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Sir George Cayley
15th Nov 2014, 22:48
It caught me by surprise on TV this evening and so my hard-nosed cynical head wasn't on.

Damn that grit. Gets in the eye at the most inconvenient time.

SGC

4mastacker
15th Nov 2014, 23:07
I've heard Lidl are doing a similar advert. In theirs, the Germans win on penalties.

Dash8driver1312
15th Nov 2014, 23:33
Damnable referee. Captain Blackadder was NEVER offside.

M.Mouse
16th Nov 2014, 00:19
So with around 15 million killed and 20 million wounded Sainsbury's see fit to exploit a rare moment of humanity during that ghastly war in order to promote.....er.....sales.

The advert, while well made, is disgusting commercial exploitation especially being launched at a time of remembrance.

meadowrun
16th Nov 2014, 00:24
and forty days away from Christmas.

gileraguy
16th Nov 2014, 02:47
I saw a Big W xmas themed ad six days before that one...

fitliker
16th Nov 2014, 04:22
Forty days and forty nights of advertising sounds like a biblical plague.
All to celebrate some homeless poor jew's birthday :)

SpringHeeledJack
16th Nov 2014, 07:25
It should be made legal and binding that NO xmas advertising or products be allowed before December 1st. They were selling mince pies in a large supermarket in the 3rd week of October with xmas packaging and colours :ugh: If they stuck with the December rule then it would be seasonal and everyone could fill their boots so to say and then on the 26th be happy and satiated and never, ever want to see anything to do with xmas ever ever again, or at least until the following year :8

The advert is nice, but those soldiers look overly polished when one takes into account the ingrained grime, misery, fear the soldiers would have had to bear, and I'm just referring to Trenchfoot...:uhoh:



SHJ

goudie
16th Nov 2014, 13:08
The advert is nice, but those soldiers look overly polished when one takes into account the ingrained grime, misery, fear the soldiers would have had to bear, and I'm just referring to Trenchfoot...:uhoh:
SHJ
My thoughts too. It's glossy and sends out the message that the trenches weren't too bad really. Should have been shot in black and white and portrayed the trenches for the sh!tholes they were.
I have mixed thoughts too about the commercialisation of this incident,
although a good Christmas story and well made, it just doesn't seem right.
Must have cost a fair bit to produce, probably more than the sale of some chocolate bars.

Although the dam's raid was similarly used for a lager I believe

Simplythebeast
16th Nov 2014, 13:11
Using our fallen for marketing purposes. They were worth more than that.

Shaggy Sheep Driver
16th Nov 2014, 16:33
All to celebrate some homeless poor jew's birthday

Nah, it's been around a lot longer than that. When the church muscled in as a power base they took over all the old piss-up feast days and hung religious stories on them. Even Easter (the clue is in the name) which was all about celebrating new life, crops growing, etc. not the death of said Jew.