Sunday, July 18, 2004

Greetings from Iraq by Capt Shane

I told you earlier that I was hoping to have my friend who just went to Iraq send in occasional updates about what he's been up to and stuff, and lo and behold, here is the first one...on a subject near and dear to my heart, Diet Coke.  Enjoy.
Since I've been in Iraq, it's nice to notice that the western world has been influential in its new growth.  In order to celebrate that influence, I thought I'd dedicate my first entry to Energy Spatula.  She has had a love affair with Diet Coke like no one I've ever known.  I didn't think it was possible to be "addicted" to Diet Coke, but she has transcended that idea.  She is a Diet Coke machine.  So in order for her to have a new experience with Diet Coke, I've enclosed a picture of a couple of cans of Coke Light.  It's the European version of Diet Coke.  As you can see from the picture it's written in English and Arabic.  Pretty neat.  I thought that ES would enjoy this, and I hope you do, too.  Oh, before I forget, I also found out that if you have heart problems, that Coke Light can actually kill you.  So much for that "diet cola" is better than regular cola crap.  Well, that's all from sunny Iraq for this week.  Next week we'll talk about how an LMTV (really big f*cking Army truck) took the front left quarter panel and bumper off our van.
Take care,
Capt Shane

PS:  I've linked to this before, but if you want to learn more about The Cult of Diet Coke (including links about whether or not aspartame kills), click here.  For the record, I've decided that I get to have a couple vices in life, and Diet Coke is one of them.  Aspartame is the least of my damn worries.

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