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Gaza Strip Gets Coffee and Tea

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A shopkeeper roasts coffee in Gaza City [MaanImages]

I wouldn’t last a day without a coffee, and I imagine quite a few of you would agree (maybe not publicly) with my sentiment. It was, then, with great joy that I read in a Ma’an News Agency article that the Israeli Army would begin allowing coffee and tea to be imported into the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory that has been blockaded by Israel since June 2007. See the full post »

UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Lyoto Machida Drinks Urine For Breakfast…FINE BEVERAGE FTW!

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Lyoto Machida

I’ve found myself in many an argument over whether or not soda or water qualify as fine beverages (I say yes), but the argument is taken to a whole new level when you consider that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida slurps down for breakfast…HIS OWN URINE.

According to Machida in Brazilian fight magazine TATAME:

My father does that for a long time and bring it to us. People think it’s a joke (laughs). I never said it in the United States because I don’t know how the fans will react (laughs). I drink my urine every morning like a natural medicine.

Yes! At 15-0-0 and still UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the world, Machida clearly knows what he is doing. As your attorney I suggest you try this at home and see what comes of it. I predict gag reflex and funky breath…though becoming one of the top fighters in the world has also been reported…

3 comments 10.27.2009 |

Jeff Dorenbush Freaks Out Over the Coca-Cola Secret Recipe

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Coca-Cola Classic

So Mutineer Director of Operations Jeff Dorenbush sent me a frenzy of e-mails today regarding the secret recipe. Like a confused child that just found out that babies weren’t delivered by storks riding unicorns, Mr. Dorenbush’s world was rocked by having to consider that Coca-Cola is indeed sourced and not a creation of divine intervention. I’ve compiled some of the research in his e-mails to hopefully shed some light on the situation.

Article of Evidence #1: New York Times
An article in the New York Times from May 3, 1993 titled “Dispute Over Coca-Cola’s Secret Formula” takes on the Coca-Cola recipe folklore head-on: See the full post »

1 comment 10.22.2009 |

Coke Zero + The Future = Facial Recognition Software

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Coke Zero Facial Profiler

Is it just me, or are companies running out of creative online promotions? For instance, consider Coke Zero’s new facial profiler promotion. The website asks:

If Coke Zero has Coke’s taste, is it possible someone out there has your face?

Next, you upload a photo of yourself, and it tells you if a duplicate version of yourself exists out there somewhere.

I’m pretty sure a bizzaro version of myself does not exist. And if by some stretch there is, I want nothing to do with that person. In terms of practicality, I could see minors using this to find fake id candidates, but beyond that, I don’t know how this idea made it out of the pitch meeting.

1 comment 10.20.2009 |

Vermonster vs. Monster, and 6 Other Fine Beverages to Get Your Monster On

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I gave the fine people at Monster Beverage Co. a chance. After hearing about their shameless attack on Rock Art Brewery‘s Vermonster, I called Monster up to get their side of the story. They told me they couldn’t comment, but they would send me a statement. They didn’t. Fools. See the full post »

9 comments 10.19.2009 |

Pepsi Creates App to Get Guys Laid, People Very Pissed Off

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Pepsi AMP iPhone App

Yup. Pepsi is playing hardball with their AMP iPhone app that not only helps guys get laid, but also lets them keep track of their victories. An iPhone is for data storage, is it not?

According to AdWeek’s article on “Should Pepsi Pull Its Amp App?“:
The NC-17 rated application offers pick-up lines, strategies for picking up married women, a scorecard for sexual conquests and other edgy content.

The craziest part of this story is that while people have gotten very worked up over this, and while Pepsi has apologized, the app remains available to buy. See the full post »

2 comments 10.15.2009 |

Coke Tests New Insta-Tea Machine

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Coca-Cola Gold Peak Flex Fresh Tea Brewing Machine

Iced tea is huge here in the South. It’s everywhere, but you are rather limited in your tea options. Most places offer sweet tea, and maybe unsweetened tea if it’s a fancy joint. I’ve even found sweet tea served out of a 55 gallon trash can. Gary Valentine (the guy who looks like Kevin James but isn’t) does a hilarious bit (1:33 in) about it. Sweet tea is definitely king, but Coke wants to replace the monarch with democracy.

Bloomberg News says in a press release that Coca Cola is field testing a machine, Flex Fresh, that makes iced tea on demand. It can make more than several different combinations of iced tea with the press of a few buttons. You can choose green or black tea, sweetened or unsweetened, and peach, raspberry, or lemon flavor. See the full post »

The Great Milk Riot of 2009: Belgian Riot Police and Helicopters vs. Cow Soldiers With Weaponized Udders

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Milk Protest in Brussels

This was like “Watchmen” meets “V for Vendetta”. While stray cats rejoiced, riot police were no match for the onslaught of fresh milk which local farmers have apparently weaponized to fulfill their political agenda.

According to the New York Times, European Farmers Protest Fall in Milk Prices:

After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke. See the full post »

3 comments 10.05.2009 |

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