Monday, May 30, 2016

Share a Coke and a Song

Coca-Cola is at it again this summer.  Their new campaign puts popular song lyrics from more than 70 different songs on Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coca-Cola Life cans and bottles.

My first can was this Coca-Cola can featuring lyrics to "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan from 1995.

My second can was a Diet Coke can from work with lyrics from "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.

We have a lot of these cans at work, so I'll be watching the trash and asking people for their empties.  Ew, that's gross... but necessary.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Where Is It?

Can you find the camouflaged can hiding in the picture below?

Yeah, not too hard.  But a closer look at the can shows its camouflaged paint job.

The person who bought this and drank it gave me the impression Rockstar's usual decent energy drink taste was also well-hidden in this "Killer Citrus" flavor.  One taste and the they were done.  But at least they saved the can for me.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

On the Road Again

With the nice weather came a short, one-day road trip scouring the antique malls and flea markets for other peoples' trash today.  My finds were a-plenty, but I only bought one can.  I saw some interesting things.

This was a neat checkerboard game, but at $150 I had to pass.

I saw this selection of cans, but some were beer cans, some were popcorn cans (?), and the soda cans were too expensive.  The old Gatorade was $7.50 and the cool push-button top Pepsi cans were $12 each.  So I moved on.

This "Redneck Chimes" joke is older than most cans in my collection, but this one caught my eye because I do not have that design of Bubba Cola.  Still, I had to pass.

Here was a little fella amidst some salt-n-pepper shakers.  $8 for a Coke Light can, but it was behind glass to I couldn't tell what country it was from or what size the can it was.  For $8, I wasn't even going to act interested.

This is the first Mission can I've seen that had its top and bottom still intact.  I see these cans quite a bit but they've usually been made into a bank or are missing their top or bottom.  Neat, but pass.

I have some Donald Duck orange juice cans, but I've never seen a root beer can with him on it.  This one has obviously seen better days.  I was afraid parts of it would fall off if I tried to pick it up.  $4.95 is too much to pay for rust.

I'm a sucker for Halloween, so even though this is a beer can I almost bought it.  But I know one beer can will lead to many.  So I saved $6 and an eventual beer can collection by passing on this one.

And then I saw this straight steel Tico Cola can sitting among the Native American dolls.  It was in great shape and only cost $2.50.  I pulled up my website on my phone to see if I had it and I didn't.  So I finally made a purchase!!!  Its pull tab top was still sealed, the owner had bottom-opened it.  According to the Can Museum website, this can is from the 1960's.