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Friday, September 30, 2016

COMMERCIALS I ABSOLUTELY HATE




I am a big art enthusiast, especially of sculpture.  Years ago, Arrid deodorant used to run a TV ad that drove me crazy.  They would show a statue, like the one above, & slowly focus in on the armpit.  Classical music would be playing in the background & the announcer would say (& I’m paraphrasing) “In the adult male & the adult female, underarm perspiration can stink.”  I’m pretty sure the creators of these beautiful pieces never imagined their work would be used like this.  I have refused to ever purchase this brand of deodorant!!


I also dislike Meow Mix's ads,  in which cats ask for it by name.
  

And law firms that say you deserve compensation for being in an accident 
or ever using any product.

And the Clapper.  


Do you remember Head On, which claimed a headache could be cured by rubbing it on your forehead?  Their commercials were enough to give anyone a headache, which might actually have been good for sales.

This woman is an idiot:
                                      

The same comment goes here:
                                      

I wouldn't even talk to her:
                                       

This one makes me want to shoot my TV:
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I have been fortunate enough to never have seen these
or I might have just blocked them from my memory.
They definitely would have been on my list:


                                      

But don't get me wrong.
There are some commercials I actually enjoy, like this one:

And this whole series:

This one fascinates me:

This is my all time favorite:

Print ads can be bad, too:





To see some really creative ads, click here. 

















The older I get the more I realize that no one has any idea of what they're doing & everybody is just pretending----fishducky

 



18 comments:

  1. So many delightful examples of tasteless advertising! I'll only address one, which is new to me. Was the Schick Hydro Silk Trimstyle commercial ever aired pubicly...I mean publicly?

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    1. Clever question--I live in Los Angeles & unfortunately I've seen it probably hundreds of times!!

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  2. Love the bear.
    The others? Sigh. At best.

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    1. I think the bear/laundry commercial is brilliant!!

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  3. Yep the "go commondo" commercial is aweful and so is the razor one. Really?
    Lisa

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    1. They both show a complete lack of good taste!!

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  4. I have to say that I can't stand the animated baby/toddler use of any kind--commercials, movies, TV shows--whatever. They creep me out. The bear one was really good. The cartoons were the best--LOL! :)

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    1. It was easy to find good cartoons for this post!!

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  5. Thanks to God, the DVR, and Netflix, I rarely see a TV commercial. They ALL drive me insane.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. So many commercials are thoroughly disgusting, like that "going commando" one. That's why God invented books. And mute buttons.

    The cartoon about the guy going broke from buying so many of the $19.95 deals he'd seen advertised on TV reminded me of my father. When he retired, my mother said his "new hobby" was writing out checks for crap he saw advertised on daytime TV. (While she was still at work...) I think he bought everything that Ronco ever sold.

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  7. When Grandma was young she had to walk all the way to the TV to change the channel. Gulp! So did I!

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    1. Me, too--but later I'd send the kids!!

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  8. Thank you. Now I realize how lucky I am to record everything I watch so I can zip through the commercials. The only one of those I saw was the commando one and I agree,awful. My sister was a $19.95 addict in the day.

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  9. I haven't watched commercial television in years. But when I did I thought watching commercials was like some kind of ransom.
    R

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    1. That's not an unreasonable way to look at it!!

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Your comments make my day, which shows you how boring my life has become.