Sunday, January 8, 2006

"Gimme a Coke - AND a coffee!"

The Coca-Cola Company announced that it will launch Coca-Cola Blāk in January in France, the first of several countries – including the United States - that are expected to introduce the new Coca-Cola and coffee fusion in 2006.

"Coca-Cola Blāk is an invigorating and stimulating blend that has a perfect balance of the effervescent taste sensation of Coca-Cola and natural flavors, with real coffee. The lightly carbonated, mid-calorie beverage, which is designed to appeal to adult consumers, is yet another example how The Coca-Cola Company reaches out to new audiences and addresses new beverage occasions."

According to

"Coffee is the worlds most popular beverage. More than 400 billion cups are consumed each year. It is a world commodity second in trade only to oil."

Guess Coke has something there.

Recognize Me? has some pretty cool software. You upload a picture of yourself and it analyzes it's database of faces. Apparently, if you wear glasses, it includes them as part of your face - so I got some pretty interesting results:

In case you are wondering from left to right:

Me, Elton John, Elvis Costello, and... William Hung?

I'm not really sure how I feel about that. Gotta be true, it's on a web site!

link here