Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Recycling is always good...

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Today we recycle.

But since I'm not recycling my own post, it's more like.. um.... spreading the good news. Warty Mammal, purveyor of all things ridiculous and funny, posted this link. Which before I poached from her, she poached from Slate.

Check this out - a slideshow on "feminine hygiene product" (i.e. tampax) ads, as compared to cigarette ads. It's freakishly funny...  Go read it.

NOW.
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13 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Wow. That's both scary and funny. You know the one that gets me now, though? It's the ad that says "Have a happy period." WTF?

furiousBall said...

ha!

and i mean that

geewits said...

That was pretty cool. I thought my brain always came up with odd things to think about. That person has me beat, I believe.

mrwriteon said...

Thanks for directing me there. Those were priceless.

tattytiara said...

Now I'm going to spend the rest of the day devoting way too much time to wondering how weightlessness might affect my cycle.

Big Brother said...

OMG... LOL those were something else... they must use the same ad company.

XUP said...

I'm loving the new TV ad "How do I feel about my period" It's hilarious...

Land of shimp said...

Hello Jazz! I just hopped over from Shrinky's to bring you a link, in case you don't check back at her blog. I'm not doing to be some flourishing, "Aha! Take that!" sort of Jackass, but rather because I was thoroughly delighted to see the subject come up again.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/to-the-manner-born.html

I just think it's the neatest thing, it isn't very often when both versions of something are correct, you know? Usually, particularly as it pertains to language usage, there is a definitive answer.

I just love that there is more than one to "the manor born" and "to the manner born", it happens so infrequently, and I guess I love it because it suggests a middle ground. That's something not often found in life without someone feeling as if they've lost ground. This is one of the few instances where, no one is being foolish, or wrong, or losing ground.

Sorry, this may not make you leap about with glee in the same way it does me, but I'm very fond of the entire thing.

Shrinky said...

Okay, so Shimp is a wee bit weird, but she's totally harmless! (Sorry Shimp, I'm only teasing, you know I lurvs 'ya to pieces).. giggle.

Don't mention feminine hygine to me, nothing in this house is sacred, only yesterday I found my supply raided and gone - sheesh, what is WRONG with my girls? Why can't they warn me when they pilfer the last of 'em?

lime said...

the final challenge is a scream. those are ads i want to see.

Suldog said...

I've been thinking that stuff for years now. Hilarious.

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

That hilarious slideshow has been forwarded on to many, many people in my address book (did I mention I work in marketing?)

Ah, there we go... I hear laughter coming from other offices.

(by sheer coincidence, my word verification is "OliTamps" -- could be a new brand!)

Jocelyn said...

I had a male friend in college who once smoked a tampon (on a dare). Wish I had photos now...