Hear ye, hear ye… Gather round… and all that jazz… er, rock, as the case may be.
It is time for another official Matticus proclamation!
A new Tug of War is about to be announced!
Like so many other things here in the kingdom, this tug-of-war is going to start with a reference to music:
“Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore.”
– Billy Joel “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
If you hadn’t already guessed it, the question that needs answering, the question we are going to solve once and for all is: Which is the best soda/pop/cola/tasty beverage of sugar and caffeine? Is it Coke? Is it Pepsi?
But, before we begin the game, here are some rules (because all games must have rules, except Calvinball, of course):
1) Read the prompt. (I know what you are thinking, “Reading, bleh, who wants to do that.” But if you don’t read the prompt then you won’t be able to fully play along.)
2) Choose a side. (You have to pick a side in tug-of-war, that’s kind of important.)
3) Write a post that supports your decision. (We don’t need an essay, and we don’t give bonus points for brevity either. However, we will be your friend if you do something creative.) (You can also just leave your answer as a comment though in cases where a tie-breaker is needed, I’m going to count comments as only half a pulling point.)
4) Link back to this post so the moderator can count your support correctly. (If you are super awesome and choose to play along and write a post.)
5) There is no fifth rule – just seemed like there needed to be another one – oh, wait, I know: The fifth rule of Matticus Kingdom Tug-of-War is “You do talk about it.” To anyone and everyone. That’d be great.
The winning side will be the one that gets the most support, and their reward will be the knowledge that they chose wisely and eternal fame across the kingdom.
You have two weeks to get your support behind either Coke or Pepsi. The first week of September I will begin to tally up the support and write up another post announcing the winner.
The Kingdom is throwing its support behind Coke.
I will admit that in a blind taste test I did a couple years ago, I got them wrong and thought Pepsi was Coke and vice versa, but when I know what I’m drinking I prefer the taste of Coke. Is that psychological? Probably. Is it solely because I grew up in a Coke household? Most likely. Is it because I call everything that is a soda “coke?” Well, yes, that’s maybe part of it too. But, for the purpose of this tug of war, I’m going to argue it call comes down to the sweetness. Pepsi is sweeter and when I reach for a coke, or a coffee, or a beer, I’d rather have it be bitter. I like my food sweet but my drinks bitter. I’m a big ol’ weirdo like that… but… Jester… so, it is what it is.
Now come on all you faithful kingdomites! What is your favorite soda and why? Let’s get this tug-of-war going!
In case you were wondering, this is the fourth official tug of war. The first one settled that chicken and egg thing, the second one explored an important part of childhood, and the third one settled the ultimate Marvel verse DC comic battle.
45 thoughts on “Time for Tug-of-War”
Whoa…am I going to have to create a new blog just for this? I have so much to say about it!
Argh! *shakes fist at Matticus*
Can’t wait to read it!
If you weren’t a pepsi lover I’d be happy to let you guest post. 😉
As it is I’d love to have you guest post… I’m just going to have to write something that vehemently disagrees with you. 😀
Who said I was a Pepsi lover? I sense some implicit biases here… (sorry, work training spilling over to here!) 😉
Ha! I’m pretty that was straight from the horses mouth but if you’d like to be on team Coke then by all means join us! 😉
So it seems work deadlines are going to get into the way of my writing (some things never change), so I’ll just say I’m Team Coke Product/Team Diet Coke. I used to be Team Diet Pepsi, but they messed with my heart one too many times with their formula changes.
(and I considered going on a tangent with Team RC/Royal Crown as someone born and stuck in the South, but I can’t find it around here anymore so I can’t be 100% I would feel the same about it now)
Hooray for Team Coke!!
Thank you for playing. I’m sorry work got in the way of an official post. Maybe next time. 😉
I’m a killjoy when it comes to Coke or Pepsi. I will enjoy reading the answers! Great idea.
No soda at all? Or just neither of the majors?
I’ll do a Dew a couple times a year, not much more. Vernors is something I’ll have to calm a stomachache.
Love vernors. I’ll drink it just to mix up my soda choices occasionally. I used to drink dew, too, but it has fallen down the list as I drink less and less sugary goodness.
I loooove Vernors… Can Vernors be an answer?? I’ll write a post about Vernors… LOL Otherwise I’m a bit of a middle grounder. Overall I think Pepsi is my fave, I prefer the sweetness and specifically like Cherry Pepsi over Cherry coke and I like Pepsi Fire… However, I also will crave Coke from the fountain. Love me some fountain Coke…. and Vanilla Coke… Clearly I like soda too much in general and cannot pick a side wholeheartedly LOL
Hah! Yes, write a post about Vernors! That would be great.
Will do! lol
It was that Cindy Crawford Coke commercial wasn’t it? LOL
Maybe. Then again it might have been the polar bears.
They did have some fun commercials. 😉
I haven’t drank pop regularly in 14 years. As for a sugary drink loaded with caffeine…you know it’s coffeh.
Haha, coffeh!! Hmm… so far my game is turning into a jumbled mess. Nobody but me has actually picked one of the sides!
Well, you did include any sugary caffeinated drink in your original description of the contest…
Hmm. Well. Fine. Actually read my words and use them against me. I see how it is.
Well, that’s good. I was afraid I was going to have to explain it again.
I have an unsupported adoration for Coca Cola and an interesting story about both rust-remover beverages that mean I will sit on the sideline in the peanut gallery corner 😁
Hmm. But now I must hear your interesting stories! I must, I must!
😁 I will work on this.
Can’t wait to read.
Thanks! I posted a link to my contribution to the melee 🙂
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I’m counting this as a Pepsi vote, since they are (or were) owned by the same parent group.
Sunkist is actually owned by 7up, which is a separate company. So…
Dr. Pepper/Snapple. L group, I think. Be a pepper, drink Dr Pepper. Another one to add to the mix.
Jaded for the win. Sunkist is owned by the dr. Pepper Snapple group, but
…it was owned by Pepsi first.
I think. As long as wiki isn’t lying to me.
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Coke, coke, coke!
You know why I also like coke? It’s basically just a misspelled cookie. And how can you go wrong with that?
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