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i just saw the stupidest commercial ever.

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  1. asdf

    asdf IncGamers Member

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    i just saw the stupidest commercial ever.

    now, i know there are lots of stupid commercials out there. there's always those car dealer guys who just give some long speech to go buy a car or whatnot. there's one's like... that peptol bismol commercial with those "rappers" which makes me cringe every time i see it. then there's always the crap that flies around during election times.

    sometimes being that bad is very good, because at the very least they'll stick in your head, and thus the product sticks in your head.

    the commercial i saw went like this:

    a panther (i think it's a panther) is running through some rocky desert- possibly arizona. why there is a panther there, i have no idea. a cowboy (on a horse) is chasing it. i honestly thought cowboys went after bulls and horses, but what the hey. eventually it runs up a cliff and the cowboy catches it when it's up against a cliff.

    scene cuts to the guy, now driving some old pickup. no sign of the panther. horse is in a pasture.

    the Shell logo appears.

    now, you'd think this commercial is pretty odd without knowing about the narration. it only gets more confusing: while the cowboy was chasing the panther, the guy was talking about how shell was making a cleaner oil or something. how the hell is that connected? did they find a way to squeeze oil out of panthers? by raising them in arizona, maybe?

    there was only about 0.3 seconds in the commercial where the images fit the words. it was at the end, the horse reared up, while the guy was saying something like "...developed with Ferrari"

    coherence, people. good, bad, or ugly- if you're going to give a message, at least make it coherent.
     
  2. Dawnmaster

    Dawnmaster IncGamers Member

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    Well the original mascotte for Shell was a tiger, right? And as up to this moment I still haven't figured out how to squeeze oil out of a big cat, so I guess they just went for a new mascotte?

    Maybe the tiger grew too old and they went like: "oh well, ditch him, we'll hire a young panther to take his job"

    But it's the same with a lot of commercials, you're staring at the screen, and you're wondering what the hell they're actually trying to promote (I've even seen commercials where no one has a clue as to what it's all about when it's done)
     
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    Sokar Rostau IncGamers Member

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    That would explain why the other day I saw a pissed off tiger wearing a gold watch.
     
  5. Merick

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    I like those Pepto commercials.
     
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    diablo loves donutz IncGamers Member

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    Nah, the truth ad where the dude asking reabilitation center people if they could cure jogging or m&m addictions still reigns supreme in the stupidest commercial ever category.
     
  7. Sokar Rostau

    Sokar Rostau IncGamers Member

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    Okay, that was some weird ****. Dunno what the hell was happening there. Was typing in mirror words somehow, only happening on this site too. Had to reboot. PCs are stupid.

    I was going to link to a new commercial I just saw. Carlton Drought consistently has some of the best ads in Australasia and Flashbeer is their latest attempt. Check it out, it makes more sense if you know the reference though.
     
  8. Dawnmaster

    Dawnmaster IncGamers Member

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    :laugh: !nosaer driew emos rof esoprup no taht gniod erew uoy thguoht I
     
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    MapleBarb IncGamers Member

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    instead of figuring out just hand them a copy of d2 and tell them to join US east ladder. tell em that we hold hourly village idiot meetings there and move on :laugh:
     
  10. Sokar Rostau

    Sokar Rostau IncGamers Member

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    Nah, I've been forcefully converted to the darkside and this is my first time with a ****box PC. I don't know how it happened. It just did, then Firefox crapped up on me. Seven years on a Mac with less than ten problems. Seven hours on a PC and the problem count is up to three already. Stupid bloody PCs.
     
  11. Johnny

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    With lots of lubricant?
     
  12. PatMaGroin

    PatMaGroin IncGamers Member

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    That's Exxon.

    The commercial I can't stand...

    Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
    Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
    Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
    Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
    Head-On, apply directly to the forehead!
     
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    diablo loves donutz IncGamers Member

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    Yup, you just made me remember that one pat, that takes the cake, right there. The most annoying commercial in television history.
     
  14. Star Dust

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    Perhaps the cowboy stands for Shell, and the panther, being black and in the desert, stands for oil.

    That's still pretty far out, though.
     
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    It's a cow though, asdf probably just missed the front part. The old dude is pretty cool IMO.
     
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    Esso is the gas station
     
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    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    I once saw an old man wearing black dress pants, a gold sequined sport coat with no undershirt(Tanned leather skin with white chest hair and that little gold chain for the win!) and a top hat sing about how he would save you money on used cars. . .the camera pans out and he is on the edge of the roof of his dealership, he almost falls off.

    That is the worst commercial ever in my mind.
     
  18. PatMaGroin

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    Esso (Standard Oil) hasn't existed for quite some time.
     
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    They still have Esso in Canada..at least they did last time I was there.
     
  20. SheldonTheMagnifacent

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    Yeah, we do.
     

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