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Remember the classics… The one-liners

Posted by lanktank on June 8, 2009

There are those adverts where one doesn’t necessarily remember the advert itself or the story line but you remember the slogan, or “one-liner” for the product and that in itself make’s it classic! At least, memorable…am I stretching???

The point is, I absolutely don’t remember what happened in the advert but they’ve managed to stick a “one-liner” in it  that makes one remember the product. This is my list of memorable lines below:

Saving you time, saving you money, putting you first – Nashua

You’ve got an uncle in the furniture business… – Joshua Door (I even remember the tune to this one)

Everything keeps going right – Toyota

It’s my last one, but you can have it – Rolo

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s – Maybelline

Yes! Yes! Yes! – NBS

You know what I’m saying? – Cell C (This was Cell C’s first ever advert in SA. It was the one with all the people walking around on their cell phones saying  “specifically SA colloquialisms” that no one in SA understood…)

That’s all I can think of but I know there’s more… someone help me out!

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Remember the classics – On Top!

Posted by Laurence on March 31, 2009

This blog entry was brought to you by FirstChild

It’s time for regular feature – Remember the classics. The good old days (well apart from the evil apartheid thing), when men were men, and pansy was just the name of a flower (this might be homophobic). Now, I think the first ad that really made an impression on me was the “Cremora ad” … “It’s not inside its oooooon TOP!”. It perplexes me. Why would the coffee be inside the fridge? What was he thinking? Seriously. And, the dude was a bit weird, all that “It’s oooon Top” business. Kinda lucky to be married at all IMHO. Especially wearing that dressing gown thing.

On the other hand, the Black Cat Peanut Butter dude was awesome. “Black belt, huh?” – “uh uh, Black Cut”. That’s right, bitches. Eat your chunky peanut butter and beat up muggers. The dude must be in his 40’s now. Probably got a bit of midlife spread. Just saying. Mmm, I feel like a peanut butter sandwich. Maybe add a little bit of honey or syrup. Perfect for breakfast. Makes a change from my usual All Bran Flakes. Or Frosties. Tony the Tiger notwithstanding. Best soccer I’ve ever seen a Tiger play. Also, the first time I’ve seen a tiger stand on his hind legs. Curious, also, since we don’t get tigers in Africa. Tigers are from Asia. I think in fact that Tony was a Siberian tiger (which weigh up to 306kg). Would be unfair really, to try and tackle him. Also, the pitch was probably a bit smelly when Tony was playing…

“To identify his territory, the male marks trees by spraying of urine and anal gland secretions, as well as marking trails with scat. Males show a grimacing face, called the Flehmen response, when identifying a female’s reproductive condition by sniffing their urine markings.”

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