First, S. P. Dinsmoor and his Garden of Eden.
I covered it on the blog back in December of last year.
It's a weird place.
Samuel Perry Dinsmoor (1843-1932) was a Kansas school teacher and is best known for his sculptures at his cabin known as The Garden of Eden.
You can see the Linoleum kitchen floors Dana mentioned here:
Dinsmoor's corpse is on display.
Dinsmoor not only has his body on display, but he used a photographer's trick of double exposing the negative so that he could have a picture of him looking at himself in the crypt.
I know this seems like nothing now, but in the days before photo shop, this was pretty dang impressive.
Today, I can make a picture of Ron Jeremy looking at him in the crypt and it takes just 20 seconds:
And it looks like I spent just 20 seconds on it.
But that's not the point. The point is that this dude was a visionary. A weird visionary.
Here is a photo tour of his place:
That post talks about when the drink was mentioned back on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #5: Bed Buggin':
Ken: I'm drinking a straight up Coke Black Cherry Vanilla.
Dana: Jesus Christ!
Dana: That's the most complicated flavor I've heard of in my life.
Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla and Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla were varieties of Coca-Cola that were launched in January 2006 just one month before Ken sipped one during the Snydecast.
Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla was available in 20-ounce, 2-liter, and 12-pack can forms.
Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla was intended to replace Vanilla Coke. However low sales figures prompted the return of Vanilla Coke (now Coca-Cola Vanilla) in the summer of 2007.
Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla ceased production at that time.
You can read that here.
They also mention Orangina on this new Snydecast. Its is a carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices.
It comes in a bottle that looks like this: