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Soft Drink, Softer Belly

Pepsi's new ads aren't fooling anybody.


—Lawrence Yang, blowatlife.blogspot.com

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builder954

I have a family member who has come down with MS symptoms and permanent damage due to the ingestion of diet-pepsi. These drinks should be banned. 

builder954

I have a family member who has come down with MS symptoms and permanent damage due to the ingestion of diet-pepsi. These drinks should be banned. 

Nightshift

I myself, as of Monday, quit drinking Sunkist. In the last two years of popping cans of Sunkist like vitamins, I've one from 115 to 145 - same diet, just more soda. I've decided to exercise some discipline and just stop. Yey.

Nightshift

I myself, as of Monday, quit drinking Sunkist. In the last two years of popping cans of Sunkist like vitamins, I've one from 115 to 145 - same diet, just more soda. I've decided to exercise some discipline and just stop. Yey.

RWordplay

There is real pleasure in sweetened carbonated water, particularly on a hot day. One mustn't be so puritanical to deny this fact. That there are healthier drinks, say carrot juice, no one can deny. Are there unhealthy constituents in diet soda, perhaps—but life itself is filled with naturally occurring poisons, too. Let's not take Pepsi's new advertising too seriously. Soda is fun. The advertising promotes it. Consumers are not so ignorant or out-of touch, that they don't know that Pepsi's primary interest is selling as much soda as a person can consume. Consumers are, in fact, very aware of this, but the human psyche is very complex and sometimes we prefer the opportunity to choose our poison, over someone telling us what to drink and eat, and when to eat and drink it, and in whose company. As for those who are saying no, I'll ask them a question Robert Sawyer posed some time ago: Is the pleasure in saying no, equal to that of saying yes?Robert Sawyer New York, New York

RWordplay

There is real pleasure in sweetened carbonated water, particularly on a hot day. One mustn't be so puritanical to deny this fact. That there are healthier drinks, say carrot juice, no one can deny. Are there unhealthy constituents in diet soda, perhaps—but life itself is filled with naturally occurring poisons, too. Let's not take Pepsi's new advertising too seriously. Soda is fun. The advertising promotes it. Consumers are not so ignorant or out-of touch, that they don't know that Pepsi's primary interest is selling as much soda as a person can consume. Consumers are, in fact, very aware of this, but the human psyche is very complex and sometimes we prefer the opportunity to choose our poison, over someone telling us what to drink and eat, and when to eat and drink it, and in whose company. As for those who are saying no, I'll ask them a question Robert Sawyer posed some time ago: Is the pleasure in saying no, equal to that of saying yes?Robert Sawyer New York, New York

159

Pleasure in saying no to things, that you know are bad for you, but you still want them because your not moraly strong is much bigger than saying yes to something :)

159

Pleasure in saying no to things, that you know are bad for you, but you still want them because your not moraly strong is much bigger than saying yes to something :)

Anonymous

RWordplay- In an age where obesity has surpassed tobacco-related deaths,we are idiots not to take advertising seriously. That is my opinion. Pepsi, and all corporations, have stopped merely selling products, they are aggressively promoting a lifestyle. It is up to us as a society to decide how loud of a voice we give to corporations trying to nudge our entire population in an unhealthy direction.

Anonymous

RWordplay- In an age where obesity has surpassed tobacco-related deaths,we are idiots not to take advertising seriously. That is my opinion. Pepsi, and all corporations, have stopped merely selling products, they are aggressively promoting a lifestyle. It is up to us as a society to decide how loud of a voice we give to corporations trying to nudge our entire population in an unhealthy direction.

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