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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 11:37 AM
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24. With all due respect
If this doesn't make a whit of difference to you, butt out. For some people, including a lot of people I care about, this is just another calculated insult to the very core of their being, holding up their identity to further ridicule and inviting some more abuse.

If the M&M/Mars company wants to sell candy bars, and wants to advertise to do it, more power to them. But do they have to injure a vulnerable segment of society to do so? Would you be more sensitive if the commercial portrayed unemployed persons in a negative light, and invited the public to sit in judgment of people who are out of work? Seems to me life is tough enough when you're looking for a job without some "stupid" commercial piling on like that.
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  -why is everybody losing their mind over a stupid commercial? mark414  Feb-08-07 10:03 AM   #0 
  - I'll tell you why I hate it.  Dr.Phool   Feb-08-07 10:07 AM   #1 
  - Snickers  Parche   Feb-08-07 10:38 AM   #2 
  - and this astronaut thing...  tigereye   Feb-08-07 10:41 AM   #3 
  - the internet puts all the world's information at our fingertips  mark414   Feb-08-07 10:45 AM   #6 
     - glad you are doing well! Good to see you around here again.  tigereye   Feb-08-07 10:48 AM   #10 
  - The ad's been pulled.  Lex   Feb-08-07 10:42 AM   #4 
  - thanks for the lecture  bicentennial_baby   Feb-08-07 10:44 AM   #5 
  - And just making a bad impression on that vast group of MOR  treestar   Feb-08-07 10:45 AM   #7 
  - From what I've read Snickers pissed off people on both sides  Mike Daniels   Feb-08-07 11:30 AM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-08-07 10:45 AM   #8 
  - holy shit, he lives....!  mark414   Feb-08-07 10:50 AM   #11 
  - word  sniffa   Feb-08-07 10:57 AM   #14 
     - working for the City Year group  mark414   Feb-08-07 11:02 AM   #15 
        - Small world.  JackBeck   Feb-08-07 11:10 AM   #18 
  - perhaps  JackRiddler   Feb-08-07 10:53 AM   #12 
     - shouLdn't you be out stopping nucLear war?  sniffa   Feb-08-07 10:56 AM   #13 
        - no  JackRiddler   Feb-08-07 11:07 AM   #17 
  - Adding to the insults mechanics  Carni   Feb-08-07 10:47 AM   #9 
  - It's more interesting than talking about the fucking war in Iraq or...  Selatius   Feb-08-07 11:03 AM   #16 
  - Actually, it had died down . . . until now.  donco6   Feb-08-07 11:19 AM   #19 
  - whoops  mark414   Feb-08-07 11:24 AM   #21 
  - 's Okay. It was an ugly chapter better left closed, IMO.  donco6   Feb-08-07 11:31 AM   #23 
  - just when you THOUGHT it died down...  jonnyblitz   Feb-08-07 11:50 AM   #26 
  - will this drive the price of a snickers bar down? if not who cares?  ileus   Feb-08-07 11:23 AM   #20 
  - With all due respect  gratuitous   Feb-08-07 11:37 AM   #24 
  - so turn off the tv  mark414   Feb-08-07 11:49 AM   #25 
  - I don't know -- do you?  gratuitous   Feb-08-07 11:54 AM   #28 
  - Thank you for this post n/t  LostinVA   Feb-08-07 12:11 PM   #30 
  - ok if you have read the bazillion threads explaining WHY  jonnyblitz   Feb-08-07 11:52 AM   #27 
  - Because its emblematic of things like this:  94114_San_Francisco   Feb-08-07 12:00 PM   #29 

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