Continued OK-Ness: Pics and More

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Apr 24th, 2009
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If you haven’t read my other post about Ok Soda, click here to catch up.

I found even more cool OK soda info. OK was the unofficial drink of the “alternative” generation that was test marketed in the md 90′s but was discontinued before a national roll-out. Unless otherwise noted, the information and graphics are from long defunct web sites. Through the Internet Archive, I was able to pull some of this stuff up. Normally, I wouldn’t swipe other people’s work, but since it’s no longer available, I thought I’d preserve it.

THE LIST OF OK COINCIDENCES:

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COINCIDENCE #3
JAMES S. OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS DRANK A CAN
OF “OK” AND FOUND HE COULD DANGLE NOT ONLY A
SPOON FROM THE END OF HIS NOSE, BUT ALSO A
FORK, AND AFTER SEVERAL CANS, SOMETIMES A
KNIFE AS WELL.

WHILE A VIDEOTAPE OF THESE EVENTS DOES EXIST AT
“OK” SODA HEADQUARTERS, THERE IS SOME CONCERN
IT MAY HAVE BEEN MANIPULATED. THEREFORE, WE
URGE YOU TO DISREGARD THIS STORY AND SIMPLY
BEAR IN MIND THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO BE OK.(TM)

COINCIDENCE #7
IN AN UNIDENTIFIED AMERICAN CITY, LARRY F. DRANK
THREE CANS OF “OK” AND DISCOVERED, MUCH TO HIS
SURPRISE, THAT HE WAS NOW ABLE TO SEE THROUGH
THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS, INCLUDING CATS, CHAIRS,
AND DRESSES. ALSO, HIS SENSE OF SMELL BECAME SO
ACUTE THAT HE COULD TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A
FIVE AND TEN DOLLAR BILL BY THE ODOR ALONE.

THESE PERSONAL ABILITIES BEAR NO CONNECTION TO “OK.”
PLEASE CONTINUE TO DRINK “OK” FOR THE TASTE, ETC.,
AND FOCUS ON THE THOUGHT THAT THINGS ARE GOING
TO BE OK.(TM)

COINCIDENCE #14
THE NIGHT HE FIRST TRIED “OK” SODA, RICK B. OF AURORA,
COLORADO PUT A FULL CAN UNDER HIS PILLOW AND WENT
TO SLEEP. HE DREAMED HE WAS CRAWLING THROUGH
AN ENDLESS GRAVEL PIT, PARCHED WITH THIRST. WHEN HE
AWOKE, HIS THIRST HAD DISAPPEARED, AND HE FELT
STRANGELY SATISFIED. NOTE: THE CAN OF “OK,” STILL
UNOPENED, WAS EMPTY. THIS IS ONLY A COINCIDENCE.

COINCIDENCE #19
BETH H. OF DE WITT, ARKANSAS USED TO
THINK EVERYTHING HAPPENED RANDOMLY.
AFTER A SINGLE GULP OF “OK,” SHE CAME TO
BELIEVE THE UNIVERSE WAS ORGANIZED
AROUND SOME CENTRAL PURPOSE, ALTHOUGH
SHE WASN’T SURE EXACTLY WHAT. WHEN
REACHED AT HOME FOR FURTHER COMMENT,
BETH MUMBLED SOMETHING ABOUT “OK-NESS,”
BUT REFUSED TO ELABORATE.

COINCIDENCE #22
ROGER S. OF REDMOND, WASHINGTON WAS DRINKING HIS
FIRST BOTTLE OF “OK” WHEN RAIN BEGAN TO POUR FROM
THE SKY. YET AFTER A 20-MINUTE WALK, HE ARRIVED
AT HIS DOORSTEP COMPLETELY DRY. ROGER FEELS THIS
IS RELATED TO THE “OK” SODA HE WAS DRINKING. WE
BELIEVE IT HAD MORE TO DO WITH THE OVERSIZED
UMBRELLA HE WAS CARRYING. IN EITHER CASE, WE URGE
YOU TO BELIEVE THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO BE OK,(TM)
AND DRINK “OK” THROUGH FAIR WEATHER AND FOUL.

COINCIDENCE #231
THIS COINCIDENCE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. THE REMAINING
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USLEOC, GJISW JL IEOSPW EIXOE VNIUE MSIELSOX SLWOC
IDFLJFAL MJ XJHF. THIS IS ONLY A COINCIDENCE.

COINCIDENCE #382
IN HER THIRD WEEK OF MOURNING A DYING ROMANCE, KAT J.
OF BOSTON BOUGHT A 12-PACK OF “OK” AT HER CORNER
STORE. AFTER A FEW CANS, SHE HAD DIFFICULTY RECALLING
THE NAME OF HER EX. AFTER ANOTHER CAN, KAT STOPPED
CHECKING HER ANSWERING MACHINE OBSESSIVELY. BY THE
END OF THE WEEK, A FEELING OF “OK-NESS” HAD OVERCOME
HER AND SHE HAS SINCE GIVEN VERY LITTLE THOUGHT TO
EVENTS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE SHE DRANK “OK.”

12 PACK PACK DESIGN: EXTERIOR
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Top Of OK Soda 12 Pack Bottom Of Ok Soda 12 Pack Another Side Of OK Soda 12 Pack Another Side Of OK Soda 12 Pack Side Of Ok Soda 12 Pack
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12 PACK PACK DESIGN: INTERIOR
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 Inside 12 Pack of OK Soda Inside OK soda 12 Pack Inside OK Soda 12 Pack Inside 12 Pack of OK Soda
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OK SODA LABELS:
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Ok Label #1 Ok Soda Label: 2
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OK VENDING MACHINE:
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OK Soda Vending Machine
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VARIOUS OK SAYINGS / QUOTES / SLOGANS / TRADEMARKS:
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“OK-NESS” IS THAT SMALL THING THAT HOLDS EVERYTHING ELSE TOGETHER.
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH “OK-NESS.”
“O” AND “K” ARE TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTERS IN THE ALPHABET.
“OK-NESS” IS SIMPLY THE FEELING YOU GET FROM DRINKING “OK” SODA.
“OK-NESS” UNDERSTANDS YOU AND OTHERS LIKE YOU.
TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR “OK-NESS.”
LIKE THE SUN, “OK-NESS” ITSELF CAN NEVER BE DIRECTLY OBSERVED.
“OK-NESS” IS AVAILABLE TO ALL BUT INVISIBLE TO MANY.
A DAY WITHOUT “OK-NESS” IS LIKE A DAY WITHOUT “DAY.”
THREE SMALL SYLLABLES THAT MEAN A LOT: “O-K-NESS.”
“OK” SODA MAY BE THE PREFERRED DRINK OF OTHER PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELF.
THINK OK/DRINK OK
“OK” SODA REVEALS THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS.
NEVER OVERESTIMATE THE REMARKABLE ABILITIES OF “OK.”
PLEASE WAKE UP EVERY MORNING KNOWING THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO BE OK.
(OPTIMISTIC / IRONIC) + (SPECIAL / ORDINARY) = “OK-NESS.”
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN “OK-NESS.”
WHAT’S THE POINT OF “OK”? WELL, WHAT’S THE POINT OF ANYTHING?
THE BETTER YOU UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, THE MORE OK IT TURNS OUT TO BE.
“THERE IS NO REAL SECRET TO FEELING OK” — ATTRIBUTED TO “OK” SODA, 1997.
“THERE IS NO REAL SECRET TO FEELING OK”-ATTRIBUTED TO “OK” SODA, 1998.
THE CONCEPT OF “OK-NESS” HAS ALWAYS EXISTED. THINK ABOUT IT. (BUT NOT FOR TOO LONG).
PHILOSOPHERS, ATTORNEYS & ACCOUNTANTS CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT “OK.”
NOTE: PHILOSOPHERS, ATTORNEYS AND ACCOUNTANTS CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT “OK” SODA.
“OK” SODA SAYS, “DON’T BE FOOLED INTO THINKING THERE HAS TO BE A REASON FOR EVERYTHING.”
A CARBONATED “BEVERAGE”
RECYCLE THIS, OK?
OK? OK! OK? OK!
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1-800-I-FEEL-OK PERSONALITY SURVEY

The OK Soda Simulated Live Operator would ask you five true-or-false questions. After pressing “1″ for True or “2″ for false for all five questions, the Simulated Live Operator would rate your current state of “OK-NESS”. I have listed all 108 Personality Inventory questions below. Enjoy!
1. Pets are fun.
2. I sure like bicycles.
3. Generally speaking, tables should have at least four legs.
4. When I see a gerbil on a treadmill, I’m reminded of me.
5. Gloomy — it’s just one of the ways weather can be.
6. A tingling sensation in your elbows, feet or other body parts should not be mistaken for a feeling of OKness.
7. Newspapers are black and white and red all over.
8. Cinder blocks are no subsitute for a foundation of happiness.
9. Walls should be just tall enough to support the ceiling.
10. There is a mystery element to feeling OK.
11. It’s better to be nice than mean, but mean can sure come in handy.
12. A beverage shouldn’t get too complicated, or tricky.
13. Close family members often misunderstand my special feeling of OKness.
14. Furnaces are good conductors of heat. Better than good — great!
15. Let’s not quibble over semantics.
16. Stories like “The Poodle in the Microwave” are probably true.
17. OKness can never be determined by testing.
18. Best to leave skunks and porcupines to themselves, i.e. other skunks and porcupines.
19. It is not uncommon for astronauts to experience a feeling of OKness while in space.
20. I like cardboard.
21. Other people sometimes envy my feeling of OKness.
22. If you think you can do something, you probably can, unless of course, you can’t.
23. I’d rather be a flower than a shovel, but I’d rather be a shovel than dirt.
24. I never want to control other drivers of cars / pilots of planes / family members / the president
25. I like groups, but I’m not a joiner.
26. TV commercials have made me cry, or soon will.
27. I know I should be better at remembering my bad dreams.
28. Coat hangers — what an invention!
29. Taken as a whole, the universe itself is pretty much OK, or certainly should be.
30. Children sometimes just blurt out the truth.
31. Plywood makes an ideal work surface.
32. Man’s inhumanity to man.
33. OKness is very ordinary and special at the same time.
34. Fingers and toes are more important than elbows and knees.
35. Paranormal experiences thrill/bore me.
36. Numbers — they’re the only things you can truly count on.
37. The truth is more obvious that most people realize.
38. Bags are such good holders of things.
39. There’s no real point in worrying over anything. Things will probably turn out for the best, or at least they might.
40. Truth is a friendly brown dog wagging his tail, but watch out: he might bite.
41. Buttons, snaps and zippers all have heir place.
42. Lucky is such a happy feeling.
43. I really find hidden meanings in things.
44. Having things not be OK is never a goal of mine.
45. You never really know what you’re thinking.
46. When mowing the lawn in rural areas, remember to keep a sharp eye for frogs and the like.
47. A chair makes a superb sitting surface.
48. A penny saved is a penny earned, but a nickel is five cents.
49. When I shop hard, my palms sweat.
50. Umbrellas do one thing well.
51. Most sandwiches are OK, as are office supplies such as paper clips, manilla folders, etc.
52. I am often confused by other people’s reactions to me, or by mine to them, or by my reactions to their reactions to me, or something like that.
53. Friends and favorite TV shows are about equally important.
54. People are often motivated by indecision.
55. Bread is about as useful as food ever gets.
56. A test is nothing to be afraid of.
57. It is better to be on the outside looking in, but watch out if it starts to hail.
58. For sheer transparency, glass is better than tar paper.
59. If you can get on a game show, do it.
60. Hardware stores are a great place to meet people — especially people interested in hardware.
61. Shetland ponies are both little and big.
62. Erasers are more useful than pencils.
63. If you want to stay in love, don’t use the other person’s toothbrush/deoderant/et cetera/et cetera.
64. 1, 2, 3 and 11 are all single-digit numbers.
65. If salt tastes salty, then cantaloupes taste cantaloupy.
66. We have nothing to fear but fear itself, fear and fear-related symptoms, such as crying.
67. OKness is not something to guard against.
68. Most things have a knack for just being themselves.
69. The square root of anything doesn’t really matter.
70. Comedy is funnier than science, but science is more scientific.
71. Aluminum siding is both sturdy and attractive.
72. The thing about other people’s opinions is, I bruise easily.
73. I remember making things out of mud as a child or young adult.
74. Socks or shoes — which goes on first?
75. Hopefully, things will turn out for the best.
76. Politicians are full of hot air, as are some of your larger balloons.
77. When things get me mad, boy do I get angry.
78. Fish make excellent swimmers.
79. I think I would make a good talk-show host.
80. Lying has never interested me — much.
81. I sometimes feel that baths are too wet.
82. At zoos, I often wonder who should be kept in cages — animals or people?
83. To prevent rolling, place your bowl firmly on a level surface.
84. Turning up the heat is a bad substitute for emotional warmth.
85. If you could ever get one, a duplex would be great.
86. If it’s toll-free numbers that you want, then it’s toll-free numbers that you’ll get.
87. There is no real trick to feeling OK.
88. I spend too much time thinking about things like wanting to be famous.
89. Encountering a fork in the road makes me doubt myself. But then, so does a road with no fork.
90. True or false questions are often neither.
91. As they say, the principal’s your pal.
92. What other people think of as reality, I think of as achuke (huh?)
93. I would feel more comfortable if planes flew on the ground.
94. Sometimes, people who feel OK don’t deserve it.
95. People observe me closely because they want my feeling of OKness for themselves.
96. Moles and other burrowing animals have it rough.
97. Station wagons hold a lot.
98. I’m not one to talk behind other peoples’ backs, unless I need to for personal reasons.
99. Those who have a feeling of OKness can recognize that feeling in others.
100. I prefer drinking things that are wet, as opposed to prickly or dry.
101. The irony is, unless you actually need glasses, they can make your vision worse.
102. A roller coaster is an apt metaphor for just about anything.
103. Hot, dry, boring. This is the desert.
104. Sometimes, the TV screen seems to give me secret messages.
105. Hummingbirds.
106. If you’d like to see your oral hygeinist socially, you should meet him/her at the dentist’s office.
107. Rocks are generally both heavy and dull.
108. OKness is spreading throughout the population, whether they know it or not.
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There are a few other images I’ve found that are OK Soda related that I’m not including here, but will post up on the Flickr page. Stuff like OK Soda coupons and tiny little graphics I found during my search. If you have any OK Soda info, feel free to drop me a note!

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