Sunday, January 1, 2012

Red Solo Cup: A New Icon is Born

Not feeling that great this New Year's Day morning?

Could the blahs be the results of what you drank out of your red Solo cup last night?
Nothing says Booze Fest like red Solo cups, that staple of frat parties and blowouts for decades.

Red Solo cups are now a National icon, thanks to those countless parties, and now a hit song by Toby Keith.
The celebrated party staple
red Solo cup

Keith puts into words what every partier is thinking, even if said partier doesn't even realize he or she is thinking:

Red solo cup, you’re more than just plastic
You’re more than amazing, you’re more than fantastic
And believe me that I’m not the least bit sarcastic
When I look at you and say
Red solo cup, you’re not just a cup
(No! No! No! God, no!)
You’re my, you’re my friend." 
All this love for a beer cup. Hey, you gotta appreciate something.
And all this publicity doesn't hurt the Solo Company, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011 just as Keith's song came out. 

Even National Public Radio gave notice to Red Solo cups last month, doing a full article on how the containers are now a staple of parties all over the place.

All for a red plastic cup that contains cheap beer and leads to hangovers.

But it's all worth it. Red Solo cups, or at least the stuff they contain, are the lubricants for our parties. So party on with your red Solo cup, and Happy New Year

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