Marketers often have to come up with creative ways to gain a competitive advantage and sell T.S.O.C.â€”the same old crap. This requires repackaging common ingredients and giving them new (and newly trademarked) names and identities. Are they insulting our intelligence with their duplicity or does this type of marketing really work? If youâ€™ve purchased the following products, you may have to side with the latter.
With all the fuss Certs made about its fabulously unique ingredientâ€”Retsynâ€”which none of the other lowly breath mints contain, one would assume it was damn worth it. But alas, a few investigative clicks yields an ingredient list for Retsyn that is less spectacular and more mundane: copper gluconate (the green specks), hydrogenated cottonseed oil, and flavoring. There is no such chemical as Retsynâ€”itâ€™s a mere conglomerate of every day ingredients.
There you have it, the single most profound expression of your love and superiority over token ring in a $175 package. Presumably, these Ethernet rings come in both straight-through and cross-over pin-outs for traditional and same-sex nerding.
(I missed Twin Peaks the first time around…. Ah, thank you dvds for giving me a second chance)