February 3, 2014 |
Just sitting at my desk here Monday, sipping a Coke and humming “America the Beautiful.” Am I an un-American subversive commie/pinko or what? It turns out that the ads were the only things worth watching during Sunday's Super Bowl. (Unless you were a Seahawks fan, and seriously, how many of those can there really be?) So of course the water-cooler chat Monday wasn't over a blown call or a thrilling finish but over a Coca-Cola commercial. Coke apparently thought a spot featuring a multilingual rendition of “America the Beautiful” would be, well, beautiful.
December 13, 2003
Re: "Coke Pulls 'Mafia' Film From Theaters," Dec. 6: Oh, so the Coca-Cola Co. has admitted to offending Italian Americans by running a short film (read "advertisement") showing Mafia toughs intimidating patrons and will no longer screen the film. Take the next logical step, Coke, and admit insulting all American moviegoers with your inane, annoying, interminable commercials that buzz around the brain like a pre-waking nightmare you can't shake. Pull them all. Carol Provisor Los Angeles
March 4, 2014 |
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said Tuesday he'll attempt to drive in the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day May 25. If Busch qualifies for the Indy 500, he would become only the fourth driver to do "the double" on the same day and try to drive 1,100 miles in the combined events. "It's literally a dream come true," said Busch, 35, who drives for Stewart-Haas Racing, a team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart did the double twice, in 1999 and 2001.
January 23, 1985 |
Coca-Cola soon will be competing with Pepsi Cola for sales in the Soviet Union, officials said Wednesday. Coke initially will be sold only in Beriozka's, special hard-currency stores for foreigners, and will be limited to the capital, said a spokeswoman for the Soviet import agency Soyuz Plodimport. President Donald R.
January 15, 2006
I am aghast at the actions of the New York University and the University of Michigan related to Coke ("University of Michigan Bans Coke Products," Dec. 31). Shouldn't institutions of higher learning allow their students and staff the opportunity to express their own opinions relative to Coke's foreign practices through their individual choices of beverage consumption? It is inappropriate for these universities to make this choice on their behalf. Couldn't this controlling action be tantamount to a constitutional freedom-of-speech violation?
June 13, 1985 |
Gay Mullins would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Unfortunately for the Coca-Cola company, what Mullins would like to teach the world to sing is that it hates the new taste of Coke. From his Seattle headquarters, Mullins has launched a grass-roots media blitz designed to force Coke to return to its old formula.