The Morning Rant - Woke Corporate PR Campaigns As Purposeful Distractions From Ugly Problems

You probably heard that M&M’s are going woke. Or more specifically, that there is a PR campaign underway trumpeting the new progressive wokeness of M&Ms.


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M&M characters redesigned for a “more dynamic, progressive” world, Mars announces

Why would the Mars candy company launch a left-wing political campaign around its popular confection when a growing number of Americans are sick and tired of wokeness? Let’s face it, just about the only people left who still actively embrace wokeism are the sustainable, organic scolds who shop at Whole Foods. And they’re not going to buy M&Ms, even if the redesigned green M&M was organic and danced on the American flag while waving a BLM banner in her new “laid back sneakers.”

So why is Mars doing this PR stunt about M&Ms? Stick with me to the end and I’ll show you the probable reason.

When a brand is dealing with a PR nightmare, perhaps due to irreversible consumer rejection of its product, or possibly due to a specific crisis, rolling out a woke ad campaign will get it a lot of love and a lot of free publicity from the same media that might otherwise be reveling in its bad news.

Gillette (Proctor & Gamble) didn’t run its 2019 ad campaign accusing their core customers of being bullies and predators because they thought it would increase sales. They ran that campaign to change the story from Gillette’s prolonged, irreversible market share collapse, and the resulting $8 billion charge-off that P&G was about to incur later that year.

Do you remember last summer when Megan Rapinoe was hired by Victoria’s Secret? She is one of the ugliest people in America, and I’m not talking about her looks. She is widely despised for her serial vulgarity, which includes dancing on the American flag in one victory celebration, and this little gem at a soccer victory parade in New York: “Hide your kids, hide your wife, and lock your f---ing doors. I’m coming for all y’all bitches.”


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Victoria’s Secret was owned by L Brands at the time. What was L Brands thinking? Well, Victoria’s Secret had closed nearly 250 stores in 2020, and in February 2021, parent company L Brands announced that it would permanently close between 30 to 50 more U.S. locations.

Oh by the way, do you know who headed L Brands? Les Wexner, who had close ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Sales were collapsing, stores were closing, and the head of the company had odious ties to Epstein.

Time for some free, favorable PR from the leftist media! Time for Megan Rapinoe!

How about Subway? It was a struggling sandwich chain, with mass store closures and plummeting sales, and still stung by the scandal* of its former pitchman Jared Fogle. [*Look it up if you don’t know the story. I don’t even want to type those words.]

So what did Subway do? They brought in Megan Rapinoe! She might be an awful person from whom you need to hide your wife and kids, but she certainly found her advertising niche – spokesperson for fading companies in the midst of an ongoing PR crisis, and desperately in need of sympathetic coverage from the woke mass media.

The sad part is that unlike Victoria’s Secret stores, Subway stores are franchises owned by individuals. The Rapinoe gimmick caused consumer backlash, hurting the stores even more. Subway franchisees are fed up with Megan Rapinoe’s TV ads (NY Post – 8/06/2021)

So let’s circle back to the Mars candy company and its M&M product. With a decidedly non-woke customer base, and little hope of getting wokesters to buy its chocolate, what might be the motivation for a woke PR campaign?

Oh.

Nestle, Mars and Hersey accused of ‘using child labour to get cheap cocoa’ in new court papers (Independent – 11/01/2021)

Most companies do not want their names used in connection with African slave labor, so headlines like this have got to sting.

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US


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The good news for Big Chocolate is that the Supreme Court recently ruled that US courts are not the venue for lawsuits about the use of African child slave labor, but the rejection of the United States as the venue does not refute the awful allegations.

The woke M&M campaign now makes perfect sense, and it’s working too. The media is already gushing over the progressive image makeover of M&Ms.

And if this doesn’t fully inoculate Mars/M&M from bad press, they have one more card they can play. They can bring in Megan Rapinoe as their new spokesperson.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




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1 Good morning. Friday morning.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 28, 2022 11:02 AM (QYPq3)

2 No munkey?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2022 11:02 AM (HvJ69)

3 SPONGE!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:02 AM (XvPQV)

4 Yikes!

Posted by: Hands at January 28, 2022 11:02 AM (786Ro)

5 Damn it, got lulled into reading content. Like a scrub!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:03 AM (XvPQV)

6 Buck you need a Monkey title

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:03 AM (PR5pZ)

7 I knew my comment about the painting was going to get willowed, but I typed it anyway. Sigh.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 28, 2022 11:03 AM (8548M)

8 F M&M Mars

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:03 AM (wAnMi)

9 Burgers?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 11:03 AM (3YVs3)

10 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

11 The Mother Of All PR Campaigns is upcoming for the November election. Soros just plunked down $125 million to fuel it, in one super-PAC.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (VMY76)

12 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

13 So... a company in financial trouble thinks its a GOOD idea to drive away the people who might buy their products?

LOLGF

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (XvPQV)

14 11 The Mother Of All PR Campaigns is upcoming for the November election. Soros just plunked down $125 million to fuel it, in one super-PAC.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (VMY76)

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"More crime for all!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (LvTSG)

15 13 So... a company in financial trouble thinks its a GOOD idea to drive away the people who might buy their products?

LOLGF
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (XvPQV)

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Marketing said it was a good idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (LvTSG)

16 The book "Woke Inc" goes into great detail about the reasons companies go woke. And yeah, most of the time it's to placate the left to keep them from pointing out the companies' various atrocities. I highly recommend the book.

https://amzn.to/3g87m1Q

Posted by: 29Victor at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (BJKQV)

17 huh, well NOW i get it. and since Disney has decided that Minnie needs a pant suit, i wonder what's about to drop about them...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (8D42x)

18 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (VMY76)

19 I think we should refer to this phenomenon as "Big Woke."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 28, 2022 11:07 AM (BFigT)

20 Two years ago I mentioned here that commercials were using black actors to portray stereotypical white roles and it was more than half of the commercials. Today 9/10 of corporate commercials follow this pattern and 10/10 follow the wokeness pattern. It's gotten so over the top it's now become a joke.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:07 AM (Dgvtg)

21 huh, well NOW i get it. and since Disney has decided that Minnie needs a pant suit, i wonder what's about to drop about them...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (8D42x)
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might be the declining results at their new streaming channel.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:07 AM (VMY76)

22 I had no idea there were characters made up for M&Ms.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 28, 2022 11:07 AM (vN+oL)

23 There really be a maintained comprehensive list of companies to boycott.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:07 AM (GYllL)

24 Good rant Buck
Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country
With the entire media on the Left it seems they are the biggest portion of society, I think it's the biggest mouth and that's it.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (PR5pZ)

25 18 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (VMY76)

Don't forget Big Spice... Some spice company held a Republicans are racist sale on MLK day... Penzy or something like that.... It went over as well as you would expect... They are begging for customers now

Posted by: It's me donna at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (g43JH)

26 really should

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (GYllL)

27 M&Ms are such a shit candy.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (3YVs3)

28 Meh. It's waxy, shitty chocolate anyway.
I prefer a smaller, local company that attempts to practice fair trade. And dark. And slightly bitter, like my soul.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (W2Pud)

29 Nobody cares about Chinese slave labor. Oh wait, this is AFRICAN slave labor? My bad. Carry on . . . .

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (iFTx/)

30 Boycotting Gillette since we all decidedo on that.
Can do without chocolate too, don't need it anyway.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (PR5pZ)

31 huh, well NOW i get it. and since Disney has decided that Minnie needs a pant suit, i wonder what's about to drop about them...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (8D42x)


Considering how woke, pro grooming and LGBTQ they've been for almost a quarter century, this is an odd move. I was just guessing Minnie is going to announce she's transitioning.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (wAnMi)

32 Of course they're gay. It's right there in the name...

M & M

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (m45I2)

33 No nooding bastiges.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (uXonU)

34 So, it's corporate Indulgence buying, with shareholder money. And the execs give themselves big bonuses for doing it, and call the shareholders RAYCISS! if they object. Sounds like the perfect scam.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (trdmm)

35 Take my wife . . . PLEASE

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (iFTx/)

36 Hopefully, they donated big bucks to BLM, who unsurprisingly can't account for the $60 million they got. Go long on transgenderism! Ruining a brand takes a concerted effort!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (BOJAx)

37 The latest is a Hilton commercial where the parents are going to their room with their sleeping toddler . The parents of course are two homo guys.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (Dgvtg)

38 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.
Posted by: BignJames

Did Michelle O. say something I missed?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (OssQ4)

39 I honestly do not remember any point in my life where I complained that candy did not represent me.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (4olE8)

40 36 Hopefully, they donated big bucks to BLM, who unsurprisingly can't account for the $60 million they got. Go long on transgenderism! Ruining a brand takes a concerted effort!
Posted by: Mean Tweets at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (BOJAx)

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BLM got a whole lot more than $60 million. Just sayin'.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (LvTSG)

41 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (VMY76)

TNWSS...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (8D42x)

42 So, marketing campaigns are being used as scapegoats to protect other executives from the shareholders.

Posted by: Inogame at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (53oGX)

43 Boycotting Gillette since we all decidedo on that.
Can do without chocolate too, don't need it anyway.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (PR5pZ)

Let's not get carried away.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (AwYPR)

44 I thought it was because the people that make advertising decisions are true believers in wokeness and don't really care about their companies.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (xqRaG)

45 Marketing said it was a good idea.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (LvTSG)

Those assholes...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (XvPQV)

46 I guess people are ignoring the articles about child slave labor in cobalt mines for their fucking Teslas?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (wAnMi)

47 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
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Big Battery to power green energy.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (MIKMs)

48 I prefer the W & Ws. With peanuts.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (axyOa)

49 You want: to end child slavery.
You'll settle for: non-woke M&Ms
You get: Megan Rapinoe

Posted by: Hands at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (786Ro)

50 So it sounds like instead of "Get Woke, Go Broke" it's more like "We're Going Broke! Time to Get Woke! (to distract shareholders from the fact we're going broke!)"

Or am I missing something?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (YIVH2)

51
In the meantime, Big Diabetes smiles and folds its hands over its ample belly.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (pNxlR)

52 I found out as a young lad trying to sneak some candy up to my room. M&M's melt in your pocket.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (m45I2)

53 Guess it's another product to stop supporting.

MORE SO for the child slave labor (why my family does everything to avoid China) than the wokeness. But the wokeness would have been sufficient.

Anyone notice how "globalization" seems to mean "uses slave labor"? All of them show they have ZERO concern about actual human rights, but just pretend so the liberals who care only about appearances will give them plaudits.

Posted by: Formerly Virginia at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (N1tpc)

54 So what did Subway do? They brought in Megan Rapinoe! She might be an awful person from whom you need to hide your wife and kids, but she certainly found her advertising niche - spokesperson for fading companies in the midst of an ongoing PR crisis, and desperately in need of sympathetic coverage from the woke mass media.
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I don't buy the thesis in this particular case. Jared Fogle is ancient history. It no longer matters. Any damage to Subway's brand caused by that predator is long since finished. Subway does have other problems, though - like its poor quality and their back-off from the value marketing (the "$5 foot-long") and price increases. Go-woke-as-a-distraction may well be the reason they did, but I seriously doubt it's related to Jared Fogle and it's more likely related to low quality and rising price.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

55 Never trust a candy with and ampersand in the name.

Posted by: Hands at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (786Ro)

56 13 So... a company in financial trouble thinks its a GOOD idea to drive away the people who might buy their products?

LOLGF
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:05 AM (XvPQV)

I think the key is that the execs actually do not care one bit about whether the company does well financially; they care about the Press Releases which mention them personally. If they get good Press Releases, they can vote themselves Big Bonuses. Then they can buy a nice Caribbean getaway villa and be long gone by the time it all comes crashing down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:12 AM (trdmm)

57 So let's circle back to the Mars candy company and its M&M product.


Wait! M&M? Why didn't someone come to me like a man and tell me those were M&Ms?

I've lived my entire life thinking those were W&Ws.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:12 AM (uXonU)

58 huh, well NOW i get it. and since Disney has decided that Minnie needs a pant suit, i wonder what's about to drop about them...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (8D42x)
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might be the declining results at their new streaming channel.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:07 AM (VMY76)

Considering how woke, pro grooming and LGBTQ they've been for almost a quarter century, this is an odd move. I was just guessing Minnie is going to announce she's transitioning.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (wAnMi)

could be Huck, i'm sure the numbers have dropped off. but seems excessive unless the numbers are worse than we could imagine.

I agree clutch, i don't get it. why now. you MIGHT be right, but i would have imagined they'd try bringing in a character first, rather than change an existing one...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:12 AM (8D42x)

59 Big Jim Slade > Big Chocolate > Big Meat

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:12 AM (axyOa)

60 Woke/Non-woke is just another tool of division used by the party in power (and I am not talking about Red team versus Blue team, because they are one).

Sure, wokesters are full-on Maoist/Stalinist genocidal loons who want to kill you. But the foot soldiers are not the ones exploiting themselves for political division and aggregation of power and wealth.

Set your sights higher.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 28, 2022 11:13 AM (SH2Zi)

61 54 I don't buy the thesis in this particular case. Jared Fogle is ancient history. It no longer matters. Any damage to Subway's brand caused by that predator is long since finished. Subway does have other problems, though - like its poor quality and their back-off from the value marketing (the "$5 foot-long") and price increases. Go-woke-as-a-distraction may well be the reason they did, but I seriously doubt it's related to Jared Fogle and it's more likely related to low quality and rising price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

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It looks like their number of stores have been steadily declining for a number of years. I think they may still have the most, but they're well past any kind of growth stage in the business life cycle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:13 AM (LvTSG)

62 No-nooding bastages!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 28, 2022 11:13 AM (dfRN6)

63 I honestly think its a more simple explanation.

Large companies use large ad agencies in places like San Francisco will 20-something year old creative type that are obsessed with these issues and since they are in charge of the marketing campaign, this type of shit happens.

I don't really think its that strategic from the top down.

When Target "tweeted" the changing rooms would all be unisex, the CEO actually stated it was not his decision and that it was some underling that gobe beyond their skis. But then, these woke activists know the companies can't back pedal and are painted into a corner.

Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2022 11:13 AM (AZkH/)

64 When I was growing up the Left was always going after corporations for CEO pay, worker conditions, union busting, environmental sins, etc... That almost NEVER happens anymore, not on any large scale.

Sometime during the Obama Administration the Left and the Corporations made a deal. Corporations would push leftist ideology and donate to leftist nonprofit organizations and the left would overlook their various abuses.

Posted by: 29Victor at January 28, 2022 11:13 AM (BJKQV)

65 Hopefully no one here still buys Black Rifle coffee.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (GYllL)

66 Boycotting Gillette since we all decidedo on that.
Can do without chocolate too, don't need it anyway.
Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (PR5pZ)


Don't forget parent companies. I've got a pretty extensive no-buy list, but it's not that hard. I avoid all proctor & gamble stuff, which is an astounding level of products. In some cases, they're the only ones who are represented in some stores. No Tide or Gain, so I do Arm & Hammer detergent. No Cascade, Finish and Bubble Bandit. No Old Spice. Small, independent manufacturers for personal hygiene products. Turns out I've found mostly superior products doing so.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (wAnMi)

67 Good grief. It's candy. We have gone completely bonkers in this country.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (2NHgQ)

68 So it sounds like instead of "Get Woke, Go Broke" it's more like "We're Going Broke! Time to Get Woke! (to distract shareholders from the fact we're going broke!)"

Or am I missing something?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (YIVH2)

"get woke, go broke, get woke-er"?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (8D42x)

69 Go-woke-as-a-distraction may well be the reason they did, but I seriously doubt it's related to Jared Fogle and it's more likely related to low quality and rising price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

My favorite Subway story is the guy who bought their tuna fish sandwich from several different locations, and then submitted the contents to a DNA tester. Not one of them showed even a trace of actual tuna fish in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (trdmm)

70 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.

Bad News For Boomers! Peter Frampton And Barry Manilow Join Neil Young In Threats To Remove Music From Spotify In Protest Of Joe Rogan

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I don't know how I'll cope. Acabana.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (FVME7)

71 Oh, and Unilever can go FT as well.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (wAnMi)

72 Distraction and rationalization due to brand problems may be the reason for the out-of-the-blue hyper-woke sudden campaign like Mars or Victoria's Secret, but it doesn't explain the constant low-level wokeness everywhere all the time. It doesn't explain why so many TV commercial couples are gay or interracial or trans. It doesn't explain the man-as-doofus theme in virtually every ad. It doesn't explain the constant grrrrl power themes.

The constant low-level wokeness has a different explanation, and it's likely because Madison Avenue - like your company's HR department - is full of well-indoctrinated college graduates from the soft studies, primarily women, of below-average intelligence and above-average ideological commitment. This is their default operating mode, and it permeates everything they do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (DU+/6)

73 No-nooding bastages!


No one wants to be the person who posts "nood Rapinoe"

Posted by: Hands at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (786Ro)

74 If we spend another Gotterdammerung day discussing the vax status of people who, by profession, are all alone in a shell of steel and glass, then there is no hope.

Canadians, look upon your empty shelves and know that my field of f**ks are also barren. You either deserve Castro jr or you do not.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (44ww/)

75
Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
Posted by: Huck Follywood


Big Chocolate Meat

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (63Dwl)

76 70 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.

Bad News For Boomers! Peter Frampton And Barry Manilow Join Neil Young In Threats To Remove Music From Spotify In Protest Of Joe Rogan

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I don't know how I'll cope. Acabana.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (FVME7)

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Yeah...they're not going to win this. Spotify isn't going to suddenly tuck tail and run on this issue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

77 I agree with this post, but also keep in mind that corporate advertising departments are crawling with (i) younger liberals graduating from far-left schools and (ii) diversity hires who are overwhelmingly incompetent and woke. More senior advertising execs are scared of the new woke, social-media world and terrified that they don't know how to connect to customers in that world. So they'll rubber stamp whatever suicidal stupidity comes burbling up from the woke cauldrons, up to an including calling their own customers racists and rapists.

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (iFTx/)

78 Hey! You got chocolate on my dick.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (yQpMk)

79 Cacao will grow where I live. I've been tempted to try it in my yard.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (Y5qcH)

80 She seems nice.

Posted by: klaftern at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (taPSh)

81 The libertarian Science Fiction writer Sarah Hoyt talks about the strategy 'roll left and die.' If a person, institution, company is failing and about to get fired/bad news/bankrupt, a strategy is to immediately veer hard left.
This sets you up to claim martyrdom for your idealistic social views, changes your image from (failed whatever) to brave fierce social justice warrior, and sets you up for your next career as a politicized activist.
It looks the same for companies too, trying to change the narrative and claim noble ideals instead of business bad news.

See Hoyt's excellent essay:

https://accordingtohoyt.com/2016/11/19/rolling-in-the-deep/

Posted by: Chuck Moss at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (91ZPR)

82 Why would the Mars candy company launch a left-wing political campaign around its popular confection when a growing number of Americans are sick and tired of wokeness?

Because a few people at the top, who got there not because they knew a damn thing about making or selling candy, got another stupid idea. And all the people at the bottom don't care as long as the checks clear the bank.

That's all it is.

Posted by: Critical Drinker at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (OvTvl)

83 70 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.
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They should form a group "Artists against free speech".

Posted by: zmdavid at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (xqRaG)

84 My favorite Subway story is the guy who bought their tuna fish sandwich from several different locations, and then submitted the contents to a DNA tester. Not one of them showed even a trace of actual tuna fish in it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (trdmm)


And then the media came out with some sus articles on how it's possible tuna didn't test as tuna.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (wAnMi)

85 I think a lot of this is also a payoff system for rewarding those on the left who stuck their necks out to progress the Marxist agenda. Rapinoe did it and the is being rewarded by the elites. Nicole Hanna Jones is getting some filthy lucre for her efforts from the president of the university of Wisconsin (55k for a speech). The left makes sure their activists are rewarded and their thugs are protected, and that everyone knows it to encourage more of the same.

Posted by: Brian at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (eV752)

86 So, is the "wokeness" thing due to aging hippies that have become suit wearing CEO's letting their freak flags fly or is it 30-somethings entering the workforce and pushing their wokeness on the corporate infrastructure?

The answer to that question is the key to all this. One has staying power, the other doesn't.

In either case the businesses are currently hemorrhaging money and customers.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (BFigT)

87 62 No-nooding bastages!
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher


See #33. I feel your pain.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (uXonU)

88 Sometime during the Obama Administration the Left and the Corporations made a deal. Corporations would push leftist ideology and donate to leftist nonprofit organizations and the left would overlook their various abuses.
Posted by: 29Victor at January 28, 2022 11:13 AM (BJKQV)

I seem to recall that there was a certain political system which depended on an alliance between major private business holders and Government. The business leaders would do what they were told and be given huge profits, the Government would crush all dissent. mm, what was that system called, it's on the tip of my tongue...

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (trdmm)

89 All major Fortune 500 type companies are now "woke". Even major oil and tobacco companies.

Republicans might want to remember that the next time they decode their hill to die on is a corporate tax cut.

Remember, withe Trump tax cuts, the corporate ones were permanent, the individual tax cuts are set to expire in like 4 years. They made this choice to back companies over their voters.

Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (AZkH/)

90 My favorite Subway story is the guy who bought their tuna fish sandwich from several different locations, and then submitted the contents to a DNA tester. Not one of them showed even a trace of actual tuna fish in it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (trdmm)
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I have some doubts about that whole kerfluffle. It could be true, but it's also a cooked, processed product. Talk about DNA degradation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)

91 >> TV commercial couples are gay or interracial or trans.

State Farm Ins seems to not like white people at all. I guess they're too much of a risk.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (GYllL)

92 Cacao will grow where I live. I've been tempted to try it in my yard.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Do it. Chocolate or Cocaine. Your call.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (uXonU)

93 Jolly Ranchers announced a branding change. They will now be known as Brokeback Ranchers.

Jingle: We're so jolly, we're so gay. We can come twice a day. Broke...Back...Ranchers!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (m45I2)

94 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
...
Never trust a candy with and ampersand in the name.


How about Big Chocolate & Meat?

Posted by: Michelle at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (AytXr)

95 My favorite Subway story is the guy who bought their tuna fish sandwich from several different locations, and then submitted the contents to a DNA tester. Not one of them showed even a trace of actual tuna fish in it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:14 AM (trdmm)
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I used to work at Subway. I always found it amusing that our "crab meat" was most definitely NOT crab meat. It was just a variety of fish blended together with maybe some artificial crab flavoring (kind of like "movie butter").

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (YIVH2)

96 Gummi Bears will now be called Gum Me Bares

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (m45I2)

97 Bring on the RAPIHO!! I know I will never turd a m&m with peanuts again.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (ytSiK)

98 And then the media came out with some sus articles on how it's possible tuna didn't test as tuna.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (wAnMi)

right after the media said some "women" have chromosomes that look exactly like a man's.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (trdmm)

99 Do it. Chocolate or Cocaine. Your call.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (uXonU)
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Embrace the power of "and"! (jk)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (YIVH2)

100 I seem to recall that there was a certain political system which depended on an alliance between major private business holders and Government. The business leaders would do what they were told and be given huge profits, the Government would crush all dissent. mm, what was that system called, it's on the tip of my tongue...
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (trdmm)

See, that word does not apply because everyone is on the LEFT, not the right. TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

Wait, what do you mean Hitler was on the left?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric(phone) at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (TDj17)

101 Now they will identify as W instead of M.

Posted by: Bama Bubba at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (mAxkE)

102 Great journalism here Buck! That is a connection I had not made.

Posted by: Corona-exile lost in spaces at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (3wNhr)

103 >>90 My favorite Subway story is the guy who bought their tuna fish sandwich from several different locations, and then submitted the contents to a DNA tester. Not one of them showed even a trace of actual tuna fish in it.

They lost me years ago when Jared was caught wiping his schlong on the rolls.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (GYllL)

104 So Rapinoe likes foot-longs after all.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (vuisn)

105 I used to work at Subway. I always found it amusing that our "crab meat" was most definitely NOT crab meat. It was just a variety of fish blended together with maybe some artificial crab flavoring (kind of like "movie butter").
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (YIVH2)
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Makes sense. Real crab meat is expensive.

Posted by: Revenant at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (T4RS9)

106 >So it sounds like instead of "Get Woke, Go Broke" it's more like "We're Going Broke! Time to Get Woke! (to distract shareholders from the fact we're going broke!)"

Or am I missing something?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (YIVH2)

Yes, Sarah Hoyt has coined the term for it "roll left and die", which I believe predates "get woke, go broke.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (OsDR6)

107 And if this doesn't fully inoculate Mars/M&M from bad press

One small problem with that as a motive: This post right here, today, on AoS, is the first time I have heard that there is any controversy regarding M and Ms and harvesting cocoa. So they have lost me as a customer (after I fall off the GAINZ train) for nothing.

Just like Subway and Cliff Bars for rappin'ho.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (EughT)

108 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.


Neil Young. Imagine being so woke you cancel yourself.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (uXonU)

109 No one wants to be the person who posts "nood Rapinoe"
Posted by: Hands at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (786Ro)

wanna bet, i enjoy testing peoples fortitude around lunch time...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (8D42x)

110 Seems like every other commercial I see lately has a black lesbian couple.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (Ez6QX)

111 So why is Mars doing this PR stunt about M&Ms? Stick with me to the end and I'll show you the probable reason.
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Mars' website is a trip. Before this M&M thing (which pushed M&Ms to the top of the page), you'd be hard-pressed to figure out what Mars actually *does* without scrolling through several pages of hard-left agitprop. If you didn't already know they were a candy and food company, you might well think they were a food-focused leftist PAC based on their website. That is still true once you scroll past the M&M story.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (DU+/6)

112 87 62 No-nooding bastages!
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher


See #33. I feel your pain.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:16 AM (uXonU)

Well, I went down and nooded myself just in case there were any saps sappier than me left there.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (dfRN6)

113 >>>It was just a variety of fish blended together with maybe some artificial crab flavoring (kind of like "movie butter").

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (YIVH2)

Not that it matters, but it's called surimi and it's quite common. Not that I'd eat it at Subway, mind you.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (QYPq3)

114 92 Cacao will grow where I live. I've been tempted to try it in my yard.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Do it. Chocolate or Cocaine. Your call.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (uXonU)

I think Coca is cocaine, but that would be one hell of an ordering mix up.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (Y5qcH)

115 Honestly thought they went woke to please the very vocal portions of their company that would make their lives a living hell if they didn't simply toe the woke line.

But, I could never really square why the upper echelons of these companies would be so scared of this wholly replaceable group of people...until now.

Great writeup!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 28, 2022 11:20 AM (KbCG3)

116 95 I used to work at Subway. I always found it amusing that our "crab meat" was most definitely NOT crab meat. It was just a variety of fish blended together with maybe some artificial crab flavoring (kind of like "movie butter").
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (YIVH2)

==========

I, too, was a Sandwich artist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

117 I agree with this post, but also keep in mind that corporate advertising departments are crawling with (i) younger liberals graduating from far-left schools and (ii) diversity hires who are overwhelmingly incompetent and woke. More senior advertising execs are scared of the new woke, social-media world and terrified that they don't know how to connect to customers in that world. So they'll rubber stamp whatever suicidal stupidity comes burbling up from the woke cauldrons, up to an including calling their own customers racists and rapists.
Posted by: Elric Blade at January 28, 2022 11:15 AM (iFTx/)


Having lived that in a former life - they ALWAYS defer to the new young turks. You get to be young and pretty and be a superstar and hit 40 and you're washed up, regardless of how bad the new guys are. And this line of thinking that somehow the fresh faces can "connect" with Joe Consumer hasn't changed for 70 years. What blows me away is all the rules *did* go out the window. That is, product placement and benefit to YOU. Now I see ads and have no idea WTF the product is. Seriously? You spent how much on this?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:20 AM (wAnMi)

118 I think they should give the yellow one an Asian accent, and the brown one can have a backwards cap and say "yo" alot. Maybe rap and break dance a bit. And make a purple one with a lispy gay accent, really strong, so consumers don't get confused. The orange one can be Irish woman and be drunk all the time. The red one? he'll be a red neck male and get scolded and corrected all the time for his backward beliefs.

To fight racism/sexism.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 28, 2022 11:20 AM (TirFV)

119 Mr Throckmorton, very revealing but please, you misspelled...spokebitch.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2022 11:20 AM (08PGR)

120 Sometime during the Obama Administration the Left and the Corporations made a deal. Corporations would push leftist ideology and donate to leftist nonprofit organizations and the left would overlook their various abuses.

No. HR departments and United Way campaigns have been inside American Corporations for way longer than that. Corporations are not, regardless of what's taught in Junior Achievement, brilliant legal constructs enabling the collective genius of individual capitalists to flourish at a large scale.

Every Corporation is political. No Corporation stays a Meritocracy for long. And your high school Junior Achievement teacher was mostly full of shit.

Posted by: Critical Drinker at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (OvTvl)

121 Makes sense. Real crab meat is expensive.
Posted by: Revenant at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (T4RS9)

It's a pain in the ass to get out of the crab. It has to be done by hand.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (Y5qcH)

122
I watched the movie, "The Mitchells versus The Machines" with gKids earlier this week. It was definitely entertaining and funny numerous times. The story wraps up with the late teens heroine going off to art (?) school on the West Coast. A call home to Mom after she was there brought out that heroine was gay (as in, "Will you bring Jade (the gf) home to meet us at Thanksgiving?").

Now, the heroine's chosen sexuality had no bearing on the story prior to that point, nor did it matter even then because the movie was near its end. So what was the friggin' point of even bringing up the subject? The seemingly perpetual pandering is all so tirelessly stupid.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (pNxlR)

123
I seriously doubt it's related to Jared Fogle and it's more likely related to low quality and rising price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


These days love is love.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (63Dwl)

124 Three Musketeers has announced that they are going straight.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (m45I2)

125 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (VMY76)

AND

Posted by: Tank Abrams at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (SH2Zi)

126 So if I understand correctly, slavery in Africa = bad while slavery in China = good.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (FVME7)

127 Subway franchisees effectively got Rapinoe's commercials canned. You never see them anymore. Hilarious.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (KbCG3)

128 I used to work at Subway. I always found it amusing that our "crab meat" was most definitely NOT crab meat. It was just a variety of fish blended together with maybe some artificial crab flavoring (kind of like "movie butter").
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:18 AM (YIVH2)
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Artificial crab is very common and has been for a long time. Crab is expensive and flavorless white fish is not. The flavorless white fish can be processed into a crab-like texture and stewed in crab juice and the effect is pretty good. Not as good as real crab by any means, but palatable, decent and wildly cheaper.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (DU+/6)

129 There must be a Venn diagram for Sandwich Artists and Starving Artists.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (vuisn)

130 I am aware that almost all American Wasabi is just mashed horseradish with green food coloring added. Real Wasabi will clear your entire head out fast!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (trdmm)

131 6 I guess people are ignoring the articles about child slave labor in cobalt mines for their fucking Teslas?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (wAnMi)

No sacrifice too great in the pursuit of virtue-signaling.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (II3Gr)

132 My theory is that companies go "woke" because many of the people in charge are third generation - and have done absolutely nothing to earn their place other than be generational wealthy. At least the second generation got their ass beat a few times by dad and probably had some kind of pride and work ethic.

What else to do for these useless wastes of space but earn their stripes through being the "right" kind of person by doing some "good" with racist grandpa's company?

I've seen little to convince me otherwise.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (dscaa)

133 If all you watched were tv ads, you would think that the USA had about a dozen white people.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (jTmQV)

134 Insightful and informative essay, Buck -- thank you!

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (4fSQf)

135 Do the new M and Ms now have 85 IQs.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (todmg)

136 both Elric and clutch cargo are correct

American advertising and branding exists now to mostly amuse me

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (j9HX3)

137 I do think you would see less wokeness if Republican lawmakers stopped protecting Big Business.
Right now, they is almost zero penalty for pissing off the Right. And business leaders know Republicans would sacrifice their first born to curry favor with Big Business.

I'm not saying conservatives should embrace socialism, but why not an individual tax cut being "paid for" by a corporation paying higher taxes? Might even be politically popular.

Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (AZkH/)

138 130 I am aware that almost all American Wasabi is just mashed horseradish with green food coloring added. Real Wasabi will clear your entire head out fast!
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (trdmm)

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The gaijin would never be able to appreciate it or take it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

139 I always found it amusing that our "crab meat" was most definitely NOT crab meat.



Krab.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:23 AM (yQpMk)

140 The flavorless white fish can be processed into a crab-like texture and stewed in crab juice and the effect is pretty good. Not as good as real crab by any means, but palatable, decent and wildly cheaper.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (DU+/6)

I like the imitation crab meat chunks you can buy in the store, they're good in gumbos and other similar dishes. I also am glad they are honest about what they are; I just don't want to be lied to.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:23 AM (trdmm)

141 Can't believe I missed today's morning report. As a property rights attorney, my firm regularly counted on Janice Rogers Brown to uphold the US and CA constitutions' rights to own, use, and dispose of real property. Her opinions were firm and clear. I was also fortunate that my boss allowed me to sit second chair with him at an important (to my field) hearing before the CA Supreme Court in a case we won 4-3 (CA is 7) with Brown writing a great concurring opinion. Fuck George Bush (both of them) even more than Nixon for plucking her from a place she could do good for a lot of people and sticking her in obscurity.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 28, 2022 11:23 AM (KAi1n)

142 We shouldn't retire the monkeys because their organ grinder's gone. Should we?

Maybe a NEW primate is in order but the emblem needs to stay the same in my view as an homage to the guy who made it his own.

I think he wouldn't like to see the Gorilla Pundit disappear just because he's not doing the post in the morning anymore.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:23 AM (FggAv)

143 Minnie is a pantsuit, green candy out of go-go boots. As far as bread and circuses go, why can't we at least have Rollerball?

Posted by: Indignacio Vindicatorem at January 28, 2022 11:23 AM (QZ/dC)

144 Mars makes their money from Veterinarian supplies. Candy has now become a hobby for them.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 28, 2022 11:24 AM (CjHGv)

145 Pro Tip:

M&Ms aren't a monkey.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:24 AM (5NkmN)

146 Seems like every other commercial I see lately has a black lesbian couple.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (Ez6QX)


I make a game of "spot whitey" in commercials. Guaranteed, if there IS a white person, they're paired up with a black person. It's not representative of America, it's representative of what they want America to look like. Also fun to see how long it takes to introduce the actual product. The only time that's not the case is a tech product - because nobody is without their device even for a second.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:24 AM (wAnMi)

147 Jolly Ranchers announced a branding change. They will now be known as Brokeback Ranchers.

Jingle: We're so jolly, we're so gay. We can come twice a day. Broke...Back...Ranchers!
Posted by: Muldoon


Jolly Ranchers. 4 out of 5 dentists agree. 5th one is holding out for a Slow Poke bar.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:24 AM (uXonU)

148 Minnie is a pantsuit, green candy out of go-go boots. As far as bread and circuses go, why can't we at least have Rollerball?
Posted by: Indignacio Vindicatorem at January 28, 2022 11:23 AM (QZ/dC)
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Yeah, our circuses suck. I force myself to watch some local news in the morning a couple of days a week. It's like viewing another planet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:24 AM (DU+/6)

149 >My theory is that companies go "woke" because many of the people in charge are third generation


my theory is, they do it in hopes that the mob will move on and burn down the building next door instead

Posted by: DB at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (geLO8)

150 One of the new M and Ms may be nominated to the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (todmg)

151
Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.

Do you feel like he do?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (63Dwl)

152 Neil Young. Imagine being so woke you cancel yourself.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (uXonU)

Is that peak woke? I hope not, because that was awesome.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (SH2Zi)

153 137 I do think you would see less wokeness if Republican lawmakers stopped protecting Big Business."

You want Republican Lawmakers to cut off their backdoor good ol' boy checks? That's just crazy talk there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (trdmm)

154
One of the new M and Ms may be nominated to the Supreme Court.
Posted by: Boss Moss


Nuts

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (63Dwl)

155 Americans like Starbucks and sushi for the same reason.
Not for the coffee and not for the fresh fish, but for the gloopy sugar additives.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (vuisn)

156 Hey, hey, we're the monkeys, and Fauci keeps us all in a cage, better not be peeking, cuz we can spit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (OTXUv)

157 Two points here

1) I assume at this point that most multi-national mega corps are using child/slave labor. We've gone from Will Wilberforce to...well if it makes my iPhone cheaper SLAVERY IS AWESOME!

2) When it comes to PR campaigns you also have to consider the individuals involved verses the company as a whole. So, perhaps some woke commercial will reduce sales. Bad for the company. But if it gets the people running the ad positive exposure in woke circles it might still get them a better job and more money in their next role.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (ESjRY)

158 Mars makes their money from Veterinarian supplies. Candy has now become a hobby for them.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 28, 2022 11:24 AM (CjHGv)
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Hmmm. So their core business is actually selling vet supplies and candy is just a side gig? That explains a lot. They can tinker around and do whatever they want with their candy offerings because at the end of the day, that's just icing on the cake.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (YIVH2)

159
Welp, Market's being all crazy for your enjoyment and edification.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (5NkmN)

160 Big Chocolate is worse than Big Meat.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 11:06 AM (VMY76)


We're fans of Big Meat! -- The Pete Buttigieg/Kamal Harris All "Girls" Choir

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (EjmvJ)

161 There is no doubt in my mind that all Rapeyhoe wanted was to get paid. I know this will make me unpopular but I don't think she has any politics other than the politics of self advancement. It's all over her face. Doesn't make her any less scummy. Actually it makes her more scummy.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (dscaa)

162 153 137 I do think you would see less wokeness if Republican lawmakers stopped protecting Big Business."

You want Republican Lawmakers to cut off their backdoor good ol' boy checks? That's just crazy talk there.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (trdmm)

========

I dunno...the public spat between Republican leadership and the Chamber of Commerce feels like something and not nothing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (LvTSG)

163 M&Ms aren't a monkey.

At this point, he's just being obstinate. You'd think he could find a monkey playing an upright bass or something. The mos maiorum demand no less.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (3YVs3)

164 I did notice in watching ads at a bar the other day on the Sports channel (Yes, FenSpouse and I went there for a drink. He can't drink alcohol and I had one of those girly drinks people here complain that left wingers drink) that in ten minutes there was only one white person shown. She was married or the girlfriend of an Asian person. If you believed the TV you'd think there were no white people married to each other and very few white men.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (dprVF)

165 37 The latest is a Hilton commercial where the parents are going to their room with their sleeping toddler . The parents of course are two homo guys.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:09 AM (Dgvtg)
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Saw that one last weekend, told the wife someone should call a child trafficking hotline on them?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (CKevK)

166 >>Minnie is a pantsuit, green candy out of go-go boots. As far as bread and circuses go, why can't we at least have Rollerball?


"ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"

Posted by: DB at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (geLO8)

167 Neil. Get off our lawn.

Posted by: Spotify at January 28, 2022 11:27 AM (todmg)

168 149 >My theory is that companies go "woke" because many of the people in charge are third generation


>>>my theory is, they do it in hopes that the mob will move on and burn down the building next door instead

Posted by: DB at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (geLO

It's a lot easier to just go with the elites everywhere are in on the whole scam and are singing kumbaya with each other. Especially when they're on video admitting it.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 28, 2022 11:27 AM (QYPq3)

169 Barry Manilow is still alive?

That's a shame.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:27 AM (trdmm)

170 156 Hey, hey, we're the monkeys, and Fauci keeps us all in a cage, better not be peeking, cuz we can spit.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (OTXUv)

I think you need 2 more syllables in the last line.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric(phone) at January 28, 2022 11:27 AM (TDj17)

171 Americans like Starbucks and sushi for the same reason.
Not for the coffee and not for the fresh fish, but for the gloopy sugar additives.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (vuisn)
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Sugary sweet sushi? Like what? Some kinds of sushi I've had include a roe-based sauce that is often sweet, but most sushi I eat isn't. Is this a category of it?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:27 AM (DU+/6)

172 LOL. I thought I read "Minnie needs a paint suit" my mind went to ladies that get stuff painted on the naked bodies.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (smVBh)

173 Americans like Starbucks and sushi for the same reason.
Not for the coffee and not for the fresh fish, but for the gloopy sugar additives.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (vuisn)


What the?

Where are you eating sushi?

Baskin and Robbins?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (5NkmN)

174 I don't think I'd believe much of anything in the Guardian. It's a communist rag if there ever was one.

Posted by: Kangarew66 at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (UaZih)

175 Minnie is a pantsuit, green candy out of go-go boots. As far as bread and circuses go, why can't we at least have Rollerball?

You expected your dystopia would have ultraviolent pro-sports and Jenny Agutter in that green dress.

Instead you are getting soccer players dying from the clot shot and Karenshoes on your green M&Ms.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (ESjRY)

176 Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (jTmQV)

Oh man this is so true. And don't forget the afternoon news anchors.

Another category that was crying out for a mandatory minority to fill it.

And bank ads when you log in. I amuse myself by counting colors.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (FggAv)

177 132 My theory is that companies go "woke" because many of the people in charge are third generation - and have done absolutely nothing to earn their place other than be generational wealthy. At least the second generation got their ass beat a few times by dad and probably had some kind of pride and work ethic.

What else to do for these useless wastes of space but earn their stripes through being the "right" kind of person by doing some "good" with racist grandpa's company?

I've seen little to convince me otherwise.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:22 AM (dscaa)

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Also insightful and a factor. Having inherited wealth and with no skin in the game -- and more importantly, no meaning and purpose in their empty, miserable lives -- they're compelled to destroy other peoples' money and prosperity in the worshiping of their new Woke-Marxist God-Religion.

BTW, can somebody please answer me this: WHY IN THE HELL haven't shareholders sued the crap out of these publicly-held corporate fucktards who've betrayed their fiduciary responsibilities and run those company sales and share prices into the ground?

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (4fSQf)

178 My theory is that companies go "woke" because many of the people in charge are third generation

my theory is, they do it in hopes that the mob will move on and burn down the building next door instead.


The guy that starts a company has some skill. By the third generation, the guy that runs the company just craves power - and he didn't get it charge by being the best guy at making their particular widge. For a country that supposedly loves them some capitalism - sexually - we seem to ignore the benefits of creative destruction.

And this can not be said enough. Corporations are not a Meritocracy. I really wish the old hard liners would quit insisting they are.

Posted by: Critical Drinker at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (OvTvl)

179 Meh. It's waxy, shitty chocolate anyway.
I prefer a smaller, local company that attempts to practice fair trade. And dark. And slightly bitter, like my soul.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (W2Pud)


Lindt 95%. My kids call it death chocolate. Don't know where they get the chocolate, don't care.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (EjmvJ)

180 170 156 Hey, hey, we're the monkeys, and Fauci keeps us all in a cage, better not be peeking, cuz we can spit.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (OTXUv)

I think you need 2 more syllables in the last line.
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Cuz we was kings once?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (OTXUv)

181 "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"

NO!!!!

Posted by: The Roman Crowd holding out for Christians versus Lions at January 28, 2022 11:29 AM (ESjRY)

182 166 >>Minnie is a pantsuit, green candy out of go-go boots. As far as bread and circuses go, why can't we at least have Rollerball?


"ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"
Posted by: DB at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (geLO

Not really. Now 80s B movies with gratuitous T&A, those were entertainment.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:29 AM (II3Gr)

183 >>>What the?

Where are you eating sushi?

Baskin and Robbins?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (5NkmN)

Nutella rolled crepes do not count as sushi rolls?

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 28, 2022 11:29 AM (QYPq3)

184 Brazilian waxes > Gilette

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:30 AM (GYllL)

185 The world has not magically become more progressive. Wokesters just louder.

There's a reason the saying Get Woke, Go Broke is true.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2022 11:30 AM (ZLI7S)

186 Mars makes their money from Veterinarian supplies. Candy has now become a hobby for them.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death


******

I think I read somewhere that the green M&M's are infused with ivermectin. Spread the word.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:30 AM (m45I2)

187 BTW, can somebody please answer me this: WHY IN THE HELL haven't shareholders sued the crap out of these publicly-held corporate fucktards who've betrayed their fiduciary responsibilities and run those company sales and share prices into the ground?
Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (4fSQf)
++++
Because the share prices are fine in most cases. Go as woke as you want and it doesn't matter to the share price. QE and institutional investors will keep it climbing.

Once QE tapers off, fundamentals might matter again - but it will be blamed (rightly, at least in part) on the money spigots being turned off rather than the ultra-shitty balance sheets most companies have and the declining sales a lot of them face.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:30 AM (DU+/6)

188 182
Not really. Now 80s B movies with gratuitous T&A, those were entertainment.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:29 AM (II3Gr)

============

"Respect me as an actress!"
-Same 80s babes 30 years later

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:30 AM (LvTSG)

189 That lady who tried to pet the kitty, got pink eye from the monkeys.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:30 AM (todmg)

190 Lindt 95%. My kids call it death chocolate. Don't know where they get the chocolate, don't care.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (EjmvJ

From the digestive tracts of child slaves.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (II3Gr)

191 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)

192
Hmmm. So their core business is actually selling vet supplies and candy is just a side gig? That explains a lot. They can tinker around and do whatever they want with their candy offerings because at the end of the day, that's just icing on the cake.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


New M&Ms: Now Boosted With Horse Paste!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (pNxlR)

193 Not really. Now 80s B movies with gratuitous T&A, those were entertainment.

Ahnuld in the 80s: I'LL KILL YOU LAST! [later] I LIED

Ahnuld now: I won't have sex with this maid, honey, honest. [later] I LIED

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (ESjRY)

194 Meh. It's waxy, shitty chocolate anyway.
I prefer a smaller, local company that attempts to practice fair trade. And dark. And slightly bitter, like my soul.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 28, 2022 11:08 AM (W2Pud)

I avoid "Fair Trade" products like the plague. Just virtue signaling. And I suspect that if you were able to really, really audit them, you would find no benefit accruing to the "poor, oppressed farmers".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (P3gRi)

195 I've think I've only had one goopy sweet coffee think at Starbucks and no whipped cream. If I go there I generally just order a regular coffee with almond milk. Why do I go there? Because I have to go out of way to get a coffee if I want one on the road and I'm in an area where some of my congregants live, and I'm going to see them. I don't like drive up Starbucks though and that's all they've had for a while because they are short staffed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (dprVF)

196 161 There is no doubt in my mind that all Rapeyhoe wanted was to get paid. I know this will make me unpopular but I don't think she has any politics other than the politics of self advancement. It's all over her face. Doesn't make her any less scummy. Actually it makes her more scummy.
Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (dscaa)

Not only do I think you're right, it's far more common than people on either side realize. Washington Examiner ran a piece yesterday on the Black Lives Matter organization, which supposedly still has $60 million in assets, and is still getting donations from corporations. Turns out they have NO offices, NO current director, and only 2 board members who are hiding out from reporters and refusing to answer any questions. BLM has now transitioned to full fledged Scam, to the point that no one can even figure out who's actually in control of the bank accounts. (but someone is, you can be sure of that)

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (trdmm)

197 Megan Rapinoe as your backup plan?

Why? She's failed twice already.
Third times the charm (as if that word could apply to her)?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (MFphb)

198 189 That lady who tried to pet the kitty, got pink eye from the monkeys.
-----------------
Never pet the monkey. Stroke it.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (OTXUv)

199 BTW, can somebody please answer me this: WHY IN THE HELL haven't shareholders sued the crap out of these publicly-held corporate fucktards who've betrayed their fiduciary responsibilities and run those company sales and share prices into the ground?

Look at the Price to Earnings ratio of any formerly called Blue Chip stock. Nobody buys those things to hold them. They buy them to sell them.

Hence - no shareholder gives a shit about anything other than stock price. There is no motive to increase anything other than stock price - in order to sell it to the next sucker.

Posted by: Critical Drinker at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (OvTvl)

200 Hey that's the way I like my chocolate, made from cocoa beans harvested by child slaves. Their little fingers don't bruise the beans...

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (CYnTg)

201 After reading this morning rant about distractions from bad news via attempts at personal connection, I glanced over to the sidebar and noticed the Bidens are getting a cat.

Not at all related.

Posted by: red speck at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (gS3OW)

202 And that NBA coach said the quiet part out loud a few weeks ago: Naw, none of us owner give a crap about the Uyghurs!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (URNdm)

203 Megan Rapinoe is a disgusting, anti-American POS. I wouldn't spit on her if she was on fire, but I may add gasoline.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (1QYCL)

204 My niece was cooking dinner one night, I don't recall what the meat was, but her 10yo son asked "Is it "plant based"?...Niece asks..."Pray for me".

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (AwYPR)

205 Now I want to buy M&M's.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (todmg)

206 I guess people are ignoring the articles about child slave labor in cobalt mines for their fucking Teslas?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:10 AM (wAnMi)


Omelets/eggs. People who eat meat are bad, people who drive EVs are good. If someone I don't know has to suffer so I can be good, so be it. I'm doing it for them, after all. -- Leftists everywhere

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (EjmvJ)

207 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

But, she lost to another letter in the rainbow flag, so it all good.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (MFphb)

208 196 BLM has now transitioned to full fledged Scam, to the point that no one can even figure out who's actually in control of the bank accounts. (but someone is, you can be sure of that)
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (trdmm)

=========

So...they're gonna have trouble organizing any kind of ground action in the near future, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

209 For a country that supposedly loves them some capitalism - sexually - we seem to ignore the benefits of creative destruction.
--
Creative destruction is essential, which is why robust bankruptcy laws are so important.

But this gets all short-circuited by "to big to fail", which is a sign of decadence and rot.

Posted by: Revenant at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (T4RS9)

210 130 I am aware that almost all American Wasabi is just mashed horseradish with green food coloring added. Real Wasabi will clear your entire head out fast!
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:21 AM (trdmm)
_________________________
I lived in Japan. Had my first real wasabi there. "Me big American. Me laugh at little Japanese girly-men who eat green gook and think it hot. Meh. Me big American show little Japanese how it done." Then I tied it . . . yikes. Shit's got some kick!

Posted by: Elric Blade at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (iFTx/)

211 Job site is getting quite, yet road is just covered and not much more

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (PR5pZ)

212 I don't watch television so the only time I become aware of these stupid marketing campaigns is when I read about them here.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (eGTCV)

213 171 Americans like Starbucks and sushi for the same reason.
Not for the coffee and not for the fresh fish, but for the gloopy sugar additives.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (vuisn)
++++
Sugary sweet sushi? Like what? Some kinds of sushi I've had include a roe-based sauce that is often sweet, but most sushi I eat isn't. Is this a category of it?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:27 AM (DU+/6)

The sauces, which every other rolls comes with nowadays. Teriyaki is mostly sugar. And don't get me started on all the mayo sauces.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (vuisn)

214 207 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

But, she lost to another letter in the rainbow flag, so it all good.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (MFphb)

=========

"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
-The Intersectionality Stack

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

215 But this gets all short-circuited by "to big to fail", which is a sign of decadence and rot.
----------------
Its Too Big To Fail.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (OTXUv)

216 Quite quiet.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (todmg)

217 163 M&Ms aren't a monkey.

At this point, he's just being obstinate. You'd think he could find a monkey playing an upright bass or something. The mos maiorum demand no less.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 11:26 AM (3YVs3)

The Nairobi Trio FTW!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (dfRN6)

218 215 But this gets all short-circuited by "to big to fail", which is a sign of decadence and rot.
----------------
Its Too Big To Fail.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (OTXUv)

========

It's a scam.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (LvTSG)

219 204 My niece was cooking dinner one night, I don't recall what the meat was, but her 10yo son asked "Is it "plant based"?...Niece asks..."Pray for me".
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (AwYPR)

Yes, the animal it came from ate plants.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (UuD2k)

220 >>>Job site is getting quite, yet road is just covered and not much more
Posted by: Skip's Phone


They were predicting ten inches. Not sure we're going to see that much.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (1QYCL)

221 BLM has now transitioned to full fledged Scam, to the point that no one can even figure out who's actually in control of the bank accounts. (but someone is, you can be sure of that)
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (trdmm)
--
BLM was a Democrat get-out-the-vote operation. It will ramp back up again when the Dems need it politically.

Posted by: Revenant at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (T4RS9)

222 Steve Hayes just signed on with NBC.

Who could have seen that coming?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

223 My niece was cooking dinner one night, I don't recall what the meat was, but her 10yo son asked "Is it "plant based"?...Niece asks..."Pray for me".
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (AwYPR)
++++
All meat is plant-based. Animals are machines that turn vegetables into meat.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (DU+/6)

224 173 Americans like Starbucks and sushi for the same reason.
Not for the coffee and not for the fresh fish, but for the gloopy sugar additives.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:25 AM (vuisn)

What the?
Where are you eating sushi?
Baskin and Robbins?
Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (5NkmN)

well ya see there's this gas station down on the corner that has this great little sushi section in the cooler...

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (trdmm)

225 Never pet the monkey. Stroke it.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (OTXUv)

Spank it?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (XvPQV)

226 "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"

That isn't how the battle of Carthage actually went, Spaniard.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (44ww/)

227 No M&eminas for me, thanks.

Posted by: Go With The Flow at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (WmGrA)

228
OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM


Some Drs are sick pups.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (dQvv7)

229 Look at the Price to Earnings ratio of any formerly called Blue Chip stock...


Uh, uh, uh... it's called the Profit to earnings ration.
You should be thanking me.

Posted by: Brokeback Barry at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (MFphb)

230 >>>Who could have seen that coming?
Posted by: JackStraw


I figured he was more of a Daily KOS guy,

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (1QYCL)

231 Everybody forgot about all this woke bullshit and is now on the Made In America kick because of the boats not being off loaded supply chain thing. So yeah, run out and buy Made In America products that the materials are imported from China and assembled by illegals in sweat shops.

Posted by: JROD at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (0jZnq)

232 Anyone notice how "globalization" seems to mean "uses slave labor"? All of them show they have ZERO concern about actual human rights, but just pretend so the liberals who care only about appearances will give them plaudits.
Posted by: Formerly Virginia at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (N1tpc)


Generally speaking, human rights is an excuse to get people to accept offshoring jobs to places with fewer labor laws.

Wanna know why environmental concerns exist?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (EjmvJ)

233 If someone I don't know has to suffer so I can be good, so be it.

Ursula Le Guin wrote a story about a traveler that comes to a perfect society. Everyone is prosperous and lives in peace and harmony.

But, the traveler finds out that this society only exists because they keep one child in permanent pain and misery.

The point of the story, I suppose, is a rejection of pure utilitarianism. Certainly the expectation is people will not see the society as a good thing.

But looking at modern Woke America, can anyone disagree modern America's answer would be "if we degrade the kid more can we get more stuff?!?"

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (ESjRY)

234 Good essay, Buck. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (dprVF)

235 223 My niece was cooking dinner one night, I don't recall what the meat was, but her 10yo son asked "Is it "plant based"?...Niece asks..."Pray for me".
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (AwYPR)
++++
All meat is plant-based. Animals are machines that turn vegetables into meat.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (DU+/6)

==========

I was driving through the country to my mother-in-law's house and kept pointing at all the cows calling them hamburger machines. Junior was getting very flustered because they're not machines. They're cows.

Laughter ensued.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

236 The sauces, which every other rolls comes with nowadays. Teriyaki is mostly sugar. And don't get me started on all the mayo sauces.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (vuisn)
++++
I could see that. Few of the sushi varieties I eat have sauces. But then, I also really like fish.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

237 State Dept vows Nord Stream 2 will be a 'hunk of metal at bottom of the ocean' if Russia invades Ukraine

Posted by: Doctor Tony Fucme at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (RHGPo)

238 Animals eat plants so you don't have to.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (todmg)

239 >>OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.

What BS! My mom's bone doctor told her that none of his osteoporosis patients have had covid (back in September, pre-omicron). Specifically, the ones who are on high dosage vitamin D to preserve bone density. He said they are definitely studying this.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (URNdm)

240
Hey that's the way I like my chocolate, made from cocoa beans harvested by child slaves. Their little fingers don't bruise the beans...
Posted by: steevy


True, very true!
* strokes chin reflectively *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (pNxlR)

241 My niece was cooking dinner one night, I don't recall what the meat was, but her 10yo son asked "Is it "plant based"?...Niece asks..."Pray for me".
Posted by: BignJames


A product that will never cross my threshold. It helps that my wife's grandfather and father raised beef. She believes in corn fed beef.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (uXonU)

242 218 215 But this gets all short-circuited by "to big to fail", which is a sign of decadence and rot.
----------------
Its Too Big To Fail.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (OTXUv)

========

It's a scam.
-----------
Its copyrighted. Be careful.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (OTXUv)

243 Also related . . .

So DC Comics made its latest Superman a bisexual climate warrior and it turns out people aren't really interested in reading that sort of thing!

-
Who'd athunk people wouldn't like Big Gay Superman fighting Mr. Freeze Warming?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:36 AM (FVME7)

244 They were predicting ten inches. Not sure we're going to see that much.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:34 AM (1QYCL)

Sounds... disappointing.

Posted by: Brokeback Barry at January 28, 2022 11:36 AM (MFphb)

245 >>>Some Drs are sick pups.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus


I'm starting to think it's the majority now. Not all, but enough that I rarely trust them anymore.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:36 AM (1QYCL)

246 >>>Sounds... disappointing.
Posted by: Brokeback Barry


HEY! PHRASING!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:36 AM (1QYCL)

247 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity

There is a reason I buy most CDs or DVDs from a second-hand store.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (EughT)

248 243 Who'd athunk people wouldn't like Big Gay Superman fighting Mr. Freeze Warming?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:36 AM (FVME7)

========

I saw the cover of nu-Superman holding a protest sign with the tentacles of some kind of giant squid hazy in the background.

Superhero things are power trips at their core. Making them weak and unable to actually do anything powerful doesn't make them more relatable, it makes them more boring.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

249 Animals eat plants so you don't have to.
Posted by: Boss Moss


Dear Vegans,
My dinner was eating your dinner. You're welcome.
Me

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (uXonU)

250 I would do a story where people beg Superman to battle global warming so he moves the earth a bit further from the sun and causes an ice age...

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (CYnTg)

251 12 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.


Anyone else consider the timing of a tranny on Jeopardy showing up during tranny pride month to become an all-time champion? And right in the middle, gets mugged in Oakland -- but not harmed in any way?

Awfully convenient for anyone trying to normalize and create sympathy for guys in dresses.

Posted by: red speck at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (gS3OW)

252 This blonde in short shorts and a bikini top likes M&Ms but is anti-woke so she'll be looking for an alternative candy-coated chocolate:
https://is.gd/zj4yxa

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)

253
Steve Hayes just signed on with NBC.


He's got some big diapers to fill!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (pNxlR)

254 >>I figured he was more of a Daily KOS guy,

Doesn't seem much of a difference anymore. NBC doesn't even pretend to be a straight news organization.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (ZLI7S)

255 The Romans won several key battles through arson. Marines of the Ancient world.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (todmg)

256 So DC Comics made its latest Superman a bisexual climate warrior and it turns out people aren't really interested in reading that sort of thing!

So, does he show up and kill people and break their sh*t for baby Gaia?

I mean this Superman sounds like a caricature of a Superman villain from the 60s.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (ESjRY)

257 State Dept vows Nord Stream 2 will be a 'hunk of metal at bottom of the ocean' if Russia invades Ukraine
Posted by: Doctor Tony Fucme at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (RHGPo)



I guess that is why Germany and France are having peace talks with Ukraine and Russia without the US being present.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (yQpMk)

258 (singing and humming . . . )

To everything, churn, churn, churn,
There is a reason, churn, churn, churn,
And a time to every purpose
Under Heaven . . .

I don't know why all those 60s folkster songs keep running through my head. /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (MIKMs)

259 What the?

Where are you eating sushi?

Baskin and Robbins?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:28 AM (5NkmN)

7/11 and other fine dining establishments.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (SH2Zi)

260 Ursula Le Guin wrote a story about a traveler that comes to a perfect society. Everyone is prosperous and lives in peace and harmony.

But, the traveler finds out that this society only exists because they keep one child in permanent pain and misery.

The point of the story, I suppose, is a rejection of pure utilitarianism. Certainly the expectation is people will not see the society as a good thing.

But looking at modern Woke America, can anyone disagree modern America's answer would be "if we degrade the kid more can we get more stuff?!?"
Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:35 AM (ESjRY)

"Those Who Walk Away from Omelas"
Good story, Science Fiction back when it was about ideas besides gender bending.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (XvPQV)

261 We are ... insignificant.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (yQpMk)

262 They were predicting ten inches. Not sure we're going to see that much.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp


Obligatory: That's what she said!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (uXonU)

263 Eunuchs are always unrepresented. They want their wad of justice.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (08PGR)

264 >>>Doesn't seem much of a difference anymore. NBC doesn't even pretend to be a straight news organization.
Posted by: JackStraw


Good point. The unimedia is ever present.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (1QYCL)

265 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

Big tranny? Eight cylinders all mine

Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (nu4Ny)

266 Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (trdmm)

Also a great point. Wish more people outside the politically aware knew this.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (dscaa)

267 Doctors are inclined to be herd animals, so as not to deviate from the "standard of care." The standard of care might actually be shite, such as in the case of treating (or rather not at all treating) COVID, but they follow in lock step to avoid potential liability.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (II3Gr)

268 Ursula Le Guin wrote a story about a traveler that comes to a perfect society. Everyone is prosperous and lives in peace and harmony.
---
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"

Great story, available for free online:

https://tinyurl.com/ykjtnkb4

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (YIVH2)

269 There is no way Barry Manilow is still alive.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (todmg)

270 So DC Comics made its latest Superman a bisexual climate warrior and it turns out people aren't really interested in reading that sort of thing!

Out: Truth, Justice, and the American Way!
In: Fruits, Social Justice, and the YMCA!

Posted by: Chuck C at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (EughT)

271 Doctors are receiving threats to have their licenses pulled if they voice anything other than the official party line.
Way to destroy trust in the medical practice.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (jTmQV)

272 Hey that's the way I like my chocolate, made from cocoa beans harvested by child slaves. Their little fingers don't bruise the beans...
Posted by: steevy

LOL. And you'll be coming out with the Scrooge brand of chocolate shortly, right with its corporate moto" Buy our delicious chocolate and decrease the surplus population"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (dprVF)

273 BLM seems to be a real estate scam.

Posted by: klaftern at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (taPSh)

274 Go-woke-as-a-distraction may well be the reason they did, but I seriously doubt it's related to Jared Fogle and it's more likely related to low quality and rising price.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/

The main reason Subway sucks is that their stores have a dank, unpleasant odor like an industrial dishwasher.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (P3gRi)

275 The sauces, which every other rolls comes with nowadays. Teriyaki is mostly sugar. And don't get me started on all the mayo sauces.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (vuisn)


Meh.

That stuff's not really sushi.

Same as if you claimed Spaghetti-O's is some great authentic Italian cooking.

Gloopy rolls are simply for lame-asses who can't handle the real thing and drink White Claw.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (5NkmN)

276 Interesting theory. And plausible too. Defined something to think about... kinda in the same line as follow the money - always.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (TUSM6)

277 This well tanned Brazilian girl does not use Gillette products.

https://tinyurl.com/5686eneb

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (GYllL)

278 Doesn't seem much of a difference anymore. NBC doesn't even pretend to be a straight news organization.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (ZLI7S)

Of course not! They're an LGBT MNOPQRST organization!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (trdmm)

279 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:04 AM (AwYPR)
++++
:: Channels Sponge ::

You asked for it:
https://youtu.be/BvUZijEuNDQ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (DU+/6)

280 But, she lost to another letter in the rainbow flag, so it all good.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 11:32 AM (MFphb)

=========

"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
-The Intersectionality Stack
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

Thome of uth don't mind being on the bottom of the thtack.

*okay, that's enough

Posted by: Brokeback Barry at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (MFphb)

281 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)

wtf? isn't it pretty well established that is IS important?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (8D42x)

282 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.

So...would you say it was a big cockup?

Or perhaps Amy just didn't have big enough balls to whip out a win anymore?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (ESjRY)

283 I seriously doubt it's related to Jared Fogle and it's more likely related to low quality and rising price.

Also wider availability of superior competition. Jersey Mike's and Firehouse are the two big ones, but there are lots of local and regional ones too.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (ZGrMX)

284 >>BLM has now transitioned to full fledged Scam, to the point that no one can even figure out who's actually in control of the bank accounts. (but someone is, you can be sure of that)


[insert astronaut mem here]
1st astronaut looking back on earth: "Wait, BLM is a scam?"
2nd astronaut pointing a gun at the 1s: "Always was."

Seem to recall early on in BLM an Oakland (or maybe Sacramento?) BLM chapter leader raising a stink about the BLM leadership never distributing the millions raised. Then he ended up dead.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (URNdm)

285 Rapinoe bobblehead M&M dispenser - bonk it on the head and it shoots out an M&M.

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (nu4Ny)

286 This well tanned Brazilian girl does not use Gillette products.

https://tinyurl.com/5686eneb
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (GYllL)
++++
Nice. She uses somethin', though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (DU+/6)

287 >>>The main reason Subway sucks is that their stores have a dank, unpleasant odor like an industrial dishwasher.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Is this about us?

Posted by: Indian Subway Owners at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (1QYCL)

288 *The Ones who walk away from Omelas

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (XvPQV)

289 Anyone else consider the timing of a tranny on Jeopardy showing up during tranny pride month to become an all-time champion? And right in the middle, gets mugged in Oakland -- but not harmed in any way?

Awfully convenient for anyone trying to normalize and create sympathy for guys in dresses.
Posted by: red speck at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (gS3OW)

And she has a "girlfriend"....I don't get it.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (AwYPR)

290 That is still true once you scroll past the M&M story.

Posted by: Joe Mannix

At least in the recent past, Mars was privately owned by the founding family.

Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (Iq9dF)

291
I'm starting to think it's the majority now. Not all, but enough that I rarely trust them anymore.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 28, 2022 11:36 AM


I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr who then proceeded to tell me because of the exam I would have great sex that night. Hand on Bible. Last visit with her.

There are some real loons out there. But advising against Vit D? That's malpractice level.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (dQvv7)

292 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)

Didn't look at the picture, but am glad to hear she's anti woke while getting her checks from Instagram.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (dprVF)

293 Science Fiction back when it was about ideas besides gender bending.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (XvPQV)
---
LOL, wut? Science fiction has a long and glorious tradition wrt gender bending. Cordwainer Smith, Joanna Russ, and Ursula LeGuin played around with this idea, among many others.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (YIVH2)

294 Didn't they test Subway tuna and find out it contained like no tuna?

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (CYnTg)

295 283 Also wider availability of superior competition. Jersey Mike's and Firehouse are the two big ones, but there are lots of local and regional ones too.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (ZGrMX)

========

Both give you free subs on your birthday when you sign up for their app.

Subway does not. You get a cookie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (LvTSG)

296 "Those Who Walk Away from Omelas"
Good story, Science Fiction back when it was about ideas besides gender bending.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:38 AM (XvPQV)

Can't make an Omelas without breaking some eggs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (II3Gr)

297 This well tanned Brazilian girl does not use Gillette products.

https://tinyurl.com/5686eneb
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (GYllL)
++++
Nice. She uses somethin', though.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (DU+/6)

Long and lean and tan and lovely

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (XvPQV)

298 Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.

I'm still enjoying that the "best woman ever to play Jeopardy" isn't a woman. And feminists are proud of it.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (ZGrMX)

299 The flags of Italy, France and Belgium cannot be easily distinguished by color-blind folks. I contend that this situation requires prompt attention.

Posted by: gp's Electro-Tonic Tension at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (qpX6U)

300 >>Big Tranny is pissed that Amy Schneider lost on Jeopardy.


Another day ending in 'y', then?

When aren't they pissed off at someone or something?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (URNdm)

301 >>269 There is no way Barry Manilow is still alive.

He very much alive *wink wink*

Posted by: Barry's Partner at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (GYllL)

302 There is no way Barry Manilow is still alive.
Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (todmg)




Anti-virals have come a long way in the past forty years.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (yQpMk)

303 285 Rapinoe bobblehead M&M dispenser - bonk it on the head and it shoots out an M&M.
Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (nu4Ny)

Out of its... mouth?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (vuisn)

304 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.

Bad News For Boomers! Peter Frampton And Barry Manilow Join Neil Young In Threats To Remove Music From Spotify In Protest Of Joe Rogan ---

I felt sorry for Peter Frampton awhile back because some famous groupie outed him as having a micro penis.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (Dgvtg)

305 I have some doubts about that whole kerfluffle. It could be true, but it's also a cooked, processed product. Talk about DNA degradation.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)


IIRC, it was reported to be albacore, which is sold as basically tuna everywhere even though it's a different fish.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (EjmvJ)

306 Mars Wrigley closing factory in Chicago over next 2 years.280 workers to lose jobs. Factory has been ope for over a century

Posted by: Lars Pilsen at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (kJH1Z)

307 I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr who then proceeded to tell me because of the exam I would have great sex that night.

And you didn't ask her to finish what she started?

Your mancard? Pulled.

Posted by: Some Moron at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (ESjRY)

308 Also wider availability of superior competition. Jersey Mike's and Firehouse are the two big ones, but there are lots of local and regional ones too.
Posted by: Ian S.


I miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (uXonU)

309 103 >>90 My favorite Subway story is the guy who bought their tuna fish sandwich from several different locations, and then submitted the contents to a DNA tester. Not one of them showed even a trace of actual tuna fish in it.

They lost me years ago when Jared was caught wiping his schlong on the rolls.
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (GYllL)
---------------

Ireland judges ruled that their *bread* does not qualify as bread but as a pastry.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (0cXtD)

310 76 70
I am more worried about Joe Rogan himself blinking. He craves the good opinion of the left more than he lets on.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (JTztk)

311 No Cascade, Finish and Bubble Bandit.
Posted by: clutch cargo

===

Finish isn't a P&G product. It's made by Reckitt. Aside from some of their products actually killing people, Reckitt's misdeeds are of the old fashioned big business kind (anti-competitive, exploiting 3rd world labor, etc.).

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (O6DoG)

312 303 285 Rapinoe bobblehead M&M dispenser - bonk it on the head and it shoots out an M&M.
Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (nu4Ny)

Out of its... mouth?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (vuisn)

There are teeth involved.

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (nu4Ny)

313 Well, I went down and nooded myself just in case there were any saps sappier than me left there.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (dfRN6)


Dude, cover the computer camera.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (axyOa)

314 Can't make an Omelas without breaking some eggs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (II3Gr)

Literally the theme of the story, well done

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (XvPQV)

315 57 Wait! M&M? Why didn't someone come to me like a man and tell me those were M&Ms?

I've lived my entire life thinking those were W&Ws.


i hear that spunow bars are popular in china.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (0CuV9)

316
After reading this morning rant about distractions from bad news via attempts at personal connection, I glanced over to the sidebar and noticed the Bidens are getting a cat.

Not at all related.
Posted by: red speck


They should take in a Pennsylvania Plague Monkey.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (63Dwl)

317 Italy France Belgium. I don't think any of those are actual countries.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (todmg)

318 273 BLM seems to be a real estate scam.
Posted by: klaftern



Yep.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (HTCOy)

319 Anyone else consider the timing of a tranny on Jeopardy showing up during tranny pride month to become an all-time champion?
Posted by: red speck at January 28, 2022 11:37 AM


Why would you restrict tranny pride to a single month? Hater!

Posted by: Chuck C at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (EughT)

320 I miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.

Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

321 318 273 BLM seems to be a real estate scam.
Posted by: klaftern


Yep.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (HTCOy)

==========

BLM is McDonald's.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (LvTSG)

322 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)

The Mayo Clinic says otherwise.

See this is why medicine is an art and not a science. Because there are differences of opinion and differences of performances because every person's body is different than everyone else's. the differences are small but do matter in some ways.

And it's the drs intuition that provides the necessary decision tree to a cure. Not a mathematical arrival at a guaranteed solution/cure.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (FggAv)

323 The sauces, which every other rolls comes with nowadays. Teriyaki is mostly sugar. And don't get me started on all the mayo sauces.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:33 AM (vuisn)

the only sauce for sushi is soy with wasabi mixed in...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (8D42x)

324 But looking at modern Woke America, can anyone disagree modern America's answer would be "if we degrade the kid more can we get more stuff?!?"

Not Woke America - just America. And certainly not modern. Drafts were considered good. Deficit spending is considered good. Social Security is up to almost 15% now, if you consider your contribution is matched by your employer, all to contribute to a system that can't sustain.

I haven't worked Western Europe since the late 90s as a young, young man. But of everywhere else I've been ? Here is absolutely, without question, the only place I've been where the wealthy and old prey on the young and poor as a cultural ethos.

Posted by: Critical Drinker at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (OvTvl)

325 Manilow used to play piano for Bette Midler when she sang at the bathhouses.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (Dgvtg)

326 I miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (uXonU)


We have a Quiznos. *smug*

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (Ez6QX)

327 Big Tranny is perpetually pissed off, or on, about something.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (BFigT)

328 It is a well thought out syllogism by the 1619 idiots:

Slavery is the worst crime ever
Slavery is the only reason the modern world became rich
Mmmmm. Chocolate.

Posted by: Kiindltot at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (ZMraq)

329 320 I miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.

Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

========

The closest Quizno's to me is, apparently, on Fort Bragg. Building A.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

330 It's no coincidence the altered ad campaigns and already on the books negative balance sheet announcements but are the ad men really that clever?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (0cXtD)

331 Ireland judges ruled that their *bread* does not qualify as bread but as a pastry.

Posted by: Braenyard


Too much sugar.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (uXonU)

332 They're all a joke.
Firehouse subs are the size of Hot Pockets and Jersey Mike's tried to put mayo on my Italian.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (vuisn)

333 Bad News For Boomers! Peter Frampton And Barry Manilow Join Neil Young In Threats To Remove Music From Spotify In Protest Of Joe Rogan

-
I don't know how I'll cope. Acabana.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:14 A

Speaking as a card-carrying Boomer: two D-listers running to the support of a C-lister? LOLOL.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (P3gRi)

334 I miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.

Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)
---
Their "spongemonkey" advertising campaign was one of the most WTF moments I've ever seen on television

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (YIVH2)

335 wtf? isn't it pretty well established that is IS important?

Posted by: SturmToddler

Yes, the oncologist is likely an idiot and more likely just a checklist follower. The only caveat is if Vitamin D3 somehow increases a likelihood of some types of cancer which I dunno.

In general though, immune and anti inflammation qualities of Vitamin D is important for anyone with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients.

Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (Iq9dF)

336 The main reason Subway sucks is that their stores have a dank, unpleasant odor like an industrial dishwasher.

Yeah, everything about the chain more or less is below average at best. And "below average" is being generous.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (3YVs3)

337 1981 tour, No Tuna and No Sole.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (08PGR)

338 It would be hilarious if Biden turns up with an eye patch and 4 parallel scratches down his cheek....

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (CYnTg)

339 miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.

Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (Dgvtg)

340 LOL, wut? Science fiction has a long and glorious tradition wrt gender bending. Cordwainer Smith, Joanna Russ, and Ursula LeGuin played around with this idea, among many others.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (YIVH2)

Yes. But that's ALL Sci-Fi is about now. Swapping out male protagonist with whatever color of the rainbow coalition you may please.
It used to be a niche, you'd have the "Left Hand of Darkness" but you'd also have Poul Anderson and David Drake. Now it's all N.K. Jemison, all the time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

341 I guess that is why Germany and France are having peace talks with Ukraine and Russia without the US being present.
------------------
Biden lost that war before he started it. Pitiful.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (OTXUv)

342 This well tanned Brazilian girl does not use Gillette products.

https://tinyurl.com/5686eneb
Posted by: Capital Eff at January 28, 2022 11:39 AM (GYllL)


I spent three weeks in Brazil. Up in Brasilia. And yes...this. Wow!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (axyOa)

343 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)


What is his opinion on leeches?

Posted by: Kiindltot at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (ZMraq)

344 I'm still enjoying that the "best woman ever to play Jeopardy" isn't a woman. And feminists are proud of it.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:41 AM (ZGrMX)


Time to sing along with that old standard;
Anything you can do I can do better.
I can do anything better than you.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (MFphb)

345 Yes, the oncologist is likely an idiot and more likely just a checklist follower. The only caveat is if Vitamin D3 somehow increases a likelihood of some types of cancer which I dunno.

In general though, immune and anti inflammation qualities of Vitamin D is important for anyone with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients.
Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (Iq9dF)


He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

346 I guess that I never had seen the Spongemonkeys.

https://ytube.io/3PSx

Horrifying.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:47 AM (yQpMk)

347 Didn't Zappa do a song about a micro penis or something?

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (FggAv)

348 He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

He really is an idiot.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (Dgvtg)

349 >>Bad News For Boomers! Peter Frampton And Barry Manilow Join Neil Young In Threats To Remove Music From Spotify In Protest Of Joe Rogan

Can they also do something about those oldies radio stations? Please.

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (nu4Ny)

350 325 Manilow used to play piano for Bette Midler when she sang at the bathhouses.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (Dgvtg)

it was a perfect gig for him, he was there every night anyways.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (trdmm)

351 Rapinoe bobblehead M&M dispenser - bonk it on the head and it shoots out an M&M.

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:40 AM (nu4Ny)

I'm holding out for the Hope Solo one.

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (SH2Zi)

352 I haven't worked Western Europe since the late 90s as a young, young man. But of everywhere else I've been ? Here is absolutely, without question, the only place I've been where the wealthy and old prey on the young and poor as a cultural ethos.

Posted by: Critical Drinker

Western Europe by and large is dead demographically and is aging more rapidly than the US. That is because the welfare state plus class markers with stultifying regulations are killing their economies.

Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (Iq9dF)

353 Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (Dgvtg)


I really like them. But they're kind of far from where we live.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (Ez6QX)

354 Nice!

This supports what I've been saying for a while. As usual, #conservatives get things backwards. It's not - Get Woke, go broke!

It's actually - Going broke? Get woke!

In nearly every instance, Wokeness creeps in because sales, subscriptions, or attention is waning. Companies that are doing good business don't rush to capture a tiny 2% niche market. They do stuff like this when they're already hurting and desperate - or perhaps to distract, but I bet if we knew what was going on deep in the Accounting Dept. of Mars, we'd find a company on the verge of layoffs and closings.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (k17PR)

355 Knowing that child "slave" labor is being used as some sort of reason to not buy a product is something we used to be able to do a generation ago. It was a naive luxury.

Now, under a tyranny that says No-Vax No Life, at least the slaves aren't cut off from participating in economic life. The sweat that is stolen from them is just a different degree from the sweat that is stolen from highly taxed and regulated wage slaves.

But this woke crap must be dealt with. I greatly appreciate the tight correlation of Woke Advertising to the shortability of the stock. The more smash-mouth in your face perversion they market, the harder a person should bet against the company. Not just because of the backlash, but that it appears that Woke PR is a lagging indicator of the company's vitality and economic performance.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (lD3vL)

356 Cyberattackers claim to have breached the Ministry of Justice's systems of France and are threatening to make public the files stolen from the government organisation.

Posted by: Doctor Tony Fucme at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (RHGPo)

357 I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr who then proceeded to tell me because of the exam I would have great sex that night.


Reminds me of Dr Jenny at Ft Lewis.
Damn I miss her. Slimmest fingers EVAH!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (axyOa)

358 Barry Manilow is removing his music from spotify? what a tragedy..

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (hV9ir)

359 What is his opinion on leeches?
Posted by: Kiindltot at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (ZMraq)


I should go with her next time and ask him.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (Ez6QX)

360 Vitamin D Is actually a hormone. It goes into the nucleus of immune cells and turns them on.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (todmg)

361 348 He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

He really is an idiot.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (Dgvtg)

He can send me his resume.

Posted by: Fauci The Science at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (nu4Ny)

362 353 Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (Dgvtg)

I really like them. But they're kind of far from where we live.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (Ez6QX)

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I have enough points for two free large subs. I'm thinking of just continuing to save up until I have enough for the full catering platter. It would entertain me to get that completely for free.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (LvTSG)

363 We have a local sub place in NJ called "Jersey Mikes" I'm not big on sub sandwiches, but Fenfamily likes it. It started at the shore and expanded.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (dprVF)

364 So buck, is the point of your essay that we can safely ignore these kinds of "woke" re-brandings because the corporations are as cynical about them as we are, or that we should be more concerned because they are as cynical as we are?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (EZebt)

365 Yes. But that's ALL Sci-Fi is about now. Swapping out male protagonist with whatever color of the rainbow coalition you may please.
It used to be a niche, you'd have the "Left Hand of Darkness" but you'd also have Poul Anderson and David Drake. Now it's all N.K. Jemison, all the time.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (XvPQV)
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No argument on that from me. Now it seems like science fiction is really some other genre (LGBT+ romance) with some science fiction trappings thrown in...Fantasy ain't much better.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (YIVH2)

366 The thing about vitamins is that deficiencies can cause serious health problems, but you don't really benefit much from extra vitamins.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (UuD2k)

367 339 miss Quiznos. At least they toasted the sammich.

Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:45 AM (Dgvtg)

In the Before Times when I worked in my office, Pot-Belly's was my go-to lunch spot. Only drawback was that the menu is pretty limited.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (dfRN6)

368 We have a Quiznos. *smug*
Posted by: Jordan61


I have one 59 miles away, 71 miles away & 126 miles away.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (uXonU)

369 He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.

Posted by: Jordan61

That is true as far as it goes but vitamin D is actually a hormone synthesized from sunlight naturally and it is a key anti inflammatory and boosts immune response.

She should see a rheumatologist who will set her straight.

Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (Iq9dF)

370 365 No argument on that from me. Now it seems like science fiction is really some other genre (LGBT+ romance) with some science fiction trappings thrown in...Fantasy ain't much better.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (YIVH2)

==========

I wrote a fantasy book...It got some good notices...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (LvTSG)

371 Not that it matters, but it's called surimi and it's quite common. Not that I'd eat it at Subway, mind you.
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (QYPq3)

Most grocery stores carry it. Not a bad way to make use of otherwise unappetizing trash fish.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (P3gRi)

372 He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

I am sorry. Might try easing her into her becoming her own second opinion on things by checking for some reliable info on the internet. There is a wealth of information online from reputable sources if you don't get sucked into the healing crystals sites.

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (SH2Zi)

373
Quizno's more or less murdered themselves with this sort of stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZrks-BPeLQ

Yeah, it was funny once.

Once!!!

Songs by used up gerbils squirted out of Richard Gere's rear end do not make you hungry for sandwiches.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (5NkmN)

374 In the Before Times when I worked in my office, Pot-Belly's was my go-to lunch spot. Only drawback was that the menu is pretty limited.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 28, 2022 11:49 AM (dfRN6)

Yes not bad .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (Dgvtg)

375 Yoko Ono is removing all 17 of her greatest hits albums from Spotify.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (todmg)

376 What BS! My mom's bone doctor told her that none of his osteoporosis patients have had covid (back in September, pre-omicron). Specifically, the ones who are on high dosage vitamin D to preserve bone density. He said they are definitely studying this.
______________

Even Fauci admits that he takes a huge amount of Vitamin D every day.

Think that's just coincidental?

Posted by: Barky Obama at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (k4dH2)

377 Buck, your observation is as good as any I can think of, even though it defies everything I would do as a company, even one in a failing or precarious situation. Not much turns my stomach more than major companies and their stampede to wokeness. I immediately get turned off and even if I don't intentionally boycott them, I lose all interest in their products. What good is favorable woke media publicity when nobody wants your stuff anymore?

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (sVtYq)

378 Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter


I eat no where that requires me to bring my banker along.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (uXonU)

379 I am more worried about Joe Rogan himself blinking. He craves the good opinion of the left more than he lets on.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at January 28, 2022 11:42 AM (JTztk)


100,000,000 reasons why he will have no fucks.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (MFphb)

380 Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM


Some ad genius decided that a rodent would be the ideal mascot.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (EughT)

381 Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.

If you like eating a whole loaf of bread that has buried deep within a hint of meat and cheese.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (lD3vL)

382
I think the number I saw was something like 80% of covid patients admitted to the hospital were Vit D deficient. I think they gave Trump a mega-dose when he was admitted, iirc.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (dQvv7)

383 Willowed: Meow, meow.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (UHVv4)

384 Vitamin D Is actually a hormone. It goes into the nucleus of immune cells and turns them on.

******

Hormone. Heh.

Boom Chicka Wow Wow

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (m45I2)

385 Their "spongemonkey" advertising campaign was one of the most WTF moments I've ever seen on television

The Spongemonkeys were one of the earliest big memes on the Internet. Pretty much everyone under 40 at the time loved the ads.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (ZGrMX)

386 Damn it, got lulled into reading content. Like a scrub!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

yeah, but it was good content.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (IJES/)

387 The sweat that is stolen from them is just a different degree from the sweat that is stolen from highly taxed and regulated wage slaves.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 28, 2022 11:48 AM (lD3vL)
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If a company promised that their product was made from the collected sweat and tears of the children used to produce the product, I'd buy the shit out of that product all the time.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (k17PR)

388 I am still debating myself if I had it, no fever, minor chest congested. Wife had high fever a few days but if she did get it hardly anyway without going through me. No jabs, been on vitamins for 2 years.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (PR5pZ)

389 325 Manilow used to play piano for Bette Midler when she sang at the bathhouses.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (Dgvtg)
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Was Fauci there?

Posted by: zmdavid at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (xqRaG)

390 To your larger point, I am a slave too.

I work so that others can eat.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (EZebt)

391 Quizno's was great, and then they suddenly all closed.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:43 AM

Some ad genius decided that a rodent would be the ideal mascot.


You would think that someone would have stood up and asked if associating disease bearing vermin to fast food was a good idea.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (lD3vL)

392 He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)


Get her a new doctor.

Oh and Jersey Mike's are pretty good sandwiches but WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.

Posted by: I Mean at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (dQOwJ)

393 385 Their "spongemonkey" advertising campaign was one of the most WTF moments I've ever seen on television

The Spongemonkeys were one of the earliest big memes on the Internet. Pretty much everyone under 40 at the time loved the ads.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (ZGrMX)

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Memes != sales, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

394 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (GwxCX)

395 Fauci at one point was claiming to take 10K IUs of Vitamin D.

True? Who knows.

Most Americans that don't live in FL or CA are probably sunshine deprived in the winter at least so...you should be taking Vitamin D if you aren't out there in the sun a few hours a day.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (ESjRY)

396 What makes a sandwich shop authentically Jersey? They make the sandwich, throw it at you, then say "here's your sandwich, go fuck yourself"?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (II3Gr)

397 369 He told her vitamin D is for your bones only and there is nothing wrong with her bones.

Posted by: Jordan61

That is true as far as it goes but vitamin D is actually a hormone synthesized from sunlight naturally and it is a key anti inflammatory and boosts immune response.

She should see a rheumatologist who will set her straight.
Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (Iq9dF)

I can pretty much estimate my Vit D level by the amount of psoriasis plaque I have, especially this time of year.

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (nu4Ny)

398 We have a local sub place in NJ called "Jersey Mikes" I'm not big on sub sandwiches, but Fenfamily likes it. It started at the shore and expanded.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


We had one by the old house. They ran out of bread at dinner time. Never been back. Too many other options.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (uXonU)

399 Vitamin D also regulates many other cellular functions in your body. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties support immune health, muscle function and brain cell activity.
_Mayo Clinic

Posted by: Braenyard at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (0cXtD)

400 Sci Fi has become like as if no boy reads anymore and the way the male writers are writing their stories, it's no wonder and it's probably true because what boy wants to read about super girls who have everything and can easily get more while the guys have at best the likelihood of being laughed at and kicked in the ass.

So they stop reading stuff that makes them feel bad and useless.

And so they stop doing stuff and being with people that make them feel bad and useless. And so they stop reading, stop trying to achieve anything. Stop working at a goal cause they're going to lose anyway. In general they'll go hang with their guy friends and talk about how they're getting screwed over and how to change that.

It's called a neighborhood gang.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (FggAv)

401 We have a bunch of Jersey Mike's around here. Never been to one. Also Penn Station. They suck. Also have Firehouse, Subway and Jimmy John's.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (BFigT)

402 I am sorry. Might try easing her into her becoming her own second opinion on things by checking for some reliable info on the internet. There is a wealth of information online from reputable sources if you don't get sucked into the healing crystals sites.
Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 28, 2022 11:50 AM (SH2Zi)


Oh she didn't listen to him. She totally blew him off. But I thought it was an interesting conversation.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)

403 358 Barry Manilow is removing his music from spotify? what a tragedy..
_________________

LOL, gee Spotify must be quaking in its boots at the prospect of losing the business of the handful of geriatric gays who still buy Manilow's music.

Posted by: Barky Obama at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (k4dH2)

404 I guess that I never had seen the Spongemonkeys.

https://ytube.io/3PSx

Horrifying.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 28, 2022 11:47 AM (yQpMk)


That was the first time I believe some ad guy used a "meme" or viral video of the day to push a product. Although the internet was pretty fledgling still, so it was a pretty small audience that recognized it. The original song was "we love the moon" although last I looked, it was still in flash, so browsers won't play it. Could be on YT though.

That was pretty brave of Quiznos, and although it attracted attention - I don't think it helped any.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (wAnMi)

405 366 The thing about vitamins is that deficiencies can cause serious health problems, but you don't really benefit much from extra vitamins.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe

We are woefully uninformed just how many vitamins, minerals, plants, etc. work primarily because there is not the profit motive to do the expensive research necessarily because they are over the counter. So, much of the evidence is stuck at the anecdotal.

Older doctors knew this but good ones were more or less experimental scientists that relied less on drugs and more on treating the person.

Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (Iq9dF)

406 Some ad genius decided that a rodent would be the ideal mascot.
Posted by: Chuck C at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (EughT)

Ahem.

Posted by: Walt Disney at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (II3Gr)

407 Honestly i can't think of any sandwich chains that beat Wawa and QuickChek.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (L02Jl)

408 Damn it, got lulled into reading content. Like a scrub!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

Noob move. Be better Mark.

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (SH2Zi)

409 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)

What is his opinion on leeches?

Posted by: Kiindltot at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (ZMraq)

leaches? Did he have a fucking bone in his/her nose?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (VwHCD)

410 Some ad genius decided that a rodent would be the ideal mascot.


Wait! Whut?

Posted by: Chuck E. Cheese at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (uXonU)

411 Firehouse Subs is my favorite now.

--

Years ago, I got violently ill after eating at our local Firehouse. I've been very reluctant to go back.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (sVtYq)

412 Only drawback was that the menu is pretty limited.

I've really come to appreciate limited menus. Doing a few things very well beats the hell out of a big menu full of items that may not be available or may be of lower quality do to the cost of having that much inventory on hand. Also, then I don't have to stand in line and wait while customers mull the choices like its serious decision. I mean, Subway. C'mon, bitch, you know whether you like tomatoes on a sandwich.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (3YVs3)

413 Memes != sales, of course.

From what I've read (and it certainly lines up with my experience), their problem was more that the service was so slow they frequently had lines out the door. And unlike Chick-Fil-A, they never came up with a way to keep the line moving so people went elsewhere.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (ZGrMX)

414 Vitamin D Is actually a hormone. It goes into the nucleus of immune cells and turns them on.

******

Hormone. Heh.

Boom Chicka Wow Wow
Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:51 AM (m45I2)
***

How do you make a hormone?

Don't pay her.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (axyOa)

415 286 This well tanned Brazilian girl does not use Gillette products.

https://tinyurl.com/5686eneb

Seems the tiny waist is making a comeback.

Posted by: Javems at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (AmoqO)

416 Even Fauci admits that he takes a huge amount of Vitamin D every day.

*

Isn't it neat how that was an accidental slip during an interview and there isn't a bit of official guidance from the federal government on how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses like COVID except GET FIFTEEN SHOTS!!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (jZJe9)

417 I like Zeros. Only seem to find those on the road.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (todmg)

418 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (GwxCX)


They should also make her fatter. And drunk. And unlikeable.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (FJYfm)

419 375 Yoko Ono is removing all 17 of her greatest hits albums from Spotify.

Posted by: Boss Moss

That is going to hit MisHum for his ONT where it hurts.

Posted by: whig at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (Iq9dF)

420 I saw an interesting article on Vitamin D. For decades doctors have prescribed Vitamin D for heart patients, yet taking Vitamin D did very little to help them.

Study-after-study demonstrated that people with high levels of Vitamin D had very low instances of heart problems. Clearly, there was some kind of correlation here, but nobody could figure it out.

Then, somebody accidentally figured out that when your body naturally makes Vitamin D in the sunlight, it ALSO produces a hormone that tells your heart muscle tissue to "relax". So, there was a correlation, yet zero causation.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (k17PR)

421 409 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)

What is his opinion on leeches?

Posted by: Kiindltot at January 28, 2022 11:46 AM (ZMraq)

leaches? Did he have a fucking bone in his/her nose?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (VwHCD)

Bone fell out - vitamin D deficiency

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (nu4Ny)

422 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.

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I saw it yesterday. It's a drab, ugly "outfit." Likewise, my take is that she looks less like a female. Down to the shoes, it's a gender neutral look. How predictable.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (sVtYq)

423 394 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (GwxCX)
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So Hillary Mouse?

Posted by: zmdavid at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (xqRaG)

424 Another thought again are these companies using young Leftist Seminary graduates and leaving their marketing up to them?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (PR5pZ)

425 Get me Hamm on five and hold the Mayo!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (UHVv4)

426 Yoko Ono is removing all 17 of her greatest hits albums from Spotify.

Second look at Spotify?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

427 I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr
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Was it on a iPad?

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (dscaa)

428 425 Get me Hamm on five and hold the Mayo!
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (UHVv4)

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I understood that reference.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (LvTSG)

429 My nephrologists told me to increase my vitamin D

Posted by: Doctor Tony Fucme at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

430 Unless you work outside all year round you can easily take 5,000 units of Vitamin D3 with little problem.

It's only when you get higher amounts and less being outside that you might have problems but it takes a while to build up.

And any checkup that does blood work will check for that as part of the testing.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (FggAv)

431 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.
Posted by: Jordan61

What is his opinion on leeches?
Posted by: Kiindltot

leaches? Did he have a fucking bone in his/her nose?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Cup full of chicken bones on the credenza.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (uXonU)

432 OT but Mom's oncologist told her yesterday that vitamin D has nothing to do with immune support so she's wasting her time taking it. Then told her to go get her booster on the way home.

**

No need to eat your veggies, kids!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (jZJe9)

433 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (VwHCD)

Berserker! I had a dream about you last night (not a dirty one!) I dreamed you wrote a book and I was at your book signing.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (Ez6QX)

434 Oh she didn't listen to him. She totally blew him off. But I thought it was an interesting conversation.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)

Oh, good for her. She seems sharp as a tack. It is interesting, and there has long been a slow-awakening about the need to be your own medical advocate. I think it coincides with the institutionalization of medicine, which got a big boost from obamacare.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (SH2Zi)

435 my fav candy is roated Brussels sprouts

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (us2H3)

436 399 Vitamin D also regulates many other cellular functions in your body. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties support immune health, muscle function and brain cell activity.
_Mayo Clinic
_________________

In that "magic box" of covid meds that the UN gave out in Uttar Pradesh (a huge Indian province with hundreds of millions of residents, very few of whom were vaccinated), one of the things included was Vitamin D.

Those "magic boxes" knocked out covid in UP at a time when Delta was raging in India.

They know Vitamin D works as a covid prophylactic, as well as a therapeutic (when taken early enough). And Fauci himself admits that he take a large daily supplement of it.

Posted by: Barky Obama at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (k4dH2)

437 358 Barry Manilow is removing his music from spotify? what a tragedy..

_____________________


Shadows of a man
A face through a window
Crying in the night

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (M+Lyo)

438 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (GwxCX)

She going to have a bulge in her trousers too?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (II3Gr)

439 We have a Quiznos. *smug*
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:44 AM (Ez6QX)

OMG but I miss Quiznos. Is it still good?

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (dscaa)

440 375 Yoko Ono is removing all 17 of her greatest hits albums from Spotify.
Posted by: Boss Moss



Oh no!! Someone will need to check on MisHum!! Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (HTCOy)

441 Buck,

How about a screenshot of the monkey with the AK?

The Grape Ape?

Something from the Planet of the Apes?

Posted by: rd at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (Z32m1)

442 I saw it yesterday. It's a drab, ugly "outfit." Likewise, my take is that she looks less like a female. Down to the shoes, it's a gender neutral look. How predictable.

The pantsuit was designed by Stella McCartney. People who pay attention to that stuff said her real pantsuits are equally ugly.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (ZGrMX)

443 The Vitamin D thing is like that story about WWII engineers and their study of bombers. The Navy did a study of bombers to figure out how to up-armor them to help survivability. They took a look at bombers that had made it back to base to see where most of the bullet holes were, and they were focused on armoring up those areas of the plane.

Then, and engineer pointed out - these were the planes that made it back. Those places that are full of bullet holes? Those are the places you can shoot these planes and it won't take them down. We should be focused on the areas that don't have holes and improve the armor there. Smart dude. That's called "second order thinking", and it's fucking rare.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (k17PR)

444 Is Blimpies still around? I remember liking them when I was in college.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (Dgvtg)

445 Bannon and Co. are sure pushing GETTR.

Posted by: Barry's Partner at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (GYllL)

446 My Dr. has me taking 50,000 IU of D3 (i think) twice a week. That's what it took to make my bloodwork normal.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (UuD2k)

447 My nephrologists told me to increase my vitamin D
Posted by: Doctor Tony Fucme


My phrenologist said I'd had enough.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (uXonU)

448 Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)


Mom should start shopping for a new oncologist either that or quit taking advice from the gypsy next door.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (FggAv)

449 So Hillary Mouse?
Posted by: zmdavid

No, no. Hillary's a rat.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (FVME7)

450 Bone fell out - vitamin D deficiency

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (nu4Ny)

Vitamin D? Huh.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (SH2Zi)

451 396 What makes a sandwich shop authentically Jersey? They make the sandwich, throw it at you, then say "here's your sandwich, go fuck yourself"?
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (II3Gr)
===

Pork roll and egg and cheese sandwich.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (EZebt)

452 Does anyone who uses Spotify know who any of these miserable old fucks even is.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (todmg)

453
Another thought again are these companies using young Leftist Seminary graduates and leaving their marketing up to them?
Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM (PR5pZ)

Conservatives in marketing are as rare as hen's teeth. It's a style driven business, it's very much a club, a lot of nepotism, and often disconnected from the core business. There are a lot of reasons for it, but if you're a righty in this business, it's best to keep your mouth tightly shut.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (Cf/uA)

454 Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (uXonU)

Bam!

Just one more for the road.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (FggAv)

455 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (GwxCX)


Several years ago at the university where I don't teach anymore (but will be teaching again for Spring Semester cause I need beer money) I had a young lady in class who was Minnie Mouse for two years in Orlando. She grew up on dance and theater plus gymnastics (Nurse would of loved her). She liked the job but quit after the two years. Got tired of getting inched in the ass all the time. Good student too. Business major.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (axyOa)

456 OMG but I miss Quiznos. Is it still good?
Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (dscaa)


Yes. I was there a couple of weeks ago and I was waiting for my order, and some lady went up to get hers and was all, "this sandwich is HOT. You didn't tell me that." She was pissed, I was thoroughly amused.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (Ez6QX)

457 "Jared Fogle. (*Look it up if you don't know the story. I don't even want to type those words.)"

HE WANTED TO GIVE CHILDREN HIS FOOTLONG 6-INCH BABY SUB.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (JCZqz)

458 I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr

******

Take my word for it. digital is better than anal log.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (m45I2)

459 Is Blimpies still around?

If they are, there is no God. All is lost. To your pyres!

That place made Subway seem like the Taj Mahal.

Quality so low it requires new math to express.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (3YVs3)

460 analog

Darn twitchy keyboard!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (m45I2)

461 Honestly i can't think of any sandwich chains that beat Wawa and QuickChek.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2022 11:54 AM (L02Jl)
==============
Any decent Jewish deli bitch-slaps Wawa and QuickChek.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (VMY76)

462 Got tired of getting inched in the ass all the time. Good student too. Business major.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (axyOa)

inched in the ass. Good one

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (M+Lyo)

463 Spotify has 78s.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (todmg)

464 Is Blimpies still around? I remember liking them when I was in college.

They're still around - they were mostly in the Southeast, but apparently are going wider now.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (ZGrMX)

465 My kid was friends with the son of Quizno's founder. in gradeschool. Nice family. They now own a bunch of Smashburgers - not sure if they started that franchise, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (URNdm)

466 The pantsuit was designed by Stella McCartney. People who pay attention to that stuff said her real pantsuits are equally ugly.

--

Oh, she's haute couture, don't you know. And imo, she has some of the most ugly clothes designs I've ever seen. But she's Paul's daughter, so, there ya go...

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (sVtYq)

467 Berserker! I had a dream about you last night (not a dirty one!) I dreamed you wrote a book and I was at your book signing.
-------------------------------
If I Did It: Blowing up Capitol Hill and Its Denizens ??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (UHVv4)

468 Thanks for this post. It makes so many things make sense.

Posted by: Oblivious at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (gp6Sj)

469 Any decent Jewish deli bitch-slaps Wawa and QuickChek.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM

Oh yea, the old Skys High sandwich !

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (M+Lyo)

470 Welp, here is the most important news story of the day...maybe of the year:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-

environment/2022/01/27/biden-gulf-of-mexico-lease-sale/

(remove extra space)

The Democrats and Biden especially want to keep driving your gasoline and heating oil costs through the roof.

Which of course will fueled (heh) inflation to even higher levels. Awesome!

Now, why won't all you Deplorable Dumbfucks just surrender and pay $80K for a brand new nice and clean electric car. Ya cheap bastards, ya.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (5NkmN)

471 My nephrologists told me to increase my vitamin D
Posted by: Doctor Tony Fucme


My phrenologist said I'd had enough.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM (uXonU)


My optometrist said he couldn't see the need of me taking any more.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (axyOa)

472 There was (is?) a little building somewhere on the road in Jersey that had a liquor store next to a Blimpie.

The sign read:

Liquor
Blimpie


...

Yup.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (L02Jl)

473 NOOD commonwealth court

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (wAnMi)

474 Sheetz used to have a chicken cordon Bleu sub.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (todmg)

475 I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr


That's the only one I'll see. At least, when I feel both hands on my shoulders, there's no surprise coming.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (uXonU)

476 We have Po' Boy shops here and a lot of variety. I'll take those over chain stores any day.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2022 12:01 PM (Y5qcH)

477 Shadows of a man
A face through a window
Crying in the night..
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (M+Lyo)


Gotta admit, a face through a window might make a man cry in the night. He's not wrong.
I mean, maybe not if it's not your face, but still...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 28, 2022 12:02 PM (MFphb)

478 Bannon and Co. are sure pushing GETTR.
Posted by: Barry's Partner at January 28, 2022 11:57 AM (GYllL)
------------------

I've tried out every new "free speech" platform that has come out since 2017. So far, only Gab has been truly free speech AND anonymous.

How is Gettr? I've still got an account, but I haven't logged in for months. Seemed like very little engagement, and I didn't much care for the interface, but perhaps things are Bettr?

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 28, 2022 12:02 PM (k17PR)

479 394 Disney (satan with ears) is redoing Mini Mouse's outfit, no more skirt and cute bow. It's basically a pantsuit.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 11:52 AM (GwxCX)
-------
So Hillary Mouse?
Posted by: zmdavid at January 28, 2022 11:55 AM

Yep. Shudder.... Eff Disney!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 28, 2022 12:02 PM (GwxCX)

480 I had the digital rectal exam once from a female Dr


I hope you told her "now read the card ! "

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2022 12:02 PM (us2H3)

481 Quiznos did themselves in by forcing their franchisees to buy supplies at extortionate rates from sister companies. It's well documented.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (dscaa)

482 Ah, I forgot to mention.

The Obama administration stymied oil leases in the Gulf, so that -

China could buy them cheap for their energy needs.

Now, you know why Senile Joe got $31M from the Chinese while still VP.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (5NkmN)

483 I'll take Anal Logs for $500, Alex.

Posted by: zombie sean connery at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (UHVv4)

484 inched in the ass. Good one
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (M+Lyo)


Jeez...really screwed that one up.
Pinched...pinched in the ass.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (axyOa)

485 Darn twitchy keyboard!
Posted by: Muldoon at January 28, 2022 12:00 PM (m45I2)

you were this close

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (us2H3)

486 She was pissed, I was thoroughly amused.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (Ez6QX)

The sandwich that just spent five minutes crawling through a giant toaster at eye level is hot.

Wow.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (L02Jl)

487 Conservatives in marketing are as rare as hen's teeth. It's a style driven business, it's very much a club, a lot of nepotism, and often disconnected from the core business. There are a lot of reasons for it, but if you're a righty in this business, it's best to keep your mouth tightly shut.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (Cf/uA)

I moved to NYC in attempt to get a job at an Ad company. I was willing to start in the mail room. Probably other reasons but I never got a call back and have always thought it was because of my southern accent and college degree from unknown to them southern school.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 28, 2022 12:03 PM (Dgvtg)

488 Biden's soap opera Evil Twin? Makes perfect sense these days.

Posted by: klaftern at January 28, 2022 12:04 PM (taPSh)

489 Blimpie's rolls were the closest to actual Philly hoagie rolls that I can remember.
But our local Blimpie was owned by a bitter old hippie who rolled his eyes at everyone, so I didn't feel bad about counterfeiting those punch cards they gave out.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 28, 2022 12:04 PM (vuisn)

490
Berserker! I had a dream about you last night (not a dirty one!) I dreamed you wrote a book and I was at your book signing.
Posted by: Jordan61

was it a dirty book that he wrote?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 28, 2022 12:04 PM (IJES/)

491 Berserker! I had a dream about you last night (not a dirty one!) I dreamed you wrote a book and I was at your book signing.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (Ez6QX)

I'm not sure what disappoints me more, the dream being clean, or them making you wait in line. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 28, 2022 12:04 PM (VwHCD)

492 449
No, no. Hillary's a rat.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 28, 2022 11:58 AM

Dear Mr. Wrecks,

We demand you immediately retract your slanderous and grossly offensive remarks about our rat brethren, and issue a public apology.

Sincerely,
John E. Ratt, Esq

Posted by: Anti-Vermin Defamation League Attorney's Office at January 28, 2022 12:04 PM (JCZqz)

493 And any checkup that does blood work will check for that as part of the testing.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 28, 2022 11:56 AM (FggAv)
-------------

If you ask them.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 28, 2022 12:05 PM (0cXtD)

494 We had one by the old house. They ran out of bread at dinner time. Never been back. Too many other options.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:53 AM (uXonU)
===
I ordered a burger at In n Out in L.A. and then they said they had no ketchup.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 28, 2022 12:05 PM (EZebt)

495 Semi-related. Barry Manilow and Peter Frampton want some of that sweet Neil Young publicity.

Neil Young. Imagine being so woke you cancel yourself.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2022 11:19 AM (uXonU)
--------------------

Make a reservation for three in "Has-Been Heaven."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2022 12:06 PM (YqDXo)

496 So M&M is now Mamma Mocha now?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 28, 2022 12:06 PM (5aWFq)

497 Muthu Mucker?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 28, 2022 12:06 PM (5aWFq)

498 Yes. I was there a couple of weeks ago and I was waiting for my order, and some lady went up to get hers and was all, "this sandwich is HOT. You didn't tell me that." She was pissed, I was thoroughly amused.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 28, 2022 11:59 AM (Ez6QX)

She should have asked to speak to the manager.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2022 12:06 PM (dscaa)

499 State Dept vows Nord Stream 2 will be a 'hunk of metal at bottom of the ocean' if Russia invades Ukraine

If you touch our graft operations, we'll make sure Europe freezes to death.

Interesting tactic.

Posted by: t-bird at January 28, 2022 12:10 PM (l0Lgi)

500 So how do you square the enjoyment of various products and services with the practices associated with them?

Y'all DO realize you're allowing someone to control your life by force. right?

Before anyone erupts here, this isn't a deliberate effort to get people going, it's an honestly serious question.I hate that some asswipe can attempt to control my life in such a manner.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 28, 2022 12:15 PM (KATBx)

501 Biden's call with Ukrainian president 'did not go well': Volodymyr Zelensky told Joe to 'tone down' his messaging about the threat of Russian invasion because it is causing panic, source says

Posted by: SMOD at January 28, 2022 12:21 PM (RHGPo)

502 M&M upside down is W&W. Genius!

Posted by: Woke Marketing Genius at January 28, 2022 12:22 PM (SmFPm)

503 Albacore is another species of tuna.

Posted by: Megthered at January 28, 2022 12:26 PM (ogrCd)

504 NOT A SINGLE MAN is BUYING Victoria Secret for his wife because he wants her to look more like Megan Rapinoe. WTF were they thinking?

Posted by: LE MENTRY at January 28, 2022 12:57 PM (SFjVN)

505 Extremely late to the thread here, but reading this, corporations' solution to their financial problems - go woke - seems completely illogical.

A more logical solution would be to:

(1) Tell the woke bullies to go pound sand
(2) Cater your product and advertising of your product 100% to your customer base
(3) Profit!

By instead catering their product 100% to the woke bullies who do not buy the product, they end up *maybe* appeasing the woke bullies but *for certain* pissing off the very people who buy - or would buy - their product.

Chick-fil-A is the benchmark for how to deal with woke bullies and succeed. You tell them to pound sand and you not only make your customer base happy, you increase your customer base with all the good publicity you get for telling the woke bullies to pound sand.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at January 28, 2022 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

506 M&M upside down is W&W. Genius!

Posted by: Woke Marketing Genius at January 28, 2022 12:22 PM

Not so genius for me.

DuhbullU-n-DuhbullU is not a good rapper name.

Posted by: Eminem at January 28, 2022 01:42 PM (Do5/p)

507 Mars engages in woke garbage because Blackrock will cut it off from the financial sector. Deplatorming for corporations

Posted by: Xavier Basora at January 28, 2022 03:30 PM (HZCl6)

508 I can remember when Milk Chocolate M&M,s was called Plain M&M,s

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 28, 2022 06:25 PM (wGqjj)

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