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OK Soda

I feel OK.I was looking at a stack of empty soda cans and thought, "I should build a little wall of cans, like jaka_talbot used to do. What was the name of that soda John used to bring down from MSP that she was so big on? Oh yeah, OK!" How long has it been since you've thought about this deceased child of Coca-Cola? It brings back such good memories. The infanticidal marketing execs at Coke said that 1 million cases in eight test markets weren't enough to continue the brand. That's not OK. jaka_talbot, I have hope for you. I haven't tried it, but hope that it will work OK. There's a Virtual OK Soda recipe online. This guy's site: THE OK SODA PAGE has a lot of info and nostalgia about it. Just thought I'd give you a little memory of the good times. Remember, I also said, "It's OK," when I first tried it, and it grew on me. :)

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jaka_talbot
Aug. 23rd, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
1-800-I-FEEL-OK
I am amazed. I have not thought of OK soda in a very long time. I checked out the webpage and found this quote which summs up my entire OK Soda experience:

"Where I go to school OK soda is all the rage. We play with the cool
silver cans that have the Margarite (sp?) style face floating amongst
the clouds and the "hello my name is..." sticker inspired OK logo.
We call 1-800-I-FEEL-OK *all* the time to listen to other people's OK
experiences and record our own. We like to recite the OK manifesto and take the OK personality test.

"I don't know why we do this. Perhaps it's just that inborn desire in
all of us to reward good advertising. OK soda is still in its test
stages (call 1-800-I-FEEL-OK from New York and you get a special
"although OK soda is not available in your area yet, press one to hear
the OK manifesto, two to hear it backwards...") and it seems to be a
smash hit run away sucess. I don't think it will be around for a very
long time but I don't think that Coke does either. It has the feel (and taste) of a novelty item -- a gag gift. If They Might Be Giants were in the soda business, this would be their soda (anyone remember dial-a-song?) We of the short attentions spans see the flashy new PoMo cans, listen to the witty phone messages, and buy the stuff. Then we get bored, move on, and Coke tries something new. Not a bad idea... "

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