[TenTec] OT: Progresso Soup

Jim Allen jim.allen at longhornband.net
Thu Dec 4 19:00:38 EST 2014

I put it in the same category as Wild Bill Hickok's .45s which never had to
be reloaded, and never missed, and Disney's Davy Crockett, King of the Wild

It's TV..... nothing real about it, even, or maybe especially the so-called
reality shows.  Even pro football is "made for TV!"

That's why you see the warning, "Don't try this at home" so often.

73 de W6OGC  Jim Allen

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM, K3GHH <k3ghh at arrl.net> wrote:

> This is almost as OT as they get, so OT foes, hit Delete immediately!
> Is anyone else in our group bugged by the Progresso soup TV ad that
> features a tin-can "telephone"? Surely some of you, like me, built and
> tried one as kids. The Progresso ad has the string hanging loose and
> immediately taking a 90-degree turn when it emerges from the bottom of the
> soup can. This probably wouldn't bug me so much if a friend and I hadn't
> been semi-successful with a string and tin can "telephone" back in the
> 1950s, so I know how they work, and it's not like that!
> I actually emailed Progresso and explained that its ad men could not
> possibly have ever used such a "telephone," but have not heard back (yet).
> --John K3GHH
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