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Old 04 October 2017, 05:22 PM
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I’m surprised the Henson estate hasn’t sued.
I would assume it's not against the law to use characters that are just sort of Muppet-esque, as long as they're not copies of Henson's actual characters.

Grocery Outlet (a chain of discount grocery stores in California) used to have ads with fake Muppet-like characters as folk singers singing about their selection of products.

It's not really a new thing, now that I think about it. When I was a kid there was a local car dealership that used Muppet-like characters singing their jingle at the end of all their ads. I remember when the dealership started carrying Isuzu a new character appeared that was actually sort of racist. He was basically an Asian caricature who would pop in to the scene and yell "Isuzu, too!" in a fake Japanese accent at the end of the jingle.
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Old 04 October 2017, 06:13 PM
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Most of the commercials for the auto braking annoy me. There's one where the mother is driving in a residential area and is so busy staring into the rear view mirror at her own kids that she almost takes out a kid in front of her. Pay attention people!
Yeah, the only decent one I've seen had the car auto-brake in response to someone running out in front of the car without looking- that one actually managed to make it look like a useful system rather than one that just compensates for the fact that the driver should have their license revoked.
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Old 08 October 2017, 02:49 PM
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This Bounty ad...



1. My first response in this situation would be to grab up the phone, not sloooooowly reach for towels. Move the phone first, then get the towels.

2. When cleaning up the spill, had I not first moved the phone I wouldn't push the liquid towards the phone! Put the towels between the phone and the spill, and wipe towards the spill!

Geeze!
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Old 08 October 2017, 08:41 PM
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I was half-watching when an ad came in for an app that lets you pay with your phone. It featured a guy whose wallet was stolen by a pelican, but no worries, this is just a funny story he's telling his seatmate on the flight home as he uses his phone to buy a round of drinks because apparently you can get on an airplane without ID now.
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Old 10 October 2017, 01:44 PM
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1. My first response in this situation would be to grab up the phone, not sloooooowly reach for towels. Move the phone first, then get the towels.

2. When cleaning up the spill, had I not first moved the phone I wouldn't push the liquid towards the phone! Put the towels between the phone and the spill, and wipe towards the spill!

Geeze!
May I add:

3. They are in the kitchen, doing dishes. Why are they using a disposable paper product when there's got to be a cloth or sponge right there?! I guess, I'm not their target audience. We use very few paper towels (more often for cleaning up cat barf than anything else). A roll can last a month or more, unless it's time to clean windows.
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Old 10 October 2017, 01:58 PM
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May I add:

3. They are in the kitchen, doing dishes. Why are they using a disposable paper product when there's got to be a cloth or sponge right there?! I guess, I'm not their target audience. We use very few paper towels (more often for cleaning up cat barf than anything else). A roll can last a month or more, unless it's time to clean windows.
Shame on you. A roll of paper towels makes an excellent if messy cat toy.
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Old 10 October 2017, 06:01 PM
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1. My first response in this situation would be to grab up the phone, not sloooooowly reach for towels. Move the phone first, then get the towels.

2. When cleaning up the spill, had I not first moved the phone I wouldn't push the liquid towards the phone! Put the towels between the phone and the spill, and wipe towards the spill!

Geeze!
My thoughts exactly. Which is why neither one of us was chosen for the ad.
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Old 10 October 2017, 11:37 PM
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3. They are in the kitchen, doing dishes. Why are they using a disposable paper product when there's got to be a cloth or sponge right there?! I guess, I'm not their target audience. We use very few paper towels (more often for cleaning up cat barf than anything else). A roll can last a month or more, unless it's time to clean windows.
I saw a sanitation specialist on TV some years ago who said in his opinion, people should NOT use cloths or sponges for dish washing. He claimed that after a couple of uses, and then being allowed to hang on the faucet or draped over the divider, they became bacteria-laden messes. He recommended that people use paper towels for a cleaning session, then throw them out afterwards. I also remember an episode of Mythbusters that focused on the germiest areas of a typical household, and the standard dish rag tuned out to be one of the nastiest things they found.
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Old 11 October 2017, 12:05 AM
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My mom used Handi-wipes for dishrags, rotating them out and machine washing them. IDK how many uses she used each one, but if you stuck to one or two uses, it might be okay. You could go a couple weeks before you had to wash a load.
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Old 11 October 2017, 12:40 AM
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Microwaving or boiling a sponge for a few minutes really helps on the germ-load. But I don't use them to begin with.
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Old 11 October 2017, 02:45 AM
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How many people have actually gotten sick from dishcloths or sponges, boiled or otherwise?

The world is full of bacteria. So is every one of us.
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Old 11 October 2017, 12:34 PM
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How many people have actually gotten sick from dishcloths or sponges, boiled or otherwise?

The world is full of bacteria. So is every one of us.
Thank you!! However I make it a point to wring out sponges.
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Old 11 October 2017, 01:20 PM
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I was half-watching when an ad came in for an app that lets you pay with your phone. It featured a guy whose wallet was stolen by a pelican, but no worries, this is just a funny story he's telling his seatmate on the flight home as he uses his phone to buy a round of drinks because apparently you can get on an airplane without ID now.
Actually, it is sometimes possible to get on an airplane without ID. I have actually seen it happen with an elderly woman who left her ID at home. This TSA page explains.

And he may have had ID in a place other than his wallet.
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Old 11 October 2017, 02:46 PM
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Thank you!! However I make it a point to wring out sponges.
I agree that washing sponges and dishrags, and letting them dry out thoroughly from time to time, is a good idea.

But it kind of gets to me when people publicize 'OMG! Bacteria111!!!11! Here, buy lots of this one-use throwaway product and throw it away as fast as you can!'

I mean, there are specific circumstances in which that may be necessary. But I rather doubt the average kitchen is one of them.
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Old 12 October 2017, 06:37 AM
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I am no expert by I do have a degree in Biology and have worked in as a clean room laboratory technician and the OMG!! germs thing does get me too.

But personally I wouldn't use a sponge on the dishes. I use wash cloths the are allowed to dry between uses. I wash them in the washing machine regularly. I let my dishes air dry and rarely use a tea towel to dry.

I don't use cleaning products with disinfecting agents in them. The over use of these products is going to cause us as a society major problems in the near future.

I am trying to remember what we used in the clean room laboratory I have worked for, when doing the "washing up". We definitely didn't use a sponge but I can't remember is we used a cloth or just rinsed the glassware etc.
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Old 16 October 2017, 12:41 PM
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But it kind of gets to me when people publicize 'OMG! Bacteria111!!!11!


IT'S EVERYWHERE!!!! HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah. Relax people.
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Old 16 October 2017, 12:48 PM
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The Madison Reed radio commercials. They just grate. "Hello, beautiful!"
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Old 16 October 2017, 12:54 PM
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IT'S EVERYWHERE!!!! HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah. Relax people.
Yeah cause you know what the "culture" is in cultured yogurt.

And as well tell you, with my clean room laboratory technician hat on, Some are good, some are bad most of them are completely harmless. And for most of the bad ones, a healthy immune system will take care of them.

There was an ad on recently for one of those cleaning products where the mother said "I would do anything for my children's health" I think it was for one of those spray ones and she was spraying everything with it with one of those "A mother work is never done" looks on her face. I am like "settle down love".

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