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Despite former Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to ban all sodas larger than 16 ounces, the War on Sugary Drinks continues in New York. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, a Bronx Democrat, is insisting that the drinks carry health warning labels similar to a pack of cigarettes. In defense of the bill, Dinowitz stated, “The legislation is educational. It […]

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There’s a term baseball players use when describing other players who are trying to look busy on the field, but in actuality, are doing nothing. The term is called “eyewash,” an analogy drawn from eyedrops — eyedrops may make your eyes look better, but they don’t fix any real problem. (It is, by the way, […]

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According to The Independent, a small group of researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University have finally tracked down the ever-elusive cure for pounding headaches, seemingly nonstop vomiting and profuse sweating after a night of drinking alcohol. While the only guaranteed way to avoid a hangover is to properly hydrate before drinking, there are some good news! Scientists believe that […]

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While mindlessly cruising Instagram last night, as I am wont to do, I came across an account posting seemingly pro-Assad comments on a particularly funny image from the Onion about the situation in Syria. Morbid curiosity led me to click through to the person’s profile, because whatever your feelings on the politics or the seemingly […]

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In between projects, artist Nathan Freda wasted time by inserting soda machines and old-fashioned bottles of Coke into historical paintings. And then, it got out of hand. Here’s an entire Tumblr of art history, carbonated. Many of these paintings — taken directly from a college art history study guide — feature soda imagery as an Easter Egg, while others […]

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Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban is currently kaput, which is nice, but some eateries in the city are still (justifiably) pissed. Restaurants like Schnipper’s bought all these small beverage cups to comply with the dumb regulations, but those dumb regulations never happened. So now, there are 100,000 cups Schnipper’s can’t return or use, because they provide […]

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Here’s rapper and art-circuit fave Le1f with Boody, bringing you a brand new video for “Soda.” See the olde Mentos ‘n’ carbonated beverage meme get reborn, sexualized and sort of… uncomfortable. Yeah, quite porny in slow-mo. Hmm. It’s certainly a good gimmick, but… Could this be a thing? Fizzy soda face surprise fetish — tangent side-effects of […]

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In a move that seems almost specifically designed to get under Mayor Bloomberg’s skin, refreshment stands at the just-opened Barclays Center charge 50 cents more for a regular water ($4.50) than they do for a regular soda ($4.00). Though the arena’s management agreed to comply with the sub-16-oz soda rules 6 months ahead of schedule, this […]

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If the mayor gets his way, New York’s 1.7 million recipients of food stamps will no longer be allowed to use them to buy their Tabs, refreshing RC Colas, or any other pops, reports the New York Times. […]

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Modeled after the city’s popular gun buyback program, a group pushing for a tax on all beverages that taste good, is offering Brooklynites gift certificates redeemable at farmers’ markets in exchange for their soda and other sugary drinks. For those that actually venture out to East New York to take part in this stunt, the […]

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