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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1065 on: August 01, 2013, 04:04:20 PM »
If this commercial sold one fucking plastic bird, we are well on our way to "Idiocracy."  The way the actors are holding it and talking to it... 

It isn't a parody.  This is a real commercial I saw while channel surfing.

I saw this once. I think my jaw was on the floor the whole time.

My most hated commercials are the ones with the cannibalistic Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares. Cannibalism isn't cute.

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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1066 on: August 01, 2013, 04:41:18 PM »
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If this commercial sold one fucking plastic bird, we are well on our way to "Idiocracy."  The way the actors are holding it and talking to it... 

It isn't a parody.  This is a real commercial I saw while channel surfing.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1067 on: August 02, 2013, 08:17:25 AM »
Parakeets are lovely little birds and wonderful pets, the add just makes me sad, for many reasons obviously but replacing a great little bird with some plastic monstrosity it simply horrid.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1068 on: August 04, 2013, 02:13:36 PM »
This might have been posted at some point but the infomercial for the Tiddy Bear deserves some recognition for it's awfulness.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1069 on: August 04, 2013, 04:49:51 PM »
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If this commercial sold one fucking plastic bird, we are well on our way to "Idiocracy."  The way the actors are holding it and talking to it... 

It isn't a parody.  This is a real commercial I saw while channel surfing.

Yep, saw it on The Weather Channel at work.  Sometimes I don't miss having cable at all.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1070 on: August 04, 2013, 09:12:37 PM »
There are these radio ads for some shitty club or casino or something in Atlantic City.  It's called, I think, "The Pool After Dark".  They talk about these washed up celebrities and quasi-celebrities they're bringing in as special guests, and I find it kinda depressing.  The list includes such luminaries as David Faustino, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, and Dave Coulier.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1071 on: August 05, 2013, 01:23:37 AM »
There are these radio ads for some shitty club or casino or something in Atlantic City.  It's called, I think, "The Pool After Dark".  They talk about these washed up celebrities and quasi-celebrities they're bringing in as special guests, and I find it kinda depressing.  The list includes such luminaries as David Faustino, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, and Dave Coulier.

I've heard those ads, and there are also billboards on the highways going from PA to NJ.

I really can't stand the "stronger than the storm" ads that have been running all summer.  Seems like a total waste of money, and the ads are terrible.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1072 on: August 13, 2013, 05:02:37 PM »
There's an ad for K-Mart that keeps playing on Twitch with this chorus:

"The school bus is my limo! The school bus is my limo!"

No. It's not.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1073 on: August 14, 2013, 09:39:36 AM »
That just gave me a wild idea for a sitcom about an aspiring limo driver who can't land the gig and has to drive a school bus. He still insists in acting all prim and proper to the students, and learns a lot about life from them...

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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1074 on: August 16, 2013, 03:28:31 PM »
There's this one GameStop ad that keeps coming up on Blip.tv for Splinter Cell Blacklist (the one with the guards) and it gets REALLY annoying seeing it several times.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1075 on: August 16, 2013, 09:46:45 PM »
There's this one GameStop ad that keeps coming up on Blip.tv for Splinter Cell Blacklist (the one with the guards) and it gets REALLY annoying seeing it several times.
EVERY ad on Blip gets run so many times. Sometimes two of the same exact ad in a midroll ad break.



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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1076 on: August 20, 2013, 05:05:17 PM »
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1077 on: August 21, 2013, 02:56:35 PM »
Just heard on the radio a traffic report... sponsored by Al Jazeera. Not a joke.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1078 on: August 21, 2013, 03:26:34 PM »
Speaking of radio ones, I have quite a few thanks to XM...though it's not so much the products as annoyances at the people who do them.

1. The inventor of Power Swabs, that clean your teeth...or, thanks to the way he pronounces it with his Tony Robbins-esque voice, "Pahr Schwabsh."

2. Code Seven.  "Look down...SHOCKING!"  This is just a series of commercials I flat out hate, but what I find amusing is that while we all know what they're talking about, they never say what the product actually does.  I like to think it's actually a pill that gives you superpowers and they just don't want to admit it.

3. Something about discount Viagra.  Sorry to bring up a pill one again, but the guy who does the ad is clearly Canadian, and says, "Dole-lars" over and over again.  "Get this many pills for just ninety-nine dole-lars!"  It was cute the first time, but now I just want to grab the radio and say, "It's DOLL!  Not DOLE!  SAY IT RIGHT!"

4. Some investment pyramid scheme that also never gets discussed in detail over the air.  The worst part is a woman who comes on and says in the most valley accent I've ever heard, "I'm NOT rr-ICH...but I in-VEST-ed a hundred dollars, and it WORKED!"  I almost wish she would say "Dole-lars," at least it would make her sound like a human being.

And I agree with the blip.tv ads.  The problem I have with them is that I end up watching these ads 10-15 times, all because I enjoy replays of Spoony, Nostalgia Critic, and almost everything Brad Jones does.  And now they stick the fricking things in the middle of longer shows, too, as if they're not getting ENOUGH advertising sticking the damn unskippable things at the beginning and ends of the videos.  They've probably earn about $5,000 from me alone in one week, the creeps, and they have to interrupt my shows to boot?
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #1079 on: August 22, 2013, 03:22:05 PM »
In Wisconsin they seem to be tearing up every major intersection in the state to replace them with roundabouts but nobody understands them and they're causing a bunch of accidents so now we get to watch this.

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