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Bill - 2003-09-30 01:41:30
I am glad I am not alone with the McGriddles thing. I was starting to think I was the only person who hated these commercials with a passion. A fat kid in a cardboard rocket gets put into space by his dog? Yeah, that makes me think of breakfast sandwiches. You know, I hope to have kids someday, but have no intention of bringing kids into a world that has McGriddles or that chick that dances in the front passenger seat of a Mitsubishi car while Dirty Vegas plays.
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Bethie` - 2003-09-30 02:25:20
Marry me. Now.
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Pam Moss - 2003-09-30 10:31:00
Well, if the marketing gurus who developed these silly campaigns, slogans, commercials, etc got you so annoyed as to remember and even write about them...well, I think they've managed to do their job! My 5 year old grandaughter was running to the bathroom yesterday, singing,"Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now!" We are trully a commercial nation! If you can think of a better way to advertise products, perhaps you should pursue advertising! If not that, a job as a comedy writer. Also, as your mother, I would be happy if you could write more like the sweet young woman you trully are! Yes, I am trying to change your puedo-image of critical, bitter-sounding OLD woman. That's so not you and we don't need any more of that type in our world.
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Brian - 2003-09-30 11:08:52
I invented the McGriddle...and now I feel horrible. I'm going to go cheer myself up by wiping my ass.
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Bethie - 2003-09-30 19:53:56
Advertising and comedy writing would be rad, but right now my heart is in video ..or las vegas..or both. and yes, I LIKE the psuedo image of being a cranky bitter old witch, it's what im good at! Plus being positive all the time isn't really all that funny...
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Bill - 2003-10-01 01:24:15
The world is full of positive people who can invent things - but a precious few can actually make fun of those people well. I say keep up the good work!
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Amy - 2003-10-01 13:33:10
you're silly. :0)
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Bethie - 2003-10-01 13:37:24
Exactly Bill..exactly. The world needs more people like ME. Then the people like my mom wants me to be will be more appreciated..or something. Yeah that's it..
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Bill - 2003-10-02 01:45:03
So do you hate the Dr. Scholl's "Are you gellin'" commercials as much as I do? Or Gordon Elliot on his cross country Campbell's soup-off? Who the hell is Gordon Elliot, and why in the hell does he like soup so much? Yeah, I need to get some sleep.
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Bethie - 2003-10-02 01:47:54
Well, I could go on and on about how much I hate a lot of commercials...well most of them. The gellin' tards are right up there, I assure you. Of course, the obligatory 'can you hear me now' dude needs to be shot. In the head.(but that goes without saying)...and forget sleep. being a 'critical old woman' like my mom said I was is much more entertaining...
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Brian - 2003-10-02 12:10:58
It just bugs the hell out of me that it's not always obvious to the people making the commercial to think "why would this make people want to buy this product?". Standing out and/or annoying people doesn't sell your product. Replacing the word "cleaning" with "swifering" in the dictionary, now that's selling product. And then causing problems where the word becomes to common place, and they can no longer copyright it.
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Bethie - 2003-10-02 15:37:57
I know,right? That's the thing my mom doesn't understand. Sometimes I am so annoying with a commercial (cha cha charmin) that I immediately turn the channel. I don't want to buy that product. I am so angry with the stupid commercial that I refuse to buy it. Also that one commercial where you can sell things for 'cash' and whenever the guy says 'cash' I want to punch his face in with a sledgehammer. surely you agree? I dont even know if that spot runs in Minnesota though...
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Brian - 2003-10-02 17:07:19
Oh, it runs all right, and it drives me crazy. I don't know what the service's name is (yeah, great commercial if I haven't noticed after the 1000th time), but every time he says cash, I have a seizure. I mean, pick an accent and stick with it. The commercial being "memorable" for being annoying, or anything that's not "wow, that looks like a cool product/service, I want to use it/buy it", means it's a failure to me. And some, even after marketing classes and everything, I just can't even fathom the thoughts that were in the heads of the creators. The new Quizno's one makes people who eat their toasted subs look like arrogent jerks. I now dislike Quizno's even more.
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Bethie - 2003-10-02 19:16:45
Great, finally someone who understands my pain. The way that that guy says 'caaaash' has now detered me from even using cash. When I go to the supermarket and they say cash or charge, I immediately punch the woman in the face. Not her fault, maybe. But that word is the devil. And the man needs to be shot who did this to me. I seriously don't know what that commercial is for. I haven't had the same experience with Quizno's though, I actually like their subs, except they are so fatty they make me feel a little sick and a little guilty.im lame
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Bill - 2003-10-03 00:42:42
Have you heard the Quizno's radio ads that give the listener "Tips for people who do not know very much"? They showcase wacky thoughts like "the words intimate and intimidate don't mean the same thing." All 30 seconds of the commercial is just that funny. I'd give another example, but whenever the commercial comes on, I nearly wreck my car trying to change the channel. Speaking of not funny commercials, I was just watching Letterman, and a commercial for Craig Kilborn came on. How did that guy get a TV show? He is the unfunniest talk show host since... well, since Carson Daly.
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Bethie - 2003-10-03 01:55:25
Well, I'm obviously a bit partial to Conan. So I will obviously agree with you there. He's so cocky, arrogant, and all other words associated with 'douche bag'. Except for the ones that actually associate with a douche bag. Anyway, I haven't heard those radio ads, b/c usually I just listen to my cd's in my car. Radio stations annoy me too much usually to listen to their 'tribe called crap'.
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Bill - 2003-10-03 20:34:53
You just don't hear the words 'douche bag' thrown around as much as they should be... Well, I suppose I can't speak for you - so let me rephrase, I don't hear the words 'douche bag' thrown around as much as they should be. Your point of view is pretty funny... I'm glad I stumbled onto your diary.
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Bethie - 2003-10-03 22:13:57
Thanks Bill, that's very nice of you to say. Do you have a diary? I'd like to read it, or something. I like to end sentences that I'm not sure of how to end with 'or something'.
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Bill - 2003-10-04 02:48:47
I have attached my diary web page. It's in it's infantcy, so please - be gentle. Let me know your thoughts... http://ramblin-bill.diaryland.com/
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Bill - 2003-10-04 03:10:21
Horrible commercial just came on... Must kill Arby's Oven Mitt...
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Brian - 2003-10-04 14:38:35
I love that at the actual Arby's restaurants, they "quote" the Oven Mitt. "I give this sandwich 5 Stars" - Oven Mitt. Thank God they made sure I knew the Oven Mitt said that. I would hate to think that some sort of non-expert fake thing said the food was good. And it's a Cowboy Hat, not an Oven Mitt. You're not fooling me, Arbys.
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Bethie - 2003-10-04 14:47:49
Yes, I also loathe 'the mitt'. I feel as though we should mention commercials we actually like...like umm..let me think..uhh..yeah. P.s. bill good start on your page! Now yu gotta get all fancypants with the design and stuff
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