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Old 28 December 2015, 08:37 AM
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There is a commercial on right now for a phone provider, not sure which one, but the mother has called her son and is going on and on about how "squirrels have gotten into the attic again...your father won't phone an exterminator...he says this time it's personal" and all the while the son is fending off attackers in a James Bond like montage "It's very noisy where you are, are you doing zumba, dear?" love it.
And he doesn't hang up!
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That was great, Meka. And it opened my eyes to the usefulness of virtual reality, beyond high priced games.
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I saw this commercial on TV last night and was genuinely surprised by the 'twist', which I kept thinking about for a while afterwards just because I don't think I've ever seen an ad featuring divorced parents before. It's kind of nice to see such a simple, casual portrayal of a situation that's extremely common but still often feels shameful and confusing to be in, particularly for kids involved.
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Spacegirl Spiff, I agree that part is neat. But I'm afraid my reaction is that he just gave that kid his cold (and probably she'll pass it on to his ex.)

Maybe he warned them first, and the need for him to take over was urgent enough that it was worth it. But none of that's shown in the ad -- it's just part of that usual mask-the-symptoms-and-go-spread-it-around that sellers of cold medications seem to be encouraging.
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I enjoy the Tide commercial urging parents to keep the detergent pods out of reach of children. Toddlers are shown trying to get various stuff into their mouths 'cause "kids learn with their mouths." The child who has hir fool in hir mouth says, "Mmmmmm, foot!"
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I love the "lady balls" commercial.https://youtu.be/KhYSrLXGWjk
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There is a commercial on right now for a phone provider, not sure which one, but the mother has called her son and is going on and on about how "squirrels have gotten into the attic again...your father won't phone an exterminator...he says this time it's personal" and all the while the son is fending off attackers in a James Bond like montage "It's very noisy where you are, are you doing zumba, dear?" love it.
That's a Geico ad I think. Either way it's hilarious.

I like that Tide ad too--the one that reminds parents to keep detergent pods out of Junior's reach.
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Old 21 February 2016, 11:46 PM
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I never thought I'd say this but.... I really like the new Axe commercial. And I wish I could dance as well in heels as the guy in the ad.
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Just saw this this morning:




Now my favorite Fiber One commercial, just ahead of their "Turn Around" commercial.
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The new Apple commercial where Cookie Monster waits for his cookies to bake.

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No one has mentioned the overwhelming amount of adorable that is Android's Rock, Scissors, Paper commercial? I am both shocked and appalled!
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The new Apple commercial where Cookie Monster waits for his cookies to bake.

I knew someone would beat me to posting that ad. It made me laugh, but then I'm a bit of a sucker when it comes to Cookie Monster.
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Old 24 March 2016, 05:17 PM
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No one has mentioned the overwhelming amount of adorable that is Android's Rock, Scissors, Paper commercial? I am both shocked and appalled!
Love it! (And "Man In Motion" is the icing on the cake.) The Cookie Monster ad is great, too. I always love the flustered Muppet shake (0:37), and again, the soundtrack choice is terrific.
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My wife's response to that commercial was "Who bakes cookies for 14 minutes?".

Whether or not that is a valid time for cooking cookies, my wife was analyzing the accuracy of a commercial starring a talking bundle of blue fur.




Her conversion to the dark side is complete.
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Whether or not that is a valid time for cooking cookies, my wife was analyzing the accuracy of a commercial starring a talking bundle of blue fur.
I noticed that as well. There are cookies that take that long (depends on consistency, size, oven temp, chill before baking), but his looked like standard Choc Chip.

I sometimes amaze myself at what I'll handwave away and what will catch my attention and annoy me.

Talking animals, fine! Muppets, awesome!

But Payless calling their sale BOGO, drives me nuts. It's not Buy One, Get One. It's Buy One, Get One Half Off. So not BOGO, it's BOGOHO.
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My wife's response to that commercial was "Who bakes cookies for 14 minutes?".

Whether or not that is a valid time for cooking cookies, my wife was analyzing the accuracy of a commercial starring a talking bundle of blue fur.




Her conversion to the dark side is complete.
Ha! I dwell there with her, because as I was watching it I was thinking, "never more than 10 min." Oh, and you don't "cook" cookies you bake them.
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Oh, and you don't "cook" cookies you bake them.
Obvious question: Then why aren't they called bakies?
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Old 26 March 2016, 01:02 AM
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I know right? It's all a mystery. Actually, I'm sure I've seen Alton Brown explain all of that on "Good Eats", but I'm damned if I remember what he said. I have it on DVR. Sometime I'll watch that one again.
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Its American name derives from the Dutch word koekje or more precisely its informal, dialect variant koekie [4] which means little cake, and arrived in American English with the Dutch settlement of New Netherland, in the early 1600s.

According to the Scottish National Dictionary, its Scottish name derives from the diminutive form (+ suffix -ie) of the word cook, giving the Middle Scots cookie, cooky or cu(c)kie. It also gives an alternative etymology, from the Dutch word koekje, the diminutive of koek, a cake. There was much trade and cultural contact across the North Sea between the Low Countries and Scotland during the Middle Ages, which can also be seen in the history of curling and, perhaps, golf.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie
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