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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #240 on: September 14, 2007, 07:42:05 PM »
Maybe they're worried about hippies convincing people to put solar panels on their rooves and such. Although if that were true we'd be seeing commercials for things like water wheels and home composting kits competing with electric companies.

"For less than one tenth the price of those other guys, you too can power your home with your very own Ronco AquaSpin! Call now and we'll not only send you a bunch of wooden planks and a bucket of nails, but we'll DOUBLE your order absolutely free! Power generated by Ronco AquaSpin does not equal power provided my commercial energy suppliers and requires a source of moving water to operate."


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #241 on: September 14, 2007, 07:48:09 PM »
McDonalds commercials alone are a good 20% of the reason I stopped watching TV.


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #242 on: September 14, 2007, 08:43:36 PM »
For that matter, isn't the world aware enough of McDonalds?

Yes, but are we sick of them enough? Their commercials make me sick, what with the cheesy, pseudo-hip attitude. The new one with the mood ring is so stupid and sappy that I was actually offended and yelled at the TV the first time I saw it. 

Also, I may stop watching TV altogether until they either stop playing commercials for LA Ink or cancel the show. I feel like I'm having an aneurism every time I here the leading woman's pretentious, sleazy voice purring out some self-absorbed bullshit.

Get a TiVo.

Or, if you don't live in the U.S. or are otherwise not afraid of copyright laws, use Miro. ;)
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #243 on: September 14, 2007, 11:00:13 PM »
You don't see the police or fire departments advertising, either.  That'd be pretty sweet.

"When your home is burning to the ground, you want the professional efforts of Fire Station Number 14.  Our experts are ready to deal with all of your firefighting needs, including homes, businesses, and brushfires.  When it comes to rescuing cats from trees, you don't want some big, impersonal corporation treating you like a number.  At Fire Station 14, the firefighters are your friends and neighbors.  They're the people who drive your kids to school.  They're the people who watched your pets when you were on vacation.  They're the people who lend you their tools when your car breaks down.  Come to Fire Station 14, where care is our engine."
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #244 on: September 15, 2007, 06:27:14 AM »
Anyone familiar with the Discworld books knows about the Ankh-Morpork city guilds.

There used to be a Firefighters Guild but they were disbanded after the members took it upon themselves to lurk outside peoples houses and loudly state "ooh look at that thatch, that'd go up in a second with one spark, know what I mean?"


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #245 on: September 15, 2007, 06:47:05 AM »
If I remember I will try and see if the Fire Service commerical from the IT Crowd is on Youtube after I get home..


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #246 on: September 15, 2007, 01:52:21 PM »
Anyone familiar with the Discworld books knows about the Ankh-Morpork city guilds.

There used to be a Firefighters Guild but they were disbanded after the members took it upon themselves to lurk outside peoples houses and loudly state "ooh look at that thatch, that'd go up in a second with one spark, know what I mean?"

In retrospect, it was a fatal mistake to pay people based on the number of fires they put out. The citizens of Ankh-Morpork have very... direct ideas about income. I mean, why wait for the fires to happen naturally when you can, as it were, cut out the middle man?
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #247 on: October 20, 2007, 10:00:29 AM »
Okay, here's a general trend: Advertisments that taunt certain people, for no good reason.

Case in point: Digiorno Pizzas. They have something on the box that says "Delivery Guy- You're history!"

Well, speaking on behalf of all pizza delivery guys:


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #248 on: October 20, 2007, 03:10:55 PM »
I hate the DiGiorno's commercials where the people ask "Who delivered?"

No one says that.  No one.  It's not a thing people say.  It's just a flimsy pretext to get the characters to say "It's not delivery, it's DiGiorno!"
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #249 on: October 20, 2007, 04:09:53 PM »
DiGiorno's is nasty stuff anyway, no one is ever going to think it was delivered by anyone.  Hell, I'll take a Tombstone over that crap.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #250 on: October 20, 2007, 06:00:59 PM »
I hate the DiGiorno's commercials where the people ask "Who delivered?"

No one says that.  No one.  It's not a thing people say.  It's just a flimsy pretext to get the characters to say "It's not delivery, it's DiGiorno!"

The only situation in which I could imagine someone saying "Who delivered?" would occur a short while after eating a pizza.  :)
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #251 on: October 20, 2007, 09:50:59 PM »
In Canada, Kraft calls the pizza Delicio instead of DiGiorno, but they have the EXACT same retarded, fucked up commercial. Go figure.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #252 on: October 21, 2007, 06:49:20 AM »
Perhaps not the right thread to put it in, but there's an ad that I really LIKE showing at out cinema at the moment.  It's clever and humourous and not remotely sexy.

And whaddya know, it's on Youtube!


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #253 on: October 21, 2007, 07:57:43 AM »
That's cute, but is it wrong that I don't find feel there needs to be more to life than that?


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #254 on: October 21, 2007, 08:01:03 AM »
The ad's trying to tell you you need to add vitamin J to your life.