• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
    Results 1 to 25 of 29
    Like Tree24Likes

    Thread: Tell Me About Crappy Products/Advertisements In Your Country!

    1. #1
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4860
      DJ Entries
      111

      Tell Me About Crappy Products/Advertisements In Your Country!

      I live in the United States, and I am constantly bombarded with stupid advertisements for products like:

      This stupid video




      Or these, the Cuddleuppets, which look like they're on heroin



      Or even this thing






      And I want to know what stupid things you see on your TV or in your newspaper. Please tell me about stupidity in your country.

    2. #2
      My Stunt Double Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Created Dream Journal Tagger First Class Populated Wall Veteran First Class
      Carrot's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2011
      LD Count
      30+
      Gender
      Posts
      3,015
      Likes
      3662
      DJ Entries
      70
      We have a local series airing on TV now teaching people how to love? Every commercial break, the show will find "famous" people to talk about their ideas of love.
      mooseantlers and melanieb like this.

    3. #3
      Consciousness in the Void Universal Mind's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2004
      Gender
      Location
      The Eternal Paradox
      Posts
      12,853
      Likes
      1031
      False advertising is constructively legal in the United States. I don't know how that happened. The law says that advertisers cannot deliberately mislead people with their commercials, yet I keep seeing total crocks about how to lose weight with close to no effort, make millions of dollars while sitting on your ass, and even make your penis bigger! American television is infested with those kinds of commercials, and they are all just flat out deceptions. They all have little fine print "Ah, but I did say this and technically didn't say that" defenses to use, but it is flat out deliberate deception.










      Shake Weight For Men
      Last edited by Universal Mind; 04-06-2012 at 05:45 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by really View Post
      God cannot destroy himself because He is Omnipotent.


    4. #4
      Wololo Achievements:
      Created Dream Journal Tagger Second Class 1000 Hall Points Made lots of Friends on DV Populated Wall Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      Supernova's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2009
      LD Count
      Gender
      Location
      Spiral out, keep going.
      Posts
      2,909
      Likes
      906
      DJ Entries
      10


      Anything sold via infomercial

    5. #5
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4860
      DJ Entries
      111
      Technically, getting an erection does make you larger, so...



      Oh, look! A penny!

    6. #6
      Consciousness in the Void Universal Mind's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2004
      Gender
      Location
      The Eternal Paradox
      Posts
      12,853
      Likes
      1031
      Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
      Anything sold via infomercial
      There is one exception to that-- Time-Life music compilations. I love those infomercials and watch them multiple times each, and they are advertising really good CD's. Everything else advertised on an infomercial is a joke.

      Quote Originally Posted by melanieb View Post
      Technically, getting an erection does make you larger, so...

      Ha ha, is that their defense? I think they've been giving a different impression.
      Quote Originally Posted by really View Post
      God cannot destroy himself because He is Omnipotent.


    7. #7
      Member Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Bronze Populated Wall Tagger First Class Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points
      Erii's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      LD Count
      4 ish a week
      Posts
      4,570
      Likes
      3475
      Quote Originally Posted by melanieb View Post
      Or these, the Cuddleuppets, which look like they're on heroin

      This is literally the best thing I have ever read.
      melanieb likes this.
      From my rotting body,
      flowers shall grow
      and I am in them
      and that is eternity.
      -Edvard Munch



    8. #8
      Deuteragonist Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Populated Wall 1000 Hall Points Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      Wolfwood's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      LD Count
      >50, <150
      Gender
      Location
      Sussex
      Posts
      2,337
      Likes
      3339
      Quote Originally Posted by melanieb View Post



      LOL no way.
      melanieb likes this.

      Who looks outside, dreams;
      who looks inside, awakes.

      - Carl Jung

    9. #9
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4860
      DJ Entries
      111
      Well, you've seen the crap we advertise here.

      I want to see the crap from your country.

      Please don't post images of poo.

    10. #10
      Deuteragonist Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Populated Wall 1000 Hall Points Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      Wolfwood's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      LD Count
      >50, <150
      Gender
      Location
      Sussex
      Posts
      2,337
      Likes
      3339
      Ok then, one step removed:



      Awkward promotion of this product. It's a campaign.
      melanieb likes this.

      Who looks outside, dreams;
      who looks inside, awakes.

      - Carl Jung

    11. #11
      Member Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Bronze Populated Wall Tagger First Class Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points
      Erii's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      LD Count
      4 ish a week
      Posts
      4,570
      Likes
      3475
      was that double chin thing from Sky Mall? That magazine sells the weirdest shit!
      From my rotting body,
      flowers shall grow
      and I am in them
      and that is eternity.
      -Edvard Munch



    12. #12
      2.0 Achievements:
      Populated Wall Created Dream Journal Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Silver 1000 Hall Points Veteran First Class Referrer Bronze
      mooseantlers's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      LD Count
      10
      Location
      Abbotsford, BC
      Posts
      1,295
      Likes
      827
      DJ Entries
      4
      Quote Originally Posted by Universal Mind View Post

      Am I immature to laugh at this?
      Carrot, Universal Mind and UToo like this.
      http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/396408_10150566595483801_642783800_8866749_4416924  85_n.jpg

    13. #13
      My Stunt Double Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Created Dream Journal Tagger First Class Populated Wall Veteran First Class
      Carrot's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2011
      LD Count
      30+
      Gender
      Posts
      3,015
      Likes
      3662
      DJ Entries
      70
      Quote Originally Posted by mooseantlers View Post
      Am I immature to laugh at this?
      I laughed too. It's her face.

    14. #14
      Oneironaut Achievements:
      1000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      ThePreserver's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2010
      Gender
      Posts
      1,428
      Likes
      1044
      Quote Originally Posted by melanieb View Post
      I live in the United States, and I am constantly bombarded with stupid advertisements for products like:

      This stupid video

      I'm pretty sure I had the original VHS of the first volume as a kid...



      This God-forsaken product is probably the DUMBEST thing that people actually buy. And they buy it "as a joke." for friends... BUT you're still giving these NITWITS money!

    15. #15
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4860
      DJ Entries
      111
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfwood View Post
      Ok then, one step removed:
      Awkward promotion of this product. It's a campaign.
      That was odd.


      Quote Originally Posted by ThePreserver View Post
      I'm pretty sure I had the original VHS of the first volume as a kid...


      This God-forsaken product is probably the DUMBEST thing that people actually buy. And they buy it "as a joke." for friends... BUT you're still giving these NITWITS money!

      The latest product is a Snuggie-type pajama called Forever Lazy with a butt-flap for when you don't want to be cold using the toilet. It comes in 4 "stylish" colors. The ad suggests you could utilize the butt flap while at the football stadium.

      No kidding...the stadium. *sad*


    16. #16
      Deuteragonist Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Populated Wall 1000 Hall Points Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      Wolfwood's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2010
      LD Count
      >50, <150
      Gender
      Location
      Sussex
      Posts
      2,337
      Likes
      3339
      Quote Originally Posted by melanieb View Post
      That was odd.





      The latest product is a Snuggie-type pajama called Forever Lazy with a butt-flap for when you don't want to be cold using the toilet. It comes in 4 "stylish" colors. The ad suggests you could utilize the butt flap while at the football stadium.

      No kidding...the stadium. *sad*

      That's ridiculous: "It covers you from head to toe", "oh yes, forever lazy, it covers you from head to toe". No it bloody doesn't. Your feet are exposed....probably the main thing that needs to be covered under a blanket (lol you get free socks). >_> Plus, it just looks like jogging bottoms + a hoodie sewn together. Why go through the effort of integrating a 'bum flap', when you can just not sew the hoodie + joggers together and use the toilet normally....
      Last edited by Wolfwood; 04-10-2012 at 03:41 PM.

      Who looks outside, dreams;
      who looks inside, awakes.

      - Carl Jung

    17. #17
      Artist in residence Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Tagger First Class Vivid Dream Journal 10000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      Highlander's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      Gender
      Posts
      779
      Likes
      1797
      DJ Entries
      322

      Virgin Media 'junk mail'

      The dreaded Virgin Media 'junk mail' - nobody wants it, yet their customer's are subsidising it via a paper-billing fee. (Hypocrisy!)

      Dear Mr Branson, stick it up your ('cat-flap') arse... How many rainforests are you destroying? (More hypocrasy!)


      Grrr, now I'm getting...
      Last edited by UToo; 04-12-2012 at 11:48 PM.
      "Reject culture..." "Put the Art pedal to the metal!"
      - Terence McKenna

    18. #18
      Member ColdCrisis's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      Gender
      Posts
      363
      Likes
      505
      DJ Entries
      3
      Sadly crappy infomercials don't exist here.We do have some but thats mostly pans,knives and gardening equipment.

      The only crappy advertisement I know is this -> Food ads

    19. #19
      WDr
      WDr is offline
      WaterDreamer Achievements:
      Tagger Second Class Made lots of Friends on DV Populated Wall 1000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      WDr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      LD Count
      I don't know
      Gender
      Location
      Earth, most of the time
      Posts
      342
      Likes
      152


      Clean the house as you walk!
      Sold from a store with the fitting name "New and Useful"

      Another "useful" product from my lovely country:


      "the owl has a motion sensor, and it howls when you walk by. Fascinating!"


      ...
      Last edited by WDr; 05-12-2012 at 06:13 PM.
      Carrot and Wolfwood like this.

    20. #20
      I am a Shade Achievements:
      Created Dream Journal Tagger First Class Made lots of Friends on DV Populated Wall 1000 Hall Points 1 year registered Veteran First Class
      littlezoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2012
      LD Count
      Average 2/Week
      Gender
      Location
      In your dreams
      Posts
      2,125
      Likes
      2627
      DJ Entries
      25
      Ásóka, the nail fungus... It's just horrible.. especially when the TV is on during dinner and this comes on -.-" But it's not on since long, gladly.


      This kid is sooo annoying... he basically keeps telling his dad about some cartoon that'll be on soon, with "DAD IT BEGINS!" "DAD IT BEGINS!" while acting retarded o.o It's an old ad for T-Home IP TV or what...


      Some webshop had a "wish goldfish", the girl wishes for a TV, then for a blender... of course all that with a really annoying voice =S


      There are many more, but the annoy factor in most of them can only be understood if you understand the language
      I realize that i'm dreaming.
      I realize that i'm dreaming.
      I realize that i'm dreaming.

      <--- My Dream Journal Contains ONLY Lucid Dreams

    21. #21
      Earth Wanderer Achievements:
      3 years registered 1000 Hall Points
      Warheit's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2012
      LD Count
      Zillions.
      Gender
      Location
      Earth
      Posts
      343
      Likes
      237
      DJ Entries
      1
      I haven't had cable in over two years between my time in Dakota and Colorado. I had it through University, but never watched it unless I was catching a Denver Broncos game. Tuning out from television/cable/mainstream media was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Advertisements for pharmaceuticals, alcohol and cell phones are pretty much what I see if I am somewhere and a TV is on. All stupid, all silly.
      Wolfwood likes this.

    22. #22
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4860
      DJ Entries
      111
      Quote Originally Posted by WDr View Post
      Another "useful" product from my lovely country:


      "the owl has a motion sensor, and it howls when you walk by. Fascinating!"

      ...

      I actually have this owl. It comes out at Halloween and makes noise as people walk by. I think we got it to scare off birds when we got the turkey.

      Quote Originally Posted by littlezoe View Post
      Ásóka, the nail fungus... It's just horrible.. especially when the TV is on during dinner and this comes on -.-" But it's not on since long, gladly.

      This commercial shows here in the states. It is creepy, though I can think of stranger ones.

    23. #23
      Member Achievements:
      Created Dream Journal Referrer Bronze 5000 Hall Points Tagger First Class Populated Wall Veteran First Class
      Arra's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2011
      Posts
      3,838
      Likes
      3886
      DJ Entries
      50
      I kept seeing this one on bus stops in Vancouver and it annoyed me. They're really trying to manipulate people into proposing when they wouldn't have otherwise, possibly ending in years of torment and/or a divorce because they weren't really compatible, just so they can make money?


    24. #24
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4860
      DJ Entries
      111
      Seems like an odd ad to place on the side of bus stops.

    25. #25
      I am become fish pear Abra's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2007
      Location
      Doncha Know, Murka
      Posts
      3,816
      Likes
      540
      DJ Entries
      17
      Television commercials sparked my skepticism as a child. I was always telling my mom what not to buy. She'd never listen.

      12-year-old me: "Mom don't get the thigh buster that'll just give you more muscle if you want to get skinny you have to run. Also try buying the low-fat version of _____." Surprise, parents don't like their children giving them diet advice. :V

      Also,


      /thread
      Carrot likes this.
      Abraxas

      Quote Originally Posted by OldSparta
      I murdered someone, there was bloody everywhere. On the walls, on my hands. The air smelled metallic, like iron. My mouth... tasted metallic, like iron. The floor was metallic, probably iron

    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Stupid Advertisements
      By Death-Wuad in forum Senseless Banter
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 06-21-2004, 11:37 PM

    Tags for this Thread

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •