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23rd Oct '16 12:20:16 PM Morgenthaler
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23rd Oct '16 12:06:12 PM Morgenthaler
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23rd Oct '16 12:05:57 PM Morgenthaler
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** CharlieBrooker points out that whoever wrote the advert pushing Macs as more fun has never been to a game shop to compare how many games are available for each system.

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** CharlieBrooker Creator/CharlieBrooker points out that whoever wrote the advert pushing Macs as more fun has never been to a game shop to compare how many games are available for each system.
19th Aug '15 3:18:00 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Shows up in radio ads for [=BnH=] photo and video equipment store. Anyone who doesn't buy at [=BnH=] is painted as an [[TooDumbToLive absolute moron]]

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* Shows up in radio ads for [=BnH=] photo and video equipment store. Anyone who doesn't buy at [=BnH=] is painted as an [[TooDumbToLive absolute moron]]moron]].



* A chinese commercial for {{FedEx}} shows a messenger with a huge package saying that it was a very important parcel in mandarin. Then a old woman just gave him a weird look. A voice over tell us that [[Main/ChineseDialectsAndAccents there are 235 dialects in China]]. Then he tries in Cantonese, and then in as many dialects as he can. Then they show us a FedEx messenger speaking in the correct dialect on his first try. [[note]] it was Chongmin.[[/note]]

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* A chinese Chinese commercial for {{FedEx}} [=FedEx=] shows a messenger with a huge package saying that it was it's a very important parcel in mandarin. Then a [[UsefulNotes/ChineseLanguage Mandarin]]. An old woman just gave gives him a weird look. A voice over tell us voiceover informs the viewers that [[Main/ChineseDialectsAndAccents [[UsefulNotes/ChineseDialectsAndAccents there are 235 dialects in China]]. Then he the messenger tries in Cantonese, and then in as many dialects as he can. Then they show us a FedEx [=FedEx=] messenger speaking arrives and speaks in the correct dialect on his first try. [[note]] it try.[[note]]it was Chongmin.[[/note]]
2nd Mar '15 9:17:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Plus, they take a shot at ''DungeonsAndDragons'' players. Alltel can stick a +5 vorpal up their keisters.

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** Plus, they take a shot at ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players. Alltel can stick a +5 vorpal up their keisters.
24th Nov '14 6:39:47 PM MagBas
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** Sega tried to fight the Sony Playstation by claiming its systems had 3 32-bit processors while the [[BinaryBitsAndBytes PS1 only had one processor.]] Then they followed this by shooting a Playstation, or dropping it off a building. This also backfired. Doubles as an example of HilariousInHindsight, since many game developers cited the Saturn's "three processors" as [[UnfortunateImplications a major part of the reason why the system was so difficult to develop games for.]]

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** Sega tried to fight the Sony Playstation by claiming its systems had 3 32-bit processors while the [[BinaryBitsAndBytes PS1 only had one processor.]] Then they followed this by shooting a Playstation, or dropping it off a building. This also backfired. Doubles as an example of HilariousInHindsight, since many game developers cited the Saturn's "three processors" as [[UnfortunateImplications a major part of the reason why the system was so difficult to develop games for.]]
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13th Mar '14 12:43:03 PM ElBuenCuate
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* A chinese commercial for {{FedEx}} shows a messenger with a huge package saying that it was a very important parcel in mandarin. Then a old woman just gave him a weird look. A voice over tell us that [[Main/ChineseDialectsAndAccents there are 235 dialects in China]]. Then he tries in Cantonese, and then in as many dialects as he can. Then they show us a FedEx messenger speaking in the correct dialect on his first try. [[note]] it was Chongmin.[[/note]]
13th Jan '14 10:22:00 AM Konacha
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* A hilarious 7UP ad from the late 90s had a blind taste test when Orlando Jones was their spokesman. Saying that 7-Up tasted better than those other drinks. The "other drinks" ranged from chum, dishwater, wallpaper paste and bile to name a few. The people who did the taste test reacted just like anyone would.
8th Jan '14 2:52:02 PM JIKTV
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* Cable One has been running ads about AT&T's "U-Verse" service. U-Verse is offered by a rude, snarky schlub of an installer who talks about U-Verse costing more and being worse service as if these things are [[InsaneTrollLogic positive features]]--unsubtly implying that AT&T thinks all their potential customers are idiots. He brings along a [[[=Strawman=] cardboard cutout]] of a Cable One guy, for some reason. The series of commercials, ending with the [[SarcasmMode oh-so-clever]] tagline "Maybe it's really ''[[{{Pun}} you versus AT&T]]''," always feature the same guy.

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* Cable One has been running ads about AT&T's "U-Verse" service. U-Verse is offered by a rude, snarky schlub of an installer who talks about U-Verse costing more and being worse service as if these things are [[InsaneTrollLogic positive features]]--unsubtly implying that AT&T thinks all their potential customers are idiots. He brings along a [[[=Strawman=] [[TheWarOnStraw cardboard cutout]] of a Cable One guy, for some reason. The series of commercials, ending with the [[SarcasmMode oh-so-clever]] tagline "Maybe it's really ''[[{{Pun}} you versus AT&T]]''," always feature the same guy.
8th Jan '14 2:49:19 PM JIKTV
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* Cable One has been running ads about AT&T's "U-Verse" service. U-Verse is offered by a rude, snarky schlub of an installer who talks about U-Verse costing more and being worse service as if these things are [[InsaneTrollLogic positive features]]--unsubtly implying that AT&T thinks all their potential customers are idiots. He brings along a [[[=StrawMan=] cardboard cutout]] of a Cable One guy, for some reason. The series of commercials, ending with the [[SarcasmMode oh-so-clever]] tagline "Maybe it's really ''[[{{Pun}} you versus AT&T]]''," always feature the same guy.

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* Cable One has been running ads about AT&T's "U-Verse" service. U-Verse is offered by a rude, snarky schlub of an installer who talks about U-Verse costing more and being worse service as if these things are [[InsaneTrollLogic positive features]]--unsubtly implying that AT&T thinks all their potential customers are idiots. He brings along a [[[=StrawMan=] [[[=Strawman=] cardboard cutout]] of a Cable One guy, for some reason. The series of commercials, ending with the [[SarcasmMode oh-so-clever]] tagline "Maybe it's really ''[[{{Pun}} you versus AT&T]]''," always feature the same guy.
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