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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:57 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Coppermine wrote:When I saw this relatively benign commercials (by today's standards anyway) I remember thinking just one thing..... I wonder which irrational and absurdly annoying group will start complaining first; the gays or the Christian-right.

Looks like it was the gays, but I have to love the irony though in something that can somehow piss off both! Haha.


reminds me of a joke i saw the other day

A husband and wife are sharing a bottle of wine, when the husband says "i bet you cant tell me something that will make me happy and sad at the same time"

The wife replies "you have a bigger wang than your brother"


:-b


Hahaha, awesome ;-D :-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:01 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Coppermine wrote:When I saw this relatively benign commercials (by today's standards anyway) I remember thinking just one thing..... I wonder which irrational and absurdly annoying group will start complaining first; the gays or the Christian-right.

Looks like it was the gays, but I have to love the irony though in something that can somehow piss off both! Haha.


reminds me of a joke i saw the other day

A husband and wife are sharing a bottle of wine, when the husband says "i bet you cant tell me something that will make me happy and sad at the same time"

The wife replies "you have a bigger wang than your brother"


:-b



hahah thats awesome

Great joke!!

Anyways the PC police is out of control :-t
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Postby Madison » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:02 pm

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deerayfan072 wrote:This is so ridiculous. This country is getting out of control with being PC and people being offended. Get over it


But muuuum....

That commercial is not funny...and I don't mean that in a PC way. It simply isn't all that funny.


Right but thats your opinion and others thought it was funny. I really have a problem with people being censored. I am very big into freedom of speech, rights etc. If a company wants to go with the ad why should we make them stop b/c some people feel offended?


It's a double edged sword. You say you support people's rights, so they have a right to show the commercial. How about the rights of those who don't want to see two guys kiss? Is it ok to trample those people's rights?

Makes no difference what they do with the commercial to me. I saw it, thought it to be stupid, and moved on. Not surprised people made a stink about it though. Knew it would happen. :-b


change the channel


Um...yeah, that's a reasonable thing to make people do ;-7 . What's next? Anyone who doesn't want to see racism cannot watch television either? ;-7 How about a rape scene that magically pops up on the television during a commercial break? Or how about foul language, porn, or child sex? Are those acceptable too? Just change the channel, right? ;-7

Commercials are not movies. Anyone who didn't want to see the gay cowboy movie could simply choose to not go see it. If someone doesn't want to watch a particular television program, they have the option to change the channel and not watch it. People do not have that option with commercials as people are not given the commercial schedule ahead of time.

So while it's interesting that you want people to have the rights to produce anything they want, I do find it interesting that you're so quick to trample the rights of those who don't wish to see things of that nature when they don't know they will be shown it.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:11 pm

Actually, commercials are meant for the most people to see with the fewest amount of people changing the channel as possible. Even if there was no FCC, advertisers wouldn't really show things that would alienate a large group of people... well, depending on who they're advertising too. I don't think pedophiles or murderers are really a large percentage of the population. I wish commercials would show boobs; I mean, i don't have kids and I don't care what anyone else's kids see. Not like seeing boobs ever hurt anyone, but, then again... if they showed boobs, people would get upset. Snickers voluntarily took down the ad because people were getting upset about it. It had nothing to do with censorship or regulation; certain people are sensitive to certain things and the Superbowl is the granddaddy of all advertising slots. At the same time, everyone's already seen the commercial so whether or not taking the ad down now will prompt more people to buy snickers is anyone's guess.

Now, I've seen those specials on HBO about commercials that air in Europe and I have to say that they're way more awesome than us... mostly because they don't have an FCC. I wish we would adopt a "watershed" type of television viewership situation where, say, after a certain time and when advertisers and networks know only adults are watching, then maybe they can slip in some naughty words or partial nudity. Well, that's why I have HBO.
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Postby 5 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:25 pm

When I saw the ad, I thought to myself, if people were so outraged over Janet Jackson's nipple...imagine what this ad will do.
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Postby Madison » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:27 pm

Coppermine wrote:Now, I've seen those specials on HBO about commercials that air in Europe and I have to say that they're way more awesome than us... mostly because they don't have an FCC. I wish we would adopt a "watershed" type of television viewership situation where, say, after a certain time and when advertisers and networks know only adults are watching, then maybe they can slip in some naughty words or partial nudity. Well, that's why I have HBO.


Actually, it's started happening already. Comedy Central sometimes runs uncut movies after midnight. Like the South Park movie. Fully uncut. FX has to wait until after 9 central (or 8 eastern) to run The Shield due to some of the content. In either case, I'm totally cool with that and agree with Dray and everyone else, as people know ahead of time what they will be shown and they can choose to not watch.

Commercials during normal hours when kids and families are watching family shows and things (the Super Bowl is a perfect example) are a totally different animal.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:28 pm

5 wrote:When I saw the ad, I thought to myself, if people were so outraged over Janet Jackson's nipple...imagine what this ad will do.


I also thought, "wow, two guys ripping out their chest hair together is pretty gay."

So was that Flomax commercial; a bunch of guys riding bikes, splashing each other in kayaks, drinking copious amounts of bottled water without fear of losing bladder control. Sooooo gay.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:31 pm

Who the hell cares? The last thing I want to see is two guys kissing anyway.
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Postby DevilDriver » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:40 pm

Not suprising it was pulled. It wasn't a good ad anyway, more nasty than funny.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:53 pm

Now you think about it, Snickers may have made the commercial offensive on purpose, just so the media would talk about the commercial.
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