I Don’t Like Change

I do like orange soda.

Whether it’s Crush, Fanta, Joya, or Sunkist, if it’s carbonated and reflects visible light at wavelengths in  between 585 – 620 nm, I’m down.

The love affair with orange soda goes back as far as I can remember.  Of course, there is a hierarchy within the orange kingdom, and here’s how I grade them in order of enamel-eroding goodness:

  1. Sunkist (the consummate 5-tool player)
  2. Joya (the Mexican drink that would be King, IF it weren’t for the 40.5 mg of caffeine in every can of Sunkist)
  3. Crush (the glass bottles are quaint)
  4. Fanta (It’s aiite)

OK, so all this is just background information for the real thrust of this post.  The folks who sell Sunkist decided to change the venerable Sunkist Soda logo (below)

sunkist

Yes, I’m aware that it really says “Sinkist” (click here for a nice write-up)

What has it been changed to?  This,

new-sunkist

Yeah, I guess…

I know it’s their company and I’m just some random recalcitrant in the blogosphere, but was it really necessary?

Yeah, we can file this post under “there are bigger problems in the world than…”

Mike Gundy Coors Light Commercial… Brutal

The Coors Brewing Company has been up to some hijinks with their R&D efforts as well as advertising campaigns.

In regards to their product, they now make a bottle whose trademark Coors mountains will turn blue once the beer within is the proper drinking temperature. This bottle is the descendant of those Generra Hypercolor shirts, which were the bane of those who suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Insofar their advertising is concerned, they have been running faux press conferences involving former NFL head coaches being interrogated by a group of Joe Sixpacks.

Well some enterprising folks saw fit (for the common good) to cut one of these type of ads involving Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, infamous for his epic rant. The vid is killer, check it out:

While Gundy’s face didn’t turn blue (like the Coors bottles) it did turn different shades of red…

Spirituality according to Mohler

Started reading Albert Mohler’s book Culture Shift and it’s typical Mohler: brilliant, concise and thought-provoking.

While there has been plenty of quotable content so far, his description of “spirituality” is noteworthy, not to mention spot-on.

Spirituality as understood by a vast majority of people is as generic as these:

While Mohler’s take on spirituality might be better suited for the Quotable tab above, it was too good a quote to bury it up there.

So without further ado, here are Dr. Mohler’s words on spirituality:

Spirituality is what is left when authentic Christianity is evacuated from the public square. It is the refuge of the faithless seeking the trappings of faith without the demands of revealed truth.

Spirituality affirms us in our self-centeredness and soothingly tells us that all is well. Authentic faith in Christ calls us out of ourselves, points us to the Cross, and summons us to follow Christ.