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  1. I don’t really feel one way or the other about the song. But what bugs the heck out of me is when they are at the beach and she’s running away from the car taking her top off and she just leaves the door open. Does she want a dead battery?
  2. I agree with you. I can't stand brats, either. But this girl in this particular commercial doesn't seem to be any of those things. I guess my point is, yes, some parents will pick hanging with their kids over a list of other things they could be doing. Not all the time, but yes, many times. That doesn't mean they are an ideal or perfect parent.
  3. Or she just wants to play with her kid? I get that the fantasy angle is a bit over the top, but I just see a mom who seems to deal with headaches a lot, is feeling better, and she just wants to hang out with her child. I certainly pick that over cooking or housework. I also gather that this is an only child and they seem to be in a neighborhood where there aren’t many similar age children around. I surmise that the girl had to entertain herself a lot when mom’s not feeling well. I know that children aren’t very popular on this thread. And as I said, the imagery is kind of weird. But I think it’s really odd to criticize a mother for spending more than 30 minutes playing with her kid.
  4. tanyak

    2019 Womens World Cup France

    My beef is mainly about the celebrations. As someone a Twitter pointed out, five of the last six US goals were scored by Morgan, Rapinoe and Lloyd. People in their third and fourth World Cups. The celebrations were just really over the top. And I like Abby Wambach, but she can miss me with the “people would never tell men blah blah blah.“ All that tells me is that she’s never watched a Saturday of college football, especially in the early season when schools tend to schedule Cupcake U. I get that Thailand qualified for the World Cup, but it was clear before the game even started that they were not going to be competitive.
  5. I think it's both. I use Cascade Platinum tabs. My dishwasher is a mid-range Whirlpool that is at least 12 years old. It was in our house when we bought it and it definitely wasn't new then. Since I switched to the Platinum four or five years ago, I've been able to tell a difference. It even keeps my dishwasher door cleaner. That said, I still have to scrub and effectively wash bakeware that I make mac and cheese or lasagna in. My dishwasher doesn't do a great job on baked-on stuff like that. Maybe newer/fancier ones do.
  6. So I just saw the Northwestern Mutual ad where the dad is mowing the lawn and his daughter asks to go to Jessica‘s house. They’ve taken out her very dramatic “Uhhhhhhhh!” and replaced it with a scene of her texting on her phone and bobbing her head. Nothing else has really changed as far as I can tell. I wonder if they got a ton complaints about it. Interesting.
  7. There was also one where a couple went on vacation, the husband had some accident and they had to dig in to their 401K. There have been a couple of others where the clients don't appear to be rolling in it. I know they show the golf guy, but I think they do a good job showing a range of financial situations. Especially compared to other financial services companies. And I really like the bearded guy. I can't figure out why I like him, but hate the Chevy bearded guy. lol
  8. The thing that cracks me up about that ad is just HOW much food is on the table, perfectly plated of course. I paused one day and counted at least 10 things - and I don’t think I counted everything. That’s a minimum of $60 before taxes and tip. For Dominos. And also? Their wings are possible the worst I’ve ever. Soggy and so tiny.
  9. tanyak

    Surviving R. Kelly

    I think they were afraid she would run way. The mom said that after the first visit in the hotel room, she basically would not shut up about it. It seems they were worried about what she would do next and wrote the first incident off. They thought they were managing it by requiring an adult to be present. OK. Fine. But after the second incident at the studio, I would have been done with it. At that point, Kelly had showed them TWICE he wasn't on the up and up. They lost me when they agreed to let some record label lackey be in charge so that she could what? Tour with Kelly? I didn't quite understand why she couldn't stay home at that point.
  10. Yeah, it was kind of funny, but I was expecting more. I really did enjoy the whole "season," thought. "But that's his grillin' hand!" lol Yeah. I find it interesting that the campaign is using Prince, Whitney and Michael Jackson, who have all died somewhat recently. But I can't tell you what the ads are for -- Capital One?
  11. tanyak

    Surviving R. Kelly

    Dream Hampton/Lifetime did a great job with this. I had no idea he was this sick. I knew about Aaliyah and I had knowledge of the "pee" tape, which I've never seen. But like the documentary said, they pushed the trial out so long, it really went off of minds. Then he drops Chocolate Factory and DH and I are walking back down the aisle of our wedding to "Happy People," and "Step in the Name of Love" was one of the songs that set our reception off. *sigh* I didn't know that he has been molested. I was peeking around another site, and several folks said that the older sister is rumored to have been at least of the molesters. I also didn't know that R. is illiterate. Does anyone know why the older brother, Bruce, in in jail? I was so happy when Michelle was able to get Dominique. Seeing her in the TMZ video dressed as a boy broke my heart. I also know that she likely didn't get all those tattoos by freewill. I wonder who called the police on her mom? My bet is that Joyceline probably found out that she had come up to the room. I felt awful for the Careys being reduced to throwing rocks at windows at the studio. I also think they just made bad decision after decision after decision. They still deserve none of this.
  12. I’ve been watching a lot of the bowl games. Northwestern Mutual must be a sponsor because they’ve been replaying a lot of the commercials that aired last summer. The one where the dad has the swimming pool built, Anna Baker the architect, etc. The bratty teenage girl in the swimming pool one has always bugged the hell out of me. But in re-watching it, I’m even more irritated. At the very beginning, you see the mom stretching out in a chaise lounge on the side of the house. So why is the brat bugging her poor Dad, who is trying to mow the lawn? And if the dad has $20,000+ to put in a pool, it looks like he has 25 bucks or so that he could throw to a neighborhood kid to mow his lawn. The whole commercial just bugs. On the other hand, I haven’t seen the one that I liked the best out of the whole series. The one of the student in Italy drawing. I’d much rather see that one 50 times a night.
  13. Dear Lord. GMC sponsors Monday Night Football. In the 50 minutes since I posted, I’ve seen this blasted commercial FIVE times. It did allow me to confirm that the red vehicle is an SUV and not a minivan. Lol
  14. For that matter, what exactly does he need one for? He doesn’t strike me as the weekend fixer type. Maybe they have a boat to tow. That commercial also bugs because dude just went out and bought $100,000+ in vehicles.
  15. Oh no worries! I, frankly, assumed as you did at first. I didn’t totally put it together until the reception.