It’s cute. It’s traditional (as far as Coca-Cola Christmas ads go). But something about it bugged me for a while. Until it hit me. Polar Bears live in the wild in the northern hemisphere while Emperor Penguins live in the southern hemisphere. And as the saying goes, “…and the twain shall never meet.” Unless both are in a zoo and they get thrown into the same enclosure…and then the polar bears are more than likely going to drink the Coca-Cola after eating the penguins. I thought I was being completely anal retentive about this until I noticed many others on the internet have also noticed this. Even some educators have taken the Coca-Cola Company to task over the matter claiming the ad “dumbs down” wee kiddies in regards to geography. So far I haven’t seen any reports from any zoos to see if the polar bears would actually eat the penguins in the same enclosure if the penguins had Coca-Colas for distraction purposes. Maybe the penguins would use the bottles as a blunt weapon (but might work only if the old thick glass bottles were used not the current thin glass bottles or cheap plastic ones) but being peace-embracing pacifists, they would offer their Coca-Colas to the polar bears to drink. And then the polar bears would eat them. Maybe the penguins w0uld offer the polar bears Diet Coke instead to promote a healthier alternative. But the polar bears would take offense thinking the penguins were insinuating they were fat. And then the polar bears would eat them after ripping them apart.
And maybe I’m just getting a little too goofy with this.