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Old 17 March 2018, 02:11 AM
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Perfume is not an appropriate marinade.
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Old 28 March 2018, 05:06 PM
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I am so tired of hearing these annoying radio ads here in SE Michigan warning about the perils of Bridge card fraud. I hear them every single time I listen to the radio. Even changing the station doesn't work as they are airing on multiple stations. The state is probably spending more on these ads than they lose in welfare fraud.
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Old 28 March 2018, 05:56 PM
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Bridge card fraud? Is that like playing a card that isn't the same suit when you actually have one?
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Old 29 March 2018, 03:09 PM
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In Michigan " Bridge Card" refers to the card used for food stamp benefits. The card has a picture of the Mackinac bridge on it.
I knew the Nectar ads would be here. I like them. I have to stop and watch them every time.
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Old 29 March 2018, 03:30 PM
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In Michigan " Bridge Card"
Oh! I thought it was your version of this area's EZPass.
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Old 29 March 2018, 04:03 PM
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The midwest's versions of EZPass is EZPass. :-)
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Old 29 March 2018, 04:12 PM
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The midwest's versions of EZPass is EZPass. :-)
Ah! I was wondering how much of the country it covered.
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Old 19 April 2018, 01:30 AM
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This commercial from Allstate. I understand why no one listens to you: you’re a whiny, passive-aggressive asshole. I wouldn’t listen to you either. Of course I would also put drano in your coffee, but that’s beside the point.

Just give me more Mayhem and leave this jerk alone, Allstate!
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Old 19 April 2018, 03:21 AM
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On the other hand, I love that dad!
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:14 PM
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This ad for Kaiser Permanente Washington always creeps me out. Does not inspire me to sign up for their services.

Plus, I think the pizza delivery guy is cute and hope he got paid the full amount plus a tip, even if they didn't take the pizza.
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Old 21 April 2018, 01:59 AM
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I haven't watched the commercial, Tootsie, yet my hackles are already raised. Who doesn't take pizza? Pizza is warm, pepperoni, tomato sauce awesome!
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Old 16 May 2018, 02:25 AM
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There's a commercial for Tide pods which starts with a couple packing a suitcase while talking about how it is the last minute. And then a girl walks into the room with an overloaded clothes basket; She says, 'ah guys, I have a couple of things to wash'. There are so many annoyances here, but I'll just go with number 1, she speaks in a way too quiet voice which is incongruous with the rest of the commercial. Did she win a contest to be cast in this commercial? Did whoever wrote the commercial also get to do it after winning a contest?
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Old 17 May 2018, 11:44 PM
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There's a Ford commercial for myKey (parental control features), https://www.ispot.tv/ad/w3Zc/2018-fo...nts-in-control that's bugging the hell out of me. Because the parents in it are so smug about the whole and because it promotes a complete lack of trust and communication. Why talk to your kids about safe driving habits when you can just control the car instead?
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Old 18 May 2018, 12:56 PM
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They could do both. That's what I'd do.

But are they suggesting parents use these controls without telling the teen driver about them? That seems like a bad idea to me. So instead of being distracted by loud music, the kid's distracted wondering why he can't turn the volume up.
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Old 19 May 2018, 02:35 AM
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They could do both. That's what I'd do.

But are they suggesting parents use these controls without telling the teen driver about them? That seems like a bad idea to me. So instead of being distracted by loud music, the kid's distracted wondering why he can't turn the volume up.
That's a good point. A conversation about safety and a "so I'm putting these settings on the car when you drive."

But the commercial definitely plays it off as the parents smugly doing it without the kids' knowledge.
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Old 22 May 2018, 02:37 AM
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I'm really, really sick of the Skittlespox ad. Not only is it rather gross, it gets played so often. When I went to see Deadpool 2 this afternoon, it was shown three times in less than three minutes prior to the movie starting.
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Old 22 May 2018, 02:41 AM
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I have yet to hear or meet someone who likes the Skittles Pox ad. It seems to be universally reviled across the board. Yet that ad keeps showing up, which means someone is buying Skittles which convinces the company that the ad is working.

I'm blaming Putin. As if it isn't bad enough he has an army of Internet trolls he utilized to aid Trump in winning the election, or that he may have actually interfered with our election, thus running roughshod over our democracy, he is also convincing corporations to make shitty commercials.
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Old 22 May 2018, 03:32 AM
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And that's terrible.
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Old 22 May 2018, 07:30 AM
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I hate those skittles pox ads. Who watches them and things "Yum I want some skittles" it puts me off eating skittles but anything that looks like them or eating in general.
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Old 22 May 2018, 07:42 AM
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Different post cause it is a different ad.

There is an ad on here now for one of the pizza change telling us how much better their pizza is. It features an delivery driver, a bit of a sad sack teenage boy and the representative for the featured pizza place. Except the rep for the featured place looks like he wandered in from the 80's. He looks like a cross between Crocodile Dundee and Mark "Jacko" Jackson*.

Now that I think about it the other pizza guy is probably meant to be "Dougie the Pizza boy" who was in ads for a rival pizza place at least 10 years ago. Not only is the whole thing very dated it also looks like the grown man picking on a teenage boy doing a part-time job.


*An Australian Rules Football player who did a serious of ads for batteries'. He yelled a lot.
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