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How far do you open up your soda cans?

Just a crack. No need to open it farther than necessary, and I'm a moron.
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All the way, baby. No point in doing something half-assed . . . And Corran's friend Matt D. is a fucking moron
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Postby Azrael » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:... the usual Bud-like crap Americans like


If people continue to make this generalization, I will be forced to judge Canadaians solely by Quebecoise. :roll:

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Postby CorranH » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:21 pm UTC

Awwww, it's not longer unanimous.

Matt want you all to know how proud he is that 93 people he's never met think he's a fucking moron, though.

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Postby Rodan » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:24 pm UTC

We should go lynch the guy who said "just a crack".

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Postby LizardKing » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:32 pm UTC

Please change first option to ", and I am a moron".

It's only fair.

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Wait, not 'change it to', that makes no sense, I mean add it on the end.

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Postby jryans » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:35 pm UTC

Hopefully you voted for the first option then... ;)

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Postby kcr » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:49 pm UTC

Ok so looks like I'm going to be the first to voice support for "just a crack." IT WON'T SPILL! I'm clumsy and knock stuff over a lot, so many times I'll just open it until it hisses and drink it that way. Plus I get amusement from sucking it down and messing up the pressure and having the can collapse in.

But I open it all the way about as often as I open it a crack. I voted for just a crack because it was lonely and nearly voteless.

Feel free to stone me for this blasphemy against carbonated drinks in cans everywhere, but I'll stand by my view!

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Postby Alisto » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:07 pm UTC

jryans wrote:I wasn't too sure what made a crazy straw "crazy"


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Postby jryans » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:02 am UTC

Ah, Mitch... I wish he were still around. The world needs more Mitch.

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Postby parkaboy » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:23 am UTC

CatProximity wrote:Oh, you know what else I do? If the air flow through the little hole in my starbuck's soy hot chocolate lid is creating a difficult experience by not being big enough for a constant and full stream of beverage flow, I pop a pen tip through it to make it bigger. I really hate it when the air hole isn't big enough. Most people just seem to deal.



i do that w/ my chai (soy! woot). i've never tried their hot chocolate w/ soy and i used to work there. HHrrrrmmm...
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Postby tarkadal » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:00 am UTC

I go one step further than all the way! I stick my little finger in and push the metal flap so it lies against the underside of the top of the can. It helps identify which can is mine in a crowd and prevents other people from wanting to steal it after they see me stick my finger in the can.
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Postby DSK » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:15 am UTC

I open up my soda all the way! Collecting the can tabs is fun. :D Although I must admit I did go through a brief phase where I would only open it just a crack... but just briefly.
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Postby German Sausage » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:19 am UTC

apocralypse wrote:i used to open them just a crack, but now when i have the occasional soda, if its in a can, all the way. this allows me to stick a crazy straw in it. I love crazy straws. if i'm drinking regular beer (not something that you drink for the taste) i drink it with a crazy straw. mixed drinks at home? you betcha theres a crazy straw in it. or a plastic bendy one at least. i know, i'm better than sliced bread.

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Re: The Great Soda Can Controversy

Postby thedufer » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

CorranH wrote:This is an issue over which I've almost come to blows with my friend. So, I'm wondering where you people stand on the issue. When you're drinking a soda (or any other beverage that comes in a can), do you just crack it open a bit, or pull that tab all the way forward, then back, opening it up as far as possible? I open mine up all the way, and can't fathom why anyone would just crack it.


I want to know if you get there. Aftermath pictures would be nice too.

For the record, all the way.

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Postby TheKhakinator » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:21 pm UTC

tarkadal wrote:I go one step further than all the way! I stick my little finger in and push the metal flap so it lies against the underside of the top of the can. It helps identify which can is mine in a crowd and prevents other people from wanting to steal it after they see me stick my finger in the can.

I've done that before, but I don't do it often.

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Postby rockintom99 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:09 pm UTC

All the way, of course. Occasionally, it is fun to open it a *tiny* crack, to the point where it is not noticeable that it is open, drink all the cola, and refill it with water, and put it back in the fridge. Good way to get people to stop drinking your coke :twisted:
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:34 pm UTC

I hardly drink soda from cans anymore. Taste too metallic. I prefer bottles. I do buy cans only because the box is worth 10 points.

Yes, I do collect the Coke points.

A friend of mine used to just pull the tab just enough to let the air out, then drink it. The result was of course the illusion of drinking from a closed can. It was very weird.

Best Coke I ever had: from a glass bottle I got in a small Mexican restaurant. Those glass Coke bottles are full of win. Makes the Coke taste loads better. I had bought a small one from an ice cream shop a month or two ago. Wasn't quite the same, but damn near close.
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Postby ~Jake~ » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:16 pm UTC

gtg947h wrote:Well, you can get Guinness out of a can... it's not the world's greatest, but at least it's drinkable. Good beer comes out of a bottle or a keg, and is preferably brewed at the establishment, or by a small (compared to Bud, Miller, etc.) brewery.


Hmm... I love Guinness but I can't drink it out of a can or bottle - I think it tastes horrible and nothing like the creamy smooth drink available on tap in public houses. To be honest, I don't think that any proper beer tastes that nice out of a can; that's why when drinking at home I just stick to lager. Some bottled beers are sort-of ok but in general, they aren't that great.

tarkadal wrote:I go one step further than all the way! I stick my little finger in and push the metal flap so it lies against the underside of the top of the can. It helps identify which can is mine in a crowd and prevents other people from wanting to steal it after they see me stick my finger in the can.


I go even one step further: I pull the tab all the way then put my finger inside to push the flap up against the top of the can and then rotate the tab pi radians and pull it until it snaps off and then throw it away. I don't like the feeling of the metal tab against my mouth whilst drinking.

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Best Coke I ever had: from a glass bottle I got in a small Mexican restaurant. Those glass Coke bottles are full of win. Makes the Coke taste loads better. I had bought a small one from an ice cream shop a month or two ago. Wasn't quite the same, but damn near close.


Yeah, coke (and ketchup for that matter) is so much nicer out of a glass bottle. Unfortunately, they are also hideously expensive. I can't remember the exact price but they are something like £4 (c. $8 ) for 6 bottles in the supermarkets.

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Postby MFHodge » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:10 pm UTC

Whenever I am drinking from a can, I always put a thumb dent right below the opening. When I pick it up, I don't have to look at it to line it up right, plus I always know which can is mine. I've been doing it for so long that I don't even notice anymore, and sometimes do it to other peoples cans when I drink from them.
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Postby rachel » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:13 pm UTC

Open all the way. When I open cans, I automatically turn the tab to the right. I don't know why I started, I guess to make sure I knew which can was mine at parties (with beer, if we had beer in a can) ... now it's just sort of an unconscious thing that I do.
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Postby Sprocket » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:21 pm UTC

Azrael wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:... the usual Bud-like crap Americans like


If people continue to make this generalization, I will be forced to judge Canadaians solely by Quebecoise. :roll:


Smeariously. That yellow beer crap is, well, crap. I don't even like Labatt's. I'm a stouts and porters and reds girl. Sure there's are lighter-colored beers I enjoy, usually micro brews and such.
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Postby Aoeniac » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:28 pm UTC

So um... hey I haven't had a soda for five years now but um... back when I did I had this thing where I would actually try to open it so little that you wouldn't even see a crack or anything if you looked at the lid. Like it was still unopened. It would actually usually get a small little hole right underneath the base of the tab, rather than in the front of what would normally be the opening. I would then proceed to siphon out the contents through the pinhole sized opening, and leave an empty can that appeared unopened.


And yes, of course I washed off the can if it was dusty.
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Postby Sprocket » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:29 pm UTC

apocralypse wrote:
CatProximity wrote:Oh, you know what else I do? If the air flow through the little hole in my starbuck's soy hot chocolate lid is creating a difficult experience by not being big enough for a constant and full stream of beverage flow, I pop a pen tip through it to make it bigger. I really hate it when the air hole isn't big enough. Most people just seem to deal.

i do that w/ my chai (soy! woot). i've never tried their hot chocolate w/ soy and i used to work there. HHrrrrmmm...


Some starbucks add vanilla syrup to their hot chocolate, it makes it way too sweet :? Bleck. Most don't, though. I like their hot chocoalte because it's so perfect and NOT disgusting hershey's syrup in hot milk mAke-me-PUKE!-like. But yeah, I think the air-hole in plastic to-go cup lids and opening the soda can all the way are similar issues. You need enough space for air to flow in to get a satisfying flow of beverage. I don't care if the world is ok with their drinks comming out in bubbling, stop-go spurts, but I want my lids to have proper holes, damn it!
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Postby notzeb » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:41 pm UTC

I know of someone who accidentally swallowed a bee when she got a drink of soda after putting it down. Well, the bee escaped, but it did go mostly down her throat, and she had to be rushed to the hospital.

Just saying, when you're outside, maybe cracking it open isn't such a bad idea.
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Postby BlueNowhere » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:59 am UTC

notzeb wrote:I know of someone who accidentally swallowed a bee when she got a drink of soda after putting it down. Well, the bee escaped, but it did go mostly down her throat, and she had to be rushed to the hospital.

Just saying, when you're outside, maybe cracking it open isn't such a bad idea.

This is the reason a friend of mine won't drink from a soda can that has been sitting unattended outside. Maybe inside as well, but I'm not certain.

As for myself I open it all the way.

Do any of you still remember the "good old days" when the cans didn't have a wide opening? It seems so weird to imagine the small opening on a can these days. Everyone adopted the wide opening. Not that I'm complaining...

Speaking of cans the short 8 oz versions are soooo cute.
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Postby recurve boy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:40 am UTC

CatProximity wrote:Oh, you know what else I do? If the air flow through the little hole in my starbuck's soy hot chocolate lid is creating a difficult experience by not being big enough for a constant and full stream of beverage flow, I pop a pen tip through it to make it bigger. I really hate it when the air hole isn't big enough. Most people just seem to deal.


This is actually a new initiative by starbucks to prevent people from drinking their shitty beverages.

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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:43 am UTC

CorranH wrote:
Solt wrote:If the top was dusty or otherwise exposed to a dirty environment, why would you want every last ounce of your drink to wash over it on its way to your mouth?


If the top of your soda is dusty or dirty, I would hope you would wash it off or run it under some water before putting your mouth on it.


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Postby Mathmagic » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:14 am UTC

BlueNowhere wrote:Do any of you still remember the "good old days" when the cans didn't have a wide opening?

Yes!

Well, I don't remember the actual cans themselves (or drinking from them), but I remember the advertisments on the Mountain Dew cans... "Now with WIDE MOUTH!!!11!!1one!!!eleven!".

Refresh my memory...was it the same kind of mouth as they still have on the V8 cans?
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Postby Aetre » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:30 am UTC

I open it all the way. And I used to go even further: I'd try not only to pry the tab off, but I'd stick my fingers in the can to try and work the punchout so it'd come off, too.

Sure it didn't work all that well most of the time, and I cut myself more than an emo cosplaying as Edward Scissorhands, but it was so gratifying the few times I accomplished the feat.

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Postby wing » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:51 am UTC

mathmagic wrote:
BlueNowhere wrote:Do any of you still remember the "good old days" when the cans didn't have a wide opening?

Yes!

Well, I don't remember the actual cans themselves (or drinking from them), but I remember the advertisments on the Mountain Dew cans... "Now with WIDE MOUTH!!!11!!1one!!!eleven!".

Refresh my memory...was it the same kind of mouth as they still have on the V8 cans?
I think the V8 cans are a bit smaller. I'm not certain, but I think many mainstream energy drinks use the "classic" sized opening. I do not have a can handy for reference, though.
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