Sunday, July 26, 2009

Which Came First?

We have frequented a number of establishments that seem very similar to a few of our home town favorites.

Such as...Eddie Rockets. Which happens to be a lot like Johnny Rockets in the States. Johnny Rockets was founded in 1986. Eddie Rocket's opened in Dublin during 1989.

The B&Q has the same look and merchandising as Home Depot...right down to the orange aprons.
Home Depot was established in the States in 1978. B & Q was founded in England in 1969.

TK Maxx has the same look as TJ Maxx- for a good reason- They are all owned by one company.
TJ Maxx opened in the States in 1976. TK Maxx was introduced in Bristol during 1994.

The drink Lucozade reminded me of Gatorade.
Now, Chandler has pretty much insisted that he was going to attend UF and be a Gator since he was 3 years old. I am not exaggerating.
I tried to sell him on UNM...I know-no one knows a thing about UNM. But, I adored my undergrad years there. Adobe buildings with blue trim (to ward off evil), library stacks, across the street from the Frontier. Really an awesome experience....but I digress.
Go Lobos!...
Because Chan & Scott are both such fanatics about the Gators- I have had the opportunity to hear the proud recitation of history of Gatorade...over and over again.
When I saw Lucozade here, I figured it was a total rip-off of Gatorade. I was wrong. Gatorade was developed in 1965. Lucozade was first manufactured in 1927.
However, in looking at the ingredients- it is obvious that Gatorade is a superior product for efficient hydration...with the electrolyte and carbo replacement properties.
For the record, I know it looks like this is a Gatorade ad...It is not. I choose to drink water-
I do live with Chan and Scott- So, I did have to point out the obvious superiority of Gatorade over any supposed sports drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

laughin my butt o9ff here ... go Lobos. love ya guys
cousin Mark