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Know your market [Sep. 27th, 2005|08:53 am]
Zoethe
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Today's advertising lesson. From an e-newsletter I receive weekly:

DIPPIN' DOTS available at Chagrin, Tower City and Solon Cinemas!

Cheesecake and Tiramisu available at the Cedar Lee Theatre!


Now, kids, let's see if you can guess which of these shows the major Hollywood releases, and which shows indie and foreign films!
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[User Picture]From: sneakingyoda
2005-09-27 12:58 pm (UTC)
*raises and waves her hand* I don't care whats showing. Can I go to the one with the cheesecake?
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[User Picture]From: fionnbharro
2005-09-27 12:59 pm (UTC)
Let me Guess: "Dippin' Dots Available" is the Indie Student film, right?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 01:01 pm (UTC)
I'll give you another hint: only one of them serves wine as well.
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[User Picture]From: itches
2005-09-27 01:26 pm (UTC)
That's a bit risky. Do "Dippin' Dots" go with wine?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Do they make freeze-dried wine?
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[User Picture]From: itches
2005-09-27 02:01 pm (UTC)
This was the best I could find. You can tell it's a quality product by the cartoon pictures.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 02:04 pm (UTC)
That's vaguely terrifying.
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[User Picture]From: itches
2005-09-27 02:11 pm (UTC)
It takes a while though, it might be easier just to buy grape juice and then add vodka
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[User Picture]From: sylphon
2005-09-27 01:02 pm (UTC)
course given the price to satisfaction ratio, dippin' dots come in sorely lacking when compared to tiramisu
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[User Picture]From: leila82
2005-09-27 01:06 pm (UTC)
mmmm dippin' dots. MMMM TIRAMISU!! Tiramisu wins.
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[User Picture]From: aehallh
2005-09-27 01:07 pm (UTC)
And, somewhat unrelated, I gave a little squee when seeing this. I have so few friends outside my household that live in the area on LJ, that seeing familiar placenames just...makes me squee. *lol*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have that same reaction.
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2005-09-27 01:14 pm (UTC)
dippin' dots is the hollywood releases. commercialism plus the less sophisticated crowd plus 3 theatres wouldn't be showing the indie/foreign films.
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2005-09-27 01:15 pm (UTC)
so, of course, cedar lee theatre has the tiramisu & cheesecake.
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2005-09-27 01:16 pm (UTC)
& indie/foreign films-- gah!
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[User Picture]From: sneakingyoda
2005-09-27 01:19 pm (UTC)
I tended to think of it in age groups.

Dippin Dots= Childrens.
Cheese cake and Tiramisu= Not so much Childrens. (Though I sure they would love it.)
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[User Picture]From: sylphon
2005-09-27 01:20 pm (UTC)
Ahh but dippin' dots makes cheesecake flavored dippin' dots!
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[User Picture]From: sneakingyoda
2005-09-27 01:26 pm (UTC)
Oh the mind conumdrum!
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2005-09-27 01:24 pm (UTC)
ah ok. that too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 01:20 pm (UTC)
I think you were taking the quiz way too seriously. [g]
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2005-09-27 01:23 pm (UTC)
me? nevar! :-)

actually, i kept looking at the question & realised i hadn't exactly answered it.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-09-27 07:24 pm (UTC)
Colonel Mustard, in the lobby, with Dippin' Dots.

Got it!
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[User Picture]From: lysana
2005-09-27 08:02 pm (UTC)
A use for Dippin' Dots at last. Good show.
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2005-09-27 01:26 pm (UTC)
Tiramisu is foreign. Ergo, the Cedar Lee Theatre is the foreign/indi movie house.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 01:32 pm (UTC)
Excellent logic!
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2005-09-27 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm good at deduction.

I coulda been a deductive with a badge and all that...
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2005-09-27 01:41 pm (UTC)
Major Hollywood is the one that serves dippin' dots.

Cheesecake, et al. is the foreign and indie film.

Actually, it's pretty easy. Houston has had a dippin' dot MACHINE in at least one Tinseltown theater since at least 2001.

Stein Auf!
Bridget
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
It wasn't so much that I thought anyone would have trouble with the answers; I was merely amused by the juxtaposition.
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[User Picture]From: gentleman_lech
2005-09-27 01:57 pm (UTC)
But what about someone like me who would want cheesecake with his Hollywood film? I represent an entire market they're ignoring!

And Dippin' Dots are a reason to stay away from someplace. I tried them once. Never again.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 02:03 pm (UTC)
Agreed, but the plebs would smear cheesecake all over the seats - that just won't do.

;-)
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From: shadowkat01
2005-09-27 02:09 pm (UTC)
Which postulates that they -won't- smear the dipping dots? *grins* They'd smear anything you give them.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 02:22 pm (UTC)
Dippin' Dots are at least encapsulated. In theory.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-09-27 07:25 pm (UTC)
Some of the Hollywood films come with enough cheese as it is. You could try making a cake out of it, I suppose...
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[User Picture]From: gentleman_lech
2005-09-27 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of the smelly cheeses. Nor most Hollywood films, as it turns out. Perhaps it's coincidence. Perhaps not.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 04:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's tasy enough to go to waist.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-27 04:17 pm (UTC)
My heroine, role model, and girl-crush, all rolled into one.
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[User Picture]From: cath555
2005-09-27 10:06 pm (UTC)
but can't you get cheesecake and tiramisu dippin' dots?
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