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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:01 AM
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Poll question: Was Ford right in nixing the commercial where a CAT gets killed?
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 08:50 AM by HypnoToad
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/stu/video/ford-cat.mpeg

The one Ford remade the commercial and it featured a bird flying over the car's hood. The car's hood springs up in fear the bird will doo-doo on it, and the bird gets whacked and dies. Apparently it's okay to kill a bird, but killing a cat was a big no no.

http://www.nutman.net/Ka%20Bird.mpeg to see the bird get killed.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:22 AM
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1. In my opinion, both of the commercials were totally gross.
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:50 AM
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3. I agree....
both are uncalled for.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:42 AM
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2. No, No, No,
the bird was merely stunned. Lovely plumage.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:02 AM
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5. still not amusing
IMHO. cruelty is cruelty, & fit for only for weak minds.

*NOT* a personal attack, i don't include you in that crowd.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:07 AM
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7. Is there any evidence
that the bird was really killed.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:12 AM
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8. simulated death/cruelty
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 11:13 AM by jukes
still feeds the mentally unstable. doubt *anything* was killed; the ASPCA monitors this stuff rigorously.

wd it be humorous if a human child had died a sim death?

are you defending these types of ads? you're starting to worry me.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:00 AM
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4. both deaths
were aimed @ a segment of our society that has a morbid fascination w/animal cruelty, the dogfight/cockfight mentality.

surprisingly, some so-called liberals in this forum have the same debilitating emotional weakness, & love to insert/disrupt threads by nurturing, caring, *true* liberals.

fuck those sick little weaklings, i'll bandy w/them no further. they're WAY too easy to defeat in debate.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:05 AM
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6. Was that a real cat
that was really killed? A real bird?

But the cat one is much worse, in that lots of people own cats -- it could be my own kitty this happens to. Not as many people own birds, and the one shown is clearly a wild bird, so it's kind of like, who cares?

Either way, neither commercial is acceptable, in my opinion.


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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:16 AM
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9. see post #8 above
and i concur; this type of add is uncalled for. sure wdnt convince me to buy a ford.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:22 AM
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10. other.
Ford was wrong to make either commercial. Both are tasteless. It's nice they nixed the kitty commercial, but they shouldn't have made it to begin with. I guess if you can't provide a product that somebody wants, you appeal to those ignorant enough to find violence amusing.
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