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Old 01-06-2018, 10:50 AM
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Advertising... such geniuses go into it...

I get an email from Walgreens. "Get Healthy" is the subject line. So I look at the sale items...

Cough syrup, Doritos, 12-packs of Coke and all the Maybelline makeup.

I guess this health and fitness routine got planned by Divine? Eat junk food, drink Coke, chug cough syrup and dress in drag!

Anyone else find unfortunate advertising combinations?
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I don't get them any more, but I kind of miss the regular emails I used to be sent to *ahem* make a part of the male anatomy much bigger. I'm not male, and have never identified as such. Then there was that Nigerian prince . . . . . .
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Women's magazines make me smile. They have a feature article on dieting and on the very next page, how to make the perfect spread with fatty foods and chocolate cake.
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Re: Unintended Humor...

Advertising is a racket, just like so many other businesses.

There used to be a very popular ad for a bar of soap that made the perfect example.

The ad said " ***** Soap helps skin stay healthy looking." I loved to break down ads so...

***** Soap helps(doesn't MAKE skin healthy only helps) skin stay (implies skin is already healthy since it says STAY) healthy looking (not healthy, but only healthy LOOKING)
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I hate adverts offering miracle pills that claim to make you look and feel ten years younger.
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I hate adverts offering miracle pills that claim to make you look and feel ten years younger.

How dare you! Those pills work for me...
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I hate adverts offering miracle pills that claim to make you look and feel ten years younger.

I got some of those pills and I think I took them upside down!!
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I got some of those pills and I think I took them upside down!!

Good one sno! Lol
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My favorite bogus ads of all time usually appear in magazines about super expensive fast cars, guns or field sports. I see these rags in doctors' offices from time to time. Now, you would think the guys who actually subscribe to them would be real manly men, but there on the inside cover you'll find a full page ad which invariably begins by saying women don't really care, but if you take these miracle pills, Francis the Talking Mule and Mister Ed will have nothing on you.
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I still get viagra and organ enlargement options. A lot of bitcoin junk at the moment. Ron recently posted about the Trump Bear on FB, which I shared on my timeline as well - https://www.facebook.com/allison.rosenlund Not sure if I should laugh or cry.
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Re: Unintended Humor...

"Why does it seem like every week I get 3-4 notices in the mail suggesting that my hearing is gone?" was the question I posed one day when the mail arrived.
"Ask one of your cuckoo friends?" my wife says.
Could have been... one of them goofs was here when I was painting and deep in thought. I looked up when he said, "Did you hear me?" to which I said, "What?".
Since then I get ads implying that I have a hearing issue... I don't... Really, I don't.
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Re: Unintended Humor...

We can spot the hearing aid ads because they arrive without a clear return address and often with fake 'hand written' addresses. We also watch for the cheap bulk mailer postage stamps.

Now how about the invitations to a 'free' luncheon at which a very hard line, serious attempt will be made to sell us either a time-share vacation apartment somewhere, financial management services or rooms in a retirement place.

Then too there are the cruises... see the source of the Nile !

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Women's magazines make me smile. They have a feature article on dieting and on the very next page, how to make the perfect spread with fatty foods and chocolate cake.

That's only half wrong though. The fat isn't going to make you fat, contrary to popular belief. The carbs and sugars are going to make you fat, due to insulin resistance. Those are the real enemies. Unfortunately at least in the USA we've been brainwashed for decades about fats and cholesterol being bad for you, but the "science" on that back in the day, was wrong.

The chocolate itself would not be harmful, although "serious" dark chocolate (65% cacao or more) contains a lot of caffeine, which can be harmful in some ways. For instance, it whips up one's adrenal glands, and I find the acidity of coffee contributes to irritable bowel syndrome. I can't drink coffee on an empty stomach, such as in the morning when I wake up. By late afternoon I'm fine though, after I've eaten a number of things.

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