advertising is still advertising.

/i'm up to 55!
 
2014-02-04 06:21:22 PM

netweavr: You really thing that argument will work?

"Out of many, one." That "one" is English. They're supposed to come here and learn English.

That kinda derp just writes itself.


I appreciate the message the commercial conveyed. I didn't like the commercial. I've always been in support of a national language.

All 14 people at our Super Bowl party in the great blue King County Seattle were all like, "what the fark is this shiat?".
 
2014-02-04 06:21:31 PM

2chris2: Latin is not a foreign language, it is the basis of a large portion of the english language.


You can tell someone has a huge ego if they use Latin.
 
2014-02-04 06:22:13 PM
I'll give you my Mexican Coke when you pry it from my cold, dead hands
 
2014-02-04 06:22:25 PM

cman: Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.


It's also a dead language, now used only for ceremonial purposes.
 
2014-02-04 06:22:39 PM

cman: Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.


And, despite our technology they would still look down on us for letting the plebs run things, and snipping penises like desert-dwelling barbarian goatfarkers and Gyppo alligator-worshippers. And for not simply beating Ted Cruz on the Senate floor. We do not do things properly here and now.
 
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