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message 1: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I hated the super bowl commercials this year! There were like maybe two funny ones: the JT one and the one with the screaming squirrel, although that did not make sense.

Also, I hate commericals in general. Hateyhatehatehate.

message 2: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) The Charmin bears???? What about that fucking old crone from Golden Girls peddling her cheap internet pet drugs? The sound of her voice makes me want to tear my own skin off to stop the crawling! I have to hit the mute button every time she comes on to keep from throwing something...anything heavy through my television!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUCKING HATE HER! And yes, I am yelling!

message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori (tnbbc) I hate those Adopt A Dog commercials.... There is one where David Duchovney does the voiceover for Pedigree or some freaking dog chow, and shows you all the sad little homeless doggies who will be put to death if we dont get off our lazy fucking asses and adopt each one of them right this fucking instant! I hate him for making me feel bad about those poor little pupps!

shellyindallas Ha! Amy that's a good one! I hate how those empty packages are taped together and she holds them in her hand fanned out like a set of playing cards.

I hate the head-on commercials that make fun of the other head-on commercials.

And i hate how commercials show up EVERYWHERE now. a big graphic on the screen during my favorite tv show, in music videos, on ALL those reality shows like project runway where they go to the l'oreal paris makeup room and use the accessories,and then in sports--like the doritos half time show or whatever.

But mainly i hate how commercials usurp my favorite songs to peddle their wares so that from then on when i hear that song all i can think of is candy, or cars, or whatever.

Reads with Scotch They also killed the previews. Not only do you now see commercials but you also have to preview the up coming season of... 30 rock, house,bionic woman, and any other crappy T.V. they are trying to push.
Let me see the "movie" previews then the movie, I'll spend 60 bucks at your fat counter and go home happy.

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

i kept mentally taking the hair off the interviewer and putting it on mieville-they're clones!

i hate that everyone looks 12 to me

no i don't

i just hate that i can't envision them as experts in their field

give it up for late bloomers

marxists work out?

message 7: by Jillian (new)

Jillian (mother_of_dinosaurs) I hate the cavemen commercials and I was disappointed by the fact the Super Bowl commercials all blew this year.

shellyindallas Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I had to hate on a couple of commercials that have really been buggin me lately--

the first is the one for gatorade water where all these fitness nuts are stunned to find out how many calories are in the fruity water they're accustomed to drinking. The one woman leaning against the tree goes "940 (or however) calories in my water?!" No dumbass--that's not water, it's "fruit beverage" then gatorade proudly announces "only 25 calories" in their water. Ugh! That's not water either! There are zero calories in water water!

then the other is a dunkin' donuts commercial with all these zombie like coffee drinkers singing some song about all the funny names for coffee drinks that they don't understand b/c the menu isn't "in English". so you should go to dunkin donuts cos none of their coffee drinks have fancy names. (?!) yeah, there menu is all in English-except that Latte isn't an English word!

and also, I hate how they make commercials so loud so that you can hear them when you go take a pee or get a snack! so if you're just sitting on the couch you're like "whoa, what the hell's up with the volume?"

message 9: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) The volume thing totally pisses me off!

message 10: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) How bout the "I have genital herpes" commercial? I mean for fuck sake, if you have it, you know it, and the doc can tell you what meds to you have to blab it on t.v.? Do those actors/actresses ever get a date after that? You can just imagine their agent calling them up,

"Uh, I've got a commercial job for you."

"Great! What's it for?"

"Well, that's the thing..."

They'd have to be starving, like it was rent and their next meal, or out on the street in a cardboard box. That's what it'd take for me...and the local Chevron would have had to have turned me down for the graveyard shift!

message 11: by Tracy (new)

Tracy i have totally had that "is it french? or is it italian? perhaps fritallian?" jingle stuck in my head ALL DAY LONG. at first i thought it was cute, but NO MORE.

as for the volume thing, as soon as someone invents a television (or cable box) that will automatically stabilize the sound output, i will buy one no matter how much it is. i get that movies are optimized for dolby digital theatre surround sound, so that's why they go all annoying when you play them at home (although it's beyond me why they can't fix the sound when they're encoding it for dvd, but whatever), but now tv shows are doing the same thing! (for instance, the dialogue is always so low you have to turn it up ridiculously loud just to hear whats going on, and then out of nowhere there's a car chase or police sirens or music or shooting, and it's crazy loud to the point of waking up the neighbors). something must be done. the madness has to stop.

message 12: by Theresa (new)

Theresa  (tsorrels) The volume thing drives me nuts! Especially when you have the volume up high during the show because you can't hear what is being said, it goes to commercials, and freaking blows your eardrums out!

I hate the Viagra commercials where all the guys are sitting in the bar singing and playing guitar about how much they love Viagra. So freaking dumb. Who would actually do that?!

I heard a commercial last night for some new medicine that is coming to the market that says that you have to tell your doctor any medications that you are on - even eye drops. Seriously? The medicine interacts with eye drops?!

I hate the commercials in the corner of the screen during the show you are watching. To me, TNT is the worst offender about doing this... I remember watching The Closer last summer and commercials would come on the bottom of the screen for Saving Grace that would take up about 1/4 of the screen. It would block things that might be pertinent to the show. Argh!

Another bad one is FX... they do 1/4 commercials for Rescue Me with freaking sound effects! Hello, assholes, your commercial is making it so I can't hear the freaking characters talking!

shellyindallas Yes! I hate those f'ing graphics! They take over half the screen sometimes. It makes me not wanna watch whatever it is that's interrupting my program.

This also reminds me of all the tickers. I remember once I was watching this highly annoying (can't look away)"reality" show on E! (yeah, that exclamation point says it all huh?) about this ultra cheesy tanning salon. On one episode this woman brings her little girl in to get her all orange for her school picture and the guy that works there is all "you could do such and such, like Lindsay Lohan" and her mom was all "OOHHH! do you wanna look like LINDSAY LOHAN?" (giant smiles all around). The little girl nods while at the exact same moment the ticker on the screen says "Lindsay Lohan arrested. Police find cocaine in car"

message 14: by Theresa (new)

Theresa  (tsorrels) This isn't really a commercial thing, but it is vaguely related... I hate when the tickers spell things incorrectly!

The one that has stuck with me was during a NASCAR race last season - I think it was on the SPEED channel or ESPN. The ticker was running on the bottom and it says "...NACSAR..." Stupid!

This season, they were doing an interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr and the screen says "Dale Earnhardt Jr -- AMP Enrgy Drink". OMG!

Are people actually getting paid that make obvious mistakes like that?

Anyway, back to commercial hating... Hmm, I hate when commercials for TV shows (like Lost) give away big plot points while advertising.

message 15: by Charissa (new)

Charissa (dakinigrl) I absolutely LOVE when they say "if your erection lasts longer than four hours call your doctor..."

dude, seriously... if your erection lasts longer than four hours... call ME!!!

message 16: by Theresa (new)

Theresa  (tsorrels) Charissa, I just choked on the water I was drinking when I read what you wrote. My boss gave me a look and I just grinned. Couldn't quite explain what made me laugh so hard!

Thank you! :)~

message 17: by Dash (new)

Dash I can assure you that if my erection lasts more than four hours, the doctor would be the last person I would call!!! I hate pharmaceutical commercials in general, but I saw one the other day that really cracked me up - it was for a drug called "Aciphex" (sp?) Seriously, who comes up with these names? Ass affects? Ass effects? I have to have some ass effects!!! My ass isn't tricked-out enough already!!!

message 18: by Charissa (new)

Charissa (dakinigrl) Ha ha ha!!! Theresa... so glad I could perform your daily work inappropriate entertainment. : )

Ass effects... wow. Who was stoned and watching Beevis and Butthead when they came up with that one?

message 19: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (ingenting) And there is always some pleasant voice-over on the "Aciphex" (or whatever the new drug du jour is called) commercial that says: "Side effects may include dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, vomiting, rectal bleeding, heart attack, stroke, or death."

ooh - i wonder if my HMO will cover it.

message 20: by Heather (new)

Heather The one that cracks me up the most is the one for RLS with the side effects of increased sexual or GAMBLING urges!
Come on... I think I'd rather just suffer through whatever it is than take the pill if it has so many freaky side effects.

I really REALLY hate the Bowflex commercial with the weasel-faced guy who says, "I gave all my fat clothes to my fat friends." I hope all his friends dumped his fake tanned, overly developed, weasel-faced butt.

Hooray for all the fat friends out there!

message 21: by Charissa (new)

Charissa (dakinigrl) ha ha ha... yeah... side effects may include... my daughter always cracks up at those, like... why would anyone take it???

You know who I really hate though? John Basedow... with his disgusting six pack abs and his shellacked hair do. Who would want to look like him? He looks like a 1970s mannequin. I keep waiting for his paint to chip off!!

message 22: by Hertzan (new)

Hertzan Chimera (hertzanchimera) I wanna see the "dog meat tastes great" or "tastes better than a skinned kitten" advert or the "eat my little pony" it's all meat - and to say "meat is murder" means you don't understand why you're on this dumb planet.


remember Soylent Green, that's my (other) mantra.

message 23: by Hertzan (new)

Hertzan Chimera (hertzanchimera) "I hate how they make commercials so loud so that you can hear them when you go take a pee or get a snack!"

that sounds like a thread all by itself - it's so ripe with 'material'.


message 24: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Mike,

"I wanna see the "dog meat tastes great" or "tastes better than a skinned kitten" advert or the "eat my little pony" it's all meat - and to say "meat is murder" means you don't understand why you're on this dumb planet."

What the hell are you talking about? This is the commercial thread...go start an I hate Vegetarians thread and I'll come fight it out with you there!

RANDOM! (That was for you King!....Wishing you good interview vibes as I type!!)

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