CBS Bans SodaStream Ad. Where's The Outrage?


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http://www.forbes.com/sites/willburns/2013/01/31/cbs-bans-sodastream-ad-wheres-the-outrage/?source=Patrick.net

Hmmm, the fact that Coke and Pepsi feel threatened is good! This make me inclined to buy more stock in SodaStream.

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  1. Patrick


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    1   6:13pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Yes, prolly so.

    Problem is the inherent and necessary weight of containers that store compressed gasses.

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    2   6:26pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    That looks like an interesting product.

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    3   7:07pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    drink tea

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    4   7:20pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Soda is terrible for you. Making it cheaper and easier to get doesn't seem like a good move.

    Deserts aren't food, people.

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    5   8:03pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Kevin says

    Soda is terrible for you.

    Cola, yes. Bad for the bones. Soda water doesn't hurt a goddamn thing. I'm a walking antique and drink fizzy water every day.

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    6   8:07pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Kevin says

    Soda is terrible for you. Making it cheaper and easier to get doesn't seem like a good move.

    You're right! Drink more beer!

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    7   8:21pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike  

    Kevin says

    Soda is terrible for you.

    We should get the overbearing police state in play today to ban terrible things. You should be the chairman of the committee to decide what we should and should not be eating and drinking.

    Brawndo has electrolytes.

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    8   8:25pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    Kevin says

    Soda is terrible for you.

    like mothers milk .... its all natural

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    9   9:20pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Sodastream is my addiction.

    I like that I can mix up flavors to my taste and not just "pick from the menu". Lately I like their "Zero" syrup as the base with a little bit of the orange & cranberry on top. Next month I may mix something different.

    I like that I am using local water, and keep using the same bottles.

    I don't like the pricing for the CO2 refills. There's an adapter that lets you use paintball cylinders instead, maybe I'll try that.

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    10   9:37pm Sun 3 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Vicente says

    Sodastream is my addiction.

    I like that I can mix up flavors to my taste and not just "pick from the menu". Lately I like their "Zero" syrup as the base with a little bit of the orange & cranberry on top. Next month I may mix something different.

    I like that I am using local water, and keep using the same bottles.

    I don't like the pricing for the CO2 refills. There's an adapter that lets you use paintball cylinders instead, maybe I'll try that.

    Just make sure to get the food grade variety.

    Is it possible to plug in a larger tank to a sodastream?

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    New Renter says

    Is it possible to plug in a larger tank to a sodastream?

    Yes, there are options for tank conversion kits in the aftermarket. Maybe someday I'll do that with a large cylinder directly attached for better economy, but for now I like the small form factor for convenience in a crowded kitchen. I may buy an adapter kit, then keep a larger CO2 tank in storage and use it to refill my little cylinder as needed.

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    12   7:14am Mon 4 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)  

    Kevin says

    Soda is terrible for you. Making it cheaper and easier to get doesn't seem like a good move.

    SodaStream isn't cheaper, just more convenient. Read the reviews on Amazon.

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    13   7:15am Mon 4 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    Patrick says

    This make me inclined to buy more stock in SodaStream.

    You bought stock in SodaStream?

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    14   7:18am Mon 4 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I guess the commercial was shown after all.

    Sodastream is accused of something illegal? What exactly?

    I did buy stock in them, as kind of a fun bet that if they trapped me with their proprietary bottle connectors, the probably trapped a lot of other people too.

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    Kevin says

    Soda is terrible for you. Making it cheaper and easier to get doesn't seem like a good move.

    Deserts aren't food, people.

    I just make the fizzy water. No sugar or anything else in it. And Sodastream does let me make that for about 30 cents per liter, as opposed to about $1/liter in the store. And I don't have to cart it home or deal with empty water bottles. So it's an OK deal for the consumer.

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    Patrick says

    as opposed to about $1/liter in the store.

    I can buy a 2 liter bottle of soda for 75 cents at Big Lots.

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    KarlRoveIsScum says

    There must be a market for a more portable soda stream

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    http://consumerist.com/2013/02/01/i-tell-sodastream-its-product-sends-me-straight-to-the-toilet-csr-has-a-good-chuckle/

    Sodastream gives me the runs

    Consumerist reader C. had a problem of a well, rather delicate nature. She writes that after receiving a SodaStream for Christmas, she was beyond excited to try it out, using a few of the company’s flavored syrups to make her own carbonated beverages at home. That excitement waned when she started experiencing an — how shall we say it? — ill health effect that sent her running for the bathroom every time she drank the stuff.

    She adds, ” I have since purchased syrups from alternate sources. Sodastream will never get another dime from me!”

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    What it's smaller than a bread box.

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    Anyone notice that the cat on the toilet looks like my avatar?

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    zzyzzx says

    Anyone notice that the cat on the toilet looks like my avatar?

    I just assumed they WERE the same cat- your cat.

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    New Renter says

    zzyzzx says

    Anyone notice that the cat on the toilet looks like my avatar?

    I just assumed they WERE the same cat- your cat.

    Many cats look the same. I am on my 5th basement cat.

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    We had a cat show up at exactly 12 am December 25th during the holiday.
    It was so weird, we were expecting some of the wife's sisters to show up and drink Peruvian hot chocolate and eat panatone, my wife makes every Christmas eve and then exchange gifts.

    The kids thought they heard a car pull up and when they opened the front door, the nicest, most beautiful and low keyed, layed back black cat you ever saw came prancing in like he owned the place. He's fixed, and he also smelled nice(Which is weird that I noticed, but he did). The kids asked around the next few days but none of the neighbors knew nothing about him.

    Get this, we had this amazing Mouser outside cat Simon, for about 8 years. About three months ago, my daughter's friend gave them a beige colored tabby cat Laylow. The cat has tiger stripes but they are beige and brown like a Siamese cat motif. Laylow pestered Simon to the point that he never hangs out in the yard anymore. He just comes for food then bails, he likes to hang on the neighbors carport across the street. If we ever get mice Laylow has to go, because Simon really earned his keep around here for the 7-8 years we've had him.

    How ever this black cat,(I still haven't figured out a name for him yet.) is a cool customer. Laylow was upset that this new cat came around and protest by growling. The black cat is non threatening, and yet seems unphased by Laylow's protests. It's like Laylow suspects this black cat is a badass, though I've never even seen this cat extend his claws let alone hiss at anyone or thing. So now Laylow sulks across the street with Simon, poor Simon, he just want's to be far away from Laylow, but Laylow want's to commiserate with Simon.
    Meanwhile the black Santa cat just lounges in the back patio like he runs the place.

    It's like a regular kitty western theater.

    I'll have to post pics when I get the time. He sorta looks like that black cat playing the violin.

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