10 Feb '12, 2pm

Grand Canyon gives Coke the finger, bans bottled water

Grand Canyon gives Coke the finger, bans bottled water

A water bottle filling station at the Grand Canyon. Once upon a time, there was going to be a ban on the sale of bottled water at the Grand Canyon, because apparently people can’t be trusted to tell the difference between a majestic natural wonder and a public rubbish bin. Then the Coca-Cola company got them to reverse the ban , because apparently selling a hundred squillion dollars worth of product everywhere else in the world counts for balls if you can’t have your brand on the litter at America’s oldest tourist attraction. Now, apparently, Grand Canyon officials have gotten tired of all this chicanery and decided to bring the ban back for good. Boo-yah, Coke, screw you in your face-hole. Okay, that’s the good version of the story. Here’s the official version: Once upon a time, there was going to be a ban on the sale of bottled water at the Grand Canyon. Then, nothing ha...

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