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Since: 10.1.02
From: Tennessee

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#1 Posted on
I am majoring in entertainment marketing at MTSU (the Vols are going down Saturday). On Tuesdays and Thursdays I have marketing 3900, which is promotions. The marketing department is horribly understaffed right now, and many of the classes are double sized. This one has around 90 students. Today we were discussing tasteless ads and ethics in advertising. The professor has been saving up some pretty awful print ads over time, and today she brought them to show us. Most of them used nudity or sex to sell a product that had nothing to do with that. Some of them didn’t seem too awful to me, while others were disturbing. At any rate, she had her top three least tasteful ads of all time with her. I honestly can’t remember #3. Before she showed number two, she asked if there were any wrestling fans in the room. I was one of two people who raised a hand. She put the WWF name out there, and everyone knew who that was. She took the time to explain the Wildlife vs. Wrestling lawsuit and how it was now WWE. Anyway, then she showed the ad. It was Val Venis, with the, “Cocked, Locked, and ready to Unload” slogan advertising for WWE Saturday nights. I think the show was Shotgun. She commented that it would have been number one but you pretty much expect that sort of thing from WWE. Either way, I kinda wished I hadn’t raised my hand as a wrestling fan. Oh well. I guess there is no point to this, just thought I’d share.

Oh and number one? A mother in her bra and panties, nursing her baby, mouth open, eyes half shut with the caption, “When a kiss isn’t just a kiss.” I forget what the product was, I think it may have been perfume.
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Since: 17.6.02
From: Miami, Florida

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#2 Posted on
Oh, how I wish they'd give at least ONE mention of wrestling at MY college. (sigh)



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Since: 19.1.02
From: Minnesota

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#3 Posted on
One of the more respected professors at my university (he's now retired), used to mention WCW (and occasionally WW(F)E). I had him for Journalism and two questions on the test were wrestling questions. I was the happiest man on Earth at that moment...two questions I actually knew I knew the answer to!

For the record:

T/F WWF RAW is the top rated cable program on Turner Network Television (This was 1999).

Which program is directly effected by Viacom's merger with Paramount?

a. E.R. b. The Simpsons
c. WWF Smackdown d. Jerry Springer



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Sujuk








Since: 27.6.02

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#4 Posted on
At college, during a lecture on African society based on Achebe's book Things Fall Apart, the professor was saying how the main character Okonkwo was famous and powerful, etc. etc. by comparing Okonkwo to famous people. The professor was like, "Oknonkwo is like Tyson, Lewis, Fraiser, Foreman, or even like the Rock!"



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DMC
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Since: 8.1.02
From: Modesto, CA

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#5 Posted on
Oh my I would have FREAKED if Prof. Ahonotu at CSU Stanislaus would have mentioned the Rock while talking about Things Fall Apart. I took a whole class on Achebe's books from him.

I guess Okonkwo's son who abandoned the village for the missionaries would have been the "heel who turns and joins the stable."

For the record, I will be teaching my first class at a private college soon and I may try to work one or two wrestling references in there for you guys. I'll keep you informed on any reactions I get.
DMC

(edited by DMC on 5.9.02 1214)


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Mr Shh
Toulouse








Since: 9.1.02
From: Bergen County, NJ

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#6 Posted on
None of my professors ever mentioned wrestling. But in every class that required a huge research paper or presentation, I did them on wrestling, just to see if I could. I ended up doing one for my risk management, business law, marketing, management and even intro to theater classes. The problem is, when the floor was opened up to questions, I'd get questions that would have nothing to do with the subject. Twice, someone asked if wrestlers really bled.
Parts Unknown
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Since: 2.1.02
From: Darkenwood

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#7 Posted on
Last semester, my cultural anthropology instructor assigned the class to find and join and Internet community and write about its lingo, norms, members, laws, collective interests, demographics, etc.

Guess which online community I wrote about? ;-)



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Grimis
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Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29

    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    Last semester, my cultural anthropology instructor assigned the class to find and join and Internet community and write about its lingo, norms, members, laws, collective interests, demographics, etc.

    Guess which online community I wrote about? ;-)



Basket-weaving?
Torchslasher
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Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
At my college in Virginia, I was a Communications major. During one class about symbols and non-verbal communicating, the instructor started talking about wrestling. The next class, he actually had us watch the Marty Janetty/Shawn Michaels Royal Rumble 93 match. We had to notice the symbols that told you about the wrestlers. We noted the all white getup that Marty had on, which told us that he was the hero in this story.

Of course, most of my fellow students just laughed at the show, and I had to keep my mouth shut and not admit that they were slandering my national pasttime. Later, I did get to write a longer paper about this subject, so I was especially happy to have a paper I actually WANTED to write for once.

Thank God the class didn't know that Marty and Shawn were both probably hammered during that match.



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Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

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#10 Posted on

    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by Parts Unknown
      Last semester, my cultural anthropology instructor assigned the class to find and join and Internet community and write about its lingo, norms, members, laws, collective interests, demographics, etc.

      Guess which online community I wrote about? ;-)



    Basket-weaving?



I didn't realize there was an online basket-weaving communtity. Jackass.



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Andouille








Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

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#11 Posted on
Cool story - my roommate was taking a Princeton Review course for the LSAT. He logged onto their site and clicked on a message board.

Apparently one of the threads had the subject line, "Is anyone else stoked about 'Invasion?'"

He said there were a ton of replies.



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