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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #870 on: June 27, 2020, 12:53:09 AM »
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« Reply #871 on: June 27, 2020, 11:19:13 AM »
i don't know what it's for (a supermarket presumably), but there's an ad on at the moment with a family cooking at home and the dad goes "yum yum yum yuuuuum" like a rave air horn and it cuts right through me every time

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #872 on: June 27, 2020, 10:41:44 PM »
There's one at the moment for some makeup or something that uses hyaluronic acid, and after the voice over says it, some of the women in the ad repeat "hyaluronic" but slowly, like " HY-AH-LUR-ON-IC", as if they're spelling it out as they have great difficulty saying it. I'm not sure what the idea is, as it's either insulting their target audience by assuming they need help with such a long word, or implying the women in the ad are having trouble with it too, or both. It's weird anyway.

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« Reply #873 on: June 27, 2020, 10:51:32 PM »
I have no idea what they are selling but there's an awful advert on heavy rotation at the moment which contains the line 'glitter in our knickers' which fills me with a slight hatred. I wish I knew why.

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #874 on: June 27, 2020, 10:54:33 PM »
I have no idea what they are selling but there's an awful advert on heavy rotation at the moment which contains the line 'glitter in our knickers' which fills me with a slight hatred. I wish I knew why.

Oh my god yes, I bloody hate that one too, and similarly have no idea what they're flogging as I lunge for the mute button as soon as I hear her going on about sweltering tents. Is it an advert for sweltering tents?

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #875 on: June 28, 2020, 10:37:50 AM »
All I could get from 'sweltering tents' and 'glitter in our knickers' was Lesbian Flings... but how can you *sell* that? I mean, if I were a woman, I'd probably be in the market, but... who'd be taking the money?

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« Reply #876 on: July 01, 2020, 01:10:31 PM »
Last night halfway through South Park on Comedy Central there was an ad for people who had bought a Mercedes to join a class action lawsuit against Mercedes for lying about emissions. If there's ever an advertised product that the South Park people would hate, surely corralling luxury car owners for ridiculous lawsuits is high up?

Elsewhere on TV. It's not hard to pronounce Galbani. Do you think we all have large penises in our mouths while watching Come Dine With Me?

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« Reply #877 on: July 01, 2020, 08:59:21 PM »

Elsewhere on TV. It's not hard to pronounce Galbani. Do you think we all have large penises in our mouths while watching Come Dine With Me?

It's like Santander all over again, they did that in an ad years ago with apparently functioning adults unable to say another 3 syllable word that's pronounced exactly as it's spelled.

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« Reply #878 on: July 02, 2020, 03:38:03 PM »
It's like Santander all over again, they did that in an ad years ago with apparently functioning adults unable to say another 3 syllable word that's pronounced exactly as it's spelled.

I suppose it's a good way of getting people to say 'San-Tan-Durr' and 'Hy-Al-Ar-On-Ic'.

Speaking of Santander, their latest Cov-spoitation adverts are baffling. Ant and Dec zoom an apparently unsuspecting customer (surely a breach of GDPR, but anyway). They then blather on, before surprising them by connecting them with a long lost friend, someone they are missing due to lockdown.

But... surely, if THEY have a zoom-capable device, and THEIR FRIEND has the same, then why do we need Ant and Dec?

No better, is the Barclays advert with a similar theme - except it's an ordinary member of Barclay's staff who is showing a customer how to join a zoom call... WHILE USING ZOOM.

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« Reply #879 on: July 02, 2020, 03:39:51 PM »
Last night halfway through South Park on Comedy Central there was an ad for people who had bought a Mercedes to join a class action lawsuit against Mercedes for lying about emissions. If there's ever an advertised product that the South Park people would hate, surely corralling luxury car owners for ridiculous lawsuits is high up?

Mercedes Benz themselves have fallen foul of similar, by their un-ironic use of Janice Joplin's anti-consumerist anthem 'Lord Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz' in adverts a few years back.

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« Reply #880 on: July 03, 2020, 02:25:44 AM »
Curry's are advertising a laptop that is great for watching films while sitting in bed ... by showing a woman with her clearly plugged-in laptop phoning the Curry's call centre and being told that she obviously needs a laptop with a long-lasting battery.  To sit in bed watching films with a nearby mains socket.  Yes, Curry's.  Of course she does.

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #881 on: July 03, 2020, 12:29:32 PM »
How much money does De Niro need? Not content with flogging cars, he's now selling bagels by referencing assorted mob films from his past. I await his Uber ad, starring an eighty year old Travis Bickle, with bated breath. "You hiring me? You hiring me? Well I'm the only reasonably priced method of transport round here."

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #882 on: July 03, 2020, 04:20:21 PM »
How much money does De Niro need? Not content with flogging cars, he's now selling bagels by referencing assorted mob films from his past. I await his Uber ad, starring an eighty year old Travis Bickle, with bated breath. "You hiring me? You hiring me? Well I'm the only reasonably priced method of transport round here."

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« Reply #883 on: July 03, 2020, 08:25:34 PM »
How much money does De Niro need? Not content with flogging cars, he's now selling bagels by referencing assorted mob films from his past.

It even references the Bananarama song at the start, and I'd have thought he had it written into his contract that that was never to happen. Has he had an expensive divorce or something?

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« Reply #884 on: July 03, 2020, 10:20:59 PM »
It's chewy, not chalky.

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« Reply #885 on: July 03, 2020, 11:19:42 PM »
It even references the Bananarama song at the start, and I'd have thought he had it written into his contract that that was never to happen. Has he had an expensive divorce or something?

I can only assume it's an old age thing. Despite having tens of thousands of pounds sat in her current account, my 79 year old Finnish mother sits in her mortgage free detached bungalow and goes on and on about having no money, and how because she's got no money she'll end up deported back to Finland. De Niro's a similar age, so no doubt he's shitting himself about being banished to Finland.

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« Reply #886 on: July 05, 2020, 07:31:36 PM »
Has he had an expensive divorce or something?

Yes. See also: Rowan Atkinson advertising Snickers.

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« Reply #887 on: July 05, 2020, 10:28:36 PM »
It's like Santander all over again, they did that in an ad years ago with apparently functioning adults unable to say another 3 syllable word that's pronounced exactly as it's spelled.

I like to think this kind soul uploaded this clip from ‘People Like Us’ after watching too many bank ads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbtRUrEaRA0

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #888 on: July 06, 2020, 08:34:32 AM »
It's weird isn't it. In the 90s it was all "Wow, in Japan they have Hollywood A-listers in their adverts"

Now a mere 20 years later we have Stallone hawking bread and Keitel telling you not to worry about evicting your tenants.

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #889 on: July 06, 2020, 08:40:53 AM »
Yes. See also: Rowan Atkinson advertising Snickers.

Joan Collins.

Must have started with Loaded culture - the ironic legends such as Brian Blessed.

I also note that nearly every cleaning product is now advertised with a Brian Blessed-sound-a-like booming. That man is the biggest sell out, shilling for Millennials who don't give a fuck about his legacy other than "oooh hee heee haaa haaa, old stuff before we were born but not in a good way"

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« Reply #890 on: July 06, 2020, 09:25:56 AM »
His legacy being the man with the Brian Blessed-sound-a-like booming voice?

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #891 on: July 06, 2020, 11:44:45 AM »
The 'other' booming voice is Peter Dickson, but he's doing an impersonation of someone else (whose name I can't remember).

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« Reply #892 on: July 06, 2020, 11:53:28 AM »
The 'other' booming voice is Peter Dickson, but he's doing an impersonation of someone else (whose name I can't remember).

Patrick Allen.

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #893 on: July 06, 2020, 01:21:34 PM »
those two posts appearing like that is giving me trouble reading it, because all that happens is a Patrick Allen voice pipes up and goes "and who was it gilbertharding can't remember? REEVES and MORTIMER!"

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« Reply #894 on: July 06, 2020, 02:50:36 PM »
I now urge everyone reading this to fire up youtube, do a search for Patrick Allen, and watch at least the top three clips - but especially the trailer for Number 1 of the Secret Service (1977).

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #895 on: July 06, 2020, 09:29:27 PM »
They're repeating that advert for the Financial Conduct Authority, with the poor bloke who's had his life savings stolen by someone who can now spend his days whooping it up on a jetski somewhere hot.

A great advert for scamming, I think. Where do I sign up?

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« Reply #896 on: July 10, 2020, 08:44:04 AM »
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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #897 on: July 10, 2020, 03:00:14 PM »
I now urge everyone reading this to fire up youtube, do a search for Patrick Allen, and watch at least the top three clips - but especially the trailer for Number 1 of the Secret Service (1977).

I *have* to see that film.

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« Reply #898 on: July 10, 2020, 08:18:04 PM »
Fucking hell, that Nuii (posh choc ice) advert might be the wankiest thing I've ever seen. I thought it was a pisstake at first.

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Re: Cab Men II: Because fact into doubt won't go
« Reply #899 on: July 10, 2020, 09:07:15 PM »
Fucking hell, that Nuii (posh choc ice) advert might be the wankiest thing I've ever seen. I thought it was a pisstake at first.


Ice cream's often a bit OTT, the current Magnum one for some strawberry choc ice is like Eyes Wide Shut.

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