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    Interesting aside on drug ads from https://www.vox.com/2015/9/29/941414...cal-regulation as an example:

    These kinds of ads are only found in two countries: America and New Zealand. In the rest of the world, drug companies can peddle their drugs to doctors or raise awareness about diseases their products are meant to address through unbranded campaigns. But only America and New Zealand allow pharmaceutical companies to market prescription drugs directly to potential patients.

    Now, the reason the ads are so absurdly structured — and a frequent target of parody — has to do with how they're regulated. In the United States, companies need to warn people of all the potential risks of their drug, and advertise only the indication for which the drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (Some drugs have multiple potential uses, but only one or two have been specifically sanctioned by the FDA. The unapproved uses are called "off-label" and can't be advertised.) That's why you see commercials extolling a drug's potential benefits — and then slamming you with a laundry list of side effects.
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    Edo Japan's "Don't Be A Ryan" ad campaign is guaranteed to put me off their food for a while
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    The new Lotro Max commercial is goofy.
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    That Subway chicken sandwich ad where the nerd is doing a tough voiceover may have started funny but it's become so overplayed now that it's annoying. And mutable.
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    If it's not the oversaturation of Subway ads, there's way too much rotation of the ads for Alberta Blue Cross, Leons, ATB Wealth and McDs McMuffins. Makes me wanna chuck my TV out the window.
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    Get a DVR! It'll change your TV-watching life.
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    I used to like the Co-op ad with the "Littlest Hobo" theme song but they're really overplaying it. Also, Canada Day is over now, so they can stop that ad anytime.
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    Tim Horton's pandering, preaching plant product placement....puke.
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    Sonny Boy wanted a beyond meat sausage and egg breakfast sandwich at Tim’s and only ate a bit of it, which is not like him. I said here I’ll try it. I took one bite and spit it out. No wonder he wouldn’t eat it. It was beyond awful. It crumbled up too, like the stuff I’ve been scraping out of the lawnmower with all this wet weather.
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    I had the same experience at A&W. tried the fake meat burger and couldn’t finish it. ...and I’m pretty good a finishing meals I don’t care for.

    However tried the beyond meat burgers at home and like them.
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    The CIBC commercial with the women walking around wearing ear buds singing horribly.

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    "Leons?"
    "No, Le Ons!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    If it's not the oversaturation of Subway ads, there's way too much rotation of the ads for Alberta Blue Cross, Leons, ATB Wealth and McDs McMuffins. Makes me wanna chuck my TV out the window.
    Maybe a sign that you’re watching too much TV.

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    At least I have a life outside of C2E, unlike yourself
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    Happy thankful valentines and anniversary too...
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    The one where the woman has headphones on and she's "singing," ordering coffee, riding with others in an elevator. uggh.
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    Telus Optik ad with that monkey and the annoying "Better Than Ever" tune.
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    The recent Apple commercial drives me up the wall
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    CTV must be playing just one episode of "In The Dark" and "Grand Hotel" because they've been repeating the same ads for a few months now.
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    The Subway commercial with the Seinfeld delivery.
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    Getting really sick of that Alberta Blue Cross ad. About the only part I can still watch are the 5 ladies walking through the mall.
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    The chicken singing the McDonald's jingle.
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    "I'm dying"
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    The ungainly Christine Sinclair hamming it up with the corpulent burger guy.
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    that god damned nissan rogue ad needs to **** right off

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    The ungainly Christine Sinclair hamming it up with the corpulent burger guy.
    The corpulent burger guy, who I've dubbed "Joe Pesci", is an actor named Allen Lulu. As a mascot he's actually alright but maybe they should resurrect the A&W Root Bear.
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    I've only seen the one with Ms. Sinclair once and thought it was cute. Repetition may beat that perception to death though. I like that they try to keep their ads light and humorous with such a potentially-preachy concept as fake meat.
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    They've brought back the annoying Mighty Millions Lottery ads.
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    I find those American medicine commercials so annoying.
    "Tell your doctor if you have asthma".
    "Tell your doctor if you have diabetes".
    "Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure".
    "Tell your doctor what medications you take".

    TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF THESE COMMERCIALS MAKE YOU SICK.
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    The Alstate insurance ads.

    The Mighty Million dollar lottery. The voice over sounds like its marginalizing sick children.
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    Doofus I who parks his car way out in the empty parking lot, and then Doofus II comes along and scrapes his car alongside Doofus I's car.
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    The latest CraveTV ad with doorbells over and over drives my dog absolutely up the wall. Thanks a lot, Crave.

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    Now the Leon's commercial has a cat named Leon!
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    Can't stand the Cash Money commercials. I'll not set foot into one of their shops. I prefer to deal with a real bank.
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    BH90210 part deux spots. Saturation beyond acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    BH90210 part deux spots. Saturation beyond acceptable.
    That’s because much of the target market is now so old they probably can’t remember the previous ad.

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    Jeez, who'd even want to remember it?
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    The fireman saying how part of the job is shaving, "its a real pain"
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    "dOeS aNyOnE hAvE a ChArGeR? wE'rE dYinnnnnnng..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Doofus I who parks his car way out in the empty parking lot, and then Doofus II comes along and scrapes his car alongside Doofus I's car.
    That TD Insurance ad makes me giggle. It reminds me of the times I am in an empty bus or a doctor's office and the next random person sits in the seat next to me.

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