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I just heard about the stupidest line in an ad I've ever heard...

 

"If hamburgers were meant to be frozen, wouldn't cows come from Antarctica?':dozey:

 

So are there any commercials that you find funny, stupid or just plain :dozey:??

 

I know!

It pisses me off SO much.

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I've noticed that 90% of commercials are anti-male. Usually the guy is fat and ugly and he's sort of dumb, while his beautiful wife helps him accomplish some simple task using this amazing new product she bought...

 

Or the guy gets injured (usually in the privates, cause that's HILARIOUS), and nobody else cares or they laugh. It's very strange to me advertisers can get away with that.

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I know! I hate how men are always bald and have beer guts in commercials. They're always standing there holding a beer with a stupid look on their face while the woman comes with a Swiffer and says, "Now even you, an inferior male, can clean the house while I laugh at how unattractive you are!"

 

Maybe that commericial doesn't exist, but there are ones like it. -.-

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Advertising would be SUCH an easy business to go into. Most of the commercials already suck anyway, and even the superbowl commercials (which are supposed to be the best) aren't that great either.

 

Political ads are even worse. They're all basically the same or they don't talk about anything substantive. Omg Obama can't answer the 3:00AM phone! I'm scared! What a bunch of horse manure.

 

I should start an advertising agency...

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I'd thought of going into advertising when I was younger because I've always beedn good at coming up with clever slogans etcl, but if you think lawyers are evil...

 

"Somewhere in Antarcctica, it's 3:00 AM and there's a phone ringing...it's McDonalds! They need cows for more frozen burgers!!":lol:

 

ANd yeah, I can't stand the anti-male attitude in advertising today.

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I'd thought of going into advertising when I was younger because I've always beedn good at coming up with clever slogans etcl, but if you think lawyers are evil...

 

"Somewhere in Antarcctica, it's 3:00 AM and there's a phone ringing...it's McDonalds! They need cows for more frozen burgers!!":lol:

 

ANd yeah, I can't stand the anti-male attitude in advertising today.

 

You're in music production, right?

 

Let's start a company, you can help come up with jingles and mix the sounds. I'll direct the commercials and hire good actors. 50/50 profits split.

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"A fool and his money are soon parted."

 

^^ this is why advertisers shoot for the lowest common denominator.

 

YES! THANK YOU!! The problem is that the more you appeal to the lowest common denominator, the lower it gets.

 

EVer seen a movie called Idiocracy? (It sounds like you'd love it.)

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YES! THANK YOU!! The problem is that the more you appeal to the lowest common denominator, the lower it gets.

 

EVer seen a movie called Idiocracy? (It sounds like you'd love it.)

 

I've heard of it, but I never saw it...

 

What fascinates me is how quickly money grows if you save it and invest it... yet most kids either don't realize or don't care. So if you start at 20 and save just $333 a month and invest it at 12% (the average rate of return in most equity markets), you've got an extra $1.2 million at age 50... and you've barely noticed a difference in your lifestyle.

 

Bump up the rate of return to 14% a year and see it become $1.83 million.

 

Here's the fun site where you can mess with the numbers:

 

http://www.moneychimp.com/calculator/compound_interest_calculator.htm

 

Okay everyone can pay attention again, I'm done ranting.

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I just heard about the stupidest line in an ad I've ever heard...

 

"If hamburgers were meant to be frozen, wouldn't cows come from Antarctica?':dozey:

 

So are there any commercials that you find funny, stupid or just plain :dozey:??

 

I actually love you! Every time that commercial comes on i turn to the nearest person to me and say "isn't that the dumbest thing you've ever heard?"

Wendy's is better than that! c'mon

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THis is a joke, right?? If it's a joke, it's hilarious! If it's for real...I'm very afraid!!

 

 

It's a joke... but it's a joke that they've taken to a massive level- new cereal boxes, billboards, tv ads, HUGE campaign. And apparently it's working- sales up by double digit percents.

 

It still makes my head hurt.

 

 

Oh, and it gets better.... :wreck: :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOuC5jjTZOI

 

oh, and apparently the guy who dreampt it up watches waaaay too much of the Colbert Report... http://www.macleans.ca/business/companies/article.jsp?content=20080507_56414_56414

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I actually love you! Every time that commercial comes on i turn to the nearest person to me and say "isn't that the dumbest thing you've ever heard?"

Wendy's is better than that! c'mon

 

In a sense the commercial is really good because it was memorable... it creates an odd image in your mind (a cow in Antarctica) that sticks with you. Now you know that McDonalds and Burger King freeze their beef, while Wendy's doesn't.

 

But I think there are other, smarter ways to get people to remember your commercial. For instance, really good music. Or what about a commercial that's completely silent? That would get people to look up from what they're doing and see the screen. American commercials need to be more gutsy. Show more topless women and hot dudes in speedos like they do in Europe.

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Are you kidding me? The second I saw that Janet Jackson nipple slip during the Super Bowl halftime I got online and ordered like 8 different nipple rings and scheduled an appointment to get piercings.

 

The FCC should loosen regulations, it's good for business. Sex sells.

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there's this one advert that i saw and the voice over starts "does ur house smell of fish?"and thousands of fish fall into the living room of the house........totally daft. :D

 

Sorry to change the subject a bit but I think it's funny how Americans almost never use the word "daft" even in writing, yet apparently the Brits and much of the rest of the English-speaking world love that word!

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