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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
One odd commercial at the beginning of the game that no one seems to mention is the Super Bowl party at Chad Johnson's house. Rascal Flatts, David Beckham, Martha Stewart, and that kid from 2 1/2 Men (as well as many others) were all there.

I thought there were going to be follow-ups throughout the game but...nothing.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.13
Letterman and Oprah. Awesome.

I was kind of underwhelmed with the commercials this year...but I'll give it to the Bud Light "Hitchhiker" spot. The Emerald Nuts ad was good too.

The Sierra Mist ads were horrible.





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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
    Originally posted by The Goon
    One odd commercial at the beginning of the game that no one seems to mention is the Super Bowl party at Chad Johnson's house. Rascal Flatts, David Beckham, Martha Stewart, and that kid from 2 1/2 Men (as well as many others) were all there.

    I thought there were going to be follow-ups throughout the game but...nothing.


I loved this one too. The "NFL Commercial Guy" (Nice pick Cowah!) needs his own show. "So you're a football player from LA?"

And I called the Dave and Oprah commercial. Hee-haw-larious!



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While I laughed out loud at the Snickers commercial, I had a couple of problems with it.

1. Who takes the ENTIRE wrapper off a Snickers bar on the first bite? Anyone? I didn't think so. (Especially in the setting of the garage. I don't really need any grease on my Snickers, thankyouverymuch.)

2. Those guys WOLFED half-a-Snickers apiece. I realize they probably didn't actually swallow it (especially because that was surely not a one-take shot) but thinking of doing that makes me want to hurl.

The first Sierra Mist ad and the Bud Light rock-in-the-head were my two favorites, along with the K-Fed ad.

EDIT: The line to Beckham ("so you play pro football, but for a team in LA? We'll see how that line works for ya.") made me crack up.

(edited by JayJayDean on 6.2.07 0539)


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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    While I laughed out loud at the Snickers commercial, I had a couple of problems with it.

    1. Who takes the ENTIRE wrapper off a Snickers bar on the first bite? Anyone? I didn't think so. (Especially in the setting of the garage. I don't really need any grease on my Snickers, thankyouverymuch.)

I was thinking the same thing too after I saw it, but yesterday I was walking with an armload of books and had just purchased some Twix, and I decided the best way for me to eat them was to grab a whole bar out of the package with my teeth and eat it mechanic-style. Don't know how well that would work with a much more substantial Snickers bar, though.

I think my bigger beef is that they were clearly looking at each other while doing it (or at least the second guy was looking), so they should have known what was gonna happen. Not exactly a Lady & the Tramp moment, where the unsuspecting kissers were focusing their attention on something else. Then again, it was just a commercial. (=

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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.90

    Originally posted by StingArmy
    Then again, it was just a commercial.


Which has already been pulled because it apparently offended some folks. Yay.

Robert Goulet needs to go mess with their stuff.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71

I swear the Blockbuster commercial I've seen years before.

I think it was an old commercial with new CGI, but found no proof of it yet.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
This one, in '02? They've used the rabbit and ginea pig before and there were a couple...



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
      Originally posted by StingArmy
      Then again, it was just a commercial.


    Which has already been pulled because it apparently offended some folks. Yay.

    Robert Goulet needs to go mess with their stuff.


Before you jump to conclusions, you should probably know that the objections were mainly to the website content and the alternate endings.

One of those endings had the two guys drinking motor oil and anti-freeze, both actions which would kill them. The message being, better to be dead than gay.

A different ending had one of the men slamming a car hood on the other guy, implying violence was the appropriate action if you encounter homosexuality.

I'm sure these are hilarious to some people, but it's pretty clear to me that someone should have known better.




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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
Guru--I think you're reading way too much into it. What about the Bud Light commercial? Doesn't that suggest one should just bash someone with a rock rather than risk losing at rock/paper/scissors because it's better to knock someone unconscious than lose, especially if alcohol is the prize.

You know, implying that violence is the appropriate action if you encounter a situation when there is a possibility of not getting the last beer/alcoholic beverage.

Come on. I think that if someone is motivated to anti-gay violence (or drinking motor oil) by that particular commercial, then it's not the commercial that is the problem.

EDIT: I spoke too soon. There is a letter in today's WSJ from a reader who took offense to the beer ads. A quote: "I found Anheuser-Busch's ads celebrating violence unpleasant and extremely irresponsible. The 'real rock' literally thrown, in a contest of rock-paper-scissors, and the 'slapping' ad demonstrate remarkable ignorance of or indifference to the brutal, often cell-phone-filmed violence called 'happy slapping' that has been occurring in England for several years. When we start seeing that phenomenon spread throughout the U.S., remember who helped it sprout."

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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
Um, yeah Guru, I think you're reading WAY too much into it. Or, if you're paraphrasing some group's actual objections, then THEY are reading way too much into it.

If you are going to label the Snickers commercial as anti-homosexual (which I think is ridiculous, by the by), the only reasonable way to do so is by interpreting the "Quick, do something manly!" line as saying that being gay is wrong and/or unmanly. Everything that follows after that (ripping out chest hair, drinking motor oil, beating each other up, etc.) is an act of the mechanics trying to "do something manly." No more, no less.

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.80
    Originally posted by StingArmy
    Everything that follows after that (ripping out chest hair, drinking motor oil, beating each other up, etc.) is an act of the mechanics trying to "do something manly." No more, no less.

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Beating each other up or drinking poison sends an entirely different message than ripping out chest hair. It's not unreasonable for people feel as though the more violent endings were degrading.

Personally, I liked the original ad that aired. I could have done without the alternates.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.90

    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Before you jump to conclusions, you should probably know that the objections were mainly to the website content and the alternate endings.

    One of those endings had the two guys drinking motor oil and anti-freeze, both actions which would kill them.


What I was referring to was the AP story we got at the station which said the ads were pulled after gay groups complained that that ads were saying that two men kissing wasn't "manly".

Why would anyone go to a website to see alternate endings to a commercial that sucked in the first place?

I think you just hate Robert Goulet.




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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Well, I'm probably more politically on the "gay agenda" side of the fence than most of you are. I was not thrilled with the alternate endings when I heard about them. I think they definitely show poor judgement.

You wouldn't make a joke about white people lynching a black guy, or at least I would hope you wouldn't. A national TV ad during the Superbowl would probably not be the best place to make light of the holocaust. Violence against gays is that kind of an issue for me - a good friend of one of my girlfriends was murdered by gay bashers in Hillcrest. He was killed because he was gay in a gay neighborhood.

Maybe I don't get the joke.




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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.90

Okay. Well I didn't see (and won't) the alternative endings to the spot, which was pretty rancid in the first place.

I can see where you would draw that conclusion, given the background.



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
GURU:Well, I'm probably more politically on the "gay agenda" side of the fence than most of you are. I was not thrilled with the alternate endings when I heard about them. I think they definitely show poor judgement.

You wouldn't make a joke about white people lynching a black guy, or at least I would hope you wouldn't. A national TV ad during the Superbowl would probably not be the best place to make light of the holocaust. Violence against gays is that kind of an issue for me - a good friend of one of my girlfriends was murdered by gay bashers in Hillcrest. He was killed because he was gay in a gay neighborhood.

Maybe I don't get the joke.


Or - personal feelings aside for a second - if the alternate endings discovered had them passionately making love - or better yet, that rough BrokeBack Mountain sex - you think all the people with a sense of humor wouldn't have screamed bloody murder?

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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
    Originally posted by RYDER FAKIN
    GURU:Well, I'm probably more politically on the "gay agenda" side of the fence than most of you are. I was not thrilled with the alternate endings when I heard about them. I think they definitely show poor judgement.

    You wouldn't make a joke about white people lynching a black guy, or at least I would hope you wouldn't. A national TV ad during the Superbowl would probably not be the best place to make light of the holocaust. Violence against gays is that kind of an issue for me - a good friend of one of my girlfriends was murdered by gay bashers in Hillcrest. He was killed because he was gay in a gay neighborhood.

    Maybe I don't get the joke.


    Or - personal feelings aside for a second - if the alternate endings discovered had them passionately making love - or better yet, that rough BrokeBack Mountain sex - you think all the people with a sense of humor wouldn't have screamed bloody murder?

    FLEA


It's hard to say anymore. I mean, I'm sure somebody would have screamed bloody murder, because it seems somebody has with half the commercials and even the halftime show. But it's not as if the type of humor you have described hasn't ever been done (and done without incident).



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Well, I'm probably more politically on the "gay agenda" side of the fence than most of you are. I was not thrilled with the alternate endings when I heard about them. I think they definitely show poor judgement.
So did you see them or not, Nancy?

I decided to go find them on YouTube - took ten seconds of searching.

You are making a GIANT stretch to equate the "humour" of these ads with violence against gays.




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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
Now that the Snickers commercial has been pulled, the floodgates have opened. Now a suicide-prevention group wants to pull the GM robot suicide ad.

Anyone else want to start riding the PC train?




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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    What I was referring to was the AP story we got at the station which said the ads were pulled after gay groups complained that that ads were saying that two men kissing wasn't "manly".

Yeah, like I said. No more, no less. The other complaints are reasonable (I suppose) for those with more delicate sensibilities, but honestly, why overstate the argument?

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