Follies of the Mad Men #75

Are "zip, zing and pep" actual scientific elements recognized by the FDA?
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 03, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Food | Children | 1950s

I remember about the time this commercial was being made that our teacher was teaching us about starch = sugar. The test was to take a glob of "energy packed sunbeam bread" (or equivalent) stuff it in your mouth, get it all wet then squeeze it against the roof of your mouth. Taste the sweetness?

Still, after all that.... can't make PB&Js;without the stuff!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/03/09 at 11:52 AM
i remember wonder bread and schwabels commercials.
how hard was it to get an a in bread sucking expat? :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/03/09 at 02:42 PM
We had tough teachers in that private school, Patty. A's didn't come easily.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/03/09 at 11:00 PM
i don't doubt that expat. when you were in school , and when i was too actually, they expected good behavior and enforced it with corporal punishment. a student was also expected to learn and you could receive an f if you did not. today they teach only what's on the graduation test and are terrified that a bad grade will ruin the kid's self esteem. there are seniors and freshmen in some of the same academic classes at my daughter's high school. they teach only what is on the ogt's and a well rounded education went out the window,as did any and all disipline in school. they don't handle anything, they call the cops for everything.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/03/09 at 11:39 PM
I heard a story this AM that the ACLU is representing some girls that posted some ribald pictures on FaceBook while on a sleep over that wasn't held on school property, wasn't held during school hours, wasn't sanctioned or chaperoned by the school but, still, the school is not allowing them to participate in "extra circular activities".

Seems to me the school could better waste their time and money ah...., ahem...., (senior moment here)Oh! Yea! TEACHING!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/04/09 at 04:35 AM
That kid on the merry-go-round to start with looked way too damn happy. That's not natural. And notice how the girl on the bread package has her left hand over her heart? Is she pledging allegiance to the bread or showing the rest of us that a heart attack is certain if you eat it?

Expat, what are "extra circular activities"? Is the school actually saying those girls can't play any games involving a circle, like ... duck duck goose? :lol:
Posted by Nethie on 11/04/09 at 05:16 AM
the schools can not keep control over what happens on school property during school hours! glad to know they have someone monitoring facebook though. 🙄 my neice graduated in 2008 and her friend's brother was beaten up, in school, so badly he has brain damage. the kid got good grades and was a great boy before, after he dropped out and has paranoia and drug problems. some kid called his girlfriend a foul name and he asked the kid not to talk about her like that. that's it, 'hey man, don't call her that.' so much for monitoring the halls.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/04/09 at 07:43 AM
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