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sprite
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 2:41:08 PM

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So... what did you think? a very real conversation between me and someone else:

guy: so what did you think of the coke ad?

me: i liked it, i-

guy: i thought it was offensive. all those people singing our national anthem in a different language.

me: the star spangled banner's our national anthem, actually. that was America the Beauti-

guy: it still shouldn't have been a bunch of foreigners singing.

me: they were all american. most of them probably spoke english as well.

guy: it still should have been in english.


so, apparently, that's the back lash. how do YOU feel about it? personally, i thought it was kind of neat, hearing people from all cultures coming together. of course, i'm a commie hippie liberal. will it make me drink coke? nope. but still, i liked the sentiment.





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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 2:53:50 PM

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I don't drink Coke either, but I thought the ad was beautiful. It was actually the best Superbowl ad of the night.

Perfect representation of our country and where it's headed (ideally).



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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:04:10 PM

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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:36:06 PM

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I like Coke. I liked the commercial. It's not like it was particularly new or inventive, of course. They've been doing variations of the same commercial since the old "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" days. But unless you're a complete dolt, it reminds you that The United States is supposedly based on the ideal "E Pluribus Unum". And unless I'm mistaken, the only time it was ever proposed that a single language should be the official language of the nation, the language proposed was German.

Of course the best commercial of the day was the Budweiser Puppy commercial. Another retread, but a good one.
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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:27:06 PM

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Yeah, nothing groundbreaking in itself - which makes such a xenophobic reaction more ridiculous. Maybe his dad complained about "those goddam hippies" in the old "I'd like to buy..." ad. I did notice that they gave the "God shed his Grace" lines to a nice Amurican girl. The shit would have really hit the fan if that bit was in say, Arabic. And was about Allah. LOL.
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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 10:04:17 PM

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I thought it was a nice ad, but nothing earth shattering. I thought both Budweiser ads were better, especially the one with the Clydesdale and the dog. That was by far the best ad of the night, I thought.
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Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 10:12:21 PM

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:33:58 AM

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My first thoughts after seeing it was 'damn it would have been way better if it wasn't a coke-a-cola commercial.'
You're friend I bet is one that believes in the melting-pot effect. The melting pot effect is where other races come together to form a new race. Or another way of stating it is: where everyone becomes the write race. I can talk about his subject for a while but I'm not going to. The government took away the Native American's cultural identity and way of living. And left with no other choice but to become just like the white man in order to thrive. I'm a little speck of that aftermath. I think he was just trolling you. At least I hope he was.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:23:04 AM

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I can't believe people are boycotting Coke over this ad when there are so many legitimate reasons not to drink it. It didn't occur to me to find it offensive. dontknow
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:50:59 AM

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Cute or not, it only served one purpose. Money! And money is also why “Soda Stream” (Scarlett Johansson) commercial wasn't aired.

Google it and you'll understand.





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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:53:25 AM

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I liked it.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:39:26 PM

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keoloke wrote:
Cute or not, it only served one purpose. Money! And money is also why “Soda Stream” (Scarlett Johansson) commercial wasn't aired.


The Sodastream ad was aired. At least in my broadcast area.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:30:44 PM

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Monocle wrote:


The Sodastream ad was aired. At least in my broadcast area.


The version that was aired had been changed. In the original the last line is, "Sorry Coke and Pepsi." In the version that aired, she said, "I just love helping people." The network refused to carry the version that mentioned Coke and Pepsi because they're big advertisers on the Super Bowl.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:34:53 PM

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A lot of the controversy is manufactured. The right wing looks for any excuse to scream about anything that they perceive is progressive. The boycott of Girl Scout cookies is a case in point.

I don't believe that Coke had any kind of altruistic purpose in making the ad though. It wasn't made to promote inclusiveness, just to sell soft drinks.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:23:33 PM

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Ruthie wrote:
A lot of the controversy is manufactured. The right wing looks for any excuse to scream about anything that they perceive is progressive. The boycott of Girl Scout cookies is a case in point.

I don't believe that Coke had any kind of altruistic purpose in making the ad though. It wasn't made to promote inclusiveness, just to sell soft drinks.


don't be like that. Coke loves us and just wants us all to love each other (while drinking boatloads of their product).



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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:56:44 PM

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I am heavily invested in Coke stock, so I loved it!

Drink Coca-Cola and other Coke products, lots of them! Do it now!

Coca-Cola is #1


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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:05:05 PM

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I don't drink it but it was lovely. My second team won so that was all I cared about.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:36:46 PM

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While I'm not a coke fan, I thought it was a stunning commercial. No matter if people like it or not, America is a melting pot of different cultures, which is what makes it unique. The ad show cases real people of different cultures and races singing for their love of the country. So it didn't make me want to buy a coke, but it did make me reflect and be thankful for being able to live in a country where I can meet and live with all kinds of people.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:00:37 PM

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I didn't like it but I only watched 5 seconds when I heard it come on, thought my channel changed to mundofox or something so I went in to change back.
I hate foreign language advertising. Especially on pandora (Internet radio)
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:04:26 PM

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I was pissed as soon as it started. This country speaks English and that song is an American song. Sing it in English.

You know those guys on the corner with signs that say "Will Work For Food"? I sit on Canal street with a sign that says "Will Do Anything For Pussy".
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:46:06 AM

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Was the game worth watching though!

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:45:44 PM

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goofygus42 wrote:
I was pissed as soon as it started. This country speaks English and that song is an American song. Sing it in English.


Actually, this country speaks quite a lot of languages.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:47:01 PM

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goofygus42 wrote:
This country speaks English


Most do. But at no time in our history has everybody spoken English.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:45:57 PM

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angieseroticpen wrote:
Was the game worth watching though!

not even a little bit. Seattle destroyed Denver.

As to the topic these rednecks need to unbunch their panties and realize they will never get what they want. I don't drink coke but loved the commercial. Easily the best of the night.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:49:55 PM

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Haineko wrote:

not even a little bit. Seattle destroyed Denver.


Heheh. I quite enjoyed that part.

Riddle I got from Twitter:
How many Denver Broncos does it take to change a flat tire?

Only one, but if it's a blowout the whole team shows up! Har!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:57:47 PM

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LadyX wrote:


Most do. But at no time in our history has everybody spoken English.


we should speak the native language of our country, god dammit! or one of them, at least. i've decided to learn Cherokee, myself. :)



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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:18:06 PM

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Didn't watch the game, but I see no reason why other tongues shouldn't sing the song. We are strengthened by our differences, not weakened.

However, regarding those who don't speak English, it does make many things both difficult and even dangerous. For example, in the hospital we have many different non English speaking patients. We are required to provide interpreters for many transactions, but for ordinary day to day things it can be difficult to communicate. Everything from where's your pain to what would you like to eat can be easily misinterpreted. I encourage all those living here to learn basic English, but I do hope we can continue to embrace our differences.


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Haineko wrote:

not even a little bit. Seattle destroyed Denver.

As to the topic these rednecks need to unbunch their panties and realize they will never get what they want. I don't drink coke but loved the commercial. Easily the best of the night.


The rednecks? Why would you slam farmers and rural people? From where I come from rednecks come in all races, some were born here and some immigrated recently.

Maybe we should just slam ignorance and bigotry.


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As for me, a capitalist, liberty loving, anarchist leaning, redneck, part white/part Cherokee, many generations deep native born American, I rather enjoyed hearing America the Beautiful sang in many different languages. America is a nation built out of a melting pot of nationalities, having created a world dominant culture from that soup of so many other cultures.

America Rocks! Hell, we invented rock-n-roll and Coca-Cola.


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I did not watch either the stupor bowl or the ad, but I have since seen the ad, and read many discussions about it. The thing I find most interesting about the discussions is the amount of ignorance showing up. Most people do not realize America The Beautiful was written by a lesbian socialist. I suspect if they did, we'd have heard a hue and cry about that. Rush Limbaugh said something to the effect of Coca Cola better start printing labels in different languages. I guess he didn't know they have been doing that for many years. I have an old-style coke bottle - the kind with the raised letters in the glass - that has Coca-Cola on one side and something I can't read, written in what I think is Arabic on the other. I can't recall offhand what city is on the bottom, but I want to say Cairo. Of course, that could be Cairo, Illinois or Cairo, New York, but I tend to doubt it is either of those.

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