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6 minutes ago, Annber03 said:

I have never heard the term "chichier" before. 

I've heard "chichi" many times, but I think "chichier" is made up for the commercial.

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On 6/29/2019 at 12:00 PM, Colleenna said:

I hate hate hate, with an irrational hatred, the Subaru ad with the heavily pregnant woman who takes her unborn child to the ocean and the forest. "This is the ocean..." The baby can't see or smell the surf, and it's extremely unlikely that it can hear it, either. Forest: "Just listen." Duh. 

I hate this one with the fire of 1000 nuns.

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27 minutes ago, CrystalBlue said:

I hate this one with the fire of 1000 nuns.

The fire of 1000 nuns?  I'm getting a whole burning at the stake vibe.

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On 7/1/2019 at 5:07 PM, Tom Holmberg said:

Funny, Shriner's Hospital says the same thing.  Maybe you can go to the hospital after eating at Chuck E. Cheese.

On 7/1/2019 at 7:12 PM, BigBingerBro said:

Well technically, at Shriner's they say "Where kids get to be KIDS".  You say tomato, I say tomato.

As soon as I read these comments, the Shriner’s commercial started playing on my TV and I’m a little concerned.

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On 6/27/2019 at 10:09 PM, elle said:

That song from the Infiniti ad has its own page.  I normally don't mind twangy music, but something about this one is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

I think it's probably a song that people either love or hate. I don't love it. Especially when hearing it over and over and over again because this commercial is on my TV ALL THE TIME.

On 6/28/2019 at 9:34 PM, fairffaxx said:

Unless we are police officers, who observe an individual exiting a vehicle. 

Ha! I believe the phrase in the report is that the officer "assisted the suspect in exiting the vehicle," aka pulled him out of the car and threw him to the ground.

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31 minutes ago, Ashforth said:

... Ha! I believe the phrase in the report is that the officer "assisted the suspect in exiting the vehicle," aka pulled him out of the car and threw him to the ground.

And then perhaps (as I heard a Police Dept spokesman say recently) "the gentleman's head collided with the pavement and he became deceased". 

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7 hours ago, margol29 said:

Also, why would anyone want a thinner Reese's cup? That makes no sense.

I know right?  When I first saw that commercial I thought it was a joke and they would eventually show a jumbo-sized cup or something.  I guess the less-is-more and "healthy" mentality is demanding stuff like this.  The whole thing really seems off when it's mixed with the sarcastic dude-bro voiceover.

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I'll give a generic one: any retirement or investment service commercial where I'm supposed to believe the people reaping the benefits have some intimate relationship with the person administrating their account. Like they invite their retirement counselor to their kid's wedding. Get. The. Fuck. Out of here. AI and spreadsheets do most of the work, assholes, that dude is just collecting his commission. THe guy calling his customer out of nowhere and saying "I think I figured out how to get you into that home made airplane business you told me about so many years ago!" as if he were eating dinner with his family thinking about some client. Go fuck yourself. 

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You know how on those "cat tree" things there are various platform levels for the cats to sit/lay on and sometimes there's a "hidey hole" built in?  At the animal hospital where I work, we have two cat trees in the adoption area and both have hidey holes. We just happen to have a male cat and a female cat available for adoption. Each one uses the hidey hole to sleep - and it's the same one every time. So, of course, it's become, "Max is in his man cave; Cotton Balls is in her She Shed."  (She's a tabby with the floofiest white paws - they DO look like cotton balls at the end of her legs.)

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38 minutes ago, ABay said:

As long as one person remembers the nuns or strudy tube or fishcakes, TWoP will never die.

Awww I haven't thought of "blah blah fishcakes" in the longest. Still miss TWoP.

Topic? Super Beta Prostate! LOL

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13 hours ago, Automne said:

As soon as I read these comments, the Shriner’s commercial started playing on my TV and I’m a little concerned

Coincidence, I think not!

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16 hours ago, meep.meep said:

I think the term was coined for the commercial - because it sounds so silly when Cheryl exclaims to her husband "I'm getting a chi chier she shed!"

I've never heard anyone else talk about a she shed.  And I think the commercial is hilarious.

No, She Shed has been around for a bit now.  I first saw it in a magazine a few years ago (some frou frou magazine that I read in a doctor's office, like Martha Stewart or something similar), and it's slowly coming in to prominence.  I found a coffee table book about She Sheds that was published in 2017, so it's probably a year or two before that yet.

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On 7/2/2019 at 7:48 PM, BigBingerBro said:
On 7/2/2019 at 12:23 PM, margol29 said:

Also, why would anyone want a thinner Reese's cup? That makes no sense.

I know right?  When I first saw that commercial I thought it was a joke and they would eventually show a jumbo-sized cup or something.  I guess the less-is-more and "healthy" mentality is demanding stuff like this.  The whole thing really seems off when it's mixed with the sarcastic dude-bro voiceover.

As someone who regularly ate the edges of a Reese's cup, lots of chocolate a little peanut butter, those would appeal to me if I still ate them. But, that is another story.

On 7/2/2019 at 5:59 PM, Katy M said:

The fire of 1000 nuns?  I'm getting a whole burning at the stake vibe.

As noted, it was a saying from the Television without Pity, TWOP, site. It was supposed to have been a typo from someone writing "the fire of 10,000 suns." 

I need to work "blah, blah, fishcakes" into a conversation today.

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2 hours ago, funky-rat said:

I found a coffee table book about She Sheds that was published in 2017, so it's probably a year or two before that yet.

I was able to google an article dated April 2015 that made it sound fairly new, so the two's about right.

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"I don't know why I didn't get screened a long time ago..." 

worst five seconds of a commercial intro.

fuck off, Life Line Screening. Get a better commercial. Screening is important but don't start off with a fake dead person. Please.

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On ‎7‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 10:41 AM, funky-rat said:

I get that it was someone's answer to the "man cave", but there's just something so demeaning sounding about "She Shed".  I can't explain it - it just bugs.

It's better than "She Cave".

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1 minute ago, Ubiquitous said:

It's better than "She Cave".

I don't know.  I think I'd almost prefer that to "shed".

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24 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

It's better than "She Cave".

Wouldn't it be "woman cave?"

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2 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Wouldn't it be "woman cave?"

Probably. Somebody floated "girl grotto" for a while, but it appears that "grotto" has an unfortunate slang meaning. I suppose you could have a "shawty chalet". or "shawty shanty" depending on whether it's decked out or something modest (substitute "shorty" if you prefer).

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8 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Wouldn't it be "woman cave?"

She shed sounds a little more feminine while man CAVE is very masculine.  I actually like this commercial, the look on that poor husband's face holding the garden hose is too funny.  FYI my mom has a she shed (a special storage space for her gardening stuff) and that's what she calls it as well. 

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I hate the whole Man Cave thing. A Man Cave/She Shed sounds like a room in which the other spouse/SO is not permitted to enter. I would never have that in my home. Rec room, game room, stuff like that? Fine. But a "This is my room that's off limits to everyone but me"? Ha, not a chance.

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7 minutes ago, Dirtybubble said:

She shed sounds a little more feminine while man CAVE is very masculine.  I actually like this commercial, the look on that poor husband's face holding the garden hose is too funny.  FYI my mom has a she shed (a special storage space for her gardening stuff) and that's what she calls it as well. 

I actually like it, too.  I think he did burn it down.  It was not lightning.  And I think he sabotaged the hose, so there wouldn't  be any help until the fire department came.  and he probably took his time dialing.

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On 6/28/2019 at 10:12 PM, Colleenna said:

Last time I bought a new car (2 years ago), I called my agent from the car dealership, read her the VIN, told her which car I had traded in, and that was that. Five minutes --- or less. I've had the same State Farm agent for 34 years. 

My car dealer has a guy* who calls the insurance co for you. He emailed them the information and all I had to do was get on the phone for 30 seconds to verify that yes, I was me and yes, I was getting a new car. Then they emailed back a temporary proof of insurance letter and he printed it for me. Since I had already paid off my premium for the year they sent me a prorated bill for the additional cost (which was about 25 bucks) along with my new insurance card within a week. (I have New Jersey Manufacturers, which as far as I know has no TV ads, annoying or otherwise. Maybe that's why I like them so much...)

*(They also sell insurance to people who don't already have it; they work with AllState and a couple cars ago we were chatting while waiting for someone in sales to bring some paperwork and he asked who my insurance co was. He flat out told me they wouldn't be able to do better than what I have. Which makes me feel better when I toss their junk mail in the recycling bin.)

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20 minutes ago, Katy M said:

I actually like it, too.  I think he did burn it down.  It was not lightning.  And I think he sabotaged the hose, so there wouldn't  be any help until the fire department came.  and he probably took his time dialing.

Why? Isn't it a stereotype that men can't wait to get away from their yammering wives? I would think he'd be the last one to want to get rid of his Distaff Dungeon.

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8 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Why? Isn't it a stereotype that men can't wait to get away from their yammering wives? I would think he'd be the last one to want to get rid of his Distaff Dungeon.

Maybe she was spending too much time in there and not enough time cooking and cleaning.  JK.  I don't know his motive, but he doesn't look too happy about her getting a new one, so I'm sticking with my unimportant suspiciton.

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So the mom in the Alexa commercial with the the daughter practicing soccer at 4:40 am gets woken up by the sound of the girl kicking the ball around in the backyard. Instead of thinking “hey maybe she’s also waking up the neighbors because if I can hear it they probably can too” she proceeds to turn on the backyard lights and give the daughter a nod to continue. Maybe it’s from guilt bc she missed her daughters game because she was instead sitting on the couch listening to an audio book.  

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3 minutes ago, OpalNightstream said:

So the mom in the Alexa commercial with the the daughter practicing soccer at 4:40 am gets woken up by the sound of the girl kicking the ball around in the backyard. Instead of thinking “hey maybe she’s also waking up the neighbors because if I can hear it they probably can too” she proceeds to turn on the backyard lights and give the daughter a nod to continue. Maybe it’s from guilt bc she missed her daughters game because she was instead sitting on the couch listening to an audio book.  

Exactly!  So, now it is perfectly okay to be callously indifferent to your neighbors?

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10 minutes ago, OpalNightstream said:

So the mom in the Alexa commercial with the the daughter practicing soccer at 4:40 am gets woken up by the sound of the girl kicking the ball around in the backyard. Instead of thinking “hey maybe she’s also waking up the neighbors because if I can hear it they probably can too” she proceeds to turn on the backyard lights and give the daughter a nod to continue. Maybe it’s from guilt bc she missed her daughters game because she was instead sitting on the couch listening to an audio book.  

I would be seriously pissed if they were my neighbors --- sufficiently annoyed to call the police and lodge a noise complaint. 

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17 minutes ago, Brattinella said:

Exactly!  So, now it is perfectly okay to be callously indifferent to your neighbors?

Judging by the car stereos in my complex...yes.

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51 minutes ago, Katy M said:
1 hour ago, peacheslatour said:

Why? Isn't it a stereotype that men can't wait to get away from their yammering wives? I would think he'd be the last one to want to get rid of his Distaff Dungeon.

Maybe she was spending too much time in there and not enough time cooking and cleaning.  JK.  I don't know his motive, but he doesn't look too happy about her getting a new one, so I'm sticking with my unimportant suspiciton.

Enh details details, just the simple sight of him standing in his bathrobe with a garden hose and his wife all excited cause she's getting a NEW she shed is funny enough.  I don't bother my brain with anything heavy if it's just a State Farm commercial.

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Sheryl's She Shed ads don't affect me much one way or another, but you know the actors had a good time making them. Probably had to do several takes because they were cracking up.

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I don't mean to double post, but this is an entirely different topic of annoyance. So, there it is.

I watch a lot of channels of reruns of old shows and reality crime, I've discovered I like Escape better than ID Discovery. I don't know why, but the last week or so, an ad for a program on Bounce is getting heavy rotation on the old people channels. Saints and Sinners, or Sinners and Saints, I don't really know, it looks a lot like an updated nighttime soap and I quit soaps many years ago. But the theme song with the commercial is annoying the heck out of me. It's probably somebody famous, but what do I know? I listen to the Everly Brothers and Doo Wop. Anyway, the song is heavy with vibrato and it goes with the vibrato about 6 stanzas too many. I probably wouldn't pay attention except that the song annoys the stuffing out of me.

And I debated whether this belonged on commercials that annoy or on previews. I still don't really know.

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23 hours ago, Uncle JUICE said:

I'll give a generic one: any retirement or investment service commercial where I'm supposed to believe the people reaping the benefits have some intimate relationship with the person administrating their account. Like they invite their retirement counselor to their kid's wedding. Get. The. Fuck. Out of here. AI and spreadsheets do most of the work, assholes, that dude is just collecting his commission. THe guy calling his customer out of nowhere and saying "I think I figured out how to get you into that home made airplane business you told me about so many years ago!" as if he were eating dinner with his family thinking about some client. Go fuck yourself. 

lol, yes! There's a company called Assante that advertises a ton during hockey games. They hard sell the whole idea that their agents take a personal interest in their clients.  It's such utter bs...

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16 hours ago, Katy M said:

I actually like it, too.  I think he did burn it down.  It was not lightning.  And I think he sabotaged the hose, so there wouldn't  be any help until the fire department came.  and he probably took his time dialing.

She must have been hiding the yogurt in her she shed.

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On 7/2/2019 at 1:23 PM, margol29 said:

Also, why would anyone want a thinner Reese's cup? That makes no sense.

Because they are pure deliciousness if you prefer a more even chocolate to peanut butter ratio. And bigger than the minis so I can stop at 1 or 2 and perfect out of the freezer. My new obsession. 

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I've been watching "Route 66" on the channel ZLiving and they play that ad with the ex-judge-turned-zebra-farmer touting colostomy bags at least twice an hour.  I forgot how much I hate that ad! Plus the channel ups the volume for the ads so you have to be quick to hit the mute.

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3 hours ago, Tom Holmberg said:

I've been watching "Route 66" on the channel ZLiving and they play that ad with the ex-judge-turned-zebra-farmer touting colostomy bags at least twice an hour.  I forgot how much I hate that ad! Plus the channel ups the volume for the ads so you have to be quick to hit the mute.

As annoying as that is, I'd pay a much higher price to get to watch Route 66.

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On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 3:43 PM, OpalNightstream said:

So the mom in the Alexa commercial with the the daughter practicing soccer at 4:40 am gets woken up by the sound of the girl kicking the ball around in the backyard. Instead of thinking “hey maybe she’s also waking up the neighbors because if I can hear it they probably can too” she proceeds to turn on the backyard lights and give the daughter a nod to continue. Maybe it’s from guilt bc she missed her daughters game because she was instead sitting on the couch listening to an audio book.  

Oh, that commercial annoys me too b/c she's enabling her daughter instead of telling her to get her arse into the house and talk about it.

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Hey DQ brat by the pool and adult who should know better: yes, you are running. Cut it out, or enjoy your pool ban.

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The Allstate commercial with some guy sitting in an armchair in the middle of a four-way intersection.  All I can think is that if you're stupid enough to do something like that, I hope your insurance won't cover the inevitable hospital/funeral costs. 

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On 7/3/2019 at 1:10 PM, configdotsys said:

I hate the whole Man Cave thing. A Man Cave/She Shed sounds like a room in which the other spouse/SO is not permitted to enter. I would never have that in my home. Rec room, game room, stuff like that? Fine. But a "This is my room that's off limits to everyone but me"? Ha, not a chance.

I think "Man cave" started because women typically do the decorating, and it is supposed to give the man a place where he can put up his 70" TV, have the guys over to watch the game, drink beer, burp and scratch. 

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4 hours ago, chessiegal said:

OMG I LOVE DQ Blizzards. Every time I see that commercial I want to run and get one. 

Just not around the pool! 🙂

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9 hours ago, QuinnInND said:

I think "Man cave" started because women typically do the decorating, and it is supposed to give the man a place where he can put up his 70" TV, have the guys over to watch the game, drink beer, burp and scratch. 

You left out "fart."  😉

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On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 2:10 PM, configdotsys said:

I hate the whole Man Cave thing. A Man Cave/She Shed sounds like a room in which the other spouse/SO is not permitted to enter. I would never have that in my home. Rec room, game room, stuff like that? Fine. But a "This is my room that's off limits to everyone but me"? Ha, not a chance.

I always argue that the woman has the laundry room, so why shouldn't the man have a room. (I'd be willing to be permanently banned from the laundry room.)  However, that argument doesn't go over very well. :)

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2 minutes ago, Tom Holmberg said:

I always argue that the woman has the laundry room, so why shouldn't the man have a room. (I'd be willing to be permanently banned from the laundry room.)  However, that argument doesn't go over very well. 🙂

I only go in to the laundry room to clean the litter box. My husband does all the laundry, including when we are crossing the pond on the Queen Mary 2.

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15 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

I only go in to the laundry room to clean the litter box. My husband does all the laundry, including when we are crossing the pond on the Queen Mary 2.

We have a tool shed out back and a garage. He likes hanging out there.

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1 hour ago, Tom Holmberg said:

I always argue that the woman has the laundry room, so why shouldn't the man have a room. (I'd be willing to be permanently banned from the laundry room.)  However, that argument doesn't go over very well. 🙂

And why does the woman have the laundry room?

One feature of more recent commercials that I appreciate, is showing people of both sexes doing the laundry.  As a chore it's not too bad, but it is a chore.

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