What’s The Opposite Of A Fart?

On this week’s episode of setisoppO, the podcast where we work out the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite, we wonder on the opposites of Blu Tack, of sweatbands, and of farts. Yes, farts. No, YOU grow up.

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This got me wondering about old commercials for Blu Tack. It’s one of those ubiquitous products that doesn’t seem to need advertising, so I’m not sure I ever saw one. Certainly not this one from 1978.

There was an Australian TV show called Hey Hey It’s Saturday, and judging from this clip, they used to do in-vision promos … but not very well.

 

Splitting Images

The curious case of Norris McWhirter and the explicit flash frames.

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On the 24th February 1985, viewers tuning in to Spitting Image on ITV were treated to a comedy song. Norris McWhirter didn’t see this song, but his nephew did, in excruciating detail, and three frames of the video would end up being argued over in the highest courts of the land.

Credits
Paul Jackson excerpts from The Making Of The Young Ones
Norris McWhirter excerpts from Friday Night … Saturday Morning
Court Transcripts from  The Law’s Strangest Cases by Peter Seddon
Big Busters from Spitting Image (Series 2 Episode 7)
Thanks to Jonathan Sloman

What’s The Opposite Of A Fruit Pastille?

Here’s the latest episode of setisoppO, the podcast where we work out the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite. This week, we tackle the thorny subjects of fruit pastilles, water balloons, and jugs. Stop giggling at the back.

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In it, I mention this advertising campaign.

I think the boy’s voice has been re-dubbed, and I get the impression this is a US advert originally. There was a trope in 80s adverts, where dares were made. See below, and also Shredded Wheat.

Iszi references this advert.

And I quickly talk about this one.

What’s The Opposite Of A Lunchbox?

On this week’s setisoppO, the podcast where we work out the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite, we rather surprisingly didn’t get in to a debate over whether it’s lunchbox or lunch box. Instead, we worked out the opposites of goblins, Spartacus, and lunch( )boxes.

 

Whilst looking about for images and videos and adverts and whatnot, I realised that the lunch boxes from the 80s don’t really look the way I remember them looking. I mean, they sort of do, but not quite.

That just seems a little off to my mind, though I don’t know why.

Odd.

What’s The Opposite Of Fluffy Bunnies?

Please listen to the latest episode of setisoppO, my podcast, wherein we work out the opposite of things that don’t have a natural opposite. This week, we ponder on fluffy bunnies, museums, and zebra crossings.

 

I once watched this episode of The Young Ones, on June 12th.

It was the middle of summer. Big ears.

And here’s how to make crossing the road much more fun.