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drpep
01-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Gatorade, oops I mean G, with fake Tiger Woods labels were spotted in Colorado stores. The fake labels have Tiger's picture and the name "Unfaithful". Investigators have no idea how they got on shelves and if it is real Gatorade in the containers.

Wally1912
01-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Here is a link to the story with a video report.

FDA Investigates Fake 'Unfaithful' Tiger Woods Gatorade - Slashfood (http://www.slashfood.com/2010/01/12/fda-investigates-fake-unfaithful-tiger-woods-gatorade)

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.slashfood.com/media/2010/01/unfaithful-gatorade.jpg

fusion
01-14-2010, 01:17 PM
AM? They didn't even bother to use a G Tiger bottle?

Android
01-14-2010, 03:41 PM
I heard about that on the Denver radio news the other day. Funny.

I have to wonder how they actually made them up, then how they got them "planted"

I just checked, and I'm a little surprised not to find one of these for sale on eBay. (or it could be this is something they'd not allow?)
-Andy

Mr Zabe
01-14-2010, 06:24 PM
I'm guessing that this prank was done at the stores.
Some "under ground" group probably paid a store clerk
for access to a few boxes of Gatorade.

Android,
Your new Avatar is awesome!
Very cool. :)

drpep
01-14-2010, 09:34 PM
USA Today says a guy was busted for planting these in three stores.

Android
01-17-2010, 11:10 PM
Well, I just tried another eBay search, and this time one showed up. 600 dollars though? sheesh.

tiger woods gatoraide - eBay (item 180457330551 end time Jan-26-10 12:15:33 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180457330551&)

fusion
01-18-2010, 12:26 AM
Zero feedback, and can't even spell Gatorade? Hmm.

Mr Zabe
01-18-2010, 12:30 AM
Yeah, and no picture, this seems like a hoax or a scam.

Android
01-18-2010, 01:15 AM
I was kind of thinking they deliberately misspelled it as so to get around eBay censorship. But the no picture part, that is highly suspicious.

Android
01-18-2010, 01:39 AM
Android,
Your new Avatar is awesome!
Very cool. :)

Hey Zabe, thanks!

I totally didn't see your comment about it til now. I think I spent way too much time making that avatar up! Every image came from photos or scans of actual Pepsi images that I have, except for 2005 and 2009 ones which I found better examples online.
I was wondering if anyone would comment about it. In preparing a 19.5KB version, I first had to make a "full size" version, and then resize it smaller and smaller til it got down under the 19.5KB limit. I did go and upload my inital large size version of the animation here, which is in my "temp" folder and will eventually remove. But for now if you want to see it, click here:

http://members.trainorders.com/android/temp/Pepsi62-09.gif

-Andy