Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coke Zero Ban

Hugo Chavez is acting anti-American again.

To be honest, this episode feels a little like methadone for Deadpan Inc. junkies. Probably just good enough to tide you over. I'm a little disappointed. Sorry. Maybe I shouldn't have said anything. I felt that way about New Mexico, and then heard some people loved it. Who knows? I don't know.

BTW - Brad is saying "DLP video projector." It kind of sounds like "the LP video projector." DLPs (Digital Light Processors) are amazing. I once wrote a little educational clip about them for a client. They are actually about a million (or more) tiny little tilt-able mirrors on a computer chip the size of a large postage stamp. The individual mirrors (one for each pixel) tilt really fast to reflect light through the lens and create the image. Like when you hold a mirror up to the sun to flash a distress signal, times a million. When you go to a movie theater that has digital projection, you're seeing light bouncing off more than two million little tilting mirrors. That freaks me out. Way to go, TI.


Red Pill Junkie said...

"But now that the Venezuelan Health Ministry has gotten more specific, it doesn’t seem so crazy after all. Apparently the controversy is over the zero-calorie sweetener sodium cyclamate, which may or may not be harmful to human health. The U.S. prohibits sodium cyclamate in food products, and in 2008, protests by consumer advocates in Mexico led the Coca-Cola Company to remove the ingredient from Coke Zero there as well."

And consider that Mexico is the #1 consumer of Coca Cola!

PS: Do you have a DLP video projector?

Dave Stratton said...

I wish! If I did I'd sit outside at night and watch TV projected on the side of my house. Would have to avoid certain late-night Skinemax channels to avoid neighbor complaints, but it'd be well worth it.

And Coke Zero isn't made with witchcraft?

Red Pill Junkie said...

Well, since it's said that the original Coca Cola formula included Coca leaves, and those are widely used in Inca shamanistic ceremonies, then I guess you could say ALL Cokes are made with witchcraft ;-)