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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Movie Tip of the Day

A four dollar fountain drink at the movie theater? Ridiculous. Ask for yours without ice, because it's already cold. You'll dramatically increase your soda's value, making the $4 coke a mere $3.75 rip-off.

17 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

Love the penguins!

17 May, 2005 07:54

 
Blogger JCo said...

Or bring your own thirst quenching beverage in with you and give the concessions no money. $5 drink - how ridiculous indeed.

17 May, 2005 08:20

 
Blogger Pete said...

Exactly! I have found that I can blatantly bring in a cup from the restaurant I just left with out any problem. I don't even try to hide it anymore!

Speaking of Penguins, check this out on my Portfolio

17 May, 2005 09:34

 
Blogger Jay said...

Pete is right. It's all about an air of confidence. When we first noticed you could do this, I was literally just finishing a Coke from an eating establishment and unknowingly walked in. Pete said to me, "Whoa, dude, you brought your drink in." I was like, "Whoa dude? Since when do you say 'whoa dude?' But then we realized it worked because we weren't trying to hide it. Since then, I've been successful with every attempt to bring foreign fountain beverages into a theater. I hear that some gas station is proud to purvey 59-cent Big-A Polar Pops? Anyone know who?

17 May, 2005 10:57

 
Blogger JCo said...

OK, I know this is totally random (talk of Polar Pops made me think of it), but do you all remember the orange push ups from grade school? The sherbert like treat with the cardboard sleeve? We had a big discussion about this at work and decided you were a deprived child if you did not experience one of those. So yummy!

17 May, 2005 11:26

 
Blogger Jay said...

Yes, Jen, they were SO good! OMG! I remember in grade school how "ice cream day" was almost to DIE for. Oh to be young again when your biggest worry was whether or not you'd get ice cream!

17 May, 2005 11:32

 
Blogger Pete said...

I totally loved Push-Ups! They were so yummy. But they never seemed big enough. Last time I was home to visit my family I had a push-up! But remember how when you first got them they were too cold and you kind of had to rub them in your hands so you could actually do some pushing. Talk about a long time for the attention span of a kid. I think that is just about the best part of summer. Playing outside with your friends, and then coming into a nice air-conditioned house and getting ice cream stickyness on your face.

17 May, 2005 11:45

 
Blogger Rnutt said...

You all are making me hungry for some type of yummy ice cream/popsicle treat!

17 May, 2005 13:32

 
Blogger Pete said...

I'm sipping an imitation milk shake right now. Yum!

17 May, 2005 13:47

 
Blogger Jay said...

What the hang is an imitation milk shake? Can we have an href to show us what you're talking about???

17 May, 2005 14:33

 
Blogger Kris said...

Jay, I'm with you. I read Pete's post, and I was like, what the heck is an imitation milk shake....are they imitating the milk or the shake?

17 May, 2005 15:20

 
Blogger Pete said...

Um, it's a milk shake without the milk. However, I mistakenly labeled the Triple Thick Shake from McDonalds I was drinking. It indeed has milk in it. As does the Frosty and Burger King's Shakes. I had heard nasty rumors that there is no dairy is most fast food companies shakes, but that does indeed appear to be wrong.

17 May, 2005 15:41

 
Blogger JCo said...

Yeah - so I can now enjoy a Frosty again huh? So what percent is dairy?

17 May, 2005 16:19

 
Blogger Kris said...

I hear they gave out free frosties last weekend at wendys, junior size, but it was an effort to rid them of the stigma from the finger incident.

17 May, 2005 21:53

 
Blogger Pete said...

The free Frosty's were good! I'm not sure what percentage of the frosty is dairy, but it is the first thing on the ingredient list: "Milk, Sugar, Cream, Corn Syrup, Whey, Nonfat Milk, Cocoa, Dextrose, Guar Gum (thickener), Mono and Diglycerides (emulsifiers), Carrageenan, Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate (emulsifier), Vitamin A Palmitate, Artificial and Natural Flavors." Even the little Jr. size does contain 15% of your daily recommended calcium!

18 May, 2005 12:31

 
Blogger Jules said...

I know that nobody is coming back to read these comments anymore, since this post is like SO last week. I'm always behind on my tip of the day reading. For me it's more like, "7 tips for the week," but I don't expect you to rename it for me or anything. However, it really is more efficient. ANYWHO, I just had to comment that this stream was v. funny, and I l-o-v-e-d, loved, the link to "Big A." Nobody mentioned it, but it was inspired to be sure.

Oh, and Jen... "what the hang?" I think you may have made that up, but it's great. I'm gonna start using it.

23 May, 2005 18:39

 
Blogger Pete said...

Julie, you'd be surprised at how much we like keeping up with ALL the comments posted. Thanks for contributing to the most commented tip to date! You know Jason and his Crazy-A links.

23 May, 2005 23:26

 

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