Time To Step Up

I hardly ever drink Coca-Cola anymore… no big reason, I just seem to have lost the taste for its battery-acid sweetness.

One of my biggest eye-openers was when I bought a Coke in the Cape Verde Islands back in 1986, and could hardly finish the can.  You see, I’d always thought that Coke was a universal flavor, no matter where you bought it.  Nu-uh.  The super-sweet formula of South African Coke was nothing like the Belgian (?) Coke sold on Ilha Do Sal (yes, the Coke was bottled in Brussels, according to the legend on the can).

Anyway, that was my first exposure to the battery-acid burn of regular Coca-Cola, and once I got used to it, I drank it as much as I had back in Seffrica… until I stopped.  Maybe it was the switch from cane sugar to corn sugar — there is a difference, and I can, or could tell it, even in blind taste tests back when I used to do such things.

Anyway, my Coke consumption is now about… I dunno, maybe a few cans a year, and usually only when I can’t think what else to drink.  We keep maybe a 6-pack in the house, mostly in case visitors might want some, and when it’s gone I don’t exactly rush to restock it in the garage fridge.

That may have to change.  You see, Coca-Cola is now apparently a Zionist drink, according to these fucking loons, who have resorted to damaging stores — even very popular ones — who sell the stuff.  All this because Coke has a distribution center on Israel’s West Bank, and the Pals think that the WB is theirs and Israel is The Great Invader / Colonizer or something, I can’t be bothered to keep up with whatever is riling them up these days.

Were I in charge of such things at Coca-Cola, I’d close the operation in the West Bank and move it to, I dunno, somewhere outside Tel Aviv — thus causing the Arab workers in the WB plant to lose their jobs along the way.  But that’s just me.

Take the time, however, to read the article linked, because unusually for the Daily Mail, it’s a sound piece of actual journalism as used to be commonplace but is no longer.

The British “Friends of al-Aqsa” organization is, like the American Council for Islamic Relations (CAIR), one of those festering pustules in Western society who, while being all about keeping relationships friendly with their host societies, are in fact nothing more than terrorsymps who, if they had their way, would impose Shari’a law in a heartbeat.

Wait a minute, Kim, I hear you say, calling them “terrorsymps” is a little harsh.

Really?  Attacking a store and its owner just for stocking Coca-Cola, and causing him to stop selling it — terrorism isn’t just blowing up buildings and flying airliners into skyscrapers, you know.  And this kind of thing happens everywhere — everywhere — when the Muslim population of country reaches even as little as 5% of the total.  (And Bradford, where the above bullshit happened, has a Muslim population which — forget that piddly 5% — is closer to 30% of the area’s total.  Small wonder that they can rampage around at will for the slightest excuse, such as a store having the temerity to sell Coca-Cola.)

Frankly, I’d have no problem at all with putting an asterisk in our own First Amendment which says in effect “except for Islam and its practitioners”.

But I can’t do that, of course, so I think I’ll just put on my yarmulka and go buy a case of Coke.  Because fuck ’em.


  1. Good analogy to the battery burn.
    I stopped drinking all soft drinks and juices about 15 years ago. Then about 2 years ago I bought a coke and took a small sip. The burn was unbearable. I couldn’t believe how bad it was. That shit shouldn’t be legal. I didn’t remember it ever being an issue in the many decades I had drunk it.

    And the flavor was indescribable. Tasted like something created in a laboratory and probably shouldn’t be drank. I will most likely never drink one again. If we ever eat out again (unlikely) I will have ice tea or water.

  2. Fuck Coca Cola they are big into climate change and DIE and prolly donate hundreds of millions to Soros-approved candidates.

    1. Yeah. Coke’s internal “be less White” campaign turned me off of all Coke products forever. Water is healthier and doesn’t hate me.

      1. If it’s municipal water it hates you.
        All kinds of nasty shit in and taking it’s toll on all of you.

        10 years ago we got a pair of Brita pitcher style filters and all of our consumed water comes from them.

        Sure wish I could afford ($15k) to get a well punched in the ground, or better yet, a pond with a solar water pump.

        1. I get my drinking water from a commercial filtered water dispenser. Don’t really trust the municipal stuff.

  3. I too stopped drinking coke 5 years back, more for health reasons than anything else. Used to drink 1 can a day during lunch for most of my life. After a few months of not drinking any, I tried a can and couldn’t finish it. It was fricking awful. Every now and then I’ll have a can, usually for the sugar rush to get over a hangover. I’ll pour it in a glass over ice, then wait until about half the ice melts to bring it to tolerable levels.

    As for the asterisk on the first, I’d support it but you kinda gotta know, letting them talk tells us who they really are.

  4. I cut back on all types of soda decades ago. I might have 1-2 dozen a year, tops.

    Coke went woke with DIE, stop being white etc. Screw them. I prefer coffee, tea (green or black), water, real beer, whiskey and such.

    Corn syrup is a health hazard in my opinion. It is in far too many products and I don’t think that it is healthy at all

  5. All you guys hatin’ on Coke, when there’s not much better as a rum additive…

    1. Kim, my wife and both kids tried the Coca-Cola Around the World sampler when in Las Vegas in 2016, and it was truly surprising the multitude of flavors other countries in the world had as their Coke products.

      Some were….no very good. I prefer Coke Zero (or if my diaBEEtuz weren’t an issue, Mexican Coke which uses real cane sugar unlike the recipe with high fructose corn syrup Coke has used since the infamous “New Coke” flop of 1985. Mexican diet Coke also uses some real sugar in it and therefore actually makes it somewhat palatable to my tastebuds.)

      Just my 2 cents.

      1. My theory was that the whole “New Coke” thing was so that when they went back to “Classic (hah) Coke,” we wouldn’t notice the taste difference between the original, which was pretty much always cane sugar, and the by then ubiquitous corn syrup.

        I lived at the time in Iowa City and we had two bottlers for RC cola, one for cans, one for bottles; one used cane sugar and the other corn syrup. Since I thought I had noticed a taste difference between the canned and the bottled stuff I did a taste test, and yes, the difference was significant, and the sugar tasted so much better.

        I mostly do flavoured, unsweetened seltzer waters these days, but when I want soda, I tend to go for a local company who use sugar, and have a pretty decent cola, though I prefer their cream soda.

    2. Hemingway Daiquiri or even a plain original Daiquiri beats the crap out of a college kid rum and coke every day of the week.

    3. Oh hell no. There is only one proper mixer for rum and that is Tonic water. And diet tonic is not too bad.

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