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Old 19 June 2018, 02:39 PM
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The spot for thredUP, the online second-hand store, where one of the satisfied customers says she would never buy these Michael Kors shoes "in real life". So buying things online is just a video game?

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All the Good2Go insurance commercials where the main character says "I have a car, I just can't afford insurance". While this scenario does happen to some people, I can't believe it's so common that it's logical to use as the default in these commercials. Wouldn't "I can get a car, but can't afford insurance" be more common? Just how many people buy and keep cars without considering insurance costs?
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Old 19 June 2018, 03:22 PM
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Well Fourth of July is almost here () so a local ED clinic has bought ad space on the local talk show I listen to. The ad exhorts men to declare their independence from ED! and make the Founding Fathers proud!

That's just creepy!
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Old 19 June 2018, 03:23 PM
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A frighteningly large number, most likely.
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Old 19 June 2018, 03:56 PM
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Well Fourth of July is almost here () so a local ED clinic has bought ad space on the local talk show I listen to. The ad exhorts men to declare their independence from ED! and make the Founding Fathers proud!

That's just creepy!
So... do they talk about waiving flagpoles or the like?
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Old 19 June 2018, 04:14 PM
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George Washington's men pitched a lot of tents at Valley Forge.

PS. I would think St Crispen's Day would be a good day for anti ED advertisements, especially sales.
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So... do they talk about waiving flagpoles or the like?
Thank god no!! Just about how men can declare their independence from ED by going to this particular clinic.
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Old 19 June 2018, 05:10 PM
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Well Fourth of July is almost here () so a local ED clinic has bought ad space on the local talk show I listen to. The ad exhorts men to declare their independence from ED! and make the Founding Fathers proud!

That's just creepy!
More like Pounding Pathers, right, right?

I'll let myself out...
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Old 20 June 2018, 01:24 PM
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All the Good2Go insurance commercials where the main character says "I have a car, I just can't afford insurance". While this scenario does happen to some people, I can't believe it's so common that it's logical to use as the default in these commercials. Wouldn't "I can get a car, but can't afford insurance" be more common? Just how many people buy and keep cars without considering insurance costs?
Some people can afford the insurance when they buy or lease the car, but can't afford it after their rates go sky high from too many claims. Happened to a co-worker. And because she needed her car for work, she got rid of it and started renting by the week from some dodgy place. Lucky for her, she was a couple of months away from moving to another country to get married.
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Old 20 June 2018, 01:33 PM
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The commercial for some cellphone where the woman is worried about battery throttling. Whatever that is. It's so annoyingly style over substance.
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Old 20 June 2018, 02:23 PM
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Some iPhones will slow down the processor speed if the battery isn't up to a certain level. This is an optional setting on 6 and 7, so if she is worried about it, she can turn off the setting.
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Old 20 June 2018, 03:53 PM
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so if she is worried about it, she can turn off the setting.
"But then you can get unexpected shutdowns", she says in the longer version of the commercial.
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Old 27 June 2018, 08:40 PM
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"We're slingers!" "Yeah, we sling!"

"Ohhh.. you said 'SLINGers..."

"What did you think we said?"
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Old 28 June 2018, 02:36 PM
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"We're slingers!" "Yeah, we sling!"

"Ohhh.. you said 'SLINGers..."

"What did you think we said?"
Isn't it funny how he's interested BECAUSE of what he thinks he heard?


Yeah, that's all men think about, being able to play parches with a partner who's not their wife...
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Old 28 June 2018, 03:22 PM
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Yeah, that's all men think about, being able to play parchesI with a partner who's not their wife...
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Old 28 June 2018, 03:33 PM
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I thought it was playing checkers?
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I would call this one less a commercial I hate and more one that makes me raise an eyebrow.

For some strange reason, YouTube periodically shows me ads from Boeing.* The one I saw yesterday touted a carrier-based drone they're developing, and emphasized Boeing's long history of supplying aircraft to the Navy, with photos of different models of Navy aircraft dating back to World War 2. One slight problem: with the exception of one aircraft that is currently in service** and the aforementioned drone, every aircraft they showed was actually built by by a then competitor that would only become part of Boeing years - and generally decades - after production of these aircraft types ended.

* Also, for some even stranger reason, Boeing sees fit to market its defense contracts to the public.

** Even this aircraft - the F/A-18 Super Hornet and its derivatives - was designed by McDonnell Douglas and started production before their merger with Boeing.
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Old 12 July 2018, 05:41 PM
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Anyone else been seeing the ads for "testosterone supplements" that yack about how guys now have less testosterone than their dads, who have less testosterone than their dads, so you need these pills to avoid becoming an effeminate sissy*?

*Not the actual words used, but they're clearly implying it.
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Anyone else been seeing the ads for "testosterone supplements" that yack about how guys now have less testosterone than their dads, who have less testosterone than their dads, so you need these pills to avoid becoming an effeminate sissy*?

*Not the actual words used, but they're clearly implying it.
Sounds like they're trying to "neg" you into buying their product. One of the weirder advertising tactics in my opinion. When I'm insulted by someone/something, I usually want to get away from them, not give them my money...
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Old 12 July 2018, 08:18 PM
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Seems that way. What surprises me is that there's any channel that wants to actually run that ad.

Well, except FAUX Noise and the History Channel.
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Old 13 July 2018, 01:39 PM
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I'm starting to get annoyed by the recent trend in commercials that basically say "we really f***ed up recently, but you should still trust us." It's understandable in the case of Wells Fargo, and somewhat in the case of Facebook - although in the latter case the ads only say it'll get better without explaining how - but now I see an ad for TGI Fridays that says a lot of chains in the US have been serving bad hamburgers "including us", and goes on to show ridiculous new over-the-top burgers like the one that has two buffalo wings skewered to the top. Was the quality of burgers at Fridays ever a big controversy?
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