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    Ridin' South Cackalacky dahut's Avatar
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    Oh those wacky Dutch - -

    HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened on November 4, 1926, in Amsterdam. Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands.

    Take a look at HEMA's product page - just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens... DON'T click on any of the items in the picture, just wait...

    This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programmer.

    Click below....


    http://producten.hema.nl/
    "Watch out for giants; they are boorish fools with tongues wagging, drunk upon their own words.
    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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    That's neat. Too bad Target can't come up with something as creative.

    I would buy something from that store whether I needed it or not.
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    haha that's cute!

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    Did you notice what they call a portable radio in Dutch?

    Ghettoblaster!

    Did you notice what womens pantyhose was called in Dutch?

    damespanty!

    Oh those Dutch.

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    coolness

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    Zeer goed uitgevoerd

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    Ridin' South Cackalacky dahut's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    That's neat. Too bad Target can't come up with something as creative.

    I would buy something from that store whether I needed it or not.
    Me too.Target, and all of American retailing for that matter, has to be serious about making money. The leaders at HEMA most likely have it figured out that people are gonna spend thier money anyway, on the stuff they need - so why not lighten up a little? The customer is bound to like it and so be a more loyal customer.
    "Watch out for giants; they are boorish fools with tongues wagging, drunk upon their own words.
    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dahut View Post
    HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened on November 4, 1926, in Amsterdam. Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands.

    Take a look at HEMA's product page - just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens... DON'T click on any of the items in the picture, just wait...


    This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programmer.

    Click below....


    http://producten.h ema.nl/
    and an unimaginative creative department.

    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    That's neat. Too bad Target can't come up with something as creative.

    I would buy something from that store whether I needed it or not.
    hema didn't come up with that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine


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    original or not that was really cool, thanx for sharing!!!
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    I want a broodrooster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dahut View Post
    Me too.Target, and all of American retailing for that matter, has to be serious about making money
    I don't know. Target has soom pretty cool commercials. One of my favs



    This website reminds me of a old computer game called the Incredible Machine. You assembled a Rube Goldberg type machine to obtain a goal. It was pretty cool.
    "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    and an unimaginative creative department.
    Really? I thought this application of playful interaction/Rube G. and cause/effect was clever, entertaining, humorous and very original. Oh well.

    Rube's machines always actually performed some task (typically quite trivial) in an extremely complicated way, I thought - and rarely in a linear fashion, vis-a-vis the German video. That was moderately interesting, and clever, too, but seemed like more of a domino setup by chemistry students with too much time on their hands. Leave it to some Germans to misinterpret a Jewish cartoonist's concept.

    I'm German and my wife is Jewish, so I can say that.

    No offense intended to any ethnic, academic or religious groups, or Botto.

    To each his own, I suppose.

    Thanks, dahut!

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    Yeah, there's always someone to complain about a free lunch.


    You gotta be willing to give credit where its due. As for Target, they do have the little dog, dont they?
    "Watch out for giants; they are boorish fools with tongues wagging, drunk upon their own words.
    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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    Accidental Vintage Rider pohlf's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dahut View Post
    [..] As for Target, they do have the little dog, dont they?
    Sorry, not adequately original to qualify for praise. See Spuds Mackenzie..

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    That magnifying glass sequence is awesome!

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    excellent find OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by pohlf View Post
    Sorry, not adequately original to qualify for praise. See Spuds Mackenzie..
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    I said... "free lunch."
    "Watch out for giants; they are boorish fools with tongues wagging, drunk upon their own words.
    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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