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Posted: 06 October 2005 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Citizen Premier - 01 October 2005 10:26 PM

I smell a car ad.

UPDATE 2: a car ad indeed it now seems, for Toyota.

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Posted: 06 October 2005 08:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Why is it that nowaday car ads almost always use computer animation and ridiculous dramitization now?  A lot of people must associate their cars with sexual potency and power, I assume.  Personally, even though I like toyotas, I’m probably a little less likely to prefer them after seeing some of their ads.  In my mind, dramatization is the same as lying because you’re crap; however I know that ad departments have a lot of say and refuse to let products speak for themselves.

Well, that was a little off track…

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Posted: 07 October 2005 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Citizen Premier - 07 October 2005 12:37 AM

Why is it that nowaday car ads almost always use computer animation and ridiculous dramitization now?  A lot of people must associate their cars with sexual potency and power, I assume.  Personally, even though I like toyotas, I’m probably a little less likely to prefer them after seeing some of their ads.  In my mind, dramatization is the same as lying because you’re crap; however I know that ad departments have a lot of say and refuse to let products speak for themselves.

Well, that was a little off track…

Ads are always lies.

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Posted: 07 October 2005 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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The point of the ad’s are to get attention….any way they can….and to make you remember…..you always remember the stupid ones unfortunately…....

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Posted: 07 October 2005 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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X - 07 October 2005 04:10 PM

The point of the ad’s are to get attention….any way they can….and to make you remember…..you always remember the stupid ones unfortunately…....

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Posted: 08 October 2005 03:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Car ad’s (in the us at least)
are most of the time irritating little movies showing the car
doing all sorts of outrageous things
Bouncing off rooftops, aging the cars they pass that sort of crap

One thing they never seem to do it actually tell you anything
about the car.

I mean, what does your car have?
why should I buy it?
Why is it better than your leading rival (what does it have that they don’t)
Hell, Why is it better than a golf cart would be nice

I mean, yes ok, it’s nice seeing that your car moves when it’s driven
It’s nice to see it sticks to the road or can turn corners
but what does it have Cylinders, CC’s, breaking distance, turning circle, reclining ash trays
etc
Don’t tell me the top speed, we have things called speed limits, that’s the top speed.
MPG would be nice but don’t try and claim an mpg of 30 is good, it’s average for in city.

Oh, the cars’ meteorproof, wow! It’s amazing how many cars I’ve lost to meteors strikes in the past. (a meteor of that size would actually probably atomize the car)


On a slightly different note
anyone notice how it’s always men
that advertise trucks?

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Posted: 08 October 2005 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Just going back to the top of this thread, the movie ‘Undead’ is actually ridiculously funny. But then again, I just love B grade Australian horror movies!

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Posted: 08 October 2005 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Sharruma - 08 October 2005 07:58 AM

On a slightly different note
anyone notice how it’s always men
that advertise trucks?

And always 5’3’’ women that drive them?

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Posted: 09 October 2005 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Sharruma - 08 October 2005 07:58 AM

On a slightly different note
anyone notice how it’s always men
that advertise trucks?

And always 5’3’’ women that drive them?

I dunno, I see more men driving trucks, than women in my area…Although, it’s sort of split, men do drive a LOT of trucks, women tend to drive more SUVs…I drove a truck for quite a while.  When the tranny in my Ford (crappy Ford) went out, I drove my dad’s old hobby truck.  It was a 1971 Ford truck…F150 model.  Later, I let my brother use it to move some musical equipment for his band, and he broke the steering wheel off of it.  shut eye

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Posted: 09 October 2005 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Maegan - 09 October 2005 11:36 AM
Citizen Premier - 08 October 2005 05:28 PM
Sharruma - 08 October 2005 07:58 AM

On a slightly different note
anyone notice how it’s always men
that advertise trucks?

And always 5’3’’ women that drive them?

I dunno, I see more men driving trucks, than women in my area…Although, it’s sort of split, men do drive a LOT of trucks, women tend to drive more SUVs…I drove a truck for quite a while.  When the tranny in my Ford (crappy Ford) went out, I drove my dad’s old hobby truck.  It was a 1971 Ford truck…F150 model.  Later, I let my brother use it to move some musical equipment for his band, and he broke the steering wheel off of it.  shut eye

Well, yeah.  I don’t really distinguish much between trucks and SUVs- in my mind it’s a meaningless distinction, invented to help sell gas-guzzling trucks to families. 
Anyways, what was that tranny doing in your Ford?  You have some interesting interests.

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