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19 hours ago, friendperidot said:

If I had money to buy a new car, Subaru would definitely be on my list, besides the fact that they are one of two car makers that have a vehicle in aqua or turquoise. And yes, I would buy a car based on color, after checking out all the other stuff. But there's several new ads with the Golden Retriever family. I just love them. One has the family going to the hot dog stand, as they get ready to chow down, several Dachshunds come up, the looks are so precious, especially between the puppy golden and the puppy Dachshund. 

I keep telling myself get your cards paid off so you can afford a Subaru. One day.

I love the commercials with the Golden family. Have you seen the one where they take the car to get it washed and a bunch of bull dogs ( I think that's what they are) wash the car but can only reach and clean the bottom part of the car because they're so short? So cute!

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New Geico commercial with 2 girls/roommates who announce they're looking for someone to clean, who also has to like cats. They hire 'Griselda', a witchy old crone seen at the stove surrounded by smoking, bubbling cauldrons, with a horde of cats around her feet. Griselda brings a cup of 'something' to one of the girls, who turns into a cute, giant cat. 

Happy Halloween from Geico!

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On ‎08‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 10:20 PM, MargoChanning said:

I notice so many companies now including interracial relationships, families, couples, etc., which is great even if it did take this long.  But this is my favorite.  I can't really articulate why but it is just so real.  No over-the-top acting (in my opinion anyway) and not really hammering home the fact that it's an interracial wedding.  Plus, no one looks like they just walked off a runway.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncjfF4iVgFg

I like that commercial, but I do tell it every time that the guy can eat a serving of prime rib at his daughter's wedding.

On ‎09‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 9:47 PM, Yeah No said:

I knew I'd find people here that love the slow turkey commercials.  And I love his house and cute little retro truck too.  I get like a kid whenever they come on.  Now whenever I drive home and wild turkeys are crossing in front of me I call them the slow turkeys and hear that music in my mind!  And yes, they are pretty slow!

I like the commercials, but find myself getting hung up on things like "why is the turkey wearing flip flops?".

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On ‎09‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 7:30 PM, foxfreakinmulder said:

The AT&T "just ok" commercials.  

Especially the one with the interpreter whose Dutch is just okay.

"Knuffel?" And then the one guy gets up and awkwardly hugs the interpreter's client.

On ‎10‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 8:58 PM, xaxat said:

I like the "twist" and NO, I have never daydreamed about being an astronaut when I was bored!

I have, but then, my first memory from childhood was watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.

I do like this commercial a lot.

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On 10/1/2019 at 8:29 PM, friendperidot said:

If I had money to buy a new car, Subaru would definitely be on my list, besides the fact that they are one of two car makers that have a vehicle in aqua or turquoise. And yes, I would buy a car based on color, after checking out all the other stuff. But there's several new ads with the Golden Retriever family. I just love them. One has the family going to the hot dog stand, as they get ready to chow down, several Dachshunds come up, the looks are so precious, especially between the puppy golden and the puppy Dachshund. 

Another one, they're driving on the highway, getting ready to pass a truck, the puppy in the car seat starts to whimper, catches the attention of the boxer/mix dog driving the truck, he pumps his paw and the boxer/mix dog pulls his air horn. So darn cute.

Here's a compilation of just some of them.  (It doesn't include my current favourite "No Pets Allowed" or Friendsperidot's.  I couldn't get them to embed, but you can find them through Google.)

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10 minutes ago, Brookside said:

Here's a compilation of just some of them. 

Some of those I'd never seen before, like the one where the "teenager" gets caught making out in the car.  Or the one with the gas station bathroom, which made me laugh out loud (once I stifled my "that toilet would be so disgusting!" reaction).

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On 9/30/2019 at 5:49 AM, icemiser69 said:

This underwear commercial from the 90s was pretty good.

Welll... this little ditty started out with very different lyrics back in the early 60's. "Do your boo*s hang low, can you tie them in a bow..." I only heard it sung amidst a gathering of girls (tweens & teens).

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18 minutes ago, annzeepark914 said:

Welll... this little ditty started out with very different lyrics back in the early 60's. "Do your boo*s hang low, can you tie them in a bow..." I only heard it sung amidst a gathering of girls (tweens & teens).

I heard a program this week by a professor at Peabody talking about the history of music in Maryland. He said that tune is 18th century English that came to America.

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32 minutes ago, annzeepark914 said:

Welll... this little ditty started out with very different lyrics back in the early 60's. "Do your boo*s hang low, can you tie them in a bow..." I only heard it sung amidst a gathering of girls (tweens & teens).

Do your boobs hang low* / Do they wobble to and fro? / Can you tie 'em in a knot? / Can you tie 'em in a bow? / Can you throw 'em over your shoulder / Like a Continental soldier? / Do your boobs hang low? 

*At this point in my life, the answer to the first question is "Yes. I tuck them into my waistband."

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9 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

I heard a program this week by a professor at Peabody talking about the history of music in Maryland. He said that tune is 18th century English that came to America.

I'm not surprised. It always sounded familiar (much like that silly song, "Be Kind To Your Webfooted Friends, cause a duck might be somebody's mother..." started out quite differently).

One of my favorite ads is the one in which animals are riding in an SUV while "If you go out in the woods today..." is playing. Some ad folks are incredibly  talented.

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5 hours ago, annzeepark914 said:

"If you go out in the woods today..." is playing.

The Teddy Bears' Picnic. My favorite song when I was a tot. NOW I have a CD with Michael Feinstein singing it.

Those Subaru ads are hysterical seen all at once. They're funny stand-alone, but priceless as a compilation. THANK YOU.

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On 10/1/2019 at 8:29 PM, friendperidot said:

 One has the family going to the hot dog stand, as they get ready to chow down, several Dachshunds come up, the looks are so precious, especially between the puppy golden and the puppy Dachshund.

I don't get that one.  They abandon their hot dogs after seeing the dachshund family.  Hot dogs aren't made of dachshunds so I don't see why the dachshund family is offended.

I've only encountered the "do your __ hang low" song about ears (at school) and balls (elsewhere).

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9 minutes ago, janie jones said:

I don't get that one.  They abandon their hot dogs after seeing the dachshund family.  Hot dogs aren't made of dachshunds so I don't see why the dachshund family is offended.

I've only encountered the "do your __ hang low" song about ears (at school) and balls (elsewhere).

Doxxies are sometimes called "wiener dogs." That's why there's a Halloween costume for a dachshund that looks like a hot dog. 

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I saw a brand new Chantix Cold Turkey commercial last night.   He is on the top of a building viewing area looking through those pay scene viewing binoculars at the area buildings.  Kind of boring compared to some of the other commercials, but it was cute watching him take a selfie with a pigeon.

Also, when the commercial first starts and he is coming out of the elevator, there already is another turkey on the viewing area.   I don't know where that turkey went, because that turkey wasn't in the rest of the commercial.   I hope that turkey wasn't a "jumper".   I don't need to see a turkey splattered all over the sidewalk.

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On 10/5/2019 at 2:27 PM, Colleenna said:

Doxxies are sometimes called "wiener dogs." That's why there's a Halloween costume for a dachshund that looks like a hot dog. 

I am aware of that, as I do not live under a rock.  But hot dogs are not made out of dogs, which all the dogs involved should know, so I don't see why the dachshunds should be offended.  Should I also not eat a Baby Ruth in front of babies or people named Ruth?

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12 hours ago, janie jones said:

I am aware of that, as I do not live under a rock.  But hot dogs are not made out of dogs, which all the dogs involved should know, so I don't see why the dachshunds should be offended.  Should I also not eat a Baby Ruth in front of babies or people named Ruth?

And be sure not to have a Snickers in front of people with the uncontrollable giggles.

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A friend and I just saw that one last night, and in the pause before Captain Obvious responds, I said "birth control" as she said "no kids", so we laughed pretty hard at "condoms," which is definitely the best line of the three.

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Yeah, the weiner dog commercial is cute, but my husband and I both don't understand either why the Doxies are so offended.  As others have said, it's not like hot dogs are made from dogs.  My husband had a Doxie growing up, and he's partial to them, but after his "AWWW", he shrugs.  The name of the stand is "Wanna Weenie" but still, not sure why they're offended.

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23 hours ago, Lois Sandborne said:

So you do get it. You just don't think the gag is funny.

No, I think it doesn't make sense because hot dogs are not made out of dogs.  Maybe "I don't understand" was an exaggeration when I said it before, but the premise of their "joke" doesn't actually make any sense.  It's not that it's not funny, it's that it's nonsense.

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To each his or her own! I find the "wiener dog" commercial funny.

Of course it's nonsense! The whole idea of dogs driving cars is nonsense. But the way the wiener dogs look at the Goldens and then the Goldens look at the wiener dogs and at the wieners they're about to eat and decide, eh, nevermind, is cute to me.

Maybe it's because it reminds me of this classic "Eunice" sketch from The Carol Burnett Show, I wish I had found a better quality video: Fluffy the Rabbit

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1 hour ago, icemiser69 said:

"It's a sit up banana, bend at the waist."

I think that line came from an Ensure commercial.   It makes me sad every time I peel a banana.

I just find it annoying.

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10 hours ago, funky-rat said:

The name of the stand is "Wanna Weenie"

Sounds like a place where a lonely person would hire a male prostitute.

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On 10/1/2019 at 12:33 PM, Colleenna said:

Amen. I was not part of any clique during high school (probably because I was 2 1/2 years younger than most of my class). I was treated badly by 99% of them. What I *felt like* saying was "I didn't like you people back then, why would I associate with you now?"  

I *might* go to the 60th in 2024. By then, there will probably be few enough of them left that it would be tolerable.

IMO, that is why it is best to leave it all in the past.   There isn't any upside in going.  I have moved on, I just get annoyed when I get reminded of those years by someone trying to setup yet another high school reunion, after I told them to never call me again.   Of course my friend shouldn't have given out my contact information, but he really never had any capacity to walk a mile in another person's shoes.  So I am not shocked that he didn't know any better.  If classmates are that hard up to get people to show up to high school reunions, then they should have treated fellow students with respect back in the day.

I do wonder what percentage of high school graduates who graduated back in the 70s and 80s  attend their high school reunions.   I have searched the net, but couldn't find any stats.

I like the IHOP, Addams Family commercial.   I know the food looks weird, but I think I would like it.   It is most likely just food coloring anyway.

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On 10/1/2019 at 10:29 PM, friendperidot said:

One has the family going to the hot dog stand, as they get ready to chow down, several Dachshunds come up, the looks are so precious, especially between the puppy golden and the puppy Dachshund. 

I love this one. 

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On 9/22/2019 at 4:25 PM, icemiser69 said:

This is one of my all time favorite Staples commercials from 1996.

I was a teacher (retired now). Every year my husband sang that song to me when school began because my paychecks would start coming in again!

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I love the Captain Obvious one that just ran.   Two women are at a playground on a cold, snowy day, and looking at a friend's photo from pool side in the tropics.   The woman asks how the other woman manages to have great vacations, and Capt. Obvious says "Condoms".  

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12 hours ago, Colleenna said:

I love this Navy Federal Credit Union commercial featuring the wall fish.... partly because I really like the Talking Heads. 

Me too!  When we got married almost 25 years ago, our wedding theme/song was "Once In A Lifetime".  I had to loan the DJ my copy of the song because he didn't have it.  People told me I'd regret that, but I haven't yet.  That song is SO US.  We closed the reception with "Road To Nowhere".  😀

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It's not exactly a favorite commercial, but after hating the Sling commercials so much for the past few years, and while I know I'm not alone in that, there are people on these boards that really like them. But Sling has a new set of ads with Maya Rudolph. I am enjoying her in the ads, she is so very blase' and says her lines with such a flat expression, I laugh. I like them so much more than all the innuendo of the last bunch. Or should I say "sexual in yer window," which I stole from a poorly written psych note several years ago. I collected poorly written notes and spelling errors and typos. Unfortunately, I lost my hard copy after leaving my job, I had emailed the list to myself and that email got deleted, but I had some wonderful bad notes. I didn't save the entire note and there was nothing to identify any patient, I just saved the errors. I wanted to put them in a book, titled "Sexual In Yer Window and other Miss Demeanors."

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On 10/1/2019 at 11:50 AM, icemiser69 said:

I do like all of the M&M commercials, except for the one where there is M&M on M&M crime.   Poor hazelnut M&M he or she will be missed.    All that was left were his or her shoes and gloves.

I normally despise food-on-food cannibalism in commercials, but this one makes me laugh. It's the way Peanut says sheepishly, "We ate him."

I use Facebook, but I hate the narcissism and invasion of privacy it helped create. However, I'm loving the one about the Facebook group for basset hound owners, from the footage of the dogs on the beach to Patsy Cline's "Back in Baby's Arms."

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9 hours ago, friendperidot said:

I collected poorly written notes and spelling errors and typos. Unfortunately, I lost my hard copy after leaving my job, I had emailed the list to myself and that email got deleted, but I had some wonderful bad notes. I didn't save the entire note and there was nothing to identify any patient, I just saved the errors. I wanted to put them in a book, titled "Sexual In Yer Window and other Miss Demeanors."

When I worked at a collection agency (collected for medical, utility, and taxes), our owner had me keep a collection of funny letters we'd received over the years.  I left them when I left the job, but a few remain in my brain:

"Take this with you the next time you go to the bathroom" - written on the back of our notice

"You spelt my name wrong" - yes, I know "spelt" can be used in some circumstances, but we still found it funny

"I am keeping an eye on you" - surrounded by about 50 pairs of badly drawn eyes

"Quit calling me on Sunday!  Jesus is the only one allowed to call me on Sunday!!" - we were closed on Sunday - we worked some Saturdays, but only until 11am

"Provide me with a 1-800 number!  I will not spend a dime to call you!" - the person was in the same town the business was in......also, they spent more than a dime mailing the letter

And we were once mailed a box of turnips, with a note saying that you couldn't get blood from a turnip.  No clue who sent it.

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6 hours ago, funky-rat said:

When I worked at a collection agency (collected for medical, utility, and taxes), our owner had me keep a collection of funny letters we'd received over the years.  I left them when I left the job, but a few remain in my brain:

"Take this with you the next time you go to the bathroom" - written on the back of our notice

"You spelt my name wrong" - yes, I know "spelt" can be used in some circumstances, but we still found it funny

"I am keeping an eye on you" - surrounded by about 50 pairs of badly drawn eyes

"Quit calling me on Sunday!  Jesus is the only one allowed to call me on Sunday!!" - we were closed on Sunday - we worked some Saturdays, but only until 11am

"Provide me with a 1-800 number!  I will not spend a dime to call you!" - the person was in the same town the business was in......also, they spent more than a dime mailing the letter

And we were once mailed a box of turnips, with a note saying that you couldn't get blood from a turnip.  No clue who sent it.

I'm honestly about to leave Facebook because of all the horrible spelling and grammar. Then/than, waste/waist, to/too/two..... "for all intensive purposes".... Gah!! It makes me grind my teeth, and my dentist doesn't like that! :-)

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17 minutes ago, Colleenna said:

I'm honestly about to leave Facebook because of all the horrible spelling and grammar. Then/than, waste/waist, to/too/two..... "for all intensive purposes".... Gah!! It makes me grind my teeth, and my dentist doesn't like that! 🙂

I HATE when people use "AWE!" when it should be "AWWW!".  Two different things.  And I've seen some people do "EWE!" when it should be "EEEW!".

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