Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 11:28:18 -0700 From: David Harnick-Shapiro Subject: Re: Cigarette brands. Help, please! On Wed, 5 Apr 1995 11:42, Larry Horn writes: > I was wondering about Death brand cigs too; perhaps the tobacco > companies are taking a new tack on pre-empting false advertising > lawsuits. But I like that airlines company as well. It reminds > me of the routine Monty Python used to have (or some other > group--does anyone recall it?) that played off the old "With a > name like Smuckers it HAS to be good", creating e.g. Vomit brand > canned ham or Dead Cat brand aerosol (those weren't the original > examples, but should give you the idea): "With a name like ____, > it has to be absolutely fanTAStic!" It was one of Saturday Night Live's fake ads. (Early years; I think Garrett Morris was in it.) Voice-overs took turns, each trying to be more disgusting than the others. They were all one-liners, until the final one, which ran something like: "Forty nuns and orphans." "What's so disgusting about that?" "That's what the rats ate." (*That* should get us off our food obsession for a while!) -------- David Harnick-Shapiro Internet: david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Information and Computer Science UUCP: ...!{ucbvax,zardoz}!ucivax!david University of California, Irvine