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On ‎05‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 5:36 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

Most things with the word "casserole" in it is "white-trash cooking." I ate a lot of casserole as a kid and also a lot of SOS, which is even one step below casserole. I'd rather have my mouth washed out with Lifebuoy than eat SOS.

My father's most requested meal was dried beef gravy - he loved it when he was in the army.  Me, I like dried beef in a sandwich, but the gravy looked unappetizing when I was a kid.

My mom wasn't much for casseroles as a rule, but we did eat a lot of Hamburger Helper when I was a teenager.  I still like some of those.

On ‎05‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 4:07 PM, AntiBeeSpray said:

Putting this one here and in the the Say What thread as it kind of fits both.

Just eyerolled during this one.

I find this one rather funny, in a surreal kind of way.

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10 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

we did eat a lot of Hamburger Helper when I was a teenager. 

So did we, and it wasn't that bad.

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On ‎05‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 2:12 PM, funky-rat said:

Here, they make it with hamburger

I grew up eating the hamburger version (and loved it) but we didn't call that SOS.  We called it Weaver's Special, after my father's mother.  She seasoned it really well.

On ‎05‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 11:57 PM, Bastet said:

(Me, I will generally walk to the kitchen to get more water - because I want it chilled.  But if I'm sick or otherwise impaired, room temp water from the bathroom tap will do just fine, because my priority is getting back in bed with as little exertion as possible.)

Me, too.

20 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Ugh, the Chime Bank commercial "Whoopie, I got direct deposit with Chime. I get paid two days sooner!" Makes me crazy so I'm shouting "So will literally every other bank. Literally EVERY OTHER BANK!!1!"

I have Direct Deposit, but the county government for which I work does not pay us one single second before midnight on payday, not even when payday falls on a holiday.  They don't for either of the two banks I use, and they wouldn't for Chime either.

3 hours ago, chessiegal said:

I don't understand the big whoop about getting your money 2 days early. That only happens once, and then it's the same 2 day early date every month, right? I guess if you're living paycheck to paycheck, and you get the money the day before something like your rent is due rather than a day later, there is an advantage. I don't live paycheck to paycheck, so the 2 day early thing is lost on me.

There are times when it would make a difference between which check is going to pay the mortgage; sometimes money gets tight.  But I try to plan ahead for those months because I never get paid early.

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On 5/14/2019 at 1:07 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

The worst ads with kids are local ads where they hire their relatives' kids.  One of the classic worst if you lived in the Chicago area was Timmy for Long Chevrolet.

  Agreed, which is what makes this video awesome:

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Jeez you guys.  My payday is on Friday, but direct deposit goes through on Wednesday morning.  I'm surprised to learn this isn't standardized.  (Well, not surprised surprised, but the spread is surprising.)

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I get paid on Friday, as well. Come Thursday AM, my pay is *almost* in my account - it shows up as a "pending" transaction, but it doesn't truly post to the account until Friday.

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50 minutes ago, janie jones said:

Jeez you guys.  My payday is on Friday, but direct deposit goes through on Wednesday morning.  I'm surprised to learn this isn't standardized.  (Well, not surprised surprised, but the spread is surprising.)

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday? 

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44 minutes ago, Katy M said:

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday?

I get paid the day before - payday is Friday, but the direct deposit goes through first thing Thursday - and it just came up in conversation last week that a friend's direct deposit hits Wednesday (for a Friday payday).  So it happens.

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1 hour ago, Katy M said:

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday? 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’ve been getting paid early through direct deposit for like 20 years, I don’t know how/why.

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13 hours ago, Katy M said:

I legit do not understand this.  Why would you get paid two days before your payday? 

I'm going to answer this in Small Talk.

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On 5/15/2019 at 4:37 PM, peacheslatour said:

Ugh, the Chime Bank commercial "Whoopie, I got direct deposit with Chime. I get paid two days sooner!" Makes me crazy so I'm shouting "So will literally every other bank. Literally EVERY OTHER BANK!!1!"

There's some app now that you can get $100.00 from your next paycheck before your payday. The ads are awful. If you're taking $100.00 out of your check early all the time, maybe you need to reevaluate your finances a bit. 

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17 hours ago, garnet207 said:

which is what makes this video awesome:

Indeed! Even they eventually realized how really annoying those ads were.

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15 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I get paid on Friday, as well. Come Thursday AM, my pay is *almost* in my account - it shows up as a "pending" transaction, but it doesn't truly post to the account until Friday.

Mine does too, sometimes.  I can't use that money until it actually posts.

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That time when Posh Spice, Tyler Perry and Lady Gaga all got together to par-tay! (And some of these clothes are REAL ugly, IMO.)

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I hate that RealReal commercial. You couldn't pay me to wear that crap and there is no way in hell I'm going to pay to look like a pretentious circus clown. If I'm supposed to want to be like these people or hang out with these people then the commercial is an epic failure. 

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On 5/16/2019 at 3:15 PM, garnet207 said:

  Agreed, which is what makes this video awesome:

That was f'n awful 😁

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I hate the beginning of the Chobani yogurt commercial where the woman's holding a tray with several bowls of cereal in cafeteria and says she please can she have less. I know its a play on the Dickens quote "Please Sir can I have some more." But it makes no sense. If she didn't want the cereal then why did she get? Why not just grab the yogurt? The rest of the commercial I don't mind.

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I’m annoyed at the Mazda 3 commercial that uses the same music as the University of Phoenix commercial where the woman gets her degree, and changes the poster to say, We can do IT.  With so many pieces of music to choose from, they couldn’t find a different one?

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On 5/1/2019 at 9:21 PM, LucindaWalsh said:

I was annoying a few months ago in a Shoney's (I didn't know they were still around!) 

Shoney's isn't in my area and I think I ate in one once when I was in college in Pennsylvania. One of my friends worked there for a summer or two and she taught us all the birthday song they had to do. It's been over twenty years and I can still sing it.

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On 5/17/2019 at 7:23 AM, QuinnInND said:

There's some app now that you can get $100.00 from your next paycheck before your payday. The ads are awful. If you're taking $100.00 out of your check early all the time, maybe you need to reevaluate your finances a bit. 

Is that the app that's named ... "Dave"?

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4 hours ago, ams1001 said:

Shoney's isn't in my area and I think I ate in one once when I was in college in Pennsylvania. One of my friends worked there for a summer or two and she taught us all the birthday song they had to do. It's been over twenty years and I can still sing it.

My Mom and I would go there once a week when I was young since kids under 12 ate free on each Wednesday I think it was. We would end up there if one of my Mom's friends with kids chose it too. I say all that because I'm the same in regards to it being well over 20 years and I can still remember the words to their birthday song. I changed the words and sang it to my cat once on his gotcha day.

I'm still hating those Cancer Treatment Centers of America commercials. They've changed the "Mother Standard of Care" one they came out with not long before Mother's Day but kept the same visuals from what I saw before changing the channel. Then there's one of the anti-smoking commercials that also came out around Mother's Day with the woman who smoked that died two days after the clips they show of were filmed. The daughter in it kinda looks like me and the way she talks about being a caregiver gives me flashbacks to being the sole caregiver for my Mom which memories of doing that at all for the most part probably aren't what anyone else wants to think about during holidays commemorating a parent. My Mom didn't have cancer due to smoking herself but was around it for a long time growing up with both parents being smokers and later on when we lived with my Nana who did die from cancer related smoking. I helped my Mom care for her so the commercial I described above makes me think of her too somewhat. 

Other commercials really do drive me crazy but for most of those muting is enough to get through them when watching TV live.

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:25 AM, andromeda331 said:

I think that's the only time it pays to have a first and last name that no one can pronounce. You can always tell right away their trying to sell you something when only your family and friends can pronounce both. 

My dad likes to give telemarketers "one more chance" to say our name correctly. It does have an -ie- in the middle that makes people want to add a syllable, but we just pronounce it as one (-ee-). But it's Italian so at least that makes sense (I'm sure it was slightly Americanized after my great-grandparents came here). What I don't get is when they add entirely non-existent letters. (No matter what they say on the second try, he tells them they're wrong and hangs up.)

On 5/8/2019 at 10:19 AM, QuinnInND said:

 My first and last name rhyme. The next person who points that out will get throat punched. Also the next time anyone calls me Harley. 

My friend's dad's first name is Harley. He so does not look like a Harley (actually he reminds me of Bill Nye the Science Guy); he goes by his middle name. (The only other Harleys I ever knew were a Golden Retriever and a Black Lab.)

On 5/8/2019 at 7:17 PM, mojoween said:

There is an ad for...something or other...financial planning maybe? I don’t know and the girl says something like “I know what it’s like to grow up without financial stability.  We ate a LOT of leftovers.”

Um.  What the fuck?  Only poor people eat leftovers?  If you use their financial planning service you will throw all of your food away?  

I wish I could remember what it was for so I could actively not use it.

I grew up squarely middle class; not rich, but we had everything we needed and a fair amount of what we wanted. We had leftovers all the time. It's actually a running joke in my family that no matter how many bone-in chicken breasts my mom made, there was always one left. Usually she'd make four (probably because they came two in a package), but no one would eat a whole one, so one person would take what they wanted from one, and the next person would take the rest and maybe a bit from another, and so on, and three would end up being enough for the four of us. There were definitely occasions where she made three and I guess we weren't that hungry and there was still one left. We joked that if she made one no one would happen to feel like eating that day. It was never on purpose but it almost always seemed to happen.

On 5/13/2019 at 8:47 AM, Woopwoopkitty said:

The ProEnamel toothpaste commercial is nails on a chalkboard to me!  The nasally voice and halting cadence of her speaking drives me nuts and does not instill credibility.  I get, you wanted a female of diversity, but really this was the best you could do?  You left me thinking women aren’t capable of being competent dentists and I’m female.

The sensitive-teeth toothpaste ad where she says you'll start feeling a difference in "three days" ...she says "three days" several times and every time I see it I think, "So, did I hear that right? It takes three days?"

On 5/15/2019 at 10:31 AM, Katy M said:

I once lived someplace where only bedrooms were upstairs, kitchen and bath downstairs. Actually, now that I think of it, that's the only place where I've lived where my living area encompassed two stories, not including basements. 

My college has a townhouse complex for seniors (five buildings, 6-8 units in each). I lived in an upstairs flat (above one of the two handicapped-accessible units), but the rest were two-story units and the bathrooms were upstairs in between the two bedrooms (each had two sinks, two showers, and one toilet, for four residents). I've only ever lived in one-story homes so kitchen vs. bathroom for middle-of-the-night water was just a matter of how far I felt like walking. Where I am now I prefer filtered water but I just put a small glass on my night stand before I go to bed (even filtered it doesn't taste that great after a day).

On 5/15/2019 at 4:56 PM, chessiegal said:

It's Progressive. I think it's funny.

I was mildly amused until about the 232nd time I saw it...

On 5/16/2019 at 8:59 PM, Prevailing Wind said:

I get paid on Friday, as well. Come Thursday AM, my pay is *almost* in my account - it shows up as a "pending" transaction, but it doesn't truly post to the account until Friday.

I think mine does that, too. I'm fortunate enough that I don't have to worry about when it goes in, because I know I have enough in there to pay my bills, but I have noticed it when I've happened to look at my account on a Thursday. I don't know what time it goes through, though. I would guess they do it slightly early in case of any technical issues that might cause people to be paid late if they did it right on the day of. Last time I got a real check I worked in a store and they let us cash them out of the registers.

On 5/18/2019 at 2:47 PM, mmecorday said:

That time when Posh Spice, Tyler Perry and Lady Gaga all got together to par-tay! (And some of these clothes are REAL ugly, IMO.)

What the hell was that gingham monstrosity?

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What the heck is up with the current crop of loons on Chevy Potsch douche commercial?  They are all whooping and dancing and throwing up their arms!?  When will he EVER go away?

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 6:37 PM, peacheslatour said:

Ugh, the Chime Bank commercial "Whoopie, I got direct deposit with Chime. I get paid two days sooner!" Makes me crazy so I'm shouting "So will literally every other bank. Literally EVERY OTHER BANK!!1!"

I assumed Chimes is just another payday loan. Basically, they give you a short-term loan for the amount of your paycheck, then use your paycheck to pay off the loan. I have no idea how this can be profitable, unless they charge an exorbitant fee if something happens to your paycheck or you don't receive the entire amount of your paycheck.

On ‎5‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 3:12 PM, proserpina65 said:

My mom wasn't much for casseroles as a rule, but we did eat a lot of Hamburger Helper when I was a teenager.  I still like some of those.

I hated the ones with dried potato slices. Those things NEVER rehydrated quite right.

You know, I don't think I've seen a Hamburger Helper commercial for several years.

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

You know, I don't think I've seen a Hamburger Helper commercial for several years.

And I was thinking recently I hadn't seen a gum commercial for years.  All those twins out of work.

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I've seen the gum commercial with the Brit chick with the sparkle on her teeth. Orbit? But no Wrigley's in eons.

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2 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

You know, I don't think I've seen a Hamburger Helper commercial for several years.

I don't think I've seen a Shake'n'Bake ad in a long time either. I always hated the way that kid said, "...And I hepped!"  Except for the perennial Kraft's Mac and Cheese, this kind of cooking must be considered too low-rent.

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5 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I've seen the gum commercial with the Brit chick with the sparkle on her teeth. Orbit?

That's not really gum.  Gum's supposed to rot your teeth not whiten them!  Bazooka Joe told me so.

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I don't understand the Subaru commercial where they leave the Grandma (who is a little girl thru most of the commercial but turns back into grown up Grandma in the car) at the bottom of her porch steps instead of walking her inside.  She could wave from the porch.  I don't even see rails to help her get up the stairs safely.

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On 5/14/2019 at 4:38 PM, chessiegal said:

The Slingers can go away yesterday. That is all.

Yeah. That commercial needs to be buried with no memorial service. But I'm sure,even if it goes away for a couple months, it wiil resurrect itself. 

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On 5/18/2019 at 7:51 PM, Mabinogia said:
On 5/18/2019 at 1:47 PM, mmecorday said:

That time when Posh Spice, Tyler Perry and Lady Gaga all got together to par-tay! (And some of these clothes are REAL ugly, IMO.)

I hate that RealReal commercial. You couldn't pay me to wear that crap and there is no way in hell I'm going to pay to look like a pretentious circus clown. If I'm supposed to want to be like these people or hang out with these people then the commercial is an epic failure. 

Not only are the clothes used in the commercial butt-ugly, but the site has been mentioned quite a few times by posters in a major Purseforum for selling counterfeit luxury brand handbags and accessories. Apparently their "authenticators" aren't nearly as qualified or careful as TRR wants everyone to think they are.

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Kraft Macaroni and Cheese AND Enya. SEPARATELY, ok....I'm good with those two. But I just don't get the combo. So wrong. 

And just a side note: PLEASE GO AWAY MARIE OSMOND

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On 5/18/2019 at 8:24 PM, zoey1996 said:

I’m annoyed at the Mazda 3 commercial that uses the same music as the University of Phoenix commercial where the woman gets her degree, and changes the poster to say, We can do IT.  With so many pieces of music to choose from, they couldn’t find a different one?

I hate that Enterprise rental cars uses the music from Ice Age.

The can-you-hear-me-now guy from Verizon who now shills for Sprint can go away any time.  The pinched face, the sighing — seriously, dude lighten up! It’s a cell phone, not world peace.

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19 hours ago, bkathi said:

I don't even see rails to help her get up the stairs safely.

I doubt they bother to think these things through. He should helped her up the steps or just shown her on the porch.  It's a very sentimental commercial and I'm sure some people like that.   I like to think they are abandoning her in some random neighborhood. That makes me feel better.

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15 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese AND Enya. SEPARATELY, ok....I'm good with those two. But I just don't get the combo. So wrong. 

Maybe it's because the lighting in her Only Time music video gives the piled sand a yellowish color that makes it resemble powdered cheese.

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On ‎5‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 2:47 PM, mmecorday said:

That time when Posh Spice, Tyler Perry and Lady Gaga all got together to par-tay! (And some of these clothes are REAL ugly, IMO.)

Holy crap! People pay to wear those clothes?

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8 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

Holy crap! People pay to wear those clothes?

Are they selling clothes to people who are Carnival workers?

Because that video is featuring hideous looking $hit that they're trying to pass off as "fashion". 

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The ad for Poshmark. The blonde is ugly as a mud fence, IMO. They're blabbering about how much money they're saving or making from using this app. Here's an idea. Stop buying ugly-ass over priced clothes and shoes in the first place. 

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

Holy crap! People pay to wear those clothes?

The ad is showing models being paid to wear things the company hasn't sold yet, so maybe not.

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Speaking of ugly clothes, there's a ad I think is for Amazon.com with a woman fantasizing about herself standing on the stairs wearing an ugly gold lame fringe dress who ignores my protests and orders it.

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Dear Chevy:

Every time you create a new ad, you include the following unbearable people:  Mr Potsch, who leers and preens.  But even worse, you have the "real people" who attend your unveiling, with FAKE joy, and they even DANCE and clap their hands at the gorgeousness that is Chevies.  Please stop!  I would never buy any of these vehicles due to your commercials.  Thanks.

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On 3/16/2019 at 7:13 PM, BigBingerBro said:

What's with the slow-motion yelling of "NOOOOOOOO" in so many commercials lately?  "Let me check my credit score.... - NOOOOOOOOOO"   Kid spills a jug of Kool-Aid at the dining room table - NOOOOOOOOOOO.  Did this trope come from some series or show that's popular?   It's making me stabby.

I don't know...but I have to confess I love the little kid in that one commercial who's yelling "Nooooo!" in slow motion after his dad steps on one of his legos and pitches forward, spilling some sort of liquid all over the place. He really gives his all to that one line.

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8 hours ago, Tom Holmberg said:

I doubt they bother to think these things through. He should helped her up the steps or just shown her on the porch.  It's a very sentimental commercial and I'm sure some people like that.   I like to think they are abandoning her in some random neighborhood. That makes me feel better.

I have similar thoughts about the Subaru commercial with the couple who encounters the blind guy in some country store where they're asking for directions. He offers to take them to their destination himself. The next shot is of the three of them, clearly hours later because it's dark. I like to think they kidnapped him and he's blind so he hasn't noticed.

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Epclusa.  A med for Hep C.  The ad features various people happily going about their business and pausing to describe the unique nature of "their" Hepatitis C.  It comes off sounding like they are proud of the disease..."My hep C damaged my liver." "Mine is common."  "Mine is rare." 

these drug ads are a real nasty virus on TV.  There's dozens of them and they are all really dumb and annoying.

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5 hours ago, Zevious Zoquis said:

Epclusa.  A med for Hep C.  The ad features various people happily going about their business and pausing to describe the unique nature of "their" Hepatitis C.  It comes off sounding like they are proud of the disease..."My hep C damaged my liver." "Mine is common."  "Mine is rare." 

these drug ads are a real nasty virus on TV.  There's dozens of them and they are all really dumb and annoying.

And so many of them use either incorrect or hopelessly awkward language. It is really a hallmark of pharmaceutical ads. 

About Charmin’s “Enjoy the go” tag line - not to over share, but any time I haven’t enjoyed the go, it had nothing to do with the TP I used. Stupid line. 

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There is a commercial that I think is for PNC Bank (or something to do with it) that starts out with a guy losing his credit card when his wallet goes flying up in the air during a roller coaster ride, followed by a woman who isn't getting any business at her stand because she can't take credit cards.  The part that annoys me is when they show a little girl who has decided, according to the voiceover, that her dad's credit card needs to follow the family goldfish by being flushed down the toilet.  I could maybe see a two-year-old flushing random items and getting a hold of it, but this girl looks way too old to not know better, so it really bugs me.

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On ‎3‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 7:13 PM, BigBingerBro said:

What's with the slow-motion yelling of "NOOOOOOOO" in so many commercials lately?  "Let me check my credit score.... - NOOOOOOOOOO"   Kid spills a jug of Kool-Aid at the dining room table - NOOOOOOOOOOO.  Did this trope come from some series or show that's popular?   It's making me stabby.

Yeah, it's totally a trope.

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20 hours ago, Eliot said:

I like to think they kidnapped him and he's blind so he hasn't noticed

That's nicer than my theory that he kills them and dances in the moonlight wearing their skins.

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