So what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quote is from his 1943 novel The High Window:
‘Sorry, this isn’t a bar, sir. You can buy a bottle at the liquor counter.’
‘So it is,’ I said. ‘I mean, so it isn’t. I’ve had a shock. I’m a little dazed. Give me a cup of coffee, weak, and a very thin ham sandwich on stale bread. No, I’d better not eat yet, either. Goodbye.’
I got off the stool and walked to the door in a silence that was as loud as a ton of coal going down a chute. The man in the black shirt and yellow scarf was sneering at me…
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Millions of people – My Little Pony Princess – it’s really quite easy! – upgrading your conservatory? – twelve hours of dryness – an all-round fit! – break up plaque! – no way! – that was dandruff! – eat a Snickers! – three for two! – 100% flake free! – triple distilled! – luxury chocolatey! – locking in your skin’s moisture! – perfect party prep! – when your head is pounding – dairy free! – it’s just a tap away! – it’s stronger than pain! – what it means to be free! – we’ve got you covered! – expect excitement! – it’s the one you need! – just rub it in! – it smells cleaner too! – a fleece-lined hoodie! – discover the big sensation – Gucci Bamboo! – It’s not about how you look – even bigger and better! – all eyes are going to be on you – a bunged up nose? – more ways to feel good – sensational and award-winning – a share of ten million pounds! – luxuriously creamy! – a welcome mid-morning break! – cash back on all your purchases! – get a little bit more out of life…

 

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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5 Responses to So what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

  1. ktz2 says:

    If one made 2 columns with these snippets, taking one from Column A, one from Column B–some dandy statements might come out.. Millions of people luxuriously creamy ! When your head is pounding it smells cleaner too ! Gucci Bamboo– dairy free !

  2. “…break up plaque! – no way! – that was dandruff! – eat a Snickers! – three for two! – 100% flake free! – triple distilled! – luxury chocolatey!…” this runs rather well together – was it deliberate? Very well done. 😀

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Deliberate?
      No, just the way they jumped out of the TV at me – I take no credit for the composition, however I do occasionally like to separate items which obviously are for the same product.

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