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Old 03-14-06, 05:11 PM   #1
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Glaceau smartwater - for 'tards?

- $1.35 for a one liter plastic bottle...

- from the bottle contents:

vapor distilled water, electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and potassium bicarbonate)

- from the ad copy on the bottle:

"you hold in your hand a bottle of vapor distilled, electrolyte enhanced water. once you remove the cap and tilt the bottle into drinking position, water will begin to flow through your body, purifying and rapidly rehydrating you. if you find the idea of being purer and moister disturbing, please place the bottle back where you found it and continue on your dirty, [sic] and way.

- aside from the idiot copy printed on the bottle, what kind of fruitcake consumer would buy this crapola?

p.s. my mother-in-law did, but she'll *never* see this post!

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Old 03-14-06, 06:26 PM   #2
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Must be a new, bold marketing style for the urban yuppie types....
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Old 03-14-06, 07:23 PM   #3
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- $1.35 for a one liter plastic bottle...

- from the bottle contents:

vapor distilled water, electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and potassium bicarbonate)

- from the ad copy on the bottle:

"you hold in your hand a bottle of vapor distilled, electrolyte enhanced water. once you remove the cap and tilt the bottle into drinking position, water will begin to flow through your body, purifying and rapidly rehydrating you. if you find the idea of being purer and moister disturbing, please place the bottle back where you found it and continue on your dirty, [sic] and way.

- aside from the idiot copy printed on the bottle, what kind of fruitcake consumer would buy this crapola?

p.s. my mother-in-law did, but she'll *never* see this post!

:-)
The same fruitcakes who pay for other bottled water.
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Old 03-14-06, 07:26 PM   #4
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Old 03-15-06, 07:29 AM   #5
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I could go on a big rant about the use of the words " 'tard" and "fruitcake" by linux author, or about the picture that genericbikedude posted but I will just quote the forum guidelines instead.

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Maybe I am just asking for trouble with this but lets hope the moderators can act on this.
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Old 03-15-06, 06:20 PM   #6
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- i sincerely apologize to any 'special needs' folks offended by my language... i certainly did not use any term with malicious intent...

- would the term 'idiot' also be considered a pejorative?
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"Fruitcake" is vulgar???
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"Fruitcake" is often used as a derogatory term for a homosexual man.
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Fruitcake means eccentric or goofball, and that's how the terms was used, not to mean gay. There's no reason one can't use a word in accordance with its dictionary meaning just because it can (but in this particular example generally is not) also be used perjoratively. Should we no longer refer to the stuff that grows on trees as fruit because "fruit" can be used as a derogatory terms for a homosexual man?

I don't know who drinks the water either.
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Old 03-15-06, 08:26 PM   #10
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If it's for straight fruitcakes, be sure to specify. We can make fun of them, they have a sense of humour.

But there's nothing funny about canned fruitcakes. Especially from the postal service.

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Old 03-15-06, 10:39 PM   #11
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anyways.
electrolyte charged or not. doesnt distilled water dehydrate you anyways.
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Old 03-16-06, 08:44 AM   #12
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anyways.
electrolyte charged or not. doesnt distilled water dehydrate you anyways.

That makes no sense whatsoever. How could distilled water dehydrate someone? It's just water minus the solids typically found in water from other sources.

Right?

I ask this because I drink distilled water.
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You need salt or minerals to break the ionic barrier
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