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Color wheel

Eric Stonestreet, aka Cam on Modern Family, tweeted just this morning:

Can’t take your road rage seriously, mr. yellow car driver man.

He left the details to our imagination — dangerous in and of itself — but he brings up an interesting point:

Do we assign character traits to drivers based on the color of their cars?

Studies show that red cars get more tickets, so apparently police officers believe these drivers are inherently up to no good.  They watch them closer, and the tickets follow.

But what of the other car colors?

Eric didn’t take the enraged driver seriously because his car was yellow. I have personally shook my head in wonder at bright orange vehicles — not that I don’t love the color in my salty snacks and diet soda and an occasional saucy top or two —

But to drive it down the street every day?  Even I have some dignity.

What car colors do you consider taboo?  Share in the comments section and perhaps save a reader from making an expensive mistake at the dealership.

This. Very. Day.

A little ade

And now for something really important…

Grape soda.

It’s one of my favorite drinks from childhood.  The taste is sweet and sharp, so unlike that of a real grape.  The same goes for its intense purple color that smacks of artificial dyes.

Unforgettable.

So, why isn’t a diet grape soda readily available in supermarkets?

It’s easy enough to find diet orange soda; Crush and Sunkist both make tasty versions that are distributed nationwide.  But those same brands — which produce grape sodas — do not make a diet grape soda.

Why not?  Doesn’t it stand to reason that people who drink grape soda might also drink a diet version if it were available?

Has some special focus group or secret research revealed that our grape taste buds wither and die once we reach a certain age?  I know mine certainly haven’t…and I’m old.   The only thing that has changed is my willingness to swallow all the calories in full-strength sodas.  If I’m gonna drink grape soda at all, it’s gonna have to be diet.

So, Crush, Sunkist — I’m appealing to you because you are the national brands with the widest distribution.  Create a diet grape soda and put it out on the market.  Heck, my consumption alone will make it worth your while.

Remember, all grown-ups were kids once…and its our ‘inner child’ who still decides what we drink.