What's the deal? I thought it was kinda funny. How's it abusive?
Oh! And who the heck is John Clark? I tried to look it up on Google but it's a common name.
Fido wrote:YEAH, but I woud not call John 's mother a dog, Fido.Not every bitch is a dog, and not every dog is a bitch... What do you see of those people's lives??? OK, so they have a green house, but they are worried about money, they do not communicate well, he is shooting the **** with sales girls while she is busting nails keeping up appearences for appearences sake... He wants unlimited texting, and she has nothing nice to say to him in person... I think they are living beyond their means and cannot hide the fact... He is probably eating **** at work so he can practice for a steady diet at home... If they have any kids, they hate one or the other or both of them, and pity themselves the undercurrent of helpless misery and forebearance in their lives...He's the lucky SOB who got away...
Who ever said most people live lives of quiet desparation must have been talking about Americans... The want of respect between people is deep enough to swim in and thick enough to walk on... If we had any self respect we would slap the faces of anyone who dared talk to us like that, like our kids do, and our bosses do, and our politicians do- like we are too stupid to know we are being disd, or too brain dead to care...
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Not much subtlety in the names of these clubs is there.
its interesting that this thread exists.
i also found the commercial strikingly hostile. and a bit novel, in that the woman was being crass. its usually the other way the last few decades.
have noticed that adverts are increasingly using subversive interactions to hawk their sundries.
there is an adam curtis doc about the first great PR man in the US, Edward Bernays, who was the nephew of S. Freund - his first great accomplishment - getting women smoking by making the habit a demonstration of chicness and freedom.
so this commerical continues that grand tradition of social nastiness in the way of making a buck.
Abusing men is in these days...I dont even watch TV for the most part, but the rest of the family does and I have noticed this commercial on a great many times. The fact that AT&T market research indicates that this commercial will help sell their product speaks volumes about where American is right now...abuse a woman and get put in jail, but abuse a man and you get a medal.
Quote:The "Joke" part of it was that for a change a guy had a snappy comeback to his wife's abuse...the reason this commercial works is because so many people know bitches like her, in fact maybe they are married to one, and most guys just suck it up and take it. AT&T being the reason that this guy was able to confront his wife makes AT&T look good, like it is smart to sign up with them. This was not an attempt at a joke, this was an attempt to mine the anti-male zeitgeist for profit.But it was a joke. Why are you guys taking it soo seriously?
GracieGirl wrote:The shock part, which the viewer is supposed to be in on, that the guy back talking and being right is so unusual. The usual is the the guy does what he is told by his woman and on those rare occasions when he tries to stand up for himself the woman easily puts him in his place.
I soo hope you're kidding! Either way, it made me Laugh Out Loud!! Haha!
Thanks for that.
This commercial is the equivalent of a 1957 commercial where a nigger dares to go toe to toe with a white guy, and has him. The power imbalance IS foundation that the commercial is built upon.
GracieGirl wrote:And you are back to evading what you dont want to know, and it is critical that you keep your mind closed if you are to continue to spend your days devoted to entertainment. Realty is such a downer.
Okay. You're back on ignore.