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    Andy Guest

    Default Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    A month or so ago I re-stocked a supply of the red plastic 16 ounce "Solo"
    brand plastic cups at the wholesale club.

    This morning I dipped into the new supply of my "tall 'glass' of ice-cold
    [whatever]".

    The shape changed!

    Now they've got two opposing inset flattened finger grip "slots" and some
    bottom molded insets that I don't know what for.

    It's been probably, what, 30 years?

    As much as I like the change, it was a bit clumsy at first.

    I noticed the change when I tried to add a few to the last of the old,
    round shaped stack and they didn't stack correctly.

    I don't actually care, just came as a surprise after so long.

    You noticed?

    Andy

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    Purr Loin Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:30:35 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > I noticed the change when I tried to add a few to the last of the old,
    > round shaped stack and they didn't stack correctly.
    >
    > I don't actually care, just came as a surprise after so long.


    You cared more than most people. You cared so much that you
    actually though it was post-worthy enough to bother the rest of us
    with this boring nonsense.

    Why don't you get a dog, or something. You need companionship. How
    about a chihuahua or a pooddle? They seem your type.

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

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    Purr Loin said...

    >



    You've never posted anything food related.

    All you do is whine and howl at the moon.

    Andy

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Aug 12, 2:30*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.
    >
    > A month or so ago I re-stocked a supply of the red plastic 16 ounce "Solo"
    > brand plastic cups at the wholesale club.
    >
    > This morning I dipped into the new supply of my "tall 'glass' of ice-cold
    > [whatever]".
    >
    > The shape changed!
    >
    > Now they've got two opposing inset flattened finger grip "slots" and some
    > bottom molded insets that I don't know what for.
    >
    > It's been probably, what, 30 years?
    >
    > As much as I like the change, it was a bit clumsy at first.
    >
    > I noticed the change when I tried to add a few to the last of the old,
    > round shaped stack and they didn't stack correctly.
    >
    > I don't actually care, just came as a surprise after so long.
    >
    > You noticed?
    >
    > Andy


    I see a lawsuit on the horizon.

  5. #5
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.
    >
    > A month or so ago I re-stocked a supply of the red plastic 16 ounce "Solo"
    > brand plastic cups at the wholesale club.
    >
    > This morning I dipped into the new supply of my "tall 'glass' of ice-cold
    > [whatever]".
    >
    > The shape changed!
    >
    > Now they've got two opposing inset flattened finger grip "slots" and some
    > bottom molded insets that I don't know what for.
    >
    > It's been probably, what, 30 years?
    >
    > As much as I like the change, it was a bit clumsy at first.
    >
    > I noticed the change when I tried to add a few to the last of the old,
    > round shaped stack and they didn't stack correctly.
    >
    > I don't actually care, just came as a surprise after so long.
    >
    > You noticed?
    >
    > Andy


    They've been advertised on TV around here. And in various flyers. I'm
    thinking they will be vulnerable to splitting as well as being awkward to
    stir something.
    Janet



  6. #6
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Andy wrote:
    > Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.
    >
    > A month or so ago I re-stocked a supply of the red plastic 16 ounce "Solo"
    > brand plastic cups at the wholesale club.
    >
    > This morning I dipped into the new supply of my "tall 'glass' of ice-cold
    > [whatever]".
    >
    > The shape changed!
    >
    > Now they've got two opposing inset flattened finger grip "slots" and some
    > bottom molded insets that I don't know what for.
    >
    > It's been probably, what, 30 years?
    >
    > As much as I like the change, it was a bit clumsy at first.
    >
    > I noticed the change when I tried to add a few to the last of the old,
    > round shaped stack and they didn't stack correctly.
    >
    > I don't actually care, just came as a surprise after so long.
    >
    > You noticed?
    >
    > Andy
    >


    Andy, I just read this article about Solo cups.


    http://www.solocup.com/pdfs/pressrel...19-2009%20.pdf


    Becca

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Becca said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >> Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.
    >>
    >> A month or so ago I re-stocked a supply of the red plastic 16 ounce
    >> "Solo" brand plastic cups at the wholesale club.
    >>
    >> This morning I dipped into the new supply of my "tall 'glass' of
    >> ice-cold [whatever]".
    >>
    >> The shape changed!
    >>
    >> Now they've got two opposing inset flattened finger grip "slots" and
    >> some bottom molded insets that I don't know what for.
    >>
    >> It's been probably, what, 30 years?
    >>
    >> As much as I like the change, it was a bit clumsy at first.
    >>
    >> I noticed the change when I tried to add a few to the last of the old,
    >> round shaped stack and they didn't stack correctly.
    >>
    >> I don't actually care, just came as a surprise after so long.
    >>
    >> You noticed?
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>

    >
    > Andy, I just read this article about Solo cups.
    >
    >
    > http://www.solocup.com/pdfs/pressrel...%20and%20HD%20
    > release%20FINAL%205-19-2009%20.pdf
    >
    >
    > Becca



    Becca,

    Thanks for the article. I read it in it's entirety. The "Squared" cups
    aren't quite what I bought. The ones I got are called "SoloGrip cups,"
    (16oz), maintaining its roundness, at a glance. If you hold it one way, it
    feels like the old standard round cup. If you hold it at 90 rotation those
    two sides have the "grips", not the dimples like the "Squared" have, just
    the inset but raised SOLO logo "grip." The dimples would have served as the
    better "grip," imho.

    I guess the company felt it was time to put their name in your face instead
    of on the bottom of the cup!?

    Thanks again!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Purr Loin Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:42:36 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > You've never posted anything food related.


    The shape of plastic cups changing after 30 years of not buying any
    is food-related? Power ball, roller coasters, music, all sorts of
    OT videos, ted.com, earthquakes, chat, Pee Wee Herman, a couple
    hundred BS breakfast threads, and a few thousand more OT posts in
    threads you _didn't_ start? Do you really want to start comparing
    who does and doesn't talk about food.

  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Purr Loin said...

    > On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:42:36 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> You've never posted anything food related.

    >
    > The shape of plastic cups changing after 30 years of not buying any
    > is food-related? Power ball, roller coasters, music, all sorts of
    > OT videos, ted.com, earthquakes, chat, Pee Wee Herman, a couple
    > hundred BS breakfast threads, and a few thousand more OT posts in
    > threads you _didn't_ start? Do you really want to start comparing
    > who does and doesn't talk about food.



    Make yourself actually useful and post my ratio of food to not-food related
    posts!

    You STILL haven't posted anything food related. Try starting a thread for
    starters!

    Andy

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Aug 12, 3:14*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Purr Loin said...
    >
    > > On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:42:36 -0500, Andy wrote:

    >
    > >> You've never posted anything food related.

    >
    > > The shape of plastic cups changing after 30 years of not buying any
    > > is food-related? *Power ball, roller coasters, music, all sorts of
    > > OT videos, ted.com, earthquakes, chat, Pee Wee Herman, a couple
    > > hundred BS breakfast threads, and a few thousand more OT posts in
    > > threads you _didn't_ start? *Do you really want to start comparing
    > > who does and doesn't talk about food.

    >
    > Make yourself actually useful and post my ratio of food to not-food related
    > posts!
    >
    > You STILL haven't posted anything food related. Try starting a thread for
    > starters!
    >
    > Andy


    Yeah! Start a thread on Sloppy Joe's. Please!!

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Chemo the Clown said...

    > On Aug 12, 3:14*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> Purr Loin said...
    >>
    >> > On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:42:36 -0500, Andy wrote:

    >>
    >> >> You've never posted anything food related.

    >>
    >> > The shape of plastic cups changing after 30 years of not buying any
    >> > is food-related? *Power ball, roller coasters, music, all sorts of
    >> > OT videos, ted.com, earthquakes, chat, Pee Wee Herman, a couple
    >> > hundred BS breakfast threads, and a few thousand more OT posts in
    >> > threads you _didn't_ start? *Do you really want to start comparing
    >> > who does and doesn't talk about food.

    >>
    >> Make yourself actually useful and post my ratio of food to not-food

    relat
    > ed
    >> posts!
    >>
    >> You STILL haven't posted anything food related. Try starting a thread

    for
    >> starters!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Yeah! Start a thread on Sloppy Joe's. Please!!



    <Grins & Groans>

    Andy

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    Purr Loin Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:14:26 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > Make yourself actually useful and post my ratio of food to not-food related
    > posts!


    Reading all your posts is like going to Walmart with a $4 gift
    certificate. It's about quality, not quantity.

    > You STILL haven't posted anything food related. Try starting a thread for
    > starters!


    BTW: You lose

    Signed,

    -sw

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Purr Loin said...

    > Signed,
    >
    > -sw



    Warts!

    You are seriously a deranged individual.

    Andy


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Wed 12 Aug 2009 06:31:09p, Purr Loin told us...

    > On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:14:26 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> Make yourself actually useful and post my ratio of food to not-food
    >> related posts!

    >
    > Reading all your posts is like going to Walmart with a $4 gift
    > certificate. It's about quality, not quantity.
    >
    >> You STILL haven't posted anything food related. Try starting a thread
    >> for starters!

    >
    > BTW: You lose
    >
    > Signed,
    >
    > -sw
    >


    Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    person trying to fit into the mainstream.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that
    should not be indulged in lightly. M. F. K. Fisher




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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    Wayne Boatwright said...

    > On Wed 12 Aug 2009 06:31:09p, Purr Loin told us...
    >
    >> On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:14:26 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Make yourself actually useful and post my ratio of food to not-food
    >>> related posts!

    >>
    >> Reading all your posts is like going to Walmart with a $4 gift
    >> certificate. It's about quality, not quantity.
    >>
    >>> You STILL haven't posted anything food related. Try starting a thread
    >>> for starters!

    >>
    >> BTW: You lose
    >>
    >> Signed,
    >>
    >> -sw
    >>

    >
    > Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    > person trying to fit into the mainstream.


    Ahhh... wayne the fag tag team favorite!

    I just joined rfc to enjoy. As much as you whine and insult, you're no
    better than anyone else. Nor can warts or goomba or anyone.

    You shouldn't be so full of yourselves. I'm not.

    You paint a nasty picture of yourselves to the entire world the way you
    carry on!!! Most of the world population wouldn't want to meat you, the way
    you carry on.

    Andy



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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 01:56:57 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    > person trying to fit into the mainstream.


    I think that he thinks he's found his niche. A few people think
    he's cute, and the rest want to take a baseball bat to him. And he
    seems content with the first small handful.

    -sw

  17. #17
    Andy Guest

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    Sqwertz said...

    > On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 01:56:57 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    >> person trying to fit into the mainstream.

    >
    > I think that he thinks he's found his niche. A few people think
    > he's cute, and the rest want to take a baseball bat to him. And he
    > seems content with the first small handful.
    >
    > -sw



    Warts, you're one of the little people!

    As you ever were.

    Andy


    --
    I'm no longer a danger to society.

  18. #18
    Andy Guest

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    Sqwertz said...

    > On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 01:56:57 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    >> person trying to fit into the mainstream.

    >
    > I think that he thinks he's found his niche. A few people think
    > he's cute, and the rest want to take a baseball bat to him. And he
    > seems content with the first small handful.
    >
    > -sw



    Warts,

    You're a coward! I'd step into the ring with you gladly! PUSSY!!!

    Andy


    --
    I'm no longer a danger to society.

  19. #19
    Andy Guest

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    Sqwertz said...

    > On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 01:56:57 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    >> person trying to fit into the mainstream.

    >
    > I think that he thinks he's found his niche. A few people think
    > he's cute, and the rest want to take a baseball bat to him. And he
    > seems content with the first small handful.
    >
    > -sw



    And just to remind everyone, Warts changed his nickname to play his "get my
    attention" game.

    That's a sick mind at work! And it's not his first time as most of us know.

    Andy

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Plastic Cups: The Shape of Things to Come.

    On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:08:04 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > Sqwertz said...
    >
    >> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 01:56:57 GMT, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>
    >>> Reading Andy's posts is like reading the posts of mentally challenged
    >>> person trying to fit into the mainstream.

    >>
    >> I think that he thinks he's found his niche. A few people think
    >> he's cute, and the rest want to take a baseball bat to him. And he
    >> seems content with the first small handful.

    >
    > And just to remind everyone, Warts changed his nickname to play his "get my
    > attention" game.


    And everyone noticed you spent 20 minutes fretting over my post,
    following up to it 3 different times in those 20 minutes.

    It's too bad you didn't use that 20 minutes to stop, step back, and
    look at yourself instead.

    -sw

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