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22 minutes ago, trudysmom said:

LMAO, love it!  Definitely.  Including my hubs who still hasn't hauled anything heavier than an empty soda can.

Just one?  Consider yourself fortunate  ;-)

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Tom, I think I definitely suffer from that condition.  Good to know I'm not a freak after all.

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On ‎12‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, Moose135 said:

The GF and I have this discussion all the time when we load the dishwasher.  She is one to wash things before putting them in, I will clean off any chunks of stuff, and give stuff a quick rinse, but the dishwasher is designed to WASH DISHES.  Sorry, I agree with the kid.

At my sister-in-law's house, after dinner, she was rinsing EVERYTHING before loading the dishwasher.  She rinsed coffee cups, saucers, and WATER GLASSES!   It drove me crazy.  

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On 12/30/2018 at 10:59 AM, trudysmom said:

My husband scoffs at small or light trucks (Ranger, Toyota' smaller truck) and says "You can't even lay a sheet of plywood in the bed". 

You can't in a lot of modern "full size" pickups either. The wheel wells intrude into the bed, and the bed may be only five or six feet long.

On 12/31/2018 at 11:11 AM, proserpina65 said:

I'd say at least 75% of the pickups you see on the road are not driven by people who need them for work.  A lot of people use them to haul stuff for home improvement and yard projects.  Some people like that they ride higher and can see better. 

Trucks are also much more likely to accommodate a big or tall driver.

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Trucks Ajay take to be a more comfortable ride for long trips. When I was travelling to visit my grandma, 5 hours one way, once a month, I already took my Dodge 1500. It was a few years older than my car and a lot more in has but also a lot more comfortable.

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I’ve been watching a lot of the bowl games. Northwestern Mutual must be a sponsor because they’ve been replaying a lot of the commercials that aired last summer. The one where the dad has the swimming pool built, Anna Baker the architect, etc.  The bratty teenage girl in the swimming pool one has always bugged the hell out of me. But in re-watching it, I’m even more irritated. At the very beginning, you see the mom stretching out in a chaise lounge on the side of the house. So why is the brat bugging her poor Dad, who is trying to mow the lawn?  And if the dad has $20,000+ to put in a pool, it looks like he has 25 bucks or so that he could throw to a neighborhood kid to mow his lawn.  The whole commercial just bugs. 

On the other hand, I haven’t seen the one that I liked the best out of the whole series. The one of the student in Italy drawing.  I’d much rather see that one 50 times a night. 

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14 hours ago, tinkerbell said:

She rinsed coffee cups, saucers, and WATER GLASSES!

That is hilarious.

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 7:01 PM, trudysmom said:

Tom, I think I definitely suffer from that condition.

Cute kids in ads don't bother me.  In fact, for kids in commercials, all they need to do is to be cute (but not cloyingly so) and be able to read the lines so you can understand what they are saying (a problem a lot of real kids would have).  I don't hold them responsible for the content of the ads, as they have no more to say about the content than dogs and cats in ads have (in fact, all dogs and cats need to do is be cute, too).

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 10:11 AM, proserpina65 said:

Some people like that they ride higher and can see better. 

I had a 90's Mustang and couldn't ever see around anybody, coming or going.  I later traded it in for an Xterra, which I really liked. Unfortunately, due to the "CAFE standards", Nissan no longer makes it. 

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17 hours ago, LoneHaranguer said:

Trucks are also much more likely to accommodate a big or tall driver.

That's definitely true.  My uncle is what would be described as a "big and tall" man, and pick-ups have been his vehicles of choice for years precisely for this reason.  Not that he'd give them as Christmas presents, though.

 

18 hours ago, tinkerbell said:

At my sister-in-law's house, after dinner, she was rinsing EVERYTHING before loading the dishwasher.  She rinsed coffee cups, saucers, and WATER GLASSES!   It drove me crazy.  

I rinse dishes (and coffee cups) because, unless the dishwasher is already almost full, it's not necessarily going to get run right away.  But water glasses?  That's a little cuckoo.

1 hour ago, Tom Holmberg said:

I had a 90's Mustang and couldn't ever see around anybody, coming or going.  I later traded it in for an Xterra, which I really liked. Unfortunately, due to the "CAFE standards", Nissan no longer makes it. 

Café standards?

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26 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

Café standards?

CAFE standards are govt fuel efficiency standards that require auto makers to increase the overall fuel efficiency of their fleets overtime.  As the standards became tighter the car makers eliminated lower selling SUV models (and some sedans) in order to continue making pickups, which are their bread and butter, thus raising their fuel efficiency average for the whole fleet. 

"Edmunds reports the Xterra is leaving these shores for regulatory reasons, with Nissan finding no business case in bringing the SUV up to code for an audience that also adores the Jeep Wrangler. Updating the Xterra to meet regulatory and environmental requirements was deemed too costly for such a low volume product. CAFE regulations also don’t favor the Xterra’s small, body-on-frame SUV layout, making the updates a tougher sell."

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/nissan-xterra-leaving-us-market-2015-model-year/

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3 minutes ago, Tom Holmberg said:

CAFE standards are govt fuel efficiency standards that require auto makers to increase the overall fuel efficiency of their fleets overtime.  As the standards became tighter the car makers eliminated lower selling SUV models (and some sedans) in order to continue making pickups, which are their bread and butter, thus raising their fuel efficiency average for the whole fleet. 

"Edmunds reports the Xterra is leaving these shores for regulatory reasons, with Nissan finding no business case in bringing the SUV up to code for an audience that also adores the Jeep Wrangler. Updating the Xterra to meet regulatory and environmental requirements was deemed too costly for such a low volume product. CAFE regulations also don’t favor the Xterra’s small, body-on-frame SUV layout, making the updates a tougher sell."

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/nissan-xterra-leaving-us-market-2015-model-year/

Okay, that makes sense.  I'd just never seen it put like that before, not in writing anyway.  Sucks that Nissan couldn't make it work for the Xterra.

I did try typing CAFE standards, but autocorrect didn't like it the first time, apparently.  Maybe I didn't capitalize.  I kinda like café standards - makes me think of French people sipping coffee and eating croissants.

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18 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

Sucks that Nissan couldn't make it work for the Xterra.

My backup plan was to buy the Toyota FJ Cruiser, but Toyota eliminated that for the same reason.  Now I have a Toyota Rav4, which gets good gas mileage, but I miss the tall stance of the Xterra, which I called the cheapest, tallest SUV.  (When I bought the Mustang, Ford just introduced the Expedition. I should have been wary when the top of Mustang's roof didn't reach the bottom of the windows of the Expedition.) The Xterra was great in snow storms and also saved me a few times driving through flooded streets. 

33 minutes ago, janie jones said:

I'm not interested in seeing this every day for the next 3 1/2 months.

But at least its...Free!

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The NutriSystem ads are relentless right now! But at least they're keeping me from having to see that psoriasis Shreck looking dude brag about his sexy elbows twice an hour.

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 10:30 AM, TattleTeeny said:

Another stupid one: some little cube shaped spy camera described as "one square inch." It's a cube!

One squared inch is the volume of a cube one inch on each side. :-)

 

On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 11:05 AM, Brookside said:

And then there's one for Eggo where the husband wakes his wife up by force feeding her a piece of waffle.  Not a smart move on several levels.

Am I the only one who thinks his wife's reaction is that of someone whose husband initiates oral sex in that manner?

 

On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 4:50 PM, Silver Raven said:

Oprah is a co-owner of the company.

Oh, I know Oprah is a co-owner, which makes it more annoying to see her in the ads pretending to be a "regular" customer, like people from "flyover country".

 

1 hour ago, proserpina65 said:

Café standards?

That reminds me. There's an ad back in circulation with George Clooney, who I dislike, is a knight in a movie who leaves the film, accompanied by that overused Peter Gabriel song in search of Nescafe. Quit wasting your time on the garbage and get a real coffee beverage!

41 minutes ago, mmecorday said:

The NutriSystem ads are relentless right now! But at least they're keeping me from having to see that psoriasis Shreck looking dude brag about his sexy elbows twice an hour.

Is he the guy who gets dirty looks from people at the salad bar?

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Updating the Xterra to meet regulatory and environmental requirements was deemed too costly for such a low volume product.

"Low volume" is the key phrase here. If they sold well, Nissan would be happy to update them. 

Glad to see the "buy a car for Xmas" commercial wave is largely over. Except for GMC...they keep running "I LOVE It" and that one does annoy me.

But apparently there is a significant number of people who do buy cars as presents. 10% of some luxury car brands' sales in December are gifts https://www.seattletimes.com/business/yes-those-giant-car-bows-are-real-and-theyre-key-to-making-a-holiday-sale/

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22 minutes ago, Ubiquitous said:

That reminds me. There's an ad back in circulation with George Clooney, who I dislike, is a knight in a movie who leaves the film, accompanied by that overused Peter Gabriel song in search of Nescafe. Quit wasting your time on the garbage and get a real coffee beverage!

Awww, I love the full version of that commercial.  And it's for Nespresso, which is like a higher-end Keurig.  I don't think it's the same thing as Nescafe.   (That's the first time I've ever heard Solsbury Hill in a commercial, btw.  Maybe it's more commonly used in Europe?)

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Just found this topic, so forgive me if these have been discussed in detail. There are 3 commercial campaigns right now that really bother me...

The Bud Light "For the many, not the few". Just because I don't drink your mass produced swill doesn't make me pretentious. And your caricature of them isn't funny either.

This season's Aaron Rodgers State Farm ads. I thought the ones last year with him sticking his tongue out while leaning out of  his truck were creepy, but the ones with his agent this year are so stupid. Especially the one where the agent lights a candle in the bathroom and makes up some story about never having been in a bathroom.

But the one that annoys me the most is the Dominos dinner bell. I've never had an ad campaign make me hit the mute button so fast. The "DOM!" is so grating.

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45 minutes ago, BTBAM310 said:

But the one that annoys me the most is the Dominos dinner bell. I've never had an ad campaign make me hit the mute button so fast. The "DOM!" is so grating.

It's actually "dong" because it's a bell, but I'm not sure how many people above the age of 12 want their phone to suddenly say that due to its slang meaning.

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2 hours ago, BTBAM310 said:

But the one that annoys me the most is the Dominos dinner bell. I've never had an ad campaign make me hit the mute button so fast. The "DOM!" is so grating.

Why is he ringing the bell when his wife is at work and his daughter is at practice?  Why does the daughter tumble home?

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I hate the Ray Liotta ads for Chantix.  Maybe it's because he has so much Botox, or maybe it's because it's on all the time, but it bugs the crap out of me. 

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6 hours ago, janie jones said:

Why is he ringing the bell when his wife is at work and his daughter is at practice?  Why does the daughter tumble home?

That's what I want to know. Who orders dinner when everyone else is busy? Why didn't wait until his wife is getting off work and his daughter's finished with her practice? I know the other two weren't technically working or at a practice but its still crap they had to bail on boyfriend and friend because Dad decided right now without caring about what anyone else in his family was doing that it was dinner time. I hate him standing out there as they each arrive home.  

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14 hours ago, LoneHaranguer said:

It's actually "dong" because it's a bell, but I'm not sure how many people above the age of 12 want their phone to suddenly say that due to its slang meaning.

It may be another Laurel/Yanni situation, but I hear DOM!, as in Domino's.  Stupid commercial either way.

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23 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Okay, that makes sense.  I'd just never seen it put like that before, not in writing anyway.  Sucks that Nissan couldn't make it work for the Xterra.

I did try typing CAFE standards, but autocorrect didn't like it the first time, apparently.  Maybe I didn't capitalize.  I kinda like café standards - makes me think of French people sipping coffee and eating croissants.

"Have you ever been to that bakery?"

"I used to go there, but not anymore. Under the new ownership, their croissants are tough, their coffee is weak, and they've moved the outdoor seating to the side of the building where the peoplewatching is lousy. Plus, no umbrellas."

"Mon dieu--I don't blame you! They're clearly not meeting café standards."

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9 hours ago, andromeda331 said:

That's what I want to know. Who orders dinner when everyone else is busy? Why didn't wait until his wife is getting off work and his daughter's finished with her practice? I know the other two weren't technically working or at a practice but its still crap they had to bail on boyfriend and friend because Dad decided right now without caring about what anyone else in his family was doing that it was dinner time. I hate him standing out there as they each arrive home.  

There are SOME people (I won't mention who) are fixated on having dinner at a certain hour, on the dot.  Maybe he is one of those. :)

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I thought about posting this one in the "baffled" thread, but it's not that I'm confused by the commercial. I'm confused by the product, namely the Listerine Ready Tab that's supposed to clean your mouth. In the ad, the guy, an airplane passenger, puts this tab in his mouth while the voiceover raves about how you chew it and it turns to liquid in your mouth and you swish it around and it cleans in there like a mouthwash. And then the guy SWALLOWS. So he's swallowing the bacteria-and-food-particle-laden swill created by the Listerine Ready Tab? OMG THAT IS VILE. Because we all swallow mouthwash after we use it, right? Good grief.

ETA:

On second thought, I'm not confused by the product. I get the utility of a tab you can take on the plane (since you can't carry on bottles of liquid) like mouthwash. It might be nice to be able to use it in the bathroom, where you can spit it outBut why does Listerine, via this ad, appear to be instructing people to swallow this product?! Why would anyone want to do that?? Aargh!

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On 12/7/2018 at 10:24 AM, BigBingerBro said:

Oooo I missed the Peleton-hate session!    I immediately change the channel with these vapid, obnoxious, pompous people come on the air.  It's almost laughable when the 60+ guy desperately trying to look 25 exclaims "I'm in the best shape of my life" - well good for you, don't forget to soak your teeth tonight.     Are these things interactive?   The trainers scream at you, but can they hear/see the people at home at all?  If I had one of those, I'd probably be banned from their network for screaming obscenities back to them.   I'd much rather watch the news or my favorite 1980's sitcom while exercising, rather than getting a travel monologue from Santorini or Bali. 

I am taking the opportunity to engage in some Peloton purchaser ridicule since I missed a lot of the Peloton hate posts myself. :) 

I notice that after Christmas when I was feeling such relief that the Peloton commercials were done, all of a sudden they are hawking their on-line training assistance. And the BEST part is that it works "anywhere, anytime with any equipment". Ha, joke's on you Peloton purchasers. You spent mega money on Peloton equipment when hey, my 10 year old treadmill will work with Peloton, as if I wanted to engage in the pretension that is Peloton.

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On 1/2/2019 at 1:04 PM, mmecorday said:

The NutriSystem ads are relentless right now!

They're claiming a loss of over a half inch per pound. I don't know what they're measuring that would add up to that, but it kills their credibility.

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21 hours ago, LoneHaranguer said:

It's actually "dong" because it's a bell, but I'm not sure how many people above the age of 12 want their phone to suddenly say that due to its slang meaning.

Thanks for the clarification - I assumed it was DOM because it was Dominos.

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I don't hear "dong" at all; I hear "dommmmm" (as in Domino's) -- and I don't hear it as a sound made by a thing but by the voices of people who are trying to sound like a bell.

Edited because I made a very bad sentence! This one's not that much better!

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1 hour ago, TattleTeeny said:

I don't hear "dong" at all; I hear "dommmmm" (as in Domino's) -- and I don't hear it as a sound made by a thing but by the voices of people who are trying to sound like a bell.

What I just googled definitely has a reverberating "g" sound, but they could have produced a new version if somebody complained. I doubt that it's entirely people. They probably processed the voice(s) electronically to get the bell effect.

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5 hours ago, Silver Raven said:

So "dad-uh" rewards the teenage daughter's bad behavior by building her a pool?

My husband said something similar when we first saw this commercial, too.  My interpretation was that he wouldn't have to take time out of his busy day driving her to Jessica's house if their house became the one that everyone hung out at.  Plus it's less lawn for him to mow, plus the sweaty rest of the family can enjoy the pool.  The minus of the bratty teenager getting a pool is outweighed by the pluses. 

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58 minutes ago, LoneHaranguer said:

What I just googled definitely has a reverberating "g" sound, but they could have produced a new version if somebody complained. I doubt that it's entirely people. They probably processed the voice(s) electronically to get the bell effect.

Oh, I figured it was somehow synthesized or whatever--but meant to sound like people? Oh, I don't know. But yeah, it is annoying in a way I cannot even really articulate. Seriously, why this commercial while others just blow right by me?

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I heard "Dom" and even pulled up the YT vid of the commercial after the other poster said it was "dong" and what do you know, I heard "dong" throughout the entire commercial.

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10 hours ago, Silver Raven said:

So "dad-uh" rewards the teenage daughter's bad behavior by building her a pool?

Yeah, spend the next few months building a swimming pool instead of spending 10 minutes driving her to Jessica's house. 

She yells at him "Dad-uh. Can you take me to Jessica's house." All he does is sigh and then she growls at him. And on top of all that, they used a horrible song.

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11 hours ago, Aryanna said:

Yeah, spend the next few months building a swimming pool instead of spending 10 minutes driving her to Jessica's house. 

The ad spends a lot of time showing him pushing a mower, so I think not having to cut all that grass was intended to be a factor in his decision.

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I swear that there are 2 versions of that Dominoes Dinner Bell commercial.  I had always heard "Dong" too while watching, but the other day I was in the next room over doing something else and distinctly heard it as "Dom"...

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On 1/3/2019 at 9:47 PM, Aryanna said:

Yeah, spend the next few months building a swimming pool instead of spending 10 minutes driving her to Jessica's house.

I think the idea is that he never has to drive her to Jessica or anyone else's house again. Or bring the younger kid to friends' houses.

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You know when you put an in ground pool in, there is a very large hole in the ground that one could put a body into before the concrete is poured. Just sayin'.

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22 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

You know when you put an in ground pool in, there is a very large hole in the ground that one could put a body into before the concrete is poured. Just sayin'.

Sometimes you scare me, Peaches.

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On 1/2/2019 at 11:17 AM, janie jones said:

I'm not interested in seeing this every day for the next 3 1/2 months.

This entire series of commercials is so annoying.  "Freefreefree" When I hear it from the other room it sounds like a little piglet squealing, "squee squee squeee!"   Ugh.

The other one I've come to hate is the promo for I Am the Night.  They always do this.  A show is coming soon, the promo looks intriguing, but they beat it to death so much that by the time it airs I'm over it.

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On 1/4/2019 at 10:36 AM, LoneHaranguer said:

The ad spends a lot of time showing him pushing a mower, so I think not having to cut all that grass was intended to be a factor in his decision.

I've got an idea! How about brat child mows the grass, and then rides her bike to Jessica's house. Spoiled brat. 

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On 1/2/2019 at 12:17 PM, janie jones said:

I'm not interested in seeing this every day for the next 3 1/2 months.

I have no idea what the football story has to do with tax software.  I've used TurboTax for more than 15 years, and I don't get it.

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On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 10:37 PM, KLovestoShop said:

I hate the Ray Liotta ads for Chantix.  Maybe it's because he has so much Botox, or maybe it's because it's on all the time, but it bugs the crap out of me. 

I'm pretty sure what is weird about Ray Liotta's appearance is that he has tattooed eyeliner.  that's what it looked like to me when he was on that cop show with Jennifer Lopez. 

On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 2:07 PM, peacheslatour said:

You know when you put an in ground pool in, there is a very large hole in the ground that one could put a body into before the concrete is poured. Just sayin'.

that was the plot of a move called "The Gazebo"  that I saw when I was young, and had never heard of a gazebo before. (we lived in the city).  Anyway, as an adult, any time I ever heard of someone putting a gazebo in their yard, I looked at them with suspicion.  

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