[TenTec] OT: Progresso Soup
ken.d.brown at hawaiiantel.net
Fri Dec 5 22:39:09 EST 2014
This is a missed opportunity to educate children. A tin can telephone
with the line slack is only a imaginary play object. By showing it with
the line properly taut a child could copy it and find that it is a
machine that actually works. A child could learn a lot from that and
build additional knowledge from experimentation of variations.
On 12/4/2014 1:51 PM, K3GHH 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
> --John K3GHH
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