schwarzenegger advert baffling!

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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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recently there has been adverts with arnie saying "when can you start" on an advert that promotes california even with vanessa williams is in it, fair enough right!? but i have never ever seen a continent promote itself this way.
does anyone have a clue???




posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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Its a tourism advertisement. A lot of our local state governments put them out, and I guess some go overseas (assuming you're not from the US). They've been on for quite awhile over here.

Also: since when is California a continent?

[edit on 11-1-2010 by AshOnMyTomatoes]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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yep uk but what the hell does when can you start mean lol, if i was to go america it would be florida or new york lol



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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First, I'm a bit surprised you're from the UK based on your English (unless from Ireland).
Second, I think you're referring to an advertising campaign to promote and attract California's tourism industry.
Third, California is not a 'continent' but one of the 50 United States, although sometimes I wish it wasn't.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by starshiner
but i have never ever seen a continent promote itself this way.
does anyone have a clue???


California is a state in the the nation of the United States of America on the North American continent. California is not a continent itself.

I believe the ad you are questioning is the California tourism ad that has many famous Californians advertising their state, not their continent.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by starshiner
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yep uk but what the hell does when can you start mean lol, if i was to go america it would be florida or new york lol
Uh, I think the gist behind that commercial is that its the job of everyone in California to have fun so "when can you start?" In other words: come have fun in California. Man, with all the clever British humor you guys turn out, you can't figure that one out?



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:41 PM
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yes i know i messed up with the continent, i just couldn't think of the word state at that moment.
what i am trying to get to the bottom of is why he says "when can you start", I mean how could anyone pack up bags and start over in california without a job etc, I do not understand the gain from it, what is there to do in california???



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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schwarzenegger as a governoris humor for us . lol , the terminator governor lol



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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Dude, what do you not understand ?? its not about starting over in california, ... its about vacationing.

what is there to do in california ? EVERYTHING, besides LA and Hollywood , california is a big and versatile state.

Brits who reach fame move to california, ... not the other way around kid.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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not buying it sorry.

dude im not a dude, and LA and Hollywood isn't that much interest to brits trust me. we have ibiza for sun rather than paying the odds to "live it up" in california
most famous brits come back from california because they cant stand the excited american attitude towards us brits (no offence to u USA'ers) but thats what most famous people have said etc



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by starshiner
not buying it sorry.
I don't know what you're looking for here. It's a perfectly harmless tourism commercial. Nothing says you have to buy the product sold in any commercial, you know.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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‘When can you start?’ – it was as though he was talking directly to us.

David Beckham has recently recorded a new commercial to encourage tourists to come to California. I’m not a huge fan of the Beckhams, even though they only live up the road and have sons; you’d think we’d be great friends. But really, of all the wonderful things there are to see and do in California, I just don’t see why David Beckham should be the one to encourage you!

Come and see the amazing beaches, the national parks, the great cities, enjoy the weather. You should come, come to California. Maybe even go and see Beckham play football for his remaining time at LA Galaxy (although be warned, apparently the fans are shouting horrible things at him because of his desire to move somewhere else).

But if you can, come and find a Hank Moody to hang out with, not a David Beckham. You’ll have far more fun!



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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The add is really just shorthand for "Our state is financially knackered and we need money".

Such a shame though... Cali is my favorite state in America. I love the people and the way of life! The closest thing in America to Australia.

IRM


[edit on 12/1/10 by InfaRedMan]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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Jeez Louise - and in the 2012 section too!,

Okay my fellow Briton, let's analyses what occurs in this advert.

Cut to Stewie Griffon's swinger party music. A sun bathing blind nymph peers to the camera and says:

"People think life in California is one big vacation. But it's really a lot of work".

Wipes to:

"We have board meetings"(x3) recalled to us by the epitome of National Socialist Germany - circa 1940, 'cept the last guy - he's PC, people on skateboards, snowboards and surfboards.

Some cyclist reminds us, with an angry smile, that "We're always playing catch up" as he burns his last reserves and wishes how he hadn't posted under the alias cyclotouriste on The Thorn Tree.

"We're really just a bunch of pencil pushers" Said by a guy who's falsifying his golf scorecard (and possible a nod to Predator).

"We work with some real characters" said by an animatronic witch at Disneyland with all the well known toons strolling about.

Mr + Misses Tubbs call back to the camera that "We're always working weekends" as they heave their enormous bodies into Universal Studios to munch on some massive turkey drumsticks.

Some stoners agree on the sentiment that "We burn the midnight oil" whilst sat like a troupe of hippies around a beach camp fire.

"Hey, it's a dirty job" told by some lass getting a colonic by-product rub.

El Wino de Maximus says "But someone's got to do it"

Rob Lowe, seemingly pondering his favourite adult film turns to the camera and then hits out with "So if California seems like your kind of work..."

Some old gin chugging bint then says "We've got one question"

Cue Arnie: "When can you start?"

Feel free to watch it here:



It may be a baffling advert to you but to everyone else it's blatantly obvious it's a job/sales pitch advert for, about to be bankrupt, Cally-forn-ya, here's it comes yeah! (dee doodle doo dee doo, dee doodle doo dee doo - Next week on the OC).

-m0r

EDIT: I see you posted below; you just trollin'?


[edit on 12/1/2010 by m0r1arty]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:16 AM
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u just sold the story better than arnie himself lol,



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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thats what we call a pisser

i know its fincanically fuct but why waste money advertising crap adverts with just a "when can you start" was baffling, mind you hes famous 4 one liners,hehe



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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Funniest observational comedy I've seen this year m0r!

Thanks for that!

IRM



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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if he wants to pay my plane ticket and get me a job i can start tomorrow,



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 12:26 AM
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We're only 12 days in, but that's what... around 1/30th of the year. If I can stay in the top 30 by years end then my work here is done


Thanks for noticing it IRM!

-m0r





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