No Coke, Pepsi.
It was hecho’ed in Mexico but it’s available in the 415 now:
Ah, here’s your Mexican Coke, but it’s been readily available at the Costco for four-plus years now.
It’s all Pepsi these days…
Back in the day, back in 1985, Costco used to sell you a hot dog and a can of cola for $1.50.
The price for this combo deal might go up at some point, but current CEO Jim Sinegal says he’ll be dead before that happens.
Excelsior, ever upward!
You know what Pepsi is doing with all the money it didn’t spend on Super Bowl ads last month? They’re giving it away at RefreshEverything.com, the Pepsi Refresh Project. (Whether this marketing concept works out or not, it’ll be a case for the textbooks irregardless.)
Click here to see how it all works. Basically, you and/or your organization should come up with an idea that needs $5,000-$250,000 worth of seed money (something like “replace the roof on our school’s greenhouse) and then post it at the Pepsi website. If online voters think your idea is worthy, then ka-ching, baby, you’re financed.
The process cycles through each month, so I’m thinking it behooves you to submit your ap just after midnight on the first of the month. (When Pepsi gets too many ideas, they’ll tell you to try again next month.) Get cracking.
Last Saturday, Fonzworth Bentley (P Diddy’s former valet, a while back) and some others came to San Francisco to promote this project by hosting a Pepsi Idea Seminar – you know, for kids. Note that Fonzworth’s pants are NOT orange, they’re tangerine. There’s a difference, you know:
Oh, and guess what, former Coca Cola woman Majora Carter is working on this project. Remember that whole Olympic torch fiasco back in ought-eight when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former Police Chief Heather Fong forgot who they were working for and unnecessarily kowtowed to China in a big way? Well, I’m sure Majora does.
Anyway, choose or lose, vote or die - rummage around the website and see if you think it’s worth your time. Your choice.
Hill Harper, left, Mike Posner, center, and Fonzworth Bentley, right (Tony Avelar/AP Images for Pepsi):
And here’s what Hill had to say to the kids:
“When I got a call about the Pepsi Refresh Project I thought about all the people who have ideas but don’t have the tools to build them. This project is about taking the ideas you can think of and making them happen… Everyone in the SF design atrium today has goals and dreams. What’s the journey to get there? People think they need the hook up, to win the lotto, to be the right place at right time — rather than having the right plan and coalescing resources to make it happen. Fear is false evidence appearing real. Courage to overcome fear comes from your heart. What are you passionate about? We have an intuition of what our heart says we should do but our mind tells us otherwise. What in your life have you not done that you’ve been putting off, but you’re heart is saying to do.
(Call and response with students):
I will act with courage.
I will use my heart to make decisions.
I will not allow fear to stop me.”
All the deets after the jump.
Here’s a Craiglist ad that you might have missed:
“If you are female, at least 18 years old, currently use cocaine, and are in good health, you may be eligible to participate in a confidential non-treatment research study being conducted at the San Francisco VA to investigate impulsivity. All participants are compensated for their time.”
I’m sure it’s confidential…
Look, Canada Dry is getting into the act as well. As seen at the Lucky:
Click to expand.
But let’s hear from a “brand manager”:
Ian Norton, brand manager of marketing for 7UP, said: “Cherry 7UP Antioxidant gives consumers a refreshing way to enjoy more of the antioxidants they are looking for. People want to fall in love with beverages that taste great and provide a fun way to get benefits. And that’s exactly what Cherry 7UP Antioxidant delivers.”
O.K fine, hop aboard the bandwagon today!
Normally, teens never sit around on sidewalks in the Haight, but today was special so these kids made themselves right at home on Ashbury Street.
Check the video of Ben and Jerry’s recent visit to the Bay Area. Why not?
Happy 30th birfday, B&J!
It’s on. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is having it’s 30th annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
Founders Ben and Jerry were most recently in the local news for launching an Olympic protest during our recent torch relay. (You hear that Coke? You don’t need to sponsor every Olympiad that comes down the pike.)
Anyway, there’ll be five places in San Francisco for you to get your cone on. Click onward to see the locations for the South, East and North Bays on the jump page or just go here to see all locations in northern North America.
This udder will be equipped to dispense the four newest flavors: Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Imagine Whirled Peace™, ONE Cheesecake Brownie™, Cake Batter:
See you there!
Ben & Jerry’s Argonaut
475 Jeffersont Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Ben & Jerry’s Jefferson Street
79 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Ben & Jerry’s Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
Ben & Jerry’s Macy’s
Macy’s Department Store
San Francisco, CA 94102
Ben & Jerry’s Haight Ashbury
1480 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117