[TenTec] OT: Progresso Soup

Karl Schwab via TenTec tentec at contesting.com
Thu Dec 4 20:34:37 EST 2014

John; I think the same thing as you when I see that ad with the loose string!  Tighten the string between the two cans, hold them straight (in line with the string) and your voices will be heard!  Let us know if your hear about your response to this ad, but I would not hold my breath!  73, Karl, KO8S  

     On Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:52 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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