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Topic 8 of 45: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive

Sun, Sep 22, 1996 (11:58) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
TV commercials and advertisements, you're bombarded with mega amounts of
these every day. What is cool? What have you been bombarded with that
is patently offensive or just plain stupid?
16 responses total.

 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 1 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Sep 22, 1996 (12:03) * 9 lines 
 
On the coolest ad running on tv right now, that's easy. I love that IBM
ad with the monks communicating telepathically while seated in
meditation. The one telepaths "Why am I always the last one to know?"

Best parody of the IBM "you make the call ad" is Max Miller's takeoff on
KFON 1490 AM Austin. "IBM Financial Services, give us all your money and
we'll get back to you."

Any candidates for truly horrendous, awful ads?


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 2 of 16: Josh Daniel  (joshd) * Wed, Nov 13, 1996 (10:55) * 4 lines 
 
I thought the best political ad of the season was Victor Morales' late
one, which had a bunch of people standing around with little cut-outs
of Phil Gramm held over their faces. It was kind of creepy and hilarious,
all at the same time.


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 3 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Wed, Nov 13, 1996 (14:08) * 1 lines 
 
I saw that. That was kind of funny. Scary thought, being confronted by an army of Phil Gramms.


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 4 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Nov 24, 1996 (07:41) * 8 lines 
 
has anyone seen the great Nike ad where time freezes in several peoples
lives while Michael Jordan does a spin move and then dunks, the guy stops
shaving and his sink is spilling over.

Space Jam has opened. There's some money out there that Michael Jordon
doesn't have yet. Perhaps they could legislate a Michael Jordan tax that
would just send a substantial portion of everyones income to him and save
you the trouble of buying $150 shoes and cologne.


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 5 of 16: Josh Daniel  (joshd) * Mon, Nov 25, 1996 (22:00) * 1 lines 
 
I dunno, I kind of like the idea of saving a little bit of face by NOT spending money on Jordan-related enterprises. Like not wearing Jordan's cologne, for starters!


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 6 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Mon, Nov 25, 1996 (22:33) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah, I was just kidding. I'm not up to supporting the Gross Jordan Product. The other commercial series that's hot right now is the Lotus Notes/Domino commercials. Have you seen them? Where the guy slams the web surfers.


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 7 of 16: Josh Daniel  (joshd) * Tue, Nov 26, 1996 (21:29) * 4 lines 
 
Yeah, Dennis Leary. He's funnier when he writes his own material and not
reciting some copy writer's version of him.




 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 8 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Nov 26, 1996 (22:13) * 2 lines 
 
He's good. I'd like to see him with his own material if he's this good
with someone else mediocre material.


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 9 of 16: Ozzie  (ozzie) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (07:03) * 2 lines 
 
What is this - the Terry and Josh show???
Does anyone else out there readining this - or am I the only sucker interested???


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 10 of 16: It's the terry, josh and ozzie show now  (terry) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (10:36) * 4 lines 
 
We're just getting this cranked up. Don't worry, I'm working on ways to get
more guests to the party.

Anyone see any incredibly cool or really bad commercials lately?


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 11 of 16: Bob Wilbert  (sunspot) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (12:16) * 3 lines 
 
How about Packard Bells new ads? Don't they remind you of the early apple commercials? They really do project a very sinister outlook on the world. It's almost as if they are encouraging people to stay home and communicate with everyone via modem. I personally have problems with people fostering that type of reclusive attitude.

BW


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 12 of 16: Josh Daniel  (joshd) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (15:03) * 1 lines 
 
Haven't seen the ads--what do they say?


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 13 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec  5, 1996 (22:11) * 1 lines 
 
I've missed these so far.


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 14 of 16: Bob Wilbert  (sunspot) * Fri, Dec  6, 1996 (10:43) * 3 lines 
 
You people are spending too much time on the net. Packard Bell has spent about a Gazillion $ flooding the airwaves with these new ads.

Bob


 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 15 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  2, 1998 (02:20) * 5 lines 
 
I like the new Nike Mike ads. The one where Larry Bird doesn't sing.
Nike knows about to do attention getting ads. Totally cool. No. But
effective.




 Topic 8 of 45 [media]: Commercials and ads - the good, the bad, and the patently offensive
 Response 16 of 16: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jul 27, 2002 (08:31) * 4 lines 
 
Anyone catch the Mitsubishi Eclipse ad?

It's teh one with the lady dancing with her arms.


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