Ripley's Returns with the Usual Freak Show

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We've always loved Ripley's Believe it or Not and this campaign for the show, hosted by sloppy seconds Superman Dean Cane, leaves us with a sense of validation. We're not the only freaks out there. We're not even the worst-looking. And that's nice. Work by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, South Africa.

Is it safe to use the word "freaks" anymore? There's probably a PC variant that's escaping us right now, mainly because we don't want to come up with one out of worry we'll have to use it. If you can think of one, you deserve some 100 calorie cakes.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-24-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Magazine, Strange, Television   

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It is a word, its just as much a word as say 'f*ck' or 's*it', and is just simply a perversion of the

language.
if its in the dictionary its a word, bite it.

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Posted by: Toolate on March 25, 2007 2:32 AM

Love those ads! The looks on the people’s faces is, indeed absolutely perfect! Thanks for the link and the information about Dean Cane. Glad to know that even a Man of Steel likes a good freak every now and then. And no, I don’t think there’s a PC version of the word…well, maybe something like, um… OK, I can’t come up with anything. I think it’s perfectly acceptable to call a freak a freak. I’ve never quite understood the whole concept of politically correct terms and phrases, anyway. I guess it makes for more polite conversation, but we’re all thinking the non-PC version of the word, anyway, so why not use it? Plus, any time we’re not “in polite company” (whatever that means), we use the original word, too. Let’s just call freaks freaks and be done with it!

Posted by: shopping on July 26, 2007 12:10 AM

Love those ads! The looks on the people’s faces is, indeed absolutely perfect! Thanks for the link and the information about Dean Cane. Glad to know that even a Man of Steel likes a good freak every now and then. And no, I don’t think there’s a PC version of the word…well, maybe something like, um… OK, I can’t come up with anything. I think it’s perfectly acceptable to call a freak a freak. I’ve never quite understood the whole concept of politically correct terms and phrases, anyway. I guess it makes for more polite conversation, but we’re all thinking the non-PC version of the word, anyway, so why not use it? Plus, any time we’re not “in polite company” (whatever that means), we use the original word, too. Let’s just call freaks freaks and be done with it!

Posted by: shopping on July 26, 2007 12:12 AM

My dad and I are avid fans of Ripley’s. Unfortunately we moved to Asia lately and found out that Ripley’s episodes aren’t on time here. We always end up watching the same shows over and over again. Is there any way for Ripley’s staff to remedy this?

By the way, as always, Ripley’s never fail to thrill or surprise us in any way they can think of especially their ads.

Posted by: pet portrait oil paintings on August 16, 2007 5:57 AM

My dad and I are avid fans of Ripley’s. Unfortunately we moved to Asia lately and found out that Ripley’s episodes aren’t on time here. We always end up watching the same shows over and over again. Is there any way for Ripley’s staff to remedy this?

By the way, as always, Ripley’s never fail to thrill or surprise us in any way they can think of especially their ads.

Posted by: pet portrait oil paintings on August 16, 2007 5:57 AM





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