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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-03-20, 21:40

Anyone else sick of owls? They're featured in three separate campaigns (that I know of), at the moment: WGU college(?), America's Best eyewear and I saw one tonight hawking (hahaha!) some cold/nasal medication. They all talk, and they're all a bit of a smart-ass.

Give it a rest, Hootie.
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2020-03-21, 11:40

PETA loves talking animals. Makes the kids think they're just like hoomans.
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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-03-30, 15:04

Serious question: how many times do you think Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" has been used in commercials over the past 20 or so years to denote...well, folks getting it on. Fabric softeners, body wash, ice cream, appliances, etc. Pretty much everything except condoms and personal lubricant, oddly enough.

I'm saying 758 times? At least?

It's one of those things - like a record scratch or the Wilhelm scream - that's been so overdone/played-out in the culture that when you hear it on a commercial, it no longer has the effect it might've once had. I saw it for something about 30 minutes ago - I don't even remember the product/service - and all I could think was "man, that's some lazy-ass, uninspired marketing...been done, guys! Find a new song that is shorthand for knocking it out."

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turtle
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Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
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2020-03-30, 15:13



I don't watch network TV much so I don't see many commercials anymore. Even less now that I'm not going into waiting rooms and such. Generally though, most commercials are just the same thing over and over again.

Heck, I even quit watching Super Bowl commercials.

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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-03-31, 13:46

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Heck, I even quit watching Super Bowl commercials.
They're the worst, and they got a pass for entirely too long. The whole thing of Doritos-eating bro-dudes getting hit in the nuts peaked/lost its impact around 2004. And the most recent round, Woke™-Fest 2020, were unwatchable as well.

Being home lately, with the TV on in the background, they play those abused/mistreated pets commercials so much. They make me cry and I have to turn the channel. I can't watch shivering dogs and sad-looking cats...the music and the on-the-verge-of-tears voiceover just puts it over the top. I took in a stray, abandoned kitty in June 2017 and now I can't imagine my life without him. So those spots hit me right in the chest, and I can't stand to see animals who may not be as lucky (and loved) as Jasper. I just hope/assume every one shown wound up in warm, loving home as soon as the camera stopped rolling.
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2020-03-31, 13:55

Oh, dear. We have a resident crazy cat Paul.

I took in a stray last year as an outside (only) garden cat. Moved the old dog house out into the garden and put in a nice bed. Fed it every morning (not twice a day, because I wanted her to mouse—and she did, like a champ!) At first she was too shy to come anywhere near us, but soon she friendlied up and wouldn't leave us alone when we were outside. Then she disappeared and everyone was sad.

But, I'd do it again.

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