Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Product Slogan Trivia

If it's good enough for NASCAR, why not the Navy?  
Think of the marketing potential-  "The US Navy, A Global Force for Product Placement"

Yeah, it’s been a while, and I’m still busy, tired, and blocked - writer’s block that is, not from eating too many Christmas Cookies or Advent Calendar candy.  Speaking of which, someone in the Tuna household got a little hungry and ate ahead of the days on our calendar.  You've seen those right?  Here's ours. 

As far as "stealing" from the future on that calendar, I consider that either sacrilegious or just plain verboten, so I "fixed" it.  I refilled all the empty days ahead with various treats.  The next morning, the teenangster yelled out “HEY!  WHO PUT COUGH DROPS IN THE ADVENT CALENDAR?”  The following day, when it was the minnow’s turn to get the treat, he found a couple vitamins.  Neither of them admitted to the offense, but I think my point was made.  Or not.  Either way I had a little fun.

Speaking of fun, I figured I’d go with more of that for my first post in several weeks.  Or would you prefer some ranting about politics? 

And the angel said ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people.’ For unto you a post is born this day- a quiz for all to enjoy, and its name shall be Product Slogan Trivia.  Since it’s the Christmas season, no need to get all political - as peace and joy are in abundance around me, and maybe there’s a little bit of it in this post.  Ok, that’s a stretch, but you should have a little fun with it.

I’ll start with some easy ones.

1.  The Happiest Place on Earth. Disneyworld

2.  Leave the driving to us. Greyhound

3.  Betcha can't eat just one. Lays

4.  Believe In Your Smellf. Oldspice

5.  The taste of a new generation. Pepsi

6.  A Passion For the Road. Mazda

7.  We know money. AIG 

8.  Life's Messy, Clean It Up. Bissel

9.  Behold the power of cheese. American Dairy Council

10. Get your own box. Cheez It

11. Does she or doesn’t she? Clairol

12. The best a man can get. Gillette

13. Don’t dream it. Drive it. Jaguar

14. _____ December to remember sales event.  Lexus

So how are you doing so far? You might have noticed that these are all kind of a mixed bag- some old ones, some semi-recent slogans, a few very obscure ones; but that's what makes these fun. Some of our younger viewers might not have ever heard some of them, but that's what google is for.

15. One car company urged buyers to “Think Small.” Which brand lived by these words?  They also had one that was a little sophomoric- Relieves Gas Pains.  Volkswagen

16. Which car company called its customers' manhood into question with the slogan “Size Does Matter”? Mini Cooper

17. Quality is Job 1. Ford

18. Zoom Zoom. Mazda

19. This one is a bit older, and will require Sarge to keep his mind out of the gutter. There’s a Rocket to Fit Your Pocket. Oldsmobile

20. Let your fingers do the walking. Yellowpages

Hmm, time for a break. I'm getting thirsty anyway.


21. The Champagne of Beer. Miller High Life

22. It’s the Water. Olympia Beer
23. When you say ______, you've said it all. Budweiser
24. Weekends were made for ________ . Michelob

25. The best part of waking up is ______ in your cup. Folger's Coffee

26. Fill it to the rim with ______. Brim decaffeinated coffee

27. Good to the last drop.  Maxwell House Coffee

I hope your Christmas was joyful and you got your fill of Christmas Spirits. Unfortunately, Santa had a little trouble on the way home.

28. If It Doesn't Get All Over The Place, It Doesn't Belong In Your Face. Carl’s Jr.
29. Which company’s slogan assured you that “Nothing Sucks” like their vacuum? Electrolux

30. Fly the Friendly Skies. United Airlines

31. We love to fly and it shows. Delta Airlines

32. Going For Great. Hmm, too obscure? I didn't know it either. How about this- Something special in the air. Still nothing? We are an airline that is proud to bear the name: American

33. Now you're free to move about the country. Southwest

34. Some people just know how to fly. Northwest

35. See America at see level. Amtrak

Ok, one more beer commercial:

Well, that's enough for today.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a great one- gifts, Mass, Star Wars, and dinner with the extended family.  I would be apologetic for not writing more often, but I shouldn't be- that family is part of why I'm not writing more.  Maybe I get partial credit for feeling a touch guilty and that I should be posting more, but probably not.    

Anyway, Happy New Year to Sarge, Juvat, and the readership.  This is the 4th Day of Christmas though, so Merry Christmas is still in order.  And what do you get on the 4th Day of Christmas?  Well, four calling birds of course.

Have a great rest of the week.  Don't drink and drive.  AAA's Tipsy Taxi will come pick you up even if you aren't a member.

Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking.  Where are the damn answers?  Select all (Ctrl A) and all will be revealed.  For those of you followers out there using a Mac, try Command "A."  


  1. You are probably too young'''''''''#22 "It's in the water. That's why it's yellow. Bear Whizz Beer." Firesign Theater 1971.

  2. Hahaha!

    Pretty clever with the hidden text, you have a cruel streak dontcha?

    Merry Christmas Tuna!

  3. AHA HA HA. I simply cannot imagine why anyone would ban that commercial! Two more (showing MY age):

    " To look sharp.." (also a pretty good march)
    "A little dab will do ya, the gals will pursue ya, simply put a little in your hair"

  4. Have you tried to find control a on a tablet yet, or ea gads! Spell check got to turn off all the autocorrect, all just too see one sender. Durn Android.

    1. My apologies Mr. President. I didn't consider tablet viewing. Did you figure it out? All the answers immediately follow the slogan. Press and hold over the text you want to copy. After around 2 seconds a magnifying glass appears and the word it intends to select is highlighted in blue. Move the magnifier around until it highlights the word you want, then let go.

  5. Finally - I got more than 50% on one of Tuna's trivia tests. FWIW I hated those Wendy's commercials - watch some slob drip hamburger sauce all over his/her shirt.

  6. I did pretty well also. Interestingly, the older the commercial the easier they were. Isn't that a memory loss symptom? POCIR, I'll bring that up at the physical next month.

    1. The ones with jingles are much easier I think.

  7. I may be overlooking it, but the one required trademark missing from that Madison Avenue decked-out S3 is HOOVER.


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