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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine
    Nah, you no get whack whack from me. HT is where we express our "views, comments" as we see it. I respect you even more because you're an expert in this field and explained why you liked it. Thank you.
    No...thank YOU! An expert? Huh-uh. I've been in the industry for over 50 years and I'm still learning. That's what makes it so much fun.

    Then there's that danged awful Lamisil spot. In case you haven't guessed...I think that ad should be yanked from the air or, at the very least, banned during dinner time! Ditto for the Fear Factor promos 'cept I haven't seen any in a long time. Has that show been cancelled or is it on hiatus?

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    It's been so long that I get to see any commercials now...my 81 yr.old MAMA is addicted to KOREAN Soap Operas --non stop! Only when she sleeps I get to watch if anything. That's usually the news.

    Auntie Lynn

    I hated that Lamisil commercial too. Reminded me of my ex-boyfriend.
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    "Gross" to da max: that horrid commercial where the wife takes all the vegetables and puts them into the garbage disposal and then blends it to make a "juice drink". Then she scoops out some of the infected juice into a glass and serves it to her idiot husband, who smacking his lips "yummy". A blurb comes on about if you are tired of waiting for your ..... points from a charge card??.... to use to buy a blender (instead of using the garbage disposal to make your fresh juice). It's really baaaaad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthKona
    "Gross" to da max: that horrid commercial where the wife takes all the vegetables and puts them into the garbage disposal and then blends it to make a "juice drink". Then she scoops out some of the infected juice into a glass and serves it to her idiot husband, who smacking his lips "yummy". A blurb comes on about if you are tired of waiting for your ..... points from a charge card??.... to use to buy a blender (instead of using the garbage disposal to make your fresh juice). It's really baaaaad.
    Agreed! I saw it for the first time recently and made a mental note to watch it more closely the next time. I've seen it a few more times and wouldn't be surprised if the advertiser gets more than a few complaints.

    Speaking of complaints...has anyone ever complained to an advertiser or it's ad agency about an ad you find offensive? I've complained only once and that was the national Imodium AD spot featuring Gary Sprinkle oh, gosh, 15 years ago or so. It portrayed Hawaii as a 3rd world country complete with digestive disturbances, if ya know what I mean! While I didn't want to see Gary or any of the other talent lose a tidy sum in residuals, I felt strongly that the concept portrayed Hawaii in a bad enough light that it could affect tourism, even if just a little.

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    yea. I was gonna post my complaint about that smoothie in da garbage disposal ad.
    I have a hair-trigger gag reflex.
    this commercial almost sets it off.
    everyone leaves the room in fear of exorcist mode vomiting.
    sorry....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    yea. I was gonna post my complaint about that smoothie in da garbage disposal ad.
    I have a hair-trigger gag reflex.
    this commercial almost sets it off.
    everyone leaves the room in fear of exorcist mode vomiting.
    sorry....
    I don't have a hair-trigger gag reflex but that gross Lamisil spot does the same thing to me.

    Have I mentioned I really dislike the Lamisil spot?

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    yea. I was gonna post my complaint about that smoothie in da garbage disposal ad.
    I have a hair-trigger gag reflex.
    I very nearly barf at the sound of that commercial alone. That's the most revolting thing I've seen outside of Fear Factor.

    They brought back the ads with the exploding onions. I love those.

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    Ok, I have nothing against giving for the victims of Katrina or Rita. I have given too. There's commercial that has started to air with Johnny Cash singing...it has started to get me irritated. Granted, he is a Legend for some. He just was not my type of singer. Why couldn't they pick someone else with a more mellow voice?

    That's all I have to say. I guess it got to MAMA too. It's back to Korean Movies! Worse.

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    those avis commercials:
    creepy wimps:
    hello orca. hello orca

    rude creeps:
    uh yea. i'll be in the car.

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    that yelling bearded billy mays snake oil hawker on commercials.
    Last edited by kimo55; October 3rd, 2005 at 03:14 PM.

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    Yes, Billy Mays yelling. I hate getting yelled at. Don't know anybody who doesn't. If he comes on I stop whatever I am doing and change the channel. Not just kill the volume, change the channel as a small vote against getting yelled at. I also hate all well crafted political ads because they cost a lot of money to make so nice and whoever is paying all that money certainly expects a lot more in return.

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    Saw this ad lastnight....Comcast using old game show footage...as "comicbook guy" would say, "Worse ad ever!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalalau
    I also hate all well crafted political ads because they cost a lot of money to make so nice and whoever is paying all that money certainly expects a lot more in return.
    While on the topic of political ads, I hate all the political ads that only speak to 'families'. Hello, I am single, as is 40% of the voting-age population! I left Hawaii in 2000 so missed Lingle's campaign, and wonder if she laid the pro-family rhetoric as thick as the other pols, considering she is single without children... I didn't mean to turn this into a political rant but when I see those commercials I run for the mute button! Next time say 'voters' instead of 'families'. Mahalo!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue
    Speaking of complaints...has anyone ever complained to an advertiser or it's ad agency about an ad you find offensive?
    It wasn't about an ad, but rather a product... I once got an "empty" envelope of hot cocoa mix, and wrote the company that only the invisible man would like their product. I never heard anything back.

    Years ago, I read where Hawaii had paid for a criminal's "one way ticket leaving Hawaii", and it gave the name of the destination city. I wrote that city's police dept, thanking them for taking our criminals off our hands. I did not hear back on that, either, but later learned that it was posted on their employee bulletin board.

    Anyone else had fun with complaints?

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    The Eclipse Mints "Hot Dog" and "Onion" spots.

    "Mr. Hot Dog" studies Spanish and realizes the sentence he's reading spells his own demise. Then an Eclipse Mints truck drives up and he runs away yelling then blows up.

    "Onion Man" gets blown up by a pack of Eclipse Mints thrown under a door crack.

    Something about those costumes and voice-overs just totally creep me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthKona
    Anyone else had fun with complaints?
    maybe fodder for anodder thread but:

    Taco bell drive thru one day. waited long time in line only to hear apathetic voice on that old scratchy intercom thing. then when i pulled up they all but tossed me my order, which wasn't even the correct order. This was years ago, so don't remember the other things i bitched about when i called their 800 number, but they sent, by way of apology and compensation, a 15% coupon for my next visit.
    whoptee f#&!n dooo!


    in contrast to the time I was a got spoiled carton of milk at da Waimanalo jack in da crak. Called the number, they were very conciliatory. Sent me coupons for two full free lunches or dinners...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    Does anybody else detest that awful commercial for RoadRunner with teenybopper Vanessa Carlton singing "Time Is On My Side"? It's like some kind of water torture. Every time it comes on and I hear the first two notes of the song I lunge to hit the Mute button.
    The first time I saw it I thought Vanessa's song was awful and thought it was perhaps a joke, like she was some instant reject from American Idol. Her voice is nasal and flat, and her piano playing is like something you'd hear at an elementary school recital.
    Sorry to vent, but the commercial is just horrible.
    I agree. I haven't heard that comm. in a while, but whenever it came on I would quickly change the channel.

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    I have been meaning to post this one for quite some time but the TD Waterhouse commericals with Sam Watterson sort of turns me off with him speaking and the camera is moving around at different angles and at times it shows that he is not facing the camera.

    Static subject, dynamic camera angles somehow doesn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen
    Static subject, dynamic camera angles somehow doesn't work for me.
    get ready for more hair pullin' helen. It is spreading like wildfire and ad agencies and their dumb clients think this look is just as hot. To our detriment and chagrin. Dayum their eyes!

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    BOOOooooOOO!

    ..on direct tv with their commercial of two smarmy yuppie execs one upping each other with their crap. shows them at the urinals in the men's room. THAT is why there are doors on bathrooms, ya clucks; cuz that should remain private.
    Sheesh. ya eatin dinner, and haveta see that.


    and that sean combs take on how proactive affects him;

    "it smooths out muh situation. It elevates muh sexy..."


    UUUGGGGHH!

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    Oh, yea. that burger chain commercial where the son and dad are dressed in big burger costumes and they exchange snide rude disrespectful ass insults back and forth. yea thanx burger chain. way to go, teaching our kids how to show even more rudeness to parents and the world, as if they need more help.

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    Speaking of fast food ads, anyone else NOT like that Jessica Simpson Dominos ad? Maybe its just me but i think its mad wrong how they put that little boy in there w/ her. boo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pongs
    Jessica Simpson Dominos ad? Maybe its just me but i think its mad wrong how they put that little boy in there w/ her. boo!
    exactimo, compadre.

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    i think its jessica simpson with pizza hut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pongs
    Speaking of fast food ads, anyone else NOT like that Jessica Simpson Dominos ad? Maybe its just me but i think its mad wrong how they put that little boy in there w/ her. boo!
    I have a problem with it, too, even tho' they're aiming that spot at a certain demographic. Based on the boy's reaction to Jessica, he should look at least 18. She's a little over-the-top sexy to be flaunting a minor's reaction like that within the context of a commercial. Sure, there are boys his age lusting after her. But, well, never mind! 'Nuff said!

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