Sunday, October 15, 2006

I Dream Of Jingle

Does anyone besides me remember the 1970's Burger King commercial with the jingle, "Two hundred million people, no two are quite the same"? I hate that I remember it so clearly, but that I do after so many years shows how effective it was. If they were smart, they would make this minor update and use it again.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Mom & Dad, it's your 300MMth kid.

I remember it so fondly when we had just 240MM kids.

Viva America.

10/15/2006 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny how some Burger King ads get stuck permanently in our heads. I now have hardwired neurons representing this one:

(SFW as it was shown on TV, but NSFW if you watch carefully.)

10/15/2006 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's fine as long as the "Feeling 7-Up" song doesn't become popular again.

10/16/2006 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was always partial to the "I'd like to teach the world to sing" CocaCola commercials. I guess as a kid I missed the deeply sinister undertones of it...sort of like Dr. Evil peddling cat toys.

10/16/2006 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, we're all Peppers. Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?"

10/16/2006 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I try to avoid ads and we didn't have a TV as youngsters (this was by design and I highly recommend it). But I have watched the Stallone movie, "Demolition Man", where commerical jingles are the only music that survived, and all restaurants are Taco Bell --- but the underground society ate rats. Our greatness was in our newness. Like they say in investing, it is always better to be in there early. Now the real civilization/Democracy/infrastructure test begins.

Earth Policy Institute

10/17/2006 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


More people require more of everything, including water. In our highly urbanized society, we fail to recognize how much water one person uses. While we drink close to a gallon of water each day as water, juice, pop, coffee, tea, beer, or wine, it takes some 500 gallons a day to produce the food we consume.

The U.S. annual population growth of nearly 3 million contributes to the water shortages that are plaguing the western half of the country and many areas in the East as well. Water tables are now falling throughout most of the Great Plains and in the U.S. Southwest. Lakes are disappearing and rivers are running dry. It has been years since the Colorado River, the largest river in the U.S. Southwest, reached the Gulf of Mexico.

As water supplies tighten, the competition between farmers and cities intensifies. In this contest, farmers almost always lose. Scarcely a day goes by in the western United States without another farmer or an entire irrigation district selling their water rights to cities like Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, or San Diego.

The seafood appetite of 300 million Americans is also outgrowing the sustainable yield of its coastal fisheries. Long-time seafood staples such as cod off the New England coast, red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, and salmon in the U.S. Northwest are threatened by overfishing.

10/17/2006 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. Population Tops 300,000,000
And the country’s population has topped 300,000,000 for the first time. Census officials believe the milestone was be reached at 7:46 this morning. According to census bureau, a person is born every seven seconds in this country. A person dies every 13 seconds. And an immigrant arrives in this country every 31 seconds. Based on these figures, the country’s population increases ever 11 seconds. More than half the population lives within 50 miles of the coasts. Meanwhile North Dakota is losing population.

Move to North Dakota?

10/17/2006 11:00 AM  
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