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On 09/04/01 06:31, Lawrence DeBivort said this-
>Murdoch -- ugh.
>I do like your suggestion, Wade, that product association with nasty
>characters might backfire. I consciously boycott some products based on
>their objectionable presentation in commercials/ads.
'Twas our Vincent who made that cogent observation about vileness and
brand usage, and the possible litigational chances. I'm sure there are
lawyers even now grinding out torts, or whatever the hell they grind out
in speculative fury.
I've also inculcated myself to avoid products whose advertising methods
annoy me, a practice I learned at my mother's knee, since she would never
purchase the 'Ring around the collar' detergent.
But, soon I may have to stop buying anything.
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