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31st Mar '18 2:25:33 PM nombretomado
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* Some people wonder why Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin turned in the first place in 2001. However, the ShockingSwerve doesn't seem so shocking you realize (A) Austin [[TheBadGuyWins lost a grueling final battle against]] Triple H, [[KarmaHoudini the man who had him run over by a car and took him out of action for nearly a year]] and (B) Vince [=McMahon=] appointing his then-wife Debra as the manager of his ''[=WrestleMania=]'' opponent [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] against any of their wishes, which resulted in Austin being unable to protect her from an Ankle Lock from Wrestling/KurtAngle. Austin's line of "I need to win this, Rock" was him crossing the DespairEventHorizon meaning, days away from WrestleMania and the most important match of his comeback from neck surgery, ''Austin '''looked weak'''''. Austin's stare in his locker room shortly before his match taking place was him after making the deal with Vince [=McMahon=].

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* Some people wonder why Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin turned in the first place in 2001. However, the ShockingSwerve doesn't seem so shocking you realize (A) Austin [[TheBadGuyWins lost a grueling final battle against]] Triple H, [[KarmaHoudini the man who had him run over by a car and took him out of action for nearly a year]] and (B) Vince [=McMahon=] appointing his then-wife Debra as the manager of his ''[=WrestleMania=]'' opponent [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] against any of their wishes, which resulted in Austin being unable to protect her from an Ankle Lock from Wrestling/KurtAngle. Austin's line of "I need to win this, Rock" was him crossing the DespairEventHorizon meaning, days away from WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania and the most important match of his comeback from neck surgery, ''Austin '''looked weak'''''. Austin's stare in his locker room shortly before his match taking place was him after making the deal with Vince [=McMahon=].
15th Mar '18 9:08:34 AM MojoMarth
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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with the light that comes on inside your fridge when you open the door.]]
24th Feb '18 8:51:38 PM nombretomado
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* {{SBS}}'s latest slogan is "Six Billion Stories and Counting": it's not just talking about describing the diversity of humanity, but it's also [[FunWithAcronyms their initials]].

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* {{SBS}}'s Creator/{{SBS}}'s latest slogan is "Six Billion Stories and Counting": it's not just talking about describing the diversity of humanity, but it's also [[FunWithAcronyms their initials]].
22nd Jan '18 1:31:05 PM Woodrobin
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** Liberty is a subversion of the French intent. Their intent was that the statue would express America's gratitude to France for the gift of Liberty (the French were instrumental, for reasons of their own, in the success of the American Revolution). Emma Lazarus' poem The New Colossus (the old one being the Colossus of Rhodes) that reads in part "Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore./Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,/I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" turned the intent into one of welcoming immigrants to America rather than giving thanks to France.
15th Sep '17 2:28:57 PM nombretomado
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* There's an ad for {{Mac}}, with "Choose A Vista". PC spins the wheel, and lands on Lose A Turn. Mac retorts with "Didn't you make this?". Most people would see this as a WhatAnIdiot moment, but in reality, PC loses his turn, so it's now Mac's turn to Choose A Vista.

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* There's an ad for {{Mac}}, UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}, with "Choose A Vista". PC spins the wheel, and lands on Lose A Turn. Mac retorts with "Didn't you make this?". Most people would see this as a WhatAnIdiot moment, but in reality, PC loses his turn, so it's now Mac's turn to Choose A Vista.
5th Jul '17 4:34:29 PM SavesTheDay
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* To some people, Chick-fil-A's advertising campaign, featuring cows and frequent mention of the words "Eat Mor Chikin" (sic) might seem like it should make no sense and instead be another ill-conceived DadaAd marketing style, ''however''... putting emphasis on the cows makes sense, because the res''taur''ant chain serves ''chicken'' as its main product, the people who go there are not eating the ''beef'' from cows and thus saving them from being slaughtered! Thus, the cows are getting the word out to "Eat Mor Chikin" so that they won't have to be eaten themselves! It's a strange, but very memorable line of commercials and print advertising. gi
** Which promptly gives way to FridgeHorror when you realize the mascot on the kid's meals is a ''chicken''.
5th Jul '17 4:31:45 PM SavesTheDay
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* In the other Old Spice [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C42io-nmu6M "I'm a man"]] commercial, they use similar scene changing tactics with a man who goes from skiing to sitting in his chair reading to pumping iron to driving golf balls. At one point later in the commercial we see the man saying, "But I don't use [Old Spice]..." he then pulls off a latex mask of the mans face Mission Impossible style, revealing himself to be a sexy blonde, "...because I'm a woman." The man approaches from behind, "Just kidding! I'm not a woman..." and it goes on. A bit of thought reveals a pseudo-subliminal message. If you do not use Old Spice, you are a woman.
* The true purpose of both of the Old Spice ads, which have all kinds of random scene changes that come out of nowhere, is to tell you that Old Spice '''''[[StealthPun makes no scents]].'''''
5th Jul '17 4:30:50 PM SavesTheDay
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* [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLG0zDltjL_o&ei=N465TtXvGfHEsQKL8NyvCA&usg=AFQjCNFj3Tpd4S8gZXkkjhMpUpFiR0CKUw This Sour Skittles commercial]] is funny to some, gross to many, and was apparently banned.
* In the Old Spice "I'm A Man" commercial, Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike goes through two different setting changes and a costume change onscreen. Normally I wouldn't give that two seconds' worth of notice. HOWEVER. This particular commercial uses its dialogue to distract you from the obviousness. Until the end of the commercial, by which time the very charismatic man has jumped from being wrapped in a towel after a shower, to being shirtless in khakis with a sweater draped over his shoulders appearing to be on a cruise ship, to sitting majestically astride a horse. At which point he says, "I'm on a horse." Not only is this a fantabulous CaptainObvious moment, it's an absolutely brilliant {{lampshade|Hanging}} of the entire commercial by way of drawing your attention back at the end to the way everything changed so fast. Not to mention it makes the commercial really memorable.
** There is an 11-year old who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbK0YiOKWo recreated this commercial]] for his mom, and at first you think, "Aw, cute, the boy your man could smell like"...until the clouds and shirt drop down from above and the awesomeness quotient is taken {{up to|Eleven}} [[VisualPun eleven]].
5th Jul '17 4:27:47 PM SavesTheDay
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* [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLG0zDltjL_o&ei=N465TtXvGfHEsQKL8NyvCA&usg=AFQjCNFj3Tpd4S8gZXkkjhMpUpFiR0CKUw This Sour Skittles commercial]] is funny to some, gross to many, and was apparently banned. But as tasteless as many may find it, it is actually quite clever if you think about what it is probably referencing. There was a NickToon called ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', which could be seen as the original ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' but way more intelligent, in an episode from the first season (a season that was more like a milder [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]] than a smarter [=SpongeBob=]) Rocko and his friend Heffer who is a steer go to a cattle ranch, after a night in the barn Heffer wakes up to a farmer milking him with a machine, this scene was eventually banned (contrary to popular belief it wasn't banned for a few years). The characters in this show are all humanoid animals, and in the Skittles commercial a man is milking a creepy old guy for unknown reasons!

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* [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLG0zDltjL_o&ei=N465TtXvGfHEsQKL8NyvCA&usg=AFQjCNFj3Tpd4S8gZXkkjhMpUpFiR0CKUw This Sour Skittles commercial]] is funny to some, gross to many, and was apparently banned. But as tasteless as many may find it, it is actually quite clever if you think about what it is probably referencing. There was a NickToon called ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', which could be seen as the original ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' but way more intelligent, in an episode from the first season (a season that was more like a milder [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]] than a smarter [=SpongeBob=]) Rocko and his friend Heffer who is a steer go to a cattle ranch, after a night in the barn Heffer wakes up to a farmer milking him with a machine, this scene was eventually banned (contrary to popular belief it wasn't banned for a few years). The characters in this show are all humanoid animals, and in the Skittles commercial a man is milking a creepy old guy for unknown reasons!
1st Jul '17 9:19:55 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* [[http://www.goombastomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/GameBoyAdvance.jpg These]] [[http://www.goombastomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/GBAdvance.jpg print]] [[http://www.goombastomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/GameBoyAdvanceAD1.jpg ads]] for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance seem at first glance like yet another example of WhatWereTheySellingAgain However, it makes far more sense when you consider the people are using their feet to do things we normally do with our hands...because they're too busy playing on the Game Boy Advance!
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