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    I've just seen a traumatic advert

    SamLKelly wrote:
    A very quick update to thread, to point out that the original ad which started this whole thing off is being recycled this year. Thomas Cook think we want to see it again!
    Seen it last night. Couldn't remember seeing it last year but it is fucking awful - Thomas Cook seem to be peddling their shonky packages by inferring that the populace at large want to do the same things and go the same places as two of the most annoying cunts known to man.

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      I've just seen a traumatic advert

      blameless wrote:
      The latest series of Boots adverts. Contemptible misandrist shite.
      Look again.

      It doesn't do either sex any favours, but the women are lower status than the men; the men are able to lie in bed whilst the women conscientiously and doggedly do all the boring work.

      This type of advert, and much crap Battle-of-the-sexes type comedy e.g. Men Behaving etc., which seem to show women as so much more sensible than daft men, actually support traditional roles which are more limiting and damaging to women than men; little girls are still recruited as "little helpers" and bought toy cookers, typewriters and vacuum cleaners, FFS.

      Women are cast in the role of organisers, which is essentially a support role. Men are seem as the creative ones, the dreamers, more fun, and funnier... Dreaming, playing, self indulgence, mucking around, are encouraged more in the male sex, and I think this contributes in the bias to "male genius".

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        I've just seen a traumatic advert

        Men are seem as the creative ones, the dreamers, more fun, and funnier... Dreaming, playing, self indulgence, mucking around, are encouraged more in the male sex, and I think this contributes in the bias to "male genius".

        Perhaps elsewhere in adverts/TV/cinema, but in the Boots adverts, men are either useless lazy hypochondriacs or stubborn cretins who'd rather wander about blind than admit they need glasses.

        I'll be buying my toiletries elsewhere from now on.

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          I've just seen a traumatic advert

          blameless wrote:
          I'll be buying my toiletries elsewhere from now on.
          Or getting a nice grown-up lady to buy them for you ...

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            I've just seen a traumatic advert

            I love the way that girl with the huge, hidden stash of Galaxy is stick thin, and they are at pains to point out that she does have loads of friends, actually, they just happen to be out.

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              I've just seen a traumatic advert

              She must just exercise a hell of a lot. *winky smiley*

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                I've just seen a traumatic advert

                Nah, she's a hurler if ever I saw one. Hence the scraped back hair.

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                  I've just seen a traumatic advert

                  There’s an ad on at the moment, probably for bog roll or water, with a load of babies in a skate park doing bunny hops and that to one of the hip-hop classics – it may be “White Lines” but I start a-cussin’ and a-hollerin’ each time it starts because I really don’t want it to sink in.

                  I think my worstest five is like this –

                  1)Babies in adverts
                  2)Babies as boss of the company in adverts
                  3)Babies having adult voices in ads
                  4)Kids having their own voices but adopting adult roles
                  5)Songs I like being used to hawk some tawdry wares

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                    I've just seen a traumatic advert

                    There's a bog roll ad currently on with badly done CGI labrador puppies going round being people. It is awful in every conceivable way but most depressing in what it reveals about the thinking of those that came up with the concept & subsequently those that commisioned it.
                    That meeting in full...
                    Marketing Cunts:
                    "Something to make the proles buy stuff to wipe their arses with you say? How about funny dogs all being people & that & doing people things like walking on 2 legs & living in houses?"
                    Bog roll company Cunts:
                    "Genius. The dozy twats love shit like this."
                    A nation:
                    "ha ha. Look at funny dogs. We love shit like this."
                    Everyone kills themselves.
                    The End.

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                      I've just seen a traumatic advert

                      I don’t mind that one so much, I find anthromorphism easier to stomach than babyoadultism.

                      But you have just reminded me that once when I was pissed I told a friend that they’d always used the same puppy in the bog roll ads and gave it some growth retardation drugs to keep it all cute looking. I found out about two years later that they still believed it.

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                        I've just seen a traumatic advert

                        The Vanish ones always get me due to the fact that the people who made it must have pissed themselves laughing at how much money they've made by peddling the most hackneyed cobblers that must have been old-style in 1964, never mind now.

                        Housewife just can't get stains out of her hubby's shirt. Hold on, says Vanish woman in her pink t-shirt, here's Vanish, which should get the job done. Shirt gets clean. Everyone's happy.

                        There are vagrants walking around, mumbling to themselves in city centres carrying cans of half-drunk Tennants who could have cooked up something better. Personally, were I given the job, I would have changed the script to have the housewife, horrified that someone has broken in to her house and confronted her in her own kitchen, whipping out a steak knife and cornering the pink-t-shirted intruder until a police car turned up, the Vanish-flogging reprobate weeping like a mad-arse until her salty tears dropped forlornly into her scoop of washing-up powder. 'I only wanted to offer some Vanish!' she wails as the defiant housewife keeps her at bay. 'It keeps your laundry nice and fresh! My husband's left me for another woman! Try Vanish today! Lemme go!'

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                          I've just seen a traumatic advert

                          Surely it would be better if she stabbed the intruder, then used the Vanish to get rid of the blood stains.

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                            I've just seen a traumatic advert

                            But what if someone else nicked her knife and did it? She'd be arrested for a grime she didn't commit. It's be a stain on her character.

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                              I've just seen a traumatic advert

                              Underdog. Fraudulent, cheating, lying squeaky-voiced cunt more like. Just watch the little fucker at the end, he's got his tail in a bandage, but he starts wagging it with no visible signs of pain whatsoever. Fucking slimy bastard is trying to screw the insurers with a false compo scam. What an utter fucking shit. I'd like to see giant Brian Blessed dog sit on his fucking head with his big fat arse until he promises to withdraw his bullshit claim. This is why my premiums are going through the fucking roof.

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                                I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                May I offer the current AA ads as confirmation that whatever comedic value that John Cleese may have possessed has well and truly walked out, left a farewell note and booked its place at the nearest retirement home.

                                John...you're not funny anymore. You've given us a lot of recent examples of why you should have given up some time ago but this is the full stop of a dull and lengthy sentence.

                                Stop it.

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                                  I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                  blameless wrote:
                                  The latest series of Boots adverts. Contemptible misandrist shite.
                                  MsD wrote:
                                  Look again.

                                  It doesn't do either sex any favours, but the women are lower status than the men; the men are able to lie in bed whilst the women conscientiously and doggedly do all the boring work.

                                  This type of advert, and much crap Battle-of-the-sexes type comedy e.g. Men Behaving etc., which seem to show women as so much more sensible than daft men, actually support traditional roles which are more limiting and damaging to women than men; little girls are still recruited as "little helpers" and bought toy cookers, typewriters and vacuum cleaners, FFS.

                                  Women are cast in the role of organisers, which is essentially a support role. Men are seem as the creative ones, the dreamers, more fun, and funnier... Dreaming, playing, self indulgence, mucking around, are encouraged more in the male sex, and I think this contributes in the bias to "male genius".
                                  For more of which see the new Tampax ad currently doing the rounds in which The Man, who on account of his "sitting on the sofa watching football and picking his nose" exploits is obviously a worse husband than Henry VIII, is wordlessly ejected head-first through the TV room window by The Woman who then celebrates her newfound domestic freedom by... sitting in his seat and changing the channel, smiling smugly.

                                  Although this particular TV room doesn't appear to have any glass in its window. Which must have made the Big Freeze interesting. Maybe the middle-classes really are the ones being rogered the most by the Tories' spending cuts.

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                                    I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                    Both I and my gentleman friend remarked on it the other night. Poor bastard probably worked his bollocks off to pay for that

                                    I hate most women as portrayed in adverts, although I have to say I recognise that type from my working life.

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                                      I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                      There's an ad on Irish TV that's seemingly never off air these days - Meteor, Your Social Network

                                      (Meteor are a mobile phone network, for those who don't know)

                                      It depicts what one assumes is intended to be a riotous, crazy, FUN houseparty attended by teenagers and twentysomethings in an affluent Dublin suburb (Although it was apparently filmed in Shankill so that scotches that illusion right away - if you've ever gone through Shankill DART station you'll know what I'm on about).

                                      Aside from the smugness on display all round and the wankers proliferating it, it's crap for another altogether different reason. It's supposed to be a house party at a free gaff attended by Irish people. Where are the gallons of booze stacked on every flat surface, the guys who keep hogging the stereo and forcing their music tastes on everybody, the rising effluent of puke and toilet roll welling up from the one functioning toilet, the flashing blue sirens outside, the inconsoloate girl sobbing on the stairs surrounded by three of her mates with another two debating over who said what to whom and which one of them gets to take her home, the angry beefhead with jeans and a white La Crosse top outside being held back by two of his mates with one of them shouting, "Darrn' , Darren!! C'mon an' we gohom... We go hom!!! Yeh? C'mon an' we juzzt go home!!! Lissename man! Lissename!" while he kicks over the bins in rage?

                                      You'd swear these people had never actually been to a party. Lucky sods.

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                                        I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                        COKE ZERO!

                                        BOOM! POW! FLAMES! EXPLOSIONS! Guy opens box and finds Coke bottles in packs of ice! BOOM, KERPOW! SWIRLING FLAMES! He picks one up - SWOOSH! EXPLOSIONS! Flames coalesce into turbulent clouds of Coke Zero! KERBOOM! BLAM! Clouds of Coke Zero turn into hot babe! SWIRL! SEX! HOTTIE! BOOM! ZAP! Butch American voice says 'COKE ZERO! GREAT TASTE! ZERO SUGAR!' in such throatiness that suggests he's been GARGLING NAIL GUNS ALL NIGHT! BOOM! SWISSSSSH! KERPOW! MORE FLAMES! Guy whose taken Coke out of icebox just stands there like a tool with inane grin on his face! DOPEY! BOOM - BLAM! KERPOOOWWW! Butch American voice says 'COKE ZERO! GREAT TASTE! ZERO SUGAR!' again just to remind us what the fucking ad's all about although we could tell him we got it the first time! REPETITION! HOOOWAHH! Bloke who wrote this shit - UNIMAGINATIVE COCKSUCKER! KERPOW! KABOOOM! - goes down pub! ALCOHOL! CRISPS! And tells his friends - PISSED! VOMITING! - how he managed to get away with thinking up - IN HIS LUNCHTIME! BACK OF A FAG PACKET! - such horseshit and getting paid for it! LUXURY HOLIDAY FOR HIM AND HIS GIRLFRIEND! NEW CAR!

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                                          I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                          I've been meaning to mention this one for some time:

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                                          So... they killed a bunch of puppies, gutted them, filled them with cybernetics, then coated them in plastic and got them to 'perform'. Great. Really heart-warming.

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                                            I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                            I’m sure I’ve said before that I had a friend believing that they had given the original Andrex puppy growth-inhibiting drugs and were still using the original one decades after the ads started.

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                                              I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                              It's odd how he's not cleaning up the porn ("These Ladies Do It Human Style!"), takeaway leftovers, empty beer bottles etc. like a normal bloke who has been left to his own devices whilst the good lady is away.

                                              And he does that cunting loo paper origami thing that hotels think is sophisticated. NO IT'S NOT!

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                                                I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                                Could you pop round our mam's and tell her too, please?

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                                                  I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                                  And he does that cunting loo paper origami thing that hotels think is sophisticated. NO IT'S NOT!
                                                  That's not about being sophisticated is it? That's more about: "Look, we cleaned your toilet".

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                                                    I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                                    To be fair, someone known as Eggy would know if someone had cleaned his toilet or not.

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