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1 hour ago, Ashforth said:

OMG have you ever gone through a car wash with a dog in the car? It didn't occur to me the terror it would inspire until I had 55 pounds of scared dog in my lap. I felt so bad for her. But I couldn't wait for it to end.

My doxies cower under the seat until it's over. 

 

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On ‎06‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 6:39 PM, SnarkySheep said:

Another long-time favorite, especially these days, is Goldfish crackers...I just love seeing glimpses of their happy cheddary little world, with goldfish moms taking goldfish kids to the playground, and this season, all the goldfish residents of Goldfish Town cheering on the parade.

Is it wrong to wish I lived in Goldfish Town??

I do miss the jingle which used to say they were the snack that smiles back "until you bite their heads off", though.

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On ‎07‎/‎14‎/‎2020 at 8:02 AM, Kiki777 said:

 

Idina Menzel (aka Adele Dazeem) bugs me in this commercial, but watch the other woman - she is cracking me up with her facial expressions!  Especially when she bobs her head to the song.

I generally dislike Idina Menzel, and could do without her singing, but I do find this commercial amusing.

 

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The Petsmart ad with home videos of people's pets.  Some seriously cute pets there.

 

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It's been around for a long time but I still love the Twizzlers commercial with the guy in the car daydreaming. 

"Am I too old to start skateboarding?"

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23 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

I do miss the jingle which used to say they were the snack that smiles back "until you bite their heads off", though.

See the fishies swimming 

Oh look, the pretzel’s winning...

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Call me crazy, but I get a laugh out of the Tena (adult diaper) ad with the plain lady who tells us she looks 'stunning' first thing in the morning, and then shares that she takes good care of her skin. 'Not this skin' she says, pointing to her face; 'this skin' points downward. I find her strangely charming, which blunts the ookiness of the subject matter.

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So glad that sports are back.

 

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One of my favorite ads is the one for Red Bull featuring Hercules Vs. a six-headed dragon, in which Herc offers the dragon a Red Bull as a "gift," which lead to the dragon heads fighting over it and literally tying themselves in knots because of it. 

The ad makes me laugh every time I see it-and I don't even drink Red Bull!

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1 hour ago, DollEyes said:

One of my favorite ads is the one for Red Bull featuring Hercules Vs. a six-headed dragon, in which Herc offers the dragon a Red Bull as a "gift," which lead to the dragon heads fighting over it and literally tying themselves in knots because of it. 

The ad makes me laugh every time I see it-and I don't even drink Red Bull!

I like it too. I think it captures the selfish nature of dragons perfectly.

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4 hours ago, Dirtybubble said:

I saw this for the first time today and just luved it.  I need Dr. Rick in my life!

 

The full length commercial is even better.  I would totally buy Dr. Rick's book

I love it. He reminds me a lot of Michael Scott.

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1 hour ago, peacheslatour said:

I love it. He reminds me a lot of Michael Scott.

This is a great ad, so funny

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9 hours ago, Dirtybubble said:

I saw this for the first time today and just luved it.  I need Dr. Rick in my life!

 

The full length commercial is even better.  I would totally buy Dr. Rick's book

If Flo, Jamie, and the rest can do commercials over Zoom, surely they can do the same for Dr. Rick. He also lead the self-help group commercial from a few years back.

 

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That support group one remains my favorite because of this exchange:

"Next thing you know, I'm telling strangers defense wins championships."
"Well, it does."
"Right?"

Also because everyone's wardrobe and body language is just perfect.

 

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I would totally back a Rapinoe/James presidential ticket.

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11 hours ago, xaxat said:

I would totally back a Rapinoe/James presidential ticket.

I just saw this commercial a little while ago and thought about posting it here.  Not only is the editing great but the message is so inspiring.  Fantastic ad.

I also love the Dr Rick commercials.  "You don't know him."

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12 hours ago, xaxat said:

I would totally back a Rapinoe/James presidential ticket.

The editing of this piece is beautiful and amazing! 

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Conceptually I love this idea. You're doing hot and sweaty yard work and the Beer Man comes by! It's like hearing the ice cream truck coming through the neighborhood when you were a kid.

But I'm pretty sure the police would shut him down after a couple of minutes.

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 I dunno.   I never thought I see curbside pickup for liquor, much less home delivery but here were are in 2020.

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9 hours ago, xaxat said:

Conceptually I love this idea. You're doing hot and sweaty yard work and the Beer Man comes by! It's like hearing the ice cream truck coming through the neighborhood when you were a kid.

But I'm pretty sure the police would shut him down after a couple of minutes.

Because I thought I'd heard about such things I googled "margarita truck" and yes, there are a number of trucks that travel neighborhoods like ice cream trucks, delivering adult beverages, so this isn't so far fetched.

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10 hours ago, Maverick said:

 I dunno.   I never thought I see curbside pickup for liquor, much less home delivery but here were are in 2020.

I know they had home delivery of alcohol in the sixties. Remember that old radio comedy bit Ajax Liquor Store?

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The liquor store I go to most had delivery within a certain radius before the pandemic. We live in the boonies so we're outside their zone. One of our neighbors posted their was a taco truck in a nearby neighborhood that was selling wine, beer, and mixed drinks.

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1 hour ago, chessiegal said:

The liquor store I go to most had delivery within a certain radius before the pandemic. We live in the boonies so we're outside their zone. One of our neighbors posted their was a taco truck in a nearby neighborhood that was selling wine, beer, and mixed drinks.

In our town growing up, it was up to the discretion of the store manager to deliver. There was this creepy old house, set back off the street by our elementary school that used to get liquor deliveries. In fact it was the only was we knew that anyone lived there at all. It was always dark, surrounded by trees. It had a garage under the house the door of which looked like the portal Frankenstein emerged from when he escaped the lab. Anyway, this kid at school's dad ran the liquor store and he told us his old man said he sent a case of Scotch over there every week.

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Oh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds Dr. Rick commercials funny.  I liked the original commercials (that "inspired" Dr. RIck's "book" and commercial interventions) a few years ago, too.  

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I really like the ads with the new Jake from State Farm. The commercial with the James Bond-ish supercar is amusing, but the stalker pizza delivery woman Parker who shows up at Jake's home with un-ordered pizzas, an atomic brownie and a GALLON of ranch dressing as a thank you for the non-existent special Parker Promotion is downright hilarious. "You're the man, man!" In my mind, she's driving the Bond car to deliver her orders.

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2 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

I love the Geico commercial with the Aunts.   

I hadn't seen that one, but figured it was an "aunt problem" like the "Ratt" and "clogging" problem commercials, which I like, so I went looking.  Yep, like this one, too.  (The only thing that gives me pause is that all the aunts are overweight; I like seeing such women on my screen, mind you, but it's problematic that when the people on this ad campaign thought "stereotypically annoying older female relative" they envisioned exclusively women on the heavier side.)  And Marianne Muellerleile - a character actor I've liked in many things - is one of the aunts.

 

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8 hours ago, Ashforth said:

I really like the ads with the new Jake from State Farm. The commercial with the James Bond-ish supercar is amusing, but the stalker pizza delivery woman Parker who shows up at Jake's home with un-ordered pizzas, an atomic brownie and a GALLON of ranch dressing as a thank you for the non-existent special Parker Promotion is downright hilarious. "You're the man, man!" In my mind, she's driving the Bond car to deliver her orders.

That gave me flashbacks of LOST and the Dharma Initiative gallons of ranch-style dressing. 

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9 hours ago, Cobalt Stargazer said:

I love it. No, really, I do.
 

 

The credits are hilarious.  I bet they had a great time putting friends?/family?/colleagues? into random and bizarre roles.

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I don’t know if it’s a favorite commercial (& I don’t know which thread it should go in), but I find the current commercial for Kohler Walk-In Baths interesting, I guess you could say. The part that gets me is the part where the (potential) customer says to his wife (who started onscreen in the commercial, then went offscreen), “We need this bath,” once he finds out how easy it is to get into (though he could probably get into a regular tub if he’d just sit on the top/side of the tub so he’s got his legs/lower half dangling on the inside of the tub & carefully drop down into it); then the Kohler rep/installer who’s in the bathroom with the guy says, sorta ruefully, “Yes. Yes, you do.”, which I realized could have a double meaning, as in “Yes, you need (to buy) this bath.” & “Yes, you need (to take) a bath (because he smells like it). The Kohler guy’s expression seems to go along with the second sentiment rather than the first, strangely enough.

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The very idea of one of those walk in baths makes me wonder how they work.  Do you have to sit there until all of the water runs out before you can open the door?

 

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3 minutes ago, Silver Raven said:

The very idea of one of those walk in baths makes me wonder how they work.  Do you have to sit there until all of the water runs out before you can open the door?

I'd assume not all the way out, but obviously below the threshold of the door, and that's, of course, not all that high.  I think that's the big downside to them - the time you spend sitting there waiting for them to fill or drain.  I know you can get one with a heated seat, so I guess if you dried off as it drained, it wouldn't be terrible.  (Or at least worth it for the safety if one needed it and could afford the extra ease, all-in-one features, and better look rather than installing various modifications over a regular tub.)

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I would love to have a walk-in tub. I've read that a feature of at least one them is that it has a fast drain feature. Don't remember how fast, but it seemed like a few minutes.

We have room for one - now y'all have me thinking about really looking into it.

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11 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

I would love to have a walk-in tub. I've read that a feature of at least one them is that it has a fast drain feature. Don't remember how fast, but it seemed like a few minutes.

It seems like they're getting better and better about that; I read an article from earlier this year that it used to be 6-8 minutes for the fast ones, as opposed to at least 15 on the typical ones.  But now there are fast-draining tubs that can take less than four minutes, and even a couple of really high-end models with drain pumps that can drain in about 90 seconds.

(The "can" is because, of course, the house's plumbing may result in slower times than what the tub's plumbing is capable of.)

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There's a regional commercial in the New York-Tri State Area that I love. It's for some kind of family-owned landscaping company - Cambridge something. The patriarch holds a family cookout (that doubles as a Board meeting) for his two sons and grand kids - and every single one looks exactly like him. Even the grand-daughters. Damnedest thing I ever saw. That guy's got some really strong genes.

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10 hours ago, BW Manilowe said:

I don’t know if it’s a favorite commercial (& I don’t know which thread it should go in), but I find the current commercial for Kohler Walk-In Baths interesting, I guess you could say. The part that gets me is the part where the (potential) customer says to his wife (who started onscreen in the commercial, then went offscreen), “We need this bath,” once he finds out how easy it is to get into (though he could probably get into a regular tub if he’d just sit on the top/side of the tub so he’s got his legs/lower half dangling on the inside of the tub & carefully drop down into it); then the Kohler rep/installer who’s in the bathroom with the guy says, sorta ruefully, “Yes. Yes, you do.”, which I realized could have a double meaning, as in “Yes, you need (to buy) this bath.” & “Yes, you need (to take) a bath (because he smells like it). The Kohler guy’s expression seems to go along with the second sentiment rather than the first, strangely enough.

Not everyone is limber enough to lift their legs up & over the side of a tub. Once I got my FauxKnee, I had my tub ripped out and a step-in shower installed.

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I moved into my current, accessible apartment with walk-in shower two years ago. Best decision I’ve ever made.

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Apparently I need a cast-iron frying pan and something to hit with it, because every time the yellow M&M in the fudge brownie M&Ms commercial hauls off with the frying pan and the scream of frustration, I have to laugh and agree with him. 

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1 hour ago, EighteenTwelve said:

Apparently I need a cast-iron frying pan and something to hit with it, because every time the yellow M&M in the fudge brownie M&Ms commercial hauls off with the frying pan and the scream of frustration, I have to laugh and agree with him. 

"Frying pans. Who knew?"

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On 7/31/2020 at 8:10 AM, Haleth said:

 

I also love the Dr Rick commercials.  "You don't know him."

"Okay remember, you aren't assisting him, you hired him." Those commercials are outstanding. 

On 8/11/2020 at 8:28 PM, Winston Wolfe said:

There's a regional commercial in the New York-Tri State Area that I love. It's for some kind of family-owned landscaping company - Cambridge something. The patriarch holds a family cookout (that doubles as a Board meeting) for his two sons and grand kids - and every single one looks exactly like him. Even the grand-daughters. Damnedest thing I ever saw. That guy's got some really strong genes.

FUCKING Armortec. I hate that whole family so much because of these commercials. Came bridge...paving stones. with armorteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeec, they'll always look like new!

I want to Patsy Parisi their pool 

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On 8/8/2020 at 9:36 PM, Cobalt Stargazer said:

I love it. No, really, I do.
 

 

Basically anything with Jaime, I'm down with. "Only licensed in Stockholm."

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47 minutes ago, Uncle JUICE said:

Basically anything with Jaime, I'm down with. "Only licensed in Stockholm."

I must have seen that commercial a hundred times. He says something about telling a client about bundling their home and auto. Why does that chick with annoying voice assume he's an attorney off of that?

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On 8/11/2020 at 12:44 PM, BW Manilowe said:

I don’t know if it’s a favorite commercial (& I don’t know which thread it should go in), but I find the current commercial for Kohler Walk-In Baths interesting, I guess you could say. The part that gets me is the part where the (potential) customer says to his wife (who started onscreen in the commercial, then went offscreen), “We need this bath,” once he finds out how easy it is to get into (though he could probably get into a regular tub if he’d just sit on the top/side of the tub so he’s got his legs/lower half dangling on the inside of the tub & carefully drop down into it); then the Kohler rep/installer who’s in the bathroom with the guy says, sorta ruefully, “Yes. Yes, you do.”, which I realized could have a double meaning, as in “Yes, you need (to buy) this bath.” & “Yes, you need (to take) a bath (because he smells like it). The Kohler guy’s expression seems to go along with the second sentiment rather than the first, strangely enough.

You may be forgetting about gravity. It would help him get down into the tub but would work against him getting out, where not only he would have to pull his entire body weight up from the bottom of the tub by arm strength alone but to do it holding onto the sides of a soapy slippery surface. Ask me how I know. ☹️

As for the commercial, I'd love one of those tubs but even if I could afford one I'm just a lowly renter.

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29 minutes ago, CoderLady said:

You may be forgetting about gravity. It would help him get down into the tub but would work against him getting out, where not only he would have to pull his entire body weight up from the bottom of the tub by arm strength alone but to do it holding onto the sides of a soapy slippery surface. Ask me how I know. ☹️

As for the commercial, I'd love one of those tubs but even if I could afford one I'm just a lowly renter.

It's also about balance. I've noticed that now that I'm in my dotage, balance has become a real issue.

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On 8/11/2020 at 3:44 PM, BW Manilowe said:

I don’t know if it’s a favorite commercial (& I don’t know which thread it should go in), but I find the current commercial for Kohler Walk-In Baths interesting, I guess you could say.

My mom has a lot of mobility issues, so when we recently saw a TV ad for a walk-in tub - I forget what company - we decided to look into it.

Your first red flag: When they say things like "$2,000 off if you call now!" but fail to mention the actual price. Turns out the average walk-in tub is like $15,000.

Don't get me wrong, this product is awesome for those who need it. But it's definitely no small purchase, either. Nobody in any of the ads ever seems to mention this.

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