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'Instant Family' Will Pull Your Heartstrings in a Good Way

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What started as an older man’s joke about wanting to adopt a five-year-old instead of starting from scratch, Instant Family was inspired by writer and director Sean Anders’ real-life family. Pete (Mark Wahlberg) “accidentally” makes the joke to his wife Ellie (Rose Byrne) not wanting to be become that “old dad” everyone knows and before you know it, the two are traveling down to road toward foster care adoptions. After numerous classes taught by two caseworkers (Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro), the two meet three kids at a “foster fair” gathering. Lizzy (Isabela Moner) is the 15-year-old older sister who has protectively looked after her younger siblings Juan (Gustavo Quiroz) and Lita (Julianna Gamiz) while their mother has been incarcerated. She’s a tough cookie with trust issues. Juan is both accident prone and highly sensitive and Lita is super sweet as long as she gets to eat potato chips at every meal. Almost overnight they become an “instant family” and everything g…

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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