Flickerstick’s original “Coke” lyrics drew Coca-Cola’s attention.

Flickerstick’s original “Coke” lyrics drew Coca-Cola’s attention.
Originally, Flickerstick’s latest single, “Coke,” which is on their new album, included the line, “Come on, I’d like to buy the world a Coke and lie here naked with my girl.” Band member Brandin Lea says, however, that Coca-Cola said “they would sue us if we had their name in the song with the word ‘naked,’” and also suggested that the line amounted to plagiarism. Flickerstick changed the word “naked” to “taken.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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