Inspired by spaghetti hoops

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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby jillbean » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:32 pm

VaiVedrai wrote:I still think the worst Charmin commercial in conceptual terms was the one for their "FreshWipes". They demonstrated how much easier it was to wipe off toothpaste with a moist wipe. I just don't think toothpaste is at all a stand-in for excrement in a toilet paper commercial--or otherwise. :roll:

Then again, I also think the new Always maxi-pad commercials ("Try it...and believe.") sound less like they're advertising a product and more like they're recruiting for some kind of cult.



What kills me about the Always campaign as of late is how they end everything with "have a happy period...always!" Let's be honest here: when is it ever happy? Bearable, a relief (if it shows up after you were worrying about having to go get a stick to pee on and wait to see how many lines show up in the window), a reason to have chocolate, yes. But HAPPY?

There was one time I was in a major chain store here in the states called Meijer. I went in looking for pads, go to the aisle marked "feminine needs" and all I can find are Depends pads for incontinence (apparently men shopping at Meijer do not suffer with that condition). I went and asked the pharmacist where the other feminine products were and she looks me dead in the eye and snorts "oh, they're over in the picnic goods aisle. You can bet a man decided to stock them there because only a man would think having your period is a picnic." I still laugh every time I remember that exchange! :lol:

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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:35 pm

:roll2:


And it is also weird how incontinence stuff is always with Always etc.

We have the Happy Period ad too - it grates.
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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby Ozpot » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:29 pm

I can't stand tampon & pad adverts. They're very annoying, obnoxiously happy, and ridiculous! They should be more realistic and mention the horrible cramps and pain. :roll:
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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby CailenBraern » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:17 pm

The Always 'have a happy period' always makes me giggle because it reminds me of a clip from Red Dwarf, where Kryten makes Kochanski a banner saying 'have a fantastic period!'


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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby biscuit » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:34 pm

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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby indigo_jones » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:25 pm

I much prefer the idea of the true period ads: sofa, chocolate, alcohol, tears, massive mood swings, too tight pants ...

Although the don't squeeze the Charmin stuff has taken on a new meaning for me. One of our cats is quite plush and squeezable, so I've taken to calling her Charmin, especially since she doesn't necessarily enjoy all the squeezing. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby songbird » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:17 am

I thought this was the best place to post this little tidbit I remembered.

A ton of the singing staff that I work with (including my conductor) are from New Zealand, so I've heard a lot of NZ expressions from them. Most recently, I heard them use the expression "you're a dude" to describe someone as being really cool. So for example, if I did something really awesome, someone might say, "thanks songbird, you're a dude." I found it quite amusing :lol:
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Re: Inspired by spaghetti hoops

Postby biscuit » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:08 am

:lol: That one could lead to some interesting situations. Too funny!

You're a dude, girl :lol:
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