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3 hours ago, SmithW6079 said:

I hate the Nationwide commercials, but especially the ones with the country singer and the retired football player, who keeps trying to sing. 

Peyton Manning is creepy as fuck in that ad. Of course, I always find him creepy now in light of his alleged sexual assault of a trainer when he was in college. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-peyton-manning-squeaky-clean-image-built-lies-article-1.2530395

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On Feb. 29 of that year, Naughright, at that point the university's director of health and wellness, was in a training room, examining what she thought might be a possible stress fracture in Manning's foot. At 6 feet, 5 inches, his feet dangled off the edge of the table. Manning allegedly then proceeded to scoot down the training table while Naughright examined his foot. At that point, she said, he forcefully maneuvered his naked testicles and rectum directly on her face with his penis on top of her head. Shocked, disgusted, and offended, Naughright pushed Manning away, removing her head out from under him (see pages 14-15). Within hours, she reported the incident to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Knoxville (see page 18).

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More on the Target commercial.  I think this is probably the worst Christmas commercial to air ever.  Or at least in the Top 5.  It is so bad that I hope whatever executive hired the advertising firm, whoever approved the commercial, whoever was involved, in any way, lose their jobs.  Actually, I didn't mean that literally; I don't want anyone to lose their job.  Proper punishment would be to put all of them in a room with that commercial running 24/7.

Why is is that the usual suspects of my hatred (WalMart, Hobby Lobby, the sappy ones, stupid ones, etc.) can come up with such cute holiday commercials and Row Row is the best that Target can do?  I would not be surprised if the commercial actually maybe hurt their sales.  Nails on a chalkboard would be an understatement.  

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9 hours ago, Ashforth said:

Peyton Manning is creepy as fuck in that ad. Of course, I always find him creepy now in light of his alleged sexual assault of a trainer when he was in college. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-peyton-manning-squeaky-clean-image-built-lies-article-1.2530395

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On Feb. 29 of that year, Naughright, at that point the university's director of health and wellness, was in a training room, examining what she thought might be a possible stress fracture in Manning's foot. At 6 feet, 5 inches, his feet dangled off the edge of the table. Manning allegedly then proceeded to scoot down the training table while Naughright examined his foot. At that point, she said, he forcefully maneuvered his naked testicles and rectum directly on her face with his penis on top of her head. Shocked, disgusted, and offended, Naughright pushed Manning away, removing her head out from under him (see pages 14-15). Within hours, she reported the incident to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Knoxville (see page 18).

I always believed it 100% and my skin crawls whenever I see him on TV. 

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I don't think it has been mentioned yet, but in one of the Xmas car gift commercials, the first thing the wife says to her husband is "Why are there so many miles on it?". For starters, what does that even mean? Secondly, we know he took it for a drive, but how much could he have driven it?

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33 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

I don't think it has been mentioned yet, but in one of the Xmas car gift commercials, the first thing the wife says to her husband is "Why are there so many miles on it?". For starters, what does that even mean? Secondly, we know he took it for a drive, but how much could he have driven it?

You would expect a new car to have very low mileage. IIRC, they show the odometer and it's like over 500 or 900 miles. That's hours of driving!

 

ETA: I think the ad is funny.

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There's an ad with an airline pilot sitting on the toilet doing his business.  The ad is for some product you spray in the toilet before you sit down so there's no resultant smell of crap.  It's horrifying.

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While reading through some of these comments, I saw the Kelly Ripa Ancestry ad five times.  That was in about a 20 minute time frame too.  ENOUGH!  On the other hand, wouldn't that be a great Christmas present for a family member you don't like?  "Merry Christmas!  We find it very hard to believe that you're one of us". 

As for the commerical with the pilot sitting on the toilet all I can think of is how he's probably flushed his budding acting career down the toilet with that one.  

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I will be so glad when the season of impossibly gorgeous people with impossibly gorgeous cheekbones and abs highlighted by impossibly gorgeous lighting shot in impossibly gorgeous exotic settings trying to sell me perfume or cologne is over.

(Except for Charlize Theron. She really is impossibly gorgeous.)

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9 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

I don't think it has been mentioned yet, but in one of the Xmas car gift commercials, the first thing the wife says to her husband is "Why are there so many miles on it?". For starters, what does that even mean? Secondly, we know he took it for a drive, but how much could he have driven it?

It had over 900 miles on it, much more than you would expect to see on a new car.  For example, when I got my Durango 4 years ago, it came right off the truck at the dealer, and had 10 miles on it, half of that from the salesman taking it up to fill the tank.  The Stratus I had before that had been sitting on the dealer lot for a while, and had 25 miles on it, including my test drive.  You see him taking quite a ride in it - up through the mountains, on winding roads, and such - he probably took it out a number of times for joy rides before Christmas.

 

5 hours ago, Brookside said:

There's an ad with an airline pilot sitting on the toilet doing his business.  The ad is for some product you spray in the toilet before you sit down so there's no resultant smell of crap.  It's horrifying.

It is. I saw it a couple of months ago, and commented on it in one of these threads.  I haven't seen it in a while, I hope it hasn't returned to regular rotation.

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The perfume ads. Natalie Portman fighting and making up with someone. Defiantly asking the camera—what would you do for love? Embarrassing.

charlize Theron rising out of the pool and marching along. No thanks. 

julia Roberts and her many teeth smiling from ear to ear.

I can do without all of these women and their perfumes.

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1 hour ago, talktoomuch said:

I just skinned my shin on my bed corner trying to grab the remote when I heard this ad starting. The sound of the gecko slurping hot wing sauce off his "fingers" is one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/dSU1/geico-motorcyle-spicy-wings

I loathe all  the Geiko ads and the stupid gecko.  Thanks for making me click on the link to see a new (to me) one.  I'll take it as an early Christmas present.

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1 hour ago, Brookside said:

I loathe all  the Geiko ads and the stupid gecko.  Thanks for making me click on the link to see a new (to me) one.  I'll take it as an early Christmas present.

I wish Kelsey Grammer was still the voice for the Geico gecko. His voice is so soothing. I hate the cockney english accent he's got now.

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10 hours ago, Pickles said:

The perfume ads. Natalie Portman fighting and making up with someone. Defiantly asking the camera—what would you do for love? Embarrassing.

charlize Theron rising out of the pool and marching along. No thanks. 

julia Roberts and her many teeth smiling from ear to ear.

I can do without all of these women and their perfumes.

As soon as Christmas is over all the perfume celebs will be replaced by women trying to shed holiday pounds in weight loss ads.

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I hate the perfume ads; they make me never want to buy the perfumes advertised.  I would, however, enjoy the ads with "regular" women putting on perfume to go about their day.  I don't mean to sound preachy and crabby (it is early here and we have a sick kitty) but I think they are kind of insulting and sexist.  I don't see many ads with guys doing ridiculous things with and about cologne.  Actually, I might kind of enjoy those.

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46 minutes ago, Kemper said:

I hate the perfume ads; they make me never want to buy the perfumes advertised.  I would, however, enjoy the ads with "regular" women putting on perfume to go about their day.  I don't mean to sound preachy and crabby (it is early here and we have a sick kitty) but I think they are kind of insulting and sexist.  I don't see many ads with guys doing ridiculous things with and about cologne.  Actually, I might kind of enjoy those.

You haven't? I've seen several cologne ads with waxed, impossibly sculpted pretty boys swimming around in a luxury pool in black-and-white.

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5 hours ago, kariyaki said:

Only for them to be replaced by Valentines ads. It's a neverending cycle.

Oh god, when I was a florist I used to start dreading Valentine's Day around Sept. 1.

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Just got my MyHeritage dna results, and I am .9% Eskimo/Inuit.  I am now changing my leisure activities to include igloo building and eating whale blubber.

(Apologies to anyone who is Eskimo/Inuit, but that's about the level of cultural sensitivity in those Ancestry commercials.)

22 hours ago, xaxat said:

I will be so glad when the season of impossibly gorgeous people with impossibly gorgeous cheekbones and abs highlighted by impossibly gorgeous lighting shot in impossibly gorgeous exotic settings trying to sell me perfume or cologne is over.

(Except for Charlize Theron. She really is impossibly gorgeous.)

Every year I think her J'Adore commercials can't get any stranger, and every year they do, this year included.  But she is impossibly gorgeous; if I thought J'Adore could make me half that sexy, I'd buy it by the gallon.

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19 hours ago, Moose135 said:

It had over 900 miles on it, much more than you would expect to see on a new car.  For example, when I got my Durango 4 years ago, it came right off the truck at the dealer, and had 10 miles on it, half of that from the salesman taking it up to fill the tank.  The Stratus I had before that had been sitting on the dealer lot for a while, and had 25 miles on it, including my test drive.  You see him taking quite a ride in it - up through the mountains, on winding roads, and such - he probably took it out a number of times for joy rides before Christmas.

 

On 12/16/2018 at 3:20 PM, Brookside said:

On a different(but related)note, isn’t the recipient of the Peloton going to know that her husband/boyfriend used it first, or is there a way to clear out the system?(Honest question, as I would never lay out that kind of cash to find out.)

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Ugh, this commercial for... actually, I don't even know what -- it has an ugly cartoon mouth singing a Katy Perry song, which is bad enough. But the mouth doesn't even look remotely like it's saying the right words. And then it kisses a nutcracker ornament as if it should be just so flattered! 

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The Roomba commercial with the kids intentionally making a mess to demonstrate how well a Roomba cleans would have angered my Depression-era grandparents so much, I feel their rage come through me whenever I see it. Why not just throw dirt on the floor? It's literally dirt cheap!

Is this the one that shows the vacuum going into "hard to reach places" (per the narration) such as around the legs of a stool? That is not hard to reach at all of you just move it out of the damn way first!

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On 12/16/2018 at 4:03 PM, xaxat said:

I will be so glad when the season of impossibly gorgeous people with impossibly gorgeous cheekbones and abs highlighted by impossibly gorgeous lighting shot in impossibly gorgeous exotic settings trying to sell me perfume or cologne is over.

(Except for Charlize Theron. She really is impossibly gorgeous.)

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm impossibly beautiful and my lighting is always impossibly gorgeous and I holiday in impossibly gorgeous settings.

 

 

**only kidding...please don't hurt me**

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41 minutes ago, TattleTeeny said:

Ugh, this commercial for... actually, I don't even know what -- it has an ugly cartoon mouth singing a Katy Perry song, which is bad enough. But the mouth doesn't even look remotely like it's saying the right words. And then it kisses a nutcracker ornament as if it should be just so flattered! 

That one doesn't make me mute the TV -- it makes me change the channel!  It's the worst.

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20 hours ago, Pickles said:

The perfume ads. Natalie Portman fighting and making up with someone. Defiantly asking the camera—what would you do for love? Embarrassing.

charlize Theron rising out of the pool and marching along. No thanks. 

julia Roberts and her many teeth smiling from ear to ear.

I can do without all of these women and their perfumes.

Bottom line: these repulsive ads do not make me want to smell like those women.

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1 hour ago, TattleTeeny said:

Ugh, this commercial for... actually, I don't even know what -- it has an ugly cartoon mouth singing a Katy Perry song, which is bad enough. But the mouth doesn't even look remotely like it's saying the right words. And then it kisses a nutcracker ornament as if it should be just so flattered!

That mouth creeps me out. 

There’s a Microsoft gaming commercial that annoys me. There is a special needs boy about to beat a video game or do something fantastic in the game. Everyone cheers for him and he’s standing and cheering (he was in a wheelchair). It’s a nice commercial, but there’s a kid to the side of him doing one of those awful Fortnite dances and it totally distracts from the boy who should be the focus of the celebration. I would have no issue with the commercial if it wasn’t for that obnoxious kid and his stupid dance. 

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Spectrum, the internet and cable company, is now getting into the wireless business. In one of their ads, they advise people to take the bill from their current carrier and compare it to their rates to see how much money they can save.

Dear Spectrum, I would really like to comparison shop with the internet and cable bill you send me every month. Oh, that's right. I can't. BECAUSE YOU HAVE A FREAKIN' MONOPOLY WHERE I LIVE!

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There's a Best Buy commercial about finding the Xmas presents, and the BB employee is told by a lady that her two sisters don't agree on anything. Which...so what? Why does the BB girl need that info? Is she buying the sisters one gift to share?

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I don’t know about any of you, but when I see a celebrity doing a commercial, and I can’t stand that person, I’m sure as heck not ever going to buy that product. 

When I see that blonde bimbo on the Taco Bell commercial doing the sunset heart hand, I just want to kick her ass right off the mountain.  Bye Bye Biotch

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I will boycott a business for moral or ethical reasons, but for a commercial? No way. If the business has a good product for a good value, I don't give a hoot about their commercials. We refuse to eat at Chick fil a because of their homophobic owners.

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5 hours ago, TattleTeeny said:

Ugh, this commercial for... actually, I don't even know what -- it has an ugly cartoon mouth singing a Katy Perry song, which is bad enough. But the mouth doesn't even look remotely like it's saying the right words. And then it kisses a nutcracker ornament as if it should be just so flattered! 

It reminds me of this ad for Amazon Music.  Hope this isn't becoming a trend, because I find the singing mouth to be creepy.  But at least the one for Amazon makes sense since it's coming off of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.  Katy Perry's ad just looks obnoxious.

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5 hours ago, TattleTeeny said:

Ugh, this commercial for... actually, I don't even know what -- it has an ugly cartoon mouth singing a Katy Perry song, which is bad enough. But the mouth doesn't even look remotely like it's saying the right words. And then it kisses a nutcracker ornament as if it should be just so flattered! 

And then it turns into the peen! A red peen!

I don't need to be haunted by a singing red peen with teeth. Damn you, Amazon!

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4 hours ago, Suzn said:

Bottom line: these repulsive ads do not make me want to smell like those women.

Me neither!

BTW, @Suzn, is that an Aussie in your profile picture?

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4 hours ago, smittykins said:

Does anyone else think that the “Lindt master chocolatier” looks skeevy?

Just me then?

No, he looks like he's getting more interested in chocolate than is healthy and  even my mother who adores dark chocolate thinks he's creepy!

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23 hours ago, Kemper said:

I hate the perfume ads; they make me never want to buy the perfumes advertised.  I would, however, enjoy the ads with "regular" women putting on perfume to go about their day.  I don't mean to sound preachy and crabby (it is early here and we have a sick kitty) but I think they are kind of insulting and sexist.  I don't see many ads with guys doing ridiculous things with and about cologne.  Actually, I might kind of enjoy those.

It's mostly impossibly beautiful women because they are selling to boyfriends and husbands.

16 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Every year I think her J'Adore commercials can't get any stranger, and every year they do, this year included.  But she is impossibly gorgeous; if I thought J'Adore could make me half that sexy, I'd buy it by the gallon.

I want to learn how to strut like that.  Especially down the paper towel aisle at the grocery store.

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34 minutes ago, Haleth said:

I want to learn how to strut like that.  Especially down the paper towel aisle at the grocery store.

As long as you're not "strutting" down the toilet paper aisle.

16 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Every year I think her J'Adore commercials can't get any stranger, and every year they do, this year included.

I wish one of the perfume companies would put out a perfume called "Mal de Mer". I'm sure it would sell like crazy. since it's French.

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11 hours ago, Amethyst said:

It reminds me of this ad for Amazon Music.  Hope this isn't becoming a trend, because I find the singing mouth to be creepy.  But at least the one for Amazon makes sense since it's coming off of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.  Katy Perry's ad just looks obnoxious.

The Bohemian Rhapsody commercial freaks me out because the mustache is ON the lips. Not above the lips. It just looks weird and I hate it.

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On 12/14/2018 at 11:29 AM, mmecorday said:

The Roomba commercial with the kids intentionally making a mess to demonstrate how well a Roomba cleans would have angered my Depression-era grandparents so much, I feel their rage come through me whenever I see it. Why not just throw dirt on the floor? It's literally dirt cheap!

Pretty sure my grandparents were raised on a dirt floor.

 

GRANDPAD = hate

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1 hour ago, walnutqueen said:

 

 

GRANDPAD = hate

This. Patronizing crap. Older people are too stupid to figure out how to use a regular tablet. Let's dumb it down for them. 

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2 minutes ago, Brattinella said:

THIS is the perfume I smell when I see the Juvederm ad!

Smell like the beach!

22 minutes ago, QuinnInND said:

Older people are too stupid to figure out how to use a regular tablet. Let's dumb it down for them. 

Back in the late 90s we got my mother an "email machine" that basically just sent and received email via the phone.  Every other day she'd be calling me that she "got a daemon." She'd also call that she sent an email, while my father yelled about "that g*dd*mn" machine."  So I can see why this might be useful for some people,

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15 hours ago, smittykins said:

Does anyone else think that the “Lindt master chocolatier” looks skeevy?

Just me then?

I've never noticed, I'm too busy coveting his cool whisk.

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10 minutes ago, Tom Holmberg said:

Smell like the beach!

Back in the late 90s we got my mother an "email machine" that basically just sent and received email via the phone.  Every other day she'd be calling me that she "got a daemon." She'd also call that she sent an email, while my father yelled about "that g*dd*mn" machine."  So I can see why this might be useful for some people,

True. I'm sure there are many people who this product is perfect for for many reasons. But the ad just make it look like old people are too stupid for a regular tablet. 

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14 minutes ago, Brattinella said:

I was thinking more of the inhabitants of the sea, like low tide.

Maybe I should rename the perfume "Chicago." "This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide."

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13 hours ago, Moose135 said:

 

BTW, @Suzn, is that an Aussie in your profile picture?

Yes, it is.  It is not my little blue merle girl, but looks just like her.

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18 hours ago, Stacey1014 said:

There’s a Microsoft gaming commercial that annoys me. There is a special needs boy about to beat a video game or do something fantastic in the game. Everyone cheers for him and he’s standing and cheering (he was in a wheelchair). It’s a nice commercial, but there’s a kid to the side of him doing one of those awful Fortnite dances and it totally distracts from the boy who should be the focus of the celebration. I would have no issue with the commercial if it wasn’t for that obnoxious kid and his stupid dance. 

OKay, I am special ed teacher and as much as I love inclusion, I loathe this commercial.  First off what did he do?  Oh wait it is for a video game (of course) and I do not allow video game talk nor Fortnite talk when students are with me.  (Yes I am crabby, lol)  Love seeing kids of all abilities represented but this commercial bugs me too!

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19 hours ago, Stacey1014 said:

That mouth creeps me out. 

There’s a Microsoft gaming commercial that annoys me. There is a special needs boy about to beat a video game or do something fantastic in the game. Everyone cheers for him and he’s standing and cheering (he was in a wheelchair). It’s a nice commercial, but there’s a kid to the side of him doing one of those awful Fortnite dances and it totally distracts from the boy who should be the focus of the celebration. I would have no issue with the commercial if it wasn’t for that obnoxious kid and his stupid dance. 

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is suing Epic over Fortnite’s replication of his trademark dance move. He’s also suing 2K for doing the same thing in their basketball series.

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