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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:47 PM
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Poll question: Coke or Pepsi?
Screw these deep yak vs thong type Lounge controversies; let's go for the truly trivial!

I'm all about the Pepsi, but then, I used to eat 10X sugar with a tablespoon, so I'm clearly their target demographic. Whaddayoothink?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:49 PM
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They are both liquid crack...
that will surely turn my bones into dust by the time I'm 40, but with that said, I'm a Pepsi drinker!
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:49 PM
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1. Where the hell is the Dr. Pepper choice?
How could you leave it out? :mad:
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:51 PM
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2. Do I assume you mean coke-a-cola?
Or some other coke?
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:52 PM
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3. Root beer (the good stuff), or guarana (it's Brazilian)
I'm not that big of a coke/pepsi fan unless it's with whiskey.
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:53 PM
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4. Dr.pepper!
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:53 PM
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5. Without a daily Pepsi...
I would shrivel up into a ball of goo and die.

But I'm weird. I prefer Pepsi in a can, but Coke in a plastic bottle or tap. Pepsi is nasty on tap. That said, Pepsi is my favorite and while I miss the old glass bottles (which is actually the way it tastes the best) I buy cans.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:56 PM
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6. Coke or Pelosi?
Oh the pressure
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:56 PM
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7. Don't drink much soda anymore, but when I do
it's Coke all the way.
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:56 PM
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8. Hot black coffee,always and forever! n/t
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:57 PM
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9. I don't know what Coke gives
but Pepsi gives 100% of its political contributions to republicans.

WON'T be buying THAT brand.

Coke probably does too, so it's store brand soda for us.

Actually we should probably just give it up--save money and drink water.

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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:17 PM
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21. I read that too -- Pepsi is big time repub supporter
Coke contributes to them too, but not as much

so its no more pepsi for me
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Felix_de Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:58 PM
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10. What about Jolt Cola - all the sugar and twice the caffeine!!!
Jolt's better! :headbang:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:09 PM
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16. Is Jolt still around?
It was good Cola. Sugar vs cornsyrup - coke (and pepsi) in other countries tastes better too - because it is usually made with real sugar. And this is the one American extravagance I approve of: LOTS of ICE.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:58 PM
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11. Guess
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:59 PM
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12. Local/small soda makers.
Stop lining the pockets of Coke and Pepsi. Both have long histories of strike breaking, distribution wars and price undercutting (which trickles down to the workers, I'm sure the CEOs ad stockholders don't take the financial hits), in Coke's case links to murder and kidnapping in Central America. (www.killercoke.org )

Besides, soda is crap for you. Rots your teeth and stomach lining. But knowing that we are generally addicted to soda as Americans, try a local manufacturer. Here in Colorado, I recommend Tommyknocker's Sodas.
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:03 PM
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13. Root Beer n/t
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KarmaHappens Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:06 PM
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14. Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 05:07 PM by KarmaHappens
Mmmmmm. The diet is really good. I can only imagine how good the regular is.

edit: to add a word
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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:07 PM
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15. In my area, all soft drinks are called Coke.
example;
Hey, wanna Coke?

Sure!

What kind?

Dr Pepper.


hehehe, I'm hard core Coca Cola myself.
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TimeToGo Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:11 PM
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17. How to make Pepsi
Take coke
add sugar
leave out overnight
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:04 PM
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33. heh heh heh
Pepsi tastes like all the store and generic brands. Coke is unique.
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sixfive Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:12 PM
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18. Please...
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:12 PM
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19. Diet Dew. Not much of a cola person at all, unless it's got rum in it, and
even that is a rare thing for me (not a big drinker).
Coffee and Diet Dew keep me pretty happy.
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southernlad Donating Member (365 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:14 PM
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20. Pepsi followed very close second with Diet Coke. No real Coke though.
YUCKY!!!
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Groggy Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:18 PM
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22. I LOVE candy in a can!!! n/t
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:44 PM
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23. Royal Crown
I like RC, and the local 7-11s carry it now. Happy me.
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:48 PM
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24. Ever try to snort Pepsi? All sorts of messy as opposed to that
sugar donut look from coke.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:54 PM
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25. I like both
they taste completely different, so i consider them different drinks


:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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emdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:15 PM
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26. Diet Dr Pepper, please! n/t
n/t
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:28 PM
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27. I'm hideously addicted to diet Coke.
I spend more than the GNP of some developing nations on fizzy water and aspartame and caramel coloring.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:04 PM
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28. GROVELBOT! Where ARRRE youuuuuuu?! n/t
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:05 PM
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29. Coke
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Jack Schitt Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:07 PM
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30. Pepsi
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:08 PM by Jack Schitt
Coke is too...acidic.

My favorite pop, however, is Dr. Pepper/Mr. Pibb. I cannot live w/o it!
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:23 PM
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31. I like Diet Coke as my poison of choice, if I'm going for soda...
Diet Pepsi is swill.


But I chose the "I like pancakes!" option, because I do love pancakes. Very much. Best at dinnertime, with eggs and bacon!
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:28 PM
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32. DIet RC - no Nutrasweet
Is Splenda any better? Who knows.

But I've read some scary stuff about nutrasweet (sugar too), so I switched.

Tastes good tho.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:11 PM
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34. Gatorade!
It even makes a good mixer. (Don't ask)

I prefer the orange or lemon-lime, but I'll drink almost any Gatorade if it's put in front of me.

Love Pepsi, can't drink it anymore--one of my meds makes it taste really nasty. I like root beer as an alternative, or the old standby, iced tea.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:21 PM
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35. No coke. Pepsi.
Pepsi Pepsi PEPSI!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:23 PM
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36. Can't drink Pepsi, love Diet Coke
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 11:23 PM by progmom
...but am convinced that it's all a conspiracy to keep us addicted to caffeine. The only root beer with caffeine (Barq's) is bottled by the Coca Cola company. A coincidence? I think not.
:freak:
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:37 PM
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37. Water.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:48 PM
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38. Jones Green Apple Soda
I drink a four-pack every other week. I do have a special love of Coca-cola though, but real coke with sugar. Diet Rite White Grape Soda (with Splenda) is good as well.
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:07 AM
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41. I love that Jones Green Apple Soda.
I don't buy it very often, though. Expensive.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:56 PM
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39. both coke and pepsi. I think if you blindfolded people, they would
not know the difference. I believe this has been tested and people cannot tell the difference, though they swear they do beforehand.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:00 AM
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40. I'm odd
I like Coke in the Morning, and Dr Pepper later in the day.
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Gardeaux08 Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:11 AM
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42. Jones Cream Soda
I am a Jones junkie.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:25 AM
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43. oh come on, people!
It Hasta be SHASTA!

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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 02:19 AM
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44. My answer was coke
but I drink pop once or twice a month, other times it is either green tea or water. If I do drink pop it is coke but it must be from a glass bottle. There is only one supermarket in our area that sells coke in the small glass bottles so I buy a couple of six packs -- that will get me through the year unless my kids visit me. They don't drink that much pop either. It is funny I never refused or encouraged pop, candy, sugared coated cereals or other junk foods. They ate what was available. Today both my 24 and 30 year olds eat healthy, sugar is not their priority. I guess the attitude in our house was "whatever, this is what is available."

Guess they have the same attitude. I love my coffee though, neither of my children like coffee, they prefer water. Way to go!

I never pushed my priorities on them, they found their own likes and dislikes without my interference. They learned at a young age to care for themselves in case something would happen to me, both are self sufficient. They are both strong, that's all I ask from them. Shrub probably wouldn't like this. My kids are tough.

THANK YOU LORD!!
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 02:21 AM
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45. None of the above.
Diet Dr. Pepper.
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