Wednesday, August 23, 2006

We have a DVR on our living room television. A DVR is like TIVO. Niel was watching television one day when he saw a commercial that got him curious to try a product. He paused the commercial and called me in. We're always pausing the TV to show each other stuff. DVR/TIVO as some might know has the ability to pause, rewind, live television as well as tape something when you are watching something else. Or tape two shows at the same time, while hopefully you watch TV in another room. And tape only new episodes of your favorite shows. Anyway the commercial was for Listerine's Agent Cool Blue. It's made for kids so they will get into brushing their teeth. It's a mouth wash of sorts. You rinse it in your mouth, spit of course, then you see how much plaque is on your teeth because your teeth turn slightly blue. It's mascot is a detective. Kids mission is to find and get rid of the plaque. But we wanted to try it for ourselves. I brought some the other day when I went grocery shopping. It was creepy how teeth do turn blue. Makes Niel want to brush more now. Heh heh.











8 comments:

Jesser said...

LOL! That cracks me up. We used to get red tablets at school when they did oral hygeine week that did the same thing ... so funny! We have both a Tivo and a DVR (from the cabel company) and the Tivo is soooooo much nicer. Though I hear Comcast (our provider) is going to put the Tivo software on all their boxes soon ... that'd be AWESOME.

Mike said...

I think your teeth would turn blue regardless of much plaque you have on your teeth. If you drink a blue slurpee your teeth with turn blue. Seems pretty cool though.

Jesser said...

More than anything, the interface is just ... better. Smoother. Plus our DVR box, at least, is really sluggish to respond to the remote ... annoying when going thru commercials. Tivo is very responsive and will actually back up a little to compensate for your reaction time when you hit play again (usually you're a few seconds into the show before you notice and hit, and it'll auto-rewind and is almost perfect). But basic function is mostly the same ...

foodiechickie said...

Really Jess? Red tablets? They did that in school? Hmmm I feel left out. LOL! I know Tivo tapes stuff that it would think you would like. But besides that I don't know much of the difference. I wish Time Warner my cable provider would do that with DVR but I wonder how much more they would charge.

That makes sense Mike. Smart marketing they have. Well I guess if it will help kids brush their teeth.

Shannon said...

I've been dying to try that stuff! Target doesn't have it yet (at least not mine here). How did it taste?

Yvett said...

Yeah, Brianna gets those little red tablets at school too. Don't feel left out, Ani, I never got any either.

That last picture is too funny! I was laughing when I saw it earlier but blogger was being fussy and I couldn't comment.

Jessica said...

I remember those red tablets too. It took forever to brush the red stain off. I saw that mouthwash in an ad of magazine the other day.

foodiechickie said...

I think it comes in different flavors Shannon. I found mine at my supermarket. Good luck.

Did you try any of your daughter's tablets Yvett?

I have to see a pic of these red tablets Jessica.