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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Ugh.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkfUWZjlWM0


(And this guy is just creepy .....)
Not to mention that it's a pretty bad commercial to begin with. Are they trying to show how dumb Honda salespeople are? Who would be stupid enough to pin on a button so large as to rip their shirt.

I think the whole idea is creepy.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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I'm too tired to scroll thru the whole thread right now...but having just seen it, I had to come on and "vote" for the stupid Ford Fiesta commercial where the driver tells his passenger, "watch this"...pushes the ignition button...then the people come out riding unicycles and carrying umbrellas, parachutists fly down, some odd truck with a big arrrow "meter" thingie goes from one side to the other....it's just the most stupid thing I've seen lately. Then after all this the driver says, "it's a pretty big deal."

NOT. I hate this commercial so much I would not even go look at that car if I were in the market!

And the commercial I saw last night-- ANY of the Cialis ones, where the couple end up in _separate bathtubs in the middle of nowhere! I get distracted wondering dumb things like where they got the water to fill the tubs ...and of course, why a romantic evening would have them NOT in the same bubble bath or hot tub! Just beyond lame.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: gazing @ the Blue Ridge Mountains
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I'm too tired to scroll thru the whole thread right now...but having just seen it, I had to come on and "vote" for the stupid Ford Fiesta commercial where the driver tells his passenger, "watch this"...pushes the ignition button...then the people come out riding unicycles and carrying umbrellas, parachutists fly down, some odd truck with a big arrrow "meter" thingie goes from one side to the other....it's just the most stupid thing I've seen lately. Then after all this the driver says, "it's a pretty big deal."

NOT. I hate this commercial so much I would not even go look at that car if I were in the market!

And the commercial I saw last night-- ANY of the Cialis ones, where the couple end up in _separate bathtubs in the middle of nowhere! I get distracted wondering dumb things like where they got the water to fill the tubs ...and of course, why a romantic evening would have them NOT in the same bubble bath or hot tub! Just beyond lame.
Mostly commercials make me decide NOT to buy rather than to purchase-based on how dumb they are.
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Unread 05-14-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Default Rant: prescription drug TV commercials are starting to drive me insane

About 2 or 3 years ago prescription drug commercials started adding disclaimers and warnings into all their commercials. I don't whether this was required by law or whether or the drugs companies just decided to head off any possible legal action, no matter how remote, by listing EVERY FREAKING possible side effect in some long droning voice that takes up more than half the commercial.
I try to grab the remote and mute the TV before it gets to that part of the commercial or I am afraid my head will explode. How's that for a side effect?
I wonder if this isn't just a cowardly overreaction by these drug companies. What's next?
Will McDonald's and Wendy's start listing the side effects of eating too many of their burgers?
Will Ford and GM start listing the side effects and risks of driving their cars?
God, please make it stop.
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Unread 05-14-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Reminds me of my doctor wanting to give me Celebrex for arthritis....because painful knees are so much worse than the side effects of Celebrex:

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Death, gastrointestinal hemorrhages, stomach bleeding, cardiovascular problems, kidney and liver damage, ulcers, indigestion, diarrhea, abdominal pain, allergic reactions


It is probably good for the commercials to have to bring this to people's attention....since lots of doctors may not.
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Unread 05-14-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Listen: If I get an erection lasting more than four hours I'm not going to seek medical attention...

I'M GONNA SEEK MEDIA ATTENTION!!!
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Unread 05-14-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Medina Co., TX
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Okay, if you're watching TV and and have a remote, when an ad comes on, hit that mute button if it's convenient! I do this as much as I can...no matter what kind of ad. Of course, you can't always. BTW, I've always thought that with the Viagra-type medications, they purposely emphasize the four-hour erection thing. Just to get more guys to ask for the drug. Now, personally, I've never thought that would be a good thing for a guy or for his partner either! But that's just me.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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There are simply too many drug commercials...there should be ZERO on TV.

All the hypochondriacs using up medical resources seeking new drugs and driving up the cost of medical care for everyone.

What really cracks me up are all the side effects....like death/stroke etc that another poster mentioned.

But worse is the "tell your Doctor" crap....If you have had a heart attack etc. Isn't your Doctor already supposedly aware of your medical history?????

What are we paying them for anyway???? These commercials make it seem that you just go to any Doctor and tell him I saw this new med on TV and want to take it. Never mind if I actually need it or not.

And that Abilify crap for depression....the side effects of death/stroke are a bit more "final" and depressing than any depressive episodes themselves!
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Okay, if you're watching TV and and have a remote, when an ad comes on, hit that mute button if it's convenient! I do this as much as I can...no matter what kind of ad. Of course, you can't always. BTW, I've always thought that with the Viagra-type medications, they purposely emphasize the four-hour erection thing. Just to get more guys to ask for the drug. Now, personally, I've never thought that would be a good thing for a guy or for his partner either! But that's just me.
Especially if you have to ride a crowded bus.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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I rarely see commercials, just use a dvr or TIVO to record your favorite programs and watch them a day or two later. That way I can zip through the commercials and an hour show takes only 45 minutes.
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