Friday Consumerist Flickr Pool Finds

Here are five special photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, chosen because they’re both neat and could possibly be used in a Consumerist post. Our Flickr Pool is the place where Consumerist readers go and upload photos for possible use in future Consumerist posts. Just be a registered Flickr user, go here, and click “Join Group?” up on the top right, and start hitting “send to group” on your individual photos you want to add to the pool.

Title: “Selling Nivea deodorant in Causeway Bay”
(Photo: Maeve79)

(Photo: rsplatpc)

Title: “Pay Me Tips!”
(Photo: rsplatpc)

Caption: “The new diet is begun”
(Photo: Sam Wilkinson)

Caption: “Waiting for shaved ice at the Point Marion Regatta in Point Marion, PA.”
(Photo: Sam Wilkinson)

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  1. Truvill says:

    Nivea pic rules, while the “No Soda” one is just sad.

  2. chiieddy says:

    Did someone actually tattoo ‘no soda’ on their wrist… forever? That’s just… I can’t even say it. And this is someone who’s tattoo is their profile pic…

  3. Bagels says:

    Terrible. Everyone knows it’s “pop”, not “soda”….

  4. catcherintheeye says:

    Speaking of tattoo, is that a tattoo on the ankle of the very young looking girl in the last picture? Classy…

  5. laserjobs says:

    WTF is “soda”? Some crappy watered down version of pop?

  6. @laserjobs: It’s some kind of gag product that comes out of vending machines at 115 degrees. Stay away.

    //here, all carbonated soft drinks are called “Coke”

  7. satoru says:

    Ah Causeway Bay. Hong Kong is a pretty crazy place to visit. It feels a lot more crowded than even Japan does. Christmas is a crazy ass time too. All the malls have some kind of giant Christmas theme and literally try to out-do each other. Heck one mall, though I have no idea how they got the copyrights for it, decked out their mall entirely in a Disney Princesses theme. Not just one mega display, but several scattered throughout the mall. Though it used to be a British Colony, I found it odd that thy seemed to embrace the rather American consumerist attitude of Christmas and take it to an entirely different level.

  8. Darren W. says:

    Love the Sam’s pic!

  9. packetsniffer says:

    As someone who perhaps unwisely migrated south from Washington state, I enjoy your comment thoroughly.

    In all of the south, “pop” is “soda”. In certain portions of the south, it further degrades from “soda” to “Coke”.

    Just the other day I was greeted by a Hardee’s drive through woman who wanted to know what type of Coke I’d like with my meal:

    “Wut kahnda Coke do you want?”
    “Uh… Well I’d just like a Coke.”
    “Well YEAH but wut KAHND?”
    “Um… What kinds do you have?”
    “We got Spraht Coke, Dah-et Coke, Rootbeer Coke…”
    “So wut kahnd do you want?”
    “Um… Diet… Coke… Coke…?”
    “Okay, pull on up”

  10. gqcarrick says:

    Cool pics as usual.

  11. @chiieddy: @Truvill: Perhaps they have that “Memento” problem, and have to tattoo things so they can remember them from one minute to the next. It could happen. I saw it in this movie called Memento, where this guy tattooed things on his body so he wouldn’t forget b/c he couldn’t remember things from one minute to the next.

  12. MrGrimes says:

    Yes, yes and Yes.

  13. B1663R says:

    TO ALL NON_AMERICANS: they call pop, soda. i don’t know why but that is what they do.

    i constantly have to correct myself when i’m in the states, very annoying.

    oh, and if you order ice tea, unless you ask for SWEET ice tea. you get this really bitter cold liquid. my advice ask for brand names like Nestea or Lipton’s brisk.

  14. B1663R says:

    @Git Em SteveDave: that movie was kinda cool. they showed you the ending and worked their way back to the beginning. i think Guy Richie stared in it.

  15. B says:

    @B1663R: And Trinity. If you get the DVD, there’s a hidden Easter Egg that shows the movie in chronological order.

  16. Carl3000 says:

    Billy likes soda

  17. Carl3000 says:

    TO ALL AMERICANS: they call a mile a kilometer. i don’t know why but that is what they do.

  18. embean says:

    @catcherintheeye: the darkness and blobbiness of it probably means it is a henna tattoo = not permanent. especially considering this may be at some sort of fair where they do these things.

  19. kc2idf says:

    @B1663R: Depends on where you are.

    Here in eastern New York, they call it “soda”, but in western New York, and in the northern midwest, they call it “pop”. What I have observed, based on places I’ve been, is:

    Painesville, OH: Pop
    Toronto, ON: Pop
    Buffalo, NY: Pop
    Rochester, NY: Pop
    Syracuse, NY: Pop or soda
    Utica, NY: Soda
    Albany/Schenectady/Troy, NY: Soda
    New York, NY: Soda

    …so there seems to be a sort of geographical divide on this one, somewhere around Syracuse.

    As for tea….

    Here in eastern NY, “tea” gets you hot tea, unsweetened, black. “iced tea” gets you cold tea, unsweetened. “sweet tea” or “sweetened iced tea” gets you iced tea with the sugar added after brewing.

    By comparison, in Tulsa, OK, “tea” gets you iced tea brewed in sugar water (as opposed to sugar added after brewing . . . subtly different taste) “unsweetened tea” gets you cold tee, unsweetened, and “hot tea” gets you hot tea, black and unsweetened.

    For further comparison, in Toronto, ON, “iced tea” gets you cold tea, heavily sweetened, with lemon. “tea” gets you hot tea, black, unsweetened.

    One more. In Basingstoke, England, “tea” gets you hot tea, white with one sugar. “black tea” gets you hot tea, black with no sugar. “iced tea” gets you a funny look.

    …at least, those have been my experiences.

  20. catcherintheeye says:

    @embean: Good call

  21. SaveMeJeebus says:

    What about a litre of cola? Does anybody order that?

  22. Zenne says:

    The last picture, the shaved ice stand with blown-out lights, makes me think of a human version of bug zappers.

  23. RokMartian says:

    Lets be clear: In georgia, everything is considered a “Coke”.

    As in
    Q: What kind of coke ya want?
    A: Sweet Tea.

  24. kyle4 says:

    @Git Em SteveDave: +1, that was hilarious. It’s as if every day he needs to remind himself to not drink soda.

  25. B1663R says:

    @kc2idf: you forgot that in Toronto the “D” is silent so you actually order Ice Tea.

    I’ve been to Florida, and their Iced tea is the same as regular unsweetened tea.
    @Carl3000: they also call a liter a pint and 4 liters a gallon. a truck is NOT a lorry and an elevator is NOT a lift. and the subway is NOT called the tube/underground.

    but, Americans thing that the London Underground is a crime syndicate.

    go figure?

  26. @laserjobs:WTF is “soda”? Some crappy watered down version of pop?

    WTF is pop? Some crappy version of soda?

  27. @SaveMeJeebus: +1! I don’t want a large farva. I want a goddamn litre o’ cola!