The Pepsi Challenge

May 18th, 2008 · 130 comments

Kasey in Tucson spotted this orgy of vending-machine notes in the Anthropology department of the University of Arizona. Says Kasey, “They just keep adding up. I think the Pepsi man is either amused by them or just doesn’t care.” Perhaps…or maybe he’s just hanging back until he has enough material for his dissertation on non-verbal communication among 21st century north americans.

the pepsi challenge

the pepsi challenge

the pepsi challenge

the pepsi challenge

related: Blame it on Coke
extra credit: “look up lithotripsy” [wikipedia]

FILED UNDER: beverages · college life · look it up · saga · Tucson · vending machine drama


130 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Sarah bang

    You’re absolutely right, RJ. There’s no reason why they can’t stock the machine with Cokes. It isn’t branded with a huge Pepsi logo or anything.

    RJ: passive-aggressively firing the latest salvo in the cola wars.

    May 18, 2008 at 4:25 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   aaa

      Well, you know, it’s not like the college has a contract with a Pepsi distributor or anything. Don’t you know that delicious carbonated beverage appears in the machines solely through the mental powers of the dean?

      May 18, 2008 at 4:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   TygerAKC bang

      In some regions, ALL soda-or pop- is called Coke. You could be at a resturaunt and ask for a Coke and the waitress will ask “What kind?”

      May 18, 2008 at 8:14 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Mishee bang

      We’ve already covered this….

      May 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Jordyn

      In Arizona people pretty much just call any sort of soda/pop coke. Like TygerAKC said.

      May 18, 2008 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   soulofaqua

      And here in holland we only refer to cocain with coke.

      May 19, 2008 at 5:58 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   kate

      Isn’t that a little passive aggressive comment in itself? A lot of people call all sodas in general “cokes” maybe it’s a southern thing.

      May 19, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   claw71 bang

      You’re correct, Kate but did you ever stop to consider that people who do this are stupid? Especially if it’s southern thing.

      Team they make labels for a reason you stupid, inbred, Wal*Mart-shopping NASCAR fan.

      May 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   leotrina bang

      Although technically located in the southern portion of the U.S. , I don’t think Arizona is considered “southern”. We do call most sodas “coke” in the south, but I’ve heard them called the same in Michigan just a frequently.

      signed,
      An intelligent, non inbred, Wal*Mart boycotting, NASCAR hating southerner.

      May 19, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Booger Eater bang

      Don’t you love how non-Southerners lash out at those they fear?
      Non-Southerners fear Southerners because they know Southerners are superior in every way.
      They move South, and then whine and complain about it all to hide their insecurities.

      May 19, 2008 at 1:22 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   Sarah bang

      Hey now. I’m a Southerner and even I can admit that the South sucks in many aspects.

      And Arizona =/= the South.

      May 19, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   KittyKat

      I am a Southerner, and I travel quite a bit. I find that Southerners aren’t any more stupid than people in any other part of the country – they’re just, for the most part, poorly educated. Ignorance is not the same as stupidity. That being said, when you see the toothless guy on the 6 o’clock news talking about “tha tornader what come right over tha top of ma house trailer,” you just have to laugh. Seriously, is that the best person they could find to interview?

      May 19, 2008 at 2:20 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.12   Quite Contrary bang

      Yes.

      May 19, 2008 at 3:38 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.13   Poll Taker

       
    • #1.14   Lorelie

      KittyKat, everyone else is sensibly calling their insurance agents.

      May 23, 2008 at 8:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.15   Kate

      Here in Texas, everyone calls soda “coke”. It is a very annoying habit of theirs. Whenever I order a coke, being a northerner, I expect a Coke. Crazy southerners. I guess it’s better than calling it “pop”, though.

      I love that last note. I loved the biting sarcasm of it.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.16   Jared

      Actually, I was born and raised in Texas, and have never heard anyone here refer to a non-Coca-Cola soda as a “Coke”.

      Jul 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.17   Bunnee

      I’ve lived in Texas for 30 years (but born a yankee!) and EVERYONE calls it “coke”. They look at me like I’m an alien for saying “pop”.

      Jul 12, 2008 at 5:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   aaa

    Oh my. That last note just made my day.

    P.S. College does not give you the right to be an arrogant asshole (re: second note).

    May 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   known unknown bang

      how can you find anything bad to say about a person who passes 3 kidney stones a year with a smile on their face?

      May 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   zombieBlanco bang

      …those stones were fucking delicious!

      May 18, 2008 at 5:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   aaa

      Yeah, I admit it. I’m just jealous of their stone passing abilities. I can never live up to those standards! *sob*

      May 18, 2008 at 11:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   SequinIssues

    Oh, man. I’m so proud to be an Arizona Wildcat right now.

    May 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Bobby

      Me too. Go Cats. Remember, in Tucson: Happiness is Submission to Godzilla. Our school is so famous on Digg.

      May 20, 2008 at 6:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   zombieBlanco bang

    Dear Jonny-
    Juniors bin takin’ real good care a me since you bin away. I herd theys got machines in ta city with bottles o water an pop fer jist anyone to take. I never. ‘Member ta drink lots o water so ya dont git stones like ya did befor. Don’t forgit what I learnd you ’bout ta diffrence tween boy cows an girl cows.

    love yer mom

    May 18, 2008 at 4:38 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   fantasy bang

      Dear Mom,

      Yer emberresin me ma!

      Love you too Jonny ♥

      May 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   zchamu bang

    “Could we obligate more slots for them?”

    I do not think that word means what you think it means. I guess anthropologists don’t need a mandatory English credit to gradumeeyate.

    May 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   zombieBlanco bang

      Obligate is a correct, but formal, use. Especially formal when the greeting is Pepsi Dude

      May 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   zoe

      I think the dude-obligate juxtaposition is totally radical. I feel that a mix-mash of vernacular is fully awesome, dudes.

      May 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   john

      nice Princess Bride reference!!

      May 19, 2008 at 7:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Mung Bean

      I think the writer meant to say “allocate,” but he/she just couldn’t come up with the word.

      Oh, and go Team Jonny!

      May 19, 2008 at 11:37 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   calvin

      I think he was looking for the word – Allocate.

      May 21, 2008 at 3:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   calvin

      whoops!

      May 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   known unknown bang

    This being in the anthropology dept just warms the cockles of my heart…

    I am kind of in love with Note #2.

    (even though Jonny’s intense use of scotch tape makes me want to dig out my “girl cow” costume and give him a go.)

    May 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   EyeHeartA2

      Heh, Heh, you said cockles.

      May 18, 2008 at 7:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Emma

    Oh lordy, the last one is so grand. Well, I never!

    May 18, 2008 at 5:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   fantasy bang

    Pepsi Dude, ♥

    I hope you are not offended, since you are a “Transgender, Pepsi drinkin’, truck drivin’ kinda’ girl?”

    May 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   zombieBlanco bang

    I did look up lithotripsy:

    the state of being really, really stoned

    May 18, 2008 at 5:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   fantasy bang

      ….really? Far out Dude! The water here is fine ….

      May 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Sarah bang

      Dear Mom,

      The big city is treating me well! A man gave me these really nice green leaves. Boy, things sure are different!

      May 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Mishee

      Oh, so THAT’S what I have had all these years!

      May 18, 2008 at 9:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   fantasy bang

    Dear Mr. Beer is Better,

    Cirrhosis of the liver will kill you, your job, your family, your drivers license, your future wife, and the next generation of Pepsi drinkers!

    Stones will never kill ya’!

    May 18, 2008 at 5:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   known unknown bang

      …and Beer Belly will kill your chances of getting laid.

      May 18, 2008 at 5:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   fantasy bang

      …….it will be just you and your “Bud”!

      May 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   fnnkybutt

      Bud? And suddenly we’re right back to being stoned. ;)

      May 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   secondsout bang

      Actually, a can of Pepsi has more calories than a can of beer does. One could make an argument that drinking beer is the healthy option. One could make that argument, at least. Beer – the health food of every college student.

      May 18, 2008 at 10:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   y

    Maybe I missed something but.. What is up with the last note!?

    May 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   aaa

      Just Johnny writin’ home to his ma. As we all know, Pepsi Dude is his ma.

      May 18, 2008 at 11:16 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   se

    Doesn’t anyone find this first note strange?
    He goes from “waters always sells out” to
    “obligate more slots”.
    Maybe a stupid person trying to sound intelligent?

    May 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   emily

    I think he was trying to spell “allocate”.

    May 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   known unknown bang

      I think he’s just a bit dehydrated.

      May 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   secondsout bang

    I pass 3 stones a year. I have diarrhea about once a week. I vomit every other day. My hair falls out in clumps. It burns when I urinate. I haven’t had an erection in six months. I slur my words occasionally.

    Nonetheless, I swear by raw pork, huffing paint fumes, tanning with an x-ray machine, and Tucson’s delicious tap water.

    May 18, 2008 at 11:04 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   GhostWriter bang

      I’ve been through that before. Once you get your boner back, the rest of it all clears up.

      My prescription? A few minutes of internet searching on the term, “Brazilian Zoo”. You’ll be saluting (and swearing by raw pork) in no time.

      May 19, 2008 at 8:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Mishee bang

      OMG, I think I am gonna puke.

      Damn you google and your thorough web searches!

      May 19, 2008 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   GhostWriter bang

      Yes; quite disturbing, but you did get your boner back, no?

      May 19, 2008 at 9:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Mishee bang

      Well, I think even if I had a penis, I would not have gotten a boner!

      May 19, 2008 at 9:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   claw71 bang

      I didn’t get a boner but I learned a new meaning to the term “lucky dog”.

      May 19, 2008 at 9:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   S.S.

    There seemed to be a theme to the notes until farm dude got lost in the way to the meat plant and ended up in a university.

    WTF farm dude?

    May 18, 2008 at 11:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Joel

    Ah, the last note makes my day.

    Even more so because it seems not everyone has gotten it.

    May 19, 2008 at 5:58 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   GhostWriter bang

      I don’t get it.

      May 19, 2008 at 9:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   claw71 bang

    The Pepsi Dude abides….barely.

    May 19, 2008 at 6:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   RunBarbara bang

      Or Pepsi Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing…

      May 19, 2008 at 11:19 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Mishee bang

    In America, you drink Pepsi….

    In Soviet Russia, Pepsi drinks you!

    May 19, 2008 at 8:51 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    !! Subliminal image alert !!

    The 2nd pic (as well as the 1st) shows an erect member in the top right corner.
    The 3rd pic’s background includes two huge shafts, and the 4th pic has tips popping out all over!
    No wonder Johnny felt obligated to write home to Mommy.

    May 19, 2008 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Leo Davidson

    May I stick a passive aggressive note upon this page itself?

    You say “after the jump” BUT THERE IS NO JUMP! There may be one on the front page but not here. Kindly remove that confusing and annoying crap.

    For ages I had never read one of these sites (there are many like it on differing topics) from the front page, instead only reading the full page articles that people sent me the URLs to. I kept reading this “after the jump” crap thinking it was inexplicably telling me that there was a photograph or some more text after the current paragraph of text, which seemed mighty odd.

    If you cannot configure your software to remove the “after the jump” cruft, why not leave it out completely and just have “Read more…” links on the front page or something? I’m sure people will find the meaning obvious and understand the implication that there is indeed more behind the Read More link.

    Yours passive aggressively,
    Leo

    May 19, 2008 at 9:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   GhostWriter bang

      There is a new King, and his name is Leo Davidson. Buy this guy an ice-cold water! Anybody who uses the phrase, “If you cannot configure your software…” has got to be thirsty.

      May you stick…?!?!”
      Oh Yes, Leo- you may!

      May 19, 2008 at 9:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   amy d bang

      Was that the sound of a shark jump ?

      I sure hope not, I lurv this site.

      May 19, 2008 at 9:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   KittyKat

      I would buy him a water, but the Pepsi douchebag won’t obligate enough slots!

      WTF?

      May 19, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   claw71 bang

      I’ve never had any trouble navigating this site or coping with the nomenclature but now I feel stupid because of it.

      May 19, 2008 at 9:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   KittyKat

      Oh, come on claw, surely that’s not all you’re going to say? Where’s the venomous diatribe?

      May 19, 2008 at 9:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   Quite Contrary bang

      Leo: go away. We get it and we like it. If you don’t, learn to deal.

      May 19, 2008 at 9:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   Mishee bang

      I too am awaiting the venomous diatribe…

      I even popped some popcorn and lined up the shot glasses!

      May 19, 2008 at 10:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Smackdown

    Whoever wrote that Jonny letter needs to make out with me pronto.

    May 19, 2008 at 9:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Fizz

      Me first.

      Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   claw71 bang

    I just wanted to mention that the vast majority of bottled water on the market today comes straight out of a tap from somewhere else. If you buy bottled water you are an idiot and you deserve kidney stones.

    I would also like to point out that the mineral content of water has very little impact on the development of kidney/bladder stones. If you’re prone to stones blame mom and dad for giving you some lousy genetics and consider eating a healthier diet. Excessive fat, animal protein and sodium are the leading dietary causes and vitamin C taken in excess of 500mg per day can increase the levels of oxalate which is a key element in the formation of kidney stones.

    So, in conclusion, if your urologist has a degree from the University of Arizona you might want to change networks.

    May 19, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   fdas0pufasd

      Are you a doctor too or just a Brtiney Spears fan? Dude, that avatar is so lame. Are you that Leave Britney Alone Guy?

      May 19, 2008 at 10:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Mishee bang

      No I believe he is more in reference to the “albino python” that shares the stage with Britney in that shot…

      God, don’t you know anything about claw??

      May 19, 2008 at 10:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   amy d bang

      Why don’t you whip out your avatar so we can see it, fd?

      And speaking of questions, do you just lurk here so you can pounce on claw?

      Hmm, like to pounce on claw :idea:

      oh, I get it now.

      May 19, 2008 at 10:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   claw71 bang

    I think somebody wants to touch my pee pee.

    May 19, 2008 at 10:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Mishee bang

      haven’t quite a few of us made that abundantly clear???

      May 19, 2008 at 10:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   claw71 bang

      Yeah, but I always like it when somebody else joins the club.

      May 19, 2008 at 10:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Mishee bang

      yeah, I bet you do!!

      Just remember who the President of Said Club is…

      *ahem*

      May 19, 2008 at 10:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   claw71 bang

      Yes, you’re the president but could you watch where you’re pounding that gavel?

      May 19, 2008 at 11:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   Mishee bang

      Sorry, but I just can’t take my eyes off of it!

      Let me kiss it and make it better! :D

      May 19, 2008 at 12:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   claw71 bang

    The ironic thing is that the so-called Pepsi Dude has a masters degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona. So does that waitress who took my order at IHOP 3:30 Saturday morning.

    At least Jonny’s got a sense of humor and good comedic timing to fall back on, but the rest of these losers are going to be in for a rude awakening when they graduate.

    May 19, 2008 at 10:25 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Quite Contrary bang

    The Pepsi man is thinking he’s really happy being him and better off for not going to college.

    May 19, 2008 at 11:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   claw71 bang

    leotrina, please allow me to clarify my remarks:

    I wasn’t implying that all Southerners are stupid. I also don’t assume that y’all watch NASCAR and buy everything at Wal-Mart.

    It’s just that nobody does stupid quite as well as a Southerner. Sure, we’ve got plenty of hicks and rednecks in Ohio (most live in the southern part of the state) who do a good job acting stupid they’re bush league compared to the brand of stupid you’ve got going on below the Mason-Dixon Line. Living in the South I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from. That’s probably why you’re here.

    Michigan is a state divided. To the North, they like their soda but the majority of people, who live in the southern part of the state, use the term “pop”.

    That’s been credited to Faygo, a soft drink company out of Detroit. Pop came into the Midwestern parlance in the early 1900s when Faygo was still cool.

    I like the term “pop” but generally I clarify what I want because I don’t want Orange Crush, Mountain Dew or some other odd beverage.

    May 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   leotrina bang

    Claw,

    Thanks for the clarification. I will concede that the south* does seem to have it’s own special take on stupid, but it has been my experience that stupid is global. Who knows though, maybe it originated in the southern part of this country, and spread from there (not unlike the useless Kudzu vine that continues to creep out of the deep south). The only reason I even felt compelled to comment was that somehow the south was getting drug into notes that have nothing to do with this region. We have enough stupid people to go around, we don’t need help from outside this region. Well, that and my personal belief that the use of the term “coke” doesn’t inherently make one any more or less stupid than the use of the term “pop”, “cola,” or “soda.”

    BTW – Our use of the term “coke” has similar roots to your explanation of “pop”. Coca Cola has its roots in the south, Georgia to be exact. Specific brands are generally clarified when necessary.

    That said – I love this site. I just stumbled upon it a few weeks ago, and I am addicted!

    *South, when referring to the south of redneck stereotypes, typically does not include southwestern areas such as Arizona, southern California, and New Mexico.

    May 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   theobvious bang

    The love for ‘Jonny’ – I have it. And Pepsi is disgusting, so go RJ.

    Side question: is it possible to link one’s usual WordPress account with this site so that there would be no need to log on with a different username? ‘Cause we’re on WordPress anyway, and that would be very cool.

    May 19, 2008 at 3:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   eerac bang

      That’s an excellent question. Do you know of other blogs that let you do this? I’ll look into it.

      One thing that we can (and will) do shortly is set up OpenID compatibility. This will allow you to use your login from a number of other site (and perhaps wordpress.com is one of them) to login.

      May 19, 2008 at 5:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   theobvious bang

      Well, first of all, OpenID compatibility is Le Awesome, and it does allow to use WordPress logins.

      My question was simply because it was kinda weird that we’re on the same site, and I have a login already, but it refuses to recognize me and wants a separate account. So I thought, surely there is a connection somewhere inside that can be made and just doesn’t know it? :)

      May 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   andrew

    stop drinking pepsi, cola, coke … water is best liquid for the organism. the worse thing is that we are drowned in commercials who tell you : pepsi ! cola ! pepsi ! cola ! after a while you will loose you decisional power because you will be brainwashed.

    water ! the best liquid in the universe since the big bang !!! not since 1920 but since the big bang !!!

    May 20, 2008 at 6:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Dan

    Michigan calling pop “coke”? What’s this crap? Coke? Soda? We call it pop!

    If you couldn’t tell. :P~

    May 20, 2008 at 6:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Epi

    Dear Pepsi Guy,

    Thanks for not refunding my dollar…again…you douche!

    Love,
    The company that pays too much for your faulty vending machine.

    May 20, 2008 at 11:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Panther Modern

    I’d rather drink a glass of 3 day old moldy diarrhea from an AIDS victim than Pepsi. Everyone knows that Dr Pepper is the most delicious non-alcoholic beverage, anyway.

    May 20, 2008 at 4:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   S.S.

      Communist!

      May 20, 2008 at 4:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Amy

    Team Jonny lol

    May 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Magnus

    HA! Love the last letter! Its from a movie called The Jerk. Go watch it!

    May 21, 2008 at 8:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   allison

    I live in Arizona. In fact, I attend the University of Arizona. We do not refer to all soda as “Coke.” “Coke” is reserved for actual Coca-Cola Classic. Pepsi is “Pepsi,” Diet Coke is “Diet Coke,” Sprite is “Sprite,” etc. Aside from the rural towns around Arizona, we are not hicks.

    May 22, 2008 at 1:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   daniel bang

      Yeah, the “coke” for all soft drinks is a Southern thing, not Western.

      May 22, 2008 at 4:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   rob

      sometimes people go to colleges outside of their home state

      May 23, 2008 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      O.K. I can see where this is going so here:

      Generic Names for Soft Drinks Broken down by county

      May 23, 2008 at 10:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.4   Bunnee

      That map is too cool! I know this is late post, but a link on the home page piqued my curiousity, so I had to see what all the fuss was about!

      Jul 9, 2008 at 5:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   capital L

    Leotrina: Kudzu is native to Japan and China and was only introduced to the south at the behest of the the Washington, DC based Soil Conservation Service (To prevent soil erosion).

    To northerners and self-loathing southerners: stupid is everywhere, and the stupidest people I’ve ever personally met were not in the south.

    I don’t call all sodas “cokes” but I often call tissue “Kleenex”, and all lip-balms are “Chap-stik.” It’s not that devastating. Get over yourself.

    May 22, 2008 at 9:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   daniel bang

    What in the…

    Heya. I’m the guy who wrote the ‘johnny’ letter.
    I just discovered a link to this site from a random blog I was reading. Nutty odds, those are, eh? I’m not a student, I’m a technician for the university (also an alum).

    @magnus: it isn’t from The Jerk; it was just random flight of fancy. I looked up The Jerk online, though, and apparently he does write a letter home to the country in a similar vein.

    A friend convinced me to make a blog, as an outlet for my scribblings that doesn’t deface vending machines. It isn’t fancy like this one, though, which I’m glad I found.

    Thanks for the nice words!

    May 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   daniel bang

      err..I mean’t ‘Jonny.’

      May 22, 2008 at 6:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   jam

    I walked past these notes as they expanded in the Anthro Bld. it made my early Friday class almost worth it..

    But really, this stupid machine is always out of freaking water bottles. Its 110 degrees here! And no, in AZ we don’t call all soda “Coke” Pepsi won the contract with the UA and most people seem to understand that.

    May 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Cute Shapara

    Very intellectual joke.

    I have seen this type of writings on my local vending machine too.
    It was saying that Pepsi contains alcohol.

    May 22, 2008 at 9:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Nicolas

    In Europe Coke is the word for Cocaine. So yes let’s have cocaine dispenser in college.

    May 23, 2008 at 4:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   tom

    There’s nothing wrong with everyone in the South that a few punches to the throat couldn’t cure.

    May 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Crash bang

      There’s nothing wrong with tom that a game of Russian roulette couldn’t cure.

      May 23, 2008 at 10:20 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   Mishee bang

      “Tom is NOT your friend!”

      May 23, 2008 at 10:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   kaylyn

    to get back to southerners being stupid, we aren’t.
    alot of the compaines out in the stock market are southern incase you didn’t know. and the sounth isn’t full of toothless rednecks sitting on their front porch with a shotgun in their arms. the south provides most of America’s food. We are more refined in the agricultural industry because the geography allowed us to.
    And honestly northerners wouldnt be crap without us. You would starve and we would be fine.

    May 26, 2008 at 10:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   morpho aurora bang

      1.The South isn’t the only agricultural region. What, exactly, does “refined in the agricultural industry” mean?
      2. Your comment would have been much more effective had it not contained so many errors.
      3. I doubt many of your fellow Southerners will appreciate your efforts.
      4. Try not to take everything here so seriously.

      Yes, there are intelligent, articulate, courteous Southerners. Unfortunately, the negative image of Southerners is much more entertaining. Why let the opinions of strangers bother you at all?

      May 26, 2008 at 11:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.2   anglophile bang

      *stands in front of her Wisconsin refrigerator looking at the local milk, cheese, beef, eggs, chicken, beer, potatoes, apples and corn*

      I think I could live on this if I had to. Thanks for your concern, though!

      *wonders if sounth is how the toothless people pronounce it*

      May 26, 2008 at 11:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.3   zombieBlanco bang

      Don’t worry northerners! The west won’t let you starve! We luuuuvs you!

      May 27, 2008 at 12:20 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   morpho aurora bang

    glo – :lol: Sometimes I get soo tired of people bashing Southerners. Not all of us are idiots. Too bad the idjits are usually the ones who shout the loudest defending us. Honestly, I could have done without kaylyn’s help.

    May 26, 2008 at 11:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   Oh_P

      Too bad the people defending southerners use the term “idjit” like it’s a real word.

      It’s not helping you guys out very much.

      May 27, 2008 at 1:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.2   Crash bang

      WTF does the term Oh_P mean ?
      Is that “Idjit” for dumbass ?? :roll:

      May 27, 2008 at 2:11 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.3   fantasy bang

      You are right on the money with this one Crash, Kudos! 8)

      The Urban dictionary provides this meaning plus a few more *this was the kindest and easiest for an idjit to understand*

      Oh_P maybe you should take notes.

      1. idjit 91 up, 17 down

      Idiot, Person with an intellectual barrier blocking them from obtaining average intellegence
      you

      May 27, 2008 at 3:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   Sundance bang

    Isn’t that Andy Griffith’s son? You know, the Southerner, Opie Taylor.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Phat girl

    Don’t worry Kaylyn, not all yankees are as condesending as these. This is just where the angry ones go to vent. And really, don’t let their mean words get you down darlin’ just remember what Mama always told us when we traveled. We are all born southerners but there is a screening process which only allows the good looking ones to stay. It’s like when we’re born and we all have a penis but then the doctor administers the intelligence test and slaps that thing right off the smart ones and makes them girls. So don’t let their name calling hurt your feelings sweetie, they may call us “trash” but at least we get taken out once a week. Bless their hearts.

    May 28, 2008 at 11:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   ryan

    oh beer dude, i heart you

    May 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Mom

    Dear Son,
    The meat factory sounds like a great opportunity. Please write me again soon, I shall bake you an apple pie.

    Jul 16, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Sydney

    fucking HI-larious. Love the Dear Mom note…. priceless

    Aug 30, 2008 at 10:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   urfhv ksbaetwyp

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    Nov 29, 2008 at 7:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Jen

    For the record, I’m from Canada and even way up here some people to use the word “Coke” to refer to Pepsi or any other brand of cola. I thought it was like that everywhere… So I didn’t think even notice the discrepancy until I saw the comments.

    And yes, the Dear Mom letter is pretty much the best thing ever.

    Dec 15, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Haley

    oh my god.
    I want to marry whomever wrote the last note.

    Mar 13, 2009 at 5:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   the candyman can’t

    [...] related: the pepsi challenge [...]

    Mar 13, 2009 at 9:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Matthew

    Looks familiar. http://www.flickr.com/photos/suomynona/3050463886/

    Mar 13, 2009 at 11:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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