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Discussion in 'General' started by Stuey, 9 Oct 2008.

  1. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    The other day I was watching TV with the wife when a commercial for "bendaroos" came on.

    bendaroos site

    They're selling some sort of flexible building toy. 10 seconds into the commerical (if you click the link it starts automatically), they describe how they apply magical wax over string to form the product.

    MAGICAL WAX! WOW! I wonder what makes it magical; let's hope it's not melamine or lead.
     
  2. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    The converse is also true.
     
  3. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    The ad seems to be aimed at children, so I guess explaining what chemical formula/process is ured to do this is a bit of a waste, don't you think?


    Just look at ads for cosmetic products. They have fancy names on everything, and nobody know what the heck they are talking about. They could just as well call it magic, people would still fall for it...
     
  4. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    It looks like coloured Cordite for kids.

    I think the company does C4 building blocks, also in rainbow colours, for the child that has everything.
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    To paraphrase nexxo's sig "Kids just want to blow sh*t up..."
     
  6. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    i think as the guitar string thing on the video. dont try it.
     
  7. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    I think

    "Magical wax"

    sounds better than...

    "advanced polymer string adhesive composed of a blah blah blah"

    To kids :)

    Disclaimer: I dont know anything about chemistry.
     
  8. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    But instead, they call it Boswelox! :clap:
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    they look tasty, if i eat one will it come out again?
     
  10. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It'll always hold it's shape - of your colon!
     
  11. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Pooing multicoloured worms.

    I like it.
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    you german?
     
  13. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Minimodder

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    that advert made me glad i dont have to put up with the constant advetrs of that kind from when i lived in the states
     
  14. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Well, it's not exactly constant. You haven't heard annoying advertisements until you've Billy Mays. *shudder*
     
  15. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Curse that oxyclean, curse it well......


    String shouldnt be bendable in this fashion. I suggest witch hunts and stake burnings.

    :D
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    ONLY 19.99!!!! i hate that number... and any other price that ends in 99!
     
  17. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Gasoline prices in the US all end in a 9. Say, $3.529. I can live with 99/100 that many prices end with, but xx9/1000 - ech.
     
  18. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    That guys sells everything now. Oxyclean, Super Hooks, Super Wall Tac blah blah. He even sells health insurance.
     
  19. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Don't forget the Awesome Auger with Power Extender! Can you imagine if Billy Mays sold "male enhancement products?" <shudders>

    The other really stupid and annoying one is the Sham WoW guy, whatever his name is. blech
     
  20. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    HI MY NAME'S BARRY SCOTT AND I'M HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT CILLIT BANG!

    Although, he's had the volume knob turned down a bit in the latest advert. I had thought someone had turned it to 11 and it broke off at birth.
     
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