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  1. dneecey

    dneecey I am who I am.

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    So the other day my daughter asked me if I could buy her some of that cereal that the rabbit is always trying to take from the kids. Definite no-brainer. She obviously meant Trix. How did I know? Because I've been watching and listening to that commercial since I was her age. =X I went out and got it for her and the second she sat in front of that bowl I heard her say, "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids." I thought it was cute and funny. A little scary, but more or less adorable.

    Sooooo, here is what we're to do... Lets not go all serious and talk about the true brainwashing capabilities of propaganda in our media and blah blah blah. This is not a serious thread.

    Lets instead just have some light hearted fun and post some of the things that have made it from our generation to the next through silly catch phrases and "good" marketing. Post a video if you can find one. Post something you remember dying to have when you were a kid because the commercial was just that awesome. Post a picture. Or if all else fails just tell a story about something you remember wanting as a child because you saw it advertised somewhere. And did you get it?

    Here are a few favorites... With the Trix being the first:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voqXWu432q4&feature=related"]YouTube - Trix Cereal Ad from 1991 - Introducing New Fruit Shapes[/ame]

    Super Mario Bro's (the song everyone knows):
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiAxiGZKpGQ"]YouTube - The Super Mario Song[/ame]

    And what I wanted =X I couldn't find the right commercial, but I was dying for a super soaker. =X :
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYFma2IDwak"]YouTube - Super Soaker Ad From 1991[/ame]
     
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    Uhm, I'm not sure what this thread is asking.

    So, brainwashing is a subconscious process of which we are unaware...

    Yet the title asks me to make a statement concerning my levels of brainwashing...

    Uhm...

    Have a think about it.
     
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    gonna make a list now, get vids later..

    poggles
    polly pocket
    micromachines
    trix
    lucky charms (theyre magically delicious)
    Litebrite
    My little pony
    Rainbow brite

    that is all for now...vids will come soon
     
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    Actually Melkor, this thread is one in which you do not have to have a think about it... that is unless you're thinking about what silly commercial really got you going when you were a kid. In that case, think away. *le sigh*
     
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    dneecey

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    I wanted these so bad and only because the guy talked so fast. =X
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2egGfd5j_k"]YouTube - 80s Micro Machines Commerical[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJxyY7jsvBE&NR=1"]YouTube - Butterfinger (1991)[/ame]
     
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    I think every kid wanted this:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHfmd5P0s0"]YouTube - Teddy Ruxpin 1985 TV Commercial[/ame]
     
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    lets not for get my buddy and kid sister...GOD I wanted one so bad! The song was really catchy too!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j2xEwEHbrE&feature=related"]YouTube - My Buddy & Kid Sister Commercial[/ame]
     
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    Except for those who have no idea what any of these products are.
     
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    We were actually discussing this in psych class a week ago.

    This is just great.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOM4AMV050A"]YouTube - UbyKotex: So Obnoxious[/ame]
     
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    If this thread does not require thought, I feel it is rather useless, and must decline to attend.
     
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    :m170: Oh Melky... things can just be about fun sometimes. :m096:
     
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    MindYourHead Courage doesn't always roar.

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    Those jingles get ingrained in your head.
    I still know the McDonalds Big Mac jingle from the early 70's.
    TV show theme songs are just as bad.

    Litebrite. Wow. That was one I had as a little kid in the 60's.

    How about Hot Wheel cars.
    Etch-A-Sketch
    Trix and Lucky Charms were both mentioned, I think Kellogg's Frosted Flakes would be on Par.
    "They're Grrrrrrrreat!"
    Seen ads for the game Operation recently.
    The game Monopoly is also one that has spanned many generations.
     
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    Flinstones Vitamins. WTF? such an arbitrary idea but impervious to time, it seems.

    Media:

    The theme to Cheers is buried in my reptile brain.

    Idioms:

    "Absolutely!" Instead of the so pase "yes."
     
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    Funny, not that long ago a coworker and myself were talking about those, (how it came up, I don't know) and wondered what relevance the Flintstones would have to kids these days.
    Do they only associate them with the vitamins?
    Or is the show still widely aired?
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV7cx4cQOuU"]YouTube - Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots Commercial[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyfvj5rkteE&feature=related"]YouTube - Connect Four Awesome 80s[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8iOvPOAerQ&p=8F646E0E0F29EE83&index=12&playnext=2"]YouTube - Guess Who Commercial[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgmJ9epdJ2g"]YouTube - moon shoes commercial[/ame]
    God, those things were so dangerous. I twisted my ankle many many times on them.
     
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    Aw, but I really want to! I had an entire spiel about it too, until I realized you said that's not what you want to discuss here.

    Oh well, I can deal with disappointment. For some reason, I remember these commercials...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVzqfq4nVFQ"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVzqfq4nVFQ[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlnCttr5kEM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlnCttr5kEM[/ame]

    NERF OR NOTHIN'!


    Oh geez... Nostalgia
     
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    Haha I remember all of these soo well! The only thing I ever owned was connect four though. I always wanted moonshoes but my mom wouldn't buy them because she said I could only use them outside and not in the house (and yes I would have used them in the house so she was smart :D).
     
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