Back in 1995 Coca-Cola signed a deal with the AMS and the University to become the exclusive soft drink provider at UBC. The terms of the deal were entirely secret, but when uncovered after a long legal fight fought by The Ubyssey, they revealed a “scandalous” brokerage fee, and impossible terms–33.6 million cans had to be drank in 10 years, and we (not surprisingly) didn’t meet those terms.
The 5th season-opener of the MTV cartoon Daria seems to tell a similar story. Was it a coincidence, or did the story inspire the episode? I was told that it did, but I’ve yet to confirm. Do you have any idea? In any case, it’s quite amusing.
Gordon Katic (@gord_katic) is a student coordinator for the Terry Project, co-host of the Terry Project Podcast on CiTR 101.9FM, columnist for The Ubyssey, as well as a student of philosophy and political science at the University of British Columbia. He's mostly into sharing quirky links, but sometime he'll try to provoking meaningful discussion about international politics, economics, climate change, and the UBC experience. For a bio, see here: http://www.terry.ubc.ca/index.php/2011/06/09/meet-gordon-katic-a-new-student-staff-member/