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In 'Schland, advertising either must contain a notice that it is advertising, or on public TV at least, is shown demarked by a notice that what follows i advertising, and also notices the end of the advertising period.

i think, i don't watch much TV.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 02:53:30 PM EST
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Wow, I didn't know that either, since I've either avoided or muted it... and, of course, my Deutsche isn't so gut, either.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 03:03:33 PM EST
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Cheeses, three "either's" in one sentence. I'm blaming the wine.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 03:04:17 PM EST
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We have two minds - might as well use them ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 03:09:11 PM EST
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Must be why I am so often of two minds.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 at 12:33:16 AM EST
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Throw in a couple of ORs and you've programmed a computer!

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 03:46:08 PM EST
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Here's the old animated ZDF Mainzelmännchen. Ask your SO about the change to the new ones in 2003/4? They were used to demark advertising during at least prime time. There are more modern animations now.

i always thought it was way cool that this society made sure to let people know that what followed on the TV was advertising.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 04:20:28 PM EST
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