Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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Markets and Apes

I've been meaning to write about this for awhile. Look at:http://money.cnn.com/2003/08/07/news/companies/pepsi_vanilla/So... Vanilla Pepsi. What will they think of next? Grape Dr Pepper? Hmm.I guess someone might like it..More of interest though, is at the bottom of that article -- the soft drinkmarket is shrinking, as bottled water grows. That's good news, I think --bottled water is healthier in many ways than pop. What strikes me though, isthat they think that more marketing is the key, with better packaging, newpop, and a star mascot. Well, that's either stupid or its the kinda thing thatbothers me. Water's healthier, and either people know that, so their marketingwon't do squat, or they'll become less healthy so Pepsi can make more money.

I just finished watching a movie that I started watching two months ago.In case I didn't write about it before, it's called The Quarrel, andit's about two Jews, a Rabbi and a Writer, who went to Yeshiva together beforeWW2, reconciling the very different ways they've lived their lives, thedifferent shapes their beliefs have taken, and the war. It's reallyinteresting, and I may buy it someday.

There's an interesting article on rare ape spottings on CNNApparently, these apes stand upright.

This morning I woke up with a splitting headache. I hate it when that happens.It's lighter now, and with any luck, it'll be gone by the time for philosophytonight. It'll be fun -- this time both Margaret and Rachel will be coming,and they'll get to meet.

Well, the money is now in the final stage of the pipeline -- I'm waiting forVisa to credit my payment, and once that's done, I'll be able to go backinto debt! Woo! Ermm.. no, the exciting part is that I'll be able to ordermy next laptop.

Anyhow, back to work. *headache*

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