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Old 01-07-2019, 08:43 AM
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Fiji Water Girl: Star of the Golden Globes

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0733528343f1b

Fiji Water Girl is my new hero.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:41 AM
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Not mine.

I wouldn't be surprised if the HuffPo article was paid for by Fiji Water. (there I said the name. I guess they win.) Manufactured fake advertising.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:41 AM
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Wow, that's disappointing. I was expecting some sort of humanoid water elemental, or possibly a waterbender, from Fiji, not an ordinary mundane human hawking Fiji brand water. Clever marketing, and I'm sure the model earned her pay that day, but not really all that impressive.

And as a pet peeve of mine, incidentally, she's not a "girl", at least judging by the pictures. She looks to be in her 20s or so, and is therefore a woman.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:47 AM
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Fiji water girl! Fiji water girl! They've given you a bottle, I know they've taken away your name.
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And as a pet peeve of mine, incidentally, she's not a "girl", at least judging by the pictures. She looks to be in her 20s or so, and is therefore a woman.

So are you language proscripitivist on other words, or just this one?
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I don’t give a damn what she’s selling. I applaud her for ruining all those photos of movie actors at a doofus event like the GG.
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Wow, that's disappointing. I was expecting some sort of humanoid water elemental, or possibly a waterbender
“Waterbender?” Whassat?

You mean, like Fluid Man from The Impossibles?
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:19 AM
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Wow, that's disappointing. I was expecting some sort of humanoid water elemental, or possibly a waterbender, from Fiji, not an ordinary mundane human hawking Fiji brand water. Clever marketing, and I'm sure the model earned her pay that day, but not really all that impressive.

And as a pet peeve of mine, incidentally, she's not a "girl", at least judging by the pictures. She looks to be in her 20s or so, and is therefore a woman.
My boys agree with you.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:30 AM
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“Waterbender?” Whassat?

You mean, like Fluid Man from The Impossibles?
As in, the characters with powers over the elements from the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:44 AM
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Or more generally, someone waving their arms around and telekinetically controlling water. The red-haired lady in Aquaman did it, too.

Darren Garrison, my objection to calling adult women "girls" is not because it's in some sense linguistically incorrect, but because it's sexist. But it certainly doesn't help that it sometimes impedes meaning.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:50 AM
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And as a pet peeve of mine, incidentally, she's not a "girl", at least judging by the pictures. She looks to be in her 20s or so, and is therefore a woman.
So are you language proscripitivist on other words, or just this one?
I was corrected in college for referring in verbal conversation to a particular female student (I think a junior or senior) as a "girl". Since then, I've tried not to do that. Certainly I don't hear young adult men being referred to as "boys" nearly as frequently, so I think this is a legitimate complaint.
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I was corrected in college for referring in verbal conversation to a particular female student (I think a junior or senior) as a "girl". Since then, I've tried not to do that. Certainly I don't hear young adult men being referred to as "boys" nearly as frequently, so I think this is a legitimate complaint.

My mother called every male short of around 50 a boy--I cringed with the prospect of her calling an adult black male that with people not understanding the context (and she was utterly oblivious of the reasons doing so might be a problem.)



Spinoff thread here.
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Fiji water girl! Fiji water girl! They've given you a bottle, I know they've taken away your name.
Since the 'Dope doesn't have a LIKE button, this most must be manually acknowledged. Good job.
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“Waterbender?” Whassat?

You mean, like Fluid Man from The Impossibles?
The Impossibles?

My God, but you're old.

Of course, I immediately got it, which makes me hopelessly old, too.


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https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p...TheImpossibles
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Coming to Halloween in 2019, sexy Fiji Water Girl costumes.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:38 PM
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The Impossibles?

My God, but you're old.

Of course, I immediately got it, which makes me hopelessly old, too.
Well, I was five when it first aired. Of course I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

“But NOT....the ORIGINAL!”
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Breaking news: her name is Kelleth Cuthbert, which only goes to prove that you shouldn'th name stomeone whilth your mouph isth full.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:18 PM
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CalMeacham, I've taken the liberty of fixing your Wikipedia link. Unfortunately, the automatic URL parser here tends to choke on URLs ending in a parenthesis, which is common for Wikipedia links.

Now I'm wondering, did Fiji specifically ask that their bottle-hander-outers try to photobomb the celebrities, and Ms. Cuthbert just did a very good job of what she was being paid to do, or did she decide on her own that it'd be a positive career move for her? Either way, I'm sure that both she and Fiji are happy about the outcome.
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Fiji is thrilled, I'm sure. Learn more about Fiji and the horrible people who own it here:

The Dollop #356: The Resnicks - Water Monsters

(spoiler: billionaires are killing California to sell pistachios. The Resnicks use more water than every home in Los Angeles and San Francisco's bay area combined.)
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:29 PM
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Wow, looks like the Golden Globes are taking cues from Nascar's winners circle and American Idol. The oh-so-carefully placed beverage in the background/foreground shots.
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There were also Moet & Chandon bottles prominently on every table, and one presenter (can't remember who) walked out with a Moet & Chandon glass in his hand.
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I was watching MMA with some friends, and the fight ring had a couple of ladies prominently placed behind the announcer while all the speaking was going on, and the ladies were diligently shifting their position to stay centered in the frame with their logoed … shirts? Sports bras? Tube tops? Whatever they were wearing.


Because this one woman was the only one getting seen, she was either the lucky one placed in the right spot on the red carpet, or it was very strategic thinking on her part.
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Wow, that's disappointing. I was expecting some sort of humanoid water elemental, or possibly a waterbender, from Fiji, not an ordinary mundane human hawking Fiji brand water. Clever marketing, and I'm sure the model earned her pay that day, but not really all that impressive.
I know! At least call her a Fiji Mermaid.
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...billionaires are killing California to sell pistachios. The Resnicks use more water than every home in Los Angeles and San Francisco's bay area combined.
I have never had Fiji Water, and don't like pistachios, but this claim seems utterly, totally impossible to me.
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Coming to Halloween in 2019, sexy Fiji Water Girl costumes.
Basically you just show up naked and wet.
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Or wearing a long frilly blue dress.
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The Impossibles?

My God, but you're old.

Of course, I immediately got it, which makes me hopelessly old, too.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Im...es_(TV_series)

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p...TheImpossibles
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Fiji is thrilled, I'm sure. Learn more about Fiji and the horrible people who own it here:

The Dollop #356: The Resnicks - Water Monsters

(spoiler: billionaires are killing California to sell pistachios. The Resnicks use more water than every home in Los Angeles and San Francisco's bay area combined.)
I take anything from the Dollop podcast with a heavy grain of salt. I've listened to enough episodes to hear them come up with very unresearched conclusions some of the time, to the point I've made 3-4 topics on this board about conclusions they somehow came to that apparently everyone else here thinks was BS too.
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Fiji water is the best tasting water I have ever tried.
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Jamie Lee Curtis is (to put it mildly) NOT a fan.
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Be a damned shame if a Hollywood awards show was ever tainted by blatant promotion.
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I take anything from the Dollop podcast with a heavy grain of salt. I've listened to enough episodes to hear them come up with very unresearched conclusions some of the time, to the point I've made 3-4 topics on this board about conclusions they somehow came to that apparently everyone else here thinks was BS too.
Meet the California Couple Who Uses More Water Than Every Home in Los Angeles Combined:

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The Resnicks have amassed this empire by following a simple agricultural precept: Crops need water. Having shrewdly maneuvered the backroom politics of California’s byzantine water rules, they are now thought to consume more of the state’s water than any other family, farm, or company. They control more of it in some years than what’s used by the residents of Los Angeles and the entire San Francisco Bay Area combined.
And because of their thirst for water, parts of California are sinking, up to a half-inch a month, as the groundwater is pumped out from beneath it.
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Are we sure that's not just a cardboard cutout? Because she seems to have exactly one facial expression.
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