The *Northern* Syndrome

The *Northern* Syndrome

Post by Deb » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Well folks, the Northern bath tissue people may have finally switched from
knitting needles to (sort of) quilting needles, but I guess not everyone
got the message. I was watching the evening news tonight (Lexington, KY
station) and it showed that they were going to be doing a story on a group
making quilts for hospitalized kids, so I sat up to watch. Turned out to be
a Very brief story right at the end. The anchor announced that they were
going to tell us about a group of central KY women putting their knitting
skills to a great use!! Aaarrrggghhh!!! And then they showed film of some
sick children receiving some very cute tied quilts and kept talking about
the nice blankets. Aaarrrrggghhh!!! And this is the state with the American
Quilter's Society Museum, admittedly in a different city, but still, you
would think they'd get a clue!!
Sigh....
Deb

 
 
 

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Post by Rita Denenber » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Well folks, the Northern bath tissue people may have finally switched from
> knitting needles to (sort of) quilting needles, but I guess not everyone
> got the message. I was watching the evening news tonight (Lexington, KY
> station) and it showed that they were going to be doing a story on a group
> making quilts for hospitalized kids, so I sat up to watch. Turned out to be
> a Very brief story right at the end. The anchor announced that they were
> going to tell us about a group of central KY women putting their knitting
> skills to a great use!! Aaarrrggghhh!!! And then they showed film of some
> sick children receiving some very cute tied quilts and kept talking about
> the nice blankets. Aaarrrrggghhh!!! And this is the state with the American
> Quilter's Society Museum, admittedly in a different city, but still, you
> would think they'd get a clue!!
> Sigh....
> Deb

We did it with Northern tissue. Maybe we should inundate this tv channel
to let them know of the error they made.
--
Rita
http://www.hypermart.net/myquilts/

 
 
 

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Post by Deb » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi, Rita!
This morning I wrote a (polite, I think) e-mail to this station telling why
I was so unhappy with the coverage of their story. I don't know if anyone
who didn't actually see the story would want to write or not, but if so,
their e-mail address is ---

Someday, I Must get someone to show me how to put e-mail addresses and URLs
in as links, instead of just typed!!! I seem to be technically challenged
and just can't figure it out!
Deb



Quote:
> We did it with Northern tissue. Maybe we should inundate this tv channel
> to let them know of the error they made.
> --
> Rita
> http://www.hypermart.net/myquilts/

 
 
 

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Post by Deb » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Guess it worked after all!! But I'm still not sure what I did differently
this time than other times I tried it without success!! Oh well....   :-)
Deb



Quote:
> Hi, Rita!
> This morning I wrote a (polite, I think) e-mail to this station telling
why
> I was so unhappy with the coverage of their story. I don't know if anyone
> who didn't actually see the story would want to write or not, but if so,
> their e-mail address is ---

> Someday, I Must get someone to show me how to put e-mail addresses and
URLs
> in as links, instead of just typed!!! I seem to be technically challenged
> and just can't figure it out!
> Deb

 
 
 

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Post by Sue Conr » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


i wasn't in this group when that commercialfirst  erred, but it drove me
nuts....still bugs me a little that the lady has knitting needles in her
hair, but i keep telling myself that she's ust multi-talented...good
gowing group!!

 
 
 

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Post by Path & Dust » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hey Deb.. I was  "Link Challenged" also till I changed from Netscape to  Microsoft Outlook Express.. now as soon as I type a link it automatically underscores and  highlights it.... Amazing technology huh!!??? ROFL

Dusty, RVN 66-73

 
 
 

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Post by Carolyn &/or Stev » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I just tell myself they're pretentious chopsticks.
--
Carolyn in Harlingen, TX (a Sein-fan)
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/4775



Quote:
> i wasn't in this group when that commercialfirst  erred, but it drove me
> nuts....still bugs me a little that the lady has knitting needles in her
> hair, but i keep telling myself that she's ust multi-talented...good
> gowing group!!

 
 
 

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Post by Elliso » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Howdy!
  Consider them contacted.  <g>
I think they'll probably be glad to have their
lack of knowledge corrected.
  A couple of years ago, one of our local
stations, which is the oldest t.v. station in this
part of the country, and is now owned by NBC,
and is based next door in Ft.Worth,
did a story about the first U.S. President to have
appeared on t.v., President Roosevelt,
and then the silly little twit of a reporter went on
to give a "few more facts about Teddy Roosevelt..."
Well, the idiot..er, young woman obviously didn't know
the difference between Teddy Roosevelt and his distant
cousin, Franklin.  After I contacted the station the next day,
I received a note from her saying "it's an easy mistake to make."
  Oh, yeah?  Considering that their terms in office were about
30 years apart, different political parties, and different age of
technology......well, o.k., maybe for her it was an easy mistake to
make.  I still wonder if she thinks t.v. is done by making little pictures
fly thru' the air....  <g>
  Ragmop----I don't know much, but I feel strongly about it anyway!



Quote:
> Hi, Rita!
> This morning I wrote a (polite, I think) e-mail to this station telling
why
> I was so unhappy with the coverage of their story. I don't know if anyone
> who didn't actually see the story would want to write or not, but if so,
> their e-mail address is ---

> Someday, I Must get someone to show me how to put e-mail addresses and
URLs
> in as links, instead of just typed!!! I seem to be technically challenged
> and just can't figure it out!
> Deb

 
 
 

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Post by Deb » Thu, 12 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi, all!
Just wanted to let everyone know that I received a very nice e-mail reply
this evening from the news anchor that ran this story. She apologized for
using the term knitting instead of quilting---said the copy had been
written by someone else who didn't have a clue about the difference and
that she didn't see it until she read it. She said she cringed as she said
it, and that it was no excuse, but that she just wanted me to know how it
happened. She also said that the term blanket was used rather than quilt
because this program also accepts woven blankets, afghans, etc. in addition
to quilts, but acknowledged that this wasn't made clear in the story and
that it should have been made clear. I feel better about things for the
moment, and have a feeling that the next time this particular station does
a quilt-related story, they may be a little more careful of their facts and
terms. :-)
Deb



Quote:
> Hi, Rita!
> This morning I wrote a (polite, I think) e-mail to this station telling
why
> I was so unhappy with the coverage of their story. I don't know if anyone
> who didn't actually see the story would want to write or not, but if so,
> their e-mail address is ---

> Someday, I Must get someone to show me how to put e-mail addresses and
URLs
> in as links, instead of just typed!!! I seem to be technically challenged
> and just can't figure it out!
> Deb



> > We did it with Northern tissue. Maybe we should inundate this tv
channel
> > to let them know of the error they made.
> > --
> > Rita
> > http://www.hypermart.net/myquilts/

 
 
 

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Post by Cathy Jun » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I had something like that happen to me a few years ago.  I was a Girl
Scout leader and had the girls make a banner to carry in the Memorial Day
parade that we always participated in.  We made the banner at an over
nighter and it reminded me and the other 2 leaders (one of whom also
quilts) of a quilting bee.
When I got the application to join in the parade, I had to give a brief
statement for the annoucer to say as we were passing by the grandstand,
so I mentioned that the banner was made in a quilting bee style manner.
Of course, we couldn't hear what the annoucer said on the day of the
parade, we were right behind a band, but the parade was on a public
access channel a week later.  The quilting leader and I were watching and
burst out laughing when we heard the annoucer say that the banner was
"quilted B style"!
Hell, we shoulda went for the A style quilt job...ggg.

 
 
 

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Post by Kathy I. Morg » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> Someday, I Must get someone to show me how to put e-mail addresses and URLs
> in as links, instead of just typed!

Deb,

Just type the full URL, and newsreaders that show links will. Full URL
for an email address includes "mailto:" at the beginning, so in this


extra punctuation marks, or they will become part of the link.

For web sites, the full URL starts with http:// and ftp sites begin with
ftp:// .

Kathy in AK

 
 
 

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Post by McDanie » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Netscape does it also.  You just need a later version of their software.

Patty
Roswell GA

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer Boon » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00


There was actually a group of people at work talking about stupid
commercials at work when a guy mentioned the old Northern commercial with
the knitting needles.  He said that someone must've complained because he
saw the new one and couldn't believe they changed it.  I told him of our
plight and he thought it was hilarious!!

--
Jennifer, OH

Please remove nospam to reply with an e-mail.
http://boonedocks.simplenet.com/jen

"Growing older but not up.." Jimmy Buffett

i wasn't in this group when that commercialfirst  erred, but it drove me
nuts....still bugs me a little that the lady has knitting needles in her
hair, but i keep telling myself that she's ust multi-talented...good
gowing group!!