Coke thinks Christ’s endorsement will give it a bad image

In the Italian film “7 km from Jerusalem” an advertising executive who has lost his job and marriage flies to Jerusalem and he runs into Jesus. According to local press reports, he offers the returned Christ a can of Coca-Cola and, seeing Jesus drinking the beverage, thinks: “What a testimonial!”

Not everyone agreed.

According to a statement on the film’s website Coke “sent a legal letter forcing the elimination of the scene in which Jesus drinks the well-known beverage.”

Somethings transubstantiation can’t improve.


“Christmas and Hanukah Are Coming Out of the Holiday Closet – A Look at the Trend, Implications”

Guess they’re just determined to keep the Yuletide gay.

Elsewhere in the war on Christmas:

What part of the phrase “deep-fried Coca Cola” don’t you understand?

It’s state fair time, which means the culinary masterminds of the fryolator are hard at work looking for new things to flash fry. So ten-gallon hats off to Abel Gonzales Jr. who made it possible for the State Fair of Texas to be able to become the first and hopefully last home to a concotion of Coca-Cola flavored-batter dropped in to sizzling fat then covered with Coke fountain syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry.

You first…

And to wash it down? Gummi candies that smell and taste just like beer.

Corporate America knows exactly what Individual America wants…

All from the PR newswire yesterday: