March 20, 2004

Arrid Total Justice

by Jeremy Blachman

Howard Bashman links to this AP article reporting that Sandra Day O'Connor has been chosen as one of 10 "Arrid Total Women of Today" and is pictured on her very own Arrid trading card, which "features a large logo that includes the brand name 'Arrid Total,' described on a fact sheet sent to reporters as an 'all-in-one anti-perspirant and deodorant.' It's available in 'powder' or 'passion flowers' scents." How odd.

In other Supreme Court Justice news, John Paul Stevens will reportedly be appearing as a guest judge on American Idol next week, Clarence Thomas is featured in an upcoming Playgirl spread, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the host of Saturday Night Live tonight, David Souter has signed a sponsorship deal with Hooters restaurants (they will all be renamed "Souter's Hooters"), Antonin Scalia plays bass on the new Outkast album, Anthony Kennedy is in a new line of commercials for Crest Whitestrips, Stephen Breyer is starring with Jim Carrey in the sequel to his hit movie "Liar, Liar!" (tentatively titled, "Breyer, Liar!"), and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is naming a new flavor after Chief Justice William Rehnquist, ImPEACHment Hearings, peach flavored ice cream with a blueberry ribbon (symbolic of the blue dress).

March 20, 2004 01:13 PM | TrackBack

Shouldn't the Chief's Ice Cream also have a layer of caramel stripes (like the gold stripes on his robe)?

Posted by: Jarvis at March 20, 2004 05:21 PM

Congratulations on not using the ice cream joke with Breyer. That would have been way too obvious.

Posted by: Xavier at March 20, 2004 05:34 PM

Jarvis: That's good. I wasn't sure what to do with the stripes... I was thinking gold... but food isn't gold... but, yeah, the caramel works.

Xavier: Breyer's name made me come up with the joke... but I thought I'd go somewhere else with it.

Posted by: Jeremy at March 20, 2004 06:15 PM

I am 76 years old and have been using Arrid Roll-On for more years than I can remember.
However, for the first time I have a serious complaint about the "new packaging" and will be changing my deodorant if this can not be corrected.
The Problem:
The bottle appears the same,just a different color grey; when opened, the neck securing the rolling ball that delivers the deodorant, strangely, is the old blue plastic in color, but NOT in structure.
This 75cc bottle,has a deep bright blue plastic neck encircling the ball that delivers the deodorant. The blue plastic ring SCRATCHES the under arm. That, to my mind is a serious problem in design and, unless the bottle I bought is flawed and an unusual one and flawed, the design should be either changed or modified to prevent this such discomfort.
I have used Arrid for many many years. It is now, for the first time, that I am wondering which deodorant I should now choose. I will not use a deodorant container that scratches my under arm.
To determine if this is simply a flawed bottle I am sending the only markings that might identify:
Embossed on the bottom edge of the bottle are the numbers 10 -35
Printed on back base of the bottle is:
Church and Dwight Co. Ltd., Mississauga, On., Canada L5N 1L9 1610-4
I would have written them, but could find no email address for them on the net.
I would appreciate, either their email address or your forwarding this email to them.
Thank you, Constance McAdams

Posted by: C. McAdams at April 12, 2005 07:55 AM
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