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My main issue with these "final expenses" commercials is that they make it seem like the children are responsible for their dead parent's debt other than funeral expenses.  Unless I'm missing something, they aren't responsible unless they co-signed.  

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3 minutes ago, Ohwell said:

My main issue with these "final expenses" commercials is that they make it seem like the children are responsible for their dead parent's debt other than funeral expenses.  Unless I'm missing something, they aren't responsible unless they co-signed.  

If their parents leave anything of value to the kids--house, car, grandma's diamond ring--any debt has to be paid off before kids can just have that stuff.

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1 minute ago, Katy M said:

If their parents leave anything of value to the kids--house, car, grandma's diamond ring--any debt has to be paid off before kids can just have that stuff.

Thank the lords that my parents don't have any debt and don't believe in funerals.

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10 minutes ago, Katy M said:

If their parents leave anything of value to the kids--house, car, grandma's diamond ring--any debt has to be paid off before kids can just have that stuff.

I understand that, but if they don't want it, then they're not responsible.  I was thinking more about credit card debt.  

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On 1/18/2020 at 12:23 PM, icemiser69 said:

Have you all seen the Trojan train commercial yet?

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

That man in the Trojanman commercials is so gross looking! I always feel like I have to take a shower after watching them. 

36 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Thank the lords that my parents don't have any debt and don't believe in funerals.

Are they going to be turned into zombies?

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3 hours ago, SG11 said:

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.

I don't follow your reasoning, SG11.  I happen to agree with the statement that talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not.  Lori Loughlin is a prime example of someone who took away the opportunities others might have had by using her wealth to ensure her daughters ("Instagram influencers"?)  would gain entry to USC.  I know a woman who cheated on an exam and got a full ride, four-year scholarship to another university.  This took away another opportunity someone else might have had.  You might look at the woman I knew and judge her successful because she got her degree more quickly than I, but personally I could not live with the guilt of cheating on an exam as she did.  "Success" is in the eye of the beholder.  If one enjoys one's vocation and contributes some measure of good for society, I consider that success.  

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12 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

That man in the Trojanman commercials is so gross looking! I always feel like I have to take a shower after watching them. 

Are they going to be turned into zombies?

Cremated and ashes sprinkled into Puget Sound. All their friends are dead and I;m the only family they have. Besides, they always thought funerals were a waste of money.

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15 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Cremated and ashes sprinkled into Puget Sound. All their friends are dead and I;m the only family they have. Besides, they always thought funerals were a waste of money.

That sounds real nice.

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6 hours ago, andromeda331 said:

That sounds real nice.

Much better than zombies. 
 


I don’t understand how or why a billionaire actor who is beloved by the elderly would stoop to hawking reverse mortgages. 

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17 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Cremated and ashes sprinkled into Puget Sound. All their friends are dead and I;m the only family they have. Besides, they always thought funerals were a waste of money.

I'm not having a funeral, unless my nephew wants to throw one for me and pays for it himself and my cremation is already paid for, so I'm good to go!  I owe $100 on my Home Equity Loan and this month is the first month I'm not paying off the credit card in full, because I have to wait for an insurance check to pay for my flooded condo rehab. Usually, it's paid in full the day my Social Security check comes in. No other debt. By the time I kick off, I'll probably have a reverse mortgage, so Alex will inherit just the contents, not the condo itself.

So there, Final Expense Insurance ad!

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4 hours ago, MikaelaArsenault said:

Shriner's Hospitals For Children

American Home Shield

Yes, these are things that exist.

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I hate the ads for "Say Yes to the Dress America" with Randy dressed up like Porter Wagoner on the Fourth of July. It looks like a mass wedding performed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

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2 hours ago, mmecorday said:

I hate the ads for "Say Yes to the Dress America" with Randy dressed up like Porter Wagoner on the Fourth of July. It looks like a mass wedding performed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Well, I gather that  it kinda is. A mass wedding  performed by  Rev. Randy. 

Who the hell  thought that this was a good idea? 

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On 1/19/2020 at 8:03 PM, mmecorday said:

The acting in this commercial is so awful.

 

There are a couple more companies selling this kind of insurance and every one of them features the absolutely worst senior actors on the planet. The talent pool must be awfully shallow.

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On ‎01‎/‎17‎/‎2020 at 11:09 PM, zoey1996 said:

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.

I don't like that one, but I do find it interesting in a weird German expressionist kind of way.  But it sure as hell wouldn't make me buy the product.

On ‎01‎/‎18‎/‎2020 at 11:13 AM, Viron6 said:

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.

 

That's probably mentioned in all the tiny print at the bottom of the screen.  Of course you'd go blind trying to read it.

On ‎01‎/‎20‎/‎2020 at 7:21 AM, andromeda331 said:

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.

My dad has some mobility problems, but that was due to the COPD, not the oxygen tank.  Mom just put extra ones in the car when they went somewhere.

On ‎01‎/‎20‎/‎2020 at 9:39 PM, xls said:

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

I hate the message about life being more fun with a dog, but I imagine this is pretty much how having one of my cats as ring-bearer would work out.

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On ‎01‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 4:24 PM, Katy M said:

If their parents leave anything of value to the kids--house, car, grandma's diamond ring--any debt has to be paid off before kids can just have that stuff.

It varies from state to state, and depends on the type of debt, too.

I don't hate the new Amazon 2-hour grocery delivery commercials, but I do tell them that I can go to the store, get what I need and be back in a half hour, every single time I see one.  (I live close to a Walmart and a Food Lion, so I'd never order groceries from Amazon.)

On ‎01‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 5:04 PM, Ubiquitous said:
On ‎01‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 4:26 PM, peacheslatour said:

Thank the lords that my parents don't have any debt and don't believe in funerals.

Are they going to be turned into zombies?

My father donated his body to science.  We scattered his ashes.  No funeral costs at all.  And just a small memorial service which cost almost nothing due to his membership in the American Legion where it was held.  My mother's planning on doing the same thing.

 

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32 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

I hate the message about life being more fun with a dog, but I imagine this is pretty much how having one of my cats as ring-bearer would work out.

Definitely.  I love cats.  But, they totally have minds of their own.  Actually I think that's why I love them.  And sometimes, just sometimes mind you, it does seem like they're out to play pranks on you.  I actually think the commercial is hilarious.  But, nope, totally not trading in my cat for a dog.

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31 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Definitely.  I love cats.  But, they totally have minds of their own.  Actually I think that's why I love them.  And sometimes, just sometimes mind you, it does seem like they're out to play pranks on you.  I actually think the commercial is hilarious.  But, nope, totally not trading in my cat for a dog.

I like dogs very much but I like it better when other people have them They need too much work. Cats pretty much take care of themselves.

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I don't like that one, but I do find it interesting in a weird German expressionist kind of way.  But it sure as hell wouldn't make me buy the product.

I have the same reaction. A kind of Sprockets vibe. 

"You have disturbed me almost to the point of insanity...There. I am insane now."

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Those damn Starkist commercials advertising chicken packs. With that ditzy annoying bitch who just keeps repeating the word " CHICKEN" in a voice that sounds like Minnie Mouse huffed helium. 

Choke on it already, lady

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:39 PM, xls said:

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

My daughter and SIL got married on a beach and their rings were flown in by a parrot.  (But he didn't have the real rings, just in case he took off for the jungle.)  It was a fun surprise for the guests.

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16 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I like dogs very much but I like it better when other people have them They need too much work. Cats pretty much take care of themselves.

As a disabled person, I wouldn’t be able to give a dog the proper exercise(if I had my own house with a fenced back yard, that would be different).

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Care.com

Possibly the most annoying child amongst a baziilion annoying children in ads.

"Am I cute?  I mean, I think I'm cute."

No you're not.

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Brookside said:

Care.com

Possibly the most annoying child amongst a baziilion annoying children in ads.

"Am I cute?  I mean, I think I'm cute."

No you're not.

 

 

"You see these dimples?" No, because you don't have any. You'd at least think the idiots who write this shit would take a look at the kid they're writing for.

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22 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

I hate the message about life being more fun with a dog, but I imagine this is pretty much how having one of my cats as ring-bearer would work out.

Unless you use a trained cat instead of your own,  I wouldn't expect it to turn out any differently. 

 

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6 minutes ago, MikaelaArsenault said:

The Geico sequels commercials.

You've got to love auto correct!

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12 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

Unless you use a trained cat instead of your own,  I wouldn't expect it to turn out any differently. 

 

Yep, totally cat up the tree with the rings, refusing to come down.

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On 1/21/2020 at 5:04 PM, Ubiquitous said:

That man in the Trojanman commercials is so gross looking! I always feel like I have to take a shower after watching them. 

I have always pictured him as the Willy Wonka of condoms.

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The Gogurt commercial with the screaming VO at the end. As soon as I hear the start I break land speed records getting to the mute button.

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Regarding the Milk bone commercial about dogs are so much better than cats. I second the Original posters "Go Phuck Yourself milk bone." 

Is the Milk bone company (whoever the phuck owns milkbone) that desperate for customers that they have to try to convince folks that dogs are better than cats? 

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5 minutes ago, chenoa333 said:

Regarding the Milk bone commercial about dogs are so much better than cats. I second the Original posters "Go Phuck Yourself milk bone." 

Is the Milk bone company (whoever the phuck owns milkbone) that desperate for customers that they have to try to convince folks that dogs are better than cats? 

If they were smart, they'd branch out into cat treats. All they're doing is pissing people off people who could be potential customers.

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DelMonte owns Milk Bone as of 2006. WRONG. I read further - Smucker's bought the brand in 2015. They are NOT made in China, as you might think, but in Buffalo, NY.

 

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1 hour ago, peacheslatour said:

If they were smart, they'd branch out into cat treats. All they're doing is pissing people off people who could be potential customers.

True! don't belittle potential customers!

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On 1/23/2020 at 3:15 PM, Katy M said:

Definitely.  I love cats.  But, they totally have minds of their own.  Actually I think that's why I love them.  And sometimes, just sometimes mind you, it does seem like they're out to play pranks on you.  I actually think the commercial is hilarious.  But, nope, totally not trading in my cat for a dog.

And I do love dogs too & they adore me! I make the biggest fuss over every one I meet.

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2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

If they were smart, they'd branch out into cat treats. All they're doing is pissing people off people who could be potential customers.

especially since the cats own the internets....

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On 1/17/2020 at 11:09 PM, zoey1996 said:

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.

What? Is she walking  down a (high) school hallway, apparently brushing a student with her arm? Wth? inappropriate!

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1 hour ago, Ohwell said:

We discussed her before, but that woman is creepy as hell.

I'm sorry I missed that! Would have been interesting.

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The commercials for the Today show bug me. They’re black and white shots of the Today anchors (often in glasses) reading or presenting the news. It’s like they’re trying so hard to be deep and profound. It reminds me of teen girls on Tumblr who only post or repost black and white pictures because “in black and white pictures you can see into the persons soul!” or some other bullshit. 

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Whereas, WE know black & white means you're doing it wrong and need to buy the item being advertised, so you can continue your life in color.

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Double points for the circle-and-slash NO symbol and “Has THIS ever happened to YOU?”

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I just saw a commercial for some type of birth control. I forgot the name of the drug. I think it begins with a P? My question is this: why are there women AND men dancing with glee and happiness? Is this birth control drug for men as well as women? If it's just for women, why are there men doing backflips in the commercial? It's just so f'n stupid. 

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3 minutes ago, chenoa333 said:

y question is this: why are there women AND men dancing with glee and happiness?

In a sense, yes.  The women are all happy with their B.C., and now are going to allow the men to have sex with them without any of them having to worry about babies, I guess.

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27 minutes ago, Katy M said:

In a sense, yes.  The women are all happy with their B.C., and now are going to allow the men to have sex with them without any of them having to worry about babies, I guess.

That's so wrong. Why hasn't a pharm company come up with a birth control pill/injection for men? 

Would men be less likely to remember to take it? I would think not but I really don't know what men think about that.

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