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Finally, this thread is born. Here goes! ;)b

Natural products which advertise their freedom from bad things as a feature, but they're so obvious it's ridiculous. For instance, "caffiene free" peppermint tea, or "cholesterol free" dried apricots. O RLY?! ;D

What made you LOL today?

McD's at least used to advertise that their fries were cholesterol free.  That sure makes them health, right?!  What amazes me is that people fall for it. 

What drives me batty are junk food items that are inhanced with vitamins and clearly labeled as such.  I have gotten people so mad at me discussing it.  Just because it has 100% of vitamin "whatever" in it doesn't make it any less that the garbage it is.  For example, I got someone really upset over the fruit punch she was drinking (HFCS, water, flavorings, and colorings.)  Sounds healthy to me.  I used to laugh at said deceptive labels until I found out that people fall for it. 

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Doing tech support yesterday, I asked a lady to go find her document in her "My Documents" folder and load it into the program we support. She said "OK, hang on a minute". She puts the phone down and leaves. While she is gone I hear pattering, rustling, and swearing galore. Finally after about 8 minutes she picks the phone up and says that she has found it in her file cabinet, but she cannot figure out how to get it to go the other direction through the printer to get it back into her computer.

Thank god for the mute button so that l can sit there and laugh if I need to.

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Jezebel is reporting the "Bombshell news" that Ricky Martin announced on his site yesterday that he is gay.

Newsflash Jezebel: All of us men have known this for the last decade plus.

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ZOMG, no, really?! LOL

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Came across this ad in a mind-body magazine while clipping images and quotes for collaging.  :-D
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i102/Newshoes522/yogasquat.jpg

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BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA that's awesome

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I wonder how that would work... I mean, squatting works fine and all for a floor toilet, but a platform that attaches to a toilet so that you're squatting 1.5' in the air? o_O I'm not 300 lb, and that still doesn't sound safe.

Regarding odd advertising, I have seen fat free soda. No lie. I remember how "fat free" used to be all the rage, and every obvious thing was labeled so. Rock candy? Fat free. 5 lb bag of sugar? Fat free. Club soda? Fat free.

And also more recently, 0g carbs. Crisco has 0g carbs you guys!! That must make it appropriate for weight loss.

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Yeah, I'm still wondering how MacDo can claim their fries are "cholesterol free" when they are fried in hydrogenated vegetable oil with animal fat added.

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Yeah, I'm still wondering how MacDo can claim their fries are "cholesterol free" when they are fried in hydrogenated vegetable oil with animal fat added.

I was told by someone who's son has a dairy allergy - that they now add some sort of milk ingredient to the fries.  I guess they are aloud to say that they are cholesterol-free if the amount is "negligible".  Kind of like how they can label creamer dairy-free when it's really not dairy-free at all. ::)

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Here's another one: There's a bread here that they sell with the crusts removed, for sandwiches. Aside for the "health claims" about soluble fibre, the fact that it's "5 seed bread" etc., they claim that it's less fattening because the crusts have been cut off "and that's where most of the calories are!"

Wait, wait--so bread crusts are somehow made of some magical ingredients that aren't in the rest of the bread? Or all the calories migrate to the surface in the baking?  :o Ye what now?
There are "truth in advertising" laws here somewhere...somewhere...

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Harry (dog) has a designated afghan on our fouton - its his blankie....he nests like crazy, pawing and clawing at the afghan for a good 5 minutes before he finally lays on top of it.  Not once has he ever gotten his toenail stuck in one of the holes during this process....but Jonah, he can just walk by it, half hanging off the fouton and get his damn nail stuck in it EVERY SINGLE TIME!  And he cries, like he's dying, until we go over there and untangle him....it makes me LOL, even though I sometimes worry about my baby's intelligence....

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I was working on a project and I thought "God, I hate my partners." Then I remembered that it was a solitary assignment. I LOL'd and then I worried for my sanity.

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Here's another one: There's a bread here that they sell with the crusts removed, for sandwiches. Aside for the "health claims" about soluble fibre, the fact that it's "5 seed bread" etc., they claim that it's less fattening because the crusts have been cut off "and that's where most of the calories are!"

Wait, wait--so bread crusts are somehow made of some magical ingredients that aren't in the rest of the bread? Or all the calories migrate to the surface in the baking?  :o Ye what now?
There are "truth in advertising" laws here somewhere...somewhere...

LOL Ah, but my dear Yabbit...isn't truth relative? The scary part of that notion (if you believe it to be"true") is that often it's those in positions of power who decide what the truth is. If the advertisers say cigarettes are sexy... by golly, you better believe they're sexy!!! It's only in retrospect that we can look back on those tobbacco ads that were so normal at the time and say, "hey man, that's false advertising!"

I've started collecting ads I stumble across that strike me as absurd, hillarious, or ridiculously offensive (both online and in magazines) just for my own amusement. Many reasons to LOL indeed.

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I was working on a project and I thought "God, I hate my partners." Then I remembered that it was a solitary assignment. I LOL'd and then I worried for my sanity.

Glad I am not the only one who has gone though that thought process.

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WAIT WAIT--that poster said that 2/3 of humanity use the squatting position for elimination--what the hell is the other third doing??????????????? :o :o :o

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WAIT WAIT--that poster said that 2/3 of humanity use the squatting position for elimination--what the hell is the other third doing??????????????? :o :o :o

Sitting on the porcelain throne, honey.
Item: The dude in the poster pic is still wearing his pants, pulled up. Is he gonna squat-dump it into his Y-fronts?

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No, you see, he's practicing. Apparently to squatting newbies, this position is difficult to maintain (balance and whatnot), so he practices his poo stance for an hour every day. :)

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THIS.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIR3XFuY4Qs

please to swallow any liquid before clicky.  El Hubbito got a faceful of tea for showing me this.  :D

EDIT: bad link repair!

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^^Total Catisfaction!  ;)b

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Lololovely. ;D

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