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"Play 'U Can't Touch This.'"
"Play 'I Have Eyes Everywhere.'"
"Play 'Keep Your Hands To Yourself.'"
"Play 'You Lay One Finger on My Daughter and They'll Never Find Your Body.'"
Not exactly hate, but the Old Spice commercial about the moms singing about their little boys "becoming men" was pretty depressing. I hugged my mom after I saw it.
oh and to throw in another one:
'Oh it's such a perfect day. I'm glad I spent it with you.'..........
I started out thinking it was a good and funny ad, but they play it so damn much no that I hate it and I'm flat out sick of it....
'the past becomes settled in the present. the only place it truly exists.'
"There are two kinds of men in this world. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig."
"in a world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane."
Any commercial that screams "State Farm" or "Progressive".
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"Stacy's Mom" is an awesome song. But its use in the Cadillac commercial is . . . odd. Same with that yogurt commercial I keep seeing that uses "Hungry Like the Wolf."
Dairy Queen's got a current ad starring one of the biggest tools I've seen in a while.
"They call it four pieces of breaded chicken. I call it Hashtag Delicious."
Don't you just want to punch him?
"It's more than good. It's Blizzard good."
Oh shut up, no one's that much of a slave to DQ.
Also, I've had the chicken basket they're promoting here, many times. It's average.
The Olympics McNugget commercial makes me cringe. Why would they want people to equate biting into a McNugget will be like biting a disk of hard metal?
I'm still confused about McDonald's sponsoring the Olympics. I don't think Shaun White eats a Big Mac.
A local CBS affiliate has a lot of in-studio ads consisting just of graphics and voiceovers. One is for a golf voucher valid at a bunch of local courses. To promote it, they have an image of a crown-wearing golf ball who is supposed to be a "golf god". And his voiceover is just the same guy who does most of their ads, but with his voice pitch-shifted so he sounds more deep and commanding or something. But they only pitch shift the voice a little bit, so you can still totally tell it's him, and it just sounds more like a really bad technical glitch than god-like.
It reminds me of a radio ad I first heard 12 years ago for a local car wash. They used a pitched-up chipmunk voice for a talking salt crystal attached to someone's car. I thought it was actually kind of cute and inoffensive. But after it had been in rotation for a couple winters, they slowed the ad down some, so that the voice was barely pitched-up at all, and it made it really obvious whose voice it was. I would turn it off every time it came on. (It was actually created by a different local station, but I didn't listen to that station much at the time, so I don't know if the slowing down was their doing or not.)
The ad was gone for a long time, and I thought it was the end of that. A couple years ago, I heard it in rotation again on the station that created it, but thankfully, it was sped back up to the original voice. And just this month, I heard the original version again.
tl;dr: If you're gonna pitch shift, at least change the pitch enough to disguise the voice. Otherwise, it's just the auditory equivalent of uncanny valley.
I've already complained about the "Tips from Former Smokers" ad campaign by the CDC before, but they've gotten 100% more disturbing. The two new ones I've
seen on TV feature Terrie (whom you've seen from that other disturbing commercial) and a man named Nathan. The "Terrie" ad features a short clip of her dying
in the hospital and the "Nathan" ad tells us he died of second hand smoke. If you've seen these ads you know how disturbing they are.
I know this ad campaign was designed to be scary, but does anyone else think this is a bit too much?
Here's the deal, I'm the best there is. I wake up in the morning and I urinate excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. I'm just a big hairy American winning machine.
I'm very humble, too.
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