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Postby Paul Davy » 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. :)
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"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Funny ads

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

    >> 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

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

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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

    >> 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

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

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Re: Funny ads

Postby Paul Davy » 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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"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Funny ads

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

“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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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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Second hermit: Oh yes! I wouldn’t go back to public relations.
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Re: Funny ads

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

“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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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 Upasaka Sumana » Mon May 11, 2009 2:16 pm

Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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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!)


:focus:


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"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

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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Postby Upasaka Sumana » 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
Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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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
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."



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