This long standing brand of shaving cream is really good. It is inexpensive, but consistantly out-performs most high priced grocery store and department store brands of gel or foam. It produces a thick, rich lather that doesn't smell unpleasant. It rinses off easily from your razor. It leaves your face smooth, fresh, clean and ready to start the day with confidence. Some shaving foams and gels are messy and soupy, or too fluffy, and don't provide enough protection from cuts because they are too slick, or watery They also tend to leave my face feeling dry and tight. Barbasol never leaves my face feeling dry. It does a great job for the price. I love it.
I saw this painful movie. Growing up as an outsider during the period this movie is set was nothing like this movie. I could not identify with it. The black and white short that this movie is based on is perfect. The director should have left well enough alone. Why this movie is even nominated to be a Lovemark is just plain silly. 6 months from now, people will have completely forgot about it and there will be stacks of this movie in the 99 cent movie bin at Walmart.
I love Qdoba Mexican Grill. Ours just opened up this year here in the Quad Cities. The food is very fresh, consistantly good, and they offer vegitarian/vegan alternatives for my vegan friends. There was a lack of really good, freshly made with quality ingredients, hispanic food here until Qdoba. They need to open one close to my home in Rock Island! We eat Qdoba usually once a week. Don't forget to use your Qdoba card and get free food the more you use it!
I think I finally figured out why they call it Wonder Bread. It is because you wonder what it is made of! There are family stories of grandma using Wonder Bread, minus the crust, to patch plaster holes in the living room wall. What is the purpose of gooey bread? I really never will understand people's facination with Wonder Bread.
Here in Davenport, Iowa we finally have 3 Starbuck's Cafes. The first was inside the Super Target store here. The best thing about Starbuck's is that I can finally get a consistantly good cup of coffee here. There are other "local" coffee bars for "local people" here where you might get a good cup of coffee, or you might get a cup of flavored syrup depending on who your latte jockey is that minute. Starbuck's may be trendy, but it is not the name on the cup, but the quality inside the cup that matters.
Starbuck's use of there own in house brand computer controlled espresso machines help to insure consistant quality. A good thing when you live in an area that has so many coffee illiterate people passing a cup of syrup off as a coffee drink.
Right Guard is a brand I always look for when shopping for deodorant. It is made by Gillette, one of the leaders, if not the clear leader in men's grooming. Other brands always compete by trotting out some perfumie, heavy scented product, with crazy names like "Avalanche Surf" or something that leaves me feeling stained for a whole day with some awful cheap perfume. Right Guard is subtle and clean, masculine, not over powering. A respected icon in under arm odor protection. You can always count on it being at your favorite store. I hope they never get rid of this great product.
As a long time Apple Computer user, I will admitt that I was skeptical when the iPod first came out, that it would take off as a popular thing. I had owned portable music players and they were not that great. Then, the Nano was introduced. I got one for my birthday. The sound was good. The screen crisp and clear. The user interface, especially in color, fantastic. I am no longer skeptical. The greatest invention known to man is the iPod.
Bluetooth is not a brand. It is a technology. When people say they love bluetooth, do they mean, bluetooth 1.5, or bluetooth 2.1? There is a difference. My stereo bluetooth headphones will not work with my bluetooth dongle adapter since the adapter is old and can not be flash upgraded because the manufacturer is no longer in business. Bluetooth did not make the brand of product, the company that licensed the technology made the product, and the bluetooth components inside.
I think that Old Spice cologne really smells awfull, not the deodorant, but Old Spice cologne or aftershave. My grand dad used to wear it. My brother used to wear it. I have tried to wear it. It is just too strong and smelly even when you use a little bit. It is a Lovemark because of its favorable images from people's fond memories and great experiences. Unfortunately, to me the scent is smelly in a bad way.
Unfortunately locally where I live, there is just too much crud wrapping themselves in the blanket of "quality because it is local" and "support local businesses" without even knowing coffee at all. They skimp on ingredients, on coffee and on milk. I will not support mediocracy just for the sake of saving some fat cat local business person who is getting rich selling swill in a cup, while hiring clueless teens who play big shot coffee barista when their school friends come in. When my lactose intollerant friends ask if they have soy milk, many locals scowl and ask what soy milk is. None of the locals even have organic milk.
Michael Moore is a demogogue disguising as a journalist. As a full red blooded American liberal, who is not afraid to stand up and say it loudly, I am ashamed of Michael Moore and his fast editing of sound bites to present his version of a story. If Michael Moore presented the truth plain and simple, with no window dressing to dumb the story down for the masses, I would consider Michael Moore saint worthy. Playing loose, fast and dirty with the facts only injures his credability as a truth teller. Present all the facts and truth and let the people decide Michael, we don't need you to make up our minds for us.
When did Jesus, our Lord, become a brand that could be bought or sold in the marketplace? I think the man himself would have a thing or two to say about the money changers in the church. Please don't take his name in vain.