• Peggasus

    Septic tank poopy red is the new blonde.

  • http://pixelkitty.net pixelkitty

    additionally …

    say what you mean, mean what you say.

    A coke is most definitely a Coke, not diet coke, certainly not sprite and absolutely not pepsi.

    Whats wrong with saying “soft drink” as we do here in australia, or straight up “drink”? although drink is used more for alcoholic beverages than soft drinks. ahem.

  • coke is it

    yeah, totally. every cold beverage in florida falls under the category of “coke”. not that floridians cant taste the difference between coke and pepsi and not that they dont have their own preferences between the 2 brands, just that their way of ascertaining what brand an establishment carries is to say: “what kind of cokes do you all have?”

  • http://withoutpermission.com rusty

    I’m thinking I really want to hear you walk around on that bubble-warp rug, and lean against that bubble wrap wall. But I really want to hear you relax in that bubblewrap recliner.


  • http://www.pumpkinjuice.com Jenny

    USED to like Led Zeppelin??? Why would you no longer like the greatest band in the world??

  • http://www.theagathaexperience.com Agatha

    Va va vrooooooooooooom

  • http://ching.jentleness.net CHING

    RE: the COKE thing..

    Are you Filipino?

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/awfuk Cherie

    *Is horrified* No, no, no! If you want a coke you say “Can I have a Coke?” If you want a Sprite you say “Can I have a Sprite?” If you want Dr Pepper ask for Dr pepper! There is no two ways about it!

  • http://www.jadedturtle.com Michael

    That “Love will freak us” song is the biggest disgrace to Joy Division eva!

    The Pop, Soda or Coke statistics page.

  • http://www.jadedturtle.com Michael

    Hmmm, should finish reading all replies before I post.

    Oh well.

  • http://www.golf-blogger.blogspot.com Billy

    And what do you put your six-pack of pop in, a “bag” or a “sack?”

  • lizzie

    a friend used to have her living room “wallpapered” in bubble wrap. it was fun at first to pop the bubbles, and fun later when the game became “let’s see if we can find any un-popped bubbles.” but once that was exhausted, it was sorta lame. and no one wanted to get more bubble wrap and re-do it.

  • Lisa

    I fight my two-year-old for bubble wrap. She usually wins, till she remembers that she can’t pop it by herself.

  • Anonymous

    JoeBillionaire, I’m half Swedish/half German and have lived in Sweden, Italy, England and Holland. Further I’m trilingual. So yeah, I’ve been out of England. (Sorry for this unrelated comment, I’ll shut up now.)

  • http://www.vividblurry.com Toby

    Dude, Citrucel totally kicks Metamucil’s ASS.

  • http://www.astronomy.com Igor

    I like the smart, beautiful redheads better though. The coke question is the quintessential America, you guys have far too much choice. You can’t just ask for coffee, you have more options buying coffee than you have buying a car. You don’t only want to have your cake and eat it, it has to come with M&Ms, cream, coleslaw and chips. If it wasn’t for the fact that the women are to-die-for gorgeous I’d call you arrogant.

  • http://www.cafemocha.co.uk David

    So what do you say if you do actually want a Coca-Cola?

    “Gimme a Coke”
    “Sure, what kind of Coke?”
    “Erm, make it a Coke”

  • http://ching.jentleness.net Ching

    Hey, it works in the Philippines..

    When you want soda, you ask for coke.

    When you want toothpaste, you ask for colgate.

    They will really go, “What kind?” If you really want Colgate or Coke, you just repeat yourself. It’s kind of a hassle, but that’s the way it is. It’s better to ask than to assume and get it wrong.

  • http://www.kennsarah.net Ken

    Okay, am I the only one that got the JimmyPage Led Zeppelin connection? By the way, jp, thanks for your recent comments. They make the rest of us who voted for dubya look like real assholes. Appreciate it.

    Dooce, thanks for your blogs. The other night, I was trying to come up with something to blog about and had total writer’s block. I needed some inspiration so I turned here. I flipped through the couple of weeks that I missed and thought they were hilarious, which helped me write what I thought was one of my better blogs (http://www.kennsarah.net/archives/

    Thanks and God Bless,

  • http://mechaieh.diaryland.com mechaieh

    Yahmdallah, Coke _comes_ from the South. Atlanta, to be precise.

    I’ve also heard it Coke Coke called “Co-cola” down here, usually when talking about gravy recipes.

  • http://www.theagathaexperience.com Agatha

    Coke is America’s number one choice cola beverage.

  • Katherine

    That’s what you get for living in TN. Coke is everything: regular Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Diet Lemon Coke… except RC Cola. RC Cola is… RC Cola. And a Moonpie.

  • http://credenda.org kidfarthest

    Oh Lord… soon we’re gonna be discussing the relative merits of Ho-Ho’s vs. Twinkies, and then deciding which variation of the mullet is most flattering to the masculine (or lesbian) physique, in great detail, and why– why God, why? Brain rot, once it has progressed thus far, can easily become an irreversible disease.

  • http://n/a anonymous reader in atlanta

    what is this drink you refer to as pepsi? i don’t think we have that where i live.

  • http://www.rustywhiteheart.com Rusty

    You are correct. Unless you are damn Yankee Coke is generic. Coke could be a Pepsi.

  • ME

    COKE IS JUST COKE. If you want something else ask for it by name. ie “Sprite” “Coke” “Pepsi” “Solo” “Fanta” etc. Gawd, takes an auzzie to sort you yanks out…

  • http://convivial.blogspot.com Heather #2

    Who the hell served you a martini in styrofoam???

    I love Miss Mea-Mea ’cause she’s from Portland.

  • http://pixelkitty.net pixelkitty

    eating a snickers is like smuggling dope in Thailand. The adrenalin rush of breaking my diet does it for me every (3) time.

  • http://www.amandalewis.net Amanda Lew

    Totally with you on the Elliot tip. The idea of witnessing a choir of old church ladies rap their rendition of “Work It” during a Sunday mass would, miraculously, actually make me go on purpose.

  • http://www.talkingcrow.com/blog/ rosebaby


    coke generically is just…. odd.

    and i’m having great fun thinking of a bubble wrap universe.

    what about a bubble wrap toilet? that could be problematic.

  • http://www.bathtubgin.blogspot.com windowsill wendy

    i’m with you on the ‘coke’ thing, dooce. i just can’t make myself call it ‘pop’ or ‘soda.’

  • http://footinmouthdisease.blogspot.com Naaman

    FedEx has to have a room like that. I have to believe they do.

  • Anonymous
  • http://coinz.org Shane

    You haven’t lived until you’ve had a deep-fried Mars bar…

  • http://shyeyes.org shy

    i prefer diet-pepsi. not for the low cals but for the great taste. i’m a brunette. as are all asians that i know. not sure what that ranks me on the poop-i-meter. heh.

  • http://www.antisocialdiva.com antisocial diva

    snickers? oh yum. i wistfully look back on the days when i could eat two in a sitting and not have my thighs pay the price.

  • http://bornalion.org jess

    i’m with you on the deep fried mars bars, shane. they are so good.

  • http://www.bathtubgin.blogspot.com windowsill wendy

    what about deep-fried twinkies? i’ve seen them, but i’ve never eaten one. have any of you tried them?

  • http://www.lipsman.com Benjy

    And you’d need a bubblewrap butler to replace all the used up bubblewrap after it’s been popped!

    and here’s a link to a bubble wrap room done up an HGTV show:

  • http://www.cocacola.com The Inmate

    So “coke” is a generic term with you people?

    Well….at least you’re not calling it “pop”.

    That would be too much.

  • http://funtime.studiom11.com/ Funtime Ben

    But Zeppelin’s Tangerine still rocks.

  • http://www.playapixie.org Dawn

    Silly girl, don’t you know the generic for carbonated beverages is “soda”? Although out here in Seattle, they tend to say “pop”.

  • http://www.autobiographicaldictionary.com Autobiographical Dictionary

    My Top Five Favorite Rock Bands of All Time:

    1. Led Zeppelin
    2. Led Zeppelin
    3. Led Zeppelin
    4. Led Zeppelin
    5. Led Zeppelin

  • http://convivial.blogspot.com Heather #2

    pop, puh-pop, pop
    pop pop pop
    puh-pop, pop, pop
    P-O-P! P-O-P! P-O-P!

  • se

    I had a dream once that prominently featured an inflatable chair covered in Cookie Monster blue fur. I think it’d look lurvley in your bubble-wrap room.

  • http://www.hot995.com/djs/vibe.html vibegrrl

    When you ask for a coke, that’s what you get. a COKE (PEPSI or generic COLA may be substituted) Dr. Pepper is an ENTIRELY different thing.

  • http://larue.blogspot.com Summer

    A bubble-wrap coated tub full of jello!

  • http://www.villapaita.com jimmypage

    smoking dope and eating snickers bars is not good for your lungs & colon, respectively.

    but who am i to talk?


    at least you don’t like led zeppelin, anymore.

    because if you did, you’d be high too often and buying snickers at costco. also, jon would be the size of an nfl offensive lineman and you, d00ce, would be a stoned, white oprah-lookin-type.

    dr pepper rules! red fusion is decent. but the sobe mr green, is the key to root canals and teeth implants. truly the shit (poo – for you giggly-types)! -jp

  • Sydney

    I love you just for the coke comment alone. Everyone should know that a coke means a sprite or a diet coke or any ole soft drink. and it aint soda or pop. and what’s with these yankee cities not having good fountain drinks with proper shaved or pellety ice?? where have fountain drinks gone?

  • http://www.thetrailerpark.org slackjaw

    Soda for the East coast.
    Pop for the West coast.
    Coke can be diet or classic but not vanilla or any other kind.
    Soft Drink is totally euro-gay and should be avoided at all costs. (or so’s I’m thinkin)