November 9, 2004

"Things" You Didn't Know Were "Evil" About America

One of my favorite "interesting links" pages is the elegant things magazine , an offshoot of an annual magazine out of Britain. I recommend it highly. Still, like everything else in the world, it too is infected by a political virus that explodes even things' collective head from time to time. Case in point, this amazing bit of drive-by nonsense:

.... things grow better with Coke: Indian farmers discover the pest-controlling qualities of the world's favourite thirst-quencher. Ironic, given Coke's alleged habit of extracting too much ground-water in the country.

Up until that moment I'd never fully realized that the groundwater crisis in India was due to Coca Cola. I always thought it had something to do with being unable to get basic environmental controls in place and the thermonuclear population bomb. Silly me. It was Coca-Cola all the time.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 9, 2004 9:54 AM
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Yeah. See, if you PISS in the drinking water it becomes...wait for it...


Then, if you gnash your teeth and wail, and if you DON'T clean-up after the barnyard animals that roam the streets add large plops of their waste to the runoff, well then the UN will jot on down and blame...wait for it...


for the ongoing water shortage. And THEN Jimmuh Cah Tuh can add his hand wringing and teeth gnashing to the mix, blame the US and our...something...for the problem. Don't you see?

Dan Patterson
Winston-Salem, NC

Posted by: Dan Patterson at November 10, 2004 10:56 AM

Not to mention that, in countries such as this, drinking the ground water may kill you while Coca Cola will only keep you awake.

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at November 10, 2004 12:39 PM

Coke accused of extracting too much ground-water.
Therefore, groundwater crisis in India is attributable to Coca Cola.
Yeah, you're a triumph of modern education and Western reasoning.

Posted by: Rene at November 13, 2004 12:38 PM