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I just saw (again) that ad that so many people disliked, where the mom tells the kid to “get a bandaid” while she snuggles with the cat. Across the bottom, there’s text that says “we don’t encourage this behavior, but your cat might.”  Has that always been there?

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1 hour ago, SoMuchTV said:

I just saw (again) that ad that so many people disliked, where the mom tells the kid to “get a bandaid” while she snuggles with the cat. Across the bottom, there’s text that says “we don’t encourage this behavior, but your cat might.”  Has that always been there?

I don't remember seeing that caption before.    

They're showing the Wet Teddy Bear commercial, it's just as yucky as the first time I saw it.     They had other ones too, and they were just as bad. 

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1 hour ago, mojoween said:

Milana is the actress who plays Lily in the AT&T ads.  The responses were predictable.

 

Sure, she's been getting a lot of comments that ask her the exact same thing.  Riiight.  It's called self-promotion, people!  Now all her fans know she's the director and she collects you're awesome, beautiful, etc. comments as well.

May I please lose the privilege of ever seeing her Lily ads again?  Enjoy your safe space, Milana.

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1 hour ago, SoMuchTV said:

I just saw (again) that ad that so many people disliked, where the mom tells the kid to “get a bandaid” while she snuggles with the cat. Across the bottom, there’s text that says “we don’t encourage this behavior, but your cat might.”  Has that always been there?

I don't recall seeing that bottom text.  It's probably been added on after backlash.  If people on here were complaining, I'm sure it was elsewhere too.  Sheba should just retire this ad and do a new one.

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I haven't seen that disclaimer, and I usually listen to commercials more than watch them so maybe I just missed it (especially if I wasn't close enough to the TV), but I also think it's new.  And it's just going to make me laugh even harder at the commercial.  Good move, Sheba.  I still won't buy your product, but I do like this ad.

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19 hours ago, Leeds said:

I don't know why, but this commercial makes me want to stick my fingers down my throat.

I still am amused by this and put down what ever I'm doing to watch the daughter's face every time.  Love it.

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On 3/21/2021 at 8:48 PM, chessiegal said:

Does it seem to anyone else like those ASPCA ads last 20 minutes? I just timed one - 2 minutes. That's got to be much longer than normal ads. I can't watch them. Too disturbing.

There are a number of commercials that have extended run times.  The ASPCA commercial is depressing no matter the length of the commercial.  I try to avoid it as much as possible.  When it does run, it usually ends up running quite often over a relatively short period of time, at least it seems that way, anyway.

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17 hours ago, CrystalBlue said:

I don't recall seeing that bottom text.  It's probably been added on after backlash.  If people on here were complaining, I'm sure it was elsewhere too.  Sheba should just retire this ad and do a new one.

I like the ad and see nothing wrong with it.  That is one kid that won't be living in his mama's basement after he graduates.

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32 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I like the ad and see nothing wrong with it.  That is one kid that won't be living in his mama's basement after he graduates.

I like the ad too and don't see child abuse or neglect happening.  Mollycoddling mummy's special snowflakes is obviously a generational thing.

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I also see nothing wrong with that Sheba commercial.  The kid is too calm and also sounds old enough to know where the bandages are and how to apply them.  He or she doesn't need Mom in that instance.  Furthermore, I have cats.  My old lap kitty used to take forever adjusting her self and kneading my body before finally deciding to settle down.  Getting up once that happens means you are going to be subjected to another session of cat paws and claws on your body as kitty decides how to perch on you this time.  

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6 minutes ago, CrystalBlue said:

I like the ad too and don't see child abuse or neglect happening.  Mollycoddling mummy's special snowflakes is obviously a generational thing.

That's true.  I have a story to tell.  Yeah what else is new, over in small talk.   It will take me a while to type it out.

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Just now, icemiser69 said:

That's true.  I have a story to tell.  Yeah what else is new, over in small talk.   It will take me a while to type it out.

I'll look for you at the table in Small Talk.  😉

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Well thank you very much everyone!  I read a post here a while back about how irritating the new Wendy's commercial was especially where they're singing about the biggie bag. Perhaps I was too smug because I hadn't seen that commercial.  Now, they're playing it all of the time here and it's driving me crazy!  Make it stop!

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The kid is too calm and also sounds old enough to know where the bandages are and how to apply them. 

That's my takeaway as well. The kid doesn't sound terribly upset and sure doesn't sound like a little kid. The ages of kids in commercials is so oddly off sometimes. That kid is too old to be needing mommy to kiss his boo boo and the kid in the Migraine Mom ads is too old to want to play dress up with her mom . Then you have the "you need a loan? Daddy, it's for you" kid who is barely a toddler with no concept whatsoever about home loans.

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I guess I'm fortunate that, had I yelled for my mom, she would have gotten up and at least checked on me in the bathroom to see how badly I was bleeding, no matter how old I was.

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On 3/22/2021 at 4:42 PM, mojoween said:

Milana is the actress who plays Lily in the AT&T ads.  The responses were predictable.

 

Well Milana, it is neither a privilege or a delight to see you or any part of you. You are annoying. Please fuck off.

And Ice T needs to F off as well. I'm so sick of seeing his ugly mug advertising everything, narrating true crime shows, shilling whatever he can. 

 

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I know it has been posted here before but I just had to watch it so here I am.  I cannot imagine what Tracie Ellis Ross was thinking when she agreed to do those Lays ads.  How bad is the blackmail tape that this seemed like a good idea?

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13 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

Well Milana, it is neither a privilege or a delight to see you or any part of you. You are annoying. Please fuck off.

And Ice T needs to F off as well. I'm so sick of seeing his ugly mug advertising everything, narrating true crime shows, shilling whatever he can. 

 

I'm on some other websites where there are a lot of younger guys. Believe me, she has been objectified and fantasized about online to the point of it becoming scary. I don't blame her for feeling the way she does.

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49 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

I'm on some other websites where there are a lot of younger guys. Believe me, she has been objectified and fantasized about online to the point of it becoming scary. I don't blame her for feeling the way she does.

I'm really confused; how did all this start? I don't recall her ever "showing her body" in any way at all-- what is she "doing differently" now, and where was this objectification coming from?

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55 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

I'm on some other websites where there are a lot of younger guys. Believe me, she has been objectified and fantasized about online to the point of it becoming scary. I don't blame her for feeling the way she does.

I have heard that same thing!  They are almost an embarrassment to Sexist Pigs everywhere.

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13 minutes ago, dleighg said:

I'm really confused; how did all this start? I don't recall her ever "showing her body" in any way at all-- what is she "doing differently" now, and where was this objectification coming from?

She never really showed her body off, but she naturally has a large cup size with her tiny waist.  I actually did finally notice this on one of the commercials shown a few weeks ago.  I noticed that she was wearing a bra-that-fits underneath a button-down shirt that also fits.  As a naturally busty gal myself, I appreciated it because finding a button-down that fits correctly without gaping or being too big is an achievement.  

The more recent commercials are blocked differently to hide her waist--standing behind a higher counter, sitting by a table, etc.  

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46 minutes ago, dleighg said:

I'm really confused; how did all this start? I don't recall her ever "showing her body" in any way at all-- what is she "doing differently" now, and where was this objectification coming from?

Because a lot of men are pigs.

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In my mind's eye she's wearing a blue work shirt/blouse that's kind of formless and reveals next to nothing about her figure. I realize I might be misremembering and I'm hardly a good barometer of what straight men are looking for, but it seems to me that she's such an odd target for sleazy men to fixate on and objectify when there are strippers giving lap dances to Carl Jr's burgers out there in TV commercial land.

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4 minutes ago, Bruinsfan said:

In my mind's eye she's wearing a blue work shirt/blouse that's kind of formless and reveals next to nothing about her figure. I realize I might be misremembering and I'm hardly a good barometer of what straight men are looking for, but it seems to me that she's such an odd target for sleazy men to fixate on and objectify when there are strippers giving lap dances to Carl Jr's burgers out there in TV commercial land.

But AT&T has a wider reach than Carl Jr.  In my neck of the woods we have Hardee's and Hardee's is more family oriented.  Or used to be, but they have been running some odd ads lately with hippie cult members.  

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19 minutes ago, Bruinsfan said:

In my mind's eye she's wearing a blue work shirt/blouse that's kind of formless and reveals next to nothing about her figure. I realize I might be misremembering and I'm hardly a good barometer of what straight men are looking for, but it seems to me that she's such an odd target for sleazy men to fixate on and objectify when there are strippers giving lap dances to Carl Jr's burgers out there in TV commercial land.

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20 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

That's my takeaway as well. The kid doesn't sound terribly upset and sure doesn't sound like a little kid. The ages of kids in commercials is so oddly off sometimes. That kid is too old to be needing mommy to kiss his boo boo and the kid in the Migraine Mom ads is too old to want to play dress up with her mom . Then you have the "you need a loan? Daddy, it's for you" kid who is barely a toddler with no concept whatsoever about home loans.

Totally.

I would bet that every single one of us have been in a situation in which we heard a pet, a kid, a neighbor, person outside, etc., scream, yell or something and we immediately get this "oh shit!" feeling because we just know that something is wrong. I am beyond sure that every single parent has heard noise from their kids and can read it very easily: "What's going on in there?" and getting up to check it out vs "OMG what the hell was that!" and bolt. It's instinct. You can tell by the person that is in distress if it's an emergency or not. This mom, like every other, would have known immediately if her kid was in danger. The kid cut himself/herself. It happens. You wash it, put on a Band Aid and get on with it. It shouldn't require parental theatrics: "My baby! OMG! Are you okay? Let me wash that and put a Band Aid on. Are you sure you're okay? Oh, you poor thing..." Lord. This is why there are so many neurotic kids that are incapable of handling things without not only adult help but heaps of praise that they "made it through" getting a shot at the doctor, or getting a cut tended to. 

 

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I am watching this Colace commercial, and in it it says that constipation affects an estimated 63 million in North America.  How could they possibly know that?  Do you think they pulled that out of their butts?  If they did, I guess there would be a few less constipated people.

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1 minute ago, icemiser69 said:

I am watching this Colace commercial, and in it it says that constipation affects an estimated 63 million in North America.  How could they possibly know that?  Do you think they pulled that out of their butts?  If they did, I guess there would be a few less constipated people.

That number tracks.  Constipation is a major side effect from taking prescription opioids, iron supplements, and other prescription medications.  Add to that the number of Americans who eat horrendously, and 63 million sounds about right.   

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3 hours ago, Bruinsfan said:

In my mind's eye she's wearing a blue work shirt/blouse that's kind of formless and reveals next to nothing about her figure.

Right, but, first of all, the fact she has breasts under that uniform is enough for some to think her body is theirs to ogle, and she doesn't walk around dressed in that uniform in real life, so way too many guys salivating over pictures of her as Milanya felt free to make numerous, detailed, objectifying, disgusting comments about her and to her. 

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21 hours ago, Crashcourse said:

I guess I'm fortunate that, had I yelled for my mom, she would have gotten up and at least checked on me in the bathroom to see how badly I was bleeding, no matter how old I was.

Eh, my mom would've said "Get a band aid" no matter what she was doing.  That kid sounds old enough to know to get a band aid, or to yell "call 9-1-1" if it was bad bleeding.

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33 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

Eh, my mom would've said "Get a band aid" no matter what she was doing.  That kid sounds old enough to know to get a band aid, or to yell "call 9-1-1" if it was bad bleeding.

Well, we've got moms who see things differently.  I just said what mine would have done.

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4 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

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OMG! That shameless Jezebel, with her... exposed neck, and lack of a bulky overcoat to completely disguise her gender!

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32 minutes ago, Crashcourse said:

Well, we've got moms who see things differently.  I just said what mine would have done.

That's sweet. Your mom loved you. Not to say the mom in the commercial is a bad mom. It doesn't matter how old they get, your kids are still your babies.

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6 hours ago, dleighg said:

I'm really confused; how did all this start? I don't recall her ever "showing her body" in any way at all-- what is she "doing differently" now, and where was this objectification coming from?

It's mercifully long gone now, but there used to be a clickbait ad that displayed at the bottom of some entertainment sites' pages showing a photo of her in a low-cut top inviting the user to see lots more. I can only imagine where that lead to but it couldn't have been good so yeah, if I were her I'd probably be disgusted and angry too.

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I am not a violent person, but the Discovery+ ads are turning my thoughts to a very dark place.  My heart rate and blood pressure spike when I hear Oprah trilling, “Super SOOOOOUL has a new home!!!!”, or when I see Chip and Joanna Gaines. As much as I like some of the shows and celebrities on Discovery+ I will NEVER sign up for it.

 I can only imagine the already overplayed incessant Oprah and Gaines commercials I’m seeing on my cable tv  would triple on that streaming service.  Also, I don’t need to see any more of Guy Fieri, his 3’ tall sandwiches or his gapping maw full of half masticated chunks of burgers smothered in “Off the Hook” onions, “Killer”Mac n cheese, “Real Deal” french fries and “Flavortown” sauce.

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2 hours ago, BusyOctober said:

My heart rate and blood pressure spike when I hear Oprah trilling, “Super SOOOOOUL has a new home!!!!”, or when I see Chip and Joanna Gaines

You'd think Chip could've at least washed his greasy hair or worn cleaner looking clothes for his Oprah interview. He looks like he just climbed out of a dumpster.

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14 hours ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

That number tracks.  Constipation is a major side effect from taking prescription opioids, iron supplements, and other prescription medications.  Add to that the number of Americans who eat horrendously, and 63 million sounds about right.  

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On 3/23/2021 at 6:53 PM, Crashcourse said:

I guess I'm fortunate that, had I yelled for my mom, she would have gotten up and at least checked on me in the bathroom to see how badly I was bleeding, no matter how old I was.

Or at least called out asking if she was ok.  Besides, the kid said she fell, not that she cut herself.  Who uses a bandaid for a fall?

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52 minutes ago, Haleth said:

Or at least called out asking if she was ok.  Besides, the kid said she fell, not that she cut herself.  Who uses a bandaid for a fall?

If I'm bleeding I used a band-aid, no matter how it happened.  

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22 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I'm on some other websites where there are a lot of younger guys. Believe me, she has been objectified and fantasized about online to the point of it becoming scary. I don't blame her for feeling the way she does.

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2 hours ago, Haleth said:

Or at least called out asking if she was ok.  Besides, the kid said she fell, not that she cut herself.  Who uses a bandaid for a fall?

That entirely depends on where that person falls, and what that person was doing that led up to him or her falling.  If someone falls on the driveway, chances are that person will be bleeding.  If someone is running, trips, and falls, chances are that person will be bleeding.

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15 hours ago, BusyOctober said:

As much as I like some of the shows and celebrities on Discovery+ I will NEVER sign up for it.

Just about everything we wanted to watch on Discovery + has made its way to the regular channels.  So why pay for it?  Except to get it first?  Not worth it.

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13 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

You'd think Chip could've at least washed his greasy hair or worn cleaner looking clothes for his Oprah interview. He looks like he just climbed out of a dumpster.

He looks like that all the time...Also I don't care about either one of them. I would never go visit their Magnolia store or bakery even though I live in Texas as well.

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On 3/22/2021 at 11:48 AM, Leeds said:

I don't know why, but this commercial makes me want to stick my fingers down my throat.

We crack up at this commercial. The grandson's were here and we had ice cream..."sprinkles!" had them rolling. It's fun.

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14 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

You'd think Chip could've at least washed his greasy hair or worn cleaner looking clothes for his Oprah interview. He looks like he just climbed out of a dumpster.

isn't that his usual look?  sorry, i strongly dislike this guy

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On 3/22/2021 at 12:32 PM, peacheslatour said:

I can't stand the Kit Kat commercial with the guy shrieking for no apparent reason.

I finally took the time to watch this one to see WHY dude was screaming like an idiot, and he's parachuting onto the Kit Kat bar, then the piece he lands on breaks off and I guess he falls (hopefully into a bottomless pit). Kit Kat has the most annoying commercials. Just about everyone of them is like an assault on my ears. I posted back during Halloween about the one with the vampire and the shrill alarm clock blaring. This one is even worse.

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Yet, somehow, I'd rather watch/listen to the Kit Kat hang glider dude screaming than sit through another Haribo Goldbears with the so-called adults and that horrific baby talk. I swear one of 'em says, "Squushy and galoshes." WTH?

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On 3/23/2021 at 4:59 PM, peacheslatour said:

That's my takeaway as well. The kid doesn't sound terribly upset and sure doesn't sound like a little kid. The ages of kids in commercials is so oddly off sometimes. That kid is too old to be needing mommy to kiss his boo boo and the kid in the Migraine Mom ads is too old to want to play dress up with her mom . Then you have the "you need a loan? Daddy, it's for you" kid who is barely a toddler with no concept whatsoever about home loans.

I found that Sheba commercial online just to see what the deal is with it.  I agree with you.  I might think it was in poor taste if the child sounded younger or in more distress, but it sounded like an older child and whatever happened wasn't that bad or they'd have more of an urgent tone in their voice.  But no matter, I think the main thing is that it's intended to be a parody and not taken seriously.  I think a lot of people these days don't appreciate that kind of absurd humor.  I also think it might be a generational thing.  The older one is the more likely they will "get" it and the younger one is the more likely they'll be offended by it.  Just a theory.

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3 hours ago, Giuseppe said:
On 3/22/2021 at 12:32 PM, peacheslatour said:

I can't stand the Kit Kat commercial with the guy shrieking for no apparent reason.

I finally took the time to watch this one to see WHY dude was screaming like an idiot, and he's parachuting onto the Kit Kat bar, then the piece he lands on breaks off and I guess he falls (hopefully into a bottomless pit). Kit Kat has the most annoying commercials. Just about everyone of them is like an assault on my ears. I posted back during Halloween about the one with the vampire and the shrill alarm clock blaring. This one is even worse.

I laugh in spite of myself every time I see that guy parachuting on the Kit Kat bar.  I don't even know why, I just can't help it.  It should be one of those commercials that annoys me no end but I think the absurdity factor is pretty high and like I said in my post above, it's a kind of humor you just have to "get" and may not be so popular these days.

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20 minutes ago, Yeah No said:

I laugh in spite of myself every time I see that guy parachuting on the Kit Kat bar.  I don't even know why, I just can't help it.  It should be one of those commercials that annoys me no end but I think the absurdity factor is pretty high and like I said in my post above, it's a kind of humor you just have to "get" and may not be so popular these days.

I definitely get the humor of the ad (and the Sheba one, which i don't mind at all), but the prolonged dude-bro yelling from beginning to end is what makes me dive for the mute button. He's yelling as he parachutes down, he yells when he lands, and he yells when he falls, and it makes my ears bleed.  I'd probably find it funny if he just shut up a little.

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