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Old 05 June 2017, 02:20 PM
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TP is one of those things we take with us to the U.S. Not for us, for friends from Switzerland who miss Swiss TP. And when they come here, they take some back. Not enough they can use it every day.

We typically watch BBC, which only has commercials for BBC shows. But we watch Big Bang Theory which is sponsored by Hungryhouse which is a UK delivery service. This one is particularly annoying.
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Old 05 June 2017, 02:42 PM
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Now you have me wondering what Swiss toilet paper is like, if nothing like it can be found in the USA, despite all the different grades of tp available in the average grocery store.
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Old 05 June 2017, 03:09 PM
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Hopefully Swiss toilet paper and Swiss cheese are entirely unrelated.
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Old 06 June 2017, 12:35 AM
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Hopefully Swiss toilet paper and Swiss cheese are entirely unrelated.
That's one risky wipe!
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Old 06 June 2017, 12:51 AM
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Now you have me wondering what Swiss toilet paper is like, if nothing like it can be found in the USA, despite all the different grades of tp available in the average grocery store.
Gives a whole new meaning to Swiss rolls, doesn't it?
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Old 06 June 2017, 01:03 AM
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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.)
The original Mr. Whipple ad from the mid-1960s (which I've watched on YouTube before but can't be bothered to go find right now) showed him and one of his employees watching an unseen shopper from the back room and commenting her behavior -- "She's squeezing the tomatoes! Now she's squeezing the melons!" (or something like that; I don't remember the exact fruit). And then Mr. Whipple just can't take it anymore and rushes out to confront the customer with "Please, don't squeeze the Charmin!" So no customers clogging the aisles in the original version, but in later ads it probably morphed into what you remember.
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Old 06 June 2017, 01:09 AM
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Trivia time! A young Adam Savage was in a Mr. Whipple commercial in the 80s.

https://youtu.be/p14xIE_0F7M
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Old 06 June 2017, 09:36 PM
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I thought the main thrust of the ads was that Mr. Whipped was always chiding "Ladies! Please don't squeeze the Charmin!" but was always caught doing it himself.
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Old 06 June 2017, 10:59 PM
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Well, I don't have cable but I go to work early in the morning where Fox News is playing on the TV. I'd say anything that is playing on Fox News. I don't know about the other news channels but on Fox the ads go on forever and they're usually tinkly music with "arms of the angle" playing in the background and shivering pets. Or small children with cancer. Or paranoia ads - someone is going to steal your identity. I never see the sort of ads you see during the Superbowl which are funny and entertaining.
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Old 06 June 2017, 11:50 PM
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That sounds like the setup to a seriously wrong porno, smittykins. But then again, I don't think there's anything I can't interpret in a dirty manner.
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Old 07 June 2017, 01:02 AM
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(Autocorrect strikes again!)
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But then again, I don't think there's anything I can't interpret in a dirty manner.

Hey, I resemble that! DH says I have a dirty mind, but I call it a play on words.
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Old 07 June 2017, 06:37 PM
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This ad for Tom Ford Black Orchid.

If you can't see the video, it involves a naked female model who looks a little like a young Steven Tyler striking poses that make her spine look disfigured while rubbing an unopened bottle of the product all over her chest and simultaneously trying way too hard to prevent her nipples from showing. Then another bottle of the stuff - which is apparently behind her - explodes and spews vast amounts of soot everywhere.

I really wonder what other unpleasant fantasies the creator of this one has.

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Old 01 July 2017, 05:00 AM
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There's a commercial for Nespresso coffee makers running right now that irritates me to no end. It features George Clooney, and some other actor who I don't recognize. Clooney's sitting under an awning in a rainstorm, and talking to Other Actor Guy, who's sitting in sunny California sipping a nespresso coffee and telling Cloones it's a "Perfect Nespresso Day!". This causes Our Georgie to race back to California, through various travel scenes in some old movies (Look! He's in Fozzie's Studebaker! Aw, he got a lift from Bandit! He's riding Seabiscuit!*). He finally arrives at a big building that says "NESPRESSO" on it and finally gets his cup of coffee, at which point Other Actor Guy calls from the rain drenched set and tells him he brought him a coffee maker.

What irritates me is this: You can buy those stupid Nespresso capsule coffee makers just about anywhere. I sell them at my store. They can be shipped anywhere. They're coffee makers that use little capsules to make coffee. Unless George is filming on Mars or is to cheap to spring for express shipping he's one day away from having his precious terrible coffee. And most irritatingly, YOU DON'T GO TO A SHOP AND HAVE SOMEONE MAKE YOU COFFEE FROM A CAPSULE!

*sub-irritant - the horse racing scene. They're aware that horse races are on oval race courses, and not the open road? He has to steal a race horse to get his stupid cup of terrible coffee. I also don't know if it's actually a scene from Seabiscuit, but it's the only horse racing film that pops into my head at the moment.
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Old 03 July 2017, 03:55 PM
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That sounds like the setup to a seriously wrong porno, smittykins. But then again, I don't think there's anything I can't interpret in a dirty manner.
"When correctly viewed, everything is lewd."

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Old 03 July 2017, 06:00 PM
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There's a commercial for Nespresso coffee makers running right now that irritates me to no end. It features George Clooney, and some other actor who I don't recognize.
I believe that is Andy Garcia.
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Old 03 July 2017, 06:06 PM
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If you can't see the video, it involves a naked female model who looks a little like a young Steven Tyler
I got more of a Jim Morrison doing a solo version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" vibe from her.
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Old 05 July 2017, 03:04 AM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I hate ads for comparison sites. Particularly the ones for hotel stays. Seriously, who "spends hours" checking hotel and travel websites endlessly which is what they claim.
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Old 05 July 2017, 01:49 PM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I hate ads for comparison sites. Particularly the ones for hotel stays. Seriously, who "spends hours" checking hotel and travel websites endlessly which is what they claim.
Uh, I do. When money is tight, it's amazing what you can find by poking around. And the comparison sites don't always show the best rates, or wind up comparing one rate with certain mandatory fees included against another without those fees, etc.

Seeing your location reminds me of something I've noticed about commercials for one of these sites, Trivago, in the US. They used to exclusively feature an American-accented spokesman with a slightly unshaven look. Lately he's alternating with a woman who has a very strong Australian accent. While various British accents have had success marketing to Americans, I'm not sure an unknown Australian can get the same results.
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Old 06 July 2017, 03:51 PM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I hate ads for comparison sites. Particularly the ones for hotel stays.
If there are multiple comparison sites, you could spend a long time searching each and every comparison site...
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