Eskimos and Coca-Cola. A natural fit to be sure. War and Coca-Cola from 1943. America’s brands comforting the men defending democracy and help making friends! But the big question: Do Eskimos kiss and make up by rubbing their noses together. Yes and No. Coke rubs their noses in it through ruining their fragile eco-digestive system. Yes. If they actually kissed their lips would freeze except there is something in Coke that prevents this, causing the lips to pucker up and ask for more. To hell with the damn Narwhals and Seals. Chips, Donuts and Coke over baseball….
Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson: …she has very strong feelings about junk food and soda pop. Several members of her family drink four to five cans of soda a day. Like many other Native Americans and Eskimos today, they’ve lost almost all their teeth.
“Kristina [Clark] has researched the subject and can tell you that during the 19th century you could travel far and wide in Alaska and never meet an Eskimo with a single cavity in his or her teeth…
“Today many Eskimos are toothless, thanks largely to their new diet. It’s not uncommon to meet Eskimos who drink half a dozen cans of pop every day…
“Coca-Cola executives are well aware of the large demand for soda in Alaska. In recent years Coke has thought up some imaginative ways of advertising to Eskimo children. In 2000, The Coca-Cola Company and a local bottler in Alaska decided to paint airplanes that regularly flew from the town of Bethel into dozens of Eskimo villages on Alaska’s west coast. The planes were covered with enormous Coke and Sprite logos. They delivered mail, soda, and supplies to Kasigluk and other villages in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. The Coke planes were a strange sight, with their brightly painted soda ads, flying over 22 million acres of wilderness. The year after Coke painted the planes, it paid Trajan Langdon, the first Alaskan player in the National Basketball Association and a hero to many Eskimo children, to fly into Yupik village. Langdon arrived in Coke planes, visited children at schools, and gave out free t-shirts. “Young people in the small villages and towns of the Alaska bush often don’t have the same opportunities as their big city counterparts,” Coca-Cola said in a press release announcing the visits. “They seldom come into contact with anyone outside their small town. So when a group flies into the bush bearing gifts and an NBA star, it’s quite the local event.”
“Coke failed to mention that these Eskimo villages also don’t have dentists…Edwin Allgair, a dentist who moved from Ohio to Alaska, finds in [Alaskan] villages [the problem of] “baby bottle syndrome.” When mothers put soda or other sugary drinks in baby bottles, their children often fall asleep with the bottle in their mouth, creating a breeding ground for tooth decay…Read More:http://killercoke.org/literature_books.php