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Spell Czech (talk|edits) said:

10 January 2014
Here what the label says: "Square bottle uses less plastic than a similarly sized round bottle."

It's on CVS and Walgreen's plastic bottles of peroxide and it's bullshit.

Whom are they kidding? Anybody with any common sense, or a post-graduate degree in engineering, knows that's not a true statement. A sphere has the lowest surface to volume ratio, and containers that are round hold, as a rule, more of a liquid than "similar sized" square containers.

How are they measuring "similar size" of these bottles?

In their eagerness to be "good citizens" ecologically and environmentally they have fooled themselves into thinking that square can hold more than round. And that's just plain bullshit. Where do I file my complaint? Is there a reward for turning in this type of corporate bullshit?

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

10 January 2014
packaging. Square bottles can be placed side by side and take up less room in the plastic boxes than cylindrical bottles. That also means less space in the truck. And less shelf-space.

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
e = mc squared. So there!

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
"...it's to do with the thickness of the sides and not the surface area.

Square bottles have thinner plastic on the flat sides with slightly thickened and rounded corners. The corners provide structural rigidity when being handled. When they stack against each other in a box, the flat sides press against each other and prevent the weight from blowing out the bottom bottles. Rounded bottles need sufficiently thick plastic on each side to support a usual stacking weight during shipping. Milk bottles have plastic that's much thinner than coke bottles, because they are never stacked." From http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/1mckzl/can_someone_explain_to_me_how_a_square_bottle/


That's my story and i'm sticking with it.

Spell Czech (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
So, it's not really about the plastic, it's about the $tacking and $hipping, the *non*-plastic co$t$ of getting their product to market. Even the shelf space, says Kevin. And the "total disclosure" should say "We can package, ship, and market this product cheaper by using square bottles." But "uses less plastic" is a better message - it sounds better - in today's anti-plastic politically-correct climate.

But wait. If all packaging should and did get recycled, the amount of plastic gets much less relevant, doesn't it? Is it about the plastic in the landfill, or is it about corporate profits in the shareholders' pockets? That's a simple "a or b" question, isn't it?

Why are two-liter soda bottles round and not square? Because round uses less plastic, riiiiiiiiiight.

Why does the hand-dryer in the men's room (and, I guess, but I'm not sure, in the ladies' room, too) insist that it's better for the environment to dry our hands with electricity rather than with paper towels? Trees grow back, electricity doesn't!! And the *labor cost* to pick up the used paper towels is a crusher. It's about the money.

Umk395 (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
"Whom are they kidding?" Is it whom or who?

In other news.....

Here’s something worth considering:

We're always hearing about how Social Security will run out of money. But we never hear about WELFARE running out of money?

What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money...but the second didn't.

Just sayin'.

Spell Czech (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
You know darn well it's "whom". And here's how I know: I well remember the afternoon that my Mother told me - this was back in the 1950s, mind you - that the name of Johnny Carson's new TV show "Who Do You Trust" was grammatically incorrect.

Once your Mother tells you something, you remember it for a long long time.

Just sayin'.

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
Whom are they kidding?

Who are they, kidding?

I think it was her and me. Either way. Her and him invited my wife and I.

Spell Czech (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2014
"I, you, he, shee-it."

Umk395 (talk|edits) said:

12 January 2014
Grammar Girl has it right!

Here's a good way to remember: if you can answer the question being asked with "him," then use "whom," and it's easy to remember because they both end with "m." For example, if you're trying to ask, "Who (or whom) do you love?" The answer would be "I love him." "Him" ends with an "m," so you know to use "whom."

But if you are trying to ask, "Who (or whom) stepped on Squiggly?" the answer would be "He stepped on Squiggly." There's no "m," so you know to use "who."

Where's my EASY button? -- I need to press it. That was easy.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

12 January 2014
"Whom" takes up more shelf space than "Who". Ask Dr. Who.

Captcook (talk|edits) said:

13 January 2014
Dr. Whom?

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

2014-01-15
Better tell that to Bo Diddley.


Tom

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

15 January 2014
Yeah, whom do you love?

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

16 January 2014
They are making the hotdogs square now too instead of round. Often the hotdog companies will partner with the condom companies. During the day, the casing machine will apply casing to hotdogs, and at night they pour latex in the same machine and make all kinds of condoms: regular, bun length and footlong.

Well, this should not surprise anyone but now the condoms are coming out square instead of round since the hotdogs are square. I complained to my young smart alleck female pharmacist about this and she told me I SHOULD be able to fill the condom whether it was round or square. I took this as a not so subtle put down.

After being insulted like this, I turned around and 5 beautiful women in their 20s were standing behind me all on anti-depressants because they were not having enough sex. Well, of course they had no interest in me at this point since I was not up to the requirements of a square condom. To make things even worse, a 6'5" Jamaican man was standing at the end of the line in tight starched jeans and showing a huge box (as they say on the street). He gave me a smug look like he was going to cure all the young ladies with no problem at all and he was glad that I had suffered the put down.

Remember, the post-modern grocery store does not exist for man, but man for the store...to turn around and paraphrase the words of a early 20th century Pope.

Bracket_Creep (talk|edits) said:

16 January 2014
Gazoo, it is well known that a round peg can fit into a square hole, the problem is fitting a square peg into a round hole. I suppose if the peg is small enough and the hole large enough, any peg should fit into it, though. Perhaps you should take up pegging?

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

17 January 2014
Thank you BC, your point is well taken. As I said above, the postermodern grocery store does not exist for man (or woman), we exist for the store. We are forced to mind.

They are reducing the size and squaring up a lot of things on the shelves and it makes things easier to knock off on the floor. The width of the aisles has also been reduced. If I knock a bunch of stuff off the shelf onto the floor, I walk on without a care in the world. Fiddle dee dee.

I have figured out a way to get the clerks to actually help me by ordering a blind person's cane from Amazon. I wear sunglasses and use the cane during the holiday rushes and everyone tends to be incredibly helpful.

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