of earthly delight
, involving ice cream
and carbonated water
and flavored syrup
Get your mind out of the gutter, there!
Soda fountains have been around since the early part of the century, often in small-town drugstores with brands such as Rexall, or malt shops. With the advent of soft-serve ice cream and other uber-processed food, the soda fountain has died out in recent times, except in small towns as sung about in Moe Bandy's "Americana". The operator of a soda fountain is called a soda jerk.