... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A high point

in history. Literally.

On this day in 1886,


was first served at the Jacob's Pharmacy soda fountain in Atlanta. It really did contain cocaine as well as caffeine.

I lost my taste for Coke after their disasterous attempt to change the recipe in 1985. Even though they reverted to the old recipe after a huge public backlash, I believe that they then began slowly changing the recipe without any public announcement. There's no way that the Coke of today is the same as the Coke of 1984. This is the opinion of a veteran Coca-Cola drinker. So, celebrate their lengthy business survival, but don't look to them for the tasty beverage that they used to serve...

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