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#41 of 628 OFFLINE   Joey Skinner

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Posted February 17 2006 - 12:56 PM

Commercials with a cell phone ringing or a car horn honking should be banned from radio. Phone and doorbell ringing in TV ads should be banned also.

#42 of 628 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 17 2006 - 01:40 PM


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"What!? You DIDN'T get a 12% raise last year and your not making the kind of money you want? I have to ask you, why not"


OH GOD! You just reminded me of another annoying radio ad...The ones for those financial companies that say something like "If you're spending more than 2.4% for your mortgage, then you NEED to call us NOW!"



or they'll do a commercial where they make it sound like you're a complete idiot if you don't use their services. Posted Image

#43 of 628 OFFLINE   Bill Williams

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Posted February 17 2006 - 01:57 PM

The ones I cannot stand are all of those Ditech ads with that obnoxious fat guy hassling people for loans only to say at the end of the ad, "Lost another loan to Ditech!" Enough already! Posted Image
"I have in my heart what it takes to run with the big dogs in this life, and nobody can say otherwise."

"Attention all personnel. Tonight's movie is a holdover from last week and will be shown right after supper, which is also a holdover from last week."

#44 of 628 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 17 2006 - 02:53 PM

More like, DIE-tech!!!!!!!! Posted Image

#45 of 628 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted February 17 2006 - 03:08 PM

Those of you outside of Southern California will just have to take my word for this one: Sit'n'Sleep mattress stores. "You're killing me, Larry!"
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#46 of 628 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted February 18 2006 - 09:01 AM

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"You're killing me, Larry!"
LOL Yep! If only they'd kill each other and be done with it...

#47 of 628 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted February 19 2006 - 12:39 AM

I agree with the poster who mentioned the Snickers ad witrh the guy wearing the wrappers on his head. WTF??? That is the dumbest ad I've seen in quite some time. A noise that bothers the living shit out of me is when an ad has somebody eating something. It makes me want to put my fist through the radio. Sirius Radio channel 124 (the NFL talk radio station) had a very crass and annoying ad about some get rich quick scheme where a guy is yelling at another guy. This ad would play at least twice an hour, and it was an insult to the intelligence of the listener. Commercials don't get me to buy the product- they usually force me away from the product because of how annoying some of them are.
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#48 of 628 OFFLINE   Linda Thompson

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Posted February 19 2006 - 07:04 AM

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Sirius Radio channel 124 (the NFL talk radio station) had a very crass and annoying ad
Pardon my obvious ignorance here, but I totally avoid regular radio, and I've never investigated satellite radio. But, I thought Sirius and XM were like the radio equivalent of premium cable or satellite TV...paid subscriptions and no ads. But, I only have basic cable, so maybe I'm wrong even about the premium TV services. Are there really ads on Sirius? No thread hi-jack intended.

#49 of 628 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted February 19 2006 - 11:26 AM

If it's a music channel, there will be no ads or they'll be significantly reduced. If it's a sports or talk radio channel, there will still be commercials as it's the same program being broadcast on the AM/FM band. Bruce
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#50 of 628 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 19 2006 - 11:48 AM

Kinda like the music stations I get through Comcast Digital cable. They're all commercial free EXCEPT for the Di$ney Music channel Posted Image They run commercials, promos, etc. - WTF?

#51 of 628 OFFLINE   Ravi K

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Posted February 19 2006 - 12:41 PM

Starburst ad where the guy steals the other guy's stuff. I hate commercials that have co-opted that "indie film" look and are not entertaining at all.
 

#52 of 628 OFFLINE   Lynda-Marie

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Posted February 19 2006 - 01:51 PM

Those chat line advertisements, offering the opportunity to "Talk to hot, local singles, just like you!"



Worst offenders, at least in the Puget Sound region:



LiveLinks

Quest

Red Hot

Interactive Male - gay chat line

1 800 live girls (or something like that)



What is especially funny is that they ALWAYS use the most incredibly "hot" or "attractive" spokespeople on the commercials. While this is important in selling the services, I think it is misleading, because if these people are truly this "hot" or "attractive", then what the hell are they doing alone on a Friday night, chatting on the phone? What you are more likely to find on these lines are homely, fat, desperate people trying to act hot.



"Girls Gone Wild!" is another offender. How about some equal time, and giving women "Hot Frat Boys Gone Wild!" Whoops, wait a minute. "Frat Boys" and "Gone Wild" are redundant aren't they? Posted Image



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The lawyers - ah, the lawyers. The one that currently gets my goat is the one who is advertising his services to defend DUI offenders. "Because bad things happen to good people."



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I'd like this clown to get on board the handicapped transportation service I use, and talk to those who were permanently disabled by a DUI, and assure them that the person who disabled them was a "good person who had a bad thing happen to them." Then I'd like to see the permanently disabled person beat this joker to within an inch of his life with whatever prosthetic device is now their permanent companion.



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Prescription drug advertisements - oh, my GOD! Posted Image



Either you are getting the name of the drug in question, and no idea WTF it is supposed to do, with the voice over telling you to ask your doctor if this stuff is right for you. I mean, how silly is this? What if it were for an ad for a Viagra or cialis type medicine? This could be highly embarrassing for a woman to ask her doctor about!



OR even better, you get the name of the drug, what it helps cure, and then a list of possible side effects that are WORSE than the condition they are supposed to be curing. Half the time, if it is for something that might be able to treat an ailment I have at the time, I talk back at the commercial and say, "F--k it! I can get ALL of those symptoms for free without having to use this crap! And if my doctor recommends it to me, I'll wring her neck."

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#53 of 628 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 19 2006 - 03:24 PM


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you get the name of the drug, what it helps cure, and then a list of possible side effects that are WORSE than the condition they are supposed to be curing


I LOVE the commercial for Paxil!!! Posted Image



Paxil is used to treat social anxiety, where people are afraid of being amongst a group of people. These people tend to stay at home and not go out because of this fear.



So they tell you to take Paxil and it will cure these fears...While it DOES work, the possible side effects are:

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nausea, which may be lessened by taking it with food. Other side effects may include infection, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, decreased appetite, sleepiness, dizziness, sexual side effects, nervousness, tremor, yawning, sweating, weakness or insomnia.


So you've beaten the anxiety and are ready to hit the town, but you're stuck at home because you have the above symptoms.



Kinda defeats the purpose of the medication. Posted Image

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Posted February 19 2006 - 06:45 PM


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"Girls Gone Wild!" is another offender. How about some equal time, and giving women "Hot Frat Boys Gone Wild!" Whoops, wait a minute. "Frat Boys" and "Gone Wild" are redundant aren't they?




I take it you haven't seen the line of DVDs from the producers of Girls Gone Wild, called, appropriately enough, Guys Gone Wild? The camerawomen in these DVDs seem inordinately interested in a) whether or not the himbo (and I use that term very loosely) can do tricks with it or b) have named it. Ick.
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#55 of 628 OFFLINE   Linda Thompson

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Posted February 19 2006 - 07:56 PM

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If it's a music channel, there will be no ads or they'll be significantly reduced. If it's a sports or talk radio channel, there will still be commercials as it's the same program being broadcast on the AM/FM band.
Thanks for the explanation, Bruce... I had no idea. I thought the whole "no commercials" aspect was a big selling point, but I guess not.

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Posted February 20 2006 - 05:32 AM

Teeth grinding in the nightguard radio commercial.



Bose is all over the one station I like.... too bad I found out a lot more information after I bought and installed my surround sound.



Commercials that are about 4 times louder than the show I was watching.



Commercials at the movie theatre just boil my blood. Maybe I would give them a pass if they were super-nifty-made-for-the-theatre commercials, but they are the same fricken ones I just saw on tv earlier.



I once saw one, can't remember the brand name, for a pill for migrain headaches.... one of the rambled off side effects was headaches Posted Image



Ones I can watch over and over are along the lines of Budweiser American Dream

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Posted February 20 2006 - 03:37 PM

I hate any commercial that tells me where I MUST GO or what I MUST DO or who I MUST CALL NOW. My wife thinks I'm nuts when I talk back to the TV: TV: "You can't afford to miss this opportunity..." Me: "Yes I can" TV: "Don't wait! Call now!" Me: "Still waiting!" etc., etc...

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Posted February 20 2006 - 07:18 PM

What's up with the Mento's adds???????? I hate those..........what give with the chirping birds anyway??? AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any commercial that tells me I can save money on my mortgage and those "feminine hygiene" adds don't know, don't wanna know, and don't care what you do with yourself "down there"!!!!!
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#59 of 628 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:53 AM

Well, I've been home sick for the past week and I've been watching a LOT of tv commercials! Posted Image



The ones that really seem to annoy me the most are definitely any technology commercial. Cell phones, Internet service, etc. These are the WORST offenders! Basically most of these tech. products work about the same, so in order to get you to buy their product, they REALLY rely on their 'trickery' and it's so damn frustrating.



The one that really pisses me off is Comcasts cable internet service. DSL (in my area) offers a 512k or 768k connection for a really cheap price. They offer this to get people away from dial up modems (and go for DSL) without the high price of broadband. They also offer 3MB, but what Comcast does is, they boast that their service is 5 times faster than DSL Posted Image - of course, what they don't say is that they are comparing their 3MB connection with DSL's 'cheap' 512k connection.



This pisses me off because, as someone who knows about technology and computers (as I'm sure most of you are as well), it's hard enough trying to inform my friends and family about the latest technology and trying to teach them about different things. But NOW I have Comcast putting out this 'trickery' statement and confusing people into thinking that cable is MUCH faster than DSL! Posted Image



I had a friend see my DSL and say "I went with cable because it's so much faster." - So while the commercial did it's job, it just sickens me that they have to prey on people's ignorance in order to sell their product. And now, not only do I have to deal with people's own ignorance about technology, but I also have to go around straightening out everyones incorrect perceptions due to f***ing Comcast commercials! Posted Image Posted Image







I mean, these technology companies are just as bad as presidential candidates. They know they have nothing good to say about themselves, so the only way to get votes is to make themselves look better by tricking you into thinking their competition is worse than they are. Posted Image

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:31 AM

The Radioshack commercials where they sit in front of the camera and talk about things they want. Every personality they have used has annoyed me.
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