4chan Names Mountain Dew’s New Drink

Diabeetus for the win!

Neetzan Zimmerman for the Gawker

Mountain Dew — excuse me, Mtn Dew — reached out to Internet users for assistance in giving its new green-apple-infused beverage a name by launching a viral contest called “Dub the Dew.”

Enter: 4chan.

Happy to help, members of the infamous imageboard descended on the website to contribute suggestions such as “Fapple,” “Gushing Granny,” and, of course, “Hitler did nothing wrong.”

The corporate Powers-That-Be ultimately pulled the plug on the social experiment, but not before the site was hacked to include a fake attribution to 9gag (4chan’s mortal enemy), a Rickroll, and a marquee that read “Mtn Dew salutes the Israeli Mossad for demolishing 3 towers on 9/11!”

Read more at  Gawker

 

17 Comments on "4chan Names Mountain Dew’s New Drink"

  1. DeepCough | Aug 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm |

    Ah, it’s nice to see the scum of the internet back at what they do best.

  2. Mtn Dew is owned by PepsiCo
    it’s the #4 best selling flavored water drink in the US
    there thousands of people devoted to the care & feeding of Mtn Dew
    many of them with MBAz from elite schools
    and yet no one foresaw the trollability of this little Dub the Dew
    they gotta stop consuming their own products before they get any stupider

  3. “Now in new  Bubba-sized 128 ounce bottles! It’s tooth-rottenly delicious!”

  4. I don’t do the dew they can keep their flame retardant soda

    http://gizmodo.com/5868012/theres-flame-retardent-in-mountain-dew

  5.  I was hoping to see “marblecake” as one of the name suggestions. I am disappoint.

  6. The corporate Powers-That-Be ultimately pulled the plug on the social experiment, but not before the site was hacked to include a fake attribution to 9gag (4chan’s mortal enemy), a Rickroll, and a marquee that read “Mtn Dew salutes the Israeli Mossad for demolishing 3 towers on 9/11!”  Slipping in soem truth at the end there I see….  At least the 3 towers being demolished on 9/11.   Can’t say who is responsible without a new investigation.  http://911blogger.com/news/2012-08-11/another-nineteen-investigating-legitimate-911-suspects

  7. “The corporate Powers-That-Be ultimately pulled the plug on the social experiment, but not before the site was hacked to include a fake attribution to 9gag (4chan’s mortal enemy), a Rickroll, and a marquee that read “Mtn Dew salutes the Israeli Mossad for demolishing 3 towers on 9/11!” 

    Slipping in some truth at the end there I see….  At least the 3 towers being demolished on 9/11.   Can’t say who is responsible without a new investigation.  http://911blogger.com/news/2012-08-11/another-nineteen-investigating-legitimate-911-suspects

  8. They also voted that Justin Bieber would give a concert in North Korea next.  Never happened.  Rats.

  9. zhenghe253 | Aug 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm |

    tinyurl.com/cyk9xz2

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