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Yeah, I've seen some comments to that effect. To me it says that other "I'll never" stuff was him growing up. Now he's an adult. "I'm never getting married! I'm never buying a minivan!" He's found his peace and happiness and the Meaning of Life and now those "I'm never" words have weight. I love it. When the wife turns and says "I'm pregnant!" I laugh every time.

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Finally one day I said goodbye to him as I was leaving for the day, he said goodbye right back...and his computer shut down, which lost him about an hour's worth of work. That convinced him to remove the software.

Was kind of work was this? Computers don't shut down without giving open apps a chance to save anything they need to.

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I saw this commercial tonight and liked it. I wasn't sure where I knew the guy from and he's too young to be who I think he is.

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It has been a rotten day, so I just watched the Cookie Monster commercial again (I think I have a problem), and for the first time I noticed that it says at the end, “The number of the day is 6 and the letter is S” (because it’s the iPhone 6s being advertised).  But unless they’ve changed Sesame Street since I was a kid (entirely possible, granted, as that has been more than a few decades now), it should read, “This has been brought to you by the number 6 and the letter S.”  I checked to see if they'd somehow managed to copyright that phrase, but can find no evidence of that, so unless the show now uses the number/letter of the day phrasing instead, that's the one misstep in an otherwise perfect commercial.  (And, even if it does now use that verbiage, I'd still argue they should have gone the old way for nostalgia since it's adults who are buying the phones.)

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I saw this commercial tonight and liked it. I wasn't sure where I knew the guy from and he's too young to be who I think he is.

 

That's Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from Game of Thrones, Gods of Egypt, New Amsterdam.

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That's Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from Game of Thrones, Gods of Egypt, New Amsterdam.

And the woman is Allison Brie, from Mad Men and Community. It was bugging me that I couldn't place who it was at first.

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I saw this commercial tonight and liked it. I wasn't sure where I knew the guy from and he's too young to be who I think he is.

I was going to post a comment about this very commercial!  I love that Nicolaj is so willing to make fun of himself.  Maybe because he's done some truly bad commercials in his time - there's a German sausage one showed during one of his talk show appearances last year which had me rolling off the couch.  And his appearance in the SNL skit "Game of Game of Thrones" when Zach Galifianakis hosted was hysterical.  The man just does self-deprecation so well.

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Oh. My. God.  I may have swallowed my tongue.

 

That... does not make me want to buy my bras at Macy's.

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That commercial makes me feel embarrassed for Heidi Klum.  She's acting a fool.

 

And also, why the fuck is she wearing shoes?  Who is ever wearing just underwear and shoes?

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That commercial makes me feel embarrassed for Heidi Klum.  She's acting a fool.

 

And also, why the fuck is she wearing shoes?  Who is ever wearing just underwear and shoes?

Strippers?

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That commercial makes me feel embarrassed for Heidi Klum.  She's acting a fool.

 

And also, why the fuck is she wearing shoes?  Who is ever wearing just underwear and shoes?

Women schooled or learned it, in the highest arts of seduction. Also porn sites have made billions on that category alone.

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I don't know how to post links fromy phone, but the new Android commercial is the greatest. It's another in the "be together, not the same" campaign. (The last one with all the animals was awesome as well)

This one is a piece of paper, a pair of scissors, and a rock, and to try and describe it would not do it justice. Hopefully someone here can post it. Brightens my day every time!

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Oh good, because when I'm purchasing underwear what I'm wondering is how I can maximize my resemblance to sex workers.  I guess I'll start wearing shoes with my underpants.

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Models? sheesh.

 

Sure, but there's something about that ad that makes it 100% male-gazy, even though the target audience ought to be the people who are going to actually be wearing the stuff.

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Sure, but there's something about that ad that makes it 100% male-gazy, even though the target audience ought to be the people who are going to actually be wearing the stuff.

 

I don't even know how to say this without sounding like a pig, but since that's the way this is heading anyway...

 

Isn't the target audience women who would wear the stuff to attract the male gaze? Heidi Klum is obviously getting paid to be in the ad, but there are many women in the world who are not Heidi Klum. I can only presume that those women would not put the stuff on and dance around their houses by themselves.

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I hate it, because he always does what he vowed never to do. So at the end, when he says, "I'm never letting go.", logically, he's going to walk out on them.

Yeah, I've seen some comments to that effect. To me it says that other "I'll never" stuff was him growing up. Now he's an adult. "I'm never getting married! I'm never buying a minivan!" He's found his peace and happiness and the Meaning of Life and now those "I'm never" words have weight. I love it. When the wife turns and says "I'm pregnant!" I laugh every time.

Yes, it's a natural progression of life; he never looks like he's forced into those decisions (except maybe the second baby, but that's both of them).

It would be sad if it was 10 years later and he was still the partying frat bro. Some of his friends probably still are.

The ending always makes me tear up.

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I don't even know how to say this without sounding like a pig, but since that's the way this is heading anyway...

 

Isn't the target audience women who would wear the stuff to attract the male gaze? Heidi Klum is obviously getting paid to be in the ad, but there are many women in the world who are not Heidi Klum. I can only presume that those women would not put the stuff on and dance around their houses by themselves.

I would, if I had her body.  (Heck, I don't have her body, and yet I've been known to dance around in my underwear.)  I'm a woman who personally has no problem with the ad at all.  I can see why some people do, but I'm completely "whatever" about it.

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Who is ever wearing just underwear and shoes?

One stereotype of classic porn is that actresses could go through an entire movie without ever removing their shoes, regardless of their intervening state of (un)dress.

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I don't even know how to say this without sounding like a pig, but since that's the way this is heading anyway...

 

Isn't the target audience women who would wear the stuff to attract the male gaze? Heidi Klum is obviously getting paid to be in the ad, but there are many women in the world who are not Heidi Klum. I can only presume that those women would not put the stuff on and dance around their houses by themselves.

I'm going to respond to this in the gender thread.

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I don't even know how to say this without sounding like a pig, but since that's the way this is heading anyway...

 

Isn't the target audience women who would wear the stuff to attract the male gaze? Heidi Klum is obviously getting paid to be in the ad, but there are many women in the world who are not Heidi Klum. I can only presume that those women would not put the stuff on and dance around their houses by themselves.

You do not sound like a pig. Women in lingerie while wearing heels is so synonymous with sexually comfortable and confident women that it is ubiquitous to say the least. Bras are everyday functional items with hundreds of brands. Everyone knows the utility of bras and panties, so if you want to distinguish your brand it better do something more for the woman, than cover her parts and support others. Not every woman has a Billy Bob Thornton, to make her "Feeeel Goood!!!!"

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Who is ever wearing just underwear and shoes?

I've done that when I was trying to see whether or not I could dance in a new pair of heels to determine if I needed to return them.  Not often, mind you, but once in awhile.  And I do dance around in my underwear a lot - though only in my bedroom.

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I would, if I had her body.  (Heck, I don't have her body, and yet I've been known to dance around in my underwear.)  I'm a woman who personally has no problem with the ad at all.  I can see why some people do, but I'm completely "whatever" about it.

 

I'm with you, proserpina. I'm a woman and thought the ad was fine. I even admired her body and I'm straight as a board.

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Sure, but there's something about that ad that makes it 100% male-gazy, even though the target audience ought to be the people who are going to actually be wearing the stuff.

 

I think they're trying to increase their potential purchasers beyond those who might wear the garments.

 

Or maybe they hope that the guys will drive their little ladies to Macys.

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I love the State Farm "never letting go" commercial. I think its really clever.

 

and this KFC ad cracks me up! "do you even work here?" "well of course I do Cindy. Kara. Hazel..."

 

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AA3n/kfc-20-family-fill-up-business-colonel-featuring-norm-macdonald

I love this commercial too.  And I DON'T think he will walk out because he always does what he says he won't do.  He's happy.

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Bras are everyday functional items with hundreds of brands. Everyone knows the utility of bras and panties, so if you want to distinguish your brand it better do something more for the woman, than cover her parts and support others.

That's not necessarily true.  Everyone knows the utility of toilet paper, but at least Cottonelle is telling us about its ripples and Charmin is bragging about it keeping bears' skidmarks off their couches.  Advertisers can always talk about how their product's functionality is superior to that of their rivals'.  But of course, most advertising doesn't have much to do with the quality of the product itself.

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Okay, this is awkward because I saw a spot I adored this morning but what makes it great is that you don't find out what the message is until the last second.

 

Let me just say that if you see a commercial with a young man with lots of dark hair getting out of a car and walking up to a door to collect his prom date, pay attention.

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But only if there's a ONE.DAY.SALE!

You're in luck! Macy's ONE DAY SALE usually lasts three days, then they change name on the sale topper to some other sale.

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Okay, this is awkward because I saw a spot I adored this morning but what makes it great is that you don't find out what the message is until the last second.

 

Let me just say that if you see a commercial with a young man with lots of dark hair getting out of a car and walking up to a door to collect his prom date, pay attention.

 

I love that ad. That kid's smile warms my cold, dark little heart.

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Okay, this is awkward because I saw a spot I adored this morning but what makes it great is that you don't find out what the message is until the last second.

 

Let me just say that if you see a commercial with a young man with lots of dark hair getting out of a car and walking up to a door to collect his prom date, pay attention.

Would you be kind enough to post a link? I rarely watch tv these days & always fast-forward through the commercials. I rely on this site to find out about any actually worth watching.

Thanks!

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Oh.

 

I didn't post a link because I didn't want to show the payoff and what the commercial was for.  I think it had much more impact that way.

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OK, I just saw the Cookie Monster commercial. I haven't laughed out loud all the way through a commercial before.

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The Ace Hardware ads are making me laugh a lot.  Here are a couple of them:

 

 

I love the "Don't eat paint" line at the end of the first one.

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