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    Adverts - good and bad

    The new Go Compare advert staring Sue Barker almost makes me want to sign up as a customer YouTube - Broadcast Yourself the BT new advert with the soppy actors on the other hand totally ensures I never have a home hub!

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    The Fosters adverts make me chuckle! Thanks to their advice, I never wear "budgie smugglers"!!!!

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    Fan of the Snickers advert in the Football changing room :-).

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    The Fosters ads are funny. I'm not keen on the new Go Compare ones - they have an iconic and memorable character who they are now trying to kill? My favourite ad has to be the Specsavers one with the Farmer shearing his sheep then he reaches for his sheepdog. The look on the dogs face as it runs out of the pen sans fur is great. I love that it's in black and white and I love the music. It's so serious and atmospheric until you see the dog. LOL.

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    I really hate the Compare The Market ads......although thankfully the number of people who think its hilarious to say 'simples' seems to have died down now.

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    I hate the car ads... the one's where either:

    1. People whizz along empty brightly lit streets at night with NO TRAFFIC, then park right outside the nightclub they wanted to go to. As if.
    2. People drive through sunny forests with NO TRAFFIC, then park on the beach and whip out their surf boards. As if.
    3. People drive through sunny Capetown with NO TRAFFIC and park right outside the shop. As if

    You get my gist.

    In reality, they'd be stuck in traffic thumping their steering wheel in a tantrum.

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    I hate to sound like a curmudgeonly old sod, but I very rarely watch anything on ITV and Ch4/5 because of the adverts.

    They all annoy me for differing reasons....

    1. Lipstick/make up.... Can women REALLY not see the "soft-focus" effect?
    2. Cars.... That's it.... Make a generic advert for EVERY market by using only those letters and numbers that look the same back-to-front.... I.E V,M,T,W,1,8,0 (This list is not exhaustive!)
    3. Phones... Oh...suddenly, you're MADE to put "sequences have been shortened" on your ads, otherwise people would complain that their iThing is slower than the ad model!
    4. Insurance ... We KNOW we need it... Just tell us what you offer instead of getting someone to sing.... or, indeed, getting comedians to do "funny" ads.... I'm looking at you, Chris Addison/Alexander Armstrong
    5. Food... McDonalds/BK/KFC... We KNOW your food doesn't actually look like that by the time the box is handed to us.... STOP giving us a false version of what you sell!



    AAAAAnnnnnnndddd Breathe!!!

    Oh...and whilst I'm on this.... The new Go Compare posters have been radically altered around a certain Northants town.... Perhaps @synaesthesia or @GrumbleDook have noticed??
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    I have an irrational hatred of those god-awful Skoda ads with the little green car on the rolling road. Ack it's annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango
    Oh...and whilst I'm on this.... The new Go Compare posters have been radically altered around a certain Northants town.... Perhaps @synaethesia or @GrumbleDook have noticed??
    This is not unique. All the posters have been 'defaced' - they are actually printed like that (printed to look like they've been defaced by graffiti - wow what a way to make a town look tatty in 1 easy step). It seems to be part of their new stupid campaign - they are now trying to 'kill off' the Go Compare man. Presumably gearing their new marketing campaign around how annoyed people are by the opera dude. Personally I am MORE annoyed at stupid posters that look like they've been defaced by vandals - don't we have enough vandalism and degeneration of the high street in this country as it is without deliberately hanging a poster that makes the place look worse? I hate it hate it hate it!

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    Then there are the really annoying adverts where someone is whispering - one at the moment for posh hotel booking and the cringing catchphrase / tunes that run alongside the likes of Danone products!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    I have an irrational hatred of those god-awful Skoda ads with the little green car on the rolling road. Ack it's annoying.



    This is not unique. All the posters have been 'defaced' - they are actually printed like that (printed to look like they've been defaced by graffiti - wow what a way to make a town look tatty in 1 easy step). It seems to be part of their new stupid campaign - they are now trying to 'kill off' the Go Compare man. Presumably gearing their new marketing campaign around how annoyed people are by the opera dude. Personally I am MORE annoyed at stupid posters that look like they've been defaced by vandals - don't we have enough vandalism and degeneration of the high street in this country as it is without deliberately hanging a poster that makes the place look worse? I hate it hate it hate it!
    I hadn't got close enough to see whether they were made like that!!

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    By the way, what are the seven signs of aging? I can only find four of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    By the way, what are the seven signs of aging? I can only find four of them.
    1. Fine lines and wrinkles
    2. Rough skin texture
    3. Uneven skin tone
    4. Skin dullness
    5. Visible pores
    6. Blotches and age spots
    7. Skin dryness

    [Copy+paste from google]

    We would have also accepted "gullibility to the power of 6".

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    Well thanks for that. I missed a few, but counted cantankerousness so I ended up with 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Well thanks for that. I missed a few, but counted cantankerousness so I ended up with 8.
    signs of aging != signs you're old


    For example, starting a sentence with "During the war" or "Back in my day" is a sign of being old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    I hadn't got close enough to see whether they were made like that!!
    I only realised that they weren't properly graffitied when I saw two of the exact same poster with the exact same graffiti and I realised that if it was properly vandalised the paint would not have 'run' in the exact same way on both posters and the vandals would most likely have put their 'tag' on it along with some choice swear words and a couple of painted penises for good measure.

    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    1. Fine lines and wrinkles
    2. Rough skin texture
    3. Uneven skin tone
    4. Skin dullness
    5. Visible pores
    6. Blotches and age spots
    7. Skin dryness

    [Copy+paste from google]

    We would have also accepted "gullibility to the power of 6".
    That annoys me too - there are LOADS of skin conditions that can account for half of those and aging is only one:

    1. Fine lines and wrinkles
    2. Rough skin texture - Acne? Scars? Eczema?
    3. Uneven skin tone - Chemicals and make up do this to your skin too.
    4. Skin dullness - Pollution and poor diet.
    5. Visible pores - Isn't this what teenage skin treatments claim to fix too?
    6. Blotches and age spots - Blotchy skin is not unique to aging either. Age spots are but they don't mention Cherry angiomas too.
    7. Skin dryness - eczema, psoriasis? Even babies have this!
    Last edited by AMLightfoot; 10th July 2012 at 11:25 AM.



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