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23/09/02: Let's go to Timaru!
"The Piazza" is actually a large fountain-y thing in the South Island New Zealand town of Timaru that young hooligans like to urinate/jump off when they're drunk. Local legend has it that after the first unsuccessful Piazza-assisted suicide attempt, people stopped jumping off it. Timaru also is the butt of all sewerage outlet jokes, and is often thought of as the mullet capital of NZ.
I fell into a pond in Timaru when I was four and it had a permanent affect on me. (That is to say, Timaru had the permanent affect, not the pond.) I lived there for ten years and look how I turned out!
So how about that Lemon Flavoured Coke, eh? Yuck! It sure doesn't taste like it contains any yellow citrus fruit that I've even tasted before. It tastes like the Cola recipe with too little vanilla and cinnamon constituents ("citrus" being the third major constituent of Cola flavour, in case you didn't already know). I've just received news that Vanilla Coke is now available in NZ, and that it tastes like cough medicine. Obviously, the next logical step is Cinnamon Coke. Yagg. (Anybody remember Cherry Coke? Nope, I didn't think so.)
But anyway, as I was saying, Coca-Cola got it wrong. Diet Coke with Lemon was a rancid, foul, FETID mistake. So Pepsi went and produced Lemon Flavoured Pepsi. This was their big chance to upstage Coca-Cola by getting the Lemon Cola recipe RIGHT.
They failed. In fact, they did WORSE than Coca-Cola. Don't touch the stuff, people. That ain't lemon. It might be lemming, but it's certainly not lemon. It may even be dish washing liquid. Lemon is NOT the "new black" of the Cola world.
"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
- George William Curtis