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18 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

He *always* makes my skin crawl. I don't understand the fascination with him nor do I understand exactly *why* I I find him so freakin' creepy.

The only (emphasize ONLY) role I thought he was good in was the spooky sheriff in Frailty, directed by and starring our ever-beloved late Bill Paxton.  McConnehey turned out to be...oh hell, watch the film in honor of Bill.  I miss him.  Gone way too soon.

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2 hours ago, BigBingerBro said:

It makes me want to grab the bread she's holding at smack her over the head with it.

I want to  grab the bread and  shove it  down her throat  until she  chokes. 

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Apologies to Matthew McConnehey fans, but I can't stand him.  Now he's all over the place in Lincoln ads (like he'd propel me to buy a Lincoln).  But the latest with him in the arctic like an escaped serial killer whistling the Andy Griffith theme makes my skin crawl.

I read somewhere once that he doesn't bathe very often or use deodorant. Whenever I watch his films I feel sorry for the costars. 

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The only (emphasize ONLY) role I thought he was good in was the spooky sheriff in Frailty, directed by and starring our ever-beloved late Bill Paxton.  McConnehey turned out to be...oh hell, watch the film in honor of Bill.  I miss him.  Gone way too soon.

My boss and Bill Paxton were cousins.

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1 hour ago, mmecorday said:

 

My boss and Bill Paxton were cousins.

I''m raising a glass in his honor.  Loved him.

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9 hours ago, spiderpig said:

The only (emphasize ONLY) role I thought he was good in was the spooky sheriff in Frailty,

Matthew McConnehy was fantastic in the first season of True Detective.  It's the only time I've ever appreciated his acting skills.  The Lincoln commercial is on waaay too much.

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SoClean sleep equipment cleaner- a cute blond with black-framed glasses and a spotty 'English' accent, who says her name is 'Bob'.

She switches from 'posh' upper-class accents to kinda Cockney ('Tha's a law-a hassle!'), interspersed with what I assume is her native American accent.

Why would this company think having a fake Brit do this ad makes any sense? Why couldn't they find a real one, if they were so convinced it was a winning strategy? TV is FILLED with British and Aussie actors pretending to be Americans in various shows- couldn't SoClean have nabbed one to use their genuine accent for their ad? 

My guess: 'Bob' is some ad agency executive's girlfriend.

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19 hours ago, spiderpig said:

Apologies to Matthew McConnehey fans, but I can't stand him.  Now he's all over the place in Lincoln ads (like he'd propel me to buy a Lincoln).  But the latest with him in the arctic like an escaped serial killer whistling the Andy Griffith theme makes my skin crawl.

It's on all the time.

I haven't seen that one yet.  Sounds like I should hope I never do.

19 hours ago, littlebennysmom said:

January is the month for all the commercials for diets, workout places, exercise equipment, etc. but the Weight Watchers one with Oprah doing her overdone word emphasis (bread. LOVERRRR!) annoys the crap out of me.

I get what they were going for, and being a bread LOVERRRR! myself, I understand the craving, but yeah, the way she says it is extremely annoying.  (Thanks for the LOVERRRRR!, btw.)

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2 hours ago, sempervivum said:

SoClean sleep equipment cleaner- a cute blond with black-framed glasses and a spotty 'English' accent, who says her name is 'Bob'.

She switches from 'posh' upper-class accents to kinda Cockney ('Tha's a law-a hassle!'), interspersed with what I assume is her native American accent.

Why would this company think having a fake Brit do this ad makes any sense? Why couldn't they find a real one, if they were so convinced it was a winning strategy? TV is FILLED with British and Aussie actors pretending to be Americans in various shows- couldn't SoClean have nabbed one to use their genuine accent for their ad? 

My guess: 'Bob' is some ad agency executive's girlfriend.

that whole spot is weird.  can't figure it out.

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20 hours ago, littlebennysmom said:

January is the month for all the commercials for diets, workout places, exercise equipment, etc. but the Weight Watchers one with Oprah doing her overdone word emphasis (bread. LOVERRRR!) annoys the crap out of me.

I never bought into the Oprah hype.  Not even when she had her talk show, I could never understand how people could become so devoted to someone they don't know personally.

Now the Chantix cold turkey on the other hand, he seems like one cool bird.   I would love to hang out with him.  Yeah, I know he is not real, but I can dream can't I?

 

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51 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

I haven't seen that one yet.  Sounds like I should hope I never do.

 

Keep your remote handy just in case.  It is deeply disturbing.

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On 1/12/2020 at 6:54 PM, SoMuchTV said:

I haven’t actually seen the ad in question, but I’m pretty sure that “talent is equally distributed” doesn’t mean that everyone is equally talented at any given skill, but that someone can be talented at something, even if they’re not in the group that’s traditionally expected to be talented in that skill. 

Absolutely. I really like that ad and I think the message is true.

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On the subject of "snotty brats", I noticed a new one for Dominos Pizza, I think, in which a mother is serving pizza for some sort of party and this one little girl sniffs "I don't DO gluten!". I so want to smack that brat!

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10 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

On the subject of "snotty brats", I noticed a new one for Dominos Pizza, I think, in which a mother is serving pizza for some sort of party and this one little girl sniffs "I don't DO gluten!". I so want to smack that brat!

Don't smack the kid, smack the parents that encourage that type of shit.

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Have the Crime Stoppers commercials been discussed here? I can't STAND them! Especially the one with the woman calling from the bar. First, I can't understand what's being said bc it's so muffled and second, the moment she hangs up, I think she starts hitting on the guy she just reported. Huh?

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This one is more in the category of disgusting rather than annoying, irritating or anger making. But, we don't have a category of disgusting. I think it's for some cell phone service, I've gotten glimpses of a cartoon fox. But as soon as they start talking about chunky milk, I reach for the remote and try not to barf. There's a tag line of "that's not right." Yup, this whole concept is just not right.

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3 hours ago, friendperidot said:

This one is more in the category of disgusting rather than annoying, irritating or anger making. But, we don't have a category of disgusting. I think it's for some cell phone service, I've gotten glimpses of a cartoon fox. But as soon as they start talking about chunky milk, I reach for the remote and try not to barf. There's a tag line of "that's not right." Yup, this whole concept is just not right.

I hate that one. As soon as they say chunky milk I have to switch to another channel until its over. I don't generally have a strong stomach when it comes to gross stuff. The one and only time I watched it through I almost threw up and my stomach was upset for hours. The only thing I like about that one or the one with girls that shouts at the end with confetti and stuff like "Confident she's becoming" is their at the end so you know its coming and there's enough time to switch over or mute the TV to avoid it.

One commercial that annoys me more then gross is the one about the drug for the flu. The one where the woman "disappears" and its just her clothes at her job, on the couch or in bed. Showing how your not there when the flu happens. There's a moment where she or her clothes puts her bowl in the sink that's filled with other bowls and mugs. Okay, so you assume she lives alone because of that and they hadn't shown anyone with her. Then the very next scene she's or her pajamas is being tucked in by her boyfriend or husband. Then why is the sink so full? He clearly is feeling fine so why hasn't he been doing the dishes? He's tucking her in so he's supposedly "taking care of her" but that doesn't extend to the dishes and cups? At what point does he do them when there's no room in the sink or never and she has to wait until she's feeling better for them to get done. They really could have just cut him completely. You don't see him until that scene and never again unless maybe she dumped him because he couldn't be bothered to do the dishes while she was sick.

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I despise the Unstoppable commercial with the older woman with the slicked back pale blond hair who goes into ecstasy at the fresh scent.  Weird new age music too.

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I admit that I never was a fan of Match (and, frankly, think the whole concept of a person letting a company set one up for dates is dubious and sketchy at best). But do they truly believe they'll get viewers to part ways with their monies by having Rebel Wilson shill for them in a hot pink deejay set? The one of her having a lengthy crying jag breakdown at the thought of dating was grating,  depressing and annoying rather than clever or funny, IMO- and her ending it by saying folks should try Match didn't inspire the slightest confidence. Granted, the most positive emotion I feel for Miss Wilson is that of pity, but I can't say her shilling for this company has gained me any points. So between my disliking that company and disbelieving their claims and my   considering pity for Miss Wilson as the most positive thing I can say about her (and disliking being saturated with my least favorite color which is pink) , I can honestly say that these ads are perfect matches made in purgatory! 

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The commercial for Peyronie's disease is absolutely Bs. The medication is at best only 30%effective  and is given by injection in a series for a cost of 48,000.00. Yeah that's right! 48, thousand. With lots of possible side effects. What a scam! False hope  for those affected.

 

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Have you all seen the Trojan train commercial yet?

Take a real good look at the engine, it appears to be penis shaped.

 

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56 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

Take a real good look at the engine, it appears to be penis shaped.

 

Of course it is. That's the point, going into the tunnel and all, isn't it?

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I was going to say that making it penis-shaped is a bit too on-the-nose, but then I actually looked them up, and the train is specifically the shape of the condoms (or at least the drawings on their website).

I also learned that Trojan has a new "Trojan Man," who is not at all sexy. He seems like another version of the sleazy Ladies' Man from SNL.  I thought the Trojan Man back in the day used to be the warrior guy?

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2 hours ago, Moose135 said:

Of course it is. That's the point, going into the tunnel and all, isn't it?

Yes, but I didn't think that they would make it that obvious that they were going there with the commercial.  I thought they would have been much more subtle about it.  But then again, more and more commercials have shown no boundaries at all.

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33 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

Yes, but I didn't think that they would make it that obvious that they were going there with the commercial.  I thought they would have been much more subtle about it.

It's a commercial for a "g-spot condom".  I don't think subtlety is an option.

I think the train is mildly funny, given the much-parodied history of train-in-tunnel imagery as sexual innuendo.  But no condom commercial will ever best this one:

 

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That rumbling you hear is my grandma waking up from her eternal rest and getting a switch ready to whip that kid's ass.

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On 1/14/2020 at 9:01 AM, sempervivum said:

SoClean sleep equipment cleaner- a cute blond with black-framed glasses and a spotty 'English' accent, who says her name is 'Bob'.

She switches from 'posh' upper-class accents to kinda Cockney ('Tha's a law-a hassle!'), interspersed with what I assume is her native American accent.

Why would this company think having a fake Brit do this ad makes any sense? Why couldn't they find a real one, if they were so convinced it was a winning strategy? TV is FILLED with British and Aussie actors pretending to be Americans in various shows- couldn't SoClean have nabbed one to use their genuine accent for their ad? 

My guess: 'Bob' is some ad agency executive's girlfriend.

I think her name is Barb.  But it took me a while to figure it out.

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Bratty kids: Tide pods, some new super duper strength kind. This is demonstrated by clueless parents looking on slack-jawed as their horrid children make a huge mess eating spaghetti and then rolling around in a mud puddle (which is inexplicably in their back yard). They make no move to STOP their moron offspring from doing these things, they just meekly do the laundry.

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I'm tired of the Peloton commercial with the dad and his bad singing. "Ready or not, here I come, you can't hide..." It seems like it's every other ad. 

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On 1/11/2020 at 6:45 AM, icemiser69 said:

Yup, I guess they can't get rid of the harmonica during the Jimmy Dean sausage commercials.  I never did notice it until someone mentioned it here.  Thanks a bunch.

 

That was me. I hate that friggin harmonica 

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7 hours ago, ShortyMac said:

I'm tired of the Peloton commercial with the dad and his bad singing. "Ready or not, here I come, you can't hide..." It seems like it's every other ad. 

That and the (GrubHub I think) one with Lizzo. I like her but they play that commercial to death.

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Weird new age music too.

Are you talking about "Everybody, Everybody"? Haha, it's a dance song from the early '90s.

Ugh, there's a lip pencil--or crayon, rather--commercial and the narrator lady, several times, says "grayon" with a G.

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As I sit here for about five minutes, three of the ads being discussed were just played. 

I'm okay with the puppy being in the Chewy ad, as if he's already in his new home.  We want to see the cute puppy.  A puppy ad without a puppy is just wrong.  And it's true that new dog owners will get all kinds of advice, even if they've had dogs all their lives.  It's what we do.  Same thing with new babies, new cars, new appliances, new lovers -- people will give advice on how to care for them.

I like McConaughey.  He's a great talk show guest -- really knows how to tell a story and doesn't come off as narcissistic as the ads imply.  Have no clue about his personal hygiene. 

I just hate all the pharmaceutical ads.  Whenever I see one, all I can think is "Why don't you put that money into research?"  And I imagine all the people who have those conditions bombarding their caregivers with requests to prescribe the drug.  Pimping drugs to patients just seems wrong.  We're not being shown new surgical techniques -- why show us the new drugs?  Especially when the possible side effects are so potentially devastating.

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 like McConaughey.  He's a great talk show guest -- really knows how to tell a story and doesn't come off as narcissistic as the ads imply.  Have no clue about his personal hygiene. 

I have no issue with him either. Fragrance and car ads just seem to emphasize the douchier aspects of humanity.

Don't get me started on the profligate spending of pharmaceutical companies.

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LOL the O'zempic ad featuring the dude from "James Main Street Music."  Can they not find somebody who actually knows one or two chords to pretend to be a musician?  Yeah right this guy is a luthier!  Looks like he's never held a guitar in his life!  😂 And why do all these stupid drug ads have these old guys playing in bands anyway?  That and wood-working.  How bout showing some oldsters sitting at casino machines or just sitting in a chair in their house asleep with the news on?  lol...

 

and btw I'm 53, so pretty much and oldster myself.  

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15 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

What's a luthier?

Someone who  makes stringed instruments like  guitars,  mandolins, etc. 

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8 hours ago, AuntiePam said:

I just hate all the pharmaceutical ads.  Whenever I see one, all I can think is "Why don't you put that money into research?"  And I imagine all the people who have those conditions bombarding their caregivers with requests to prescribe the drug.  Pimping drugs to patients just seems wrong. 

I have a story about that, I've shared it on these boards before but it's been a few years. I'll take it to Small Talk.

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16 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Don't get me started on the profligate spending of pharmaceutical companies.

And insurance companies.  Your premiums at work.

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15 hours ago, Zevious Zoquis said:

LOL the O'zempic ad featuring the dude from "James Main Street Music."  Can they not find somebody who actually knows one or two chords to pretend to be a musician?  Yeah right this guy is a luthier!  Looks like he's never held a guitar in his life!  😂 And why do all these stupid drug ads have these old guys playing in bands anyway?  That and wood-working.  How bout showing some oldsters sitting at casino machines or just sitting in a chair in their house asleep with the news on?  lol...

 

and btw I'm 53, so pretty much and oldster myself.  

You just reminded me of those commercials advertising oxygen machine. The lighter smaller and easier to carry ones being better and showing people using that out and about living their lives while those using the old heavier ones which meant they couldn't ever leave the house. My mom used the old ones and still manage to drive herself to casinos in our state with zero problems and travel to Vegas once a year with zero problems. Casinos are packed with similar people using the same ones with zero problem. They didn't slow anyone down.

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Judging by the pharma ads, life in America is a never-ending concert in a park featuring some weird band with electric guitar, standup bass, sax, and drums.  Everyone, kids included, brings a blanket and sits on the ground and enjoys the music with their arms waving in the air while eating a picnic lunch...all thanks to meds.

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7 hours ago, Zevious Zoquis said:

Everyone, kids included, brings a blanket and sits on the ground and enjoys the music with their arms waving in the air while eating a picnic lunch...all thanks to meds.

Meds are the only way I'd enjoy that.

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Okay, this commercial does not enrage me and I fully brought it on myself by binging on ID channel, but dang it - I do not need to hear Puppy Bowl referee Dan anymore.  And the song!  "L -O-V-E!!!"  Yes I am headed to hell for being annoyed by PUPPIES.  RESCUE PUPPIES at that!!!  

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I just want to tell milkbone  GFY for this idiot commercial.

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On 1/5/2020 at 3:13 PM, kariyaki said:
On 1/5/2020 at 8:05 AM, Haleth said:

If anyone thinks rolling a rock on your face will make you beautiful I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

Nobody is going to use that vibrating rock on their face. And I’m sure the company knows it.

Ooooh. Now I get it. 
Do I get points for calling it as plastic or glass and not stone?

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10 hours ago, xls said:

I just want to tell milkbone  GFY for this idiot commercial.

Even aside from the needless and stupid put-down of cats, there is nothing remotely amusing about this ad.

That bride should listen to the way the groom is talking to the cat and RUN. He is abusive, and she's next.

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OK, GEICO, having Pinocchio be a Motivational Speaker Fail was a cute one-shot idea, but so far we've seen him heading for a blind date and getting a traffic ticket (with the words 'to be continued' onscreen). Sorry, but ONE Flo has  already too been much and it won't be very long before you all run out of tasteful ways to depict his affliction (and he's NO Energizer Bunny). The Gecko and even The Cavemen were better than this fairy tale character so drop it and enough already!

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On 1/12/2020 at 5:54 PM, SoMuchTV said:

I haven’t actually seen the ad in question, but I’m pretty sure that “talent is equally distributed” doesn’t mean that everyone is equally talented at any given skill, but that someone can be talented at something, even if they’re not in the group that’s traditionally expected to be talented in that skill. 

Wow, that’s really working hard at verbal gymnastics to make the message say something it’s not.

Actually watch the ad. He says talent is equally distributed  but opportunity is not. Your interpretation is an interesting take, but is not related to anything he says.

Its simply an excuse for people who do not succeed. It’s insulting to those who do.

1 hour ago, Blergh said:

OK, GEICO, having Pinocchio be a Motivational Speaker Fail was a cute one-shot idea, but so far we've seen him heading for a blind date and getting a traffic ticket (with the words 'to be continued' onscreen). Sorry, but ONE Flo has  already too been much and it won't be very long before you all run out of tasteful ways to depict his affliction (and he's NO Energizer Bunny). The Gecko and even The Cavemen were better than this fairy tale character so drop it and enough already!

Oh, but have you seen the online date he goes on? Explaining why he doesn’t look like his profile photo? It’s kind of funny.

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