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shadowspar: Picture of ouendan (\o/)
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 15:06

Inasmuch as the Dos Equis Guy commercials feature Formulaic Beer-Commercial Fail (about which I've previously vented here), this is still a good quote:

(On pickup lines:)
There's a time and place for them.
The time...is never.
You can figure out the place on your own.

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 23:42

Have I ever mentioned how much I like Japanese Beer Commercials? Actually, I shouldn't go so far as to say that. I don't actively dislike them like the ones we have here in North America. Why? Because almost without exception, they don't follow the Western Beer Commercial Standard: Guy in a Bar with Hot Women Draped All Over Him, or some other formulation that clearly shouts "Drink our swill and you'll get laid, stud."

See the video spots... )

Yeah, taste isn't the only reason I don't buy North American macrobrewed beer.

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 09:08

Denise explains here.

If you dislike this idea as much as I do (or if you dislike the barrage of gross diet ads you get on Facebook when you set your gender to "female") then perhaps you'd be interested in offering LJ some feedback.

ETA: as it turns out, this code made it to beta and isn't going live, for (what sounds like) this and other reasons.

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 20:54

Awww, furrfu.

S'actually not a bad ad. Guess the folks at the agency overestimated how blasé Britons would be about a quick peck. It's pretty obvious to me that the whole point of the piece wasn't OMFG HOT BOYZ MAKIN OUT, but this sort of thing apparently gets lost on some folks.

Despite this last bit, I've been incredibly perky today. For some reason, I seemed to wake up feeling like the day was full of potential.

edit: Apparently the marketing folks who put the video on youtube pulled it down. Linked to a different copy instead.

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Friday, May 30th, 2008 12:54

...from the OMFG-please-give-me-a-fucking-break-dept.

Dunkin Donuts puts out an ad featuring Rachael Ray wearing a black paisley scarf. US neo-cons claim that said scarf is a keffiyeh and is Ray's clandestine way of expressing support for violent Palestinian extremists. Dunkin Donuts pulls the ad.

I told someone at work about this today and he thought that I was putting him on. Story from the CBC here; from Newsday with a side-by-side photo of Ray and Arafat here.

What a bunch of bullshit. I feel a sudden urge to go keffiyeh shopping.