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    Posted: 11 Sep 2017 at 2:34am
I apologize if this commercial has already been discussed, but I have been absent from this board for years.

All of these Ancestry.com commercials irritate me, but this one is by far the worst. The woman finds out she is 26% Nigerian, so goes out and buys a head wrap and almost cries when she looks in the mirror?! LMAO. I took one of those DNA tests from Ancestry and found out I was 87% British. Maybe I can be in the next commercial. So what should I go out and buy and get all emotional about. Beatles records? Or maybe adopt a general disregard for dental hygiene? LOL.


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Originally posted by Puppydogpants Puppydogpants wrote:

I apologize if this commercial has already been discussed, but I have been absent from this board for years.

All of these Ancestry.com commercials irritate me, but this one is by far the worst. The woman finds out she is 26% Nigerian, so goes out and buys a head wrap and almost cries when she looks in the mirror?! LMAO. I took one of those DNA tests from Ancestry and found out I was 87% British. Maybe I can be in the next commercial. So what should I go out and buy and get all emotional about. Beatles records? Or maybe adopt a general disregard for dental hygiene? LOL.



Oi! I don't fancy your final comment about dental hygiene! I'm a 60+ Brit and I still have all of my ivories in check, and they're pretty straight as well! I've only had one root canal done, 25 years ago. I know we're known to have lousy teeth, but the hygiene used by myself,as well as the rest of my family (btw, Mum, who is 87 years of age, still has all of her teggies in tact), is pretty damn good. We all brush at least twice each day, and floss as well!
I had my DNA tested a few years back, and found that my bloodline runs almost completely British, as far back as the Saxon age. I know that we Brits are known for having poor teeth through history, but we're improving. 

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I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone! It was just a joke based on stereotypes :)
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Originally posted by Puppydogpants Puppydogpants wrote:

I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone! It was just a joke based on stereotypes :)

No worries, Puppydogpants! I've just been hearing those stereotypes my whole life, especially since I relocated to the States several years ago. It's a misconception that all British people have lousy teeth. 
The ad with the African lady is actually rather charming. She looks so sweet with her traditional head gear. I actually kinda like these ads. 
My DNA  was sort of boring, with all of the British background, however I do have some Polish ancestry, and a bit of German (bloody Jerry's as my Gran used to say).
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Maybe you guys are cousins of mine!

What annoys me is several of the ads are using a video mode often refered to as "music video", but I call it "jerk motion". It results in a gratuitous strobe effect that quickly pisses me off!
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Originally posted by Ad Endless Nauseum Ad Endless Nauseum wrote:

Maybe you guys are cousins of mine!

What annoys me is several of the ads are using a video mode often refered to as "music video", but I call it "jerk motion". It results in a gratuitous strobe effect that quickly pisses me off!

Is that the one with the freckled black lady? That one annoys me to no end!
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What an ugly, scary promoter.Shocked
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The woman says to spit your sample..."Something southern women are taught NOT to do?"

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Originally posted by Jimmy Jimmy wrote:

Originally posted by Ad Endless Nauseum Ad Endless Nauseum wrote:

Maybe you guys are cousins of mine!

What annoys me is several of the ads are using a video mode often refered to as "music video", but I call it "jerk motion". It results in a gratuitous strobe effect that quickly pisses me off!

Is that the one with the freckled black lady? That one annoys me to no end!
Now would that be a cue for me to take offense, Jimmy?WinkSmile
The MUSIC in that '23andMe' one is what drives me nuts the most. 
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Jimmy Jimmy wrote:

Originally posted by Ad Endless Nauseum Ad Endless Nauseum wrote:

Maybe you guys are cousins of mine!

What annoys me is several of the ads are using a video mode often refered to as "music video", but I call it "jerk motion". It results in a gratuitous strobe effect that quickly pisses me off!

Is that the one with the freckled black lady? That one annoys me to no end!
Now would that be a cue for me to take offense, Jimmy?WinkSmile
The MUSIC in that '23andMe' one is what drives me nuts the most. 
Here it is===>Direct Link To This Post
The music in that ad drives me crazy. The lady in the ad rocks.
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These ads always get on my nerves. I'm largely British in background, then probably German, and some Irish. Do I have the urge to sing God Save The Queen, invade Poland, or do a jig next to a pot of gold? No, because those are idiotic stereotypes and I'm not from any of those countries. I grew up on a farm in West Central Illinois, and that's my heritage.
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Its a scam. How do you know if you're whatever percent Nigerian from this? Is there a magic line like on a map that determines this? Even if the science was sound what the hell? If I found out I was 75% Nigerian I wouldn't all of a sudden want to dress up like I grew up there. 

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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

Its a scam. How do you know if you're whatever percent Nigerian from this? Is there a magic line like on a map that determines this? Even if the science was sound what the hell? If I found out I was 75% Nigerian I wouldn't all of a sudden want to dress up like I grew up there. 
You are of course 100% correct. Nigerians are a nationality defined by lines someone drew on a map. Thinking their DNA is different from Kenyans is idiotic. I have decided to recognize only one race. Human.
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^^^That is the way we raised our children. Wish it worked out that way.
Seems today's youth (last few generations) seem to need more to 'grab on to'.
Seems there are more people more ignorant with more insecurities.
Seems many cannot ask themselves how this would work if we didn't have eyes yet were equally advanced.
This is becoming a dangerous world.
 
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There was an expose' about this DNA testing done by Ancestry.com and 23andMe and other by-mail outfits.  Identical sister triplets sent their DNA samples in and got three different results.  One was almost close to one of the others but a third sister had a lot more of one or two nationalities than the others did percentage wise.

If you Google dna test identical triplets you can read about the Dahm triplets.
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

I have decided to recognize only one race. Human.
 
Of course, that makes you racist.  WinkLOL
 
 
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ApproveI kinda wanna know how much African I may have in me 'cause I KNOW there's some of me in a lot o'Africans...
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If you Google dna test identical triplets you can read about the Dahm triplets.

Or just google Dahm Triplets and you can see their Playboy spreads!  Wink
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Wow^^^.

Imagine that.

Three identical triplet brothers who all became transgendered together.

What are the odds????

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^^^Confused...well, other than being blonde, being from Minnesota further explains why one can see the back of their skulls by just looking in their eyes, doncha know...they're getting awfully close to being from Fargo (ND).
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