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Musings About Tv Ads

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Apparently most people don’t notice the things that I do. Or if they do, they don’t pay attention to them the way I do. I am always a ‘Can’t see the forest for the trees’ kind of guy. I am probably on the mild end of the Asperger’s spectrum.

 

 

The Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle ad has a subtle lens flare effect as the Mirai drives up. It gives the appearance of a tiny halo over the car. It’s an almost subconscious subliminal (it was on the tip of my tongue) thing.

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Generally in the same area of subliminal messages is something I've noted in a few recent commercials: the nonchalant inclusions of same-sex couples!!! Yay!  

 

One for a national retailer of diamond rings includes a beautiful pair of brides at the altar, and the most recent one by Hallmark (a greeting card maker) for Valentine's Day had hugging guys among all the other loving couples. It's very nice to see

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Crate & Barrel included a male couple among the pictures they used to accompany their promotion for wedding registrations in their most recent paper catalog. C&B has been a supporter for many years.

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Every time I see the PBS Newshour’s underwriters list, I see Josh Weston’s Foundation. My brain immediately jumps to the Gay porn actor! I’m sure the guy gets confused with the actor – especially on Google! It makes me wonder if the, I assume, nom de porn was chosen specifically because of the guy with the Foundation. Maybe a relative or disgruntled employee?

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Every time I see the PBS Newshour’s underwriters list, I see Josh Weston’s Foundation. My brain immediately jumps to the Gay porn actor! I’m sure the guy gets confused with the actor – especially on Google! It makes me wonder if the, I assume, nom de porn was chosen specifically because of the guy with the Foundation. Maybe a relative or disgruntled employee?

 

Could be the porn guy...? 

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I think the name is the Judy and Josh Weston Foundation or something like that…

 

But I don’t think pornJosh's career was that lucrative. Producers used to make all the money, but apparently no one makes much money due to all the tube sites. (The owner of a large number of tube sites also owns several porn studios. I have the feeing someone is going to need to make a paradigm shift to something entirely new for anyone to make money on porn again, if that ever does happen. Commercial porn may only have had a 50-60 year run.)

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So I switched to CBS to start watching NCIS. And the first thing I see is four ads for SUVs followed by a car ad. Jeep, MB GLC Coupe, Ford (Escape?), Audi Q5, and Jaguar – who apparently didn’t get the memo!

 

NCIS viewers must be a highly desirable bunch. Other than me, of course.

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I just saw an insurance company ad – the brand that used to use cavemen. A car has a dead battery and the passenger uses an app to get help. They show jumper cables incorrectly attached to the two terminals – you should always attach the negative clip to a metal body part away from the battery itself to prevent a spark from starting a fire! Apparently they are still using cavemen in their ads!

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A red Audi A5. Disjointed images that eventually resolve into a bull and a bullfighting ring. A man walks in front of the bull in the ring. He manages to get the bull to lie down. The red Audi drives off down the road.

 

 

The backstory that makes this ad ironic: Audi AG owns Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. which is known for naming its cars after famous fighting bulls. Lamborghini also controls Ducati. The Audi R8 is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform.

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Please describe the videos you post so those of us who block automatic video loading/playing know what you want us to see.

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It's cute, except at the end you can see a wedding band on the boy's finger.... An oversight?

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Please describe the videos you post so those of us who block automatic video loading/playing know what you want us to see.

A grown brother and sister are at home ogling the pool man. They see he's sweating and both compete to get him a soft drink. When they get there, another young woman had already given the guy a Coke.  

 

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Ohhhh, correction: it's not another young woman; it's the mom! lol Good for you, Mom. 

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I've noticed a couple of lovely ads recently. A medical group shows several young parents taking infants home for the first time and include a female set of parents. A cruise line shows a hot young male couple taking a romantic selfie

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In the Bay Area, we are being encouraged to visit the states of Oregon, Utah, and strangely enough, California. Cities like San Diego, Bend (Oregon), Santa Cruz, and the East Bay communities of the Tri-Valley also want us to visit.

 

Utah hopes that their ads will make us forget about the millions they poured into the hateful Prop 8 campaign. I suppose the California ads are part of a national campaign. And I guess the Tri-Valley thinks those of us on the Bay side of the Hayward Hills have forgotten about them.

 

Tourism ads are odd…

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Every time I see the Site for Sore Eyes ad, I my Gaydar pings. The two men seem like a couple heading off for a date together. Yeah, I know they meet up with two women at the end where they all pose showing off their stylish glasses. They look like the Lesbian couple who are planning to coparent with the guys – I hope they use a turkey baster, not the natural method.

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A young man uses hair gel to slick down his previously spikey hair... he looks at his dog in front of him on the bed. The terrier has spikey hair. The dog leaps from the bed, opens the door and escapes the room leading the young man on a merry chase through the hotel... just until the young man follows his dog into a room where there is a party going on. The young man spots a young lady across the room... his dog sees another dog across the room. Yes you guessed... Gel at first Sight! 

 

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The largest and biggest coffee shop in Canada (an a lot of the border states now) have Tim Horton's. It could easily be called a national institution up here by the way people love it.

 

The have a new ad campaign for perfect pairings. It is to promote things like a soup and sandwich, a coffee and doughnut, etc. Well they have different couples that are on the screen that are 'perfect pairings' as well. The two senior citizens, the sisters, the two best friends, the two gay guys.........

 

Wait, yes, two gay guys. Then they start giving each couple a bit of time to say how they met and why they meet at Tim's. Finally get to the gay couple and they say their first date was at Tim's and that the one guy knew it was something.

 

There is also 15 second commercials that feature just the one couple or another, but the gay guys don't have their own 15 sec commercial :P

 

 

 

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