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The Military-Commercial complex

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The Military-Commercial complex

Post by SolarMax » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:44 am

On one of those obscure cable channels I'd never looked at before, I saw a spot for "The Income Tax Admiral." So now, we've got The Admiral for tax help, The General for Auto insurance, and The Colonel for chicken. The Admiral is grade D crap animation, his "uniform" a cross between Uncle Sam and an officer in some unknown navy. Speaking of The General, that animated character's latest spot has Snoop Dogg driving the General around in his low rider. Does that make Snoop one of the "Joint Chiefs??" :lol:
What other military ranks are or could be connected to ads for other products or services?
No, "Sargent Appliance" doesn't count.



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:50 pm

Was the Tidy Bowl Man in some kind of Navy or Coast Guard?

Captain Crunch, (his real name is Horatio Nelson Crunch. It was Jeopardy Question.)



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by SolarMax » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:14 pm

How could I forget Captain Crunch!

Commodore Computer could have filled a slot in the ranks.



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by sfpcc » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:54 pm

Admiral Gas, (it's a regional chain. There's one in Lake Orion.)

Was the Old Spice Sailor part of some Merchant Marine Organization?



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by SolarMax » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:17 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Admiral Gas, (it's a regional chain. There's one in Lake Orion.)

Was the Old Spice Sailor part of some Merchant Marine Organization?
There was of course the old Admiral brand of radios and TVs.

"Old Spice means quality, said the Captain to the Bo'sun" only reference to rank in the old jingle. Sailing ships have always been their visual theme, with no specific military or commercial affiliations.



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by zzand » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:02 am

How about the General in the General Insurance commercials.



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by SolarMax » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:29 pm

zzand wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:02 am
How about the General in the General Insurance commercials.
Mentioned in the original post of this thread.



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Re: The Military-Commercial complex

Post by sfpcc » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:07 pm

The Crackerjack Sailor: He could have been a member of a navy, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine Organization, (I don't know a lot about this character other than he's been around a very long time.)



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