The fabric of life

There was an old commercial on the television that spoke of the “fabric of life”….probably a commercial about cotton…or it could have been tinker toys for all I know.  In any event it had this soft semi-romantic music …and that is all that I remember about it. When I saw the prompt for the day, that commercial came to mind. BUT, I really, really do not remember what it was trying to sell.

It makes me wonder why companies spend so much money on advertisements that no one remembers? How is that supposed to make you buy the product?

There’s a commercial on the tube lately that annoys the Hell out of me.  The lady talking never enunciates…so you have no clue what she is saying.  It sounds like “more something Parole”……….now, I don’t know about you but I don’t want to buy or use anything that is on parole.  What if its first action is to grab a knife and hold you up?  or what if it steals the annoying television?

I wrote an email to the company……….and said if they wanted me to buy their product they should darned well get a spokesperson who could speak…or change the stupid tag line.

They never responded.

If we have to have commercials, why can’t we have honest ones? I’d buy a product if they’d just tell the truth about them….good and bad.

Like that parole commercial…why can’t the dumb girl just say, “these are overpriced but have pretty designs on them to match some kitchen decor”…or “these are two ply but each ply is actually 1/2 of what one ply tissues are, so they’re actually equal and won’t pick up any more liquid than any other towel”….or “these don’t actually do anything special but we need braces for Johnny so please buy them”.

I’d buy those. I know how much braces cost.


10 thoughts on “The fabric of life

  1. You would have loved my old series where I ripped on classic old commercials that were actually pretty dumb. Remember when prescription drug companies weren’t allowed to say what their products actually did on the air? Rogaine used to try and tell people its product would stop your balding by showing men in a swimming pool. Imagine if Viagra had been around in the 80’s…

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  2. I actually liked the Trojan commercials…the guy riding a horse down a beach..spots a lady walking along and then the sunset fades in……..didn’t have a clue what trojans were for.

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  3. It was from the cotton industry…or cotton growers, pickers, eaters, or whatever. That, too, was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw today’s prompt. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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    1. oh go for it! You always come up with the ‘good stuff”.

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      1. I went political this morning.

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  4. have you seen this cocacola ad before? I came to know about this commercial about a month back in one of my classes.

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    1. I think I have seen every co-cola ad since 1962…lol


      1. Saumya Agrawal March 4, 2018 — 9:13 pm

        Hehehe that’s great…

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  5. Crazy People (1990) – IMDb
    IMDb › title
    Comedy · A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually …. His latest idea is honesty, e.g. “Volvos, Yes they are boxy, but they’re safe”.

    We’re also remembering that commercial. But this movie is hilarious and honest commercials written by the patients is the key.

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    1. I LOVED that movie! I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard in my life as when I saw it.


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