Two seemingly unrelated design/illustration questions:
1. What are some of the fonts that have associated with soft drink companies have used over the years? I realize those logos are hand-drawn, but some, like that for New Coke, seem to have clear typeface antecedents.
2. Where can I find vector-based maps of various states? Specifically, North Dakota. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Feb 25, 2006 -
I went to Berlin last week and found the wonder of concentrated Peach Juice. Where oh where can I buy this in the UK? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean
on Feb 9, 2006 -
I just moved into a new apartment, and the water (from the sink, shower, etc.) smells a bit like chlorine/bleach. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on Feb 2, 2006 -
Is there a traditional Muslim/Islamic toast for the New Year?
posted by Heatwole
on Dec 22, 2005 -
ISO Lakka (Finnish cloudberry liqueur). No one seems to import it into the U.S. Does anyone know a U.S. source or a European place that will ship to the U.S.?
posted by KRS
on Dec 7, 2005 -
On a trip to Barcelona recently, I sampled an alcoholic drink whose name I can't remember. Su ayuda, por favor... [more inside]
posted by googly
on Nov 9, 2005 -
AlkaFilter: I have about a dozen vintage glass seltzer bottles. (We had a seltzer guy who came until about five years ago, and never picked up the last batch of bottles.) I'd like to refill/recharge them, but the only knowledge I have is that CO2 canisters exist for this purpose (though maybe not for this type of bottle?). Without a factory or ancient tools, do you think there might be a way to achieve this goal?
posted by thejoshu
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Does squeezing a 2-liter Coke bottle before putting the cap on help keep the Coke from going flat as quickly, or not? [more inside]
posted by msittig
on Aug 30, 2005 -
I'm trying to cut down on my sugar intake. The hardest part has been cutting out sugary (or corn-syrupy) drinks. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest some additional drinks to try. [more inside]
posted by xulu
on May 25, 2005 -
I remember a few years ago I purchased "Battery" energy drink at a 7-11 in Ontario. I haven't seen the drink anywhere since, but I do know it exists here
. Does anyone know where in Ontario I can find it? [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson
on Mar 26, 2005 -
Two caffeine-related questions regarding its effect on taste and sleep. [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Mar 7, 2005 -
What do you drink with your lunch/dinner? I'm trying to cut Pepsi out of my life (again) and serving dinner with water seems too bland.
posted by unsupervised
on Feb 9, 2005 -
I have noticed that several softdrinks have tasted salty to me lately?? Anyone experienced anything like this? Maybe my tasted buds are going through a change, but I haven't noticed any difference in food tastes...
posted by keep it tight
on Jan 7, 2005 -
OK, head management question ... Kids away, new man, gift bottle of Absinthe from Parisian friends. Is it the 'right' nectar for a romantic evening? We are, um, experienced drinkers dying to try it ... on the other hand, we want to create the right, you know, buzz. Will this do it? How do we cook it?
posted by thinkpiece
on Dec 26, 2004 -
After living in New York for 5 years, I'm finally moved to ask this question: Why, when I buy a can or bottle of soda, do I invariably get a straw with it? [bubbles inside] [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Aug 4, 2004 -
Italian pop drink
, fizzy, dark, citrus-y, a little bitter, comes in a little caramel bottle. Made from some citrus-y herb that's neither lemon nor lime. I had one at a gelato place once and have no idea what it is or what its called. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky
on Jul 1, 2004 -
I've been tasked with providing the wine for a holiday dinner. I know nothing about wine and the dedicated sites are pretty heavily loaded with jargon. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by cedar
on Dec 20, 2003 -