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massphatness
01-04-2012, 06:10 AM
From Eric Randall of The Atlantic Wire:

Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. An Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 after he claims he "spat out the soda to reveal a dead mouse," the Madison County Record reports. He claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then "destroyed" the remains after he allowed them to test it, according to his complaint. Most shudder-worthy, however, is that Pepsi's lawyers also found experts to testify, based on the state of the remains sent to them that, "the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it," according to the Record. (It would have become a "jelly-like substance," according to Pepsi, adds LegalNewsline.) This seems like a winning-the-battle-while-surrendering-the-war kind of strategy that hinges on winning the argument that "our product is essentially a can of battery acid." The lawyers still appear to be lawyering behind the scenes but we cannot wait for this to come to trial (though we think a trial is about as likely as the chances of us "Doing the Dew" again).

Blak Smyth
01-04-2012, 06:14 AM
Mmm Mountain Dew! If only it didn't rott our insides!

Taki
01-04-2012, 06:37 AM
Nasty...I love Diet Coke though :tu

chachee52
01-04-2012, 06:58 AM
MT Dew is not only healthy (It's made with orange juice!!!) but it's also a good chrome cleaner too!!
But i would think that if there was a mouse in the can that it would weigh different than the other cans, therefore the can would be kicked off the line, or you would feel the difference before you opened it.

mase
01-04-2012, 07:57 AM
Nasty...I love Diet Coke though :tu

You're ok. Mountain Dew is the only soda that comes with mice! :r

Ashcan Bill
01-04-2012, 08:16 AM
"(It would have become a "jelly-like substance," according to Pepsi, adds LegalNewsline.)"

Jellied rodent sauteed in Mountain Dew. Yum yum! :tu

Stephen
01-04-2012, 08:26 AM
*mustering my best Charlton Heston impersonation*

"It's mice. Mountain Dew is made out of mice! They're making our Mountain Dew out of mice!!! You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!"

Blak Smyth
01-04-2012, 08:31 AM
"(It would have become a "jelly-like substance," according to Pepsi, adds LegalNewsline.)"

Would have been funny if it read:
"(It would have become a "jelly-like substance like all the other times," according to Pepsi, adds LegalNewsline.)"

mmblz
01-04-2012, 08:43 AM
heh
Ok, uh, here's how to get, zoom in on me, eh? Zoom in on this! Ok, here's how to get free beer, eh? Get a baby mouse and, like, put it in a bottle, and when it's so small it will fit in, like, this hole, eh?

hotreds
01-04-2012, 08:44 AM
And what's wrong with a little protein with your soda? Huh? Huh?

Boz
01-04-2012, 09:09 AM
Its a digestive aid. Ate something not agreeable with your stomach? Drink some Mt Dew.

yourchoice
01-04-2012, 09:36 AM
Mmm Mountain Dew! If only it didn't rott our insides!

Nasty...I love Diet Coke though :tu

You're ok. Mountain Dew is the only soda that comes with mice! :r

Seems to me a bunch of self-proclaimed Zombies wouldn't mind a mouse for a snack every once in a while! False zombie bravado? :r

Blak Smyth
01-04-2012, 09:59 AM
I am seriously craving a MD, the machine at work has been out for two weeks. Maybe on account of the mouse problem?

Stephen
01-04-2012, 10:17 AM
I am seriously craving a MD, the machine at work has been out for two weeks. Maybe on account of the mouse problem?
Or lack of mice, as the case may be...

chand
01-04-2012, 10:18 AM
Seems to me a bunch of self-proclaimed Zombies wouldn't mind a mouse for a snack every once in a while! False zombie bravado? :r

Add me to the anti-mouse zombie list!

Blak Smyth
01-04-2012, 10:20 AM
Or lack of mice, as the case may be...

Yah it sounds like MD pulled the old "What Mouse?" trick:r

icehog3
01-04-2012, 10:21 AM
Word is that Pepsico just handed him a check for a million, billion, zillion dollars.

Blak Smyth
01-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Word is that Pepsico just handed him a check for a million, billion, zillion dollars.

And then PepsiCo asked the government for a trillion dollars.

T.G
01-04-2012, 10:33 AM
heh
Ok, uh, here's how to get, zoom in on me, eh? Zoom in on this! Ok, here's how to get free beer, eh? Get a baby mouse and, like, put it in a bottle, and when it's so small it will fit in, like, this hole, eh?

Take off, eh?

replicant_argent
01-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Take off, eh?

Hoser.

Dr Voss
01-04-2012, 10:46 AM
Mountain Dew is the crack of soda. You try it once and you'll either be addicted or never touch the stuff again. Speaking as MD addict. :noon:sl:noon

The mouse is just a protein and calcium booster!

crazyirishman
01-07-2012, 07:52 AM
Yeah, and Wendys had a finger in their chili, right?

icehog3
01-07-2012, 10:05 AM
Yeah, and Wendys had a finger in their chili, right?

Can't get fingers by me, but I can get extra toenails for $.25.

Catfish
01-09-2012, 08:28 AM
Reading this as i down a Throwback Dew. :banger :tu :fu :fu2 :r

spectrrr
01-09-2012, 01:08 PM
maybe we've got it all backwards. maybe ALL the can's come with jellied rodent as the secret ingredient, and this can malfunctioned? :hm

kaisersozei
01-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Probably true of all sodas. My daughter did a science experiment last year to see what effect various beverages had on teeth--one of the hardest components in the body. They let mammal teeth sit for some time in different solutions of water, milk, bleach, lemon juice and Dr. Pepper. The teeth in the bleach & Dr. Pepper pretty much dissolved.

Blak Smyth
01-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Finally restocked our Dew machine at work, I'm back people!