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    Worthy Commercials

    Commercials - we all hate em. But every once in a while one will appear that is memorable and catchy. Here's one that I love. It's for Maynards candy and has a nice happy vibe to it. The music is very 60's and the vocals sound a bit like the Hollies. And the girl in the light summer dress is delightful.



    Any other favorites?

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    Re: Worthy Commercials



    Shakespeare walks into a pub, the Landlord says "get out, you're Bard"

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    Re: Worthy Commercials

    Commercials are probably more fun in retrospect for what they tell us about society, the products people were buying, and the methods used to pitch them. Back when Stanley Kubrick was promoting Full Metal Jacket in 1987, he raved to interviewers about the style and the editing in Michelob's commercials, which used Eric Clapton's "After Midnight," Genesis' "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," and even Ol' Blue Eyes himself, employing beautiful night photography and sexy women to make pretty average domestic beer seem like the coolest thing ever:



    That was at the height of Miami Vice's influence on commercials. That same visual style could be used to dramatically sell even more mediocre cars:


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    Re: Worthy Commercials

    "I wanted one until I got one." -- J45

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    Re: Worthy Commercials

    Fleggaard's skydivers. Isn't that the "Trivago" guy?

    Warning: NSFW content (boobs).

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/80189841

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    Re: Worthy Commercials



    classic

    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Re: Worthy Commercials

    Here in Holland we always have "Centraal Beheer Apeldoorn" insurance company to come up with good ones:


    Get my money, buy my medicine...

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    Re: Worthy Commercials

    One of my favorites. I think I posted it before.



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    Les Paul Forum Member Ed Driscoll's Avatar
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    Re: Worthy Commercials

    Yo Aries owner, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you have your car, but the '99 Toyota Corolla is the subject of The Greatest Craigslist Ad of All Time -- Of All Time!


    You want a car that gets the job done? You want a car that’s hassle free? You want a car that literally no one will ever compliment you on? Well look no further.

    The 1999 Toyota Corolla.

    Let’s talk about features.

    Bluetooth: nope

    Sunroof: nope

    Fancy wheels: nope

    Rear view camera: nope...but it’s got a transparent rear window and you have a fucking neck that can turn.

    Let me tell you a story. One day my Corolla started making a strange sound. I didn’t give a shit and ignored it. It went away. The End.

    You could take the engine out of this car, drop it off the Golden Gate Bridge, fish it out of the water a thousand years later, put it in the trunk of the car, fill the gas tank up with Nutella, turn the key, and this puppy would fucking start right up.

    This car will outlive you, it will outlive your children.

    Things this car is old enough to do:

    Vote: yes

    Consent to sex: yes

    Rent a car: it IS a car

    This car’s got history. It’s seen some shit. People have done straight things in this car. People have done gay things in this car. It’s not going to judge you like a fucking Volkswagen would.

    Interesting facts:

    This car’s exterior color is gray, but it’s interior color is grey.

    In the owner’s manual, oil is listed as “optional.”

    When this car was unveiled at the 1998 Detroit Auto Show, it caused all 2,000 attendees to spontaneously yawn. The resulting abrupt change in air pressure inside the building caused a partial collapse of the roof. Four people died. The event is chronicled in the documentary “Bored to Death: The Story of the 1999 Toyota Corolla”

    You wanna know more? Great, I had my car fill out a Facebook survey.

    Favorite food: spaghetti

    Favorite tv show: Alf

    Favorite band: tie between Bush and the Gin Blossoms

    This car is as practical as a Roth IRA. It’s as middle-of-the-road as your grandpa during his last Silver Alert. It’s as utilitarian as a member of a church whose scripture is based entirely on water bills.

    When I ran the CarFax for this car, I got back a single piece of paper that said, “It’s a Corolla. It’s fine.”

    Let’s face the facts, this car isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but neither are you. Stop lying to yourself and stop lying to your wife. This isn’t the car you want, it’s the car you deserve: The fucking 1999 Toyota Corolla.
    Last edited by Ed Driscoll; 06-27-19 at 11:07 AM.

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