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Topic # 196482 1-Jun-2016 20:10
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Tonight it was more "Stuff" like

 

 

 

The Suzanne Paul ad where they drop a bowling ball onto a Bambillo pillow. And the fresh egg underneath is not broken.

 

Fair Go tried and failed every time, then tainted the ad as it being misleading. 

 

Now, I'm not a physicist, but I'm site many of us have seen where eggs can support weight, and/or are strong. Due to the shape and support that it provides.

 

They took the issue to the brand owners who demonstrated and it was fine. Fair Go had a go there and it was fine.

 

How? The ad had the egg on a padded cushion. Its firm, and straight. It clearly allows more of the egg to absorb the weight .

 

Fair Go's own test were all on hard surfaces, even though the ad was on a flat cushion.

 

Come on Fair Go, enough of that.

 

 

 

Note that if you lay out x amount of eggs, about a door size, place a hard flat surface on them, you can stand on it and break no eggs. 

 

They all can take a certain amount of weight, X number of eggs = bit more than the weight standing on them. The ad allows a lot of the egg shell to

 

be pressured by the cushion and pillow, spreading the weight

 

 


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  Reply # 1563860 1-Jun-2016 20:20
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Did they do the one with the gymnast?

I nearly posted to Geekzone when I saw it : )

Stack of *empty* cocktail glasses on normal bed, gymnast jumps on bed, glasses fall.

Stack of *full* cocktail glasses, gymnast jumps on super Susanne Paul mattress topper bed, glasses remain upright but only just. Holy substitution Batman! Yay for liquid used as shock absorber!

Also - how many takes?

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  Reply # 1563862 1-Jun-2016 20:27
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Surely the egg shouldn't have been in a sealed snap lock bag either.




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  Reply # 1563863 1-Jun-2016 20:29
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gzt: Did they do the one with the gymnast?

I nearly posted to Geekzone when I saw it : )

Stack of *empty* cocktail glasses on normal bed, gymnast jumps on bed, glasses fall.

Stack of *full* cocktail glasses, gymnast jumps on super Susanne Paul mattress topper bed, glasses remain upright but only just. Holy substitution Batman! Yay for liquid used as shock absorber!

Also - how many takes?

 

Nice!

 

They I think tried it a few times in the studio or some guys house.

 

Did it three or so times at the brand owners premises. The reason I posted is the attitude. Stuff like. Looking to nail someone for a news story. 


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  Reply # 1563938 2-Jun-2016 06:14
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I no longer watch fairgo when their presenters started advertising products, which in my view gives that product they endorse a degree integrity from the show.

 

Bad form really.


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  Reply # 1563942 2-Jun-2016 06:35
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dickytim:

I no longer watch fairgo when their presenters started advertising products, which in my view gives that product they endorse a degree integrity from the show.


Bad form really.


Please supply an example.
If you're referring to the carpet ads, that started after he left fairgo.




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  Reply # 1563958 2-Jun-2016 08:08
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andrewNZ:
dickytim:

 

I no longer watch fairgo when their presenters started advertising products, which in my view gives that product they endorse a degree integrity from the show.

 

 

 

Bad form really.

 


Please supply an example.
If you're referring to the carpet ads, that started after he left fairgo.

 

Doesn't Pippa sell women's magazines :-)





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I don't understand how the egg not breaking when the bowling ball hits makes it a better pillow to sleep on in the first place.


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To coin the modern phrase 'This show is no longer relevant'.

 

 

 

Have watched it for many years but now considering switching off.  Filled with their personal cursades about Sugar every week.. pointless timing to put together kitset furniture every weeks.  Tests of stuff that proves nothing (Fuel economy, pillows).  If you're lucky, maybe one semi interesting story within the 30 minutes.     The show has seriously gone off track since Kevin Milne left.





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Fair Go used to be really entertaining and interesting.

 

Several years ago it went off a cliff. These days it is usually the show people winge to about something absolutely pathetic to get on TV and get a resolution in their favour.

 

 


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  Reply # 1563985 2-Jun-2016 09:42
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Fair Go used to be really entertaining and interesting.


Several years ago it went off a cliff. These days it is usually the show people winge to about something absolutely pathetic to get on TV and get a resolution in their favour.


 



Maybe it's produced by the 'Neighbours At War' crew. :)




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I gave up on Fair Go several years back after TVNZ turned it into an low rent entertainment show.

 

Saw 5 mins last week with an ex-bachelor contestant assembling a flat pack piece of furniture in what looked like some sort of time clock contest for minor celebs.

 

Really?

 

I checked the programme guide and, yes, it was Fair Go, apparently.

 

Sigh.


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  Reply # 1563990 2-Jun-2016 09:47
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Surely the program editor would not run the story if it did not actually work?

 

I can understand how the concept got into the planning and so on, but if they do it and find that in essence the ad is not misleading, why put the piece to air at all?






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  Reply # 1564032 2-Jun-2016 09:58
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The same occurred last week with a car who's brakes 'apparently failed' although independant checks by AA showed nothing wrong with the brakes and no indication they had failed.  Fair Go ran with the story anyway and challenged the seller over selling a vechile with faulty brakes.





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  Reply # 1564048 2-Jun-2016 10:23
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geek4me:

 

I don't understand how the egg not breaking when the bowling ball hits makes it a better pillow to sleep on in the first place.

 

 

You can keep your egg under your pillow, for an easy breakfast in bed on these frosty mornings.


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  Reply # 1564050 2-Jun-2016 10:25
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As I got older I realised that a lot of it was common sense or just required some thought.  It's probably good for stupid people though. Meets a need.


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