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Cat urine and feces? Really?

Nyleve Mar 28, 2011 01:44 PM

No come on. Who ok'd this one for Chowhound. Seriously. Look, I have a cat but when I'm reading about "deliciousness" I don't want to be confronted by this ad for deodorizing a litter box with baking soda. For baking, fine - why can't they advertise that use of the product instead?

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  1. BobB RE: Nyleve Mar 28, 2011 01:57 PM

    You really have to ask why that use? Because baking uses a spoonful at a time, deodorizing can use up a whole box at once. Use more, buy more.

    Haven't seen the ad you're talking about though.

    1. thew RE: Nyleve Mar 28, 2011 02:01 PM

      seriously? i couldnt care less one way or the other. it isn;t like they are taking actual cat shit and smearing it in my house.

      1. DuchessNukem RE: Nyleve Mar 28, 2011 03:53 PM

        I loaded this thread several times, and I checked on some other tabs I have open:

        cell phone ads (was googling a cellphone app this weekend)
        truck ad
        ad for the meat grinder I was looking at, from Cabela's
        frozen onion rings ad

        Haven't see the baking soda ad though. Have you been shopping for cat stuff recently? ;)

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        1. re: DuchessNukem
          Nyleve RE: DuchessNukem Mar 28, 2011 06:51 PM

          It was haunting me all afternoon but has disappeared now. No - haven't been shopping for any cat stuff at all.

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          small h RE: Nyleve Mar 28, 2011 06:32 PM

          <I don't want to be confronted by this ad for deodorizing a litter box with baking soda. >

          Yeah, well, no one wants to be confronted with any ads, really. But the interwebs have to make money somehow in order to provide you with your "deliciousness," and I'm guessing you aren't sending in monthly checks. I've gotten pretty good at averting my eyes; it's not a hard skill to master.

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          1. re: small h
            Nyleve RE: small h Mar 28, 2011 06:55 PM

            I'm quite prepared to tolerate ads that are somehow in keeping with the spirit of the site, but that one was just offensive. Food site - I can think of a dozen other ways to advertise that product here. I know it's about money, but I still think there can be some guidelines.

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              small h RE: Nyleve Mar 29, 2011 05:53 AM

              One person's offensive is another person's no big deal. And I'm looking at a Verizon ad right now; a few minutes ago it was a Dodge Ram ad. Neither has anything to do with food, just as the commercials during a basketball game often have nothing to do with sports.

              And take a quick scan of the avatars on Chowhound - I think there are cats in about 74% of them. This is probably an awesome place to reach people interested in keeping the litterbox springtime-fresh.

          2. CarrieWas218 RE: Nyleve Mar 29, 2011 07:48 AM

            Install an ad-blocker.... *poof* No more issues!

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              junescook RE: CarrieWas218 Mar 29, 2011 08:59 AM

              I was going to say -- what ads are people talking about???

              Btw, Darcy (my avatar de jour) loves to eat snow, and she has the most beautiful eyes, no?

              1. re: junescook
                Lizard RE: junescook Mar 29, 2011 12:56 PM

                Ha! Same here-- not eating snow, but rather, not seeing the the ads. I've had adblock for so long that sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't remove it to see what's going on and upsetting the people.

            2. Jay F RE: Nyleve Mar 29, 2011 08:30 AM

              I was more offended by the ads for Febreze. Not only do such white-trash-aspirational potions reek, they're more toxic than cigarettes. I haven't seen ads for kitty litter.

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              1. re: Jay F
                linguafood RE: Jay F Mar 29, 2011 08:36 AM

                After gigging at a smoky bar for 3+ hours, febreze is GREAT if you don't want to launder your entire outfit. And no, I don't inhale it. Febreze, that is.

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                Nyleve RE: Nyleve Mar 30, 2011 06:53 AM

                Interestingly enough, since I posted that mini-rant, I have never seen the banner ad again. So there you go. A wasted rant.

                As for cats, dogs, etc., I would be willing to bet that I can beat anyone hands-down in the number and sheer range of pets that have lived in my home over the past 30 years. Trust me, nothing can out-stink a free-range ferret living in the sofa. So I'm not a finicky person in that respect. I just found the above ad kind of turned my stomach when I was reading food-related posts. But never mind now - I'm over it.

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