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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #525 on: August 12, 2008, 06:22:45 PM »
There probably is, but the ad companies found a loophole.  Like how it's illegal to advertise any contest where you have to pay something to enter that isn't the state lottery, but they can still advertise casinos, because casinos have other forms of entertainment besides gambling.

One cheesy one that I've been seeing a lot lately is for some cell phone company with supposedly really low international rates and an announcer asks rhetorically if you could call anyone in the world, who would you call, and this woman with a very fake-sounding british accent says "I'd call my sister!  In London!  She's my best friend!", and some woman who looks Indian, but could well be from Sri Lanka or someplace like that and we'd never know says she'd call her mother in India, and a latino dude says he'd call his best friend in some Latin American city.  And then, at the end of the commercial, the "British" woman is talking on the phone, presumably to her sister in London, who also happens to be her best friend, and says "Guess what?!  I'M ENGAGED!"
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #526 on: August 13, 2008, 03:54:41 AM »
I am not sure just who Taco Bell is trying to market too, but the commercials showing a bunch of corporate frack ups explaining why their company is losing money and their bosses are mesmerized by the cheesey crunch wraps and they dont notice anything except for the CGI cheese.

Also, if you have to CGI your food to make it look good, you have a shitty product.


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« Reply #527 on: August 13, 2008, 05:32:13 AM »
I was just about to bust on the CGI food but you beat me too it.

That phone add makes me laugh every time.

If she didn't find a phone company with low rates was she even going to invite her sister and best friend to the wedding?!


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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #528 on: August 13, 2008, 12:54:17 PM »
I thought it was illegal to use special effects on the actual product you were advertising...did the rules change?

I am wondering the same question.    But it is Taco Bell, so maybe since it is not actual food, they can get away with it?


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« Reply #529 on: August 13, 2008, 09:23:44 PM »
Are you sure it's CGI?  Could you put up a screenshot so we could see?
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #530 on: August 14, 2008, 05:06:04 AM »
I wasn't sure what you were talking about until I saw the ad again, yeah I hope those cheese strands are special effects (not sure about CGI, they look just like common or garden tinted latex) because if not, dear god!


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« Reply #531 on: August 14, 2008, 06:52:40 AM »
Has anyone seen the Wal-Mart add where the mother HAS to buy her grade school aged son a Laptop?

Why should you have to buy a $600 Laptop for grade school?!


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« Reply #532 on: August 14, 2008, 07:29:33 AM »
Are you sure it's CGI?  Could you put up a screenshot so we could see?

This is sort of how the product is supposed to look like, but in the ads, the cheese strands are large thick ropes that extend over a foot.

Clearly CGI and/or fake.



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« Reply #533 on: August 14, 2008, 09:10:52 AM »
yeah whatever happened to paper and pens?!

I bet the reason why so many kids don't finish school is because their parents couldn't afford to buy them a $600 computer each school year so they were forced to drop out!!

Why do you need a computer to learn?!!


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« Reply #534 on: August 14, 2008, 09:28:46 AM »
The rest of us are paying taxes for this stuff the least the kids could do is pay attention.

That add just makes me mad every time i see it.

I also hate the add that shows all the girls happy and getting along just because they are all wearing clothes from Wal-Mart.

Teenage girls will always find something to be mad about it doesn't matter how much money you spend on clothes for them.

So both of Wal-Mart's back to school adds suck.



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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #535 on: August 14, 2008, 09:49:36 AM »


Why do you need a computer to learn?!!

You don't. You need a computer to screw around on facebook and play freecell instead of paying attention to your teacher.  Same with cellphones.  They're not learning tools, they're toys to distract you from the "boring" education you're supposed to be getting.

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« Reply #536 on: August 14, 2008, 12:08:01 PM »


Why do you need a computer to learn?!!

You don't. You need a computer to screw around on facebook and play freecell instead of paying attention to your teacher.  Same with cellphones.  They're not learning tools, they're toys to distract you from the "boring" education you're supposed to be getting.

Much as I resent that opinion, I have to admit that if I had had a laptop in school, that's totally what I'd use it for.  That, or typing dumb stories that no one would ever see.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #537 on: August 19, 2008, 07:55:58 AM »
Could I nominate a trailer I hate?

There's this Richard Gere, er Diane Lane (perhaps, she sort of looks like a tortoise in this so I'm not sure) film comming out and the trailer has be put in front of lots of films I've seen recently.

In it Gere is some sort of doctor or other and he's staying at a hotel or boarding house run by the tortoise lady. Naturally Tortoise has a sassy black friend and hasn't been shagged for a good long while, well here comes Rich and he'll sensitively give her a good seeing too.

OK the thing is there is an audience for this, i know it, but it's not the same one that goes to the films I'm seen. If I am watching Tell No One, I don't want to see some story Lifetime might have rejected writ large.

Oh and the same goes for the film featuring Mrs Will Smith, Willess Grace and the collection of balloons that used to be Meg Ryan's Face, not sure what the movies called but the title working title was evidently Sassy Magnolias


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« Reply #538 on: August 19, 2008, 05:33:37 PM »
Nights In Rodanthe. Can't say I'm dying to catch that one.
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Re: Commercials We HATE
« Reply #539 on: August 19, 2008, 05:41:57 PM »
That annoying commercial they showed before the Dark Knight about these kids that go chasing after the Bat-signal, then they get jumped by some street toughs, only to be saved by someone we presume is Batman, even though we never see his face... er, cowl, except in footage spliced in from the movie.  Not only is the dialogue extremely cheesy, but they couldn't get some stunt guy to dress up in the Batman costume?
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