The [Friday] Papers
"Pepsi agreed to change labels on its Aquafina bottled water to show it comes from municipal taps," the Sun-Times notes in a brief business item today. "Pepsi will spell out 'Public Water Source' on bottles of Aquafina, the largest U.S. bottled-water brand, after pressure from an advocacy group that said the snow-capped mountains on the bottle implied the source was spring water.
"Aquafina's label currently reads, 'Bottled at the Source P.W.S.,' which stands for the public water sources. Aquafina is bottled in several U.S. cities.'"
According to Wikipedia, Aquafina "is standard tap water but goes through an extensive purification process that includes charcoal filtration, reverse osmosis and ozonation."
1. There's charcoal in our tap water?
"Aquafina uses PepsiCo's own purification system, which it calls HydRO-7."
See, that's why I prefer the Coca-Cola's counterpart, Dasani, which uses HydRO-8. Why cheat your customers out of a HydRO?
GROANER: Spinal Tap uses HydRO-11.
"Aquafina is an official sponsor of Olympus Fashion Week."
Yes. It is Fashion Week's Official Breakfast and Lunch.
Aquacocaina is the Official Dinner.
"PepsiCo produces several other products under the Aquafina label:
- Aquafina Sparkling, carbonated flavoured water, available in Berry Blast (Raspberry), and Citrus Twist.
Coming Soon: Aquafina Mercury, a sludge-enhanced flavoured water with fuel additives and a clouty kick available in BP Twist and Indiana Green Tea.
And Aquapedia will allow users to add their own ingredients prior to drinking.
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He's also troubled that "It tries to juxtapose Frehley with a perfectly pleasant looking female office worker who looks to be giving a board room presentation. We see very little of her and her presentation, however, while we are treated to way too much of Frehley's showy guitar riff as the buttoned down corporate executives look on."
Yes, show us more board room presentation and less guitar!
Hey Lew, stop trying to impress the Tribune.
Until 1990, the Trib didn't consider race, ethnicity, class or pop culture when considering what stories it put on the front page!
"That day both Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, and singer Sammy Davis Jr. died. Jack Fuller, then editor of the paper, decided to place Henson's photo and obituary on the front beside a photo of Davis that referred readers to his obituary inside the paper.
"Fuller later wrote in a book titled News Values that while Davis was "the first black entertainer to present himself publicly as the social equal of white entertainers," he believed that Henson was more significant as a seminal figure in the evolution of television as an educational force."
If Fuller were black, or more enlightened, he might have seen Davis instead as a black Jew of a Puerto Rican mother accepted by a New Jersey Italian and his pack of infamous Hollywood lounge rats as not only an equal as an artist but as a friend whose symbolism of the meritocratic melting pot of America was so great he was used in one of the all-time classic sitcom episodes on the groundbreaking All in the Family.
Henson wasn't even one of the puppets!
(Yes, that's Sammy doing a loose Moonwalk 42 seconds in.)
He's filed a Freedom of Information request with the city but they aren't complying.
Questions will be solicited from citizen searches, excluding cached versions and supplemental results.
No, really. He said that. It's not a punch line.
And then he stonewalled about the budget.
I kid you not.
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Posted on July 27, 2007
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