Something new

Okay, people.

This blog is emphatically pro-choice. Way, way, way, way pro-choice. Indeed, one of the listowners (although probably not the other) could even be described as fanatically pro-choice (which always makes me remember the historian's statement that there's a difference between being a fanatic for freedom and a fanatic for slavery). I don't think any of us is in any doubt about this at the moment.

So now that we've established that, let's move on. Here's a picture of Biffle with a Big Gulp:

We make it a habit to photograph large big gulps and this may be the biggest one of all. Is there ever any reason you need a gallon of Coke in the car with you?


b said...

There might not be a reason to have a gallon of coke with you unless you're sharing (germs and all) with one or more folks...but I've known of particular rugby players who shall not be named (and no, I'm not talking about me) who've used gatorade jugs to pee in when on long road trips. That Big Gulp would make a pretty impressive "porta-potty" in a 15 passenger van...and it's got a lid, too.

I'm just sayin'... :)

- b

claire said...

so number one -- did you drink it? number two -- how many times did you have to pee in the ensuing 10 hours? and number three -- is there a car in the united states that has a cup holder for that thing? Do Hummers have cup holders for gallon big gulps? I am stunned....and appalled....and thirsty

charlie said...

since diet coke is one of my food groups, I can say with some regret that 100 oz. is doable (though extreme) for me; the ice wouldn't even melt all the way.

The large at Regal Cinema in Mt. P is 64 oz, if their sizes haven't changed. The sad part is that the seat cupholders DO fit those cups.

CT said...

I would also like to make a plug for radical soda drinking in extreme situations. I used to do technology training in a former life and for a few weeks, my assigned students worked the midnight shift. We ate "lunch" at 3 am. That's just messed up. Or at least, my body thought so. It was then that I became a selective but supportive fan of Big Gulp-age. It is a little scary to think about those days, but I saved my "collectible" plastic cup for posterity. Cheers!

The Dad said...

Let's see if I have this right...
1 cup = 8 oz
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
So, there are 16 cups in a gallon (2x2x4 = 16)
so there are 128 oz in a gallon
(16x8 = 128)

The Big Gulp you have is 100 oz so it is "just" 78.1% of a gallon (100/128 = .781). So, the Big Gulp you have is only about 3 quarts...
I think you should ask for a refund.

Math, Alison... funny thing about that, huh... Especially ratios and fractions (we worked on these you know...mmmfph)

The Dad

charlie said...

dear the dad,

I was thinking the same thing.