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sherpafish
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posted 10 June 2002 12:08 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Metrotown Center in Burnaby: "Outside scary. You're better off in here"

The Bay: "Shopping is good"

Is Canada brain-draining that badly in the marketing sector, or is this trend supposed to shock and blatently manipulate?

Any more examples or ideas on this?


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DrConway
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posted 10 June 2002 12:33 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
When did YOU get back?

As for my thoughts on that propagandizing, I think the intent is to manipulate people with feelings of security and safety, coupled with the satisfaction of consumerist urges.

[ June 10, 2002: Message edited by: DrConway ]


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Arch Stanton
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posted 10 June 2002 12:56 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
My talent is going to waste. Upon seeing this image:

I came up with the winning slogan:

YOU DESERVE A BEAK TODAY

And there ain't no little Mcdonald inside o' me!

[ June 10, 2002: Message edited by: Arch Stanton ]


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Michelle
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posted 10 June 2002 02:14 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
HAHAHAHA!
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'lance
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posted 10 June 2002 02:26 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There's no question, Arch -- you're ahead of your time.
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Arch Stanton
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posted 10 June 2002 02:55 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ouch!
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'lance
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posted 10 June 2002 02:57 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sorry, didn't mean to peck at you, there.
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DrConway
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posted 10 June 2002 03:04 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's Ok. You've ruffled my feathers.
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'lance
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posted 10 June 2002 03:06 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Still, no need to get in a flap about it, Doc.
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Slick Willy
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posted 10 June 2002 03:08 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I asked for extra crispy! Can't you people get anything right?
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'lance
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posted 10 June 2002 03:13 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Geez, Slick, you want extra crispy, you got it. No skin off my nose.
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DrConway
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posted 10 June 2002 03:14 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Maybe not off your nose, but what about the mackerel?
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Slick Willy
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posted 10 June 2002 04:06 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Uuummmmm Mackrel skin. (Homeresk)
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SamL
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posted 10 June 2002 04:09 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Holy Mackeral!! You guys are making me hungry!!
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Doug
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posted 10 June 2002 04:34 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Knife goes in! Guts come out! That's what Osaka Fish Concern is all about!"
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 10 June 2002 10:57 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
"Metamucil. It helps you to go to the toilet. If you don't use it you'll get cancer and die."

"Volvo. They're boxy, but they're good."

"Porsche. They're too small to get laid in, but you'll get laid when you get home."

"American Airlines. We'll get you there alive, 9 times out of 10."


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Mulford
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posted 10 June 2002 11:05 PM      Profile for Mulford        Edit/Delete Post
Quaker Oats: for a peaceful, easy movement

Ramses: to delay that dynasty

Benjamin Moore Paints: you see a red door and you want to paint it black...

[ June 10, 2002: Message edited by: Mulford ]


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doseq
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posted 10 June 2002 11:50 PM      Profile for doseq     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Someone else saw "crazy people"

[ June 10, 2002: Message edited by: doseq ]


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Arch Stanton
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posted 11 June 2002 02:25 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

When her robe is unfurled she will show you the
world,
if you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree,
or Washington crossing The Delaware.

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
When her muscles start relaxin',
up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of them all.
For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
with a view of Niagara that nobody has.
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso.
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' The Trilon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Isle-on.
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba.
Here's her social security numba.

La-la-la...la-la-la.
La-la-la...la-la-la.

Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Champ of them all.
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet,
for he went and married Lydia!

I said Lydia...
(He said Lydia...)
They said Lydia...
We said Lydia, la, la!"


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Prepress Hack
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posted 11 June 2002 05:24 AM      Profile for Prepress Hack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Metamucil. Why pay a dollar for a bag of bran when you you could pay six dollars for our masticated bran pellets?"

[ June 11, 2002: Message edited by: Prepress Hack ]


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skdadl
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posted 11 June 2002 10:01 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Arch, I'll see you that "You can learn a lot from Lydia" and raise you an "Isabel makes love on national monuments," a classic of the same ilk.
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Arch Stanton
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posted 11 June 2002 01:43 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
As I feel in no small way responsible for the shambles that sherpafish's magnificent thread has become, I would like to now direct everyone's attention to that obscure pop-savant, Wesley Willis, who punctuates all his incisive, yet rather twisted tunes such as Rock and Roll Mcdonald's and Jesus is the Answer, with bizarre references to corporate slogans:

"Rock over London, Rock on Chicago; Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions"

"Rock over London, Rock on Chicago; Mitsubishi, the Word is getting around."


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Arch Stanton
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posted 11 June 2002 01:49 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sorry, but I can't seem to help myself. Here's an example of Wesley Willis' lyrics:

Alanis Morissette

Found on Fabian Road Warrior

You are a rock star
You are a rock legend to the max
You can really knock it out
You can really wupp a horse's ass

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

You are a rocking maniac
You are a singing hyena
You are a rock star in Jesus' name
You can really rock Saddam Hussein's ass

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

You are my sweet woman to the end
You are my honey lover to the max
You are my sweetheart for years to come
You are so lovable to me in the long run

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

Taco Bell, make a run for the border


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sherpafish
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posted 11 June 2002 04:09 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Shambles, shmambles.

"The rock and roll was perfect, the jam was a success."

Wesley and I have traded head-butts. The giant of a man has a loonie sised calus on his forehead. His back-up band 'the fiasco' was cut loose because 'the demon' said so. Mr Willis' was the last show I saw in the now rubbled Starfish Room. Weep Vancouver.


"budwiseah. Iwts da kinga bierhs."

[ June 12, 2002: Message edited by: sherpafish ]


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Arch Stanton
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posted 11 June 2002 06:58 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Pine Sol, gonna mess witchor dirt like a fuggin' carcrash."
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sherpafish
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posted 12 June 2002 02:54 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 12 June 2002 03:00 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
"Swiffer: Cuz dust mops are REALLY hard to use."
From: A thread has merit only if I post to it. So sayeth VVMB! | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Arch Stanton
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posted 13 June 2002 03:41 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Ultracuts, cut that mullet you numbskull."
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Trespasser
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posted 13 June 2002 08:44 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
*Cough, cough, sip* I table the motion against the Groucho Marxian usage of that very noble name, Lydia, in or outside corporate advertising setting. In the future, the name will be used only by those rare souls who get a special permission with Trespasser Patents Ltd., I ipse dixit.
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Arch Stanton
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posted 13 June 2002 08:46 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You'll have to speak to my manager, Captain Spaulding.
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bittersweet
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posted 13 June 2002 09:31 PM      Profile for bittersweet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Or you can write him yourself, in care of Hungadunga, Hungadunga, Hungadunga, and McCormack.
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Black Dog
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posted 28 June 2002 07:26 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is by far the most entertaining thread I've seen yet...
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Michelle
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posted 28 August 2002 11:37 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Since there hasn't been a response in this thread for a while, and Arch has nominated it for The Best Of Babble, I'm going to move it now.
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