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And I thought the squealing pig was bad...


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#1 OFFLINE   mreposter

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I thought commercials had sunk to a new low when Geico started in on the squealing pig, but now someone has dug up Debbie Boone and started running her "You Light Up My Life" song non-stop. Every ding-dang night during the news that thing burns in my ears. Enough already!

I prefer to watch the news live, but have started hitting pause at the start and holding off for about 15 minutes just so I can skip through this and other annoying spots.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

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So, what commercials bug you?


Hoppah!!!!!!
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

I hate most commercials but every one in a while I find that I like one. The latest is the one where the girl calls the guy just so she can ignore him.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

Geico commercials have now worn very thin with me, as have the Progressive ones.

Question: there's an annoying repeat sound- could be a synth or human voice- that sorta "beeps" steadily while the actors are jumping from a plane and recording it. Dunno what the ad is for, which makes it fail on some level, but what is the source and purpose of those "beeps"?
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#5 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

At this time....almost nothing beats the 2 whining women in the Verizon store ad...
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

What are commercials? I have a DVR. :D
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

What are commercials? I have a DVR. :D

:lol: Good comeback.

But that Verizon commercial I mentioned is so bad...you have to FF 4X to get away... :D
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

Comcrap guy here -- I have a vintage DVR that, at 5X FF approaches warp speed. It takes a deft hand on the throttle and both feet on the brakes to keep it from running clear into the next day. I like that. :)

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:08 PM

At this time....almost nothing beats the 2 whining women in the Verizon store ad...


makes me wanna stab myself in the face with a pencil
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:18 PM

makes me wanna stab myself in the face with a pencil


That's one of the few that I don't skip yet and actually laugh at:lol:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:58 AM

That's one of the few that I don't skip yet and actually laugh at:lol:

Even after it being on 100 times a day?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:14 AM

Even after it being on 100 times a day?

EWE...


So far I've only stumbled upon it while skipping 3 or 4 times. By the time it hits the 100 mark, I'm sure it will have lost its luster:)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

So far I've only stumbled upon it while skipping 3 or 4 times. By the time it hits the 100 mark, I'm sure it will have lost its luster:)

Two nights ago...while watching back-to-back shows....we counted it 11 times in 3 hours. We mute the audio when it comes on now. EWE indeed.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

The only Geico commercial I like is the one where the couple have the panther in their bedroom.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

At this time....almost nothing beats the 2 whining women in the Verizon store ad...


Yep, that's a pretty bad one.

I actually go out of my way to NOT buy products that have commercials that annoy me.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

Yep, that's a pretty bad one.

I actually go out of my way to NOT buy products that have commercials that annoy me.

It would be a shame for anyone to wear out their mute or fast forward control buttons over just this commercial. :D
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

Yep, that's a pretty bad one.

I actually go out of my way to NOT buy products that have commercials that annoy me.

How does one go 'out of their way' to NOT buy certain products? :confused:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

How does one go 'out of their way' to NOT buy certain products? :confused:


By purchasing products from a competitor that might be slightly more expensive or less convenient to buy. Given a choice, I'd rather give my business to a company that treats me more intelligently than some of these companies.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

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So, what commercials bug you?

Currently, the new Verizon Cell Phone one with the mother/daughter crying act.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

At this time....almost nothing beats the 2 whining women in the Verizon store ad...


Until someone mentioned a Mother and Daughter bawling, I had relegated this abomination to the deep recesses of what used to be my mind. :sure: OMG is that one bad........
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