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Retro-a-Gogo: Surge Citrus Soda from Coca-Cola (1997)

Welp, here’s a blast from my past that I haven’t had time to crack open. A couple of years ago (2014, I believe?) Coca-Cola breathed new life into the 1997 citrus-flavored Surge soda that they’d discontinued back in 2002. Sort of like the Mountain Dew’s big city cousin, Surge was sold as EXTREME — which is the way they sold a lot of things to us in the eighties and nineties. It’s sort of got a lemon-lime thing going on and is, I do not lie, radioactive green in color. I found this at my local…

More than a feeling: Depression & Generation X

We hear less and less about Generation X, these days. Our focus as a nation seems to be on the vast differences between our parents, the Baby Boomers, and the Millennials. It feels like the problems my generation struggle with, like being one of the first generations to have real problems affording or attending college, being the first generation to deal with the fallout from the generation before us.  The thing is, we didn’t make as big a stink as the younger generations are. We tried to make things better but ultimately had to face reality. It’s…