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'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

MOVIE REVIEW
Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

Pop Quiz - Slogans and Taglines

 POP QUIZ 

“Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride.” We've all heard the saying and probably have even said it a few times too. But did you know that it originally came from a marketing campaign for a commonly-used product that is still used today by millions of people?

This Pop Quiz is a jumble of slogans and phrases used in advertising including magazine, radio and TV ads over the years. The products in question range from fast food places to board games, from shampoos to breakfast cereal. To add difficulty, some logos are the brand's current ones while others are from a few years back.



“Ancient Chinese secret, huh?”     “Pretty sneaky Sis.”     “Try it. You’ll like it.”
“Edgar, this is you tummy speaking.”     “Where’s the beef?”     “Betcha can’t eat just one.”
“It’s manly, but I like it too.”     “Mmmm…good cracker!”    “I’m the sole surviver!”     
"Jim never has seconds of my coffee..."     “The taste is going to move you.”
“We do it all for you.”     “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”     “You’re soaking in it.”
“Wassup?”     “…And they told two friends and so on and so on and so on…”
 “Think different.”     “Obey Your Thirst.”     “Life’s Messy. Clean It Up.”
“Fill It To the Rim.”     “It just tastes better.”     “Get Your Own Box.“Look, Ma, no cavities!”     “My wife, I think I’ll keep her.”     “Kid tested. Mother approved.”     “Hey, Mikey...he likes it!”
“Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride.”     “The flavor says butter.”     "Invent."
“Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.”     “The Uncola.”     “Stronger than dirt.”
“Sorry Charlie.”     “The breakfast of champions.”


“Ancient Chinese secret, huh?” (Calgon)   “Pretty sneaky Sis.” (Stay Alive)   “Try it. You’ll like it." (Alka-Seltzer)   “Edgar, this is you tummy speaking.” (Malt-O-Meal)   “Where’s the beef?” (Wendy's)  “Betcha can’t eat just one.” (Lay's)   “It’s manly, but I like it too.” (Irish Spring)   “Mmmm…good cracker!” (Ritz)   “I’m the sole survivor!” (Stay Alive)   "Jim never has seconds of my coffee..." (Yuban)   “The taste is going to move you.” (Juicy Fruit)   “We do it all for you.” (McDonald's)   “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.” (Pantene)   “You’re soaking in it.” (Palmolive)   “Wassup?” (Budweiser) “…And they told two friends and so on and so on and so on…” (Faberge Organics)   “Think different.” (Apple)   “Obey Your Thirst.” (Sprite)   “Life’s Messy. Clean It Up.” (Bissell)   “Fill It To the Rim.” (Brim)   “It just tastes better.” (Burger King)   “Get Your Own Box." (Cheez It)   "Look, Ma, no cavities!” (Crest)   “My wife, I think I’ll keep her.” (Geritol)   “Kid tested. Mother approved.” (Kix)   “Hey, Mikey...he likes it!” (Life)   “Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride.” (Listerine)   "Invent." (Hewlett Packard)   “Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.” (Secret)   “The Uncola.” (7-Up)   “Stronger than dirt.” (Ajax)   “Sorry Charlie.” (Star Kist)   “The breakfast of champions.” (Wheaties)

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