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I'm rather taken with the Fiat ad featuring a groundhog and a face full of snow. The ending is just about perfect, IMHO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=861sT937JUk
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Interesting piece about that sleep ad with the CGI furry animals. It turns out that the medicine is virtually ineffective (It puts you to sleep only minutes before a placebo has the same effect, and you get up only 15 minutes after placebo-"induced" sleep) and, even so, has undesirable side effects (drowsiness the next day, temporary sleep paralysis).

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/a...p-advertising/
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The ads on Hollywood Handbook are more amusing than most programs.
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The Old Spice ads are still relatively dumb-ass, like, ok-dumb-ass. The Bruce "if you need it, you don't have it" Campbell ad is still my fave.

couple oldies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gC3yiGWbYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfznucMwNuU

Still scarred by Burger King's "King" mascot.

The ad team behind the Snickers ads (over the past four or so years) have my highest regards.
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Always stop for the dancing mom and kid Cheerios ad.

My current faves are the Ace Hardware ones where they play on their "Ace is the place" jingle. The first one of these was Ace is the place where they know you can't mow mud.

The latest one Don't eat paint.
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I like the TruGreen commercial in which a suburban dad lets loose a bird of prey that swiftly and efficiently takes down a nosy neighbor's drone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS3CHlkQ9JI
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I love the Ace Hardware ads. This one about eating paint, for example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEyS47V7khU
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I always watch the Jan from Toyota ads. Still like her shriek on the lizard commercial.
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I like the visuals in this series:

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A few years ago there was a particularly "meta" ad that struck me as clever - I think it was for tequila. Basically all it was was a man in a suit, seated at a table, who said: "I'm a man in a suit, seated at a table. This is a tequila commercial. You should go outside right now and buy some tequila".
Reminds me of this.
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I love the Ace Hardware ads. This one about eating paint, for example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEyS47V7khU
Dude, like two posts above you.
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Dude, like two posts above you.
This reminds me of a commercial I was just commenting on earlier today. The Dairy Queen one where the wife say, "I can't believe how good this deal is!" and the husband says, "I can't believe how good this meal is!" and the wife says, "I can't believe you don't listen to me." and hubby goes, "I know, right!"

I so have that conversation with my husband A LOT.*







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Has anybody mentioned Little Babies Ice Cream?
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This one has been around a while, but the Subaru ad where the dad offers his kid the keys to the car, and the kid imagines what it'd be like going from his play car to the adult world - it always cracks me up. I especially like when he's sitting in traffic moaning "You're killin' me!"
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I hereby publicly confess that I like the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercials.
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I enjoy the dancers in the sleep number bed commercial that plays to the old song "Bend Me Shape Me" and I hadn't heard the song in years, so it is kind of fun to recall it from the depths of my junior high school memory.
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I enjoy the dancers in the sleep number bed commercial that plays to the old song "Bend Me Shape Me" and I hadn't heard the song in years, so it is kind of fun to recall it from the depths of my junior high school memory.
Tangentially, on blast-from-the-past songs on commercials, I just saw a Scott's Lawn (or maybe Lowe's lawn service) about how great grass is with (Everybody Was) Kung Fu Fighting featured prominently. I wondered what in the world martial arts has to do with grass. Still haven't figured it out.
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Tangentially, on blast-from-the-past songs on commercials, I just saw a Scott's Lawn (or maybe Lowe's lawn service) about how great grass is with (Everybody Was) Kung Fu Fighting featured prominently. I wondered what in the world martial arts has to do with grass. Still haven't figured it out.


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"We are very interested in the barbecue!"

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AtHp/letgo-the-escape


And ditto on the miniature horse and poor Cookie Monster waiting for his cookies.
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An early attack on political correctness


In his column of April 7, 2010 (“Why a Town in Iowa [Davenport] Sought to Abolish Good Friday”) Dennis Prager gives the “institution” of political correctness the drubbing it deserves.

He noted that City administrator Craig Malin “sent a memo to municipal employees announcing that Good Friday would officially be known as ‘Spring Holiday.’
“Given the importance of Good Friday to Christians, when news of the recommendation became public, there was a national and local outcry, and the recommendation was rescinded.”
Prager followed this with several points, given as headings to sub-topics, printed in boldface:
1. There really is a war against Christianity. (I must point out, however, that religion is not the specific issue I am discussing here.) --d.m.)
2. Why not abolish Christmas?
3. Civil rights organizations are not about civil rights.
Prager followed this statement by saying that the ACLU “and other left-wing organizations” promote left-wing agendas.
4. Good Friday as an American holiday reminds Americans that this is a religious society.
5. Non-Christians offended by Good Friday as an American holiday are narcissists.

Prager added “As a Jew, permit me to say that any non-Christian offended by Good Friday or Christmas gives new meaning to the word “narcissist.”
6. As for the last heading, I will quote Prager in full, heading and all:
PC (political correctness) should be renamed OTL (offends the Left). "Most will characterize the attempt to rename Good Friday as political correctness. That it is. But the term itself is politically correct. Like everything PC, the term itself hides its true meaning, which is Leftism. Political correctness is invariably produced by the Left. The term, therefore, should not be 'PC'; it should be 'OTL.' It is very unfortunate it isn’t. Americans would have much greater clarity as to the Second Civil War now taking place—from San Francisco to Boston to, yes, Davenport, Iowa."

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In his column of April 7, 2010 (“Why a Town in Iowa [Davenport] Sought to Abolish Good Friday”) Dennis Prager gives the “institution” of political correctness the drubbing it deserves.
Wrong thread?
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Yeah. I hated that commercial!
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Is there any way that post can be transferred to the proper thread? This is embarrassing!!
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There's a new Behr Paint Commercial! 'True to Hue'! Just saw it today, it is just enchanting.

Mermaid Seas, Thunder Cloud, Funny Face, and Urban Nature. Gorgeous! I want to run out and buy all of those paints and spruce up my sorry neutral-themed sh*thole - right now.

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"We are very interested in the barbecue!"

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AtHp/letgo-the-escape
i'm trying to figure out -- is this a spoof of some famous movie scene? I don't see enough movies to know for sure. Likewise, is the one in space a nod to Gravity?
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There's a new Behr Paint Commercial! 'True to Hue'! Just saw it today, it is just enchanting.

Mermaid Seas, Thunder Cloud, Funny Face, and Urban Nature. Gorgeous! I want to run out and buy all of those paints and spruce up my sorry neutral-themed sh*thole - right now.
My, but that would be a sight to see.
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i'm trying to figure out -- is this a spoof of some famous movie scene? I don't see enough movies to know for sure. Likewise, is the one in space a nod to Gravity?
Not sure on the first one, but the second one was a lot like the spaceship and characters in The Martian.
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Is there any way that post can be transferred to the proper thread? This is embarrassing!!
dougie monty, I'm sure by now you know how to report your own post, but someone else did it for you. PM me what thread it is supposed to be and I'll move it.
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dougie monty, I'm sure by now you know how to report your own post, but someone else did it for you. PM me what thread it is supposed to be and I'll move it.
Never mind...it was supposed to be in the "political correctness" thread in IMHO and I did the copy-and-paste bit and moved it there myself. Thanks just the same.
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My, but that would be a sight to see.
Not that one - my domicile, my bunk, my starter house, my crib!
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Not that one - my domicile, my bunk, my starter house, my crib!
Yeah...maybe I should get my mind out of the gutter.
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"We are very interested in the barbecue!"

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AtHp/letgo-the-escape


And ditto on the miniature horse and poor Cookie Monster waiting for his cookies.
I was hoping they would do a time-lapse and reveal Cookie Monster had forgotten to turn the oven on.

I saw an ad this morning that I kind of like.

A bearded man is putting on lipstick and dressing as a princess, then he joins his daughter and her friends at a princess party. The daughter runs and gives him a big hug.


excuse me, I've got something in my eye.
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Obviously she knew he was kidding.
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Obviously she knew he was kidding.
uh - what?
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Well, he knew that she would know that this was Daddy, beard and all, in the "fairy" getup.
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Well, he knew that she would know that this was Daddy, beard and all, in the "fairy" getup.
I don't think the idea was that she was not supposed to know it was him, but that dad was happy to play along and get made up for the party. The daughter was happy to see him.

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This insurance ad from Hong Kong is heart breaking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZgmj5ay5Bk
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Well, he knew that she would know that this was Daddy, beard and all, in the "fairy" getup.
but he wasn't 'kidding' - he was doing something must 'men' or 'fathers' won't - playing dressup with his daughter.

He was playing along - he was not 'kidding' -

somehow, I still doubt you'll get it - your penance will be to watch audi commercials.
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I have yet to tire of the the AT&T ads with Lily or the DirecTV ads with the settlers.
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but he wasn't 'kidding' - he was doing something must 'men' or 'fathers' won't - playing dressup with his daughter.

He was playing along - he was not 'kidding' -

somehow, I still doubt you'll get it - your penance will be to watch audi commercials.
I don't mind that much as long as I can choose which ones. I personally have nothing against the make--my cousin used to drive one.
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...or the DirecTV ads with the settlers.
Better you than me, I abhor them. Ah well, De gustibus non est disputandum.
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An Oldie, but still a Goodie. And it gets its message across without any narration or dialogue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_hjxfBhWzA

What makes it even better is knowing that it was inspired by one of my all-time favorite characters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujh_bTaXI94
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Serious Zootopia vibe here.
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For some reason I find compelling the new Apple ad where Taylor Swift does a face plant off her treadmill while along to some downloaded music.

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This oldie doesn't play anymore but this is one of my all-time favorite commercials.

Yeah, I felt sorry for the lamp. It taught me a very valuable lesson: How easily I can be manipulated.
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My latest:

The one where the dogs are hiding to not have to take their heartworm meds. A Dalmation with a lampshade over his head is good stuff any day of the week.

Also the one where the mom and dad are inventing reasons to not call the insurance company - "These leaves aren't going to rake themselves!"
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I kind of like that one too, but solely for the expression on the chimp's little face. That look of genuine puzzlement/"I don't want to get involved in this" is so human it's absolutely priceless.
GOD I HATE THAT IDIOTIC COMMERCIAL. about the stupidest waste of time ever, and I HATE CHIMPS. They will tear your face off, you know! And they're shit at giving directions to ugly humans.
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Priceline with David Robinson and special guest
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This one for Amazon Prime.

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