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    Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 11:12pm
 
I don't mind the visuals in this commercial.  It's the song that drives me up a wall.  Sounds like some too-long late-70s TV theme.  I half-expect it to segue into "...and then, there's Maude!"
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bwestfall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 11:43pm
I thought yours was going to be the one I just love on our PBS station but thank goodness it's not. I think "mine" is very welled choreographed espescially between the men driving the spikes and the music at that point.
And yes, that damn thing you posted is very grating!
 
Here is a good one:
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Papa Lazarou Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 12:01am
I think the song is actually a ripoff of a schoolhouse rock cartoon...

It is very irritating in this commercial though. It feels loud and invasive.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CatWoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 12:06am
It is a ripoff, Cod.

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Papa Lazarou Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 12:55am
I liked the Family Guy ripoff

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 2:00pm
 
Ha!  I knew it sounded like something from the 70s.
 
 
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The song reminds me of the song, "Conjunction Junction" {?} from the long-defunct Schoolhouse Rock from the 1970s. Ouch
 
And just why does a train company want to advertise to the general public when perhaps 0.001% of viewers would get in touch with the railroad company? Sleepy

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RetroSloth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 12:04am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
 I half-expect it to segue into "...and then, there's Maude!"
 
 
 
 

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I remember a train commercial a few years ago. I think it was C-Tran or something like that. Do companies that ship by train get to choose? There is only one track and just a few major railroads. It seems to me the railroads are on a long term bailout. Where I live the trains roll slowly through town towing about 75% empty cars. They have 5 or 6 cars full of scrap metal and about 3 or 4 closed box cars which may have something inside. The only thing they seem to accomplish is holding up traffic including trucks that are actually hauling something. About 15 years ago I rode AMTRAC. The train was nearly empty and stopped about every 30 miles for no apparent reason. It also cost about the same as an airline ticket. They are probably efficient transporting the shipping containers but those still have to be unloaded and most of the cargo transported by trucks. I realize some cargo can be unloaded at customers who have access to railroad tracks.    
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 9:32pm
Bob and Tom had a pretty good parody.
So you need to ship Gonzo the gorilla from New York to the west coast, over night....
Norfolken way man.....Sure you will have to pry his eyes open when he gets there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 9:48pm
OMG that was ATROCIOUS! That was BAD! I hope I never run into it on TV!
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

I remember a train commercial a few years ago. I think it was C-Tran or something like that. Do companies that ship by train get to choose? There is only one track and just a few major railroads. It seems to me the railroads are on a long term bailout. Where I live the trains roll slowly through town towing about 75% empty cars. They have 5 or 6 cars full of scrap metal and about 3 or 4 closed box cars which may have something inside. The only thing they seem to accomplish is holding up traffic including trucks that are actually hauling something. About 15 years ago I rode AMTRAC. The train was nearly empty and stopped about every 30 miles for no apparent reason. It also cost about the same as an airline ticket. They are probably efficient transporting the shipping containers but those still have to be unloaded and most of the cargo transported by trucks. I realize some cargo can be unloaded at customers who have access to railroad tracks.    
 
I worked for years for a vessel-owning steamship company.  We had an intermodal division to coordinate moves to and from our ports, using whatever trucking or rail services ("drayage" providers) were most expeditious.  Larger companies often had their own transportation and got their shipments to/from our ports on their own.  Just keeping track of shipments and empty containers is a major logistical challenge, so we had a logistics department, too.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kris L. Walker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2013 at 6:27am
As a rail fan I find this ad charming and amusing. Living in my state I'm familiar with the Norfolk Southern Railway, since the break up of Conrail with CSX in 1999. Granted, the ad may not appeal to many, but as a train lover I like this ad. The only thing that would make it better is the Norfolk Southern Heritage Units, but I'll take what I can get.
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As much as I hate to admit it, the tune DOES stick in your head.
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Originally posted by CaptainErnie CaptainErnie wrote:

As much as I hate to admit it, the tune DOES stick in your head.
 
I've actually gotten to like the song.
 
And I'm the guy who started the thread to complain about it.  LOL
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2013 at 2:16am
Suprisingly, just like the damn camel, this catchy tune is growing on me!
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This ad drives me NUTS eeeeevery time I hear it!
I can't get that maddening jingle out of my head for H-O-U-R-S.
Drives me c.r.a.z.y!
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I hear this commercial all the time (of course recognizing it as a rip off from Schoolhouse Rock), but I'd honestly never known what the ad was for. 

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