Annoying Commercials

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of forever Posts: 24,524
    edited July 2020
    OK, that was just creepy.

    Speaking of Flo, the Progressive folks are really desperate now.

    I also can't stand the Trivago guy, who thankfully I haven't seen since the virus outbreak.

    Oh, and those goddamn "what's in YOUR wallet" commercials featuring celebrities who probably don't give a shit about earning free miles and cashback on their credit cards.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of forever Posts: 24,524
    And to any "actress" who lives a pampered life with facials and massages and injections and crap, please don't hawk L'Oreal and Olay products to me, bitch.

    Ahh, that felt good.
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast Ohio Posts: 10,434
    edited July 2020
    Pharmaceutical commercials. 

    "So you have a lil fungus on your toenails? Take this spiffy pill and it'll get rid of it in just a few months."

    "It has been found that in some, Spiffy Toenail Fungus Killer has caused bleeding from both eyes, fingers to necrose, spleens to explode and unexplainable internal swelling with oily discharge."

    "Spiffy Toenail Fungus Killer. Ask your doctor today about a way to get your beach feet ready again."
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    I have a crush on Flo. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    dankind said:
    I have a crush on Flo. 
    I'm a fan of the Toyota gal.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    Old Navy commercials make me wish I was dead.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,089
    The recent spate of commercials related to lockdown.
    The Microsoft Teams commercials (which seemed to play 6 times an hour). Flo and company doing a zoom meeting in several commercials.
    The aforementioned Toyota gal saying "we're still here and when you need a new car we'll be here" 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,677
    dankind said:
    I have a crush on Flo. 
    I'm a fan of the Toyota gal.
    Me too! And I'm almost willing to get a Capital 1 card just because Jennifer Garner. Not sure if that counts. 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,677
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS
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    My first thought when I read the thread title. So, I jumped in to see if it had been named. And nofuckinjoke...it started playing on the radio just as I was reading DK's response to T-n-G's listing it. That commercial is the god damned devil!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,089
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS!

    DONATE YOUR CAR TODAY!!!
    My first thought when I read the thread title. So, I jumped in to see if it had been named. And nofuckinjoke...it started playing on the radio just as I was reading DK's response to T-n-G's listing it. That commercial is the god damned devil!
    Every time that thing comes on the radio in the car I switch stations as fast as I can.
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    Poncier said:
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS!

    DONATE YOUR CAR TODAY!!!
    My first thought when I read the thread title. So, I jumped in to see if it had been named. And nofuckinjoke...it started playing on the radio just as I was reading DK's response to T-n-G's listing it. That commercial is the god damned devil!
    Every time that thing comes on the radio in the car I switch stations as fast as I can.
    To no avail....
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of forever Posts: 24,524
    Way back when my car finally died and I was going to donate it, I briefly thought about Kars 4 FuckingKids, became irritated in a Pavlovian sense, and went with another organization.
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,677
    Poncier said:
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS!

    DONATE YOUR CAR TODAY!!!
    My first thought when I read the thread title. So, I jumped in to see if it had been named. And nofuckinjoke...it started playing on the radio just as I was reading DK's response to T-n-G's listing it. That commercial is the god damned devil!
    Every time that thing comes on the radio in the car I switch stations as fast as I can.
    Me too, but every time, it is too late. The damage has already been done. Just as @hedonist suggested, I would specifically donate a car to another organization just to spite that damn commercial. Sorry kids, but I am not giving in to that commercial. 

    Seriously though, how many commercial bits do they buy. And it's been going on for so many years.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,089
    Poncier said:
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS!

    DONATE YOUR CAR TODAY!!!
    My first thought when I read the thread title. So, I jumped in to see if it had been named. And nofuckinjoke...it started playing on the radio just as I was reading DK's response to T-n-G's listing it. That commercial is the god damned devil!
    Every time that thing comes on the radio in the car I switch stations as fast as I can.
    Me too, but every time, it is too late. The damage has already been done. Just as @hedonist suggested, I would specifically donate a car to another organization just to spite that damn commercial. Sorry kids, but I am not giving in to that commercial. 

    Seriously though, how many commercial bits do they buy. And it's been going on for so many years.
    I have heard that the percent of donations they make to charity is very low compared to others. Which makes sense as their advertising budget is $69 Billion per day.
    When we donated an old car of my wife's years ago, we donated it to The Salvation Army.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,089
    To wit:

    https://www.charitywatch.org/charity-donating-articles/costly-and-continuous-kars4kids-ads-disguise-charity39s-real-purpose

    "For example, about one-half of the average resale value of each donated car in 2015 went to pay for Kars4Kids’ fundraising and advertising expenses that year. Therefore, although Kars4Kids may have cheaper processing costs than many other car donation charities, it still spent more on overhead than it did on programs in 2015, when just 47% of its cash budget went to programs – an unsatisfactory level by CharityWatch’s standards."

    And the kids who benefit are just Jewish kids apparently, something I learned today.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,089
    More in that article;

    "Kars4Kids’ low rate of program spending is also particularly concerning given that the vast majority of Kars4Kids’ program expenses consist of grants to its “sister charity,” Oorah, which runs the “educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families” funded by Kars4Kids, per its mission. About 93% of Kars4Kids’ cash-based program spending in 2015 was in the form of a grant to Oorah in the amount of approximately $16.9 million. By comparison, Kars4Kids reported spending about $17.1 million on advertising and promotion in 2015 – about $150,000 more than its cash grant to Oorah. Furthermore, as a percentage of the funds Kars4Kids generated from donated vehicles (including boats & planes) in 2015, its grant to Oorah represented only about 46% of those total funds raised.

    Additionally, as the car donation proceeds get passed along from Kars4Kids to Oorah, Oorah itself has fundraising and general administrative costs to pay for, which it does primarily with the grant money it receives from Kars4Kids. Therefore, the proceeds Kars4Kids generates from car donations get another “hair cut” when they make their way to Oorah. Fortunately, Oorah’s cash-based program spending percentage was 74% in 2015, which is above CharityWatch’s reasonableness benchmark of 60%. Even with Oorah’s very reasonable rate of program spending, though, once Oorah’s and Kars4Kids’ overhead expenses are considered in aggregate, only about 38% of Kars4Kids’ donated car proceeds were spent on bona fide programs in 2015. In other words, based on the average resale value of about $365 for a car donated to Kars4Kids in 2015, less than $139 actually went towards benefitting “kids,” who, as a reminder, are mostly Jewish youth that participate in Oorah’s Orthodox Jewish outreach programs."

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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    K A R S KARS FOR KIDS
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    DONATE YOUR CAR TODAY!!!
    My first thought when I read the thread title. So, I jumped in to see if it had been named. And nofuckinjoke...it started playing on the radio just as I was reading DK's response to T-n-G's listing it. That commercial is the god damned devil!
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!  I forgot who, but someone chastised me for getting this song in their head!

    bwahahahaaaa!!!

    This song is damn annoying but catchy!
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,691
    Any commercial that features an alarm clock buzzing. Also hate most insurance commercials. Geico is the worst. But progressive and State Farm suck too. 
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  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZ Posts: 1,716
    And why do they have to be so much louder than the show you’re watching? Or play the same one three times in a row? 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    And why do they have to be so much louder than the show you’re watching? Or play the same one three times in a row? 
    The loudness part I believe is a Rupert Murdoch thing.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
    recently it's been this one

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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
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    10/21/13- Philly, PA
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,114
    Insurance commercials drive me nuts.  I'm pretty sure that insurance premiums would be $50 a year if they just stopped running so many ads.  FYI - my friend who is an independent adjuster told me the companies that run the most ads are the worst to deal with. 

    I had to go youtube premium to stop ads because I was starting to fantasize about murdering a certain emu
  • DissidentRival74DissidentRival74 Six One Five Posts: 139
    edited February 14
    Jason P said:
    Insurance commercials drive me nuts.  I'm pretty sure that insurance premiums would be $50 a year if they just stopped running so many ads.  FYI - my friend who is an independent adjuster told me the companies that run the most ads are the worst to deal with. 

    I had to go youtube premium to stop ads because I was starting to fantasize about murdering a certain emu
    I absolutely HATE the mayhem ones.  I don't find them funny at all.  Can't stand any of them.  And it sucks bc I really like/liked the guy who plays "mayhem" when he's on Brooklyn 99.  But in these commercials - can't stand him...
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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,822
    deadendp said:
    Pharmaceutical commercials. 

    "So you have a lil fungus on your toenails? Take this spiffy pill and it'll get rid of it in just a few months."

    "It has been found that in some, Spiffy Toenail Fungus Killer has caused bleeding from both eyes, fingers to necrose, spleens to explode and unexplainable internal swelling with oily discharge."

    "Spiffy Toenail Fungus Killer. Ask your doctor today about a way to get your beach feet ready again."

    I never realized how many drug commercials were on American TV until I moved to Europe. (Prescription drug ads are illegal in the EU.) But if I'm watching an American sports stream that doesn't black out the ads, it feels like drug commercial after drug commercial after drug commercial.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 40,543
    Jason P said:
    Insurance commercials drive me nuts.  I'm pretty sure that insurance premiums would be $50 a year if they just stopped running so many ads.  FYI - my friend who is an independent adjuster told me the companies that run the most ads are the worst to deal with. 

    I had to go youtube premium to stop ads because I was starting to fantasize about murdering a certain emu

    Not if he gets you first :wink:

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  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the cat Posts: 14,330
    - The Jardiance musical. Takes weeks to get that fucking song out of your head.
    - Alllll the "Hi, I am the CEO/ owner of" ones for laundry detergend, chairs, social media photo frames etc.
    - Super Beta Prostate stuff (who would get something that is called "super beta"?)
    - cheap viagra - that guy gives me the creeps
    - The ones for the health insurance extensions where they repeat the entire thing two times
    - Shriner's hospital for children
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