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Coke Photos – Quirky oddities that are funny, interesting or made me say HUH???

Coke Photos  - Quirky oddities that are funny, interesting or made me say HUH???

I L-O-V-E these photos! Thank you for posting them. My comments will be below the "credits" for the photographers.
1. Off-Set, 2. Idiot’s guide on how to open a coke bottle., 3. Coca- Cola Coffin, 4. half one, 5. Coca-Cola is the Answer, 6. Vintage Coca-Cola Valance, 7. hip-hop bailey coke, 8. the pope and coca cola, 9. coca-cola-4pc, 10. Coke massacre, 11. Coca Cola pinhole camera – shutter open, 12. Open Sunset, Insert Coke Bottle, 13. remember way back when…, 14. I’ve tried my best to let go of you, But I dont want to, 15. Coke Hat, 16. Coca Cola, 17. Vintage Coca-Cola Sign, 18. Coca-Cola Bear, 19. A true fan!, 20. Broken Coca-Cola Bottle with top, 21. Coca-Cola Cool Recipes Coke Cookbook Recipe Book Brand New, 22. Sprite Surrounded by Coca-Cola, 23. The "Coca Cola Slim CAN" telephone, 24. Coca Cola Purse, 25. The dancing Coca-Cola!, 26. 115:365 Out to Lunch, 27. Coke bottle with hat, 28. Coca Cola, 29. Coca Cola Wagon, 30. giant Coca-Cola bottle, 31. Coca-Cola Love, 32. Since I’ve been posting Coca-Cola stuff anyway…, 33. coca-cola viennese, 34. Untitled, 35. Coca- Cola Santa Ornament, 36. Untitled

So many funny thoughts ran through my mind as I looked at these photos. Please, understand, that I mean absolutely NO disrespect to the photographers. Your photos are wonderful! Maybe it’s just MY mind, but I’m guessing most of you have an incredible sense of humor too.

#1: Ok, this guy looks like a young Bing Crosby, but I thought “who the heck thought this ad would sell product?” Why would this ad sell Cokes? Aussie cowboy hat, maybe, but why would this entice me to buy Coke? Perhaps I’ll hop like a kangaroo or something. I dunno. But, heck – it was 194-something and I wasn’t even born yet.
#2: This one just cracked me up. Funny photo title. (of course I WAS alive back before they made bottles that opened by hand.)
#3: Coca-Cola Coffin – Yes, that’s right! And, by reading the text below the photo it sounds like this one is FOR REAL! What a world we live in! Hey buddy – ever think that it might have been drinking too much Coke that killed ya?
#4: The Coke can with legs. The mosaic maker cut off the bottom of the legs and feet – so I hope you check out the original photo. When I first saw the picture, I thought that it was of some poor person that had a job walking around dressed as a Coke can. But, no, it’s actually a toy. Phew!
#5: Coca-Cola is the Answer. Now, look at the guy handing the woman the coke. Is he not wearing a white doctor’s coat? The only thing that would have made this ad better for me would be if he had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.
#6: Coca-Cola curtains. I have one word for this one – why?
#7: hip-hop bailey coke – silly dog!
#8: The pope and coca cola – Yes, that’s right! One stop shopping! And this is located near St. Peter’s Basillica, too boot!
#9: Coca-cola-4 pc — This one made me go HUH??? What do cooking utensils have to do with Coke? I don’t get it, but evidently it’s a hot selling item. Hmmmm, maybe one of my kids would like this for Xmas.
#10: Coke massacre – Ok, I laughed AND I cried! (I’m a Diet Pepsi drinker)
#11: Coca Cola pinhole camera – Excuse me? Does this belong to Maxwell Smart?
#12: Open Sunset, Insert Coke Bottle – Ahhh, I do love my coke – “My sweet, darling coke. Let us go watch the setting sun together. I promise I’ll try to keep my lips to myself”
#13: remember way back when……yeah, I do! Why did we ever think this was so much fun? Certainly we didn’t have the numbers of toys that kids today have – but really!!! Oh well, it beats TP on the shoe.
#14: I’ve tried my best to let go of you…..I feel your pain (only with Diet Pepsi or Fresca)
#15: Coke Hat – It’s a beanie….it’s a crown…..hey, it’s not pretty!
#16: Coca Cola – Psssst…..your box is upside-down!. Maybe Engrish.com should make a T-shirt of this photo.
#17: Vintage Coca-Cola Sign – Rx Drugs and Coca Cola — Ahhh..those were the days!
#18: Coca-Cola Bear – Ok, this photo was of something nice – a Children’s Giving Parade. However, when I first saw the photo it looked like the Coke bear was marching on the Capitol building or a State House and I wondered, “what’s THAT protest about?”
#19: A true fan! — I’ve got to say that I didn’t think anyone ever really wore those in public!
#20: Broken Coca-Cola Bottle with top – Don’t know your own strength, huh? Cracked me up.The caption says: “I applied an Orton effect in the Gimp.” Now what ever does THAT mean?
#21: Coca-Cola Cool Recipies Coke Cookbook — Be Afraid! Be VERY Afraid!
#22: Sprite surrounded by Coca-Cola – Who ever does your decorating? Sweet dreams!
#23: The “Coca Cola Slim CAN” telephone — Ok. I’ve got my Coca Cola Slim Can telephone on my bedside table. I’m hanging out, chilling in my room, watching a movie and drinking a Coke. All of a sudden, the phone rings….it’s an intense moment of the movie and I’m only half paying attention as I reach over to pick up the p hone and…. Oh #*$(# I grabbed the soda can NOT the phone! ARGH!!!! (Yes, this all flashed in my mind in a moment as I looked at this photo.)
#24: Coca Cola Purse – The Ultimate Re-Use Green Award goes to this girl! Clearly it’s a well used bag (note the dings and dents).
#25: The dancing Coca-Cola! — too cool for words
#26: Out to Lunch – Yes, the dogs ARE lucky – they’re under the darn umbrella out of the sun!
#27: Coke Bottle with a hat – I really have no words – it just makes me laugh every time I look at it.
#28: Coca Cola – Feels like a close encounter of the coke kind to me!
#29: Coca Cola Wagon – For selling Coke to the frontier back in the day…..
#30: Giant Coca-Cola bottle — Uh, someone thought this was a good idea? It’s ugly and looks like a giant sand sculpture (which would be cool).
#31: Coca-Cola Love – Coca Cola — Love — England — HEY, why them? And what’s this sign REALLY about? Does Coke love England? Or does England love Coke? Maybe they love each other?
#32: The Coke decorator strikes again!!!
#33: Coca-cola Viennese – The driver gets a little coke bottle painted on the car with every delivery….Hmmmm….I don’t know if I’d consider it a perk to have this as a company car, though.
#34: Just in case one table and 2 coke chairs aren’t enough……the family size set.
#35: Coca-Cola Santa Ornament – Very cute. But, notice the little dog. How he sits and earnestly looks up at that bottle of coke. Can’t you just imagine that stubby little tail wagging?
#36: Kids are smiling at Coke younger and younger these days. Hey, maybe it’s the same guy holding the cup of Coke who trained the dog in # 34?

Thank you for all the smiles, chuckes, laughs and befuddled “what the hecks?” I had looking at these photos. It’s been a fun way to pass an evening while awaiting the time for me to pick my 3 kids up at the airport (flight delayed).

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys

Posted by LHDumes on 2009-08-17 01:34:07

Tagged: , Coke , “cocacola” , “coke classic” , soda , cola , colorful , drink , red , quirky , funny , fun

Mental Vegetables Bookmark Set

Mental Vegetables Bookmark Set

(friends of summer)
new at AnthroPoMorphCo! 🙂
see them in action here

Posted by giolou on 2007-06-15 16:39:29

Tagged: , AnthroPoMorphCo , etsy , bookmarks , mental+vegetables , anthropomorphic , friend , issues , food , garden , quirky , vegetable

Day 15: Brislings Are Covert Sardines

Day 15: Brislings Are Covert Sardines

Confession: I am hugely addicting to Alton Brown and Good Eats. Along with Beakman’s World, Good Eats is the inspiration for the science TV show I hope to someday have. His sense of humor is offbeat and quirky and weird and hilarious, his show is just as much a science show as it is a cooking show, his cookbooks and kitchen guides are like my Bible (besides, of course, my actual Bible). So recently my roommates joined me in watching his "Live and Let Diet" episode of Good Eats where Alton spelled out the tips and tricks he’s used to lose 50 pounds over the last 9 months. Way to go Alton! Among the recipes was a quick and easy "Brisling" sandwich, which looked delicious. It also turns out that Brisling are a type of fish sold as "sardines". I had never had sardines, but my one roommate Sam and I thought it looked like a bangin’ recipe, so it was off to the grocery store to buy the components! This shot also kind of pays tribute to Alton in that he’s used this camera angle many a time on his show before. Oh man, I LOVE Alton Brown.

Posted by ChrisOndeck on 2010-01-16 22:28:46

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thecasserolecookbook_cover

thecasserolecookbook_cover

I found this casserole cookbook at a thrift store and loved its style (if not the recipes). it’s illustrations are quirky and delightful.

Posted by cafemama on 2006-01-22 00:33:50

Tagged: , the casserole cookbook , casserole , casseroles , recipes , cookbook , vintage , scans , vintage cookbook , 1956 , 1954 , fifties , 1950s

Scavenge Challenge January 2012

Scavenge Challenge January 2012

1. Cooking with Canines – EXPLORED, 2. Upside-Down, 3. Penguin, 4. Dried Hydrangea, 5. Fragile
6. Rain Rain…, 7. Bored, 8. Golden Age of Film – EXPLORED, 9. On The Edge, 10. Recyclable Toy
11. Agapanthus Seed Pod, 12. The Eyes Have It, 13. Mr. Zachary, 14. Birch Tree, 15. May the Force…
16. Overgrown Fence, 17. Glass, 18. Once and Future King, 19. Tunes, 20. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere – EXPLORED
21. Ice Is Nice, 22. Seemed Like A Good Idea…, 23. Sharp Dressed Dog – EXPLORED, 24. Happy Snappy Montage, 25. Chillin’

Made it here.

And here’s the list…

1. Arrange ingredients and measures for an image suitable for a cookbook.
2. Make a photo of something upside-down (main part of the shot must be rightside-up).
3. Cute critter of the month: penguins! Go on, find a real one. I dare ya!
4. Get as close in as possible to a flower’s center, either by zoom or macro.
5. Fragility can be defined a number of ways. Photograph something fragile.
6. Something magical is the subject, and you may interpret as freely as you like!
7. Suggest monotony or boredom in a composition.
8. Convey the idea of deception, secrecy or something hidden.
9. Resistance is futile! Photograph something irresistible.
10. How or what do you recycle? Make it look good!
11. Search out one or more seed pods and explore their beauty.
12. Crop a portrait (human or animal) so that only a portion of the face is shown.
13. Make a sunny-day shot! You have all month. :LOL:
14. Photograph something tall.
15. Create a photo with a futuristic or science-fictiony look.
16. If it’s overgrown with vegetation, it’s a candidate for this assignment.
17. Photograph a liquid in a clear glass or goblet. Watch out for "hot spots!"
18. Depict something mythological or legendary in an image.
19. By special request, the subject is open to interpretation: music.
20. Find something odd, quirky or weird. Keep it cute and amusing, please.
21. Ice is nice. Summer or winter, I’m sure you can find some.
22. Who’s ignoring housework for photography? Go tidy something up and take a picture!
23. By request, costume yourself, a friend or a pet for a fun photo.
24. This month’s Education Center topic is "Snapshot vs. Photograph," and you will be making four images to complete the assignment. You must use the same camera for each shot. You may present them as individual photos or as a montage. Numbers 2-4 may be made in combination, but you must present four images in all. Be sure to read the details in the Education Center before starting! The requirements are as follows:

1. A "point-and-shoot" version (the boring one)
2. An alternate angle and/or zoom
3. Additional props added to the scene
4. A change in lighting

NOTE: Square #25 (lower right) – the "extra" picture – is the final shot for #24.

Posted by bztraining on 2012-01-28 05:34:32

Tagged: , ScavChal , Mosaic

Gary Seguin, President, Manchester District Library Board of Trustees

Gary Seguin, President, Manchester District Library Board of Trustees

Gary claims to geek smoked pork because it tastes good. We know he geeks good humor even more. Kept in a location of mystery, the quirky boar’s head was acquired locally via “Free to a Good Home” signage and provides Gary with amusing tales.

When looking for something in particular, Gary heads to the library first. He also likes to browse the collection. Mysteries, economics, and cookbooks comprise Gary’s favorite reads. His number one favorite book is a collection of short stories: The Acid House by Irvine Welsh.

Posted by Manchester District Library on 2012-12-21 19:54:23

Tagged: , geek the library

More Books

More Books

The books on the upper shelf are not mine.
"Light Science and Magic" (about photography techiques) by Fil Hunter, Fuqua & Biver
"The Writer’s Complete Guide to Conducting Interviews" by Michael Shumacher
Kevin Trudeau’s Mega Memory There is more similarity than difference among this, Lorayne’s books and Tony Buzan’s books. All build upon the same techniques, mostly of ancient origin.
"A Brief History of The Age of Steam" by Thomas Crump
"The Mind Map Book" by Tony Buzan, perhaps Buzan’s most worthwhile and original contribution.
"Cosmos" by Carl Sagan
"String Straightedge and Shadow" by Diggins, A small book for children on the ancient origins of geometry.
National Geographic picture Atlas of Our Universe (Marvellous illustrations)
"The Calvin and Hobbes" Tenth Anniversary Book" by Bill Watterson
"Chuck Amuck" by Chuck Jones, about his experiences and acquaintances in the heyday of the Warner-Brothers animation studio. A regular-sized paperback, a bit worn, signed by the author.
Michelangelo, a full color illustrated book of his work.
Manual of Flight, from the Cessna Pilot Center, ca 1970’s I got this after it was used as a reference volume for an educational animation project I worked on.
Principles of Visual Perception
The Far Side Gallery 5 by Gary Larson
Essential Action Script 3.0
Plato Epictetus Marcus Aurelius volume from The Harvard Classics. (When it was pointed out to Epictetus that the ruler had the power to kill you, he replied that the fever can also, and was not, for that reason worthy of any special respect.)
"The Original Uncut Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein
Gary Larson, "Last Chapter and Worse"
"Battling the Inner Dummy" by David L. Weiner
Muybridge "Animals in Motion"
"Dress ‘Em Out" by Captain James A. Smith (about what to do with deer after you hunt them – I should have put this next to the vegetarian cookbook from the opposite shelf to encourage cognitive dissonance)
"Facial Reconstruction for Artists" by Jan Flood (Short on first-hand information, yet real books on this subject are seriously expensive.)
"Have Space-Suit, Will Travel" by Robert A. Heinlein (Some of his books are for adults, some not. This one I enjoy, whoever it was intended for.)
Hayek, "The Fatal Conceit, The Errors of Socialism"
"The Cosmic Connection" by Carl Sagan, (A collection of older essays)
"Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog, the lost art and quirky history of diagramming sentences" by Kitty Burns Florey (Fun but insubstantial)
"The Essential Calvin and Hobbes" by Bill Watterson
"Robert A Heinlein, a Reader’s Companion" by Gifford (small run, vanity press book about a science-fiction writer, how many nerd-cred points do I get for having one of the few hardback editions?)
"Inevitable Illusions" about cognitive illusions, from a European writer
"The Death of Common Sense" by Phillip K. Howard
"Its a Magical World" A Calvin & Hobbes collection by Bill Watterson
"The Illusion of Life" About the methods and history of Disney Animation by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of the old masters of the craft.
"The Art of Michael Whelan"
"The Moon and Beyond" an old book about the manned space-flight program
"World Building" an edition in the science fiction writer’s series edited by Ben Bova (how many nerd-cred points for this one?)
Hugh Salzberg, "From Caveman to Chemist" a history of chemistry.
"Caveman Chemistry" by Kevin M. Dunn (And if you like those books may I recommend Jules Verne’s "The Mysterious Island")
Cognitive Psychology and its Implications
Cartoon Guide to Statistics
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Outdoor Survival Skills
Canon EOS 40D the Expanded guide (Such guides are of very little help in practice)
Brains that Work a Little Bit Differently
The Great Conversation, by Hutchins, the first volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica Great Books of the Westen World set.
A Friendly Guide to Texas Trees (Worthwhile)
Acting for Animators
Stop Staring, Facial Animation Done Right by Jason Osipa
Digital Cinematography and Directing

Posted by Electric-Eye on 2013-02-28 16:39:33

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New Orleans Mardi Gras Recipes

New Orleans Mardi Gras Recipes

Mardi Gras is fun, and this quirky little cookbook is chockful of drink and food recipes that are local favorites.

The cover highlights a Randazzo’s Goodchildren Bakery King Cake, which is famous for its artfully braided and lavishly iced cakes.

Compiled and photographed by Dana Holyfield, my copy is signed by Holyfield on the inside cover back page and published in 2002.

Published by Honey Island Swamp Press, the book has photographs from various parts of Southeast Louisiana during the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Mardi Gras season.

Sassy and irreverent and filled with tidbits of history, this gem of a booklet captures the pre-Katrina fever of Mardi Gras.

Posted by Calsidyrose on 2011-03-07 02:49:54

Tagged: , king cake , beads , mask , recipes , mardi gras new orleans celebration party fun bourbon street festival louisiana parade southeast louisiana NOLA pre-katrina french quarter

thecasserolecookbook_insidecover

thecasserolecookbook_insidecover

I found this casserole cookbook at a thrift store and loved its style (if not the recipes). it’s illustrations are quirky and delightful.

Posted by cafemama on 2006-01-22 00:33:50

Tagged: , the casserole cookbook , casserole , casseroles , recipes , cookbook , vintage , scans , vintage cookbook , 1956 , 1954 , fifties , 1950s