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April 16th, 2006

My Deodorant Spoke to Me

This past week, in a buying frenzy, I purchased Degree deodorant. Now, as you know, men’s deodorant is now not just a way to keep your underarms dry; it’s a way to express your masculinity. Somehow.

Anyway, I opened up a stick of Degree and was surprised to see lettering on top of the cake. It said, simply, “LIVE LIFE.” All caps.

The first thought that came to my mind was this. I have a feeling that the next stick of Degree will say “RELAX DON’T DO IT” or maybe “GET A WOMAN IN THE SACK” or “YOU’RE A MAN!!!!” or something similarly lame. In any case, it’s telling that Degree’s text-on-a-cake is about as important and lasting in my mind as a short-lived, oft-parodied 80s fashion trend.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday April 16, 2006 -- 1:47:24 pm
Maybe Degree was purchased by some Chinese company, and they're trying to edge their way into the fortune cookie market? It sure sounds like some of the fortunes I've gotten. "You will be happy at some point in your life". "You will eat a fortune cookie tonight".

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday April 16, 2006 -- 2:17:19 pm
I want mine to say "You smell pretty!"

FROM: Monica
DATE: Sunday April 16, 2006 -- 11:26:09 pm
for a while, there was a brand of --ok, I'll go easy on the guys--feminine products that had stuff on the paper you peel off... stuff like "drink lots of water to stay hydrated." It was weird.

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