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1 hour ago, Scout Finch said:

I mentioned before that the ornament, especially from the side, reminds me of the gremlin on the plane wing that John Lithgow sees in The Twilight Zone movie!

 

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Also the Banshee from Darby O'Gill.image.png.acc573e0a560fc2f5afe49fd13e28f1a.png

  

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58 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Also the Banshee from Darby O'Gill.image.png.acc573e0a560fc2f5afe49fd13e28f1a.png

  

The overwhelming consensus is that the hood ornament is just creepy!

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1 hour ago, OldStandard said:

How about the commercial with the woman carrying a big wet dog?  She says “he’s done walking for the day” and the dog promptly shakes his coat all over the folks standing nearby.  It just makes me scratch my head and go “huh?”  I can’t connect the dots on this at all!

I haven't seen this yet, but speaking of dogs in commercials, there's one with some doofus dog owner woman who is standing outside in the rain trying to get her dog to come out for a walk.  It's not supposed to be critical of Ms. Doofus; it's supposed to advertise something for dogs (I think).  The dog has more sense than his/her owner.

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3 hours ago, Scout Finch said:

And then just saw another one for the first time where someone's brought his new girlfriend home and they're serving his grandmother's famous mac and cheese. Apparently, the girl regularly carries around a huge container of new Hidden Valley Ranch sprinkles in her purse to put on whatever food she thinks need seasoning.

 

Sometimes I like to put Hidden Valley Ranch dressing on a salad.  I just don't understand the passion for it on everything.  There's a State Farm commercial where a pizza delivery woman gives Jake Pizza and some other food items and caps it off with "a side of ranch" which is a gallon jug.  Huh?  Why? and Eww!  Don't put ranch dressing on my pizza!

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Not something I would ever do but people do dip pizza in ranch dressing...ewwww

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19 hours ago, susannah said:

Another one I don't like is the one for dishwasher soap, in which a bunch of people say, "we do it every night." I don't think it's funny, if it's trying to be.

See this one bugged me because me first thought was "there's only two of you; how the hell do you have enough dirty dishes to need to run that thing every night? You're wasting water, even if it's a water-efficient model."

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54 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

Maybe Jake's supposed to dunk his breadsticks in the ranch dressing.

 

40 minutes ago, Gramto6 said:

Not something I would ever do but people do dip pizza in ranch dressing...ewwww

Ewww and Yuck!

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If I have a pizza where the outer edge of the crust doesn't have any sauce or toppings on it, damn right I'm dipping that bare crust in ranch; yum. 

I love Parker and her "side" of ranch. 

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7 minutes ago, Bastet said:

If I have a pizza where the outer edge of the crust doesn't have any sauce or toppings on it, damn right I'm dipping that bare crust in ranch; yum. 

I love Parker and her "side" of ranch. 

No!  No!  No!  The dry outer edge of the crust goes in the garbage.

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45 minutes ago, AnnA said:

No!  No!  No!  The dry outer edge of the crust goes in the garbage.

I can't throw away food unless I truly dislike it (like how I dump egg yolks because I only like the white); where I can dip it in creamy goodness and enjoy it, I'm in.

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Just now, Bastet said:

I can't throw away food unless I truly dislike it (like how I dump egg yolks because I only like the white); where I can dip it in creamy goodness and enjoy it, I'm in.

It's a free country.  That said, ranch dressing on pizza is just wrong.

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2 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

Maybe Jake's supposed to dunk his breadsticks in the ranch dressing.

Don't you mean his breadstick (singular)?  Maybe the ranch is also for his two coocoo crusties.

2 hours ago, theatremouse said:

See this one bugged me because me first thought was "there's only two of you; how the hell do you have enough dirty dishes to need to run that thing every night? You're wasting water, even if it's a water-efficient model."

They're trying to get people to run an entire dishwasher and use a pod every night so you run out of the detergent faster and run out and buy more.  No way is running a dishwasher every night gonna save you money.

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1 hour ago, AnnA said:

No!  No!  No!  The dry outer edge of the crust goes in the garbage.

No No No! I eat the outer crust! I don't understand anyone putting ranch on pizza. It sounds disgusting.

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7 minutes ago, susannah said:

No No No! I eat the outer crust! I don't understand anyone putting ranch on pizza. It sounds disgusting.

Thank you!  I agree.  It is disgusting.

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10 hours ago, Gramto6 said:

Not something I would ever do but people do dip pizza in ranch dressing...ewwww

I used to be like that. Then I tried &pizza garlic knots with their ranch dressing and I have never looked back. 

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6 hours ago, Kawaiiko said:

I used to be like that. Then I tried &pizza garlic knots with their ranch dressing and I have never looked back. 

Pizza discussion to Small Talk...

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20 hours ago, AnnA said:

No!  No!  No!  The dry outer edge of the crust goes in the garbage.

Excuse me.  Those are the pizza bones and you are supposed to give them to the dog.  He said so.

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31 minutes ago, meep.meep said:

Excuse me.  Those are the pizza bones and you are supposed to give them to the dog.  He said so.

OK but I don't have a dog.  I have cats and they don't want them.

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On 5/5/2021 at 1:19 PM, Katy M said:

I think that one's kind of funny because the first time he catches them they're just putting something away or whatever, but their clothes are wrinkled, so sex.  But, the second time he catches them and they actually were having sex the thought never enters his mind because no wrinkles.  I don't know why. I realize it's stupid.  But, clearly based on the ending, he did have good reason to have suspicions. Who knows what he's walked in on before?

And it pans right to the crotch region at the end, as if Joshie is making sure their zippers are closed! 

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3 hours ago, meep.meep said:

Excuse me.  Those are the pizza bones and you are supposed to give them to the dog.  He said so.

And the dogs are SURE to "remind" you of that, as they sit and just STARE while you eat said pizza. (Been there, done that!)

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6 hours ago, meep.meep said:

Excuse me.  Those are the pizza bones and you are supposed to give them to the dog.  He said so.

Me no haz dog or cat!

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12 hours ago, meep.meep said:

Excuse me.  Those are the pizza bones and you are supposed to give them to the dog.  He said so.

That's what my family has always done. Our dogs love pizza too especially when there's still a little cheese, sausage and/or pepperoni on the crust. 

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5 hours ago, andromeda331 said:

That's what my family has always done. Our dogs love pizza too especially when there's still a little cheese, sausage and/or pepperoni on the crust. 

My cat did too.

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I don't understand why Joshie's grandparents act sheepish after he catches them with wrinkles. If you were just putting something on a shelf, why would you assume anyone would think you were doing anything different? And if you weren't doing anything different, why would you act like you had been?

On 5/5/2021 at 2:35 PM, OldStandard said:

How about the commercial with the woman carrying a big wet dog?  She says “he’s done walking for the day” and the dog promptly shakes his coat all over the folks standing nearby.  It just makes me scratch my head and go “huh?”  I can’t connect the dots on this at all!

I don't understand why the lady is running as she's carrying him, especially since she doesn't act like she's in any hurry when the other two people ask what's wrong with the dog. Secondly, it should show one of the other women using the body wash at the end, not the dog lady. I guess she was sweaty and covered in wet dog stink, but from the way the other two react when the dog shakes, it seems like they want to wash themselves.

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I get that they need to exaggerate make their point but the recent commercial for some cleaner or another is just getting on my last nerve right now.  They show some guy wiping the inside of the bathtub - which is absolutely beyond disgusting.  Unless you are cleaning out a rental property because the tenants skipped out and left it gross there is no way most people have that kind of black grime circling their bathtub.  At least I hope there is no way!

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This commercial disgusts me.  Granny shouldn't be eating off of another persons plate.  Any person that starts eating off my plate will get a fork in their hand.

I think this Phexxi commercial has been mentioned around here before.  I finally got to see it at around 3:00am.  I have insomnia and watch the weirdest commercials in the overnight hours, and not just the sex toy infomercial that just fascinates me.  There is another dude that spends a half hour selling knives.  How many knives can one person possibly need?

In any case, back to that Phexxi commercial.   The most annoying part of the commercial is the alliteration.  That said, in my younger days, I dated a lot of Abstinent Alices.  After I got dumped they turned into a bunch of Horny Henriettas.  I tried not to take it too hard.

I am trying my best to avoid that horribly depressing elephant commercial.  Luckily I have been able to change the channel just as the commercial started.  Thanks to whomever mentioned that commercial before.  That is one commercial I have never seen all the way through, and am doing my best not to see it at all.🐘

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3 hours ago, WinnieWinkle said:

I get that they need to exaggerate make their point but the recent commercial for some cleaner or another is just getting on my last nerve right now.  They show some guy wiping the inside of the bathtub - which is absolutely beyond disgusting.  Unless you are cleaning out a rental property because the tenants skipped out and left it gross there is no way most people have that kind of black grime circling their bathtub.  At least I hope there is no way!

*hangs head in shame and embarrassment*

I was coloring my hair in the shower and the drain clogged. I now have a brown ring circling my bathtub. I'm afraid to have a plumber over due to COVID and I have a case of the lazys mixed with fatigue from taking post-cancer medication, so ...

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9 minutes ago, Darlabutterfly said:

*hangs head in shame and embarrassment*

I was coloring my hair in the shower and the drain clogged. I now have a brown ring circling my bathtub. I'm afraid to have a plumber over due to COVID and I have a case of the lazys mixed with fatigue from taking post-cancer medication, so ...

I'm so sorry. Never feel embarrassed by something beyond your control. I'm sure the plumber has seen much worse. Call them.

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1 hour ago, Darlabutterfly said:

I was coloring my hair in the shower and the drain clogged. I now have a brown ring circling my bathtub. I'm afraid to have a plumber over due to COVID and I have a case of the lazys mixed with fatigue from taking post-cancer medication, so ...

Totally seconding Peacheslatour - you have no reason to be ashamed and call the plumber!  Actually I think I was a bit harsh  there are lots of reasons for "ring around the tub" and I apologize if I came across as judgemental! 

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3 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

I am trying my best to avoid that horribly depressing elephant commercial.  Luckily I have been able to change the channel just as the commercial started.  Thanks to whomever mentioned that commercial before.  That is one commercial I have never seen all the way through, and am doing my best not to see it at all.🐘

That was me, and I change the channel immediately too.

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2 hours ago, Darlabutterfly said:

*hangs head in shame and embarrassment*

I was coloring my hair in the shower and the drain clogged. I now have a brown ring circling my bathtub. I'm afraid to have a plumber over due to COVID and I have a case of the lazys mixed with fatigue from taking post-cancer medication, so ...

Plumbers have seen just about everything, I’m sure.  Take care of yourself...and hoping it gets better.

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3 hours ago, Darlabutterfly said:

*hangs head in shame and embarrassment*

I was coloring my hair in the shower and the drain clogged. I now have a brown ring circling my bathtub. I'm afraid to have a plumber over due to COVID and I have a case of the lazys mixed with fatigue from taking post-cancer medication, so ...

Replying in small talk…

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On 5/5/2021 at 1:37 PM, Scout Finch said:

And then just saw another one for the first time where someone's brought his new girlfriend home and they're serving his grandmother's famous mac and cheese. Apparently, the girl regularly carries around a huge container of new Hidden Valley Ranch sprinkles in her purse to put on whatever food she thinks need seasoning.

 

And she can get out my damn house with her HV ranch sprinkles!  Guess she doesn't want to be invited to dinner ever again. 

On 5/5/2021 at 5:11 PM, Prevailing Wind said:

Maybe Jake's supposed to dunk his breadsticks in the ranch dressing.

Speaking of sexual innuendo . . . .  let's leave Jake's breadstick out this. ☺️😳

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3 hours ago, Darlabutterfly said:

*hangs head in shame and embarrassment*

I was coloring my hair in the shower and the drain clogged. I now have a brown ring circling my bathtub. I'm afraid to have a plumber over due to COVID and I have a case of the lazys mixed with fatigue from taking post-cancer medication, so ...

Go to small talk for my solution.

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Thanks to those moving the bathtub ring and pizza crusts discussions to Small Talk.  Yes, Small Talk, where all of your off topic dreams come true!  Please continue any discussion there before you annoy, irritate and/or outright enrage your fellow posters.

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I'm about DONE with the commercials for Joanna Gaines' Discovery+ cooking show. The way she says "chock-LIT," the way she taps the cookie sheet on the counter, the way she says "dangit" when her measuring cup is too big for the container she's trying to dip it in. Argh! And it appears she feeds one of her kids raw biscuit dough and asks him, "Does it taste like grandma's?" He makes a face that clearly makes it apparent it doesn't taste like grandma's.

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Has anyone mentioned the stupid ad where the water is pouring on the woman and blowing her out of the house, as well as the equally stupid one where the water is pouring on the small group of women at what looks like a bridal shower or something. I think those ads are STUPID. Plus, watching people humiliate themselves to be on tv is really pathetic. Also looking at you, diarrhea woman!

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So far. the only reaction those Discovery Plus commercials have evoked from me is for me to be grateful that I'm not paying extra to see Guy Fieri. To each one's own and if others want to watch  it/him, that's on them. However, I'm annoyed enough having his smug, annoying mug inflicted on my set as it is so why should I pay any extra to see more of said mug?

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11 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

This commercial disgusts me.  Granny shouldn't be eating off of another persons plate.  Any person that starts eating off my plate will get a fork in their hand.

I think this Phexxi commercial has been mentioned around here before.  I finally got to see it at around 3:00am.  I have insomnia and watch the weirdest commercials in the overnight hours, and not just the sex toy infomercial that just fascinates me.  There is another dude that spends a half hour selling knives.  How many knives can one person possibly need?

In any case, back to that Phexxi commercial.   The most annoying part of the commercial is the alliteration.  That said, in my younger days, I dated a lot of Abstinent Alices.  After I got dumped they turned into a bunch of Horny Henriettas.  I tried not to take it too hard.

I am trying my best to avoid that horribly depressing elephant commercial.  Luckily I have been able to change the channel just as the commercial started.  Thanks to whomever mentioned that commercial before.  That is one commercial I have never seen all the way through, and am doing my best not to see it at all.🐘

Also, Granny talks with food in her mouth and stuff hanging out at first!  Ewww.

Condom Cait & Co.:  Phuxxi, I mean, Phexxi ad has this warning at the bottom:

86% effective with typical use.  93% effective when used as directed.

So, it's not typical to USE AS DIRECTED?  What does this mean?  Women don't typically use as directed?  Is there a second-best defective way to use this product?  Put it in the wrong place?

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20 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

This commercial disgusts me.  Granny shouldn't be eating off of another persons plate.  Any person that starts eating off my plate will get a fork in their hand.

Going to Small Talk...

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12 hours ago, CrystalBlue said:

Also, Granny talks with food in her mouth and stuff hanging out at first!  Ewww.

Condom Cait & Co.:  Phuxxi, I mean, Phexxi ad has this warning at the bottom:

86% effective with typical use.  93% effective when used as directed.

So, it's not typical to USE AS DIRECTED?  What does this mean?  Women don't typically use as directed? 

I assume too horny to take the time to read the instructions.📯🎷🎺

12 hours ago, CrystalBlue said:

Is there a second-best defective way to use this product?  Put it in the wrong place?

Any port in a storm.🚤

20 hours ago, Kemper said:

Plumbers have seen just about everything, I’m sure.  Take care of yourself...and hoping it gets better.

The same with proctologists.

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8 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I assume too horny to take the time to read the instructions.📯🎷🎺

Any port in a storm.🚤

The same with proctologists.

"A million to one shot, doc. A million to one."

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Knowing that Peloton is recalling all their product, why are they still advertising?  And can someone please explain to me why those Peloton people yell “Come on Peloton”.  Why do they call the customers Peloton?  I know they can’t yell anyone’s name, but why do they yell Peloton?  And besides that, I don’t want anyone yelling at me while I exercise.  
 

I’m an oldster and just like the Mirror and Peloton, I just don’t get having a TV on an exercise bike that shows beautiful scenery.  Seriously, do people really think they’re biking in the Alps?  I just put my butt on the seat and peddle.   

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50 minutes ago, KLovestoShop said:

And can someone please explain to me why those Peloton people yell “Come on Peloton”.  Why do they call the customers Peloton?  I know they can’t yell anyone’s name, but why do they yell Peloton?

Peloton means the main group of cyclists competing in a race (something I never knew until these damn commercials made me look it up, and then knowing that fact recently led me to correctly answer a Jeopardy! clue I'd have previously missed).  So that's why an instructor is addressing their client group as "Peloton" in each of these annoying commercials.  It's the same as encouraging folks, class, everyone, etc. in speaking to any exercise class (where no one has paid enough to be called out by name), just an address specific to a biking class.

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52 minutes ago, Bastet said:

Peloton means the main group of cyclists competing in a race (something I never knew until these damn commercials made me look it up, and then knowing that fact recently led me to correctly answer a Jeopardy! clue I'd have previously missed).  So that's why an instructor is addressing their client group as "Peloton" in each of these annoying commercials.  It's the same as encouraging folks, class, everyone, etc. in speaking to any exercise class (where no one has paid enough to be called out by name), just an address specific to a biking class.

Yeah, I learned this too from research courtesy of this very website!

I also don't understand the continuing constant ads still airing.  There's one with a man who promotes some training with appears to be in addition to being on a killer recalled overpriced treadmill and being yelled at and enjoying the poses of the lady leader with the bright red lipstick being cutesy.

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10 hours ago, KLovestoShop said:

Knowing that Peloton is recalling all their product, why are they still advertising?

My understanding is they've recalled all their treadmills, but not the bikes.

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48 minutes ago, theatremouse said:

My understanding is they've recalled all their treadmills, but not the bikes.

Yes, you are correct.  It is only the treadmills that were recalled.

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11 hours ago, KLovestoShop said:

 I just don’t get having a TV on an exercise bike that shows beautiful scenery.  Seriously, do people really think they’re biking in the Alps?  I just put my butt on the seat and peddle.   

Going to Small Talk...

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I don't know why it bugs me as much as it does, but the GEICO gecko claiming credit for the "15 minutes could save you 15%..." slogan does. I think he's lying and stole someone else's idea and got away with it because he's the spokeslizard. ;-)

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