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reveilles and I were out shopping today and we saw a truck for Kiducation. Their motto is:
We turn used clothing into new kids though education.
I'd like to see a way to transform clothing into children. It would certainly be newsworthy. Though I'd hate to see the child that results from the transformation of used paisley ties.
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Date:January 20th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure there aren't any new paisley ties around, the seventies being out of fashion etc., but yeah, I had to explain the actual thought behind the motto to L.

My favourite is the slogan of a Chinese market near us: "99 Ranch: For 100 we try harder!"
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Date:January 21st, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
But there are used paisley ties around. Doug Fredericks certainly had enough in 1994 that I'm sure there are still some of his left around. It took me about two minutes of repeating the motto like a mantra in the car before I was able to make a guess as to what the organization was doing. Luckily, I was correct. But reveilles and I still could not believe they would choose such a poor motto. Maybe not, though. I don't think I will forget it or their organization anytime soon. Still, I'm not likely to donate to an organization whose goal is education if I can't understand what they want to do.

The Chinese market slogan is equally puzzling.
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Date:January 21st, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
The paisley ties (and the musical ties, and the argyle socks, and the short-sleeved dress shirts) were all destroyed by the Fashion Police in the Metrosexual Revolution of 2003, and Doug Fredericks was exiled to re-education camp in West Hollywood, California.

I wouldn't donate, either.

My theory on the Chinese market is that it's supposed to be the "99%" ranch, and they will try hard to make it 100%. (I assume this would mean 100% of customer expectations, but I could be wrong; it could be 100% of the market share, 100% on their health inspection, or 100% of the 20kg bags of rice being weevil-free, or 100% of the cashiers having all their teeth...)
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Date:January 21st, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
Or it could be that they're trying to convert all of their salad dressing to ranch, but they're not quite there yet. They're just trying too hard...
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Date:January 25th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for bringing back one of my favorite WHS memories (Good ol Mr. Fred). He's STK!!!!!
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