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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #180 on: August 28, 2007, 06:09:44 PM »
Chirst on a cracker! Is anyone else getting this goddamned HughesNet commercial on their TV once every 13 seconds?

The one with the red headed lady in the green shirt? What the hell is hughesnet? And where the hell did they get billions of dollars to pay for all that air time?


The only other commercial that comes on just as often is for Vonage. With that really annoying song. They must be insane. If I see anything with the word Vonage on it, I'm going to spit on it and kick it.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #181 on: August 28, 2007, 08:20:41 PM »
See I hater medication ads in general but I'm not sure if it's the ads themselves or the pharmaceutical companies that I've realty peeved at.

I just heard an ad for Viagra where they informed the listener "Even if you've only had a problem (i.e. impotence) a couple of times it could still be ED"

Oh wait so if the little man hasn't performed on the odd occasion I should start a drug regimen. Makes perfect sense to me.

Oh and I saw one for an athma medication: "I had to use my inhaler twice a week until I used Name of Drug blotted from memory by tickedoffedness"

So let's get this straight, instead of using an inhaler twice a week you think it's better to inhale a steroid twice a day, everyday? Gah!

I also love how they then say that you may still need your inhaler.

"Take this drug, and never use an inhaler again! Note: inhaler may still be required."
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #182 on: August 29, 2007, 05:14:45 AM »
Gaaar  :angry: I hate those commercials where some non-descript company says you can make $5,000 a week selling some non-descript product from some non-descript location. 

"You just need a computer, and a little desire!"

These people are obviously standing in front of green screens which project a big pool, or kids running, or a big house behind them.  Boo.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #183 on: August 29, 2007, 05:19:07 AM »
Oh yes the ones where you "don't even need to store products in your home"

So I'm selling things I never have inventory of to people I never see . I think the South Sea Bubble went a little like that didn't it?


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« Reply #184 on: August 29, 2007, 05:25:12 AM »
Oh yes the ones where you "don't even need to store products in your home"

So I'm selling things I never have inventory of to people I never see . I think the South Sea Bubble went a little like that didn't it?

Ah, it's like that weird movie Boiler Room!  The SSB thing is interesting, I assume the same term is used for the 1990s bubble economy in Japan.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #185 on: August 29, 2007, 05:40:09 AM »
Yep an Economic Bubble is when there is a sudden rash of speculation with expected huge returns. And they're always completely without substance. And for the most part they are really detrimental to economic health.

By now people should be aware that if it looks too good to be true it's not true, but we fall for it time and time again.



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« Reply #186 on: August 29, 2007, 05:48:38 AM »
^^^^

I wouldn't be surprised if people gave themselves tuberculosis or syphilis - look at what a fun time they're having up there.  Hard work sucks.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #187 on: August 29, 2007, 05:51:43 AM »
I love how Jamie Farr as Robin Hood is causing all the mischief.



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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #188 on: August 29, 2007, 05:52:22 AM »
I love how Jamie Farr as Robin Hood is causing all the mischief.


Haha he always does.  :clap:
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #189 on: August 29, 2007, 10:10:41 AM »

  There's a new shoe commercial that makes me want to bash my own head in with a hammer. I forget the actual shoe brand but it shows some guy from the legs down running with him singing Flight of the Valkyries out of tune (Da dada da da, da dada da da, ect). I think it's the singing that's getting to me. I tried imagining the dude running to Eye of the Tiger and it worked much better in my head.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #190 on: August 29, 2007, 10:38:26 AM »
Ok I have one now, I work nights, which means I mostly see terrible cheap ads on TV.

The current trend is the cellphone porn txt services
Imagine in one of those faux husky smoker voices which these type of ads seem to think is sexy.
"looking for nasty girls? text Nasty to 2929. More interested in Teens? Text Teens to 2929 to find out what makes them happy, want a date right away, then text Speed to 2929"

Unfortunately that's almost word for word since I've heard it so many times.

Now one commercial break had 5 of these ads from 2 different companies! if there hadn't been an ad for Hot Gossip chat service which is barely a step up in content, it would have solid porno-txt ads.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #191 on: August 29, 2007, 11:49:17 AM »
Those things are quite the racket. I used to work for Sprint PCS and I'd get calls all the time from people who had texted whatever to wherever and didn't read the microscopic 2-paragraph fine-print that says every text is $2.99 and then they get texted HOURLY with mindless text-spam. I saw charges in the hundreds. :^)


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #192 on: August 29, 2007, 11:53:03 AM »
Those things are quite the racket. I used to work for Sprint PCS and I'd get calls all the time from people who had texted whatever to wherever and didn't read the microscopic 2-paragraph fine-print that says every text is $2.99 and then they get texted HOURLY with mindless text-spam. I saw charges in the hundreds. :^)

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« Reply #193 on: August 29, 2007, 11:58:28 AM »
Yeah there is usually half a screen of tiny text towards the end of the ad detailing the charges and the minimum number of texts you'll get.

This is slightly newer than the plain 'texting hot girls' ads, which made me laugh, 'how would you know, it's probably just randomly generated text from a server'.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #194 on: August 29, 2007, 12:37:45 PM »
Yeah there is usually half a screen of tiny text towards the end of the ad detailing the charges and the minimum number of texts you'll get.

This is slightly newer than the plain 'texting hot girls' ads, which made me laugh, 'how would you know, it's probably just randomly generated text from a server'.

Can you imagine the filthy fat guys that are actually responding to these texts?  I mean, the commercials should just say "Real girls not guarenteed".
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