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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 71
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2014-02-04 04:42:09 PM
11 votes:
The entire coke controversy in a single gif:

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2014-02-04 06:12:37 PM
6 votes:

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.

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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


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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 08:30:58 PM
3 votes:
imageshack.com

What can I say?  Derpers gonna derp.

Besides, the only Coke that Republicans ever cared about was the crap going up their noses.
2014-02-04 07:52:58 PM
3 votes:
It's a tough one, but I think Bullseyed is winning the race to be crowned "Biggest Dumbass ITT", beating out Vector R by a few IQ points.  I think Vector R could claw back valuable ground if he manages to make the National Anthem mistake a third time but my money's still on that other cretin.
2014-02-04 07:08:51 PM
3 votes:
phineasazcuy.files.wordpress.com

/ 1971 called - they want their commercial back
2014-02-04 04:48:54 PM
3 votes:
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 04:46:20 PM
3 votes:

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 04:34:21 PM
3 votes:
 e pluribus unum ??

Say it in English, subby!!!
2014-02-04 04:21:23 PM
3 votes:
That's the 2nd article this week from The Daily Beast that makes sense.  WTF is going on?
2014-02-04 07:02:15 PM
2 votes:

ciberido: Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?

No, it's Hungarian for "My hovercraft is full of eels."


No, it's Vulcan for "the ensign is gassy."
2014-02-04 06:45:37 PM
2 votes:
We're still talking about that?  Great, I get to recycle this:

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2014-02-04 06:41:16 PM
2 votes:

IronJelly: Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.


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2014-02-04 06:34:33 PM
2 votes:
Romanes eunt domus.
2014-02-04 06:26:39 PM
2 votes:
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:
Honkies are funny.

America was named for an Italian cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci.
There are places named San Antonio, Sacramento, and my favorite name for an American city: El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles.
Not to mention all the names from Native American tribes used for states, cities, counties, and so on.

So, seriously, tell me about how scared you guys are about foreigeners coming from overseas to wipe out your culture, lifestyle, spiritual beliefs, bringing diseases, vices, and hot ethnic women to corrupt the menfolk, and horny men to rape the cattle and stampede the women.  I'll listen to every fear you have in silence, and when you finish, then I'll call you something horrible in Comanche, and kick you square in the nuts and laugh long and hard.
2014-02-04 06:20:54 PM
2 votes:
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 05:30:50 PM
2 votes:
www.treksinscifi.com
e plab nista for all
2014-02-04 05:03:24 PM
2 votes:

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 04:56:05 PM
2 votes:
E fartibus bongum.
2014-02-04 04:55:24 PM
2 votes:
You said three WORDS dumbass, not that chingchong talk.
2014-02-04 04:53:34 PM
2 votes:
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 04:49:43 PM
2 votes:
e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?
2014-02-04 04:40:56 PM
2 votes:
Stop using that damn hippie language, you moonbats!
2014-02-04 04:28:16 PM
2 votes:
Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.
2014-02-05 02:08:56 AM
1 votes:

Pattuq: Why haven't Americans changed the name of their language to plain "American" yet?  "It's America, speak English!" always makes me laugh.  They have no right to protectiveness over a language that isn't even theirs and that they've butchered to near-incomprehensibility over the centuries.


Hwæt! Wē Gār‐Dena in geār‐dagum
þēod‐cyninga þrym gefrūnon,
hū þā æðelingas ellen fremedon.
Oft Scyld Scēfing sceaðena þrēatum,
monegum mǣgðum meodo‐setla oftēah.
Egsode eorl, syððan ǣrest wearð
fēa‐sceaft funden: hē þæs frōfre gebād,
wēox under wolcnum, weorð‐myndum ðāh,
oð þæt him ǣghwylc þāra ymb‐sittendra
ofer hron‐rāde hȳran scolde,
gomban gyldan: þæt wæs gōd cyning!
2014-02-05 01:15:13 AM
1 votes:

ROFLMAO!!!!


You just knew this was comming
2014-02-05 12:37:30 AM
1 votes:

Optimal_Illusion: I've said it before, and I'll say it again:
Honkies are funny.

America was named for an Italian cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci.
There are places named San Antonio, Sacramento, and my favorite name for an American city: El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles.
Not to mention all the names from Native American tribes used for states, cities, counties, and so on.

So, seriously, tell me about how scared you guys are about foreigeners coming from overseas to wipe out your culture, lifestyle, spiritual beliefs, bringing diseases, vices, and hot ethnic women to corrupt the menfolk, and horny men to rape the cattle and stampede the women.  I'll listen to every fear you have in silence, and when you finish, then I'll call you something horrible in Comanche, and kick you square in the nuts and laugh long and hard.


Please to give us more information about these vices and hot ethnic women of which you speak.
2014-02-04 11:17:56 PM
1 votes:
I'm gonna make BILLIONS off of bigots!
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2014-02-04 11:00:04 PM
1 votes:
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: omelette du fromage.
2014-02-04 10:34:44 PM
1 votes:
Does Chick-Fil-A serve coke?
2014-02-04 10:33:23 PM
1 votes:

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




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.


I'm not buying it. Germans invented 'urnge drink? How is it a country of whitey whites invented an 'urnge drink that is the mainstay of the African American "fruit" intake?
2014-02-04 09:28:31 PM
1 votes:
Can we just kick any normal out of Alaska, declare it a new country, and ship these people there for good? It has oil, gold, and a shiat ton of animals to kill, they will be fine.
2014-02-04 09:14:42 PM
1 votes:

Kit Fister: However, when you open your doors to strangers who have their own cultures and their own languages, and you don't ask that they make an effort to assimilate, you're going to end up with divisions because no one trusts each other, the various tribes stay with their own, and you end up with strife. If you want to promote harmony, then there has to be a few points of agreed-upon common ground to which all people must assimilate.


You said 'assimilate' twice.

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2014-02-04 09:00:34 PM
1 votes:

felching pen: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

Canada disagrees, in English and French, politely.


Canada, the country that holds referendums on whether the country should split on two every dozen years?
2014-02-04 08:19:54 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I need to stop using some variation of "seriously" to start sentences when I'm in a peeved mood. Seriously.


I know, right?
2014-02-04 08:06:21 PM
1 votes:
All American Cletus-Boy - I know what's pissing you off.
It's not the commercial. It's the fact that Coke made the commercial, and DOESN'T CARE that you don't like it. Because nobody needs you any more.
Your small, shrinking, aging demographic isn't important anymore - the stupid-ass American hillbilly dollar is one we can all afford to wipe our asses with these days - it's a pretty punk little dollar.
The boss isn't the boss anymore in America - and that pisses the ex-boss off.
Hope you eat your shotgun in rage, and have a nice day! :D
2014-02-04 07:58:25 PM
1 votes:
Probably mentioned but didn't the GOP just respond to the SOTU with a spanish language version?
2014-02-04 07:58:08 PM
1 votes:

portnoyd: Am I the only one who thought the commercial was just sappy, pandering bullshiat? If anything, I thought it was awful because it tried to use diversity to hit as many groups as possible to sell them soda.


Oh wow, you just discovered the goal of advertising!
2014-02-04 07:57:04 PM
1 votes:
Racists gonna race.
2014-02-04 07:55:55 PM
1 votes:
que?
2014-02-04 07:44:58 PM
1 votes:
If anything good can come from this, it would be if a bunch of southern hillbillies cared enough about boycotting Coke to stop using the word "Coke" whenever they order a soda/pop/soft drink, or whatever term you prefer that makes infinitely more sense.
2014-02-04 07:40:38 PM
1 votes:
i bet some people would shiat their beds if they knew  Katharine Lee Bates was a lesbian.

/oh nos
2014-02-04 07:39:58 PM
1 votes:

Russ1642: The vast majority of those tweets were sarcastic.


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Not posting ElJungleCat's
2014-02-04 07:39:04 PM
1 votes:

Vector R: I was just pointing out that you don't see the French national anthem sung in Swahili, and it strikes me as ridiculous that somehow it's okay for our national anthem to be sung in something other than our national language. Say Cherokee all you want, but we won, and now English people are the vast majority in this country. English should be our national language [blah blah blah]


The Star Spangled Banner is your national anthem. They sang America the Beautiful in the commercial.

/Canadian
2014-02-04 07:36:50 PM
1 votes:
Am I really the Weeners the relevant xkcd?

imgs.xkcd.com

Fark, I am disappoint.
2014-02-04 07:35:04 PM
1 votes:

bigbadideasinaction: cman: Latin is different

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

Which is funny because Spanish has more in common with Latin than English does, given that English is Germanic, not Romantic.

/You know who else spoke a Germanic language?
//The Danes


10% of Spanish is from Arabic. That's what terrorists speak.
2014-02-04 07:34:06 PM
1 votes:

lostcat: scottydoesntknow: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

I hope you're joking, otherwise I'm going to have to favorite you as "farking moron" so I know to avoid your posts in the future.

The farkie I have for him reminds me that he's never ridden on a city bus before, so the comment doesn't surprise me, and I don't think he's joking.


I used to ride back and forth to campus before I got a car, FYI. I still take into the city occasionally because it's easier than parking.

I was just pointing out that you don't see the French national anthem sung in Swahili, and it strikes me as ridiculous that somehow it's okay for our national anthem to be sung in something other than our national language. Say Cherokee all you want, but we won, and now English people are the vast majority in this country. English should be our national language, but for some bass-ackwards reason, it's not okay or "racist" to suggest it. We can have diversity and assimilation at the same time - my ancestors managed to learn English to function in this country, and yet we still maintain some of our culture from our native lands. We didn't demand everyone honor our traditions or speak our language.
2014-02-04 07:33:52 PM
1 votes:
I honestly just don't care about the majority of my fellow citizens any more. They worship a football game that is actually an extended series of commercials. Then they learn to worship the commercials. Then their diapers explode with the diarrhea of hillbilly fear. Because of a commercial.

Seriously, Real Murcans, choke on your Mountain Dew flavored Doritos and die in your double-wides. We'll all be better off.
2014-02-04 07:27:34 PM
1 votes:
Know what I can't find a pic of?

The Spanish language GOP response to the SOTU.
2014-02-04 07:22:16 PM
1 votes:
I feel like I'm the only one who saw the commercial as being representative of America's oppressive imperialist capitalism, not of the diluting of the English-speaking American populace with foreign-tongues. Kinda like the song "Amerika" by Rammstein.
2014-02-04 07:20:33 PM
1 votes:

spamdog: people are sick to death of "diversity" mandates


Ain't that a biatch?

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2014-02-04 07:16:02 PM
1 votes:

Dragonflew: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: 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.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Maybe. But honestly, find me one person who is outraged about the commercial itself who is not conservative.


I can't find a single person outraged about the commercial, only liberals talking about how much they hate people who don't think exactly like them and how they want to kill everyone who disagrees with them.
2014-02-04 07:11:20 PM
1 votes:

wildcardjack: Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?

It's actually instructions for making salad dressing from the Romans.


No, it is an Ikea instruction for when the furniture comes in multiple boxes.
2014-02-04 07:09:23 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-02-04 07:04:36 PM
1 votes:
I think a lot of negative reactions is because people are sick to death of "diversity" mandates, not necessarily enacted by the state, but by the companies they work for, the marketing they see, and all the left-wingers that use it to club people over the head with. It's tiresome.

If you just want to bash Republicans to puff yourself up a bit, then go right ahead. But don't you feel like a bit of a sheep, bleating the same thing as 95% of everyone here?
2014-02-04 06:58:34 PM
1 votes:

Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.


And of course, that isn't the national anthem sung in the commercial.

This is god damn america, not Europe.  By third generation, the kids don't even know their grandparents native language. You want to control over how other people speak, go to Russia.

So you are a troll or a moron. I'll be nice and say troll.  Keep this up, you'll just be a moron.
2014-02-04 06:53:23 PM
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?


No, it's Hungarian for "My hovercraft is full of eels."
2014-02-04 06:42:20 PM
1 votes:
Heer in muhrika, we'uns talks muhrikan! Gul dangit!
2014-02-04 06:41:22 PM
1 votes:

Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.


I hope you're joking, otherwise I'm going to have to favorite you as "farking moron" so I know to avoid your posts in the future.
2014-02-04 06:36:03 PM
1 votes:
Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.  It was called the Pepsi Halftime Show.
2) Coke needed to do something to compete.
3) Coke is an attention whore.  Any attention is good attention, as it keeps farking retards (just like you!) talking about Coke.
4) Film a controversial commercial, air during the Pepsi Halftime Show.
5) Profit

if you keep your stupid farking mouths going about it, you make it effective, and will cause more ads to be like this.  If you grow up, act like an adult, and get on with your crappy life (along with the other people), then this wouldn't be viewed as effective marketing, and would go away sooner.

But no, you coont tunnel ass bag bullshiat consumer, you have to keep fixated on one thing and ruin it for the rest of us.
2014-02-04 06:32:31 PM
1 votes:
Of course they've never heard of it. People that scream "THIS IS MURICA" & "CONSTITUTION" are the people that know the least about both of those things.
2014-02-04 06:32:14 PM
1 votes:
Uckfay Ouyay.
2014-02-04 06:30:26 PM
1 votes:

I bet a lot of these people getting angry over the Coke ad have no idea how unwelcomed their forefathers used to be in America.


tigger.uic.edu

2014-02-04 06:26:53 PM
1 votes:

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.


Didn't you hear? Obama is creating fake snow!!!
2014-02-04 06:26:27 PM
1 votes:
The words you speak are not your culture- the ideas behind them are. If you want to see how well two separate languages in the same society works out just look at Florida. We have more social insularity than anywhere else I've ever lived. There is very little overlap between Spanish speakers and English speakers outside of basic economic exchanges. This has lead to resentment and an 'us and them' attitude on both sides of the language divide.
Of course a divided group is easier to control. By pandering to the separate cultural groups, our politicians have played us off of one another very well. This has left our state in a shambles. It is not our only problem but it is a big one with no easy solution.
A common language is the broth of our American cultural stew.
2014-02-04 06:22:39 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-04 06:08:23 PM
1 votes:
"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 06:08:20 PM
1 votes:

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

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 06:04:47 PM
1 votes:
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 06:02:27 PM
1 votes:
Subby, take your damn miscegenetic mongrels and move back to Vatican City where you came from!!1!
2014-02-04 05:44:47 PM
1 votes:
I for one am enjoying the pants shiatting tantrum. Please proceed, bigots. While I enjoy my generic supermarket soda.
2014-02-04 05:02:07 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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