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peej
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Nicked this idea from EG but as I started the thread on there, I might as well kick this one off too.

Current annoying / disturbing ad of the moment. The Evian Babies.

Fucking hell fire, who the hell thought that would be a good idea?
#1 at 10:25:25 - 04/01/2010
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I screamed in terror throughout the whole thing when it first came on. It just didn't stop.
#2 at 10:35:49 - 04/01/2010
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It was quite funny watching my daughter's reaction to it. She stared at the screen, started to say "baby" but then said "no!" very firmly. Quite amusing.

I think the little black kid in it scared me the most. He looks like the sort of kid that would punch you in the bollocks for a farley's rusk.
#3 at 11:24:28 - 04/01/2010
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I quite literally have to mute the telly when this comes on.

I hate the people who came up with that horrendous jingle, they should all perish in hell-fire.
#4 at 11:44:07 - 04/01/2010
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I've only seen that webuyanycar shite once on the TV thankfully.

If only I could say the same about the Go Compare ads, fuck's sake I want to kill everyone involved with that company, including their customers.
#5 at 11:47:46 - 04/01/2010
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Whizzo said:
If only I could say the same about the Go Compare ads, fuck's sake I want to kill everyone involved with that company, including their customers.


This this this this this. A superb example of why ad execs and creative teams should rot in hell or at least be forced to listen to looped tapes of their worst creations.

Oh and fuck off T Mobile ads too (in fact fuck off all mobile ads)
#6 at 12:41:22 - 04/01/2010
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Was going to reply with 'The roller-skating Evian babies', but obviously great minds etc etc

That is just plain disturbing, and clearly the product of warped minds. Probably the French.
#7 at 13:01:20 - 04/01/2010
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Yeah, it was the French who came up with that terrifying Orangina ad.

Not safe for your mind.
#8 at 13:05:41 - 04/01/2010
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Anyone seen that new Thomas Cook ad with Jamie and Louise Redknapp?

/throws up
#9 at 13:07:20 - 04/01/2010
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Oh and moonpig.com.
#10 at 13:07:34 - 04/01/2010
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HairyArse said:Anyone seen that new Thomas Cook ad with Jamie and Louise Redknapp?

/throws up


Oh christ yes.

As part of my new years resolution for developing an inner monologue instead of typing out loud, I'm not going to go into details about my unsavoury Louise Redknapp thoughts.
#11 at 13:09:41 - 04/01/2010
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NewYork said:Yeah, it was the French who came up with that terrifying Orangina ad.

Not safe for your mind.


I'd love a trawl through the favourites of the exec that came up with THAT one..!

o_O
#12 at 13:18:48 - 04/01/2010
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HairyArse said:Anyone seen that new Thomas Cook ad with Jamie and Louise Redknapp?

/throws up


Oh God I saw that one yesterday, utterly horrendous, "We fall in love on it" /days of chunder
#13 at 13:47:34 - 04/01/2010
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peej said:
As part of my new years resolution for developing an inner monologue instead of typing out loud, I'm not going to go into details about my unsavoury Louise Redknapp thoughts.


Louise Redknapp?

You don't need New Years resolutions, you need glasses!

Scrawny moose with a wonky face and an annoying voice...
#14 at 14:15:05 - 04/01/2010
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Boo said:
peej said:
As part of my new years resolution for developing an inner monologue instead of typing out loud, I'm not going to go into details about my unsavoury Louise Redknapp thoughts.


Louise Redknapp?

You don't need New Years resolutions, you need glasses!

Scrawny moose with a wonky face and an annoying voice...


Nononono we're talking about Louise Redknapp at the end of the 90s when she wasn't a nasal lollipop-headed WAG
#15 at 15:01:33 - 04/01/2010
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That's like saying 'No, no, we're not talking about an old, rusty Austin Allegro, we're talking about a pristine one with the square steering wheel.'
#16 at 16:00:46 - 04/01/2010
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peej said:It was quite funny watching my daughter's reaction to it. She stared at the screen, started to say "baby" but then said "no!" very firmly. Quite amusing.


:)

Although that advert may be a little disturbing, I also found it quite amusing and cute. Unlike that Orangina ad.

/shudders
#17 at 16:06:10 - 04/01/2010
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I didn't even like the older Evian ads with the synchronised baby swimmers.

Babies shouldn't do things.
#18 at 16:13:36 - 04/01/2010
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I'd forgotten about those. Or rather, therapy had helped me block them out.

If you want a good example of babies doing things, best bet is this slightly not safe for work video for "Somebody to love" - Boogiepimps

There's symbolism and a message in it, but I think I'm a bit too thick to grasp the concept. Help anyone?
#19 at 16:15:51 - 04/01/2010
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I don't think they intended men to watch that with their brains, as such.
#20 at 16:25:40 - 04/01/2010
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Thing is, fair play, boobs are sexy but when you start factoring in that whole breastfeeding / baby bottle thing, that goes the wrong side of ew.
#21 at 16:26:25 - 04/01/2010
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I always imagined the singer of the song to be much fatter.
#22 at 16:35:06 - 04/01/2010
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No idea who the woman in the video is (apparently she's a bit of an FHM / Loaded mainstay) but if she sung that song I'm a dutchman.

Hoost.
#23 at 17:00:59 - 04/01/2010
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Seems a bit silly, really. I mean, if I were attracted to someone in a music video, I wouldn't be compelled to buy that track, as I would no longer be able to see them just listening to it.

In this video's case, it's even worse because dudes would be trading the attractive female for just a voice, and the voice clearly belongs to a fat chick.

But it must work, because that song with the video of women exercising went to number one, didn't it. Though if I remember correctly, that song came with the video included, perhaps an "extended" version, even.

"PHOAAR", as FHM readers tend to say.
#24 at 17:53:23 - 05/01/2010
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That boobie pimps record is a remix of Jefferson Airplane's original, so the vocals are actually Grace Slick, then and now.

NB if you like the look of her in the first pic, do not ruin it by clicking the "now" :)
#25 at 18:07:25 - 05/01/2010
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Oh god...Oh god oh god oh god....oh god.

Iggy Pop, I had a fair amount of respect for you once...but the new insurance ads with you and the puppet. I mean...ffs you're a prince of punk, what the FUCK were you thinking!

That puppet...it's like Mr Hankie the Christmas Poo in a long haired wig. Oddly though, it's eerily accurate and like Iggy himself.
#26 at 09:27:29 - 11/01/2010
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You'll never see iggy in the flesh because he hasn't got any. He's made entirely of over cooked bacon fat
#27 at 10:08:08 - 11/01/2010
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As years go by he's beginning to resemble the horrible landlady woman with the dog in "There's Something about Mary"
#28 at 10:09:25 - 11/01/2010
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Hahahahahaha.

No seriously, hahahahahahaha.
#29 at 10:25:17 - 11/01/2010
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It is a mite depressing though when all the punk legends I used to idolise as a kid now do ads.

Johnny Rotten advertising butter has a sort of irony about it though. Iggy doing car insurance just doesn't compute. TBH though I'm still half disappointed all these fuckers are still alive. It's not the rock-and-roll way to get to 50 and still be alive and kicking when most of your former band members have either died or are vegetating wrecks in a local loonie bin.
#30 at 10:30:16 - 11/01/2010

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