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2 hours ago, Tom Holmberg said:

Mattresses... Since when do you have to be a millionaire to afford to buy a mattress?  You can buy a refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and drier combined for the same price as a mattress.  Really, are mattresses that hard to make? A few springs and a bunch of waste cotton batting.  Now one company is advertising that they use diamonds in their mattresses! WTF? Diamonds?  Who the hell wants or needs to sleep on freaking diamonds? Marie Antoinette?

I hadn't heard of this particular anomaly, but I've been noticing lots of fancy new mattress ads that are essentially blow-up beds for $$$$.  They all come in a roll, and when you unzip it and (pull something I guess) it expands to full size.  Is this supposed to be a boon to the customer or the shipper?

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1 hour ago, Brattinella said:

I hadn't heard of this particular anomaly, but I've been noticing lots of fancy new mattress ads that are essentially blow-up beds for $$$$.  They all come in a roll, and when you unzip it and (pull something I guess) it expands to full size.  Is this supposed to be a boon to the customer or the shipper?

I have a Casper mattress, and it came that way.  It's not a blow-up bead, it is a memory foam hybrid mattress, and they suck the air out of it and vacuum seal it in heavy plastic then roll it up for shipping.  You cut open the plastic and remove it, and the mattress "breathes" in air to return to normal size - think of a foam block you squash down flat with your hand, which then returns to normal when you release it, or like those clothes storage systems where you put your clothes in a plastic bag then use your vacuum cleaner to suck the air out so it squashed down flat for easier storage.  Shipping it that way makes for a much smaller, easier to manage box, and takes very little time to set up.  I've had the Casper almost two years, and love it.

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1 hour ago, Moose135 said:

I have a Casper mattress, and it came that way.  It's not a blow-up bead, it is a memory foam hybrid mattress, and they suck the air out of it and vacuum seal it in heavy plastic then roll it up for shipping.  You cut open the plastic and remove it, and the mattress "breathes" in air to return to normal size - think of a foam block you squash down flat with your hand, which then returns to normal when you release it, or like those clothes storage systems where you put your clothes in a plastic bag then use your vacuum cleaner to suck the air out so it squashed down flat for easier storage.  Shipping it that way makes for a much smaller, easier to manage box, and takes very little time to set up.  I've had the Casper almost two years, and love it.

I like a very hard mattress so I don't think I'd ever but one of those memory foam ones-just cant stand 'sinking in' to any furniture. to each his own but I just wonder how you would pack it up & send it back if you don't like it-lol. 

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17 hours ago, Bastet said:

What does he - the one who went out and bought them without talking to her about it - need a big-ass truck for, either?

He's too tall to be comfortable driving most cars? Car designers aim for an average height of five and a half feet, and since the industry embraced ergonomics, may have become too good at fitting cars to somebody that size.

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21 minutes ago, xls said:

I like a very hard mattress so I don't think I'd ever but one of those memory foam ones-just cant stand 'sinking in' to any furniture. to each his own but I just wonder how you would pack it up & send it back if you don't like it-lol. 

I don't have one - I'm a Sleep Number fan for life - but I happen to know this: You don't send it back, they arrange to have it picked up by a local charity or mattress recycling company.  What they do if there is no charity interested/with room or mattress recycling company in your general area, though, I do not know.

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On 11/25/2018 at 9:14 PM, Brattinella said:

I'm leaving a nasty message on Procter and Gamble website regarding their revolting Bounty paper towels ad.  I am so appalled at companies using children in their ads doing despicable things and actually encouraging their bad behavior.

I agree re most of these ads, but I have to admit to liking the one with the dumplings and the bulldog. :)

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Seriously, Chevy.  ENOUGH with the screaming waving people in your "Black Friday" Event sale!  That date is now over, and the people in that ad are beyond obnoxious with their whooping and hollering!  Stop.

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1 hour ago, Brattinella said:

Seriously, Chevy.  ENOUGH with the screaming waving people in your "Black Friday" Event sale!  That date is now over, and the people in that ad are beyond obnoxious with their whooping and hollering!  Stop.

But at least we don't have to see or hear from the obnoxious Chevy spokesman with the clipboard & smarmy voice.

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6 hours ago, Bastet said:

I don't have one - I'm a Sleep Number fan for life - but I happen to know this: You don't send it back, they arrange to have it picked up by a local charity or mattress recycling company.  What they do if there is no charity interested/with room or mattress recycling company in your general area, though, I do not know.

Cool. thanks for the info :)

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On 11/27/2018 at 7:29 AM, trudysmom said:

Not a fan of most holiday commercials, too kitchy.  Except when they aren't because they are too loud, too flashy and obnoxious. (looking at you, Toyota).  But I love it every year when the Hershey's Kisses play Jingle Bells.  To me, that's the start of the season.  

Do you mean "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"? Ever since one of our cats was a baby, he has come running into the room to stare at the TV when he hears that!

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I like a very hard mattress so I don't think I'd ever but one of those memory foam ones-just cant stand 'sinking in' to any furniture.

I have a memory foam and I don't sink into it. Actually, I was sort of dismayed when we got it; I had a vision of leaving a me-shape in there and that did not happen!

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 I don't have one - I'm a Sleep Number fan for life

My friend has a funny story about Sleep Number beds. He was in a hotel for just one night for some work trip, and the hotel had that kind of bed. He says that he became so preoccupied with figuring the best number that he stayed up way too late and now he is very emphatic in his opinion that hotels should have Sleep Number beds only for guests staying longer than one night. 

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On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 11:07 PM, Prevailing Wind said:

Everybody has to buy a big-ass SUV or truck and NOW they're pissed that GM's closing down the "passenger sedan" portion of their company?

This irritates me so much. Bought a small Chevy 2 years ago - not all of us want some honking huge car.  I am very short.  I am lost in SUV's and can't see well.  Plus something like 15 THOUSAND people will lose their jobs.  For years I boycotted Chevy for their moving production to other countries (I lived near a large GM plant and saw the devastation).  Then they re-opened plants, and I bought a Chevy.  Now I'm stuck for 3 more years with it.  No more Chevy's, and no more brand new cars.  Once was enough.

4 hours ago, TattleTeeny said:

Do you mean "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"? Ever since one of our cats was a baby, he has come running into the room to stare at the TV when he hears that!

I have a memory foam and I don't sink into it. Actually, I was sort of dismayed when we got it; I had a vision of leaving a me-shape in there and that did not happen!

My friend has a funny story about Sleep Number beds. He was in a hotel for just one night for some work trip, and the hotel had that kind of bed. He says that he became so preoccupied with figuring the best number that he stayed up way too late and now he is very emphatic in his opinion that hotels should have Sleep Number beds only for guests staying longer than one night. 

Radisson used to have them (not sure if they still do).  I concur - we spent half the night playing with it.

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3 hours ago, funky-rat said:

This irritates me so much. Bought a small Chevy 2 years ago - not all of us want some honking huge car.

The company is saying they want to focus on building more SUVs, trucks, and battery-electric vehicles, so it sounds like they're not giving up on small cars; it's just that the ones they'll be making won't have gasoline engines, so it made more sense to close down the plants making those than convert them.

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53 minutes ago, trudysmom said:

Yes, TattleTeeny, thank you!  I've only seen it once this season, but it is We Wish you a Merry Christmas!  

We sometimes find it on YouTube when we want to summon the cat from wherever it is he hides out!

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I finally saw the Joe Namath commercial.  All I could think of is that he looked like a marionette and someone was standing over him with strings flipping his head and hands.  I shrieked and tried to grab the remote to change the channel; but Mr. Kemper said he just couldn't look away.  

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There is an Alexa device commercial with a small boy and his pig. He takes the pig everywhere and reads to him. Then the pig gets too big and mom and dad relocate him some where else in the house. I can't figure out where but there looks to be a coffee pot on the counter next to the resting pig. I like Alexa but that boy should be cuddled up reading to his pig, not doing it over a screen in the same house. Move the damn furniture. You knew you were getting a pig.

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22 hours ago, Kemper said:

I finally saw the Joe Namath commercial.  All I could think of is that he looked like a marionette and someone was standing over him with strings flipping his head and hands.  I shrieked and tried to grab the remote to change the channel; but Mr. Kemper said he just couldn't look away.  

OMG I saw it today and nearly died because the marionette description is spot on! 

I was just waiting for him to say, "I wanna kiss you."

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ispot.tv has a description: "A giraffe takes a slurping bite out of the rainbow above before having the Skittles milked out of him. His milker retrieves some of the candy from the pail and eats it, sending him into a fit of laughter."

The giraffe being MILKED is MALE?  And these are the idiots that think it's a good idea: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sapientnitro#section-overview

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18 minutes ago, Prevailing Wind said:

ispot.tv has a description: "A giraffe takes a slurping bite out of the rainbow above before having the Skittles milked out of him. His milker retrieves some of the candy from the pail and eats it, sending him into a fit of laughter."

The giraffe being MILKED is MALE?  And these are the idiots that think it's a good idea: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sapientnitro#section-overview

Just the  thought of milking a giraffe is just nasty male or female. Ugh!

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9 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

ispot.tv has a description: "A giraffe takes a slurping bite out of the rainbow above before having the Skittles milked out of him. His milker retrieves some of the candy from the pail and eats it, sending him into a fit of laughter."

The giraffe being MILKED is MALE?  And these are the idiots that think it's a good idea: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sapientnitro#section-overview

There is a giraffe, eating a rainbow, lactating skittles.  Does it really matter if they get the correct sex of the animal?

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On 11/28/2018 at 12:07 PM, Rough Draft said:

Whoever does the voice-overs for Gain Detergent ads is just awful. He sounds like his sinuses have been stuffed with styrofoam. 

Norm McDonald, isn't it?

On 11/28/2018 at 6:52 PM, LoneHaranguer said:

The company is saying they want to focus on building more SUVs, trucks, and battery-electric vehicles, so it sounds like they're not giving up on small cars; it's just that the ones they'll be making won't have gasoline engines, so it made more sense to close down the plants making those than convert them.

Which doesn't help the 15,000 people being laid off.  Merry Christmas, y'all!

10 hours ago, xls said:

Just the  thought of milking a giraffe is just nasty male or female. Ugh!

This and the Skittles pox.  Who comes up with these ideas?  Eww.

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lol...crunchbase offers their "storyscaping solutions" to companies. What a bullshit descriptor.  the skittles ads are soooooo terribly trying too hard to be weird.  

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21 minutes ago, Haleth said:

Which doesn't help the 15,000 people being laid off.  Merry Christmas, y'all!

Exactly.  I know one.  Starting over when you're pushing 50 is not easy.  And good luck finding a job that will pay you what one you worked at for 20+ years paid you.

My heart breaks for them.  I've been there.

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On 11/26/2018 at 6:44 PM, Bastet said:

Also, it says "Gift like a pro," and gift as a verb drives me crazy.

"Gift" has actually been in use as a verb since the 1550s.

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3 minutes ago, legaleagle53 said:

"Gift" has actually been in use as a verb since the 1550s.

Terrific; I didn't say it's new, I said it annoys me.

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29 minutes ago, ctlady said:

Grrrr, every time I see that commercial, my napolitano temper wants to put the toe of my sexy little boot through her teeth

And what's with the "translation" on the screen when she's speaking English? Was the intent for her to actually speak a little Italian, but a bad fake accent was the best she could do?

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On 11/28/2018 at 7:41 AM, TattleTeeny said:

Do you mean "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"? Ever since one of our cats was a baby, he has come running into the room to stare at the TV when he hears that!

I have a memory foam and I don't sink into it. Actually, I was sort of dismayed when we got it; I had a vision of leaving a me-shape in there and that did not happen!

My friend has a funny story about Sleep Number beds. He was in a hotel for just one night for some work trip, and the hotel had that kind of bed. He says that he became so preoccupied with figuring the best number that he stayed up way too late and now he is very emphatic in his opinion that hotels should have Sleep Number beds only for guests staying longer than one night. 

The one time I stayed at a hotel with a Sleep Number bed, its battery was dead.

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I hate the Facebook Portal commercials, since they seem to involve families being nasty to each other, but I especially loathe the one with the little bastard with head lice who then rubs his lousy head on the furniture. 

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8 hours ago, LoneHaranguer said:

And what's with the "translation" on the screen when she's speaking English? Was the intent for her to actually speak a little Italian, but a bad fake accent was the best she could do?

She does say a few words in Italian during the commercial, and that's what they included in the subtitles.

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6 hours ago, SmithW6079 said:

I hate the Facebook Portal commercials, since they seem to involve families being nasty to each other, but I especially loathe the one with the little bastard with head lice who then rubs his lousy head on the furniture. 

I do laugh at the horrified expression on the woman's face when she realizes her parents are not going to an ugly sweater party.  

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Has anyone seen the revolting Aspercream commercial with the two women in the grocery store?  The older woman tells the younger woman she smells “just like dear Harold” and tries nuzzling her around her neck. When the commercial ends the older woman is in hot pursuit of the younger woman.  Creepy-o-Rama. 

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3 hours ago, Ilovecomputers said:

Has anyone seen the revolting Aspercream commercial with the two women in the grocery store?  The older woman tells the younger woman she smells “just like dear Harold” and tries nuzzling her around her neck. When the commercial ends the older woman is in hot pursuit of the younger woman.  Creepy-o-Rama. 

    Well,  it's likely Harold ran for the hills (covering his tracks with Vick's Vap-o-Rub) while the poor shopper could be on the verge of shouting 'ME TOO where are you?!' at the top of her lungs! 

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On 11/28/2018 at 8:54 PM, Kemper said:

I finally saw the Joe Namath commercial.  All I could think of is that he looked like a marionette and someone was standing over him with strings flipping his head and hands.  I shrieked and tried to grab the remote to change the channel; but Mr. Kemper said he just couldn't look away.  

LIke Joe Namath has to worry about Medicare benefits or getting a ride to the VA.  Give me a break.

 

On 12/1/2018 at 9:20 AM, TattleTeeny said:

I feel that way about "snack" as a verb.

I feel that way about "impact" as a verb, to  me it is a noun but I gave up a long time ago.  Please no linking a dictionary blurb to my comment - I accept it is a verb, I just don't like it, lol!!

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On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 5:44 PM, TeapotDiva said:

I think the wife in this commercial is the Daughter of Yogurt Bitch.  Hubby buys a red truck for her and a black one for himself; she gloms on to the black truck.  "Honey, I'm glad you like the black truck . . . ."  "I. Love. It."  "But actually the black one is for me . . . ."  "I.  LOVE.  IT!"

Not to mention, what the heck does she need a giant pick-up for?  I mean, that is one big-ass truck!

That's actually the only thing I like about the commercial.  He assumes the woman will want the red suv and he'll get the big black truck (I'm pretty sure they're different vehicles but I could be wrong); I like that she wants the manly vehicle instead.  But I hate the commercial in general.

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On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 2:35 PM, Bastet said:

I don't have one - I'm a Sleep Number fan for life - but I happen to know this: You don't send it back, they arrange to have it picked up by a local charity or mattress recycling company.  What they do if there is no charity interested/with room or mattress recycling company in your general area, though, I do not know.

Oh, well that makes me think more of them.  Still not buying their mattress, but at least they're doing something good with the rejects.

 

On ‎11‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 5:31 PM, configdotsys said:

There is an Alexa device commercial with a small boy and his pig. He takes the pig everywhere and reads to him. Then the pig gets too big and mom and dad relocate him some where else in the house. I can't figure out where but there looks to be a coffee pot on the counter next to the resting pig. I like Alexa but that boy should be cuddled up reading to his pig, not doing it over a screen in the same house. Move the damn furniture. You knew you were getting a pig.

I thought the pig was somewhere else, not in the same house.  It looks like some girl leading the pig away in a previous scene.  That commercial annoys me because the parents shouldn't have bought their kid a pig if they weren't going to deal with it getting larger as pigs do.

 

On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 7:21 AM, cynicat said:

There is a giraffe, eating a rainbow, lactating skittles.  Does it really matter if they get the correct sex of the animal?

One is definitely worse.

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There's one "car with a big red bow" that I like - the guy says, "That looks like MY car. It IS my car!" and the surprise is the WeatherTech stuff she got installed inside the guy's car. Although, she probably had to get a second mortgage to afford *that*.

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4 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

I thought the pig was somewhere else, not in the same house.  It looks like some girl leading the pig away in a previous scene.  That commercial annoys me because the parents shouldn't have bought their kid a pig if they weren't going to deal with it getting larger as pigs do.

It looked like they moved the pig out to the barn once it got too big to keep in the house. 

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On 11/30/2018 at 8:06 AM, frenchtoast said:

I don't think the adults are related, she's taking her kids caroling through a neighborhood. In her minivan. With the good speakers. I think that's what the ad is trying to say. So they're just a random couple answering the door.

I hate that commercial b/c dancing poorly to the noise blaring forth from your Chevy is not caroling.

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