May 31, 2012
Seltzer Scene From Water For Elephants
I just learned that last year's Reese Witherspoon film, Like Water For Elephant - sorry, just Water for Elephant - features a circus scene where the performers celebrate one of the main characters joining the circus by spraying him with seltzer bottles and smashing him with cream pies.
I learned of this from the Seltzer Sisters, who provided all of the siphons for the shoot, which I am currently writing about for the book.
December 06, 2011
Something funny, something horrible
I see I have been posting more on the Facebook group this season, and not here. So here are two images, one to make you smile and one to make your groan:
New seltzer cartoon in the New Yorker!
Polar Seltzer's newest holiday limited edition flavors: Eggnog, Candy Cane, Pumpkin Spice and Granny Smith Apple:
February 04, 2011
The Three Stooges and Seltzer
I have just started looking into the relationship between seltzer and the Three Stooges. Such fun!
The www.threestooges.net web site defines their "Water seltzer fight" as a routine in which: "The Stooges get into a water seltzer fight by spraying seltzer bottles in each other's faces repeatedly. One of them usually ends up holding the bottle backwards and accidentally spraying some in his own face." Nice.
The same site recommends four specific Stooge films where you can find them. Do you know of others?
Others have also recommended Three Little Pigskins and The Woman Hater.
May 07, 2010
Seltzer in The Park With Akiva
As I recently posted, a new distributor is bringing Argentinian plastic siphons to the U.S. My local shop, however, sold me old bottles - that means the carbonation was flat and could barely produce the power necessary to squirt it all out.
The distributors have been great - promising to replace the ones we bought - but that gave me a great idea. At my son's recent birthday party I brought the old one's along to deal with the day's hot sun. I anticipated a siphon spray fight. He, however, my boy had a different idea.