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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:53 pm
by raiders_umpire
trix the rabbit for me

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:27 pm
by bronxxbomber
Michelin Man

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:44 pm
by logan
tubby all the way ;-D

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:38 am
by baseball6791
JTWood wrote:Trix is better. Every time I think of him, I'm reminded of that Family Guy scene:

Kids: Silly rabbit. Trix are for kids.

Japanese Trix Rabbit: You die now!

Japenese Trix Rabbit kills all kids and takes cereal.

:-D ;-D

Me too :-D :-b

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:18 am
by Coppermine
No way, Bibendum rules!!!!

Did you know that he's the longest running continuous advertising character? He debuted in the 1890's.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:02 pm
by chadlincoln
Silly Rabbit...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:08 pm
by Coppermine
OK, that's it... here's my brief history of Bibendum: The Michelin Man (and an awesome dude!)

Michelin's company symbol is Bibendum, the Michelin Man, introduced in 1898 by French artist O'Galop (pseudonym of Marius Rossillon), and one of the world's oldest trademarks. André Michelin apparently commissioned the creation of this jolly, rotund figure after his brother, Édouard, observed that a display of stacked tyres resembled a human form. Today, Bibendum is one of the world's most recognized trademarks, representing Michelin in over 150 countries.

The 1898 poster showed him offering the toast Nunc est bibendum ("Cheers!" in Latin) to his scrawny competitors with a glass full of road hazards, with the title and the tag "'À votre santé': Le pneu Michelin boit l'obstacle" ('Cheers!': The Michelin tire drinks/soaks up obstacles). It is unclear when the word "Bibendum" came to be the name of the character himself. At the latest, it was in 1908, when Michelin commissioned Curnonsky to write a newspaper column signed "Bibendum".

The name of the plump tire-man has entered the language to describe the appearance of someone obese or wearing comically bulky clothing: "How can I wrap up warm without looking like the Michelin Man?".

His shape has changed over the years. O'Galop's logo was based on bicycle tyres, and wore glasses and smoked a cigar. By the 1980's, Bibendum was being shown as a running Bib, and in 1998, a slimmed-down version became the company's new logo; his vision had improved, and he had long since given up smoking. The slimming of the logo reflected both lower-profile, smaller tires on sport compact automobiles and a more athletic, slimmer, and trimmer Bib.

Bibendum made a brief guest appearance in Asterix as the chariot wheel dealer in Asterix in Switzerland.

In other words, he's awesome. Vote for him!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:48 pm
by kimchi_chigae
voted for the french guy. ;-D

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:11 pm
by PlayingWithFire

Contra lost to friggin Mortal Kombat now Michelin Man(some awsomely creative and funny commercials) is losing to the Trix Rabbit? 8-o :-t

What has the Rabbit ever done? Trix are for kid? :-t :-t :-t :-t

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:51 am
by prodpaul
Silly Cafe Trix has gotta be the winner.