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Commercials that just irritate you....

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by todd s, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. McPaul

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    I watched the Lightning broadcast on nhl gamecenter the other day and the political ads they aired on the Tampa station were insane!! I won't go into why per forum rules but will say, as a Canadian from vancouver, the U.S. stations I get are from Seattle and Boston, and previously Spokane and Detroit, and I've never noticed anything as bad. I wouldn't say that I was shocked, as I've seen some pretty crazy stuff on The Daily Show but I guess I hardly thought they were real, much less common. But I hate all commercials to be honest.
     
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    Ah, the "Uncomplicated, possibly overpriced, no-frills company for old-fogeys who don't understand these 'cellphone' things the young people are into, but need them to call their grandkids" company...Now, technological condescension can be yours, for just one low, low flat rate! :rolleyes:
    (The commercials keep reminding me of the time that the old green-monochrome Nintendo Gameboy fell so far behind the handheld-game competition, the ads started pitching them to adult yuppies, to play Tetris on the bus commute--Nothing says 'cool' like selling it to your technologically clueless parents!)
    "Maxwell"? Is that the name of the pig who (like most Geico campaigns) was the anonymous subject of one joke, got his own spinoff when they found out we noticed the ad, started getting ads completely about him and not the product, and then they found it funny to give him a "character shtick" by turning him into an obnoxious a**hole?

    (That's generally the pattern with most Geico campaigns--They'd already turned one of their off-topic ads into a network sitcom, and now they've tasted blood and want more...
    Either that, or they go the "Athlete tie-in" route, and have all the ads in the campaign after that be vanity-appearance jokes about NFL and NBA stars. To be honest, I can keep some respect for Flo for still being able to talk about insurance, when she has to.)
     
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    The credit card commercials with Tina Fey.
     
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    Christmas car ads. OMG how I've been hating these this year! They seem to be on endlessly and four in particular have jingles blasting at a louder than normal volume. And who gives someone a new car for Christmas?
     
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    Car ads in general are completely irritating. Every sale is the "biggest sale ever" and "for a limited time only." Yeah, until the next sale starts the next day.

    The automakers should cut their advertising in half, then cut the cost of their cars in half with the savings. Then maybe they'd sell more.
     
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    There are a number of commercials that I can not stand!

    Bose NFL Commercials!
    Covered California (ObamaCare)
    E Harmony
    Christian Mingle
    Medication commercials (Crestor, Humira, Chantix, Lyrica, Nexium, Lipitor, Cialis and Abilify)
     
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    I can't stand most of the Liberty Mutual ads. The one with the guy who says you secretly hope your daughter doesn't pass her driver's exam is not bad, but I really hate the one about, "You named your car Brad! You loved Brad!" I most emphatically did NOT.

    Also, it rubs me the wrong way when the guy says, "You're blindsided a second time. They won't pay you enough money to replace your car! Don't those people know you're already shaken up?"

    . . .

    "Let's factor in depreciation on this guy's auto."

    "Gee, Clive, don't you know he's already shaken up?"

    "Good gravy, you're right!"
     
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    The commercials for forced health care are really irritating me a little more than the others and now I just mute the audio when ever these commercials come on.
     
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    Great message. "Even controlled fires in a forest are a no no!" Teach fire safety, not fear of fire.
     
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    Awful.
     
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    Can we just say anything "Progressive"? Thank goodness for the FF button. Add in those lame insurance ads with the Statue of Liberty always in the background.

    I suppose some people fall for it, but I'll never do business with them.
     
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    Yeah. If I hear the girl who named her car BRAAAD, I'm gonna.....
     
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    All commercials irritate me. Now get off my lawn! :D
     
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    Yep, that one bugged the hell out of me too. I also got annoyed with "girl who is dancing because she got a good deal with Sprint"
     
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    I did a search on this thread and didn't find anything.

    I am surprised that J. G. Wentworth commercials aren't mentioned. I don't know if it is a localized commercial since the do serve the entire US. I have to mute the TV any time a commercial of theirs comes on.
     
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    I don't mind the version with the operatic singing, but the one with the godawful heavily-synthesized-because-he-has-no-singing-talent version is loathsome. It's emblematic of every problem with today's modern "singers".
     
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    It’s my money and I want it now! :D
     
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    Samsung’s galaxy note 8 commercial.
    A man and a woman appear to meat at a party and from the party appear to go on many dates.

    It also appears that they never speak a single word to each other and even the first time they tell each other they love each other is done unpkoken by text on their phone.

    Maybe they are both mute. I hate the commercial
     
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    There's a new Thanksgiving-themed commercial from Wal-Mart that's in heavy rotation right now.

    It shows a bunch of different people each carrying a unique chair in different environments (urban, country, suburban, farm, etc.). They all wind up at an incredibly long table in a field to sit down together for a turkey dinner.

    At first, you are intrigued about "why" this is happening...but the payoff doesn't make any sense. Why did they end up at a table, in the middle of a huge field, without any vehicles or side tables or any kind of supporting elements? And what does any of it have to do with WalMart? :D :rolleyes:
     
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    Kind of like those ED drug commercials with couples sitting in bathtubs in the middle of a meadow.
     
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