Ads are a big business. I’m sure you bloggers out there know since you may have a few on your sidebar.
No judgment. I’m all for selling out. I’d do it myself if anybody wanted me.
Anyhow, its come to my attention lately that many advertising slogans and tag lines totally activate my gag reflux. Don’t fret. I was never bulimic so its not like this triggered a relapse.
So let’s review some of these messed up slogans and I’ll weigh in on them:
Slogan: Mmmm Mmmm Good!
Eden’s Weigh in: This sounds more like a grunting noise Cookie Monster would make if Mrs. Feilds were ever to come on Sesame Street. I’m not sure if this or “nom nom” is more annoying.
Actually, “nom nom” is hands down more annoying.
Company: Carlsberg Beer
Slogan: Probably the best beer in the world
Eden’s Weigh In: Wait a second, Carlsberg advertising executives, are you telling me YOU aren’t convinced?!
PS, you obviously never tried Stella Artois.
Company: K Mart
Slogan: “There’s smart, and there’s K Mart ‘smart’ “
Eden’s Weigh In: Really? “K Mart smart” just sounds “stupid”. I can just imagine some teacher having a conference with one of her student’s parents saying,
“I’m sorry. Tim is a very sweet boy. But I’m afraid to inform you that although he’s smart, but he’s not “Kmart” smart. I don’t think he’ll pass 3rd grade this year….”
I think if anything, I’d be stupid to buy anything from someone calling themselves “K Mart smart”.
Slogan: Style is an option. Clean is not.
Eden’s Weigh In: Raise your hand if this confuses you? (I can’t see you but I’m assuming if I could, you’d be raising some hands). By saying, “clean is not,” isn’t it saying, “clean is not an option” ? This means that the clothes (and maybe the people) should be dirty! Tide should replace the word “clean” with “dirty.” Then dirty would not be an option and the clothes would need to be cleaned. Oh fuck it. This is too confusing already. Lets just switch to Gain.
Slogan: Raid: It kills bugs dead.
How else are the bugs going to be if they’re killed? Cause I sure don’t want them to just be in a coma.
Any dumb slogans you want to add (pun kind of intended)? Which slogans do you actually like?
And today I give you another easy, microwaveable creation. Feel free to use anything you like in the frittata.
- 1/2 tsp butter (you can use spray, but I actually like that butter taste with my eggs
- small handful for chopped smoke ham (
- 1 green onion chopped
- about 1/4 of an avocado (plus more for the sandwich)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Any thing else you’d like to add (mushrooms, peppers, spinach, cheese, BACON!).
Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for about 15 seconds or until melted. Add ham and onion. Cover and cook on high for 1 minute. Stir in eggs, salt and pepper.
Cover with a plate or saran wrap and cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 3 minutes or until completely set. Slice into “sandwich friendly” strips and add any of your favorite sandwich staples.