April 1, 2013

Bacon-Flavored Scope Mouthwash

This is an April Fools’ prank from those wacky knuckleheads at Procter & Gamble, but with an enduring appeal. Maybe we shouldn’t joke about bacon?


  1. Erica Braverman on April 1st, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I know far too many people that would actually purchase this stuff.

  2. rick neece on April 2nd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I worked temp at P&G a few weeks a few years back. There was a floor where copiers (I don’t know, a couple-three dozen?) held two or three full cases of paper each, that ran non-stop until the paper needed to be filled again. The product? Binders full of merchandising instructions for the products in retail outlets. I thought, “Man!”

    Then I came to work where I work now. Where there is a room the size of a football field called Extraction. People, it has its own atmosphere. It can be locked down in seconds if someone opens a piece of mail with a foreign substance inside. No one gets out. And people work in there. And you ain’t never laid your eyes on that much paper.

  3. rick neece on April 2nd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    We got our instructions for evac if there’s a tornado or fire. We haven’t got instructions yet for if a plane is about to crash into the building.

  4. rick neece on April 2nd, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    But I’m pretty sure I already know what to do.

  5. Sheila Ryan on April 2nd, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Rick, if I came to visit, you think you could give me a tour and get me into Extraction? Or is that just way off limits?

  6. rick neece on April 3rd, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I don’t know if visitors can be brought in or not. If so, I’m sure it is a process. I’ve thought about sneaking phone pics, but I suspect that’s a no-no.

  7. Sheila Ryan on April 3rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Don’t risk it, Rick!