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Funny ads

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!

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Funny ads

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.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
      -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: Funny ads

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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Re: Funny ads

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.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
      -- Proverbs 26:12

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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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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Funny ads

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

Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Funny ads

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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
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Re: Funny ads

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

Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Funny ads

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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Re: Funny ads

Postby Sumano » Mon May 11, 2009 2:16 pm

I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:

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Re: Funny ads

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!)


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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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Re: Funny ads

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

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


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Re: Funny ads

Postby Sumano » 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
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:

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Re: Funny ads

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
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill



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