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winter

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Posted: Jul 27, 2008 - 12:01am

formersnowbug wrote:
I can't imbed this, but I'll post a link to the new JC Penney back-to-school ad that tries, awkwardly, to recreate The Breakfast Club in 30 seconds.

I am still trying to find words for how much this offends me.

Unless this movie has some cult status that I'm unaware of, most kids going back to school this year don't know this movie, which means they're trying to get me, the parent of said kids, to feel nostalgic and... take them to Penney's? I don't understand who they think they're marketing to, and how they think it's going to work psychologically. I do know, though, that I am generally annoyed.



I thought it was entertaining, and I loved The Breakfast Club.

Didn't make me more inclined to shop at JC Penney, though.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 5:59pm

formersnowbug wrote:
I can't imbed this, but I'll post a link to the new JC Penney back-to-school ad that tries, awkwardly, to recreate The Breakfast Club in 30 seconds.
...
Unless this movie has some cult status that I'm unaware of...

Do the math. "The Breakfast Club" came out in 1985. It was wildly popular with its intended teen audience. A high-schooler of 1985 grows up to get married and start making babies (not necessarily in that order) around 1990 or so.

So how old are those babies now? Well, they're the same age that their parents were when "The Breakfast Club" came out! {#Idea}

Teens might be a lucrative demographic to market to, but it's still their parents' money...

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 2:47pm

But children really like cheeeeese!

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:51pm

 formersnowbug wrote:
I can't imbed this, but I'll post a link to the new JC Penney back-to-school ad that tries, awkwardly, to recreate The Breakfast Club in 30 seconds.

I am still trying to find words for how much this offends me.

Unless this movie has some cult status that I'm unaware of, most kids going back to school this year don't know this movie, which means they're trying to get me, the parent of said kids, to feel nostalgic and... take them to Penney's? I don't understand who they think they're marketing to, and how they think it's going to work psychologically. I do know, though, that I am generally annoyed.


 
Someone on YouTube left this simple comment:

FAIL.


BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:42pm

You remember your youth? Oh, honey, you didn't do it right!

{#Roflol}
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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:28pm

 formersnowbug wrote:
I can't imbed this, but I'll post a link to the new JC Penney back-to-school ad that tries, awkwardly, to recreate The Breakfast Club in 30 seconds.

I am still trying to find words for how much this offends me.

Unless this movie has some cult status that I'm unaware of, most kids going back to school this year don't know this movie, which means they're trying to get me, the parent of said kids, to feel nostalgic and... take them to Penney's? I don't understand who they think they're marketing to, and how they think it's going to work psychologically. I do know, though, that I am generally annoyed.


 
I saw that. Sometimes I wonder where they come up with this stuff, although that movie is fairly well known, even to the younger set.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:28pm

 formersnowbug wrote:

What you have done here is unfair. It's bad enough when a breakfast conversation about Hannah Montana leaves you with "Achy Breaky Heart" in your head. But when you go putting something like this in someone's head, well, that just ain't right.

 
{#Lol}

formersnowbug

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:27pm

 manbirdexperiment wrote:
HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

(they like it when their marketing campaigns annoy you)


 
What you have done here is unfair. It's bad enough when a breakfast conversation about Hannah Montana leaves you with "Achy Breaky Heart" in your head. But when you go putting something like this in someone's head, well, that just ain't right.

Manbird

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:12pm

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

HEAD ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

(they like it when their marketing campaigns annoy you)
Hairfarmer

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:10pm

All I know is that one didn't have the right stuff in his baggie.
Coaxial

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 12:08pm

 formersnowbug wrote:
I can't imbed this, but I'll post a link to the new JC Penney back-to-school ad that tries, awkwardly, to recreate The Breakfast Club in 30 seconds.

I am still trying to find words for how much this offends me.

Unless this movie has some cult status that I'm unaware of, most kids going back to school this year don't know this movie, which means they're trying to get me, the parent of said kids, to feel nostalgic and... take them to Penney's? I don't understand who they think they're marketing to, and how they think it's going to work psychologically. I do know, though, that I am generally annoyed.


 
Let me get back to you...I'm heading for Penney's.{#Mrgreen}

formersnowbug

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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 11:58am

I can't imbed this, but I'll post a link to the new JC Penney back-to-school ad that tries, awkwardly, to recreate The Breakfast Club in 30 seconds.

I am still trying to find words for how much this offends me.

Unless this movie has some cult status that I'm unaware of, most kids going back to school this year don't know this movie, which means they're trying to get me, the parent of said kids, to feel nostalgic and... take them to Penney's? I don't understand who they think they're marketing to, and how they think it's going to work psychologically. I do know, though, that I am generally annoyed.