What a relief! The free public restrooms operated by the Charmin toilet paper company in Times Square during the holidays are being rolled out for another year.
It's the third straight year for the 20 deluxe stalls.
The plush potties feature flat-screen televisions, attendants dressed in tuxedos and plenty of Charmin.
The loos are so luxurious that Charmin promises Times Square tourists will feel like kings sitting on their thrones before making their royal flushes.
I saw this cute little puff piece, and I got to thinking. I would not use Charmin if my life depended on it. My distaste goes back to the years of "Mr. Whipple", and his ubiquitous, "please Don't Squeeze the Charmin". Since then I have made it my business never to purchase that product, even if they were practically giving it away on sale.
I feel the same way about "Wisk", and that goes back to "Ring Around the Collar" an ad which was aired a long time ago.
Have you ever had a negative reaction to an ad, and subsequently boycotted the product?
Yikes. Get that thing away from me! Look, it's drooling.
Mon 24 Nov, 2008 10:24 am
I CANNOT ******* STAND advertising campaigns that take liberties with English. I resent the idea of marketing execs copyrighting ingratiating non-words like "melty" (Taco Bell), and "drinkability" (Budweiser).
Melty. You mean your tacos have motherfucking CHEESE on them? All cheese melts, assholes. And so all tacos are melty. There's no differentiation there for you to capitalize on. Sorry.
Drinkability? Well, Budweiser is a LIQUID, so that certainly helps. Then there's the fact that it's essentially water, compared to, say, Guinness or Harp or any worthy beer. It has a "smooth finish" you say? Surely every bloated, Big Ten fratboy smashing his tenth can of Bud against his forehead before the big game agrees. I'm sure he's particularly fond of your "beechwood aging" technique.
I would appreciate a little more honesty from both organizations. And I think they could cooperate in their efforts. I see an ad where a group of balding, fat, sunburned dudes in Hawaiian shirts are tailgating before a Jimmy Buffet concert, killing a case of Bud. After the show they swerve into the Taco Bell parking lot and belligerently order some Gorditas to sate their drunk munchies.
The Wendy's ads with the people in red wigs. One has a bunch of people running and jumping into a hole, but one red-wig leads others to safety while shouting "sizzle"!
Aside from the fact that wanting Wendy's apparently makes one look like a clown one kid's party away from taking a rifle up on a tower, I want my hamburger to leave its sizzle on the grill and not cause the ER doc to debride my scalded mouth and throat.