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Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


Does it annoy anyone else that the people in the DirecTV Genie ads refer to the Genie as "she"? How does a DVR have a gender?

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Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

Does it annoy anyone else that the people in the DirecTV Genie ads refer to the Genie as "she"? How does a DVR have a gender?

Same way that cars and boats are shes. Its just how we are.

404GoonNotFound
Aug 6, 2006

The McRib is back!?!?


Not to mention that several languages actually have words that are explicitly masculine or feminine.

Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta nuke something.


What's the problem? Digital Vaginal Recorders are definitely female.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

Does it annoy anyone else that the people in the DirecTV Genie ads refer to the Genie as "she"? How does a DVR have a gender?

Yeah, it's more annoying than being sexually assaulted by a wavy tube man.

I think what annoys me most is the duck lips the "genie" girl does in all the commercials.

raditts fucked around with this message at Apr 23, 2013 around 04:01

AndyP
Nov 7, 2011


I don't know what it has to do with selling bottled water, but this ad is cute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-RkcWRY9S0

You Are A Elf
Apr 26, 2010

Black Gold!


el oso posted:

Hipster girl can't wait to see what her hipster friends are posting on Facebook because this museum is so UUGGGHHHH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwPr1P5BL2Q

Pretty much all of the Facebook home commercials are insufferably bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6NXihycaqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22LY8KbfgME

They're all basically, "Hey, your first world life loving sucks and absolutely nothing is interesting or worthwhile to associate with or enjoy, so why don't you completely detach yourself from your physical surroundings and give a poo poo about what your virtual friends are doing right this loving second instead of, you know, living life to its fullest with the people you work with and the people who love and care about you."

God, what a horrible ad campaign.

You Are A Elf fucked around with this message at Apr 24, 2013 around 04:26

Vicas
Dec 9, 2009

Sweet tricks, mom.


Those Ford commercials where they emphasis getting some feature and some feature are really annoying. The whole cutaway thing is kinda dumb but I guess all commercials gotta do that now. What really gets me is that after they cut back the woman says "Yeah that sounds really lame. And is better!" which just ruins the whole joke. Ugh.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

Recently while watching the late night talk shows I've noticed a bunch of local commercials that start with "WE KNOW WHY YOU'RE AWAKE!" then proceed into the spiel for the local farmers market or bail bonds or boner pills or whatever. They come on like 4 or 5 in a row but they're for completely different products. I googled for it and this is apparently a pretty widespread thing - it looks like all these youtube links are from North Carolina and I live in Pennsylvania.

Has anyone else encountered these? My TV constantly assuring me that it knows why I'm awake is kind of creepy, and the ironic thing is that none of the commercials are for things that would ever be keeping me up at night.

Vicas
Dec 9, 2009

Sweet tricks, mom.


raditts posted:

Recently while watching the late night talk shows I've noticed a bunch of local commercials that start with "WE KNOW WHY YOU'RE AWAKE!" then proceed into the spiel for the local farmers market or bail bonds or boner pills or whatever. They come on like 4 or 5 in a row but they're for completely different products. I googled for it and this is apparently a pretty widespread thing - it looks like all these youtube links are from North Carolina and I live in Pennsylvania.

Has anyone else encountered these? My TV constantly assuring me that it knows why I'm awake is kind of creepy, and the ironic thing is that none of the commercials are for things that would ever be keeping me up at night.

These are awful, but they're kind of addictive. I really have to wonder what people are kept up at night worrying about the new furniture they need

Pththya-lyi
Nov 8, 2009

Ia-R'lyehl Cihuiha flgagnl id Ia!



Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

Does it annoy anyone else that the people in the DirecTV Genie ads refer to the Genie as "she"? How does a DVR have a gender?

Maybe they're trying to draw a parallel between their product and I Dream of Jeannie? A magical servant devoted to her "master's" happiness seems like a good thing to compare your product to.

trunkwontopen
Apr 7, 2007
I am a CARTOON BEAR!

raditts posted:

Recently while watching the late night talk shows I've noticed a bunch of local commercials that start with "WE KNOW WHY YOU'RE AWAKE!" then proceed into the spiel for the local farmers market or bail bonds or boner pills or whatever. They come on like 4 or 5 in a row but they're for completely different products. I googled for it and this is apparently a pretty widespread thing - it looks like all these youtube links are from North Carolina and I live in Pennsylvania.

Has anyone else encountered these? My TV constantly assuring me that it knows why I'm awake is kind of creepy, and the ironic thing is that none of the commercials are for things that would ever be keeping me up at night.

Trade you. I see a bunch of "Injured? Wrongfully terminated? Do your pants fit? Does your neighbor's dog? Better Call Ernest P. Amblancechaser, Attorney At Law" and "Come chat now with lost of hot women that can't wait to talk to you for only 4.99 a minute its so hot are you touching yourself you should be mmm bad boy" commercials. I should really stop watching ABC Family after dark.

Pierce and Pierce
Jul 1, 2007
Murders and Executions

raditts posted:

Recently while watching the late night talk shows I've noticed a bunch of local commercials that start with "WE KNOW WHY YOU'RE AWAKE!" then proceed into the spiel for the local farmers market or bail bonds or boner pills or whatever. They come on like 4 or 5 in a row but they're for completely different products. I googled for it and this is apparently a pretty widespread thing - it looks like all these youtube links are from North Carolina and I live in Pennsylvania.

Has anyone else encountered these? My TV constantly assuring me that it knows why I'm awake is kind of creepy, and the ironic thing is that none of the commercials are for things that would ever be keeping me up at night.

Yeah, same thing here. Norman, OK.

Miss Kalle
Jan 4, 2013

This avatar is lacking a certain something, don't you think? IT'S MISSING YOUR SCREAMS, TRANSFER STUDENT!


You Are A Elf posted:

Pretty much all of the Facebook home commercials are insufferably bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6NXihycaqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22LY8KbfgME

They're all basically, "Hey, your first world life loving sucks and absolutely nothing is interesting or worthwhile to associate with or enjoy, so why don't you completely detach yourself from your physical surroundings and give a poo poo about what your virtual friends are doing right this loving second instead of, you know, living life to its fullest with the people you work with and the people who love and care about you."

God, what a horrible ad campaign.

In the rare instances that my family and I do eat together at the table, phones go off and get put away. That kid in the dinner commercial is so disrespectful that I'd probably stuff her phone into the casserole if I had less self-control. (But I don't, so I'd probably just take it and confiscate it, then ask the aunt to go into another long story, just for her.)

dijon du jour
Mar 27, 2013

I'm shy


raditts posted:

Recently while watching the late night talk shows I've noticed a bunch of local commercials that start with "WE KNOW WHY YOU'RE AWAKE!" then proceed into the spiel for the local farmers market or bail bonds or boner pills or whatever. They come on like 4 or 5 in a row but they're for completely different products. I googled for it and this is apparently a pretty widespread thing - it looks like all these youtube links are from North Carolina and I live in Pennsylvania.

Has anyone else encountered these? My TV constantly assuring me that it knows why I'm awake is kind of creepy, and the ironic thing is that none of the commercials are for things that would ever be keeping me up at night.

A couple months ago I was up really late doing homework with friends and we had the TV on tuned to SyFy in the background. At around 2 or 3 am literally every single commercial was for either a "cam girls" website or a penis pump. It was the most surreal thing.

Rirse
May 6, 2006




Tired of hearing the ad for the new season of Mythbusters that has a bastardized version of the Ghostbusters theme playing. Wouldn't be so bad if it places literally twice in each commercial break and repeated each time the show goes on commercial break.

trunkwontopen
Apr 7, 2007
I am a CARTOON BEAR!

dijon du jour posted:

A couple months ago I was up really late doing homework with friends and we had the TV on tuned to SyFy in the background. At around 2 or 3 am literally every single commercial was for either a "cam girls" website or a penis pump. It was the most surreal thing.

SyFy. Imagine greater!

Paradox Personified
Mar 15, 2010

SoroScrew


The lights the lights the lights that light the lights light lighttt litgh li

Vicas
Dec 9, 2009

Sweet tricks, mom.


trunkwontopen posted:

Trade you. I see a bunch of "Injured? Wrongfully terminated? Do your pants fit? Does your neighbor's dog? Better Call Ernest P. Amblancechaser, Attorney At Law" and "Come chat now with lost of hot women that can't wait to talk to you for only 4.99 a minute its so hot are you touching yourself you should be mmm bad boy" commercials. I should really stop watching ABC Family after dark.

... Maybe they've changed it, but back when ABC Family aired Whose Line until 11, the very next thing on was the 700 Club, which I thought ran for a while. They don't really seem like the ones to endorse those kinds of things.

...of SCIENCE!
Apr 26, 2008

43 species of parrot?! Nipples for men?! SLUGS?! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?! If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, 8 o'clock, day one!


Vicas posted:

... Maybe they've changed it, but back when ABC Family aired Whose Line until 11, the very next thing on was the 700 Club, which I thought ran for a while. They don't really seem like the ones to endorse those kinds of things.

Pat Robertson founded the original Family Channel, and when it was sold he did it with the caveat that they keep the word "Family" in the title and that they show the 700 Club. That's why ABC Family comes off as so schizophrenic at times.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



dijon du jour posted:

A couple months ago I was up really late doing homework with friends and we had the TV on tuned to SyFy in the background. At around 2 or 3 am literally every single commercial was for either a "cam girls" website or a penis pump. It was the most surreal thing.

I don't know if they still do it but when I was younger I remember Comedy Central at night was terrible for commercials as they'd just keep showing Girls Gone Wild ones over and over again. Although the best part of that was seeing them so much that you finally notice that they screwed up a censoring.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

muscles like this? posted:

I don't know if they still do it but when I was younger I remember Comedy Central at night was terrible for commercials as they'd just keep showing Girls Gone Wild ones over and over again. Although the best part of that was seeing them so much that you finally notice that they screwed up a censoring.

Hey, there were some ads for Jamster and The Underground Comedy Movie stuffed in there too.

Tupping Liberty
Mar 17, 2008

Never cross an introvert.


Paradox Personified posted:

The lights the lights the lights that light the lights light lighttt litgh li

This one didn't annoy me until one of my students started saying it every time I asked someone to turn out the lights for a presentation.

Kids, ruiners of everything.

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aM93AxstE

I see this ad all the time on late night TV.

The best part is the one actor in the commercial literally looks like the other, other son of George HW Bush.

The amount of in this ad cracks me up to no end. "Yeah I use a vaccum on my dick, What, You don't?

The "real people" portion features guys that look like the types that post the "NOT MY PRESIDENT" type of stuff on facebook.

Cup of Hemlock
Jan 31, 2010

Oski Wow-Wow!
Whiskey Wee-Wee!
Olee! Muckie-eye!
Olee! Berkeley-eye!
California! Wow!


When will it be OK for us to start hating Hopper ads again?

404GoonNotFound
Aug 6, 2006

The McRib is back!?!?


Cup of Hemlock posted:

When will it be OK for us to start hating Hopper ads again?

Wait, there was a point when we stopped?

Young Freud
Nov 25, 2006



FuzzySkinner posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aM93AxstE

I see this ad all the time on late night TV.

The best part is the one actor in the commercial literally looks like the other, other son of George HW Bush.

The amount of in this ad cracks me up to no end. "Yeah I use a vaccum on my dick, What, You don't?

The "real people" portion features guys that look like the types that post the "NOT MY PRESIDENT" type of stuff on facebook.

I like the one guy mouthing the Army's old advertising slogan "Be All That You Can Be". I don't know why, maybe because it emphasizes how out of touch these guys are.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


I just saw this featured on The Soup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTxgJXZ-ewM

Mothergently caress.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.


This came on while I was watching TV with my nephews and I almost committed suicide in front of two children. They both seemed heavily embarrassed by it, which gives me hope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0XvQ-8Or-4

QuickbreathFinisher fucked around with this message at Apr 25, 2013 around 04:51

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


About halfway through that video, I quickly gazed at the door of my gun safe through the corner of my eye.

Just for a moment, though. Then I remembered how much I like myself.

dijon du jour
Mar 27, 2013

I'm shy


FuzzySkinner posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aM93AxstE

I see this ad all the time on late night TV.

The best part is the one actor in the commercial literally looks like the other, other son of George HW Bush.

The amount of in this ad cracks me up to no end. "Yeah I use a vaccum on my dick, What, You don't?

The "real people" portion features guys that look like the types that post the "NOT MY PRESIDENT" type of stuff on facebook.

Oh wow yeah. This is that exact "penis pump" commercial that I saw. The only other commercial I vividly remember from that night was a cam girls commercial with really lovely special effects and lots of ejaculation symbolism (basically lots of things exploding).

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


If you are a senior citizen and your dick no longer works, that's just nature's way of telling you that funtime is over.

Don't fly too close to the sun, Icarus.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

QuickbreathFinisher posted:

This came on while I was watching TV with my nephews and I almost committed suicide in front of two children. They both seemed heavily embarrassed by it, which gives me hope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0XvQ-8Or-4

So are we seeing a resurgence of the '90s here where TV execs are using terrible, terrible rap to try and appeal to kids?

Cup of Hemlock
Jan 31, 2010

Oski Wow-Wow!
Whiskey Wee-Wee!
Olee! Muckie-eye!
Olee! Berkeley-eye!
California! Wow!


404GoonNotFound posted:

Wait, there was a point when we stopped?

Well, Boston.

BaronVonVaderham
Jul 31, 2011

At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if it was illegitimate.

Gonz posted:

If you are a senior citizen and your dick no longer works, that's just nature's way of telling you that funtime is over.

Don't fly too close to the sun, Icarus.

All I can think of after you said that.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8a...m-patton-oswalt

As an aside, why can I find any other bit of his on youtube but this one only exists on funnyordie?

Visual Sneeze
Mar 4, 2008

Rose City 'til I die!


Gonz posted:

I just saw this featured on The Soup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTxgJXZ-ewM

Mothergently caress.



"Oh hey, someone put some speech recognition stuff in a stupid plastic parrot, that's pretty dumb, but it's neat that technology is coming th- WAIT A MINUTE. This is just a Talkboy with one setting? WOW! It's a shittier version of a toy that was popular 20 years ago!"

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Visual Sneeze posted:

"Oh hey, someone put some speech recognition stuff in a stupid plastic parrot, that's pretty dumb, but it's neat that technology is coming th- WAIT A MINUTE. This is just a Talkboy with one setting? WOW! It's a shittier version of a toy that was popular 20 years ago!"

Not even that.

There was already a toy parrot that could record what you said.

I specifically remember breaking one in a Cracker Barrel in 1996.

Vicas
Dec 9, 2009

Sweet tricks, mom.


QuickbreathFinisher posted:

This came on while I was watching TV with my nephews and I almost committed suicide in front of two children. They both seemed heavily embarrassed by it, which gives me hope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0XvQ-8Or-4

Goddamn, these kids make a loving breakfast buffet every day, apparently

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


Wikki wikki wild.

Wikkki wild.

Wikki wikki wild wild BREAKFAST.

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QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.


I love that bacon is touted as a healthy serving of protein by this preteen breakfast rap public service announcement commercial.

fake edit: What a horrible string of words the tail end of that sentence held.

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