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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:21
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There seems to be a plethora of them at the moment but the one which really annoys me is the one where the stupid woman panics about the broken boiler (fair enough) but tells the gormless teenage son that he "will just have to smell for today". Why? Has she not heard of using a kettle to heat some water so he can have a strip wash? Is he (and his mum) too thick to think of this or does the money-lending firm not realise this is a possibility? How would he cope at a Scout camp when the water for a wash in the morning is invariably cool?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:42
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Have you noticed how the adverts have also gone all PC?. Just about every family now seems to be of mixed race. It's no bad thing but it's amazing just how quickly that it happened.
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The worst are the chugverts. Particularly those that do a reprise three or four adverts later.

Also, If £2 can buy enough water for an African family for a week, why are my water bills so high when we live on an island that gets plenty of free water from the sky?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:48
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There is a simple solution. Don't watch TV! Do something constructive instead, like build an airplane.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 15:25
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There is a simple solution. Don't watch TV! Do something constructive instead, like build an airplane.

Ah, but on Discovery Channel there was a series telling you how to do that.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 15:57
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Have you noticed how the adverts have also gone all PC?. Just about every family now seems to be of mixed race. It's no bad thing but it's amazing just how quickly that it happened.
Phil, yes I had noticed but I think advert wise this could be counter productive. Middle England is still largely of one race be it Asian or European. The metropolis may be many mixed race couples but elsewhere things seem very black or white. Would white, Indian or Chinese see these mixed race families as aspirational?

It is not only adverts but media newsrooms that seem to be overpopulated by non-white presenters although they are to a 'man' very British.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 16:14
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 16:34
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Have you noticed how the adverts have also gone all PC?
Not only adverts, the casting of Achilles in the latest so called BBC series, Troy, annoyed me so much I stopped watching it. I am also getting other tired of seeing men depicted as gormless, thick, puny or stupid in adverts.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 16:36
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Originally Posted by DX Wombat View Post
There seems to be a plethora of them at the moment but the one which really annoys me is the one where the stupid woman panics about the broken boiler (fair enough) but tells the gormless teenage son that he "will just have to smell for today". Why? Has she not heard of using a kettle to heat some water so he can have a strip wash? Is he (and his mum) too thick to think of this or does the money-lending firm not realise this is a possibility? How would he cope at a Scout camp when the water for a wash in the morning is invariably cool?
Tsk ! Tsk DX ( nice to see you contributing again ) you have to move with the times ! Shurely, the days of cool water are long since passed, when everybody, like everybody, mwah, goes glamping now..... don't they ?

Haven't seen this priceless waste of air time, but thanks for the warning..

" Phil, yes I had noticed but I think advert wise this could be counter productive. Middle England is still largely of one race be it Asian or European. The metropolis may be many mixed race couples but elsewhere things seem very black or white. Would white, Indian or Chinese see these mixed race families as aspirational?

It is not only adverts but media newsrooms that seem to be overpopulated by non-white presenters although they are to a 'man' very British


Love it ! nothing quite like an anything but cosmopolitan perception of life outside Lincolnshire really.

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Old 17th Apr 2018, 16:44
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The only reason for adverts is to; take a pee break, make tea or fetch another beverage, feed the cat, run a bath...
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:10
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Watching some of the cable channels (that also carry UK adverts) I genuinely wonder how these ad agencies get paid so much to produce such crap... lets face it, most reasonably intelligent people could create adverts like are shown most of the time... they churn out the same old rubbish.

In the cinema back at University (1994) I genuinely saw an advert that blew my mind.. on the big screen it was better than the films... don't think it was ever shown on TV.


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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:12
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The boiler one is for some scam artist loan company.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:14
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The Heineken & Guinness adverts were in such vane. A good laugh. One was a good sip as well.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:27
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Guinness ads used to annoy me - they seemed to think they were up for an Oscar rather than advertising booze. That homoerotic one with the blokes rolling around in the surf, and horses galloping in over the waves was a load of pretentious tosh but I understood it was a lot of people's favourite!
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:29
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Those adverts from McDonalds are trying desperately trying to kid the masses (and themselves) that actually, they do produce almost healthy wholesome and individually cooked food.

They really are wasting their time and money. The market that McDonald’s appeals to don’t care about nutritional or animal welfare standards anyway and I think it’s highly unlikely that the adverts will convince non junk food eaters either.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:37
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That Go Compare opera singing man!

Oh, and any ads for criminal injury lawyers, “Have you had an accident that wasn’t your fault?” KnC will love this as I always have a mental image of some layabout or fat oaf watching and thinking, “Yeah, it’s never my fault. Perhaps I’m entitled to some compensation? After all, I couldn’t help falling off that kerb when I was p!$$£#.”

Mind you, I laughed out loud when I first saw the Specsavers ad with the vet!

https://youtu.be/I3MUX3V0aUE
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:38
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Strangely the one I dislike most is the one advertising cars and the advert has no sound.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:41
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That Go Compare opera singing man!

Oh, and any ads for criminal injury lawyers, “Have you had an accident that wasn’t your fault?” KnC will love this as I always have a mental image of some layabout or fat oaf watching and thinking, “Yeah, it’s never my fault. Perhaps I’m entitled to some compensation? After all, I couldn’t help falling off that kerb when I was p!$$£#.”

Mind you, I laughed out loud when I first saw the Specsavers ad with the vet!

https://youtu.be/I3MUX3V0aUE
Do you mean this one?

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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:48
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I hate commercials so if there’s anything on commercial tv I want to watch, I record it and just fast forward when they come on. Has anyone ever been influenced enough by a tv commercial they’ve actually bought the product? I haven’t!
Have to say that spec savers one is funny
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