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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!
7th Mar '17 8:57:39 PM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:204:...but then... '''I lol'd''']]

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[[caption-width-right:204:...but then... '''I lol'd''']]
then I lol'd.]]
8th Feb '17 1:10:04 AM 333kenshin
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* Microsoft's decision to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a rather random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give its interfaces looks based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? '''Glass!''' Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named ''Windows'', and it makes sense for its interface to have a glass look in general.

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Microsoft's decision to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a rather random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give its interfaces looks based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? '''Glass!''' Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named ''Windows'', and it makes sense for its interface to have a glass look in general.general.
** Also pertaining to Microsoft and Windows: readers of a certain age may remember the excitement around Windows 95 when it first came out. Although the software was as groundbreaking for its day as the iPhone was for its, for most users the vast majority of interaction was playing Minesweeper (and to a lesser degree, the other highly addictive built-in games). Turns out from MS's point of view it wasn't a waste of time at all: these games were designed to train users in precision scrolling and left/right/double clicking of the mouse.
30th Dec '16 10:28:33 AM N1KF
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* In the M&M commercials, the smart guy is the plain red M&M, and the dumb one is the peanut yellow M&M. Get it? The yellow one is a peanut-brain!

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* In the M&M Advertising/MAndMs commercials, the smart guy is the plain red M&M, and the dumb one is the peanut yellow M&M. Get it? The yellow one is a peanut-brain!
30th Dec '16 10:26:52 AM N1KF
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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!
* In the Old Spice "I'm A Man" commercial, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE the man your man could smell like]] 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 {{Captain Obvious}} moment, it's an absolutely brilliant lampshade 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. FRIDGE BRILLIANCE, I SAY.
** 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 [[UpToEleven up to]] [[VisualPun eleven.]]

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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) [=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!
* In the Old Spice "I'm A Man" commercial, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE the man your man could smell like]] 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 {{Captain Obvious}} CaptainObvious moment, it's an absolutely brilliant lampshade {{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. FRIDGE BRILLIANCE, I SAY.
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 [[UpToEleven up to]] {{up to|Eleven}} [[VisualPun eleven.]]eleven]].



* 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.]]'''''

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* 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.]]'''''scents]].'''''
24th Jul '16 11:05:07 AM nombretomado
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** Due to RicFlair's increasing abuse of power, ChrisBenoit and DeanMalenko left the Four Horsemen to join ShaneDouglas and PerrySaturn. ECW fans who watched WCW would remember that Benoit, Douglas, and Malenko were the original Triple Threat. Ironically, the event that caused Saturn to join forces with Benoit included another former member of the Triple Threat: Bam Bam Bigelow.

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** Due to RicFlair's Wrestling/RicFlair's increasing abuse of power, ChrisBenoit Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and DeanMalenko left the Four Horsemen to join ShaneDouglas and PerrySaturn. ECW fans who watched WCW would remember that Benoit, Douglas, and Malenko were the original Triple Threat. Ironically, the event that caused Saturn to join forces with Benoit included another former member of the Triple Threat: Bam Bam Bigelow.
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