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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 10:11 AM
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63. I love the Caveman Commercials...
Well, as much as I "love" any commercials. They're funny on several levels.

I'm also fond of the Capital One Barbarians & hope for a commercial in which they pummel David Spade--another Capital One spokesman.
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  -Geico cavemen offensive? moez  Feb-23-07 09:07 AM   #0 
  - Never quite thought of it that way....but I think the commercials are terribly UNfunny anyway....  marmar   Feb-23-07 09:09 AM   #1 
  - The Little Geico  lse7581011   Feb-23-07 09:56 AM   #44 
     - Too funny, I hate that freaking Geiko Gecko with a passion!  ShortnFiery   Feb-23-07 10:02 AM   #51 
        - Not Australian - EastEnder  GoneOffShore   Feb-23-07 11:32 AM   #93 
        - I stand corrected.  ShortnFiery   Feb-23-07 11:45 AM   #98 
           - No Problem  GoneOffShore   Feb-23-07 12:38 PM   #114 
        - Me too  The Flaming Red Head   Feb-23-07 04:22 PM   #149 
  - What do I think? I think over-analyzation causes ones head to explode n/t  SteppingRazor   Feb-23-07 09:09 AM   #2 
  - I second that. n/t  LoZoccolo   Feb-23-07 12:03 PM   #108 
  - I wonder  moez   Feb-23-07 02:02 PM   #125 
  - Hehe...  MJDuncan1982   Feb-23-07 02:05 PM   #127 
  - Bwahahahaaa! Good on ya! I agree. n/t  ourbluenation   Feb-23-07 04:45 PM   #161 
  - I think they are clever and poke fun at everyone involved....  WCGreen   Feb-23-07 09:10 AM   #3 
  - Exactly. Everything can be turned around and made to look like  acmavm   Feb-23-07 09:13 AM   #5 
  - Not to worry. I've got a giant steaming pile of both  coznfx   Feb-23-07 09:30 AM   #23 
  - Yep I agree! And I think that the "modern day" people  truedelphi   Feb-23-07 11:50 AM   #103 
  - Doesn't it actually point out racism? When the caveman pushes  soothsayer   Feb-23-07 09:13 AM   #4 
  - That was my take on it.  Atman   Feb-23-07 09:16 AM   #10 
  - I like the ads -- AND my insurance rates  LostinVA   Feb-23-07 09:31 AM   #24 
  - I had Geico. Then I had an accident (not my fault--other guy was ticketed  mycritters2   Feb-23-07 02:36 PM   #135 
  - The check is in the mail.  cool user name   Feb-23-07 04:50 PM   #164 
  - That's my favorite one  Mandate My Ass   Feb-23-07 09:16 AM   #14 
     - I like when he ends it by saying "It's my mom  Patiod   Feb-23-07 11:48 AM   #100 
     - Mine too!  Mme. Defarge   Feb-23-07 04:23 PM   #151 
  - And I just got the DU slam for suggesting OSAMA/OBAMA jokes aren't funny!  Atman   Feb-23-07 09:14 AM   #6 
  - I have to admit  moez   Feb-23-07 09:16 AM   #13 
  - It wasn't a joke at the expense of Obama.  kiahzero   Feb-23-07 09:43 AM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-23-07 10:08 AM   #60 
     - Ad hominem attacks are fun, aren't they?  kiahzero   Feb-23-07 10:19 AM   #69 
        - Why couldn't you have simply said that before? You didn't.  Atman   Feb-23-07 10:25 AM   #72 
        - Excuse me, don't you mean Ad-HOMINID attacks? Please use the correct term.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:18 AM   #85 
           - LOL!  Atman   Feb-23-07 11:26 AM   #91 
              - Actually, I'm not sensitive. That's another stereotype!  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:33 AM   #94 
  - Outrage? LOL!  Atman   Feb-23-07 10:06 AM   #56 
     - I'd say referring to a poster as a "dick"  moez   Feb-23-07 10:13 AM   #65 
        - Nah, not at all. Just pointing out a fact.  Atman   Feb-23-07 10:28 AM   #75 
  - I thought the opposite. I thought they were mocking racists.  jobycom   Feb-23-07 09:14 AM   #7 
  - They haven't stopped using the gecko.  Longhorn   Feb-23-07 09:22 AM   #18 
     - The geko is the only one that doesn't seem to put down people...  KoKo01   Feb-23-07 09:41 AM   #29 
        - it's not aussie  SemperEadem   Feb-23-07 04:17 PM   #148 
  - Your co-worker woke up on the wrong side of the rock.  shain from kane   Feb-23-07 09:15 AM   #8 
  - Sometimes stuff is just funny dammit!  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-07 09:16 AM   #9 
  - I thought they exposed prejudice  JitterbugPerfume   Feb-23-07 09:16 AM   #11 
  - exactly  plcdude   Feb-23-07 09:23 AM   #19 
  - I actually liked the "duck with mango salsa" and thought it was clever.  lectrobyte   Feb-23-07 09:16 AM   #12 
  - Haven't really thought that much about these commercials  deutsey   Feb-23-07 09:19 AM   #15 
  - I thought the cavemen were supposed to be the sympathetic characters.  DeepModem Mom   Feb-23-07 09:19 AM   #16 
  - ...  CrispyQGirl   Feb-23-07 09:24 AM   #20 
  - Me too. I actually like the guy. He is a real "everyman".  Dhalgren   Feb-23-07 09:58 AM   #45 
     - I love that one, too. It also, to me, captures exactly the airport atmosphere.  DeepModem Mom   Feb-23-07 10:08 AM   #57 
     - Anyone notice a reference to the opening of JACKIE BROWN?  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:43 AM   #96 
        - I can't see her opening at all..  Atman   Feb-23-07 11:45 AM   #97 
        - "I was forced to shoot Atman, officer... I'm just a lowly flight attendant."  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:48 AM   #102 
           - Do you know why cavemen drag women by the hair?  Atman   Feb-23-07 12:12 PM   #112 
              - See Post #82.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 01:07 PM   #121 
        - Hmmmm. Yes, similar! (Loved that movie. Underappreciated.) nt  DeepModem Mom   Feb-23-07 01:00 PM   #119 
     - Oh, yes, I love the soundtrack  Blue_In_AK   Feb-23-07 02:26 PM   #133 
  - I think those ads are funny, not offensive  Greybnk48   Feb-23-07 09:19 AM   #17 
  - I love them  Mad_Dem_X   Feb-23-07 09:46 AM   #31 
  - Me too, I watch them every time,  Greybnk48   Feb-23-07 10:05 AM   #55 
  - I was going to post that, too...that line is brilliant.  Atman   Feb-23-07 10:12 AM   #64 
  - Me, too.  ceile   Feb-23-07 11:25 AM   #90 
  - I love that, too. nt  mycritters2   Feb-23-07 02:39 PM   #137 
  - TV and Movie should be banned and people should just...  Marrah_G   Feb-23-07 09:27 AM   #21 
  - I'm much more offended by that stupid CGI gecko  Liberal Veteran   Feb-23-07 09:30 AM   #22 
  - OFGS. Geico comercials are the best things on TV. I love the cave-men and the gecko.  WinkyDink   Feb-23-07 09:31 AM   #25 
  - just funny. and the last new one i saw made me wonder...  cosmicbandita   Feb-23-07 09:37 AM   #26 
  - I really like them.  longship   Feb-23-07 09:37 AM   #27 
  - The cheesy music in the airport ad is awesome  tularetom   Feb-23-07 10:16 AM   #66 
  - Everywhere I go.....  moez   Feb-23-07 10:18 AM   #67 
     - Royksopp  PassingFair   Feb-23-07 10:43 AM   #78 
        - Awesome, thank you for that  spoony   Feb-23-07 03:54 PM   #143 
           - You're Welcome!  PassingFair   Feb-23-07 04:02 PM   #144 
  - That's some real acting talent there  Frank Cannon   Feb-23-07 10:24 AM   #70 
  - I think they're clever  ellacott   Feb-23-07 09:40 AM   #28 
  - do you mind?  cosmicbandita   Feb-23-07 09:49 AM   #33 
  - You're welcome  ellacott   Feb-23-07 10:04 AM   #54 
  - Thanks for the link! I enjoyed looking around the rooms!  paxmusa   Feb-23-07 10:00 AM   #49 
  - Great link  tammywammy   Feb-23-07 04:28 PM   #153 
  - I think it does just the opposite -  NCevilDUer   Feb-23-07 09:48 AM   #32 
  - A really bigoted guy some friends know hates the Geico commercial  NewJeffCT   Feb-23-07 09:50 AM   #34 
  - ....oh never mind  moez   Feb-23-07 09:53 AM   #37 
     - well, when I was visiting my friend  NewJeffCT   Feb-23-07 10:00 AM   #48 
        - I think he's the kind of guy  moez   Feb-23-07 10:02 AM   #52 
  - I don't find them offensive at all. I am amused at the "Humor Police"  paxmusa   Feb-23-07 09:50 AM   #35 
  - Agreed. It's not hard to see why a guy like Bill Hicks did better in the UK than the USA.  Beelzebud   Feb-23-07 10:28 AM   #74 
  - Great ad campaign  Ikonoklast   Feb-23-07 09:52 AM   #36 
  - Yeah, it's ridicule and yeah, it's pretty funny  cgrindley   Feb-23-07 09:53 AM   #38 
  - They really dance the line, but so far, so good.  donco6   Feb-23-07 09:54 AM   #39 
  - They're NOT Cavemen!!!!!  ProfessorGAC   Feb-23-07 09:54 AM   #40 
  - Ha! Since I have less intelligence there is nothing at all that  Buck Rabbit   Feb-23-07 04:32 PM   #154 
  - Oh, goodness. If that's your standard, prepare to be  Morgana LaFey   Feb-23-07 05:12 PM   #168 
  - Personally I'm offended by the astronaut making coffee for Abe Lincoln  tinfoilinfor2005   Feb-23-07 09:54 AM   #41 
  - What, like they do at Beaver Liquors?  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:23 AM   #88 
  - Are those animals sitting on the stools in the diner at the end  Patiod   Feb-23-07 11:56 AM   #104 
     - Oh, I'll have to pay more attention. I was sure there was something  tinfoilinfor2005   Feb-23-07 12:48 PM   #116 
        - Plus Abe's hat looks more like something from a school play  Patiod   Feb-23-07 01:57 PM   #124 
           - Yah, caught the hat thing just last night. Looks more like it belongs  tinfoilinfor2005   Feb-23-07 02:10 PM   #130 
  - Hey! I'm not 100% in love with your tone right now.  ShortnFiery   Feb-23-07 09:56 AM   #42 
  - I really like them, and I don't find them offensive at all...  ms liberty   Feb-23-07 09:56 AM   #43 
  - He is very articulate, isn't he?  treestar   Feb-23-07 12:59 PM   #118 
     - Yes, and he's very clean...  ms liberty   Feb-23-07 01:06 PM   #120 
  - I don't think they're funny.  notadmblnd   Feb-23-07 09:58 AM   #46 
  - I think that is exactly the sort of thing...  Sammy Pepys   Feb-23-07 09:59 AM   #47 
  - I like the one  ellie   Feb-23-07 10:01 AM   #50 
  - I agree with you...  Dorian Gray   Feb-23-07 10:03 AM   #53 
  - The commercials are open to interpretation; they can be enjoyed by liberals and racists alike.  dicksteele   Feb-23-07 10:08 AM   #58 
  - I think so too. I think they realize that people will interpret it the  BullGooseLoony   Feb-23-07 02:04 PM   #126 
  - I like the gecko ads and  frogmarch   Feb-23-07 10:08 AM   #59 
  - They're not funny, but they're not offensive (to me, anyway) and they're better than the gecko.  Zavulon   Feb-23-07 10:09 AM   #61 
  - I love the Geico caveman. Especially the one where he is  onecent   Feb-23-07 10:11 AM   #62 
  - a picture of himself? OMG! Do you really think all Neanderthals look alike...  cryingshame   Feb-23-07 10:38 AM   #77 
     - They all look the same to me.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:58 AM   #105 
  - I love the Caveman Commercials...  Bridget Burke   Feb-23-07 10:11 AM   #63 
  - Oh please oh please oh please...  seawolf   Feb-23-07 03:01 PM   #141 
  - Another example of hyper-sensitivity... Every caveman I know is OUTRAGED!  Beelzebud   Feb-23-07 10:19 AM   #68 
  - And only the cave men can say whether they find it offensive or not!  treestar   Feb-23-07 12:57 PM   #117 
     - How dare you?!?!?!?!?!  Beelzebud   Feb-23-07 02:09 PM   # 
  - I try not to watch too much T.V. and avoid watching comercials altogether.  berni_mccoy   Feb-23-07 10:24 AM   #71 
  - I love the Geico commercials!  mwb970   Feb-23-07 10:28 AM   #73 
  - I'm still not sure about the one where they're at a party, and the one's  zbdent   Feb-23-07 10:34 AM   #76 
  - Oddly enough, that's one of my favorites...  moez   Feb-23-07 10:47 AM   #79 
  - he's mad because the other party people are mad at him!  Marrah_G   Feb-23-07 11:00 AM   #81 
  - Best commercial in FAVOR of PC.  ieoeja   Feb-23-07 10:50 AM   #80 
  - i agree--i think the therapist ad shows the blind spots of privilege  fishwax   Feb-23-07 04:07 PM   #145 
  - Let's go back, way back, Back into time. When the only people that existed were TROGLODYTES!  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:14 AM   #82 
  - "He gets up. He grabs her by the hair! You can't do that today, fellas..."  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 12:02 PM   #107 
  - The original commercial was sort of that way.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-23-07 11:16 AM   #83 
  - I thot it was a high-concept dig on FOX news.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:27 AM   #92 
  - that's a great point about the mascots  fishwax   Feb-23-07 04:09 PM   #146 
  - Yup, the one with the executive sitting down to dinner with the two  BullGooseLoony   Feb-23-07 02:07 PM   #128 
  - I get a kick out of them and love that the ad campaign denounces stereotyping. eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-23-07 11:17 AM   #84 
  - I am outraged by the commercials.  leftofthedial   Feb-23-07 11:22 AM   #86 
  - To paraphrase Groucho Marks,  LibertyLover   Feb-23-07 11:22 AM   #87 
  - Or the late Sigmund Freud ...  ShortnFiery   Feb-23-07 11:46 AM   #99 
  - They're not offensive.  Connie_Corleone   Feb-23-07 11:23 AM   #89 
  - I wouldn't use the word "offensive" ... but ...  TahitiNut   Feb-23-07 11:42 AM   #95 
  - Does this mean ..  ShortnFiery   Feb-23-07 11:48 AM   #101 
  - I would agree with you if I thought that they in any way served to  Morgana LaFey   Feb-23-07 05:21 PM   #171 
  - Is it TWOO what they say about cave men?  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 11:59 AM   #106 
  - It's Twoo! It's Twoo! Oh my!  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-23-07 01:09 PM   #122 
  - I think that they are funny.  noonwitch   Feb-23-07 12:04 PM   #109 
  - I think the point of the ad is that people who belittle other people's reactions tend to be clueless  fishwax   Feb-23-07 04:12 PM   #147 
  - Oh, the irony...just got off the phone with Geico  Atman   Feb-23-07 12:07 PM   #110 
  - Yes I have GEICO too - had a flat tire, got a free repair truck to change it in 10 mins.  live love laugh   Feb-23-07 02:09 PM   #129 
  - I don't read a lot into the  hyphenate   Feb-23-07 12:09 PM   #111 
  - I Think The Commercials Are Hilarious And That Your Co-Worker Is In Serious Need Of Lightening Up.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-23-07 12:31 PM   #113 
  - Agreed. Every time I see the one in the shrink's office I crack up.  Seabiscuit   Feb-23-07 01:17 PM   #123 
  - I don't like those commercials  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-23-07 12:45 PM   #115 
  - I like the Geico cavemen  bklyncowgirl   Feb-23-07 02:14 PM   #131 
  - it's definitely poking fun at something... and I think your friend  Truth Hurts A Lot   Feb-23-07 02:16 PM   #132 
  - Funny  Madspirit   Feb-23-07 02:32 PM   #134 
  - I thought it was making fun of stereotypes  gravity   Feb-23-07 02:37 PM   #136 
  - give that caveman a snickers bar, dinner at olive garden, and incandescent bulbs  The Straight Story   Feb-23-07 02:40 PM   #138 
  - LOL  Beelzebud   Feb-23-07 02:53 PM   #140 
  - I find the one with the caveman being interviewed on some talk show  neverforget   Feb-23-07 02:41 PM   #139 
  - Maybe each one of us puts our own, personal sacred-cow into the persona of the caveman  LanternWaste   Feb-23-07 03:38 PM   #142 
  - I think the ads make fun of insensitivity, rather than oversensitivity  fishwax   Feb-23-07 04:23 PM   #150 
  - I don't understand what cavemen have to do with auto insurance.  terrya   Feb-23-07 04:27 PM   #152 
  - The Cavemen have a great interactrive website! The cavemen are very sophisticated--check it out  kittykitty   Feb-23-07 04:35 PM   #155 
  - Patrick Swayze & Ron Perlman look like cavemen, so they should be offended PIC  yurbud   Feb-23-07 04:35 PM   #156 
  - Geico caveman offensive?  Truthseeker013   Feb-23-07 04:37 PM   #157 
  - do you mean  fishwax   Feb-23-07 04:44 PM   #159 
  - I think that they are cute considering that they are so  Cleita   Feb-23-07 04:39 PM   #158 
  - Mildy funny, mildly interesting, mildly instructive  Morgana LaFey   Feb-23-07 04:44 PM   #160 
  - I love those commercials.  cool user name   Feb-23-07 04:48 PM   #162 
  - What?! The commercials BRING UP standard race issues, not mask them  DireStrike   Feb-23-07 04:48 PM   #163 
  - regarding your scenario  fishwax   Feb-23-07 05:08 PM   #167 
     - Yeah that's true  DireStrike   Feb-23-07 05:17 PM   #170 
  - I have a feeling that your friend LOOKS for new ways to be offended.  Blue-Jay   Feb-23-07 04:52 PM   #165 
  - Visit them at http://www.cavemanscrib.com You're invited to their party!  kittykitty   Feb-23-07 05:07 PM   #166 
  - the Geico ads are very clever  marions ghost   Feb-23-07 05:16 PM   #169 
  - If they had a commercial making fun of Stephen Hawking, that would be wrong.  yurbud   Feb-23-07 08:10 PM   #172 
 

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