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out shopping, and it seems the store folk have been busy since my last visit.

this sort of display makes me wonder who was behind the idea.

is this something all of the stores in the chain are doing? did the manager decide to have some fun? does the coca-cola corporation have their dirty little hands on this?

funny that this actually deters the obsessive compulsive in me from purchasing the product, because in some insane logical loop i figure that this is 'order' and that by purchasing a box the 'order' will be disturbed .. even though it would take months before they'd sell enough boxes to have to pull from the display.

and by then the olympics would be over.

and i don't even drink pop.

why am i wasting cognitive cycles on this?

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  1. striatic 99 months ago | reply

    It's 'pop' art.

    *blinks*

    *shoots self in face"

  2. The Rocketeer 99 months ago | reply

    I've sold displays like this before. It could be any number of factors that resulted in this cool display. More than likely, there is a competition between sales routes (Coca-Cola Enterprises Account Manaqers) or between rival store managers on who can come up with the best Olympic theme display. Coca-Cola is a big sponsor of the Olympics. Here's a display I built in the early '80's that started a trend for 12pk cylindrical displays (with graphics) in the Houston area:
    -- from The Rocketeer

  3. striatic 99 months ago | reply

    it would be nice if after the olympics they did a canadian flag in red and white.

    normally i loathe large advertisements .. maybe i like the idea of some other symbol dominating the brand name.

  4. The Rocketeer 99 months ago | reply

    You might want to suggest to the store manager that a separate display is created next to this one that has a count of the current number of medals Canadians have won so far embedded into the display that resembles a Canadian flag. That would be cool...

  5. striatic 99 months ago | reply

    You might want to suggest to the store manager that a separate display is created next to this one that has a count of the current number of medals Canadians have won so far embedded into the display that resembles a Canadian flag.

    i don't think there is room for such a thing, without removing the current display.

  6. The Rocketeer 99 months ago | reply

    Alas, that is reality....

  7. Lathyrus 99 months ago | reply

    Welcome back! Puts a smile on my face to see your icon and photo.

  8. Mr Normal [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

    I was told my jokes were killers.

  9. BenODen 99 months ago | reply

    I agree, I hate disturbing organization like this, even in theory...

  10. annappleaday 99 months ago | reply

    i love coke....you don't...:)

  11. the undergraduate 99 months ago | reply

    Coca Cola, making the world a better place

  12. invisible consequential 73 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing with Creative Commons. I'm using this image to feature an event on doing business in China during the Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

  13. bkwdayton - on hiatus 69 months ago | reply

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  14. bkwdayton - on hiatus 69 months ago | reply

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  15. ginamccaleb 69 months ago | reply

    found this pic here: letsplaymath.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/the-olympics-math-p...
    liked it enough to fave it, and like you, have spent TOO much time thinking about the commercialism involved :-) Thanks for sharing the pic, and thoughts!

  16. harold 69 months ago | reply

    Coca-Cola Zero in a white case? My mind is blown.

  17. jrishel 69 months ago | reply

    My local grocery store (York, PA, US) had an almost identical display last week during the Olympics. I am tempted to think it's empty boxes, or some flat-pack display, not actually stacked cases of soda.

  18. icemom.diane 43 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing on Creative Commons! I'm using it on a blog post scheduled for September 27, 2010. icemom.net/2010/09/commandment-ten-dont-expect-your-figur...

    Ice Mom
    IceMom.net

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