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Those of us who grew up on 70s cookbook recipes are just thankful if the mayonnaise isn't the main ingredient by weight.

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3 minutes ago, Bruinsfan said:

Those of us who grew up on 70s cookbook recipes are just thankful if the mayonnaise isn't the main ingredient by weight.

I have seen those cook books and that is some scary stuff!! Just like tomato aspic🤢

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44 minutes ago, ctlady said:

So I guess I can have nothing in your cupboards and fridge but pasta, lettuce, pickles and bread, yet a jar of Hellman's Mayo is gonna 'turn nuthin' into sumthin' .  Who knew all I needed was a plop of mayo to turn ho-hum ingredients into haute cuisine!

What you've never heard of pasta, lettuce, pickle Blob Of Slime? It's famous!

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The "Hold my pouch" ad for Capri Sun annoys the heck out of me. First of all, bouncing off the phrase "Hold my beer" for a kids' product is problematic. Second, Capri Sun is basically colored sugar water with a bit of fruit juice, so I don't get what that has to do with "kids saving the world." Third, I hate the word "pouch."

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Owll/capri-sun-bully

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I guess "hold my tooth rotting do-it-yourself IV" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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On 7/16/2021 at 8:30 AM, mmecorday said:

"Don't eat that burrito! Eat a tuna sandwich that contains no actual tuna!"

What?  I've never seen this ad, but is there any kind of explanation?

 

On 7/18/2021 at 10:11 AM, Crashcourse said:

That Kraft Mac and Cheese commercial where the kid is screaming "I wanna bucket of chicken!"  Would it be considered child abuse if I wanted to shove some broccoli down her annoying little throat?

I'd rather shove something toxic down the throats of people who think bribing children with fake food is acceptable.

(Don't get me wrong, I hate obnoxious children in commercials, TV shows, films, whatever.)

 

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5 hours ago, dleighg said:

The "Hold my pouch" ad for Capri Sun annoys the heck out of me. First of all, bouncing off the phrase "Hold my beer" for a kids' product is problematic. Second, Capri Sun is basically colored sugar water with a bit of fruit juice, so I don't get what that has to do with "kids saving the world." Third, I hate the word "pouch."

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Owll/capri-sun-bully

I get your point, but at least the kid isn't having a real beer! I like the ads because the girl goes over and does something really nice. To me, that is the message, not what juice product the girl was drinking.

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33 minutes ago, Leeds said:

 

What?  I've never seen this ad, but is there any kind of explanation?

 

I'd rather shove something toxic down the throats of people who think bribing children with fake food is acceptable.

(Don't get me wrong, I hate obnoxious children in commercials, TV shows, films, whatever.)

 

I loathe obnoxious children also. I can't stand the mother running after her young kid, begging her to eat, or the two kids at the table refusing to eat and the brat girl says "fine, we'll sleep here," and the one where the redheaded girl is pushing her plate away, refusing to eat until she is bribed with French fries. Not a good parent in the bunch, and I bet the idiots writing the ads are the same kind of nonparents.

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48 minutes ago, Leeds said:

What?  I've never seen this ad, but is there any kind of explanation?

It's a reference to the recent headlines that Subway's tuna supposedly isn't tuna. Though the testing in question is...questionable.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/subway-tuna-dna-website

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Subway's tuna sandwich has had about as tough of a year as a sandwich can have. In January, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that Subway's tuna doesn't actually contain any tuna at all. Of course, lawsuits can be filed without being true, but in a world where Subway has become an easy punching bag, the bold claim received plenty of press.

Then, last month, things got worse: Hoping to get to the bottom of the viral story, the New York Times sent Subway's tuna to a lab for independent testing. "No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample," the results came back. "Therefore, we cannot identify the species." The lab offered multiple reasons why the tests may have failed — explaining that things like processing or cooking could disrupt the results — but once again, the headlines didn't break Subway's way, suggesting that further evidence supports the "not tuna" theory.

 

 

The Lay's Poppables ad with what's-her-name from Blackish. Stoppp.

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1 hour ago, ams1001 said:

It's a reference to the recent headlines that Subway's tuna supposedly isn't tuna. Though the testing in question is...questionable.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/subway-tuna-dna-website

 

The Lay's Poppables ad with what's-her-name from Blackish. Stoppp.

Those voices she does make as cranky as granny when the cistern's empty on a Saturday night.

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9 hours ago, ams1001 said:

It's a reference to the recent headlines that Subway's tuna supposedly isn't tuna. Though the testing in question is...questionable.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/subway-tuna-dna-website

 

The Lay's Poppables ad with what's-her-name from Blackish. Stoppp.

That would be Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Diana. I personally don't get that excited over a snack product, and she is definitely obnoxious with hers.

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34 minutes ago, susannah said:

That would be Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Diana. I personally don't get that excited over a snack product, and she is definitely obnoxious with hers.

I knew she was Diana Ross's daughter but I couldn't think of her name and was too lazy to google it. I saw (well, heard, because I was making dinner) the ad shortly before I posted my other comment about Subway.

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19 hours ago, dleighg said:

The "Hold my pouch" ad for Capri Sun annoys the heck out of me. First of all, bouncing off the phrase "Hold my beer" for a kids' product is problematic. Second, Capri Sun is basically colored sugar water with a bit of fruit juice, so I don't get what that has to do with "kids saving the world." Third, I hate the word "pouch."

I find it exceedingly crass and I bet that poor kid delivering the line gets teased immeasurably by his peers. Traumatized for life!

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4 hours ago, Ms Lark said:

I find it exceedingly crass and I bet that poor kid delivering the line gets teased immeasurably by his peers. Traumatized for life!

I don't understand this at all. I don't know what is crass about a kid helping another kid, and certainly don't know why he would be teased for it.

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45 minutes ago, susannah said:

I don't understand this at all. I don't know what is crass about a kid helping another kid, and certainly don't know why he would be teased for it.

Because the kid goes "hold my pouch". There's a whole trope surrounding the phrase "hold my beer" being the last words knuckle headed YOLO bros say right before they do something incredibly stupid and dangerous.

The commercials that are making me extra stabby right now are the Jeep ads where the VO goes "Some roads are paved but Jeep owners make their own roads" or some such nonsense and commercial proceeds to show them with with their body part substitutes crashing through pristine forests and splashing through crystal clear rivers, obliterating tiny ecosystems, fragile wild life and previously unmarred woods and trails.

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10 hours ago, susannah said:

I personally don't get that excited over a snack product.

I am hurt! (eh, i'll get over it)

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6 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Because the kid goes "hold my pouch". There's a whole trope surrounding the phrase "hold my beer" being the last words knuckle headed YOLO bros say right before they do something incredibly stupid and dangerous.

Ok, I didn't know that. That makes sense.

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On 7/20/2021 at 5:00 PM, dleighg said:

The "Hold my pouch" ad for Capri Sun annoys the heck out of me. First of all, bouncing off the phrase "Hold my beer" for a kids' product is problematic. Second, Capri Sun is basically colored sugar water with a bit of fruit juice, so I don't get what that has to do with "kids saving the world." Third, I hate the word "pouch."

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Owll/capri-sun-bully

I've never seen that one before, but the one I used to see involved a little girl rearranging the tables in the school gym cafeteria and being all smug about it. 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Ih1_/capri-sun-together-table

 

On 7/20/2021 at 9:28 PM, The Crazed Spruce said:

President's Choice in Canada is doing their level best to ensure that I never try anything with yuzu in it.

 

Was the circus in town when they shot the commercial? I am guessing she's a "celebrity" of some sort? 

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18 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

The commercials that are making me extra stabby right now are the Jeep ads where the VO goes "Some roads are paved but Jeep owners make their own roads" or some such nonsense and commercial proceeds to show them with with their body part substitutes crashing through pristine forests and splashing through crystal clear rivers, obliterating tiny ecosystems, fragile wild life and previously unmarred woods and trails.

The commercial I saw had a disclaimer that they were on trails.  So yeah, make your own roads.  🙄  99% of those vehicles will never even go off-road.

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12 minutes ago, madmax said:

The commercial I saw had a disclaimer that they were on trails.  So yeah, make your own roads.  🙄  99% of those vehicles will never even go off-road.

Good.

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35 minutes ago, madmax said:

The commercial I saw had a disclaimer that they were on trails.  So yeah, make your own roads.  🙄  99% of those vehicles will never even go off-road.

But what about all those who don't read disclaimers and/or don't think rules should apply to them?

What the ads also don't show is that there's a strong likelihood that their vehicles would get a flat, break an axle,etc. zooming through hiking trails. .. and even if they were able to get a signal. . .. the towing fees alone would wipe out the budgets of smaller nations. 

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On 5/21/2021 at 9:14 AM, Popples said:

 

I hate this ad, plus the turtle-purchaser reminds me of a young Kevin James impersonator.

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On 7/20/2021 at 4:32 PM, Bruinsfan said:

Those of us who grew up on 70s cookbook recipes are just thankful if the mayonnaise isn't the main ingredient by weight.

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6 hours ago, Gharlane said:

I've never seen that one before, but the one I used to see involved a little girl rearranging the tables in the school gym cafeteria and being all smug about it

I've seen that ad several times and I never thought she was "all smug" about it. I thought that she didn't like how the other kids were treating that boy and did something about it. I don't know why this ad is getting such negativity but different strokes, I guess.

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But what about all those who don't read disclaimers and/or don't think rules should apply to them?

"But mah freedoms!"

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9 hours ago, Gharlane said:

Was the circus in town when they shot the commercial? I am guessing she's a "celebrity" of some sort? 

Wikipedia tells me she's a Canadian comedian named Ann Pornel and hosts The Great Canadian Baking Show.

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On 7/21/2021 at 2:54 PM, peacheslatour said:

Because the kid goes "hold my pouch". There's a whole trope surrounding the phrase "hold my beer" being the last words knuckle headed YOLO bros say right before they do something incredibly stupid and dangerous.

On the one hand, while yes, that is a trope, really the "hold my beer" thing basically means "I can outdo that". When said by a goofus, you know they're about the fall flat on their face, but it's also used plenty in a context of actually outdoing whatever it was. I don't think it's absolute that the Capri Sun ad was going for the former.

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On 7/20/2021 at 4:32 PM, Bruinsfan said:

Those of us who grew up on 70s cookbook recipes are just thankful if the mayonnaise isn't the main ingredient by weight.

I always look for ‘60s and ‘70s cookbooks at thrift stores because I find “ugly food” so funny! 

This Belvita commercial is getting on my damn nerves with its “dip it, sip it” slogan! There are two different “it”s in question here—it makes no sense!

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Geico has recycled old commercials that I hated the first time around:

Gekko on a remote control boat

Gekko screaming about his flat tire

UGH!

If they want to bring back a commercial, bring back the woodchucks!

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Woman on TV: I buy all my groceries online now!

Announcer: Shingles doesn't care!

Me: Neither do I!

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7 minutes ago, mmecorday said:

Woman on TV: I buy all my groceries online now!

Announcer: Shingles doesn't care!

Me: Neither do I!

I'll take that over the "Shingles Can Be Whaaaaat!?" commercials any day.

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I only have antenna TV. Cable just isn't worth the price.  The commercials that drive me most crazy are PERSONAL  INJURY ATTORNEYS!  Every commercial break has a minimum of 2, but usually more.  Pedialyte commercial where the woman working out proclaims that everyone but her drinks what they're told to.  Really?  C.U.NEXT.TUEDAY!  Then the Purple commercial with the bimbo in the leiderhausen announces that she told us years ago that our mattresses are awful.  I don't know about anyone else,  but my mattress is completely phenomenal.  Oh...it's not a purple waffle, and memory foam POS!

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Gekko screaming about his flat tire

Ooh, that one! There's something about that one that just raises my hackles.

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18 hours ago, madmax said:

Geico has recycled old commercials that I hated the first time around:

Gekko on a remote control boat

Gekko screaming about his flat tire

UGH!

If they want to bring back a commercial, bring back the woodchucks!

I love the woodchucks! The way they laugh makes me laugh.

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On 7/22/2021 at 7:52 PM, ams1001 said:

Wikipedia tells me she's a Canadian comedian named Ann Pornel and hosts The Great Canadian Baking Show.

She would probably be more popular if she hosted The Great Canadian Bacon Show.

16 hours ago, ams1001 said:

I'll take that over the "Shingles Can Be Whaaaaat!?" commercials any day.

I can't believe they are still running that pant load of a commercial.

I thought the Joe Namath commercials were obnoxious.  Now I can't stop seeing Jimmy Walker on my television screen with the same commercial over and over again.   I like Jimmy.  He deserves better than that.

I know it has been talked about. 

The Tena commercial drives me nuts.   She unwraps that thing and it looks like it would fit a Sumo Wrestler.

19 hours ago, madmax said:

Geico has recycled old commercials that I hated the first time around:

Gekko on a remote control boat

Gekko screaming about his flat tire

UGH!

If they want to bring back a commercial, bring back the woodchucks!

It could have been worse, he could have been run over, or a hungry bird could have swooped down and finished him off.

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How about the bizarre commercial where two cartoon dogs are arguing about pants?  “It’s pants, dog,”. I don’t even know what product it’s trying to sell - the whole thing is so weird it just has me shaking my head!

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1 hour ago, Prevailing Wind said:

"Everyone's wearing Skims."  Really? Does that kind of hyperbole actually work?

And every time I hear it I say "No, not everyone! Not me ever!"

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5 minutes ago, Gramto6 said:

And every time I hear it I say "No, not everyone! Not me ever!"

What are they?

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6 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

What are they?

Kim Kardashian's underwear/loungewear/shapewear company.

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On 6/18/2021 at 9:01 PM, SumDumGuy said:

What is with the Gardasil 9 actor? He's so angry...his tone, his lack of smiling, he's practically shoving runners after the race out of his way...and then his final COMMAND to protect myself. Ok HPV guy I get it. Or rather, I don't. 

If it’s the commercial I’m thinking of, the actor (Johnny Wactor) is a regular on General Hospital and is pretty wooden, both physically and verbally, on there too. The voice also doesn’t sound exactly like his so could be a voiceover or somehow altered. 

On 6/9/2021 at 2:17 PM, CrystalBlue said:

Speaking of armpits, there's a commercial on now for something with loud music and a bunch of very different people jumping and dancing around.  One of the people is a black woman with her arms raised while dancing, with full armpit hair on display.  The next time I see it I'll post what the ad is for.  It's not for razors though.

Conversely to this, there are a couple of pharma commercials (one for asthma and the other for psoriasis or eczema) with guys displaying shaved pits. I don’t find that objectionable or anything but it’s…noticeable. 

A current ad that annoys is with Laurie Hernandez and her dad, for a diabetes medication.  I didn’t think much of it the first times I saw it but then noticed the small-font disclaimer that her dad doesn’t actually take the drug being advertised. 

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5 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

It could have been worse, he could have been run over, or a hungry bird could have swooped down and finished him off.

I don't know about worse...

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In general I like the Progressive commercials with a guy showing people how not to turn into their parents. But the newest one with him taking a group on a flight bugs me. First, he makes fun of them because they printed their boarding passes. I still print mine at the kiosk, whatever. But this is the scene that gets me. They show two of the passengers in an airport store, and the woman is telling the guy not to worry about buying the chips or whatever because she packed some things. She takes a bag out of her suitcase. The professor guy swoops in and takes the bag from her. I’m sorry — is it more cool and hipster to spend $20 total on a bag of peanuts and chips? It’s not like she was pulling a bucket of chicken or sandwich out of her bag, it looks like dry snacks or maybe a candy bar.

Just seems like they were trying to be too cute and clever.

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1 hour ago, tanyak said:

In general I like the Progressive commercials with a guy showing people how not to turn into their parents. But the newest one with him taking a group on a flight bugs me. First, he makes fun of them because they printed their boarding passes. I still print mine at the kiosk, whatever. But this is the scene that gets me. They show two of the passengers in an airport store, and the woman is telling the guy not to worry about buying the chips or whatever because she packed some things. She takes a bag out of her suitcase. The professor guy swoops in and takes the bag from her. I’m sorry — is it more cool and hipster to spend $20 total on a bag of peanuts and chips? It’s not like she was pulling a bucket of chicken or sandwich out of her bag, it looks like dry snacks or maybe a candy bar.

Just seems like they were trying to be too cute and clever.

I hate that one, too. I haven't flown in 20 years but I definitely brought snacks for the plane. I think I even had a bottle of water (this was a couple months pre-9/11). I was 25 and did not own a home so I was definitely not turning into my parents.

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55 minutes ago, ams1001 said:

I hate that one, too. I haven't flown in 20 years but I definitely brought snacks for the plane. I think I even had a bottle of water (this was a couple months pre-9/11). I was 25 and did not own a home so I was definitely not turning into my parents.

I haven't seen that ad but only idiots would pay airport prices for snacks, whatever age.

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