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Postby Omphalos » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:12 pm

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Something is about to happen, Hal. Something wonderful!

-James C. Harwood, Science Fiction Writer, Straight (March 5, 1956 - May 25, 2010)



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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:37 pm

That's great!
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Postby Rakis » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:45 pm

My favorites were Soylent Green and Baby food... :)

Must be the cannibal in me... :shock:
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:29 pm

I'm choking from "The Road" Portable Meal Systems Baby Food, as I'm sure you knew I would (only 40 pages left to go) :)

I like the Tyrell and Pulse Rifle adds the best. The Fahrenheit 451 advert is also quite clever. :)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:26 am

Did you ever hear that urban legend about when Gerber tried to market its products in central Africa? In the 50's or 60's or so when they did it most of the population was presumed to be illiterate, so manufacturers generally put a picture of whatever was in the can on the label. Gerber had pictures of babies on the labels, and supposedly people really thought that diced infants were in the bottles.
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Postby Nekhrun » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:12 am

Omphalos wrote:Did you ever hear that urban legend about when Gerber tried to market its products in central Africa? In the 50's or 60's or so when they did it most of the population was presumed to be illiterate, so manufacturers generally put a picture of whatever was in the can on the label. Gerber had pictures of babies on the labels, and supposedly people really thought that diced infants were in the bottles.


http://www.snopes.com/business/market/babyfood.asp
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:34 am

Omphalos
No, I've never heard that particular urban legend. It sounds more unbelievable than most.

Nekhrun
Wow, that fella really spent some time thinking about that urban legend. Maybe a bit too much time :)
I do like his point about learned experience. My favorite quote is:

"...and that fried chicken is not something one purchases in a can"
:lol: :lol:
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Postby Nekhrun » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:44 am

GamePlayer wrote:
"...and that fried chicken is not something one purchases in a can"

...yet.
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:18 pm

:roll:

I swear, you people are just SO behind the times.

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Yakitori in a can! :lol:

(I've tried a different brand. It's not bad. But then again, what was it Cervantes wrote about hunger....)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:37 pm

Sheesh, why must Japan be ahead in every conceivable way? :lol:
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:04 pm

Canned bread is not what I'd call "ahead", not in any way, inconceivable or otherwise :)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:10 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Canned bread is not what I'd call "ahead", not in any way, inconceivable or otherwise :)


Dude - canned Fried Chicken not bread! :lol: I'm not sure if that's actually ahead either...
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:04 pm

You're not sure that's ahead? I'm still not sure its meat.
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:43 am

And what wood
one meat
in the road...
a head?!

High up
upon the mountain
pines
my broken heart.

Bred for canning
chook chook chook
unbreaded.
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