Totally in alw’s first draft
Thought I’d share some pure gold I found in my advertising campaign strategy textbook:
"When Vicks first introduced its cough drops on the German market, they were chagrined to learn that the German pronunciation of ‘v’ is ‘f,’ which in German is the guttural equivalent of ‘sexual penetration.’
”[…] When Pepsi started marketing its products in China a few years back, they translated their slogan, ‘Pepsi Brings You Back to Life” pretty literally. The slogan in Chinese really meant, ‘Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave.’
"When Coca-Cola first shipped to China, they named the product something that when pronounced sounded like ‘Coca-Cola.’ The only problem was that the characters used meant, ‘Bite the wax tadpole.’"
tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here. now THIS was the essence of the 90s
YOU’LL CALL NOW
oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went
I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.
OH MY GOD THIS DAMN COMMERCIAL
I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it
i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like
i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.
Oh my God I had forgotten about this commercial!!
I CAN STILL QUOTE THIS FUCKING COMMERICAL.
I STILL HATE THIS COMMERCIAL. IT WAS ON EVERY CHANNEL. EVERY SHOW. ALL THE TIME.
OH MY GOSH I REMEMBER THIS THING OH MY GOSH FLASHBACK FLASHBACK
is erik being a vegetarian a popular opinion or is it just me??
I’ve never thought of it before, but I actually like the idea! Though I always considered Erik being rather indifferent to food in general. He’d be a spectacular cook, because he’s spectacular at just about everything he tries, but he’d only cook for Christine. When it comes to his own meals, I imagine he’d only eat when necessary, a habit that’s only exacerbated by the fact that he’s all over the place mentally and constantly throws himself into composing marathons, unconsciously neglecting niceties like, um, food.
The idea of Erik being a vegetarian strikes me as particularly funny because I picture him waving off a piece of chicken with a dismissive, “No. no. I do not eat meat. It is murder.”
And Christine just looking at him like, “You were the professional Torture Chamber Designer in Persia, you walking Halloween display.”
Raoul Week QOTD (from “The New Marguerite”):
In which Gaston Leroux describes the adorable, precious bb, Raoul de Chagny.
(I encourage you to gaze at the utterly Raoul-y picture of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as you read this.)
« La timidité de ce marin, je serais presque tenté de dire, son innocence, était remarquable. Il semblait être sorti la veille de la main des femmes. De fait, choyé par ses deux sœurs et par sa vieille tante, il avait gardé de cette éducation purement féminine des manières presque candides, empreintes d’un charme que rien, jusqu’alors, n’avait pu ternir. À cette époque, il avait un peu plus de vingt et un ans et en paraissait dix-huit. Il avait une petite moustache blonde, de beaux yeux bleus et un teint de fille. »
“The sailor’s shyness, I would almost be tempted to say his innocence, was remarkable. He seemed to have only recently left the care of women. Indeed, pampered as he was by his two sisters and by his old aunt, he had retained from that purely female education manners that were almost naive, imprinted with a charm that nothing hitherto had been able to tarnish. At that time, he was a little older than twenty-one years and he looked eighteen. He had a petite blonde mustache, lovely blue eyes, and a girlish complexion.”
PERFECT Raoul, oh my goodness!
So I might start making armor, Loki’s scepter, and other cosplay stuff to sell. I’m probably going to sell the shoulder plate and scepter in these photos. The armor is craft foam, the scepter is paper mâché, cardboard and craft foam. It lights up too.
I’m just really in need of a way to make some money right now.
This is exceptional! Wow!