LOL: Gillette's #WokeMarketing About Toxic Masculinity Went So Well That They're Completely Flipping The Script And Now Making Ads About... Male Firefighters

Oh, so sometimes Toxic Masculinity saves lives and builds civilizations and stuff, too?

I did not know that.

I guess Gillette realized that after writing down $8 billion on their brand value.

PS, you're dead to me and no number of ads about firefighters or soldiers will resurrect you.

Razor brand Gillette says it is "shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes" after an ad delving into "toxic masculinity" caused a customer backlash.

The new ad, which launched last week, stars Australian firefighter and personal trainer Ben Ziekenheiner. "I've been a firefighter for 19 years," Mr Ziekenheiner says in the ad.

"People sometimes ask if it's scary. It can be, but like anyone who has a job to do, you prepare -- not just in terms of your equipment but also mentally and physically."

Now get this:

The ad spruiks the brand's SkinGuard range, highlighting the issue of sensitive skin for men who shave every day -- including firefighters, who are required to be clean-shaven as it enables a proper seal for their breathing mask.

"We have a very clear strategy when it comes to how we authentically connect with our consumers," said Manu Airan, associate brand director for Gillette Australia and New Zealand.

Authentic.

Authentic.

Now where do I remember seeing that word, in the contest of Gillette's brand management?

Oh yes. In an interview with Gillette's woke marketing guru, three months ago.

It was just three months ago that Gillette's #Woke #Feminist brand managers were babbling about Social Justice being the brand's "authentic" corporate voice.

Tell us more about the thinking behind the Gillette ad. What was really the impetus behind it?

I think there are a couple of things. Certainly, we encourage all of our brands to find their authentic voice in how they want to communicate with consumers and stakeholders.

"Stakeholder" is a political term, not a business term. It does not mean shareholder. It's a political term of art, a euphemism, for special interest pressure groups.

When Hillary Clinton talks about "conferencing" with "stakeholders," she means Planned Parenthood.

Note: Commenters in the business of business tell me I'm wrong, and that "stakeholders" has been incorporated into CorporateSpeak for at least 15 years.

So while it can be motivated by current events and current conversations that are happening, it still has to be what's right for the business, for the brands, and for the consumers they serve. Otherwise it's unsustainable, or even worse, it shows up as artificial.

You don't say, Corporate NPC.

The Corporate NPC redefines the completely-political euphemism "stakeholder" to mean the Gillette Razor Community, whatever that could possibly mean.

The reality is today, stakeholders of all kinds, whether it's consumers, investors, or employees, they expect more from brands than just selling products. They want to know what they believe in. They want to know their values.

But do they? Or did you just want to try a new branding strategy to jumpstart your dying brand?

They want to know the people behind them and the actions they're taking on important issues. And that was the impetus for Gillette.

So it had been the case that attacking traditional masculinity while celebrating a very non-traditional form of femininity -- namely, rebranding morbid obesity as healthy and confident at any size -- was Gillette's "authentic" corporate voice.




And now firefighters and traditional ideas about masculinity are its "authentic" voice, suddenly?

Here's a thought I just had: Maybe neither of these poses were "authentic corporate voices."

Maybe corporations that sell you widgets don't have voices of any kind, and certainly not "authentic" ones.

I guess having to take an $8 billion writedown on your brand's value can spur you to reevaluate what your "authentic" corporate voice really is, huh?

Will Gillette return to featuring more fit women in its womens shaving product adverts, I wonder? Will Gillette soon discover that cute women with good calves were its "authentic" corporate voice all along?

By the way -- Gillette showed its actual authentic corporate voice when it announced that declining sales were "an opportunity" for them.

Mr Airan said while shaving frequency had been reducing, "for us it's an opportunity". "Despite shaving frequency decreasing our sales have increased (thanks to) the innovation we are bringing to consumers' unmet needs," he said.

The authentic corporate voice? F***ing lying about everything."

Your weekly reminder that this group of useless liars and crap-merchants is, as far as the National Review crew and Establishment GOP are concerned, the only people who have full free speech rights in America.

Thus Spruik Zarathustra: I completely bleeped over the sentence "The ad spruiks the brand's SkinGuard range..."

Spruiks?

Spruiks?

Is it a typo or is this a real word?

Well I don't know, but there is a word "spruik."

spruik (third-person singular simple present spruiks, present participle spruiking, simple past and past participle spruiked)

(transitive, Australia) To promote a thing or idea to another person.
Synonyms
(promote something to someone): pimp, pitch, tout, hawk

That article is indeed from an Australian source.


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1 Get woke, go joke.

Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2019 04:18 PM (Q3dyo)

2 Howdy horde

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at August 23, 2019 04:18 PM (cbdQD)

3 On my current shopping list: "Shave Cream (NOT GILLETTE!!!)"

They're dead to me.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:19 PM (O8WFE)

4 "We now stand for NON-toxic masculinity! Be nice, men."

-- Gillette

Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2019 04:19 PM (Q3dyo)

5 Gillette's new "Save the Whales" campaign.

Posted by: Roy at August 23, 2019 04:19 PM (ABjxW)

6 FFS Ace, those of us on the west coast are still eating lunch. A little trigger warning next time with that picture, please!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:19 PM (FiUMj)

7 Man, Trigglypuff's really let herself go.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (ZGrMX)

8 I want to have RBG die horribly in chambers in front of everyone. With lots of histrionics -- choking, gasping, projectile vomiting.

Not mean spirited I just want a deterrent from anyone pulling this shit.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (6/uwW)

9 Sticking with Dollar Shave Club and Barabasol.

Fuck Gillette with a blunt pike

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (bcbK8)

10 More woke torpedoes circling back to destroy USS Gillette.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (cbdQD)

11 I think I may branch out and start eating my dog's poop.

Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (iGEs9)

12 Huh. Guess the tranny leg-shaving market wasn't as large as they'd hoped it would be.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (cB5if)

13 Does their ad also have an Indian chief, and a Policeman, and a Motorcycle Guy too??

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (bCLt0)

14 Prolly not top 10

Posted by: Thanatopsis at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (npWw8)

15 We DO have the power to make this happen with about any mainstream brand that tries this crap.

If it were just me and my wife and (indirectly) Kids didn't have a voice I would be happy to help kill the current cable model and netflix.

Posted by: Keith at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (jdGlx)

16

I hate stakeholders!

Posted by: Count Dracula at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (aKsyK)

17 Yep

Posted by: Thanatopsis at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (npWw8)

18 Looks like hILLRY o O lost her muumuu.

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (v0R5T)

19 Stakeholders is one of those words like synergies that I want to punch someone every time I hear it. But every meaning I'm in with directors or above, the fucking word is used repeatedly.

It's political but it's also a bullshit business word.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (FiUMj)

20 This is as close as conservatives will ever get to a MegaCorp saying sorry.

I boycotted Gillete over it, and I still own a massive amount of Procter and Gamble stock.

They definitely felt the effect.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (zuvmW)

21 13 Does their ad also have an Indian chief, and a Policeman, and a Motorcycle Guy too??

It's fun to shave at the Y-M-C-A!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:21 PM (O8WFE)

22 Too late, Gillette has already shit the bed for half of their customers.

Posted by: Vic at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (mpXpK)

23 One of my sisters is obese. I feel awful wondering what effect this will have on her life expectancy. I love her. I would never ridicule her or make her feel bad about it.
However, the kind of obesity that that woman in the photo has is nothing to celebrate. Gillette is ignorant and irresponsible. We need to encourage responsible behavior, not celebrate irresponsible behavior.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (+lVUW)

24 Feather brand safety blades and Merkur handle.

I spend less than $5 every quarter, after the initial investment.

Oh, and a $5 alum block that, so far, has lasted me almost 2 years.

Posted by: Peter Ian Staker at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (hg3pQ)

25 11 The Dow fell another 600 points
Ace just can't seem to talk about the general economy
Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (iGEs9)

___

Poor Kurt. Imagine being so retarded as to think stocks = the economy. Soros really needs to start paying his trolls better, the quality is like woefully bad.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (FiUMj)

26




Go out there and slay the day



Captain Ahab: Roger that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (XYQRS)

27 Four boycotts I have not broken and don't plan to ever.

Gillette
Dick's Sports
Nike
NFL

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (2DOZq)

28 They want to know what they believe in. They want to know their values.//NO WE DON'T.
STOP IT.
AND GET THE MEN OUT OF THE DRESSING ROOM.

Posted by: PJ at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (qlTN9)

29 Look, all ad campaigns are completely artificial, overly analyzed manipulation gimmicks that inevitably have NOTHING to do with the product. Gillete is selling little strips of metal embedded in plastic. And also some soap in a pressurized can. It has nothing to do with men, maleness, masculinity, or anything else.

What matters is the intent of the corporation paying for the campaign. And their intent is to cave to the SJWs and push the culture toward communist collapse. And to that end. FUCK THEM.

Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (Q3dyo)

30 If I could get a seal with those crappy AEB masks the Navy put in submarines with a beard, I don't see why firemen have to shave.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (xfb67)

31 I will consider Gillette again if they execute every employee associated with "social justice".

Posted by: Chris M at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (eAZVt)

32 Dollar Shave Club for the win.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (/c+/z)

33
I'd love for this to be what we think it is, but the "Get Woke Go Broke Gillette" thing has been debunked. Hang on a sec, I'll go find it...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (13CQC)

34 The Dow fell another 600 points

Starting from well above 26,000. *yawn*

Posted by: Ian S. at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (ZGrMX)

35 Huh. Guess the tranny leg-shaving market wasn't as large as they'd hoped it would be.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (cB5if)


It'll grow back.

Posted by: Dick Balschaef at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (v0R5T)

36 have a Schlitz, Manu.

Posted by: x at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (nFwvY)

37 Regarding the $8 billion write down the CEO says "it's a price worth paying"?

Really?

Why don't you shove your razors up your ass?

Best part? In that part of the consumer product market it's very hard to win share. People are very loyal to their products. Those people are probably never coming back. Even if the product was free.

They were already losing share on price. This just gave people another reason to switch.

Posted by: Marcus White-T at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (VpIIl)

38 Maybe because they're one of the few sponsors for Blue Jays baseball games on TV so I've seen them alot more but those ads have been running here for a relatively long time. (Baseball season start?) Not that that justifies Gillette.

OT: I don't know how it works and if it's the Jays or how our version of the FCC controls buying advertising but the Jays advertising only has about eight advertisers and the same ads are shown over and over and over throughout a baseball game. My mom and me watched the homerun derby on Fox just to see more ads than the same ones we've seen literally thousands of times.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (Dh1wo)

39 I got ALL of my anal beads stuck. ace still won't talk about anal bead safety.

Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (hg3pQ)

40 Never going back to them after what they did. Never.

Posted by: Archer at August 23, 2019 04:24 PM (gmo/4)

41 23 One of my sisters is obese.

Same. She's the only overweight person in my family. We all worry about her, but she just has no inclination to do anything about it. When she was younger she played racquetball, swam, went to the gym, biked...just like the rest of us.

She let herself go after a really bad breakup and just never recovered from it as far as her weight.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:24 PM (O8WFE)

42 29 Look, all ad campaigns are completely artificial, overly analyzed manipulation gimmicks that inevitably have NOTHING to do with the product. Gillete is selling little strips of metal embedded in plastic. And also some soap in a pressurized can. It has nothing to do with men, maleness, masculinity, or anything else.

What matters is the intent of the corporation paying for the campaign. And their intent is to cave to the SJWs and push the culture toward communist collapse. And to that end. FUCK THEM.
Posted by: zombie at August 23, 2019 04:23 PM (Q3dyo)

Yeah but would it kill them to put some more hot chicks in there?

If it helps, they can have fake tits.

But, yeah no commies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 23, 2019 04:24 PM (bcbK8)

43 The Left want the stock market to crash. The ends justify the means.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:24 PM (2DOZq)

44 PS, you're dead to me and no number of ads about firefighters or soldiers will resurrect you.

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Yes, the fact that they could do that to begin with is indicative of who and what they are and it ain't nowhere near normal.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (+y/Ru)

45 I could make like 5 girl suits from that.

Posted by: Jame Gumb at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (ZLI7S)

46 >Gillette's new "Save the Whales" campaign.
>Posted by: Roy at August 23, 2019 04:19 PM (ABjxW)

Ooooo... you were so close with that one.

Should have been "Shave the Whales" campaign.

Posted by: makatta at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (Y7Qzg)

47 Some fool loses 8 billion in other peoples money, in order to preen, and says it is worth it??? Yeah, only a Supreme Court Justice could match that kind of hubris.....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (bCLt0)

48 27 Four boycotts I have not broken and don't plan to ever.

Gillette
Dick's Sports
Nike
NFL


I still haven't bought Heintz ketchup since Kerry ran!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (O8WFE)

49 I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning. It smells like victory. One day this war's gonna end.

Posted by: Drc at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (llGBY)

50 I wonder if Ruth Bader-Ginsburg uses Gillette to shave her mustache?

Posted by: Marcus White-T at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (VpIIl)

51 *ahem*

$12 billion

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (amw5z)

52 fuck gillette. to little, way too late. never purchase their overpriced shit again. ever. the bitch should have been shamed, then fired. fuck'em. i'll buy bic from now on. just as good, and no social bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (KP5rU)

53 Social justice is a white female fatty construct.

That is all.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (6/uwW)

54 Take it in the stock options you corporatist skinflute-playing douchenozzle slurpers.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (RD7QR)

55 I have no idea what that girl is so happy about.

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (v0R5T)

56 Regarding the $8 billion write down the CEO says "it's a price worth paying"?

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Easy come, easy go.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (+y/Ru)

57 Thar she blows!

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (aS1PU)

58 12 Huh. Guess the tranny leg-shaving market wasn't as large as they'd hoped it would be.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (cB5if)

You do know that ad went the other way.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (sm6Pk)

59 As the Mad Men knew long ago, you sell the sizzle, not the steak.

For some reason Gillette thought soyboys and big bottomed girls were the sizzle.

Fo' shizzle! Nope.

Posted by: Boots at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (oGBso)

60 They want to know the people behind them and the actions they're taking
on important issues. And that was the impetus for Gillette.


Yup, I can't tell you how many times over my 45 years of shaving I looked in the mirror and wondered "how do fathers treat their tranny kids when shaving, and why am I, a white male, such a steaming pile of excrement?

Posted by: pep at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (T6t7i)

61 It's so funny how talking heads try and make everything about trade with China. They buy so little from us, and the level of tariifs is like a rounding error.

So $300 billion in Chinese imports means a $30 billion in possible taxes for consumers(10%)?

Trump's tax cut was $1.8 trillion.

The idea this flattens our economy is bullshit.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (zuvmW)

62 40 Never going back to them after what they did. Never.
Posted by: Archer at August 23, 2019 04:24 PM (gmo/4)


I now use Bic razors, and Burma Shave cream... everything is great, and cheaper, incidentally.....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (bCLt0)

63 Gillette has an authentic voice, it would be that voice that says make razors at a profit. Meeting the needs of its customers at a fair price. When they lost that voice they lost their way in business.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (0OmEj)

64 Screw shaving. I'm growing the beard out.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (N39Ws)

65 Imagine marketing razors to shirtless fat men or men over 12% body fat.
The double standard is ridiculous. It like they want women to be obese landwhales.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (QwmrN)

66 i'll buy bic from now on. just as good, and no social bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo


They all want to do this, but hopefully, Gillette will be an object lesson in STFU.

Posted by: pep at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (T6t7i)

67 Ya Boi Zack says that it's not "Get Woke, Go Broke", he thinks it's "Going Broke, Get Woke." Gillette and these other companies see their numbers going down, and foolishly try to rebrand themselves as a woke company to get the loyalty of SJWs, whom they think are the future.

Posted by: josephistan at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (Izzlo)

68 Because it doesn't matter where you're from.
It's being able to stick a finger in the eye of Americans who voted for Donald Trump.

Posted by: Modello Pisswater Co. at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (koNhm)

69 You know, Gillette could learn something from Schick. Schick's commercial of the three gorgeous bikini models standing by the pool, with topaiary plants in front of their, uh, fronts. that they start trimming with razors , the best shape of a heart being done with a schick, is hilarious, non offensive, and makes you think, hmmm, if I"m going to be shaving there, let's have it look neat.

I want to look like a bikini model when I use a razor, not some grossly fat, mismatched bikini blob flopping around in the ocean. Why would I want a razor that promotes that as the result of using their product?

Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (6rjhq)

70 Here's the message I sent to Gillette at their website. I categorized it as a "testimonial" since "sarcastic screed" wasn't an option:

Dear Gillette,

I guess this is kind of a testimonial so I have categorized it as such. I just wanted to let you know that this week I will finally exhaust my existing stockpile of Gillette shaving products. This is a milestone for me because it represents the first time in literally decades that I will not be replenishing those items with new Gillette products.

Until your idiotic "Toxic Masculinity" ad I was perfectly satisfied with Gillette's products and had no motivation to give even a second thought to changing. I was a customer on autopilot who would almost certainly have continued my existing purchasing habits forever, had you permitted me to do so.

Then someone in your fine organization decided that it would be a very clever thing to use advertising money to insult and lecture people like me in your customer base. You literally spent marketing money to gratuitously offend me and drive me to one of your competitors when not spending that money would have kept me with you for life! I'm still trying to figure out exactly where the profit in this strategy lies, but I guess you guys are a lot smarter than I am and you must know your stuff.

In any event, I just wanted to say good luck with the new marketing direction, and goodbye for good. I will never buy another Gillette product, ever.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (amw5z)

71 Social justice is a white female fatty construct.

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Zombie's signature link is all social justicey, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (+y/Ru)

72 I just bought 100 Feather blades for like $22. Probably last me 2 years.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (xfb67)

73 Do the razors work well and last? Does the soup taste good? Does the laundry soap get my clothes clean? Are the cookies tasty? That's all I need to know.

I don't give a fuck what your corporate message is or what your marketing dept thinks about any issue.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (kTF2Z)

74 55 I have no idea what that girl is so happy about.

Baconator sale at Wendy's.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (O8WFE)

75 Best part? In that part of the consumer product market it's very hard to win share. People are very loyal to their products. Those people are probably never coming back. Even if the product was free.

They were already losing share on price. This just gave people another reason to switch.
Posted by: Marcus White-T


You know what helped?

$28.00 for 5 blades.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (/c+/z)

76 Not sure if Gillette is part of it but several corps have annonced that shareholder value is no longer their #1 concern. GM is one of them. In other words, Get Woke Go Broke is perfectly fine, since Social Justice is now more important than evil profits.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (FiUMj)

77 > People are very loyal to their products.

Yep. That's why all the personal care and cleaning products outfits give away samples in those free goodie bags they hand out to college freshman.

John and Janie Freshman have probably never bought a lot of that stuff on their own before, leaving it up to Mom. If they get a free Cutthroat razor, and a free box of NoScum detergent, and those things work okay, there's a very good chance they'll keep buying those brands for the rest of their life. While I don't know this, I would not be surprised to learn that they actually PAY the colleges to put their products in the goodie bags.

Unless, of course, the razor company actively insults them, or something totally idiotic like that. But of course, no sane company would do such a thing.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (cB5if)

78 I still haven't bought Heintz ketchup since Kerry ran!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:25 PM (O8WFE)
----------------------------

Hunts for the win. They have a wonderful all sugar (no corn syrup) ketchup. Once you find a new product that's better than the old one AND doesn't insult you along the way, why go back?

Posted by: Boots at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (oGBso)

79 You lost $8 billion on purpose and you still have jobs?!

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (jOEDM)

80 no one liked
our woke ad blitz
and now our biz
has turned to shits

Posted by: Burma Gillette at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (nFwvY)

81 I now use Bic razors, and Burma Shave cream... everything is great, and cheaper, incidentally.....
Posted by: kraken

________

Places like Costco sell Kirkland refills that replace the Gillete ones (the replacements are where they make their money) Cheaper also.

I also switched from Gillete shaving gel to Edge, I like Edge way better.

Honestly, the boycott has made life better for me.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (zuvmW)

82 Imagine marketing razors to shirtless fat men or men over 12% body fat.
The double standard is ridiculous. It like they want women to be obese landwhales.
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (QwmrN)

Zis vun, he knows vat is up. Ve haff been marginalized for far too lonk.

Posted by: Speedo-wearing 280 pound German at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (hpTWt)

83 Free the bid.

Parasites feeding off of corporate idiocy

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (41GhT)

84 55 I have no idea what that girl is so happy about.
Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:26 PM (v0R5T)

Japanese whaling fleet is in winter quarters.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (RD7QR)

85 64 Screw shaving. I'm growing the beard out.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 23, 2019 04:27 PM (N39Ws)

I'm braiding cornrows in my ball hair as we type.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (QwmrN)

86 spruik!

Excuse me.

Posted by: IronDave at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (0mskG)

87 We never said that.

Posted by: The Authentic Voice of Gillette at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (YOhRS)

88 19 Stakeholders is one of those words like synergies that I want to punch someone every time I hear it. But every meaning I'm in with directors or above, the fucking word is used repeatedly.

It's political but it's also a bullshit business word.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview


PARADIGM. *Ducks and runs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (+lVUW)

89 'Stakeholder' has become quite the buzzword, used even by non-profits.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (labbd)

90 11 The Dow fell another 600 points
Ace just can't seem to talk about the general economy
Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (iGEs9)

And in two weeks it will up 800. Haven't we been through this before?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (H8QX8)

91 Here's another favorite word "integrity" from the small foot cartoon. Which had a few laughs and far to much crap including a stay woke line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_HikQCMCU

Posted by: DaveA at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (FhXTo)

92 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (amw5z)

That was really well-done. I'll have to keep that as sort-of a template.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (O8WFE)

93 Free the bid is a girl power BS PR thing to force corporations to so insane liberal ads under guise of charity

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (41GhT)

94 Are we going to get an etymology on the word "spruik"?

Man my CFO gets on my case when I book over $1k to bad debt/uncollectable allowance, even though we have a reserve booked. I wouldn't want to be the accountant who had to journalize a 10 figure writedown.

Book this one to "6812 - Shitty Woke Marketing Backlash"

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (oZ6kz)

95 I went to a work lecture on diversity, aka Woke Church. The guest presenter shared with us all the woke ads of the last five years and lovingly presented the Gillette ad. I think she would have made out with it if she could.

The Woke Girl Squad up at the front of the room was all yaaaaas kween! and chatty with comments and their feels. But I noticed the quiet, slightly bristly, younger white men in the back. Saying nothing but obviously feeling that nothing they might say about this mattered. So they kept their mouths shut and let the Woke girls fill up the space with chatter.

THAT is who Gillette has permanently lost. The silent average person tired of being attacked for existing, and knows verbally fighting this is useless. They fight with their wallets instead, and Gillette is the loser in that fight.

I think the guest presenter's heart was the right place; she was obviously scarred by life events as a kid and wants to prevent that for others. But the problem is she obviously equates the fact that life = hard + unfair, which is the universal situation of ALL HUMANS, to "life = hard + unfair because white people hate my color, gender, and size." Wrong message, and the media feeds that narrative. She knows no other. I wanted to hug her and tell her it's ok, but I would probably have been accused of assault by micro-aggression or something.

Posted by: LizLem at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (hvf9s)

96 Shizzle do the dizzle my bizzle

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (FiUMj)

97 At least I can understand the uncertainty with China causing the market to be temporarily bearish. It is as it's always been. If it gets resolved though in the near future you will see the opposite effect and a booming market like you've never seen before.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (2DOZq)

98 I do have a beard. Still have to shave the neck and upper cheeks. It's more shaving than guys who've never had a beard might think. And then there's beard-trimming days...ugh.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (O8WFE)

99 Fuck Gillette.
Unfortunately, I switched to Schick, and the damned razor and blades I have completely *suck*, but I am still not switching back.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (ufFY8)

100 There is a third possibility - Gillette's exec board are all in a Brewster's millions situation and needed to burn through $8 Billion in under three months.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (oZ6kz)

101 "Stakeholder" is a political term, not a business term.

It may have originated in politics, but businesses have been using that term for at least a decade and a half now.

Whenever I write a software test plan or a specification I include a section called stakeholders that identifies all of the people who are authorized to dictate changes in how things might be implemented or project requirements.


This has been a common term across several established companies.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (9t0Zz)

102 Gillette had to change the firefighter ad.

Initially, it was a soothing, "tone down the toxic masculinity by using a sensitive caring fireman" ad.

The commercial has since been recut with a rock n roll track behind it and the fireman being a little more toxic.

Though, he still has a bit of soy in him.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (qC1Sy)

103 I Indegogo'ed a heated razor from Gillette before the idiocy. I have to say, I really like shaving with the heated bits.

I did email the lab to tell them to polish their resumes after the dumbass ads.

Posted by: nip at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (DfGpI)

104 PS, you're dead to me and no number of ads about firefighters or soldiers will resurrect you.

Even more damaging to them is that once you pick a razor most people tend to keep with it. That has been the whole basis behind the shaving industry - they are famous for it. You give away the handles and gouge consumers on the blades. It took this woke ad campaign to make me change, but I'm not going back from something that is working well and is much less expensive no matter what ads they run. It is done, not something I'm thinking about again. I suspect they are going to be cooked for a long time.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (kUmUV)

105 A 2.4% move in a market is trivial. And the DOW is a ridiculously weighted narrow measure.

Posted by: DaveA at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (FhXTo)

106 Hahaha...good.

I have added them to Target, the NFL, cable TV and Dick's as places and products I will never spend a dime on again.

They make it too easy.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (Z+IKu)

107 I can't boycott Gillette because I stopped buying their shit several years ago. I buy blades/cartridges in bulk quantities, and the last time I tried to buy Gillette, I couldn't even figure out which cartridge I needed. They all had names like Nuclear Jizm and Hybrid Fusion Anus. So I went back to safety razors and never looked back.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (hjaPQ)

108 What about all the other firefighters that need shaving?

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (Tnijr)

109 Bernie Sanders: You Can't Nibble Around the Edges, Government Must Takeover Energy Production

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Just energy production. And healthcare. And education. And food. And news. And entertainment. And . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (+y/Ru)

110 Brewster millions reference ftw

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (41GhT)

111 And fuck Levis in particular.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (koNhm)

112 I also switched from Gillete shaving gel to Edge, I like Edge way better.

Honestly, the boycott has made life better for me.
Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (zuvmW)

Yep, count me as an Edge gel fan. Barbasol can't handle my scruff.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (O8WFE)

113 Jeebus, Ace, why did you have to post the picture of a beached whale?

Posted by: dantesed at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (88xKn)

114 I heard a woman who runs an org that teaches water safety refer to 'stakeholders' , IOW moms, dads, teachers, kids.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (labbd)

115 More woke torpedoes circling back to destroy USS Gillette.
Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (cbdQD)



You arrogant ass. You've killed us!

Posted by: USS Gillette at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (amw5z)

116 First ace could have made his point without the photo, but then I'd be eating lunch right now... so there's that.

Also, that chick would go through a lot of razor blades so maybe they were shooting for that market.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (O5bec)

117 99 Fuck Gillette.
Unfortunately, I switched to Schick, and the damned razor and blades I have completely *suck*, but I am still not switching back.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (ufFY

Try Bic, Ian.... seriously.... really good razors..

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (bCLt0)

118 I do have a beard. Still have to shave the neck and upper cheeks. It's more shaving than guys who've never had a beard might think. And then there's beard-trimming days...ugh.

Posted by: Guy Smiley


You could always "go muzzie" and throw all the razors away.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (/c+/z)

119 88 19 Stakeholders is one of those words like synergies that I want to punch someone every time I hear it. But every meaning I'm in with directors or above, the fucking word is used repeatedly.

It's political but it's also a bullshit business word.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview

PARADIGM. *Ducks and runs.
Posted by: nerdygirl at August 23, 2019 04:30 PM (+lVUW)

___

Today we are going to brainstorm about how we can get our stakeholders to buy into our new process, which in turn can shift our paradigm while providing synergy between them.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (FiUMj)

120 #38 Addendum. I commented before reading all the post and see that the guy is an Aussie. That might explain why I've been seeing that ad on TV for the whole summer or more.

Because advertisers here know that Hosers are already exposed to American ads when they watch shows that are just on US stations (and not simulcast with a Canadian station where the Canadian ads are played instead of the American ones by the Canadian cable company), they've occasionally run Aussie ads just to give the product a bit of different exposure.

One was the Miss Clairol series where the young guy tries to pick up a MILFy type saying, "Don't I know you from somewhere?" and she says something like, "I used to be your schoolteacher."

Posted by: andycanuck at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (Dh1wo)

121 That woman in the pic appears to be having fun influencing the tides.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (koNhm)

122 Schick is schitt.

Schick blows.

Rips my face to raw hamburger.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (O8WFE)

123 Kurt,

The biggest Dow drop in history was 2/5/18, the 2nd was 8/24/15. The reason why we don't obsess over today's drop is because these others didn't mean fuck-all in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (xfb67)

124 "Otherwise it's unsustainable, or even worse, it shows up as artificial."
You mean, like a Frankencooter?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (NMAzL)

125 I buy my husband's razors (no longer use them myself, since no longer have excess hair.) He can't easily get into the store any longer, so I get that chore.

I base my decisions on what the 'rons here say. Don't buy Gillette at all, thanks to them dissing my hubby at least indirectly, so have switched to Schick -- hope they're OK.

Posted by: Empire1 at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (eEqvl)

126 I see cows as my Steakholders.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (O5bec)

127 Unfortunately, I switched to Schick, and the damned razor and blades I have completely *suck*, but I am still not switching back.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:31 PM (ufFY

Get a grandpa razor. Double edged replaceable blade. Get a brush, a bowl and shaving cream. The shave is better, the blades are cheaper and they last longer.

Posted by: Speedo-wearing 280 pound German at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (hpTWt)

128 Mr Airan still has a job?
He'd do well in Government too.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (u6xw0)

129 113 Jeebus, Ace, why did you have to post the picture of a beached whale?
Posted by: dantesed at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (88xKn)

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Have to appease Green Peace somehow.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (qC1Sy)

130 The ad spruiks the brands SkinGuard range, highlighting the issue of sensitive skin for men who shave every day including soyboys, who are required to be clean-shaven as it enables a proper seal for their gimp mask.

Posted by: Newsweak at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (Tnijr)

131 I have no idea what that girl is so happy about.

She weighs so much less when she's in the ocean.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (CMq2e)

132 I learned a new word from this, although even after looking it up I'm still not quite sure what it means.

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (aXucN)

133 These marketing types speak in meaningless babble.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (oVJmc)

134 > I now use Bic razors

Trivia: the guy who started the Bic company was a European baron named "Bich" (pronounced "Bic", Germanic-style).

They went with the "Bic" spelling in Anglophone countries, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (cB5if)

135 I think someone with P&G shares is going to show up at a shareholder's meeting one of these days carrying a gun and screaming crazily.

Posted by: Monty James at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (Zqz9o)

136 79
You lost $8 billion on purpose and you still have jobs?!

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 04:29 PM (jOEDM)
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For now.

It's fascinating to see how "marketing gurus" turned into "value destroyers."

It's weird how they discovered that people who have to shave as part of their jobs - firefighters and soldiers - aren't motivated to buy something that regards them as loathsome, despicable creatures.

I guess they left that out of the marketing school curriculum.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (cfSRQ)

137 123 Kurt,

The biggest Dow drop in history was 2/5/18, the 2nd was 8/24/15. The reason why we don't obsess over today's drop is because these others didn't mean fuck-all in the grand scheme of things.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (xfb67)

__

Don't confuse NPCKurt with numbers, he may overheat.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (FiUMj)

138 If I could find a decent replacement to Gillette that didn't virtue signal about the "pink tax," that would be great. As it is, I just have a stash to pull from and it's lasting a long time. I think even the Dollar whatever had a "pink tax" marketing gimmick. Harry's/Flamingo might be good. They don't seem to be using SJW marketing.

Posted by: soulpile at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (VTLGo)

139
Today we are going to brainstorm about how we can get our stakeholders to buy into our new process, which in turn can shift our paradigm while providing synergy between them.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (FiUMj)

---------------

Bingo!

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (qC1Sy)

140 > Get a grandpa razor. Double edged replaceable blade.

Or a straight razor. Also useful in a fight.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (cB5if)

141 Get woke, get fucked

Posted by: Ahnold Bader Ginsburg at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (0cW6Z)

142 I see cows as my Steakholders.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (O5bec)
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I'm more couth than you. I see forks as my steakholders.

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:36 PM (aXucN)

143 I'd been using Gillette razors since I was 14.

3 decades of buying their product.
I hope to have 3 decades more to NOT buy their product.

good job woke gillette marketing schmucks...

Posted by: USMC 8541 at August 23, 2019 04:36 PM (NmR1a)

144 I'm more couth than you. I see forks as my steakholders.



Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:36 PM (aXucN)

hellooooo bluebell.....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:36 PM (O5bec)

145 Razors?? Luxury! In my day we used sharpened clams! And we liked it!

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (Tnijr)

146 lol you know, was watching the day the dow broke 2000

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (HALdu)

147 Howdy Cannibal Bob! How's Heidi?

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (aXucN)

148 My authentic voice is saying: Gillette needs to lose even more to send s clear message to other large corporations - and the woke marketing people they contract to make these ads - that SJW messaging will harm their business.

I really don't care how many awards you get for these woke ads. Like media awards and entertainment awards, these awards are to impress each other, not your audience. That's why they give Pulitzers to articles on the Russia hoax, they give Oscars to indie darlings that lost money, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (bDqIh)

149 8 Bil is a serious hit. 1st quarter after the ads hit, people hadn't worked thru their remaining supply. 2nd qtr, BOOM! LOLGFY

Posted by: DBCooper at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (y1Mvi)

150 Or a straight razor. Also useful in a fight.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:35 PM (cB5if)

I need to do that.

Posted by: Vanya at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (hpTWt)

151 Too late, idiots.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (KZzsI)

152 In today's edition of I CAN'T EVEN.....

Trump said Powell is a bigger enemy than Xi. He's right of course but the National Review cucks are cucking hard over it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (FiUMj)

153 I really don't want to know anything about the values of some jerks in HR or Marketing. In fact, the less I know, the better for them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (19g6/)

154 I'd been using Gillette razors since I was 14.

3 decades of buying their product.
I hope to have 3 decades more to NOT buy their product.

good job woke gillette marketing schmucks...
Posted by: USMC 8541 at A




14 year olds manscape?

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (HALdu)

155 Ace when are you gonna see the new Tarantino flick. Want to hear your thoughts.

Posted by: ... at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (0cW6Z)

156 Get a grandpa razor. Double edged replaceable
blade. Get a brush, a bowl and shaving cream. The shave is better, the
blades are cheaper and they last longer.

Posted by: Speedo-wearing 280 pound German at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (hpTWt)

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I tried that. Cut myself to ribbons. It gets a closer shave, but also requires care and thought to use - two things I do not have right after I wake up.

I got some other disposables that work pretty well. Seem sharper, too. Forget if it was Bic or Schick.

Either way, Gillette just lost a crap ton of business, since I buy for a family of five.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (cfSRQ)

157 I use the Schick two blade disposables.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (2DOZq)

158 147
Howdy Cannibal Bob! How's Heidi?



Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:37 PM (aXucN)

Still the grooviest.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (O5bec)

159 I switched to Dorco, makers of Dollar Shave Club's razors. They unfortunately has stopped selling factory direct, but I recently bought enough cartridges to last me the next 4 years.

Posted by: josephistan at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (Izzlo)

160 I had no real opinions on razors until gilette, now all I know is I will never buy them

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (41GhT)

161 stock market collapse or recession are really the dems only winning white house campaign strategies of the last 87 years

Posted by: Burma Gillette at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (nFwvY)

162 Today we are going to brainstorm about how we can get our stakeholders to buy into our new process, which in turn can shift our paradigm while providing synergy between them.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (FiUMj)

That would be tight

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (DjiZK)

163 Um ... not gonna buy straight blades for someone with Parkinson's, thanks!

Posted by: Empire1 at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (eEqvl)

164 We were talking about Gillette's 8 Billion dollar loss today at lunch.

Did the #woke folk who came up with the toxic masculinity add targeted at their core consumers lose their jobs or is Gillette just moving forward with them? Because that in itself is an answer.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (pUDQf)

165 They can decrease the size of the loss by firing those morons who came up with the idea internally, and the company they contracted externally to do the adds.

They'd almost be better with NO advertising than the shit they came up with.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (37IEG)

166 I just bought 100 Feather blades for like $22. Probably last me 2 years.

Up until the Gillette ad, I bought both Feather and Gillette. Now it's only Feather.

It's too bad, because Gillette may not start as sharp, but it was smoother and more consistent. I think Feather doesn't quite have the same level of quality control. It's not a big deal though, if I get a harsh save from a brand new Feather blade, it usually smooths out by the second or third.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (9t0Zz)

167
I'd love for this to be what we think it is, but the "Get Woke Go Broke Gillette" thing has been debunked. Hang on a sec, I'll go find it...
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

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Yeah, now I can't find it of course, but I read a pretty convincing column that the write-down was the result of a merger or something that was planned long before the ad and was expected.

The CEO of Gillette said some strange things about the $8bil loss in light of the backlash to the ad, granted.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (13CQC)

168 At least I can understand the uncertainty with China causing the market to be temporarily bearish. It is as it's always been. If it gets resolved though in the near future you will see the opposite effect and a booming market like you've never seen before.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions

________________

I just think it's WAY overstated to the point of being a rounding error.

If China does nothing, Americans are looking at like $30-$60 billion in tariffs/taxes.

That's like what the US government spends in 48 hours. The tax cuts dwarf that, American companies basically got their taxes cut in half.

What actually will happen is countries will move their supply chain around and less exports from China. And china will probably eventually cut a deal or at least something to stop the bleeding temporarily.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (zuvmW)

169 I use a rechargeable Nore;co electric razor unless I want a real close shave, the I use a Bis trip blase disposable razor. So Gillette can eat a BOD.

Posted by: Vic at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (mpXpK)

170 PS, you're dead to me and no number of ads about firefighters or soldiers will resurrect you.

My man. Same here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (YMlDq)

171 In today's edition of I CAN'T EVEN.....

Trump said Powell is a bigger enemy than Xi. He's right of course but the National Review cucks are cucking hard over it.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (FiUMj)

Umm, didn't Trump nominate Powell?

Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (6rjhq)

172 when i read about their bankruptcy, (fat chance) then, i'll believe in justice. these fuckers need to feel this shit, good and hard. stupid, commie, shit should be painful.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (KP5rU)

173 "The reality is today, stakeholders of all kinds, whether it's consumers,
investors, or employees, they expect more from brands than just selling
products. They want to know what they believe in. They want to know their values."
As I tell YouGov surveys ALL THE TIME, I don't give a fuck about anything other than is your product good and is it a good value.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (NMAzL)

174 "Stakeholder" is one of my least favorite business-speak terms. I always envision a person splayed out on a conference room table with his body riddled with stakes - like the toughest vampire ever. Think pincushion, but a person...

Also, LOLGF Gillette. Removing that much enterprise value from a century-old brand is a distinct accomplishment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (I2dne)

175 seriously, you have really to be of above average intelligence to work you way through the twists and turns of logic necessary to convince yourself screwing you customers will be good for sale.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (HALdu)

176 Still the grooviest.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (O5bec)
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Awesome. Tell her I say hello.

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (aXucN)

177 157 I use the Schick two blade disposables.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (2DOZq)


They are good.... Protip.... embrace the " dispose" part...

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (bCLt0)

178 Trivia: the guy who started the Bic company was a European baron named "Bich" (pronounced "Bic", Germanic-style).

They went with the "Bic" spelling in Anglophone countries, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Marcel Bich was a Frog, and a production engineer, not a baron.

Posted by: Miklos with several biros handy at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (QzkSJ)

179 we encourage all of our brands to find their authentic voice in how they want to communicate with consumers and stakeholders.

Middle management corporate gobbledygook.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (KZzsI)

180 Well no more, NFL, or Gillette, or Netflix... or....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (O5bec)

181 $60B in new tariffs...OMG OMG OMG OMG the middle class will be destroyed!!!!

$10T in new taxes.....sounds like a great idea!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (FiUMj)

182 Trump said Powell is a bigger enemy than Xi. He's right of course but the National Review cucks are cucking hard over it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (FiUMj)

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And yesterday I learned in the comments that Kevin Williamson is an actual, verified cuck, courtesy of his psycho ex.

That's gotta sting.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (cfSRQ)

183 Bich would've been a fun name.

Somebody hand me that Bich over there? Now, how about some Bich shaving cream. Nothing shaves smoother than a Bich!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (O8WFE)

184 I cut my face maybe three days before I got the technique down. Seriously, a little practice is all it takes.

Posted by: Vanya at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (hpTWt)

185 I want to look like a bikini model when I use a
razor, not some grossly fat, mismatched bikini blob flopping around in
the ocean. Why would I want a razor that promotes that as the result of
using their product?

Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 04:28 PM (6rjhq)

Yeah, Mrs. DIG pointed out that commercial to me: "Hey look! They are shaving those trees to look like their pussies!"
She's a keeper.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (ufFY8)

186 Marcel Bich was a Frog, and a production engineer, not a baron.

Dude. Baron Von Bich, let us have your dreams

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (KZzsI)

187 stakeholder was a stormy daniels character

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (HALdu)

188 What actually will happen is countries will move their supply chain around and less exports from China. And china will probably eventually cut a deal or at least something to stop the bleeding temporarily.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (zuvmW)


I've read that the Chinese economy is in deep dookie now, whereas ours is booming. If true, that would suggest that they're likely to blink first.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (YMlDq)

189 160
I had no real opinions on razors until gilette, now all I know is I will never buy them

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (41GhT)
I preferred Wilkenson, and still do, but I wouldn't use Gilette razors to clean the ceramic stove top in my kitchen or scrape rust off a piece of steel.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (37IEG)

190 Awesome. Tell her I say hello.



Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (aXucN)

Will do babe.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (O5bec)

191 You will be made to care shave.

-- Future Gillette ad

Posted by: Hands at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (786Ro)

192 Bernie Sanders: You Can't Nibble Around the Edges, Government Must Takeover Energy Production

--

Doesn't that sound like straight out of FDR New Dealer Brain Trusters?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (JoUsr)

193 166 >> I think with the double edge razors you have to get the right handle for your face. I had to try out several before I settled on one.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (xfb67)

194 171 In today's edition of I CAN'T EVEN.....

Trump said Powell is a bigger enemy than Xi. He's right of course but the National Review cucks are cucking hard over it.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (FiUMj)

Umm, didn't Trump nominate Powell?
Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 04:39 PM (6rjhq)

___

He sure did. Trump really sucks at nominating people. I don't think that's a secret.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (FiUMj)

195 Whose Bich this is?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (O8WFE)

196 > Marcel Bich was a Frog, and a production engineer, not a baron.

He was a naturalized Frog, born in a Northern Italian (nearly Swiss) noble family.

And yes, he was a baron.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (cB5if)

197 Am I the only one who had to look up the word "spruiks"?

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (S48ez)

198 want to look like a bikini model when I use a
razor, not some grossly fat, mismatched bikini blob flopping around in
the ocean. Why would I want a razor that promotes that as the result of
using their product?

Posted by: Jen the original at A




lol, hear, here, we want you to look like a bikini model too!

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (HALdu)

199 I'm actually kind of glad they did this.

I've found brands I like better, in some cases a lot and the icing on the cake is they're less expensive!

The Arm & Hammer laundry detergent is shitloads better than tide, and sometimes 30% less. Same with their deodorant, I used to use old spice. Barbisol shave cream better and almost free. Palmolive is great. Finish dishwasher detergent. Costco for paper products.

I'm down to 2 razors - it takes me a while to go through them - once they're gone my house is 100% P&G free.

Just gotta check all them labels, I was surprised at how many brands are either P&G or Unilever (also woke assholes).

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (wAKZi)

200 And yesterday I learned in the comments that Kevin Williamson is an actual, verified cuck, courtesy of his psycho ex.

Wait, really? Is there a link for this?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (ZGrMX)

201 I switched to Schick razors to shave my well-defined calves. That fat land whale is disgusting.

F Gillette and the Woke asshats that want to shove this crazy shit down our throats as normal.

I want my man masculine, strong and stable.

It would be helpful if he knows how to use power tools properly and can change a tire.

And he better proudly vote for Trump.

Posted by: Czech Chick at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (QfqyL)

202 179 we encourage all of our brands to find their authentic voice in how they want to communicate with consumers and stakeholders.

Middle management corporate gobbledygook.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (KZzsI)


Some recent grad at Boston Consulting Group probably wrote that rubbish, and got paid top dollar for doing so as well.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (YMlDq)

203 Low-ahd and a-Ladeeee Wilkinson.

I say, Wilkinson, where'd you get that double-edged sword?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (O8WFE)

204 I just checked the interwebs and no one makes obsidian bladed for shaving.

That would have been cool.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (xfb67)

205 I am not even going to ask, inquire, or anything else about lady grooming matters... nope.....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (bCLt0)

206 The truth is, in Modern America, you can get woke and almost never go broke. Marvel Comics is richer than it has ever been in its entire history combined, several times over. Granted, the comics are taking a bath, but they might have anyway, since people just aren't reading much these days, and its hard to justify 5 bucks or more an issue for 22 pages of meh stories and meh art.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (KZzsI)

207 23 the kind of obesity that that woman in the photo has is nothing to celebrate. Gillette is ignorant and irresponsible. We need to encourage responsible behavior, not celebrate irresponsible behavior.
______________

Yeah, I really don't get what they were trying to accomplish here. We shouldn't shame and humiliate fat people? Fine, most people would likely agree with that. But we should put morbidly obese people in bikinis and photograph them as product spokes-models? Uh . . . wtf? That makes no sense.

Nobody aspires to look like that woman. All that excess fat is not only very unhealthy, it's also very unattractive. And it's unlikely that she does much shaving anyway, as she probably can't bend over far enough to reach her calves on a regular basis. So what's the point of using her in the ad, other than for the SJW's at Gillette to signal their phony virtue? There's none, and that's why it's wrong (in addition to being wrong for promoting unhealthy body images).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (k4dH2)

208 As bonhomme mentioned, the term "stakeholders" does have meaning within some companies, maybe specifically large ones. It represents those people who have input on and are tied into the the successful development and launch of a product or project.

The SJW bullshit comes into play when it is used externally to represent anything other than the company's product, the consumer's use or purchase of that product and the shareholder's return on investment.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (sN9mD)

209 Am I the only one who had to look up the word "spruiks"?
Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (S48ez)
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No. And I still don't get it. Can you explain it to me?

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (aXucN)

210 Trump said Powell is a bigger enemy than Xi.


Uh no. Powell isn't a commie with nukes pointed at us and conducting extensive corporate espionage.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (2DOZq)

211 you know gilette had some footnote in the supplemental packet to their last earnings call, they are going move the woke effort to a new thing, in partnership with greenpeace, called "Shave the Whales."

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (HALdu)

212 It would be helpful if he knows how to use power tools properly and can change a tire.

And he better proudly vote for Trump.
Posted by: Czech Chick at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (QfqyL)


I taught all those things to my sons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (YMlDq)

213 Bich would've been a fun name.

Somebody hand me that Bich over there? Now, how about some Bich shaving cream. Nothing shaves smoother than a Bich!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (O8WFE)



Don't make me cut a Bich! Oh wait.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (amw5z)

214 Get woke is New Coke.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM (kTF2Z)

215 You Can't Nibble Around the Edges, Government Must Takeover Energy Production

It worked so well for Venezuela!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (KZzsI)

216 Meh. I use electrics. Eff 'em.

Posted by: Gerand Inquisitor Cavil, ready to cut a bitch regarding the taxonomy of theology at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (AM1GF)

217 Professor Van Helsing = greatest stakeholder evah

Posted by: Hands at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (786Ro)

218 Feminists/SJWs always project. The picture illustrates the fact why men are avoiding sex with women, and women are blaming heterosexual men and the patriarchy. See the earlier post.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (QwmrN)

219 197 Am I the only one who had to look up the word "spruiks"?
Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (S48ez)

Nope. I learned a little Aussie today.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (RD7QR)

220 Koch brother and RBG in the same month??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (pUDQf)

221 Yeah, fuck Jillette. They also lost a long-time customer in me. I'll never buy another one of their products as long as I live because of their proven hatred of me as demonstrated in that bullshit ad they paid millions to make.

Hey Jillette, you can go fuck yourselves.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (HaL55)

222 It worked so well for Venezuela!!!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:44 PM (KZzsI)

Us too.

Posted by: Pemex at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (hpTWt)

223 Is Bich a pronunciation comedy, like Koch??? I imagine there are others, too....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (bCLt0)

224 > He was a naturalized Frog, born in a Northern Italian (nearly Swiss) noble family.


The family originally hailed from Valtournenche, which, while in Italian territory today, is so close to Zermatt, Switzerland that the ski resort actually covers both towns.

Right on the slopes of the Matterhorn.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (cB5if)

225 when she sits around the house...she sits AROUND the house.

Posted by: Just the punchline at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (O5bec)

226 Well no more, NFL, or Gillette, or Netflix... or....


Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:40 PM (O5bec)




It's a long list. Tons of companies are falling over themselves to show how woke they are

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (XYQRS)

227 I should save that picture and look at it when I have the urge to eat a whole tub of ice cream.

Posted by: IC at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (a0IVu)

228 192 Bernie Sanders: You Can't Nibble Around the Edges, Government Must Takeover Energy Production

--

Doesn't that sound like straight out of FDR New Dealer Brain Trusters?
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 23, 2019 04:41 PM (JoUsr)

It did wonders for Venezuela.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (2DOZq)

229 Today we are going to brainstorm about how we can get our stakeholders to buy into our new process, which in turn can shift our paradigm while providing synergy between them.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (FiUMj)


What are the metrics, and the deliverables?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (YMlDq)

230 Viking Blades makes a nice handle for the double edge blades. Good brushes too.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (pUDQf)

231 Dracula is actually killed with a kukri knife and a bowie knife in the Stoker novel. The other vampires get stakes.

Posted by: Hands at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (786Ro)

232 I'm being told that trump said mean things about the fed and China and that crashed the stock market because the news media employs idiots

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (41GhT)

233 you know I honestly think that Trump did not understand the treachery and duplicity of the political class before he moved to dc. that is why he was so gung ho over military leaders, he thought they were honorable and would follow orders.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (HALdu)

234 Gillette found the edge of where going woke will hurt you. It is the same edge (though at much grander scale because Gillette took a flying leap off of it, instead of a dainty little step) that Dick's found.

There are two ways to go woke. I'll call them the "Nike Method" and the "Gillette Method."

The Nike Method is to use a positive image (nevermind the reality - just the image) to build up a part of your customer base. Yes, you will alienate other parts, but if you play your cards right you break even or improve a little bit.

The Gillette Method is to use a negative image to tear down your primary customer base. This will kill you, and it doesn't matter how virtuous you're telling everyone you are.

Dicks pissed off a major part of their customer base, but not all of it and the wine moms who need to buy junior his baseball cleats will keep them in business. Dicks got hurt, but nothing like Gillette.

Gillette went full retard.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (I2dne)

235 i'd like to see giillette reduced to being a contractor for Personna 74

Posted by: x at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (nFwvY)

236 "deliverables"

**gags**

Posted by: Hands at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (786Ro)

237 161 stock market collapse or recession are really the dems only winning white house campaign strategies of the last 87 years
Posted by: Burma Gillette at August 23, 2019 04:38 PM (nFwvY)

Don't forget "avoiding" war. And then getting involved in it anyway.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (MwFQu)

238 I want my man masculine, strong and stable.



It would be helpful if he knows how to use power tools properly and can change a tire.



And he better proudly vote for Trump.


I'm already taken.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (9t0Zz)

239 We just want you to know, we don't regret our add that killed our business a single bit! We don't! So, so, so there!

Posted by: Gilette Marketing and CEO at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (37IEG)

240 The woke stuff is in EVERYTHING now, with people claiming "ethical" packaging because its not plastic and touting how green their stuff is.

It seems to come and go in waves, for a while everything was green until BP got oil all over their faces when a drill blew a gasket in the gulf. But its always annoying.

I tried to watch an episode of Top Gear on demand recently, but all the ads were "how LGBT are poor and mistreated" segments from MSNBC and CNBC. Literally, every single one was a different discussion and show about LGBT being disadvantaged and how we should care.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (KZzsI)

241 201 I switched to Schick razors to shave my well-defined calves. That fat land whale is disgusting.

F Gillette and the Woke asshats that want to shove this crazy shit down our throats as normal.

I want my man masculine, strong and stable.

It would be helpful if he knows how to use power tools properly and can change a tire.

And he better proudly vote for Trump.
Posted by: Czech Chick at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (QfqyL)

How you doin'?

Posted by: josephistan at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (Izzlo)

242 Remember, Proctor and Gamble owns Gillette.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (pUDQf)

243
Seth Mandel, cuck, wishes that Merrick Garland were a Supreme Court Justice, and is sad that (R)s forced RBG into this position:

https://tinyurl.com/y47pxbz4

Rated 900 millicucks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (AzW6q)

244
Wait, really? Is there a link for this?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (ZGrMX)

---
Sorry, no. It was a letter to the editor of the Atlantic on Medium.com. I forget the woman's name, but it was Dickensian in its descriptiveness - and she looks exactly like the kind of damaged goods woman you've have expected Williamson to end up with.

At first I felt bad for him, because the humiliation was brutal, but then I remembered that this guy literally wants rural people to drop dead, so I got over it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 04:47 PM (cfSRQ)

245 See Wilson, Woodrow; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

Posted by: Fox2! at August 23, 2019 04:47 PM (MwFQu)

246 Trump should just go for broke and go all in for the total destruction of the Chinese. They're obviously maneuvering for supremacy and that won't do anyone else any good, so crush their economy and their dreams while it's still achievable.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 04:47 PM (oVJmc)

247 I see nothing wrong with that picture. Other than she should go just a bit further into the water, I mean. A great white shizzle could live on that for a year! Nome sayin?

Posted by: A Great White Shark at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (kTF2Z)

248 246 Trump should just go for broke and go all in for the total destruction of the Chinese. They're obviously maneuvering for supremacy and that won't do anyone else any good, so crush their economy and their dreams while it's still achievable.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 04:47 PM (oVJmc)

this x1000

Posted by: IC at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (a0IVu)

249 Yes, the Dow represents a sliver of the market -- that's why I keep citing VTSAX an index of all US market segments.

Diversify, think long term and pray we dont elect another Commie president.

Posted by: Regular joe at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (6/uwW)

250 All of the business speak on this thread is reminding me of two things:
1) Work, which I need to get back to doing here.
2) This excellent video:
https://youtu.be/GyV_UG60dD4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (I2dne)

251 It's funny cause free thr bid just promises some girl power opportunities for girls in pr but they create ever lasting hate towards your brand

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (41GhT)

252 The fat chick should tattoo a hot body on herself. Like those long t-shirts you can buy.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (2DOZq)

253 Gillette went full retard.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (I2dne)


I'd like to think whoever hired that radical feminist pain-in-the-ass director is now standing out in the parking lot at Gillette's, holding a cardboard box.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (YMlDq)

254 Bernie Sanders: You Can't Nibble Around the Edges, Government Must Takeover Energy Production


Yes. This!

Posted by: Nicolas Maduro at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (amw5z)

255 PDT on Facebook and I am dyin':

Donald J. Trump

The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (O8WFE)

256 Poor Kurt. Imagine being so retarded as to think stocks = the economy. Soros really needs to start paying his trolls better, the quality is like woefully bad.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview


The stock market goes up and down. When it goes back up, is Kurt going to come back here to discuss it?

I have mutual funds. I stopped looking at short term changes a long time ago.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (+lVUW)

257 227 I should save that picture and look at it when I have the urge to eat a whole tub of ice cream.
Posted by: IC at August 23, 2019 04:45 PM (a0IVu)

Much much more going on with that woman than ice cream, IC..... it's in the genes, IMO.... to some extent at least....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (bCLt0)

258 Try Bic, Ian.... seriously.... really good razors..

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:33 PM (bCLt0)

I will try Bic.
And, I didn't realize Gillette was part of PG.That explains a lot.At a former employer, we had some middle management refugees from PG come in, and they tried to remake the factory into the image of PG with their "PG Way". It completely screwed up the culture of the company in a bad way, and instituted division, strife, and meaningless paperwork bullshit like you wouldn't believe.
My experience with that leads me to believe that that organization is a bureaucratic behemoth.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (ufFY8)

259 I switched to Schick razors to shave my well-defined calves.
..........


Hope you don't stop there.
*hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink*

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (v0R5T)

260 >>Imagine marketing razors to shirtless fat men or men over 12% body fat. The double standard is ridiculous. It like they want women to be obese landwhales.



You would think, and yet --- how many ads nowadays include a dumpy dumb husband/dad and an attractive, smarty-pants bossy wife/mom?

A few classics jump to mind:
-- Cold cuts ad with a series on scenes where the man does something stupid - trying on skinny jeans, facebook friending his teen daughter's pal - and each time the wife condescendingly saying "No!"
-- Subaru Hoodie-wearing idiot man and his GF retracing the steps of their roadtrip to find his sunglasses only to discover they fell into his hood, the GF smiling at him like he's a retard
-- Several ads where a dumpy, scruffy dad allows his daughter to apply make-up or dress him up as a princess to please her.

And so on.
It's easier to track the ads that show men as competent husbands and dads

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (bDqIh)

261 > Dicks pissed off a major part of their customer base

For a second I though you were still talking about Gillette in this sentence.

Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (cB5if)

262 OK, well we need strong government worker males to spend all day pulling weak soy boys from burning buildings. But the rest of the male population is still evil ... (firemen train a little, but mostly hang out at the firehouse ... with other guys, getting buff I guess)

How about some real military men, or private sector tuff guys? Of course real men don't spend time worrying about looking "Gillette Pretty".

Posted by: illiniwek at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (Cus5s)

263 Seth Mandel, cuck, wishes that Merrick Garland were a Supreme Court Justice, and is sad that (R)s forced RBG into this position:

https://tinyurl.com/y47pxbz4

Rated 900 millicucks.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice



The R's didn't force shit. She hung up on because she wanted to crown the first female president, Hillary.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (/c+/z)

264 They're obviously maneuvering for supremacy and that won't do anyone else any good, so crush their economy and their dreams while it's still achievable.

I think it was George Bush the Elder that removed the sanctions from China and granted them Most Favored Nation status, in defiance of all logic and morality. Every president after him has continued that crap -- until Trump. No wonder they prospered, we basically bought them into a first world power.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (KZzsI)

265 "Slay the day"? What little shitbird millennial copywriter came up with that?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (H8QX8)

266 11 The Dow fell another 600 points
Ace just can't seem to talk about the general economy
Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (iGEs9)


1. It's 2.4%. Get back to me when it drops below 20000.

2. The Dow is thirty stocks. Not only doesn't it mean much for the general economy, it doesn't even mean that much for the stock market as a whole.

3. The reason for the drop is Trump is ramping up trade war rhetoric with respect to China. Shareholders are worried they may be unable to continue using cheap labor in China to undercut workers in the US. I find it hard to care that much. Oh, my neighbor may have more bargaining power for his labor? Horrible, I tell you. Just horrible.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (h2Bdk)

267 Oh and look, PG is a Dow component.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (xfb67)

268 i know a guy who is a cfo at a p&g plant around here. they have been on this path since the nineties. internally their corporate structure is fucked. my wife is a contracted employee of k-c, they are even worse.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (KP5rU)

269 Gillette is a bunch of idiots. But here's what I don't understand about that ad with the trans chick who wants to be a dude. So she's taking hormones to grow a beard and then as soon as it's growing she shaves it.WTF?

Posted by: keena at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (Q967S)

270 Friday musical interlude:
Http://tinyurl.com/y5frdlvl
Makes me smile.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (O5bec)

271 The biggest Dow drop in history was 2/5/18, the 2nd was 8/24/15. The reason why we don't obsess over today's drop is because these others didn't mean fuck-all in the grand scheme of things.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 04:34 PM (xfb67)


I remember black monday 1987, when the market "crashed" a little over 500, and a total of around 600 the following day. I did a couple of illustrations about it for silicon valley companies at the time. A year later, and nobody remembered it. Now, 600 is barely an adjustment.

Oboingo did more to ruin my retirement than anything that's happened in the past 40 years by far.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (wAKZi)

272 I would love for a company to publicly acknowledge that Twitter users make up only 2% of the US population their market. This is fewer people than directly interface with their customer service center. Therefore we will make product announcements and offer promotions through the platform, but will refuse to address customer concerns. Fir that, we will direct you to our fully-trained CS representatives.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (sN9mD)

273 Trump should just go for broke and go all in for the total destruction of the Chinese. They're obviously maneuvering for supremacy and that won't do anyone else any good, so crush their economy and their dreams while it's still achievable.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at A




not sure he is not working on that already. the chicom do not seem to be very confident in their position right now. my guess is that the know they have either peaked or are about to, which is why they seem kind of desperate right now. which makes them more dangerous.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (HALdu)

274 We rec'd a slew of e-mails today regarding the upcoming tariff hike on China.

Still reading through them.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (O8WFE)

275 > The fat chick should tattoo a hot body on herself. Like those long t-shirts you can buy.

More than one. Then her prospective boyfriend could have a threesome without cheating.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (cB5if)

276 Kurt,

That plate of dicks isn't going to eat itself. Step to it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (DrqHq)

277 Oohh, an extra hole !

Posted by: That guy who'll bang anything. at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (Jkeum)

278 Try Bic, Ian.... seriously.... really good razors..

Posted by: kraken


The 20 cent disposable plastic razor? Seriously?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (/c+/z)

279 236 "deliverables"

**gags**
Posted by: Hands at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (786Ro)


Yeah. My blood pressure spikes whenever I hear that term.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (YMlDq)

280 Razors?? Luxury! In my day we used sharpened clams! And we liked it!

Did you use the ones with legs?

/BC

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (HaL55)

281 And, I didn't realize Gillette was part of PG.That explains a lot.At a former employer, we had some middle management refugees from PG come in, and they tried to remake the factory into the image of PG with their "PG Way". It completely screwed up the culture of the company in a bad way, and instituted division, strife, and meaningless paperwork bullshit like you wouldn't believe.
My experience with that leads me to believe that that organization is a bureaucratic behemoth.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (ufFY
+++++++++++++
Probably. Most mega-corporations are. It's the only way to keep an organization that big from descending into outright chaos. See also: government.

Per my understanding, Gillette (a relatively recent acquisition) is run an as independent business unit. I suspect that may change after the shot themselves in the face. Their executive suite should have been cleared out by P&G shock troops from Cincinnati by now...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (I2dne)

282 261
> Dicks pissed off a major part of their customer base



For a second I though you were still talking about Gillette in this sentence.



Heh.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (cB5if)
And I hear they are considering ending all firearm sales. Go for it. I prefer to do business with small local providers of said products. Much more knowledgeable staff, better selection, many are veterans and they all appreciate me as a customer. So go EABD Dicks

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (N39Ws)

283 Trump should just go for broke and go all in for the total destruction of the Chinese. They're obviously maneuvering for supremacy and that won't do anyone else any good, so crush their economy and their dreams while it's still achievable.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

__________

At this point, he's already crossed the Rubicon and it might be best to just take it to 11 and let everyone move on rather than "death by a thousand cuts". this election is not going to be determined by soybean farmers.

It's a rounding error on our economy, but the volatility back and forth is taking a toll on consumer sentiment. that's what the Chinese (and Democrats) are hoping for.

Investors want certainty, give it to them. $60 billion in new tariffs, done.

Meanwhile, that's probably what ObamaCare costs every two weeks, yet somehow our economy still functions.

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (zuvmW)

284 I am an investor.... there, I outed myself as a holder of stock..... the Dow is irrelevant to me...

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (bCLt0)

285 my wife is a contracted employee of k-c, they are even worse.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (KP5rU)

Who needs kfc? Chik-fil-A all the way!

Posted by: josephistan at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (Izzlo)

286 "Stakeholder" is a political term, not a business term.

It may have originated in politics, but businesses have been using that term for at least a decade and a half now.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 04:32 PM (9t0Zz)

Longer than that. I remember it being used 30+ years ago where I worked. My guess is it migrated from business to politics, not the other way around.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (VGRuw)

287 The fat chick should tattoo a hot body on herself. Like those long t-shirts you can buy.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:48 PM (2DOZq)
.........


She could tattoo the whole Bikini Team on there.

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (v0R5T)

288 I would love for a company to publicly acknowledge that Twitter users make up only 2% of the US population their market.

Yep. A smart company blows off social media trends, because they're not only just a very loud very small minority, but fickle and short-lived. I keep asking this but again: what was last week's big outrage, the thing everyone was talking about?

NOBODY REMEMBERS Because it doesn't matter and they all know it (it was Fredo). Its just a blip, and then its forgotten.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (KZzsI)

289 you know I honestly think that Trump did not understand the treachery and duplicity of the political class before he moved to dc. that is why he was so gung ho over military leaders, he thought they were honorable and would follow orders.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:46 PM (HALdu)
----------------------------------

Don't forget the stupidity, the political class is chock full of stupidity.

There are sharks aplenty in the real estate world of NYC, and they aren't all stupid. Some are really smart. There are sharks also in TV land, and some (not many but some) are also smart.

But politics is a field where stupidity is rewarded. Anything you reward you get more of.

Posted by: Boots at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (oGBso)

290 The fat chick should tattoo a hot body on herself.

Too far to go. She should go the other way, paint herself black, put some whiskers around her mouth, and pass herself off as a manatee.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (YMlDq)

291 278 Try Bic, Ian.... seriously.... really good razors..

Posted by: kraken


The 20 cent disposable plastic razor? Seriously?
Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (/c+/z).


No, not those...

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (bCLt0)

292 Were I a woman, and I saw that land whale ad for Gillette Venus,

I would run away from that product as fast as I possibly could.

That would not be how I wanted to look. At. All.

Or use any product that would associate me with looking like that.

As I'm a guy, same dealio with the horrible domestic tragedy ad of a father teaching his hormonally self-mutilated, mentally ill daughter how to shave.

So long ,Glliette!

Goodbye, Gillette.

Goodbye to you!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (mIQCW)

293 KFC is awful unless you're ordering the top-dollar stuff.

Chik-fil-a for the win.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (O8WFE)

294 I regret that I can only stop buying their products one time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (fsa/N)

295 "Get a grandpa razor. Double edged replaceable blade."

Ow, ow, ow. Flashbacks to learning leg shaving many decades ago, before the invention of the blade on a hinge.

I got a recycled plastic razor at Sprouts- works fine.

The pastel drag Oreos never appeared in our tiny town, but
Nabisco is still being boycotted.

Posted by: Sal at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (2qCi9)

296 246
Trump should just go for broke and go all in for the total destruction
of the Chinese. They're obviously maneuvering for supremacy and that
won't do anyone else any good, so crush their economy and their dreams
while it's still achievable.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 04:47 PM (oVJmc)

Do you have a newsletter?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (ufFY8)

297 201 I switched to Schick razors to shave my well-defined calves. That fat land whale is disgusting.
Posted by: Czech Chick

You see the term "land whale" thrown around a lot, but rarely with a picture of the beast emerging from the surf.

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (S48ez)

298 Been doing my part in this boss

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (BbGew)

299 I don't get why some men make a ritual of shaving. Cheap blade that works. Get the damn hair off, move on. Although lately I take a wet towel, nuke it and put it on my face to soften the beard, so there's that. relaxing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (O5bec)

300 https://tinyurl.com/yyc3myl9

THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday.
...

For Japan, the move comes as the Chinese expand their regional naval ambitions.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (xj2l7)

301 Trea Turner with 30 game on base streak

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (41GhT)

302 I'm being told that trump said mean things about the fed and China and that crashed the stock market because the news media employs idiots
Posted by: Mack the jack



*fist bump*
It's as if what is going on in Hong Kong, at one the largest and most important financial centers in the world, has no effect on the markets.


"What's hongkong?"
-- the MSM

Posted by: Hands at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (786Ro)

303 269 Gillette is a bunch of idiots. But here's what I don't understand about that ad with the trans chick who wants to be a dude. So she's taking hormones to grow a beard and then as soon as it's growing she shaves it.WTF?
Posted by: keena at August 23, 2019 04:50 PM (Q967S)


Gillette figures they have a huge untapped market if they can convince every woman to take male hormones.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (h2Bdk)

304 Oh and yes, while the stock market used to be a critical and well-watched economic indicator, that hasn't been true for about 10 years or more now. As soon as the microtransactors got involved the stock market detached from the economy and became its own thing. During the worst recession since the 1920s under Obama, the Stock Market was doing damned fine.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (KZzsI)

305 > She should go the other way, paint herself black, put some whiskers around her mouth, and pass herself off as a manatee.

"I have seen mermaids, though they are not nearly as beautiful as related in the stories." -- Christopher Columbus

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (cB5if)

306 BTW Procter and Gamble, thanks for making me check the back of every damn thing in the toiletries and laundry detergent aisles before I buy them.

Way to go. I used to really like Gain detergent, too. Oh well.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (fsa/N)

307 209 Am I the only one who had to look up the word "spruiks"?
Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:42 PM (S48ez)
----------
No. And I still don't get it. Can you explain it to me?
Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 04:43 PM

Appears to be Australian slang for giving an especially extensive or elaborate speech.

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (S48ez)

308 Yep. A smart company blows off social media trends, because they're not only just a very loud very small minority, but fickle and short-lived. I keep asking this but again: what was last week's big outrage, the thing everyone was talking about?

NOBODY REMEMBERS Because it doesn't matter and they all know it (it was Fredo). Its just a blip, and then its forgotten.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (KZzsI)


Good point.

"Getting woke" is to companies as getting tattoos is to individuals: yeah, "everybody" is doing it, but pretty soon "everybody" is going to regret having done it.

Aka "the lemming effect."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (YMlDq)

309 Does a plastic bag full of cottage cheese really need shaving?

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (v0R5T)

310 I don't mind Slay the Day, I just want it with a picture of St. Michael with a big ass sword slaying some demons. or leftists. either really.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (r+sAi)

311 293 KFC is awful unless you're ordering the top-dollar stuff.

Chik-fil-a for the win.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (O8WFE)

I used to eat KFC until they got stupid expensive...
stick to HyVee chicken now....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (bCLt0)

312 Joe Bastardi at BigJoeBastardi 10m

Here is suggested reading for the captain of the yacht crossing the atlantic: Red sky in Mourning. That yacht was much more equipped to handle a storm than the one you are on. One thing to have a stunt, quite another to challenge nature at her own game

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (xj2l7)

313 Gillette destroyed over 100 years of marketing and good will in less than a week. It will take another 100 years to get that back. More than likely 90% of former Gillette customers will never come back as they have found as good or better alternatives at half or less the price.

LOLGF gillette.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (pw+jk)

314 "Yeah, fuck Jillette. They also lost a long-time customer in me. I'll never buy another one of their products as long as I live because of their proven hatred of me as demonstrated in that bullshit ad they paid millions to make."

i dont really get why folks take it personally. i'm sure they dont hate you.* theyre just trying to make as much money. gay-loving left tends to be wealthier, so they pander. its like getting mad at a whore for chasing after another guy with money.

*actually the people who work there probably do hate you personally because of your values/politics, given the demographics of these corporate types. what i mean is, they dont hate you any more than p&g silicon valley or any other corporate types.

Posted by: snarfblaat at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (LgAYq)

315 Even if the market goes down, I still own the stocks. I don't need to sell them any time soon. If I thought I did, that money wouldn't be in stocks in the first place.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (pUDQf)

316 She should go the other way, paint herself black, put some whiskers around her mouth, and pass herself off as a manatee.

"That's hot"
--Sailor who hasn't been off the ship or seen a woman up close for 3 years

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (KZzsI)

317 >>> One of my sisters is obese. I feel awful wondering what effect this will have on her life expectancy. I love her. I would never ridicule her or make her feel bad about it. However, the kind of obesity that that woman in the photo has is nothing to celebrate. Gillette is ignorant and irresponsible. We need to encourage responsible behavior, not celebrate irresponsible behavior. Posted by: nerdygirl at August 23, 2019 04:22 PM (+lVUW)

Good luck to your sister, nerdygirl, I hope she finds her path to wellness.

I've been--ok I am--that obese girl. It's tough when I couldn't lose weight because carbs + sugar = crack to my body. My weight was a symptom something was wrong in how my body processed nutrition, and when I would ask doctors how to fix it all I would get is 'stick the Standard American Diet and exercise and lose weight.' Which was a losing cycle for me, and unhelpful. My body not handling the recommended nutrition guidelines well, plus depression, equaled bad times.

I've lost so much weight doing keto, it's been so incredible and liberating to take back my health. I am so angry at the government for convincing all my doctors and society that eating fat was the problem. It was amazing to discover my body loves burning fat for fuel, fat makes it happy. Which goes against everything we are taught, especially now that animal meat and fat = gaia weeping.

People have to take responsibility for their health, yes, but they also need to have the hope that they can change it for the better somehow. When I lost that hope I packed on the weight, because it seemed like nothing I did mattered. There is a healthy middle ground between loving yourself no matter your shape or size, because you are worth it, and celebrating unhealthy behaviors even when your current weight will swiftly kill you. We as a society need to rediscover that middle.

Posted by: LizLem at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (hvf9s)

318 This would be a good time for those vets that sell coffee to branch out to a fine line of razors ... MAGA Blades ...

Posted by: illiniwek at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (Cus5s)

319 I think it was George Bush the Elder that removed the sanctions from China and granted them Most Favored Nation status, in defiance of all logic and morality. Every president after him has continued that crap -- until Trump. No wonder they prospered, we basically bought them into a first world power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:49 PM (KZzsI)

Gordon Chang's books and interviews are enlightening. He talks about how from early in the Bush administration, the USA elites were convinced that all we needed to do was to allow China to join the world in trade and diplomacy, to help it have a small bit of capitalism, and it would see the light and become a major capitalistic country, eventually turning into a free market, free country. Totally ignoring thousands of years of Chinese culture, communist culture, etc. This same philosophy has been drummed into CEOs, business majors, etc for the past 40 years, which is why we have such screaming and push back from the political and business class over standing up to China.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (6rjhq)

320 gonna need a shit pile of razors for that one

Posted by: fireman1 at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (nAGcF)

321 Don't get why....

Uh men have to find a brand or model razor that works for them. That includes lotion and after shave.

Most suck

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (41GhT)

322 you know I should note that the whale shown jums\ping on the beach was technically not jumping but rather breeching.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (HALdu)

323 No, not those...
Posted by: kraken


Oh. I didn't know Bic had any others.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (/c+/z)

324 Gillette figures they have a huge untapped market if they can convince every woman to take male hormones.

-

Yeah, that sparse, wispy wart-hair look on soft necks is the definition of manly.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (fsa/N)

325 Procter & Gamble, the parent company of Gillette, is one of the 181 major corporations who signed that idiotic Business Roundtable statement.

I actually wrote them all down in a notebook in case Au decide to buy individual stocks, to know which companies to avoid.

Posted by: mercenary13 at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (E7LC3)

326


Speaking of "get woke, go broke,", Obama's movie dropped on Netflix, and therefore you should drop Netflix in return.

Posted by: imp at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (w+Z9D)

327 "The reality is today, stakeholders of all kinds, whether it's consumers, investors, or employees, they expect more from brands than just selling products. They want to know what they believe in. They want to know their values."

Wrong. I want to know if you can produce and deliver a comfortable blade that can shorten hair at an affordable price while, optimally, employing as many American citizens as possible. That's it. I don't give a crap about your ability to "connect" with me unless it's to handle my complaint about a defective product or unfair/deceptive trade practices.

I understand this is top level thought processing for you business gurus, but I thought you might like a possible "stakeholder's" input who had to abandon your product while you told me how sub-optimal a human I've been for the last year or so.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (6eEQ+)

328 299 I don't get why some men make a ritual of shaving. Cheap blade that works.

My beard is way too tough for disposables or electrics. Cheap blades of any kind will literally rip my face right up. I have a ritual that I have to follow if I don't want to scare the neighborhood children with my horror-movie face.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (O8WFE)

329 315 Even if the market goes down, I still own the stocks. I don't need to sell them any time soon. If I thought I did, that money wouldn't be in stocks in the first place.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (pUDQf)

Yep... if you don't sell low, you don't lose a dime....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (bCLt0)

330 299 I don't get why some men make a ritual of shaving. Cheap blade that works. Get the damn hair off, move on. Although lately I take a wet towel, nuke it and put it on my face to soften the beard, so there's that. relaxing.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 04:53 PM (O5bec)


I use ye olde safety razor. Quality blades are $0.40 and last at least a couple weeks. Not sure why anybody needs a disposable razor with 23 blades.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (h2Bdk)

331 284 I am an investor.... there, I outed myself as a holder of stock..... the Dow is irrelevant to me...
Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (bCLt0)

Stocks take a big hit, and then day after day creep upward in value. I wish I could figure out the exact pattern so I could retire already. If you have cash, the US economy is a far better investment that negative yielding German bonds, or burying it in some shithole.

Posted by: Roy at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (ABjxW)

332
Is deliverables a business-speak thing now?

It's been used in the printing/design business my entire career to denote that a package file is the *print-ready* as opposed to the proof.

As in "you have approved this design, and this file is deliverable to your printshop."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (AzW6q)

333 Per my understanding, Gillette (a relatively recent
acquisition) is run an as independent business unit. I suspect that may
change after the shot themselves in the face. Their executive suite
should have been cleared out by PG shock troops from Cincinnati by
now...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 23, 2019 04:51 PM (I2dne)

Or, the PG shock troops took over the marketing?

One can only speculate...


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (ufFY8)

334 i dont really get why folks take it personally.

I don't take it personally but I do recognize that things like this are social and cultural ratchets, and they are very damaging to the fabric of society.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (KZzsI)

335 Wendy's chicken sandwich actually tastes like chicken. Not too bad.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (xj2l7)

336 Yep. A smart company blows off social media trends, because they're not only just a very loud very small minority, but fickle and short-lived. I keep asking this but again: what was last week's big outrage, the thing everyone was talking about?

NOBODY REMEMBERS Because it doesn't matter and they all know it (it was Fredo). Its just a blip, and then its forgotten.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:52 PM (KZzsI)


Hell, no one remembers *this morning's*.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (GbPPJ)

337 Barbasol products works fine, so long as you don't drink the blue liquid.

Posted by: the poet at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (+AUVB)

338 Appears to be Australian slang for giving an especially extensive or elaborate speech.
Posted by: Grimaldi at August 23, 2019 04:54 PM (S48ez)


Behold the marketing genius who uses an obscure slang term from a nation many thousands of miles away, with a population less than that of Texas or California.

What next? Some slang expression from Monaco?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (YMlDq)

339 As I'm a guy, same dealio with the horrible domestic tragedy ad of a
father teaching his hormonally self-mutilated, mentally ill daughter how
to shave.


Then they say they want to promote "goodness." That's not good in any way, shape, or form.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (HaL55)

340 Gillette would be better off selling that poor lass a Baron Harkonnen anti grav body suit.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (uy4Sm)

341 > Goodbye to you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50-gOeBilc

Posted by: Scandal, Featuring Patty Smyth at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (cB5if)

342 Were I a woman, and I saw that land whale ad for Gillette Venus,I would run away from that product as fast as I possibly could.

-
The campaign need not be a complete failure. Just tweak it sell whale harpoons. A few "Thar she blows!" would go a long way.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (+y/Ru)

343 you know we should be glad that no one here has made the argument that none of this matters to them because they shave with an electric razor.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (HALdu)

344 Gillette has made their brand ... how you say ... unsustainable.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (UgemJ)

345 When I informed PandG that I would no longer be buying their products cuz of them spitting on my dad, brother, cousins etc. I put in something about "I might relent if you do ads featuring soldiers, firemen etc that have to shave"

I haven't seen the Aussie firefighter ad but they have a LEO ad for the 'sensitive skin' and meh, I'm still not buying PandG products. I don't want ads that push that even our heroes need the special skin guard. I suppose if you can't compete on saying you shave closer, better, or cheaper it may be all you've got. Well not irritating the skin is better, but I don't want "oh the poor baby faced LEO would be miserable w/o our skin guard" Tell me that with that feature the busy hero can shave w/o needing extra time lathering up with special shaving gel and then washing the gel off when duty calls, but don't tell me " SEE SEE, even your supposed heroes are wimps that need protecting from a razor blade.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (eASYU)

346
USA elites were convinced that all we needed to do was to allow China to join the world in trade and diplomacy, to help it have a small bit of capitalism, and it would see the light and become a major capitalistic country, eventually turning into a free market, free country.

Posted by: Jen the original

======

I'd like to know about contrary voices at the time. I admit, I'd have fallen for that notion. Get a little free market and democracy and you'll never go back. Seems reasonable, but thousands of years of culture can beat reason any time.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (13CQC)

347 I am so angry at the government for convincing all my doctors and society that eating fat was the problem.

Just wait until we take over energy production and your healthcare!

Posted by: Your Friends in the Government at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (amw5z)

348 And now I gotta take B'Gal to the hospital. I think she has a bout of pancreatitis.
BBL.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (HaL55)

349
Save the wha... WTF?

Posted by: Maris Sidenstecker at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (LilNs)

350 Gillette isn't the best a man can get, as it turns out.

lolgf with a straight-edge razor. Imbeciles.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (t6MX/)

351 Haven't used razors since I was a teen. Some lady hipped me to waxing.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (labbd)

352 My beard is way too tough for disposables or
electrics.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (O8WFE)

Too much testosterone.


There's a cure you know!

Posted by: Brian Stelter at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (wYseH)

353 I have to admit I have lost 50% of my largest individual stock holding that has effected my retirement plans. Not Trump's fault but the asinine Ivy League Wall Street movers and shakers who only create self fulfilling prophecies.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (2DOZq)

354

Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (iGEs9)


Oh another expert on the markets


New York Times opinion writer and economist Paul Krugman predicted early
Wednesday morning that the stock market will "never" recover from
Donald Trump's presidential victory



Now get your shinebox


Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (XYQRS)

355 337 Barbasol products works fine, so long as you don't drink the blue liquid.
Posted by: the poet at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (+AUVB)

That's what is known as the Dominican Daiquiri.

Posted by: Roy at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (ABjxW)

356 what i mean is, they dont hate you any more than p&g silicon valley or any other corporate types.
Posted by: snarfblaat at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (LgAYq)


That's a really low bar.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (h2Bdk)

357 Jillette is probably made in China ... average China worker may not hate Americans, but they love Mao, and Xi, the new Mao.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (Cus5s)

358 Wendy's chicken sandwich actually tastes like chicken. Not too bad.
Posted by: Billy Cole at A




thought that the nice thing about chicken was that it did not taste like anything.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (HALdu)

359 Braun electric for the win

Posted by: rammajamma at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (SwWMX)

360 He talks about how from early in the Bush administration, the USA elites were convinced that all we needed to do was to allow China to join the world in trade and diplomacy, to help it have a small bit of capitalism, and it would see the light and become a major capitalistic country, eventually turning into a free market, free country.

Yeah if that was going to happen, it would have happened by now. That experiment, as transparently foolish as it was from the start, is plainly an error.

I suspect the Chinese were big on bribery and espionage even back then to get what they wanted. Everyone was so focused on Russia that they ignored the tiger at their back.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (KZzsI)

361 If she falls in, we'll truly see the sea levels rise.

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (v0R5T)

362 Several years ago, a convenience store chain put up those "please rob me" signs. You know, the ones that say no one in the store is legally allowed to be armed? I stopped going because they're literally the stop-and-rob around here. Every night one of them gets robbed somewhere in the news coverage area.
A little while ago, I made a snarky comment about how it was impossible that one of them had been robbed due to their anti-gun stance. The person I was speaking with got very upset with me, because they were somehow tied to the company.
"That is a lie. We do not have those signs, and haven't had them in a long time!"
"How would I know? I've never been back since you put them up!"

So it will be with Gillette. (And Dan Crenshaw, BTW....)

Posted by: wizardpc at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (AAMIa)

363 > Behold the marketing genius who uses an obscure slang term from a nation many thousands of miles away

Errr.... https://www.news.com.au

Posted by: Scandal, Featuring Patty Smyth at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (cB5if)

364 LizLem, congrats on not giving up and finding what works well.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (6rjhq)

365 Even though I'm well known as The Authentic Voice Of Calm And Reason, I don't care enough about grooming to dance around the Gillette marketing dumpster fire.

I am completely indifferent to the _marketing_ decisions that companies like Nike, Gillette, Dick's, etc make.

I am VERY concerned when employers FORCE their EMPLOYEES to submit to this woke horsesh!t in order to keep their jobs, and that menace grows every day.

First they started forcing employees into diversity workshop training, to correct their "wrongthink." Then they started harvesting evidence of "wrongthink" from employees' and candidates' online footprint.

Now we have the introduction of the MANDATORY use of "preferred pronouns" in the workplace, so that wrongthinkers are "corrected" every minute of every workday, beaten into submission to this evil false doctrine of utopian egalitarianism, in order TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A LIVING!

THAT'S the thing we should be angry about, not the fact that marketers are, and have always been, sh!theads.

Posted by: gp: The Future Mr. Gristelfink at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (mk9aG)

366 >>There is a healthy middle ground between loving yourself no matter your shape or size, because you are worth it, and celebrating unhealthy behaviors even when your current weight will swiftly kill you. We as a society need to rediscover that middle.
Posted by: LizLem at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (hvf9s)


Well said!
Congratulations on finding what works for you - here's to continued success with the keto diet

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (bDqIh)

367 323 No, not those...
Posted by: kraken


Oh. I didn't know Bic had any others.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 04:56 PM (/c+/z)

Yeah, they do rick..... the ones I buy come in a 3 pack, and are not refillable, but each one lats me a LONG time....5 blade, swivel head... has wifi and Sirius XM built in....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (bCLt0)

368 Gillette should have just added a 12th blade.

"it cuts the beard today that you are growing for next week!"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (O5bec)

369 Apparently, in the UK, they are saying the CEOs are no longer in the business of maximizing shareholder value.

Sell any UK stocks as soon as the market recover.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (bcbK8)

370 I want more shaving commercials with chicks in bikinis.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (ufFY8)

371 359 Braun electric for the win
Posted by: rammajamma at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (SwWMX)

I like their coffee grinders, so....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (bCLt0)

372 I freaking love the Horde and its well-defined, unique sense of humor.

It gives me hope that America may actually make it, despite the progressive leftists and their wokeness.

You have heard of the Silent Majority? No longer.

Normal Americans are now the SILENCED MAJORITY, courtesy of the Progressive Leftists.

I love it when we fight back.

Posted by: Czech Chick at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (QfqyL)

373 And now I gotta take B'Gal to the hospital. I think she has a bout of pancreatitis.

I hope she's okay

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (KZzsI)

374 I have to admit I have lost 50% of my largest individual stock holding that has effected my retirement plans. Not Trump's fault but the asinine Ivy League Wall Street movers and shakers who only create self fulfilling prophecies.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions

__________

Which stock?

Posted by: Blago at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (zuvmW)

375 285; k-c = kimberly clark. not kfc.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2019 05:01 PM (KP5rU)

376 IIRC, the Gillette head of division said losing $12 billion was worth it. So the whole we are authentic bullshit is just that bullshit.


I hope to never see a new Gillette product again.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 23, 2019 05:01 PM (pw+jk)

377 middle ground between loving yourself no matter your shape or size, because you are worth it, and celebrating unhealthy behaviors even when your current weight will swiftly kill you. We as a society need to rediscover that middle.
Posted by: LizLem at August 23, 2019 04:55 PM (hvf9s)


Well said!
Congratulations on finding what works for you - here's to continued success with the keto diet
Posted by: Lizzy at A




you two are not the same commenter? huh, have to read more closely

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:01 PM (HALdu)

378 Hell, no one remembers *this morning's*.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 23, 2019 04:57 PM (GbPPJ)

I am blissfully unaware of the "rage de jour" since I deleted the Twitter bookmark on my browser.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 23, 2019 05:01 PM (wYseH)

379 Too far to go. She should go the other way, paint herself black, put some whiskers around her mouth, and pass herself off as a manatee.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

"That woman so fat, when she wears black, she looks like...outer space"

Posted by: Miklos, whisky in the jar at August 23, 2019 05:01 PM (QzkSJ)

380 351 Haven't used razors since I was a teen. Some lady hipped me to waxing.
Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (labbd)


Please..... tell me you are an 'ette!!!

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (bCLt0)

381 ophuckstick really fucked my retirement. cocksucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (KP5rU)

382 There is no such thing as an "authentic" corporation voice, unless the corporation is still being run by its founder. Corporations are bureaucracies. In that context, "authentic" just means whatever jive the power factions happen to be pushing.

Posted by: Caliban at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (QE8X6)

383


i dont really get why folks take it personally. i'm sure they dont hate you.* theyre just trying to make as much money. gay-loving left tends to be wealthier, so they pander. its like getting mad at a whore for chasing after another guy with money.

*actually the people who work there probably do hate you personally because of your values/politics, given the demographics of these corporate types. what i mean is, they dont hate you any more than p&g silicon valley or any other corporate types.
Posted by: snarfblaat


Gillette's ad went far beyond just chasing other money. It actively insulted their primary customer base as barbarous evil assholes. If that's the way they feel, they shouldn't want my money.

Posted by: imp at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (w+Z9D)

384 To be fair, If you lost eight billion, you'd say it was worth it, to cover your butt

Posted by: Mack the jack at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (41GhT)

385 Disposable single edge Bic in the shower. Takes about a minute. Soap up, Barbasol, zip zip zip. Razor lasts a month, but starts to get a little rough the last week or so.

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (Tnijr)

386 370
I want more shaving commercials with chicks in bikinis.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (ufFY


yeah, me too but 'yesterday' when men were men and chick were chicks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (O5bec)

387 Hell, no one remembers *this morning's*.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny

When you are on the Supreme Court, could the robe be exchanged for a kimono?

Posted by: Miklos, originalist at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (QzkSJ)

388 Trump just jacked up China tariffs.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (NMAzL)

389 Braun electric for the win

Braun is owned by PG.

Posted by: conglomerates at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (WwHot)

390 332. Yes deliverables is another buzzword.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (labbd)

391 That fat chick is truly gross.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (LbKi2)

392
351 Haven't used razors since I was a teen. Some lady hipped me to waxing.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (labbd)

Garrett? Is that you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (wYseH)

393 She should go the other way, paint herself black, put some whiskers around her mouth, and pass herself off as a manatee.
----
*sigh* I got enough problems, man.

Posted by: The Huge Manatee at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (iB1oa)

394 >>you two are not the same commenter? huh, have to read more closely
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:01 PM (HALdu)


Get this -- Weasel and Slapweasel aren't the same commenter, either!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (bDqIh)

395 We as a society need to rediscover that middle.

Yeah this need to have a specific kind of body, or reject any semblance of reason when it comes to a body is just insane. You shouldn't look like a 14 year old when you are 40. You shouldn't look like a stick or that unfortunate at the top, either.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (KZzsI)

396 RBG should be ready for sauce.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (RuIsu)

397 370 I want more shaving commercials with chicks in bikinis.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (ufFY

This cop, they get it

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (bcbK8)

398 you know some of reasoning behind letting the chicom into the wto was not unreasonable, however, not kicking them out when they demonstrated they were not going to comply with the rules was insane.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (HALdu)

399 Jillette is probably made in China ... average China worker may not hate Americans, but they love Mao, and Xi, the new Mao.

To be fair, Xi isn't nearly as stupid as Mao was. Mao was an illiterate peasant until the day he died. Xi probably isn't as stinky as Mao either.

Mao-funk was legendary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (amw5z)

400 I especially like how we're getting a little side back boob peek.

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (v0R5T)

401 They would be better off hiring Weird Al as a marketing consultant.

https://youtu.be/GyV_UG60dD4

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (Z7lwY)

402 369 Apparently, in the UK, they are saying the CEOs are no longer in the business of maximizing shareholder value.

Sell any UK stocks as soon as the market recover.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 23, 2019 05:00 PM (bcbK


I wish CEOs would be up front about this so I know what stocks to avoid.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (h2Bdk)

403 Tariff are just another type of tax. Trump has got the democrats arguing that taxes are bad for businesses and the economy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (xfb67)

404
Haven't used razors since I was a teen. Some lady hipped me to waxing.
Posted by: kallisto

======

Same here. And now I've pretty much waxed everything out by the roots.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (13CQC)

405 I suspect the Chinese were big on bribery and
espionage even back then to get what they wanted. Everyone was so
focused on Russia that they ignored the tiger at their back.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (KZzsI)

---
Well of course.

Also, keep in mind that George H.W. Bush, who the cuckservatives hold up as an examplar of breeding, good manners and everything right and decent actually had a sordid long-term affair that drove Barbara to the brink of suicide.

So the notion that these folks were upstanding paragons of patriotism is a little weak at the moment.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (cfSRQ)

406 China got favored nation status but kept their market mostly closed, via several sneaky tricks. WallStreet even now is their advocate cuz they love the profit margins from slaves and free pollution, no bothersome lawyers, probably some direct bribes ... hookers, maybe child sex slaves ... no corruption is unlikely at this point.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (Cus5s)

407 That picture. Holy cow.

Obesity is nothing to celebrate.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (TdMsT)

408 anyone hear about a tri-ple suing to get married in CA? heard it in passing. three people in the group marriage.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (O5bec)

409 you two are not the same commenter? huh, have to read more closely
Posted by: yankeefifith


Get this -- Weasel and Slapweasel aren't the same commenter, either!
Posted by: Lizzy


Try not to get into the number of commenters with nics that can shorten to "B.C."...

Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil, ready to cut a bitch regarding the taxonomy of theology at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (AM1GF)

410 IIRC, the Gillette head of division said losing $12 billion was worth it. So the whole we are authentic bullshit is just that bullshit.


I hope to never see a new Gillette product again.
Posted by: Jukin



Losing $12 billion may make that a reality.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (/c+/z)

411 380
351 Haven't used razors since I was a teen. Some lady hipped me to waxing.

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 04:58 PM (labbd)





Please..... tell me you are an 'ette!!!

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (bCLt0)

Then send pics for quality assurance purposes.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (t6MX/)

412

THAT'S the thing we should be angry about, not the fact that marketers are, and have always been, sh!theads.
Posted by: gp: The Future Mr. Gristelfink


Embrace the healing power of "and"

We can boycott those who hate us AND the corporate Maoists who impose Ingsoc on their employees.

Posted by: imp at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (w+Z9D)

413 Last time I tried shaving with a disposable it felt like I was trying to shave with a rabid porcupine. Barbed wire ain't in it. And I don't exactly have sensitive skin. I hear there are better disposables, but I'll stay with the 3 blade Shick that is so sharp out of the box it frightens me, I wouldn't even feel it if I cut my own throat.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (KZzsI)

414 Get this -- Weasel and Slapweasel aren't the same commenter, either!
Posted by: Lizzy at A




we have enough words and not so many commentors that that shit should never be.

someone needs to get their own damn name, you guys work it out now.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (HALdu)

415 I quit.

Posted by: Lifeguard on duty at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (Jkeum)

416 I'm probably late to the party, but we boycotted all PG products after the SJW commercials. It was difficult at first. It's amazing how much PG products we were using (Shaving/soaps, laundry, cleaning...) . but we made the switch. We ended up finding products that were cheaper, better, or both.

No more PG ever.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (ukNFU)

417 Crap. Pixy ate my ampersands.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (ukNFU)

418 Mao-funk was legendary.
Posted by: Cicero

I have a copy of Tom Wolfe's Mao-Maoing the Funkcatchers

Posted by: Miklos, write slow because I can't read fast at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (QzkSJ)

419
Garrett? Is that you?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 23, 2019 05:03 PM (wYseH)

Lol. oh man...this place for ball busting.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (O5bec)

420 I think she just won a free Big Mac.

Posted by: irright at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (pMGkg)

421 OT - WTF, Idaho?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3ljxgvb

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (Ez6QX)

422 THAT'S the thing we should be angry about, not the fact that marketers are, and have always been, sh!theads.

Posted by: gp: The Future Mr. Gristelfink at August 23, 2019 04:59 PM (mk9aG)

---
That was the name. Gristelfink.

Anyone who wants to read about how Kevin Williamson was literally cuckolded, do a search under that name.

She's a real piece of work, I tell ya.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I do feel sorry for her, though. She's been through several levels of hell, from the look of it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (cfSRQ)

423 Mao-funk was legendary.

When even other Chinese think you smell bad? You got a serious problem.

Chinese people eat a lot of food with a scent that would send most people clawing out of the room retching. That stuff gets into your pores after a while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:07 PM (KZzsI)

424 Were I a woman, and I saw that land whale ad for Gillette Venus,I would run away from that product as fast as I possibly could.

It's amazing, isn't it? What's the pitch?

"Buy our products, and you too can look like this!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 05:07 PM (YMlDq)

425 380 yes I am female

Posted by: kallisto at August 23, 2019 05:07 PM (labbd)

426 414 Get this -- Weasel and Slapweasel aren't the same commenter, either!
Posted by: Lizzy at A




we have enough words and not so many commentors that that shit should never be.

someone needs to get their own damn name, you guys work it out now.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (HALdu)



We've had 3 - 4 different Dave's commenting at the same time before.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2019 05:07 PM (Z7lwY)

427 346
USA elites were convinced that all we needed to do was to allow China to join the world in trade and diplomacy, to help it have a small bit of capitalism, and it would see the light and become a major capitalistic country, eventually turning into a free market, free country.



Not just the elites, I am also a proponent of the theory. China though somehow managed to combine capitalism and a dictatorship to at least appear to function competently. We should have been economically brutal after Tiammen Square.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 05:08 PM (2DOZq)

428 I think she just won a free Big Mac.

Posted by: irright at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (pMGkg)
..........


Stoked!

Posted by: wth at August 23, 2019 05:08 PM (v0R5T)

429 Just in case you started to doubt the left really really hates us, here's a Reddit threat about David Koch's death:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25tm28y

Title of the thread:
"After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79"

34,900 upvotes.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 05:08 PM (9t0Zz)

430 Gotta say the waxing scene in " 40 Year Old Virgin" was funny.... cringeworthy, but funny....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:08 PM (bCLt0)

431 Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious: "IIRC, the Gillette head of division said losing $12 billion was worth it..."

So at what Business School did this person matriculate? 'Cause that's one everyone ought to avoid.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (6eEQ+)

432 Crap. Pixy ate my ampersands.
Posted by: johnd01



Here's some extras. &&&&&&&&&

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (/c+/z)

433


Just think, that big chick's arms are not long enough to reach...

I remember being in a training class with this hugely morbidly obese monster, a really nasty mentally unwell person...her gut was down at he shins, she kicked it along as she walked. Walking looked barely possible. Literally as big as Mr. Creosote from the Meaning of Life.

She smelled so fucking bad...goddamn.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Esq at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (Z/dxM)

434 408 anyone hear about a tri-ple suing to get married in CA? heard it in passing. three people in the group marriage.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:04 PM (O5bec)


I expect they'll prevail, eventually. There aren't any arguments for gay marriage that aren't equally valid for polygamy.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (h2Bdk)

435 414 Get this -- Weasel and Slapweasel aren't the same commenter, either!

Posted by: Lizzy at A









we have enough words and not so many commentors that that shit should never be.



someone needs to get their own damn name, you guys work it out now.



Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (HALdu)







We've had 3 - 4 different Dave's commenting at the same time before.

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2019 05:07 PM (Z7lwY)

===
Lots of Joe Bidens too.

Posted by: Joe Biden the Real One at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (pw+jk)

436 &&&.

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (bCLt0)

437 421
OT - WTF, Idaho?



https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3ljxgvb

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (Ez6QX)

yeah, Boise has been Californicated and getting woker and woker since we left.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (O5bec)

438 Tiananmen

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (2DOZq)

439 The Conservative Case For Gillette Sponsoring A "Shave My Woke Balls, Bitch!" Advertising Campaign Starring That Canadian Pedo Twink What's Been In The Newz Lately.

-- The Bulwark

Posted by: Sharkman at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (6qa8a)

440 25 11 The Dow fell another 600 points
Ace just can't seem to talk about the general economy
Posted by: Kurt at August 23, 2019 04:20 PM (iGEs9)


Wow, Kurt. The market went down 2%.

We're in a recession..........NOT!

Posted by: Sooner at August 23, 2019 05:10 PM (Fs5vw)

441 Round Eye wi fuc u till eyes pop out.
Then we eat them.

Posted by: Xommandr Xi at August 23, 2019 05:10 PM (xj2l7)

442 413
Last time I tried shaving with a disposable it felt like I was trying to
shave with a rabid porcupine. Barbed wire ain't in it. And I don't
exactly have sensitive skin. I hear there are better disposables, but
I'll stay with the 3 blade Shick that is so sharp out of the box it
frightens me, I wouldn't even feel it if I cut my own throat.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:05 PM (KZzsI)

---
The trick is having a standard pattern that cuts across the grain rather than against.

I like disposables because I can *quite literally* shave while mostly asleep and not shred my face.

Is it super-close? Nope, but it will meet military inspection, which is what counts.

If I didn't have to do that, I'd have a beard most of the time. I get why retirees have beards.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:10 PM (cfSRQ)

443
That experiment, as transparently foolish as it was from the start, is plainly an error.

I suspect the Chinese were big on bribery and espionage even back then to get what they wanted. Everyone was so focused on Russia that they ignored the tiger at their back.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

=======

It is kind of funny, the Commies originated that quip about us selling them the rope to hang us. Actually, we did better than that. We provided instructions, workarounds, a troubleshooting guide, "honor system" security for an entire economy, endless discounts, free upgrades, etc.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:10 PM (13CQC)

444 408 anyone hear about a tri-ple suing to get married in CA? heard it in passing. three people in the group marriage.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker'


government opened an estate planning/ tax avoidance can 'o worms with gay marriage.

Posted by: x at August 23, 2019 05:10 PM (nFwvY)

445 Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious: "IIRC, the Gillette head of division said losing $12 billion was worth it..."



So at what Business School did this person matriculate? 'Cause that's one everyone ought to avoid.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (6eEQ+)

===
Probaly an IV league one. Sure as hell was not Wharton.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (pw+jk)

446 Chinese people eat a lot of food with a scent that would send most people clawing out of the room retching. That stuff gets into your pores after a while.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:07 PM (KZzsI)


When we were looking to buy a house the realtor showed us one owned by a Chinese couple.

I don't know what they cooked in there, but the whole house was foul with a stale grease smell. "Uh, yes, looks very nice," we gasped. "We'll ... uh ... just be stepping outside now." (Since we couldn't hold our breath much longer.)

I love Chinese food, but I'll never forget that. Could you air out the house enough to get rid of the smell? I dunno. Maybe. Maybe not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (YMlDq)

447 429
Just in case you started to doubt the left really really hates us, here's a Reddit threat about David Koch's death:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y25tm28y

Title of the thread:
"After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79"

34,900 upvotes.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 05:08 PM (9t0Zz)

That reminds me that I need to buy more ammo, by an order of magnitude, apparently.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (t6MX/)

448 Quick, push it back out to sea before it's crushed under it's own weight!!!

Posted by: G. Costanza, Marine Biologist at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (pMGkg)

449 Not just the elites, I am also a proponent of the theory. China though somehow managed to combine capitalism and a dictatorship to at least appear to function competently. We should have been economically brutal after Tiammen Square.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions


The entire thing was a massive failure of cultural intelligence. The idea that trade and a national economy could be employed for the purposes of political gain, rather than simple economic gain, completely eluded those masterminds. (Something the domestic Left never lost sight of, naturally.)

China MFN was one of the all-time dumbest policy decisions of my lifetime. Easily.

Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil, ready to cut a bitch regarding the taxonomy of theology at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (AM1GF)

450 Muh Values = I don't want to think about or feel bad about the Coolie labor working 18 hour shifts for fifty cents an hour making my bugman products so Trannies and fatbodies good.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (j3npP)

451 you know you have to leave hq name infringement to the violated moron, to each their own, however, I do assume that the rightful owners of names will eventually mete out sanctions to violators.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (HALdu)

452
I saw Mao Funk open for Funkadelic in 1968 at the Filmore West.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (mIQCW)

453 I expect they'll prevail, eventually. There aren't any arguments for gay marriage that aren't equally valid for polygamy.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (h2Bdk)

Argument: Why the ever lovin fuck do you want 2 wives?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (O5bec)

454 I love Chinese food, but I'll never forget that.

I love Chinese food too, but what we call Chinese food and what they eat in China are related only in the fact that it contains nutrients. Some of the stuff they eat is pretty tasty but they eat a lot of things a dog would run away from.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (KZzsI)

455 Boss took the day off. Coworkers have left for the day. I'm the only one left in my department, which is located in the quiet side of the building. Hmmmm.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (RD7QR)

456 There is some Indian(dot) spice that really is offputting to me... very distinctive....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (bCLt0)

457 I expect they'll prevail, eventually. There aren't any arguments for gay marriage that aren't equally valid for polygamy.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (h2Bdk)

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You know what would be funny? If this case overturns Obergefell.

Seriously, it could happen. It was a b.s. decision and if RBG is replaced by another Trump justice, it actually could happen.

What a hoot that would be.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (cfSRQ)

458 437 421
OT - WTF, Idaho?



https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3ljxgvb

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 23, 2019 05:06 PM (Ez6QX)

yeah, Boise has been Californicated and getting woker and woker since we left.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (O5bec)


This isn't Idaho. This is the 9th Circus. It's federal.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (h2Bdk)

459 anyone hear about a tri-ple suing to get married in CA? heard it in passing. three people in the group marriage.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


Gonna have to change the bigamy laws.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (/c+/z)

460
I don't know what they cooked in there, but the whole house was foul with a stale grease smell. "Uh, yes, looks very nice," we gasped. "We'll ... uh ... just be stepping outside now." (Since we couldn't hold our breath much longer.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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lol, been there -- it was a fried fish smell. Definitely fish. Could not get over the smell in that house. I knew it would never come out no matter what. Pass.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (13CQC)

461 you know you have to leave hq name infringement to the violated moron, to each their own, however, I do assume that the rightful owners of names will eventually mete out sanctions to violators.
Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (HALdu)
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Only if you further assume that the violated moron is around to see it.

Posted by: the one and only bluebell, so don't even think about it at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (aXucN)

462 And I'm sick of all the socialism/SJW shit being portrayed as the new "hip" thing.

It's old, conformist, and lame.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (xfb67)

463 "Mao-funk was legendary."Posted by: Cicero

yes, but now he is considered beautiful ... the China biker guys talk about it, they just loved Mao. Xi is more strategic maybe, idk. For the times, Mao was effective, it would seem ... if erasing 75 million is not a problem.


https://tinyurl.com/y3kubld3

Posted by: illiniwek at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (Cus5s)

464 I love Chinese food, but I'll never forget that. Could you air out the house enough to get rid of the smell? I dunno. Maybe. Maybe not.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (YMlDq)
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Lots of Febreeze.

Posted by: The Huge Manatee at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (iB1oa)

465
We've had 3 - 4 different Dave's commenting at the same time before.

Posted by: buzzion at A



which means we had some very weak commenters, they should have sorted that with crossbows or something.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (HALdu)

466 the lol part of the dems trying to narratize a recession into existence is that it ties the fed's hands and kinda forces them to stand pat or cut rates or destroy the narrative by hiking.

Posted by: x at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (nFwvY)

467 So at what Business School did this person matriculate? 'Cause that's one everyone ought to avoid.

Columbia Ag

Posted by: DanMan at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (XTiHL)

468 "Boss took the day off. Coworkers have left for the day. I'm the only one left in my department, which is located in the quiet side of the building. Hmmmm"

Just take those old records off the shelf, take your pants off, and get down!

Posted by: freaked at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (Tnijr)

469 but they eat a lot of things a dog would run away from.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (KZzsI)
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Not to mention the dog that didn't get away.

Posted by: the one and only bluebell, so don't even think about it at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (aXucN)

470 I love Chinese food, but I'll never forget that. Could you air out the house enough to get rid of the smell? I dunno. Maybe. Maybe not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 05:11 PM (YMlDq)


When we own you you be lucky to eat
Starve you round eye rat

Posted by: Kommandr Xi at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (xj2l7)

471 lol, you know, something like a disturbance in the force, you know.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (HALdu)

472
Whale walkers!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (b/7jm)

473 Boss took the day off. Coworkers have left for the day. I'm the only one left in my department, which is located in the quiet side of the building. Hmmmm.
Posted by: joncelli


Joncelli the Pantsless

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (/c+/z)

474 465
We've had 3 - 4 different Dave's commenting at the same time before.


Dave's not here man.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (2DOZq)

475 It's old, conformist, and lame.

Its really old. Like 40 years old. Its hip as Nancy Pelosi. Why the left continues to win at convincing people what is cool I will never understand. Cowboys were cool for like 150 years then suddenly they became despised and mocked.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:15 PM (KZzsI)

476
Once again, I'm sensing a Light News Week.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:15 PM (13CQC)

477 Fuck Gillette. I discovered I had a peach fuzz and goosebump fetish on beautiful women. Thanks 4chan!

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 05:15 PM (QwmrN)

478 Thanks for the spares. Does this work? amp;amp;amp;.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 23, 2019 05:15 PM (ukNFU)

479
WHOA. There's a tremor in The Force.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:15 PM (13CQC)

480 LOL nope.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 23, 2019 05:15 PM (ukNFU)

481 but they eat a lot of things a dog would run away from.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (KZzsI)
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Not to mention the dog that didn't get away.
Posted by: the one and only bluebell


We no have your cat. Stop asking!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (/c+/z)

482 I want more shaving commercials with chicks in bikinis.

There's one at the top of this post you might like.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (TQyCa)

483 did anyone notice the word "spruik" in that article?

I put up the definition in the post, at the end.

Posted by: ace at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (PbpT7)

484 Stakeholders is a business term. It's used all the time in project management, sales, and most every other aspect of a large business.

Posted by: SmittySmith at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (A617x)

485 I expect they'll prevail, eventually. There aren't any arguments for gay marriage that aren't equally valid for polygamy.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:09 PM (h2Bdk)
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Yup, that was proclaimed loud and clear back when Barky evolved on the question of marriage and the courts said "Abracadabra"! Anybody can marry anybody else!

If you fundamentally change the rules of marriage, legally enforceably change the rules of marriage to allow 2 of the same gender, why not 3? or 4? or more? Of any of the current 57 genders.

Add muz immigration to the mix, who are coming in with multiple wives or secretly marrying them here, and turning them into baby momma welfare ho's and we can see where this is going.

Posted by: Boots at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (oGBso)

486 I love Chinese food too, but what we call Chinese food and what they eat in China are related only in the fact that it contains nutrients. Some of the stuff they eat is pretty tasty but they eat a lot of things a dog would run away from.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (KZzsI)


I've had Chinese food in China, and it was good. Different from Chinese food here, but good. I especially liked the paddy eels. The fish belly ... not so much.

lol, been there -- it was a fried fish smell. Definitely fish. Could not get over the smell in that house. I knew it would never come out no matter what. Pass.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:13 PM (13CQC)


You know, I think that must have been it. I seriously doubted that it would ever come out, and certainly didn't want to take the chance that it wouldn't.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (YMlDq)

487


Mao's teeth were green. Not figuratively, but literally. And he would raid the high schools for fresh, hot poon. Ugh. Just imagine having to endure that torture or find you and your family on the other side of the curtain of life.

Those with anosmia were the new elite, apparently.

Posted by: imp at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (w+Z9D)

488 484 Stakeholders is a business term. It's used all the time in project management, sales, and most every other aspect of a large business.

____________________________

And it's used by the people that don't do any actual work.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (xfb67)

489 I guess I'm not a Jedi after all. I sense no disturbance in The Force.

Posted by: bluebell bluebell bluebell, just in case there are others at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (aXucN)

490 -
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did anyone notice the word "spruik" in that article?



I put up the definition in the post, at the end.





Posted by: ace at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM

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Yep, had to look it up.

Posted by: irright at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (pMGkg)

491
Our "authenticity" is like the wind: its direction may vary, but it always blows.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (b/7jm)

492 Title of the thread:
"After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79"

34,900 upvotes.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 05:08 PM (9t0Zz)

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The funny thing is that I agree with them on a bunch of points.

The Kochs weren't really about limited government as much as unlimited profit.

For them.

At everyone else's expense.

They wanted unlimited cheap labor and the ability to move their factors to places with zero environmental or labor restrictions because it was their God-given right to maximize profit at everyone else's expense.

They are really caricatures of themselves. Monty Burns without the charm.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (cfSRQ)

493 You go in the Restaurant, see a Collar Display behind the Hostess station.....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (bCLt0)

494
This isn't Idaho. This is the 9th Circus. It's federal.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (h2Bdk)

..but I needed an excuse to bitch about Californians fucking up other places. stop judging me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (O5bec)

495
Can I do it?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (13CQC)

496 Argument: Why the ever lovin fuck do you want 2 wives?

maybe they'd just argue with other and square off in a cooking and cleaning contest!

Posted by: DanMan at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (XTiHL)

497 I put up the definition in the post, at the end.

Posted by: ace at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (PbpT7)

A Smart Military and Etymology Blog!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (wYseH)

498 483
did anyone notice the word "spruik" in that article?



I put up the definition in the post, at the end.





Posted by: ace at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (PbpT7)

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I speak both Limey and Aussie.

Used to read Tim Blair on a daily basis until they paywalled him.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (cfSRQ)

499 473 Boss took the day off. Coworkers have left for the day. I'm the only one left in my department, which is located in the quiet side of the building. Hmmmm.
Posted by: joncelli


Joncelli the Pantsless
Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:14 PM (/c+/z)

Ahhhhh. Refreshing.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (RD7QR)

500 Mao's teeth were green. Not figuratively, but literally.
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It's not easy.

Posted by: Mao's Teeth at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (iB1oa)

501 OK I'm not gonna link it, but the local news channel just ran a story in which a doctor pulled a brown recluse spider from a woman's ear.

That kind of thing just skeeves me all over

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (KZzsI)

502 496
Argument: Why the ever lovin fuck do you want 2 wives?



maybe they'd just argue with other and square off in a cooking and cleaning contest!

Posted by: DanMan at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (XTiHL)

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When they get into fights, it's easier for you to sneak off and see your mistress.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (cfSRQ)

503 So trumps increasing tariffs.

Hmmm

Posted by: WUT at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (MAstk)

504 Yep, had to look it up.

Posted by: irright at August 23, 2019 05:17 PM (pMGkg)
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I did too, and it alarms me not a little that I just went ahead and looked it up without thinking. Luckily it turned out all right this time.

Posted by: bluebell at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (aXucN)

505 Deplorable Jay Guevara: "I love Chinese food, but I'll never forget that. Could you air out the house enough to get rid of the smell? I dunno. Maybe. Maybe not."

Might be like trying to air out a heavy smoker's house, or worse. If it's oily particulate, that might sink in deeper into walls/carpet/ceiling even more so than smoke. Can't say I'd buy to test the theory.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (6eEQ+)

506 With a name like Koch, you're bound to be a dick.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (pUDQf)

507 Well Spruik me.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (AOcsC)

508 >>>484 Stakeholders is a business term. It's used all the time in project management, sales, and most every other aspect of a large business.


okay thanks, I noted that in the article a bit ago.

Posted by: ace at August 23, 2019 05:20 PM (PbpT7)

509
You know, I think that must have been it. I seriously doubted that it would ever come out, and certainly didn't want to take the chance that it wouldn't.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

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It's hard to pin down, but it's something like stale grease plus raw fish that perhaps sat around too long. Best of both worlds.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:20 PM (13CQC)

510 I imagine a realtor's heart dies a little whenever they get a new listing and walk inside to smell Chinese, Indian or Pakistani cooking.

Years of grease aerosol throughout the house is impossible to remove without stripping the walls, ceiling and rugs or flooring.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 23, 2019 05:20 PM (mIQCW)

511 501 OK I'm not gonna link it, but the local news channel just ran a story in which a doctor pulled a brown recluse spider from a woman's ear.

That kind of thing just skeeves me all over
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (KZzsI)

Sounds like my part of the country..... spiders here are Legion.....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:20 PM (bCLt0)

512 It actively insulted their primary customer base....

AND infuriated their wives, daughters, and sisters. All the men in my life are hardworking, honorable men who have devoted their lives to the protection of others in some fashion. I am sick of this bullshit. Fuck ALL these "woke" bastards.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 23, 2019 05:20 PM (XCaix)

513 502
496

Argument: Why the ever lovin fuck do you want 2 wives?



maybe they'd just argue with other and square off in a cooking and cleaning contest!



Posted by: DanMan at August 23, 2019 05:18 PM (XTiHL)


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When they get into fights, it's easier for you to sneak off and see your mistress.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (cfSRQ
Sammiches?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'when Trump tweets a Subaru gets another bumper sticker' at August 23, 2019 05:20 PM (O5bec)

514 484 Stakeholders is a business term. It's used all the time in project management, sales, and most every other aspect of a large business.
Posted by: SmittySmith at August 23, 2019 05:16 PM (A617x)


But the meaning is somewhat contextual. When leftists talk about "stakeholders" they mean people who ought to have a say in how corporations are run and how profits are distributed even though they don't own any shares.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (h2Bdk)

515 So at what Business School did this person matriculate? 'Cause that's one everyone ought to avoid."

Aston University.

Seriously.

And no "stakeholders" is not a business term - it's a term that allows one to claim anyone as an audience, and therefore a success.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (6qErC)

516 Tiananmen

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Dude, please, Tiananpeople.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (+y/Ru)

517 The Chinese eat aborted human fetuses in what they call Spare Rib Soup.

Fuck the Chinese.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (6qa8a)

518 Argument: Why the ever lovin fuck do you want 2 wives?

I joked about that with a Mormon friend of mine: "Four wives?? Were you guys crazy? Now you call it "two girlfriends" and you've got yourself a deal."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (YMlDq)

519 Used to read Tim Blair on a daily basis until they paywalled him.

Yeah I did too. Putting him behind a paywall was one of the stupidest decisions that newspaper ever made, even worse than the site rebuild.

The only way having multiple wives works is if you are an absolute ruler and the women are completely dominated and terrified of you. Any real strong and intelligent woman is more than enough for one guy. More than one and his life will be unending hell.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (KZzsI)

520 I expect they'll prevail, eventually. There aren't any arguments for gay marriage that aren't equally valid for polygamy.
________________

Yep, that Obergefell decision basically sets it up that way. Kennedy is such a dipshit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (k4dH2)

521 And then, some people are into serial monogamy....

Posted by: kraken at August 23, 2019 05:21 PM (bCLt0)

522 455 Boss took the day off. Coworkers have left for the day. I'm the only one left in my department, which is located in the quiet side of the building. Hmmmm.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 23, 2019 05:12 PM (RD7QR)



Time to crank one out at work?

Posted by: buzzion at August 23, 2019 05:22 PM (Z7lwY)

523 Mao's teeth were green. Not figuratively, but literally.


Mao's personal physician wrote that Mao didn't brush his teeth. He believed drinking green tea was all one had to do for proper oral health. The Dr said all he had to do was press lightly on Mao's gums and puss would squeeze out.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 23, 2019 05:22 PM (9t0Zz)

524 382 There is no such thing as an "authentic" corporation voice, unless the corporation is still being run by its founder. Corporations are bureaucracies. In that context, "authentic" just means whatever jive the power factions happen to be pushing.
Posted by: Caliban at August 23, 2019 05:02 PM (QE8X6)


The biggest mistake all corporations make is a marketing department made up of college grads.

Posted by: Sooner at August 23, 2019 05:22 PM (Fs5vw)

525
Note: Commenters in the business of business tell me I'm wrong, and that "stakeholders" has been incorporated into CorporateSpeak for at least 15 years.


That is true. However, it always carried the implication of being more than just shareholders. Specifically, who is yanking our chain over transgressions, real or imagined, and who is suing our asses at the moment.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 23, 2019 05:22 PM (b/7jm)

526 nood

etretrey6y46g47u5h

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:22 PM (13CQC)

527 503 So trumps increasing tariffs.

Hmmm
Posted by: WUT at August 23, 2019 05:19 PM (MAstk)
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That escalated quickly, I mean that really got out of hand fast.

Posted by: WisRich at August 23, 2019 05:23 PM (G0vdT)

528 ace: "did anyone notice the word "spruik" in that article?"

Yep. I thought you were drunk. Or your spell-checker was.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 23, 2019 05:23 PM (6eEQ+)

529 Do you come from a land down under?
Where women spruik and men plunder

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 23, 2019 05:23 PM (xPl2J)

530 Yep, that Obergefell decision basically sets it up that way.

That ruling was one of the worst examples of "we cannot find any constitutional basis for this but feel that we ought to do it anyway" abuse of supreme court power.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:23 PM (KZzsI)

531 We've had 3 - 4 different Dave's commenting at the same time befor

There were a whole lot of Jeffs, too, but they seem to have killed each other off.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 05:24 PM (TQyCa)

532 Politico chief asked if you would give minutes of your life to Notorious RBG.
Not a second

Posted by: Skip at August 23, 2019 05:24 PM (BbGew)

533 I imagine a realtor's heart dies a little whenever they get a new listing and walk inside to smell Chinese, Indian or Pakistani cooking. "

True tale: pulled up to a lovely 2 story some years back. Ms mouse noted that realtor was sitting on front porch. In the rain. With every door and window open...

We made it thru the living room/front area before running out. Realtor said, and I quote "make any offer, cause they don't have any others"

Curry was everywhere...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 23, 2019 05:24 PM (6qErC)

534 531 We've had 3 - 4 different Dave's commenting at the same time befor

There were a whole lot of Jeffs, too, but they seem to have killed each other off.
Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 05:24 PM (TQyCa)


It was an easy problem to solve.

Posted by: Aunty Entity at August 23, 2019 05:25 PM (h2Bdk)

535 And no "stakeholders" is not a business term - it's a term that allows one to claim anyone as an audience, and therefore a success.
Posted by: Anon a mouse


You may not like it but it is a business term.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 23, 2019 05:26 PM (DrqHq)

536 When I see an operator take down two swarthy tangos with two shots while getting a shave with a Gillette razor, then I'll be impressed. Til then...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 23, 2019 05:26 PM (Yu/rG)

537 We made it thru the living room/front area before running out. Realtor said, and I quote "make any offer, cause they don't have any others"

Curry was everywhere...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 23, 2019 05:24 PM (6qErC)


When I'm house shopping I make a list of things that would need to change before I move in. New carpets and window coverings aren't that expensive. You just have to factor it into the offer.

Posted by: Aunty Entity at August 23, 2019 05:28 PM (h2Bdk)

538
Can we have a graph, please? I want to see a big red line starting in the upper-left corner and ending in the lower-right.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 05:28 PM (13CQC)

539 Yep, that Obergefell decision basically sets it up that way.

That ruling was one of the worst examples of "we cannot find any constitutional basis for this but feel that we ought to do it anyway" abuse of supreme court power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 23, 2019 05:23 PM (KZzsI)
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Scalia gave it both barrels.

Posted by: Axeman at August 23, 2019 05:28 PM (YOhRS)

540 There were a whole lot of Jeffs, too, but they seem to have killed each other off. Posted by: t-bird

I know, huh?

Posted by: Hillary Radium Clinton at August 23, 2019 05:28 PM (Ndje9)

541 I noticed that once a blog site, say NRO or Hot Air, become woke and go leftward leaning, the lefty trolls slowly invade the comment boards and begin chasing off the remaining conservative posters. At first, the conservative posters hang on, fighting off the wacky views of both the bloggers and the trolls. But eventually, they get overwhelmed, usually by a dozen rabid lefty posters who post hundreds of idiotic posts an hour. Right now, as Hot Air has become the latest HuffPo/Buzzfeed wannabe, the lefty trolls have invaded to the point of making the once enjoyable if spam filled comment boards unreadable. I saw this at NRO when they started tilting left, and I am beginning to see this pattern emerge - like a left wing virus - devouring a compliant host.

Posted by: Boswell at August 23, 2019 05:31 PM (32YRo)

542 If you fundamentally change the rules of marriage, legally enforceably change the rules of marriage to allow 2 of the same gender, why not 3? or 4? or more? Of any of the current 57 genders.

Posted by: Boots


Serious legal mess. A, B & C marries.
A divorces C, but not B.
Can't kick C out of the house. C is still married to B.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:32 PM (/c+/z)

543 Politico chief asked if you would give minutes of your life to Notorious RBG.
Not a second
Posted by: Skip


Not a parsec.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 23, 2019 05:33 PM (/c+/z)

544 Somebody get me a towel, when I saw that picture at the end I just couldn't hold back and spruiked all over the floor!

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at August 23, 2019 05:34 PM (40Rln)

545 I guess Gillette realized that after writing down $8 billion on their brand value their appeal is becoming more selective.



Posted by: Fixed That For You at August 23, 2019 05:36 PM (fOqG5)

546 544 Somebody get me a towel, when I saw that picture at the end I just couldn't hold back and spruiked all over the floor!

You can't dust for vomit.

Posted by: Spinal Tap Kind of Day at August 23, 2019 05:38 PM (fOqG5)

547 The Dr said all he had to do was press lightly on Mao's gums and puss would squeeze out.
=======
TBF, if you pressed lightly anywhere on Mao puss would ooze out.

Posted by: Mrs. Mao at August 23, 2019 05:39 PM (/kQ1l)

548 Todays Firethings don't shave they use charcoal from the charred bodies to appear Manly...Five alarm shadow is the THING.

Posted by: saf at August 23, 2019 05:53 PM (5IHGB)

549 Yeah, this is one of those rare times where Ace gets a detail wrong.

When large corporations want to get political, but not say so, "stakeholders" is NOT a term that is used.

Leftism is usually evangelized through HR, normally in the context of preaching the all-important "Diversity", or in celebrating "Black History Month", which is always a "no whites allowed" affair (you'll notice that the most important man in American Black History, Abraham Lincoln, is never, ever, mentioned, and the history they present skips straight from 1859 to about 1870 - you would think that God showed up, waved His hand, and slavery was thereby ended, even though he doesn't have any problem with it in the Bible).

There's all kinds of weird crap they do - some of it downright cultish. But using the word "stakeholder" isn't part of that.

"Stakeholders" just means "everyone effected by this" - everyone who has an interest (literally, a "stake"). Customers, stockholders, employees (some or all, depending), and maybe even suppliers or members or representatives of the community.

It's really kind of an enlightened concept - it suggests actually thinking about how it's going to effect everybody, rather than just do whatever looks good from your own limited perspective.

How much does anybody actually DO that? As they say, "Your mileage may very", and so it may ring very hollow in many cases. But political? I guess if they threw some political interest group onto the pile of "stakeholders", sure, but I haven't really seen it used that way.

Posted by: Optimizer at August 23, 2019 06:42 PM (hOOi9)

550 About the Huge fat chic on the beach :

I'm glad she loves herself, as she's almost certain to have a shorter, less happy life.

She threatens nothing but small sea creatures.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at August 23, 2019 07:03 PM (xZjSg)

551 PS

What is that BLACK THING crawling out of her navel?

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at August 23, 2019 07:03 PM (xZjSg)

552 "They want to know what they believe in. They want to know their values."
And therein lies the conceit of the left- they presume this to be true, that people don't have a grasp on their own beliefs and values, and that they (the left) are the only ones who can bring that enlightenment to the masses.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at August 23, 2019 07:31 PM (xKWHx)

553 Using "stakeholders" was a lame attempt by the corporation who employed me to include us workers in the success formulation.

You have corporate officers and management who run the corporation and you have shareholders who buy stock in the corporation and thus "own" the company.

In the middle are the employees who perform the tasks assigned them by Management to achieve Corporate goals. Employees do this because they are paid to do work. If they work better, they get paid more. They can also be let go for a variety of reasons.

The thought was to get the employees to buy into the company goals by convincing the employees that they have a stake in the corporation's success, so they became "stakeholders."

In the age of feelz, a good paycheck just isn't enough -- until you're laid off and lose the paycheck. Then heck with the stakeholder stuff -- I just want the job and paycheck.

Posted by: Dan at August 23, 2019 08:24 PM (+NG5U)

554 Too late Proctor & Gamble--you and those morons who did the Gillette marketing ads can kiss my ass six ways from Sunday--but I will never buy another Gillette razor or razor blade; will never buy another can of Fusion shaving cream. On the dental front, I've been a Crest guy for 30 plus years. I've switched to Colgate. If I could get my wife to ditch her other Proctor & Gamble products I would.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 23, 2019 08:55 PM (WRSbt)

555 It's a lifetime boycott for me. Fuck leftists. Don't talk to them. Don't do business with them. Don't hire them.

Posted by: IN PEACH DONALD BLUMPF at August 23, 2019 10:01 PM (MNBUP)

556 Clinton would do her .....

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (qM84C)

557 I even stopped using my favorite Old Spice bodywash and deodorant because of this bullshit. That's another Proctor ampersand Gamble brand, after all. I'm now using Axe. The Apollo variety, sage and cedarwood scent. I like it well enough! It smells nice, IMO.

I don't use the body spray, and I hope this helps me avoid that air of "douchiness" associated with Axe products.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 23, 2019 11:10 PM (H3MF8)

558 Actually, come to think of it... I've noticed women flirting with me more since I started using Axe. I now wonder if maybe they're detecting an aroma that they associate with douchiness, while also thinking, "Oh, but he also seems, like, approachable and stuff..."

Or... maybe I'm only noticing them flirting now because I don't really give a shit anymore. I guess it doesn't necessarily mean anything, after all.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (H3MF8)

559 I bought Gillette stock in 1982. It was a great investment, then P&G bought them out. Gillette prospered but it started bringing out very expensive products that didn't seem to justify their costs to me. But these ads caused me to contact P&G to demand to know what actions they would take against their marketing, advertising, and management of Gillette. No answers.

Gillette and P&G are dead to me. I sold them and invested in Nvidia, Rgeneron, AutoParts, Ulta, and Domino's. I don't want to invest in "woke" companies.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (nRj4F)

560 The reality is today, stakeholders of all kinds, whether it's consumers,
investors, or employees, they expect more from brands than just selling
products. They want to know what they believe in. They want to know their values.

No. No, we really don't. We just want good products.

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Posted by: Detroit Pete at August 24, 2019 10:28 AM (JlX4p)

563 I prefer to Schick it to Gillette.

Posted by: obsidian at August 24, 2019 10:42 AM (7+yqP)

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