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16 hours ago, funky-rat said:

But IANAD.  Don't play one on TV either.

I used to know a woman who DID pretend she was a doctor - on the internet. No one in the forum believed her. We referred to her as Inad Bipooti - "I'm Not A Doctor, But I Play One On The Internet."  I've decided it's a good nom de net - like the two I use most frequently, Claire Voyant and Helena Handbasket. Inad Bipooti.

I'll just cut back on consuming sugar, thank you, rather than run the risk of even needing Farxiga.

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15 hours ago, Ashforth said:
On 9/11/2019 at 10:30 AM, Browncoat said:

I like the artfully placed soap suds.

I was imagining the soap suds... lower

signed, dirty old lady

That took entirely too much work to see the picture for what was there. 

signed, another dirty old lady

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On 9/11/2019 at 8:26 AM, Prevailing Wind said:

I used to know a woman who DID pretend she was a doctor - on the internet. No one in the forum believed her. We referred to her as Inad Bipooti - "I'm Not A Doctor, But I Play One On The Internet."  I've decided it's a good nom de net - like the two I use most frequently, Claire Voyant and Helena Handbasket. Inad Bipooti.

I'll just cut back on consuming sugar, thank you, rather than run the risk of even needing Farxiga.

Ok, totally off topic but the manager of my former company's Help Desk (I'm long since retired) had a character called Helen Waite. Particularly obnoxious callers were referred to Helen. 

;-D

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On 9/11/2019 at 7:26 AM, Prevailing Wind said:

I used to know a woman who DID pretend she was a doctor - on the internet. No one in the forum believed her. We referred to her as Inad Bipooti - "I'm Not A Doctor, But I Play One On The Internet."  I've decided it's a good nom de net - like the two I use most frequently, Claire Voyant and Helena Handbasket. Inad Bipooti.

I'll just cut back on consuming sugar, thank you, rather than run the risk of even needing Farxiga.

Sometimes it takes more than cutting back on sugar.

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11 hours ago, crazycatlady58 said:

Sometimes it takes more than cutting back on sugar.

Correct.  It always slightly annoys me when I see someone talk about something sweet and then use "DIEBEETUS" in some fashion, as if that's all it takes.  In my and my husband's case, there's a deep family history going back 3 or more generations (past a certain point, medical records aren't helpful, due to things not being well understood).  We've both been monitored since we were 30, and were put on meds as soon as it reached the point we needed them.  He was able to stave it off much longer than his relatives were because he did what he could, but it eventually caught him, like it caught all of the other family.

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What am I missing here? Why would she want to renovate the bathroom when they have that huge hole in the bedroom wall? 

Also, I hate the way she says "Bathroom. Renovate the whole bathroom."

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46 minutes ago, seasons said:

What am I missing here?

Stupid ad writers.  Another nonsensical ad, like the one, "I meant that Buick." It's rather sickening that someone actually gets paid for this stupidity.

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16 hours ago, Tom Holmberg said:

Stupid ad writers.  Another nonsensical ad, like the one, "I meant that Buick." It's rather sickening that someone actually gets paid for this stupidity.

Yes! The Buick commercials! Thanks for the backup. 

so it is just stupidity! My own stupidity tends to kick in more and more lately, but it is truly baffling why these companies choose to go the stupid route. 😕

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For the record, my second car was a used 1992 Buick Skylark. OK, maybe it looked like an "old people" car (and I did buy it in 2012 from a lady in her 90s that was no longer allowed to drive), but I had no problems with it in the nearly two years I owned it. It was reliable, got good gas mileage and had very comfortable seats. The car also had a quirk - it required two different keys, one for the ignition and the other for the door locks.

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The ad I'm seeing for Stop and Shop. A busy mom with a long hand-written list which she gleefully keeps crossing things off that she can get "all in one place-- at Stop and Shop."

Shampoo. Vegetables. Greeting cards.

Wow. No had ever heard of one store selling all of those things in one place before.

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This commercial annoys me, but I keep wondering why the people in the Coffeemate commercial are giving the worst clues in the world for "snow", the word taped to a gingerbread man's forehead, and why he keeps repeating the two new (holiday?) flavors after they told him they're not the word.

On ‎9‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 2:34 PM, sempervivum said:

The Liberty Mutual ad with the emu and Doug getting the keys to the city: WHY does Mrs. LiMu emu seem to be channeling 1962 Carole Channing, with a bouffant blonde wig, white-framed cats eye sunglasses, and a yellow satin halter top dress?

Oh, that was sppsd to be the wife? I thought they were going to try to start a long romantic story in future commercials.

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4 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

Oh, that was sppsd to be the wife? I thought they were going to try to start a long romantic story in future commercials.

I thought she was a "groupie."

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15 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

Oh, that was sppsd to be the wife? I thought they were going to try to start a long romantic story in future commercials.

The "ladies" are Mrs Doug and Mrs Emu.  I heard a Limu Emu commercial on the radio in which one character explains that Limu means Liberty Mutual and Emu was picked because it rhymes.  I mean, if you have to explain the joke to the audience it's no longer a joke.  But I guess if they feel they have to put a wig and pearls on Mrs Emu for us to get that she's a female the ad agency must not have much faith in the intelligence of the audience.

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On 9/14/2019 at 2:19 PM, catlover79 said:

For the record, my second car was a used 1992 Buick Skylark. OK, maybe it looked like an "old people" car (and I did buy it in 2012 from a lady in her 90s that was no longer allowed to drive), but I had no problems with it in the nearly two years I owned it. It was reliable, got good gas mileage and had very comfortable seats. The car also had a quirk - it required two different keys, one for the ignition and the other for the door locks.

Most cars used to be like that.  My first 4 cars had 2 different keys (86 Escort, 85 Sentra, 89 Escort, 85 Shadow).  The 97 Neon was my first car that had just one key.  They gave me 2 when I bought it, and they said "No, one key opens everything" when I asked for a 2nd set of keys.

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Maybe this ad has been discussed, it's been on for years, but every time I see it I'm definitely scratching my head. 

It's for Cesar dog food: it's a man who may be an airline pilot or flight attendant, who's feeding his dog in what appears to be a conference room in a skyscraper. 

The uniform seems oddly specific for a dog food ad

The venue seems strange--if that's your apartment, why does it look like a conference room? Or, why are you feeding your dog in a conference room??

What am I missing? (I did google and there's a reddit that says there's other footage that explains the storyline, but should you have to google to understand a dog food ad?)

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21 minutes ago, bad things are bad said:

Maybe this ad has been discussed, it's been on for years, but every time I see it I'm definitely scratching my head. 

It's for Cesar dog food: it's a man who may be an airline pilot or flight attendant, who's feeding his dog in what appears to be a conference room in a skyscraper. 

The uniform seems oddly specific for a dog food ad

The venue seems strange--if that's your apartment, why does it look like a conference room? Or, why are you feeding your dog in a conference room??

What am I missing? (I did google and there's a reddit that says there's other footage that explains the storyline, but should you have to google to understand a dog food ad?)

Yeah, it's been a hot topic.  Apparently, like many other confusing commercials, there's a longer version that makes a little more sense, but doesn't explain everything.  Many people (myself included) thought he was a pilot, but apparently he's a security guard, or similar personnel.  Not sure why the little dog gets fed in the conference room, or why he's got a little dog at all, since he's not a guard dog type doggie.

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1 hour ago, funky-rat said:

Yeah, it's been a hot topic.  Apparently, like many other confusing commercials, there's a longer version that makes a little more sense, but doesn't explain everything.  Many people (myself included) thought he was a pilot, but apparently he's a security guard, or similar personnel.  Not sure why the little dog gets fed in the conference room, or why he's got a little dog at all, since he's not a guard dog type doggie.

I think he's a night security guard, probably spends most of his time staring at closed circuit screen. He brings his little Westie for company.

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