- Diet Coke Zero Prime Plus: Aziz comments on the Coke/Pepsi rivalry and also talks a little about other varieties of coke (Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Coke Plus, Diet Coke with Splenda, etc...)
- The Other Red vs. Blue: Shamus explains why he usually doesn't drink Coke and points out that Coke has the best ads, referring to the GTA parody commercial (which is brilliant).
- Mexican Coke at the Costco: Last week, I mentioned that there is clearly a market for Coke made with real cane sugar, and apparently Costco agrees. They've taken to importing Mexican Coke, which also uses cane sugar:
Costco has conformed to CA and U.S. rules, such as CRV (the sort-of deposit you pay for the bottle) and "nutrition" labeling, so everything appears to be nice and legal. Of course you could always get your sugar water fix at some smaller grocers or taquerias by buying surprisingly expensive "bootlegged" bottles one at a time, but Costco will let Cokeheads stock up by the case at a relatively low price.The Mexican Coke adds another wrinkle into the mix: they come in glass bottles, which supposedly make the coke taste better. I'm going to need to stock up on some regular Coke, Passover Coke, Mexican Coke, and sure, let's throw some Pepsi into the mix, and do a double blind test to see which cola tastes the best. Alas, this will have to wait for next year... [link via Kottke]
- Tall Men: Australia is good at making beer ads: Alex sidesteps the issue and points to a great Aussie beer commercial featuring none other than.... Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man!!!!!!! Sorry. It's a Family Guy thing.
- But who cares about Coke or regular beer when you can brew yourself some Skittlebrau!
- Speaking of brewing beer, Johno over at the Ministry of Minor Perfidy has been home brewing beer. I'd really like to try his Belgian ale, which he named Trogdor The Burninator "Consummate V" Belgian Strongbad Ale. Considering the price of good Belgian beer (and Belgian style beers, see below), home brewing might be a good activity for me to try out.
Awesome. Ok, I cheated a little. I already had the normal size bottles on the left, but still, that's an impressive array of beer. Looks like I've got some work to do!