February 10th, 2011

jasmine

Christian Science Monitor (blogger) launches well-deserved snark bomb.

PepsiCo press release:

"In celebration of beautiful, confident women, Diet Pepsi presents the taller, sassier new Skinny Can at New York's Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Feb. 10-17"



I luuuurve the CSM's take on it:

"Pepsi has redesigned its Diet Pepsi can as a tribute to attractive women, a group of people who have been historically underrepresented by carbonated-beverage-can shapes.

Like the ordinary can, the Diet Pepsi Skinny Can will contain a mixture of carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, caffeine, citric acid, and natural flavor that the company describes as light, crisp, and refreshing."

Nice work, Eoin O'Carroll.
agent

Interesting Archive Treasure Feb 25th

A failed TV pilot from Psycho-screenwriter and Outer Limits guru Joseph Stefano from the UCLA Film/TV Archive

THE HAUNTED
(a.k.a. The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre)
(1965) Directed by Joseph Stefano

Martin Landau stars as a Los Angeles-based architect-cum-paranormal investigator who specializes in assessing and exorcising old homes. Stefano here weaves together vengeance, hallucinogens and a “bleeding ghost” in a gothic telefilm that was deemed too frightening to air by network executives. Stefano's only directorial effort, this extremely rare pilot never aired in the U.S.

Also has Dame Judith Anderson!