In May 2006, in promotion of the Texas Double Whopper, Burger King released a campaign called the “Manthem” which parodies Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman. It depicts a man and his girlfriend at a fancy restaurant. Disappointed by the meager portions he is served, the man bursts into song, expressing his desire for a Texas Double Whopper, in place of what he deems “chick food.”
“I Am Woman” is a song cowritten by Helen Reddy and singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Burton and performed by Reddy. Released in its most well-known version in 1972, the song became an enduring anthem for the womenâ€™s liberation movement.
Hai Karate was a budget aftershave on sale in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 1960s and the 1970s, and derives its notability from its position as an icon of nostalgia. As a unique marketing ploy, in the early days each bottle of Hai Karate came with a small self-defense instruction booklet, to help wearers defend themselves against women.
In folk-magic and witchcraft, a poppet is a doll made to represent a person, for casting spells on that person (such as healing, fertility, or binding spells). These dolls may be fashioned from such materials as a carved root, grain or corn shafts, a fruit, paper, wax, a potato, clay, branches, or cloth stuffed with herbs. The intention is that whatever actions are performed upon the effigy will be transferred to the subject. This use of poppets is known as “image magic”. They are also known as Poppits and Pippies. Sometimes these dolls are mistakenly called “voodoo dolls”.
[Michelob] takes its name from a speciality beer developed by Adolphus Busch in 1896 as a “draught beer for connoisseurs”. The early 21st century saw in the U.S. a demand for diet beer similar to that of the early 1970s, and in 2002 the Michelob line responded with the introduction of Michelob Ultra, advertised as being low in carbohydrates. Later Michelob Ultra Amber, a darker, more flavorful beer, was added to this sub-line.
‘Touch football‘ is a version of American football originally developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1940’s in which the players “tackle” the individual carrying the ball only by touching him [or her] with one or two hands, based on whether one is playing the one-hand touch or two-hand touch variety, as opposed to tackling him bodily to the ground or forcing a knee to touch the ground, as is normal in traditional rules versions of the game.
Super Bowl XL was the 40th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on February 5, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, following the 2005 regular season.
Super Bowl commercials are high-profile advertisements which air during the Super Bowl. Thirty seconds of advertising time cost $2.6 million due to the extremely large audience, typically over 90 million viewers.
In addition to alcoholic beverages, Molson owns a 20% stake in the Montreal Canadiens, who historically have been the NHL’s most successful hockey team. They also sponsor the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings.
[Alan] Shepard smuggled a makeshift six iron golf club and two golf balls to the moon on Apollo 14, and took several swings (one-handed, due to the limited flexibility of the EVA suit). He exuberantly, and somewhat whimsically, exclaimed that the second ball went “miles and miles and miles” in the lunar gravity, but later estimated it actually went 200 to 400 yards (180 to 365 meters).
A&W [Root Beer] was first brewed in June 1919, in Lodi, California by Roy Allen. Allen sold the nickel root beer at a roadside stand at a parade for returning World War I veterans. Along with partner Frank Wright, Allen began A&W Restaurants, giving the root beer its name as well as eventually selling other food. At some A&W Restaurants the root beer is still prepared fresh, this accounting for the fact that the taste varies at each restaurant.
Mr. T was once reported to be earning around $80,000 a week for his role in The A-Team and getting $15,000 for personal appearances, but by the end of the 1990s, he was appearing only in the occasional commercial, largely because of health problems.