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On 7/23/2021 at 10:47 AM, sempervivum said:

I'd like to know what Mr. Biggs is saying in the Car Shield ads where he tells Ice T that when he saw Ice doing commercials for Car Shield he knew it must be a good product because Ice has always been 'official' 'officious' 'efficient' (?)

Close caption says "official."  I guess that's hip hop slang.

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Maybe it's just me, but those 'Skims' commercials (undies being marketed by Kim Kartrashian) mostly just make me think 'Wow, Kate Moss looks really flat chested in that bra'. Although I guess it's better than watching Kim and Krew waving their silicone fun-bags around.

Silicone Funbags is now the name of my punk group. I think Kate Moss looks great now. She was so emaciated back in the 1990s. Heroin chic should have never been a trend.

Speaking of funbags, I thought for something to be milk, it technically has to come from a mammary gland. Almonds don't have them. So shouldn't it be called an almond flavored beverage? I really don't believe that Almond Breeze is "irresistibly delicious" or that it deserves the worshipful gaze of the little girl who has just polished off a glass of it in that commercial.

 

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1 hour ago, mmecorday said:

I thought for something to be milk, it technically has to come from a mammary gland.

That's what the dairy industry is up in arms about.

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6 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

That's what the dairy industry is up in arms about

I tend to agree to a certain extent (the idea of "milking" almonds is strangely hilarious), but then again, there is coconut milk, which no one raised a fuss about until other "milks" started appearing in the dairy section for us to put on our cereal.

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1 hour ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I've seen a billboard: "Nut milk is NOT milk."

The Diary industry has to try to keep their market share, I guess.

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19 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I've seen a billboard: "Nut milk is NOT milk."

Do you live in Wisconsin? They used to not let yellow margarine in the state.

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54 minutes ago, Tom Holmberg said:

Do you live in Wisconsin? They used to not let yellow margarine in the state.

Georgia. The billboard is on the way to the Atlanta airport.

 

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23 hours ago, Tom Holmberg said:

Do you live in Wisconsin? They used to not let yellow margarine in the state.

Yeah, I remember that. Seems like only yesterday- however, it's been legal for 52 years. 

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On 7/26/2021 at 5:11 PM, Prevailing Wind said:

I've seen a billboard: "Nut milk is NOT milk."

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Why is that woman in what I think is a credit card commercial sneaking away for vacation from her own house?

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"Hinge the dating app that can be deleted."

Umm can't EVERY app be deleted?  Why is Hinge acting like this is some wild accomplishment?

 

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 If it's the one saw, it's "the app that's designed to be deleted."  Meaning, that the goal of the app is the same as your mother's:  to get you married off.

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16 minutes ago, Dirtybubble said:

"Hinge the dating app that can be deleted."

Umm can't EVERY app be deleted?  Why is Hinge acting like this is some wild accomplishment?

 

That's like Chime implying that they're the only ones that have direct deposit, when literally every bank does it.

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On 7/26/2021 at 11:54 AM, mmecorday said:

I thought for something to be milk, it technically has to come from a mammary gland.

There is milk of magnesia. 🙂

And the milk of human kindness.

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6 minutes ago, Tom Holmberg said:
On 7/26/2021 at 12:54 PM, mmecorday said:

I thought for something to be milk, it technically has to come from a mammary gland.

There is milk of magnesia. 🙂

And the milk of human kindness.

Has apple butter flown under the radar all these years?

 

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On 7/27/2021 at 1:26 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

Do you live in Wisconsin? They used to not let yellow margarine in the state.

How do they feel about yellow snow?

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9 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

How do they feel about yellow snow?

Well, Wisconsin has plenty of snow.

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It IS July, isn't it? Some of these Medicare ads are promoting checking your coverage for the new year of 2021 and now Ashley furniture stores are advertising Black Friday sales.  I've gotten used to the Balsam Xmas tree ads in July, but Black Friday? New year?

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I keep hearing an ad on the radio for one of those "no interest until year...." and it ends with "and you don't have to pay until 2021!"

Wow, what a deal!

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3 hours ago, dleighg said:

I keep hearing an ad on the radio for one of those "no interest until year...." and it ends with "and you don't have to pay until 2021!"

Wow, what a deal!

Well 2020-2021 has been a lost year.

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What is the woman with the weird voice saying something about not wanting coffee made in a bag?

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11 hours ago, Gharlane said:

What is the woman with the weird voice saying something about not wanting coffee made in a bag?

Bank.  That's Rosamund Pike and she's talking about Capital One cafes.  

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17 hours ago, iMonrey said:

The new Orkin commercial is just bizarre. And should the Bug Lady be spraying poison in the baby's room anyway? 

As kids we used to dance in the street behind the mosquito-spraying truck, didn't seem to hurt us.

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14 minutes ago, Tom Holmberg said:

As kids we used to dance in the street behind the mosquito-spraying truck, didn't seem to hurt us.

Those trucks sprayed DDT, which was banned in the early '70s as a carcinogen.

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46 minutes ago, SnarkySheep said:

Those trucks sprayed DDT, which was banned in the early '70s as a carcinogen.

A little DDT never hurt anybody.☠️

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On 8/2/2021 at 7:13 AM, Haleth said:

Bank.  That's Rosamund Pike and she's talking about Capital One cafes.  

She needs to unclench her teeth when she talks. 

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21 hours ago, iMonrey said:

The new Orkin commercial is just bizarre. And should the Bug Lady be spraying poison in the baby's room anyway? 

Idk about Orkin, but a lot of the products they use now are safe around children and animals once they dry.  (I'm having the ant man come kill the carpenter ants at my house, and that's what everyone from whom I got an estimate said.)

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26 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

Idk about Orkin, but a lot of the products they use now are safe around children and animals once they dry.  (I'm having the ant man come kill the carpenter ants at my house, and that's what everyone from whom I got an estimate said.)

We have a contract with Terminix for ants - I had them spray indoors in the kitchen a few weeks ago. The tech said the treatment is safe for my cat once dry -  a few minutes.

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On 7/21/2021 at 10:55 PM, CrystalBlue said:

Don't you love just comedienne Amy Schumer's Time To Tampax commercial?  (Neither do I.)  The young woman Amy saves from being Tampax-less by offering her five different boxes is weird.  Does she carry a small suitcase full of Tampax boxes around with her?  Even more "Say What?" is the gal ordering one for today and one for tomorrow.  OK then, you use one super per day?

Every time I see that commercial, I’m reminded of a story from Jerry Della Famina’s book, “From Those Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Pearl Harbor.” It’s about advertising in the 1960s. His team was asked to brainstorm new uses for tampons (?!) The top idea was torchlights for very, very small people. 

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20 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

Nosebleeds!  Stuff two up your nostrils to stop nosebleeds!

 

If you walk around like that you very well might get more nosebleeds.

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On 8/4/2021 at 4:39 PM, Pj3422 said:

Every time I see that commercial, I’m reminded of a story from Jerry Della Famina’s book, “From Those Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Pearl Harbor.” It’s about advertising in the 1960s. His team was asked to brainstorm new uses for tampons (?!) The top idea was torchlights for very, very small people. 

There was a commercial years ago where a young couple are sitting in a boat on a lake.  Suddenly they look down and water is bubbling up between them.  Will they be able to row back to shore before they get wet?  Suddenly the woman gets an idea and opens her purse, pops out a tampon and holds it up as she unwraps it.  Sticking it in the hole, the water stops and they smile at each other, apparently under the impression that there's no longer any hurry to cut their boat ride short.

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On 7/27/2021 at 12:26 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

Do you live in Wisconsin? They used to not let yellow margarine in the state.

In law school, we spent a long time reading about how the Dairy Lobby was so powerful, they got Congress to outlaw the sale of yellow margarine.  I was fascinated because my mother had told me that she used to buy margarine that was an unappetizing white, like Crisco, and it came with a little packet of yellow dye that had to be stirred in.  She said it took a lot of whipping to get the color even.  (Margarine was thought to be healthier than butter, so I guess the dedicated chef did what was necessary and stirred in the yellow dye.  Yikes.)

 

I don't think people have any idea how much our lives are influenced by lobbyists with bottomless pockets making "campaign contributions" so that politicians will enact or block certain legislation favorable to the lobbyists' employers.

 

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1 hour ago, Crashcourse said:

Fortunately, the delivery guy leaves the pizza and leaves, but what if he had been a criminal and ran through the house and found the idiot sitting in the bathtub?

I had the same thought. And I would bet quite a bit of $ that a woman would not have come up with that particular scenario.

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2 hours ago, dleighg said:

I had the same thought. And I would bet quite a bit of $ that a woman would not have come up with that particular scenario.

Not in one million years.

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3 hours ago, Crashcourse said:

So this dude is in the bathtub with his Simplisafe gadget, he sees a pizza delivery guy and unlocks the door.  Fortunately, the delivery guy leaves the pizza and leaves, but what if he had been a criminal and ran through the house and found the idiot sitting in the bathtub?

The dude in the bathtub with the mask on is a guy that breaks in and robs places.  A criminal.  That is why he is wearing a mask.  If someone breaks into his place and steals something while he is the bathtub, good.  He had it coming.

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7 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

The dude in the bath tub with the mask on is a guy that breaks in and robs places.  A criminal.  If someone breaks into his place and steals something while he is the bathtub, good.  He had it coming.

But the point is, why would anyone--criminal or not--be using a gadget to unlock a front door while they're in the freaking bathtub?  I guess I don't understand why anyone would want that gadget.

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8 minutes ago, Crashcourse said:

But the point is, why would anyone--criminal or not--be using a gadget to unlock a front door while they're in the freaking bathtub?

Maybe he thinks he is smarter than the average bear.🐻

There are lots of questions that could be asked. 

Why would a guy wear a ski mask over his head, in his own house, in his bath tub?

Why would he hop into the tub, if he knew a pizza was on its way to be delivered?

Who is he talking to while he is in the tub?  I am not in the bathroom with him?

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2 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Why would a guy wear a ski mask over his head, in his own house, in his bath tub?

Because he's Robbert Larson, self-described burglar and con man. Rob, larceny Corny as all get out.

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6 hours ago, Crashcourse said:

So this dude is in the bathtub with his Simplisafe gadget, he sees a pizza delivery guy and unlocks the door.  Fortunately, the delivery guy leaves the pizza and leaves, but what if he had been a criminal and ran through the house and found the idiot sitting in the bathtub?  

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/omu3/simplisafe-video-doorbell-pro-pizza-delivery

Then we wouldn't have to see him in any future commercials.  That's a win for all of us. 

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20 hours ago, Crashcourse said:

So this dude is in the bathtub with his Simplisafe gadget, he sees a pizza delivery guy and unlocks the door.  Fortunately, the delivery guy leaves the pizza and leaves, but what if he had been a criminal and ran through the house and found the idiot sitting in the bathtub?  

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/omu3/simplisafe-video-doorbell-pro-pizza-delivery

I cannot get past thinking about the texture of that (possibly wet) ski cap and his mustache. Yuck.

 

 

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What's up with this company, hdis I think, that makes a big deal out of sending adult diapers to you in unmarked packages so you don't have to be embarrassed to buy them at the store? Doesn't Amazon do the same thing?

My husband has wondered if the Lively flip phone with the just hit the red button if you need help ever has to fire clients because they hit the button too often.

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1 minute ago, chessiegal said:

My husband has wondered if the Lively flip phone with the just hit the red button if you need help ever has to fire clients because they hit the button too often.

I suspect they get people hitting the button just to talk to somebody.  I'd guess they are trained to deal with that (or at least I hope so).

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For the fun of it, I looked up that "the bladder control aisle - you won't have to go there anymore" company. Confession: I use incontinence pads. This company charges the same for one package as Amazon does for THREE.  It's WAY cheaper to get 'em via Amazon. The box, of course, isn't unmarked - it's got the AMAZON logo on it.  hahaha. 

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