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Remember When Adverts/Commercials Were Enjoyable, Funny & Inventive...

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posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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No...
Neither do I.


I hate them. Passionately!


"Drink this beverage..."
"Eat that food..."
"Wear this clothing..."
"Drive that car..."
"Gamble on this..."
"Travel here..."
"Buy this phone..."
"Buy that laptop..."
"Use this Bank..."
"Shop at our superstore..."
"Pay for this Insurance..."
"Spend your hard earned money on our meaningless bollocks..."



How about you piss off and let me decide.


I hate them. Passionately!


The annoying voice overs... Droning on...
The sh###y Music... Assaulting our Eardrums...
The "catchy" Telephone numbers drilled into our Skulls... To remain there until the day we die...




I know.
I should throw away my T.V...
It's my only vice other than smoking, to be fair.


Thank Science for the volume/pause/fast forward button(s)!!!




posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I was watching some old 80's t.v. shows on my Beta Max VCR last night, and the commercials were enjoyable compared to now. There would only be 2 or 3 between segments of programming. Greed has made modern t.v. excruciating to watch.



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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I don't really pay much attention to the adverts themselves, its the amount of screen time they get that annoys me. I was watching 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' on tv the other week and had paused it to put the kids to bed, this put me 13 minutes behind. When the next set of adverts hit I fast forwarded through 8 minutes worth only to get hit by another set about 15 minutes later which gobbled up the remaining time I had in the kitty.

It's a rare occasion I bother with the tv and this is exactly the reason why, I just use Netflix or similar services and watch my movies with no interruptions. Plus, most the stuff they show on tv nowadays is garbage anyways.
edit on 19/11/2014 by longy9999 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: ItCameFromOuterSpace

In a nostalgic sense...
Or they were actually enjoyable.


Think about that my friend



edit on 19-11-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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Chas,
Ahem ! Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins drinking Cinzano, They ain't asking you to buy it, just drink it.




posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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Netflix and 1Channel on a media box with XBMC is all I need. I quit watching live television (save for hockey) due to commercials. I just can't take them anymore. Plus saving fifty bucks a month from the cable co is nice as well. Death to the idiot box!



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: longy9999


its the amount of screen time they get that annoys me.


Funnily enough that slipped my mind while in rant-mode.


Drives me crazy(er).



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: ItCameFromOuterSpace

In a nostalgic sense...
Or they were actually enjoyable.


Think about that my friend




Well, nostalgic. But they were simpler and to the point! And much shorter!



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Well you got me Smurfy my friend.

I can't say anything bad about Lenny.

Touché.



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

100%

Don.t know how to link this but but go to you tube and find Tom Waits singing "Step Right Up"



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I love the mute button. I find commercials to be more bearable without sound.

What I hate most are the ones that yell or flash and flicker to get your attention. I've also noticed that, after 3 or 4 commercials, stations will inject a part of the theme song to make you think the show is coming back on then show 3 or 4 more commercials.



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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Dude I totally feel you! As soon as i get in my car in the morning to go to work, 9 times out of 10 there is a persons voice literally shouting at me to buy a car or incredible deals on something. Im so sick of buy buy buy eat eat eat crammed down my throat all the time. Kicked the cable to the curb and just Netflixed /liberated things from the internet ever since. Feels good.
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:33 PM
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Here is the best example of the truth of advertising i could find.




posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: smurfy

Well you got me Smurfy my friend.

I can't say anything bad about Lenny.

Touché.

there's more,





Oops! I forgot these ones you really need to pay for!

edit on 19-11-2014 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: smurfy




They're good ones I can't lie.



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 08:30 PM
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It used to be about 2 minutes of commercials now it's more like 5 minutes! The cable and satellite companies charge us for their programming, yet were forced to watch commercials. The networks, cable and satellite companies are making money off these ads, but shouldn't the consumer be charging them money for allowing businesses to sell their products in the privacy of our homes?



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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The Guiness advert "We have all the time in the world" is a famous one in the UK, featuring computer animation and compositing:




posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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Oooooh I feel your pain. I genuinely do.

As another user stated, the mute button does wonders.

But what really cooks my bacon is the commercials shown in movie theatres.
Listen jerks, I just paid a good amount of money to enjoy a movie on a gigantic screen, is it really that necessary to show me more and more commercials ? Am I really paying to watch commercial ?
Granted some movies does feel like gigantic commercial... But seriously.
I sometime wonder if the marketers are really pushing it, to see how far we can take it without rioting in fury.


Anyway I thought that a honest commercial would lighten the mood.
The invention of lying : honest coke commercial



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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I'm kind of sick of the erectile disfunction and medicine commercials and all the listed real side effects. Not to mention all the commercials trying to get people to file class action lawsuits. The reverse mortgage commercials seem to be overplayed too. Same with life insurance commercials.

Seems to be a high percentage of cable tv commercials and phone commercials too.

They are getting tiring. The only good commercials are around the time of the superbowl nowadays, I think the companies are using all their advertising funding then on a few commercials.



posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
No...
Neither do I.


I hate them. Passionately!


"Drink this beverage..."
"Eat that food..."
"Wear this clothing..."
"Drive that car..."
"Gamble on this..."
"Travel here..."
"Buy this phone..."
"Buy that laptop..."
"Use this Bank..."
"Shop at our superstore..."
"Pay for this Insurance..."
"Spend your hard earned money on our meaningless bollocks..."



How about you piss off and let me decide.


I hate them. Passionately!


The annoying voice overs... Droning on...
The sh###y Music... Assaulting our Eardrums...
The "catchy" Telephone numbers drilled into our Skulls... To remain there until the day we die...




I know.
I should throw away my T.V...
It's my only vice other than smoking, to be fair.


Thank Science for the volume/pause/fast forward button(s)!!!








"Don't you DESERVE a break?"
"Haven't you EARNED this reward?"

blah blah blah, me me me. Entitled #s, come buy our product because you're worth it.



I've not watched TV since y2k was the big thing everyone was worried about- and I won't go back. Eliminating ads from my music while driving was harder- but doable. Internet keeps trying to sneak them in.



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