I love British commercials.
Maybe it’s because they’re good; maybe it’s because they’re different.
My current favorite is a toilet paper ad.
Yes, they have the cute little puppy running around, unrolling the ultra-soft (so they say) T.P.
But that’s not why I like it.
It’s the slogan.
“Be kind to your behind.”
It starts out showing people riding bicycles and horses; it shows them bouncing in cars over rough roads; getting jolted on a see-saw in a playground….
All of this with a voice saying something like “Life can be hard on your bottom” and “You’re bottom takes a lot of abuse every day”.
Followed by the puppy and the T.P. and the slogan “Be kind to your behind.”
In the U.S., when we see toilet paper ads, it’s implied that it’s a product used in the bathroom; but no one really says what for.
An American commercial would advertise an antiperspirant as a product to ‘help you stay fresh all day’.
The British counterpart would tell you that it ‘stops sweat’.
Brit’s sweat; Yanks go stale.
In the U.S. one can see ads for Viagra…. Although, again, one never really is told what it’s for.
I’ve never seen a British Viagra ad….
I have seen a series of commercials targeting women with “big boobs”.
Yep, that’s what they say.
The ad depicts several, very well-endowed women modeling bras for women with “Big boobs”.
As in: “If you have big boobs, try our line designed especially for you.”
That would have every male in the U.S. snickering.
(They don’t snicker for the Viagra ad because…. Okay, I’ll be nice and not finish that comment)
Could be I’m just easily amused…..
I know I’m easily pleased with summer pasta salads….
This one is my submission to this week’s Presto Pasta Nights, founded by Ruth, of Once Upon A Feast and hosted this week by Katerina, of Daily Unadventures in Cooking.
Visit Katerina’s blog on Friday for all of the wonderful pasta dishes from around the planet.
I found those gorgeous Ananas Heirloom Tomatoes again.
I do love summer tomatoes!
Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad
1 1/4 cups whole wheat penne
10oz (300gr) turkey cutlets
6oz (180gr) green beans
1 red onion
1 tbs olive oil
1- 2 large, garden ripened tomatoes
2 tbs snipped fresh basil
1/2 red or sweet onion
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse in cold water and toss with olive oil.
Cut green beans into 1″ lengths (2.5cm). Slice red onion. Cut turkey into strips. Heat oil in large skillet. Add turkey and quickly stir-fry. Remove. Add onions, beans and stir-fry until lightly browned and crisp-tender.
Snip basil. Cut tomatoes into large chunks. Make vinaigrette.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, add vinaigrette and toss to combine.
1 1/2 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
3 tbs olive oil
Put all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
What’s your favorite ad?