The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

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And I see you are making the resultant amount of money that most of the quants I know pull in every year. That's great.

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22 hours ago, Svetlana.Petro said:

This is ridiculous. I don't need some Ministry of Truth bureaucrat telling me what type of men I should like.

 

I think this ad from Egard watches is more inspiring and it received much more positive feedback.

 

 

Real women do appreciate real men. By real men I mean strong men who take care of their families and do what's right. Not middle aged frat boys begging for sex online or "nice guys" pretending to agree with whatever the woman he's talking to says in the hope of bedding her.

I like it! Moving...and speaks to me as a mere male. Old fashioned but essentially modern and timeless at the same time. What´s not to like? (Unless you hate men )...

 

PS: I grew up without a mother after my early years (she left home ) and my Dad was too busy working in a factory and doing overtime to pay the bills and never did the " Dad thing " eg take me to sports, show me how to fix a broken bike, go to parents` teachers`meetings.

I was on my own.

That´s why I left home at a tender age and travelled and found role models elsewhere.  My deficits and strengths go back to that tender age...as in all our cases.

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Er, what's a quant? Anything to do with Mary Quant perfume ?

27 minutes ago, john g. said:

PS: I grew up without a mother after my early years (she left home ) and my Dad was too busy working in a factory and doing overtime to pay the bills and never did the " Dad thing " eg take me to sports,

 

Me too John, Mum was a nurse looking after mentally handicapped patients is a hospital and Dad worked in Hotpoint on washing machines. They were both knackered all the time. 

 

My Dad's factory did have something cool, a sports social club which sent busloads of their kids off to Blackpool, Liverpool or Manchester to see the January pantomimes! i saw Cilla Black, Cannon and Ball, Windsor Davies (RIP) and Don Estelle, Keith Harris and (I can fly) Orville  - ah stars like that are all dead now.

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2 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

Er, what's a quant? Anything to do with Mary Quant perfume ?

 

Me too John, Mum was a nurse looking after mentally handicapped patients is a hospital and Dad worked in Hotpoint on washing machines. They were both knackered all the time. 

 

My Dad's factory did have something cool, a sports social club which sent busloads of their kids off to Blackpool, Liverpool or Manchester to see the January pantomimes! i saw Cilla Black, Cannon and Ball, Windsor Davies (RIP) and Don Estelle, Keith Harris and (I can fly) Orville  - ah stars like that are all dead now.

23 hours ago, Svetlana.Petro said:

 

Funny old world, jeremy!  Our dad DID take us to his factory for the Christmas " do ". There was a stage and a live band ..the Beatles! Well, not really. But a lookalike band..must have been around 1964 or so. They looked SO ALIKE.I was sure it was them! 100 per cent sure...and , looking back, ok, it wasn´t them but I was impressed...but I´ll ask Sir Paul next time he comes around for a coffee in our village!

:lol:

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9 minutes ago, john g. said:

Funny old world, jeremy!  Our dad DID take us to his factory for the Christmas " do ". There was a stage and a live band ..the Beatles! Well, not really. But a lookalike band..must have been around 1964 or so. They looked SO ALIKE.I was sure it was them! 100 per cent sure...and , looking back, ok, it wasn´t them but I was impressed...but I´ll ask Sir Paul next time he comes around for a coffee in our village!

:lol:

 

Ah, here's a "Blitz" like memory for you John! Remember in '73 when they switched off the electric? We had to open up the coal fire and light paraffin lamps/candles to go to bed! I was chuffed as it was exciting. Only time the telly was silent!

 

Remember the old sash windows? You lift one window and a kind of counterweight went down. There was always a gap so when the sea blew in the windows would shake! Best airconditioning ever! :)

 

Youngsters today eh with their double glazing!

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Ah, 1973, Jeremy!

Missed the bad stuff.

I was 20 and had a hundred quid and bought a ticket on Laker Airlines to the Bahamas. March 1973. Cold and got myself by train to Luxemburg in the snow. Got on the flight, landed in Nassau with a winter coat and got out the airport and found out what warm was! Stayed outside the airport for a couple of days cos I had no money to get to town. Slept under a palm tree.

After a couple of days, hitchhiked to town..I remember a Scottish woman picked me up and drove me to town.

Ended up at the Salvation Army and gave them a shirt for each day I slept there.

LONG story but ended up in the US and then 6 years in Latin America. 

I was very naive but so were the bastards that let me into their countries!!:lol:

NEVER ever robbed, mugged, attacked anyone...just got helped by loads of people over the years.

PS: my mate Pete, 79 years old, and here in our village. Went round to visit today..he told me his hitchhiking  stories back in the 60s. He hitchhiked around Southern Africa as a youngster..never felt afraid.

Yep, young is young and I hate it when I read news about a youngster here or there that has got mugged, murdered, raped etc.

Or anyone else, of course. eg 100 year old woman murdered by a forty year old...posted a while ago about a mugger in Derby.,

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5 minutes ago, john g. said:

Ah, 1973, Jeremy!

Missed the bad stuff.

I was 20 and had a hundred quid and bought a ticket on Laker Airlines to the Bahamas. March 1973. Cold and got myself by train to Luxemburg in the snow. Got on the flight, landed in Nassau with a winter coat and got out the airport and found out what warm was! Stayed outside the airport for a couple of days cos I had no money to get to town. Slept under a palm tree.

After a couple of days, hitchhiked to town..I remember a Scottish woman picked me up and drove me to town.

 

Ah Laker - he had that Skytrain airline eh? Went bust I remember. Bahamas? We were lucky to get 2 weeks off in a caravan up to Scotland in the rain. spent days by Loch Ness in old laybys waiting for the Loch Ness monster to surface, binoculars out. of course Nessie surfaced just after we left. 

 

 

5 minutes ago, john g. said:

PS: my mate Pete, 79 years old, and here in our village. Went round to visit today..he told me his hitchhiking  stories back in the 60s. He hitchhiked around Southern Africa as a youngster..never felt afraid.

 

It was just about still safe to hitch when I was young in the Thatcher years john. I did it often as a student cos older guys who remembered the hitching years stopped for me. Never has a problem then either, all nice. 

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4 minutes ago, john g. said:

Christopher Lee was on the flight, I´ll have you know! So I was told!

:lol:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBHmS8pg2pc

 

Ah, just brought back memories of how i seduced my girlfriends back then... :lol:

 

ha! Did you ever catch Dracula AD 1973? I absolutely love that movie:

 

 

Ah John, we have to get back to that Gilette shaving shit or we'll be told off! :) 

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I need a shave, jeremy! Possibly tomorrow!

And looking at those teeth..yep, must go to the dentist!!!

:lol:

I can´t remember if I saw that film. I used to watch the Hammer ( ?) films re Dracula in the 60s...

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*rubs chin*... ah that keeps the thread going...

 

Hammer were awesome films before they got all violent. They did a series "Hammer House of Horror" in the 80s, which were fab. Hey here's a blast from the past - remember Quatermass? Now that was scary stuff. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, pappnase said:

Off topic but just for you j2, did you know that 6 episodes of "Quatermass and the Pit" are currently available on the BBC Iplayer?

 

Cool! Thanks! Aber, aber... my fave was the 70s colour movie. Am busy working my way through Downton Abbey right now, 

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The closest I've come to seeing kinder gentler men recently was yesterday's Super Bowl.

5c58b0e21ebc6_MaggieSmithandtheSuperBowl

 

The indomitable Maggie Smith got it right.

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On 04/02/2019, 22:42:36, katheliz said:

The closest I've come to seeing kinder gentler men recently was yesterday's Super Bowl.

5c58b0e21ebc6_MaggieSmithandtheSuperBowl

 

The indomitable Maggie Smith got it right.

 

She is awesome. My mother in law is like that. I'm taking lessons...

 

btw I lived in Stoke where Wedgewood was produced!

 

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30 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

 

 

btw I lived in Stoke where Wedgewood was produced!

 

Wow!! From Smoke on Stench to Holzkirchen... 

 

The only difference is... you may have paid for your own lifestyle in Stoke!...

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11 hours ago, AlexTr said:

Hey, I get it. Not everyone understands survey methodologies and results. Math and statistics are hard.

Not quite. I think I follow the statistics. I'm stuck on the part where humans believe they have a moral commonality with a bunch of factories churning out plastic disposable razors.

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16 hours ago, deadsoul said:

How many americans "share their values" with the leading brand of toilet cleaner? or wallpaper paste? How dumb do you have to be to acknowledge a question like that at all?

haha true. But for those who still think Gilette's ad generated mostly positive feedback, it's interesting to note that it ranks 25 in the top 50 most disliked Youtube videos of all time with a dislike ratio of over 65%.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-disliked_YouTube_videos

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11 hours ago, john g. said:

I like it! Moving...and speaks to me as a mere male. Old fashioned but essentially modern and timeless at the same time. What´s not to like? (Unless you hate men )...

 

PS: I grew up without a mother after my early years (she left home ) and my Dad was too busy working in a factory and doing overtime to pay the bills and never did the " Dad thing " eg take me to sports, show me how to fix a broken bike, go to parents` teachers`meetings.

I was on my own.

That´s why I left home at a tender age and travelled and found role models elsewhere.  My deficits and strengths go back to that tender age...as in all our cases.

I was in a similar situation although my mother was home with us. The problem was that by the time I had reached grade 1 the Soviet Union had collapsed and there was widespread poverty with people standing in line for unknown goods (getting something was better than nothing). A lot of men were out of work, underpaid and alcoholism was widespread. My father was a businessman who didn't want us to suffer the same fate so he was never home and always spending his time between Kiev, Moscow and Armenia. Mind you this was a time when mafia was everywhere and the Chechen and Armenian-Azeri wars were being fought so I didn't know whether my father was coming home.

 

Like you I wish my father had been there more but as I got older I understood why he did what he did. Soviet socialism was a joke and when reality struck people had to either collapse with it or make some tough sacrifices. My father could have been a smaller man, drink himself to death while allowing his wife and three little girls to sink into poverty but he didn't and I don't think there is anything toxic about that.

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Yes, the votes on YouTube are so verifiable, reproducible, and unmanipulable. How could anyone not take them seriously?

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