Thursday, August 04, 2005

i coke you coke we coke

The Historical Present demystifies all the various kinds of low-calorie coke products. Except for diet coke, all these products have been released during the time I've been in Uganda, and I hadn't heard of any of them, so I was especially mystified by the necessity for so many variations. How in the world would consumers choose between all of these, with such slight product differentiation? Come on people, its brown chemical water - can't we just pick one and go?

In unrelated news, I am feeling substantially better than I did last week, as I updated in the comments for the previous entry. Thanks for everybody's concern!

And a final non sequitur: the 'w' key on my new laptop is being fidgety (it needs extra pressure to work), if anybody knows of a simple way i can fix this myself without destroying my laptop, please let me know. (Otherwise i'm just going to deal with it until I get home to toronto, where reliable computer-repair-people are more widely available.)


At 4:23 p.m., Blogger kelly said...

That list didnt include the newest Coke -- Enviga. Based on green tea, it supposedly burns calories. It will be on the shelves sometime next year.

At 2:51 p.m., Blogger Deanna said...

Good lord, kelly, I feel like things like Enviga should become official signs that the apocolypse is coming.

And besides, doesn't coke own Doritos, or some such other thing? Are we going to be seeing ads telling us we can scarf chips and an enviga and it'll all even out in the wash? like a saltier version of the cabbage soup diet? I already have enough fat-free products to kid myself with!

At 6:21 p.m., Anonymous D 4rm Atl said...

Hi Dee, This is D. A crazy friend of mine from England sent me a link to your blog. It is quite an interesting read. Nowadays, when my insomnia kicks in, I just hit u up for a read. We'll be in Uganda in December! Im sure we'll hit you up for coffee if the girlfriends let us out of their sight :). About the "w" key here is a rocket scientist's solution. Depress, the "e" and "q" keys and I am quite sure you will find an abundance of dark curly follicular residue aka your hair underneath. Proceed to extract residue meticulously with a device similar to one you use for nasal follicular-extraction. If procedure fails, ask me to suggest something else :) Buena suerte!

At 11:58 a.m., Blogger Deanna said...

D, thanks for the compliments and the advice!! Glad you enjoy my blog and have such rocket-science genius, i will check for follicular residue!

Unfortunately, I'll be out of Uganda and back in Canada by the time you're here in December! So while i'd be happy to meet for coffee, looks like we'll have to keep this blog-based!

At 1:45 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee. You said brown chemical water.


At 5:33 p.m., Blogger Deanna said...

Dilys, is that you?

yes, i totally got that from you. I feel like i should just admit it now: i am not capable of independent thought. ;-)

At 8:04 p.m., Anonymous D-frm-A said...

Oh well, there is always next December assuming Uganda has not gone back to its pre-homo-sapien days by then!
Speaking of Coke, have you noticed that our coke tastes very different from American coke? The fanta orange too! So much for brand-names!

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