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@bilgistic I agree that porn has made hairlessness seem normal. A hairless mole rat is normal. A human? Not so much.

@Tara you nailed & I appreciate it! If whatever man I happened to have a sexy assignation with someone who got all freaked out by a little hair here, there, or anywhere I wouldn't want to be with him anyway.

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 In addition to eHarmony and Christian Mingle, I am tired of the Our Time ads.  I can't stand the one guy who drones on about getting his first flirt 30 seconds after signing on to the site.  You can tell he's some douchey ex-frat boy who's only single and looking to mingle on an online website because his first two wives wised up and kicked his arrogant ass to the curb and his entire circle of friends, co-workers and casual acquaintances are on to him and have warned any eligible women they know of about him.

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This new King's Hawaiian Rolls ad where the family sucks the rolls off the table and into their mouths.  This whole family can go away, hopefully choking to death on their rolls.

Finally saw that ad.  ugh!  I thought it was going to be a mobile commercial and then... all the roll sucking started.  Just no.

 

Yea, not surprised they pulled it.  They've got a lame FB post about it as well.

https://www.facebook.com/veet/posts/736097303088779?stream_ref=10

Not only did the one night stand woman feel like a man because of day old leg stubble, she felt like a chubby 'bear'.  Way to go Havas!   Unsurprising from the agency that brought us Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World".  Yawn.

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This new King's Hawaiian Rolls ad where the family sucks the rolls off the table and into their mouths. This whole family can go away, hopefully choking to death on their rolls.

Finally saw that ad. ugh! I thought it was going to be a mobile commercial and then... all the roll sucking started. Just no.

I saw it recently too. It's simply awful. It took me a split second to realize that they weren't going to make fun of the rolls & be an ad for something else. Eww.

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That Facebook post is ridiculous.  I'd be interested picking the brains of these women of which they speak who "feel like dudes" when they have stubble.  What the hell?

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The responses to the Veet Facebook post give me a tiny bit of hope back for humanity. The overwhelming majority of the comments lambasts Veet for their stupidity.

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I've noticed a 'thing' in ads now is to have dudes shriek and screech and scream like terrified 8 year old girls who saw a mouse. One is the dudes in the Burger King commercial who is standing behind at all black dude wearing a basketball jersey that says Webber on it. Black dude turns around and ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S CHRIS WEBBER!!!! There's another one where a dude shrieks because he has a bug crawling on his arm.

That redhead chick in the Wendy's ads, one in particular makes me want to slap her in the face until she bleeds. It's the one where she and her oh-so-hip friends are sitting around a sidewalk cafe shoveling Wendy;s chibatta or whatever burgers in their maws and there's a dude at another table who has a regular sandwich and he says something like, "Not a Chibatta," and redhead chick says in the most condescending sneery McSneeryson smarmy mcHipster shitbag disdainful tone imaginable, "He must a forgotta," and then finishes it off with a chuckle. So want ot grab her Chibatta and force it down her throat until she chokes to death on it.

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So, women can spontaneously turn into men if they don't shave, and men can turn into women if they accidentally use the special "va-jay-jay" soap in the shower? What dangerous times we live in.

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I completely loathe the one where the two airheaded women are in a boutique and are fawning over a handbag. One woman decides she can afford it because she's getting $150 back from her car insurance. Here's a crazy idea: How about not spending that money and putting it in savings, you stupid twit? You really don't need an expensive handbag. Ugh. But I'm not a TV-trope woman, so I guess I just don't understand.

I agree. I was just saying that same thing to my DH yesterday.

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I hope every one of those smug assholes who instead of paying the $20,000 they owed the IRS, only paid $5000.00 dies in a fire. Thanks for not paying your fair share. Smug assholes.

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I can't believe how unsympathetic they make those people.  I get it, most people hate the IRS, so it's the default bad guy in this scenario, but taxes pay for the things we as a society need; people - and corporations, ahem - not paying their share matters. How about advertising that someone unknowingly failed to pay taxes because of someone else's mistake or deceit, and now X company has helped them work out a payment plan they can afford?  Instead, it's just a bunch of braggarts grinning about X company helping them get away with paying a pittance of what they owe.

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I have the same issue with the credit card debt consolidation ads. Clearly things happen in life that force people to rely on their credit cards more than they can afford -- medical bills, unexpected household emergencies, a lost job, etc. But the ads don't mention these circumstances, just that people are settling for a fraction of what they owe, which leads me to get all hot and bothered. Because it's one thing to run up your credit card due to circumstances beyond your control, but if someone has bought electronics and vacations and just lived beyond their means for years, why the hell should they get to pay a fraction of what they owe? Personal responsibility is a good thing, people.

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This one disgusts me. Way to make Americans look like we care about nothing but working day and night and acquiring material things and we value work work work over anything else because we desperately need to have his version of the American Dream and to keep up with the Joneses. His value system seems really messed up. The kind of douche I would hate to have to work for.

http://youtu.be/qGJSI48gkFc

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The crypt keeper would kill any raging boner imo.

 

Seeing the eharmony dude while I'm trying to get busy would have my legs closed so tight nothing could get in there.  Any ad with that man is repellent.  The ad you referenced is nightmare-inducing.  

The Christian Mingle ads bug me because it always seems like these people are on their second marriages.  So this time god is helping you find the perfect person for you.  Why did he lead you  to that asshole you divorced in the first place?  

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I watch alot of ESPN, which means every 5 minutes I have to see that commercial with the little brat who's going to exercise and someday take over from Cam Newton as QB of the Panthers.  The kid was marginally "cute" the first one or two times I saw it, but after 50,000 viewings I keep hoping at the end Cam yells at him "You little bastard!  I'll give you your 60 minutes of exercise today!" and takes off chasing him across the schoolyard.

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I loathe that kid with the heat of a nova because he sounds like he has a mouth full of marbles.  The commercial could have been cute (had they not aired it for years on end) if they'd cast someone who could actually enunciate. 

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So, women can spontaneously turn into men if they don't shave, and men can turn into women if they accidentally use the special "va-jay-jay" soap in the shower? What dangerous times we live in.

Gawd, just saw that one recently. I HATE that one... makes me want to /facepalm every time it's on. I mean, come on guys if you feel that insecure about yourself then I truly feel sorry for you. No soap will ever make you into a woman.

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The kid was marginally "cute" the first one or two times I saw it, but after 50,000 viewings I keep hoping at the end Cam yells at him "You little bastard!  I'll give you your 60 minutes of exercise today!" and takes off chasing him across the schoolyard.

If it's the one I'm thinking of, that would be tough because I'm not even sure the two of them filmed the ad at the same time. OK, so little kids are unreliable and may need multiple takes, but unless you're paying your football player by the minute, you really should get both your actors on camera at the same time.

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I absolutely despise all the Carl's Junior commercials because they always feature someone chewing their food really loudly. It just grosses me out no end.

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Seeing the eharmony dude while I'm trying to get busy would have my legs closed so tight nothing could get in there.  Any ad with that man is repellent.  The ad you referenced is nightmare-inducing.

And not only that, my ovaries would shrivel up and hide behind my kidneys.

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I saw it recently too. It's simply awful. It took me a split second to realize that they weren't going to make fun of the rolls & be an ad for something else. Eww.

Yea I just saw that ad today and went... WTF?! O_o It made no sense.

As for other annoying ads... the Crestor one with the guy who is a HUGE fan of it... is downright annoying. And so is the background music for it. It makes me want to scream.

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All the dating site ads irk me.  I can't help but notice how the Christian Mingle ad has all women, and that one lone man --- well, yeah, dumbass, ya got dinged almost immediately because it seems the ratio of men to women is like 1 man for every 10,000 women.  I'm ashamed to admit I've joined several over the years, and all I've ever met (talked to online) are men who are looking for a one night stand (do they even call it that anymore?), married men pretending to be single, or creepy guys who can't take no for an answer.

(I think it's Christian Mingle - either way... only one man?)

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I absolutely despise all the Carl's Junior commercials because they always feature someone chewing their food really loudly. It just grosses me out no end.

 

 

 

 Preach!

As for other annoying ads... the Crestor one with the guy who is a HUGE fan of it... is downright annoying. And so is the background music for it. It makes me want to scream.

 

That one is so bad I actually feel embarrassed for the actor.  It should actually be an ad for a shrink, because the dude clearly has obsessive/stalker issues, co-dependency/needy issues and child regressive issues, with a touch of gender identity issues.  The man's a walking case study for an advanced psych class.

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There was a local commercial I saw for one of those car title loan places which are too prevalent here. Anyone who goes to one of these places deserves what they get. Anyhow, one of the things they said in the ad was "Take control of your life".... Yes. By wagering your car that you'll be able to pay the 500% interest rate and all the fees before they come take your car.

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There's a commercial - I believe it's for pantyliners. A woman is in a meeting and stage-whispers: "I love SAM. Sam is small but he can really take care of a woman. I have Sam in my pants right now." And Sam is an acronym for like, super-absorbent material. It is so incredibly cringe-worthy.

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Please tell me I'm not the only one that finds this commercial seriously aggravating and CREEPY. Between this and McDonald's new "Random Red Couch" commercial I'm getting very irritated with my television lately.
http://youtu.be/rIFWFPcERJE

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I just saw that one yesterday. Because we don't treat women like objects enough in our culture, let's just turn his wife/girlfriend into a giant doll with no motor skills. Makes her real easy to catch and maneuver! What in the everloving fuck??

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There's an ad with Bill Walton and Mary Lou Retton for (I think...) foot orthotics. I can't remember because I am blinded by their teeth. Bill Walton's especially. They have Ross Gellar teeth! I can understand not wanting yellow or brown teeth on TV, but when did blinding uber white teeth become desirable?

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There's a commercial - I believe it's for pantyliners. A woman is in a meeting and stage-whispers: "I love SAM. Sam is small but he can really take care of a woman. I have Sam in my pants right now." And Sam is an acronym for like, super-absorbent material. It is so incredibly cringe-worthy.

Worst!commercial!ever!

Who randomly talks about pantyliners, pads or tampons to strangers while waiting for a play?  On that note how often do you have a discussion with your friends about feminine products? Maybe I'm a poor example since TV has taught me I'm a shitty woman but the most I've ever discussed feminine products with my friends consists of asking if they have one since I need it, or stopping in the aisle to buy what I need if we are at Target together.

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 Preach!

That one is so bad I actually feel embarrassed for the actor.  It should actually be an ad for a shrink, because the dude clearly has obsessive/stalker issues, co-dependency/needy issues and child regressive issues, with a touch of gender identity issues.  The man's a walking case study for an advanced psych class.

ROTFLMAO! Word. I feel sorry for him as well. It's one STRANGE commercial, that's for sure. 

There's a commercial - I believe it's for pantyliners. A woman is in a meeting and stage-whispers: "I love SAM. Sam is small but he can really take care of a woman. I have Sam in my pants right now." And Sam is an acronym for like, super-absorbent material. It is so incredibly cringe-worthy.

What the heck?! XD That's truly messed up.

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There's a commercial - I believe it's for pantyliners. A woman is in a meeting and stage-whispers: "I love SAM. Sam is small but he can really take care of a woman. I have Sam in my pants right now." And Sam is an acronym for like, super-absorbent material. It is so incredibly cringe-worthy.

Clearly a man came up with this tripe, because what female thinks this is a) funny, and b) true to life? None of us here do, by an informal sampling, obviously. "SAM in my pants..." ::shakes head::

I, too, have uttered maybe three sentences about my chosen forms of feminine protection in 28 years of menstruating. I guess this is sentence four, though I didn't share that I hate "wings". Now I have. Ad execs, you're welcome.

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Lachesis, have you seen the one with a marionette son who gets caught in the ceiling fan and dumb ol' Dad is being an ass? "Now you can fly!"  About on par with the girlfriend  marionette that can't pour lemonade!

I am surprised not to see more about those ads. Maybe they are too new?

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Worse yet, the SAM ad is about pee pads, because all women have bladder control issues and are just randomly pissing themselves while sitting and waiting.  A friend or coworker has quietly asked if I had a tampon or a quarter for the tampon machine; that is the extent of the conversation.  I have never had a conversation about "feminine" products with a stranger.  Apparently these pads cause some kind of mental breakdown that destroys the sense of what is appropriate to discuss with strangers.  Later she'll share photos of her anal polyps and start singing songs about sex with hamsters.  

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Pee pads are weird things. You need to be so mortified at buying them that you'd rather have them come in the mail in nondescript unlabeled boxes (so your nosy neighbors will think you're going through ridiculous amounts of adult toys instead?) But once you've got it, everyone needs to know.

(My mom needs the things. I've bought them. Surprise, surprise, the sales clerks don't even blink.)

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Lachesis, have you seen the one with a marionette son who gets caught in the ceiling fan and dumb ol' Dad is being an ass? "Now you can fly!"  About on par with the girlfriend  marionette that can't pour lemonade!

I am surprised not to see more about those ads. Maybe they are too new?

I only saw the one with the marionette son because I went to look at the DirecTV video link on YouTube. I noticed there wasn't an ad for a marionette dad. I sound like a broken record, don't I?

 

There's another ad that enrages me with its stupidity. I've only seen it online. The folks at an encyclopedia company (because, hilarious) notice that all of the sudden, their orders are skyrocketing, so they have to ramp up all elements of production. It turns out that the reason this is happening is because a stupid fucking baby is hitting "order" on an ad on a tablet. The baby's mother says incredulously to the father, "He really loves that thing!" Ugh! Maybe watch what the hell your infant is doing on a tablet! Yeah, I realize that's not the point of the commercial (it's something about targeted marketing, which, what?), but this commercial comes to us in a world in which the "iPotty" exists. I hate everything.

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I don't know if this should go into the "head--scratcher" thread, but since it annoys me, I'll put it here: there's an ad for some ice-cream pop in which a woman sitting in traffic in a convertible a few cars behind an 18-wheeler full of these pops gets out of her car and to the truck by walking - barefoot - along her car and the few between it and the truck, inlcuding walking along the hood of her car.  The hood, which should be so hot that she'd suffer 3rd degree burns on the soles of her feet.  Unless the implication is that they've been in traffic so long that all vehicles have turned off their engines and the engines have cooled down entirely.

Stupid ad!

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Echoing the dress love. The ice cream, however, is awful.

 

ETA: since the ad just came on again and made me curious, I tried to track down the dress. Apparently it's a custom Karl Lagerfeld.

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The phone support lady that uses the phrase "awesome sauce" should go away and disappear into another dimension.  That phrase, and her shrill delivery of it, are fingernails to the chalkboard of my ears.

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Aww, I kinda like that one - they way she squints at the cop to see if he's noticing her act.

But it's an unfortunate product name.  I thought it was "Velveeta" until I paid attention.

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The phone support lady that uses the phrase "awesome sauce" should go away and disappear into another dimension.  That phrase, and her shrill delivery of it, are fingernails to the chalkboard of my ears.

Completely agree. The phrase "awesome sauce" is beyond stupid and should die. If it lands in the Oxford dictionary, like "bootylicious" and "selfie" have, I will lose all hope for humanity.

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The Belvita one with the annoying singing woman...

 

http://www.marketmenot.com/belvita-susans-morning-win-commercial/

 

This one makes me want to throw something at my tv.

When my mom first saw that commercial she asked "So, if I eat their food I'll become annoying and rude?"  And she hardly ever comments on these kinds of things, let along in a negative way.  Made me laugh.  I don't like the commercial either.

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