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19th Jun '16 2:20:49 AM RichardW72
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* In Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads, many people thought that the Mac came across as an arrogant {{hipster}} jerk, whereas the PC was a [[TheWoobie cute, lovable loser]]. This was particularly notable in the UK, where the localized advertisements featured comedic duo Mitchell and Webb, who played a lovable loser and an arrogant jerk, respectively, in ''Series/fPeepShow''.

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* In Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads, many people thought that the Mac came across as an arrogant {{hipster}} jerk, whereas the PC was a [[TheWoobie cute, lovable loser]]. This was particularly notable in the UK, where the localized advertisements featured comedic duo Mitchell and Webb, who played a lovable loser and an arrogant jerk, respectively, in ''Series/fPeepShow''.''Series/{{Peep Show}}''.
26th May '16 9:41:19 AM CheeseDogX
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* The Apple from the current Apple Jacks commercial used to be a DesignatedVillain, but the makers of the ads changed it due to feedback so that he and "Cinni-Mon" are [[FriendlyEnemy friendly enemies]] now.

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* The Apple from the current Apple Jacks commercial used to be a DesignatedVillain, but the makers of the ads changed it due to feedback so that he and "Cinni-Mon" are [[FriendlyEnemy friendly enemies]] now.
26th May '16 9:34:32 AM CheeseDogX
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* Currently in some states, there are anti-drunk driving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHytr5GocwY commercials]] explaining how if you are drinking and driving, you ''will'' be caught and you ''will'' be arrested. In order to represent the drunk drivers, they have their cars/motorcycle helmets ''filled with alcohol'', so that opening the window/visor causes the beer (or wine or martini, depending on where they are in the socioeconomic ladder. The redneck had beer in his car, while the middle class guy had martini in his car, and the upper class guy had red wine) to spill out in a waterfall. It quite possibly may be the best anti-anything commercial ever because it is [[HilarityEnsues impossible to take]] [[{{Narm}} seriously]]. Not that drunk driving is something to be taken lightly - but good luck convincing anyone of that with these commercials. People who ''already know'' the dangers of drunk driving, who will probably point out, "Look at all the alcohol they wasted" or "The inside of that car is ''ruined''".

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* Currently in In some states, there are are/were anti-drunk driving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHytr5GocwY commercials]] explaining how if you are drinking and driving, you ''will'' be caught and you ''will'' be arrested. In order to represent the drunk drivers, they have their cars/motorcycle helmets ''filled with alcohol'', so that opening the window/visor causes the beer (or wine or martini, depending on where they are in the socioeconomic ladder. The redneck had beer in his car, while the middle class guy had martini in his car, and the upper class guy had red wine) to spill out in a waterfall. It quite possibly may be the best anti-anything commercial ever because it is [[HilarityEnsues impossible to take]] [[{{Narm}} seriously]]. Not that drunk driving is something to be taken lightly - but good luck convincing anyone of that with these commercials. People who ''already know'' the dangers of drunk driving, who will probably point out, "Look at all the alcohol they wasted" or "The inside of that car is ''ruined''".
11th May '16 11:59:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads, many people thought that the Mac came across as an arrogant {{hipster}} jerk, whereas the PC was a [[TheWoobie cute, lovable loser]]. This was particularly notable in the UK, where the localized advertisements featured comedic duo Mitchell and Webb, who played a lovable loser and an arrogant jerk, respectively, in ''PeepShow''.

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* In Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads, many people thought that the Mac came across as an arrogant {{hipster}} jerk, whereas the PC was a [[TheWoobie cute, lovable loser]]. This was particularly notable in the UK, where the localized advertisements featured comedic duo Mitchell and Webb, who played a lovable loser and an arrogant jerk, respectively, in ''PeepShow''.''Series/fPeepShow''.



* A commercial for the PlayStation4 features Music/LouReed's "Perfect Day" being boisterously sung by two friends playing against each other while portraying various video game characters. "Perfect Day" is about heroin addiction. Then again, it could be unwittingly sending a message about [[AccidentalAesop how many people play video games for the same reason some drug addicts use heroin, out of loneliness and desperation and seeking escapism...]]

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* A commercial for the PlayStation4 UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 features Music/LouReed's "Perfect Day" being boisterously sung by two friends playing against each other while portraying various video game characters. "Perfect Day" is about heroin addiction. Then again, it could be unwittingly sending a message about [[AccidentalAesop how many people play video games for the same reason some drug addicts use heroin, out of loneliness and desperation and seeking escapism...]]
30th Apr '16 2:04:24 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Uin2sINdQ This PSA.]] The message presented in the video is, "You wouldn't get away with it here. You shouldn't get away with it at home." However, a distressing number of commenters seem to sympathize with the man and admonish the waitress for apparently disrespecting him and his coffee (mind, this ''is'' [[{{Troll}} a YouTube comment section]] we're talking about).

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Uin2sINdQ This PSA.]] The message presented in the video is, "You wouldn't get away with it here. You shouldn't get away with it at home." However, a distressing number of commenters seem to sympathize with the man and admonish the waitress for apparently disrespecting him and his coffee (mind, this ''is'' [[{{Troll}} a YouTube comment YouTube]] [[{{GIFT}} comment]] [[WretchedHive section]] we're talking about).
30th Apr '16 2:03:32 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Uin2sINdQ This PSA.]] The message presented in the video is, "You wouldn't get away with it here. You shouldn't get away with it at home." However, a distressing number of commenters seem to sympathize with the man and admonish the waitress for apparently disrespecting him and his coffee.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Uin2sINdQ This PSA.]] The message presented in the video is, "You wouldn't get away with it here. You shouldn't get away with it at home." However, a distressing number of commenters seem to sympathize with the man and admonish the waitress for apparently disrespecting him and his coffee.coffee (mind, this ''is'' [[{{Troll}} a YouTube comment section]] we're talking about).
15th Jan '16 3:25:18 AM Anddrix
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* UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} have an annual publication, ''Spinoff'', intended to show the general public "that 0.4% of your (American) tax dollar isn't wasted and is instead used to improve your life." The problem with this campaign is that almost no one outside of the space community knows about it ([[ViewersAreMorons as evident by the writing style]] they aren't the target audience). On the off chance that the general public do reads a little bit, expect universal negative reactions regarding "NASA's waste of money".

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* UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} have an annual publication, ''Spinoff'', intended to show the general public "that 0.4% of your (American) tax dollar isn't wasted and is instead used to improve your life." The problem with this campaign is that almost no one outside of the space community knows about it ([[ViewersAreMorons as (as evident by the writing style]] style they aren't the target audience). On the off chance that the general public do reads a little bit, expect universal negative reactions regarding "NASA's waste of money".
30th Dec '15 6:37:37 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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** This ad may have reinforced the public perception of Mac users as arrogant jerks.

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** This ad may have reinforced the public perception stereotype of Mac users as arrogant jerks.snobbish elitists.
15th Nov '15 11:31:56 AM nombretomado
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** Music/BruceSpringsteen's "Born in the USA," a song full of highly ambiguous and quite critical message about the unfulfilled promise of the American Dream and certainly not of uncritical super-patriotic themes, was adopted by political ads for many American right-wing politicians, including, most notably, RonaldReagan's 1984 reelection campaign. Springsteen was notably annoyed by this development.

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** Music/BruceSpringsteen's "Born in the USA," a song full of highly ambiguous and quite critical message about the unfulfilled promise of the American Dream and certainly not of uncritical super-patriotic themes, was adopted by political ads for many American right-wing politicians, including, most notably, RonaldReagan's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's 1984 reelection campaign. Springsteen was notably annoyed by this development.
27th Oct '15 6:42:04 AM SolsticePrince
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Uin2sINdQ This PSA.]] The message presented in the video is, "You wouldn't get away with it here. You shouldn't get away with it at home." However, a distressing number of commenters seem to sympathize with the man and admonish the waitress for apparently disrespecting him.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Uin2sINdQ This PSA.]] The message presented in the video is, "You wouldn't get away with it here. You shouldn't get away with it at home." However, a distressing number of commenters seem to sympathize with the man and admonish the waitress for apparently disrespecting him.
him and his coffee.
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