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Jubilant
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Okay, I'm sick of the SAME one being shown over, and over, and over, and over again! I congratulate and applaud those who have won the battle of the bulge but for goodness sake....PLEASE make a new commercial. If I hear, "My husband jokingly calls me his 'Trophy Wife'", one more time :vent:

 

You know, I do not watch a lot of television, but I swear that commercial is way overplayed.

 

Petty rant over...and yes, I can switch the channel but I'll be damned if the same commercial is playing on a channel that I switch too!

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If anything makes me sick it's commercials that show the still-lingering effects of sexism in our society.

 

Of course only women want to get thin, that's why those commercials are geared towards them. We should look good for our husbands and boyfriends. Not that they should reciprocate in kind - oh no! We just want to be their "trophy wives" and be hot. The fact that he's still a balding middle-aged fathead is irrelevant because we should love our men no matter what they're like.

 

But they aren't as bad as those sex-aid commercials. For men, it's all "I had erectile dysfunction" or "I needed enhancement" because your manhood has been put into jeopardy by these personal issues. You can't enjoy yourself while you have them. Whereas when sex aids for women are advertised, the message is "I couldn't please my husband like I used to." "I wasn't interested in sex which made me feel bad in relation to him." Of course we'd never take sex aids simply for our own enjoyment like men do! We do it to make the men in our lives feel good about being with us.

 

Bleh.

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Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

 

Puke-Off! Apply directly to your toilet!

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Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

 

Puke-Off! Apply directly to your toilet!

 

 

You know I've never actaully seen this Head-On commercial. I've only seen the one where someone says, "Head-on I hate your commercial, but I love your product."

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But, they do now have Nutrisystem for men. I like the little tiny, quickflash sentence: "results not typical"..ok, what IS typical? The shit don't work?

 

How about the "I'm a 50 yo grandmother to a five year old" one?

 

I've seen the Head on one several times..annoying.

 

Caveman is getting old too.

 

I did used to like the "Bob" commercials..don't remember product name, but it was male enhancement..

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I did used to like the "Bob" commercials..don't remember product name, but it was male enhancement..

 

Don't you just LOVE that smile?

 

enzyte1.jpg

 

BTW, it's called Enzyte

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For the past three years I haven't watched much television because frankly programming in Russia sucks. Now that I'm in India I have Direct TV, with access to many American channels, so I've been catching up on old shows.

 

The commercials are driving me nuts though. You have good timing on this topic Jubilant. There are points where I want to throw the TV off the balcony. Have they done studies that find that the more annoyed you are with a commercial the more apt you are to use the product?

 

One of the worst ones is the Nokia commercial: "There's a thing in my pocket, but it's not one thing." As soon as I hear that line I dash for the mute button. The writing is so pretentious and the copywriter is a hack.

 

They have another commercial with this Indian girl who couldn't dance her way out of a box (strange, because many here are great dancers) dancing and singing "Color. Funky fresh beautiful, color magic super cool." What the hell kind of cheese is that? It raises my blood pressure that there are those who are so stupid to pay good money for that kind of writing. I imagine the execs sitting in the conference room as the ad agency is pitching this filth. When I imagine that there are those who have acheived some level of success in life to be able to pay for this, that have such a lack of class and taste, it makes me wonder what kind of slag is mixed in the gene pool of the human race.

 

I probably shouldn't care, but these commercials are a huge pet peeve to me for some reason. Perhaps I should take some lessons from Jun on filtering out the noise :P

 

BTW, the stupidest, most annoying commercial campaign of all time is Bud's "Real men of genius." I haven't heard it since I was last in the US, so don't know if it's around anymore, but my god it makes my brain bleed from my ears just thinking that there is actually a target demographic for such utter and complete idiocy.

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BTW, the stupidest, most annoying commercial campaign of all time is Bud's "Real men of genius." I haven't heard it since I was last in the US, so don't know if it's around anymore, but my god it makes my brain bleed from my ears just thinking that there is actually a target demographic for such utter and complete idiocy.

Unfortunately, it does still exist. And I can remember when it was still titled "Real American Heros".

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Over here right now, we have a very annoying Harvey Norman ad that raves on about buying PCs and electronic gear. "No repayments for five years!"

 

However what they don't tell the mug punters is that if they've been stupid enough to swallow this and pay nothing for five years, good ol' Harvey is then entitled to hit 'em with payments (and interest of around 20%) going back the entire five years. Now in the US the crims used to call 20% interest the "six for five" because that's exactly what it is ... for every five dollars you borrow you repay six. Yet your position is even worse with 20% interest compounding daily.

 

You are left wondering what some people use for brains.

 

Oh well, I suppose it's not as bad as a legendary ad that they had when they first started supplying electricity. "Don't kill your wife with work, let electricity do it!"

Casey

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Makes me glad I don't have a television.

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Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

Head-On! Apply directly to your forehead!

 

Puke-Off! Apply directly to your toilet!

 

 

Yes!! I hate this one! It's so damn annoying. The next commercial they put out that SAID it was annoying was even MORE annoying!!

 

And this is funny. I am a migraine sufferer so a friend of mine "suprised" me and bought me a tube of that junk. I tried it and NO IT DOES NOT WORK! :twitch::HaHa:

 

You may as well just rub chapstick on your forehead....it would be the same result!

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There are points where I want to throw the TV off the balcony. Have they done studies that find that the more annoyed you are with a commercial the more apt you are to use the product?

I think they just want to catch your attention, one way or another. Name recognition is what counts, and many people will remember a product or service just because of some silly commercial. Then when they need that item or service, guess what's the first name to pop into their minds?

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Okay, the first one was actually moderately hot, and remotely made sense, but those fucking Bam-Chicka-Wow-Wow ads!! AARGH!! Expecially that one with the guy in the bathroom with the two chicks. Grrr, he's just so... ...fleshy. Not necessarily fat mind you, just... it's like a bag of liposuction. Bam-chicka-uh-uh.

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I guess their theory is the more obnoxious it is, the more likely you are to remember it. Great theory, huh?

 

I have a tv with volume control and then I have another small one without. Whenever the stupid taco bell commercial comes on (and it's the only one that does it), it is SOOO freaking loud that I cringe and frantically reach for the remote whenever it comes on.

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I'm glad I don't watch much TV anymore. I have no clue as to what most of you are talking about :P

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Although I have seen some of the caveman commercials in the break room at work.

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