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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday.
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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin, Puppet
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday. For information on this puppet's background, go to http://www.dale-brown.com/.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer at Work ... and Uses Funny Video to Sell the Idea

On Friday October 24, people across the country will show support for the fight against breast cancer by wearing 2008 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer T-shirts. You can join in the fight against breast cancer and spread awareness by selling Fashion Targets Breast Cancer t-shirts and apparel in your office. Then show your support on Fashion Targets Friday, when everyone wears their Target t-shirt and apparel on the same day.

Click here to go to the Web site that gives full details. And be sure to view the video that's on the site ... it's funny (otherwise I wouldn't recommend it) plus it does a good job of selling Fashion Targets Friday.

Don't Panic
On a few occasions I recommend that my readers jump on over to "Uncle Jay's" blog where Uncle Jay explains the news to kids. He produces a weekly video that is always insightful, always funny ... and sometimes scary in its truthfulness. In a recent edition Uncle Jay explained just how the economy works and why we're in the mess that we're in. It's hysterical. You'll forward it to friends. And you should sign up for Uncle Jay's weekly post so that you can start each week off with a laugh.

Click on View article... to see this special edition of Uncle Jay Explains the News.

Meeting an Advertising Challenge
Marketing a digestive product is probably no easy task. So here's how Sargam-Digestives, a premium brand mind you, did it. At first glance it appears that they simply added a sexy woman in a bikini to their ad. How original and informative. But closer inspection beckons the question, "Where are all those bubbles coming from?"  Oh, I get it ... it's an ad for digestive medication. Ha! Seriously ... they paid an agency for this idea?

Interesting Figures
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Since UPS began mapping routes to maximize right hand turns and minimize left hand turns, it has cut the time trucks spend idling and saved more than 3.3 million gallons of gas.

- A survey of Heathrow Airport discovered that 111 homeless people were living full-time in the terminal.

- Max Motors in Butler, MS offered car buyers a choice of incentives: $250 in the form of a gas credit card or a gift certificate for a handgun. 80% of buyers chose the guns.

Spray On Pantyhose Isn't Enough

Nyce Legs offers women the advantage of spraying on their pantyhose ... at least that's what their Web site claims.

And now the company has gone a step further by offering self-adhering panties. That's right ... NYCE G Strapless G-strings. Now think about that for a second. If it's a G-string and it's strapless, why bother wearing anything at all? I'm just asking.

A Year After Retiring From Racing


Here's a photo taken a year ago of Dale getting ready to take the track for the final qualifying session of his racing career. (I have no idea who put Flat Stanley in the picture ... honest.) Dale qualified 6th out of 35 and finished 5th. It seems hard to believe that at his advanced age there were 30 other drivers who sucked more than he did.


In any event, that was the last time Dale strapped on a racing helmet ... not counting the times he wears it around the house or to bed. I know that he misses racing. But he misses the opportunities racing gave him to hang out with his race-driving friends even more.

So on the anniversary of his retirement, I'm giving a shout out to all those drivers who read my blog, just to let you know that Dale thinks of you often ... especially when he looks in his checkbook and confirms that he didn't spend any money on race-related items this year.

Oh, I almost forgot. Now he's writing sailing-related checks.




Posted: Sep 30 2008, 06:00 AM by chip

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