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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:50 AM

Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not liking all these new TP commercials.

Bears with dingleberries. Joggers going cross-country telling Americans celebrate ass-wiping and love their bums. Grade school kids giving reports on the pleasure of a good wipe with dioxin-bleached paper quilts. Bleh.

Yes, I remember the days when there was a big controversy about whether to show a bra supporting actual breasts instead of non-descript mannequins. We survived. But I think a better analogy would be when we began to allow lawyers to advertise on tv. Does it really make us better off? We'll all need a lawyer sometime, and we all need to wipe our asses...but do I really need to be bombarded (bum-barded?) with distasteful ads for them while I'm enjoying my morning coffee?

Thank you. Sunday morning rant off.

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Reply Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm not liking all these new TP commercials. (Original post)
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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:53 AM

1. I've always had just two criteria for TP.

1. It doesn't scratch my ass
2. It doesn't shred when I use it.

Everything else is just marketing BS.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:52 AM

39. Not clogging the toilet and sewage system is another legitimate criterion.

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:06 AM

48. Everyone got a notice from the apartment complex

with a similiar article stating that those wipes aren't flushable.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #48)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:21 PM

85. Ewww, so they are supposed to be tossed in the regular trash can?

Oh yuk - nice to look at in the trash can in the biffy.

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #85)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:29 PM

89. I guess so.



I just hope I don't see the day when the sewer back up and I'm stuck with somebody's gross wipes in my bathroom.

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #85)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 01:11 PM

98. Yeah, in the trashcan.

Although adults use them, the major use seems to be for babies and toddlers. It's easy enough to dump them in the diaper bin for those using disposable diapers. I suppose adults could set up 'adult' diaper bins in their bathrooms for wipes and other hygiene products. Like HappyMe said, it's better than having sewage back up into your home, work or street.

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #85)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:58 AM

140. I traveled in Crete, where you don't flush the paper at all

Our tour guide filled us in on that -- it has to do with both the plumbing and the fact that water is not a limitless resource.

All you have to do, really, is fold the paper over and the next occupant need not be offended. The facilities in the countryside were basic but clean enough.

In my region in California, or any place with low-flow water-conserving toilets, you have similar considerations with the various wet-wipes.

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #85)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:05 AM

141. I can rustle up a picture I took of the 5 lbs. of wipes wraped around the sewer rodder blade...

.... if you want to see it.

From the second time in 6 months we had to have our condo building sewer pipes rodded due to wipes and feminine products.

I took a picture so my neighbors could grasp the concept.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #141)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:07 AM

145. Please don't tell me

that people actually flush tampons and maxi-pads. Surely people aren't that stupid.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #145)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:39 AM

149. I'm sure many women flush tampons.

Commercial brands claim that they're flushable on the box or in the instructions.

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #149)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:29 PM

161. Plumbers call them "mice".

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Response to Aerows (Reply #145)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:06 AM

152. I was always under the impression tampons were flushable.

Pads, mini or maxi, no.

Not that I've used either one in a decade or so.

I actually did not realize adults were using those chemical wipes until I recently saw a story about clogging sewer pipes. Sometimes I'm amazed at what I don't know.

But I also don't get these new toilet paper ads. I've never had a problem with any tp I've ever bought, so I go with what seems to be the most economical for me. And I don't find a need to discuss my bum-wiping habits with anyone.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #152)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:16 PM

159. Here's the thing

they are designed to swell and absorb moisture to conform to your body. I would think this has the same effect on other types of plumbing. I'm female, so naturally this pertains to me, but I don't want to get into TMI territory.

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:42 PM

93. Sewer friendly bumwipes...

I have a septic tank, so this works for me

I buy a bottle of "No Rinse" body bath and a spray bottle.

Fill the bottle about 90% with water, then add a capful of the body bath, shake and keep in the bathroom near the commode.

To use, just spray some on a hunk of TP and use as a wet wipe.

It's safe for the peri-anal area and way cheaper than the wet wipes.

One 16 oz. bottle of the body bath concentrate lasts me at least 1 1/2 years, if not more. I can't even remember the last time I bought the bottle I have now.





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Response to StrayKat (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:23 PM

115. That's why they don't even put it down the pan in Mexico

It goes into a waste basket next to the toilet. Septic systems there are quite small and flushing TP would require them to be pumped frequently.

I like cheap Scott. I don't have to change the roll as often, it does the job, and it doesn't clog the ultra low flow desert toilet.

I've used the ultra soft stuff once when the market was out of Scott. It clogged the toilet very efficiently. I joined the Mexicans until that damned stuff was gone.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #115)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:30 PM

116. Yes, regular toilet paper can be a problem as well.

I had problems with frequent clogging for awhile. I read on a plumbing forum that the most common cause was fluffy toilet paper and the scratchiest, cheapest paper was the best for septic systems. The one-ply Scott's was the winner in their estimation. I don't use that, but I did go from a super soft toilet paper to a very basic 2-ply and have not had a clog since I switched years ago.

Those plumbers knew what they were talking about.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:14 PM

128. I thought you guys were talking about the tea party.

My bad! But then again, what's the difference? Mostly white and smeared with shit, either way!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:59 AM

2. I agree... but the pharmaceutical commercials are the worst, IMO

especially the ones for erectile dysfunction. I get that it's a problem for some people, but is it such a problem that it needs a national advertising campaign? While DH and I are watching a TV program with our kids?

Not only that, but the ads for Rx meds that show people muddling along while the voiceover runs down the list of side effects are totally bizarre.

Or the ones that ask you if you are depressed, feel hopeless, etc. Well, I was feeling great, but now...

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:23 AM

8. And nevermind those side effects...

which federal law requires to be included in any advertising, but are glossed over sotto voce accompanied by pleasant imagery.
'We gotta say this stuff, but don't listen *too* closely'

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:28 AM

10. I end up not knowing what the drug is FOR

All I know is that there is one that causes itching, dry mouth, and sends you to New Zealand; and there is another one which causes headaches, nausea, and sends you to the Grand Canyon.

I like the one that causes seizures and impromptu picnics, though.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:46 AM

14. I thought "may cause oily discharge" was a unique selling point

How many drugs can say THAT?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:14 AM

146. OMG...

I am laughing so hard that I am crying. I think the neighbors down the street heard me crack up.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:22 AM

22. That's part of their strategery, yunno

Big Pharma wants people running to their doctors, demanding scrips for new compounds with nebulous health benefits - and too many docs are all too happy to write 'em...I wonder why? Couldn't have anything to do with kickbacks and other perks from Big Pharma, does it?

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:26 AM

24. And how many "Do you need this drug?" campaigns are followed months later with

"Did you have this horrible side effect? Our lawyers can help you!!" ads

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Response to Maeve (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:30 AM

25. Ah, the flip side of the coin

No mystery to the reason why RWers want 'tort reform,' is there? Pesky lawsuits could negatively impact Big Pharma's bottom line, yunno...so F.O.A.D. already, wouldya, people?

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:11 AM

54. Don't worry about us lawyers (I am sure you don't)! SCOTUS just gave immunity to generic

drug manufacturers (80% of the market). We are the side that tries to help consumers and keep them safe from the greedy, cut corners corporations. Remember the McDonald's coffee lady that sued because she had hot coffee spilled in her lap? Most people do, but believed our mass media that it was another frivolous case. Reality was, Mickey D's raised the temp to get more coffee per bean and make it stay fresh longer. They confidentially settled the burn lawsuits and after bean counting, (pardon the pun) found this move highly profitable. Meanwhile Ms. Liebeck almost died and had to have her clitoris and labia removed. The jury awarded 1 days coffee sales (aprox 2 million) and the Judge felt it excessive and reduced to $900k. McDonalds lowered the temperature back to industry standards and Plaintiff attorneys were roundly criticized.
Tort reform has taken away many of your rights that we enforce. Go on believing we are the problem and continue to gladly surrender your rights. Just don't look for us to help when things go wrong because we won't be there, we are slowly going out of the personal injury, environmental tort, mass tort business. Maybe come see us about a will, we are still allowed that area of the law, and from the looks of things, that is one growth area!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #54)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:29 AM

64. I'm thankful for attorneys and the right to seek redress in court

Ordinary people who blather about 'tort reform' have no idea of the long-term harm they're engendering.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #54)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:43 PM

105. I wasn't saying lawyers are bad...I was addressing the late-night slip & fall ads.

I have no problem with laywers. As I stated, they're one of those things we're especially thankful for when WE need one personally -- just as with a roll of TP -- but the advertising that came with the lifting of restrictions became offensive almost immediately. Ads bad, lawyers good. Unless you're on the losing end of a lawsuit.

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Response to Atman (Reply #105)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:54 PM

131. My bad, I just meant to add on to what you were saying. Never liked the advertising thing myself.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #54)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:44 PM

106. Hear, hear!

Plaintiff lawyers in civil suits and criminal defense lawyers get such a bum rap, but they really protect all of our rights.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:01 AM

44. the pharmacy ones bother me a lot...

there's that recent one about the injectable insulin where the guy says I was just diagnosed with diabetes and my doctor recommended these shots....I don't know of a doc worth his salt that would recommend insulin for recent onset of type II diabetes as a first measure in dealing with it. It can almost always be controlled by diet since that is what causes it. The food/medical/insurance complex is just as deadly as the MIC, IMHO.

I have a friend who is a Physician's Assistant, and it drives her nuts having patients coming in demanding certain meds they've seen on TV. She says she has to spend an enormous amount of time explaining why that particular course of action would not be in their best interest given their whole medical situation.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:22 AM

58. Not only that, but if they get you to think that you can't live without the drug

the Dr.s office gets to ring up their cash register for an office visit every month or so.

Healthcare is nothing but a racket. It's turned into assembly line health care. No one was ever promised a life with out a sniff or a cough, or an ache and a pain here or there.

You have people that run to a Dr every time they fart and it smells bad. The pharmaceutical companies have invented so many chronic conditions that people don't even realize any longer that their body functions, like sneezing, coughing, farting is normal.

Dr.s don't heal anymore, they just throw you a pack of pills and tell you to come back in a month for more.


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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:48 AM

35. Sends you to NZ? Which one is that?

I've been there and want to go back. permanently !

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Response to pangaia (Reply #35)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:47 AM

70. You have to have uncontrolled peeing first, I think

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #70)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:54 AM

71. Oh.. too bad..

2x at night is about my max...and that only after a couple mint juleps

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:23 AM

61. I always like the Viagra one that showed a couple dancing.

I told my husband maybe if he took Viagra we could dance. He didn't think it was too funny.

Then there's the one that showed a couple in separate bathtubs. WTF?

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #61)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:03 PM

75. Is there a man alive who privately thinks his testosterone level is too HIGH?

Big Pharma knows the answer is a resounding, "HELL, NO!" All these adds with the cutsey phrases: "ED" for erectile dysfunction; "T Number" for testosterone level, etc.

I'm still waiting for the add that says, "Hey, guy! Can't get it up with a derrick? Are you DIB (Dead in Bed)? Have we got a drug for you!" Of course, no guy wants to cop to that description, so Big Pharma spins it as something every guy wants just to add something to their performance.

I think what the world needs is for every male MIC executive and board member to take testosterone LOWERING drugs - also every male politician elected to national office.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #61)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:05 PM

76. I thought it was funny!

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:53 AM

15. They only have to ad the disclaimer if they make medical claims.

There are some drug commercials that avoid mentioning the horrible side effects by not mentioning what the drug is for. As long as they offer just vague implied benefits with pretty pictures of happy people, they don't even need the disclaimer.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:32 AM

26. the Chantix side effects

make lung cancer look good.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:49 AM

36. The TV commercials are visual - the side effects should be too

Example: There is the ad for Rheumatoid Arthritis medication that has the guy out for a romp with his beautiful dog on the beach throwing a stick for the dog, meeting other walkers on the beach etc. When they start talking about the side effects they should continue the walk as the guy gets winded, stops to get his breath and collapses on the beach. Scene ends with a man and a woman walking by talking about beach bums dying on the beach. Waves wash over the body as his dog pees on the body and runs off with another dog.

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Response to ashling (Reply #36)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:32 AM

66. ashling...LOL!

"talking about beach bums dying on the beach. Waves wash over the body as his dog pees on the body and runs off with another dog."

good one !

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Response to ashling (Reply #36)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:22 AM

148. LMAO!

This is officially the funniest sub-thread I've read in a long time.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #148)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:06 PM

156. Thank you very much



Also, I think that maybe the waves that come in over the body should contain plastic trash and medical waste for effect.

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Response to ashling (Reply #156)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:14 PM

157. OMG, ashling

You made it better and better...

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:33 AM

67. I remember one TV advertised drug;

For psoriasis and among the side effects was...







Wait for it...















Wait for it...










Death

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #67)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:35 AM

68. That must be

'the heartbreak of psoriasis' that TV ads in the sixties were prattling on about.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:12 PM

79. Yeah, we need full soundtrack ads for Castor Oil.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 01:04 PM

96. Some of the

side effects end up being worse than the original condition they're meant to treat.

So basically it comes down to informed choices...

Would I rather have bladder incontinence...

or...with medication...experience unpleasant hallucinations, a desire to drink the blood of Siberian Yaks, have horns grow from the top of my head, and fly around the room backward, spewing pea soup vomit...

All that sounds like great fun, but I'd still take the wet skivvies...

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:41 PM

137. Yup side effects like contracting cancer and or death but gee just ignore that small detail! :-( nt

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:29 AM

12. ..and pray tell, who "needs to cath" outside of a nursing home or hospital???

I don't know anyone who purchases those items and who goes for walks down by the river. Give me a break, I don't want to know that they "hurt less"...Geesh.

All pharmaceutical ads should be banned.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:23 AM

23. I'm OK up to that point

but when it ventures into 'irritation' and 'infection' territory, I am repulsed.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:42 AM

31. It can be routine for a number of people not

living in nursing homes or hospitals with nerve damage, physical injury from diseases or trauma.

People who have survived radiation treatment in their pelvis for various cancers could have blockages or strictures requiring they cath to completely empty the bladder. Certain physical injuries can affect bladder and urethral nerves which control voiding. A lot of people, even kids in school, have to self-cath to empty the bladder.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:35 PM

162. Yesterday I saw my very first ad for

catherization thingies.

I had no idea that so many people actually needed to do this that there's money to be made in doing TV ads for the stuff. Not sure which is worse: the ads, or the apparent reality that so many people are doing this on a daily basis.

Oh, and since I don't have a TV, I do miss all kinds of ads, lucky me.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:22 PM

86. The one that cracks me up is Cialis.

It lists back pain and muscle aches as side effects of the drug, when that's really the effect of not having used those muscles for that purpose for some time.

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Response to SwankyXomb (Reply #86)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:08 PM

132. Actually, it's not.

After prostate cancer surgery, my husband was advised to take Cialis daily for a period of time. Days later, he couldn't figure out why he felt like he was back in Airborne Ranger school - he was in pain big time. Turns out the back pain and muscle aches they talk about ARE indeed a side effect of the drug.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:23 PM

87. I don't understand this one.

I think there should be another human in this commercial.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #87)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 04:31 PM

118. So...

Since "ED" is a natural effect of aging, why not just accept that as you age your body and its function adjust as per nature?

Because, it is the unspoken mission of humans to control nature in all its forms from aging, natural selection, natural foods being the best thing for your body... The medical industrial complex (Med.IC) has been making use of the ad agency model of selling sex and sexual appeal as the goal regardless of the social and biological ramifications, and Amerkuns swallow it whole... which is part of the reason we find ourselves in the abyss we now find ourselves in with regard to social values and humanity. We have allowed and the industrialists have demanded by law, that we be conditioned to depend on the industrialized and unnatural versions of food and, hygiene and medical products.

In our society, nobody is supposed to die for any reason... even though it's part of the natural process.

That's what I see as "the problem".


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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #118)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:14 PM

158. People have been peddling stuff to give old men whopping boners since the ancient Egyptians

Probably even before that. It's human nature to want to turn back the clock.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #118)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:37 PM

163. Just like menopause is a natural result of aging.

Women are being brainwashed into thinking if they don't get some kind of hormone replacement therapy they'll probably die, when in reality it's the HRT that kills.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #163)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:43 PM

166. Indeed.

I don't buy into the idea that if one doesn't have an active sex life, for whatever reason, all through their entire life (after puberty one would hope they mean) that there is something wrong with that person and so shunning of some kind is warranted. Total BS but it's what most folks in this culture have been conditioned to believe which leads to all kinds of emotional/psychological and social problems that don't need to be there. If we weren't so conditioned, there would be less sales receipts in sexualization of our wardrobes, women in general and automobiles for example.

It's a ruse and we need to call out the corporate conditioning machine on it.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #87)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:06 PM

125. There are two horses......

maybe that'll work for him

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Response to llmart (Reply #125)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:10 PM

127. That's what I was thinking.

It reminds me of the saying "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse".

But, different...

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Response to pintobean (Reply #127)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:26 PM

130. Depraved minds.....

think alike

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Response to pintobean (Reply #87)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:29 PM

160. It's about how an experienced man can adapt an old technology to solve problems.

Age and experience are a good thing, you see. It tells men of a certain age that your knowledge of obsolete technology can come in handy. Take that you young smartasses.

The guy in the commercial can tow his trailer out of the mud because he knows how to use the two fully harnessed draft horses he just happens to have in his trailer. Of course if he was towing race horses, riding horses or his grandkid's Shetland pony he'd be out of luck. But we don't have to go there. The message reaches those who it was meant for. That commercial's been on a while, it must test well with a certain population.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:32 PM

91. The USA is one of only two countries where advertising prescription drugs is even legal.

Direct-to-consumer adverts for prescription medications are banned in most places. They can be advertised in professional journals for physicians, but not on television and in newspapers and mass-market magazines.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:38 PM

102. Oh, yes.

Ask your doctor if you need x, or z, and, oh, by the way, if you take our pills, you might die.

And why do all those guys in the ED commercials give me the creeps -- especially those ones late at night for the Pos-T-Vac. Who in the world would want to get laid by one of those guys? Ewwwww...

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:04 PM

111. Ask your doctor if ____ is right for you

To paraphrase Carlin: if you go to your doctor and have a specific request for a drug, doesn't that make him a drug dealer?

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:00 AM

3. I just muted one. The cartoon bear TP commercial needs to go away

There is also a Planters Peanut commercial written and voiced in a way that amazes me it made it past any censoring. The gist of one line is the joy of putting a peanut in your mouth. The first time I heard it, I did a triple take.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:04 AM

4. Yes.

And I don't want to see any more little love films of grandpa leering at grandma and hoping his erection lasts the four hours that the warning label teases.

I already KNOW what grandma is thinking: "Oh goodie, another attempt to regain his glory days."

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Response to tavernier (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:14 PM

81. Nobody did it better than "Smiling Bob".

 



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Response to K.O. Stradivarius (Reply #81)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:47 PM

107. This is an example of exactly what I stated in #15...

There is no medical condition called "male enhancement." No medical claims are made as to what Enzyte will do...help water your lawn? Make your wife smile because it restores your sense of humor? Nope...it leaves it all up to your imagination (not that it takes much imagination). Notice there is no side-effects disclaimer, just the usual disclaimer all supplements about "These claims have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration."

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Response to Atman (Reply #107)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:36 PM

121. You'll be happy to know then, that the company founder was sent to prison and heavly fined.

 



Enzyte is an herbal nutritional supplement originally manufactured by Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals (now Vianda, LLC) of Cincinnati, Ohio. The manufacturer has claimed that Enzyte promotes "natural male enhancement," which is a euphemism for penile enlargement. However, its effectiveness has been called into doubt and the claims of the manufacturer have been under scrutiny from various state and federal organizations. Kenneth Goldberg, M.D., medical director of the Male Health Center at Baylor University, says, "It makes no sense medically. There's no way that increasing blood flow to the penis, as Enzyte claims to do, will actually increase its size."

In March 2005, following thousands of consumer complaints to the Better Business Bureau, federal agents raided Berkeley facilities, gathering material that resulted in a 112-count criminal indictment. The company's founder and CEO, Steve Warshak, and his mother, Harriet Warshak, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering, and in September 2008 they were sentenced to prison and ordered to forfeit $500 million in assets. The convictions and fines forced the company into bankruptcy, and in December 2008 its assets were sold for $2.75 million to investment company Pristine Bay, which continued operations.

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Federal indictment and trial

Thousands of consumer complaints were made to the Better Business Bureau about the company's business practices, especially the "autoship" program that repeatedly charged customers' credit cards for refills even after they canceled their orders. Federal agents raided Berkeley facilities in March 2005, gathering material that led to criminal charges. On September 21, 2006, Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals; its owner and president, Steven Warshak; and five other individuals were indicted by the United States, Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Attorney Greg Lockhart, on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, and mail, wire, and bank fraud. The indictment alleged that the company defrauded consumers and banks of US$100 million. The United States Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service, United States Postal Inspection Service, and other agencies participated in the investigation. The federal fraud trial began on January 8, 2008.

In testimony during the trial, a former executive with Berkeley testified that the enhancements the company claimed were achieved by use of Enzyte were fabricated, and the company defrauded customers by continuing to charge them for additional shipments of the supplement. He further testified that company employees were instructed to make it as difficult as possible for unhappy customers to receive refunds.
Conviction and sentencing

On February 22, 2008, Steven Warshak was found guilty of 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering. On August 27, 2008, he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay $93,000 in fines. His company, Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, along with other defendants, was ordered to forfeit $500 million. His 75-year-old mother, Harriet Warshak, was sentenced to two years in prison but released on bond pending appeal after turning over her house, bank accounts, and other assets related to her crimes.

Both Steven and Harriet Warshak appealed their convictions. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in United States v. Warshak (6th Cir. Dec. 14, 2010) 631 F.3d 266, upheld Steven Warshak's convictions and all convictions against Harriet Warshak except for money laundering and vacated their sentences, remanding the sentencing to the lower court.

On September 21, 2011, Steven Warshak's sentence was reduced from 25 years to 10 years. With credit for time served, he could be out in five years. His mother's sentence was reduced from two years to one day, and she never served any time in jail. Factors in reducing the sentence were that the amount of total loss by customers may have been less than $400 million and that the sentences of co-defendants were only two years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyte#Federal_indictment_and_trial

What I find both disturbing and amazed by all this, is there were actually that many people out there scammed by this (as evidenced by the amount of money the company raked in).

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Response to K.O. Stradivarius (Reply #121)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:47 PM

123. WOW!

I never heard that! I, too, and amazed that he made that much money off the scam! He had to forfeit $500 mil??? It sounds like his bigger crime, even moreso than the bogus product claims, was the continued auto-billing of his victims' credit cards.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:07 AM

5. Too early in the morning for me. I thought you were talking "Tea Party"

until I read "Bears w/ dingleberries". Then some*REALLY* horrific images bounced into my brain

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:50 AM

37. Yeah, really. I wish people would spell things out.

 

Way too many letter combinations stand for way too many different things. Causes confusion.

Communications: The art and technique of using words effectively and with grace in imparting one's ideas.
Ambiguous letter combinations to not do that.

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Response to RC (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:05 AM

47. Oh, please.



(Clear enough for you?)

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Response to Atman (Reply #47)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:31 AM

65. All one needs to do is spell it out once, up front, so people know what you are talking about when

 

they see it farther down. Proper articles and news stories do that.

Not spelling things out is plain lazy.

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Response to RC (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:10 AM

52. That explains your user name. /nt

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Response to pintobean (Reply #52)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:18 AM

57. BWHAHA!

Radio Controlled? Richie Cunningham? Royal Crown? Rockefeller Center?

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Response to Atman (Reply #57)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:45 AM

69. More

Reinforced Concrete

Robot Chicken

Rectal Cancer

Ritz Cracker

Reverse Course

Reduced Capability

Random Chaos

Rip Chord

Raw Cheese

Response Complete

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Response to pintobean (Reply #52)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:23 AM

60. DUzy!

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Response to pintobean (Reply #52)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:27 AM

62. And your name? How does that fit on a birth certificate?

 

Or a drivers license?
I like the RC because it makes me hard(er) to Google. Which is kinda the point when you don't spell things out.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #52)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:28 PM

134. ROFL

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:10 AM

6. +1

appropriate and excellent rant

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:23 AM

7. The Berenshitstain Bears, I agree

There is something "off" about those commercials. Menstrual product ads manage to be in better taste, except the Tena one with some woman twerking, like she's trying to get it to fail.

Don't bears shit in the woods, anyway?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:28 AM

11. Ooh...the Tena commercials are horrible, too!

Off-key music and woman TRYING to wet their pants via ridiculous dancing that looks like part of an SNL sketch. I can't say the "protect your manhood" peni-pads ads are much better -- the tough Madden-like lug setting up a man-cave bathroom. What's the point of the peni-pads if you've a bathroom you'd never want to leave anyway?

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:38 AM

13. .

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Response to jsr (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:18 AM

20. Cute!

And not at all what I expected.

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Response to jsr (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:40 PM

164. Love it!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:02 AM

16. I felt that way for the first time

when I saw Viagra ads on TV, like I care if these guys can get it up or not? Give it a rest already. And the govt pays for this stuff in some medical plans? There are alternatives for this problem in some cases if the lady is willing to give him "a hand."

Keeping my bum clean on the other hand, I care about, and do so even without being told to do so on TV, and take this ad personally and resent it.

Have a great day watching TV everybody.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:07 AM

17. Yup, they are gross.

I don't need to hear about people wiping their asses, and whether or not they enjoy it.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:09 AM

18. I never thought I'd miss Mr. Whipple

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:56 PM

94. And wasn't he an odd fellow with a rather curious fetish!!!! I think he started us down this road!!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:10 AM

19. Yeah, and feminine hygiene products, too.

And lots of other things, like erection pills, and more. TMI is SOP on the TeeVee.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:21 AM

21. I would like to see religious icons in those commercials, like

"Roll away the stone that is holding you back from smooth and comfortable, wipe away the filth with Jesus wipes"

"Declare jihad on sensitive skin, unravel the smoothness of Muhammad toilet paper"

"Wipe away that burning bush feeling with double quilted Moses, lead your family out of the bondage of rough toilet paper."

Now there are some products I would buy.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:34 AM

27. Next up: Chuck Norris endorses a new TP

'like me, it's rough, tough, and don't take shit off nobody!'

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:34 AM

28. I just wish they would actually say "dingleberries".

I mean, why not? It's not a curse word.

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Response to tridim (Reply #28)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:53 AM

41. Yeah but, talking like that in public is kinda shitty though.

 

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Response to tridim (Reply #28)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:54 AM

42. Look for the evil "Dingleberry Monster" in future ads.

I figure he'll become a cultural icon, like the Hamburgler and Evil Grimace. Maybe even star in a movie with Bruce Willis.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:38 AM

29. You forgot Tampon ads, but at least there are no real visuals. nt

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:56 AM

72. Hello Flo




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Response to handmade34 (Reply #72)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:28 PM

88. Ewwww. That was bizarre and disgusting.

Thanks I think.



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Response to handmade34 (Reply #72)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

104. lololol Damn

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #72)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:40 AM

150. What in the hell

did I just watch? And why in the hell did anyone make this in the first place? Menstruation Demonstration with the doll all ... did I just see that?

To say I'm aghast is an understatement.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:39 AM

30. Somewhat off topic, but has anyone seen the disgusting new Jack Daniels commercial?



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Response to tridim (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:45 AM

33. Janis Joplin likes this



Years ago, I read an article about liquor adverts utilizing a subliminal 'death wish' - replete with images of human skulls embedded in the photos' ice cubes.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:42 AM

32. Join the club!!

And erectile dysfunction ads and pre-lubricated catheter ads with my dinner!! And all this recent stuff about dry mouth. Please. I am so grateful for the clicker. I know two families who have recently cancelled their cable and have only Netflix for the children -- adults use internet for information. Advertising will kill TV. All in the name of free speech I suppose. Nothing out there about common sense, smile. Rant on, I am with you.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:50 AM

38. Advertising has really gotten out-of-control in recent years

I've given up trying to watch anything on a channel that uses advertising. The segments of the actual show start out longer, but by the end, you're lucky to see 5 minutes of the show before another commercial break - and each of those short segments is prefaced by stuff they've already shown, then it tells you what they're gonna show you after the commercial.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #38)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:53 PM

108. Three words

D V R.

Best invention ever.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #108)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:59 PM

109. Yes, it does help make TV more bearable

Thing is, I seldom see anything worth watching on channels that have advertising. The DVR is quite handy, however, when I want to record a film that's on while I'm busy or sleeping.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #109)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:02 PM

110. I DVR'ed Breaking Bad and Mad Men

and then watched marathons. I don't have Netflix.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #110)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:13 PM

113. I wish I had recorded them that way

but I simply don't have enough time to watch everything that I'd like.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #38)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:30 PM

120. Yep!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:47 AM

34. don't squeeze the charmin!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:52 AM

40. What company? The Koch's sell TP.

I just don't want tv....

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:58 AM

43. You can thank Proctor & Gamble for those. But hey, at least Charmin isn't made by the Koch Bros.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #74)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

103. Or one of the best

depending on what you are looking in TP.

I can only say that I have never heard of or seen any of the brands in the green dot section. And I have only seen one in the yellow dot section sold in a store. So maybe I am wrong that they are not as absorbent or that they hold up well.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:03 AM

45. The Kochs don't care about your stinking rant. They're still gonna be up your bum, or at least try.

They own Georgia Pacific I think it is.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:04 AM

46. Daytime commercials

here are all for cancer. Cancer, cancer, cancer. Cancer treatment centers and pharmaceuticals. It's gotten to the point where I'm hitting the mute button all day or I just turn it off.

Then I turn on the radio and all I hear is the commercial where the person repeats over and over "Im having a stroke." Anyone heard that one?

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #46)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:09 AM

50. I only listen to satellite radio...

All the ads are for tax relief help or reverse mortgages. Insidious, but not as offensive as the "Love your bum" ads.

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #46)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:12 PM

80. Ah, yes, I've heard that one. Over and over and over.

Makes me want to scream at the other person who prattles on, oblivious to her friend's problem, even though the lady having the stroke isn't actually speaking, of course. I only listen to radio online, progressive talk stations. Pretty sure this is a public service announcement, which means they don't pay for the air time, but still...it is annoying!

As for daytime TV commercials, I'm with you. The mute/off button is my friend!

Peace.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:08 AM

49. Would like to go back to the days when there were no ads for drugs, alcohol

Lawyers and Viagra/etc.

That would mean every commercial break was only car commercials though.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:09 AM

51. Message is ...Pooping is fun.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #51)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 08:26 AM

142. Ain't it though? I mean Bukowski seems to think so...

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:11 AM

53. So I'm walking through the warehouse club...

And they're giving out samples of this a samples of that.

I walk past a guy giving out samples of toilet paper (I swear to God I'm not making this up). I just look at the guy and say, "No thanks, I went before I left the house."

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:11 AM

55. Shampoo commercials where women are making obvious orgasm sounds.

"YES YES YES OHHH YEEESSSSS!!!" I think it's Herbal Essences by Clairol. If I'm watching TV with my sons, I want to crawl under a table.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:15 AM

56. As long as its not John Wayne tp and it doesn't

let my finger slip through nor leave scratch marks I'm happy.

JW tp is the kind that doesn't take any shit off anyone

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:23 AM

59. Medical Marijuana Ad from Morgan and Morgan

He talks about people suffering needlessly from a, b, c., etc., and then goes on to say that politicians in Tallahassee wouldn't even consider the bill put before them. "Call your Representative and tell they them we want Medical Marijuana approved". "We need to end the suffering of our loved ones NOW."

I have to say that is THE best commercial ad I have ever seen from an Attorney.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:29 AM

63. Haven't owned a TV in 5 years.

I do watch several TV shows though; 30 Rock (come back Tina!!!!!!!!!), Game of Thrones, Nurse Jackie, etc...

You know, the shows that are well written, directed AND acted.

No commercials much less ones telling me how to get rid of dingleberries.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:58 AM

73. I am with you

I prefer my Bears w/o dingleberries

peace, kp

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:08 PM

77. I don't watch television, 95 percent of it is highly annoying to me.

Yet an alarming number of americans depend on it for their education. Education that dumbs-down U.S. americans, for the most part. But I digress:
Why in holy hell are such tonnages of paper products bleached to begin with? I'd prefer to buy unbleached altogether, and it should actually be less expensive than the safer-processed bleached stuff. Somehow, marketing processes has supported the notion of the "cleaner" white paper towel, "pretty" printed paper towels used once and thrown-away.
This is the same mindset that overutilized cleansing agents and antibiotics that have produced ever stronger microbiota to battle. U.S. american immunity to infectious agents so weakened by obsessively sterilizing one's environment until we've become practically a nation of Hugheses.
Yet I so seldom see unbleached products on the shelves, at all.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:11 PM

78. Guess you haven't heard of Poo Pourri...

Best Commercial Ever.... And yes It's a real product.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #78)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:21 PM

84. That's hilarious!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:14 PM

82. How about no commercials?

Since we no longer have free entertainment TV and have to pay for it, it seems we shouldn't have to suffer through all those ads.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:19 PM

83. Every time I read something like this, I'm remember why I got rid of that life-sucker

 

and we go celebrate with some of the money we haven't given to those parasites.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #83)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:26 PM

129. Me too.

I still have a TV but no cable, so I'm at the mercy of the rabbit ears that can be temperamental. The few times I do switch it on I realize that there is not much of interest to me, so it gets switched off quickly. I do like PBS though.

Personally, I think they should ban all drug ads. It makes people think everyone is using some sort of drug and then it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. The once-a-year trip I make to my doctor for my annual physical always results in the same disbelief that as an almost-65 year old woman I don't take any "meds". Doesn't stop them from trying to find something I need a test for or a "med" for, but they don't get much of a chance to give me their little spiel, as I just keep repeating "No, thank you" very politely. If they keep it up, I keep smiling and just say, "No, thank you." I'm in charge of my own body.

And last but not least, that whole "enjoy the go" commercial is what I would call a "first world problem". If that's the biggest problem we have in this country, then we should be grateful.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:30 PM

90. I don't think being gross helps sales at all. I would be less inclined to buy the product. n/t

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:36 PM

92. We've come a long way from being mortified by a dancing brassiere in mixed company, haven't we?

And let's not forget the mysteries of the woman boldly wearing WHITE PANTS and swimming or bicycling -- with a huge, dare I say, shit-eating grin-- at "that time of the month!"

Those commercials were aimed like a laser at a target audience that knew what they meant--everyone else who hadn't yet gone through "sex ed" was left to wonder.

That said, I agree with you about unseemly detail in ads--the toilet paper market must be a hotbed of competiton....I wouldn't know; we buy the single sheet, thousand sheets per roll cheap stuff. Hell, where I grew up, "toilet paper," when it was available, was the consistency of tracing paper if you were unlucky, and waxed paper if you were lucky...no "enjoying the go" with that stuff.

The dingleberry bears is obviously a riff on "Do bears shit in the woods?" couched in a wholesome, family-bear atmosphere.

That whole "Enjoy the Go" theme is a bit bizarre, too....there's nothing like a good crap, but damn, since when was it de rigueur to SPEAK of such things in polite company?

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:58 PM

95. Don't read this book

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 01:05 PM

97. What I cannot stand are the feminine hygiene commercials !

You know the ones, were they ask if you've ever had that not so fresh feeling. No I haven't ! I use something called soap and water ! I highly recommend it !!!
They make me want to

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:24 PM

99. I thought you wre gonna rant about the Tea Party n/t

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:28 PM

100. I'm kind of with you

Eating in front of the TV isn't such a good idea any more. Too much gross stuff.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:30 PM

101. I just ignore them

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:06 PM

112. I still hate the tampon and pad commercials.

Because most of those are insulting to women, though.

The TP commercials are gross. They should have a "time of day" limit on when they show those commercials. If they can wait until after a certain time to show some dramas on TV, then they can wait to show the TP commercials.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:20 PM

114. I find most of them innocuous

but I'm glad Mr. Whipple is gone and I won't miss that damned baby bear, either.

All those testosterone commercials annoy the piss out of me. I'm also afraid that men are going to find out that stuff shortens their lives the way HRT did for too many women. In fact, I hate all drug advertising on TV.

The ones I want to ban are the hard sell, anti ACA ads I've seen from time to time. I can't imagine some jackhammer voiced man screaming at people is going to persuade many of them.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:00 PM

119. im waiting

for the day they show a pap smear or prostate exam on commercials..... its coming.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:49 PM

124. The guy just above waited since 2003 to get himself TS's over THIS?!



What an idiot.

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Response to Atman (Reply #124)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:07 PM

126. In keeping with the thread's theme, I'd like to thank him from the heart of my bottom

Flushed his account over a TP thread.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:18 PM

133. Or the commercials that portray all middle-aged men with the inability to get it up...

 

and they all suffer from low T.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:31 PM

135. i know how ya feel...

i`m so old i thought the Lennon sisters were hot.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:34 PM

136. I don't have cable, only internet

When I go out to places with TV, I'm always mesmerized by what I'm missing lol...or not...as the case may be. I'm glad I'm missing the toilet paper commercials.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:44 AM

138. They used to be worse

The Mr. Whipple "Don't squeeze the Charmin" series set the lowest bar for how how brain damaged TP commercials could get.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:47 AM

139. Oh I see, you are anti bear...figures.

I keed.

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Response to Rex (Reply #139)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:02 AM

144. It's hard to tell whether the OP author...

...is defending the Right to Keep and Bear Dingleberries (the Number Two Amendment?) or is a dingleberry-grabber. The OP is flush with interpretive possibilities.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 08:52 AM

143. I don't find those nearly as disturbing as the commerical for the Bacon Bowl.

Make tasty dishes (including brownie sundaes) served in a bacon bowl!


All the TP commercials make me wonder if the old commercials about "ring around the collar" were bizarre euphemisms for skid marks...

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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:16 AM

147. Well given that television is full of shite

there is a real need to advertise TP

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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:45 AM

151. I am grossed out by the diaper cartoon/commerical

I think it's Luvs ... cartoon babies are having an "American Idol" type contest to see which can fill the diaper the "fullest" ... on a stage ... in front of a cheering crowd ... to a variation of the song "Whoop, there it is" ... it's just ... eww.

I think Beavis & Butthead wrote it.

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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:36 AM

153. In a little country store nearby they sell "John Wayne" toilet paper.

On the label, with a picture of the Duke, it says: "It's rough, it's tough, it doesn't take shit off nobody."

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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:40 AM

154. Just saw this LOL!

I don't watch a lot of commercial TV and when I do I usually either have it recorded and buzz through that *crap or I have to go pee being of a given age (gotta go gotta go gotta go right now! blech) but I have seen the bears. I have often wondered when they will turn around and walk away and we will be treated to a nice little sparkle star, like from the old toothpaste commercials. It really is bad, nothing is private or sacred anymore and saying this makes me feel like an old geezer but oh well.

I agree with you, it is very distasteful. I can remember as a kid being embarrassed by those bra ads.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:45 AM

155. I don't either!

I figured I was lone in this.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:42 PM

165. They need a new spokesman.

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