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) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project Podcast on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.