Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 13:30:01 EDT


Subject: Re: pop/soda + queries

Yes, but perhaps the source of the confusion is that Dr. Brown has made Cream

Soda for many years, although not quite for as long as he's made Cel-Ray

tonic. As for Woody's apercu, I believe the default within New York CITY (or

perhaps just Manhattan?) is still that no right turns on red are permitted.

As for our other current thread, while Dennis is no doubt correct in general,

I believe that in some parts of the otherwise flat Midwest, King of the Hill is

played on piles of leaves as well as of snow. --Larry

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To a westerner unfamiliar with Cel-Ray tonic, the first bottle tasted very

very much like Cream Soda. That's always mystified me.

Arrant nonsense and sacrilege. That just shows the cultural wasteland the

west really is. What did Woody Allen say in "Annie Hall," about

California, "Who'd want to go to a place where the only cultural advantage

was you could make a right turn on a red light?"

Actually, I think you can do that in New York now too. But "Annie Hall"

was 20 years ago. Must be getting old.

Anyone familiar with "White soda," a term used in the Chicago area for a

disgusting brew I once bought by mistake when I was looking for club soda?



Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321

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