History Narm / Advertising

4th Jul '17 4:34:44 AM WildKatGirl
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* Call Liberty Medical and ask them about your [[MemeticMutation DAHH'BEETUS]]. This message brought to you by Wilford Brimley (a.k.a. the "Quaker Oats" guy).

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* Call Liberty Medical and ask them about your [[MemeticMutation DAHH'BEETUS]]. This message brought to you by Wilford Brimley (a.k.a. the "Quaker Oats" guy). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo Here:]]
24th Jun '17 10:33:20 AM nombretomado
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suE_WJWUEVs SPCA]] ad, which was listed under "IsntItIronic" because of its song choice. As one YouTube commenter put it, "This is so close to satire it's ridiculous. Why do all the animals look like they're going to cry? Why does the voice over sound like she's going to cry? I feel like there should be a kitten at the end of the video with a cg mouth that asks, 'Are you going to let the bad people kill me, mister? I just want to wuv you...'"

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suE_WJWUEVs SPCA]] ad, which was listed under "IsntItIronic" because of its song choice. As one YouTube Website/YouTube commenter put it, "This is so close to satire it's ridiculous. Why do all the animals look like they're going to cry? Why does the voice over sound like she's going to cry? I feel like there should be a kitten at the end of the video with a cg mouth that asks, 'Are you going to let the bad people kill me, mister? I just want to wuv you...'"
9th Jun '17 11:51:05 AM rosewood47
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4sMISyYgk A Woman's Day #throughglass]] is an infamous PSA for domestic abuse. It's about two and a half minutes long, and plays out mostly like an extended commercial for Google Glass. The PSA is [[POVCam filmed from the first-person perspective]] of a woman cheerily going about her day with help from her high-tech eyeglasses, while upbeat music plays in the background. The music stops when she gets home, and her husband beats her for not getting there earlier. The twist at the end comes totally out of nowhere, and is an extreme example of MoodWhiplash. What was supposed to be serious and disturbing instead comes across as a piece of unintentional BlackComedy that has to be seen to be believed.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4sMISyYgk A Woman's Day #throughglass]] is an infamous PSA for domestic abuse. It's about two and a half minutes long, and plays out mostly like an extended commercial for Google Glass. The PSA is [[POVCam filmed from the first-person perspective]] of a woman cheerily going about her day with help from her high-tech eyeglasses, while upbeat music plays in the background. The music stops when she gets home, and her husband beats her for not getting there earlier. The twist at the end comes totally out of nowhere, and is an extreme example of MoodWhiplash. What was supposed to be serious and disturbing instead comes across as a piece of unintentional BlackComedy that has to be seen to be believed. It received a ColbertBump when it was discussed on an episode of WebVideo/OneyPlays, and most of the recent comments on the video are references to that.
9th Jun '17 11:48:26 AM rosewood47
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4sMISyYgk A Woman's Day #throughglass]] is an infamous PSA for domestic abuse. It's about two and a half minutes long, and plays out mostly like an extended commercial for Google Glass. The PSA is [[POVCam filmed from the first-person perspective]] of a woman cheerily going about her day with help from her high-tech eyeglasses, while upbeat music plays in the background. The music stops when she gets home, and her husband beats her for not getting there earlier. The twist at the end comes totally out of nowhere, and is an extreme example of MoodWhiplash. What was supposed to be serious and disturbing instead comes across as a piece of unintentional BlackComedy that has to be seen to be believed.
5th May '17 12:05:45 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The ad for the movie ''Film/OneMissedCall'' is unintentionally hilarious, with an ominous announcer voice saying, "When your call goes straight to voicemail, your world goes straight to '''Hell.'''" Bonus points for the victim saying "That's not my ringtone" in a terrified almost-whisper. With skill, it's possible to make nearly anything scary; but it seems cell phones are a rare exception.

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* The ad for the movie ''Film/OneMissedCall'' is unintentionally hilarious, with an ominous announcer voice saying, "When your call goes straight to voicemail, your world goes straight to '''Hell.'''" Bonus points for the victim saying "That's not my ringtone" in a terrified almost-whisper. With skill, it's possible to make nearly anything scary; but it seems cell phones (and [[Film/NightOfTheLepus rabbits]]) are a rare exception.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP5lz2CYNR4 This commercial for Sakura Con]], which quickly became MemeticMutation when it was originally released. Highlights include ''everyone'' in the Japanese restaurant proclaiming their love for Japanese things, and especially the {{goth}} guy who yells "GIRUGAMESH!".
15th Apr '17 6:28:51 PM nombretomado
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* The [=WaxVac=] infomercials that advertise a vacuum that removes earwax from your ears. As soon as the scenes with the couple practicing ear candling and the guy yelling "'''OW!'''" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket while barely poking a Q-tip into his ears]] come on, it's no longer possible to take the commercial seriously. (Though it's worse in that it dampens the seriousness of anything said by the experts that follow in the commercial. It's hard to take the words of a doctor seriously on the risks of using Q-tips when people are too distracted by the unintentionally humorous agony of a man from the result of a Q-tip. Unsurprisingly, the narm factor is made fun of by TheSoup.)

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* The [=WaxVac=] infomercials that advertise a vacuum that removes earwax from your ears. As soon as the scenes with the couple practicing ear candling and the guy yelling "'''OW!'''" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket while barely poking a Q-tip into his ears]] come on, it's no longer possible to take the commercial seriously. (Though it's worse in that it dampens the seriousness of anything said by the experts that follow in the commercial. It's hard to take the words of a doctor seriously on the risks of using Q-tips when people are too distracted by the unintentionally humorous agony of a man from the result of a Q-tip. Unsurprisingly, the narm factor is made fun of by TheSoup.''Series/TheSoup''.)
29th Mar '17 10:02:47 AM Klaymanfh
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29th Mar '17 10:02:46 AM Klaymanfh
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** Speaking of PETA, does anyone remember [[https://youtu.be/RGLH1Bq1n9s this]] (Semi-NSFW) PSA for having your cats spayed or neutered?
18th Feb '17 2:44:49 PM Maxiboy136
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel No. 5 advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel No. 5 advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete complete]] [[FauxlosophicNarration nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.
18th Feb '17 5:24:33 AM Maxiboy136
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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she loudly declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.

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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she loudly declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''"."'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.
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