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Subject: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 06/24/04 at 1:32 pm

1. The rich chocolate ovaltin commercials, those stupid chocolate milk commercials.
2. Eye drop commercials with Ben Stein going ''wow.''
3. Kids' products commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 06/24/04 at 1:37 pm


1. The rich chocolate ovaltin commercials, those stupid chocolate milk commercials.
2. Eye drop commercials with Ben Stein going ''wow.''
3. Kids' products commercials.

Lots of them...but I think we have a thread like this in the "Playful Penguin Place"...check it out. ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/24/04 at 1:39 pm



Lots of them...but I think we have a thread like this in the "Playful Penguin Place"...check it out. ;)
We sure do...it's called "Commercial You Hate", I believe ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 06/24/04 at 1:39 pm



Lots of them...but I think we have a thread like this in the "Playful Penguin Place"...check it out. ;)


We do!?  Well I can't delete it now, so I guess it will just drop to the bottom.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 06/24/04 at 1:40 pm



We sure do...it's called "Commercial You Hate", I believe ???

Yes it is; actually "TV Commercials You Hate." :)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/24/04 at 11:17 pm


1. The rich chocolate ovaltin commercials, those stupid chocolate milk commercials.
2. Eye drop commercials with Ben Stein going ''wow.''
3. Kids' products commercials.

The eye drop commercial is funny, it's Ben Stein I can't stand!

Commercials I hate:
1. Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, pant, pant, pant, IT'S BACON!
2. What does everybody want for breakfast? Honey Bunches of Oats!
3. Deitech.com commercials with the fat mortgage salesman.
4. Any commercial for mutual funds.
5. Male enhancement product commercial featuring cocktail weenies.
6. Local commercial for "Bob's Discount Furniture," featuring "Bob" shouting about
his latest great deals.  There's sure to be one like this in your market, too.
7. SUV commercials featuring off-adventures when you know they're all being sold to soccer moms in Downers Grove.
8. Ads for either Presidential candidate.
9. Carnival Cruise commercial w/ Cyndi Lauper song.
10. Swiffer with variation on Devo's "Whip It."
--I know I'm forgetting 100 doozies, so I'll have to come back to this one!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/04 at 12:18 am



Are you from Chicago?  We have a city called DG & there's a Bob's Discount Furniture (or Bob's Furniture Warehouse or something like that)

In spite of the fact that I mentioned Downers Grove, I'm not from Chicago, I'm from Massachusetts.  The Bob's Discount stores I refer to are around the city of Springfield.  "Bob" jumps up and down and shouts about "A meeatching sofer, ahmcheer, and loveseat set fo-ah only NINE-NINETY-NINE-NINETY-NINETY-NINE!!!"  I'm trying to spell phonetically for the New England accent.  You just know if you go to Bob's, you're going to find out the deal's a snowjob and they're going to talk you out of twice the money.  You just want to find "Bob" and beat him up!
:P

I know Downers Grove from my favorite '80s comedian, EMO PHILIPS.  "I was born in Chicago.  When I was ten, my parents moved to DOOWWNERS GROOOOVE Illinoise, when I was twelve, I found them."  Emo also had a funny song about Downers Grove.  "I like to shop in Downtown Downers Grove, it doesn't take big bucks, and everybody there really is nice...
I went into the clothing store and I made up my mind, I-wasn't-going-to-let-any-pushy-salesman-talk-me-into-buying-anything-I-really-didn't-neeeeed...So after I bought the kilts, I went to the hardware shop, I said to the guy, 'This riding lawnmower's stupid,' he said, 'Next time, you get on top...'"
etc etc.
:-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 06/25/04 at 3:30 pm

Which shows you how desperate Stuart Pankin is for work since "Not Necessarily the News". (I've also seen Danny Breen and Annie Bloom in ads, too. Nobody's called Rich Hall or Lucy Webb yet.)

Speaking of local ads, I can't stand commercials for Buddy's Carpet, Newport Windows, the Watson's girl, or Don's Guns ("Ah don't wanna make any munny folks. I jus' luv to sell guns, heh, heh, heh, heh.")

3. Deitech.com commercials with the fat mortgage salesman.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Harmonica on 06/25/04 at 5:05 pm

Let's see here - every single one of them.

Truth of the matter is I actually used to enjoy watching commercials back when they didn't last 20 seconds a piece and were'nt shown 70 times during the break of a single TV show. Hell I saw one commerical back in the day it was like a small little TV show and it'd be unlikely you'd ever see it again. Now I see a commericial at 9:00 and by 9:15 I got the F'N thing memorized.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/04 at 6:19 pm


Which shows you how desperate Stuart Pankin is for work since "Not Necessarily the News". (I've also seen Danny Breen and Annie Bloom in ads, too. Nobody's called Rich Hall or Lucy Webb yet.)

Speaking of local ads, I can't stand commercials for Buddy's Carpet, Newport Windows, the Watson's girl, or Don's Guns ("Ah don't wanna make any munny folks. I jus' luv to sell guns, heh, heh, heh, heh.")



Oh, I though he looked familiar.  I looked up his profile on IMDB, and he's been in dozens of forgettable flicks!  Whatever happened to the annoying Dell Computer kid from a few years back? 
Suburu had a character in the '80s called "Mr. Easy," which sort of reminds me of the fat Deitech guy.
LOL! "Buddy's Carpet," I can just see it!  What city is this "Don's Guns" in, sounds hilarious!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 06/25/04 at 7:28 pm

Steve (I believe that's his name) the Computer Guy was dropped by Dell because he was caught smoking Mary Jane or something.
The Buddy's Carpet ad features his daughter or wife (I think) now, but it's not the same without ol' Buddy's whining voice.
Don's guns is in Indianapolis. They closed the one on Keystone Avenue because a clerk was killed at the store by thugs using some of Don's guns. But his other 2 ranges are still open. 8)  ::)


Oh, I though he looked familiar.  I looked up his profile on IMDB, and he's been in dozens of forgettable flicks!  Whatever happened to the annoying Dell Computer kid from a few years back? 
Suburu had a character in the '80s called "Mr. Easy," which sort of reminds me of the fat Deitech guy.
LOL! "Buddy's Carpet," I can just see it!  What city is this "Don's Guns" in, sounds hilarious!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/25/04 at 7:53 pm

McDonalds and thier "Micky Dees" commercials with that hip-hop crap and talking about kids just going to bed at the crack....yes I said "crack" of dawn.....Kentucky Fried Chicken trying to pass it off as "KFC" and now it supposedly stands for something else that I can't recall at the moment....Radio Shack calling themselves Radio "Shaq"....idiots....no wonder some kids today can't talk, spell or read anymore ::) :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 06/25/04 at 7:54 pm

Don't Ya Wanna Fanta,Fanta with a bunch of bikini-clad women singing. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/25/04 at 8:58 pm


Don't Ya Wanna Fanta,Fanta with a bunch of bikini-clad women singing. :P



Howard
I happen to enjoy bikini-clad women, Howard ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: tv on 06/25/04 at 9:27 pm

I hate those commercials where they show a cure for men's balding and then the guy says I got Geico. I am going to save money on my car insurnance. Talk about corny.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 06/25/04 at 9:29 pm

McDonald's ads
Subaru ads with Lance Armstrong
NASCAR fans would know these ads...UPS ads where they try to convince Dale Jarrett to 'Race the Truck'!
ALL Political mudslinging ads!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 06/25/04 at 9:33 pm


McDonald's ads
Subaru ads with Lance Armstrong
NASCAR fans would know these ads...UPS ads where they try to convince Dale Jarrett to 'Race the Truck'!
ALL Political mudslinging ads!
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ads that have Iggy Pop "Lust for Life'playing

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/25/04 at 9:34 pm


Steve (I believe that's his name) the Computer Guy was dropped by Dell because he was caught smoking Mary Jane or something.
The Buddy's Carpet ad features his daughter or wife (I think) now, but it's not the same without ol' Buddy's whining voice.
Don's guns is in Indianapolis. They closed the one on Keystone Avenue because a clerk was killed at the store by thugs using some of Don's guns. But his other 2 ranges are still open. 8)  ::)



I thought that kid "Steve" was supposed to be a copy of Eddie Haskell.  If "Leave it to Beaver" took place ten years later, Eddie would always be trying to talk Wally into smoking a joint with him.  He was just that type of punk.  So the Mary Jane fits right in with the Dell Computer Guy, but I guess Dell didn't want that kind of "image."  You never know, maybe Dell will do some market research and turn around and hire Snoop Dogg next!

Oh, Indianapolis, hence "Indy Gent."
;D
My errant stepbrother lived out in Indy for a while.  At one point he was working in an all-night liquor store on the rough side of town.  He stood behind bullet-proof plexi-glass!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 06/27/04 at 7:36 pm



I thought that kid "Steve" was supposed to be a copy of Eddie Haskell.  If "Leave it to Beaver" took place ten years later, Eddie would always be trying to talk Wally into smoking a joint with him.  He was just that type of punk.  So the Mary Jane fits right in with the Dell Computer Guy, but I guess Dell didn't want that kind of "image."  You never know, maybe Dell will do some market research and turn around and hire Snoop Dogg next!

Oh, Indianapolis, hence "Indy Gent."
;D
My errant stepbrother lived out in Indy for a while.  At one point he was working in an all-night liquor store on the rough side of town.  He stood behind bullet-proof plexi-glass!
:o
My area has a furniture store named "Crazy Ned's"! They have this dumb annoying announcer who talks about 'insanely low prices' and makes fun of the mentally ill. Talk about ads that perpetrate stigma about mental health consumers..I don't patronize his store,ever!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/28/04 at 12:50 pm



  That would be Kitchen Fresh Chicken :P
Thanks 80s_cheerleader...they should change it to Kickin' Fat-laced Crap

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 06/29/04 at 3:18 pm

Has anyone seen that stupid Domino's where Michael Waltrip's wife is changing the tire of the family wagon, and the announcer goes, "He's wondering after all these years in NASCAR why he can't change his own tire." Doesn't that have something to do with his pit crew changing his tires and he does nothing but drive? So who's the stupid one: Michael or the announcer? :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 06/29/04 at 9:32 pm


Has anyone seen that stupid Domino's where Michael Waltrip's wife is changing the tire of the family wagon, and the announcer goes, "He's wondering after all these years in NASCAR why he can't change his own tire." Doesn't that have something to do with his pit crew changing his tires and he does nothing but drive? So who's the stupid one: Michael or the announcer? :-\\
There used to be an electronics store called CRAZY EDDIE'S. The pitch was 'his prices are INSANE'...if store owner EDDIE ANTAR was making that amount of $$ from discount....couldn't he have been HONEST with the IRS and pay his taxes he owed for YEARS!?!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/30/04 at 5:25 am

Any ad for color copiers, especially the one that goes, "why settle for this, when you can have this,"  The one with the out of tune violin playing, whatever that is.

The one where the kid's riding with his boss and his friends call him up:
"Thomas Schmidt."
"Schmidtie, yaaayy!"
"It's tough being the first one out of college to land a job!"
That's so obnoxious, I don't even know what product its for 'coz I reach for the remote so fast!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 06/30/04 at 9:02 am

"Guess how many cookies are in my mouth." I don't care and these guys should seek counseling and a job. And maybe take their friend  to emergency if he chokes on those cookies. ::)
Any ad for color copiers, especially the one that goes, "why settle for this, when you can have this,"  The one with the out of tune violin playing, whatever that is.

The one where the kid's riding with his boss and his friends call him up:
"Thomas Schmidt."
"Schmidtie, yaaayy!"
"It's tough being the first one out of college to land a job!"
That's so obnoxious, I don't even know what product its for 'coz I reach for the remote so fast!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/30/04 at 12:17 pm

CLASSICS
Lines from commercials that annoyed me in times gone by:

Klondike ice cream:
Jingle, What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
"Would you make monkey sounds?"
"Monkey Sounds? Oh, I don't think so..."

Velveeta:
Jingle, Cheddar's lumpy, cheddar's oily, it slides off of your plate onto your doily!

Maalox
Daughter's boyfriend: "Uh, nice house."
Maalox dad: "Nice earring!" (pings the earring)

McDonalds's
Mary Lou Retin: "Double Double Cheese Cheese Burger Burger Please!"

Friendly's restaurants
Jingle, The Friendly's Super Summer Sunday Celebration!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 06/30/04 at 3:19 pm


"Guess how many cookies are in my mouth." I don't care and these guys should seek counseling and a job. And maybe take their friend  to emergency if he chokes on those cookies. ::)



Bring home toliet paper....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 06/30/04 at 6:54 pm

http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/crazyeddie/graphics/crazy-eddie-ad1.jpg


....These prices are INSANE! :P ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: pennsygirl on 07/01/04 at 6:47 am


http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/crazyeddie/graphics/crazy-eddie-ad1.jpg


....These prices are INSANE! :P ::)


Howard


OMG Howard!  Is that Crazy Eddie?  I remember how annoying those commercials were! Where did you ever find this picture?  Too funny!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 07/01/04 at 6:16 pm

Which reminds me of another painful local commercial (maybe Kroger or Marsh grocery store) where the people yell "Double, double discounts!" ad nauseum.
Velveeta:
McDonalds's
Mary Lou Retin: "Double Double Cheese Cheese Burger Burger Please!"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/01/04 at 8:49 pm




OMG Howard!  Is that Crazy Eddie?  I remember how annoying those commercials were! Where did you ever find this picture?  Too funny!



I found it on a website.He always went bezerk in the commercials. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/01/04 at 8:54 pm

http://www.geocities.com/superherofood/Avgm1M.jpg


This commercial right here. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/02/04 at 12:47 am


http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/crazyeddie/graphics/crazy-eddie-ad1.jpg


....These prices are INSANE! :P ::)


Howard
I wonder if he made that face for his PRISON mugshot!?!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/02/04 at 12:49 am

The Geico 'courtroom hearing'ad and Geico's 'Reporter with volcano'ad are totally stupid!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 07/02/04 at 1:31 am

The recent Fanta commercials with the "I Wanna Fanta" jingle were OK at first, but have gotten annoying after a while.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/02/04 at 1:32 am


The Geico 'courtroom hearing'ad and Geico's 'Reporter with volcano'ad are totally stupid!!

ALL GEICO ADS ARE ANNOYING!

VEHIX.COM, especially the ones with the Vehix guy as the anthropmorphosized computer terminal.  
I also despise the MSN butterfly guy.  Anywone who's ever dealt with MSN knows it's the rock bottom worst platform on the 'net.  It seems like it's run off of a couple of floppy discs.

Oh, do TV promos count?  I hate the Adult Swim bumpers on the Cartoon Network.  They try to be so slick and PoMo, they might've qualifed in 1991, but not today, baby!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/02/04 at 10:20 am



ALL GEICO ADS ARE ANNOYING!




I like the GEICO ad with "Mister Jiggy Fly"  ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/02/04 at 7:45 pm

the old Dell PC ads....no,dude,I did NOT buy a Dell....I have a Compaq Presario,thanks!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: NbC on 07/02/04 at 7:56 pm

Ovaltine commercials.  "Who wants an Ovaltine shake"..."We do."  So stupid. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/02/04 at 8:42 pm


The recent Fanta commercials with the "I Wanna Fanta" jingle were OK at first, but have gotten annoying after a while.  :P



The fanta women singing Don't Cha Wanna Fanta has become obnoxious. >:(



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 07/02/04 at 10:03 pm

Steve Colbert (The Daily Show) in those irritating Mr. Goodwrench ads. If I were Mr. Goodwrench, I'd probably smoke Mr. Colbert and become Mr. Badwrench. :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LizardKing6771 on 07/02/04 at 10:17 pm

ANY Buick Commercial featuring "Light My Fire"  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/04/04 at 6:59 pm

Swiffer ads with Genevive Gorter and also the ads with Devo's "Whip It". Are the guys in Devo that desperate for money to let CORPORATE AMERICA use their coolest song and run it into the ground?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/04/04 at 8:04 pm


Swiffer ads with Genevive Gorter and also the ads with Devo's "Whip It". Are the guys in Devo that desperate for money to let CORPORATE AMERICA use their coolest song and run it into the ground?


Yes.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/04/04 at 10:30 pm


Ovaltine commercials.  "Who wants an Ovaltine shake"..."We do."  So stupid. 


Yes this was the first one I said.  The adults and especially the kids are some of the worst actors in the world.  ITS JUST MILK!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/05/04 at 11:09 am

What about that yogurt commercial where you see a jumpy cow,a talking sheep,and wacky pigs? ::)



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/05/04 at 5:09 pm


The Geico 'courtroom hearing' ad and Geico's 'Reporter with volcano' ad are totally stupid!!

I totally agree. On the other thread I mentioned some of the dumb Geico ads, and how "I have some good news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico" has nothing to do with the scene. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/05/04 at 9:22 pm

The deodorant ad where everyone is sniffing their armpits.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/05/04 at 10:40 pm


What about that yogurt commercial where you see a jumpy cow,a talking sheep,and wacky pigs? ::)



Howard
That is the Yoplait ULTRA lo-carb yogurt commercial! The reason the animals are in there is because lo-carb diets such as Atkins and South Beach have their adherents eating lots of meat.....which is NOT good for you!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/06/04 at 12:34 am



That is the Yoplait ULTRA lo-carb yogurt commercial! The reason the animals are in there is because lo-carb diets such as Atkins and South Beach have their adherents eating lots of meat.....which is NOT good for you!

ATKINS IS A FRAUD

ONE OF THE WORST EVER:

Matthew Lesko's "Free Money" books

First of all, this guy's Michael Kinsley on crack.  Second, when it comes to money, if it sounds too good to be true, IT IS! 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/06/04 at 4:02 am



ATKINS IS A FRAUD

ONE OF THE WORST EVER:

Matthew Lesko's "Free Money" books

First of all, this guy's Michael Kinsley on crack.  Second, when it comes to money, if it sounds too good to be true, IT IS! 


Lesko even LOOKS like a fraud with his dumba** costume!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/06/04 at 4:07 am

Any of the recent political ads that have been on TV for the last 20 or so years.....why does there have to be so many negative ads like that...don't politicians think that we voters can THINK FOR OURSELVES?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/06/04 at 4:08 am


Any of the recent political ads that have been on TV for the last 20 or so years.....why does there have to be so many negative ads like that...don't politicians think that we voters can THINK FOR OURSELVES?
Oh yes,gotta SWAY those voters!!Gotta SWING that vote to your side AT ALL COSTS!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/06/04 at 8:15 am


The Dr. Scholl's "Gel Inserts" are pretty annoying...no, I'm not Gellin, I'm not a fellin and I'm not smellin >:(


You're kinda repelling....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/06/04 at 5:26 pm

How about the one where they display a 1-800 LAWYERS on the bottom of the screen and they ask you questions.I think that one is phony! >:(


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/06/04 at 7:48 pm

Edward Jones financial services with their phony jingle sung in bad tenor,
"My life, my world, it all begins with a dream."
What a bunch of garbage!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/07/04 at 6:23 pm


How about the one where they display a 1-800 LAWYERS on the bottom of the screen and they ask you questions.I think that one is phony! >:(


Howard
Sorta like 'Allen Rothenberg,the Injury Lawyer' in Philly!"Oh I'll get you the MAXIMUM award you're entitled to"....I wonder how much he pockets!?! And that 'Binder and Binder'legal ad...about how they can help almost anyone get Social Security Disability!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/07/04 at 9:16 pm

How about The Ditech Loan Commercial?


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/07/04 at 9:22 pm



Sorta like 'Allen Rothenberg,the Injury Lawyer' in Philly!"Oh I'll get you the MAXIMUM award you're entitled to"....I wonder how much he pockets!?! And that 'Binder and Binder'legal ad...about how they can help almost anyone get Social Security Disability!


Ayyup!  Those ambulance-chasing clowns advertise in every city in the country.  Everywhere the rap is just about the same.  Bar associations used to forbid lawyers to advertise, and you can see why!

The 10-10-220 (or whatever the f**k it is) commercials with ALF.  I hated him in the '80s, and I hate him now!

ain't I a sunny guy  ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/07/04 at 9:26 pm

Carrottop and 1-800 CALL ATT. ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/07/04 at 9:37 pm


Carrottop and 1-800 CALL ATT. ::)


Howard

I kinda liked the ones with Terry Bradshaw, especially in the music store. "Yeah, yeah rock 'n' roll baby!"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/08/04 at 3:16 am


How about The Ditech Loan Commercial?


Howard
'Lost another loan to Ditech!'their ads are SO overplayed! But I imagine the guy is making quite a nice sum of money!! But I think he'll always be remembered as 'that Ditech guy'.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/08/04 at 3:18 am

The YOOHOO chocolate drink  ad with the kid who pops up after every sentence and says 'YooHoo'!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/08/04 at 3:21 am

The FORD ads with Dale Jarrett and Kurt Busch (NASCAR drivers) reciting those stupid rhymes!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Jeffpcmt on 07/08/04 at 9:13 am


Any of the recent political ads that have been on TV for the last 20 or so years.....why does there have to be so many negative ads like that...don't politicians think that we voters can THINK FOR OURSELVES?


Actually, they DON'T want you to think for yourself.  They would rather you be mindless and uninformed.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/04 at 10:08 am

Those K-Y Warming Sensation commercials.

Where the lady says "Produces a warming sensation...ON CONTACT".

Gimme a break.

What's next?  An ad for an Avilimil, Enzyte, K-Y Warming "Fun pack" ?

::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/08/04 at 3:07 pm


Ovaltine commercials.  "Who wants an Ovaltine shake"..."We do."  So stupid. 

I don't care for those ads either. And that catchphrase, "MORE OVALTINE PLEASE!" is equally as annoying. Mostly I hate commercials that have violence, ripped-off songs, or things that cannot happen in real life, but there are other types of ads that I find annoying too. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/08/04 at 6:35 pm


Those K-Y Warming Sensation commercials.

Where the lady says "Produces a warming sensation...ON CONTACT".

Gimme a break.

What's next?  An ad for an Avilimil, Enzyte, K-Y Warming "Fun pack" ?

::)
hey...is there somethng wrong with SEX? Or sexual aids?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/08/04 at 8:43 pm


The YOOHOO chocolate drink  ad with the kid who pops up after every sentence and says 'YooHoo'!



Yeah,that was kinda cheesy back then. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/04 at 8:50 pm



hey...is there somethng wrong with SEX? Or sexual aids?


Umm... call me a prude but they could market them more discreetly.  :-X

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/08/04 at 8:52 pm



I don't care for those ads either. And that catchphrase, "MORE OVALTINE PLEASE!" is equally as annoying. Mostly I hate commercials that have violence, ripped-off songs, or things that cannot happen in real life, but there are other types of ads that I find annoying too. ::)



And why do they think that Ovaltine is good for us? It's Chocolate Milk for god sakes. ::)



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/08/04 at 9:16 pm





And why do they think that Ovaltine is good for us? It's Chocolate Milk for god sakes. ::)



Howard


Why do they call it Ovaltine anyway?

The jar is round.  They should call it Roundtine.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 07/08/04 at 9:27 pm




Umm... call me a prude but they could market them more discreetly.  :-X


I agree with you, LB. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/08/04 at 11:45 pm




Umm... call me a prude but they could market them more discreetly.  :-X

Sex sells, not subtlety.  Well, actually, some claim that subliminal advertising is most effective of all.  Maybe they could do something like
Vote for John KerrY

The KY ads are STILL not as obnoxious as those erectile enhancement ads, and I never cared for hemorrhoid topical ads, like the guy on the bleachers saying "I should have used pre-par-ation-H!," or laxative ads, like the one at the border crossing,
"Anything to declare?"
"Diarrhea!"
Hey, no thanks, man!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/09/04 at 2:19 am




Why do they call it Ovaltine anyway?

The jar is round.  They should call it Roundtine.  :P


No body needs to hear Seinfeld's old bad jokes.  :(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/09/04 at 3:48 am




Umm... call me a prude but they could market them more discreetly.  :-X
:-[ Hey,having a NASCAR driver sponsored by Pfizer's VIAGRA is not exactly discreet! :-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/09/04 at 3:52 am



Sex sells, not subtlety.  Well, actually, some claim that subliminal advertising is most effective of all.  Maybe they could do something like
Vote for John KerrY

The KY ads are STILL not as obnoxious as those erectile enhancement ads, and I never cared for hemorrhoid topical ads, like the guy on the bleachers saying "I should have used pre-par-ation-H!," or laxative ads, like the one at the border crossing,
"Anything to declare?"
"Diarrhea!"
Hey, no thanks, man!
Tampon and sanitary napkin ads annoy me.....and I'm a gal...why flaunt something that every woman in the civilized world KNOWS they have to use? But the ads that are run in womens' and teen girls' magazines are okay...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/09/04 at 1:06 pm

I hate MOST commercials but here is a list of the ones that really annoy me:

Gieko (doesn't matter which one)
Deiteck (again, doesn't matter which one)
Viagra where they are singing "We Are the Champions" I'm sure Freddy Mercury is rolling over in his grave.
The one where that guy gets a job and his college buddies call him at work with stupid comments "Guess how many cookies I have in my mouth?"
Commercials that they show two or three times during each break. (Hello TLC)
The Hummer commercial where the kid is cheating during a soap box race.
Spam (Doesn't matter which one)
Investment oppertunities-Owning ATMs in fast food places/DVD rental machines etc.
Precription drugs-ALL OF THEM-personally I think they should be banned (but that is for another thread)

That is just the short list. I'm sure I will come up with more later.



Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/09/04 at 4:35 pm


I hate MOST commercials but here is a list of the ones that really annoy me:

Gieko (doesn't matter which one)
Deiteck (again, doesn't matter which one)
Viagra where they are singing "We Are the Champions" I'm sure Freddy Mercury is rolling over in his grave.
The one where that guy gets a job and his college buddies call him at work with stupid comments "Guess how many cookies I have in my mouth?"
Commercials that they show two or three times during each break. (Hello TLC)
The Hummer commercial where the kid is cheating during a soap box race.
Spam (Doesn't matter which one)
Investment oppertunities-Owning ATMs in fast food places/DVD rental machines etc.
Precription drugs-ALL OF THEM-personally I think they should be banned (but that is for another thread)

That is just the short list. I'm sure I will come up with more later.



Cat
How about the one with Adam West hawking public phones with Internet access? Is 'Batman' that desperate for $$$ that he'd do that dumb ad!?!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/09/04 at 4:37 pm



How about the one with Adam West hawking public phones with Internet access? Is 'Batman' that desperate for $$$ that he'd do that dumb ad!?!
The PRICELINE ads with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are irritating too!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/09/04 at 6:14 pm



How about the one with Adam West hawking public phones with Internet access? Is 'Batman' that desperate for $$$ that he'd do that dumb ad!?!



I was thinking of that one when I said Investment Oppertunities. The dude STILL can't act-as well as Bill Shatner. At least Lenard Nimoy CAN act.




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/09/04 at 7:45 pm

How about any ad where they turn up the sound real loud.

That drives me NUTZ !!!  >:(

LB

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Texas1015 on 07/10/04 at 5:21 am

OK, I apologize, but I am new to this stuff.  I am trying to find a commercial from several years ago.  I believe it is Bud Light (pre-"American Heroes"), but towards the end of this radio spot, the announcer says in a booming voice "You've got moxy".  I am wanting to know what he is talking about and if anyone knows where I can find this for download/purchase.

Thanks

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/10/04 at 3:32 pm

the Miller Lite "debate" ads...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/10/04 at 3:35 pm

Radio Shack ads with Howie Long...overplayed!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/10/04 at 3:38 pm

Those live sex chatline ads that are aired late at night...same for that '555-Wake' ad for a morning wake-up call...use an ALARM CLOCK!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/10/04 at 3:41 pm

P. Allen Smith's gardening tips on the Weather Channel...his voice sounds like the Clear Eyes guy(Ben Stein)!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/10/04 at 3:43 pm

The RONCO Showtime rotisserie oven infomercials!! I wonder whether the thing actually works as claimed...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/10/04 at 8:26 pm


P. Allen Smith's gardening tips on the Weather Channel...his voice sounds like the Clear Eyes guy(Ben Stein)!

Clear Eyes for the "Right" guy!

PETMEDS.COM
Especially, I have to get to the vets offiiice!! Woof woof!
and, Mom! What's wrong with Buddy?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/10/04 at 9:21 pm

Has anyone else seen the Six Flags commercial with the dancing old man?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/10/04 at 10:01 pm


Has anyone else seen the Six Flags commercial with the dancing old man?


You mean Mister Six?

Yeah, I've seen him.  He looks mildly disturbing.

LB

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/10/04 at 10:27 pm

pepsi with thier feeble attepmts to overtake Coca-Cola as the #1 selling soda in the world by being bullies and constantly trying to make fun of Coke...while Coke takes the high road ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/10/04 at 10:56 pm


Has anyone else seen the Six Flags commercial with the dancing old man?

Yes, I have seen it. I don't find it very amusing, though. ::)

On the other hand, if I had a choice between that one and some ad with violence, I'd opt for the dancing old man.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/10/04 at 11:24 pm




You mean Mister Six?

Yeah, I've seen him.  He looks mildly disturbing.

LB

I got it!  You know who Six Flags should get as their spokesman?  Nikki Sixx!
;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/11/04 at 7:53 am


pepsi with thier feeble attepmts to overtake Coca-Cola as the #1 selling soda in the world by being bullies and constantly trying to make fun of Coke...while Coke takes the high road ;)


Yeah, I generally don't like Pepsi's lame ad campaigns, either.

But I have to give them credit where it is due.  When the Coca Cola Company came out with that infamous Coke II swill, trying to emulate the oversweet Pepsi, Pepsi ran an ad that said "They Blinked".  Pretty cool, and accurate.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/04 at 2:44 pm


Has anyone else seen the Six Flags commercial with the dancing old man?




You mean the guy who comes off the tour bus and starts dancing like an idiot? ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/11/04 at 2:46 pm


Those live sex chatline ads that are aired late at night...same for that '555-Wake' ad for a morning wake-up call...use an ALARM CLOCK!!



I guess the sex chatline ads are for guys who only want cheap thrills so they call this 1-800 number for fun. ::)



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: resinchaser on 07/11/04 at 4:26 pm

This is not a commercial that I hate, but a commercial that I LOVE!

I don't know if they show this one in the States. But it's a commercial for Clorets chewing gum.

It's a take off of a 70s cop show. They show a detective (with the long hair and "stache" eating a sandwich filled with onions and drinking a cup of coffee. His partner offers him some Clorets and he says "In a minute". Then he goes into the interrogation room and gets real close too the suspect and says "Sooooooooo". Right then the suspect catches a whiff of the detectives breath and immediately confesses to the crime! All while playing that cheesy 70s detective show music in the background.

Hilarious!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Powerslave on 07/11/04 at 7:27 pm

OK, here's a couple of ads that drive me nuts. I don't know if they've been mentioned yet because I haven't read this entire thread :) but:

The Kellogg's Sultana Bran ad with the horrendous reworking of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" as the theme. Mum comes in and finds her three sons eating breakfast cereal in the afternoon and they all start singing about how they love sultanas. The first ad with the two kids complaining about breakfast was bad (although the boy was wearing a Dokken shirt, which was kinda cool, though strange), but this one is worse.

An ad for a car with a young woman cruising past a cafe in a new car that makes the tops of everyone's coffee blow off as she drives by, even though they're all sitting INSIDE! And she can see what's happening in the mirrors, even though she hasn't even gone past yet.

Any ad made in America that they show on Australian TV with Australian accents dubbed in. It's just not convincing. ie. the latest Smint campaign, a teen skincare product, and a couple of others that I can't think of right now. Conversely, I saw a cosmetics ad the other day with Natalie Imbruglia (who's an Australian) and her voice had been dubbed with an American accent! How bizarre.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/11/04 at 10:28 pm


Conversely, I saw a cosmetics ad the other day with Natalie Imbruglia (who's an Australian) and her voice had been dubbed with an American accent! How bizarre.



That's weird.  They run Natalie's cosmetics ads here in the U.S. of A. and she has an Aussie accent in them.  :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/12/04 at 1:10 am

Christie Brinkley and Chuck Norris for that home gym thing.  Has-been city!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/12/04 at 7:44 am

That Diet Coke ad where the guys are sitting around the pool and then all jump in.

What's that all about?  ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 07/12/04 at 5:59 pm

^
That commercial disgusts me, too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/12/04 at 7:11 pm


The Zelnorm commercial where all the women have stuff written on their stomachs and they're holding up their shirts.  Although, I have to admit, it's better than seeing some girls today with the fat hanging out between their pants and shirts :P


I can think of worse ways to hawk medicine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  ???

What I don't like about the ads is that the writing on their stomachs is computer-generated.  They should have actually written in on those models with grease pencil for realism.  :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: lebeiw15 on 07/12/04 at 7:36 pm

I might have already mentioned this, but the Sears commercial they played for 10 years straight:

"It's gonna be even hotter than yesterday."
"Yesterday?!  Yesterday you said you'd call Sears!'
"I'll call today."
"You call now."
"I'll call now."

And then they show the couple in their home with the new air conditioner they just purchased from Sears, not to mention a totally different set of clothing and their hair combed :P

About time they got a new one, although it's just as stupid.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/12/04 at 7:54 pm


I might have already mentioned this, but the Sears commercial they played for 10 years straight:

"It's gonna be even hotter than yesterday."
"Yesterday?!  Yesterday you said you'd call Sears!'
"I'll call today."
"You call now."
"I'll call now."

And then they show the couple in their home with the new air conditioner they just purchased from Sears, not to mention a totally different set of clothing and their hair combed :P

About time they got a new one, although it's just as stupid.


Yeah I remember that ad.  The wife was all serious like somebody was gonna die if they didn't get Sears A/C.

I wanted to remake the ad.  In my version, the husband said "Shut up, wench! Get me a beer!"  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/14/04 at 8:12 pm

Something some amount of money
Something else some other amount of money
Another thing yet another amount of money
And a fourth thing: priceless

MASTERCARD

Oh, I just hate that one!




Yeah I remember that ad.  The wife was all serious like somebody was gonna die if they didn't get Sears A/C.

I wanted to remake the ad.  In my version, the husband said "Shut up, wench! Get me a beer!" 

I loved the Married With Children episode where the Bundys go hang out at the supermarke in the heatwave!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fred on 07/15/04 at 1:59 am

"NAUSAEU, HEARTBURN, INDEGESTION, UPSET STOMACH, DIARHEA, YAY! PEPTO BISMOL!"  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/15/04 at 8:17 pm


"NAUSAEU, HEARTBURN, INDEGESTION, UPSET STOMACH, DIARHEA, YAY! PEPTO BISMOL!"  :P




That's the worst commercial I've ever seen.must they dance all the way out of the office while singing the song? ::)



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Powerslave on 07/15/04 at 9:18 pm

I've just found another one I hate. It's for toilet paper. A little girl and a puppy pace at the front door, waiting for Mum to bring home the new arrival. And what is it? Super soft toilet paper! Entry the Mum, cradling the paper like it's a new born! See the little girl race into the toilet and rub the stuff against her face to test the softness! Who comes up with this garbage?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/15/04 at 9:53 pm

What about the ones that tell you about thier side-effects...may cause drowsiness, nausea, stroke, headache....they slip stroke in there like it's comparable to the rest ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: lebeiw15 on 07/15/04 at 9:57 pm

Has anyone noticed that Agent Cody Banks is coming out on DVD?  If you ever watch commercials, you would have.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/15/04 at 10:08 pm


What about the ones that tell you about thier side-effects...may cause drowsiness, nausea, stroke, headache....they slip stroke in there like it's comparable to the rest ::)

The law requires them to put all those possible side effects in.  There's that male potency drug that warns, "seek immediate medical attention for erections lasting longer than four hours."  There's a word for that, "priapism" (after Priapus, the Greek god of male procreative power).
However, I think the possible 4-hour+ erection merely suggests, "Hey, this stuff really works!"
::)

If it was up to me, I would put the required list of possible side effects at the very beginning of the commercial.  TV viewers have an attention span of about 60 seconds, so by the end of the commercial, they'll only remember the good stuff!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/15/04 at 10:23 pm



The law requires them to put all those possible side effects in.  There's that male potency drug that warns, "seek immediate medical attention for erections lasting longer than four hours."  There's a word for that, "priapism" (after Priapus, the Greek god of male procreative power).
However, I think the possible 4-hour+ erection merely suggests, "Hey, this stuff really works!"
::)

If it was up to me, I would put the required list of possible side effects at the very beginning of the commercial.  TV viewers have an attention span of about 60 seconds, so by the end of the commercial, they'll only remember the good stuff!
Godd points, Max ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/16/04 at 5:13 am

Those 'make stupendous amounts of money with my fail-proof methods'....like Carleton Sheets,and the obnoxious Matthew Lesko...the guy that says you can get all these free government benefits.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/16/04 at 5:15 am

The TIDE laundry detergent with that 'anything you can do,I can do better' jingle is annoying!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/16/04 at 5:51 am

The toilet commercials with the bears who badly need to wipe.....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/16/04 at 6:08 am


The toilet commercials with the bears who badly need to wipe.....
You mean the Charmin Ultra ads? How about the toilet paper ads with the Northern Quilters...those ads I can also do without.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/16/04 at 8:26 pm


The TIDE laundry detergent with that 'anything you can do,I can do better' jingle is annoying!!



That is the most stupidest commercial I've ever seen.Who came up with that idea? ::)




Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/17/04 at 12:03 am


The toilet commercials with the bears who badly need to wipe.....

That reminds me of the bad joke about the bear and the rabbit taking dump in the woods...
:-X

Anyway,
I hate those rockin' ads for "VANS" brand sneakers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Powerslave on 07/17/04 at 11:11 am




That's weird.  They run Natalie's cosmetics ads here in the U.S. of A. and she has an Aussie accent in them.  :-\\


Haha. Yeah well I saw the ad again after I posted that and it is her voice that's used, but the dubbing makes it look like it's actually another voice. It's just a badly dubbed campaign, because all the commercials for the same company have the same problem. I don't know why. With the amount of money they must have you'd think they could afford to have it done properly but then again, when you fill the screen with sensational looking women, what they sound like probably isn't in the foremost of many people's thinking. :)

Oh yes, and I'll also add here that what sometimes seems to pass as an "Australian" accent on US TV wouldn't pass as one here. ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/17/04 at 11:59 am

I hate those ads for ING. I must admit, when I first saw the one with the cats talking-it was cute-the first few times but now, PUL-EASE!  It just gets nausating.




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/17/04 at 5:16 pm

the Motrin'head,shoulders knees and toes...blah blah  blah and lower backs'ad..I forget the rest of it..
The Travelocity ads with the talking elf lawn ornament
Gillette 'Venus' razor ads....they ruined that song by running it into the ground..
American Express 'OPEN' business credit card ads!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/17/04 at 5:20 pm

Florida's Natural orange juice ad..."We need a restock on Florida's Natural' haven't they ever heard of a STOCKROOM?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/17/04 at 6:42 pm

"What's in your wallet?" None of your damn business!




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/17/04 at 11:04 pm


The toilet commercials with the bears who badly need to wipe.....

Yeah, the Charmin toilet paper. That jingle in the ad, "less is more, less is more", is annoying too. ::) It makes me want to hit the mute button on my remote control whenever I see it. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/18/04 at 12:48 am


Florida's Natural orange juice ad..."We need a restock on Florida's Natural' haven't they ever heard of a STOCKROOM?

Yeah, well at least it ain't Anita Bryant!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/18/04 at 2:12 pm

What gets me is "Non-Drowsy" Allegra-if you listen to the side effects-"may cause drowsiness" HMMMMMM, why is it called NON-DROWSY??  ???




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/18/04 at 8:33 pm

The Subaru ads with Lance Armstrong are extremely ANNOYING!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/18/04 at 8:35 pm

The Cisco computer network ad where the little girl downloaded a virus-infected game...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/18/04 at 8:38 pm

Verizon Wireless ads...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW.....GOOD! I keep imagining someone like Steve Austin coming along and beating the &*%& outta the guy!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/18/04 at 8:40 pm

The CRESTOR ad! The rhyme in that ad is soooooo stupid!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/19/04 at 1:16 am


Verizon Wireless ads...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW.....GOOD! I keep imagining someone like Steve Austin coming along and beating the &*%& outta the guy!

Steve Austin? You mean the Six Million Dollar Man?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 07/19/04 at 7:18 am



Steve Austin? You mean the Six Million Dollar Man?


Probably means the wrestler, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/19/04 at 7:49 am


The CRESTOR ad! The rhyme in that ad is soooooo stupid!


Yes they are.  Are they trying for the Theodor Geisel style?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/19/04 at 11:55 am



Or, how about the one "gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go" where diarrhea is a side effect?  Let's see, would I rather have wet pants or stinky ones?  Such a dilemma ;D

That jingle is annoying too. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/19/04 at 12:02 pm



Or, how about the one "gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go" where diarrhea is a side effect?  Let's see, would I rather have wet pants or stinky ones?  Such a dilemma ;D



I agree with you on this one. UUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!!





Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 07/19/04 at 12:26 pm

I think I've managed to tune out the Enzyte commercials most of the time...
But now I just can't stand that stupid Taco Bell citrus salad commercial:  "You know why I like citrus? Cuz it contains both U and I.....YOU KNOW WHY I LIKE CITRUS??!!!!"    >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/19/04 at 3:50 pm

The commercial that I do not like is the Levitra ad where the wife coyly says, "It gives him a better quality of response".

Why not just spit it out and say something like "Five minutes after taking Levitra, my husband was hard as a rock and as randy as a dog in heat.  I haven't had more than an hour's sleep in the past three weeks."

Now THAT would sell the stuff.   ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/19/04 at 3:58 pm



Or, how about the one "gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go" where diarrhea is a side effect?  Let's see, would I rather have wet pants or stinky ones?  Such a dilemma ;D

Oh, how could I forget?  That one is diabolical!

Dagwood wrote Probably means the wrestler, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Stone Cold, of course.  That shows you how much attention I pay to the thing.  Haw haw haw!  "Six Million Dollar Man," indeed!
;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 07/19/04 at 4:35 pm

I think this one's local, but it's for Sylvan Learning Center with the kid coming up to Mom to surprise
her on her birthday with his report card.  She just puts me in mind of the I know what's best for the
world, you can see it  by my perfect family, get out of the way i'm important in my volvo type.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 07/19/04 at 7:43 pm

Probably the worst of those being the two chat line ads: one with a man howling like a wolf, the other with a woman howling and scratching. I would have reached for a rifle and insert lead into those two, not walk over to them.
Those live sex chatline ads that are aired late at night...same for that '555-Wake' ad for a morning wake-up call...use an ALARM CLOCK!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 07/19/04 at 10:59 pm


I think this one's local, but it's for Sylvan Learning Center with the kid coming up to Mom to surprise
her on her birthday with his report card.  She just puts me in mind of the I know what's best for the
world, you can see it  by my perfect family, get out of the way i'm important in my volvo type.


They have the Sylvan commercials here too. 
As far as local commercials, there's this car dealership that goes to local "sites" and makes some little clever(?) saying.  "One of OKC's best-kept secrets is this chocolate factory...for the best deals on cars head down to...."  Like what does the chocolate factory or the old homestead or the whatever museum have to do with your cars?  Then there's the car dealership in Norman..fyi EVERYTHING in Norman has to be about OU.  The stupid people on the commercial singing Boomer Sooner...it drives me NUTS!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 07/20/04 at 1:52 pm


I think this one's local, but it's for Sylvan Learning Center with the kid coming up to Mom to surprise
her on her birthday with his report card.  She just puts me in mind of the I know what's best for the
world, you can see it  by my perfect family, get out of the way i'm important in my volvo type.
:)Where do you live?They show them in san jose,california.Anyway,one i don't like is thee one where the guy is diving into bed and he looks down and sees a bunch of bubbly icky s :Ptuff :PCheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 07/20/04 at 4:33 pm

How could I forget.....

The stupid Sonic commercials where the two guys sit in the car and either talk about how good whatever they ordered is or they go to *different* places and laugh because...oh, let's say the *other* places only have 3 shake flavors...as if Sonic's got that much more to offer.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/20/04 at 4:44 pm


How could I forget.....

The stupid Sonic commercials where the two guys sit in the car and either talk about how good whatever they ordered is or they go to *different* places and laugh because...oh, let's say the *other* places only have 3 shake flavors...as if Sonic's got that much more to offer.

Yeah...I've heard about Sonic, but only on TV. I haven't found any locations (not that I really need to, but...).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/20/04 at 5:41 pm



It's better than the Pepto-Bismol ad where they're doing a Macarena-type dance saying "Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea" where each "symptom" has it's own move ::)


I have never seen such a retarded commercial in my life. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 07/21/04 at 10:04 am



Yeah...I've heard about Sonic, but only on TV. I haven't found any locations (not that I really need to, but...).


Actually I think Sonic is Oklahoma based but don't worry, you're not missing much. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: PoPCultureGirl on 07/21/04 at 10:17 am




Actually I think Sonic is Oklahoma based but don't worry, you're not missing much. 


Sonic is pretty much all over the country, but they show the commercials even in cities that don't have one.  But yeah, Sonic is rancid, imo.  I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to find one.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/21/04 at 10:20 am

No matter how creative they try to get, I will NEVER, EVER watch another subway commercial >:( :P :\'(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/21/04 at 10:34 am




Sonic is pretty much all over the country, but they show the commercials even in cities that don't have one.  But yeah, Sonic is rancid, imo.  I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to find one.

Thanks QueenAmenRa and PCG, but I'm in California...any locations out there?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/21/04 at 8:11 pm

Queen's "We Are the Champions" for Viagra.
It's funny, for decades ad-men have marketed every product as though it will help you get l@id.  At last they have a product that literally DOES help you get l@id!  Where to go from there?
Anyway, this latest Viagra ad is for a sort of frequent buyers discount card.  I mean...really.

And what's the product in that wedding commercial where the use Pachelbel's Canon.  That one bugs me, I don't know why.  Anywa, Pachelbel's Canon always reminds me of thosw 1980s New Age records from Windham Hill.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/23/04 at 2:28 pm



There seem to be quite a few in Bakersfield and it looks like 1 in LA.  Go to www.sonicdrivein.com.  BTW, they have AWESOME cherry-limes slushies ;)

Thanks for the link, 80s cheerleader. I'll be sure and check it out. ;) By the way, I'm closer to L.A. and I've only been through Bakersfield once. (Actually, twice. Once on the way up to Fresno for a family reunion, and once on the way back.)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/23/04 at 5:06 pm



:)Where do you live?They show them in san jose,california.Anyway,one i don't like is thee one where the guy is diving into bed and he looks down and sees a bunch of bubbly icky s :Ptuff :PCheers!
You mean the CLOROX bleach ad.....The old Wisk"RING AROUND THE COLLAR"ads were awful too...they ran them into the ground...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/23/04 at 5:08 pm

The Miller Lite-Bud Light 'debate' ads.....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: scarletgail on 07/27/04 at 1:28 am

those icky toe nail fungus commercials ew ew

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/27/04 at 10:49 am


Queen's "We Are the Champions" for Viagra.
It's funny, for decades ad-men have marketed every product as though it will help you get l@id.  At last they have a product that literally DOES help you get l@id!  Where to go from there?
Anyway, this latest Viagra ad is for a sort of frequent buyers discount card.  I mean...really.



What's next?  A product that will get men L@id for up to 36 hours straight... that's what "Cialis" advertises.  (Or maybe its Levitra).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/27/04 at 10:53 am


I think this one's local, but it's for Sylvan Learning Center with the kid coming up to Mom to surprise
her on her birthday with his report card.  She just puts me in mind of the I know what's best for the
world, you can see it  by my perfect family, get out of the way i'm important in my volvo type.


I am surprised that the Teacher Unions have not protested this ad, since it implies that the kid is not being taught in the school that he attends.  He has to go to "Sylvan Learning Center" to get decent grades.

So the poor kids whose parents can not take them to Sylvan in the family Volvo have to slug it out in public school.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/29/04 at 4:47 pm


those icky toe nail fungus commercials ew ew

Yeah...I hates 'em too. Especially the one that advertises "Lamisil" (?) ...ugh! :P I cannot stand to look at it; every time it comes on, I change the channel or hit the mute button and cover my eyes. What are some of these advertisers thinking?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/30/04 at 12:25 am


those icky toe nail fungus commercials ew ew

Those graphics are kinda gross, makes me glad I don't have any toenail fungus...yet!  I'll bet I'll have all that horrible stuff when I'm an old man shuffling around picking up deposit cans!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/30/04 at 7:42 am



Yeah...I hates 'em too. Especially the one that advertises "Lamisil" (?) ...ugh! :P I cannot stand to look at it; every time it comes on, I change the channel or hit the mute button and cover my eyes. What are some of these advertisers thinking?


There was a big legal stink about those ads.  In the original version, the Lamisil Tablet was "crushing and killing" the dermatophite gremlins.  Somebody complained to the FDA that this implied that Lamisil will completely eliminate the fungus.

So the FDA told Lamisil to change the ad.  Now, if you notice, the Lamisil Tablet "swats away" the fungus, and then the fungus comes back and gets swatted away again.  The Lamisil Tablet then "stands watch", looking side-to-side for more fungus.

You can see that alot of people have alot of time ion their hands!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 08/05/04 at 7:35 pm

:P :PHow about that one for brownie bars(forgot brand),where this guy comes on talking funny,and then a flashback to about a month before where his wife is making brownies with a mixer,the husband licks the beaters while they're still on the mixer,then the wife accidentally turns on the mixer,resulting in the guy's tongue getting twisted :-\\Then they both scream.They come back to the present with the guy saying the brownie bars are much safer :Pyeah,that ad really makes you hungry ::)I think it's pretty tasteless.Cheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bbigd04 on 08/06/04 at 1:02 am


1. The rich chocolate ovaltin commercials, those stupid chocolate milk commercials.
2. Eye drop commercials with Ben Stein going ''wow.''
3. Kids' products commercials.


That stupid Ben Stein commercia has been on too long.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/06/04 at 3:02 am

Tom Bodet for Motel 6.  "...and we'll leave the light on for you."  The phony down-home bit was cute the first 1000 times, now I'm officially SICK OF HIM!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Jessica on 08/06/04 at 12:53 pm

I've finally found a commercial I truly loathe. It's for the Bowflex machine and it has a "fifty year old" woman on there with a perfect body, in a bikini, claiming her body looks like that because of the machine. Yah right! She's fifty like I'm sixteen! Give me a break! I wish I had a picture of her so you guys can see what I'm talking about. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/06/04 at 1:49 pm


I've finally found a commercial I truly loathe. It's for the Bowflex machine and it has a "fifty year old" woman on there with a perfect body, in a bikini, claiming her body looks like that because of the machine. Yah right! She's fifty like I'm sixteen! Give me a break! I wish I had a picture of her so you guys can see what I'm talking about. :P


I've seen that ad.  Man, she's hot.

I have a 46-year-old friend and she looks just as good.  Yet no Bow Flex.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/06/04 at 1:50 pm


:P :PHow about that one for brownie bars(forgot brand),where this guy comes on talking funny,and then a flashback to about a month before where his wife is making brownies with a mixer,the husband licks the beaters while they're still on the mixer,then the wife accidentally turns on the mixer,resulting in the guy's tongue getting twisted :-\\Then they both scream.They come back to the present with the guy saying the brownie bars are much safer :Pyeah,that ad really makes you hungry ::)I think it's pretty tasteless.Cheers!

I've seen it, and I think it's kinda sick. You don't lick the beaters while they're running...that can be very dangerous! >:( :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 08/06/04 at 2:03 pm



I've seen it, and I think it's kinda sick. You don't lick the beaters while they're running...that can be very dangerous! >:( :o
:o :PActually ,it wasn't turned on when he started licking it,but was turned on accidentally :PCheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/11/04 at 9:25 pm




There was a big legal stink about those ads. In the original version, the Lamisil Tablet was "crushing and killing" the dermatophite gremlins. Somebody complained to the FDA that this implied that Lamisil will completely eliminate the fungus.

So the FDA told Lamisil to change the ad. Now, if you notice, the Lamisil Tablet "swats away" the fungus, and then the fungus comes back and gets swatted away again. The Lamisil Tablet then "stands watch", looking side-to-side for more fungus.

You can see that alot of people have alot of time ion their hands! ;D
"Digger the Dermatophyte" is one ugly creature...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/11/04 at 9:27 pm

The rhyming ad for CRESTOR is soooo lame!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/11/04 at 10:14 pm



"Digger the Dermatophyte" is one ugly creature...


Are you talking about that "fungus" creature? I didn't know he had a name. (In fact, I didn't really care, cuz' it was so disgusting... :P)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 08/13/04 at 2:10 pm





We do!?  Well I can't delete it now, so I guess it will just drop to the bottom.

Well I'm glad you kept it up here, cause I can't post in the other thread (since it's in the Playful Penguin Place, which is not open for guest posting), and there are plenty of commercials that I hate.

For one thing, I hate the current ads for Pennzoil. Why? Because engines don't jump out of cars. One of them starts with a cat sitting on the hood of an automobile. Then, pwing!--the hood flops open (throwing the cat into midair) and out comes the engine. And then there are a few other disembodied engines that make their way to the service station. Get real! >:( That kind of thing doesn't happen in real life...what are some of these advertisers thinking? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/13/04 at 2:30 pm



Well I'm glad you kept it up here, cause I can't post in the other thread (since it's in the Playful Penguin Place, which is not open for guest posting), ...


Why don;t you just register here?

It is loads of fun, and the price is right !  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 08/13/04 at 2:48 pm

You mean the ALLEGED rhyming ad for CRESTOR. ::)

The rhyming ad for CRESTOR is soooo lame!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/14/04 at 12:35 pm



For one thing, I hate the current ads for Pennzoil. Why? Because engines don't jump out of cars. One of them starts with a cat sitting on the hood of an automobile. Then, pwing!--the hood flops open (throwing the cat into midair) and out comes the engine. And then there are a few other disembodied engines that make their way to the service station. Get real! >:( That kind of thing doesn't happen in real life...what are some of these advertisers thinking? ::)


I hear ya about those ads with unrealistic things depicted; I hate 'em too. ::)

I also detest ads that are obnoxious, like the current ad for Shout laundry detergent. The guy asks, "You like those commercials where people 'shout' a lot?" Audience: "YEAH!!!" Every time I see it, I say to myself, "No!", and change the channel. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/15/04 at 1:01 pm

I know I've mentioned it before, but now it's on constantly and it's really buggin' me:
Vehix.com and the stupid anthropomorphic computer guy! Grrrrrr!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/15/04 at 4:59 pm

Those annoying Sears tool commercials done by Bob Vila.

With the exception of the strap wrench and "screw-out", the tools that he is selling are usually the wrong tool for the job.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: julesxxxxx on 08/21/04 at 1:06 pm

I have not seen this commercial in years actually but it was the one where the mom lovingly tosses a pop tart at the kid for breakfast as he goes out the door and then he is forced to secretly trade it for a toaster strudel.  I always wondered-why couldn't he have just asked his mom to buy Toaster Strudels instead of poptarts? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/21/04 at 1:59 pm

The one for those awful pizza pocket things.  Can't remember the brand name, Pizzinos? Pizzarinos?  Whatever.  More of the same processed food crap made from toxic waste in NJ.

Here's another one, ANY ad for match.com.  It's great for women, even nasty ones, they can write up request for a custom guy like they were ordering a hero sandwich.  For guys, unless you're Mr. Perfect--g*dd*m-f**king--Wonderful, it's a total washout!  I know from experience!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/23/04 at 3:54 pm

Here's a local one on the radio--

Fly-By-Night Futons

You know when a voiceover guy is trying to sound earnest, but he only comes off sounding deadpan?  That's the Fly-By-Night Futon guy.  He's extolling the advantages of owning their great futon furniture, and the line that bugs me most is when he says, deadpan, "We all know accidents happen, if your regular sofa gets grape juiced or pee-peed, it's over, with a futon, you just removed the cover and (blah blah blah)
I mean, you KNOW he's gonna say "grape juice or pee-peed...."
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/23/04 at 4:01 pm


Here's a local one on the radio--

Fly-By-Night Futons

You know when a voiceover guy is trying to sound earnest, but he only comes off sounding deadpan?  That's the Fly-By-Night Futon guy.  He's extolling the advantages of owning their great futon furniture, and the line that bugs me most is when he says, deadpan, "We all know accidents happen, if your regular sofa gets grape juiced or pee-peed, it's over, with a futon, you just removed the cover and (blah blah blah)
I mean, you KNOW he's gonna say "grape juice or pee-peed...."
:P


If your couch gets pee stains, you just turn over the cushions.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 08/23/04 at 9:26 pm

Satanesque Fat Lawyer: *a lot of fancy lawyer terms about taking some guys money*
Other Satanesque Fat Lawyer: So, who are we up against?
Thin, though still Satanesque Lawyer {very somber tone}: Schmidt, Ronca and Kramer



JARRING CHORD!!!!



1st Satanesque Fat Lawyer: *wets himself and screams like a little girl. Well, not really, but that's how I'd have done it* Maybe we should just settle.



Horrible. I could've done one better. And I'm high.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Stompgal on 08/24/04 at 4:17 am

I really cant stand those 8 71 40 mobile phone adverts. They're really annoying!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 08/24/04 at 6:06 pm




If your couch gets pee stains, you just turn over the cushions.



That's a good idea LB. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: NullandVoid on 08/24/04 at 7:50 pm

I know i mentioned this commercial in here before, but I'll say it again:

(imagine awful Godawful techno muzak, the kind they use in business school ads)

"If you get HUUUUUUUURT, you wont get hurt for mooonaaaay....call 1-800-CMG Cash!!"

I cannot STAND that commercial

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/24/04 at 8:01 pm

Speaking of annoying.  There is a local personal injury attorney who drives me insane.  He had this stupid smile and the catch line "One call, that's all".  The man has no lips.  Everytime I see the commercial (or billboard) I imagine him saying "please hire me so I can buy some lips"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 08/25/04 at 3:19 pm


I also detest ads that are obnoxious, like the current ad for Shout laundry detergent. The guy asks, "You like those commercials where people 'shout' a lot?" Audience: "YEAH!!!" Every time I see it, I say to myself, "No!", and change the channel. >:(

That commercial makes me sick. :P How is screaming at the top of your lungs going to sell a product? Just because the name of the product is "Shout", does that mean you have to do so with your vocal cords? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/25/04 at 9:23 pm



That commercial makes me sick. :P How is screaming at the top of your lungs going to sell a product? Just because the name of the product is "Shout", does that mean you have to do so with your vocal cords? ::)

ALL personal injury lawyer ambulance chaser ads are ANNOYING!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Koop on 08/25/04 at 10:42 pm

The Revlon commercials with Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, etc.  If I hear that "Bellisimo" song one more time, I'm going to SCREAM!!!  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/25/04 at 11:53 pm


The Revlon commercials with Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, etc.  If I hear that "Bellisimo" song one more time, I'm going to SCREAM!!!  :P

And don't those two make enough dough without hustling for make-up companies?  Aren't there enough has-been super models out there for Revlon to hire for half the money?
???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/26/04 at 8:13 am

The commercials that I do not like are what I call the "Ghettoization" commercials.

So somebody at McDonald's finally figured out that they need to have a more ethnically-balanced cast in their commercials.  More blacks, hispanics, and so on.  Great idea.

But what do they do then?  The make these all-black "Yo! Chow down at Mickey D's" commercials that are all black, no white, and people talking jive.  What's up with that?  ???  It just adds an exclamation point to the racism and NON-diversity of the white-bread ads!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bj26 on 08/26/04 at 9:05 am

I can't stand ANY commercials :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/26/04 at 4:18 pm


The commercials that I do not like are what I call the "Ghettoization" commercials.

So somebody at McDonald's finally figured out that they need to have a more ethnically-balanced cast in their commercials.  More blacks, hispanics, and so on.  Great idea.

But what do they do then?  The make these all-black "Yo! Chow down at Mickey D's" commercials that are all black, no white, and people talking jive.  What's up with that?  ???  It just adds an exclamation point to the racism and NON-diversity of the white-bread ads!

Well, right, I mean, look at how white people are portrayed in TV commercials.  TV thrives on stereotypes of EVERYBODY!
Maybe they can get JC Watts and Clarence Thomas to do a McD's commercial, that would be righteous!
8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/26/04 at 6:23 pm


I hate those commercials where they show a cure for men's balding and then the guy says I got Geico. I am going to save money on my car insurnance. Talk about corny.


I hate it too. At first, a viewer might think it's an ad for a hair care product, but then the guy says: "I have good news...I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico!" Many people would find that misleading. I don't like misleading advertisements.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/26/04 at 8:15 pm




I hate it too. At first, a viewer might think it's an ad for a hair care product, but then the guy says: "I have good news...I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico!" Many people would find that misleading. I don't like misleading advertisements.

Yeah, that whole series is annoying!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 08/26/04 at 8:16 pm


I can't stand ANY commercials :P


Yes,bj I do agree on you there.But shows actually need the sponsors in order to pay for the show itself.



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/26/04 at 9:01 pm




Yes,bj I do agree on you there.But shows actually need the sponsors in order to pay for the show itself.



Howard


Even this message board has commercials.  :P

LB

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 08/26/04 at 9:08 pm




Even this message board has commercials.   :P

LB



Yeah and the only way we can change the channel is by logging off. ;D

Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/27/04 at 10:36 am


Swiffer ads with Genevive Gorter and also the ads with Devo's "Whip It". Are the guys in Devo that desperate for money to let CORPORATE AMERICA use their coolest song and run it into the ground?


I can't stand that ad either. As a matter of fact, I mentioned on the other thread that I hate any commercial that rips off a popular song and changes the lyrics for commercial purposes. Like Home Depot did with the "Addams Family" theme 15 years ago ("Do it yourself, do it for less...") or Robinsons-May does now changing the word "remind" to "excite" in Naked Eyes' biggest hit.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/27/04 at 10:01 pm




I can't stand that ad either. As a matter of fact, I mentioned on the other thread that I hate any commercial that rips off a popular song and changes the lyrics for commercial purposes. Like Home Depot did with the "Addams Family" theme 15 years ago ("Do it yourself, do it for less...") or Robinsons-May does now changing the word "remind" to "excite" in Naked Eyes' biggest hit.

Devo isn't desperate for money, they're just corporate wh()res!  Their current tour is sponsored by NIKE, one of the world's biggest sweatshop labor exploiters.  I'm NEVER buying another Devo product!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 08/28/04 at 11:19 pm

Does anyone notice that the commercials get more depressing as you go on through the night? I, being an insomniac, love to stay up and watch late night T.V. After a week or two of observation, I have come to a conclusion. The following chart shows what commercials are most frequent at certain times of the night:



8-10: Normal Commercials, Appealing to the Primetime viewers
10-11: Still normal
11-12:30: A lot for Porn tapes, some for depression.
12:30-2: Almost all porn and depression
2-5:30: Dead-Air or FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PUT THE GUN DOWN! I KNOW YOU"RE SITTING ON THE COUCH WITH THE GUN IN YOUR MOUTH, DON"T PULL THE TRIGGER! DON"T!!!!! BUY MEDICATION, GET SOME HELP!!!!


Try it out when you can't sleep, it works!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/28/04 at 11:25 pm

The anti-Bush...AND the anti-Kerry ones >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Koop on 08/29/04 at 12:31 am


The anti-Bush...AND the anti-Kerry ones >:(


Definitely!!  As well as any other negative political ad.  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 08/30/04 at 2:59 pm




Definitely!!  As well as any other negative political ad.  >:(


Personally I can't stand anti-Kerry ads. Why? Because I'm rooting for him, and that's all I am going to say. :-X

And I also hate commercials that have violence in them; I think the FCC should ban violence in commercials. Many such ads contain scenes that may be unsuitable for younger viewers; there are even a few non-violent scenes in ads that may frighten the young ones. I'd name specific ads now, but that would take a while.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/07/04 at 3:25 pm



And I also hate commercials that have violence in them; I think the FCC should ban violence in commercials. Many such ads contain scenes that may be unsuitable for younger viewers; there are even a few non-violent scenes in ads that may frighten the young ones. I'd name specific ads now, but that would take a while.

I'm with you on that. Any time I see such an ad, and I don't feel like changing the channel, I close my eyes and pretend to go to sleep. (Unless I'm tired, then I'd just turn away from the TV until the program comes back.)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Ellipsis on 09/07/04 at 3:30 pm



I'm with you on that. Any time I see such an ad, and I don't feel like changing the channel, I close my eyes and pretend to go to sleep. (Unless I'm tired, then I'd just turn away from the TV until the program comes back.)


I saw a violent ad on TV the other day, but I forget what was being advertised. (Heck, if I forget the commercial altogether, that would be fine with me!)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/04 at 6:45 pm

All commercials promoting Wal-Mart as a great place to start your career.  On this matter, I recommend two books:

Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed
http://www.henryholt.com/holt/nickelanddimed.htm

David K. Shipler: The Working Poor
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?0375408908

Hundreds of Wal-Mart stores have a 100%-plus turnover rate every year.  Most retail chains that employ vast numbers of "unskilled" workers, such as McDonald's and Wal-Mart,  make it a point to provide as little training as possible.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/04 at 6:46 pm

Vehix.com is now on more than ever, and it STILL drives me nuts!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/07/04 at 9:25 pm

Those HOVEROUND power chair ads!! and the Coors Lite ads'I love burritos at 4 am.....AND THE TWINS'

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/07/04 at 9:28 pm

Those ads for Altovis! And the Capital One ad with 'the NO guy' who looks like David Spade..

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/07/04 at 9:36 pm

Kibbles and Bits commercials where the man drops the steak on the patio.  The dog eats his dog food instead. The dog dances around at the end.  So stupid.

Annoying Hamburger Helper talking-glove dude.  Drives me insane.

Preview for "Pop Rocks" on ABC Family.  WE KNOW YOUR FREAKING MOVIE IS COMING OUT SOON.  STOP REMINDING US.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/04 at 9:49 pm


Those ads for Altovis! And the Capital One ad with 'the NO guy' who looks like David Spade..

Huh, I thought that was David Spade?
???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/07/04 at 10:28 pm




Personally I can't stand anti-Kerry ads. Why? Because I'm rooting for him, and that's all I am going to say. :-X


I am rooting for Bush yet I don't like anti-anybody ads ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/07/04 at 10:33 pm

I forget what wireless phone company but...it's a family sitting at the table. The oldest son apologizes to his dad for not calling...the dad gives him a new cell phone and says "That won't happen anymore".....then the kid turns to his younger brother and brags saying "Call me if you're gonna be late, oh wait, you can't!"....Yeah, right....you care about your oldest son being able to call but don't care about your youngest ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... (Ellipsis) on 09/08/04 at 3:09 pm


Kibbles and Bits commercials where the man drops the steak on the patio.  The dog eats his dog food instead. The dog dances around at the end.  So stupid.


Makes me wonder...is that even a real dog? or is it a computer-generated image? Because I haven't seen any dog do that in real life. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/10/04 at 2:03 pm

Verizon Wireless....Can you hear me now....good!' ENOUGH ALREADY!
the Dr.Parker Hair Loss Solution GEICO ad

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Jason on 09/13/04 at 2:02 am


Carrottop and 1-800 CALL ATT. ::)


Howard


Carrottop blows big time and down with VEHIX they suck with the 25 year old apple monitor suit that guy wears. Why not use a slim line (slim  man) in an lcd outfit in say, black n silver for a MODERN look if your gonna use that type of an ad.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: kelberts on 09/13/04 at 7:48 pm

Vitamins without phosphorus?? Prespammersite -  Yikes!!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fred on 09/13/04 at 8:01 pm

hotels.com  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/13/04 at 8:06 pm

The Domino's Pizza one with the 3 guys sitting by the pool..the guy on the right chews like a slob with his mouth open through the whole thing ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 09/13/04 at 8:11 pm



I'm with you on that. Any time I see such an ad, and I don't feel like changing the channel, I close my eyes and pretend to go to sleep. (Unless I'm tired, then I'd just turn away from the TV until the program comes back.)
>:(There used to be oine,forgot what it was for,where a guy accidentally kills his neighbor's dog with a crosbow.I don't think kids would find that funny!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/13/04 at 10:24 pm



>:(There used to be oine,forgot what it was for,where a guy accidentally kills his neighbor's dog with a crosbow.I don't think kids would find that funny!

That's not funny at all. >:( BTW, that's not an ad that I'm familiar with, but given that information, I do think it sounds totally sick. :P >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/13/04 at 11:35 pm


I forget what wireless phone company but...it's a family sitting at the table. The oldest son apologizes to his dad for not calling...the dad gives him a new cell phone and says "That won't happen anymore".....then the kid turns to his younger brother and brags saying "Call me if you're gonna be late, oh wait, you can't!"....Yeah, right....you care about your oldest son being able to call but don't care about your youngest ::)
The company BTW,is AT&T Wireless...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kryllith on 09/14/04 at 8:18 am


 Then there's the car dealership in Norman..fyi EVERYTHING in Norman has to be about OU.  The stupid people on the commercial singing Boomer Sooner...it drives me NUTS!

Laugh! Cool to see another Normanite here (I'm at work at OU at the moment, heh). Local commercial I hate for Norman involves two lawyers just standing there staring at the camera for about 30 seconds, looking stoned and like they're going to fall over. Then finally after all this silence you get the "Don't go another minute without calling (whomever the lawyers are)". Yeah... like seeing stoned-looking (note, that's stoned, not stone-faced, which might actually prove helpful in a court of law) idiots without any presentation of credentials is going to convince me to hire them.

Kryllith

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kryllith on 09/14/04 at 8:35 am

Recent commercials I can't stand...

Anything involving low-carb. I actually emailed Subway about how they were shooting themselves in the foot with all their Atkins commecials after spending so much time and money with the Jared/Clay Henry ads who lost so much weight without using Atkins. Apparently it seems to have worked cause I've seen a lot more commercials about having an active lifestyle than Atkins wraps in Subway commercials lately.

The McDonald's new chicken strips commercial with the people talking to their imaginary friends/co-workers. Only thing I like is at the end of one (the man's, I think) he asks "what have we learned?", to which I can say "McDonald's commercial writers are idiots."

The recent anti-drug commercial with people looking at a price scanner (like in a supermarket). Sure, the anti-drug message is fine, but they start off with the defensive "Oh, you think you can scan me. Like, just by looking at me you know all about me?" First its unnecessarily aggressive. I don't automatically look at people and think "he/she must be a drug user" and to imply that I do is just stupid. Secondly, it is, at the moment, racist. There are only 2 commercials out and both of them involve black people, as if anyone one black should have this attitude because they're more likely to be using drugs (or assumed to be using drugs). Maybe the writer meant it to be anti-racist (ie, don't assuming this person uses drugs just because he/she is black), but I think they just ended up contributing to stereotypes.

Kryllith

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/23/04 at 2:34 am

THE SCOOTER STORE!
It goes on forever, and it's depressing!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 09/23/04 at 2:53 am

Radio commercial, with a kid with a very high and annoying voice:

8...The average age for a kid to view porn on the internet
4...clicks can get through almost all parental control settings
1...that how many times your kid should view porn
0(a kid this time)...thats how many times I should have to see the bad side of the internet.

and that annoying God-forsaken jingle:

Call superior plumbing, day or night,
our professional technicians get the job done right,
call superior...the honest one,
call (770) 422-PLUM

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 09/23/04 at 3:12 am

The Gap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker & Lenny Kravitz.  :P


IMO,  Sarah Jessica Parker looked embarassing.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/23/04 at 10:21 pm


The Gap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker & Lenny Kravitz.  :P


IMO,  Sarah Jessica Parker looked embarassing.



I haven't seen it but...what a shame!
:-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/23/04 at 10:29 pm



The Gap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker & Lenny Kravitz. :P


IMO, Sarah Jessica Parker looked embarassing.



I haven't seen it but...what a shame!
:-[


I have seen it...Lenny sings and plays his guitar in the ad. I've gotten tired of it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Chrisrj on 09/23/04 at 11:47 pm

There are a few commercials that really cracked me up a year or 2 ago that had been edited:

1.  Juicy Fruit's kiddie show commercial("Caring and Sharing, it can be fun!").  In the original, the lady was kicking the shnot out of the guy in the fish costume til his eye popped out for taking his candy while the song played in the background.  Now that part's either been replaced with a friendlier version, or just plain ol' cut out.
2.  Then there's the chips ahoy! sandwich cookie commercial where the cookies gang up on the cream filling on the bus, and they all start singing "stuck in the middle"(not that 70s song).  In the end, the baby on the bus that was sitting next to them, takes a bite out of one of the cookies and he says, "Hey, he bit me!"  That part was just plain cut out.

Those cracked me up when I first saw them, and kids' ads never crack me up(I'm a cartoon lover). 
Although I can understand 1 reason why the baby part might have been cut out:  babies have little to no teeth!  (which also makes the Ruffles have Ridges baby ads stupid too).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/24/04 at 12:51 am

A discount furniture  'closeout' store in my area called THE DUMP runs an annoying ad on TV and radio,when they say the store's name at the end,they make it sound like duh-duh-di-dump dih-dih-dump dump dump..annoying coz the ad runs CONSTANTLY!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/25/04 at 5:16 pm


A discount furniture  'closeout' store in my area called THE DUMP runs an annoying ad on TV and radio,when they say the store's name at the end,they make it sound like duh-duh-di-dump dih-dih-dump dump dump..annoying coz the ad runs CONSTANTLY!!

Oooh, I can just imagine how grating that one is!
:o

I hate the Emerald Nuts commercials.  They're little short ones about kinds of people who "love Emerald Nuts," sometimes they show two in a a block of commercials.  They're supposed to funny and ironic, but they're just DUMB!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roxy Zaad on 09/26/04 at 3:37 pm

I hate the chicken selects commercial, it's annoyingly crazy. I mean they're just chicken nuggets.
That geico commercial, with the girls in the woods. It's annoying and at first I thought it was an Old Navy commercial. I hate the Enzyte commercial, it's scary. The woman, her smile creeps me out. Ummmm, omg! the citi ommercial all of them where someone is mad at them and they say "Thank you" allm of a sudden everyone is happy. That's gay. The tampax commercial and the always ones too. The tampax ones are annoying, the boat starts to sink and the guy just randomly turns around and she plugs it with a tampon, can you say gross? Oh but no, the turns around and doesn't even notice the tampon. Then the always one, people randomly come up to you talking about pads? WTF? The one where the guy at the doctor gets full! Then the stupid doctor faints. God, taco bell work harder! Another Mickey D's one, last year when they had the new white meat and the girl keeps looking at this guy, while her boyfriend is talking. Lovely message. The one with the women with the yoplait yogurt and the women is like, "This as good as weekend without guys" then all the girls agree, "Yeah!" Can you say gay? The old bounty commercial with the fat asian kid, who keeps eating chicken wings and throwing gross paper napkins on the floor, I seriously wanted to slap that kid. That commercial with the sad music and then out of nowhere there is this fat baby with pasta sauce all over him. :D God, ew.


That's all I can think of.
Bya,
Roxanne Zaad :D 8) >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/26/04 at 4:30 pm



I hate the Emerald Nuts commercials.  They're little short ones about kinds of people who "love Emerald Nuts," sometimes they show two in a a block of commercials.  They're supposed to funny and ironic, but they're just DUMB!

"Entangled Nine Year Olds love Emerald Nuts!"  Yeah.. so funny ::) ???

Commercials I hate (not sure if they've been mentioned):

The one for Sunny D.. "Iiiii'm not touching you!  I'm not tooouuccching you!  I'm.. not.. touching you!"  SHUT UP already!

Also, for Progressive auto insurance.. they're on ALL the TIME!  "Yes, I need a car quote please.. yes, just need a quote.. Lookin' for a quote?  Hello?  Need a quote.  Yeah.. lookin' for a quote.. I just. need. a. quote."  Also, the one that has the guy staring at the computer.. "Thank you, someone will call in 48 Hours.. 72 Hours.. Eventually."   And the guy screams.  So annoying, since they're on, like I said, ALL THE TIME.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/26/04 at 5:29 pm



"Entangled Nine Year Olds love Emerald Nuts!"  Yeah.. so funny ::) ???

Commercials I hate (not sure if they've been mentioned):

The one for Sunny D.. "Iiiii'm not touching you!  I'm not tooouuccching you!  I'm.. not.. touching you!"  SHUT UP already!

Also, for Progressive auto insurance.. they're on ALL the TIME!  "Yes, I need a car quote please.. yes, just need a quote.. Lookin' for a quote?  Hello?  Need a quote.  Yeah.. lookin' for a quote.. I just. need. a. quote."  Also, the one that has the guy staring at the computer.. "Thank you, someone will call in 48 Hours.. 72 Hours.. Eventually."   And the guy screams.  So annoying, since they're on, like I said, ALL THE TIME.

Indeed, I hate that one too.  Also the ones for Geico where the line is, "Good news! I just saved a bundle on auto insurance."  For instance, there's one where the lawyer hangs up and says to the prisoner, "Good news!"
The prisoner says, "I'm out of here?"
The lawyer says, "No, I just saved a bundle on car insurance."  There are a bunch with that ironic theme, and they're all annoying.

I nominate "Vehix.com" the most annoying commerical of the summer.  It may win a nomination for the fall too, if they keep flooding the market with it!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/26/04 at 5:42 pm


the ones for Geico where the line is, "Good news! I just saved a bundle on auto insurance."  For instance, there's one where the lawyer hangs up and says to the prisoner, "Good news!"
The prisoner says, "I'm out of here?"
The lawyer says, "No, I just saved a bundle on car insurance."  There are a bunch with that ironic theme, and they're all annoying.


Those have been mentioned time and again on this thread. I still don't understand what the point is in those ads; "I just saved a buncha money on my car insurance..." doesn't have anything to do with the scene/situation. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/26/04 at 7:17 pm

Detrol LA ad 'gotta go gotta go gotta go right now'-Go use the can and stop whining!..Jeez!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/26/04 at 7:22 pm

The one that constantly reminds me during Monday Night Football and NASCAR Nextel Cup races...about COORS beer being 'cold-brewed,shipped cold'....I don't drink alcoholic beverages so I don't really give a damn!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 09/28/04 at 1:37 pm



That's not funny at all. >:( BTW, that's not an ad that I'm familiar with, but given that information, I do think it sounds totally sick. :P >:(
>:(The dog is a small terrier,I think.the guy was shooting in the bushes;I'm not sure what he was hunting for.Then he pulls out the dog riddled with arrows.The neighbor comes out  and is ready to beat him up.I still can't remember what the commercia,l was for.Cheers! :-\\ :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/29/04 at 2:34 pm



>:(The dog is a small terrier,I think.the guy was shooting in the bushes;I'm not sure what he was hunting for.Then he pulls out the dog riddled with arrows.The neighbor comes out  and is ready to beat him up.I still can't remember what the commercia,l was for.Cheers! :-\\ :-\\


Still, that doesn't sound like one I've seen (and thank god I haven't).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bj26 on 09/29/04 at 3:27 pm

Anyone recall those Cooper Cal commercials about some car dealer in California? He rode on a giant pig and a hippo and flew in a plane with his dog?  I'm not crazy, pretty sure I saw them on tv a long time ago, but I liked them, jus trying to insure I really wasn't seeing things :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 09/29/04 at 6:05 pm

I'm tired of Mr. Wendy already. It's time to make him an ex-unofficial Wendy's spokesman and revive Dave Thomas from the dead.  :P :-X

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 09/29/04 at 6:08 pm

Sounds like that annoying Keller & Keller ad that Kevin Dobson (I think that's who he is) replaced Robert Vaughn in. They didn't improve on those.
Satanesque Fat Lawyer: *a lot of fancy lawyer terms about taking some guys money*
Other Satanesque Fat Lawyer: So, who are we up against?
Thin, though still Satanesque Lawyer {very somber tone}: Schmidt, Ronca and Kramer



JARRING CHORD!!!!



1st Satanesque Fat Lawyer: *wets himself and screams like a little girl. Well, not really, but that's how I'd have done it* Maybe we should just settle.



Horrible. I could've done one better. And I'm high.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/29/04 at 9:29 pm

Frosted Mini Wheats with the bikers
Nexium with the big purple pills

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fred on 09/29/04 at 9:55 pm

Okay, there's this one for an air freshener that is portable and has a fan or some crap.  ::) Anyways it starts with the narrator asking the audience if, they've ever wanted a portable air freshener. While this is happening some woman comes onscreen and rips an air freshener out of the wall and is pulling the power cord through the wall and walking away. At this point I'm thinking: can this commercial get anymore retarded? Who would do that to there own house!? And then she's sitting and reading a magazine with her portable air freshener while in the background her hubby's reparing the wall, as if nothing happened and she's some incompetent, spoiled, weeny who gets what ever she wants. I HATE THIS COMMERCIAL SO MUCH.  >:( >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/29/04 at 10:28 pm

Denny's
(because it's Denny's  :P )

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Jared on 09/29/04 at 10:37 pm

The Geico "Good News" Commericals...these were funny at first, but then they got annoying.  And don't these fall under "False advertising" laws somehow?

"Dr. Angus & The Angus Diet"...this'd be funny...if it didn't have RETARDED DISCLAIMERS! "Dr. Angus is not a real doctor" and "The Angus Diet is Not a Real Diet". DUH!

(BTW, a Geico commercial with a 'doctor' had a similar disclaimer to the first one in the Angus ad....is this required by law?)

"The Value Team!"-I was expecting an action spoof....we get a guy eating in his cubicle.  WTF?

Early "Simpsons" ads...I love The Simpsons, but the ad always described the plot booster, which was over in the first 5-10 minutes, and not the actual plot.  Awful!

The old Palmolive ads..."I'm soaking in it!" News flash, nobody cares!

Fosters' "Australian Dictionary" ads- I'm not Australian myself, but I'm pretty sure they must be offended.

The Muppets for Pizza Hut- I grew up on the Muppets, and to see them sell out like this is sickening.

Crestor- I'd be able to take these, if my beloved Captain Picard wasn't being humiliated by sounding like Dr. Seuss.  And yeah, I loved you as Professor X, Patirck, and I know you've done Shakespeare, but you can never escape the Enterprise.  Just ask William Shatner.

"Hogan's Heroes" on DVD- Not the ads themselves, I just hate Hogan's Heroes. I'm a German Jew on my mom's side, and her mom actually left Germany fleeing the Nazis.  That is not a good idea for a sitcom.  I hope whoever made this show burns in Hell.

"I am George W. Bush, and I approve this message!"- I am Jared, and I think Bush is a Nazi!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/30/04 at 4:05 am

this is one from my area...Kerbeck Chevrolet in Atlantic City...."Ill give you the best deal on any Chevy EXCEPT 'Vette-or I'll give you two hundred dollars" I have to wonder....WHAT'S THE CATCH? And why leave out the coolest Chevy-Corvette? I smell SCAM...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/30/04 at 4:09 am

The FedEx-Kinko's ad where some guy tries to ship a package to nevernever land or some other place that does not exist

The Radio Shack ads with Howie Long..I see enough of that guy on Sundays..

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 09/30/04 at 9:22 am


Denny's
(because it's Denny's  :P )


No, no, no, no, no, NO!  You did not just attack Denny's.  Thats such a great place to sit and eat (yes I know it was their slogan.)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/30/04 at 4:10 pm





No, no, no, no, no, NO!  You did not just attack Denny's.  Thats such a great place to sit and eat (yes I know it was their slogan.)

It's a great place to drink coffee at 4:00 a.m. with all the freaks, creeps, criminals, and mutants!
8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/04 at 6:03 pm

I hate the commerical for "clean coal". That ad is bogus it unreal.




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Koop on 09/30/04 at 6:20 pm


The Gap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker & Lenny Kravitz.  :P


IMO,  Sarah Jessica Parker looked embarassing.




And Lenny needs his dreads or fro back.  I cannot stand his new straight 'do.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/01/04 at 12:12 am

The Chevy 'bumper-car' ads with Jeff Gordon and his NASCAR Nextel Cup teammate Jimmie Johnson..why in blazes did they put NASCAR's most boring celebs in the ad...It would have worked out better if they used Tony Stewart and his best friend Dale Earnhardt Jr in the ad..

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/01/04 at 12:15 am

All those Walgreen's ads that use that fictional Utopia called PERFECT.....enough already!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/01/04 at 12:23 am


I hate the commerical for "clean coal". That ad is bogus it unreal.




Cat

Ohio had plent of clean coal.  Those 1500 foot smoke stacks kept the midwest's air clear.  Only trouble is, the smoke got swept up into the clouds, and traveled east!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/01/04 at 12:24 am


All those Walgreen's ads that use that fictional Utopia called PERFECT.....enough already!!

DITTO! TOTALLY!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/01/04 at 9:49 am



Ohio had plent of clean coal.  Those 1500 foot smoke stacks kept the midwest's air clear.  Only trouble is, the smoke got swept up into the clouds, and traveled east!
:o




My point exactly.




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/01/04 at 10:50 am


The Geico "Good News" Commericals...these were funny at first, but then they got annoying.  And don't these fall under "False advertising" laws somehow?

I hate commercials that depict fictitious programs, like a fictitious game show, talk show, whatever, to sell a product. I'd get into the specifics now, but I really don't have time at the moment.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/02/04 at 12:15 am

Those dumb FORD car ads with Kurt Busch and Elliott Sadler...obviously Ford does not get it,that the NASCAR drivers who drive their cars are pretty INTELLIGENT..the ad writers have them reciting stupid poems...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/04/04 at 1:44 am

Kotex fits. Period.

'nuff said.
:P

The Chocolate Factory--
It reminds of parties where somebody brings their fondue stuff, and fondue is always nasty!!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 10/04/04 at 2:18 pm

http://www.commercialsihate.com


Here you go. You can vent here too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/04/04 at 6:51 pm

The Taco Bell Value Menu Commercial where the guys go to the doctor and the doctor says "This boy is completely full'! ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/04/04 at 8:59 pm

YOPLAIT:
Together we can lick breast cancer

Hey, it's the thought that counts, right?
:P

Blue Man Group for Intel.

Blue Man Group is to performance art
what Olive Garden is to Italian Cuisine!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/04/04 at 9:10 pm

The Tilex ad where people are screaming at top volume coz there's mold in their house!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... Ellipsis on 10/04/04 at 10:41 pm

I detest the Carls Jr. ad for the Loaded Breakfast Burrito. The guy is cracking eggs all over the kitchen and making a big mess. DUMB!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 10/05/04 at 2:20 pm

I hate the ones for Circuit City where the adults say "Oh, the Chefs will love this!" and then you see children making a mess. The first time I saw this, all I heard was "Please come and whoop some 5-year old a**."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/05/04 at 6:24 pm

The Kaopectate ad where the guy carries the toilet with him!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/05/04 at 6:29 pm

McDonalds...."Keep AWAY From My Chicken"....idiots ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/05/04 at 6:42 pm

Do you see the corny new Domino's ad where the announcer talks about people eating Domino's? The announcer turns out to be (like if we didn't know already) Leslie Neilsen. The woman says, "Do we have to do this every night?" Neilsen answers, "Well..." I think it's time for Neilsen to be put out to Pasteur....I mean pasture.  :-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/05/04 at 6:49 pm


Do you see the corny new Domino's ad where the announcer talks about people eating Domino's? The announcer turns out to be (like if we didn't know already) Leslie Neilsen. The woman says, "Do we have to do this every night?" Neilsen answers, "Well..." I think it's time for Neilsen to be put out to Pasteur....I mean pasture.  :-I also hate the fact that the guy eating never seems to swallow his pizza?? Hey Indy, remember the other pizza one with the guys at the pool? the one guy chews with his mouth open the entire time...what a pig!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/05/04 at 7:07 pm

I don't remember it, unless it's the same one where "Mr. I'll Pay You Tomorrow" guy rips off the other guys' pizza. I hate that one too.


I also hate the fact that the guy eating never seems to swallow his pizza?? Hey Indy, remember the other pizza one with the guys at the pool? the one guy chews with his mouth open the entire time...what a pig!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/05/04 at 7:11 pm


I don't remember it, unless it's the same one where "Mr. I'll Pay You Tomorrow" guy rips off the other guys' pizza. I hate that one too.


THAT is the one I meant :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/05/04 at 10:06 pm


McDonalds...."Keep AWAY From My Chicken"....idiots ::)


Some of the recent McDonalds ads have used rap music in their ads. I detest that. Their "ba-dop bop bop bop" jingle is annoying too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/06/04 at 8:57 am




Some of the recent McDonalds ads have used rap music in their ads. I detest that. Their "ba-dop bop bop bop" jingle is annoying too.
Ba-dop-bop-bop-ba...I'm HATIN' It!  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/06/04 at 11:18 am

"Are you gellin'?"





Cat




Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... (Ellipsis Man) on 10/06/04 at 4:02 pm



Ba-dop-bop-bop-ba...I'm HATIN' It!  :P


That's just what I was gonna say!!
They've had some very annoying jingles over the years.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Koop on 10/06/04 at 5:02 pm

There's a Subway ad for their new slow roasted pork sandwich where there are 2 guys having lunch and one of the guys asks the other if he can try a bite of his new slow roasted pork sandwich.  His friend says OK, so the guy opens his mouth and his "bite" takes most of the sandwich.  Then the announcer says something like "And it's good that it's only $1.99".  And the piggy guy keeps saying how good the sandwich is, while the other guy is staring at what is left of the sandwich. 

For some reason, this one irritates the heck outta me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/06/04 at 6:40 pm

Those stupid Old Navy commercials, especially the one with the girl who gets all excited because her co-worker is going out for a breath of air.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 10/06/04 at 6:45 pm


Those stupid Old Navy commercials, especially the one with the girl who gets all excited because her co-worker is going out for a breath of air.


Not forget the student all excited for history class.  :P




Not yet mentioned: The Dentyne (sp?) Ice commercial with Jessica Simpson.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/06/04 at 7:51 pm

I blame Old Navy. I think we should burn all their awful, cheap looking clothes. ;D ;D
BTW, the Jessica Simpson commercial was for Dentyne's Liquid Ice.


Not forget the student all excited for history class.  :P




Not yet mentioned: The Dentyne (sp?) Ice commercial with Jessica Simpson.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/06/04 at 8:37 pm

The new Taco Bell commercial where the 3 guys go into the doctors office and their friend is full from the Value Menu.


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/06/04 at 8:40 pm




Some of the recent McDonalds ads have used rap music in their ads. I detest that. Their "ba-dop bop bop bop" jingle is annoying too.


That is the most annoying jingle from McDonalds yet.Why couldn't they come up with something better?  :P ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/08/04 at 11:21 pm


Steve Colbert (The Daily Show) in those irritating Mr. Goodwrench ads. If I were Mr. Goodwrench, I'd probably smoke Mr. Colbert and become Mr. Badwrench. :D
Kevin Harvick(driver of the #29 GM Goodwrench Chevy in NASCAR)also appears in one of those ads....if Colbert ever got "Happy" Harvick p*ssed off with him, Colbert would have one hell of a shiner!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/08/04 at 11:26 pm

The McDonalds ad where some woman asks a coworker to please watch her salad for a few minutes...Just eat the d**n thing NOW and no one will take it!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/08/04 at 11:30 pm



DITTO! TOTALLY!
::)
The one that really annoys me is "baseball season in Perfect...RBI means.....really big ice cream..the home team's record is spotless...as are their uniforms" and that 'Ahhhhaahhaha'background Muzak grates on my nerves!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/08/04 at 11:45 pm




Not forget the student all excited for history class.  :P




Not yet mentioned: The Dentyne (sp?) Ice commercial with Jessica Simpson.  :P

Oh, I just hate both of those. 
Steven Colbert for Mr. Goodwrench bugs me because I like Colbert and I wish he wasn't wh()ring himself out for TV commercials.  Maybe he has some kind of a huge mortgage to pay off.
I hate the Shell oil one with the reef and the tropical fish.  It's like showing a picture of some bouncing, adorable toddlers with the caption, "Buy Al's Durable Lead Paint."
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/09/04 at 12:50 am




That's just what I was gonna say!!
They've had some very annoying jingles over the years.
Yes they have ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/09/04 at 8:27 pm

Johnny Cash, "I've Been Everywhere," for the cheap motels.  I love that song, I don't like to see the dearly departed Man in Black exploited as such soo soon.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/09/04 at 8:35 pm


Johnny Cash, "I've Been Everywhere," for the cheap motels. I love that song, I don't like to see the dearly departed Man in Black exploited as such soo soon.


I understand, but to be fair those commercials were around before his death.  They are annoying, though.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/10/04 at 12:26 am


The new Taco Bell commercial where the 3 guys go into the doctors office and their friend is full from the Value Menu.


Howard

I've seen that...it's sick. :-X

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/10/04 at 7:28 am

Those Hummer 'kaleidoscope' ads drive me nuts!! Who'd buy a Hummer anyways-they're just plain UGLY!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/10/04 at 8:22 am


Those Hummer 'kaleidoscope' ads drive me nuts!! Who'd buy a Hummer anyways-they're just plain UGLY!!


I think it is a status thing.  People feel better showing off the fact they can afford one.  Although, I could come up with better uses for money than buying one of those ugly monstrosities.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/10/04 at 9:03 am

The Old Navy ads where the kids freak out about breathing air and learning history and
mowing the lawn....lamelamelame

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Cheeky Ferret on 10/10/04 at 11:30 am

I can't stand any toilet roll advert,  they are always on when you are eating your dinner....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/10/04 at 1:00 pm

These local ads grate on my nerves:

"Hi! I'm ALAN ROTHENBERG, the INJURY LAWYER! I'll get you the biggest settlement the law allows!" Yeah right,and he's going to pocket a huge chunk of YOUR settlement money!

"Crazy Ned's" furniture....'Ned' sounds like a total jackass....and his 'uncle' makes a mockery of anyone of the Jewish faith IMO!

The ads with the foreign lady saying 'does your computer have worms? Is it acting crazy?'

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/10/04 at 7:33 pm



I've seen that...it's sick. :-X



I don't even know what the commercial's all about?

Howard 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ElDuderino on 10/10/04 at 7:34 pm

'And the wheeeel goes round and rooound...and the wheel...goes round'

DIE PLEASE!  >:(

lol I hate that commercial

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/10/04 at 8:13 pm


'And the wheeeel goes round and rooound...and the wheel...goes round'

DIE PLEASE!  >:(

lol I hate that commercial


I know i've heard this commercial before, but I don't remember what it was about.  Tires I think.

1. Call Ken Nuggent,trial lawyer, one call thats all.
2. Madam Cleo....CALL ME NOW!
3. Pampers, the one with the 2 year-old running through a crowd of people and the camera stays on his butt....are these commercials designed with pedophiles in mind?
4. Sean Hannity and Ruth's Chris (great steakhouse) saying: ''that corn-fed flavor.''
5. Ads for Kerry
6. THE WORST: McDonalds and the ''ba da ba ba ba...i'm lovin' it.''  NO I AIN'T!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/11/04 at 3:09 pm


2. Madam Cleo....CALL ME NOW!
3. Pampers, the one with the 2 year-old running through a crowd of people and the camera stays on his butt....are these commercials designed with pedophiles in mind?
6. THE WORST: McDonalds and the ''ba da ba ba ba...i'm lovin' it.''  NO I AIN'T!

I hate all of these...especially Madam Cleo. She's so annoying! >:( What if i DON'T call you now? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Koop on 10/11/04 at 3:53 pm





I know i've heard this commercial before, but I don't remember what it was about.  Tires I think.

1. Call Ken Nuggent,trial lawyer, one call thats all.


I LOATHE the Ken Nugent commercials, along with the Gary Martin Hayes ones....ambulance chasing trash!

Another local Atlanta one I can't stand....the Unclaimed Furniture ads (I THINK that's what they're called).  I figured that these would go away when the Wolfman died...nope...now it's just "Ask for Donna!"   :P  And, let's not forget Tom Shane and the Shane Company.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/11/04 at 6:01 pm




4. Sean Hannity and Ruth's Chris (great steakhouse) saying: ''that corn-fed flavor.''

I thought you liked Hannity....
Anyway, since Hannity endorses Ruth's Chris, I'll never dine there.  I'm not advocating a general boycott, I'm just saying no thanks to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  I'm sure they're all broken up about it too!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/11/04 at 6:03 pm

I hate the ads for that crummy dating service "e-Harmony.com." 
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/11/04 at 6:12 pm


I hate the ads for that crummy dating service "e-Harmony.com." 
:P


But Maxwell they have been responsible for more *failed* marriages then anyone else.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/11/04 at 6:20 pm




I LOATHE the Ken Nugent commercials, along with the Gary Martin Hayes ones....ambulance chasing trash!

Another local Atlanta one I can't stand....the Unclaimed Furniture ads (I THINK that's what they're called).  I figured that these would go away when the Wolfman died...nope...now it's just "Ask for Donna!"   :P  And, let's not forget Tom Shane and the Shane Company.


Woah!  I didn't know the Wolfman died!  Are you sure?  Hey ask for Donna.

Have you seen the Superior Plumbing one Koop, the one with the stupid jingle that goes something like:

Call Superior Plumbing day or night
Our professional plumbers get the job done right
Call Superior...the honest one
Call 7-7-0-4-2-2-PLUM

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Koop on 10/11/04 at 6:25 pm





Woah!  I didn't know the Wolfman died!  Are you sure?  Hey ask for Donna.

Have you seen the Superior Plumbing one Koop, the one with the stupid jingle that goes something like:

Call Superior Plumbing day or night
Our professional plumbers get the job done right
Call Superior...the honest one
Call 7-7-0-4-2-2-PLUM


Yes, I'm sure.  I think he died in either winter or spring of this year of, I believe, a heart attack.

Yep...I've seen that one...yet another annoying local commercial.  Also, I can't stand the Empire Today ads. 

Call 588....2300.....Empiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire...today!  UGH!   :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/11/04 at 7:55 pm


I hate the ads for that crummy dating service "e-Harmony.com." 
:P


That's such a retarded commercial I've heard. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: tee on 10/12/04 at 5:40 pm


Those stupid Old Navy commercials, especially the one with the girl who gets all excited because her co-worker is going out for a breath of air.


It's annoying but who is that chick, she's really hot.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/04 at 5:46 pm


I hate the ads for that crummy dating service "e-Harmony.com." 
:P



I have thought if Carlos and I filled out their questioneer, if they would match us up.  :D




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/12/04 at 6:24 pm


Those stupid Old Navy commercials, especially the one with the girl who gets all excited because her co-worker is going out for a breath of air.


The one where she's out of her cubicle and she says stupid things about a breath of fresh air and her nose winning the lottery? ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/12/04 at 6:36 pm

That's the one, Howard.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/12/04 at 6:55 pm

The Campbell's soup commercial where the couple is eating soup and speaking Chinese to one another. ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/13/04 at 4:33 pm

Those ads with all the dollar bills running across the floor...I think that's dumb. I forget what's being advertised, but I don't think I really care. I just think that's a silly way to advertise anything. ::) ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: just_a_girl on 10/13/04 at 6:46 pm

I absolutely HATE the McDonalds chicken strip commercial where the lady is sitting at the table eating chicken alone and she says stupid stuff like " Momma loves you but stay away from my chicken strips" and "you better back up from my chicken" then she puts her hand up and makes a beeping sound like a truck backing up. It drives me crazy!  :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/13/04 at 6:56 pm


I absolutely HATE the McDonalds chicken strip commercial where the lady is sitting at the table eating chicken alone and she says stupid stuff like " Momma loves you but stay away from my chicken strips" and "you better back up from my chicken" then she puts her hand up and makes a beeping sound like a truck backing up. It drives me crazy!  :o



McDonalds commercials have always been stupid except for The Old Ronald McDonald ones. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fred on 10/13/04 at 6:59 pm

McDonalds Chicken "Selects"  >:( >:( >:( >:( There's one with a guy pretending to be in a band and saying crap like: "you're a good drummer, but if you get to close to my Chicken Selects, you're out." Or something like that anyway. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/13/04 at 7:01 pm


McDonalds Chicken "Selects"  >:( >:( >:( >:( There's one with a guy pretending to be in a band and saying crap like: "you're a good drummer, but if you get to close to my Chicken Selects, you're out." Or something like that anyway. ::)



McDonalds needs Ronald back to do the commercials.Where is he these days? ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/13/04 at 7:07 pm

You couldn't afford Ruth's Chris anyway. One steak dinner cost about 50 bucks. :o


I thought you liked Hannity....
Anyway, since Hannity endorses Ruth's Chris, I'll never dine there.  I'm not advocating a general boycott, I'm just saying no thanks to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  I'm sure they're all broken up about it too!
::)


If you hated Mr. Goodwrench ads before, just wait until you see the new ads with Colbert and Brian Posehn. Painful. :-

Oh, I just hate both of those. 
Steven Colbert for Mr. Goodwrench bugs me because I like Colbert and I wish he wasn't wh()ring himself out for TV commercials.  Maybe he has some kind of a huge mortgage to pay off.
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: just_a_girl on 10/13/04 at 7:38 pm


McDonalds Chicken "Selects"  >:( >:( >:( >:( There's one with a guy pretending to be in a band and saying crap like: "you're a good drummer, but if you get to close to my Chicken Selects, you're out." Or something like that anyway. ::)


god, that ones dumb too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/13/04 at 10:02 pm


I hate the ads for that crummy dating service "e-Harmony.com."
:P
Yeah right,like they can REALLY match someone using scientific methods like that 'twenty-nine different dimensions' garbage.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/13/04 at 10:08 pm




Yes, I'm sure.  I think he died in either winter or spring of this year of, I believe, a heart attack.

Yep...I've seen that one...yet another annoying local commercial.  Also, I can't stand the Empire Today ads. 

Call 588....2300.....Empiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire...today!  UGH!  :P
Yep! Those Empire Today ads show up in my area like a broken record-very annoying!

and K-Mart is STILL running ads for Martha Stewart's stuff.....Wise up K-Mart, Martha Stewart is a convicted FELON. Can't be too good for K-Mart's image..

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/13/04 at 10:11 pm

The Toys R Us ad with the twin girls holding onto Mom's legs for dear life.....hey kids,you're getting the toys,stop driving Mom nuts!

The other Toys R Us ad with the kid staring at his toy is just as nauseating!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/04 at 2:30 am


You couldn't afford Ruth's Chris anyway. One steak dinner cost about 50 bucks. :o



Uhhh...then, then, when I do...or if I ever do...make enough bread to go cruising for Ruth's Chris, I'll make a reservation and NOT SHOW UP!  I know, I'll go there anyway with my buddies and we'll all do a chew-and-screw!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/04 at 2:33 am



Yeah right,like they can REALLY match someone using scientific methods like that 'twenty-nine different dimensions' garbage.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, 11 herbs and spices.  Most of those dating services are just gold-digging facilitators for fussy broads!
:D
Whoah!  Did I say that?  So sexist.  Shouldn't say that.  Better say, "they make it easier for discriminating ladies to meet upscale gentlemen."  Nah, gold-digging facilitators for fussy broads is the truth, and I'm sticking with it!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/14/04 at 7:43 pm

These ads run in my area

1-800-SafeAuto...some cheapo minimum-coverage car insurance company..

Admiral Nissan"All hands on deck,it's the Admiral"...that ad has run like that for almost TWENTY years!!

Frank Vincent Roofing and Siding...the stupid Sinatra ripoff crooner in that radio ad is SOOOO annoying!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/15/04 at 10:28 pm

The new one for Hotwire.com seems like it was thought up by some tourist with a cheap camcorder!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/15/04 at 10:34 pm

The Holiday Inn Express ads:

A guy touring a nuke plant actually averting a disaster...Sorta like Homer Simpson at the Springfield N-plant..

the one with the deadly virus? and another know-it-all

the one with the half naked lawyer in the courtroom

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/16/04 at 2:12 am

Suzuki: They're real cars for real people.

Make that real crappy cars!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/16/04 at 11:23 am


The Holiday Inn Express ads:

A guy touring a nuke plant actually averting a disaster...Sorta like Homer Simpson at the Springfield N-plant..

the one with the deadly virus? and another know-it-all

the one with the half naked lawyer in the courtroom



Are you talking about those ads with the people who think just because they stayed at Holiday Inn, that makes them a genius? I really hate those. The guy on Jeopardy. My opinion of Alex Trabeck went downhill when he appeared in that one.



Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 10/16/04 at 2:39 pm



Yep! Those Empire Today ads show up in my area like a broken record-very annoying!

and K-Mart is STILL running ads for Martha Stewart's stuff.....Wise up K-Mart, Martha Stewart is a convicted FELON. Can't be too good for K-Mart's image..
??? :oWell,gee whiz,how will the convicted felons know that K-Mart wants to hire them ;D ;D ;D???Cheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/16/04 at 6:27 pm





Are you talking about those ads with the people who think just because they stayed at Holiday Inn, that makes them a genius? I really hate those. The guy on Jeopardy. My opinion of Alex Trabeck went downhill when he appeared in that one.



Cat
Yep!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/16/04 at 7:20 pm

Frosted Mini Wheats now has "FIBER".Who really gives a rat's ass what it has? It's all comes down to SUGAR! :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/18/04 at 1:57 pm

That nasty Burger King commercial where a guy wakes up to 'the king' in bed with him.  He gives the guy some breakfast sandwhich then tries to cop a feel of the guys leg!  And the announcer's voice saying ''meat and cheese meat and cheese....''

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/pleasefire/bkahhhh.jpg

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/18/04 at 3:34 pm

Hey....I LOVE General Motors but....I hate thier idiotic commercials.

I also HATE country so the new "I'm A Ford Truck" man kinda makes me feel sick and laugh at the same time :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/18/04 at 8:52 pm


That nasty Burger King commercial where a guy wakes up to 'the king' in bed with him.  He gives the guy some breakfast sandwhich then tries to cop a feel of the guys leg!  And the announcer's voice saying ''meat and cheese meat and cheese....''

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/pleasefire/bkahhhh.jpg




That's a retarded commercial. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 10/18/04 at 9:00 pm

Any cheap celebrity/product tie in like that Britney Spears perfume.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Some gay guy on 10/19/04 at 12:35 pm


THE SCOOTER STORE!
It goes on forever, and it's depressing!
:P

But the guy in the end of that commercial is SO CUTE!! :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 10/19/04 at 10:24 pm




It's annoying but who is that chick, she's really hot.


Maybe she checked this board too and read your comment...

http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/forum/thread.cfm?threadid=5253&messages=20&RequestTimeout=5000

::)
???
;D


Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/20/04 at 11:58 pm

Men At Work's "Who Can it Be Now" in that K-Mart commercial, the one with the little kid in the K-Man superhero costume.  That's brutal.

On the radio for USPS:
"Turning on and off a faucet--even your 40-year-old cousin Keith who still lives at home could do it."
Yeah, you know what Keith does? He works for the post office!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/21/04 at 8:08 am


Frosted Mini Wheats now has "FIBER".Who really gives a rat's a** what it has? It's all comes down to SUGAR! :P


Howard


Mini-Wheats rock.  I've been eating 'em since they first came out way back in the 70's.  8)

And BOATLOADS of fiber too.  Eat one bowl of Mini Wheats each day and it will keep your plumbing reamed out but good.  ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/21/04 at 8:11 am



Yeah right,like they can REALLY match someone using scientific methods like that 'twenty-nine different dimensions' garbage.


Yeah I get a laugh out of that 29 dimensions stuff.

Most guys just want to know 2 dimensions, and one of them is cup size.

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/21/04 at 10:33 am

I can;t stand the Sylvan Learning center commercials where the kid gives his Mum a good report card for her birthday.

They show kiddie and his white-bread parents going to the SLC all smiles and preppy dressed.

When in fact, the parental units would actually be completely uptight and dragging that kid in by the scruff if his neck and tell him "pass math this semester or no more soccer for you"!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/21/04 at 10:36 am

Yeah, but I always hated those "crunchy wheat, nicely sweet" ads in the 80s.


Mini-Wheats rock.  I've been eating 'em since they first came out way back in the 70's.  8)

And BOATLOADS of fiber too.  Eat one bowl of Mini Wheats each day and it will keep your plumbing reamed out but good.  ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/21/04 at 6:39 pm




Yeah I get a laugh out of that 29 dimensions stuff.

Most guys just want to know 2 dimensions, and one of them is cup size.[

;D
another dimension men seem to like is Horizontal...When they know they should help around the house but instead hog the couch,watch TV,and drink brewski after brewski...

We all know the other usually horizontal thing men love to do behind closed doors....that is when Monday Night Football is not on....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: elaine on 10/21/04 at 7:04 pm

Those stupid Orbit commercials!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/21/04 at 7:17 pm

Those new AOL commercials....yeah, like they REALLY care about thier customers :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/22/04 at 12:51 am


Those new AOL commercials....yeah, like they REALLY care about thier customers :P
Well,AOL has never screwed me over...I can't complain. The Earthlink ads are weird with that thing orbiting around people's heads!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/22/04 at 9:39 am

Policitical ads.  :P




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/22/04 at 7:30 pm


Policitical ads. :P




Cat
Why do they have to use NASTINESS to swing the vote their way? Did that all get rolling with the infamous LBJ anti-Barry Goldwater ad with the little girl picking flowers...then the BOMB explodes..?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: alwayssearching on 10/22/04 at 8:06 pm

Swiffer to the tune of "whip it"

"When some dust does come along, you must swiff it!  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah , you must swiff it!..........swiff it!  Swiff it good!

Swiffer
Swiffer Wet Jet
Swiffer sweep-n-vac

I must have sweeping issues.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/22/04 at 8:12 pm

the Priceline ads with Shatner and Nimoy are stupid...are they that desperate for money?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/22/04 at 11:16 pm


Swiffer to the tune of "whip it"

"When some dust does come along, you must swiff it!  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah , you must swiff it!..........swiff it!  Swiff it good!

Swiffer
Swiffer Wet Jet
Swiffer sweep-n-vac

I must have sweeping issues.

I hate that commercial, mostly because they take an old song and change the words for commercial purposes. In fact, I detest any commercial that butchers a popular song, whether or not I like the song.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: dude on 10/23/04 at 4:32 am

Has anyone else noticed the trend of fast food joint (especially Hardees) commercials hawking these  giant burgers and making sure you can HEAR the actors taking a big bite and chewing the burger? One of my BIGGEST pet-peeves is eating with a "loud" eater or someone who chews with their mouth open......... and these commercials seem to think that if you can hear someone enjoying their food, you'll buy it. DISGUSTING!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/23/04 at 5:32 am


Has anyone else noticed the trend of fast food joint (especially Hardees) commercials hawking these   giant burgers and making sure you can HEAR the actors taking a big bite and chewing the burger? One of my BIGGEST pet-peeves is eating with a "loud" eater or someone who chews with their mouth open......... and these commercials seem to think that if you can hear someone enjoying their food, you'll buy it. DISGUSTING!

I agree.  It's nasty.  The new mom 'n pop burger joint in my town is a California-'50s retro style place called "Fatzo's."  The "Fatzo" burger is, of course, a one pounder.  A usually go for the 1/2 pounder with cheddar.  Real tasty, but they've gotta lose the slogan:
"Bad @ss Burgers!"
1. I don't want no @ss that close to my burgers!
2. "Bad" still resonates as a negative in most people's minds, even when used in slang.
3. Phonetically it sounds too much like "Bad Asperger's," as in Asperger's Syndrome.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/23/04 at 8:56 am



I agree.  It's nasty.  The new mom 'n pop burger joint in my town is a California-'50s retro style place called "Fatzo's."  The "Fatzo" burger is, of course, a one pounder.  A usually go for the 1/2 pounder with cheddar.  Real tasty, but they've gotta lose the slogan:
"Bad @ss Burgers!"


Who would want to eat an @ss burger anyway?  :-\\  Sounds unappetizing.

As for a 1-lb sandwich, I would imagine that it comes with a coupon for a discount on your next colonoscopy.

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/23/04 at 9:24 am



Why do they have to use NASTINESS to swing the vote their way? Did that all get rolling with the infamous LBJ anti-Barry Goldwater ad with the little girl picking flowers...then the BOMB explodes..?



I'm not too sure but you could be right.




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/23/04 at 5:40 pm




Who would want to eat an @ss burger anyway?  :-\\  Sounds unappetizing.

As for a 1-lb sandwich, I would imagine that it comes with a coupon for a discount on your next colonoscopy.

;D



doesn't sound too appetizing LB. ;D :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/23/04 at 5:42 pm


Swiffer to the tune of "whip it"

"When some dust does come along, you must swiff it!  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah , you must swiff it!..........swiff it!  Swiff it good!

Swiffer
Swiffer Wet Jet
Swiffer sweep-n-vac

I must have sweeping issues.



They took the word "Whip" and turned it around and called it "Swiff". ::)



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/23/04 at 9:23 pm




Who would want to eat an @ss burger anyway?  :-\\  Sounds unappetizing.

As for a 1-lb sandwich, I would imagine that it comes with a coupon for a discount on your next colonoscopy.

;D
or a gift certificate for coronary bypass surgery....
just kidding.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/24/04 at 9:15 am



or a gift certificate for coronary bypass surgery....
just kidding.



or a free urine test.Now,we're getting off topic here. ;D  ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/24/04 at 9:20 am





or a free urine test.Now,we're getting off topic here. ;D   ::)


Howard


They only give those tests when you buy a 44-ounce Big Gulp at 7-11.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/24/04 at 9:44 am




They only give those tests when you buy a 44-ounce Big Gulp at 7-11.   :P



;D That's a good one Lyric Boy! ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 10/26/04 at 9:03 pm




Who would want to eat an @ss burger anyway?  :-\\  Sounds unappetizing.

As for a 1-lb sandwich, I would imagine that it comes with a coupon for a discount on your next colonoscopy.

;D
;D :D ;)Maybe they mean it's a rump roast!Cheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 10/26/04 at 9:05 pm



I hate that commercial, mostly because they take an old song and change the words for commercial purposes. In fact, I detest any commercial that butchers a popular song, whether or not I like the song.
:D...which is why I don't mind the Folger's commercial that has "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everlys.They didn't change it to "wake up and screw me" or anything else--they just used it straightforward,minus the lyrics that don't work for the commercial.Cheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/27/04 at 8:40 am



:D...which is why I don't mind the Folger's commercial that has "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everlys.They didn't change it to "wake up and screw me" or anything else--they just used it straightforward,minus the lyrics that don't work for the commercial.Cheers!


How about a Folger's Coffee commercial that features the Beatles' song, "Helter Skelter"?

Yeah, I already know.  I have a twisted sense of humour.  ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/27/04 at 2:37 pm



:D...which is why I don't mind the Folger's commercial that has "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everlys.They didn't change it to "wake up and screw me" or anything else--they just used it straightforward,minus the lyrics that don't work for the commercial.Cheers!

I can deal with the original recording of a popular song in a commercial, just so long as it's not real loud or anything. :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/27/04 at 8:21 pm

How about the Campbell's Soup commercial where the old couple is talking Chinese to each other? ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/29/04 at 1:52 pm

I forget the name of the drug, but there is a drug commercial where this 50-something guy and his kids are visiting the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

The old man looks like he must be on Ecstacy or Angel Dust, because he simply freaks out whenever he checks out any of the exhibits.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/29/04 at 2:05 pm

I thought that was Progresso Soup, the one where the guy tries to hail a chicken instead of a taxi. ???

How about the Campbell's Soup commercial where the old couple is talking Chinese to each other? ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/29/04 at 3:47 pm


I thought that was Progresso Soup, the one where the guy tries to hail a chicken instead of a taxi. ???




I thought it was the guy saying that the food tasted like a taxi? ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/29/04 at 4:56 pm

It was, then he tries to hail a "chicken", because the word is similar to the Japanese word for taxi.


I thought it was the guy saying that the food tasted like a taxi? ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/29/04 at 9:27 pm


It was, then he tries to hail a "chicken", because the word is similar to the Japanese word for taxi.




IG,They were conversing to each other in Japanese.The guy says "soup is good",woman says"carrots are pretty",guy says"Yes,you can taste the taxi". After that,he tries to hail a chicken. such a wacky commercial. ;D

Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fred on 10/29/04 at 9:33 pm

TBS Funny.  >:( Man, I hate TBS's stupid commercials, where people phone in, ask  something that's stupid (and obviously funny), and ask them if it is funny or not. But it's never funny it's "mildly funny", or "quite funny".  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/30/04 at 2:05 pm

I just saw a commercial that the NCAA is running...it shows a coach preparing his team for a game. Suddenly, he talks about respecting the other team as well....the commercial deals with sportsmanship which is nice but kinda unrealistic with all the crap that is happening with the constant taunting that some thugs always feel the need to do ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/30/04 at 2:19 pm

I don;t like that latest Taco Bell commercial where the guy keeps ordering the "Zesty Chicken Border Bowl" and fakes out the help that is behind the counter.

If I were working at that Taco Bell store, if that guy did it one more time I'd pull him over the counter ad give him a Zesty Border Chicken Colonic.

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/30/04 at 2:32 pm


I don;t like that latest Taco Bell commercial where the guy keeps ordering the "Zesty Chicken Border Bowl" and fakes out the help that is behind the counter.

If I were working at that Taco Bell store, if that guy did it one more time I'd pull him over the counter ad give him a Zesty Border Chicken Colonic.

;D
;D

I also get tired of those morons in the Sonic commercial....idiots ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/30/04 at 5:08 pm



;D

I also get tired of those morons in the Sonic commercial....idiots ::)

You can say that again!  I hate it also when they show any commercial for Subway.  Subway blows!  I asked for an Italian sub there once, got a baloney sandwich on a giant hot dog roll!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/30/04 at 5:24 pm


I don;t like that latest Taco Bell commercial where the guy keeps ordering the "Zesty Chicken Border Bowl" and fakes out the help that is behind the counter.

If I were working at that Taco Bell store, if that guy did it one more time I'd pull him over the counter ad give him a Zesty Border Chicken Colonic.

;D


Oh,you mean the guy with his girlfriend who says "Zesty Chi..Zesty Chick,Zesty Chick..en! He's a retard! Why the hell did he even order the ZCBB in the first place? ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/30/04 at 7:14 pm

Every year, around election time, we always see ads telling you to vote yes on a certain proposition, and others telling you to vote no on that same proposition. I hate some of those commercials (especially those that oppose a measure that I support, and vice-versa). They will all be gone after Election Day. :-X

I've also seen the annoying Taco Bell ads for the Zesty Chicken Border Bowl.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/30/04 at 7:28 pm

RocknRollfan will be glad to read that. :)


I hate it also when they show any commercial for Subway.  Subway blows! 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/31/04 at 2:42 pm


RocknRollfan will be glad to read that. :)




I, too, think that Subway blos.  Never liked the food there.  Never eat there.  That little triangular wedge of bread that they put on top of the sandwich disturbs me too.  Why can;t they just slice the bun in half like everybody else? ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/31/04 at 4:03 pm


RocknRollfan will be glad to read that. :)


You got that right, Indy ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 10/31/04 at 4:05 pm




I, too, think that Subway blos.  Never liked the food there.  Never eat there.  That little triangular wedge of bread that they put on top of the sandwich disturbs me too.  Why can;t they just slice the bun in half like everybody else? ???


What's wrong with Subway? They're a nice alternative to the standard fast-food out there. But I do agree about their commercials being bad. It's sad that we all have to watch endless commercials featuring a guy whose only achievement in life was losing a few pounds.
::)

 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/31/04 at 5:07 pm




What's wrong with Subway? They're a nice alternative to the standard fast-food out there. But I do agree about their commercials being bad. It's sad that we all have to watch endless commercials featuring a guy whose only achievement in life was losing a few pounds.
::)

 

I HATE them because my 17 year old son was murdered there >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/31/04 at 6:31 pm




What's wrong with Subway? They're a nice alternative to the standard fast-food out there. But I do agree about their commercials being bad. It's sad that we all have to watch endless commercials featuring a guy whose only achievement in life was losing a few pounds.
::)



Not only that, but I bet that if you took blood tests of Jared the Subway Guy, you would have found that his blood chemistry was all fouled up when all he ate were two Subways every day.

May have been low fat, but could not have been balanced nutritionally.

I wonder what happened to that guy?  Have not seen his ads lately.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/31/04 at 6:44 pm




What's wrong with Subway? They're a nice alternative to the standard fast-food out there. But I do agree about their commercials being bad. It's sad that we all have to watch endless commercials featuring a guy whose only achievement in life was losing a few pounds.
::)

 


I don't mind eating there either. In fact, I just had food from there last Thursday. You're right about their ads, though; I agree that they're bad. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/31/04 at 6:48 pm




I wonder what happened to that guy?  Have not seen his ads lately.
I don't watch thier ads since Blaine was killed there. I don't care if people eat there or not...it's just I will ALWAYS hate subway >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/31/04 at 9:07 pm




Not only that, but I bet that if you took blood tests of Jared the Subway Guy, you would have found that his blood chemistry was all fouled up when all he ate were two Subways every day.

May have been low fat, but could not have been balanced nutritionally.

I wonder what happened to that guy?  Have not seen his ads lately.

My problem with most fast food isn't that it's bad for you, it's that it's just bad in general.  Subway is totally bland.  I still want to see the "Supersize Me" movie about the guy who lived on nothing but McD's for a month.  Remember the lawsuit by the kid in NYC who ate at McD's twice a day since he was six.  He was 15, 5'6" and weighted four hundred and change!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/04 at 9:13 pm




I, too, think that Subway blos.  Never liked the food there.  Never eat there.  That little triangular wedge of bread that they put on top of the sandwich disturbs me too.  Why can;t they just slice the bun in half like everybody else? ???


That's the way they slice the bread LB.I think for me eating Subway is much better than what I was eating long time ago.McDonalds food. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/31/04 at 9:34 pm




That's the way they slice the bread LB.I think for me eating Subway is much better than what I was eating long time ago.McDonalds food. :P


Howard


Agreed... Mickey D's is just NASTY-tasting.

My favourite fast food is Steak 'n' Shake.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/04 at 9:36 pm




Agreed... Mickey D's is just NASTY-tasting.

My favourite fast food is Steak 'n' Shake.


That's why I will never eat anything McDonalds related except the salads coffee and apple pie and that's about it. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/04 at 9:38 pm




Not only that, but I bet that if you took blood tests of Jared the Subway Guy, you would have found that his blood chemistry was all fouled up when all he ate were two Subways every day.

May have been low fat, but could not have been balanced nutritionally.

I wonder what happened to that guy?  Have not seen his ads lately.



He does the ad for The Chicken Teriyaki Sub.


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/31/04 at 9:49 pm




That's why I will never eat anything McDonalds related except the salads coffee and apple pie and that's about it. :P


Howard


You gotta watch out for the fat grams in some of those McDonald's salads, Howard.  Some of them have more fat than a Big Mac.  :o

LB

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/31/04 at 9:54 pm

I never eat anything from McDonalds except for maybe the breakfast foods. In the early 1990s I ate breakfast there every other Sunday for a while. In fact, I don't think I've had anything from McDonalds in the last 10 years, except maybe a milkshake or soda. But that's all.

As for the comercials they've had over the years, I'm hatin' 'em. :-X

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/04 at 10:10 pm




You gotta watch out for the fat grams in some of those McDonald's salads, Howard.  Some of them have more fat than a Big Mac.  :o

LB


Well,it seems to not bother me. :)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/01/04 at 7:05 pm

BTW...is it true you can get Mandarin oranges at Wendy's instead of fries?  I saw it on one of their commercials, but I'm not sure I got it right.
???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/01/04 at 8:03 pm


BTW...is it true you can get Mandarin oranges at Wendy's instead of fries?  I saw it on one of their commercials, but I'm not sure I got it right.
???
Yes, it is apparently true, Max! I just hate the Wendy's commercial with that kid because he is sarcastic to the adult, saying "Maybe in YOUR day they didn't think you could make an informed decision"....something like that  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 11/01/04 at 8:27 pm

Why in Paul's name is Mr. Wendy talking to a young boy who isn't his son anyway?

Yes, it is apparently true, Max! I just hate the Wendy's commercial with that kid because he is sarcastic to the adult, saying "Maybe in YOUR day they didn't think you could make an informed decision"....something like that  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/01/04 at 8:31 pm


Why in Paul's name is Mr. Wendy talking to a young boy who isn't his son anyway?

Yeah....maybe Michael Jackson should play the role instead...and they could combine a Wendy's commercial with a chil awareness commercial....saying basically...."Kids who smart off to thier elders end up at the ranch"  :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/02/04 at 11:37 am



Yes, it is apparently true, Max! I just hate the Wendy's commercial with that kid because he is sarcastic to the adult, saying "Maybe in YOUR day they didn't think you could make an informed decision"....something like that  ::)

Hey kids, don't you know it's sooo cool to sass yer elders!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/02/04 at 6:43 pm


BTW...is it true you can get Mandarin oranges at Wendy's instead of fries?  I saw it on one of their commercials, but I'm not sure I got it right.
???


Eating madarin oranges with a burger?  Sounds NASTY-tasting to me.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/02/04 at 7:31 pm




Eating madarin oranges with a burger?  Sounds NASTY-tasting to me.  :P

Weird perhaps, but your circulatory system will thank you all the same!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/04 at 8:00 pm

Does anyone remember the feminine douching commercials where they say after you douche,you'd smell like a rose or a sunflower? ::)    :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/02/04 at 10:39 pm



Weird perhaps, but your circulatory system will thank you all the same!
;D ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/03/04 at 6:59 pm


Does anyone remember the feminine douching commercials where they say after you douche,you'd smell like a rose or a sunflower? ::)    :P


Howard


To quote George Carin, I never understood the concept of the "disposable" ones.

I mean, who would NOT want to dispose of it?  Who would want to KEEP it?  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/03/04 at 8:06 pm




To quote George Carin, I never understood the concept of the "disposable" ones.

I mean, who would NOT want to dispose of it?  Who would want to KEEP it?   ;D



maybe us men would wanna douche? I don't know,that would kinda hurt. ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/03/04 at 9:08 pm




To quote George Carin, I never understood the concept of the "disposable" ones.

I mean, who would NOT want to dispose of it?  Who would want to KEEP it?   ;D
;D LMAO!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/04/04 at 7:11 pm



maybe us men would wanna douche? I don't know,that would kinda hurt. ;D

Howard


Hmmm... Maybe you have a point there, Howard. ???

You and I could go into business selling a revolutionary line of masculine hygeine products.  ;D

LB

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/04/04 at 8:06 pm




Hmmm... Maybe you have a point there, Howard. ???

You and I could go into business selling a revolutionary line of masculine hygeine products.   ;D

LB



Well you have after shave,shaving cream,razors,combs and other masculine hygiene products. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Ellipsis on 11/05/04 at 10:44 am

Does anyone remember the commercials for AT&T's "00" info that aired about four years ago? Well, I found a few of those to be rather annoying.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/04 at 3:22 pm


Does anyone remember the commercials for AT&T's "00" info that aired about four years ago? Well, I found a few of those to be rather annoying.



Is that the one with Carrottop in it?  ???



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... (ellipsis) on 11/05/04 at 5:27 pm





Is that the one with Carrottop in it?  ???



Howard

No, that was 1-800 CALL ATT. Thanks for reminding me about another utterly annoying ad. The ones I was referring to were for "00" info (often referred to as "double-oh"); a lady would usually be the spokesperson on it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/05/04 at 10:49 pm

AOL...."Sir, there are some customers here to see you"...How Many?...."Looks like ALL of them!".....(Yeah...they're probably there to complain about your crappy customer service and censorship ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/06/04 at 6:35 am


AOL...."Sir, there are some customers here to see you"...How Many?...."Looks like ALL of them!".....(Yeah...they're probably there to complain about your crappy customer service and censorship ::)


AOL sure beats Earthlink....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: roboqueen on 11/06/04 at 3:11 pm

All the Mc Donald's "I'm lovin' it" comercials.

I can't stand that crap.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/07/04 at 7:10 am


All the Mc Donald's "I'm lovin' it" comercials.

I can't stand that crap.




The McDonald's commercials I don't like are the all-white or all-Black ones.  And in the all-black ones, everyone talks in jive and so on, ("Hey, yo, Mickey D") as if ALL black people talk that way.

Some of the car companies run similar ads that are all-white or all-black, with the all-black ad actors all talking like Barry White.  The ads guys still don't understand...

I think they've changed some of that with the "I'm Lovin' It" ads, which are racially integrated...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 11/07/04 at 11:31 am




The McDonald's commercials I don't like are the all-white or all-Black ones.  And in the all-black ones, everyone talks in jive and so on, ("Hey, yo, Mickey D") as if ALL black people talk that way.

Some of the car companies run similar ads that are all-white or all-black, with the all-black ad actors all talking like Barry White.  The ads guys still don't understand...

I think they've changed some of that with the "I'm Lovin' It" ads, which are racially integrated...


;D
The ads guys still don't understand...

Maybe they do. I'm sure they ran the ads past various groups of people before airing them. I haven't heard or read any complaints.
And you know television ads tend to reflect the audience of the television show they run on and even the time of day has an effect, too.

And I wonder if the "all-white" commercials seem "strange" to someone who isn't "white"?  I wonder if there are people out there who think:
"Do all all-white people really act like they do in that commercial?"
"Are all their dads and husbands really that stupid and lazy?"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: BodaciousBoy on 11/07/04 at 7:30 pm

I didn't like the Kerry commercials but i sure do now!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/08/04 at 8:55 am

The commercials on ESPN. I like to watch the World Series of Poker and some of the ads I just say, "HUH?"  :-\\




Cat

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 11/08/04 at 3:02 pm





maybe us men would wanna douche? I don't know,that would kinda hurt. ;D



Howard
???isn';t that what irrigating your colon is??? ;DCheers!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/17/04 at 3:35 pm


All the Mc Donald's "I'm lovin' it" comercials.

I can't stand that crap.



Me neither. In fact, I can't think of one McDonald's ad that I've ever liked.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 11/17/04 at 10:39 pm

The new CAPITAL ONE card ad in the mall with Santa...and those Barbarians...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/18/04 at 4:07 pm

^ speaking of which, I cannot stand commercials with Christmas stuff in November. I mean, some of them are okay, but can't they wait until the first of December to show 'em? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 11/18/04 at 4:17 pm


^ speaking of which, I cannot stand commercials with Christmas stuff in November. I mean, some of them are okay, but can't they wait until the first of December to show 'em? ::)

Christmas stuff in November?
I think the record for early Christmas ads was right after Elvis died. An Elvis Christmas album television ad was running in August !
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 11/18/04 at 10:19 pm

The recent Pop Tarts commercials with the annoying stick figures...  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/19/04 at 6:04 pm

The talking dishwashing machine that repeats the word "Jet Dry" ::)

Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 11/19/04 at 8:34 pm

The V-tech learning system ad 'you can't have dessert if you DON'T play your video game'...What happens to the system when the kids get too old to play it,it looks like it's for younger kids only.....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/19/04 at 9:16 pm

1)  The Jet Dry commerical.
2)  An old cheese commerical that has a guy wondering around pondering what to with cheese.
3)  The Swifer commericals, with the ones the song "Whip It" by Devo.
4)  Any political ad.
5)  The Oliver Jewelery ads they run on TV over here (airs in Toronto and Toronto area).
6)  Bad Bay Furniture ads (airs in Toronto and Toronto area), along with their slogan "Who does it better than Bad Boy? Nooobody!"
7)  The Pop Tart ads with the cars straight out of The Fast and The Furious.
8)  Viagra ads.
9)  Subway commericals with Jarrod in them.
10) Any commerical with Carrot Top in them.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/20/04 at 8:40 am


1)  The Jet Dry commerical.
2)  An old cheese commerical that has a guy wondering around pondering what to with cheese.
3)  The Swifer commericals, with the ones the song "Whip It" by Devo.
4)  Any political ad.
5)  The Oliver Jewelery ads they run on TV over here (airs in Toronto and Toronto area).
6)  Bad Bay Furniture ads (airs in Toronto and Toronto area), along with their slogan "Who does it better than Bad Boy? Nooobody!"
7)  The Pop Tart ads with the cars straight out of The Fast and The Furious.
8)  Viagra ads.
9)  Subway commericals with Jarrod in them.
10) Any commerical with Carrot Top in them.


Jamie, the FDA down here in the States just forced the Viagra company to pull those ads where the guy grows horns and "gets back to mischief".  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/20/04 at 10:35 am




Jamie, the FDA down here in the States just forced the Viagra company to pull those ads where the guy grows horns and "gets back to mischief".  ::)


Darn.... they stiil air it up here!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/20/04 at 11:53 am




Darn.... they stiil air it up here!!!!!!!!!!!!


Heh heh... Maybe we can run ads for salt petre up in Canada.  The ad shows a wife (with horns of course) sneaking the salt petre into hubby's wheaties.

The ad copy would say "Tired of putting up with your husband's Viagra moments?  No problem.  Just slip some Lyric-Brand® salt petre into his breakast porridge and that python will turn into a slinky for at least two days."

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/23/04 at 11:53 am

Yesterday I saw a commercial with an old lady about to take a picture of her family, but used a stapler as a camera! What's the logic behind that? ::) ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/23/04 at 11:59 am




Heh heh... Maybe we can run ads for salt petre up in Canada.  The ad shows a wife (with horns of course) sneaking the salt petre into hubby's wheaties.

The ad copy would say "Tired of putting up with your husband's Viagra moments?  No problem.  Just slip some Lyric-Brand® salt petre into his breakast porridge and that python will turn into a slinky for at least two days."

;D

I heard salt petre was a myth, but I'm not going to see for myself!

I didn't see that Viagra ad with the guy growing horns, but is that really more offensive than the ads featuring the guy who took the male enhancement drug strutting around, and they guy who didn't sitting there with a cocktail weenie on a toothpick?

BTW, the Vehix.com ads with the anthropomorphic computer are still ubiquitous, and they rank as my most annoying ads now for six months straight!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 11/23/04 at 4:08 pm



BTW, the Vehix.com ads with the anthropomorphic computer are still ubiquitous, and they rank as my most annoying ads now for six months straight!


They are bad. So see, they're working.  ::)
I wonder if the idiot in the computer outfit has anything to do with the company ?

When I was looking for a new car three years ago I wasn't too impressed with Vehix.com. There are better car info sites on the internet.




Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/23/04 at 4:12 pm

Pizza Hut...that ladies voice is so annoying "Gather 'round the good stuff"  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: kairi747 on 11/23/04 at 5:59 pm


The commercial I hated the most was one for Nestle Nesquik with the bunny.  kids were playing baseball in a lot and the ball goes over (or under?) the fence.  "Not the witch's house."  Then one brave kid goes up to the door which an old woman answers (the witch).  But when she invites him in for a glass of Nesquik, he realizes she is not so bad and GOES INTO HER HOUSE.  With all of the attempted child abductions, the last thing kids need to see is that if someone offers something you like, it's okay to follow them into their house.  I was SOOOOOOO angry over that that I wrote the company a letter.  I received a response - they were sorry that I was upset.  They didn't think there was anything wrong with it!  I still have not purchased any Nestle products since then.  Probably been about ten years.  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/23/04 at 6:18 pm


Pizza Hut...that ladies voice is so annoying "Gather 'round the good stuff"  :P

I hate all Pizza Hut ads, because I hate Pizza Hut.  That stuff sits in your gut like lead.  It's the greasiest, nastiest pizza out there, and it's on six continents!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HeartsAfire on 11/23/04 at 7:03 pm

One of the commercials that always managed to get under my skin was the Quiznos commercials that featured those screeching odd looking critters (they got a pepper barrrrrrrrrrr)...  ;D 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 11/23/04 at 7:17 pm


One of the commercials that always managed to get under my skin was the Quiznos commercials that featured those screeching odd looking critters (they got a pepper barrrrrrrrrrr)...  ;D 



Those were bad. The ones they had before those were even worse - a dog eating a Quiznos sub off the floor. If the dog likes 'em, humans should too, right?  :(

(actually, I like Quiznos, but don't like their commercials)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HeartsAfire on 11/23/04 at 7:31 pm




Those were bad. The ones they had before those were even worse - a dog eating a Quiznos sub off the floor. If the dog likes 'em, humans should too, right?  :(



Well... that very thought makes one wanna rush right out & order a sub, no?  ;D  Fortunately, I missed those particular commercials... Ewwwww...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 11/23/04 at 7:43 pm

All Southwest Airlines ads!  Southwest has screwed themselves ,imho, by making people of large size pay for an extra seat...this recovering overeater will NEVER fly Southwest!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 11/23/04 at 8:02 pm

The worst commercial Quizno's ever had was the one where the woman digs into a public garbage can to lick a thrown-away Quizno's wrapper while her husband asks her what is she doing? Why don't you just get your wife out of the trashcan, Dumb@$$? :-


Those were bad. The ones they had before those were even worse - a dog eating a Quiznos sub off the floor. If the dog likes 'em, humans should too, right?  :(

(actually, I like Quiznos, but don't like their commercials)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 11/23/04 at 9:20 pm

The one where the fat country bumpkin says "I'm a Ford Truck Man"  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/24/04 at 12:26 am



I hate all Pizza Hut ads, because I hate Pizza Hut.  That stuff sits in your gut like lead.  It's the greasiest, nastiest pizza out there, and it's on six continents!
::)

And I thought that Round Table Pizza had the greasiest pizza! :P I used to like Pizza Hut, but I haven't eaten from there in a few years.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/24/04 at 1:09 am



And I thought that Round Table Pizza had the greasiest pizza! :P I used to like Pizza Hut, but I haven't eaten from there in a few years.

Pizza Hut might not be the greasiest out there, but it's the greasiest I've ever had.  The thing about PH is the absolute saturation of grease into all the ingredients, including the crust.  A pizza is not supposed weigh eight pounds!
:P

Did anybody mention the annoying BK commercial with the promo for the Sponge Bob toy?  It's the one in which the nerdy guy is coming on to the b*tchy woman.  I'm sick of seeing commercials where the guys are dorks, the ladies are shrews, and I'M SOOO SICK OF SPONGE BOB!

And don't forget about Target, featuring Darth Vader and Ice T.
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/24/04 at 7:18 pm

How about those ''Safe Auto'' television.

1-800-safe-auto
pick up the phone the call if free
Play it safe, safe auto.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HeartsAfire on 11/24/04 at 7:23 pm


How about those ''Safe Auto'' television.

1-800-safe-auto
pick up the phone the call if free
Play it safe, safe auto.



I found most of those annoying as well...though I have to admit I was amused by the one with various people singing that jingle in the shower (and the guy doing the "Thank you. Thank you very much" at the end).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HeartsAfire on 11/24/04 at 7:25 pm


The worst commercial Quizno's ever had was the one where the woman digs into a public garbage can to lick a thrown-away Quizno's wrapper while her husband asks her what is she doing?




Yikes!  *shudders*  That makes those screeching critters pale in comparison.  Glad I missed that commercial as well.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Evan on 11/25/04 at 4:49 pm

that six flags commercial with that creepy old guy dancing. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: evan on 11/25/04 at 4:58 pm

Also all the enzyte commercials, they are so sick and there are subliminal messages everywhere. they aren't on regular tv but their on tons of the channels on cable. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 11/25/04 at 7:47 pm




Jamie, the FDA down here in the States just forced the Viagra company to pull those ads where the guy grows horns and "gets back to mischief". ::)
For men who TRULY have problems achieving arousal due to medical problems(such as diabetes,hypertension,and certain other medical conditions),Viagra is a godsend. But yes that ad is stupid,because not all men with ED think like that....they just want to be able to please their significant other....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/25/04 at 8:05 pm


that six flags commercial with that creepy old guy dancing. :P


Me Too. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: FeLdMAN_FANATIC on 11/26/04 at 2:56 pm

That GAP commercial with Lenny Kravitz and Sarah Jessica Parker... i dont like her

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/26/04 at 6:10 pm


That GAP commercial with Lenny Kravitz and Sarah Jessica Parker... i dont like her


Well it could have been worse.  They could have had that NASTY Kim Cattral on that ad.  ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/26/04 at 6:31 pm




Me Too. :P



Howard


He scares the crap out of me...  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/26/04 at 7:04 pm




He scares the crap out of me...  ::)


What I would like to know is who is under all that nasty makeup? :o


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 11/28/04 at 1:38 am

I don't like that minivan commercial where they go into an underground parking structure and figure out where to park. Come on now, there isn't a creepy cave at the bottom level of a garage... that's unrealistic. ::) :P

Yay!! I can use my old name again! (I hit preview first, to make sure it would work.)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 11/28/04 at 2:31 am

That B.S. (a certain pop singer) perfume  :P  And I saw bits of some commercial with Alice Cooper wearing a sweater or something (Don't remember, but recently saw on "Least Metal Moments")

And (also listed on the special) the soda commercial with Ozzy,  The Osmonds, and Mrs. Brady...  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/28/04 at 8:34 am


That B.S. (a certain pop singer) perfume   :P 


Yeah... Who wants to smell like Britney  ::)  , especially now that she's married to Kevin?  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/28/04 at 8:46 am

Anyone heard the ''Donald Trump the fragrance'' for men radio commercial?  Here is some of it to the best of my memory:

Donald Trump: Come closer.
Woman: Mmm...what is that smell?
Donald Trump: It is me baby, my new cologne.
Woman: It smells very seductive.  What do you call it?
Donald Trump: Why, Donald Trump the fragrance, of course.
Woman: Nice name.

Donald Trump: I tell you, any man who wears this can have any woman he wants.  Donald Trump, the fragrance will give you the smell of power, money, and success.


Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/28/04 at 1:27 pm

The Old Navy ads they air recently, make my head want to explode, just like in Scanners!  >:(  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/28/04 at 2:33 pm


Anyone heard the ''Donald Trump the fragrance'' for men radio commercial?  Here is some of it to the best of my memory:

Donald Trump: Come closer.
Woman: Mmm...what is that smell?
Donald Trump: It is me baby, my new cologne.
Woman: It smells very seductive.  What do you call it?
Donald Trump: Why, Donald Trump the fragrance, of course.
Woman: Nice name.

Donald Trump: I tell you, any man who wears this can have any woman he wants.  Donald Trump, the fragrance will give you the smell of power, money, and success.




Oh, that's gotta be a joke, man.  The only Trump attributes most men are gonna get close to is a big ego and a bad comb over!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/28/04 at 4:15 pm


Anyone heard the ''Donald Trump the fragrance'' for men radio commercial?  Here is some of it to the best of my memory:

Donald Trump: Come closer.
Woman: Mmm...what is that smell?
Donald Trump: It is me baby, my new cologne.
Woman: It smells very seductive.  What do you call it?
Donald Trump: Why, Donald Trump the fragrance, of course.
Woman: Nice name.

Donald Trump: I tell you, any man who wears this can have any woman he wants.  Donald Trump, the fragrance will give you the smell of power, money, and success.





Oh dear god... you gotta be fricking kidding me!!!!! Hey kids... can you say the secret word of the day... EGO?  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/28/04 at 8:08 pm



Oh, that's gotta be a joke, man.  The only Trump attributes most men are gonna get close to is a big ego and a bad comb over!


I sh** you not.  I usually hear it when listening to Hannity, but sometimes during The Kimmer (local show.)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/28/04 at 9:09 pm

I can't stand the current Ford commercials. They use annoying couuntry music to advertise their cars now. Every time one comes on, I mute it. The first one I saw aired last Friday night when I was watching "Jeopardy".

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/28/04 at 9:23 pm



Oh, that's gotta be a joke, man.  The only Trump attributes most men are gonna get close to is a big ego and a bad comb over!


Get Donald Trump, the fragrance.  The Smell of Bankruptcy.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 11/28/04 at 9:25 pm

The local car dealerships are annoying the crap out of me, now. First it was the awful lip-sync-ers from Honda West. And the bad acting from washed up Marvin Johnson and Vince Gainey at Eastgate Crysler. Then the Burds from Burd Ford gave me a headache (though the wife Chris is a looker). Now the stupid cartoon-mascot man from Blossom Chevrolet threatens to ruin my Holidays by doing the"Hokey Pokey". Aren't there any dealers that just want to sell cars and not try to entertain? >:(  

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/28/04 at 11:22 pm




Get Donald Trump, the fragrance.  The Smell of Bankruptcy.


LOL... Whoever came up with that idea I have two words for them... "YOU'RE FIRED!"  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 11/29/04 at 1:19 am

But it's not the regular Smell of Bankruptcy. It's the Premium Gold Plated Smell of Bankruptcy, the best credit can buy. (Heard that on Conan last Wednesday.) ;D



LOL... Whoever came up with that idea I have two words for them... "YOU'RE FIRED!"  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/29/04 at 1:31 am


But it's not the regular Smell of Bankruptcy. It's the Premium Gold Plated Smell of Bankruptcy, the best credit can buy. (Heard that on Conan last Wednesday.) ;D




Not just the regular smell of bankruptcy, but Trump bankruptcy.  Thats right, Trump bankruptcy, some of the finest fiscal mismanagement and incompetent executives that money can buy.  Experience a scent that only a Trump can reach, one billion dollars in the hole.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 11/29/04 at 1:32 am

Yeah, it went something like that. ;)



Not just the regular smell of bankruptcy, but Trump bankruptcy.  Thats right, Trump bankruptcy, some of the finest fiscal mismanagement and incompetent executives that money can buy.  Experience a scent that only a Trump can reach, one billion dollars in the hole.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/29/04 at 1:48 am

The Jessica Simpson xmas album

Nooooooo!!!!

God forbid the Iraqis get ahold of it and use it as a torture device, halfway through and you'll beg for them to chop your head off...or at least your ears!

Simpson: Is this chicken or fish?
Boyfriend: It's tuna.
Simpson: Yeah, but is it chicken or fish?
:D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/29/04 at 7:49 am


The local car dealerships are annoying the crap out of me, now. First it was the awful lip-sync-ers from Honda West. And the bad acting from washed up Marvin Johnson and Vince Gainey at Eastgate Crysler. Then the Burds from Burd Ford gave me a headache (though the wife Chris is a looker). Now the stupid cartoon-mascot man from Blossom Chevrolet threatens to ruin my Holidays by doing the"Hokey Pokey". Aren't there any dealers that just want to sell cars and not try to entertain? >:(  


Gent, up here in South Bend we had a dealer, "Tom Naquin" running these cheesy ads after the 9/11 attack claiming that it was patriotic to buy a car from him so that the economy would be stimulated.

Despicable.  I would not buy a car from that guy if he were selling them for $1 .

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/29/04 at 1:53 pm




Not just the regular smell of bankruptcy, but Trump bankruptcy.  Thats right, Trump bankruptcy, some of the finest fiscal mismanagement and incompetent executives that money can buy.  Experience a scent that only a Trump can reach, one billion dollars in the hole.


LOL!!!!!!!!!! I love watching Conan O'Brien!

TRUMP: The smell of being broke!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/29/04 at 1:54 pm




Gent, up here in South Bend we had a dealer, "Tom Naquin" running these cheesy ads after the 9/11 attack claiming that it was patriotic to buy a car from him so that the economy would be stimulated.

Despicable.  I would not buy a car from that guy if he were selling them for $1 .


By law... every used car commerical, has to be annoying!  :D  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 11/29/04 at 1:55 pm

Now that's what I call a low blow.
He might as well quit car sales altogether because no one in their right mind would deal with this guy.  >:(



Gent, up here in South Bend we had a dealer, "Tom Naquin" running these cheesy ads after the 9/11 attack claiming that it was patriotic to buy a car from him so that the economy would be stimulated.

Despicable.  I would not buy a car from that guy if he were selling them for $1 .


There must be some law on that. ::)  ;)




By law... every used car commerical, has to be annoying!  :D  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 11/29/04 at 1:57 pm


By law... every used car commerical, has to be annoying!  :D  ::)  ;D


Wouldn't surprise me.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/29/04 at 2:11 pm




Wouldn't surprise me.  ;D


Also by law... almost every local furniture store has to be annoying or cheesy, and every town has to have at least or more Crazy __________'s!  ;D

Why are my prices so low? Because I'm Crazy ____________!    ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 11/29/04 at 2:24 pm


Also by law... almost every local furniture store has to be annoying or cheesy, and every town has to have at least or more Crazy __________'s!  ;D

Why are my prices so low? Because I'm Crazy ____________!    ::)  ;D


;D

Don't forget the GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE! BED AND FURNITURE WAREHOUSE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS FOREVER! THAT'S RIGHT, FOREVER!


Is it just me, or do these stores never stop going out of business? I've seen the same place with the same announcer go out of business 12 times since '96!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 11/29/04 at 5:07 pm


Despicable.  I would not buy a car from that guy if he were selling them for $1 .


$1?

As for me...I'd think about it (and do it).

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/29/04 at 5:28 pm

I love President's Day, Christmas In July, and Martin Luther King Day used car and furniture commericals.

"I have a dream of low low prices!"  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 11/29/04 at 7:55 pm


I love President's Day, Christmas In July, and Martin Luther King Day used car and furniture commericals.

"I have a dream of low low prices!"  ::)


Uh...aren't we supposed to be talking about commercials we DON'T like? ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 11/29/04 at 8:14 pm


Get Donald Trump, the fragrance.  The Smell of Bankruptcy.



The Smell Of Money. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/29/04 at 8:22 pm


Uh...aren't we supposed to be talking about commercials we DON'T like? ???


I was being sarcastic....  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HeartsAfire on 11/29/04 at 8:23 pm


Also by law... almost every local furniture store has to be annoying or cheesy, and every town has to have at least or more Crazy __________'s!  ;D

Why are my prices so low? Because I'm Crazy ____________!    ::)  ;D


Agree on the "cheesiness" of furniture commercials.  When I still lived in Tennessee, there was one particular furniture store (the name escapes me) commercial that featured one of those "Crazy _____" kinda fellas who sang a jingle to the tune of Gilligan's Island & the Macarena...  I do not recall the entire jingle but one line was "negotiate your own best deal...we're goin' low and how" (this was to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.  And the commercial ended with "negotiate...negotiate... Hey liquidation" (to the tune of macarena...complete with hand motions).  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/29/04 at 8:25 pm



The Smell Of Money. :P


Howard


TRUMP: The fragence.... because I need cash... badly.  ::)   ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/30/04 at 2:27 am

How about them Geico ads?  Sheesh.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/30/04 at 11:46 pm



The Smell Of Money. :P


Howard


What money?  The guy is $1,000,000,000.00 in debt.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/01/04 at 12:02 am


What money?  The guy is $1,000,000,000.00 in debt.


But... he needs more money.... BADLY!!!!! The guy reminds me of Michael Douglas' character  in the film Wall Street!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 12/01/04 at 12:06 am


How about them Geico ads?  Sheesh.


Which ones?
The ones with the Gecko lizard, the ones with the Neanderthals ("That is soooo condescending"), or the others?
Personally, I like their lizard and Neanderthal commercials.



Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/01/04 at 12:12 am


Which ones?
The ones with the Gecko lizard, the ones with the Neanderthals ("That is soooo condescending"), or the others?
Personally, I like their lizard and Neanderthal commercials.






I never seen any Geico neanderthal commercials.  You sure it was Geico?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 12/01/04 at 12:13 am


I never seen any Geico neanderthal commercials.  You sure it was Geico?

Yes, they're the new short "non-lizard" ones.

Update: ...and they're funny!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/01/04 at 9:15 am


Agree on the "cheesiness" of furniture commercials.   When I still lived in Tennessee, there was one particular furniture store (the name escapes me) commercial that featured one of those "Crazy _____" kinda fellas who sang a jingle to the tune of Gilligan's Island & the Macarena...  I do not recall the entire jingle but one line was "negotiate your own best deal...we're goin' low and how" (this was to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.  And the commercial ended with "negotiate...negotiate... Hey liquidation" (to the tune of macarena...complete with hand motions).   ;D

::) ::) ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/04/04 at 4:13 am


::) ::) ::)


I noticed all the people using the smile faces now that they have the Santa Claus hats.  I guess people are ready for Christmas.

:) ;) 8) :( :o :D ;D >:( ::) ??? :-X :-\\ :P :-[ :-* :\'(

Merry Christmas!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/04/04 at 6:07 pm

McDonalds....all those STUPID ones. "What's Up With Your Friend" and "I don't see YUU, Duuuuing anything" The moron can't even light a grill ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: evan on 12/04/04 at 6:34 pm

i HATE THOSE NEW SKETCHERS OR OTHER SHOES COMPANIES ADS WHERE THE KID FALLS INTO THE HOLE WHILE WALKING WITH HIS FRIENDS, THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE WHY THERE WOULD BE A CAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/05/04 at 3:45 am

Anybody remember the old show commericial from a few years back?  The one where some kids were racing in SHOES like it was NASCAR.  I can't believe the company played that sh**.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/05/04 at 12:12 pm

Three letters....A O L :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/05/04 at 12:15 pm


Three letters....A O L :P


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or as I like to call them.... ******* On Line!  ;D  Their discs make excellent coasters!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/05/04 at 3:00 pm


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or as I like to call them.... ******* On Line!  ;D  Their discs make excellent coasters!  ;D
Or frisbees...or something to shoot out of the air....PULL!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/05/04 at 3:02 pm

Those discs skim well on water...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/05/04 at 3:17 pm


Those discs skim well on water...
;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/05/04 at 3:19 pm

And if you have annoying cats in the garden.. booya!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/05/04 at 3:23 pm


Or frisbees...or something to shoot out of the air....PULL!


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta try that! AOL discs are alot like fruit cake (allthough I love fruit cake  ;D) people hate it, but yet they are still made.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/05/04 at 3:27 pm

I think they just made like a hundred trillion and are releasing them slowly

or they run around and collect all the ones that get skimmed, thrown, exploded and re-send them

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AngeFaitore on 12/05/04 at 3:30 pm


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta try that! AOL discs are alot like fruit cake (allthough I love fruit cake  ;D) people hate it, but yet they are still made.


When Home Depot used to have a big rack of free AOL discs in their front entrance, I used to take at least two racks worth of the discs home with me.
I know the best places to find free AOL discs. You can find them in Home Depot, Sears, the Rite Aid check-out and the Electronics section at Wal-Mart.
If you need some keep cases for your DVDs and don't want to pay the high prices at Staples, just take a Cargo Pants worth of those free AOL discs that come in keep cases. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/05/04 at 3:31 pm

LMAO... what an excellent idea.

Depends tho, sometimes we get proper cases and then sometimes we get those little pissant cardboard things that the bottom falls out of.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/05/04 at 5:02 pm

They make excellt tree ornaments too!!!!!!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/05/04 at 6:03 pm

I saw a guy with one of those SUV's that had those ridiculous tiny tires on it...he used AOL discs for his hub-caps

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/05/04 at 7:43 pm

LMAO! Hey maybe you could use them as cheese graters if you lined loads up and snapped them in half.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HeartsAfire on 12/05/04 at 7:50 pm

;D  You guys crack me up... Wonderful new thread idea though.  "1001 alternative uses for AOL disks"...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/05/04 at 7:50 pm

I shalt start it now

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/06/04 at 12:43 pm


I shalt start it now


Good job.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 12/06/04 at 2:28 pm

Merci Beacoup.. please continue with other dumb commercials.. i for one can't stand that perfume advert were the Leopard chases that.. relativly hot, but odd looking, chick through a tunnel, then she rubs perfume on herself and the Leopard runs off.

It could have been vastly improved by say The Leopard pounceing and the chick turns out to be like a Robot, then they fight to the death and the winner winks at the camera and then make me a tuna sandwhich.. ok maybe not.. but.. it's so confuseing.. all perfume adverts are :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/06/04 at 2:58 pm

I'll get back on subject with those environmental commercials, both national (I think) and on both television and radio.  Goes something like:

Game show host (GSH): Today, were here with Kevin, are you ready Kevin?
Kevin: Yes.
GSH: Then, let's begin.  Do you care about the ocean?
Kevin: Yes.
GSH: Do you care about the fish that live in the ocean?
Kevin: Yes.
GSH: Are you lying?
Kevin: Yes.
GSH: When was the last time you ate seafood?
Kevin: Last night.
GSH: Was in caught in an environmentally-friendly way?
Kevin: Uh...pass.
GSH: What scares you more Kevin!!?  The declining number of fish in the ocean or getting attacked by bumblebees?
Kevin: Uh...both.
GSH: Fair enough.  Name a type of stergent that is not currently endangered.
Kevin: (some answer)
GSH: Wrong.
Kevin: (some answer)
GSH: Wrong.
Kevin: Uh....
GSH: Wrong!
Kevin: But, I didn't say anything.
GSH: I felt confident.  Based on your answers, I see your a liar, with an irrational fear of insects, BUT more than capable of protecting the fish in the oceans.
Kevin: Did I win?
GSH: Tell him what he has won, Bob.
Announcer: You win, a mission to protect the oceans.  Next time you buy seafood, check the packaging to make sure it was caught an enviro-friendly way, you'll help keep our oceans healthy and full of fish.

--What a cheesy commercial.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: evan on 12/06/04 at 3:10 pm

More commercials I can't stand are those Old Navy commercials with the horrible jingles that don't rhyme, and the one where the woman, feel sorry for her, has messed up eyes and looks like she can't see what their doing. Also, they can't sing! :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/06/04 at 3:31 pm


More commercials I can't stand are those Old Navy commercials with the horrible jingles that don't rhyme, and the one where the woman, feel sorry for her, has messed up eyes and looks like she can't see what their doing. Also, they can't sing! :D


Ditto....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/06/04 at 9:44 pm

Get a deal on a Honda Civic fa-la-la-lalala-la-la...
Get the f**k off my TV screen!
>:(

Aereosmith's Dream On for Buick, the one with the slinky Black models posing around. Feh!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/07/04 at 4:28 am


Get a deal on a Honda Civic fa-la-la-lalala-la-la...
Get the f**k off my TV screen!
>:(

Aereosmith's Dream On for Buick, the one with the slinky Black models posing around. Feh!


Are those Lexus ''December to remember'' commercials.

Notice something?  Before Christmas it is a holiday sale, but after Christmas it's there "After-Christmas specials?"  Odd.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/07/04 at 7:58 am


Ditto....


I second that ditto.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/10/04 at 11:46 pm


Get a deal on a Honda Civic fa-la-la-lalala-la-la...
Get the f**k off my TV screen!
>:(


I feel the same way! The other night while I was watching Jeopardy, that dumb ad came on. Right away I had an angry reaction to it. Any time a commercial takes an existing song melody (pop or traditional) and uses alternate words it bugs me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/11/04 at 12:08 am

The Elidel skin cream "superhero," at least they don't have one of them for Prep H!
:D

And I wouldn't buy a Lexus...even if I could afford one.  I'd just like to be able to go up the Lexus dealers with a bag of cash and say, "Ha ha ha! I've got a big bag of cash, and I'm NOT buying a Lexus!"
:-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AngeFaitore on 12/11/04 at 8:50 am


Aereosmith's Dream On for Buick, the one with the slinky Black models posing around. Feh!


That and the car commercial using 'Paperback Writer' from back in October.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/11/04 at 9:04 am

Who buys a car for Christmas anyway?  Talk about spending to much, unless you got the money of course.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 12/11/04 at 9:09 am


Who buys a car for Christmas anyway?  Talk about spending to much, unless you got the money of course.


I got my son a car for Christmas.  Actually I bought two.  One has spongebob, the other patrick and they
have their own track to race around on.  The neighbors will be sooooo jealous :)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AngeFaitore on 12/11/04 at 9:24 am

Okay, this is for anybody here who lives in Maine and subscribes to Adelphia Cable located in Augusta.
SIGN OF THE SUN! IN WATERVILLE!
I hate those commercials with a passion.
One is a BAD parody of MST3K, another uses public domain news reel footage and then there's one that actually shows the store and plays new age music in the background. Sign of the Sun is heavily advetised on the VIACOM networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, TV Land and VH1). 
I have tapes of Wings off of Nick @ Nite with the damned Sign of the Sun commercial between the show.
Then there's the OTHER store located in Waterville... Angels Among Us, who use a re-working of the Mary Tyler Moore theme as their song. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/13/04 at 10:29 pm

GNR "Welcome to the Jungle" for Grand Theft Auto.  More like "Welcome to the Jingle"!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/14/04 at 4:50 pm

Those Geico ads are getting dumber and dumberer. This morning I saw a REALLY stupid ad with people bumping their heads on a low ceiling (probably under six feet high). I have no idea where that came from. ::) >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 12/14/04 at 11:19 pm

The Pepto Bismal ads with the people dancing has always irked me.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 12/17/04 at 10:23 am


The Pepto Bismal ads with the people dancing has always irked me.  :P


The one with the dancing people?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Terry on 12/20/04 at 9:15 am

:-*My husband and I were talking about this one the other night.  I can't stand the new KFC commercial where the mom in standing up by the table and the dad, daughter and son are sitting at the table.  They people at the table are complaining that they didn't get the correct chicken.  One wanted popcorn chicken..one wanted chicken tenders...the mom then look at the bucket and turns it so that they all have th correct section... TALK ABOUT BEING SPOILED....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/22/04 at 11:50 pm

I don't like most of the current ads for Albertsons. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 12/23/04 at 3:03 pm


The one with the dancing people?



Yes. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/23/04 at 4:39 pm

How about those stupid ads for www.Money17.com ?

"This isn't a get-rich-quick scheme.  But guess what? I DID"

"My goal next year is $50,000 per MONTH!"

"If you want to make lots of money while doing nothing more than sitting around all day pleasuring yourself, log on to this web site NOW!!!!"


That ad is so BOGUS.  I wonder what their scam really is?  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kyle on 12/31/04 at 6:35 pm


The eye drop commercial is funny, it's Ben Stein I can't stand!

Commercials I hate:
1. Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, pant, pant, pant, IT'S BACON!
2. What does everybody want for breakfast? Honey Bunches of Oats!
3. Deitech.com commercials with the fat mortgage salesman.
4. Any commercial for mutual funds.
5. Male enhancement product commercial featuring cocktail weenies.
6. Local commercial for "Bob's Discount Furniture," featuring "Bob" shouting about
his latest great deals.  There's sure to be one like this in your market, too.
7. SUV commercials featuring off-adventures when you know they're all being sold to soccer moms in Downers Grove.
8. Ads for either Presidential candidate.
9. Carnival Cruise commercial w/ Cyndi Lauper song.
10. Swiffer with variation on Devo's "Whip It."
--I know I'm forgetting 100 doozies, so I'll have to come back to this one!


You picked pretty good ones, and I don't the bacon, bacon, bacon, pant, pant, pant commercial is that bad.  It's funny!
Bacon, bacon, pant, pant, bacon!

I hate the Hershey Kisses commercial during Christmas.

>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/09/05 at 6:45 am

How about those Restasis commercials where Janine Turner recounts the horror of having naturally dry eyes.

As often as they've been running that commercial lately, you'd think we were having a national epidemic of dry eyes.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/09/05 at 7:46 am


How about those Restasis commercials where Janine Turner recounts the horror of having naturally dry eyes.

As often as they've been running that commercial lately, you'd think we were having a national epidemic of dry eyes.   ;D


LOL!!!!!!  Reminds of the drug commericals where people are running through the fields, and an omninous voice comes up and says "Do not use if you are suffering from ___________. Symptoms may include __________, ________________, and/or _______________. Ask your doctor if __________ is right for you."  ;D  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 01/09/05 at 8:03 am

We have these awful commercials for denture fixents.. like.. My dentures didnt feel right, they stuck to my gums and weren't like my old teeth.. now with new fixadent ultra pro.. they feel like real teeth.

I imagine this is a failry limited market

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/09/05 at 6:46 pm


LOL!!!!!!  Reminds of the drug commericals where people are running through the fields, and an omninous voice comes up and says "Do not use if you are suffering from ___________. Symptoms may include __________, ________________, and/or _______________. Ask your doctor if __________ is right for you."  ;D  ::)


It seems to me that almost every drug that they advertise has the same side effects... headache, nausea, "sexual side effects" (whatever that means), diarrhea, projectile vomiting, and so on.  After hearing those disclaimers, the cure sounds worse than the disease!  ::)

I really like the one where they say "If erection persists for more than three hours, contact your physician".  Heck, if I have one that persists THREE HOURS, I'm gonna contact every ex-girlfriend I know!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 01/09/05 at 6:56 pm

LMFAO.. Just run out in the street... HELLOOOOOO LADIES!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Miss Tainted on 01/10/05 at 7:07 pm

I really hated those beer commercials where the fake-boobed girls wrestle in the mud tearing eachothers clothes off...Oh how I remember the awkward moments I shared with my brother and grandpa.... :)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 01/10/05 at 11:22 pm

The new Febreeze ads featuring a woman who spray's a heavily scented air freshener and plants, trees and flowers grow in her living room. Then she spray Febreeze and her husband (maybe?) comes out and says "Smells nice!" He sounds so gay. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 01/11/05 at 9:11 am


You picked pretty good ones, and I don't the bacon, bacon, bacon, pant, pant, pant commercial is that bad.  It's funny!
Bacon, bacon, pant, pant, bacon!




Yeah, I agree.

Dog's don't know it's not bacon....IT'S BACON!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/13/05 at 12:53 pm


The new Febreeze ads featuring a woman who sprays a heavily scented air freshener and plants, trees and flowers grow in her living room. ::)


That kind of thing doesn't really happen when you spray the stuff. I haven't seen that ad, but I have seen an ad where something similar occurs: a commercial for Glade Plug-Ins with the customized scents. Things grow on the walls in the various rooms. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/13/05 at 1:13 pm

Well they've brought it back ::) Pizza Hut with the 3 guys at the pack patio table...they are soon joined buy "Ill pay you tomorrow" guy...anyway...the 3rd guy at the table is such a SLOB...he chews with his mouth open the whole time :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 01/19/05 at 9:41 pm

I absolutely hate that AOL commerical with various people saying that they want for something bad to happen.
"I want a catastrophic failure."
"I hope to lose all my family photos."
That's pathetic! How could anyone wish for misfortune upon themselves? In conclusion, I, find that commercial very disturbing.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/19/05 at 9:49 pm


I absolutely hate that AOL commerical with various people saying that they want for something bad to happen.
"I want a catastrophic failure."
"I hope to lose all my family photos."
That's pathetic! How could anyone wish for misfortune upon themselves? In conclusion, I, find that commercial very disturbing.
Speaking of crappy aol...I hated the ones where they "Pretend" that they help thier members and really care...by contrast, I enjoyed the NetZero ones that mocked it ;) aol did, does and always will SUCK!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saratoga954 on 01/21/05 at 7:07 pm

I hate Citibank commercials with a passion!!! I also hate those netzero commercials and this commercial for some air freshner.  I hate 95% of the commercials i see lol.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/26/05 at 1:34 pm



The new Febreeze ads featuring a woman who spray's a heavily scented air freshener and plants, trees and flowers grow in her living room. Then she spray Febreeze and her husband (maybe?) comes out and says "Smells nice!" He sounds so gay. ::)


That kind of thing doesn't really happen when you spray the stuff. I haven't seen that ad, but I have seen an ad where something similar occurs: a commercial for Glade Plug-Ins with the customized scents. Things grow on the walls in the various rooms. ::)

The other day I did see the commercial; I think it was for an air freshener. Speaking of which, I hate the commercial where the lady tries to pull an air freshener out of the wall, but the outlet comes with it, followed by the wiring that's connected to it, tearing the whole wall apart. That's sick.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AL-B on 01/26/05 at 1:43 pm

There's this commercial where a middle-aged black man is standing in his living room and his wife keeps putting layer after layer of clothing on him. It has something to do with getting rewards (in this instance, a suitcase) for using a credit card or something, but this particluar commercial is so confusing and ineffective that I honestly can never remember what it is they're trying to advertise.  ??? ??? ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Apricot on 01/26/05 at 2:41 pm

Any commercial that uses some old song and remakes it with product-related lyrics.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/26/05 at 6:59 pm


That kind of thing doesn't really happen when you spray the stuff. I haven't seen that ad, but I have seen an ad where something similar occurs: a commercial for Glade Plug-Ins with the customized scents. Things grow on the walls in the various rooms. ::)

The other day I did see the commercial; I think it was for an air freshener. Speaking of which, I hate the commercial where the lady tries to pull an air freshener out of the wall, but the outlet comes with it, followed by the wiring that's connected to it, tearing the whole wall apart. That's sick.


Those air fresheners don;t really work anyway.

I mean they use this gross pine-scent stuff where I work.  Now the men's room smells like someone cr@pped a pine cone.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 01/27/05 at 5:56 am


Well they've brought it back ::) Pizza Hut with the 3 guys at the pack patio table...they are soon joined buy "Ill pay you tomorrow" guy...anyway...the 3rd guy at the table is such a SLOB...he chews with his mouth open the whole time :P


Now pepperoni guy, sausage guy, and mushroom guy can all have their own pizza for just five bucks.  Hey, who invited "I'll pay you tomorrow" guy?

::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/27/05 at 10:50 am


Any commercial that uses some old song and remakes it with product-related lyrics.

That annoys the heck out of me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Allie Fox on 01/27/05 at 11:12 am

The new Microsoft commercials with Julia Roberts doing the voiceover. :P

She needs to  :-X

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 01/27/05 at 3:45 pm


That annoys the heck out of me.


yeah it does.They've been using that a lot lately.old disco & funk songs in those commercials. ::)



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ElDuderino on 01/27/05 at 5:58 pm

Four Words:

"We're going to Orlando!" /overexagerated Spanish accent

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Allie Fox on 01/27/05 at 7:17 pm

Has anyone mentioned those darn SYLVAN Learning Center commercials? >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/28/05 at 3:15 pm


Has anyone mentioned those darn SYLVAN Learning Center commercials? >:(

I think there might be some mention of it somewhere in this thread. The one commercial out of that group I can't stand is where a boy gives his mom a copy of his report card for her birthday. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Allie Fox on 01/28/05 at 3:21 pm


I think there might be some mention of it somewhere in this thread. The one commercial out of that group I can't stand is where a boy gives his mom a copy of his report card for her birthday. ::)


<vomits> :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 02/03/05 at 11:44 am

There are some dumb T-Mobile commericals out there too. In one, some guys are in a car glued to the back of a big truck with a "How Am I Driving?" sticker on the back. So the guys try to call the number from their cell phones, but have problems. One has no service, one's is roaming, I forget what the other one's problem is. Anyway, they run over something and it creates an explosion; the car's back axle detaches and flies away. That's completely disgusting! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 02/03/05 at 11:52 am

This was an older commercial, but the Eagle Snacks ads that featured TV's Odd Couple Jack Klugman and the late Tony Randall. Tony rambled about what a good name Eagle was and quoted some Latin phrase which meant "The eagle does not catch flies" (huh?). Jack responded with a Latin phrase of his own, translated as "The two of us could get fired." (What?) Where is Murray the Cop when you need him?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jiminy on 02/03/05 at 1:34 pm

A comcast cable commercial, this guy imitates the sound of a dial up modem, imagine Jim Carry in Dumb & Dumber asking, want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AngeFaitore on 02/03/05 at 1:45 pm

That commercial where the red saab runs into the oak tree and then the bald Paul Giamatti-looking dude screams "WHAT?!?"... oh, wait, that's the commercial for Sideways. :D

The worst right now has to be any musical variation of the Ameriquest commercial (Freedom, I Feel Good, ect.)!
Another bad one is the Earthlink commercial with the dude with the spinning logo floating around his head.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 02/03/05 at 4:07 pm

UPS What can brown do for you? :P ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AL-B on 02/10/05 at 9:06 pm

I've been seeing this ad for "Vermont Teddy Bears" where a deliveryman drops off a package in an office, and a woman opens it and a teddy bear is inside. Her female co-workers all gather around and start cooing and fawning over this teddy bear. I've seen this commercial about 15 times today, and each time it gets more irritating.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 02/11/05 at 7:15 am

The kid tasting the glass of milk like it's a fine wine.  Way to cutesy :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 02/11/05 at 7:56 am

Brown can just kiss my @$$. ;D

UPS What can brown do for you? :P ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: duranchick on 02/11/05 at 7:58 am

A jewelry store commercial, don't remember the name, but the background song is "I got a mojo box" and they sing it over and over and over.  It drives me crazy  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 02/11/05 at 12:50 pm


I've been seeing this ad for "Vermont Teddy Bears" where a deliveryman drops off a package in an office, and a woman opens it and a teddy bear is inside. Her female co-workers all gather around and start cooing and fawning over this teddy bear. I've seen this commercial about 15 times today, and each time it gets more irritating.


Are you watching Fox News?  Vermont Teddy Bears became a sponser, and the hour long commercial (at least it feels that long) plays endlessly.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/11/05 at 2:44 pm

Kay Jewellers.  If you've seen 'em, you know!  Make me wanna fwo up!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 02/11/05 at 3:27 pm


Brown can just kiss my @$$. ;D


Brown can just stay in the toilet. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AL-B on 02/11/05 at 6:15 pm


Are you watching Fox News?  Vermont Teddy Bears became a sponser, and the hour long commercial (at least it feels that long) plays endlessly.
Nah, I've been watching Spike and the Speed Channel (also channels that cater predominently to males) and they're airing it constantly. It's not too bad until that one chick opens the box and they all start cooing and "awwww-ing" in that annoying high-pitched manner. Not offensive upon initial viewing but each time it gets worse and worse and worse. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: AL-B on 02/11/05 at 6:16 pm


Brown can just stay in the toilet. ;D


Howard
If it's yellow, let it mellow...if it's brown, flush it down!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 02/16/05 at 10:24 pm

Anybody seen this commercial for Toyota that takes place in a crash test room with Sienna minivans? These two little kids are inside a booth with a man operating the crash test course, and the kids demand that the guy press the button so that they can see Toyota siennas crashing. And the kids get a big thrill out of it. That is so stupid! What's the point?  And as the owner of an '04 Sienna minivan, I find this commercial very disturbing. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 03/09/05 at 11:36 pm

Those irritating Vonage broadband "stupid things people do" commercials.
I did a quick check on the "song"  -- it's "Woo Hoo" by 5.6.7.8's, from the Kill Bill: Volume 1, soundtrack.

(Just one more reason not to like Quentin Tarantino)  >:(


Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/10/05 at 10:10 am

The latest Old Navy ad selling shorts. Confession time.... I didn't like the song "Fame", and if anything, it made me not like it even more.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/15/05 at 10:25 pm


Those irritating Vonage broadband "stupid things people do" commercials.
I did a quick check on the "song"  -- it's "Woo Hoo" by 5.6.7.8's, from the Kill Bill: Volume 1, soundtrack.


Yeah...I've seen them. There's one where a kid flings his bat so that it breaks the sliding glass door behind him...that's pathetic. :P

I don't like some of the Albertson's ads either.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/16/05 at 10:51 am

The latest AOL ones...yeah, like my computers gonna crash if I don't join them and get thier virus protection...my @ss  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/05 at 11:07 am

The latest Marmite ads, that take off the fifties film The Blob. By the way it has been fighening children in the UK and now can only be shown on at night.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 03/16/05 at 4:42 pm


The latest AOL ones...yeah, like my computers gonna crash if I don't join them and get thier virus protection...my @ss  ::)



Then just change the channel ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 03/16/05 at 5:18 pm


The latest AOL ones...yeah, like my computers gonna crash if I don't join them and get thier virus protection...my @ss  ::)


You really dislike AOL, don't you?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/16/05 at 5:49 pm


You really dislike AOL, don't you?


Who doesn't?  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/16/05 at 5:58 pm



Then just change the channel ;D



Howard
I do, Howard! But They're EVERYWHERE!! :P ::) ;D :D ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 03/16/05 at 9:47 pm


I do, Howard! But They're EVERYWHERE!! :P ::) ;D :D ;)
I hate the other ISP's especially NetZero....most of my chat pals are on AOL....and I'd be a newbie on any other ISP....I do not need to go thru the newbie hazing again!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 03/16/05 at 9:50 pm

The Ditech guy is STILL at it.....who portrays the dips*it anyway? His career as a SERIOUS actor is probably OVER....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/16/05 at 11:10 pm

I hate the new Vehix.com commercials because they're so danged ugly to behold!  The color schemes, the set layout, the directing, it's all just awful.  Alright, maybe it sounds funny to "critique" a commercial for a car website, but when an ad is that bad, I remember!

Also the fat guy in the La-Z-Boy reminds me of my dad with the TV changer and that he doesn't get his sorry old butt outdoors for enough exercise!
That kind of association can make hit the channel changer real quick!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 03/17/05 at 3:25 pm


The Ditech guy is STILL at it.....who portrays the dips*it anyway? His career as a SERIOUS actor is probably OVER....


He says"I lost another loan to Ditech" ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Rodog on 03/17/05 at 6:58 pm

That STUUUPPIIIDDDD commercial that sings "Its a brand new day". The commercial is about genital herpes and just discusting to me. There's some chick riding her bike and then swimming at the beach in Hawaii. I REALLLY HATTEEE that commercial.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 03/17/05 at 7:51 pm


That STUUUPPIIIDDDD commercial that sings "Its a brand new day". The commercial is about genital herpes and just discusting to me. There's some chick riding her bike and then swimming at the beach in Hawaii. I REALLLY HATTEEE that commercial.  ;D
Yes,but consider this: Someone who thinks they may actually have genital herpes might see the ad and start thinking' I should get this taken care of so my(husband,wife,significant other)does not end up with this' And many folks are reluctant to take meds for genital herpes because many traditional antibiotics have NASTY side effects for some folks....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jiminy on 03/17/05 at 8:02 pm

Hardee's Hamburger commercials, does anyone really set out to go to a Hardee's or do you just end up there because you couldn't locate anyother fast food? That one commercial with all these guys eating these nasty looking thick burgers is bad, also the one with Mark McGuire in a muscle t-shirt... I don't think Hardee's burgers made them muscles ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/17/05 at 10:00 pm


Hardee's Hamburger commercials, does anyone really set out to go to a Hardee's or do you just end up there because you couldn't locate anyother fast food? That one commercial with all these guys eating these nasty looking thick burgers is bad, also the one with Mark McGuire in a muscle t-shirt... I don't think Hardee's burgers made them muscles ;)

Isn't Hardee's just about as revolting as Bob's Big Boy?

You know the Florida Natural OJ one where the lady reaches past the supermarket refridgerator into the orange grove?  There's a bunch of idiots and a pick up truck in an orange grove.  I guess it just seemed stupid to me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/17/05 at 10:17 pm


Isn't Hardee's just about as revolting as Bob's Big Boy?

You know the Florida Natural OJ one where the lady reaches past the supermarket refridgerator into the orange grove?  There's a bunch of idiots and a pick up truck in an orange grove.  I guess it just seemed stupid to me.

I hear ya, Maxwell. I think those ads are tacky too. ::) If there really were an orange grove on the other side of the supermarket, wouldn't you be exposed to the air outside? Furthermore, in reality, in that section of the supermarket, you usually have an area behind the shelves where the people put the OJ and milk and other cold beverages, to keep them cold so they don't spoil.
Also, I don't think her arm is really long enough to reach that far anyway. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 03/18/05 at 1:43 am


Hardee's Hamburger commercials, does anyone really set out to go to a Hardee's?


I do.  There hamburgers are the best; real beef, tasty, more beef then bread.  It beats McDonalds any day of the week.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/27/05 at 4:57 pm


The latest AOL ones...yeah, like my computers gonna crash if I don't join them and get thier virus protection...my @ss


I can't stand to look at even three seconds of those ads ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/27/05 at 5:42 pm

The Mr. Sub ads currently on TV suck!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/27/05 at 6:11 pm

How about that dumb AOL ad where the two guys are in the cafeteria line, and the one guy starts ladling out "spam" and "viruses" all over the other guy's food?

They're playing the cr@p out of that ad.  It's getting annoying.  :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/27/05 at 8:41 pm


How about that dumb AOL ad where the two guys are in the cafeteria line, and the one guy starts ladling out "spam" and "viruses" all over the other guy's food?

They're playing the cr@p out of that ad.  It's getting annoying. :-\\

Oh yes, I've seen that ad as well. I agree with you about it totally. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bj26 on 03/28/05 at 7:33 am

I think it's a Nationwide commercial with MC Hammer - it's ridiculous!  MC is out of shape and trying to dance to Hammertime, he can hardly jump - looks like he's dancing in slow-mo, and his mansion is getting foreclosed on in the background, it's a load of cr  :P p.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/05 at 7:50 am

The current run of the Halifax Building Society commercials which feature a member of staff, Howard Brown who sings new words to pop standards glorifying the Building Society.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 03/28/05 at 7:56 am

Here's an interesting website. You may not agree with the guy, but he does bring up interesting points.

http://www.commercialsihate.com/index1.html

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 03/28/05 at 8:13 am


http://www.commercialsihate.com/index1.html


"Totino's Pizza Rolls

Three or four kids sneak down to the kitchen
to grab a clandestine midnight snack.

The kid is like "Shhh, don't wake my parents... I've got Totino's..."


Yeah, so they're all makin' their hot little Totino's rolls and whatnot.
And as soon as they start eating, the kids start yelling.
That's right. Totino's Pizza Rolls are so good, they give you Tourettes.

The first one shouts, "Hey this tastes like a PIZZA!"
Then this one kid yells "MINE TASTES LIKE A TACO !!!"
I mean he fudgeing screams it.

Yes, people. Scream at me and I'll buy whatever you're selling.

Suddenly the hallway light turns on.
Looks like our little brats have woken the parents.
How would you like to wake up to "Mine tastes like a taco"?

"Run!" scream the kids, and they flee the kitchen. Yelling.

Good one, kids. YELL A LOT and run away.
Now, they'll never know it was you who ate the Totino's rolls."

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/28/05 at 9:50 am


Here's an interesting website. You may not agree with the guy, but he does bring up interesting points.

http://www.commercialsihate.com/index1.html

Yeah, I think someone posted that link a while back. Thanks for reposting it, I just visited it. ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 03/29/05 at 11:59 pm

I can't stand the Lamisil commercials where the fungus guy lifts the toe nails and goes underneath it and starts digging around in the skin under the nail.  How gross! :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kryllith on 03/30/05 at 9:59 am


I do.  There hamburgers are the best; real beef, tasty, more beef then bread.  It beats McDonalds any day of the week.


Try In & Out...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kryllith on 03/30/05 at 10:02 am


How about that dumb AOL ad where the two guys are in the cafeteria line, and the one guy starts ladling out "spam" and "viruses" all over the other guy's food?

They're playing the cr@p out of that ad.  It's getting annoying.  :-\\

What's really bad about this, is that the reason AOL is so good at keeping away viruses is because it is in itself a plague. Viruses have no need to infect a computer that's already at death's door.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 03/30/05 at 10:19 am


Hardee's Hamburger commercials, does anyone really set out to go to a Hardee's or do you just end up there because you couldn't locate anyother fast food? ;)


Hardee's is just OK at best.  They merged with Carl's Jr a while ago. The weird thing about this is that Carl's is really good and has a big menu, Hardee's is just blah.  You would think that Hardee's would expand their menu to match Carl's and start making some good food too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 03/30/05 at 10:31 am

Not really. Variety was what messed up Hardee's in the first place, according to the commercials with the CEO.
Hardee's is just OK at best.  They merged with Carl's Jr a while ago. The weird thing about this is that Carl's is really good and has a big menu, Hardee's is just blah.  You would think that Hardee's would expand their menu to match Carl's and start making some good food too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 03/30/05 at 10:53 am


Not really. Variety was what messed up Hardee's in the first place, according to the commercials with the CEO.


Maybe they had a bad variety.  I would never suggest that.  Carl's Jr. has a good variey, but then they are a west coast chain.  What works on the west coast may not work on the east coast.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/30/05 at 11:45 am

Do they have a Hardee's anywhere in California? Because I'm not too familiar with them.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 03/30/05 at 4:13 pm


I can't stand the Lamisil commercials where the fungus guy lifts the toe nails and goes underneath it and starts digging around in the skin under the nail.  How gross! :P



or even worse the green glob who's stuck in some guy's body and doesn't want to leave :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Feiticeira on 03/30/05 at 4:47 pm

I've no idea if you've had them in the U.S but in the UK I cannot stand the KFC adverts.


Basically it consists of people singing instead of talking.  These people are just chosen as they are ugly as sin and have big mouths.  It just ticks me off every time I see it.




However the dancing Citroen car I can stand... that's just some funky stuff right there *shame it based on Justin Timberlake though*

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 03/30/05 at 5:03 pm

No. The farthest Hardee's west is in Western Montana.

http://www.hardees.com/finder.cfm

Do they have a Hardee's anywhere in California? Because I'm not too familiar with them.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 03/30/05 at 5:53 pm


Do they have a Hardee's anywhere in California? Because I'm not too familiar with them.


You're not missing anything, Jeff.  I can only speak for the Hardee's in Alabama and Florida, but they have about 5 different burgers to choose from, one chicken sandwich, and some chicken strips. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/31/05 at 12:10 am


No. The farthest Hardee's west is in Western Montana.

http://www.hardees.com/finder.cfm


Didn't think so. In fact, I don't think I've even seen ads for them. :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/31/05 at 2:18 am


Try In & Out...

As the actress said to the bishop!
:P

Falling into the guilty pleasures dept:

Starbursts w/ the guy making out with the sculpture as Lionel Ritchie's "Hello" plays.  It's annoying, but perverse enough to keep me watching!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 03/31/05 at 11:46 am


I've no idea if you've had them in the U.S but in the UK I cannot stand the KFC adverts.


Basically it consists of people singing instead of talking.  These people are just chosen as they are ugly as sin and have big mouths.   It just ticks me off every time I see it.




However the dancing Citroen car I can stand... that's just some funky stuff right there *shame it based on Justin Timberlake though*


I know what u mean - i'm from the UK too! You'll know what I mean when I say Insurance, Loan and Mortgage adverts are the most irritating adverts ever made

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/31/05 at 11:56 am

Another ad I can't stand to look at: the Buffalo Wing Pizza commercial. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 03/31/05 at 12:03 pm

This ad for skin doctors featured a man asking for directions on his cellphone while he draws a map on his wife's leg, which has varicose veins. She's so mad she leave him in his car while he says, "You must be proud of me asking for directions, aren't you?... Honey?" It was funny at first, but now I find it cruel. No man can be that idiotic. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/31/05 at 1:11 pm

Those NBA promotional ones with J-Ho :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 03/31/05 at 1:15 pm


Those NBA promotional ones with J-Ho :P


Those all suck!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 03/31/05 at 2:18 pm

http://a1468.g.akamai.net/f/1468/580/1d/pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/93733/300.jpg

The Mucinex commercial :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/31/05 at 2:50 pm


Those all suck!
so does SHE, from what I've heard ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Feiticeira on 03/31/05 at 4:02 pm


I know what u mean - i'm from the UK too! You'll know what I mean when I say Insurance, Loan and Mortgage adverts are the most irritating adverts ever made



Indeed I do... nearly every break on Bravo there are about 6 continuous loans adverts.


However Bravo does have its hilarous adverts. The injury ones.  I wet myself every time I see that man fall down from his wooden ladder. 

For the people who haven't seen this (mainly people out of the UK) a man on a wooden ladder installing a fire alarm to the outside of a house.  His ladder actually slips down the wall and he goes down with it.  It's so funny for the wrong reasons.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 03/31/05 at 4:05 pm



Indeed I do... nearly every break on Bravo there are about 6 continuous loans adverts.


However Bravo does have its hilarous adverts. The injury ones. I wet myself every time I see that man fall down from his wooden ladder.

For the people who haven't seen this (mainly people out of the UK) a man on a wooden ladder installing a fire alarm to the outside of a house. His ladder actually slips down the wall and he goes down with it. It's so funny for the wrong reasons.




;D I don't know why it's amusing, but on the PI Helpline adverts, I just think it's so ironic having a huge fat bloke talking about PI helplines. Maybe it's coz he looks like he's had one too many PIs

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/31/05 at 5:34 pm


Those NBA promotional ones with J-Ho :P


ANY ad or promotion involving J-Low  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 03/31/05 at 6:09 pm

The Vonage ad with the nutcase on the treadmill.....and the music in those ads drives me nuts........

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/31/05 at 6:28 pm


ANY ad or promotion involving J-Low  :P
;D ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/31/05 at 8:05 pm


The Vonage ad with the nutcase on the treadmill.....and the music in those ads drives me nuts........

Every Vonage ad I've seen so far has been dumb. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 03/31/05 at 8:26 pm


Every Vonage ad I've seen so far has been dumb. ::)


The song and the commercial are not only dumb but make me switch stations. They're that bad.

Kill, Bill? How about that commercial instead?

http://www.voy.com/32053/18416.html

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/31/05 at 8:29 pm


The song and the commercial are not only dumb but make me switch stations. They're that bad.


I agree.

The other night while I was watching Jeopardy, one of them came on, where the kid flings his bat so that it shatters the glass window behind him. That's pathetic. :P I'm with you, though; anytime I see a bad commercial, I like to switch stations. But I do want to make sure that I'm back at the original station when the program comes back on.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 04/01/05 at 3:04 pm

1-877 I've Got Gas ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 04/09/05 at 2:21 pm

The Enormous Breakfast Sandwich at Booger King. :P

Does anyone really think they're gonna eat that garbage filled crap? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/09/05 at 10:42 pm


The Enormous Breakfast Sandwich at Booger King. :P

Does anyone really think they're gonna eat that garbage filled crap? ::)


Heck yeah.  Booger King knows that there are PLENTY of people out there who will eat that garbage filled cr@p.  I would not be surprised if they came out with a deep-fried version of this sandwich.

My Mom is a heart patient and I catch her snarfing down a "BK Big Fish" which is a cardiologist's nightmare.  She then says "well it's fish isn't it?  thats good for you".

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/09/05 at 10:48 pm

McDonalds...what a bunch of losers! The guy in the auto repair place thinking all the stuff about the lady customer and how impressed she should be because he's eating Mickey Dee's...ALL thier commercials suck ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/10/05 at 1:44 am

The king costume on the Burger King commercials is demonic.  It looks zombified.

I mention Vehix.com once again, they are all annoying without fail!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 04/10/05 at 3:10 am

The Capital One "NO" ads....I STILL wanna know if that guy is David Spade...someone PLEASE tell me!!

Any commercial with Jeff "Pretty Boy" Gordon...but I think his teammate Jimmie Johnson is way better looking than Jeffy-boy....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 04/10/05 at 7:01 am


Heck yeah.  Booger King knows that there are PLENTY of people out there who will eat that garbage filled cr@p.  I would not be surprised if they came out with a deep-fried version of this sandwich.

My Mom is a heart patient and I catch her snarfing down a "BK Big Fish" which is a cardiologist's nightmare.  She then says "well it's fish isn't it?  thats good for you".



It looks like processed fish to me. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/10/05 at 7:17 am


The king costume on the Burger King commercials is demonic.  It looks zombified.

:o


Quaker Oats now has a Quaker figure who also has a disturbing look to hom just like The King.  ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/10/05 at 1:31 pm


The Capital One "NO" ads....I STILL wanna know if that guy is David Spade...someone PLEASE tell me!!



I'm not sure if he is or not...but I do detest those commercials. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/10/05 at 3:46 pm


Quaker Oats now has a Quaker figure who also has a disturbing look to hom just like The King.  ???


Always have been scared of the Quaker Oats guy.  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/10/05 at 5:05 pm

The Flame - Cheap Trick~1988 8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 04/11/05 at 3:59 pm


The Flame - Cheap Trick~1988 8)

??? That's not a commercial. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 04/14/05 at 2:16 pm

Am I the only one who gets annoyed when they are watching TV and a commercial comes on that looks like it's for something real or meaningful....
but turns out just to be a video game ad?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/14/05 at 2:40 pm


Am I the only one who gets annoyed when they are watching TV and a commercial comes on that looks like it's for something real or meaningful....
but turns out just to be a video game ad?

No, QueenAmenRa, you're not alone. I find those ads to be dumb too. ::) Especially the ads for X-Box where it says "Live in your WXrld...Play in ours" at the end. Heck, using an X in place of the O in world is kinda strange. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: NullandVoid on 04/14/05 at 4:13 pm


No, QueenAmenRa, you're not alone. I find those ads to be dumb too. ::) Especially the ads for X-Box where it says "Live in your WXrld...Play in ours" at the end. Heck, using an X in place of the O in world is kinda strange. :P


You sure it's XBox that you're talking about? I recall seeing ads like that for The Playstation 2.

Anyways being a gamer I don't mind videogame ads BUT I don't like the sneaky tactics that the armed forces use to lure young recruits. Lately they have been modeling military commercials after videogame. One commercial I saw looked like it what snatched right out of Halo. what makes it even worse is that they flood G4TechTV with them. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/14/05 at 5:45 pm


You sure it's XBox that you're talking about? I recall seeing ads like that for The Playstation 2.


Oh yeah, it was Playstation. Thanks for reminding me. :) I don't know why I thought it was Xbox. :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/14/05 at 6:36 pm


??? That's not a commercial. ::)
Actually it was a promo they used back then to get the new LP out there. It was stupid. Thanks for pointing that out though ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Red Ant on 04/15/05 at 12:09 am

Don't know if they have been mentioned before, but here are my 5 picks. 1. Infomercials ( a parodoxical name as usually they provide little info ). 2. Commercials for some new-you-don't-really-need-this medicine-but-it-cures-this and has about 12 side effects WORSE than what they are supposed to cure. 3. Mc Donald's commercials ( their slogan " I'm lovin' it when spelled without contractions is an anagram for " ailing vomit ", fitting since that's exactly what I suppress the urge to do when I when I think of McD's ), plus they are plain stupid. 4. Those Vonage phone commercials-that " woo-hoo " crap got old about 3 seconds into the first commercial ( GREAT way to insure I'll never switch to them. 5. Commercials for feminine hygiene products ( isn't that the job of a mother? ) A dishonorable mention goes out to the Girls Gone Wild series of commercials as well.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/15/05 at 12:59 am


3. Mc Donald's commercials ( their slogan " I'm lovin' it when spelled without contractions is an anagram for " ailing vomit ", fitting since that's exactly what I suppress the urge to do when I when I think of McD's ), plus they are plain stupid.

You are so right about the slogan, now that you mention it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kareoke Queen on 04/15/05 at 11:48 am


1. The rich chocolate ovaltin commercials, those stupid chocolate milk commercials.
2. Eye drop commercials with Ben Stein going ''wow.''
3. Kids' products commercials.


I can't stand those Budweiser Commercials. You know, the ones where there are these black guys saying "wassupp" all the time.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: NullandVoid on 04/15/05 at 6:42 pm


I can't stand those Budweiser Commercials. You know, the ones where there are these black guys saying "wassupp" all the time.


Speaking of budweiser, I think those new "Bacardi & Cola" commercials are just plain stupid.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/15/05 at 6:58 pm

The new Pepsi commerical that has Pepsi intercut with the film "Spartacus".  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/15/05 at 10:58 pm


I can't stand those Budweiser Commercials. You know, the ones where there are these black guys saying "wassupp" all the time.

Oh yes, I've seen those ads. That annoys the heck outta me too. ::) How do some of these companies think that weirdness is gonna sell their products?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Kareoke Queen on 04/16/05 at 1:01 am


Oh yes, I've seen those ads. That annoys the heck outta me too. ::) How do some of these companies think that weirdness is gonna sell their products?


Exactly

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 04/16/05 at 8:52 am

The new Esure adverts with Michael Winner in them
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
You probablies don't have them ones in the states, but it's where this really irritating old bloke (Michael Winner) plays a married couple (yes, he dresses up like a lady as well), and he makes constant (and bad) references to the computer mouse being an actual mouse, and in true comic(?) style, the female Michael Winner gets scared, brings the mouse a piece of cheese and stands on a stool screaming. To top it all off, the actual Winner comes on and says 'Don't worry dear, it's only a mouse'!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/05 at 8:54 am


The new Esure adverts with Michael Winner in them
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
You probablies don't have them ones in the states, but it's where this really irritating old bloke (Michael Winner) plays a married couple (yes, he dresses up like a lady as well), and he makes constant (and bad) references to the computer mouse being an actual mouse, and in true comic(?) style, the female Michael Winner gets scared, brings the mouse a piece of cheese and stands on a stool screaming. To top it all off, the actual Winner comes on and says 'Don't worry dear, it's only a mouse'!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Winner is known for directing the Charles Bronson film Deathwish

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 04/16/05 at 12:39 pm


5. Commercials for feminine hygiene products ( isn't that the job of a mother? )


Well hey, we don't need to see commercials out u guys with "problems"! 

Ok, ok, so maybe the tampon commercials are retarded, that still doesn't mean they don't need some advertisement.
Hey I got an idea:  how about instead of using "Bob" for Enzyte, just go back to those good ol' kids milk or vitamin jingles: "...help building strong, and growing...."    ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 04/16/05 at 2:17 pm


Michael Winner is known for directing the Charles Bronson film Deathwish


He's also known more recently for his crap adverts!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Red Ant on 04/16/05 at 11:44 pm


Well hey, we don't need to see commercials out u guys with "problems"! 

Ok, ok, so maybe the tampon commercials are retarded, that still doesn't mean they don't need some advertisement.
Hey I got an idea:  how about instead of using "Bob" for Enzyte, just go back to those good ol' kids milk or vitamin jingles: "...help building strong, and growing...."    ;D


Agreed. That was part of the " Medical " part of commercials I detest.

I also hate commercials that do not tell you what the product ( or disease ) is.
This has been the punchline of many a comedy routines I have seen. To paraphrase one:

" Hey doc, do you think I need to start using ( insert unknown drug here )? "
Doctor: " Why, do you have @nal fungus?"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/17/05 at 8:07 am


5. Commercials for feminine hygiene products ( isn't that the job of a mother? )


Some of those ads are hilarious (unintentionally though, like "Gee Mom, I have that not-so-fresh feeling" or "try new Crampex Poontons, the only brand with wings AND a propeller".

The other recent ad that's overdone is the one where the people go around smelling their armpits.  ::)


;D ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/17/05 at 8:43 am


Agreed. That was part of the " Medical " part of commercials I detest.

I also hate commercials that do not tell you what the product ( or disease ) is.
This has been the punchline of many a comedy routines I have seen. To paraphrase one:

" Hey doc, do you think I need to start using ( insert unknown drug here )? "
Doctor: " Why, do you have @nal fungus?"


They are bad....  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 04/21/05 at 2:42 pm


Actually it was a promo they used back then to get the new LP out there. It was stupid. Thanks for pointing that out though ;)

I thought maybe you had made a mistake and had meant to post it in the "What Song Are You Listening To Right Now" thread. :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 04/21/05 at 6:23 pm


I can't stand those Budweiser Commercials. You know, the ones where there are these black guys saying "wassupp" all the time.
BTW my OTHER favorite NASCAR driver and his car happen to be sponsored by Budweiser...so no comment.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Miss Tainted on 04/21/05 at 6:28 pm

I hate all commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/05 at 8:11 am

Over the past few months it seems the quality of commercials has gone down hill.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 04/24/05 at 11:17 am

I can't believe it.  Jared Fogel is back doing commercials for subways., talking about their two foot-long subs for $7.99.  I thought they dumped him two years ago.

Though a meatball sub would be good right about now.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: chaka on 04/24/05 at 11:22 am


I hate all commercials.

I totally agree

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/24/05 at 3:04 pm



Over the past few months it seems the quality of commercials has gone down hill.

I totally agree

Me too. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: texasairman on 04/28/05 at 8:49 am

While there are plenty of tv ads to hate, the one that tops my list are the VONAGE ads - that oohwooh is so obnoxious that I change the channel or turn the tv off everytime it comes on. A close second is ALL automobile ads. The volume on them goes way up and the spokesperson screams at the top of their lungs in all of them. I'm not deaf, or at least, I wasn't, before all the shouting started. The rest of the ads are mostly mild compared to these, so I can at least tolerate them or tune them out. Is there anyway to get Vonage to change or get the stations to drop those obnoxious pieces of waste?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 05/03/05 at 9:08 pm


What commercials can you not stand?


http://www.terrycullenchevrolet.com/images/terry_cullen_hat_white.jpg

"His name is Terry Cullen.  He's a man that can put you in a truck...."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/03/05 at 9:12 pm


http://www.terrycullenchevrolet.com/images/terry_cullen_hat_white.jpg

"His name is Terry Cullen, he's a man that can put you in a truck...."


But what if I don't want him too?  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 05/04/05 at 6:04 am


But what if I don't want him too?  ::)


Terry Cullen says no one can turn down his crazy deals.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: cancemini2real on 05/14/05 at 1:34 pm


Tampon and sanitary napkin ads annoy me.....and I'm a gal...why flaunt something that every woman in the civilized world KNOWS they have to use? But the ads that are run in womens' and teen girls' magazines are okay...
I'm a gal also and nothing annoys me than to see a commercial showing a gal all full of glee about using sanitary napkins and tampons. Especially one in particular, that Alway's commercial where the lyrics goes "I like cotton, I love Alway's". There's nothing lovely about wearing half a friggin diaper in the crotch and bleeding everywhere in embarassment!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: cancemini2real on 05/14/05 at 1:47 pm


The Capital One "NO" ads....I STILL wanna know if that guy is David Spade...someone PLEASE tell me!!

Any commercial with Jeff "Pretty Boy" Gordon...but I think his teammate Jimmie Johnson is way better looking than Jeffy-boy....
I hate ALL of Crapital-One's commercial! Please let them know how I feel!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/14/05 at 2:14 pm


I can't believe it.  Jared Fogel is back doing commercials for subways., talking about their two foot-long subs for $7.99.  I thought they dumped him two years ago.


I wouldn't know, I haven't watched a commercial for that sh*thole since my son Blaine was murdered at one 4 years ago :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mergal on 05/14/05 at 5:37 pm

1. The nuns sharing a Nestle sundae in secrecy.
2. Any diaper commercial since the 90s.
3. A radio commercial with a hyper woman exclaiming over the prices of some appliances. At one point during the ad, it sounds like she's about to literally break!
4. McDonald's commercials for the past couple of years. "Da da da da da...I'm hating it"
5. Several years ago there were these "get rich quick" ads that had this very annoying, stupid man running around in a suit that had dollar signs all over it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/14/05 at 7:22 pm


Terry Cullen says no one can turn down his crazy deals.




I can...  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 05/14/05 at 7:41 pm


5. Several years ago there were these "get rich quick" ads that had this very annoying, stupid man running around in a suit that had dollar signs all over it.


Those still play.

http://www.lesko.grants.be/images/free-legal-help.gif

"I'm Matthew Lesko, and I'll show you how to get free money from the government.  It's your money, you pay it in taxes, if you don't use these programs to get free money, someone else will!"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/14/05 at 7:55 pm


Those still play.



"I'm Matthew Lesko, and I'll show you how to get free money from the government,  It's your money, you pay it in taxes, if you don't use these programs to get free money, someone else will!"
Hey, I'd love if you gave Quiznos a chance ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 05/14/05 at 8:26 pm


Hey, I'd love if you gave Quiznos a chance ;)


There is no Quiznos around here, nor is there a Blimpie.

But the nearest fast food restaurant near me is a subway.  There is nothing like a meatball sub with cheese on white bread.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/19/05 at 11:49 am


I hate ALL of Crapital-One's commercial! Please let them know how I feel!

I get junkmail from them all the time; they're begging me to sign up for a credit card; I just say no way! ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 05/20/05 at 12:29 am

The Ice Breakers gum commercial with the Duff sisters...  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/20/05 at 10:23 am


The Ice Breakers gum commercial with the Duff sisters...  ::)

I hate all the Ice Breakers gum commercials. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/20/05 at 10:30 am

The old pepsi commercial from the 80's...the one where Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire...oh wait ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/20/05 at 12:09 pm


Those still play.

http://www.lesko.grants.be/images/free-legal-help.gif

"I'm Matthew Lesko, and I'll show you how to get free money from the government.  It's your money, you pay it in taxes, if you don't use these programs to get free money, someone else will!"

You know who that guy always reminds me of?  Michael Kinsley, former "liberal" on Crossfire, and current columnist for Slate!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/20/05 at 12:14 pm

I hate the new beer commercial (Bud Light?) on the beach, where the blonde says to the kid, "Yes, they're plastic and they're fabulous!"  Tell me that's not marketing beer to 14 year olds!

They're running that one from the financial firm that starts, "The great ones...elevate..."  I just hit the clicker right away, so I can't remember what firm it is.

And of course, my all time most-hated for many months running, VEHIX.COM!!!!  Why do I keep mentioning Vehix?  Because they play those ads again and again and again and again and again....AHHHHHHH!!!! 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 05/20/05 at 3:47 pm


Those still play.

http://www.lesko.grants.be/images/free-legal-help.gif

"I'm Matthew Lesko, and I'll show you how to get free money from the government.  It's your money, you pay it in taxes, if you don't use these programs to get free money, someone else will!"


Free money?
If anyone out there has any interest in buying one of his books you might want to read some of the Amazon.com reviews before doing so...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author-exact=Matthew%20Lesko/002-3764908-0429606

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/20/05 at 5:47 pm


Those still play.



"I'm Matthew Lesko, and I'll show you how to get free money from the government.  It's your money, you pay it in taxes, if you don't use these programs to get free money, someone else will!"

Oh yeah, I've seen the commercials with that guy. Weird. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/21/05 at 1:46 pm

Last night I saw another "misleading" ad for Geico insurance. This time they started by pretending to advertise a weightlifting machine...but then the guy said "I have good news! I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico!" I thought we were done with those already! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/21/05 at 10:31 pm


Free money?
If anyone out there has any interest in buying one of his books you might want to read some of the Amazon.com reviews before doing so...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author-exact=Matthew%20Lesko/002-3764908-0429606


I always figured if Mr. Lesko knew anything the government was keeping *secret* he would be hiding out in Venezuela, not hopping around on TV in a funny suit!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/30/05 at 2:49 am

The Chariots of Fire theme for Nike:

I hate Nike!
I hate Vangelis!
and I hate remembering how much I loved that corny movie when I was a kid!
Peeeuw!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 05/30/05 at 3:38 am

>:(  I heard that old Honda commercial with MR. OPPORTUNITY who knocks on your tv screen and now that they stopped playing it..the character voice still does their commercials..is he STILL Mr. Opportunity of a dud announcer that didn't take off....

GET SOMEONE ELSE HONDA!!! >:( >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/05 at 4:06 am

Frigging Crazy Frog!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/30/05 at 4:11 am

Never seen or heard Crazy Frog... heard it was an actual song now (Number 1 in fact)  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/05 at 4:12 am


Never seen or heard Crazy Frog... heard it was an actual song now (Number 1 in fact)  >:(
Please keep it that way, ignorance is bliss in this case.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: goodsin on 05/30/05 at 5:43 am

I'm with Phil on that darned frog. Or indeed any Jamster/ ringtone adverts, UK TV seems to be clogged with 'em nowadays...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/30/05 at 2:17 pm

The Allegra ad with the animated allergens!
::)
The Dairy Queen ad with the lady bawling over how cute the cat is while her man sneaks her mocha ice drink!
::)
The Trident Toothpaste one with the wind-up chattering teeth!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Everlong on 05/30/05 at 6:21 pm

OLD NAVY COMMERCIALS. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 05/30/05 at 9:30 pm

Those Verizon Wireless commercials with Catherine Zeta Jones  ::)  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/30/05 at 10:25 pm

Those annoying Hollyweird adds about movies...they used to say crap like...."It's the movie of the year!"...but NOW they talk about the new Russell Crowe movie by saying "Critics give it two thumbs WAY up"  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 05/30/05 at 11:06 pm

Keep an ear out...commercials I hear are saying Madagascar is the FAMILY MOVIE OF THE SUMMER..watch when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes out!  Star Wars still beat it this week.

More sci-fiers there than family?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/30/05 at 11:09 pm


Keep an ear out...commercials I hear are saying Madagascar is the FAMILY MOVIE OF THE SUMMER..watch when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes out!  Star Wars still beat it this week.

More sci-fiers there than family?
I hear ya...it's just that NOW they say "Two thumbs WAY up".....stupid ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Climber on 05/30/05 at 11:49 pm


OLD NAVY COMMERCIALS. 


My husband dislikes their commercials so much that he said they made him NOT want to shop there.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 05/31/05 at 1:16 am

Yeah, they can talk about Tony Little's near-death experience all they want. But that doesn't make him less irritable, either in his infomercials or his Geico ad. ::)

P.S.: Even though I liked the new Doublemint Twins, I really don't care too much about the ad where they ride their bikes through public areas, including a motocross race and construction sites. They do look great in those green dresses, though. :D

Last night I saw another "misleading" ad for Geico insurance. This time they started by pretending to advertise a weightlifting machine...but then the guy said "I have good news! I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico!" I thought we were done with those already! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/31/05 at 4:00 am

Girls Gone Wild vids,
RONCO culinary products,
Video Professor (with Dr. Phil's brother)
and once again,
VEHIX.COM!
AAAARRRRGGHHH!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 05/31/05 at 10:17 am

The Vehix.com commercials with a man disguised as a (cheaply made and boxy) PC were bad enough. Someone just had to add a dizzying effect to their newer ads. I get sick even looking at those.::)
and once again,
VEHIX.COM!
AAAARRRRGGHHH!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/31/05 at 2:41 pm


Those Verizon Wireless commercials with Catherine Zeta Jones  ::)  :P

Verizon? ??? I thought she did commercials for T-Mobile. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/01/05 at 9:55 pm

The latest Sierra Mist ones....DUMB!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/02/05 at 1:22 pm


The Vehix.com commercials with a man disguised as a (cheaply made and boxy) PC were bad enough. Someone just had to add a dizzying effect to their newer ads. I get sick even looking at those.::)

It's the bad music, the cheap sets, the nauseating color scheme, and the sheer number of times they get played.  Vehix must be spending tens of millions on all those ads!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 06/03/05 at 3:16 pm

I don't know if I've mentioned this yet or not, but lots of commercials seem to have really loud audio on them...louder than the program! ::) I find myself having to turn down the volume on the TV (or mute it altogether) because of that.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 06/03/05 at 4:31 pm

no more silly GEIKO/GECCO commercials :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 06/05/05 at 10:24 am


no more silly GEIKO/GECCO commercials :-\\

I haven't seen any more commercials involving him, but I have seen ads for Geico that are technically misleading.. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 07/21/05 at 11:31 pm

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY BROUGHT IT BACK!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRR!!!

The Honda commercial that has some guy called Mr. Opportunity....veryy smug and annoying..wouldn't trust this guy as far as I can throw him!

Also on the radio commercials lately too!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: rich1981 on 07/21/05 at 11:39 pm

Those annoying Liberty Medical commercials, the ones with the old guy, those commercials are waaaaaay too long.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: NullandVoid on 07/22/05 at 1:58 am

Rip! Zip! Brush! AHHHHHH! Darn oral b brush ups!

Did they really need to make a dance? I mean C'MON!!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Techno383 on 07/22/05 at 4:26 am

any commercial with a lawyer talking in front of a pile of books.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 07/22/05 at 8:03 am


I don't know if I've mentioned this yet or not, but lots of commercials seem to have really loud audio on them...louder than the program! ::) I find myself having to turn down the volume on the TV (or mute it altogether) because of that.


My father-in-law used to work for a TV station and he said they do that on purpose so that you can hear the commercial even if you walk away from the TV.

I think it's completely annoying.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/22/05 at 12:46 pm


My father-in-law used to work for a TV station and he said they do that on purpose so that you can hear the commercial even if you walk away from the TV.

I think it's completely annoying.

I agree. Especially if you're really not interested in what they're selling.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/22/05 at 2:57 pm

"Hey,Guess What"?

I Just Saved Myself A Bunch Of Money On Car Insurance By Switching To Geico ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/22/05 at 3:58 pm

Most of the ones about new movies coming out....especially The Dukes Of Hazzard ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 07/23/05 at 3:13 pm

I just realised how annoying the Malteasers advert is. Giant women bouncing around a city on giant malteasers? What the chuck is all that about?!  ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/23/05 at 5:51 pm

There's a really dumb Suberu commercial on these days with SUV's disintegrating into piles of dust...not only is that sick, but things like that don't really happen. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 07/23/05 at 6:07 pm

Yeah! And soap bubbles and roaches don't tlak and cats cannot dance on their hind legs and there's no such thing as McDonaldland and there is no Burger 'King' and Willy Wonka doesn't personally make those chocolate bars for us and...and...oh wait! These are commercials, they should be entertaining..

OOPS..MY BAD :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/23/05 at 10:48 pm

The TRAVELOCITY ads with the gnome are old hat....

as well as the Quiznos ads with the talking baby...toasted subs,YECCH!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/23/05 at 11:24 pm


I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY BROUGHT IT BACK!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRR!!!

The Honda commercial that has some guy called Mr. Opportunity....veryy smug and annoying..wouldn't trust this guy as far as I can throw him!

Also on the radio commercials lately too!


http://trubalcava.com/Animation/HondaGuy01.jpg

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Indy Gent on 07/24/05 at 3:06 am

The TGIFriday ad with the man dancing on the tables, and the waitress haning his shoes on the wall. What the h*** was that? ::)

And the KIA ad with the husband's pretend hand gesturing. What a jerk!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/24/05 at 3:45 am


The TGIFriday ad with the man dancing on the tables, and the waitress haning his shoes on the wall. What the h*** was that? ::)



They weren't his shoes.  He stole them from the wall and started dancing on the table like a jacka**.  The waitress simply put them back.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/05 at 5:07 am

The insurance commercials on TV with the film director now food critic Michael Winner.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 07/24/05 at 5:48 am

Any phone company advertising. They all must be competing to see who can make the worst ads.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/24/05 at 8:48 pm

The latest Taco Bell commercial which is VERY annoying..."It's good to go" ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Miss Tainted on 07/24/05 at 8:53 pm

I really hate that new car commercial with 4 people doing weird movements with chairs.  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/24/05 at 9:21 pm

OMG...still the most insecure soda company because they feel the need to continually attack thier rival. Pepsi has another stupid one where Coke machines keep getting replaced while the diet pepsi stays. At least Coca-Cola doesn't stoop so low...they have class 8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 07/24/05 at 9:32 pm


OMG...still the most insecure soda company because they feel the need to continually attack thier rival. Pepsi has another stupid one where Coke machines keep getting replaced while the diet pepsi stays. At least Coca-Cola doesn't stoop so low...they have class 8)


I take it you're a COKE man. Me? I'm an RC COLA man myself (then Pepsi, then Coke).  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Miss Tainted on 07/24/05 at 9:43 pm


I take it you're a COKE man. Me? I'm an RC COLA man myself (then Pepsi, then Coke).  ;D



I'm drinking RC Cola right now.  ;D I like Pepsi best though.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/24/05 at 9:44 pm


I take it you're a COKE man. Me? I'm an RC COLA man myself (then Pepsi, then Coke).  ;D

Actually I don't drink much soda pop anymore but yeah, pepsi, in my experiences with the BS of the "Pepsi Challenge" where they'd serve cold pepsi, warm Coke and Warm Shasta....and then nearly ALL of thier ad campaigns for as long as I can remember, have attacked Coke. It's no wonder more people choose the Real Thing by a huge margin Worldwide ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 07/24/05 at 10:42 pm

subway ads... and McDonalds ads  :P

They both think they are pioneers in 'healthy food' ...yeah f***ing right!  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/24/05 at 10:44 pm


subway ads... and McDonalds ads  :P

They both think they are pioneers in 'healthy food' ...yeah f***ing right!  ::)

Thanks for not capitalizing that sh*thole of a corporation where my son was murdered....and I also hate McDonalds as well :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 07/25/05 at 5:40 pm

The Aflac Duck ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/25/05 at 6:16 pm


....and I also hate McDonalds as well :P


As do I. Especially the current one with the gals from Density's Child. (I don't really have anything against Beyonce, Michelle, and Kely personally, but why do they have to appear in a TV ad, for goshsakes?) ::)
And that jingle "ba-da-ba-ba-ba, I'm lovin it" is annoying too. Everytime I hear it I think "I'm hatin' it!" >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 07/26/05 at 4:29 am

http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/images/celebrities/billy_mays_001.jpg

Hi.  Billy Mays here for oxy clean....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Billy on 08/05/05 at 2:50 pm


Girls Gone Wild vids,
RONCO culinary products,
Video Professor (with Dr. Phil's brother)
and once again,
VEHIX.COM!
AAAARRRRGGHHH!
>:(


Here's the commercials that made my hit list:
1.Huggies with that annoying no no-no no-no-no song
2.choice hotels
3.Midol or any other menstrual pain relief adverts
4.TP commercials especially Charmin
5.McDonald's and their Happy Meal commercials

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: rich1981 on 08/05/05 at 11:02 pm

The Zelnorm commercial which had the gargling sound and showing some ladies belly buttons, especially if I hear it while I'm eating.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Schillingfan on 08/06/05 at 3:45 pm


Don't Ya Wanna Fanta,Fanta with a bunch of bikini-clad women singing. :P



Howard


Howard, you'll be in heaven because Mad TV made fun of that commercial!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/06/05 at 9:53 pm

Steak & shake..

AND...

No that's it, they annoy me.

AND...

That's it, the commericals pis* me the hell off.

AND..

SHUT THE FUC* UP YOU ANNOYING SODS!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 08/07/05 at 2:53 am


Steak & shake..

AND...

No that's it, they annoy me.

AND...

That's it, the commericals pis* me the hell off.

AND..

SHUT THE FUC* UP YOU ANNOYING SODS!!


And?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/07/05 at 12:42 pm

The new Wickes furniture commercials for ripping off a 1989 Roxette song. :P >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/07/05 at 12:50 pm


There's a really dumb Suberu commercial on these days with SUV's disintegrating into piles of dust...not only is that sick, but things like that don't really happen. ::)
The Subaru B9 Tribeca ad you're talking about. The darn thing is one UGLY suv.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/07/05 at 12:55 pm


OMG...still the most insecure soda company because they feel the need to continually attack thier rival. Pepsi has another stupid one where Coke machines keep getting replaced while the diet pepsi stays. At least Coca-Cola doesn't stoop so low...they have class 8)
Pepsi has a sports promotion that involves a few athletes they sponsor...but I've seen enough of pretty boy Jeff Gordon in ads! Pepsi is not 'all that' unless it's Pepsi One sweetened with Splenda...which I only buy if Diet Coke with Splenda is not on sale...

Also IMO Coke sponsors all the cool NASCAR guys.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/07/05 at 12:56 pm


The Subaru B9 Tribeca ad you're talking about. The darn thing is one UGLY suv.

I don't really care what model it is. But I do agree with you about its ugliness. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/07/05 at 12:58 pm

Honda...Mr. Opportunity

and the Saturn ad "I got DIBS on this one"...do they even mention the lengthy process involved in buying a new car?It takes more than DIBS...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/07/05 at 1:01 pm


I don't really care what model it is. But I do agree with you about its ugliness. ::)
It's right up there with the Pontiac AZTEK, Honda Element and the Toyota SCION as far as ugliness goes!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 08/07/05 at 5:32 pm

Guess What? I Just Saved A Bunch Of Money On My Car Insurance By Switching To Geico ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/07/05 at 7:09 pm

The Geico FUN IN FLEECE ad...a worse parody of awesomely bad Old Navy ads.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 08/08/05 at 1:22 am

There is a mouthwash commercial where the grandfather is in front of the mirror with his grandson and lets out a yell about how bad the mouthwash was or whatever they want you to buy but...the grandfather has this terrible wiskey voice to begin with, I'd rather him tell the kid about his hard life of smokin' and boozin'...The guy is totally wrong for that kind of commercial!!!!


(Musta been a relative to the owner/producer to have him in it) >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/08/05 at 3:30 am

The BP ads with that lady whining about "It's like asking me to give up chocolate...I love my car! or some annoying crapola.

The toe fungus ads with the anthropomorphosed animated fungal monsters.

Of course, the Vehix.com ads are still driving me effingnuts!  OK, you're successful, you can afford to buy advertising alloverthefuggingplace...ever heard of overkill? 

What's that "Urine-Gone"?  What genius Madison Avenue agent came up with that one?  I've had incontinent pets.  No more.  I don't want to think about pet pee!

You know that "get yourself published" ad with the 1-800 number?  It's done in really bad video.  The guy's got a pair of glasses from hell.  I mean, I thought I was watching Eugene Levy an SCTV!  The whole operation just screams "DUD"!

bosley.com hair restoration.  Watch it with the sound muted.  It looks like a spoof on baldness cure ads!

The baby-boomers are aging, so we're going to be stuck with those scooter ads for a long, long time!

ronco.com.  All the food looks really gross.  Don't these people know how to direct?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 08/08/05 at 4:00 pm

The Tylenol commercial where the girl is talking with her face RIGHT UP IN THE CAMERA.  And she's blabbing on and on and on.....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 08/08/05 at 4:34 pm

http://www.tonylittle.com/images/tonybio3.jpg

The Tony Little Geico Commercial ::)


then he says "you can do it" ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tam on 08/09/05 at 12:19 am

It has probably been said but I cant stand the Pepto Bismol Commercial...

The one where they are dancing and singing to the beat of Macarena!

"... upset stomach, diarrhea.... "

Yuck!!!  :(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/09/05 at 9:46 am


It has probably been said but I cant stand the Pepto Bismol Commercial...

The one where they are dancing and singing to the beat of Macarena!

"... upset stomach, diarrhea.... "

Yuck!!! :(


I think I've seen that ad...how pathetic. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dan78 on 08/13/05 at 3:30 pm

Those Taco Bell commercials are really starting to get on my nerves!

:DThink Outside The Bun!:D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/13/05 at 3:32 pm


Those Taco Bell commercials are really starting to get on my nerves!

:DThink Outside The Bun!:D


I don't mind that slogan as much as the latest commercial...."Smunchy"  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 08/14/05 at 7:36 am

I hate that Subway commercial with Jared Fogel talking to a senate committee with the "S-Cam" in the lower righthand part.  What a bad parody of the steroid hearings.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/14/05 at 6:05 pm


I hate that Subway commercial with Jared Fogel talking to a senate committee with the "S-Cam" in the lower righthand part.  What a bad parody of the steroid hearings.
As you know by now...I hate ANYTHING to do with the sh*thole :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 12:47 am

I hate that new Smirnoff Ice commercial that has those people throwing raspberries at each other....I cringe everytime that one is on...for some reason.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: tv on 08/15/05 at 12:12 pm


It's right up there with the Pontiac AZTEK, Honda Element and the Toyota SCION as far as ugliness goes!
I agree with you on the Element and Aztek being ugly. The Scion TC(the small car) looks ok but its not my style. The Scion XA and AB look hideous though.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/16/05 at 3:45 pm

I still hate the commercial for Shout, in which the announcer does exactly that. (The one that starts with, "You know what time it is?") Yeah, I know what time it is; it's time to hit the mute button! or change the channel! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: C.NOIZE on 08/16/05 at 7:43 pm


I hate that Subway commercial with Jared Fogel talking to a senate committee with the "S-Cam" in the lower righthand part.  What a bad parody of the steroid hearings.


Agreed.  However, I've always found it slightly humorous that "S-Cam" without the dash is "scam."  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/18/05 at 2:49 pm


Agreed.  However, I've always found it slightly humorous that "S-Cam" without the dash is "scam."  ;D

Hehe...good one! ;D

Also, I think the Geico ads are getting dumber by the minute. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 08/22/05 at 11:55 am

Those annoying V-chip commercials
Control your TV.org commercials
Any diaper and training pants commercials

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tam on 08/22/05 at 12:47 pm

The new spongebob squarepants commercial that uses Twisted Sister's "We're not gonna take it"!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dan78 on 08/24/05 at 8:02 pm

The latest HP commercial!! It's on almost every 5 minutes. It's STUPID, it's irritating, and I hate it!!!!!  I HATE THAT NARRATOR'S voice!! I'd like to take a sledge hammer and smash this commercial into a concrete sidewalk, SIX FEET UNDER!!  >:(  >:(  >:(

Edited to add:

I'm talking about the really long HP commercial where everything goes wrong but the computer.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/25/05 at 3:50 pm


The latest HP commercial!! It's on almost every 5 minutes. It's STUPID, it's irritating, and I hate it!!!!!  I HATE THAT NARRATOR'S voice!! I'd like to take a sledge hammer and smash this commercial into a concrete sidewalk, SIX FEET UNDER!!  >:(  >:(  >:(

Edited to add:

I'm talking about the really long HP commercial where everything goes wrong but the computer.

I'd like to do that with LOTS of commercials, trust me. Especially some of the latest GEICO ads.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Howard on 08/28/05 at 4:09 pm

The one with Snoop Dog and Lee Iacocca. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: tv on 08/29/05 at 12:48 pm


The one with Snoop Dog and Lee Iacocca. ::)
Why is Chrysler even showing Lee Iacocca in commercials. The guy did around Chrysler once upon time but the guy hasn't been viable in the auto industry in how many years? I'm usually a car person.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Stompgal on 08/29/05 at 1:41 pm

The most ridiculous commercial I've seen this year is the KFC one with thee women in the call centre. It advertised the Zinger Crunch Salad and it was banned because it was believed to encourage bad table manners and the women sung with their mouths full.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Red Ant on 08/29/05 at 1:42 pm

Those commercials for Mini Cooper Accesories. The first one I saw was for a horn that sounds like a $3 squeeze bulb horn you put on a 5 year olds bicycle. I seriously thought this was a "fake" (or joke) commercial given how freaking stupid it was and how overpriced the horn was.


Oh, almost forgot, I can't stand any "ringtone" commercials. D-U-M-B.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 09/10/05 at 4:23 pm

Saw this RIDICULOUS Pizza Hut commercial 5 for $5.00 with a parrot encouraging them to buy the special then at the end the 'voice' of the parrot changes to like a surfer voice and says 'He Started it!'  The idea was okay to start with but the change from a parrot voice to just a guys voice saying the line is AWFUL!!!

How could they think this is cute? Plus parrots can't pronounce 's'...they didn't even sound like a parrot at the end!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/10/05 at 4:41 pm

That commercial for KFC where the woman walking down the sidewalk screams when she sees that leaf on the ground  ::)

Or that new one for Tim Hortons about the Steeped Tea.  "That outfit is steeped".  "Your garden is looking steeped"  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 09/10/05 at 5:46 pm

The Ace Hardware commercials where the wall is talking to the homeowner.  There is another where the grass is talking to the homeowner.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/15/05 at 3:34 pm


The Ace Hardware commercials where the wall is talking to the homeowner.  There is another where the grass is talking to the homeowner.

I've never seen that one, but it sounds stupid. ::) Inanimate objects don't talk.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/15/05 at 6:01 pm

Once again, Pizza Hut, and thier stupid new commercial with the parakeet. I know it's a voice over but the "Voice" changes completely at the end ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/19/05 at 5:25 pm

The commercials for Oxi-Clean and its related products. While the products' purpose is to clean all kinds of surfaces (which is a good thing), the guy in the commercials is so annoying; why does he have to YELL? >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/19/05 at 5:48 pm


The commercials for Oxi-Clean and its related products. While the products' purpose is to clean all kinds of surfaces (which is a good thing), the guy in the commercials is so annoying; why does he have to YELL? >:(


That's Billy Mays, The STAIN SPECIALIST!  ;D
I can't stand him either.  I'd like to strangle him.  lol

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/19/05 at 8:58 pm


That commercial for KFC where the woman walking down the sidewalk screams when she sees that leaf on the ground  ::)

Or that new one for Tim Hortons about the Steeped Tea.  "That outfit is steeped".  "Your garden is looking steeped"  ::)


It get's on my nerves too...

It's not steeped...  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/19/05 at 9:48 pm

The new Quaker Oatmeal commercial:

"They stuck bananas in it!"
and then they have bad taste to say it gave him "something to smile about!"
:P

What's the commercial with the two guys sitting in the car, and one of them says something really dumb, and they other guy smacks him.  One of the lines was:
"I graduated high school in four years."
"So you were on like the accelerated program?"
Is those for Wendy's?  Whatever, I hate them.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/19/05 at 9:57 pm


That's Billy Mays, The STAIN SPECIALIST!  ;D
I can't stand him either.  I'd like to strangle him.  lol



It came on last night as I was watching "Street Smarts" on GSN. I wanted to do the same.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/19/05 at 10:05 pm

I also hate those commercials with Matthew Lesko, that annoying guy in the Riddler suit who offers that book "Free Money to change your life".  How about a remote so I can change the channel  ;D

http://www.booksbylesko.com/images/matthew%20Lesko.jpg

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/19/05 at 10:16 pm

I've seen commercials with that guy too. Lots of ads make me so sick I rarely want to watch commercials anymore. Often times when I'm at home watching "Price Is Right", like I was today, I often switch to "The View" during the commercial breaks; seeing five women chat at a table is certainly more interesting than most TV ads I've seen. Another series of ads I find an eyesore are the Honey Bunches Of Oats ads...that spokeslady kinda looks like Steve Urkel; anyone notice that?? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/19/05 at 10:17 pm


I also hate those commercials with Matthew Lesko, that annoying guy in the Riddler suit who offers that book "Free Money to change your life".  How about a remote so I can change the channel  ;D

http://www.booksbylesko.com/images/matthew%20Lesko.jpg



Yep, he was one of the first characters I complained about on this thread!  He's also a fraud.  I wouldn't make him one of the top 100 people who are screwing up America, but Bernie Goldberg did, then again, Bernie's a tool.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/19/05 at 10:29 pm


Yep, he was one of the first characters I complained about on this thread!  He's also a fraud.  I wouldn't make him one of the top 100 people who are screwing up America, but Bernie Goldberg did, then again, Bernie's a tool.


He's definately a fraud.  If he offers all these money tricks the government doesn't know about, then why doesn't he use some of them himself and make millions  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/19/05 at 10:34 pm


I also hate those commercials with Matthew Lesko, that annoying guy in the Riddler suit who offers that book "Free Money to change your life".  How about a remote so I can change the channel  ;D

http://www.booksbylesko.com/images/matthew%20Lesko.jpg




Hey Matt... The Riddler called.. he wants his outfit back!  ;D  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Ashley Tisdale's A Cutie on 09/25/05 at 6:46 am

The one with the elderly woman boxing  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/05 at 6:51 am


The one with the elderly woman boxing  :P
Which one is that?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 09/28/05 at 12:36 am

We must call the WRIGLEY CO. to stop this one before it is played too much:

Juicy Fruit gum has a new commercial that shows a young guy reaching for a pack of gum and a black woman also reaching for the same(last) pack.

It continues to show him walking down the street without him or her letting go(fine), then another doing chores(fine), THEN they show him in the FRONT SEAT of a car with her in the BACK still never letting go of the gum!!!!! Do you know the illogic of this?

OK, how did HE get into the front seat of a car and her in a BACK seat without letting go...??

Now if she SWITCHED HANDS and I missed it, I stand corrected, and it went by me..If it is illogical...CAN THE COMMERCIAL?

 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Barefoot_Blues on 09/28/05 at 9:09 am

Some Cable commercial where the kid says to his dad.. "The cables out, can you fix it? "

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/28/05 at 5:50 pm


He's definately a fraud.  If he offers all these money tricks the government doesn't know about, then why doesn't he use some of them himself and make millions  ::)

He did use tricks to make millions, one of the oldest ones, but don't ask the government about it, ask PT Barnum!

I hate the Yogurt ad (is it Dannon or Yoplait?) in which the girl in the tube top enters the elevator.  When the doors shut, she exhales and you see her stomach protrude.
Look, most grown women do not have flat stomachs, and they're not supposed to!  That's not how they're designed.  It doesn't mean you are F-A-T because you don't have a flat stomach.  I think ads like that help women feel neurotic about their bodies.  Pretty low to stoop just to sell a lousy scoop of yogurt!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/28/05 at 6:05 pm


Some Cable commercial where the kid says to his dad.. "The cables out, can you fix it? "
It's so stupid it's actually kinda funny ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: hojo on 09/30/05 at 9:16 am

the Ovaltine commericals for usre- I second the motion.  My God, these kids are SCREAMING like new Ovaltine is made with Coca leaves... they make the Barney kids seem sleepy by comparison.  In fact, these kids make the Wiggles seem calm and soothing.  YIKES... I think the 75-year-old CEO of the company is direcdting these personally... msut be hard of hearing and continually be telling the kids to be HAPPIER!!!!!  

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/30/05 at 6:33 pm

The latest pepsi commercial with the Patriots drafting a pepsi machine ::) :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 09/30/05 at 6:44 pm

I don't know if I have mentioned this one yet, but it was just on and bugs the heck out of me.  That Carl's Jr shake commercial with the guy shaking the cow.  It is just wrong.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/30/05 at 10:00 pm


the Ovaltine commericals for usre- I second the motion.  My God, these kids are SCREAMING like new Ovaltine is made with Coca leaves... they make the Barney kids seem sleepy by comparison.  In fact, these kids make the Wiggles seem calm and soothing.  YIKES... I think the 75-year-old CEO of the company is direcdting these personally... msut be hard of hearing and continually be telling the kids to be HAPPIER!!!!!  

Agreed, Hojo, much agreed!

I despise the the Mitsubishi gasploitation commercial!  You know, the one with the the footage of all the high gas prices?  Buy a Mitsubishi and we'll give you free gas for a year!  Oh sure!  I didn't read the fine print, but....
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/03/05 at 12:00 am

The Quizno's ads with the weird plastic baby talking.  That thing wigs me out! It's diabolical!  I think it's the illegitemate offspring of Burger King zombie!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Barefoot_Blues on 10/03/05 at 9:15 am

The Burger King, 'King". I can't stand that plastic dude holding a sandwich.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bj26 on 10/03/05 at 12:09 pm


The Burger King, 'King". I can't stand that plastic dude holding a sandwich.
Barefoot just reminded me of that Lamisil commercial when these cretures are crawling under your toenails - the commercial makes me sick :-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/03/05 at 2:09 pm


The Burger King, 'King". I can't stand that plastic dude holding a sandwich.
Yeah, first he was in bed with a guy and now he's flirting with the lumberjack and returning interceptions for Direct TV ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/03/05 at 2:16 pm


The Burger King, 'King". I can't stand that plastic dude holding a sandwich.

Yeah, that ugly mascot guy makes me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smilies/puke.gif.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/03/05 at 11:18 pm


Yeah, first he was in bed with a guy and now he's flirting with the lumberjack and returning interceptions for Direct TV ::)

Was that a "lumberjack."  I shall have to look more closely.  Dude, that does not bode well.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/04/05 at 2:02 pm


Was that a "lumberjack."  I shall have to look more closely.  Dude, that does not bode well.
Yep, guy in a flannel shirt chopping down a tree...weird

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Southern Image on 10/04/05 at 3:53 pm

The people chewing on  trees  for the Skittle Bubblegum commercial

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/04/05 at 3:55 pm


The people chewing on  trees  for the Skittle Bubblegum commercial

Chewing on trees would be much better for your teeth!
;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/05/05 at 5:33 pm

The Power Chair ads with the old folks singing about the Power Chairs. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/06/05 at 8:58 pm

Progressive Insurance

"When you're a celebrity like me, you just get treated differently..."

Is that George Hamilton, or...who is that?  Whatever, I hate it!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/07/05 at 4:17 pm


I don't know if I have mentioned this one yet, but it was just on and bugs the heck out of me.  That Carl's Jr shake commercial with the guy shaking the cow.  It is just wrong.


Wasn't that Hardees?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/07/05 at 4:21 pm

Let's see:

1. King was in bed with some strange man.
2. As RockandRollFan said, flirting with a lumberjack.
3. Returning interceptions for the Baltimore Ravens.
4. With construction workers on top of a building (those wide eyes for the coffee commercial is creepy as hell.)

The king needs to be retired.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/07/05 at 6:49 pm


The king needs to be retired.

I complete agree with you there.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: FireBrand79 on 10/07/05 at 9:55 pm

Those "Captial one" commericals with David Spade.They was funny  at first but they just got really annoying.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/07/05 at 11:48 pm


Those "Captial one" commericals with David Spade.They was funny  at first but they just got really annoying.

Separated at birth: David Spade and Tucker Carlson

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/05 at 11:50 pm


Separated at birth: David Spade and Tucker Carlson


Did u see Tucker Carlson on Last Call with Carson Daly?  When he came out, Carson's house band started to play the Green Day song "American Idiot".  The confused look on Carson's face was priceless.  LOL

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/07/05 at 11:52 pm


Did u see Tucker Carlson on Last Call with Carson Daly?  When he came out, Carson's house band started to play the Green Day song "American Idiot".  The confused look on Carson's face was priceless.  LOL

I never watch Carson Daly, but I woulda tuned in to see that!
Tucker Carlson is a retarded George Will!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: annonymouse on 10/08/05 at 4:14 pm

terry cullins dodge  and welches

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/08/05 at 6:57 pm


Wasn't that Hardees?
Here it's Carl's Jr. but in certain areas where they still are Hardees, it may be.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/08/05 at 7:35 pm


Wasn't that Hardees?


We don't even have Hardee's here anymore.  Here the commercial is for Carl's Jr.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/08/05 at 11:42 pm


We don't even have Hardee's here anymore.  Here the commercial is for Carl's Jr.

We don't have Hardee's or Carl's, Jr.
We've got Arby's, but mostly in mall food courts where the rest of the truly abominable franchises reside.  Like Sbarro's, the worst pizza on the planet!
:P

What's that investment planning company that uses the rock 'n' roll 1960s motif?  I hate that.  I can't believe that routine still works, lable something "sixties" and it sells.  Aren't we all a little old for that now?  Or are baby boomers still vain enough to think they're still way cool 'coz they used smoke grass and not bathe for a few years four decades ago?
;D
***Ameriprize Financial***

Verizon Wireless:
"Lot's of Wi-Fi users work in coffee shops..."
Eh, that one just bugs me for no specific reason.  TV commericals are generally annoying.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/12/05 at 11:52 am


TV commericals are generally annoying.

They sure are.

Another ad that's on now that I absolutely detest: the one for T-Mobile. A father, whose teenage kids talk to him via their mobile phones, is disgusted with them about the cell phone bill, so the kids do stupid things, like crash the car into the garage without opening up the door. ::) >:( That is sick.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 10/17/05 at 10:34 am

There is one soda commercial that should be taken off the air that involves the Angels' Vladamir Guerrero and the Yanees' Alex Rodriguez and some other player. Anyway, each player tosses a ball into the air, one by one, he hits it and it shatters something giving off light. Vlad's ball shatters a street lamp, and Arod's ball cracks a life-size replica of the moon. I bet any young kid viewing that ad would be frightened to death. I'm sorry, but the FCC should ban violence in commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/17/05 at 4:22 pm

And now Vehix.com is re-issuing it's older commercials, which were just as despicable!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 10/17/05 at 4:26 pm


There is one soda commercial that should be taken off the air that involves the Angels' Vladamir Guerrero and the Yanees' Alex Rodriguez and some other player. Anyway, each player tosses a ball into the air, one by one, he hits it and it shatters something giving off light. Vlad's ball shatters a street lamp, and Arod's ball cracks a life-size replica of the moon. I bet any young kid viewing that ad would be frightened to death. I'm sorry, but the FCC should ban violence in commercials.


;D ;D ;D ;D Good one.

Celebrity fitness instructor John Basedow.. must... die.

He buys ad-space on every single commercial break during Cardinal games so it's impossible to avoid.
It's got to the stage where i will start shouting at the screen when he comes on.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 10/19/05 at 12:38 pm

Some of these (translation: all of these) hemorrhoid cream commercials and feminine hygiene commercials are just plain nasty.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/05 at 12:39 pm


...and feminine hygiene commercials are just plain nasty.
These were never shown when I was young

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/19/05 at 3:50 pm


There is one soda commercial that should be taken off the air that involves the Angels' Vladamir Guerrero and the Yanees' Alex Rodriguez and some other player. Anyway, each player tosses a ball into the air, one by one, he hits it and it shatters something giving off light. Vlad's ball shatters a street lamp, and Arod's ball cracks a life-size replica of the moon. I bet any young kid viewing that ad would be frightened to death. I'm sorry, but the FCC should ban violence in commercials.

Ellipsis: I am totally with you on that. And unfortunately I have seen the commercial that you are referring to. In addition, kids are not the only ones who cringe at violent ads; people of all ages might.

And I've seen a lot of dumb Geico ads lately. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 10/19/05 at 4:09 pm

These Geico ads...

Watching one of them, you couldn't even tell what they're advertising. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/19/05 at 11:57 pm


These Geico ads...

Watching one of them, you couldn't even tell what they're advertising. 

I know! They're all misleading lately. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: PETER on 10/25/05 at 7:18 pm

Okay..didn't thing another oe could get at me but here goes....

Does anyone else get annoyed by the same announcer doing the BURGER KING COMMERCIAL and then the one for HONDA? Also heard on the AM-PM Mini Mart commercials too.

The voice is cool and jazzy, but I don't think anyone really talks like that, so it doesn't sell the product to me, just sounds creepy...

So maybe I can't stand commercials with that cool creepy jazz guy announcing.... ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/26/05 at 1:05 pm


terry cullins dodge  and welches



Well it's Chevrolet, not Dodge.  Second, do you live in Georgia?  I've always thought Terry Cullen was strictly local, but maybe he's not.

http://www.terrycullenchevrolet.com/images/terry_cullen_hat_white.jpg

"His name is Terry Cullen, he's a man that can put you in a truck."

Terry Cullen: Hi, I'm Terry Cullen.  I've got brand new chevy trucks for 14,000 with GM employee discount.  Come on down today.

"And selling trucks is his game.  Terry Cullen."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 10/26/05 at 1:09 pm


Ellipsis: I am totally with you on that. And unfortunately I have seen the commercial that you are referring to. In addition, kids are not the only ones who cringe at violent ads; people of all ages might.


Your kidding aren't you jeff?

That's just lunacy. They makes the moon explode, it's not bloody violent at all it's like a sodding fairy tale.

Anybody taking that seriously needs a Physics lesson a.s.a.p

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/26/05 at 1:12 pm


Your kidding aren't you jeff?

That's just lunacy. They makes the moon explode, it's not bloody violent at all it's like a sodding fairy tale.

Anybody taking that seriously needs a Physics lesson a.s.a.p

Off topic, I did take a physics class last semester, wich I've talked about on the PPP topics. It was a tough course, but I passed it with a C minus.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GWBush2004 on 10/26/05 at 1:15 pm


Anybody taking that seriously needs a Physics lesson a.s.a.p


But A-Rod is soooooo good he can hit a ball into the moon.  Who cares if the longest home run on record is 634 feet.  ::)

The commercial is not scary at all.  The only thing that I don't like about it is that it's for Pepsi, and I hate the taste of Pepsi.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Alchoholica on 10/26/05 at 1:17 pm


Off topic, I did take a physics class last semester, wich I've talked about on the PPP topics. It was a tough course, but I passed it with a C minus.


Good, did they explain the impossibility of blowing up the moon with a baseball?


But A-Rod is soooooo good he can hit a ball into the moon.  Who cares if the longest home run on record in 634 feet.  ::)

The commercial is not scary at all.  The only thing that I don't like about it is that it's for Pepsi, and I hate the taste of Pepsi.


Agreed, Pepsi is nasty. Now if Vlad had blown up the moon, that might be believable  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 10/26/05 at 4:50 pm

The commercial for the helping a charity contest  with the cast of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" features the twins, Brenda Song, and Ashley Tisdale skipping down a hill holding hands and painting picked fences like something from "Little House on the Prarie". One of the cheesiest images I've seen on tv.


The VH1 Best Week Ever spelling bee second...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/26/05 at 8:14 pm

The ITunes commercial with Eminem that's been running during the World Series!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: PETER on 10/26/05 at 9:09 pm

Have you noticed how they don't call the feminine products 'douche' anymore?...It's now sold as FEMININE WASH! :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 10/26/05 at 9:46 pm

I hate that commercial where the woman hears on the radio she won some contest, and has to log in to dial-up to input some passcode.  Then her two friends tell her about the benefits of high speed internet, and the one acidentally picks up the phone and cuts off the connection

Dialup is slow, but I mean come on.  It's not as slow as depicted in that commercial   ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/26/05 at 10:16 pm

I hate the one for the bargain hotels website that uses Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" song because I love Johnny Cash and hate watching dumb commercials!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/05 at 1:01 am


I hate the one for the bargain hotels website that uses Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" song because I love Johnny Cash and hate watching dumb commercials!


Did you know that the brand Preparation H was going to use Johnny's song "Ring of Fire" for their ad campaigns.  The Cash family said no, which was the right choice

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 10/27/05 at 9:00 am


Did you know that the brand Preparation H was going to use Johnny's song "Ring of Fire" for their ad campaigns.  The Cash family said no, which was the right choice


That would be...tacky.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Morton on 10/28/05 at 7:08 am

I can't stomach compensation and loan adverts. I hate the awful music they always have playing in the background, and the way that they are very poorly acted. They also litter daytime TV, being played every 5 minutes. Utter rubbish

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/10/05 at 6:03 pm

That diapers commercial where the kid's lifing dumbbells and saying, "my couch potato days are over!"  Look, I just don't like diaper commercials.  I never had a kid.  I don't want no kid.  I don't like thinking about the purpose of diapers!  That goes doubly for adult diapers.  What if they were pushing colostomy bags on TV commercials?  Wait twenty years when we're overrun with geriatric babyboomers!
:P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: aznbabiie1432 on 11/11/05 at 2:02 am

those mcdonalds commercials that qo " at mcdonald's we love to c u smile" .. it was ok the first buh after a while it qot annoyinq n then everytime ii saw it ii would sinq " at mcdonalds we love to c your money" ... those commercials 4 pine sol qet on mii nerves too 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/11/05 at 10:47 pm


The ITunes commercial with Eminem that's been running during the World Series!

I saw that one all during the baseball postseason...it's so annoying! :P I hate any commercial that uses rap music to advertise the product or service.

I also detest certain commercials that run before the election regarding certain ballot measures. Especially the ones that urge you to vote yes on bad propositions. Thank god they're over now. Best of all, every single one of the California props failed.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: IanWinn on 11/13/05 at 2:57 am

The ones I hate the most are the Pepto-Bysmal commercials, narrated by a John Cleese sound-alike (I'd hate to think it was John himself; he should have more class).  The ones where people grab their mouth (nausea), chest (heartburn), stomach (indigestion), belly button area (upset stomach), and then ass (diarrhea), and make it a dance.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/13/05 at 3:19 am


The ones I hate the most are the Pepto-Bysmal commercials, narrated by a John Cleese sound-alike (I'd hate to think it was John himself; he should have more class).  The ones where people grab their mouth (nausea), chest (heartburn), stomach (indigestion), belly button area (upset stomach), and then ass (diarrhea), and make it a dance.

I don't think it's Cleese, but I wouldn't put it past him.  He's my favorite Python, and one of my favorite humorists, but when it comes to endorsements, the man's a whoooore!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/13/05 at 10:09 pm


The ones I hate the most are the Pepto-Bysmal commercials, narrated by a John Cleese sound-alike (I'd hate to think it was John himself; he should have more class).  The ones where people grab their mouth (nausea), chest (heartburn), stomach (indigestion), belly button area (upset stomach), and then ass (diarrhea), and make it a dance.

Kind of like the macarena (I think they ripped off that song for the commercial)...which makes it even more pathetic. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/14/05 at 12:24 am

Please tell me that's not the real Flava Flav (sp?) in that light beer commercial!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 11/14/05 at 9:23 am


Please tell me that's not the real Flava Flav (sp?) in that light beer commercial!
:o


That's what I was thinking...  Not that I was ever a fan, but I was surprised to see this 90's figure in a 2005 commercial.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 11/14/05 at 6:30 pm

Britney Spears'  new bottled toilet water called "Fantasy"  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 11/17/05 at 10:27 am

>:( Those "Parents" the Anti-Drug commercials. I think they might promote overprotectiveness

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 11/17/05 at 10:47 am


>:( Those "Parents" the Anti-Drug commercials. I think they might promote overprotectiveness


Yeahhh, me too...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 11/18/05 at 7:58 pm


>:( Those "Parents" the Anti-Drug commercials. I think they might promote overprotectiveness
I'm not so sure about that..Why? Some parents could care less what their kids do.I really worry about that.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/20/05 at 11:54 pm

http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/sprachlos/speechless-smiley-002.gif

That new one from Wendy's

"Can I **** your sister fer a cheeseburger?"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Southern Image on 11/21/05 at 4:30 pm

ANY Playtex commercial

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 11/21/05 at 5:28 pm

I was in shock when one of my favorite Foo Fighters songs, All My Life, played on a Victoria's Secret commercial.  They only played the intro though.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/21/05 at 7:57 pm


Yes, it is ::)


Yeeeeahhh Buoyyyyzzz!
Man, that is one sorry sight!
:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/21/05 at 9:56 pm

The Wickes furniture ads, for ripping off a Commodores song.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 11/24/05 at 6:32 pm

The GoPhone ads with those perky teenagers.."I will be grounded lots of times this year,but not because of my cell-phone bill!"

And SOMEONE please get the Ditech guy off the d*mn TV!! That is sooooooo dam overplayed!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: PETER on 11/24/05 at 6:37 pm

I always see car commercials where the vehicle is parked in a neighborhood or at the dealer lot- AND THE GROUND LOOKS LIKE IT JUST RAINED!!!

I think this is totally manufactured!!!

I always look at the ground in these commercials and you will always see it unless it is driving long distances on the road..check it out.

Also..in car commercials..notice how you never see he driver from the

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: PETER on 11/24/05 at 6:39 pm


I always see car commercials where the vehicle is parked in a neighborhood or at the dealer lot- AND THE GROUND LOOKS LIKE IT JUST RAINED!!!

I think this is totally manufactured!!!

I always look at the ground in these commercials and you will always see it unless it is driving long distances on the road..check it out.

Also..in car commercials..notice how you never see he driver from the OUTSIDE view but when they shopw them iside the car driving, the windows are crystal clear, then when it goes tothe outside view it's all TINTED!!!
VERRRRY SCREWWWWWY!!!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: 1 on 11/24/05 at 7:31 pm

The stupid Macy's holiday commercials...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/24/05 at 8:51 pm


The GoPhone ads with those perky teenagers.."I will be grounded lots of times this year,but not because of my cell-phone bill!"



I think I've seen ads similar to those. They are rather pathetic. ::)


And SOMEONE please get the Ditech guy off the d*mn TV!! That is sooooooo dam overplayed!!

You're so right. He's WAYYYY too annoying. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 11/28/05 at 11:31 am

;D Commercials that are overplayed like The Be an Organ Donor commercial, Safe Auto, Progressive insurance, parental control and V-chip ads, diaper ads,

Reissues like Happy Honda days

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 11/28/05 at 12:41 pm

Those Hardee's ads...  "Without us, some guys would starve."  Especially that one with the guy drinking the soaked coffee.  That's plain nasty.  From now on, when I think of Hardee's, I'm going to 
mentally associate it with that guy drinking the soaked up spilled coffee.

The worst commercial ever?  Well, it doesn't run anymore, but that would be the Progressive commercial in which a woman castrates her ex-boyfriend using an online voodoo service.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: IanWinn on 11/28/05 at 3:14 pm

Hardee's?  Are they part of the Carl's Jr chain now?  I remember Hardee's when I lived in Virginia, but when I moved west of the Mississippi, I didn't see them.  I did see Carl's Jr, though.

I remember that Carl's Jr used to have the best french fries.  They were crinkle-cut and perfectly fried - crisp on the outside, hot and tender on the inside.  Then they decided to follow McDonald's route to profitability by cutting down on quality.  Sad...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/28/05 at 7:52 pm


ANY Playtex commercial


Yeah, those are right up there with the old Summer's Eve commercials:

Mom to daughter:  Dear?  Are you feeling a little... less then fresh?

::) ::) ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/28/05 at 7:56 pm

One I can't stand right now (and I really have no idea why) is the Road Runner with AOL.  There is the 30-something, red-haired, perky woman singing about all the things she did online today:

She found music and news
Found some old friends
and even a little romance (3 guys dressed in tuxes all handing her bouqets of roses)

It's so...annoying.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/29/05 at 1:42 pm


Hardee's?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 11/29/05 at 6:49 pm

For the past 3 months, commercials have now turned around and have aimed to make you cry until your eyes dry out. I like the message, but I don't want it to come to the point where I need a boat to navigate my living room. Especially that grandma who's sitting in the kitchen waiting and waiting for her grandchild to come. He never comes. The announcer says something like "Just tell your grandmother you couldn't have dinner with her because you were stoned. She'll understand". And the heart disease commercials. Whoa! I like the message, but don't be extreme.

As for other ones, my least favorite ones would be McDonald's. I was "lovin' it" back then, but "hating it" today.

Another one is one they haven't shown lately. That Mountain Dew commercial with that guy who can make his car look different with his remote locker. Then he decides to turn his friend into a woman.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 11/29/05 at 6:53 pm

I hated those "lovin' it" McDonald's commercials.  Do they still come on?

McDonald's wants to get this "ghetto" image.  It's the coolest fast food chain in the food fo shizzle, ma nigga.  Ronald McDonald says...  "Black people love us!"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: IanWinn on 11/29/05 at 7:09 pm

I hate all those commercials for "medicines" that are supposed to be the cure whatever it is that ails you, and then you hear them list all the possible side effects of the medicine, and the side effects are worse than the disease the d@mn pill is supposed to cure!

Whatever happened to taking care of yourself, eating right, taking vitamins, exercising?  Cripes... >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/30/05 at 12:43 am


I hated those "lovin' it" McDonald's commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 11/30/05 at 12:46 am

That commercial where the woman is like "Can I have another Peek Freans?"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/01/05 at 6:16 am

LendingTree.com commercials where all the bank loan officers fight for your loan cause they want your business just so darned much!  It has been my experience that most bank loan people expect you to put up your first born child in order to loan you money to buy a car let alone a house.  oh well, Maybe it's just me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/01/05 at 6:22 am

oh and also the current taco bell commercials where the office workers are describing how "spicy" and "flavorful" and whatever this new burrito is all the while making interpretive dance moves to stress the description.  If eating them makes me want to jump around like an idiot, I think I'll pass eating them then.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: IanWinn on 12/01/05 at 10:06 am


LendingTree.com commercials where all the bank loan officers fight for your loan cause they want your business just so darned much!  It has been my experience that most bank loan people expect you to put up your first born child in order to loan you money to buy a car let alone a house.  oh well, Maybe it's just me.


Oh, of course they want to lend you money for whatever purpose, and sometimes it's a necessity, especially to get a house or a car.  But they LIKE having you borrow money from them; it makes you their slave.  Proverbs 22:7, "The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/01/05 at 1:23 pm

Those commercials where the guy drops something on the floor and it's sucked into the vent. Then he actually goes into the vent to try to rescue the object, but gets trapped inside. What company is that again? ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: IanWinn on 12/01/05 at 1:41 pm

That Citibank Visa, IIRC.

They also have the commercial where the wife "accidentally" throws away the credit card bill, and the husband digs into the trashcan to find it, and then he gets dumped into the garbage truck.  That's just idiotic.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/01/05 at 2:08 pm


That Citibank Visa, IIRC.

They also have the commercial where the wife "accidentally" throws away the credit card bill, and the husband digs into the trashcan to find it, and then he gets dumped into the garbage truck.  That's just idiotic.

Oh yes. I was going to mention that one too.  I knew it was some bank but I couldn't quite place it. Thanks for the info.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: aznbabiie1432 on 12/01/05 at 6:05 pm

those commercials for those old navy scarves where they have  the awards show nominees ..
those qets on mii nerves  >:( actually ii hate all of the old navy commercials (

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/06/05 at 6:03 pm

Relacore.  It's that weight-loss pill.
The lady says, "If you're over 30, over-stressed, and wanna get rid of stubborn belly fat..."
Yeah, OK, that narrows it down to about 90 million people!
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Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/20/05 at 3:29 pm

I still hate the Albertsons ads. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: loki 13 on 12/20/05 at 4:44 pm

A Coors Light comercial where they show the New England
Patriots getting ready for a game and the temperature is about
100 degrees until the Coors Light Train rolls by.Come on,I doubt
it will ever reach 100 degrees in Massachusetts during football
season,even if it's a pre-season game.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/20/05 at 5:06 pm

Still hate the K-mart ad for the DVD player that has the kids screaming and fighting in the back seat of the car and finally the book they are fighting over gets thrown into the side of the mother's head.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 12/21/05 at 7:45 am

I hate those commercials where you see a young girl who has "graduated" from a school for cosmetology or Dental Assistance of something like that telling her friend how great it is to get a diploma so fast and get a job, then her friend wonders why she should go to school longer than that, why not go to the 1 year training program instead of what?; a four year college degree?    ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 12/21/05 at 9:07 am

The Aleve commercials.

One of them starts out with two men fishing on the shore.  One guys goes to cast and then grabs his shoulder and groans.  His friend actually notices his pain and says, "Your arthritis?"(yeah right)  Then the friend proceeds to pull out a BOX of Aleve. ::)  Like who carries around their pain medicine in the box ?  Especially when fishing.

Your arthritis Obi-Wan? ::) :P

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Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 01/02/06 at 12:19 pm

1. The T-Mobile commercial with the people talking fast
2. Slim Fast commercial
3. Charmin commercials (why are they still showing those bears taking a dump?)
4. Parental controls/v-chip commercials

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/02/06 at 4:43 pm

There's a health insurance ad that takes an old "I Love Lucy" clip and dubs in dialogue relating to health insurance; the actors who dub in the dialogue do pretty good imitations of Fred and Ethel, but the ad itself is dumb. Taking an old classic tv clip and exploiting it like that seems rather weird (for lack of a better word). ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 01/04/06 at 10:59 am

;) I hate the Enzyte commercials

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/04/06 at 1:27 pm


;) I hate the Enzyte commercials

I don't think I've seen those.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleycrueFan'05 on 01/05/06 at 10:52 am


I don't think I've seen those.


They appear on Spike TV

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/05/06 at 10:56 am


;) I hate the Enzyte commercials


yeah! that ;guy is creepy!
and the woman is made of plastic.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/05/06 at 2:46 pm



They appear on Spike TV

The only thing I watch on Spike TV nowadays is the Three Stooges...when they go to a commercial break I typically channelsurf. I don't like to watch commercials anymore anyway. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/10/06 at 3:25 am

I dislike the commercials for Allstate car insurance where they put the viewer in the car during an automobile accident (actually several different accidents.)  I flinch everytime when the car is coming at me and smacks into me.  Blah!  If I wanted to get a bird's eye view of a car smashing into me, I'd enter my car into the demolition derby at the county fair.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: kellygoo72 on 01/10/06 at 3:27 am

I hate that commercial for the Citrus Lift Herbal Ess. shampoo.. I hate the bimbo jumping up and down but most of all, I think I hate that darn song on the commercial! ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/10/06 at 3:52 am

I hate that they've changed the commercial for the Arthritis creme, Aspircreme.

It used to say "You bet your sweet Asspircreme"  ;D

Now it says "You bet if it's Aspircreme" 

Stupid PC

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/10/06 at 8:50 am

there is a terrible local radio commercial for a window maker..
a man describes how you lose money by having drafty windows and he is interrupted by this woman with a
horrible new york accent
"ow my gawd,,,what a nite-mare!"
it used to be funny, but now I haate it!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 01/10/06 at 1:31 pm

Yesterday I was listening to the radio in my car and a commercial for radio came on. ;D  The commercial said something like, "Radio should always be free."

Hmmmm, not if I don't mind paying for it.

I guess they are really starting to freak out about satellite now that Howard Stern is on Sirius.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/10/06 at 2:30 pm


I dislike the commercials for Allstate car insurance where they put the viewer in the car during an automobile accident (actually several different accidents.)  I flinch everytime when the car is coming at me and smacks into me.  Blah!  If I wanted to get a bird's eye view of a car smashing into me, I'd enter my car into the demolition derby at the county fair.  ;D

I don't think I've seen that one...but I don't think I want to now. Sounds pretty disgusting.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 01/10/06 at 3:10 pm


Yesterday I was listening to the radio in my car and a commercial for radio came on. ;D  The commercial said something like, "Radio should always be free."

Hmmmm, not if I don't mind paying for it.

I guess they are really starting to freak out about satellite now that Howard Stern is on Sirius.


I've heard that one...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/10/06 at 3:26 pm

I'mstill singing the Bacon Cheddar RAnch song that Hootie sang in the Burger King commercial..
it was surreal...and I hate the song!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: barefootrobin on 01/10/06 at 3:29 pm

The tampon commercial where the guy and the girl are in a boat which springs a leak and while the guy is rummaging for something to fix it, the girl pulls out a tampon and shoves it in the hole fixing the leak.  The guy acts all impressed.  In real life that would have been the end of the romantic boat ride, things would have gotten all awkward when the guy realized he just wasted his money on a romantic boat ride with a girl who has her period.   ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/11/06 at 9:33 pm


the guy realized he just wasted his money on a romantic boat ride with a girl who has her period.  ;D


I would like the Burger King bacon cheddar ranch commercial with hootie to end that way.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/11/06 at 11:08 pm

I hate that Burger King (king kong) one where the big King guy appears in that girl's window and hands her a burger...that would scare the crap outta me!! :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 01/12/06 at 10:07 am


I still hate the Albertsons ads. :P

I can't bear to look at 'em either. Why do they have to use Deborah Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond in their advertising campaign??

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/16/06 at 9:04 pm

Well, well, well...when will they stop changing lyrics to popular songs for commercial purposes?? Seems like Toyota has done this with the Dire Strait's song "Money For Nothing"; they changed the classic line from that tune to "I want my M-P-G"...that's annoying! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 01/17/06 at 3:57 am

"Phil of the Future" remix promo  ::)  :P


The "Super Short Show" with two annoying kids pitching the lastest Disney DVDs

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: peter on 01/22/06 at 8:43 pm

Just when you get that HONDA 'Mr. Opportunity' guy washed out of your ears, they bring you the  coooooollll sounding guy who does the Burger King commercials....

Any one else notice or feel prickly whenever anything with 'that' guys voice comes on..??

He sounds a little jazzy and more laid back but you know he wants to be 'really' hip.  

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/23/06 at 1:28 am

Prep-H, the guy on the teeter-totter, but that'd go without saying!
:-X

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/23/06 at 8:35 am

I used to htink the 'can you hear me now" guy was cute..now I want to punch him in the face

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/24/06 at 12:35 am

Barry Manilow Sings the Songs of the Fifties
:P

Even I can't believe the producers put Manilow singing "Unchained Melody" on collection.  Jeezus, the guy just does not have the pipes for it.  It's awful...not in the campy, funny Manilow awful we all know and love, I mean really awful!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/24/06 at 2:07 pm


I used to think the 'can you hear me now" guy was cute..now I want to punch him in the face

I always thought he was annoying. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/25/06 at 9:14 am

arggghhhh!
Cher is singing and they show the women on the diet plan all sad at parties and looking at their clothes.
I know it's true life to a point but it's soo sad that the happy ending is not convincing!
I don't know if it's me? is it exploitation?
is it inspirational to some?

It bugs me to no end.
I hope I have offended no one.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: chiefyamick on 01/28/06 at 11:25 pm

Ok I apologize if these have already been listed, but I didn't have time to read all 63 pages of posts tonight.


1. The Burger King commercials with the King...that thing is just creepy!! Even creepier than my #2- the Quizzno's commercials from a few years ago with those hairless rat things- both annoying and disturbing at the same time!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/29/06 at 1:42 am


Ok I apologize if these have already been listed, but I didn't have time to read all 63 pages of posts tonight.


1. The Burger King commercials with the King...that thing is just creepy!! Even creepier than my #2- the Quizzno's commercials from a few years ago with those hairless rat things- both annoying and disturbing at the same time!!


I think that "King" mascot is downright annoying too! He's ugly! >:( :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/29/06 at 1:45 am


I think that "King" mascot is downright annoying too! He's ugly! >:( :P




ew..he freaks me out...what a creep! :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 01/29/06 at 3:51 pm

VH1 reality show promos  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/29/06 at 7:26 pm

Any commercial utilizing changed lyrics to a popular song (past or present) goes on my s**t list.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 01/31/06 at 8:12 am


VH1 reality show promos  :P


Arrghhh..."Celebreality" is stupid.  Actually, I hate just about any reality show.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/31/06 at 8:17 am

I":m sick of the Vonage (?) commercial where the woman is talking about setting up her internet phone service and her husband is doing the robot inthe bacground....funny one, now I am going to punch HIM in the face...

the King playing football is great. Long live the King.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/15/06 at 11:05 am


I":m sick of the Vonage (?) commercial where the woman is talking about setting up her internet phone service and her husband is doing the robot inthe bacground....funny one, now I am going to punch HIM in the face...


I don't like the Vonage ads either. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 03/15/06 at 11:08 am

Mcdonalds. Man I hate those commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 03/15/06 at 8:02 pm

The Vonage ad with the dumba$$ on the treadmill.....and the one with the two nudists gardening! And that music is way annoying.

All the Capitol One ads with David Spade in 'em.....

and any ad with either Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson in it. If one does not follow NASCAR, you would not know why me and a few other fans don't like either of 'em.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 03/18/06 at 2:42 pm

Commercials seem to be getting dumber and dumberer. There's some stupid ad that has little kids literally asking to be unhealthy. What kind of example does that set for the young ones? >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 03/18/06 at 2:58 pm

For some reason, those commercials for ditech.com really irritate me. Especially when they show that fatass loan officer or whatever who shakes his fist in frustration and bellows, "Drat...lost another one to ditech!"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: YWN on 03/18/06 at 5:17 pm


Commercials seem to be getting dumber and dumberer. There's some stupid ad that has little kids literally asking to be unhealthy. What kind of example does that set for the young ones? >:(


Speak the truth, brother.  Speak the truth.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d49/YWN/stickittotheman.jpg

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 03/18/06 at 7:01 pm


For some reason, those commercials for ditech.com really irritate me. Especially when they show that fatass loan officer or whatever who shakes his fist in frustration and bellows, "Drat...lost another one to ditech!"
That Ditech guy is so damn annoying. Those commercials are overplayed too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 03/22/06 at 11:23 am

I can't stand alot of burger king's new commercials. Especially the one with those guys riding on the backs of giant chickens. Really stupid IMO.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/08/06 at 10:07 pm

I can't really stand to look at any commercial anymore, cause they're all so stupid. Most of them make me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/puke.gif. So whenever I'm watching a show on tv, and the commercials come on, I change the channel to something else for the next few minutes.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/09/06 at 12:50 pm

i really REALLY hate the commercial for some prescription drug (which is like every other commercial nowadays) where the doctor and his "students" are walking around campus talking about the benefits of the drug as if it's an actual lecture....really burns me up!! SO STUPID!!!!  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/xyxgun.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/06 at 1:17 pm

I hate those Capital One commercials, where they play that "Hand in My Pocket" jingle, and it shows a financial advisor with his hand in all these people's pockets  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/30/06 at 5:41 pm

I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but I find Penzoil ads rather corny and stupid. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/30/06 at 6:08 pm

I hate any and all commercials for genital herpes medication, erectile dysfunction medication, feminine hygiene products (not pads/tampons, but like douche), that Pepto-Bismal commercial where they dance around touching the parts of their bodies affected by whatever is causing them cramps and the runs and any Burger King commercial with that King. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 05/30/06 at 7:53 pm

THOSE NEW/LATEST VW commercials that try to show you...if you get in a crash, the car will protect you!

When that one car gets t-boned out of nowhere...that loos like a pretty hard hit, not a 'roll into' hit...what we don't see are the ambulances and people sweeping body parts off the street!!

Were the victims just at Starbucks they all seemed pretty calmed down through this event.

I wrote a digital spoof where people talk to each other and get hit then the words : SHUT UP AND DRIVE! Appear at the end.

:D :D :D :D 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/30/06 at 10:45 pm

Nextel has some pretty horrible commercials out now too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/30/06 at 10:50 pm

Radio--

Ovaltine spots.
Tanya Roberts for some Vegas tour package. Really annoying!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dominic L. on 05/30/06 at 11:03 pm

Any.

Although I like that psychedelic M&M commercial with the folk music.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 05/31/06 at 8:54 am

I don't like the ones that depict:

Men embarassed to discuss diarrhea, women that are restricted to cooking dinner and food shopping, men that are inept and can't cook, women angry at men staying out late or drinking, ...meh, all those stereotypes.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/31/06 at 1:30 pm


Radio--

Ovaltine spots.
Tanya Roberts for some Vegas tour package. Really annoying!

yeah...that "MORE OVALTINE, PLEASE!" gag is quite annoying. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/puke.gif

As for radio adverts, I hate just about all of 'em. Especially the ones that take a popular song and change its lyrics for commercial purposes. I frikkin' hate that! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 05/31/06 at 2:24 pm


I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but I find Penzoil ads rather corny and stupid. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/pukeface.gif


Yes, I mentioned that one waaay back:


Well I'm glad you kept it up here, cause I can't post in the other thread (since it's in the Playful Penguin Place, which is not open for guest posting), and there are plenty of commercials that I hate.

For one thing, I hate the current ads for Pennzoil. Why? Because engines don't jump out of cars. One of them starts with a cat sitting on the hood of an automobile. Then, pwing!--the hood flops open (throwing the cat into midair) and out comes the engine. And then a few other disembodied engines start making their way to the service station. Get real! >:( That kind of thing doesn't happen in real life...what are some of these advertisers thinking? ::)

They're still on?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 06/06/06 at 7:08 pm

The new Volvo ads on TV...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan05 on 06/07/06 at 1:15 pm

The Sprint commercials with the guy that goes SEVEN PM!!
Also the latest Tmobile commercials

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Classie83 on 06/10/06 at 12:46 am


1. The rich chocolate ovaltin commercials, those stupid chocolate milk commercials.
2. Eye drop commercials with Ben Stein going ''wow.''
3. Kids' products commercials.


OLD NAVY!!!  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/barf.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 06/10/06 at 1:11 am


They're still on?

Unfortunately, yes. ::) There are tons of ads out there that make my stomach turn.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/10/06 at 1:28 pm

Too many to even count. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Ebontyne on 07/10/06 at 1:33 pm

The one where this woman is shown applying something to her forhead while a female voice says:

"Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!"

Crikey, is that annoying.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/06 at 3:58 pm

The UK has been hit with the new Burger King ad, where the King produces a burger from behind him.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Ebontyne on 07/10/06 at 4:07 pm

Also... I hate commercials with babies and adult voice-overs. Babies are cute for being babies, not for talking and thinking like adults... That's just creepy. ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/11/06 at 7:41 pm

Quizno's..."Mmm...toasty"...I really don't see why anyone would want something like a steak sub or Italian hoagie toasted...
The AOL for Broadband ads!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/11/06 at 7:43 pm


Quizno's..."Mmm...toasty"...I really don't see why anyone would want something like a steak sub or Italian hoagie toasted...



......because it heats the meat and melts the cheese and makes the sub extra-yummy.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 07/12/06 at 4:57 pm

I hate those new Sprite "Sublymonal" ads.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/12/06 at 5:01 pm


I hate those new Sprite "Sublymonal" ads.



You too? I can't stand those new sprite ads either.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 07/12/06 at 9:56 pm

Slowly but surely DR. Zin the car ads for FORD?////

They are playing a little too much!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/23/06 at 8:08 pm

That Gas-X commercial where the busines lady says "Sales are flatulent... This won't pass gas with Wall Street... I have remained Silent But Deadly on this... We have to Let Rip with a new plan"

None of those phrases really makes any sense in the context of the business meeting.  And then at the end of the ad, the guy who is squirming in his chair (apparently because he is afraid of cutting the cheese) gets a big smile on his face as a trumpet blares.  Does that mean he just farted?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: peter on 07/24/06 at 7:52 pm

>:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Have you seen Honda brought back that 'Mr. Opportunity' commercial again!

Eyewwwwww!  Too annoying and phoney like any other sleaze used car salesman unless it's just the announcer that's a turn off....


Guess Burger King is hearing the public..we haven't seen the 'King' in any commercials lately now they are using MIDGETS to show how they construct their BIG burgers!

A for their effort of trying to find a hook! Has anyone noticed WENDYS has been around a long time and never had anything to hang their hat on except the news story of their finger in the Chili or just 'Old Fashioned' Burger sign.


Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/24/06 at 9:29 pm

Dr. Drew for Viagra! What a sell-out!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/lsabre.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/06 at 7:21 pm


Dr. Drew for Viagra! What a sell-out!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/lsabre.gif


Hey, Dr. Drew has always, first and foremost, been about getting nookie.  8)

It is only natural that he be hawking Viagra on TV.  ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/25/06 at 9:51 pm


Hey, Dr. Drew has always, first and foremost, been about getting nookie.  8)

It is only natural that he be hawking Viagra on TV.  ;)

Yeah, I guess there's no money in advising, "Can't make the sparks fly no more? Maybe it's time to hang it up, bub. Move onto all the wonderful things life has to offer when you don't have to be preoccupied with sexual performance."
"Nah, no thanks, doc. Can you write me a scrip for Viagra?"
"Comin' riiiight up!"
;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/27/06 at 12:08 am


The UK has been hit with the new Burger King ad, where the King produces a burger from behind him.

That guy's so ugly, he makes me sick.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/27/06 at 12:45 am


That Gas-X commercial where the busines lady says "Sales are flatulent... This won't pass gas with Wall Street... I have remained Silent But Deadly on this... We have to Let Rip with a new plan"

None of those phrases really makes any sense in the context of the business meeting.  And then at the end of the ad, the guy who is squirming in his chair (apparently because he is afraid of cutting the cheese) gets a big smile on his face as a trumpet blares.  Does that mean he just farted?



I just saw that commercial, and I don't think that's what it means.  I think they were saying that now that he took one of those Gas-X strips, his gas is gone, hence the trumpet (ta-da!).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/28/06 at 9:06 pm

(Musical flourish)
Voiceover: Heyyy! We're back, and we'll have more music for you in just a moment. First, this just in. It looks like the government is liquidating on foreclosed homes, a lot of these homes may be sold for little or no money down...."

That's as far as I get in that commercial....I don't even remember what the scam 800# company is called.  I just hate the ham-handed way they try to make it sound like the DJ just came back from commercial break!  "More music"? This is "talk radio."  The jerks. What I remember from the times I listened through the add was "...if your last name begins with A-M call right now, If you're last name begins with M-Z, make a note of the number and call tomorrow!"  But then tomorrow, the announcement says the same thing.  But my last name begins with "S," so when do I ever get to call for the free house that the government is giving away because some poor schnook couldn't pay his mortgage?  (You know it's all bullsh*t anyway, whatever it is.)
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/11/bs.gif


This is an ad on Air America.  Unfortunately, Air America has trouble attracting the bigtime accounts, so they have to sell ad time to every scam artist with a 1-800 number. It's frikkin' embarrassing!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 07/29/06 at 8:35 am

Heartburn, nausea, indigestion! Upset stomach, diarrhea!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 07/29/06 at 10:58 am

Hello, I'm a Mac
And I'm a PC

Gawd, how I hate those fracking commercials.  Every time I see one, I want to reach through my screen and slap the snot outta that smug annoying Mac.  And it does not help when almost every word is a lie.  It is no wonder that most Mac people really do not know anything about computers, they are not even smart enough to use a mouse with more then 1 button.   :D

Ironically, I found the following picture about an hour after I made this post. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/29/06 at 2:17 pm

Political ads which I don't agree with. We're bound to see a lot of those this year, since it's a major election year.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 07/29/06 at 9:00 pm


Hello, I'm a Mac
And I'm a PC

Gawd, how I hate those fracking commercials.  Every time I see one, I want to reach through my screen and slap the snot outta that smug annoying Mac.  And it does not help when almost every word is a lie.  It is no wonder that most Mac people really do not know anything about computers, they are not even smart enough to use a mouse with more then 1 button.   :D

Ironically, I found the following picture about an hour after I made this post. 



You are SO right! I hate those commercials. And I'm definately not a Mac person either. Viva Windows XP baby!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/31/06 at 5:41 pm

I don't know if they show this ad nationwide in the USA or if it is just in PA, but they run this ad where a kid gets on and says "I started getting big.  I mean really big.  Then my doctors helped and my school helped and now I am not big anymore.  It's awesome".

I've got to think that the ad makes some fat kids feel bad (i.e. that they are not "awesome")  :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/31/06 at 10:00 pm


Hello, I'm a Mac
And I'm a PC

Gawd, how I hate those fracking commercials.  Every time I see one, I want to reach through my screen and slap the snot outta that smug annoying Mac.  And it does not help when almost every word is a lie.  It is no wonder that most Mac people really do not know anything about computers, they are not even smart enough to use a mouse with more then 1 button.   :D

Ironically, I found the following picture about an hour after I made this post. 



I hate those ads too! Then again, I hate all but a few commercials.  What bugs me about Mac users is they're always telling me how much better Macs are than PCs, and how you don't have to guard against all those viruses and spywares.  I just say, "You know why I need a PC? Because I couldn't do my focking job without one!!!  I have to be able to interface with software the rest of the world uses!  I don't have a cool-dude graphic artist job, y'know!  Actually, I do have an old iMac.  It's over there in the close, haven't even plugged it in for three years!
;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/31/06 at 10:32 pm

Lionel, the talk show host, for Denny's.  "Lionel" the wisecracking, smart-mouth lawyer who has a syndicated in various markets.  He's quite witty and mordant in his style   His talk radio program is sponsored in part by Denny's, so he does a bit for them, "Hey, Lionel here for Denny's..." and he goes on to extol the qualities of the Grand Slam. 
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/puke.gif

You figure most of these guys aren't crazy about the product they gotta pedal, but you know if Lionel wasn't getting sponsored by Denny's, he'd go on a ten-minute tear on how totally nasty the place is.  He'd describe the food in the most nauseating terms possible, he'd rank on the crummy service, he'd have a go at the weirdos you see in Denny's at 3:00 a.m.

Maybe Denny's was so afraid Lionel was going to rip into them one night, they figured they'd better buy him off!

It's that feeling you get when somebody's talking and you know he doesn't mean a word of what he's saying.  It's like when Big Mike the playground bully gave you a bloody nose, and Mrs. Grundy hauled him over and made him apologise to you in person, "I'm sorry I punched you in the nose, it really wasn't a nice thing to do, and I'll never do it again..."
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 07/31/06 at 11:01 pm


Hello, I'm a Mac
And I'm a PC

Gawd, how I hate those fracking commercials.  Every time I see one, I want to reach through my screen and slap the snot outta that smug annoying Mac.  And it does not help when almost every word is a lie.  It is no wonder that most Mac people really do not know anything about computers, they are not even smart enough to use a mouse with more then 1 button.   :D

Ironically, I found the following picture about an hour after I made this post. 




"It is no wonder that most Mac people really do not know anything about computers..."

I disagree with ya PC repair, Dude.

I've worked with all versions of Windows since 1992, (OS/2 and Apples before that, as far as non mainframe computers go), and I've also done tech support, but Mac users -- in my opinion -- have a better understanding of their computers than most -- not all mind you -- Windows users.

People who buy Macs tend to do it simply because they just don't like MS, which is basically why they use Unix or Linux at work too. All the Mac users I've come across are the type of people who don't mind working with something that's different and aren't afraid to learn something new.

When I did tech support a year ago I thought it would be the Mac users that would cause me the most problems since I never touched a Mac before that, but I soon found out it was the dreaded call from Windows 98 users that made me cringe -- and I have two PCs at home, one's an XP and the other is a Win98 !

The order of computer awareness by people of their home or work computers, based on my own person experience, are (by the OS they use):

1. Linux (the best)

2. Macintosh (the later the OS version the better)

3. XP (SP2 only! The real dumbasses are still on SP1, and are too stupid to know how to upgrade or why they should be on SP2)

4. Windows Me (Why Me? Because these people always seemed to know they were screwed. They learned about their PCs simply by dealing with Me's constant problems)

5. Windows 2000

6. XP SP1

7. Windows 98

8. Windows 95/Windows 3.1 (believe it or not there are still some of these out there)

:)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: HunkyDory on 07/31/06 at 11:26 pm

I hate that one with the hip hop and the people jumping...I don't remember what the commercial was advertising..

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Trimac20 on 08/01/06 at 1:42 am

It's a rare commercial that I CAN stand...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/01/06 at 1:48 am


8. Windows 95/Windows 3.1 (believe it or not there are still some of these out there)

:)





I would laugh in their face if I knew anyone still running either of those OS.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/01/06 at 1:51 pm




I would laugh in their face if I knew anyone still running either of those OS.

Well, I do have a Windows 95 Packard Bell. But I just use that to play my old games. I mainly use XP SP2.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 08/01/06 at 2:42 pm


"It is no wonder that most Mac people really do not know anything about computers..."

I disagree with ya PC repair, Dude.


Well, let me start by saying that my first corporate job working with computers was as a Mac Tech.  That's right, I started with Hughes Aerospace in 1995 as a Macintosh technician, because they decided to make the company 50% Mac, and 50% PC.  By the end of 1996, they had returned all of the Macs to Apple, and were 100% PC.  The 7200 was such a miserible piece of junk, that even I stopped advertising the fact that I was Mac certified in my resume.

YOu have to remember, I had worked years ago selling APple IIs, and did work on the Lisa.  My mom bought a first generations Mac, and that was all I worked with until I got my first exposure to the PC in 1988 (4 years later).  But by the last 1990's, Mac had become horrible.

People complain about the "Microsoft Monopoly".  Well tell me, what computer does Microsoft sell?  None, because other then Mice and Keyboards, they stay out of hardware.  Even the Routers and Wi-Fi components they sell are simply rebranded USR items.

On the other hand, Apple sells the computer, the operating system, and has 100% controll of any hardware and software added onto the system.  And if you had OS9, you better shell out $140 for OS X.  Oh, and if you want a newer version of OS X (I think they are on the 2nd or 3rd version), that is an extra $140+.  In the same time frame, MS sent from XP, to XP SP1, to XP SP2.  And the cost to upgrade from one to the other is...  nothing.  If they followed Apple's business pattern, XP SP2 would have cost an additional $95.

The idea that Apple does not get virus?  That is as insane as saying they never get hacked, they never crash, and that it is the tooth fairy that puts the money under your pillow.  My favorite little blurb in the last 3 months was when PC Magazine compared a Mac running OS X against a Mac running XP.  They were surprised to find that the Mac actually ran faster with Windows!  And that is the result from anybody who did a side-by-side comparison on the same hardware.

"Based upon the tests and the results, it appears that the Windows XP operating system is actually a better performer when it comes to running the applications compared to the Mac OS X operating system. This performance gap can be as much as 34% faster in two similar applications."

http://compreviews.about.com/od/general/ss/MacXP_9.htm

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/01/06 at 2:44 pm


Well, let me start by saying that my first corporate job working with computers was as a Mac Tech.  That's right, I started with Hughes Aerospace in 1995 as a Macintosh technician, because they decided to make the company 50% Mac, and 50% PC.  By the end of 1996, they had returned all of the Macs to Apple, and were 100% PC.  The 7200 was such a miserible piece of junk, that even I stopped advertising the fact that I was Mac certified in my resume.

YOu have to remember, I had worked years ago selling APple IIs, and did work on the Lisa.  My mom bought a first generations Mac, and that was all I worked with until I got my first exposure to the PC in 1988 (4 years later).  But by the last 1990's, Mac had become horrible.

People complain about the "Microsoft Monopoly".  Well tell me, what computer does Microsoft sell?  None, because other then Mice and Keyboards, they stay out of hardware.  Even the Routers and Wi-Fi components they sell are simply rebranded USR items.

On the other hand, Apple sells the computer, the operating system, and has 100% controll of any hardware and software added onto the system.  And if you had OS9, you better shell out $140 for OS X.  Oh, and if you want a newer version of OS X (I think they are on the 2nd or 3rd version), that is an extra $140+.  In the same time frame, MS sent from XP, to XP SP1, to XP SP2.  And the cost to upgrade from one to the other is...  nothing.  If they followed Apple's business pattern, XP SP2 would have cost an additional $95.

The idea that Apple does not get virus?  That is as insane as saying they never get hacked, they never crash, and that it is the tooth fairy that puts the money under your pillow.  My favorite little blurb in the last 3 months was when PC Magazine compared a Mac running OS X against a Mac running XP.  They were surprised to find that the Mac actually ran faster with Windows!  And that is the result from anybody who did a side-by-side comparison on the same hardware.

"Based upon the tests and the results, it appears that the Windows XP operating system is actually a better performer when it comes to running the applications compared to the Mac OS X operating system. This performance gap can be as much as 34% faster in two similar applications."

http://compreviews.about.com/od/general/ss/MacXP_9.htm

Man, I agree with you 100%.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/01/06 at 2:47 pm


I hate that one with the hip hop and the people jumping...I don't remember what the commercial was advertising..

I don't remember either...but I think I've seen plenty of ads utilizing (c)rap music to advertise their products and/or services. Makes me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/puke.gif!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/01/06 at 2:59 pm


I don't remember either...but I think I've seen plenty of ads utilizing (c)rap music to advertise their products and/or services. Makes me wanna http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/puke.gif!

It mus be the law now to include rap music in commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/01/06 at 3:01 pm


It mus be the law now to include rap music in commercials.

I hope that's not the case...most people including me are turned off by it. I guess they wanna get your attention; it gets my attention all right...my negative attention, that is.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 08/01/06 at 3:09 pm


Man, I agree with you 100%.


Well, I have a deep background in Mac.  In fact, as recently as 2003, 35% of my work was on the Mac.  I worked in LA for a small on-site service company, and I was the only Mac technician they had.  I tried to teach the owner and the other 2 techs how the Mac worked, how to work with Extensions and the like, and they had no interest.  For somebody who was not used to the "Left-handed thinking" that came along with working on the Mac, it was a foreign language.

In fact, I found it ironic that somebody who started in Mac could quickly pick up Windows.  But if somebody started with Windows, Mac was almost incomprehensible.  And the fact that the Mac runs Windows programs is nothing new.  The PowerPC could do that back in 1994.  The next chance you get to look at a Windows NT disk, check the directories.  You will find "X86" (PC), "Alpha" (Sun and other workstations with ALpha CPUs), and PowerPC (Macintosh).  However, after less then a year, Apple changed the firmware, making the PowerPC incapable of running NT, and causing the end of their partnership with IBM and Intel (after each company gave them millions of dollars in development grants).

And Windows software running on a Mac?  Microsoft could not care less, they are a software company.  They loose nothing at all in any way.  But try to make a card/program that runs Mac OS on anything other then an Apple computer, and prepare to have your butt sued off.  It has been done several times in the past, and always the same result: Apple attack dog lawyers sueing the company into bankruptcy.

I remember the old days of the Commodore-Atari-IBM-Apple fights, the only difference is that we are now down to only 2 companies.  But I refuse to support or sponsor a company that works in a true monopoly.  This is why I do not support Blu-Ray, and did not support the MiniDisk or the UMD disk.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/16/06 at 4:49 pm


Well, I have a deep background in Mac.  In fact, as recently as 2003, 35% of my work was on the Mac.  I worked in LA for a small on-site service company, and I was the only Mac technician they had.  I tried to teach the owner and the other 2 techs how the Mac worked, how to work with Extensions and the like, and they had no interest.  For somebody who was not used to the "Left-handed thinking" that came along with working on the Mac, it was a foreign language.

In fact, I found it ironic that somebody who started in Mac could quickly pick up Windows.  But if somebody started with Windows, Mac was almost incomprehensible.  And the fact that the Mac runs Windows programs is nothing new.  The PowerPC could do that back in 1994.  The next chance you get to look at a Windows NT disk, check the directories.  You will find "X86" (PC), "Alpha" (Sun and other workstations with ALpha CPUs), and PowerPC (Macintosh).  However, after less then a year, Apple changed the firmware, making the PowerPC incapable of running NT, and causing the end of their partnership with IBM and Intel (after each company gave them millions of dollars in development grants).


On a similar note...Mac computers were the only things I used from 1991 through mid-1998 (except for a stint in early '93 when I took a winter intercession class with Apple IIc computers...but Apple also makes the Macs!). I never got acquainted with the Windows family of operating systems until the summer of '98, right after I graduated from high school. Didn't take long. Wait...in June of '94 I may have used a machine with a very primitive version of Windows at somebody's house. Other than that, it was Macintosh all the way.


And Windows software running on a Mac?  Microsoft could not care less, they are a software company.  They lose nothing at all in any way.  But try to make a card/program that runs Mac OS on anything other than an Apple computer, and prepare to have your butt sued off.  It has been done several times in the past, and always the same result: Apple attack dog lawyers sueing the company into bankruptcy.

Windows s/w on Mac? That seems rather inconceivable to me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/16/06 at 4:52 pm


Windows s/w on Mac? That seems rather inconceivable to me.



It's not.  You can buy Windows XP for Macs and you can buy Windows Office for Macs as well.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/16/06 at 4:59 pm



It's not.  You can buy Windows XP for Macs and you can buy Windows Office for Macs as well.

Okay, okay, I believe ya. Maybe what I should have said is, it seemed inconceivable to me a few years back. Not currently, though.



How long have they been making Windows for Macs and vice-a-versa?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/16/06 at 5:02 pm


How long have they been making Windows for Macs and vice-a-versa?




I don't know an exact figure, but I don't think it's been very long.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/16/06 at 8:02 pm


Okay, okay, I believe ya. Maybe what I should have said is, it seemed inconceivable to me a few years back. Not currently, though.



How long have they been making Windows for Macs and vice-a-versa?

Well, I think they started making Windows for Macs earlier this year.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lee_Marsh on 08/16/06 at 9:18 pm

pretty much every commercial on TV.  TV in general freaking sucks these days.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/17/06 at 11:31 am


pretty much every commercial on TV.

Yep...about 95% of the ads on nowadays suck. I can't stand to look at them anymore. That's why I find myself channel surfing during the commercial breaks.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: P.E.D. on 08/17/06 at 11:43 am

Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..

GRRRR..SMACK IN THE HEAD..APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FORHEAD! These odd commercials are enough to drive anyone insane..and there is no scientific proof that the stuff works..only works bya placebo effect so people are just wasting their money to make some dude rich.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/17/06 at 6:10 pm


Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..

GRRRR..SMACK IN THE HEAD..APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FORHEAD! These odd commercials are enough to drive anyone insane..and there is no scientific proof that the stuff works..only works bya placebo effect so people are just wasting their money to make some dude rich.

That commercial really gets on my nerves! >:( Why do they have to tell you to apply it directly to the forehead 20 times in the same commercial?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/17/06 at 6:30 pm


That commercial really gets on my nerves! >:( Why do they have to tell you to apply it directly to the forehead 20 times in the same commercial?



Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..Head On, apply directly to the forehead..

GRRRR..SMACK IN THE HEAD..APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FORHEAD! These odd commercials are enough to drive anyone insane..and there is no scientific proof that the stuff works..only works bya placebo effect so people are just wasting their money to make some dude rich.


Hmmm... gives me an idea of an ad that I have in mind for a new product I am developing that is called "Hard On".

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/17/06 at 7:42 pm

The credit bureaus.  They way the go about it is the most obtuse mockery.  Talk about inciting terrorism!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/17/06 at 10:35 pm


That commercial really gets on my nerves! >:( Why do they have to tell you to apply it directly to the forehead 20 times in the same commercial?

Is that what you're supposed to do with the product, apply it to your forhead 20 times? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 08/19/06 at 10:20 pm

I hate any commercial that shows people being involved in car wrecks.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/04/06 at 2:12 am

Oh, here's one...

International Star Registry

Name a star for the one you love.  How romantic.

Here you are, honey.  Nothing.  Not anything at all.

What are people thinking?  No matter where in the world you are, under ideal conditions you can see perhaps a couple of thousand stars with the naked eye.  You can see a few thousand more with binoculars.  With amateur telescopics and some good charts, you may be able to distinguish fifteen thousand stars.  They ran out of those years ago!

Now, how many people have had a star "registered" in their loved ones name?

"Where's my star, hon?
"Oh, it's up there somewhere."

Suppose Lisa really wants to see her star?  She has to go to a professional astronomy station with high-powered telescopes it take a university degree to operate.  She has to get the folks at the station to help her out.  Dr. So-and-So takes her information and shows her a barely discernable pinpoint smudge on the computer screen.

"That's my star!  The Star Lisa?"

"Erm, no, we are tentatively calling that one Beta-Gamma-XK-711134-GH.  We estimate it has been extinguished for 4.5 billion years."
"But it exists!  My hubby bought it for me from International Star Registry.  It's name is Lisa!  Star Lisa!  I have it right here on the certificate."
"Very well, dear, but I'm afraid we astronomers must still call it Beta-Gamma-XK-711134-GH. You see, there are so many millions of celestial bodies that when we name them, we must..."
"No, no, Lisa, it's Star Lisa! Your lying to me, doctor!"
"Oh dear..."
;D

A scientist on NPR was said the state of New York tried to bring suit against ISR (If I remember it right) because it is illegal to sell something you don't own.
The court saw it more like a person buying a piece of paper and a company naming or renaming something nobody owns.  You can call anything anything you want, so long as you don't infringe on copyright laws or official government designations.
As the scientist commenting on on NPR put it, I could name the city of Albany after me.  I could call the city of Albany "Steve" if I wanted to.  Nobody else would, but I could if I liked.  That's what ISR does with stars.
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 09/04/06 at 2:42 am

RPR!


(remember pet rocks!) The guy is a millionaire which shows the public is sooooooo stooopid!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/04/06 at 2:48 am

GoodNites

"My dad wet the bed until he was twelve, so it might be genetics"

I wanna strangle those kids in that commercial.  They air that commercial like 1,000 times aday, and it usually comes on when I'm eating.  The last thing I wanna hear during meal time is a bunch of kids talking about bed wetting  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/04/06 at 5:21 pm


RPR!


(remember pet rocks!) The guy is a millionaire which shows the public is sooooooo stooopid!

At least a "pet rock" is something to have and to hold!

My point about these stars is that not only is the naming a fraud, but the star may not be a physical entity.  A lot of stars are so many millions of lightyears away the light is just reaching powerful telescopes now, but the star itself went out of business when planet Earth was still a lifeless rock!
So you're giving me the invisible light from a dead star.  Is this  more akin to Carl Sagan or to Jean-Paul Sartre?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/05/06 at 12:15 am


I hate any commercial that shows people being involved in car wrecks.

I'm with you.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/05/06 at 5:05 am

The ads I dislike are the ones hawking the herpes elixir.

This one guy looks in to the camera, very introspectively and says "I'm doing something to control the spread of my herpes... and I feel GOOD about that..."

I mean HECK MAN, YOU HAVE HERPES...  I bet your dates feel ecstatic about it!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 09/05/06 at 8:50 am

the volkswagen ads.

"it's not a real holiday"
"yes it is"
"no it isn't"...


"you're right."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 09/06/06 at 10:21 am


It mus be the law now to include rap music in commercials.


Acid, heardburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 09/06/06 at 10:32 am


Windows s/w on Mac? That seems rather inconceivable to me.


Actually, you could do it all the way back in 1994, supposedly.

When the "PowerPC" was first developed, it was a joint partnership between Apple, IBM, and MicroSoft.  The ide was to make a "general business machine", that could run both Mac OS and Windows NT.  In fact, if you take a look on an old Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0 disk, you will find directories for the i386 (Intel chips), the Alpha (Sun Workstations), and PowerPC.

However, Apple made the move at the last minute of making anything but the highest ended PowerPC unable to run WindowsNT.  This had the effect of both pissing off their partners, and costing them a lot of money from other companies, who hoped they would be able to use one affordable system to run both platforms.  This was complicated by the fact that the most commonly ordered PowerPC (the 7200) was buggy and crashed constantly.  The end result was near bankrputcy for Apple, and the almost total loss of large-scale Corporate adoption of the platform.

I was working at Hughes Aerospace when the 7200 came out.  Hughes ordered over 25,000 of them.  By the end of the year, over 20,000 were shipped back to Apple, and replaced with units from Dell running Windows NT.  The same story happened at other places I worked afterwards, including Disney, DirecTV, Chevron, TRW, and the California State Government.  And in the last 11 years, Apple has made absolutely no headway in re-entering the corporate workforce, other then in nitch areas like Desktop Publishing.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/06/06 at 12:03 pm


Actually, you could do it all the way back in 1994, supposedly.

When the "PowerPC" was first developed, it was a joint partnership between Apple, IBM, and MicroSoft.  The ide was to make a "general business machine", that could run both Mac OS and Windows NT.  In fact, if you take a look on an old Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0 disk, you will find directories for the i386 (Intel chips), the Alpha (Sun Workstations), and PowerPC.

However, Apple made the move at the last minute of making anything but the highest ended PowerPC unable to run WindowsNT.  This had the effect of both pissing off their partners, and costing them a lot of money from other companies, who hoped they would be able to use one affordable system to run both platforms.  This was complicated by the fact that the most commonly ordered PowerPC (the 7200) was buggy and crashed constantly.  The end result was near bankrputcy for Apple, and the almost total loss of large-scale Corporate adoption of the platform.

I was working at Hughes Aerospace when the 7200 came out.  Hughes ordered over 25,000 of them.  By the end of the year, over 20,000 were shipped back to Apple, and replaced with units from Dell running Windows NT.  The same story happened at other places I worked afterwards, including Disney, DirecTV, Chevron, TRW, and the California State Government.  And in the last 11 years, Apple has made absolutely no headway in re-entering the corporate workforce, other then in nitch areas like Desktop Publishing.

That's a rather old post of mine you were quoting. It has been explained that there now exists software and stuff so that you can run Windows on a Mac now. Maybe it couldn't be done a decade ago, but I have read somewhere that it can be done these days.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 09/06/06 at 1:19 pm


That's a rather old post of mine you were quoting. It has been explained that there now exists software and stuff so that you can run Windows on a Mac now. Maybe it couldn't be done a decade ago, but I have read somewhere that it can be done these days.

I've never seen a Mac with Windows before, but I'm sure it would look pretty freaky. :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/06/06 at 4:03 pm


I've never seen a Mac with Windows before, but I'm sure it would look pretty freaky. :o

Neither have I, but there are some programs to do it now.


Getting back on topic...

I really detest the "I want my M.P.G" commercials. They had no business wrecking a Dire Straits song for it. I've said this time and again, but I hate ads that take a popular song and change its lyrics for commercial purposes. >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/06/06 at 6:43 pm

I am tired of those Progressive Insurance Commercials with that guy who walks across a big empty stadium and talks like a total jerk. He also is in another commercial and I still have no clue why they thought this guy was a great candidate for their commercials. He acts SO cocky.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/06/06 at 8:36 pm

Found on a certain radio network are ads for get-rich-quick schemes.  Make 16 thou a month working at home!  Make millions in real estate!
I want to help you, call 1-800-RIP-U-OFF for my free tape!  The wealth you've always wanted is just waiting for you!

Git outta here!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/07/06 at 7:58 pm

A commercial for Calcium Supplements where this woman says how she can't stop thinking about her bones  ???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/06 at 10:02 pm


A commercial for Calcium Supplements where this woman says how she can't stop thinking about her bones  ???


Why don't they just put some kyphotic old hag up there and say, "hey, you're over 40 now, you don't wanna end up looking like granny here, do ya? So you better by Brand X Calcium!"
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/05/freak6.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/08/06 at 6:08 am

The new tampoon ads where they say they now come with an individually-wrapped wet wipe.

I don't need to have that image in my mind while eating breakfast and watching TV.  :-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/06 at 10:40 am


The new tampoon ads where they say they now come with an individually-wrapped wet wipe.

I don't need to have that image in my mind while eating breakfast and watching TV.  :-http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/redblob.gif

I always hated the one with the guy on the stadium bleachers:
"Oh, the burning, the itching...I shoulda used Preperation H!"

Yeah, thanks but no thanks, mister.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/08/06 at 5:47 pm



I always hated the one with the guy on the stadium bleachers:
"Oh, the burning, the itching...I shoulda used Preperation H!"

Yeah, thanks but no thanks, mister.

And he's shown on the scoreboard screen...that's dumb. :P So he's in pain...big deal. The whole stadium doesn't need to know about it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/06 at 6:01 pm


And he's shown on the scoreboard screen...that's dumb. :P So he's in pain...big deal. The whole stadium doesn't need to know about it.

Those of us who've suffered through a bout of 'em don't wanna be reminded!  What does Prep H need with an ad budget, anyway?  If you need it, you're gonna buy it, and that's fer sher!
:-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/08/06 at 6:56 pm


Those of us who've suffered through a bout of 'em don't wanna be reminded!  What does Prep H need with an ad budget, anyway?  If you need it, you're gonna buy it, and that's fer sher!
:-"Ring of Fire" as the jingle.  ;D

Johnny's descendants found out and put the kibosh on that.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/06 at 7:40 pm


A couple of years ago the hemmerhoid creme guys were going to run an ad campaign, using Johnny Cash's classic tune "Ring of Fire" as the jingle.   ;D

Johnny's descendants found out and put the kibosh on that.

To think there are guys on Madison Avenue pulling down seven figure salaries to come up with this stuff!

I'm waiting for one of the erectile dysfunction guys to grab the old MGM character, Droppy Dog--
http://www.jefm.net/photo/dogs/droopy.jpg

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/08/06 at 7:53 pm


And he's shown on the scoreboard screen...that's dumb. :P So he's in pain...big deal. The whole stadium doesn't need to know about it.



You didn't get the reference in the commercial, obviously.


Have you ever been to a baseball game where a camera roams through the crowd putting people up on the big screen?  That's the joke...that the camera got him when his ass was bothering him. 


I thought people would recognize what they were doing. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 09/08/06 at 10:18 pm


I've never seen a Mac with Windows before, but I'm sure it would look pretty freaky. :o


My sister had a Mac with virtual windows.  It looked just like windows on a PC. 


I hate most commercials.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 09/08/06 at 10:31 pm


My sister had a Mac with virtual windows.  It looked just like windows on a PC. 


I hate most commercials.

I have Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 on my computers. It's pretty wild to use a computer inside a computer.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/09/06 at 2:23 pm



You didn't get the reference in the commercial, obviously.


Have you ever been to a baseball game where a camera roams through the crowd putting people up on the big screen?  That's the joke...that the camera got him when his ass was bothering him. 


I thought people would recognize what they were doing. 


No, I admit I didn't get it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MysticMitch on 09/18/06 at 5:09 pm

Most annoying goes to...  "Head on.  Apply directly to the forehead.  Head on.  Apply directly to the forehead.  Head on.  Apply directly to the forehead."  SHUT UP!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/18/06 at 9:22 pm


Most annoying goes to...  "Head on.  Apply directly to the forehead.  Head on.  Apply directly to the forehead.  Head on.  Apply directly to the forehead."  SHUT UP!!!   ;D



The "Head On" people should work with with the makers of Viagra, to make a product similar called "Hard On".

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: guest on 09/19/06 at 9:10 pm

I too had a butt-full of those Mr. Opportunity ads for Honda, then Lexus comes out with the 'Golden Opportunity' Sale!

I'mgettingmy opportunities mixed up..which one do I want???? :o :o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 09/19/06 at 9:15 pm


I too had a butt-full of those Mr. Opportunity ads for Honda, then Lexus comes out with the 'Golden Opportunity' Sale!

I'mgettingmy opportunities mixed up..which one do I want???? :o :o

The only reason I like Mr. Opportunity is because he advertises for Honda. Honda rocks.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/19/06 at 9:39 pm

Any commercial for a product I bought that turned out to be a piece of crap.  There they are eulogizing the widget's wonders, and it didn't even do what the pitchman said it was supposed to do and busted after a week anyway!  What am I, a zhmuck on wheels?

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/smile-mad.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/20/06 at 12:21 am

I hate any ad opposing a candidate who I plan to vote for, and supporting a candidate who I can't stand.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 12:28 am


I hate any ad opposing a candidate who I plan to vote for, and supporting a candidate who I can't stand.



You are aware those ads are required, right?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/20/06 at 12:30 am



You are aware those ads are required, right?

Of course. I just don't watch 'em.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/20/06 at 12:53 am


I hate any ad opposing a candidate who I plan to vote for, and supporting a candidate who I can't stand.

I hate all TV campaign ads.  Even for politicians I support.  There should be no campaign ads on TV.  A politician does not even have the option of integrity nowadays.  I mean, most successful politicians BS'ed their way through campaigns when the media was just handbills and whistlestops!  You expected it in 1760 as much as you did in 1960.  Yes, there was scandal-mongering, but the campaigns were still based on the issues of the day.  Political campaigns in the 1970s started playing less on issues and more on lifestyle.  Whatever issues-oriented campaigning was left in 1990 was soon killed by Dick Morris and Karl Rove.  The zenith of lifestyle campaigning was the psychotic Club for Growth's anti-Dean spot.  The Club for Growth does not find this idiocy embarrassing, and they shouldn't because it worked:
http://www.clubforgrowth.org/video/iowa-dean-script.php

Ma & Pa Kettle, East Podunk, Iowa:

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOWARD DEAN

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/20/06 at 6:02 am

The ad that is getting on my nerves if the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) ad, where they run "Sweet Home Alabama" as the background music.

I mean, WTF?  It ain't ALABAMA fried chicken.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MysticMitch on 09/20/06 at 1:43 pm


The ad that is getting on my nerves if the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) ad, where they run "Sweet Home Alabama" as the background music.

I mean, WTF?  It ain't ALABAMA fried chicken.  ::)


I say they replace it with "The Chicken Dance"!  :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 4:15 pm


The ad that is getting on my nerves if the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) ad, where they run "Sweet Home Alabama" as the background music.

I mean, WTF?  It ain't ALABAMA fried chicken.  ::)




It's just a song.  I didn't know the song had to match the commercial/product.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 09/20/06 at 4:17 pm


The ad that is getting on my nerves if the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) ad, where they run "Sweet Home Alabama" as the background music.

I mean, WTF?  It ain't ALABAMA fried chicken.  ::)

I've always wondered why they do that.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 09/20/06 at 4:29 pm

I'm getting tired of those commercials for Whiskas Cat Food where those people act like cats

"No meat, no Hubert"  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 09/20/06 at 7:42 pm


The only reason I like Mr. Opportunity is because he advertises for Honda. Honda rocks.

Do you know how much MORE you pay to repair a Honda or for that matter ANY foreign car vs. American...


foreign=preventative maintenance costs regularly

American= it breaks down, you pay just to fix it

Check your pocketbook on the figuring ;)   

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ... on 09/25/06 at 4:45 pm

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Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/25/06 at 5:11 pm


I hate all TV campaign ads.  Even for politicians I support.  There should be no campaign ads on TV.  A politician does not even have the option of integrity nowadays.  I mean, most successful politicians BS'ed their way through campaigns when the media was just handbills and whistlestops!  You expected it in 1760 as much as you did in 1960.  Yes, there was scandal-mongering, but the campaigns were still based on the issues of the day.  Political campaigns in the 1970s started playing less on issues and more on lifestyle.  Whatever issues-oriented campaigning was left in 1990 was soon killed by Dick Morris and Karl Rove.  The zenith of lifestyle campaigning was the psychotic Club for Growth's anti-Dean spot.  The Club for Growth does not find this idiocy embarrassing, and they shouldn't because it worked:
http://www.clubforgrowth.org/video/iowa-dean-script.php

Ma & Pa Kettle, East Podunk, Iowa:

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOWARD DEAN

Yes I hate political ads that oppose a candidate I like and support a candidate I dislike.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 09/25/06 at 5:33 pm


Do you know how much MORE you pay to repair a Honda or for that matter ANY foreign car vs. American...


foreign=preventative maintenance costs regularly

American= it breaks down, you pay just to fix it

Check your pocketbook on the figuring ;)   


That's one way of looking at it. I really haven't been too impressed with the reliability of the last two foreign cars I've bought. They weren't lemons or anything just silly problems that shouldn't have happened with cars less than 4-5 years old.
A new auto-transmission in a car with 43K miles on it. Unreal. Luckily it was still under warranty.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Guest on 10/08/06 at 5:28 pm

I absolutely HATE the current ads for Wickes stores, becuz they rip off the Commodores' "Brickhouse" in their ads. I've seen people say this time and again on this thread, but...

The FCC should ban use of changed lryics to well-known songs for commercial purposes.

Cmon peoples, leave the classics alone. Compose your own melodies, if you really need to sing in your commercails. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/08/07 at 5:37 pm

The one with the texas sized Whopper. That ad has been annoying the begesus out of me for the past eight months. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 01/09/07 at 3:53 pm

The commercial of the golfer loosing his golf ball and those watching it on the NEW TV screen pointing to it..

I DON'T HAVE THE NEW TV SCREEN AND I COULD SEE WHERE IT LANDED....SO , GUESS I DON'T NEED ONE.

DON'T WASTE THE TIME SELLING IT TO ME.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: zcrito on 01/09/07 at 7:24 pm


The one with the texas sized Whopper. That ad has been annoying the begesus out of me for the past eight months. :P


That one with the play on the Helen Reddy song "I am Woman", is that the one you mean ?
???

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 01/09/07 at 7:44 pm

I am not very fond of the ads for Progressive Insurance that use that annoying song, and also for Vonage, where the song goes "Woo hoo a-hoo-a hoo" Pretty annoying stuff!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/10/07 at 2:33 pm


That one with the play on the Helen Reddy song "I am Woman", is that the one you mean ?
???


As a matter of fact, yes. But that's not the reason why I hate it.

I hate it because it's full of chauvinist pigs and violence! I'm sorry, but taking a 5,000-pound vehicle that's in good condition to begin with and tossing it over a bridge so that it falls into a dumptruck (pulled by a big giant bulky moron who probably loaded up on steroids to look that way, lol) is just highly inexcusable. How is that an effective way to advertise a fast food samwich? And something like that might frighten younger viewers (even at my advanced age, it still makes my stomach turn).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/10/07 at 11:59 pm

I HATE that commercial where that guys takes some medicine for erectile dysfunction....his name is Bob, I think....and he has that sappy smile on his face the entire commercial...makes me wanna run him over with a car.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/11/07 at 10:42 am


That one rates as my most hated. Sorry but I don't want to think about some slimy guy for the 1950's dic or him and his wife getting it on.


;D ;D :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/11/07 at 12:33 pm

Any and all erectile dysfunction medication commercials, any and all herpes medication commercials.....basically any commercials related to bodily functions or bodily issues.  This goes for tampon commercials, bladder control problem commercials, Preperation H commercials.....I don't need to know this.  I really don't.  Your penis, your bladder, your herpes sores, your menstrual problems.....none of my concern. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 01/11/07 at 3:20 pm

The lame Burger King tie in video games with the King  ::) :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 01/11/07 at 3:21 pm

the guy juggling the phone/mp3/camera gadget.
Just get to the point!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/12/07 at 3:05 pm


Any and all erectile dysfunction medication commercials, any and all herpes medication commercials.....basically any commercials related to bodily functions or bodily issues.  This goes for tampon commercials, bladder control problem commercials, Preperation H commercials.....I don't need to know this.  I really don't.  Your penis, your bladder, your herpes sores, your menstrual problems.....none of my concern. 


"If you cut off my head, what would I say... Me and my head, or me and my body? What right has my head to call itself me?  Take out my stomach, my kidneys...assuming that were possible..."
--Roman Polanski
The Tenant

Just another line from a movie you probably never saw, but your phraseology made me think of it! 

The darned thing of it is, our bodies are all we really have in the material world, and lots of things go wrong with them, and lots of people wish they had different features...so there's a limitless amount of money to be made selling us all that "body stuff."  A lot of it creeps me out too, but If I had a monster cold sore on my upper lip, I'd want to do something about it...and Brand X just might do the trick!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/12/07 at 3:08 pm


"If you cut off my head, what would I say... Me and my head, or me and my body? What right has my head to call itself me?  Take out my stomach, my kidneys...assuming that were possible..."
--Roman Polanski
The Tenant

Just another line from a movie you probably never saw, but your phraseology made me think of it! 

The darned thing of it is, our bodies are all we really have in the material world, and lots of things go wrong with them, and lots of people wish they had different features...so there's a limitless amount of money to be made selling us all that "body stuff."  A lot of it creeps me out too, but If I had a monster cold sore on my upper lip, I'd want to do something about it...and Brand X just might do the trick!
::)



I know why they exist.  I know why they're aired.  That doesn't mean.......I enjoy having to see them. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 01/14/07 at 9:35 pm

I hate those commercials in which somebody is driving their car like nothing is happening, and they are suddenly struck by another car from nowhere.

It was shocking enough when I first saw it in the movie The Forgotten, but at least I was not bombarded with them almost every week.

I am not sure who started the commercials, I think it was Allstate.  But in the last year at least 1 car company has run similar ads.

I find them very disturbing, and wish they would find a less disturbing way to make their point.  Myself, I still suffer from stress from 2 different accidents, and do not like the reminders on TV all the time.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/07 at 9:38 pm


I hate those commercials in which somebody is driving their car like nothing is happening, and they are suddenly struck by another car from nowhere.

It was shocking enough when I first saw it in the movie The Forgotten, but at least I was not bombarded with them almost every week.

I am not sure who started the commercials, I think it was Allstate.  But in the last year at least 1 car company has run similar ads.

I find them very disturbing, and wish they would find a less disturbing way to make their point.  Myself, I still suffer from stress from 2 different accidents, and do not like the reminders on TV all the time.


And at the end of them, someone says "Holy sh.."  Those commercials do get old really fast

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 01/14/07 at 9:51 pm


And at the end of them, someone says "Holy sh.."  Those commercials do get old really fast


Yes they do.  And for me, they really can re-open old wounds.

My first accident was in 1990, when I was on a motorcycle, and a drunk made a left turn right in front of me.  My ex got a concussion, and I got a knee injury that put me out of the military.  We did not see it comming, I barely got a look at the car before I plowed into it at 45 mph.

Then in 2003, I was driving in my van, when an SUV drove out of a parking lot right into the passenger side cargo door.  I was spun 90 degrees to the right, and still had enough momentum to coast around 50 feet into a parking lot.

I had flashbacks and nightmares from the first accident for years.  Even 16 years later, I sometimes wake up in terror from that.  Luckily, I never saw the vehicle comming in the second accident, so the long-term trauma was much less.

I guess I am just thankfull that none of the commercials have ever featured a motorcycle.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/07 at 9:54 pm


Yes they do.  And for me, they really can re-open old wounds.

My first accident was in 1990, when I was on a motorcycle, and a drunk made a left turn right in front of me.  My ex got a concussion, and I got a knee injury that put me out of the military.  We did not see it comming, I barely got a look at the car before I plowed into it at 45 mph.

Then in 2003, I was driving in my van, when an SUV drove out of a parking lot right into the passenger side cargo door.  I was spun 90 degrees to the right, and still had enough momentum to coast around 50 feet into a parking lot.

I had flashbacks and nightmares from the first accident for years.  Even 16 years later, I sometimes wake up in terror from that.  Luckily, I never saw the vehicle comming in the second accident, so the long-term trauma was much less.

I guess I am just thankfull that none of the commercials have ever featured a motorcycle.


Oh man, sorry to hear about your accidents.  I can see how commercials like those can bring back the terror.  I've been in a few accidents (or near accidents) myself.  I know the feeling

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/15/07 at 12:48 am

I like those commercials.  If you're going to show people how safe your car is and how they will be protected in an accident, that's a great way to do it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/15/07 at 12:50 am


I hate those commercials in which somebody is driving their car like nothing is happening, and they are suddenly struck by another car from nowhere.

It was shocking enough when I first saw it in the movie The Forgotten, but at least I was not bombarded with them almost every week.

I am not sure who started the commercials, I think it was Allstate.  But in the last year at least 1 car company has run similar ads.

I find them very disturbing, and wish they would find a less disturbing way to make their point.  Myself, I still suffer from stress from 2 different accidents, and do not like the reminders on TV all the time.

Oh yes, I know exactly which ones you're referring to...and I totally agree that they should make their point less disturbingly.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/15/07 at 1:22 am

Right-Size Smoothies

"We have testimony from one Right-Size customer, her name is Anne, and she has already lost 17 lbs."

Her name is Anne.  Now THAT makes verification easy!

Just another lame-o ad on the radio.

If it's something to improve your credit, make you rich, or help you lose weight, and there's a 1-800 number you have to call, a little skepticism is healthy!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/15/07 at 1:23 am


I agree in principle.  The purpose of the commercial is to show how a potentially fatal accident could be alleviated by a superior safety system in the car advertised.  I drive an older model VW Jetta and I am comfortable knowing that by being in this car, at least statistically, if some yahoo decides to drive his SUV up my tailpipe I'd be less fuct than if I were in an Isuzu.

I understand that part, but I for one just hate it when they go overboard with something like that.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 01/15/07 at 8:50 pm


I like those commercials.  If you're going to show people how safe your car is and how they will be protected in an accident, that's a great way to do it.


That is fine, but there are other ways they can make their point.

I am sure that I am not the only one suffering from what is basically PDS from a traffic accident.  And making a commercial that purposefully exploits the trauma of such an accident is both exploitive, and also could be potentially traumatic to people who suffer from it worse then I do.

It would be like having a commercial where some guys are walking through the woods (jungle, pick your terrain), and suddenly the woods exploded around them for no reason.  I am sure that you would have several veterans climbing out of their seat after something like that.

It is one thing to have it in a movie, where you are at least somewhat expecting something like that to happen.  And it really only happens once (maybe twice on the outside).  But the numbers of these commercials means that at least weekly, we are subjected to yet another "new" version, that we have no adapted outselves to ignoring yet.

There are many other ways to make the same point.  For example, one that Allstate did features the collission in "slow motion", and that one does not bother me at all.  Because I know what is comming.  And there have been many "car crash" commercials over the last 40 years, but none of them in the style that we have seen in the last 1-2 years.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/15/07 at 9:15 pm


That is fine, but there are other ways they can make their point.

I am sure that I am not the only one suffering from what is basically PDS from a traffic accident.  And making a commercial that purposefully exploits the trauma of such an accident is both exploitive, and also could be potentially traumatic to people who suffer from it worse then I do.

It would be like having a commercial where some guys are walking through the woods (jungle, pick your terrain), and suddenly the woods exploded around them for no reason.  I am sure that you would have several veterans climbing out of their seat after something like that.

It is one thing to have it in a movie, where you are at least somewhat expecting something like that to happen.  And it really only happens once (maybe twice on the outside).  But the numbers of these commercials means that at least weekly, we are subjected to yet another "new" version, that we have no adapted outselves to ignoring yet.

There are many other ways to make the same point.  For example, one that Allstate did features the collission in "slow motion", and that one does not bother me at all.  Because I know what is comming.  And there have been many "car crash" commercials over the last 40 years, but none of them in the style that we have seen in the last 1-2 years.


Your key word here is "exploit." 
I always say the sickest programs on TV are the commercials. 
I've been in a traffic accident.  It ain't like the movies! 
If you've in a traffic accident, the auto manufacterers will exploit that.  If you feel like your pecker isn't big enough, the auto manufacturers (and most others with an account on Madison Avenue) will exploit that too!
Advertising is all about spurring you to consumer action via insecurity, envy, and fear.  It might be the single most toxic element in our popular culture.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/15/07 at 10:08 pm


That is fine, but there are other ways they can make their point.

I am sure that I am not the only one suffering from what is basically PDS from a traffic accident.  And making a commercial that purposefully exploits the trauma of such an accident is both exploitive, and also could be potentially traumatic to people who suffer from it worse then I do.

It would be like having a commercial where some guys are walking through the woods (jungle, pick your terrain), and suddenly the woods exploded around them for no reason.  I am sure that you would have several veterans climbing out of their seat after something like that.

It is one thing to have it in a movie, where you are at least somewhat expecting something like that to happen.  And it really only happens once (maybe twice on the outside).  But the numbers of these commercials means that at least weekly, we are subjected to yet another "new" version, that we have no adapted outselves to ignoring yet.

There are many other ways to make the same point.  For example, one that Allstate did features the collission in "slow motion", and that one does not bother me at all.  Because I know what is comming.  And there have been many "car crash" commercials over the last 40 years, but none of them in the style that we have seen in the last 1-2 years.


Likewise, I'm sure there are other ways to make a point in numerous other tv ads.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 01/15/07 at 10:30 pm

I just sent the following e-mail to the Allstate customer care e-mail:

This is a comment/complaint about your television commercials.  In specific, it is a complaint about the "sudden crash" style of commercials.

Twice in my life, I have been a victim of a sudden crash.  The first was in 1990, when a car made a sudden left turn in front of me, an injured me so badly it put an end to my military career.

The second was in 2003, when a car drove right into the side of my van.  Now the second did not leave much of a scar, but the first one was rather traumatic, and I still suffer from occasional nightmares even 16 years later.

Every time I see one of your commercials, it re-opens the scar, and takes me several viewings to learn to "tune out" the trauma of the crash.  But it seems like every few weeks, a new version of this commercial airs, and brings back the same terror I felt when my accident happened.

I sincerely hope that you stop those kind of commercials, and do it quickly.  I am sure that I am not the only person that suffers from PTSD from a motor vehicle accident, and that others as badly affected from them as I am (and some are probably affected even worse).

There are many other ways to make your point, such as the "slow motion" crash.  That one does not affect me, because I know what is comming, and it is not a sudden shock.  But the ones where the drivers are blindsided from nowhere are very troubling.

And it does not make me even consider buying your insurance.  I see them as exploitive, and I refuse to deal with exploitive companies.


I doubt anything will ever come of it, but at least I have made them aware of my problems with the ad.  Hopefully enough people like me have sent similar missives to them, so they stop them from being broadcast.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/15/07 at 10:34 pm


I just sent the following e-mail to the Allstate customer care e-mail:

This is a comment/complaint about your television commercials.  In specific, it is a complaint about the "sudden crash" style of commercials.

Twice in my life, I have been a victim of a sudden crash.  The first was in 1990, when a car made a sudden left turn in front of me, an injured me so badly it put an end to my military career.

The second was in 2003, when a car drove right into the side of my van.  Now the second did not leave much of a scar, but the first one was rather traumatic, and I still suffer from occasional nightmares even 16 years later.

Every time I see one of your commercials, it re-opens the scar, and takes me several viewings to learn to "tune out" the trauma of the crash.  But it seems like every few weeks, a new version of this commercial airs, and brings back the same terror I felt when my accident happened.

I sincerely hope that you stop those kind of commercials, and do it quickly.  I am sure that I am not the only person that suffers from PTSD from a motor vehicle accident, and that others as badly affected from them as I am (and some are probably affected even worse).

There are many other ways to make your point, such as the "slow motion" crash.  That one does not affect me, because I know what is comming, and it is not a sudden shock.  But the ones where the drivers are blindsided from nowhere are very troubling.

And it does not make me even consider buying your insurance.  I see them as exploitive, and I refuse to deal with exploitive companies.


I doubt anything will ever come of it, but at least I have made them aware of my problems with the ad.  Hopefully enough people like me have sent similar missives to them, so they stop them from being broadcast.


Hmmm...I wonder if I should send something similar to the folks at BK about the stinky ad that I mentioned a couple pages ago. Of course I'd be gentle and cohesive in how I'd write it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/15/07 at 10:35 pm

It's Volkswagen that does that "sudden impact" commercial.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Roadgeek on 01/16/07 at 3:43 pm


I just sent the following e-mail to the Allstate customer care e-mail:

This is a comment/complaint about your television commercials.  In specific, it is a complaint about the "sudden crash" style of commercials.

Twice in my life, I have been a victim of a sudden crash.  The first was in 1990, when a car made a sudden left turn in front of me, an injured me so badly it put an end to my military career.

The second was in 2003, when a car drove right into the side of my van.  Now the second did not leave much of a scar, but the first one was rather traumatic, and I still suffer from occasional nightmares even 16 years later.

Every time I see one of your commercials, it re-opens the scar, and takes me several viewings to learn to "tune out" the trauma of the crash.  But it seems like every few weeks, a new version of this commercial airs, and brings back the same terror I felt when my accident happened.

I sincerely hope that you stop those kind of commercials, and do it quickly.  I am sure that I am not the only person that suffers from PTSD from a motor vehicle accident, and that others as badly affected from them as I am (and some are probably affected even worse).

There are many other ways to make your point, such as the "slow motion" crash.  That one does not affect me, because I know what is comming, and it is not a sudden shock.  But the ones where the drivers are blindsided from nowhere are very troubling.

And it does not make me even consider buying your insurance.  I see them as exploitive, and I refuse to deal with exploitive companies.


I doubt anything will ever come of it, but at least I have made them aware of my problems with the ad.  Hopefully enough people like me have sent similar missives to them, so they stop them from being broadcast.

Good for you! I hate those commercials too. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/16/07 at 10:36 pm


I just sent the following e-mail to the Allstate customer care e-mail:

This is a comment/complaint about your television commercials.  In specific, it is a complaint about the "sudden crash" style of commercials.

Twice in my life, I have been a victim of a sudden crash.  The first was in 1990, when a car made a sudden left turn in front of me, an injured me so badly it put an end to my military career.

The second was in 2003, when a car drove right into the side of my van.  Now the second did not leave much of a scar, but the first one was rather traumatic, and I still suffer from occasional nightmares even 16 years later.

Every time I see one of your commercials, it re-opens the scar, and takes me several viewings to learn to "tune out" the trauma of the crash.  But it seems like every few weeks, a new version of this commercial airs, and brings back the same terror I felt when my accident happened.

I sincerely hope that you stop those kind of commercials, and do it quickly.  I am sure that I am not the only person that suffers from PTSD from a motor vehicle accident, and that others as badly affected from them as I am (and some are probably affected even worse).

There are many other ways to make your point, such as the "slow motion" crash.  That one does not affect me, because I know what is comming, and it is not a sudden shock.  But the ones where the drivers are blindsided from nowhere are very troubling.

And it does not make me even consider buying your insurance.  I see them as exploitive, and I refuse to deal with exploitive companies.


I doubt anything will ever come of it, but at least I have made them aware of my problems with the ad.  Hopefully enough people like me have sent similar missives to them, so they stop them from being broadcast.

Pithy and to the point, but do you think they'll take your point of view into account?

I've been lucky enough never to be seriously injured in a crash.  Especially lucky because of all the sloppy driving I did when I was younger.  I'm a good driver, but I used to drive fatigued.  Several times I dozed off behind the wheel only to jerk my head back up and miss a terrible crash by a fraction of a second!  What's worse is I could have hurt somebody else! 
Hey, why should I stop when there's only 100 miles more of road between me and my destination?  I'd pop into the next 24-hour store, chug a cup of cofee and keep just keep rolling along!
Stupid!  Driving tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk!

But I drift from the topic...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Uncanny on 01/18/07 at 2:54 pm

The charity commercials that guilt trip you.  :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Doc Brown on 01/18/07 at 9:21 pm

As a former victim of a street-corner robbery, I must angrily ask,
WHERE THE %&$* DOES HAGGAR PANTS GET OFF PROMOTING THEIR PRODUCTS THROUGH VIOLENT CRIME?!?
Their latest two commercials show two middle-aged idiots modeling their trousers while throwing a teenage boy headfirst out a window(which, whether or not you own the house, constitutes aggravated assault), while the other has them gleefully muscling their way into a kid's car with a potential weapon and using it to violently rip out his stereo! (depending on the judge, that's vandalism, grand theft auto, or CARJACKING, if not all three)!!!
We have enough violent crime in this country without that company glorifying these despicable acts, especially when the two SOBs in the ads were essentiaily hyping them as chapters of a how-to guide! My town began boycotting their company indefintely, and I encouraged others like us to follow suit, and I think we got these abominations pulled from the airwaves. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/18/07 at 9:23 pm

I think people are taking commercials far too seriously. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/19/07 at 2:02 am


I think people are taking commercials far too seriously. 

Go down to Madison Avenue, they'll tell you you can never take commercials seriously enough!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/19/07 at 10:00 pm


It's Volkswagen that does that "sudden impact" commercial.


I know you don't care but Allstate also has one of those commercials. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/19/07 at 10:04 pm


I know you don't care but Allstate also has one of those commercials. 



I never said I don't care.  I've seen the Allstate commercial, but that's the slo-mo one that Mushroom was taking about.  I was under the impression he was talking about those sudden impact commercials, and I've only seen them done by Volkswagen.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: lorac61469 on 01/19/07 at 10:14 pm



I never said I don't care.  I've seen the Allstate commercial, but that's the slo-mo one that Mushroom was taking about.  I was under the impression he was talking about those sudden impact commercials, and I've only seen them done by Volkswagen.


Sorry.  You're correct about VW.  I just didn't know if you knew about the Allstate commercial that showed a crash.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 01/19/07 at 10:15 pm

The Office Depot commercials with the f'n hand in the box. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Mushroom on 01/20/07 at 9:26 am

Well, I got a response from Allatate today:

Dear Mr. Martin:

We believe that everyone deserves an individual response, and we value
the questions and feedback we receive. Therefore, we'd like to take this
opportunity to respond to your email.

We appreciate the comments you provided regarding our advertising about
Allstate(r) Your Choice Auto Insurance.  The advertising we create is
based on extensive consumer research, which we use to determine the most
effective advertising message that will appeal to the widest audience.
While we try hard to create messages that are relevant to everyone,
unfortunately there will always be some who may find a particular
message unappealing. We're sorry you found this to be the case. 

Our intention is not to scare anyone, but rather to depict the realities
of the road.  We believe showing an accident is an effective way to
remind people that accidents happen and that they should be prepared for
the unexpected.  Unfortunately, this is an event you experienced
firsthand.  The intent of these ads is to inform viewers about a product
Allstate is offering which provides rewards to consumers who drive
safely and avoid accidents, and better protection if they are not able
to stay out of harm's way. 

However, in light of your comments, we are reviewing our current
commercials and the programming in which they run.   

We hope that in the future you will find our advertising messages both
informative and appealing.  Thank you for visiting the Allstate website
and sending us your e-mail. We truly appreciate you taking the time to
share your thoughts with us.


Well, sounds kinda like PR-Speak, but you never know.  But yesterday I went to my insurance company, and renewed my policy, with Progressive.  Their commercials have never made me feel anything but humor.

Maybe next time my insurance comes up for renewal, I will go with Geico.  I really find the Gecko and Caveman commercials funny.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/20/07 at 1:05 pm



However, in light of your comments, we are reviewing our current
commercials and the programming in which they run.   


Sure, sure!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/11/bs.gif

If I was in the Allstate PR dept., that's what I'd say if I wanted to keep my job. 

BUT, you made a principled stand, which is positive in itself whether or not the company changes.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Marian on 01/20/07 at 6:59 pm

THE psaS WITH THE SOMEWHAT DORKY LOOKING LITTLE KIDS ASKING FOR more fat,more grease,a shorter life,etc.Annoying but it gets the point across.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/20/07 at 11:50 pm


THE psaS WITH THE SOMEWHAT DORKY LOOKING LITTLE KIDS ASKING FOR more fat,more grease,a shorter life,etc.Annoying but it gets the point across.

I find that one disturbing...maybe I'm just taking it too literally or something. Agreed on the last sentence.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/21/07 at 4:30 pm

It's really too bad for the pharmaceutical industry that they have to run the disclaimers in voiceover: The dreamland mellifluous voice says without a pause, "May cause one or more of the fallowing symptimes: Headaches, nausea, vomiting, irregular heart rate, hypothyroidism, infertility, spontaneous combustion....."
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jackas on 01/21/07 at 5:20 pm


It's really too bad for the pharmaceutical industry that they have to run the disclaimers in voiceover: The dreamland mellifluous voice says without a pause, "May cause one or more of the fallowing symptimes: Headaches, nausea, vomiting, irregular heart rate, hypothyroidism, infertility, spontaneous combustion....."
::)


Don't forget about diarrhea! ;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/23/07 at 3:23 pm

I hate the latest ads for Wickes...ripping off a Commodores song for their ads. :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/23/07 at 7:02 pm

That Geico cave man ad is getting kinda old.  Very "15 minutes ago".

The Geico Gecko is still cool though.  8)


Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/23/07 at 7:22 pm


That Geico cave man ad is getting kinda old.  Very "15 minutes ago".

The Geico Gecko is still cool though.  8)




If you think the Geico Cave man ads are getting stale, wait to you get to watch the sitcom that is coming out based on them! :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/23/07 at 9:41 pm


That Geico cave man ad is getting kinda old.  Very "15 minutes ago".

The Geico Gecko is still cool though.   8)





And fifteen minutes or less is all it takes to lower your car insurance.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 07/24/07 at 3:13 pm

Anyone not like 'bilingual' commercials???

In LA Kaiser hospital runs one with an exercise instructor goading people throughout the active commercial with 'arriba', and other phrases to the mixed audience watching..

It was brought up whether bilingual commercials were even NECESSARY?? But apparently the ad buyers say they are addressing people of whatever language because they are their customer base ...
(Maybe like the Pizza place in Texas that takes pesos)..hey it's THEIR business, so I guess no one minds it when looking at it like that??

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/24/07 at 6:15 pm


And fifteen minutes or less is all it takes to lower your car insurance.


I walked right into that one.  :P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/24/07 at 6:19 pm


Anyone not like 'bilingual' commercials???

In LA Kaiser hospital runs one with an exercise instructor goading people throughout the active commercial with 'arriba', and other phrases to the mixed audience watching..

It was brought up whether bilingual commercials were even NECESSARY?? But apparently the ad buyers say they are addressing people of whatever language because they are their customer base ...
(Maybe like the Pizza place in Texas that takes pesos)..hey it's THEIR business, so I guess no one minds it when looking at it like that??



What amuses me is that the "politically correct" Lowes stores here in the Picksburgh area all have those dual English/Spanish store signage inside.

But the truth be known, having signage in italian would make more sense than Spanish here.  The hispanic population is someing like less than a percent 'round these parts.  But I imagine somebody would file a lawsuit...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/24/07 at 7:15 pm

e-harmony.  'nuff said.
Pine-Sol, the giant nose.
Geico gekko

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Haynsoul on 07/24/07 at 10:45 pm

Anyone seen the commercial for that Yaz drug?  It's so painful to watch yet it's on nearly every commercial break. ;D

Found it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6nbaEBYR2k

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/07 at 5:58 am

Those Valtrex ads for the herpes elixir.

They usually show this great-looking couple, usually out for a bike ride or walking on the beach, one of whom has the dreaded infection.  The other one looks into the camera and says something like "He has herpes and uses Valtrex... and so far I haven't caught it!  (yet)".

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/25/07 at 2:56 pm

The Yaz one for PMDD. It's so corny.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/25/07 at 3:01 pm

I hate seeing commercials for Sonic...mostly because there's not a single location in my area! (And there's probably not one within a 100 mile radius of my neck of the woods either.) I mean, what good is it to show an ad for a certain fast food joint when there's not one close by? ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/25/07 at 5:22 pm

Any sanitary napkin or tampoon commercial where they dunk the product in that blue liquid.

Who ever has blue liquid that they need to soak up?  ;D

Subject: h

Written By: tetratron on 07/25/07 at 7:26 pm

:-X.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/26/07 at 1:46 pm


Any sanitary napkin or tampoon commercial where they dunk the product in that blue liquid.

Who ever has blue liquid that they need to soak up?   ;D


Good point... I've always wondered why they use a liquid that color.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/26/07 at 5:41 pm


Good point... I've always wondered why they use a liquid that color.


Yeah.  If I ever find blue stuff oozing outta my body, I don't think that what I need is a maxi pad with wings.  or even a propeller for that matter.

I'm gonna head straight for the emergency room.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/03/07 at 9:01 pm


Any sanitary napkin or tampoon commercial where they dunk the product in that blue liquid.

Who ever has blue liquid that they need to soak up?   ;D

Twelve bar blues:

"My woman's so cold, she menstruates anti-freeze,
I said my woman's sooo cold she menstruate's anti-freeze,
Even the Super-Sorb tampons can't stop the ice floes down to her knees!"

They do that because there is no bodily fluid remotely that color.  There's biiiiig money in products to control, absorb, and abate bodily fluids, but Madison Avenue figured out long ago that the less you remind the consumer of the actual bodily fluid, the better.

Anyway, I bumped up this thread just to mention how deeply I loathe the Direct-TV ad with Sigourney Weaver's "Ripley" and the "Alien" theme.  They shouldn't f**k with a great movie like "Alien," and Siggy, please!  What did you do, blow all your money in Las Vegas? >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: coqueta83 on 08/04/07 at 4:17 am

I cannot stand these commercials for Embarq phone and internet service. Practically every commercial break, there it is, three guys singing some corny jingle. Enough already! AAAACK!  :-[

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 08/04/07 at 12:33 pm

I still hate the cable triple play commercial with that chick singer band.
maybe it's the sequin jacket? maybe it's her runny eyes.

I really need to get over this.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/05/07 at 2:03 pm

Those commercials for armpit deodorant where they turn their shirts inside-out to show that it does not leave those "nasty white marks".  ::)

I mean, what the F?  When did Nasty White Marks become the scourge of modern society? ???

I mean, it isn't something serious like, say, "muffin top" or VPL.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/06/07 at 1:53 am

Ohhhh....I shoulda used Preperation-H.

Buddy, I don't wanna know!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 08/06/07 at 3:56 pm



I mean, it isn't something serious like, say, "muffin top" or VPL.


That's the best part of the muffin  :D ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/06/07 at 7:15 pm




That's the best part of the muffin  :D ::)


So sayeth Aerosmith.

"You ain't seen nuthin' till you're down on the muffin (top)..."

;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/06/07 at 8:29 pm


So sayeth Aerosmith.

"You ain't seen nuthin' till you're down on the muffin (top)..."

;D

Better down on the muffin top than Night in the Ruts!
;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/10/07 at 9:07 pm

Bush's Baked Beans.

Hey, better not feed that dog none of them beans!
:-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/15/07 at 5:10 pm


Bush's Baked Beans.

Hey, better not feed that dog none of them beans!
:-\\


I don't think Jay will feed Duke The Talking Dog any of those beans. I actually don't mind those ads; they are only a few of the commercials I can tolerate.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/15/07 at 9:36 pm


I don't think Jay will feed Duke The Talking Dog any of those beans. I actually don't mind those ads; they are only a few of the commercials I can tolerate.

Jay Bush wouldn't but Jeb Bush might!

Yeah, I suppose Bush's Baked Beans is pretty benign as TV commercials go.

I don't like ads for male performance enhancers.  Cialis, for instance, they make it seem so serene and romantic, but what you get right down to it: Pops needs a woody!  Go for it pops!  More power to ya!

Hey,
I need Cialis when I see Alice
and if you saw Alice
you'd need Cialis too!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/15/07 at 11:09 pm


Jay Bush wouldn't but Jeb Bush might!


LOL :D  I hope they're not related.. :o ::)



I don't like ads for male performance enhancers.  Cialis, for instance, they make it seem so serene and romantic, but what you get right down to it: Pops needs a woody!  Go for it pops!  More power to ya!

Hey,
I need Cialis when I see Alice
and if you saw Alice
you'd need Cialis too!


Speaking of which, I saw an ad for Viagara on ESPN about an hour ago and they had these guys playing their guitars to something called "Viva Viagra"...if you ask me, that's just capital D U M dumb. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/07 at 2:20 am

I have never seen a Viagra ad on British television, I wonder this type of ad is banned from showing.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/19/07 at 5:50 am

Yeah they have this Cialis commercial where the old guy and his squeeze are getting kinda randy, so he pops himself a Cialis and they're about ready to get it on.

But then the neighbours come to the door and the guy has to put the festivities on hold.  After he and the wife ditch the nebby neighbours, they swing from the chandeliers. The sales pitch is basically "Cialis:  The modern-day cure for third party coitus interruptus."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/07 at 12:39 pm

The neighbor was just popping by to ask,
"Hey, buddy, you got any Cialis?"
:D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 08/19/07 at 1:16 pm

i can't stand how 90% of the commercials today are humourus...and they're NOT funny! it seems like commercials of the past were generally more straight forward.

so, really, i can't stand 90% of the commercials aired today. but i think the most painful are any Wal-Mart commercials that try to make their clothes seem "hip".

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 08/19/07 at 4:10 pm

anything promo or other garbage on Disney Channel

though 99.9% of the shows are horrible

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/07 at 11:41 pm


i can't stand how 90% of the commercials today are humourus...and they're NOT funny! it seems like commercials of the past were generally more straight forward.

so, really, i can't stand 90% of the commercials aired today. but i think the most painful are any Wal-Mart commercials that try to make their clothes seem "hip".


Why not make it a Wal-Mart day?
You can't afford to go anywhere else....and now there ain't nowhere else to go!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/20/07 at 12:52 am


anything promo or other garbage on Disney Channel

though 99.9% of the shows are horrible




Disney Channel doesn't really do commercials...they just have these throw-ins and promo's.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/20/07 at 1:40 am

I pretty much can't stand any commercials. I have a very low tolerance for them & the funny thing is my wife and daughter love them. So I'm used to changing the channel when one comes on, but if they are watching with me, they want to see the commercials.  :-\\ 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Brian06 on 08/20/07 at 1:48 am

if your erection last longer than 4 hours, consult a doctor!  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dukefan on 08/20/07 at 7:51 am

Gieco Caveman

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/20/07 at 1:30 pm


I pretty much can't stand any commercials. I have a very low tolerance for them

yeah that's how it is with me too. There are very few commercials these days which I don't mind seeing. I mean, what ever happened to the traditional way of just advertising the product? It seems like they just wanna get your attention somehow. And they got my attention alright...the negative attention, that is.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 08/20/07 at 1:40 pm

Looks like when guys 'wanna doit' they'll be singing VIVA VIAGRA all the way to the bedroom!!!!

Thanks ELVIS song rights holders for letting them drill this one into the ground (or netherparts)!

And another comes to mind:the pizza hut 3 medium pizzas for $5 each and the overexcited guy yelling through the house to a woman I don't think we see?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/26/07 at 1:17 pm

All the ads for Vonage. I saw a really annoying 2-minute commercial for them last night on tv. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/26/07 at 1:33 pm


if your erection last longer than 4 hours, consult a doctor!  ;D

That's not a disclaimer, that's a nudge-nudge, wink-wink message.
Pssst, hey buddy, this stuff works!  I mean, this stuff really, really works!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/naughty.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/26/07 at 2:20 pm


if your erection last longer than 4 hours, consult a doctor!  ;D


Heh heh... "If your erection lasts more than 4 hours, go out and get a jumbo sized jar of Vaseline.  And, oh yeah... call your doctor too."  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 08/26/07 at 4:22 pm

i can't STAND the new wal-mart commercials for their graphic tees....it makes me feel sick.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/08/07 at 2:02 pm

Most of the ads I've been seeing on TBS during the baseball postseason. 8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/10/07 at 4:11 am


if your erection last longer than 4 hours, consult a doctor!  ;D


So I guess it's o.k. if it lasts 3 hrs, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.  Although personally, I'd be running and hiding after the first half hour (or less).  lol

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/10/07 at 4:19 am

Some of the worst have to be when there's a massive sale on something. The voice-over person is always intent on YELLING at the viewer. And if that's not enough, it's the flashing text, colourful logos (also flashing) and the repetition of something said less than 2 seconds earlier.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/10/07 at 4:20 am

And why does everything have to cost $x.99 or $x.95. All that does is puts unnecessary small change into my wallet or my pocket.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/07 at 4:35 am


And why does everything have to cost $x.99 or $x.95. All that does is puts unnecessary small change into my wallet or my pocket.
It is all down to the honesty of the cashier when personal shopping, well that was the excuse pre-e-business days.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/10/07 at 10:23 am


Some of the worst have to be when there's a massive sale on something. The voice-over person is always intent on YELLING at the viewer. And if that's not enough, it's the flashing text, colourful logos (also flashing) and the repetition of something said less than 2 seconds earlier.

They just wanna get your attention, it seems. ::) They got my attention all right...negative attention, that is.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 10/10/07 at 7:49 pm

About all tv promos I've seen in recent years

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/10/07 at 10:12 pm

Geico, any Geico commercials, they're very deceptive  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/11/07 at 1:34 am

Most of those Nokia cell phone commercials, in particular the one with the woman talking about the process of breaking up with her boyfriend, and the last step is deleting his number off my phone and it asks me...are you sure?  and I say...Oh yeah...I'm sure.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MrCleveland on 10/11/07 at 9:30 am

Those 'Head-On' Commercials.

I wish the Energizer Corporation can have a commercial where the bunny just barges into that commercial.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/11/07 at 3:47 pm


Those 'Head-On' Commercials.

I wish the Energizer Corporation can have a commercial where the bunny just barges into that commercial.

LOL! I remember when the Energizer rabbit was first introduced, in the late 80's. He would barge into a few commercials that had absolutely nothing to do with the batteries, with the off-camera announcer saying, "Still going....Nothing outlasts the Energizer battery. It keeps going..and going...and going..."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 10/11/07 at 3:53 pm


Geico, any Geico commercials, they're very deceptive  >:(


The "True Hollywood Story" parodies aren't funny  :P

"The Flinstones" have been done better on "Harvey Birdman"

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/11/07 at 3:56 pm


The "True Hollywood Story" parodies aren't funny  :P

"The Flinstones" have been done better on "Harvey Birdman"

Ditto...they should NOT be spoofing real tv shows in commercials. >:( Geico does way too many misleading ads. I personally construe it as false advertising.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: jmebonner on 10/14/07 at 4:06 pm

I hate the ads for the Pioneer TV's.  There's one w/ a guy that has an eye on his chest, one they have an eye on their palm, and one where it's showing a mouth and lips and then pans out and that's the pupil of the eye.

VERY odd.  I can't even find myself comfortable with my kids watching those commercials.  Were I considering a Pioneer TV, it's enough that I'd look toward Sharp or a similar company. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 10/17/07 at 11:48 am

Any commercials for consolidating debt, credit scores (I can't stand that "I'm thinking of a number" guy!).
JG Wentworth commercials. ("It's your cash, use it when you want it").

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Red Ant on 10/17/07 at 2:38 pm


Any commercials for consolidating debt, credit scores (I can't stand that "I'm thinking of a number" guy!).
JG Wentworth commercials. ("It's your cash, use it when you want it").



Yeah, those are bad.

I can't stand those get rich quick commercials, like the 'work from your home and makes thousands a month' ones. Fake people and it's all a scam. The website listed changes almost every week even though it's the same commercial.

Haynes commercials are bad too. That store must have gone out of business 60 times in the past 20 years, and they have "sales" like every other weekend.  ::)

Ant

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 10/18/07 at 6:53 pm

There's another of those money management RADIO commercials playing(not sure if just in LA)..but it has a woman who says one word that throws off the honesty and that is 'A-GAIN'
I think this may be a Canadian company as a US company wouldn't use that pronounciation...and would not have aired it being an important company!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 10/25/07 at 2:15 pm

ENCOURAGING???

Another insurance commercial running is for Mercury and it features policy holders(?) emerging from luggage after it comes out of the airport carousel....

Do you think the 1/2 brains watching may get ideas from this to hideaway themselves in luggage to get free travel?

Afterall how many out there drone 'where's the beef' or copy from other ads that were stupid but they tried it anyway??

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/25/07 at 5:21 pm

How about those ads for RepHresh feminine cleansing solution?

The suggested uses are simply TMI for me.  8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/26/07 at 3:31 pm

I don't like the Vonage commercials, although I am sure I've already said this before.  ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/26/07 at 7:56 pm


I don't like the Vonage commercials, although I am sure I've already said this before.  ;D

You're not alone; I've ranted about them too.

In fact, I don't like most of the tv ads that are being shown during the baseball playoffs.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fairee07 on 10/26/07 at 10:36 pm

That commercial where this lady walks up to her friend at a cocktail party and asks about her boyfriend then says, "Well how come there's a hot cougar woman chatting him up?" Her friend replies that it's his mother and she says, "Really? She's stunning," with the cattiest look I have ever seen. I think it's a cell phone commercial.

Oh and that Depends commercial, advertising the underwear has had a makeover.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: GregSticker on 10/29/07 at 7:38 pm


"6. Local commercial for "Bob's Discount Furniture," featuring "Bob" shouting about
his latest great deals.  There's sure to be one like this in your market, too."


Talking about the furniture guy shouting reminds me of one guy from Houston, Texas. I am bending the rules I guess, because I admire this guy.
In Houston, Gallery Furniture Show room still features Mattress Mac. Who has always shouted "We'll save you money today!" He has done this since the 80's. But in real life this self made milliionaire has donated to numerous Houston charities. Most recently to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

But one I hate?  "Head On. Apply to the forehead"... repeated over and over. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MrCleveland on 10/29/07 at 8:05 pm


But one I hate?  "Head On. Apply to the forehead"... repeated over and over. 


I mentioned that earlier. I wish the Energizer Rabbit would run through those commercials.

BTW-Welcome.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/29/07 at 10:29 pm


I mentioned that earlier. I wish the Energizer Rabbit would run through those commercials.

BTW-Welcome.

Yeah..that would be quite a commercial mash-up. LOL :D

I still remember when the Energizer Rabbit was first introduced; sometimes he'd interfere with other commercials. I'm not sure how they did that, though.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Fairee07 on 10/31/07 at 2:52 am


Yeah..that would be quite a commercial mash-up. LOL :D

I still remember when the Energizer Rabbit was first introduced; sometimes he'd interfere with other commercials. I'm not sure how they did that, though.


Those Energizer commercials were cool.  :)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/31/07 at 5:34 am

The Ikea one where the girl is singing about beige.  Lousy song, lousy voice, lousy commercial,

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 10/31/07 at 10:38 am


Those Energizer commercials were cool.  :)

Yeah...the ones from back in the day. The ones they make now, they use the Energizer rabbit mascot to charge things up...like an alien spaceship.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/13/07 at 7:45 pm

The new Ditech.com commercial because the animated dude for the "Real Life Plan" looks just like David Horowitz!
:D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Connery on 11/14/07 at 2:15 am

Thank GOD for the almighty MUTE button!!  Whenever one comes on I just give alittle press and presto, I can't hear the noise (((YEA!!))) :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 5:33 am


Thank GOD for the almighty MUTE button!!  Whenever one comes on I just give alittle press and presto, I can't hear the noise (((YEA!!))) :D
Even the sight of some commercials turn me off completely.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 11/14/07 at 11:28 am

Any commercials for RX drugs. I can't stand one for the birth control pill, Yaz with the women in the bar all discussing it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 11/14/07 at 1:46 pm


Thank GOD for the almighty MUTE button!!  Whenever one comes on I just give alittle press and presto, I can't hear the noise (((YEA!!))) :D


Even the sight of some commercials turn me off completely.

I know! There are so many ads out there that I can't stand to look at! Which is why I like to channel-surf during the commercial breaks; at least find something more pleasing to watch. I always return to the main program I'm watching, though.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/14/07 at 7:47 pm


Any commercials for RX drugs. I can't stand one for the birth control pill, Yaz with the women in the bar all discussing it.

The word on Yaz for years was they were a great synth-pop duo and too bad they didn't last longer!
:P

(I always called them Yazoo, the band and the label truncated the name as courtesy to another group already using it.)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: EyesWideAsleep on 11/20/07 at 7:52 pm


The word on Yaz for years was they were a great synth-pop duo and too bad they didn't last longer!
:P

(I always called them Yazoo, the band and the label truncated the name as courtesy to another group already using it.)


;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 12/03/07 at 4:24 pm

Am I ahead of the times or has 'CELEBREX' started using THREE DOG NIGHTS',  "CELEBRATE" yet?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 12/03/07 at 6:05 pm


Am I ahead of the times or has 'CELEBREX' started using THREE DOG NIGHTS', "CELEBRATE" yet?

Well they did have a jingle that went "Celebrate, celebrate, come on and celebrate" (something of that nature)...which I suspect was a ripoff of some older song. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 12/03/07 at 6:31 pm

i can't stand any McDonalds commercials, especially on the radio. everytime i have the radio on, and a McDonalds ad comes on, i want to just.......destroy my stereo. they are the least funny and most annoying.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 12/09/07 at 7:40 pm

The blurred Elmo  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 01/03/08 at 1:24 pm

The EHarmony commercials. I can't stand hearing couples tell their sappy stories of how they got together  8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MrCleveland on 01/03/08 at 2:21 pm

That Kia 'Maniac' commercial.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/03/08 at 2:25 pm


That Kia 'Maniac' commercial.

I know, it rips off another older pop song. 8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 01/03/08 at 3:47 pm

Radio commercial about a credit help service.... playing in LA. A woman at the end says something about getting control of her finances 'Ag-ay-N'..as to the most common form-again.
My guess is the ad recorder was asleep and did not catch that pronounciation or it was recorded in Canada, as that's how they would pronounce it...very annoying-who talks like that here?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ninny on 01/03/08 at 4:17 pm

DUH it's the Hyundai commercial DUH.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/06/08 at 8:11 am

My latest commercial to detest is that ad for Lyrica, the elixir that they are hawking to cure fybromyalgia.

Some lady comes on and reads from her diary, gets this pained look on her face and reads how her fibromyalgia is "so teder to the touch".  About every other word in the script is fibromyalgia ad ... her demeanor creeps me out.

Fibromyalgia exists, but the way she does this ad only reinforces the stereotype that fybromyalgia is the same as hypochondira.  Too bad...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 01/22/08 at 10:12 pm

Those commercials about Liberty Medical testing supplies are starting to bore me to death now.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: woops on 01/22/08 at 11:14 pm

"Ab Rail" infomercial

Some of the people doesn't look near "fat" in the before pictures.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Doc Brown on 01/24/08 at 5:27 pm


The "True Hollywood Story" parodies aren't funny  :P

"The Flinstones" have been done better on "Harvey Birdman"

I admit the Flintstones and Beverly Hillbillies versions are dumb(Jed Clampett can't keep his family fed, but he can afford a personal computer? And 20 years before they hit the market?!?), but I think the one where a Cabbage Patch Kid is portrayed as a "Struggling Former Child Star" is particularly cute.
As far as Geico commercials go, I hate the "good news" ads, and the cavemen have become irritating(getting their own sitcom? The writer's strike couldn't have come at a better time!), but I do still think the Gecko bits are funny.

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 02/03/08 at 1:08 am



I admit the Flintstones and Beverly Hillbillies versions are dumb(Jed Clampett can't keep his family fed, but he can afford a personal computer? And 20 years before they hit the market?!?), but I think the one where a Cabbage Patch Kid is portrayed as a "Struggling Former Child Star" is particularly cute.
As far as Geico commercials go, I hate the "good news" ads, and the cavemen have become irritating(getting their own sitcom? The writer's strike couldn't have come at a better time!), but I do still think the Gecko bits are funny.


Agreed on all counts; I think they've gone way overboard with the cavemen characters. ::) The gecko is okay, I kinda thought one of his commercials was funny, namely the one where he answers the phone and says "No I can't save you money on car insurance. You want Geico, not gecko! (babbling on other end) Well that's uncalled for!" Some of the Geico ads in the pre-gecko era were tolerable, too (to some extent).

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/03/08 at 1:18 am

I do not like to watch commercials and usually change the channel when one comes on. It's funny because Diane & Julie enjoy them & get mad at me if I start changing channels  :-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 02/03/08 at 2:16 pm


I do not like to watch commercials and usually change the channel when one comes on.

I've gotten into that habit lately, too! For the most part, there's hardly any ads on tv that I actually can stand.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 02/04/08 at 12:16 pm


That's one commerical I haven't and refuse to see. When I hear that music I quickly change the channel or look away. I instinctively look away because I figure it's as stupid as the "Nacho Man" commericals of the mid 90's when a overweight 40something thinks he a super cute 5 year old.


Yeah, both of them rip off popular songs and depict grown people making fools of themselves. 8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 02/04/08 at 10:31 pm


You said it brother!  :)  But what's worse is that they are in your face, trying to force you to watch making a fool of themselves.  >:(

...which I refuse to do. That's NOT how people should be trying to make money. To me, things like that draw negative attention. :P



By the way....


I admit the Flintstones and Beverly Hillbillies versions are dumb(Jed Clampett can't keep his family fed, but he can afford a personal computer? And 20 years before they hit the market?!?),


I saw the "Flintstone" Geico ad this evening and made myself change the channel. How dare they do this to a classic tv show...and rip off E's "THS" idea for it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/07/08 at 11:45 am

I once again came across a link for "Commercials I Hate." There are several of them on there that I have to agree with.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/08/08 at 8:52 pm

Good Ole Tom's (E. Hartford, CT)

http://gambit.org/2008/02/24/good-ole-toms-creepiest-local-commercials-ever/

Times are tough, folks are hocking their frikkin' heirlooms right and left.  It doesn't help for this guy to look like a cross between a pimp and a Southern sheriff from yesteryear.  Maybe next time they'll try the eyepatch and the hook-hand.  Arrrrh, ye scurvy dogs!
:D

These aren't even the creepiest outtakes of Tom, but they're the only ones I could find--and they happen to be on "Creepiest Local Commercials Ever"!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/09/08 at 1:06 am


I've gotten into that habit lately, too! For the most part, there's hardly any ads on tv that I actually can stand.
that's me, I just can't stand them and completely abhor being sold something, but more than that is the amount of commercial time during a regular 30 minute tv show. like 1/3 of the time is commercials  >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: karen on 04/09/08 at 8:49 am


Good Ole Tom's (E. Hartford, CT)

http://gambit.org/2008/02/24/good-ole-toms-creepiest-local-commercials-ever/

Times are tough, folks are hocking their frikkin' heirlooms right and left.  It doesn't help for this guy to look like a cross between a pimp and a Southern sheriff from yesteryear.  Maybe next time they'll try the eyepatch and the hook-hand.  Arrrrh, ye scurvy dogs!
:D

These aren't even the creepiest outtakes of Tom, but they're the only ones I could find--and they happen to be on "Creepiest Local Commercials Ever"!



You are right about how creepy the guy looks.

I love local adverts though, they are so funny - corny, badly acted and complete with stammers and mistakes!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 04/09/08 at 3:32 pm

Ok I know this commercial is not as annoying as others but this one is just so stupid at one part it grates my nerves!!!

It's the Yoplait commercial where the lady's trying to explain that she needs all of her clothing taken in and the other lady thinks she needs them let out.  And they get into the argument and at one point the yoplait eater says "Ok, see, I was just outside and then I came in so if you could..." and then she makes the motion with her hands to take the clothes in. 
It just gets on my nerves each time I hear it cuz I'm going  what the **** does being outside or inside the building have to do with your clothing alterations?? I mean is that stupid writing or what? 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Spirit of 76 on 04/11/08 at 11:58 am

Well I've got two more which involve screaming. What's worse is that they're constantly repeated on the channels they're being shown. First is the promo for "Deadliest Catch" where the capt is screaming about something that he wants NOW! It's like they play this stupid com. every break!  >:(  The other one os for Turbo Tax where a guy asks a woman for the time and she screams at him because for some reason she thinks he's talking about her taxes. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 04/11/08 at 4:48 pm

Or....how about those stupid "Buenoheads" commercials???  Like the one where the lady gives her wedding ring for her meal because she forgot her wallet.  Or those commercials for Taco Mayo or Taco Bueno where they go "Now THAT was unexpected!" in a weird Irish accent.  I mean, Irish accent for Mexican food?  It doesn't make sense!!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/11/08 at 8:20 pm

I hate the screaming commercials too.  HATE them with a passion.  Especially this one:  The Stanley Steamer commercial where the family dog is dragging it's but across the carpet (I'm sure it's because the poor dog has worms, he doesn't do it to maliciously dirty your carpet!  >:( )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZ_pkAu3TQ

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/11/08 at 9:02 pm


I hate the screaming commercials too.  HATE them with a passion.  Especially this one:  The Stanley Steamer commercial where the family dog is dragging it's but across the carpet (I'm sure it's because the poor dog has worms, he doesn't do it to maliciously dirty your carpet!   >:( )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZ_pkAu3TQ

Egads! Is that why dogs do that?  Our dogs used to do that but I thought it was just more utterly un-self-conscous canine behavior.  I don't have a dog now, but I might in the future so it would be good to know if that behavior is cause for concern. 

Anyway...

Two commercials I really despise:

The freecreditreport ads...all of them, but particularly the one where the guy wants to buy a nice car but can only buy a little piece of junk because he has bad credit and then the girls laugh at him.  As if people end up with bad credit nowadays because they're stoned adolescent slobs!

Then there's the one for that exclusive job search site, something like "if you let everybody play, nobody wins."  "100k jobs for 100k people."  Yes, lovey, we must keep the riff-raff out.  Smithers, will you show Mr. Jones the door?  He only made 83K last year.  Direct him to monster.com with the rest of the trailer trash and hood rats!"
:D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/11/08 at 9:55 pm


I hate the screaming commercials too.  HATE them with a passion.  Especially this one:  The Stanley Steamer commercial where the family dog is dragging it's but across the carpet (I'm sure it's because the poor dog has worms, he doesn't do it to maliciously dirty your carpet!   >:( )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZ_pkAu3TQ



hahaah...that one always makes me laugh! ;D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 04/12/08 at 4:00 pm


Well they did have a jingle that went "Celebrate, celebrate, come on and celebrate" (something of that nature)...which I suspect was a ripoff of some older song. ::)


There is a commercial for a women's PMS drug (don't know name) At first they were using Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It". Now they're using the song but a version which has some woman singing it instead. Maybe Dee Snider got after them for it. If they can't get rights to the orginal song they will just record a knockoff version of it. Sammy Hagar said that about Right Now (Crystal Pepsi from the 90s). He said they told them if Van Halen wouldn't give permission/rights they would just record their own version of it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 04/13/08 at 12:08 am

Does ANYONE know what the lady ios singing on the new commercial for McDonalds' iced coffee from the time they go  out the door following the cup in her hand to when they sing dada dada daaa I'm lovin it?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/13/08 at 7:43 am

Those Pepto Bismol ads where they have people auditioning.

If I hear these people screaming out about heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion or DIARHEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH! one more time I'm gonna hurl.  8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/13/08 at 5:08 pm


Does ANYONE know what the lady ios singing on the new commercial for McDonalds' iced coffee from the time they go  out the door following the cup in her hand to when they sing dada dada daaa I'm lovin it?


Nah, but I laugh because they announce the coffee as if they've created something new.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/13/08 at 5:26 pm


Egads! Is that why dogs do that?  Our dogs used to do that but I thought it was just more utterly un-self-conscous canine behavior.  I don't have a dog now, but I might in the future so it would be good to know if that behavior is cause for concern. 


Well...I'm not a dog expert (I'm partial to cats) but I like all animals.  Here's a link about that behavior in dogs.  Could be worms or something else which is just not really anything I'm gonna describe here.  8-P  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070315182754AABBszi

Anyways, back to the topic (sorry for the brief interruption - call it an annoying commercial break from annoying commercials thread)  ;D

I hate the Bare Minerals cosmetics commercials.  Hubby and I make fun of it.  Especially there is one girl in particular that says "My mom uses Bare Minerals now.  My sister uses Bare Minerals now.  etc.. etc."

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Step-chan on 04/13/08 at 7:01 pm

I don't I've ever found a commercial I could stand.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 04/21/08 at 9:14 am


Am I ahead of the times or has 'CELEBREX' started using THREE DOG NIGHTS',   "CELEBRATE" yet?


I just saw another commercial (diabetic blood testing meter) using a Three Dog Night song. It was "Shambala" but it wasn't them singing, someone else was.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: karen on 04/21/08 at 7:26 pm

All the Mohegan Sun ones.  They've "parodied" well-known songs very badly (not rhyming, badly paced etc) and put awful dance moves to them all.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 04/22/08 at 9:20 pm

ONE OF THE LATEST MIND GRINDERS: 

The KIA commercial where they play some song about "I think I better give up' as they show car owners filling up the gas tank but cvan't remember what side the tank is on and the hose doesn't reach...It's probably because it plays a lot, like the song that was ruined the same way: "Those were the best days of our lives"-which every school graduation party HAD to use as a theme!

a bonus STOP IT ALREADY!!!!: Kaiser Permanente runs a bilingual workout training shouting out instructions in Spanish- 'Aribe'! 'Muy Bien',save it for Mexico!

 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/22/08 at 10:42 pm


ONE OF THE LATEST MIND GRINDERS: 

The KIA commercial where they play some song about "I think I better give up' as they show car owners filling up the gas tank but cvan't remember what side the tank is on and the hose doesn't reach...It's probably because it plays a lot, like the song that was ruined the same way: "Those were the best days of our lives"-which every school graduation party HAD to use as a theme!

a bonus STOP IT ALREADY!!!!: Kaiser Permanente runs a bilingual workout training shouting out instructions in Spanish- 'Aribe'! 'Muy Bien',save it for Mexico!

   


Damn, Saver, were you reading my mind? I came here to write about that damn Kia commercial with the "Seems I can't get it right today" song. It's in my head constantly.

I hear ya on that Kaiser commercial. Where are we? Oh, yeah the U.S.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 04/22/08 at 11:10 pm


There is a commercial for a women's PMS drug (don't know name) At first they were using Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It". Now they're using the song but a version which has some woman singing it instead. Maybe Dee Snider got after them for it.

Oh yes, I heard that one not too long ago. I think that rendition is pathetic myself. 8-P



If they can't get rights to the orginal song they will just record a knockoff version of it. Sammy Hagar said that about Right Now (Crystal Pepsi from the 90s). He said they told them if Van Halen wouldn't give permission/rights they would just record their own version of it.

Yeah, and I think that stinks...they shouldn't mess with popular songs at all IMO.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 04/23/08 at 3:08 am


Damn, Saver, were you reading my mind? I came here to write about that damn Kia commercial with the "Seems I can't get it right today" song. It's in my head constantly.

I hear ya on that Kaiser commercial. Where are we? Oh, yeah the U.S.


Our pressure timers must be synchronated!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/08 at 10:00 pm


Those Pepto Bismol ads where they have people auditioning.

If I hear these people screaming out about heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion or DIARHEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH! one more time I'm gonna hurl.  8-P

They're still not as bad as the ones for 'rhoid remedies!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/27/08 at 1:56 am

The one that gets on my nerves now is the one for 7-up, where this country girl is out walking to her vegetable garden, notices that all the carrots have been half eaten, then she runs into her house, opens her fridge and starts screaming.  Now that 7 up has natural flavors even cute and cuddley rabbits will burrow their way into our refridgerators to drink up all our sodas!  The worst part is the screaming.  Usually the commercial plays late at night or early mornings when really...I don't wanna hear anybody screaming.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 04/29/08 at 10:56 am

Anybody seen the one for Go phone with Meatloaf?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Doc Brown on 04/29/08 at 11:44 am


Anybody seen the one for Go phone with Meatloaf?

Oh, come on, those ComCast ones with the "More More More" bit are dumb, but Meat Loaf & son are funny! And it he can still belt it out!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/08 at 12:37 pm


Anybody seen the one for Go phone with Meatloaf?
Is it on youTube?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: ninny on 04/29/08 at 2:11 pm


Is it on youTube?

Here's the long version of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YMVO7-8ns#


I like it :)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 04/29/08 at 2:20 pm

This one gets to me because the advertiser allows the sloppy editing to show full on!

In the Southwest a commercial is running for El Pollo Loco-a chicken fast food place...this one shows a man beginning to oreder from a perky girl behind the counter at a 'greasy chicken' store...
The idea behind the commercial is how El Pollo Loco is not fullof grease.


The slop is, they show her bright face full on as you hear her say: HOW CAN I FOOL YOU TODAY? While her lips move to: May(or how can) I help you or something that doesn't even match! BUT IT'S SO OBVIOUS!!!

Why run this if it isn't right..never saw anything like this before!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 05/01/08 at 3:18 pm


I'm getting tired of the Geico Caveman advertising campaign. The whole thing went bust with the (not surprisingly) bust of the failed TV Show, it's over. Stop trying to "trick" us into thinking that they're a real oppressed minority. Frankly it's gone from novelty to mockery.

I'm totally with you on all counts. The caveman thing is getting old too (no pun intended). ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 05/01/08 at 9:36 pm


I'm getting tired of the Geico Caveman advertising campaign. The whole thing went bust with the (not surprisingly) bust of the failed TV Show, it's over. Stop trying to "trick" us into thinking that they're a real oppressed minority. Frankly it's gone from novelty to mockery.


I never liked the Cavemen.  They just seemed like pretentious idiots to me.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/01/08 at 10:07 pm


I'm getting tired of the Geico Caveman advertising campaign. The whole thing went bust with the (not surprisingly) bust of the failed TV Show, it's over. Stop trying to "trick" us into thinking that they're a real oppressed minority. Frankly it's gone from novelty to mockery.

It was a great ad campaign five years ago, but now it's as stale as a week-old cruller.
8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/01/08 at 10:29 pm

The DishDVR spot with the really, really, REALLY bad Dubya impersonator!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Haman on 05/05/08 at 7:41 am

What commercials can you not stand?

Most of them, as a matter of fact.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 05/05/08 at 9:17 am

More that use popular rock songs that have nothing to do with the product:
Swiffer using Blondie's "One way or another"
Toyota using INXS's "What you need"

Two different ones for Ore Ida fries:
"Come on feel the noize" (not Quiet Riot, someone else sang it ),
"Stand Tall"- Burton Cummings version.


Also any product that Billy Mays is pitching.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/08/08 at 10:45 pm

The Alltell wizard campaign (or did somebody already mention it?).  Anyway, it's magically annoying!
8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Ppufi on 05/22/08 at 4:57 pm

The Pedisure commercial. Darnnit, what sorta kid doesn't like waffles, but will drink something that tastes like cat urine?  8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: KKay on 05/22/08 at 8:30 pm

on the radio...


1-800-52 sii-i-i--x...R-U-G-s...

and it's on all the time. the singer is so annoying!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/23/08 at 7:48 pm


The Pedisure commercial. Darnnit, what sorta kid doesn't like waffles, but will drink something that tastes like cat urine?  8-P

I don't have the frame of reference.


Johnsonville Bratwurst.

Gotta have a juicy Johnson....


...ville
:-\\

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 05/23/08 at 8:24 pm

Has anyone heard if this is true:

The radio had run a commercial for LIFELOCK, where a guy states his name and social security number,then goes on to tell how he is so sure with the company that no one will take his identity,(there may be some million dollar guarantee)...well, I heard someone used his info and got money/credit or charged on it...

So what's the story?  I knew it couldn't be that secure and now I'm sure it makes them look bad..I even alerted our local news investigation dept. to see if it's worthy to expose.

Someone else there may have hard it...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saluteyourshorts on 05/29/08 at 2:32 am

HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD.
Hate it.
Girls Gone Wild commercials on every other second on comedy central after 11
The commercial with the mermaid and beach people singing 877 654 8889!!!!
I think I hate 99% of todays commercials. They are just so degrading making us look so dumb. I miss 80's-90's commercials when they just showed the product played some jingle music and you were sold.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 06/01/08 at 3:52 pm


Well I haven't heard of that but my question is, what about overseas ID thieves? The news programs I've seen say that even the government has a hard time doing anything to these people, where most ID thieves are from.


Yes, I saw one of those expos`es..they let the guy cheating run off..as they were only a camera crew filming the way the scams work...and it continues on and on and on..

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MrCleveland on 06/20/08 at 7:13 pm


HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD.


I made a parody of that commercial. I call it 'HARD ON'.

HARD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE GROIN
HARD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE GROIN
HARD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE GROIN

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/08/08 at 2:20 pm

I hate singing ads...especially the ones that feature on-camera people who don't know how to carry a tune very well. 8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/08/08 at 9:16 pm


I hate singing ads...especially the ones that feature on-camera people who don't know how to carry a tune very well. 8-P

Nothing worse than a corny jingle getting stuck in your head for fourteen hours!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Shacks Train on 07/11/08 at 11:47 pm

J G Wentworth.CASSSSH NOOW! 8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Zeb on 07/14/08 at 10:36 am

If I see on TV or hear on the radio either of those two godforsaken freecreditreport.com songs one more time I'm really gonna fudgeing lose it!!!!! :D >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 07/16/08 at 9:48 pm


Despite being a song about a guy down on his luck, he comes off instead as a silver-spoonfed jerk, especially seeing that one commercial about how he wouldn't have married "his dream girl" if he only knew about her credit card problems. Must not have been much of a relationship then. It's that little smirk that does it.



I hate that one the most, too.  I want to deck him.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 07/16/08 at 10:44 pm

They dragged this one from the bin: IKEA ..the woman customer checking out at the register thinks they rang her price up low and swiftly walks to the door until she gets outside and starts HOWWWWWLING 'START THE CAR, START THE CAR!'


Stuff it.....

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: karen on 07/17/08 at 9:18 am

All of the current adverts for Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort.  They butcher a variety of 80s songs

i.e.

My Sharona becomes My Mohegan
Hold The Line becomes At The Sun

8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/17/08 at 11:46 pm


All of the current adverts for Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort.  They butcher a variety of 80s songs

i.e.

My Sharona becomes My Mohegan
Hold The Line becomes At The Sun

8-P


I was thinking more of the relentless ones like "Your daughter's new boyfriend...oooohhhh....a Maalox moment! Ahhh that feels better

"Uh, nice house!"
"Nnnniiiice earing!"

--Maalox c.1991

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/20/08 at 11:54 pm

^ On a similar note, the Hillshire Farms ads are dumb too. Guys repeatedly chanting (and yelling out) the name of the product in a chauvinistic manner. "When I say hillshire YOU SAY FARM!" Loud talking and behaviour like that makes me NOT want to go out and buy the product. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/21/08 at 12:31 am

ExtenZE.

If you invented a pill that could really make a man's how-do-you-do bigger, you wouldn't need to hock it on late night TV.  You could set up a stand on every streetcorner and the lines would form around the block!
8)

Unless somebody out there wants to give ExtenZE a testimonial...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/22/08 at 9:37 pm


Burger King (actually my favorite hamburger chain despite their ad department) had a couple of commericals like this too. This was during that thankfully short period a few years ago when the corporations were pushing the notion that if you took any reponsibility for your health you were G..G...A....A...Y....Y because real men ONLY eat fatty foods and empty sweets in overassumption.

The latest one is pretty creepy with the King coming on to (that's two prepositions, not one) the little kid!
:o

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: whistledog on 07/22/08 at 9:39 pm

You wanna know what commercial I really can't stand?

The one where the person or persons talk about products :D
(btw, that could mean just about any commercial)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/23/08 at 8:34 pm


You wanna know what commercial I really can't stand?

The one where the person or persons talk about products :D
(btw, that could mean just about any commercial)

The ones where the person or persons talk about services are almost as annoying!
;)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 07/23/08 at 9:26 pm

Anyone understand why the advertisers think people will DASH to get a Mazda in the 10 car DASH Commercial where various 'dudes' are jumping on and across the cars..
Can they guarantee to wipe off the hand stains from the handstands and flips the 'dudes' are doing over the parked cars? Or is that extra

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/23/08 at 10:01 pm


Anyone understand why the advertisers think people will DASH to get a Mazda in the 10 car DASH Commercial where various 'dudes' are jumping on and across the cars..
Can they guarantee to wipe off the hand stains from the handstands and flips the 'dudes' are doing over the parked cars? Or is that extra

Dude, I don't know dude!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/23/08 at 10:54 pm


The ones where the person or persons talk about services are almost as annoying!
;)

"We do this, we do that." A common gimmick in ads.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 07/24/08 at 12:00 am


Dude, I don't know dude!


What a dude!

(You can bet they aren't CEOS doing handflips) 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 07/24/08 at 2:12 pm

Just saw one today for Yaz (birth control pill) that uses Scandal's "Goodbye to you" with some pop princess sounding chick singing it. They probably couldn't get the rights to the original version.

I think this is the same product that used Twisted Sisters' "We're not gonna take it"; first the original version and then later a cover of it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Vicky on 07/25/08 at 5:05 pm

The wrose commercials are those adds (usually for the same station) that pop up on the screen when you are trying to watch something.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/26/08 at 12:51 am


Just saw one today for Yaz (birth control pill) that uses Scandal's "Goodbye to you" with some pop princess sounding chick singing it. They probably couldn't get the rights to the original version.

I think this is the same product that used Twisted Sisters' "We're not gonna take it"; first the original version and then later a cover of it.

They should have used Yaz (Yazoo)!
8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: saver on 07/29/08 at 10:51 pm

IT'S HONDA CLEARANCE DAYS SALE time again..and yep,....using MR. OPPORTUNITY....

Gimmick? New icon?  Next Taco Bell Dog figure?  Year after year...anyone look forward to him?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 07/30/08 at 11:19 am


IT'S HONDA CLEARANCE DAYS SALE time again..and yep,....using MR. OPPORTUNITY....

And I thought they'd gotten rid of him. ::)


Gimmick? New icon?  Next Taco Bell Dog figure?  Year after year...anyone look forward to him?

He must be used seasonally.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 08/02/08 at 11:40 am

The JC Penney (back to school sale)  where the kids are copying two scenes from The Breakfast Club.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/02/08 at 9:54 pm

The tear-jerker PSA with Sarah McLachalan and oll the sad-eyed dogs and cats waiting for the big sniff!
:\'(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/03/08 at 12:41 am


The JC Penney (back to school sale)  where the kids are copying two scenes from The Breakfast Club.

It's kinda early for a back to school sale IMO. ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/03/08 at 8:06 pm


It's kinda early for a back to school sale IMO. ::)


Depends on where you live.  My daughter started school last week. 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/03/08 at 9:25 pm

The commercial for deodorant that claims to give you "flawless armpits" and the woman walks throughout the town putting her pits in people's faces...

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Stompgal on 08/04/08 at 5:58 am

At the moment, I can't stand the Always commercial with the slogan, "Have a happy period. Always." It especailly embarrasses me when I'm 'on.' I find the car insurance comparison adverts boring. This includes the advert for the 'Go Compare' website. Both of these commercials came on in ad breaks that showed during 'The Dog Whisperer' on Sky Three.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 08/04/08 at 12:41 pm


Depends on where you live.  My daughter started school last week. 

In the middle of the SUMMER?! Is she on a year round schedule or something?

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/04/08 at 1:15 pm


The eye drop commercial is funny, it's Ben Stein I can't stand!

Commercials I hate:
1. Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, pant, pant, pant, IT'S BACON!
2. What does everybody want for breakfast? Honey Bunches of Oats!
3. Deitech.com commercials with the fat mortgage salesman.
4. Any commercial for mutual funds.
5. Male enhancement product commercial featuring cocktail weenies.
6. Local commercial for "Bob's Discount Furniture," featuring "Bob" shouting about
his latest great deals.  There's sure to be one like this in your market, too.
7. SUV commercials featuring off-adventures when you know they're all being sold to soccer moms in Downers Grove.
8. Ads for either Presidential candidate.
9. Carnival Cruise commercial w/ Cyndi Lauper song.
10. Swiffer with variation on Devo's "Whip It."
--I know I'm forgetting 100 doozies, so I'll have to come back to this one!


OMG  You must live in Ct. I hate those commericals, I walked into his store, punched his cardboard cutout in the face and knocked it on its ass. A totally random thing but it felt good. The best thing about moving to Fla was escaping those commercials. But we have another guy just as annoying who owns a place called The Mattress  Barn. He is such a tool.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/04/08 at 4:06 pm


In the middle of the SUMMER?! Is she on a year round schedule or something?


Yup, year round schedule.  The bonus being the three week Christmas vacation because of this schedule. :D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/04/08 at 4:53 pm

That commercial where the woman is eating cereal and her husband asks her if she is trying to lose weight.  I can't stand her bulldog prissy face, and he is the wuss of the world

www.youtube.com/watch?v=67VkhKKjodc

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/04/08 at 6:09 pm


That commercial where the woman is eating cereal and her husband asks her if she is trying to lose weight.  I can't stand her bulldog prissy face, and he is the wuss of the world

www.youtube.com/watch?v=67VkhKKjodc


I know, I hate that commercial too.  It's not "Shut up, Steve" it's "You married a shreaking harpy, Steve" ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/04/08 at 9:35 pm


The commercial for deodorant that claims to give you "flawless armpits" and the woman walks throughout the town putting her pits in people's faces...

Me 'n' my beer buddies will hafta make a YouTube parody of that one!
:D

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Shacks Train on 08/17/08 at 9:29 pm

any Billy Mays infomercial
J G Wentworth
Those stupid "call the law offices"things
& here in Canada we got this Oliver guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=581DwhD-ISY

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/17/08 at 10:26 pm


The tear-jerker PSA with Sarah McLachalan and oll the sad-eyed dogs and cats waiting for the big sniff!
:\'(


Yeah but I love that song

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/18/08 at 12:08 am


OMG  You must live in Ct. I hate those commericals, I walked into his store, punched his cardboard cutout in the face and knocked it on its ass. A totally random thing but it felt good. The best thing about moving to Fla was escaping those commercials. But we have another guy just as annoying who owns a place called The Mattress  Barn. He is such a tool.

Amherst, Mass., actually, but Bob's Discount advertises in the Greater Springfield market. 
::)

They're still running onoxious Free Credit Report ads, and they're getting worse!
>:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Lindee on 08/20/08 at 8:37 pm

The one for the website (don't remember the name) that will make your computer work faster . That irritating kid whose playing a game and whines "Mom this computer is too slow".

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Doc Brown on 08/20/08 at 8:56 pm

I don't know if anyone has ComCast cable or ISP, but am I the only one sick and tired of those stupid turtles raving about the virtues of waiting!? And if I have to hear the arrogant male one (BILL) make some rude insult to someone with a fast service one more time... I just might forget about opposing cruelty to animals!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/22/08 at 9:46 am


I don't know if anyone has ComCast cable or ISP, but am I the only one sick and tired of those stupid turtles raving about the virtues of waiting!? And if I have to hear the arrogant male one (BILL) make some rude insult to someone with a fast service one more time... I just might forget about opposing cruelty to animals!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)



I always grab for the remote when I see those dumb turtles; I hate 'em!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Shacks Train on 08/23/08 at 8:04 am

Hey we the people are the ones buying TVs & paying for cable/dish......so like the VCRs of old why don't TV mfg-ers make a commercial mute???????????????
The VCR would record your show & eliminate the crap.......TV just needs a volume mute!
Sure they spend millions on commercials But where does it say we have to watch or put up with them!

Pisses me off watching late at night & then the commercials come on & the sounds about double during commercials! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/23/08 at 10:02 am


I made a parody of that commercial. I call it 'HARD ON'.

HARD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE GROIN
HARD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE GROIN
HARD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE GROIN



hahahaahha ;D Thats cute.
They never tell you why to APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD EITHER

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: iquestion on 08/29/08 at 9:50 pm

Anyone else notice?..or look at it next time...

Remember that KOBE B. commercial where they couldn't tell if he jumped a car as it sped past...

In that MAZDA commercial wher guys are jumping or handstanding on cars....when they show a couple of the jumps onto the hood/roof the cars don't jiggle one bit!

There is a shot of a red one that does but I cannot see it in others , so it makes me feel we are being fooled into thinking this is actually happening....I know with cars these days, one little butt cheek will rock a car and here guys are flipping on them and they stay still.

Just curious? 

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: kellygoo72 on 09/02/08 at 7:00 pm

I cannot for the life of me remember what the commercial is for but the woman in it lifts the man sitting in a chairs nose and I think she drinks from him mouth but it looks like kissing.... SUPER SICK! 8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 09/02/08 at 7:39 pm

That is one of those gum commercials.  I can't remember which one, but it is disgusting.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: iquestion on 09/03/08 at 12:35 am

Maybe it subliminal?

During the WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE ..they show some of thier sponsors..(I want to say Caltril-) shows a woman sitting in a white chair with shoes off leaning forward teling us about the product, It just looks like she's sitting on a big 'toilet bowl'...   


BONUS:  On a short 'HOT POCKET PANINI' commercial, shows 2 teen boys talking to each other, the thin boy with the brown hair bare opens his mouth but just seeing inside looks like his lower teeth are like a bottle opener-all crooked bent inward(Wil Farrell has the same type it seems)....yecchhh..maybe he'll use the money to get some dental work done..(nothing against him..just giving a heads up)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/04/08 at 11:28 pm

The new Taco Bell ad for the "Volcano Taco" or whatever it is.  It's the one with the smoke pouring out of the dude's head and he grabs the other guy's soft drink and dumps it all over himself.  It does not in the least make me want to go to Taco Bell!  To think TB prolly paid a milion bucks for that!
8-P

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MrCleveland on 09/05/08 at 12:40 pm

Honda's Mr. Opportunity.

He's always knocking...but not for me! >:(

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/05/08 at 9:56 pm

12 tablespoons of sugar...that's bad!

I'm sick 'n' tired of people knocking the big S. 

I don't drink protein drinks anaway, I drink coffee with sugar, and I don't stop pouring 'till the spoon stands straight up!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/happy2.gif

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Brian06 on 09/06/08 at 2:05 am

Exxon Mobil commercials about how they care about the environment. Please.  ::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/06/08 at 11:53 am


Honda's Mr. Opportunity.

He's always knocking...but not for me! >:(

I never answer to him either. ::) He can bother other people about the Honda cars.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/08 at 3:32 pm


Exxon Mobil commercials about how they care about the environment. Please.  ::)


Oh, but they do care about the environment...that's why they decided NOT to drill on those fifty thousand leases!
::)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Dagwood on 09/07/08 at 6:06 pm

Why do they keep making more of those stupid Geico caveman commercials?  They are very old.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: kellygoo72 on 09/07/08 at 9:43 pm

I hate the Honey bunches of oates commercial.... I hate that LOud one that screams... " We gotta Feed America".... Shes so ANNOYING!

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: Doc Brown on 09/08/08 at 12:10 am

I'm with you, Kelly!
"It's like a mouthful o'joy!" Give me a break!
I took to calling her "Mama Urkel" because she irritates me so much.

The only person in ads I ever hated more was that demonic fat woman on the Snackwell's ads. The one that kept following around the guy in the labcoat she always called "Cookie-man". Last I checked the legal term for that was STALKING, and was punishable by 10 years in the can!
You want Snackwell's cookies so bad, blubber-breath? Go to the store and PAY for'em! http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/2ar15smilie.gif

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: nally on 09/08/08 at 10:12 am


Why do they keep making more of those stupid Geico caveman commercials?  They are very old.

Not to mention outdated, strange-looking, and boring. ::) I think it may have started with this "so easy, a caveman could do it" gimmick, and then they expanded on that...and I think they've gone too far with it.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: kellygoo72 on 09/08/08 at 3:38 pm


I'm with you, Kelly!
"It's like a mouthful o'joy!" Give me a break!
I took to calling her "Mama Urkel" because she irritates me so much.

The only person in ads I ever hated more was that demonic fat woman on the Snackwell's ads. The one that kept following around the guy in the labcoat she always called "Cookie-man". Last I checked the legal term for that was STALKING, and was punishable by 10 years in the can!
You want Snackwell's cookies so bad, blubber-breath? Go to the store and PAY for'em! http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/2ar15smilie.gif

Your Pal,
Doc

8)



OM GOODNESS.... I had been able to block out that commercial... i remember it now... Thanks... LOL
Yes, she was a pain in the ***  too.

Subject: Re: What commercials can you not stand?

Written By: karen on 09/15/08 at 7:57 am


Anyone else notice?..or look at it next time...

Remember that KOBE B. commercial where they couldn't tell if he jumped a car as it sped past...

In that MAZDA commercial wher guys are jumping or handstanding on cars....when they show a couple of the jumps onto the hood/roof the cars don't jiggle one bit!

There is a shot of a red one that does but I cannot see it in others , so it makes me feel we are being fooled into thinking this is actually happening....I know with cars these days, one little butt cheek will rock a car and here guys are flipping on them and they stay still.

Just curious?   


If you read the small print on the screen it says that the cars have been specially modified to make the commercial.