Friday, August 04, 2006

Day 7 Was Off

We have evidence that Cambrian House has been monitoring our activity.
We don't feel it's the right time to disclose all the information, we're just gonna throw it out there and talk about something else.
We're starting to see the first effects of our campaign.
A few weeks before our campaign was made public, Laurence, our senior secret public relations coordinator, started to spread the word that the infamous experiment could be done by using simple table salt.
As NPR reported a few days ago, a Stanford professor had nothing better to do in his class than try this.
"I added salt to a bottle of Coca Cola at Huizhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. I had one of their chemistry professors (Prof. Li Guangxing) assist me. He had no idea what was going to happen and his facial expression shows that. The geyser of Coke went so high, it reached the ceiling of the lecture hall and left a stain, to the great enjoyment of the audience of about 300 undergraduates."

Apparently there is hope.
Jimmy, our junior lead presenter, is working on a powerpoint presentation to present why using salt and not Mentos makes sense.
Jimmy used to be a pusher.
He was part of our rehab program "Stop Pushing, Start Pulling".
We're confident he will make his point.
We think he's already written "Because".

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Day Before Tomorrow: Day 6

We were shocked to find out that crowdsourcing website Cambrian House, decided to start its career with a red stain: creating the biggest Mentos&Coke geyser ever to send coke into space.
They created the following subliminal propagandistic ad.

Not only they want to publicly perpetrate and publicize a mass genocide of 25000 Mentos, they wanna spray coke all over the country.
We believe the Cleaners' Union is behind this.
Alexander, our junior chief cleaner, has acted suspiciously lately.
We have a feeling he wants to get back on it.
He must be a good actor though.
We almost cried watching the interview.
We have asked Ceasar, our senior rehab manager, to ask Seymour, our junior secret agent, to follow Alexander.
It would be painful for us if Alexander had to go through shock treatment again.
We might have to get as hard as psychoanalysis on his ass if Seymour nails him.
Juliette, our junior chief shrink, is kinda worried.
She never finished reading "Freud for Dummies".
She said it was boring.
We're in good hands.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Day V

We caught a fish.
A big one too.
We've been working in the shadow for months trying to help Mentos&Coke addicts to get rid of their problem.
One of them decided to help others by sharing his experience with the world.
His name is Alexander, he is now our junior chief cleaner.
He was part of our rehab programme "Get Outta There".
We're very proud of him.
He makes our toilets shine.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Quartus Dies (aka The Fourth Day. It's Latin)

Mark, our junior marketing analyst, had a wild night.
He slept on his couch at the office.

This morning he showed us the following MS Paint graph, explaining that it is a theory he had written when he was eight.
Mark was a baby genius, he learned how to play the tambourine and Pictionary at four.
No wonder he’s so smart.

Marketing’s not easy.
Mark makes it so tasty though.
We think he's trying to say that we have to conquer the Purple Dot.
We're not sure. We're gonna ask him tomorrow.
He went to the pool now.

Friday, July 28, 2006

THE day 3

This morning, Rufus, our junior production manager, wanted to share something with the team.
Rufus has Guacamole for breakfast.
He says it’s a tradition in his country.
He comes from Turkmenistan though. His real name is Saparmurat.
Here is the transcript of this morning’s brainstorming session that Jody, our senior vice-transcriber, worked on.
Rufus: ”We have to change our strategy. We need more videos.”
Us: “You’re the production manager, you should take care of that”.
Rufus: “I’m a refugee from Turkmenistan, not God”.
Rufus is a joker.
Rufus: “I’ve been reading the website lately. I think we need a new name for Day 3”.
Us: “Any suggestions?”
Rufus: “Yes. THE day 3”
He told us he has a degree in English literature.
Maybe he's just tired.
Us: “Rufus, that’s not correct in English. You cannot say THE day 3”
Rufus: “Correct, shmorrect. We’re trying to make a revolution.”
We think he has a point.
Thanks Rufus.

The Bitter and the Sweet: Big Time Frustrations

Mark, our junior marketing analyst, finally got out of the bathroom after two hours. We tried to talk to him to check if he was ok, but he kept on walking to his office and locked himself in.
We’re very worried about him.
After half an hour, he slipped the following memo under his door, kindly asking us to publish it on the website as it came from his hands.
Janine, our junior head secretary, did a scan for us.
We don’t understand why he used MS Paint for this one too.

We were surprised to understand that Mark is also a poet.
He didn’t put it in his resumé.
It was probably really hard for him to dig in his feelings this much and make it public.
We really appreciated how he put himself in the kid’s clothes with the word “soaked”.
If only there were more Marks.
We think we’re going to fire Janine.
This scan sucks.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Harming the Brother While Harming the Mint: Mentos and Coke Weapons

OK, that’s it. This is the limit. Not only you want to harm poor minty Mentos, but you want to create a weapon to harm someone else while you’re harming sweety minty freshy Mentos? Doesn’t this harming thing get a little too much for you? And using kids to do it? And did you even pay them? And how? Did you give them candies? MENTOS maybe?

Mark, our junior marketing analyst, is outraged. He was speechless when he saw this. He said he doesn’t know if he will be able to draw again.
We did find the following drawing in computer’s Trash bin after he locked himself up in the bathroom. We believe he used MS Paint for this.

Stacy, our senior human resources manager, suggested that it might represent a hint of a split personality.
Stacy sometimes is just too much.
We think he just wants to feel precious.
This drawing is kinda heavy though.

Another Thank You: Thank You

Prolific blogger Nalts of Will Video for Food showed some love today. He showed Mentos love. The love that he has probably received from Mentos during the years.
He also produced the following PSA, supporting our campaign.

We think he's a cool guy.
Mark, our Junior Marketing Analyst, would like to draw a big red heart for him but he finished the red pencil.
We're gonna get him one tomorrow and see if he still wants to.
He's kinda moody.

A New Day: Day 2

Day 1 was mildly successful, still better than nothing.
This morning our team woke up hungover from champagne, everybody wanted to celebrate the beginning of our campaign.
Although not in the best shape, we're quite satisfied by this morning's brainstorming session.
Mark, our Junior Marketing Analyst, drew the following graph in MS Paint to shape our goals for the coming weeks.

It is important for our campaign to conquer the biggest share of the internet video market.
We're very proud of having Mark in our group.
He's one of the brightest minds we've ever met.
His dream is making a living out of drawing though.
We think he has a gift.

A Thank You: Thanks

We kindly thank Micki Krimmel at the Revver Blog for the interest and support she has showed towards our campaign with this article.
Hopefully there are other Mickis out there.
Our hearts fill with joy. We see the light.
And hear sounds.

Same Shape Different Color: Racism in the Mentos Community

We all remember the wonderful Mentos ads that filled our TV screens in the 90s. We all remember the freshness that those ads brought in our lives, when everything seemed so easy if you had a tube of mentos in your hands. You just needed it to put one in your mouth and the most life threatening problems would simply be washed away by the freshness of the freshmaker.
Now, there was a feeling of safety, of brotherhood in those ads. Mentos were all united to get your shiny teeth right through the screen; whether you were a frequent traveller or a sailor.
But now white mentos are discriminating pink mentos. Is there a reason for that? Is it considered “cooler” to use a white Mentos in your horrible experiments? Pink Mentos are just as good as white Mentos and they’re actually sweeter.
And what about the yellow Mentos? Why isn’t anybody saying anything about the way yellow Mentos are displayed in shops all around the world? Did you know that some shops don’t even order them?
We were talking to a friend last night about revolution. He suggested that the world is going towards the third world war and that a revolution will have to come after that. He’s kinda radical. But what can you do. We’re not sure, but we think he’s into this yellow Mentos business too. He didn’t tell us much though.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Making Mentos Free: a Brief Guide to Mints’ Revolution

The French revolution. The Cuban revolution. The Nintendo revolution. What do they all have in common? We don’t know. But have you ever tried a mentos? That sensational feeling of freshness that fills your mouth so much that you wanna kill yourself? We have.
What we are doing here is detecting the mass-hysteria of the internet-biased kids and grandpas. People’s lives are so empty that they wanna explode coke bottles by filling them with mentos and laugh their asses off. Well, there is a reason why it’s so easy to buy a gun in the United States. Actually, is there?

Day 1

This is the first official day of our campaign. During our usual morning brainstorming session we put down a list of possible names we could call this day. We all agreed that Day 1 is the most suitable.