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Cloak & Swagger
08-11-2006, 11:27 PM
TIME: When terror imitates the soda commercial


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Published: Friday August 11, 2006

An article at TIME.com notes that a soft drink commercial that mockingly depicts airport security agents confiscating a passenger's soda just so they can drink it themselves can still be seen on cable televison, and, in light of recent events, even the "normally irony-aware people at The Daily Show" haven't tried "stopping" it, RAW STORY (http://rawstory.com/) has found.

"Comedy writers are always fighting the last war," writes Joel Stein for Time.com (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1225942,00.html). "And people who book commercials on cable channels don't pay a lot of attention."

"PepsiCo, which owns Sierra Mist, says the commercial, which started airing in February, conveniently ended its official run on Sunday-three days before the foiling of the British terrorism plot was announced and 'liquid explosives' became a ubiquitous term," the article continues.

"But cable companies are scheduled to dribble out the spot ads until Tuesday, and neither Pepsi nor the normally irony-aware people at The Daily Show —which was still airing the commercial as of Thursday — are stopping them," writes Stein.

Sierra Mist commercial featuring comedienne Kathy Griffin:

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/TIME_When_terror_imitates_soda_commercial_0811.htm l

08-12-2006, 05:32 AM
In March 2001 there was a television pilot for the “Lone Gunmen”:



Cloak & Swagger
08-12-2006, 06:57 PM
DAMN, I didn't know about that show.
That's one of the strongest indirect predictions I've ever seen.
So, I guess judging by this pattern, we need look no further than tv shows and tv commercials to get a clear perspective on their plans.
Is there a DVD of that show available anywhere?