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It’s so sad when a once great artist like Vincent Van Gogh has to stoop to shilling lawn fertilizer.

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It should be noted that I couldn’t figure out exactly where in the narrative to fit an awkward suggestion that the homeowner seed the front lawn while the advertiser seeds the back. “No, huh? That’s cool. I’ll just watch you seeding for a while.”

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…context please?

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JCHandsom said on October 5th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I’m pretty sure that I saw the exact lawn seeding commercial you are referring to like 5 minutes ago.

And I’m scared.

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If you want an even bigger laugh, read it in Cave Johnson’s voice.

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@Aramond- That, Sir, was simply Wrong! My compliments ;D

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Doublefine said on October 6th, 2012 at 2:47 am

huh, Flapjacks is contagious. who knew?

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@BringTheNoise: Scott’s Turf Builder brand fertilizer has been running ads for its “Winterguard” product, suggesting that late fall is actually the most important time of year to fertilize your lawn because the grass needs extra fertilizer to get it through the winter. Which may actually be true (I’m not a botanist) but smacks more of a solution to the company’s consistent profitability when selling a seasonal product than a solution to any problems with your grass.

And the last paragraph has to do with the fact that the pitchmen always say at the end of the ad, in this sort of weird husky whisper, “Seed your lawn. Seed it…” And nobody who has ever heard it has come away with any impression other than that they’re asking you to make sweet, sweet love to your grass. AND IT’S CREEPY.

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Candlejack said on October 6th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Does he really say “Seed it”? I always thought he said “Feed it”.

Not a substantial improvement, really.

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Spencer Gill said on October 7th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

They do both depending on what product they’re hawking at the moment. They also run responses to their chief competitor’s attack ads, which are themselves rather bizarre at points.

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@Aramond: Do you know who I am? I’m the man that’s going to seed your lawn! With lemons!

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