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Two ads I enjoy a lot....

SallyBR1's picture

first one - the line is "you wouldn t make it to pro football"

they show this room with athletes waiting for treatment for all sorts of boo-boos. There is a huge, black football player, all muscles - with a dislocated finger. The doctor says - I'm going to have to pop it back in, are you ready?

the noise is enough to make anyone cringe - the guy does not even blink....

On the bed next to it, this poor Oriental athlete-wanna-be, next in line to be treated, is watching the scene and collapses...
It is hilarious!

Another cute one - this adorable young boy sets up "his first art show" to the parents. First comes the painting of a dog, then Grandma's house - the third it is not shown to the camera, just to the parents, and the boy announces: "and this is Mom and Dad wrestling"
:-)

Said parents almost choke, and Mom grabs the painting as fast as she can

Totally priceless!

Seen any good ones lately?

(of course, I am in a serious countdown to Super Bowl weekend, can hardly wait for the ads)

 


 


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MadMom's picture

(post #46878, reply #1 of 35)

I happen to like the Geico caveman ads, almost as much as I despise their "celebrity" ads featuring has been celebrities along with "real Geico customers."  How can one company do something entertaining as well as something so annoying?  Maybe they have two ad agencies?



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(post #46878, reply #2 of 35)

I was thrilled to see the gecko back today. :)



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Regality's picture

(post #46878, reply #3 of 35)

Love the gecko!  He's so....suave'.  ;-)

 


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(post #46878, reply #5 of 35)

It's all right love--I'll be there for you.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #46878, reply #4 of 35)

Oh, no. And those are REALLY real Geico customers.  Warren Buffet (in this weeks' Times) has personally said he will keep writing the checks for those very creative ads that have made every other insurance company have to come up with something besides "you're in good hands". 


One that will debut is the car going out of the 4th story of a parking deck into the Chicago River. It is already in the print media--will be on the Super Bowl.


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StevenHB's picture

(post #46878, reply #6 of 35)

I've not seen the "wrestling" ad but would love to. What's it for?


I do like the Miller Lite "Man Law" commercials.  "Don't fruit the beer." "No baking on game day." The whole man-law legislature is a great concept.  Of course, the beer sucks hard and I wouldn't be caught dead buying it.



Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible

Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible
Canuck's picture

(post #46878, reply #7 of 35)

I haven't seen the Man Law commercials but they sound like the ones from the Bud Lite Institute, showing men how to be more sensitive. DH and I still quote the card the man in the commercial is giving his wife:  "No, I meant phat like the kids say" LOL.

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(post #46878, reply #8 of 35)

Yup, if that stuff came out of my taps I'd be buying a serious filter system.

 


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ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #46878, reply #9 of 35)

Sorry, Steven

should have answered this long ago

here is a link for Tostitos, apparently you can even watch the ad clicking on it (I haven t tried)

http://www.tostitos.com/promotions.php

 


 


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shoechick's picture

(post #46878, reply #10 of 35)

My absolute favourite commercial these days is the one for the nicotine patch when the air stewardess goes absolutely ballistic over no more than two carry ons and the seat belt sign still being on.  I think everyone who has that job can relate and really feels like screaming.  Don't know if you get it in the US, but it's hilarious.


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MadMom's picture

(post #46878, reply #11 of 35)

I enjoy the Southwest Airlines commercials with the "Want to get away?" tag.  One recent one has a young lady having contact lens trouble, so she ducks into a nearby restroom to fix it.  Just as she gets it fixed, she notices she's surrounded by men...obviously went into the wrong restroom.  BTDT!



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Regality's picture

(post #46878, reply #12 of 35)

Ads and airlines reminds me of the very old, short-lived commercial:  "On your honeymoon, fly United."

 


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DorianBen's picture

That commercial (post #46878, reply #34 of 35)

Hi, My dad told me about that commercial, which he said he heard on the radio, and people quickly parodied. Did you actually see or hear it? What was in it? Thanks,

StevenHB's picture

(post #46878, reply #14 of 35)

BTDT?  Do tell.


Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible

Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible
Risottogirl's picture

(post #46878, reply #15 of 35)

Not MadMom but:


Been There Done That


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


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Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

StevenHB's picture

(post #46878, reply #16 of 35)

I think that you misunderstood me.  I was asking for more details on her walking into a men's room.


Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible

Without coffee, chocolate, and beer, in that order, life as we know it would not be possible
SallyBR1's picture

(post #46878, reply #17 of 35)

Ha, and I understood that Risottogirl had DONE THAT herself!

:-)

(ah, the joys of net communication!)

 


 


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Risottogirl's picture

(post #46878, reply #24 of 35)

Actually, I HAVE done that.


But I DID misunderstand StevenHB.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

pamilyn's picture

(post #46878, reply #25 of 35)

I can't be the only one here of a female persuasion who has used the mens room on purpose. Womens room full, crowded, line, (someone is in there putting on makeup and primping) No one in mens rooms. Gotta go.....bad. Into the mens room while boyfriend or girlfriend watch the door. BTDT. Pamilyn

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The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

soupereasy's picture

(post #46878, reply #26 of 35)

You are not alone.

AnnL's picture

(post #46878, reply #27 of 35)

I've done, back "in the day" at those crowded rock concerts I used to frequent.  My friends and I would just walk right in the men's room, past all the guys at the urinals, into stalls and do our thing.  It was ridiculous, all the long lines for the women's room and no lines the men's room.  Nobody ever complained.  :-)

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Gretchen's picture

(post #46878, reply #28 of 35)

Absolutely. The Musee d'Orsay comes to mind, although the French probably don't even bat an eye--oh, wait, that would be a "shrug".

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bookwyrm73's picture

(post #46878, reply #29 of 35)

During my first week in Oxford while I was in Blackwells I accidentally walked into the men's room.  Afterwards, when I was washing my hands, a man walked in.  His eyes went wide and he backed out quietly.  Such a gentleman, he didn't even smirk as I sluuuuunk (slinked? slank? slunked?) out.

 


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Risottogirl's picture

(post #46878, reply #32 of 35)

I think the majority of restrooms in small non-tourist type establishments in France (especially outside Paris) are more or less unisex, these days. Lots of old establishments, "modernised" the Turkish style with a new unisex set-up - a urinal with sort of a half divider separating it from the washbasin and then a regular toilet (without a dropdown seat of course) inside another door, completely enclosed.


It took my my mom by surprise to be washing up with a strange man taking a whiz less than a foot away.


 


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

wonka's picture

(post #46878, reply #30 of 35)

I don't care what the sign says if I have to go and the mens room is empty.

Gretchen's picture

(post #46878, reply #31 of 35)

Well, to be honest, sometimes I DO care. Sometimes men are just not paying attention to their surroundings!!  ;o(

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wonka's picture

(post #46878, reply #33 of 35)

True. I guess it's my bladder that doesn't care and it takes over my brain.

Gretchen's picture

(post #46878, reply #18 of 35)

She has something in her eye--contact folded or something and stumbles through the door of the public bathroom basically blind. Goes to the sink, gets some water into her eye with all the appropriate trying to get her eyes to focus.  Camera is very close up on her face and these motions.  BIG toilet flush in the background. Eyes come wide open and look into the mirror in front of her


with men on either side staring at her and men from the back emerging from doors.


The other Southwest ads have been cute also. Can't call one up right now.


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shoechick's picture

(post #46878, reply #19 of 35)

Steven is asking how Madmom did it, not the commercial :)


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Gretchen's picture

(post #46878, reply #21 of 35)

Oh, DUH!! I'll just go now!!!

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