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Old 08-10-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: in my house
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The opera singers going "I have a structured settlement and I need cash now....877-cash-now call J.G. Wentworth"
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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All of the commercials that say something like "If you take this pill you wont get headaches anymore but you might die of a heart attack, go into convulsions, have your throat swell up so you stop breathing, your nose fall off, your liver stop functioning or have diarrhea and gas for five days straight." If you do almost die, be sure to tell your doctor because our anti-headache pill might not be right for you.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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Oh, I just remembered another one. I won't cite the company's name (don't want to break any CD rules about slander or whatever) but let's just say it's a home improvement company that allows consumers to buy directly, once you join their club.

The commercial is full of testimonials from satisfied club members who've saved thousands on cabinets and lighting and appliances and whatnot. Toward the end, one particular fellow says, in all earnestness, "<Name of company> has allowed me to live beyond my means".

I think I understand the sentiment (he can stretch his dollars by shopping with them) but I think the wording of the phrase is simply unfortunate. Many people blame our current situation partially on people trying to "live beyond their means". Somebody in marketing or editing dropped the ball when they decided to put that quote in the ad.

For what its worth, I've done some research on that company. My findings were very disheartening. My suggestion: if it looks tempting (and it truly does), please spend a little time on research first.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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OMG!! LMAO---toooo funny!!


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All of the commercials that say something like "If you take this pill you wont get headaches anymore but you might die of a heart attack, go into convulsions, have your throat swell up so you stop breathing, your nose fall off, your liver stop functioning or have diarrhea and gas for five days straight." If you do almost die, be sure to tell your doctor because our anti-headache pill might not be right for you.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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Mine is Six Flags, more flags! Just shoot me.
Mine is this one too. It drives me nuts.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:15 AM
 
Location: In my house
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All of the commercials that say something like "If you take this pill you wont get headaches anymore but you might die of a heart attack, go into convulsions, have your throat swell up so you stop breathing, your nose fall off, your liver stop functioning or have diarrhea and gas for five days straight." If you do almost die, be sure to tell your doctor because our anti-headache pill might not be right for you.
And don't forget, you will also get uncontrollable farting and explosive diarrhea in public places..but at least you won't have that pesky headache anymore.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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There is a deodorant commercial where the chick is walking down the street and keeps lifting up her arms. She sees a cop car and lifts her arms saying don't arrest me gives a guy a high five and says I didnt even know that guy. Another one is the Free credit report commercials. I think it is some what shallow that he sings " I meet my dream girl but she has bad credit so our life sucks."
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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1. the credit reporting where the guy and his new wife are living in a basement (I mean, he could just buy the house in his name)2. the new Ethan Allen commercial with the screens flashing ending with "do you have an appointment?" It seems like something a high school student might have thought up ...
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: in a house
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There is a deodorant commercial where the chick is walking down the street and keeps lifting up her arms. She sees a cop car and lifts her arms saying don't arrest me gives a guy a high five and says I didnt even know that guy. Another one is the Free credit report commercials. I think it is some what shallow that he sings " I meet my dream girl but she has bad credit so our life sucks."
I hate that commercial! That is definitely up there with Six Flags!!!!! Who the heck looks at the condition of underarms???? Just shave!
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Another one for Billy Mays.

Oh and the ones that make it seem like the girl is stupid for choosing a 4 year college over technical school. I don't have a problem w/ technical school - to each his/her own, but it's not necessary to try and get teens to think it's stupid to go to college.
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