Hey Flex (All Encompassing 90's Glorification)

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Re: Hey Flex (All Encompassing 90's Glorification)

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Flex wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:12pm
People hated the Beatles that much?

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revbob wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:45pm
Flex wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:12pm
People hated the Beatles that much?
I think it means the Beatles were quickly forgotten as a lame joke.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:59pm
revbob wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:45pm
Flex wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:12pm
People hated the Beatles that much?
I think it means the Beatles were quickly forgotten as a lame joke.
The who?
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Kory wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 12:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:59pm
revbob wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:45pm
Flex wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 8:12pm
People hated the Beatles that much?
I think it means the Beatles were quickly forgotten as a lame joke.
The who?
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Back in that awful decade, there was an ad campaign by a soda company that mocked advertising and played on the conceit that we can all see through the bullshit. Anyone remember what brand that was for? I'm thinking 7-Up or Sprite.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 May 2019, 6:59pm
Back in that awful decade, there was an ad campaign by a soda company that mocked advertising and played on the conceit that we can all see through the bullshit. Anyone remember what brand that was for? I'm thinking 7-Up or Sprite.
Sounds like Sprite?
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Silent Majority wrote:
11 May 2019, 7:16pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 May 2019, 6:59pm
Back in that awful decade, there was an ad campaign by a soda company that mocked advertising and played on the conceit that we can all see through the bullshit. Anyone remember what brand that was for? I'm thinking 7-Up or Sprite.
Sounds like Sprite?
Yup, that's what it was. "Image is nothing." Needed it as an example of postmodernism in advertising. Thanks!
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 May 2019, 7:31pm
Silent Majority wrote:
11 May 2019, 7:16pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 May 2019, 6:59pm
Back in that awful decade, there was an ad campaign by a soda company that mocked advertising and played on the conceit that we can all see through the bullshit. Anyone remember what brand that was for? I'm thinking 7-Up or Sprite.
Sounds like Sprite?
Yup, that's what it was. "Image is nothing." Needed it as an example of postmodernism in advertising. Thanks!
It was actually pretty odd to be a kid taking in post-modern deconstructions at that time without the reference point of what was being deconstructed. Left me with an urge to catch up.
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Silent Majority wrote:
11 May 2019, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 May 2019, 7:31pm
Silent Majority wrote:
11 May 2019, 7:16pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 May 2019, 6:59pm
Back in that awful decade, there was an ad campaign by a soda company that mocked advertising and played on the conceit that we can all see through the bullshit. Anyone remember what brand that was for? I'm thinking 7-Up or Sprite.
Sounds like Sprite?
Yup, that's what it was. "Image is nothing." Needed it as an example of postmodernism in advertising. Thanks!
It was actually pretty odd to be a kid taking in post-modern deconstructions at that time without the reference point of what was being deconstructed. Left me with an urge to catch up.
It was an interesting campaign in that it either flattered—yeah, I know it's bullshit and you admit that, so I respect them for talking straight—or confirmed the cynicism—this is just another piece of bullshit, pretending to be hip and respectful of my cultural knowledge to sell more sugar water. There was so much buzz at the time about how GenX was both cynical and wise to the old tricks, so how to sell to them? I give grudging credit for altering the surface of the shell game.
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You're thinking of OK Cola, I believe.
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Flex wrote:
11 May 2019, 11:41pm
You're thinking of OK Cola, I believe.
No, it was Sprite that was in my mind, but OK Soda another good example. I might use both. Solid memory, man.
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https://www.sporcle.com/games/MrWhiplash/3rd-90s-fads

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Just popped into my mind. What a perfectly generic faux-edgy 90s song, seemingly purposefully constructed for licensing for car commercials, phone commercials, fast food commercials …
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 8:14pm


Just popped into my mind. What a perfectly generic faux-edgy 90s song, seemingly purposefully constructed for licensing for car commercials, phone commercials, fast food commercials …
Hello,

The video looks like a '90's commercial as well. I can imagine some producer saying "Yeah, well, we'll insert the clip of {product] into the video here and here...it'll be awesome!"

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gkbill wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 8:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 8:14pm


Just popped into my mind. What a perfectly generic faux-edgy 90s song, seemingly purposefully constructed for licensing for car commercials, phone commercials, fast food commercials …
Hello,

The video looks like a '90's commercial as well. I can imagine some producer saying "Yeah, well, we'll insert the clip of {product] into the video here and here...it'll be awesome!"
Seriously—you could just take any 28 second clip from the video and then insert the product of your choice at the end. If I were Heston puffing skunk weed, I'd conclude it was satire of the music industry in the mid-90s. And so from that perspective it deserves to go into consideration for Worst Song of the 90s (tho it's too generic to gain real animus).
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