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    Have you experienced ads that are so obnoxious and insulting to your intelligence that you now refuse to ever purchase the product or service? I have such a list:

    1-Goldfish crackers. (The old "Gon' go fi-shin'" radio ads did it.) Haven't eaten one since.
    2-Wingers restaurants (The "Wingin' it" take-off on "Makin' it" is nails on the chalkboard of my mind.)
    3-and this one is really too bad because I really LOOOOVED the stuff: Ovaltine. (The "Ovaltine hot...kids like it a lot..." radio spot years ago with the obnoxious kids acting like in-your-face radio DJs) I miss Ovaltine desparately, but there's no way.
    4-Jeep. (The new, ubiquitous TV spot with the animals flying in doing Andy Kim's "Rock me gently")--I won't even ride in one anymore.

    Any ads disgust you that bad?
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    To be honest, my guilty pleasure in life is to watch late-night infomercials. Those things are so rediculous, I can't help watching just to see what people are trying to hawk.

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    Well I quit watching TV, so I can't really comment on that media. However, there is a local company that has a radio ad that is so stinking obnoxious that I can't even tell you what it is for, because I turn the dial so fast to avoid having to listen to the screeching monkey sound they thought would be so cute.
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    Well, terminally obnoxious ads made me quit using cable TV and commercial radio. Since then I haven't had too many problems :)

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    Even the cute or clever ads are obnoxious the 500th time you hear/see them.

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    Some of the ads in Australia are so bad that you can dislocate your shoulder reaching for the remote. My TV watching is probably between 1-3 hours per month. If that. I don't even bother to check what the commercial stations are showing.

    What really bothers me is the insidious advertising; especially the type of advertising that has now become part of sports commentary, and every ball, replay, close up and analysis is 'brought to you' by some sponsor or other. Mind you, we've sunk so low that we've even sold the naming rights to our national team in several sports. For example, the Australian rugby team, which should be called 'The Australian Wallabies' is now officially called 'The Qantas Wallabies'.

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    The "head on" headache crap commercials are the worst followed quickly by
    "free credit report dot com"

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    I got so annoyed that I unplugged my tv in 2001 and have yet to regret it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Spacegeezer View Post
    Well, terminally obnoxious ads made me quit using cable TV and commercial radio. Since then I haven't had too many problems :)

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    I grew up in a house with no television, so I certainly know the advantages of that. It is a great way to raise kids. But I have a home theater in my home, with a DVR. Voila, no commercials. Thirty second skip is my friend.
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    I've grown to hate the radio ads where two folks are talking about something and the premise is that you're eavesdropping and will come away with some little piece of secret info and rush out and buy the product or vote for the candidate.....Subtle con.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertw View Post
    To be honest, my guilty pleasure in life is to watch late-night infomercials. Those things are so rediculous, I can't help watching just to see what people are trying to hawk.

    A big plus uno! I love when they demonstrate the "old way" you would do something without their fancy new product, it must suck to have hands that don't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner6477 View Post
    The "head on" headache crap commercials are the worst followed quickly by
    "free credit report dot com"
    +1 +1!

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    The only 2 types I really get annoyed by are the attorney and tech school commercials shown during the day or late at night. Last time I was sick and wanted to watch tv, 99% of the commercials fell into one of these categories.
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    Haha, this thread is great. I totally agree with most of the replies. Infomercials are halarious, as are most commericals...especially D.I.Y. commercials, those are guaranteed to be awful.

    My biggest pet peeves on T.V. are "reality" shows, bad acting on infomercials, and worst of all, IMHO, corporate media. I absolutely loathe Fox News, for various reasons.
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    "I absolutely loathe Fox News, for various reasons.".....You don't like their commercials?

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    Nothing can beat the Crazy Eddie ads, unless its Viagra spam!

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    My distaste for ads led me to throw my TV away. I've been TV-free for 4 years and I love it Seeing ads on TV at friend's houses is strange these days, it really is a degrading experience and I'm surprised everyone puts up with it.

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    What is insidious, those annoying ads seem to work. I caught myself humming the "freecreditreport.com" song yesterday...

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    Here are my two current favourites to hate; The Viva Viagra songs. Good lord. Would any red blooded man ever sit around a recording studio singing Viva Viagra to the tune of Elvis' Viva Las Vegas? I wish the King could jump out of his grave and kick the arses of every one of those guys in those ads. The fact that they are only actors getting paid to do a job is immaterial to me. Absolute nails on chalk board aggravation to me.

    The other and even more detestable is J.G. Edwards. "IT'S MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW!" I would love to punch the asshat who came up with that one.

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    as someone pointed out, the ads that show the "old" way to do something versus with their new product are the ones that really get me. i firmly believe that the people depicted showing the old method are 15 iq points below the average village idiot.

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