History Narm / Advertising

22nd Nov '17 9:47:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssfl22Hhp4 One anti-piracy advert]] with the slogan "Piracy funds organized crime!" (found at the end of UK ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{DVD}}s and the beginning of certain British Disney tapes from the era) features a man with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious]] resemblance to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee Gibbs]] branding a pile of [=DVD=]s with an "X" brand and [[FridgeLogic somehow setting them on fire]], while the flame is reflected [[RedEyesTakeWarning in his eyes]] and he smiles evilly, giving him a demonic appearance.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssfl22Hhp4 One anti-piracy advert]] with the slogan "Piracy funds organized crime!" (found at the end of UK ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{DVD}}s UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}s and the beginning of certain British Disney tapes from the era) features a man with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious]] resemblance to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee Gibbs]] branding a pile of [=DVD=]s with an "X" brand and [[FridgeLogic somehow setting them on fire]], while the flame is reflected [[RedEyesTakeWarning in his eyes]] and he smiles evilly, giving him a demonic appearance.



* Book commercials in general, or at least the ones that try to adapt the contents to live action. They're often plagued by cheesy narration over [[SpecialEffectFailure exceedingly low budget footage]] that make them look more like bargain-bin {{DVD}} movies than {{literature}}.

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* Book commercials in general, or at least the ones that try to adapt the contents to live action. They're often plagued by cheesy narration over [[SpecialEffectFailure exceedingly low budget footage]] that make them look more like bargain-bin {{DVD}} UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} movies than {{literature}}.
13th Nov '17 7:08:05 AM TommyTiger
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2gdPY-88w This glorious Ad.]] It confused everyone when it came out. It is an ad for a lawyer and has heavy metal, fire and scene where he hits a tombstone with a sledge. Priceless.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2gdPY-88w This glorious Ad.]] It confused everyone when it came out. It is an ad for a lawyer and has heavy metal, fire and a scene where he hits a tombstone with a sledge. Priceless.sledge.



* There's an "Immigration rap" where two guys rap about how to become a U.S. citizen. The best part is probably "Are-you-a drug dee-al-er?" Who says '''[[ImplausibleDeniability yes]]'''!?

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* There's an "Immigration rap" where two guys rap about how to become a U.S. citizen. The best part is probably "Are-you-a drug dee-al-er?" Who says '''[[ImplausibleDeniability yes]]'''!?dee-al-er?"



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssfl22Hhp4 One anti-piracy advert]] (found at the end of UK ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{DVD}}s and the beginning of certain British Disney tapes from the era) features a man with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious]] resemblance to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee Gibbs]] branding a pile of [=DVD=]s with an "X" brand and [[FridgeLogic somehow setting them on fire]], while the flame is reflected [[RedEyesTakeWarning in his eyes]] and he smiles evilly, giving him a demonic appearance. Remember, "Piracy funds organized crime!"

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssfl22Hhp4 One anti-piracy advert]] with the slogan "Piracy funds organized crime!" (found at the end of UK ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{DVD}}s and the beginning of certain British Disney tapes from the era) features a man with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious]] resemblance to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee Gibbs]] branding a pile of [=DVD=]s with an "X" brand and [[FridgeLogic somehow setting them on fire]], while the flame is reflected [[RedEyesTakeWarning in his eyes]] and he smiles evilly, giving him a demonic appearance. Remember, "Piracy funds organized crime!"appearance.



** My family deserves a [[StealthPun big, fat cock]]?

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** My family deserves As in a [[StealthPun big, fat cock]]?cock]].



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U219eUIZ7Qo Australian Grim Reaper AIDS PSA from the 1980s]]. Okay, maybe it was scary [[ValuesDissonance back in the day]], and in some aspects might still be; but the way the people are suddenly falling over when getting hit by a bowling bowl is done in the most spastic, over-the-top way ever.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U219eUIZ7Qo Australian Grim Reaper AIDS PSA from the 1980s]]. Okay, maybe Maybe it was scary [[ValuesDissonance back in the day]], and in some aspects might still be; but the way the people are suddenly falling over when getting hit by a bowling bowl is done in the most spastic, over-the-top way ever.



* There is a commercial for Montgomery's Furniture (a local furniture store in South Dakota) that basically consists of music that sounds like it should be featured in an action movie... accompanied by random shots of furniture. Yes, the commercial is trying to make furniture seem "Edgy" and "Awesome", but the commercial is just too hilariously bad for it to work.

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* There is a commercial for Montgomery's Furniture (a local furniture store in South Dakota) that basically consists of music that sounds like it should be featured in an action movie... accompanied by random shots of furniture. Yes, In other words, the commercial is trying to make furniture seem "Edgy" and "Awesome", but the commercial is just too hilariously bad for it to work.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QRBcHIIsXc This]] message from PETA about animal testing. That it's from PETA should already convince you that it's {{narm}}, but just in case you need further convincing, bear in mind that it's readily apparent that this is...probably an attempt at being scary, but their wording in trying to make it seem that way just comes across as laughable. [[note]]Though how well it works might depend on how much you agree with its message; if you go in with the impression that this is going to be ridiculous, that might help you better notice the amusing aspects of it, but still.[[/note]] The following line is especially hilarious if you say it in a dramatic voice:

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QRBcHIIsXc This]] message from PETA about animal testing. That it's from PETA should already convince you that it's {{narm}}, but just in case you need further convincing, bear in mind that it's readily apparent that this is...is probably an attempt at being scary, but their wording in trying to make it seem that way just comes across as laughable. [[note]]Though how well it works might depend on how much you agree with its message; if you go in with the impression that this is going to be ridiculous, that might help you better notice the amusing aspects of it, but still.[[/note]] The following line is especially hilarious if you say it in a dramatic voice:



** Speaking of PETA, does anyone remember [[https://youtu.be/RGLH1Bq1n9s this]] (Semi-NSFW) PSA for having your cats spayed or neutered?

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** Speaking of PETA, does anyone remember there's [[https://youtu.be/RGLH1Bq1n9s this]] (Semi-NSFW) PSA for having your cats spayed or neutered?neutered.



* UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jxU89x78ac Mentos National Night]]", urging Singaporeans to have more kids. Yes.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jxU89x78ac Mentos National Night]]", urging Singaporeans to have more kids. Yes.



* The Narcotics Task Force of the New York City Housing Authority would like you to know that "smokin' crack... is like... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRSgxQxVAo puttin' a gun in your mouth]]... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tAfUybCBXo and pullin']]... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM_NGlBHDU the trigger!]]
* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVicCD8FmMs Think Before You Speak]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrJrw5ZZfRU&feature=related commercials.]] Sure, the intention is good (telling people to stop using the word "gay" as an insult) but the way they go about it is pretty damn funny. Having Music/HilaryDuff pop up and say "You shouldn't say that!" probably isn't the best way to go about it. Neither is the passive aggressive "Knock it off!" at the end.

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* The Narcotics Task Force of the New York City Housing Authority would like you to know that "smokin' crack... smoking crack is like... like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRSgxQxVAo puttin' putting a gun in your mouth]]... mouth]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tAfUybCBXo and pullin']]... pulling]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM_NGlBHDU the trigger!]]
trigger]].
* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVicCD8FmMs Think Before You Speak]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrJrw5ZZfRU&feature=related commercials.]] Sure, the intention is good (telling people to stop using the word "gay" as an insult) but the way they go about it is pretty damn funny. Having Music/HilaryDuff pop up and say "You shouldn't say that!" probably isn't the best way to go about it. Neither is the passive aggressive "Knock it off!" at the end.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdHYIdyVMIk This]] NPD (German neonazi party) ad from 2012. Content: Three industrious German dwarfs find some gold during digging, "Aah" and "Ooh" about it - but then some sleazy AmbiguouslyJewish (or foreign) guy enters the stage and takes the poor dwarves' gold away, just like that. Fortunately, the NPD guy on a horse ''(yes)'' enters the scene to kick his ass (offscreen) and bring justice.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdHYIdyVMIk This]] NPD (German neonazi party) ad from 2012. Content: Three industrious German dwarfs find some gold during digging, "Aah" and "Ooh" about it - but then some sleazy AmbiguouslyJewish (or foreign) guy enters the stage and takes the poor dwarves' gold away, just like that. Fortunately, the NPD guy on a horse ''(yes)'' enters the scene to kick his ass (offscreen) and bring justice.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lio_C9uliIk A 1994 PIF from Partners Against Crime]] shows a man attempting to break into a house as passers-by gather around and clap slowly in [[SarcasticClapping an apparently intimidating manner]]. The message is that most crimes are stopped with help from the public. Unfortunately, it looks as though the crowd is actually ''applauding'' the burglar for his efforts!

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lio_C9uliIk A 1994 PIF from Partners Against Crime]] shows a man attempting to break into a house as passers-by gather around and clap slowly in [[SarcasticClapping an apparently intimidating manner]]. The message is that most crimes are stopped with help from the public. Unfortunately, it looks as though the crowd is actually ''applauding'' the burglar for his efforts!efforts.



** KFC attempted to get in on the "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf..." meme with [[https://www.facebook.com/KFC.uk/photos/a.177995872646.124716.114581942646/10154885258162647/?type=3&theater this confusing social media post]]. You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for... what, exactly? The answer, apparently, is [[spoiler:"[[PainfulRhyme Muppet on a bucket]]".]]
* Commercials for AT&T U-Verse Internet have families talking about how reliable the service is--while within a house where everything else is breaking down rather catastrophically! In one commercial a bathtub falls through the floor above right near a girl sitting on the couch with her tablet! I think the last concern on a person's mind after that would be whether or not their Internet was working.

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** KFC attempted to get in on the "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf..." meme with [[https://www.facebook.com/KFC.uk/photos/a.177995872646.124716.114581942646/10154885258162647/?type=3&theater this confusing social media post]]. You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for... what, exactly? The answer, apparently, is for [[spoiler:"[[PainfulRhyme Muppet on a bucket]]".]]
* Commercials for AT&T U-Verse Internet have families talking about how reliable the service is--while within a house where everything else is breaking down rather catastrophically! In catastrophically. For example, in one commercial a bathtub falls through the floor above right near a girl sitting on the couch with her tablet! I think the tablet. The last concern on a person's mind after that would be whether or not their Internet was working.



* The people behind [[http://d3w2dr5idcaabk.cloudfront.net/n1rv4n4g8/poster/Ilovecum.jpg this print advert]] for Locum, a Swedish property management company, had the bright idea of replacing the "o" in the logo (which is all lower case) with a love heart... accidentally resulting in something NSFW. Hilarity ensued when people saw the logo and immediately realised what it looked like.

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* The people behind [[http://d3w2dr5idcaabk.cloudfront.net/n1rv4n4g8/poster/Ilovecum.jpg this print advert]] for Locum, a Swedish property management company, had the bright idea of replacing the "o" in the logo (which is all lower case) with a love heart... accidentally resulting in something NSFW. Hilarity ensued when people saw the logo and immediately realised what it looked like.
19th Oct '17 12:45:50 PM BearyScary
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* Horror thriller film ''The Snowman'' may have generated some hype with its trailer, only to shoot itself in the foot with [[http://redcarpetcrash.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/snow-poster.jpg quite possibly one of the worst movie posters of all time]]. It has a juvenile vibe with simplistic handwriting over a doodle of a snowman whose expression is best described as "disappointed ".
-->MISTER POLICE.
-->YOU COULD HAVE SAVED HER
-->I GAVE YOU ALL THE CLUES
10th Oct '17 4:45:24 AM Maxiboy136
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** It even says "Shame On you" at the end likes it's the viewers fault.

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** It even says "Shame On on you" at the end likes like it's the viewers viewer's fault.
9th Oct '17 6:54:15 AM DerpyHooves122
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* Remember that [[NightmareFuel horrific]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtJqw--DGl8 Northern Irish drink-driving PIF]] in which a car smashes through a garden fence and crushes a young child? In 2014, the DOE decided to ramp this concept UpToEleven with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD8BkIgp9Fo this ad]], in which a speeding driver loses control of his car and rips through a hedge, ''killing an entire class of schoolchildren''. It's too over the top to take seriously, and, in contrast to the earlier one, [[BloodlessCarnage there is no blood or injury detail]]. ''None''. The ad was meant to convey the fact that 28 children (roughly the size of a primary school class) have been killed by speeding drivers since 2000. But surely there are better ways of illustrating that?

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* Remember that [[NightmareFuel horrific]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtJqw--DGl8 Northern Irish drink-driving PIF]] in which a car smashes through a garden fence and crushes a young child? In 2014, the DOE decided to ramp this concept UpToEleven with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD8BkIgp9Fo com/watch?v=Wv1rKHGeMRk this ad]], in which a speeding driver loses control of his car and rips through a hedge, ''killing an entire class of schoolchildren''. It's too over the top to take seriously, and, in contrast to the earlier one, [[BloodlessCarnage there is no blood or injury detail]]. ''None''. The ad was meant to convey the fact that 28 children (roughly the size of a primary school class) have been killed by speeding drivers since 2000. But surely there are better ways of illustrating that?that?
** It even says "Shame On you" at the end likes it's the viewers fault.
6th Oct '17 3:33:02 PM notahandle
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* "We just finished level three, and need to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjCo2I3ooK0 tighten up the graphics]] a little bit."

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* "We just finished level three, and need to [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjCo2I3ooK0 com/watch?v=BRWvfMLl4ho tighten up the graphics]] a little bit."



** Put to death by Alta, who took that video down for copyright infringement.
24th Sep '17 7:02:21 AM Maxiboy136
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** KFC attempted to get in on the "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf..." meme with [[https://www.facebook.com/KFC.uk/photos/a.177995872646.124716.114581942646/10154885258162647/?type=3&theater this confusing social media post]]. You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for... what, exactly?

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** KFC attempted to get in on the "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf..." meme with [[https://www.facebook.com/KFC.uk/photos/a.177995872646.124716.114581942646/10154885258162647/?type=3&theater this confusing social media post]]. You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for... what, exactly?exactly? The answer, apparently, is [[spoiler:"[[PainfulRhyme Muppet on a bucket]]".]]
21st Sep '17 6:17:38 AM Maxiboy136
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** KFC attempted to get in on the "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf..." meme with [[https://www.facebook.com/KFC.uk/photos/a.177995872646.124716.114581942646/10154885258162647/?type=3&theater this confusing social media post]]. You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for... what, exactly?
17th Sep '17 5:52:12 PM ZMannZilla
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUFPGYVhmSs The Story Of Lucy]] is a three-minute long prestige ad featuring soft soulful music, as we watch a montage of moments in the life of a man who has a daughter. We see her born, watch as she grows up, gets married, and has a child of her own. Throughout this touching and heart-string tugging commercial, you can't help but wonder what it is they're selling. Life insurance? Cars? Cell phones? It's not very clear. Then, at the end of it all, as the father looks through a pane of nursery-ward glass at his new granddaughter, we see the message, "What's between us, connects us"... then it cuts to a logo for Windex.
29th Aug '17 5:14:52 PM Morgikit
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADThs4WUsWY "He looked me right in the EYE 'n said 'NAWWW mama, I ain't doin' no drugs'! And the money...I was afraid to KNOW!!"]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADThs4WUsWY "He looked me right in the EYE 'n said 'NAWWW mama, I ain't doin' no drugs'! And the money...I was afraid to KNOW!!"]]drugs'!"]]
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