Friday, September 16, 2011

TRUTH in ADVERTISING

A few weeks ago I was perusing some blogs and came across this post by The Amazing Mrs. B.
CONTAINS ODOR-FIGHTING "ATOMIC ROBOTS" THAT "SHOOT LASERS" AT YOUR "STENCH MONSTERS" AND REPLACES THEM WITH FRESH CLEAN, MASCULINE "SCENT ELVES."

Hilarious!!!

I immediately went to my hubby's shaving kit and pulled out his OLD SPICE deodorant.
"If your grandfather hadn't worn it, you wouldn't be here."

OK, that was funny too!

It made me realize I should be more observant in my purschases.

You never know when you are going to pass up a chance for a good belly-laugh!

A few weeks ago I posted about our adventures hiking to Upper Palisades Lake.
We took Bear Spray.

Also known as Bear Deterrent.

The instructions are interesting.
They are very detailed and specific about how you should behave if you are being chased by a bear.

Among my favorite:
"do not run from a bear, don't try"

"climb a tree only if you can climb higher than 10 feet"

"do not spray deterrent into the wind"

and the best one of all....

"wait until the bear is 16 feet from you until you pull the pin and begin to discharge the spray"
REALLY?????

I do think the packaging of the Bear Deterrent could be improved and I plan on calling the makers to let them know they could do better.

They need to improve it by adding this:
I'm thinking that if
you have to wait until the bear is 16 feet from you before you start spraying...
you're gonna need 'em.

39 comments:

Cherie said...

Firstttttttttt!!!!!!!

Cherie said...

Hilarious!!! I love it when products put funny messages.
That bear deterent is seriously in need of new directions. If a bear got that close to me I would probably just throw the can in his face and run while he wasn't looking!
Definately would need the depends!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love it - LOL!

Maple Lane said...

I know you are right about that!!!

Connie said...

YES!!! Depends must be accompanied with the deterrent.
I need to pay more attention to packaging too. Funny Stuff!

tammy said...

Hilarious! Now I want to go shopping just to read all the Old Spice bottles.

Holly said...

That is SO FUNNY!!! (and TOO TRUE!!)LOVE it!! I needed that laugh! ;D

chancythegardner said...

Very funny! Look what I have been missing all these years because I can't stand the smell of Old Spice. My dad used it though so guess that is why I am here. lol

I think you should write that company right away about those Depends. Hugs

Kristina P. said...

Ha! I love the diaper idea. No kidding. Who is going to be able to think so clearly when being attacked by a bear.

Saimi said...

Hahaha!! What a hilarious post! I think I'll just stay clear of bears all together but good advice on the diaper idea!

just call me jo said...

I'll have to read labels more carefully. I need a good laugh. I really do. Oh, and some of those Depends too.

Valerie said...

Who knew Old Spice could be so funny?
And I think you are on to something w/ the Depends...better contact the manufacturer of that deterrent right away before someone steals your idea!

Julie said...

This makes me want to go out and replace all the male deodorant in my house with Old Spice. You always know how to bring a smile to my face!

wendy said...

HA HA...that is absolutely correct my dear.
Maybe if you starred the bear down and said "don't even think about it"????
"I've got bear spray and I know how to use it."

advertisiing can be a hoot sometimes for sure.
My dad always wore old spice...hence ME.
love ya girl

MZ said...

OK I am going label reading for my Friday entertainment. Also having worn Bear Spray myself this week I think we could start an etsy business selling cute Bear Spray holders for lady hikers.

Sherrie said...

Oh my goodness you crack me up! Very funny stuff. Thank for the laugh!

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing! That bear would be able to smell me from 2 states over.
You changed your comment thingy, blogger won't let me use this type :(
This is me, the one in the red shoes :)

jen said...

Old Spice. They completely reinvented themselves with a clever PR college graduate. Kudos to them.

Lesa said...

You are funny.

Brenda said...

Too Funny! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed the laugh!

Doran & Jody said...

Oh bummer! We got ripped off! I read this and had Doran go get his Old Spice and the two more that are in 'storage'. His doesn't say anything. Is it because he has the Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant instead of just the Deodorant.

I also agree with the grandpa statement. Mmm...mmm...good. I even use daddys pit stuff when I go run. It smells better.

guen said...

so....I went to see what Cameron's Old spice said & it said the first one!! :)))

Valerie said...

We have some Old Spice up in Max's bathroom cabinet... I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the heads up!

And after the summer we've had with grizzly bears attacking hikers, I'm sure glad you've got your spray... but if you forget to take it, make sure you hike with someone you can outrun!! ;0)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Hahahaha! Thank you for the entertainment. I cannot imagine ever having to use bear spray. I would be either frozen stiff or shaking terribly. And, I think I need to buy some Old Spice. :)

Forty Pound Sack said...

OMG, I cracked up at those Old Spice tubes. My hubs used to use that stuff. Guess we need to be more observant, too ~

Ann Marie said...

Now we are all going to be at the grocery store for 20 minutes reading the old Spice bottles.. :)

That is Awesome.

gigi said...

Thank you ma'am for the afternoon laugh! I for sure needed it!
Loves...

Leontien said...

Haha yes they should improve it!!! haha

And that Old Spice line is very very funny!

big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Kazzy said...

I love Old Spice's cockiness. Awesome!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Going to go buy Doc some Old Spice today ...hilarious!

Laura said...

Hah hah! I needed a good laugh! I love tongue-in-cheek advertising.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Haha! I remember posting about that. And I love the one on your hubby's too!!

Nezzy said...

Heeehehehhee!!! What a hoot you are...I've sooo missed you this summer.

I always think of my Pappy Walden when I see Old Spice.

God bless ya and have a terrific day sweeite!!!

One Fantastic Housewife! said...

I like funny messages on products too. I think Dr. hubby's AXE products have those too.

Amy said...

I checked my son's Old Spice label and nothing..but it could be that he has the wrong kind.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG you are toooooo funny
Love
Maggie

M-Cat said...

THAT is funny! I had heard things about the old spice things, but never paid any attention since Splenda just uses my Secret.

no lie.

Vern said...

Gotta run upstairs and check out my hubby's deodorant!

Controlling My Chaos said...

No lie, Girl. That is for sure.