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Spousal bets, jingles, and political incorrectness(10 posts)

Spousal bets, jingles, and political incorrectnessmickey-mac
Nov 14, 2003 10:49 AM
Recently, the Armour Hot Dogs jingle from the '70s commercial popped into my head. I started singing it, and my wife told me there was no way the song said "sissy kids." I went to the internet-the arbiter of all bets-and found the lyrics:

Hot Dogs!
Armour Hot Dogs!
What kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks
Tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with Chicken Pox
Love Hot Dogs, Armour Hot Dogs
The Dogs kids love to bite!

In addition to the sissy reference, the song-in another instance of polical incorrectness by today's standards-refers to "fat kids." I'm really happy our society has progressed to the point that we have no more "sissy kids" or "fat kids." Or do I really just miss the 70s?
similarlyDougSloan
Nov 14, 2003 11:06 AM
The movie Blazing Saddles could not be made today. Times have changed.

Doug
Blazing Saddles... a classic nmPdxMark
Nov 14, 2003 11:28 AM
outrage if it came out todayDougSloan
Nov 14, 2003 12:19 PM
The movie must have used the "N" word 500 times; it attacked several ethnic groups and women, and is about politically incorrect as it could possibly be. I don't think anyone would even dare to make the same movie today, and if they did, there would be protests from the public. Just take a gander at some of the quotes from it:

------------------------------------------------------------"Taggart: I got it! I got it!
Hedley Lamarr: You do?
Taggart: We'll work up a "Number 6" on 'em.
Hedley Lamarr: "Number 6"? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that one...
Taggart: Well, that's where we go a-ridin' into town, a whampin' and whompin' every livin' thing that moves within an inch of its life. Except the women folks, of course.
Hedley Lamarr: You spare the women?
Taggart: NAW! We rape the sh*t out of them at the Number 6 Dance later on!
Hedley Lamarr: Marvelous!"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/quotes

??? I can't imagine the horror if that came out today.

and

Jim: "You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons."

Attack farmers too?

Olson Johnson: "All right, we'll give some land to the n*ggers and the ch*nks, but we DON'T WANT THE IRISH!"

geez.

http://tomsquotes.amhosting.net/movies/saddles/saddles.htm
If you miss the 70s ...RoyGBiv
Nov 14, 2003 12:13 PM
May I suggest the novel The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathon Leathem (sp?). Put it this way: it ain't That Seventies Show.
You just ruined my afternoon . . .ms
Nov 14, 2003 12:23 PM
I can't get the tune out of my head.

Speaking of the '70s, have you seen the new trade dress that bp/Amoco is putting on its service stations? The typeface of bp and the yellow/green flower-type symbol looks like something that would have been on a service station patronized by Mr. and Mrs. Brady.
Jingles for 500 Alex128
Nov 14, 2003 12:51 PM
From your fingers to your toes
You've got only one set of permanent clothes
and with some daily care (daily care!)
It will take lot's of wear (lots of wear!)
What is Nivea? (nm)LO McDuff
Nov 17, 2003 1:30 PM
yes nm128
Nov 18, 2003 11:20 AM
we've lost the words, but the fat f*cks are still sissiesLeonnard
Nov 14, 2003 1:56 PM
It would be nicer if we could get rid of the weight and cowardess but keep the words.