A Little Pick Me Up

From the VOMITORIUM

Holidays gone (finally) and now it is back to normal……2 days of Zen for me and posts of anything but politics……

From time to time we all need a little pick me up…..some head straight for the Red Bull….or the 5 Hour gimmick……or Mountain Dew…..some take a couple lines of Coke……but for me I head for black coffee…..it is the jolt I need to finish the project I am working on at the time……..

People have found other uses for soft drinks of one kind or another……some will eat the corrosion off a penny…..or used to clean battery terminals……I am sure that there other uses that I am unaware of today, but those were the first ones that come to mind…….(not enough coffee)……

Okay, where am I going with this?  There are things that are disgusting….a 400 lb woman in spandex….a 60 yr old man in a speedo……the idea of child pornography……and then I read something that tops them all……

I recently read a piece on the Atlantic Wire website by Eric Randall……

Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. An Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 after he claims he “spat out  the soda to reveal a dead mouse,” the Madison County Record reports. He claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then “destroyed” the remains after he allowed them to test it, according to his complaint. Most shudder-worthy, however, is that Pepsi’s lawyers also found experts to testify, based on the state of the remains sent to them that, “the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it,” according to the Record. (It would have become a “jelly-like substance,” according to Pepsi, adds LegalNewsline.) This seems like a winning-the-battle-while-surrendering-the-war kind of strategy that hinges on winning the argument that “our product is essentially a can of battery acid.” The lawyers still appear to be lawyering behind the scenes but we cannot wait for this to come to trial (though we think a trial is about as likely as the chances of us “Doing the Dew” again).

Of all the uses for a soda…..never did the dissolving a rodent ever come to mind.  Not a very good ad for Mtn Dew, “our product is essentially a can of battery acid”….now is it……can you imagine what it is doing to the guts of all those “gamers”?

I will stick with coffee!