Those irritating commercials........

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  1. DonnyD

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    I am sure we all occassionally see an irritating commercial but there's one lately that has really got me to the point I'll even change the station in protest......

    The "Raisin Bran Crunch" commercial of the guy who can't hear he's being fired because of the crunch is simply unbearable. I thought commercials were supposed to get your attention but this one makes me wanna put a foot through the stack of Raisin Bran Crunch at the grocery store. And just imagine...... somebody was actually PAID for thinking this one up.....
     
  2. Jay H

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    Get a satellite dish, then you can be subjected to hours of some idiot (bob?) who pushes some kind of erectile dysfunction ad constantly, and then just to change the flavor a bit, you'll get the Cialis and every other ED disorder drug being pushed at you at every commercial. And when they're bored of airing ED commercials, it's Bowflex time! [​IMG]

    Thank heavens for a DVR!

    Jay
     
  3. brentl

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    IF you want annoying watch CTV in Canada a product called "Lakota" is plugged every second commercial UGH!

    You need to see it to hate it!


    Brent
     
  4. Malcolm R

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    That new Nike apparel commercial, "Warriors," was hate at first sight. [​IMG]

    Another reason to avoid Nike.

    And, yes, all the ED commercials are annoying. Apparently the world really does revolve around the penis. [​IMG]
     
  5. Philip_G

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    one word my friends, JAMSTER. Scroll past VH1 for any length of time and you're sure to see one.
     
  6. Mark Shannon

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    I hear ya Brent. I'm getting sick and tired of that weird native dude. Bout ready to put a foot thru the TV when I see him.
     
  7. Richard Travale

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    Oh come on, that goof from the Canadian Tire commercials has to be higher on you "I'm gonna kick my TV" list. [​IMG]
     
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    What is Lakota, for those of that are south of the border?
     
  9. Joseph DeMartino

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    Those new Quizno's commercials with the talking baby really creep me out. Not quite as bad as those mutant hamsters or whatever they were from a few years ago, but there's definitely something odd about them, especially the one where he's at the beach with the girl in the swimsuit.

    You don't need cable or satellite to get all the real and fake ED commercials. In fact, drug commercials in general tick me off, especially the extra-short version where they just have time to give you the product name nine times and then read the legal boilerplate about the side-effects and drug interactions and they never get around to telling you what the damned stuff is for? The images in the commercials don't help. Whether the drug is for heart disease, obesity, allergies or gastrointestinal complaints, there is always some reason for the people in it to be running around on the grass and/or at the beach under a beautiful blue sky.

    Regards,

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  10. brentl

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    "Tiiiiiiiiiiiime...is on my side..." - Vanessa Carlton for Time Warner Digital Cable, I subscribe to Time Warner Cable.

    It wasn't too bad the first time, but I've probably seen it 50+ times now, and her voice has REALLY gotten on my nerves. Never has a commercial annoyed me so much. I have no problem with the Raisin Bran Crunch, Nike "Warriors", or ED commercials. It takes a LOT to annoy me.
     
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    Ditech ads....annoying and for the feeble brained home buyer
     
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    You know they say time moves fast... I hate to break this to you Joseph, but that was only last spring. [​IMG]

    That has to be one of the all time weirdest 'I was on drugs when I came up with it" ads I've ever seen and I *never* want to see it again.
     
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    Agreed, that commercial SUCKS.
     
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    The yoplait commercial with the singing mouths... [​IMG]
     
  17. David Galindo

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    Almost all MTV commercials. I swear they film anything that comes into their minds.
     
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    I actually like the Raisin Bran Crunch commercial...but I have to agree with Philip here, and say that the VH1 Jamster commercials are probably the most annoying that I've seen.
     
  19. Bill Williams

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    And who can forget that recent Burger King commercial with that creepy-sounding guy in the king's suit and that slogan that said, "Wake up to the King"? Take one look at that thing, that'll freak anyone out!

    And I gotta agree with those annoying Ditech.com ads with that equally annoying guy that always says, "Lost another one to Ditech!" [​IMG]

    Equally as bad are any and all ads featuring Snoop Dogg hawking some sort of crap. [​IMG]
     
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    "WE LIKE THE SUBS"!!! I love those guys.
     

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