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(The New York Times)   In 1984 during the Reagan Recession, a little movie titled Repo Man came out with a running gag about the then new cheap new generic food store brands we were eating. Thirty years later; six years into Bush's Great Recession, guess what we're eating?   (nytimes.com) divider line 411
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2013-10-02 08:12:03 AM
Well, it helps that they gave them an actual brand, and are not like this.....http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/index.php?c=4347
 
2013-10-02 08:12:53 AM
Wow, you libs are still blaming Bush.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-02 08:15:38 AM
And there is a problem with this? Most of those local store brands and generic brands are made right there in the same god damn plant. And seriously all that is happening is a national trending of what global chains like Aldi have been doing for years already.

Hell there's some shiat at Aldi I buy that tastes better than the national brand
 
2013-10-02 08:22:31 AM

SlothB77: Wow, you libs are still blaming Bush.


It's technically correct. The bank collapses, bailouts, and larger macro plunge all started under Bush as a result (only in part) of his administration's fiscal and regulatory policies.

I am aware how complicated it is and that the ground work for the debt bubble goes back to Reagan and the Solomon Bros bond trading floors.

/Not a Lib
 
2013-10-02 08:23:44 AM
www.essentialstyleformen.com

You kids just don't know the joy........


/pull your money and get a cheap Little Caesar's pizza pizza
//college weekend of the living large poor
 
2013-10-02 08:24:17 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: And there is a problem with this? Most of those local store brands and generic brands are made right there in the same god damn plant. And seriously all that is happening is a national trending of what global chains like Aldi have been doing for years already.

Hell there's some shiat at Aldi I buy that tastes better than the national brand


This is ESPECIALLY true of medicine.  Same exact active ingredient in the same exact quantity, and I'm supposed to buy the more expensive one... why exactly?
 
2013-10-02 08:27:01 AM

nekom: This is ESPECIALLY true of medicine. Same exact active ingredient in the same exact quantity, and I'm supposed to buy the more expensive one... why exactly?


You know the depressing part about medicine as well?

You can get vet meds which often are in the exact same doses for adults at nearly a quarter of the cost when the reality is they have been stamped in the same plant in some place like Dubai
 
2013-10-02 08:29:58 AM
So?
 
2013-10-02 08:34:50 AM
Sometimes it can really backfire on you. The last woman I had in the pit was all "Pfft, STORE BRAND lotion in a GENERIC basket? You may as well turn on your Walmart hose, loser, until I get some Cerave in a Longaberger."
 
2013-10-02 08:45:46 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-02 08:49:52 AM

nekom: IdBeCrazyIf: And there is a problem with this? Most of those local store brands and generic brands are made right there in the same god damn plant. And seriously all that is happening is a national trending of what global chains like Aldi have been doing for years already.

Hell there's some shiat at Aldi I buy that tastes better than the national brand

This is ESPECIALLY true of medicine.  Same exact active ingredient in the same exact quantity, and I'm supposed to buy the more expensive one... why exactly?


Yeap, the active ingredient in most drugs is made in bulk at a separate plant and sold to the makers of the various drugs that use it, like, say, acetaminophen.  So Tylenol is buying the same supply of acetaminophen that the store brand that costs less than half as much is.
 
2013-10-02 09:02:46 AM

basemetal: [www.essentialstyleformen.com image 500x200]

You kids just don't know the joy........

/pull your money and get a cheap Little Caesar's pizza pizza
//college weekend of the living large poor


Had a roommate that was a manager of a Little Caesar's when I was in school.  We got the pizzas that were made wrong or that nobody picked up.  (pineapple and anchovy is still the most heinous combination that I've seen)  Yes, we still ate those pizzas.
 
2013-10-02 09:15:10 AM

nekom: IdBeCrazyIf: And there is a problem with this? Most of those local store brands and generic brands are made right there in the same god damn plant. And seriously all that is happening is a national trending of what global chains like Aldi have been doing for years already.

Hell there's some shiat at Aldi I buy that tastes better than the national brand

This is ESPECIALLY true of medicine.  Same exact active ingredient in the same exact quantity, and I'm supposed to buy the more expensive one... why exactly?



While the active ingredients are the same, the inactive "packing" ingredients and coatings used in generics are often cheaper. While it may not matter to everyone using the product, the rate of dissolve due to the quality of binding agents used , ease of swallowing related to coatings, etc. does make a difference to some people.
 
2013-10-02 09:17:58 AM
a repo man's life is always intense
 
2013-10-02 09:25:17 AM
I've found that store brands don't taste any different than well-known labels.  My boyfriend and I buy as many store brand products as we can when we do the shopping, not just because they taste the same, but because it saves us quite a bit of money.  One week we decided to buy all major brands for our goods, the next week we did all store brands, and we saved nearly $50.

There's no shame in saving money when and where you can.  I thought smart people were supposed to do that.
 
2013-10-02 09:31:35 AM
And then once we're all eating storebrand, the stores will merge and we'll have monopolies.
 
2013-10-02 09:40:35 AM

basemetal: You kids just don't know the joy........

/pull your money and get a cheap Little Caesar's pizza pizza
//college weekend of the living large poor


Cub foods.
 
2013-10-02 09:42:26 AM
Troll much subby?

2/10
 
2013-10-02 09:43:40 AM
Sybarite:
While the active ingredients are the same, the inactive "packing" ingredients and coatings used in generics are often cheaper. While it may not matter to everyone using the product, the rate of dissolve due to the quality of binding agents used , ease of swallowing related to coatings, etc. does make a difference to some people.

Perhaps this matters with some drugs.  I've also heard that the generics can be less uniform, so if you have to split pills that could be an issue.  Other than that, though, generic aspirin and such is the same thing.
 
2013-10-02 09:49:51 AM
I think what had a lot to do with this is that farming production out and unifying it under one brand became a viable business model.  Take Trader Joes for example, they farm out production to the same companies that are responsible for "brand names" and re-purpose and package it under a store brand.

Just because it IS generic it doesn't have to be packaged as such.
 
2013-10-02 10:05:28 AM
Not generic:

img.gawkerassets.com

Find one in every car.  You'll see.
 
2013-10-02 10:05:43 AM
Thirty years later; six years into Bush's Great Recession, guess what we're eating?

Subby's whore-ass mom?
 
2013-10-02 10:05:55 AM
My mother used to work at a food packaging plant. The difference between generic, no name products and their brand-name counterparts? The packaging.
 
2013-10-02 10:06:31 AM
the HEB brand of stuff is almost always as good, if not better, than the name brand.

/does not apply to Q-tips, toilet paper, and razor blades
 
2013-10-02 10:07:13 AM

b2theory: SlothB77: Wow, you libs are still blaming Bush.

It's technically correct. The bank collapses, bailouts, and larger macro plunge all started under Bush as a result (only in part) of his administration's fiscal and regulatory policies.

I am aware how complicated it is and that the ground work for the debt bubble goes back to Reagan and the Solomon Bros bond trading floors.

/Not a Lib


What is technically correct, that we are currently in a recession?  No, that is not technically correct, or any other kind of correct.
 
2013-10-02 10:07:33 AM

basemetal: [www.essentialstyleformen.com image 500x200]

You kids just don't know the joy........

/pull your money and get a cheap Little Caesar's pizza pizza
//college weekend of the living large poor


Oh good god, no! I can't farking stand that Little Caesar's shiat. Worst cheap pizza, ever.

/and this is coming from someone who likes Papa John's
 
2013-10-02 10:07:36 AM

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 610x341]


And you call this a convenience store?!
 
2013-10-02 10:08:26 AM
Repo Man did that to avoid having any product placement.
 
2013-10-02 10:10:39 AM
President's Choice is the only "store" brand I'll pick-up. They've got some great stuff. I just wish they still made their damn pepperoni calzones, they tasted sooooo good.

Also, only 12 million calories!
 
2013-10-02 10:10:47 AM
But the 6 trillion in new debt(and still want more!?!?) and the resulting devaluation of the dollar have nothing to do with it right? Get your head out of your Obama. Bush has been gone for quite a while, you libs own this shiat!
 
2013-10-02 10:10:59 AM
"Bush's Great Recession"??? Uh, Obama has been in power since 2008, the democrats two out of the three elected branches of government. I'd say Obama owns this now.

// Green jobs like Solyandra!
 
2013-10-02 10:10:59 AM
It's because they've marketed store brand items better.  Previously, they were packaged (as stated) in all white, and in some stores here, all yellow, ugly packaging.  When you saw someone with a cart full of what was then termed "generic," not "store brand," items, it screamed "I'M POOR, LOOK AT ME!"  There were even generic cigarette boxes back then with the same packaging.

Now, the "store brand" items look like real products and not something to be embarrassed about.
 
2013-10-02 10:11:02 AM
wait, so the economy is NOT doing good ?    We are poor ?
 
2013-10-02 10:11:06 AM
Gee. Take a product that is already competitive in price, make it good, and people buy it.
There must be some huge socio-political conclusion to be drawn from this.
 
2013-10-02 10:11:23 AM
Plate
 
2013-10-02 10:11:47 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: nekom: This is ESPECIALLY true of medicine. Same exact active ingredient in the same exact quantity, and I'm supposed to buy the more expensive one... why exactly?

You know the depressing part about medicine as well?

You can get vet meds which often are in the exact same doses for adults at nearly a quarter of the cost when the reality is they have been stamped in the same plant in some place like Dubai


I've got some bargain basement Coumadin (warfarin) for youse guys if your game for a therapeutic challenge.

/fell off a truck
 
2013-10-02 10:12:08 AM
Pablo Picasso was never called an a@&hole.
 
2013-10-02 10:12:19 AM
Shrimp
 
2013-10-02 10:12:56 AM
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-02 10:12:57 AM
Plate of Shrimp
 
2013-10-02 10:13:26 AM
plate of shrimp
 
2013-10-02 10:13:29 AM
I enjoyed that movie.
 
2013-10-02 10:13:46 AM

DirkTheDaring: [i42.tinypic.com image 850x569]


Must be in front of me in the cosmic unconsciousness.
 
2013-10-02 10:13:51 AM

kwyjibo2007: Shrimp


DirkTheDaring: [i42.tinypic.com image 850x569]


kwyjibo2007: Plate of Shrimp


Lattice of coincidence...
 
2013-10-02 10:14:00 AM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-02 10:14:34 AM

Super Chronic: b2theory: SlothB77: Wow, you libs are still blaming Bush.

It's technically correct. The bank collapses, bailouts, and larger macro plunge all started under Bush as a result (only in part) of his administration's fiscal and regulatory policies.

I am aware how complicated it is and that the ground work for the debt bubble goes back to Reagan and the Solomon Bros bond trading floors.

/Not a Lib

What is technically correct, that we are currently in a recession?  No, that is not technically correct, or any other kind of correct.


Didn't they hear? The Great Recession is over, everyone is employed at the same pay as before and massive consumer debt is good.
 
2013-10-02 10:15:01 AM
Safeway's premium brand cookies are on par with name brands
 
2013-10-02 10:15:06 AM
Back in the 80's the store brand products were awful. Cheaply made with cheap ingredients. These days, some store brand products are better than the national brand. Target's store brand products are fantastic. So are Whole Foods' brand 365. I choose them not because I'm broke and I have to but because I want to. Like I go out of my way for Archer Farms stuff. They can make some tasty food.
 
2013-10-02 10:15:07 AM

LewDux: shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 610x341]

And you call this a convenience store?!


images.amcnetworks.com

"Nice weather? You think we're having... nice weather? I guess you didn't lose the only one that meant anything in your life. I guess you don't feel burned out by the human misery and despair perpetrated by the criminal vermin that infest every pore of this decaying city, forcing you to guzzle cheap wine and cheaper whiskey to dull the pain that shatters your heart, rips at your soul, and keeps your days forever gray... What flavor Ice you got today?"
 
2013-10-02 10:15:37 AM
www.dkimages.com
 
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