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The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

raven24

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Cabbage when used in things like Cole Slaw is fine. Its boiled cabbage I hate. 🤮

I haven't been to Ireland yet, but most of my US based Irish relatives have.
Do yourself a favor and go! Ireland so far is one of my favorite countries I’ve visited. The people are amazing and the scenery is gorgeous.

Go.😉

Two hours?! Could’ve seen the rock and had more pizza/cheesecake in that time 😍
For real!!!
 

GingerGirl3

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There’s another thread that compared changes to Disney to New Coke. I was too young to know when it was out so I know of it only in the marketing sense. Anyone remember having it? Coke is doing a promotion with Stranger Things and I have to say I want to order it to know what it tastes like.
 

Darkbeer1

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OK, here is the BIG difference.

Coke decided to get RID of "Coke" and replace it with "New Coke" that tasted different, supposedly due to taste tests, and was closer to the flavor of Pepsi.

People said, If I want and Like/Love the original Coke, that is what I expect it to taste like, NOT this newer sweeter stuff. If it is in the Red Can/Bottle, I WANT COKE, not the new stuff.

On the other hand, many brands add new options, and Coke has done so over its lifespan.

But don't change your original product.

A similar marketing issue was with "Kentucky Fried Chicken" when it switched to "KFC" and tried to add Rotisserie Chicken.

So much so, they brought back the Colonel and re-emphasized its main product, FRIED Chicken.
 

GingerGirl3

Active Member
OK, here is the BIG difference.

Coke decided to get RID of "Coke" and replace it with "New Coke" that tasted different, supposedly due to taste tests, and was closer to the flavor of Pepsi.

People said, If I want and Like/Love the original Coke, that is what I expect it to taste like, NOT this newer sweeter stuff. If it is in the Red Can/Bottle, I WANT COKE, not the new stuff.

On the other hand, many brands add new options, and Coke has done so over its lifespan.

But don't change your original product.

A similar marketing issue was with "Kentucky Fried Chicken" when it switched to "KFC" and tried to add Rotisserie Chicken.

So much so, they brought back the Colonel and re-emphasized its main product, FRIED Chicken.
I know it was huge PR mess. Ironically Wikipedia says that taste testers seemed to actually like it but were overpowered by the people against it and people in the south. I’m just curious about what it tasted like. Since it was such a big mess I know the term New Coke but not the flavor so I’m tempted by the promotion to actually try it.

I didn’t know know about KFC one though!
 

Darkbeer1

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What I remember about New Coke, it was sweeter and tasted a lot like Pepsi. I remember a group of us tasting New Coke and Pepsi together (just a group that were in the bar/restaurant business) and that was our opinion.

My wife said she remembered she didn't like it, and it had a chemical taste.

But in a rum and coke, didn't make much of a difference.

It tasted liked Cola, but not the taste of Coke. Sorry, but that is our 30+ flashback. Blame it on the Rum!
 

Nirya

Active Member
Alright, I just saw Toy Story 4, and I’m going to need them to stop making Toy Story movies because I am tired of ugly-crying during them.
 

SuddenStorm

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I know it was huge PR mess. Ironically Wikipedia says that taste testers seemed to actually like it but were overpowered by the people against it and people in the south. I’m just curious about what it tasted like. Since it was such a big mess I know the term New Coke but not the flavor so I’m tempted by the promotion to actually try it.

I didn’t know know about KFC one though!
They just re released it to promote Stranger Things. $20 for two on the website. Yes, I caved. It's perfectly passable but I prefer normal Coke
 

The_Mesh_Hatter

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Just watched Poppins Returns on Netflix. It seems I’m in the minority, because I loved it. It had all the magic of the original. It felt like an instant classic. I’d consider it the most “Disney” movie Disney’s put out in a long time. Loved the classic animation style when they go into the vase.
 

mickEblu

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Took my son to TSI today. What a gem with all of those trees/ shade and old school DL charm. It has to be the most underrated thing at Disneyland. The fact that it exists in 2019 even in its dumbed down state makes me very happy. We spent an hour there running around the entire island and ran through those bridges over and over again. Much more fun than standing in line for Dumbo.

EDIT: not to mention the fact that it’s always empty.
 
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Rich T

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Just watched Poppins Returns on Netflix. It seems I’m in the minority, because I loved it. It had all the magic of the original. It felt like an instant classic. I’d consider it the most “Disney” movie Disney’s put out in a long time. Loved the classic animation style when they go into the vase.
I liked it a lot; it was fun and the songs were great. BUT, no one can deny that it matches the story beats and song-placement of the original to the point where it's kinda weird. ESPECIALLY having a not-necessary musical scene with Meryll Streep standing in for the not-necessary musical scene with Ed Wynn. And the Lamplighter dance was not nearly as good as Step in Time-- Not even close. Also, the climactic race to Big Ben was pretty stupid, considering Mary Poppins could have just flown up there any time she wanted. :D

But, yeah, I loved it anyway. The animated sequence was gold. And, in the new movie's defense, all the Poppins books are pretty much carbon copies of each other as far as structure, yet are all entertaining.
 

mickEblu

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I liked it a lot; it was fun and the songs were great. BUT, no one can deny that it matches the story beats and song-placement of the original to the point where it's kinda weird. ESPECIALLY having a not-necessary musical scene with Meryll Streep standing in for the not-necessary musical scene with Ed Wynn. And the Lamplighter dance was not nearly as good as Step in Time-- Not even close. Also, the climactic race to Big Ben was pretty stupid, considering Mary Poppins could have just flown up there any time she wanted. :D

But, yeah, I loved it anyway. The animated sequence was gold. And, in the new movie's defense, all the Poppins books are pretty much carbon copies of each other as far as structure, yet are all entertaining.
The animated sequence was fantastic. Made me miss hand drawn animation.
 

The_Mesh_Hatter

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I liked it a lot; it was fun and the songs were great. BUT, no one can deny that it matches the story beats and song-placement of the original to the point where it's kinda weird. ESPECIALLY having a not-necessary musical scene with Meryll Streep standing in for the not-necessary musical scene with Ed Wynn. And the Lamplighter dance was not nearly as good as Step in Time-- Not even close. Also, the climactic race to Big Ben was pretty stupid, considering Mary Poppins could have just flown up there any time she wanted. :D

But, yeah, I loved it anyway. The animated sequence was gold. And, in the new movie's defense, all the Poppins books are pretty much carbon copies of each other as far as structure, yet are all entertaining.
Agree about Big Ben (and also the questionable moral of the movie: that one should not give money to begging bird ladies), but I loved the Streep scene because: #1 it’s Streep, and #2 that sequence was one of the most memorable parts from the books for me.
 

Nirya

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For a very brief moment, Jack in the Box attempted changing their name to Monterey Jack's and dropping all clown references. That didn't last long. :D
They tried to rebrand again to JBX at one point. We got a few up here, and it was like a gastropub version (you could even buy beer if you went inside to eat). I think the only thing they ended up keeping from that menu were the paninis.
 
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