ME's have always been a fascination of mine - but I'll be clear, I'm an extremely skeptical person. I think a lot of ME's can be explained when you really take the time to break them down. I also think it's maybe more exciting to believe you've been caught in a parallel universe type-deal than to accept your brain's not perfect. No shade to anyone, it's just my skepticism.
But Fruit Of The Loom shakes me. It shakes me to my fucking core, because not even I can rationalize it to myself. I grew up seeing that cornucopia. When I was a kid, I thought that's what a loom was. We don't have cornucopias over here, so it was my understanding to call it a "loom". When I see the label now, it just looks so empty. In fact, it was around 2016 when I ended up with a FOTL shirt and realized "huh, they've changed the logo!".
Occasionally, I get caught up on this, like tonight. It deeply frightens me. I don't like what I can't understand. This isn't something I can brush off, like "huh it's weird, but whatever!". Those memories are real. I lived them. It's like knowing you had cereal for breakfast this morning, and someone telling you that's impossible, cereal isn't a thing and never has been.
Don't even get me started on the trademark FOTL made in 1973 to use a cornucopia in their logo. That is fucking bone chilling.
Thanks for reading my anxious 2am rambles.
I haven't seen anyone post this yet although highly doubt i'm the first to catch, episode is from Season 5 ep 1
It was in the late 90's/early 00's. The guys in fruit costumes were dancing around a sound stage in an interpretive style, very tounge in cheek. At the end they collapsed into a giant cornucopia and the scene faded from live action to the logo, with cornucopia, superimposed. I saw this commercial dozens of times.
Is this how y’all remember it? Or does it atleast look closer to what y’all remember? 2nd recreation
After all these years of ordering panties in a size 7... It turns out, I might be a size 6?
I bought my wife a fruit of the loom microfiber hi-cut 6 pack (reference). I was trying to replace her old pairs that had been thoroughly worn out. Turns out I got the cut wrong and she actually prefers hipsters.
So, she gave the panties to me and I wore them for a week, and I love them. Seriously guys, give these panties a try, you won't be disappointed! And no, this was not my sneaky plan all along, if I wanted them for myself I would have ordered a size 7!
I always found hi-cuts to ride up in the back, but I guess I was just wearing the wrong size. These fit perfectly: no ride up, plenty of room in the front, no gap in the leg bands, no VPL, etc. In short, a perfect panty experience and a great everyday panty. This has me rethinking everything!
I remember looking at the logo as a kid liking the cornucopia because it reminded me of thanksgiving and good times.
Tell me that it existed, it did. Right?
I looked through the sub a bit and it seems like the fruit of the loom bras are great for recovery. My issue is I can only find it in a 34 band and up and I’m a 30. Does anyone know if they offer smaller sizes or if there is anything similar?
Ordered myself a couple of these and can attest that they're exactly what you expect out of a solid, everyday t-shirt. Shipping was fast too.
I know my mom shopped at Kmart in the 90s. Found a decent look at an end cap. The logo looks different than what I've seen
Screen grabs https://imgur.com/a/8QorHIa
Video link https://youtu.be/qshPJ2r_n6g?t=438
Edit: Side by side from u/TheRealestWinger comment https://imgur.com/a/3wbxapM
Hello, dear friends--the time has come
For me to say “hello.” I’m Loom!
What’s more, I’ll soon present to you
The very sweet fruit of my womb.
They’re still so young and small, so I’m
Not sure how talkative they’ll be,
But even tinies sometimes can
Be quite outspoken--we shall see.
I do enjoy maternal life--
It’s lots of work, but worth it all,
I love having five cuddly kids
And being at their beck and call.
Is quite an honor, I must say,
Being here at this Academy;
The education here is tops--
A boon to our whole family!
My babes will now come take the floor,
While I step back and take this time
To weave some sweet maternal plans;
So, here they are, and all in rhyme…
HI, KA friends! I’m Paisley, and
I’m so excited to be here,
And also very pleased to know
I’m chic and fashionable this year.
I am a girl who's colorful,
And quite intricate, as a rule.
I can be bold or delicate,
I can be either warm or cool.
Now it’s my baby brother’s turn
He’s very eager to say “hi,”
And I must go see Mama now,
I’ll see you later, then. Bye-bye!
I’m Basketweave. How do you do?
I’m overjoyed I’m at KA,
Where I plan to develop skills
And gather knowledge every day.
I look like Mama’s little twin,
But, as a boy, I’ll probably
Be bigger, when I’m grown up and
With my furever family.
I’m Chevron. Hello, everyone!
I’m glad to meet you and to be
Matriculated at KA,
The best school ever--lucky me!
I tend to zig-zag with my thoughts,
But I’ll try hard to concentrate
And work hard on my catting skills
Each day, until I graduate.
It’s my turn now--I’m Herringbone,
Chevron and I look just like twins;
He’s bigger, but I’m smart and so
I’ll take plenty of vitamins.
I have an angle, too, you know,
And mine is twice as sharp as his,
So I can be competitive--
You’ll see how sharp this kitty is!
I’m Argyle--I’m a preppy guy,
I’m “catnip league,” obviously;
I don’t mean to be snobby, but
I’m made for this academy!
I’m confident that I’ll go far,
In every subject, I’ll excel,
I’m sure there’s not one subject here
In which I won’t do very well!
We know that you’ve been watching us
And think that we’re adorable,
And as we weave our magic spell,
You’ll find us irresistible!
Yes, some of you will look at one
Or more of us and you will know
You must apply, and right away--
We know that’s just how it will go.
But now w... keep reading on reddit ➡
This blew my mind man. Fruit of the loom underwear logo does not have a basket behind the fruit??? LOL
Had someone else spot this kind of t shirt https://www.instagram.com/p/CLIWPiOFBTx/
maybe for a time, some company made their own design and printed on a bunch of t shirts like this one
I've always thought the Fruit of the Loom (FOTL) logo mandela effect was pretty interesting. For those who don't know, many people remember the FOTL logo having a cornucopia in the background, while FOTL claims there has never been a cornucopia in the logo, and that the logo has always been just fruit. Personally, I also only remember the fruit, however I think this disagreement is pretty fascinating. To be honest, the Mandela Effects that revolve around spelling discrepancies don't really bother me—but disagreement about the presence of a cornucopia? Thats pretty wild.
Anyway, this Mandela Effect has a lot of history. There are a long list of “residues” which provide evidence that there must have been a cornucopia in the FOTL logo at some point:
One of these pieces of evidence is an image from the movie The Ant Bully (2006) which shows a parody “Fruit of the Loin” logo which clearly has a cornucopia in the background (4th link down). Not a lot of people watched The Ant Bully, or know it exists. Some people think the movie itself is a Mandela Effect. However, I know for a fact the movie is real since my dad, Barry E. Jackson (https://www.instagram.com/barry.e.jackson/?hl=en), was the production designer of it.
I was recently visiting home and finished watching How To with John Wilson (episode 3) which is all about the Mandela Effect. That's when I went down this rabbit hole and decided that I should investigate the mystery surrounding The Ant Bully residue. I explained to my dad the FOTL Mandela Effect and asked if he remembered the person who drew the parody logo on the underpants in The Ant Bully. Somehow, he actually remembered the artist who drew it. He called the artist on the phone and explained the situation but neither of them could remember any more details surrounding the underpants. After the phone call my dad went into the garage and started rummaging around. He came out with an old hard drive and plugged it into his computer and began scrolling through drawings from various old productions. Thats when he found the original underpants drawing from The Ant Bully, untouched since 2004:
Interestingly, the original drawing was submitted by the Art Department with the “real” Fruit of the Loom logo...sans “Fruit of the Loin” parody or cornucopia. Thus, the alterations to create the “parody” logo must have been added later. Our curre... keep reading on reddit ➡
Skip to 55 seconds in to the link below and you’ll hear Waltrip refer to the Fruit of the Loom sponsored car as having a “cornucopia of damage” https://youtu.be/xk1OFCV5Ylw
So most people are in agreement that the cornucopia was always there on the FOTL logo, myself included. I vividly remember my dad having a bunch of white undershirts, and he gave me one to wear - it was Fruit of the Loom and the logo had a cornucopia.
Many of you guys think there is some huge conspiracy or some sort of mental manipulation that caused the logo to change. I am open minded but I am wondering if there is really a rational explanation for this ME.
Does anyone have any rational, solid theories for this ME? Why do so many people remember a logo that doesn't exist? Why do so many people say they only learned what a cornucopia was from the FOTL logo? Why do newspapers and media associate a cornucopia with the FOTL logo? Why, if you ask someone to describe the FOTL logo, will they describe it with a cornucopia without even knowing about the Mandela Effect?
Whether that be the damn CEO themselves or just random people that work in the factory making the clothes? Surely with such a huge mandela effect as this that some of the workers even have memories of there being a cornucopia? Do they have different specific memories like "I could have fucking sworn we used to have a section in the machinery that sewed on the cornucopia in the logo" or "I used to walk past a sign at work all the time that had a cornucopia on it" etc etc.