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Forum topic by Allison posted 04-10-2009 07:10 PM 2289 views 1 time favorited 85 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2009 07:10 PM

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Let me start this by saying I do not watch television. I listen to it because it is never off in my home. This year I am watching “Survivor Tocantins” because a local man from my area is on it, and that is the only reason. And I have one other guilty pleasure and that is The View, (I know ha! ha!) because I think Joy Bahar is a crack up. With that said I could be horribly naive when it comes to television commercials. But just now as I am going to sit down and watch “The View” a Burger King commercial came on. It was Spongebob Squarepants being a toy in in Burger Kings kids meals. The commercial was a play on the video of long ago of “I love big butts” And there were woman with square butts dancing in the back ground, The music from the video was in the background and the BK king was singing I love square butts. (Please don’t quote me on my exactness, this was the first time I have seen this) At the end there is a a man sitting on the couch and I believe he says ya got to love big booty or something to that effect.
With all the threads going on here and the use of one word etc. All that does not even compare to the fact the most important person in my life, my 7 year old grandson probably see’s this commercial all the time. But if Burger King wants to show woman from behind shaking square butts they just sold me there last burger.
I won’t even get into the Jack in the box commercials I have seen. Jack in a coma, (Yea I want my grandson to see that!) and another one Jack pulls his sleeves off as if he wants to fight. That was awhile ago. They haven’t had my business in awhile. Of course that’s kind of easy since the nearest ones are 21 miles away and I don’t care much for fast food anyway! LOL!!!
But I do not know any little girls or boys in my grandsons age group that does not love fast food.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 07:22 PM

interesting thoughts. i find this stuff funny being a 30 something, but i have to admit, I haven’t thought about how I’‘ll address the issue when my kids are old enough to watch. then again, i doubt they’d watch the view (nor would I want them too). Not sure what other shows these commercials run during.

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 07:30 PM

You are 100% right with that commercial.
I was walking in the house and that commercial came on and it really offended me. No class no taste when it comes to that Burger King Commercial. They will not be getting my business either.

On family road trips I usually find a family resturant that I know versus going fast food anymore.

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 07:42 PM

To HokieMojo, “The View” comes on in the daytime, 10 A.M. where I live . I am “ASSUMING” they probably run during daytime T.V. when little kids are home, and plus it is Easter Week where I live so spring break may have brought it out. Like I said it was just the first time I had seen it. I just don’t like the fact that my son or myself or my grandsons mom is going to have to “unlearn him” after watching this crap. 7 years is too young to explain a bunch of women shaking their “Booty” for Burger King. I might add, my grandson LOVES sponge bob Square pants and that’s really sad, since that’s what the commercial is for. Makes me even wonder about childrens T.V.
Man I am glad my children are all raised!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 07:53 PM

Allison I don’t believe a word you say you cannot have grandchildren you only look about 21 LOL .To take matters more seriously I am with you 100% these ads, and aLso extremely violent games are all worng,in my book. First off we must ensure women are not regarded as sex objects now before some of you think I am an old fuddy duddy I like fun as much as the next man/woman but sometimes children are being pushed along well ahead of their tender years leave them alone to be children and spongebob squarepants does not need to be tied in with sexual advertising like this it’s blatantly wrong grrrr my 2 cents worth sorry.Now we had an ad for a soft drink made in Scotland that reffered to woman as bitches it was a double inuendo as the man said his bitches didn’t care for the stuff and he was sitting with two dogs but the ad was clear enough with what he meant . wrong wrong wrong .we must learn to treat women as the should be treated equal with men no more no less and we are far off that even today.Anyway end of rant Bronwen and I (my wife) are about imminently to become grandparents any day now so stay watching this spot very kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 07:56 PM

A bit more than two years ago I unplugged the tv. I do miss it sometimes but I have thought many times since about where I got the time to watch the dang thing. Each day is soooo short!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 08:17 PM

I am with you kindlingmaker, I just don’t watch t.v. I never really have. Just never cared for it. I don’t know why, I just don’t.The last show I was faithful to was M.A.S.H. 4077th.
However our T.V. is on at my home all day. My husband is retired now and disabled so he watches it quite a bit. But I do hear it all day, though I guess I seem to drown it out.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 08:29 PM

From the sounds of it, these commercials are out of line.

Three years ago, we were renovating our living room and stopped our cable TV service. The renovation took a few months, but we decided to not restore the cable service. This has been wonderful in so many ways. I know that if I had the option of watching the Red Sox play, I would end up with way less time in my shop, with my family and other good stuff. We still have the TV and use it occasionally to watch videos and DVDs. When our two boys were a little younger, we referred to the TV as the ”Bob The Builder Display Device”.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#8 posted 04-10-2009 08:33 PM

Just something else to complain about in my opinion. Just like my internet thread. I was told I was an idiot and that I should just stay away from those sites. I happen to enjoy the TV on a regular basis. These commercials are made to get viewers attention and it obviously worked. They aren’t meant to satisfy everyone, the same as blogger, twitter, and facebook aren’t meant to. If burger king gets 1 customer for every 20 viewers they win. It’s just marketing, and as far as I’m concerned Freedom of expression, speach, etc. This is just another nerve topic. I’m assuming that it won’t get out of hand like mine did. We will all agree to agree with you Allison.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 04-10-2009 08:51 PM

I guess I shouldn’t bring up the Hardee’s commercial with “Padma Lakshmi” the host of Top Chef on Bravo… I’m not sure if she’s selling a burger I’ve never eaten or what. I kind of don’t pay much attention to the food in the commercial. I’ve asked my wife to try and eat a messy burger like that, but I usually get the evil eye, a scowl and then she reaches for the remote. You know that tease/fake madness that we are sometimes get from our wives.

Even though my real money maker is as a chef, my guilty pleasure is fast food. It used to be I could never go to Wendy’s without getting the OLD (salty) biggie fries and a frosty to dip them in. Jack in the Box taco’s… I don’t go to a fast food place based on commercials, in fact I never buy based on what I’m told to buy/I need to buy, or other people’s recommendations. Commercials are wasted on me, other than sometimes entertainment value.

I’m sure I’m not the only one here, though sometimes it seems that way, I love the TV. It’s an escape like the shop is for most of us. I watch very few shows on a regular bases, but I justify the cost of cable by the amount of Baseball and Hockey I watch. I can justify paying less for one month of cable than it would take for the 3 of us to go to a game. The food is tastier and cheaper too. Not to mention the amount of good stuff on PBS that’s not the standard brain rotting stuff most other channels have on.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 04-10-2009 08:57 PM

I will never let a commercial of any type, on any media, influence me about food, or little else. I go, I eat, I decide.
BK is about the only fast food that I do like. Unless DQ is considered fast food. My favorite DQ ain’t all that fast.
Family style, home owned greasy spoon places will always be my first choice.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 04-10-2009 09:11 PM

Gene, Mom & Pop diners are the BEST food ever, when eating away from home. Sometimes their even better than home.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#12 posted 04-10-2009 09:26 PM

As a friend of mine says, “We strived to create a classless society in America. We have succeeded; no class at all.”

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 04-10-2009 09:46 PM

I think it is funny that I build huge expensive kitchens for people who cook every thing in the microwave. The fast food mindset is hard to free yourself from…like drug addiction. (or TV addiction) {or LumberJock addiction}

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#14 posted 04-10-2009 09:47 PM

There is a lot of hypnosis in TV. There is a lot of addictive stuff added to fast food and non-organic food. It’s about profit-making and selfishness. I try to avoid all this. Soon people will be waking up to what is really being done to them. Thanks for creating more awareness through this forum.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 04-10-2009 09:54 PM

Can you imagine life without TV ? We might spend more time in our shops actually building things. We might have real conversations with family and friends. Hey, couples might even find time for intimacy. Of course, without TV, we might have to THINK FOR OURSELVES and not rely on the LEFT WING or RIGHT WING pundit know it alls to tell us what to believe. We may never learn to live without all the useless information or products TV is constantly trying to sell us. How can we aspire to “keep up with the Jones’” if we can’t watch ‘real’ people on TV and lust for their possessions? Sorry for my rant.. I have to go… I need to change the channel back to the weather station.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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