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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Repulsive tv advertising tag lines

yeah, i confess, i've been watching more television than is probably good for my mental and emotional health...

here's some of the tag lines guaranteed to make me retch...

"Fill up on more drama"
- promo for "Bridezillas," a reality show on We TV

"You're gonna look real fly"
- faux rap music ad for Fruit of the Loom

"I chose to get my daughter vaccinated against cervical cancer"
- ad for the drug Gardasil, manufactured by Merck, masquerading as a public service announcement

"Your purchase can help save wildlife caught in oil spills"
- an ad for Dawn, a dishwashing detergent advertised as being particularly effective against grease

"Disney will plant a tree in your honor"
- a Disney ad whose subject I've evidently chosen to forget

"I'm packing my own lunch today for less than $3 thanks to Walmart"
- ad for Walmart touting how much you can save by making your own lunch with ingredients purchased there (as opposed to going out for lunch, presumably for fast food)

"We're out to buy $200M in gold by the end of summer"
- ad for

"To live large you have to see it large"
- ad for something I definitely chose to forget


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