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Superluminal
2006-Apr-09, 04:10 AM
Anybody tried one of these? At $199 for a four pack, they better be good.
http://tblast.com/headsmart

soylentgreen
2006-Apr-09, 04:19 AM
C'mon...we all know how this'll turn out...

http://images.snapfish.com/346778%3B%3A7%7Ffp33%3A%3Enu%3D3254%3E8%3C%3B%3E29 5%3EWSNRCG%3D323363%3C375937nu0mrj

...see Verill, Jordy(Lonesome Death Of,)

antoniseb
2006-Apr-09, 11:32 AM
Tunguska Effect? Perhaps I should move this thread to ATM? (or not).

Donnie B.
2006-Apr-09, 07:59 PM
Heh. Makes me think of the current cola commercials where a couple of people take a sip of their drink and start dancing spastically.

The Pepsi Effect? :D

hhEb09'1
2006-Apr-09, 08:08 PM
One of the testimonials:

“Tunguska Blast is great because we’ve all got stress in our lives. In about 20 minutes time you can have a calm, easy feeling that smoothes out the hustle and bustle of life.”

R.A.F.
2006-Apr-09, 09:35 PM
One of the testimonials states...


“This refreshing drink delivers a real energy boost..."

...while another says...


“We keep Tunguska Blast right next to the bed and take it every night. It helps us sleep..."

It would at least be nice if these testimonials had a bit of internal consistency...I mean, just how does an energy boost help you sleep?

soylentgreen
2006-Apr-10, 12:38 AM
One of the testimonials:
“Tunguska Blast is great because we’ve all got stress in our lives. In about 20 minutes time you can have a calm, easy feeling that smoothes out the hustle and bustle of life.”

And how long before the stress of having paid $50 for bottled water is smoothed out? :think:




It would at least be nice if these testimonials had a bit of internal consistency...

And why are they all couples? And shouldn't all the professional medical praise not come from people on the company's own advisory board? :think:

But, I don't know if that poses any marketing problems, RAF...I imagine that anyone who goes as far as to even consider spending $200 for a four pack of the stuff has already pushed past any significant critical thinking interference. ;)


Jeez, there's the BA at the top depicting an actual impact...and is it my imagination or is there actually no difference in buying the 4-pack as opposed to buying 4 individual bottles. What kind of marketing incentive is that?

Swift
2006-Apr-10, 12:48 PM
Tunguska Blast is a powerful dietary supplement originating from the miracle of 1908. This proprietary botanical formula provides nutrition as unique and significant as the event that made it possible.

Wow, we could start a whole line of disaster foods. How about Katrina Kafe, the breakfast beverage that will pick you up and dump you five miles in-land? Or Tsunami Splash, designed to shake you like an exercise machine and then wash the sweat off of you?

:doh:

farmerjumperdon
2006-Apr-10, 01:13 PM
Looks like they took several grains of possible truth, combined it with the general public's high level of gullibility (though they are obviously targeting folks with plenty of discretionary income) and wove them into a 1st class scam/con job. In marketing we call this advertising.

Once again, after seeing the sales figures for this stuff, a lot of honest people will question their own adherence to principles.

gwiz
2006-Apr-10, 01:32 PM
Wow, we could start a whole line of disaster foods. How about Katrina Kafe, the breakfast beverage that will pick you up and dump you five miles in-land? Or Tsunami Splash, designed to shake you like an exercise machine and then wash the sweat off of you?

Or the ultimate slimming aid, Crop Failure.

Monique
2006-Apr-10, 03:53 PM
hmmmm was not so healthy for Russia, I do not try. ;)

farmerjumperdon
2006-Apr-10, 04:31 PM
Visions of Python bubbling up:

A jelly so horribly, awfully, incredibly bad they named it Painful Rectal Itch.

I'l bet if you employed the most horribly, awfully, incredibly unscrupulous marketeers, they could get people to buy something called Painful Rectal Itch.

Nicolas
2006-Apr-10, 05:50 PM
Some scientists have suggested a meteor strike, but if so, it was the largest since the pre-history of the earth

WOW!!! The largest one in less than 10000 years on a 5 billion years scale! (even if it is the largest one)


This much has been proven: A cataclysmic event more dramatic than any since the biblical Flood felled more than 200 million trees over 850 square miles.
Cared to count the number of trees destroyed in alrge forst fires? Volcano's? The tsunami? Amazing as Tunguska was (it is said it did not get dark in Paris that night!), it was not like the end of the world...

And about all those fertility claims...

It happened in 1908. IN 1927, it still looked very dead there. NOwadays, it looks like any other forest in those areas, plus some rests of the burnt and fallen trees.

nice link in French (http://www.astrosurf.com/lombry/impacts-tunguska.htm)

Page one shows pictures of Tunguska today. (Le site aujourd'hui). Garden of Eden? Just the average forest expected to be found there.

btw page 3 shows a nice picture of where the halo was seen. Isn't it amazing? It certainly must have been an enormous blast and spectacle.

As for the site, pfffffffffff too bad some people buy the stories and the product...

Swift
2006-Apr-10, 06:53 PM
I visited Mount St. Helens (http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/) in about 1992, 12 years after the erruption. This image (http://www.globalforestscience.org/research/photo_gallery/Subalpine_Ecosystems/mt_st_helens.jpg) is a good example of how it looked then, flowers growing up through the ash and dead trees still lying around. I suspect it is a lot greener today - another example of nature coming back from a disaster. Maybe I should market the ash as a skin renewal product?

Donnie B.
2006-Apr-10, 10:33 PM
I visited Mount St. Helens (http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/) in about 1992, 12 years after the erruption. This image (http://www.globalforestscience.org/research/photo_gallery/Subalpine_Ecosystems/mt_st_helens.jpg) is a good example of how it looked then, flowers growing up through the ash and dead trees still lying around. I suspect it is a lot greener today - another example of nature coming back from a disaster. Maybe I should market the ash as a skin renewal product?Sure. You could mix it right into a soap. You could call it, oh, maybe... Lava (http://www.wd40.com/Brands/lava_faqs.html). :lol:

mike alexander
2006-Apr-11, 12:11 AM
Pyroclastic Beer


...go with the Flow...

Superluminal
2006-Apr-11, 02:23 AM
All the small towns in tornado alley could market their own tornado brew.
I guess it's safe to say that I'll never get to try Tunguska Blast, since it will probably never make it to the local Quickie Mart for .99 a bottle.

Swift
2006-Apr-11, 02:44 AM
All the small towns in tornado alley could market their own tornado brew.
I guess it's safe to say that I'll never get to try Tunguska Blast, since it will probably never make it to the local Quickie Mart for .99 a bottle.
Considering that it is water, it is safe to say that you have tasted it many thousands of time in your life. ;)

Superluminal
2006-Apr-11, 03:09 AM
Well, then I guess the next Mt. Dew I buy, I'll peel the label off, get a majic marker and write Tunguska Blast.

Gillianren
2006-Apr-11, 07:25 PM
Visions of Python bubbling up:

A jelly so horribly, awfully, incredibly bad they named it Painful Rectal Itch.

I'l bet if you employed the most horribly, awfully, incredibly unscrupulous marketeers, they could get people to buy something called Painful Rectal Itch.

That's not Python. That's SNL.

Cl1mh4224rd
2006-Apr-11, 09:34 PM
It would at least be nice if these testimonials had a bit of internal consistency...I mean, just how does an energy boost help you sleep?
The drink gives you the energy to sit straight up in bed, after realizing just how much you paid, with such speed that it causes an immediate blackout...

publiusr
2006-Apr-13, 06:07 PM
No--that's not the origin of the name.

If you drink it and break wind you blow down a whole forest.



Leave the drink alone and read these amusing books:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1840467282/qid=1144951389/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/103-0158062-9379055?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/103-0158062-9379055?%5Fencoding=UTF8&dym=0&search-type=ss&index=stripbooks%3Arelevance-above&field-keywords=Tunguska