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Mar. 27th, 2006 @ 02:50 pm novel uses for soft drinks
Current Mood: drunkgoat performing alchemy
Current Music: Willie Nelson - (Nothin' But) Blue Skies
Canada Dry:

  • glowstick (best rave drink ever)
  • cure for malaria
  • mild poison


  • marinade
  • fuel cell electrolyte
  • corrodeproofing titanium
  • variant on Beer Can Chicken
  • rust remover
  • brick

    Interesting unrelated facts:
  • Mountain Dew contains concentrated orange juice.
  • Dr. Pepper is a neutral zone in the Cola Wars. In 30% of America, it is bottled by Pepsi; in another 30%, by Coca-Cola.
  • You know how Oberlin banned Coca-Cola because they were hiring paramilitaries to kill union workers in Colombia? In the '90s, there was a similar brouhaha among college campuses over Pepsi's involvement in Burma's brutal military regime--one so big that even Harvard participated (so say sketchy Internet sources). Makes you wonder how DeCafe manages to sell any soda other than Blue Sky.
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    Mar. 27th, 2006 @ 05:26 pm some things never change
    Current Mood: contemplativegoat at the optometrist
    Current Music: oberlin public library sounds
    "Oberlin is peculiar. Oberlin is peculiar in that which is good."

    -John Jay Shipherd, Oberlin founder

    "So embittered is Oberlinism to anything Southern, that at one time the faculty and students resolved to use no product of slave labor; of course they cut cotton and eschewed tobacco altogether. An ardent young student, deeply imbued with the anti-slavery sentiment, happened to think one night after retiring to bed that he was between a pair of cotton sheets; out he jumped, took a blanket and slept on the floor until morning. It was rather a hard bed, but it was better to rest but little and turn over often, than to snooze all night in the sweat of the slave. Upon waking in the morning he found that the carpet on which he slept was half cotton! He probably took to the bed after that. --Cleveland Plaindealer."

    -Anti-Oberlin article in Louisville Daily Courier, April 18, 1859

    Source: Brandt, Nat: The Town That Started the Civil War
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    Mar. 27th, 2006 @ 08:44 pm yay, casting!
    Current Mood: geekygoat bearing the Eye of Aethiopica
    Your IP address as a bitmap

    Also: proving Lisa's shirt.
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    Mar. 27th, 2006 @ 11:45 pm now we'll never find out what happens to rand
    Current Mood: crushedcrushed
    Current Music: The Black Mages - Maybe I'm a Lion (Final Fantasy VIII)
    Blood and bloody ashes, Robert Jordan's contracted the Blight!

    If you're a Wheel of Time fan, pray for him. If you're not a Wheel of Time fan, pray for him.
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