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Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 11, 2009 9:33 am

Greetings,

Most advertisements suck.... however, these ones are surprisingly cool...

Cadbury Eyebrows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY

The Cougar - The Art of Speediness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSSQEieTPw

The Cougar - The Art Of Invisibleness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7zZbTC6UCA

The Cougar - The Art Of Mind Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8BI_lAJXfE

and the new "Fully Loaded Man" ad... whom to be honest, is a poor man's Barry "The Cougar" Dawson... but points for trying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLIIKrJ6nnI

Add your own favourite ads!

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Postby tiltbillings » Mon May 11, 2009 9:37 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Postby thornbush » Mon May 11, 2009 9:55 am

OK this local one is about the value of putting on your safety belt, even if you're sitting at the backseat.....as one ghost learned the hard way :tongue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0izETTVviB4

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Postby tiltbillings » Mon May 11, 2009 10:02 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Funny ads

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 11, 2009 10:07 am

Greetings Tilt,

tiltbillings wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGJiTpBBD18

This cracks me up


Oh yeah, that is a classic.

Made in New Zealand apparently... unlike the beer itself which is brewed here in Melbourne.

On a side note, apparently my brother is going to be (presumably an extra?) in a beer ad... so hopefully it's as good!

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Postby Cittasanto » Mon May 11, 2009 10:28 am

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Funny ads

Postby genkaku » Mon May 11, 2009 11:56 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Most advertisements suck.... however, these ones are surprisingly cool...

Cadbury Eyebrows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY

The Cougar - The Art of Speediness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSSQEieTPw

The Cougar - The Art Of Invisibleness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7zZbTC6UCA

The Cougar - The Art Of Mind Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8BI_lAJXfE



and the new "Fully Loaded Man" ad... whom to be honest, is a poor man's Barry "The Cougar" Dawson... but points for trying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLIIKrJ6nnI

Add your own favourite ads!

Metta,
Retro. :)

Loved the eyebrows ... thanks.

One of my faves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nojWJ6-XmeQ

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Re: Funny ads

Postby Dhammanando » Mon May 11, 2009 1:06 pm

My favourites as a boy were the Smash instant mashed potato ads...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjkt ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrer4vEY ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gLCj9qXfp4


Some parodies from my teens....

Mel Smith & Griff Rhys Jones parodying the s3 ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTEEKyTESiU

British parodies of tacky 1970's American Express ads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-U9nL9Ios

Deluxe home organ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbWukKe- ... re=related

Batchelors' soup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUfDGaTs8sE

"There's a Man in Iran." Positive spin on Ayatollah Khomeini a year after the Iranian Revolution.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGBfYold ... re=related


Another genuine ad – a most bizarre one for Mr. Kipling's Cakes. Withdrawn after complaints from Christians.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tus8s2mKGME

The Apostles' Creed (updated Anglican version). Not an ad. Just something else that Christians complained about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUQcCvX2 ... re=related
    ...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon May 11, 2009 1:58 pm

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Postby nathan » Mon May 11, 2009 2:04 pm

Ok you guys. But this is absolutely the very last post, I mean it this time.

http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx? ... deo=iphone
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Postby Stephen K » Mon May 11, 2009 2:16 pm

With metta,
Upāsaka Sumana

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Postby Fede » Mon May 11, 2009 3:15 pm

STEFAN - YOU'RE SMILING!!!!

What a wonderful photo!!
You look absolutely great!!

(sorry.... :offtopic: Apologies..... but you have to admit - it's a great pic!)


:focus:


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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Postby genkaku » Mon May 11, 2009 3:38 pm

Dear D -- Loved the nativity/cake one. Thanks.

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Postby Stephen K » Tue May 12, 2009 11:34 am

Fede wrote:STEFAN - YOU'RE SMILING!!!!

What a wonderful photo!

Hiya Fede! :smile:

OK, here's another one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij2Xbu-X ... re=related
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Postby Cittasanto » Tue May 12, 2009 11:59 am

get what you want by asking at the right time :woohoo:

Stefan wrote:
Fede wrote:STEFAN - YOU'RE SMILING!!!!

What a wonderful photo!

Hiya Fede! :smile:

OK, here's another one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij2Xbu-X ... re=related
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."



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