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12th Apr '15 4:45:59 AM Kid
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* As a matter of fact, Listerine ''invented'' Halitosis as a way to convince people that they needed a painful oral antiseptic. No one had any gripes with bad breath before Listerine hit the market. Technically, halitosis exists, but it's a sign of real (but rare) medical issues like infection or a serious dental problem and mouthwash doesn't do much to avert it.

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* As a matter of fact, Listerine ''invented'' Halitosis halitosis as a way to convince people that they needed a painful oral antiseptic. No one had any gripes with bad breath before Listerine hit the market. Technically, halitosis exists, but it's a sign of real (but rare) medical issues like infection or a serious dental problem and mouthwash doesn't do much to avert it.
13th Jan '15 10:48:02 AM KnightOfTheGrey
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* Amazon E-Textbooks had an ad with a student holding a dozen different-coloured highlighters with the caps off (some in his mouth) instead of using them and putting them down as he needed them.
23rd Mar '14 5:52:12 AM eedwardgrey3
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* "Well, either you're closing your eyes / To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge / Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated / By the presence of a pool table in your community." Professor Harold Hill, TheMusicMan.

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* "Well, either you're closing your eyes / To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge / Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated / By the presence of a [[BadGuysPlayPool pool table table]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor in your community.community]]." Professor Harold Hill, TheMusicMan.
22nd Nov '13 5:07:15 PM Tangerineandpuce
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* A print ad for a photography studio showed a before-and-after, supposedly showing how their airbrushing techniques will transform you from dull to beautiful. Now, the "before" picture was HollywoodHomely at best, and do you know what the only noticeable difference was (although, admittedly, this made a surprisingly ''huge'' difference, leading someone who didn't analyze the ad too closely to believe that there was actually something going on there)? In the "before" picture, the model was scowling a little bit, while in the "after", she was smiling. Yes, you too can learn how to smile! I think this might be required for all before-and-after photos. When weight loss is being advertised, more flattering outfits are also required for the "after". Amazing, the magic of a smile!
* Proactiv, the acne treatment, uses this in their before/after images. Before, the picture is taken like a passport photo: full-frontal, no smile, dull expression, either with fluorescent lighting or not enough lighting. The after images always have the head tilted slightly to one side, adding a little more personality, with a happy expression and with better lighting.

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* A print ad for a photography studio showed a before-and-after, supposedly showing how their airbrushing techniques will transform you from dull to beautiful. Now, the "before" picture was HollywoodHomely at best, and do you know what the only noticeable difference was (although, admittedly, this made a surprisingly ''huge'' difference, leading someone who didn't analyze the ad too closely to believe that there was actually something going on there)? In the "before" picture, the model was scowling a little bit, while in the "after", she was smiling. Yes, you too can learn how to smile! I think this might be required for all before-and-after photos. When weight loss is being advertised, more flattering outfits are also required for the "after". Amazing, the magic of a smile!
* Proactiv, the acne treatment, uses this in their before/after images. Before, the picture is taken like a passport photo: full-frontal, no smile, dull expression, either with fluorescent lighting or not enough lighting. The after images always have the head tilted slightly to one side, adding a little more personality, with a happy expression and with better lighting.
smile!
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