Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The coolest way in the world to share a Coke (No, I don't work for them, just a cool video)
youtube ^ | 7/22/12 | GeorgiaDawg32

Posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:27 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

Click the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEBJmZL8G1E


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:32 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32
If it doesn't involve Mentos™, I'm not interested.

OK, OK, maybe I'll have a peek.

2 posted on 07/22/2012 6:06:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro

It was worth watching. They basically did their version of the “Ok! Go” set up. Having the Cokes pour near the end was a nice touch.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 6:13:58 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32
Those people have clearly had waaaaay too much Coke.
4 posted on 07/22/2012 6:15:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Way too much energy. Wayyyyy too much. Couldn’t make it through the video.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 6:19:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Rube would be proud.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 6:20:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Was this done specifically for Coca Cola? Or did these kids do this then Coke adopted it?


7 posted on 07/22/2012 6:21:14 AM PDT by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albie

hellifiknow


8 posted on 07/22/2012 6:22:35 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro

This looks like a college crowd, this sums up what kids are doing with their spare time at college. Should we be suprised that America is not producing enough Science/Math oriented kids and their inability to payback their guaranteed student loans??? Should we be suprised?


9 posted on 07/22/2012 6:42:41 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Netz

There was plenty of science and math used in constructing that contraption. You don’t do that off the cuff.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 6:50:22 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Netz

Funny, I was just thinking it was nice to see innovation and creativity on campus. :)


11 posted on 07/22/2012 6:53:39 AM PDT by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Rube Goldberg would be proud.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 7:04:15 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Okay folks. Here is your quiz question for this a.m.:

What is the difference between “Diet” Coca-Cola in the red can and “Zero” Coca-Cola in the black can?

Nada. None what so ever.

The company decided that “diet” was a feminine term and needed something masculine sounding (and looking). Hence, they came up with “Zero” in a black can.

It is the same, exact recipe for both.

(I ran across this information while googling to find if there was a coke with no caffeine and no sugar on the market.)


13 posted on 07/22/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

I have that piece of junk Vista and the sound is not working this morning.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Interesting...I’ll have to let my son know. He likes Zero Coke, not sure if he’s had a diet Coke. I used to by the caffeine-free Coke, it has a gold label. Hard to find, though.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Interesting...I’ll have to let my son know. He likes Zero Coke, not sure if he’s had a diet Coke. I used to buy the caffeine-free Coke, it has a gold label. Hard to find, though.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 7:32:51 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Centaur
I knew that comment was coming. Yes, the creativity factor is high, Engineering/Math skills were employed in the design and construction of the machines BUT...I wonder who really designed it, the Coca Cola Corp. or the students? All of that effort, time, money (who paid?) to drink a coke?
It would be interesting to discover more about the production of this ad.
17 posted on 07/22/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
What is the difference between “Diet” Coca-Cola in the red can and “Zero” Coca-Cola in the black can?

Nada. None what so ever.


You can't believe everything you read on the Internet. I drink plenty of both. I had read on the Internet that the Diet Coke was the basis for the new Coke formula, and the Coke Zero is based on classic. I don't know if I would go that far, but they taste different. Have someone pour them in unmarked glasses to confirm.




Note that the igredients order is different between the two products. Of course, the "natural flavorings" are different in each product.
18 posted on 07/22/2012 7:40:02 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I can tell the difference, or perhaps I “think” I can because I did not do a blind taste test. Zero tastes a bit “better” for me, than diet coke. Diet coke, instantly fake tasting. Coke Zero, still different than real coke, but better that Diet. I’ll have to try again, but it was not close for me.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 7:55:39 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Netz
Should we be suprised that America is not producing enough Science/Math oriented kids and their inability to payback their guaranteed student loans???

I disagree - this is physics and engineering in practice, a real world test of kinetic and potential energy states, friction and parabolas. While the spectators might have been there for the fun, the builders and designers were demonstrating real skills, easily converted to real jobs with a future.

There is an annual nationwide Rube Goldberg college-level contest hosted by Purdue University. Their definition of a Rube Goldberg machine is a process of 20 steps (or more) to accomplish a simple task. 2012 task was to inflate a balloon, 2013 will be to hammer a nail. Of course these examples have to be 'portable' and small enough to be cheek-by-jowl with their competitors.

This Coke example is far too large to be used there as is another corporate classic that I have loved for years, Honda UK Accord commercial.

20 posted on 07/22/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Now that was fun!


21 posted on 07/22/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Sivana

I always thought the difference it that Diet Coke uses aspartame for the sweetner and Coke Zero uses Splenda. Am I wrong?


22 posted on 07/22/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: FrdmLvr

Thank goodness I have no problem purchasing the caffeine-free Coke here in Panama.

There is no difference in taste with the original.

On the other hand, I find diet cokes to be foul tasting to include the coke with no caffeine and no sugar.

When I discovered Panama sells the above, I purchased a case. It was all I could do from pouring it down the sink.


23 posted on 07/22/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: SES1066
OK, good points. Skills & experience in real-world application. All I am saying is that the vast majority of those spectators (those who did not design and plan) were simply wowed by the drinks at the end. Kudos to the real students who built it but I still question who stands behind such a project?
24 posted on 07/22/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Netz
BUT...I wonder who really designed it, the Coca Cola Corp. or the students? All of that effort, time, money (who paid?) to drink a coke?

Careful there, Netz, you might get in trouble for using that small 'c' for a trade-marked product [grin].

BUT, yes, I agree with you that I would like to know more of the background story. Frankly, while I am not altogether sure about the two presenters, my inclination is that Coca Cola Corp. probably presented a challenge to a university physics and engineering school with funds and the right to film as a commercial. Any other backstory would kind of kill the pleasure and youth theme and, frankly, I very much believe that this kind of project is well in the ability of our current students.

25 posted on 07/22/2012 8:15:46 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Netz

I was wondering that myself. That thing cost some $ to build.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32
hellifiknow

What do you get when you crossbreed an elephant with a rhinoceros?

Elephino

27 posted on 07/22/2012 8:32:02 AM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SES1066
I am sure that this production is within the abilities of a core group of college kids. The question is really one of planning, control and budgeting. It has a very teenybopper look and feel to it. One I have not seen in a long time.
I just can't help but be skeptical when Jay Leno (or others) interview college kids with a flurry of general knowledge(like geography)questions. Usually Jay gets a deer in the headlights look to his very simple questions. It is worrisome that kids are experts in Coke types but unaware upon which continent they sit.
28 posted on 07/22/2012 9:03:21 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

That was great!! Thanks for the post.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Apple Pan Dowdy
I always thought the difference it that Diet Coke uses aspartame for the sweetner and Coke Zero uses Splenda. Am I wrong?

Yup. Check the ingredients lists I posted for both. Aspartame in both.There are versions of Diet Coke with Splenda, prominently marked so. Coke is always last to the party with expensive alternative sweeteners. Royal Crown is often first, Pepsi second, and Coke last. For instance, in the early '80s when Nutrasweet/Aspartame was stil under patent, the brand new Diet Coke had saccharin, until Diet Squirt, Diet Rite, RC100, and then Diet Pepsi went 100% Nutrasweet, while Coke was still paying ith a Nutrasweet/Saccharin combination. FYI: fountain sodas (Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi) often STILL have saccharin in them. No labels in the restaurants. That's why the fountain diet drinks taste different (they also need a different CO2 pressure than regular soda).
30 posted on 07/22/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
On the other hand, I find diet cokes to be foul tasting to include the coke with no caffeine and no sugar.

Remember Tab? Now that was some 'foul-tasting' brew...

31 posted on 07/22/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Sivana

Thanks for setting me straight on that. I really wasn’t sure if I was right or wrong. At one time, I was so hooked on diet coke that I even had one for breakfast instead of coffee. I stopped about seven years ago and now very rarely have a soda of any kind.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: who knows what evil?

Ah yes, TAB, sweetened with saccarine so it had that weird chemical wang. I remember a friend’s mom who drank TAB. She’d have the big glass quart bottles sitting on top of the fridge. Now I’m drifting back to 1979 and remembering the soft drink aisles at the grocery store with all the glass bottles, seen from the height of a five year old. I really hope they invent a time machine some day. Would be too cool to go back and see things again.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I thought Diet Coke was sweetened with aspartame and Coke Zero was sweetened with Ace-K, is this true?


34 posted on 07/22/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Yardstick; who knows what evil?
Ah yes, TAB, sweetened with saccarine so it had that weird chemical wang.

T@b is great stuff (I drink both T@b and Diet Coke, as well as "Mexican" Coke (made with cane sugar) and Coke Classic (less often) on occasion.

T@b is harder to find where I live. Only some grocery stores carry it. Those Who Know have these places scoped out. I went to my local retailer on Memorial Day Weekend and someone else had beat me to it and cleaned off the shelf. I was able to get a few loose cans from the cooler, however, so I didn't return home empty-handed.

35 posted on 07/22/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

Way too sedated. They should take some coffeine (or “speed”) and make it more snappy. Video needs more rapid cuts to give it that “edge”.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 12:51:55 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

37 posted on 07/22/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thecodont

So you like the flavor of T@b better than the other diet Cokes? I know they’ve reintroduced it (or maybe they never quit making it) so it must have a following.


38 posted on 07/22/2012 1:17:19 PM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Yardstick
Flavor: T@b is dry and sharp, Diet Coke is sweet. Preference sort of depends on my mood. :)

Those of us who grew up with saccharin as our first "artificial" sweetener are sort of nostalgic for the taste. T@b changed its formula (slightly) in 1984 when it went from a pure saccharin formula to a saccharin/aspartame formula (still mostly saccharin, I think, based on taste tests). There was some outcry at the time about saccharin being carcinogenic in lab rats but I think that has since been disproven, but that was behind the drive to change the formula, and I think along with that, aspartame was seeking a market.

That said, see if you can get a hold of a can of T@b, then compare its flavor with that of Diet Coke. See which one you like better.

39 posted on 07/22/2012 1:34:21 PM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: thecodont

You’ve got me curious to try and find some T@b for a taste test. At the very least it would be a fun nostalgia trip.


40 posted on 07/22/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Netz
I just can't help but be skeptical when Jay Leno (or others) interview college kids with a flurry of general knowledge(like geography)questions.

I feel the same way but I feel even worse when they can name the 10 finalists of Idol but are unable to name their US Representatives or Senators. I take refuge in HOPING that the ones who do well are not shown because they are the "dog bites man" ho-hum stories. After all, I don't think that I was out of elementary school when I could answer what year the "War of 1812" was started or who was buried in Grant's Tomb.

41 posted on 07/22/2012 2:12:33 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: who knows what evil?; Yardstick
Y'alls discussion of the niche-market Coca-Cola brands reminded me of the first non-cola[?] diet drink that I had in my youth, FRESCA! Introduced 3 years after Tab in 1966, it was the citrus'y "0 calorie" diet drink. According to the history on the net, it started by being sweetened cyclamates until banned by the FDA in 1969, then saccharin until '85 when it went Nutrasweet/Aspertame and then in 2005 that was supplemented with acesulfame potassium.

Ain't chemistry wonderful? Me, I'll either drink the original 0 cal beverage of di-hydrogen oxide or a decent root beer. Just call me old fashion!

42 posted on 07/22/2012 2:35:14 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: GeorgiaDawg32

All I know is Coke Zero is a better chase or mix for Wild Turkey 101.
Diet Coke is too sweet.


43 posted on 07/23/2012 11:55:56 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SES1066

Wow, so T@b and FRESCA go all the way back to the ‘60s? I didn’t realize they had been around so long. I wonder how cyclamates taste compared to saccarine and other later sweeteners.


44 posted on 07/24/2012 4:52:25 AM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson