Mars advert

 
  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:
What's the logic behind the ad for mars on the train in the snow

"The brakes are frozen
Get on top of the carriage
got to the engine
Cut the fluid line

You've got a Mars bar son".

What is a fluid line and if the brakes are frozen, how is cutting the fluid line going to help?

Or am I overthinking it perhaps?

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
What's the logic behind the ad for mars on the train in the snow

"The brakes are frozen
Get on top of the carriage
got to the engine
Cut the fluid line

You've got a Mars bar son".

What is a fluid line and if the brakes are frozen, how is cutting the fluid line going to help?

Or am I overthinking it perhaps?
"Calgully"


Since when does an ad for a sweet have to make any sense?
The target market wouldn't have a clue what made a train slow down!
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
There is no fluid in the brake line and in any event, why don't the engine crew go and do it ?

Silly ad.
  littleal9 Train Controller

Location: bellambi
why don't the engine crew go and do it ?

TheBlacksmith
It's obvious,................................ they don't have a Mars bar,  everybody knows you need a Mars bar to stop a runaway train.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
It's obvious,................................ they don't have a Mars bar,  everybody knows you need a Mars bar to stop a runaway train.
littleal9
haha, thats gold. Obviously we need to send Mars Inc. an email complaining because Armchair experts feel that the ad is bulls**t.

It wasn't made for gunzels!
  M636C Minister for Railways

The advertisement is obviously made in New Zealand and the mountaineer looks a lot like Sir Edmund Hillary.

There was a mountain climber who was trapped and lived on chocolate bars until rescue, so there is a reference to that in there somewhere.

I assume the reference is to cutting the train air line to apply the brakes.

But how climibing on the roof helps I can't imagine, although a few older car-vans in NZ had ends without end doors.

M636C
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
.....
It wasn't made for gunzels!
"LowndesJ515"


Exactly,
the message of this ad (as I read it) is You can do superhuman things if you eat a Mars bar

The train has nothing whatsoever to do with that message.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
the message of this ad (as I read it) is You can do superhuman things if you eat a Mars bar
Pressman
Which is (obviously) not true, so shouldn't they be sued for false advertising? Mr. Green
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
the message of this ad (as I read it) is You can do superhuman things if you eat a Mars bar
"pressman"

Which is (obviously) not true, so shouldn't they be sued for false advertising? Mr. Green
"Graham4405"


I fully agree, but when has there been any truth in advertising?
Maybe I should have said  the message of the ad Impys that!
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Maybe I should have said  the message of the ad Impys that!
Pressman
Or implies even... Wink
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
That too Smile
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Which is (obviously) not true, so shouldn't they be sued for false advertising? Mr. Green
Graham4405

No, you're allowed to make those sort of statements in adverts because it's quite obviously not true. There is a word for it but I've forgotten what it is.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
No, you're allowed to make those sort of statements in adverts because it's quite obviously not true. There is a word for it but I've forgotten what it is.
"Typhon"


That word would be Fiction .... an invented story or explanation; lie
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
There are no laws requiring truth in advertising, so what's the issue?
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
No, you're allowed to make those sort of statements in adverts because it's quite obviously not true. There is a word for it but I've forgotten what it is.
Typhon
Lies. Greed-inspired deceit is never a positive thing.
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
That word would be Fiction .... an invented story or explanation; lie
Pressman

Not really the word I was after, more along the lines of exaggeration or hyperbole.

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