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    Visa Olympics commercial

    I was watchin "Down to Earth" on TBS(for those of you who get that channel ando/or are are American) and commercial comes on, and it's some weird thing I was payin attention except like "where would you be without it" so they go through all thse sport clips of canoeing with no padddles, the runners with torch, tennis no rackets, running with no shoes, and boxing with no gloves, and near the end they shot this guy in a half-lunge just poking this guy about 5 times and he's standing there like "Duh...where'd my epee go?" I just think I'd share that becuase it was pretty funny.

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    Visa fencing... in the Athens airport.

    I took this picture at the airport. Doesn't it rock?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...a/p1010008.jpg

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    That picture does indeed rock.
    The solution to your problem is to fence another weapon.

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    Both that picture and that ad rock.

    I found myself watching the olympics, just so I could hope to see fencing in the ads.

    NBC! Look what you've brought me to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThornOfTheBlood
    ...near the end they shot this guy in a half-lunge just poking this guy about 5 times and he's standing there like "Duh...where'd my epee go?" I just think I'd share that becuase it was pretty funny.
    THAT'S the ad I've been trying to remember!! I saw it weeks ago but couldn't remember what it was for, tried to tell my husband about it but couldn't remember what the point (ahem) of the ad was. Was starting to wonder if it was one of those Toyota '25 years of ESPN' ads and I just forgot the 'other fencer' was really a pickup truck!

    Nice to know I haven't completely lost my mind (yet)...

    And Mr. Biggs, I must confess to pulling a coupon insert out of the Sunday paper yesterday to show my husband, not just because it had a fencer on it but because the bellguard was scarred up -- it was a real foil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VorpalCat
    And Mr. Biggs, I must confess to pulling a coupon insert out of the Sunday paper yesterday to show my husband, not just because it had a fencer on it but because the bellguard was scarred up -- it was a real foil!
    That was McDonalds.
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    yes. McDonalds... and if I'm not mistaken, it was an epee.

    Who is the fencer though???
    Last edited by Strytllr; 08-24-2004 at 12:17 AM.

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    It was a Foil. The blade was in the middle of the bellguard, and it was rectangular as opposed to Y-shaped.

    I scanned and saved that ad from McDonald's.

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    I stand corrected!

    Still want to know what fencer that is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeric
    It was a Foil. The blade was in the middle of the bellguard, and it was rectangular as opposed to Y-shaped.

    I scanned and saved that ad from McDonald's.
    Why don't you post the image so we can gave upon its glory.

    Wow, I never thought I would see the day that anything fencing related would be seen in a McDonald's advert.
    Fleche!! Fleche for fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moldystrawberry
    I took this picture at the airport. Doesn't it rock?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...a/p1010008.jpg
    Wow. That really rocks! For a fencing picture and all, that is... Nice work with it.
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    ads

    i loved both the ad and the picture. it's sad that's the most coverage that nbc seemed to give fencing though...i seriously die laughing every time i see the commercial though!

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