Monday, August 25, 2008

Thanks but No Thanks, Coca-Cola

Consider this a product warningreview.

So Coca-Cola decided to make a bottled iced tea, Gold Peak Tea. It's slickly packaged (although their website has sounds playing, argggh), but the tea itself ... well, I couldn't actually tell, because the artificial sweeteners or the preservatives (or some Mystery Ingredient) make it have an incredibly nasty aftertaste. I found it undrinkable.

If I'm still drinking caffeinated beverages (I'm trying to get back off the caffeine) the next time I buy bottled iced tea, I'll stick with Nantucket Nectars or Honest Tea. They actually use sugar, not high fructose corn syrup, and it tastes like, well, tea.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Does a Bear — in the Woods?

If — is "play with wolves", then the answer is yes.

Monday, August 11, 2008

In Case You Had any Respect Left for Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts is supposed to be one of our Serious Pundits, and yet she somes up with this steaming load of crap on ABC's This Week (Crooks and Liars has has the video):

ROBERTS: Yeah, that he has certainly come nowhere near closing the deal. As we've talked about before, in this year that should be such a Democratic year given all the other indices, he is tied in the polls and stage-sided in the polls and going off this week to a vacation in Hawaii ... this does not make any sense whatsoever. I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place. He should be in Myrtle Beach, and, you know, if he's going to take a vacation at this time.

Not that I've had a lot of respect for her in many years, but this really got rid of any remnant. "I know Hawaii is a state." Ye gods.

(Via a good snarky take-down by Hunter at Daily Kos.)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Scalzi Beats Me To It Again

Scalzi posits a Zombie Rhyming Contest.

This is a followup to this post, which links to this image. I've been meaning to do this:

egrep 'r(ain|ane)s?$' /usr/share/dict/words

and come up with my own version, but Scalzi beat me to it.

My favorite is favorite poem format: "QUATRAIIIINS!"

Kathy Griffin = Alice from Dilbert???

Wait. What? Kathy Griffin did the voice of Alice on the short-lived 1999 attempt at an animated Dilbert series?

I blamecredit raven for hooking us on Kathy Griffin.