Not because it will rot your teeth or make you fat, but because of this disconcerting arrangement:
When you visit Noah’s Cafe you will notice that our deck is adorned with colorful bright red umbrellas courtesy of our Coke corporate partners.
The Creation Museum and Coke have been partners officially since April even though Coke has been on site for years.
Bunch of fucking whores. I can’t blame corporations for following the money, especially in this economy, but I didn’t have to like or personally support it.
Interestingly, I was thinking about this earlier today when I was on my way to the store for something calorie-free and fizzy (I have something of an addiction to carbonated drinks), and when I reached the convenience store I saw a Pepsi sedan in the parking lot. When I went inside and started perusing the limited selection of two-liters piled up on a series of plastic pallets in typical mini-market fashion), I saw lots of Diet Coke, but no Diet Pepsi. “Screw it, one last time,” I muttered, and started reaching for a bottle on the second pallet from the top. As I tried to extract it, the Pepsi guy materialized and said, in a friendly way, “Hey, there’s actually some Diet Coke on top, on the other side.” After a pause, he grinned and said, “Of course, you could always get Pepsi instead.” He then pointed at a bunch of two-liters I hadn’t seen in the next aisle.
I then thanked him and told him I had valid reasons for choosing Pepsi products over Coke products from that day forward, and told him about the Creation Museum-Coke arrangement. For all I know he was a creatonist, but that’s not likely around here, and e probably had no idea what “Creation Museum” even implied.
I was tempted to chalk this exchange up to happenstance–after all, there are soda reps in convenience stores as often as not–but then I had to admit that Satan must have put the Pepsi guy there when he did just to ensure I didn’t cave and support Bible-based bullshit, however indirectly.
Coca-Cola makes a formidable array of products. You can peruse the list in the drop-down menu here.