Posts Tagged: gimmicks
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What Will Our Easily-Influenced Rubes Eat Next?

Will one of these items capture the particular combination of culinary gimmickry and inexplicable desirability that turns it into the next ludicrous obsession which even people whose friends refer to them as "foodies" without derision will stand on line through inclement weather for hours to procure simply so they can broadcast their consumption on Instagram or Twitter, thus somehow providing themselves with a temporary respite from the constant crushing concern that their lives lack any value or meaning? I dunno, probably.

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Hotel Gets Publicity

"Guests at a hotel in Cumbria may get a shock next time they reach for a copy of the Gideon Bible from their bedside cabinet. The Damson Dene hotel near Windermere, Cumbria, has decided to replace the book – which is traditionally stocked by British hotels – with copies of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Company Comes Up With Terrific Publicity Gimmick

"Nestle, one of the world's biggest makers of pet food, said on Friday it had launched the first television commercial designed especially for dogs, using a high-frequency tone to grab their attention."