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Old 18 May 2017, 01:26 AM
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Yeah, it's one of the things that got discussed in Junior High after they had all the girls leave the room.
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Old 18 May 2017, 04:39 AM
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I've been catching a new ad on Youtube for Groupon lately, and its jingle is so awful I can't wait to click away whenever it comes on.

In what little of it I've been subjected to, the singer seems to be pretty much alternating between two notes, and the lyrics don't even seem to fit the chosen tune - she seems to be rushing to finish each line in time with the music.
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Old 18 May 2017, 02:44 PM
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. Viagra single-packs for boners on the go*. .
Great name, but one we'll never hear on any ad.
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Old 18 May 2017, 08:38 PM
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I've been catching a new ad on Youtube for Groupon lately, and its jingle is so awful I can't wait to click away whenever it comes on.

In what little of it I've been subjected to, the singer seems to be pretty much alternating between two notes, and the lyrics don't even seem to fit the chosen tune - she seems to be rushing to finish each line in time with the music.
This reminds me- there was a trend (that fortunately seems to be fading, though maybe i just haven't been catching enough commercials) of having commercial singers who just sounded really blase and flat. I guess it was trying to convey a "carefree," chill maybe-sorta-hipsterish vibe to the product, but the sound of these breathy, bored-sounding women made me leap for the remote every time.

(I can't recall an instance of it being a man singing, only women)
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Old 19 May 2017, 01:20 AM
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There used to be a radio spot for Service Merchandise (a now-defunct department store) that used a cut-rate Natalie Merchant soundalike. Drove me crazy. The ads stopped when the store went out of business shortly thereafter.
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Old 26 May 2017, 02:14 PM
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I am convinced that the Charmin people are pathologically incapable of having a non-obnoxious ad. In the 70s, it was the toilet paper cop Mr. Whipple telling us not to squeeze the Charmin (I always wondered why--what would happen if we did? Go to jail?), now it's those bears that want the whole world to know how clean their bottoms are. Don't know if it's on TV, but it comes on my phone between solitaire games: the bear family is on vacation and Papa Bear is going crazy because the hotel TP is horrible. Luckily Mrs. Bear brought along some Charmin. Crisis averted. Unless you're camping, who brings TP along in vacation?
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Old 27 May 2017, 01:35 AM
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Unless you're camping, who brings TP along in vacation?
Bears who swiped it from the last motel.
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Old 27 May 2017, 01:51 AM
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In the 70s, it was the toilet paper cop Mr. Whipple telling us not to squeeze the Charmin (I always wondered why--what would happen if we did? Go to jail?)
Grocery store managers hate it when customers squeeze the produce to check for ripeness, because it bruises the fruit and then no one else will want to buy it. So the joke was that Mr. Whipple didn't want the customers to squeeze the Charmin either, presumably for similar reasons. Of course we all know it won't actually hurt the toilet paper, but it was funny and memorable.
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Old 27 May 2017, 02:10 AM
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The Charmin bears were cuter when they were first introduced. They were a take on the old saying "Do bears poop in the woods?"


And drawn by surreal cartoonist Bill Plympton... and probably the most normal things he drew. LOL
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Old 27 May 2017, 04:53 AM
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I have IBS. I haven't done it yet but I've considered bringing my own TP. A sore bum can put a real damper on a vacation. Heck, I've considered bringing my own TP to the office.
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Old 27 May 2017, 05:33 AM
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Grocery store managers hate it when customers squeeze the produce to check for ripeness, because it bruises the fruit and then no one else will want to buy it. So the joke was that Mr. Whipple didn't want the customers to squeeze the Charmin either, presumably for similar reasons. Of course we all know it won't actually hurt the toilet paper, but it was funny and memorable.
That would explain why the robot in Short Circuit says "don't squeeze the charmin." Or at least where the line came from (the why is he seemed to like spouting off TV and commercial catch phrases (because he was broke (and under the delusion that he was alive and afraid to be fixed (but robots can't have feelings!)))). That has confused the hell out of me for 30 years!
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Old 27 May 2017, 05:59 AM
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Also with this.
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Old 29 May 2017, 03:57 PM
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There's an ad running now for some car that I can't recall. Young woman is going in for her driving test, the DMV guy gets in the passenger seat with his clipboard, and mom standing outside says, "remember, just like we practiced!"

The car peels out and the driver has obviously been trained in stunt driving skills. She goes speeding along the test area making tight turns, donuts, etc., and then does one of those stunt parking moves where the car skids in a curve to a stop in the parking spot - there's probably a name for that but I don't know it. She smiles at the DMV guy and says "Thanks, that was fun!" to which he mumbles "You're welcome; nicely done."

Why doesn't he say "YOU FAIL THE TEST!"??? "AND I'M REVOKING YOUR MOM'S LICENSE, TOO!!!"??? Because I sure don't want her on the road with me!

Edit: Here's the ad.

Edit again: Doesn't the girl look like a young Amy Irving?
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Old 29 May 2017, 05:12 PM
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I call it skid parking and had the same reaction. Pretty sure any loss of tire grip would cause you to fail the test.
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Old 29 May 2017, 06:10 PM
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"It's a new day... because Time Warner Cable is now Spectrum." And they'll be bringing world peace and free puppies and kittens for all. (Your actual phone, cable, and internet service will be completely indistinguishable from before.)
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Old 29 May 2017, 08:48 PM
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And they'll be bringing world peace and free puppies and kittens for all.
Mmmmm... Puppies. Delicious puppies. And kittens to sweeten the pot a little. Yum.
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Old 30 May 2017, 12:13 AM
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My bill went up $20 a month.
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Old 03 June 2017, 01:52 AM
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I looked all over YouTube to provide a link, but I couldn't even though they run it before like nearly every video. Anyway it's for Hanes Soft Tees for men and how you can still be manly and wear it. Apparently guys are supposed to wear clothes made of sandpaper and stitched together with barbed wire, because apparently wearing comfortable clothing is somehow emasculating and a company feels a need to write an ad to reassure guys that it's not.
Well after digging, I found the commercial. Apparently it is for Fruit of the Loom, not Hanes, so I've been besmirching the wrong corporation.

I still stand by my that apparently wearing comfortable clothing is somehow unmanly. Hence why they feel they must do an ad saying, "Oh no, it's totally manly."
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Old 05 June 2017, 12:34 AM
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I have IBS. I haven't done it yet but I've considered bringing my own TP. A sore bum can put a real damper on a vacation. Heck, I've considered bringing my own TP to the office.
A friend of mine with skin issues normally puts a roll of TP in her luggage if a trip will last longer than a weekend.
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Old 05 June 2017, 01:12 PM
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Grocery store managers hate it when customers squeeze the produce to check for ripeness, because it bruises the fruit and then no one else will want to buy it. So the joke was that Mr. Whipple didn't want the customers to squeeze the Charmin either, presumably for similar reasons. Of course we all know it won't actually hurt the toilet paper, but it was funny and memorable.
I agree that the Mr. Whipple ads were a takeoff on "please don't squeeze the fruit", but as I remember it, he banned Charmin squeezing because he didn't want his customers clogging the aisles in a mass orgy of squeezably soft TP appreciation. (Of course, he was always caught with his hands around a package of Charmin himself.)
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