Friday, January 30, 2009

Pepsi Kicks Ass . . . Yet Again

Well, apparently Donald Wildmon and his American Family Association are calling for a boycott of Pepsi because of their recent advertisement featuring a gay protagonist, and also because of Pepsi's financial contributions to the No on 8 campaign.

I can't wait to see the AP story of Wildmon caught with one of the young male interns.

Here is the fun ad:

In fact, I was actually meaning to blog about this before, but on the last day of finals, there were Pepsi promotion workers all over downtown SF handing out the new Pepsi Max.

Now bloggers everywhere have been throwing a fit over the new Pepsi re-design, blathering about how awful they think it is, yadda, yadda, yadda.

I am going to be a voice of dissent here and say--you know what? I don't hate it. I actually kind of like it. It's clean, slick. It feels kind of grown up in a way. It is, of course, doomed to look dated in a short while. But that is the nature of Pepsi--reinvention, young, etc., Coke is the classic, the maintstay.

I would never have tried Pepsi Max without that promo guy (who generously gave me two), but I really like the taste. Nice and sweet. Not artificial. I would definitely drink it again, especially after finding out they are out there pissing off guys like Donald Wildmon.

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