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94.9.179.3
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10:32:27 AM Jun 25th 2010
  • The embarrassing-ness of the above ad was recently matched by an commercial for Coleman grills, explaining that they were "The original Social Networking sites!"
    • And this claim comes after a direct Take That against MySpace and Facebook, thus unintentionally ensuring no young people will take it seriously. Cashing in on something by issuing a Take That to it...classy.
    • A recent Irish ad campaign used the exact same slogan in an attempt to make pubs in Dublin, of all things, seem trendy and hip to the young people.

Err, does this really count? Social networking sites seem to have been holding fine for 5 or so years. Is a person using a mobile phone or Skype this trope as well?
70.180.37.218
08:31:38 PM Jul 2nd 2010
I say no. Until Facebook is able to cook up some brats for the young whippersnappers, charcoal grills aren't competing with social networking sites at all. It's not saying "Please don't go! We're just as cool as MySpace!" It's saying "Get off your ass and get some real face-time with your friends for a change, you lump."
94.8.141.31
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01:12:38 PM Mar 19th 2010
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94.8.141.31
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01:12:11 PM Mar 19th 2010
In all fairness, it's even more incongruous for a show that relies on pop-culture references to still act like it's in the 90s (outside of flashbacks) in an episode aired in 2010 and that The Empire Strikes Back was still 10 years old. Don't get me wrong, the entry is more transparent and intelligible though.
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