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    Posted: 31 Oct 2008 at 6:35am
[This has probably been addressed somewhere else, but I couldn't find anything about it.  I recall seeing something about advertising offenses, but I couldn't find that either.]

Right now, there is a proposition on the California ballot for funding for children's hospitals.  As important as they are, here's the problem.  They have a group of kids in a recording studio, singing John Lennon's Imagine.  Unfortunately, some of them are tone-challenged and very off-key. 

This used to be much more of an issue, as I believe it was a more popular trend a decade or so ago.  But it always turns me off to whatever product is being sold.  Why, oh why, OH WHY do they insist on having tone-deaf people sing?!

As a singer myself, I experience something called empathy, where it literally HURTS to hear this.  I am convinced that every time this commercial plays, somewhere a dog commits suicide.

At least I know this particular commercial will be gone after Tuesday.  I don't know if I can survive that long.  MAKE IT STOP!!!!!

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Imagine no tone-deafness, it's easy if you try...eee-yyyy!LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote N-Dizzle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2008 at 7:38am
I hate these as much as when they do one of those "synchronized talk" things where they show several different people reading the same paragraph or sentence.    You know, when one person says one word, then they cut to another different person for the next word and repeat that.     
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Originally posted by N-Dizzle N-Dizzle wrote:

I hate these as much as when they do one of those "synchronized talk" things where they show several different people reading the same paragraph or sentence.    You know, when one person says one word, then they cut to another different person for the next word and repeat that.     


Oh God, that absolutely drives me crazy!  The latest one is from Kellogg's Smart Start cereal.  I was thinking earlier, when I saw it, that they have a history of horrible ads.  First it was a woman with a man's voice, and now it's repetetetetive.

Another case for the Department of Redundancy Department! Big%20smile
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The Imagine commercial is horrible!  Here 'tis.

 
 
The one I hate more, though, is the one in support of California Prop 2---to allow livestock the ability to move about within their cages.  I have to change the channel whenever it comes on.  Makes me sick.  I'd post it here, but then I'd have to possibly watch it. 
 
 
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this comes to mind

YOOOUUUU MADEEEE ME LOOOVEEEE YOOOOU...



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This calls for another visit from Sea Bond.
 
Bye-bye, yuckiness!
 
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
The one I hate more, though, is the one in support of California Prop 2---to allow livestock the ability to move about within their cages.  I have to change the channel whenever it comes on.  Makes me sick.  I'd post it here, but then I'd have to possibly watch it. 
 
 


Oh, I know!!  But since I am usually only hearing the commercials, I don't see it.  But I think they are very effective commercials.  I know I'm voting for Prop 2!  I don't care if I have to pay a penny more per egg.  Actually, I already buy eggs from cage-free chickens (or so they say, anyway.)
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I think Trader Joe's cage-free eggs are truly cage-free.  I read something a while back about that.

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I think Trader Joe's cage-free eggs are truly cage-free.  I read something a while back about that.



Those are the ones I buy.

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Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

This calls for another visit from Sea Bond.
 
Bye-bye, yuckiness!
 



OMG, those women's voices make my skin crawl.
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Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

This calls for another visit from Sea Bond.
 
Bye-bye, yuckiness!
 



OMG, those women's voices make my skin crawl.
 
Like a band of Edith Bunkers.
 
 
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Awww, JEEZ!!!ConfusedLOL
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Yeah I see that commercial like 5 times in an hour on local channels here. I actually don't mind it but the prop 8 commercials are on overload with the "MOMMMMYYYYY! i LEARNED THAT A PRINCE CAN MARRY A PRINCE! OH EM GEEE" and the prop 4 commercial where the guy in his 20's talks about how your daughter can get an abortion without you knowing and he won't get caught.
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

this comes to mind

YOOOUUUU MADEEEE ME LOOOVEEEE YOOOOU...



I Didn't want to do it...Dead
 
 
When Tom Kruze(the inventor)says, "I can't sing, but..."  I always yell, "NEITHER CAN THOSE OLD PEOPLE!"Unhappy
 
Oh, by the way, I recently saw a Hoveround for sale in one of our local "swap shop" type papers.  Its original price?  $8600. Ouch
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off-kay?

LOL
One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off
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Thanks, Ad N.  I fixed it. Embarrassed


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It's always children.  There are some children that can sing on-key, they just refuse to find them because they think people find it "cute".

It's one of the reasons I hate the show "Little Einsteins".  The girl whose "talent" is supposed to be singing is one of the most horrible singers I have ever heard.
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

this comes to mind

YOOOUUUU MADEEEE ME LOOOVEEEE YOOOOU...



I Didn't want to do it...Dead


Lemon-freaking party...
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I fronted a rock/ metal band for over ten years, and while I am a guitar player and song writer at heart, I got sick of singers, (or people who THOUGHT they could sing) murdering my songs, sounding like someone standing on a billy-goats balls!! Bad singing litterally HURTS me!! I can't help it, but some songs out there, even from professionals, make me cringe!!! And they play these damned things over and over on an endless loop everywhere you go. So these commercials that I CANNOT escape from being piped into my house makes me feel like someone is ramming a boat oar deep into my middle ear while Freddy Kruger plays Knick Knack Paddy Whack on my friggin spine!!!
 
My grandmother is a SUPER RELIGIOUS woman, hailing from the "Old Timey" Pentecostal church. She loves those old, old, old, old spiritual hymns where they talk about being "jest a weary pilgrim trudging through this old world on my way to heaven." There is this local gospel TV station here, where anyone that wants to can plunk down a couple hundred bucks and be a TEEVEE ST-ARE!! I live in a HICK ASSED part of Tennessee, so you guys should hear this sh*t!! They have this call line where you can phone in requests for songs and prayer. I worked on the crew building this station, there is a lightswitch upstairs where they receive the calls, that connects to a big red light down in the studio. There is also a mic up there that feeds down to the control room, and their voice can go out over the airwaves and into the studio. The person answering calls can falsh the light, signaling that they want to talk to the people in the studio to let the "performers" have instant feedback, and to give them the requests. This is about what happens almost any given moment you turn it on.
 
The "host of the hour" will stop their caterwalling  and "banjer bangin" for a minute and say, "Hi thar all you'uns out thar'n tee-vee lay-end! We gonna take'a minit er two ta ainser sum cawls'n weel tri'ta git'um sung fer ye as sooon as we kin! Wait'a minit...Hey yeeuh thar, go ahead thar redlight!"
 
NOW, the EXTREMELY unprofessional call taker blasts on, three time louder than they should be, that is, IF the sound tech has that mic channel open at all.  "Hey thar bruther so-n-so, Beaula Leadbetter cawled inta say she wasa en-joy'n tha prooo-gram and wonted ewe ta sang'er a good'un, anta pray fer her. Poor'o thang jest kant seemta git'er back, an her layggs, an'er hay-ends ta kweit hertin her!!" This is where I usually yell at the TV, "It's because she's 98 years old!! At 98, she's lucky if her back, legs and hands are ALL that hurt!!" NO, I don't turn this stuff on at home, but occasionally my grandmother calls me to come and fix her washer or fish out something she's dropped down the sink drain, and she has this channel BLASTING, cause she can't hear very well. OMG!!! Talk about bad singing??? Those folks on the Hoveround commercials could win Grammys compaired to these f**k-tards!! I wish we could somehow post personal videos on here. I'd record some of it and show you, only I like you guys too much to subject you to this sh*t!!
AW DAMN!!!! Wild Shot the friggin TV again!!!
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Bye-Bye Paste

Bye BYE YUCKINESS

I thought I was gonna cry

GIVE SEABOND A TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY!!!!!!!

GIVE SEABOND A TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY!!!!!!!

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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Bye-Bye Paste

Bye BYE YUCKINESS

I thought I was gonna cry

GIVE SEABOND A TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY!!!!!!!

GIVE SEABOND A TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY!!!!!!!

LOL
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No, you mean "Give Sea Bond a Trah-Try!" (all staccato and separated!)  LOL

Ugh, they came out with a newer Sea Bond commercial recently.  This one has a close up shot of a woman licking her false teeth all sensually much like you would see in a program not meant to be shown on broadcast TV. Dead Shocked Exclamation  Imagine how big that wagging tongue and mouth looks on a 40" TV and you can feel the horror I felt when I first saw it, knowing who it belonged to (they zoom out to show the offending woman after the teeth lick).
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Speaking of John Lennon...

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song, and I'll try not to sing out of key!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote N-Dizzle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2009 at 10:32pm
Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

This calls for another visit from Sea Bond.
 
Bye-bye, yuckiness!
 


"Bye-bye yuckiness!"?   I don't think so.    That Utube video picked the perfect still frame for behind the play button: a closeup shot of that hag licking her teeth!

"Bye-bye yuckiness!"---Only if I shoot out my computer monitor!!LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
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Originally posted by kk218 kk218 wrote:

Speaking of John Lennon...

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song, and I'll try not to sing out of key!
 
Minor point:
Paul McCartney wrote that lyric.  Lennon was only responsible for one line in that song.
 
 
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