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Advertisements that Have Turned You Off Products

 
 
Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 07:07 am
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What a relief! The free public restrooms operated by the Charmin toilet paper company in Times Square during the holidays are being rolled out for another year.
It's the third straight year for the 20 deluxe stalls.

The plush potties feature flat-screen televisions, attendants dressed in tuxedos and plenty of Charmin.

The loos are so luxurious that Charmin promises Times Square tourists will feel like kings sitting on their thrones before making their royal flushes.



http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=2008-11-24_D94LA3FG0&show_article=1&cat=breaking

I saw this cute little puff piece, and I got to thinking. I would not use Charmin if my life depended on it. My distaste goes back to the years of "Mr. Whipple", and his ubiquitous, "please Don't Squeeze the Charmin". Since then I have made it my business never to purchase that product, even if they were practically giving it away on sale.

I feel the same way about "Wisk", and that goes back to "Ring Around the Collar" an ad which was aired a long time ago.

Have you ever had a negative reaction to an ad, and subsequently boycotted the product?
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maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 07:20 am
@Phoenix32890,
It almost happened w/ Obama.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 07:25 am
@maporsche,
Laughing
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 08:27 am
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/09/ceo_socnet/image/burger-king.jpg
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 10:04 am
@cjhsa,
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Burger King
Yikes. Get that thing away from me! Look, it's drooling.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 10:24 am
I CANNOT ******* STAND advertising campaigns that take liberties with English. I resent the idea of marketing execs copyrighting ingratiating non-words like "melty" (Taco Bell), and "drinkability" (Budweiser).

Melty. You mean your tacos have motherfucking CHEESE on them? All cheese melts, assholes. And so all tacos are melty. There's no differentiation there for you to capitalize on. Sorry.

Drinkability? Well, Budweiser is a LIQUID, so that certainly helps. Then there's the fact that it's essentially water, compared to, say, Guinness or Harp or any worthy beer. It has a "smooth finish" you say? Surely every bloated, Big Ten fratboy smashing his tenth can of Bud against his forehead before the big game agrees. I'm sure he's particularly fond of your "beechwood aging" technique.

I would appreciate a little more honesty from both organizations. And I think they could cooperate in their efforts. I see an ad where a group of balding, fat, sunburned dudes in Hawaiian shirts are tailgating before a Jimmy Buffet concert, killing a case of Bud. After the show they swerve into the Taco Bell parking lot and belligerently order some Gorditas to sate their drunk munchies.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 10:58 am
@Gargamel,
I definitely prefer truth in advertising.

Toilet paper: It's damn TOILET PAPER. You use it wipe sh!t off your butt, and occasionally to blow your nose, not in that order.

Light beer: Because you want cheap booze to swill.

Taco Bell: Because this is a close to Mexico as you reallio, trulio want to get, and because you're sick of pizza.

Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:02 am
Gargamel and Drew Dad- Cut it out! I nearly busted my sides laughing! Laughing
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:20 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
Toilet paper: It's damn TOILET PAPER. You use it wipe sh!t off your butt, and occasionally to blow your nose, not in that order.


http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33434
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:31 am
@Gargamel,
Exactly!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:38 am
@Gargamel,
Damn- You did it again!!!! Laughing
cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:51 am
@Phoenix32890,
http://www.badtasteadvertising.com/images/badads/tysongrill.jpg
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 11:57 am
@Phoenix32890,
I use Charmin because it feels best on my ass.... and my thumb has never once gone through it when wiping after a particularly messy poop.

And now with their new Ultra Strong I CAN wipe with one side and then use the other side to blow my nose...it's helping the environment...
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:00 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Stop! I can't stand it anymore! Laughing
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:18 pm
@Gargamel,
Gargamel wrote:

I CANNOT ******* STAND advertising campaigns that take liberties with English.


Really. Your going to buy baby furniture with words like Play Skool as the logo? You'll pay for that on the brat's first spelling test.
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:24 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Quote:
And now with their new Ultra Strong I CAN wipe with one side and then use the other side to blow my nose...it's helping the environment...


That's no good Bear. You should fold the paper and use it, albeit more carefully, for wipe 2. That saves 50%. You can blow your nose with your fingers.

According to Rabelais a goose's neck is best followed by the maids skirt.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:31 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Your going to ....


roger wrote:
You'll pay for that on the brat's first spelling test.

<snicker>
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 06:05 pm
@Phoenix32890,
The weird skittles ads like this one...



There's so many of them they deserve their own thread.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 25 Nov, 2008 04:49 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert- That ad looks like it was targeted to a gay audience. I can't imagine it being on regular TV.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 25 Nov, 2008 07:57 am
The Wendy's ads with the people in red wigs. One has a bunch of people running and jumping into a hole, but one red-wig leads others to safety while shouting "sizzle"!

Aside from the fact that wanting Wendy's apparently makes one look like a clown one kid's party away from taking a rifle up on a tower, I want my hamburger to leave its sizzle on the grill and not cause the ER doc to debride my scalded mouth and throat.
 

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