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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

Wow. That "God Made a Farmer" ad was incredible.

Forget whether I would say it that way; they did, and they did a magnificent job. Beautifully shot, shopped, choreographed, and aimed at the target audience. Wow.

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Reply Wow. That "God Made a Farmer" ad was incredible. (Original post)
nolabear Feb 2013 OP
SalviaBlue Feb 2013 #1
Warren Stupidity Feb 2013 #2
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #9
Warren Stupidity Feb 2013 #12
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #19
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #15
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #53
seabeyond Feb 2013 #3
babylonsister Feb 2013 #4
cynatnite Feb 2013 #5
actslikeacarrot Feb 2013 #8
cynatnite Feb 2013 #13
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #10
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #11
WCGreen Feb 2013 #29
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #35
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #58
cynatnite Feb 2013 #60
tavernier Feb 2013 #6
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #7
Whisp Feb 2013 #14
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2013 #45
Autumn Feb 2013 #16
woodsprite Feb 2013 #18
hfojvt Feb 2013 #42
WCGreen Feb 2013 #30
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #17
nolabear Feb 2013 #20
Happyhippychick Feb 2013 #21
pacalo Feb 2013 #23
Tree-Hugger Feb 2013 #24
demmiblue Feb 2013 #25
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #43
nolabear Feb 2013 #48
cynatnite Feb 2013 #47
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #54
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #59
Earth_First Feb 2013 #22
tularetom Feb 2013 #26
lynne Feb 2013 #27
MessiahRp Feb 2013 #33
lynne Feb 2013 #34
MessiahRp Feb 2013 #36
Logical Feb 2013 #38
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #28
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #37
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #39
B Calm Feb 2013 #31
raidert05 Feb 2013 #32
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #40
elfin Feb 2013 #41
roody Feb 2013 #44
RudynJack Feb 2013 #46
Zax2me Feb 2013 #49
LarryNM Feb 2013 #50
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #51
exboyfil Feb 2013 #52
redstatebluegirl Feb 2013 #55
Tom Ripley Feb 2013 #56
Tom Ripley Feb 2013 #57

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

1. agree

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:02 PM

2. I thought it was offensive.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:06 PM

9. Yeah a clear violation of church and...um...

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:08 PM

12. Did I say anything about the establishment clause?

Nope.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:24 PM

19. They just tried to sell another car using the devil

I presume you approve.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:09 PM

15. So did I.

Total crap. You don't gain generations of work ethics by buying a damn vehicle.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:30 AM

53. Well, look at it this way.

It could have been Monsanto.

A part of me was thinking that while watching. I actually liked the ad. Subtle product placement, sort of like the Jeep/USO ad that ran earlier.

My favorite ad, though, was the Budweiser Clydesdale.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:02 PM

3. ya. the farmers will appreciate the recognition. nt

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:02 PM

4. Stunning; just tried to find it but didn't. Paul Harvey talking...

I'm not religious, but thought it a nice tribute to farmers, even though they're trying to sell Dodge Rams.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. Yep, Dodge company used gawd and Billy Graham so they can sell their product...

Yay!

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:06 PM

8. i thought it was paul harvey??

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Response to actslikeacarrot (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:08 PM

13. It sounded like Billy Graham to me. I could be wrong. n/t

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:07 PM

10. I thought it was Paul Harvey

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:07 PM

11. It was Paul Harvey


...not Graham.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:06 PM

29. Good Day....

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:20 AM

35. Yup. Unmistakable voice.

This is Paul Haaaarvey.........


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GOODDAY!

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:53 AM

58. It said "Paul harvey" at the very beginning of the ad.

Reading is fundamental.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #58)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:11 PM

60. Yeah, I got that the first three times people told me, Will. My bad. n/t

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:05 PM

6. Agree

My favorite. A truly thoughtful and intelligent piece.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:06 PM

7. Its Target was Conservatives


...... and as a Christian I don't appreciate the Word of God being twisted to fit a car commercial.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:09 PM

14. god drives a humvee.

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:56 AM

45. no,No,NO!

Everyone knows God rides a Harley!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:10 PM

16. "God Made a Farmer" and corporate farms put the farmer out of business.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:16 PM

18. Exactly what I said to my daughter. Subsidies to mega corp farms

Putting the independent farmers out of business.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:34 AM

42. an economics professor explained it like this

Americans wanted to save the family farm, but because of the "market ideology" we could not just send checks to family farms. Instead the policy was to subsidize the price of, say, corn. First, that logically provides an incentive to increase production, making the subsidy even more expensive, but it also clearly benefits a big corporate farm with 10,000 acres under cultivation than it does a mom and pop farm with 160 acres under cultivation.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:09 PM

30. That what I thought as well...

Making believe that there are still some small farmers. If there are any, they are probably organic based and don't define themselves by the truck they drive...

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:16 PM

17. I hated it.

It mocked the work ethics of many generations of Americans by saying, hey, drive this and you too can be a god fearing, hard working, real American. Ugh.

Total fail in my eyes, but then I'm not the demographic they were targeting.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:29 PM

20. Have mercy. Some of you people hate everything. It's not healthy!

EVERY freaking body sells things. Much of the great art in the world was made to promote something. That's where the goddamn money is. The goddamned ad wasn't ABOUT corporations taking over, it was aimed at people who are uplifted by being praised and made to feel special, and it was beautiful. And yeah, it wanted to sell them and the people who identify with them a truck. There's not a damn thing wrong with that. No one is being deceived and emotional manipulation is a part of everything we do.

Jesus Christ, can't you guys enjoy anything? Doesn't that self-righteousness get tight sometimes?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:33 PM

21. I agree. Not everything has to be analyzed, sometimes it's nice to just enjoy.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:57 PM

23. I still have one of these babies in my glove compartment

in case we have to pull the damn car over...




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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:59 PM

24. +1 nt

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:59 PM

25. Sometimes you have to realize that people have differing opinions.

And that is OK.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:47 AM

43. Then God made a tax accountant.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #43)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:23 AM

48. Damned fine folk. Know how to write off vehicle use.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:00 AM

47. Well, most of the farmers I know hate Dodge, but I imagine they appreciated the nod nonetheless...

I still thought the ad sucked. Their target audience was the hardcore religious conserv. If you love gawd and farmers...buy a Dodge.

I loved the Montanaland one the best. I thought it was a blast.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:38 AM

54. Well, when a self-congratulatory thread about not watching the Super Bowl draws 400+ replies...

...that kind of tells you something right there. You just can't simply enjoy something -- you have to knock it down. That's what the Cool Kids do. It gets irritating.

Most of the ads last night were pure dreck, especially the Go Daddy spot with the kiss. But the Dodge commercial stopped me in my tracks. I had never heard that Paul Harvey essay before, and the graphics that went along with it were perfect. It wasn't like they were jamming Dodge Rams down our throats the entire spot -- the product placement was very subtle and tasteful. Same for the Jeep/USO ad, although to my taste not as well done as Dodge.

Dodge, and the Budweiser Clydesdale, get my vote for top ads of the night.



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Response to nolabear (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:54 AM

59. THIS.



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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:35 PM

22. Farmer's feed America.

The Building and Construction trades build it.

The point is, no one individual is responsible for this whole thing we call America.

The ad implies that the farmer's are doing the lion's share of the heavy lifting in our society.

That's untrue, and very unfair to those of use who toil outdoors every day; weather be damned.

I find the ad divisive and offensive to labor.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:04 PM

26. Visually it was stunning

I had turned the sound off because I got so pissed at the CBS announcers and when I saw Paul Harvey on the screen I just left it off. But the images they showed were so powerful and reminded me so much of my childhood that I couldn't stop watching.

Particularly the picture of the guy's hands. All scarred and scraped and beat up looking. They looked just like my grandfather's hands did 60 years ago when he used to take me fishing.

Screw Dodge and screw Paul Harvey. It was still the best ad I saw during the game.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:05 PM

27. Loved the ad and miss Paul Harvey -

- the ad was well done in all aspects and his words were wonderful, as usual.

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Response to lynne (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:08 AM

33. Harvey was a right wing hack.

My Social Studies teacher was a huge right winger (LOVED Dan Quayle) and he used to force us to sit through Harvey segments.

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Response to MessiahRp (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:17 AM

34. Your point?

What your social studies teacher did and Harvey's opinion of Dan Quayle in no way impacts how I view or appreciate his work.

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Response to lynne (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:22 AM

36. My teacher loved Quayle (though who knows, Harvey might have as well)...

You're right. Love right wing propagandists like Harvey who are one step removed from Limbaugh. Won't raise a single eyebrow here.

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Response to lynne (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:26 AM

38. A Limbaugh fan also? How about Dennis miller? Ted Nugent?

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:05 PM

28. I found it offensive for several reasons but

number one is that it completely ignored the contribution of women.

I also despise Paul Harvey.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:24 AM

37. how many women were there?

and how many should there have been?

there's at least an older woman, a younger one and a young girl.

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:26 AM

39. I already answered you in another thread.

Done with you.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:10 PM

31. Paul Harvey sucks!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:48 PM

32. It was a

 

Good commercial, to bad I already have a Dodge Truck though.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:27 AM

40. i'm not exactly conservative and it didn't bother me.

if that had been a monsanto ad i would have spontaneously combusted, but...

visually it was great!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:31 AM

41. I think the purpose was to get another agriculture bill passed

Mainly benefitting HUGE corporate agribusiness. The percentage of "real" farmers like the ad is now very small.

It is more bloated than defense, and I think the powerful lobby is getting sequester nerves.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:54 AM

44. It was good propaganda. nt

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:58 AM

46. Paul Harvey was a right-wing tool.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:24 AM

49. It was. I like that it offends some.

 

Exposes those that when it comes to supporting hard working middle America, many people are just saying the words but in fact don't give a damn about anyone but themselves.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:00 AM

50. This Is Oceania n/t

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:22 AM

51. I'm sure somebody will chime in to tell us why it is offensive and part of a RW conspiracy

Yep. Just look upthread.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:06 AM

52. Missed the ad

I don't have a problem with Paul Harvey's recitation of what farmers do though (even though I don't think alot of Paul Harvey one way or the other). Using God to sell stuff - now I do have a problem with that. If the Superbowl ad was the same as the one that appeared on the Internet (with the Dodge truck at the end), it was not as offensive as the one about the stain (even though I think those folks who see holy stains are whack jobs as well).

My all time offensive commerical is using the Hallelujah chorus to sell stuff (I can't remember the product).

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:35 AM

55. That was my Daddy and Granddaddy

I cried the day my Dad sold the farm and all of the animals and equipment. It was like someone died to all of us. Granddaddy always said all we had was our land and we had to maintain it. Dad made sure we all got an education so we left the farm. Now I wish I had bucked tradition and stayed, they said a woman couldn't do it but I think I could have. I loved the life so much.

There is no better place to raise a family than on a family farm. You learn to value hard work and responsibility as well as how to value the land that gives us our life. I loved doing the fair circuit with our animals and going to 4H functions.

I know there are a lot of urbanites here on DU who like to look down on rural people but both my Dad and Granddaddy were college educated. They were both President of the local school board and my Dad never voted against a school referendum.

If you eat three times a day, thank a farmer or rancher who provided you with the most abundant sources of food in the world, and loved every moment of it.

Thanks Daddy...miss you.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:48 AM

56. God Made a French Suermodel gets my blood racing, but farmers are okay

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:52 AM

57. Isn't most of Paul Harvey's target audience...dead?

I didn't see the ad, and thought people were meaning that it was "Paul Harveyesque", but now know that they really used Harvey's voice. In all honesty, how many people are left who experience sentimental resonance with the guy?

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