There are many reasons I'm grateful for the DVR, but not having to watch commercials like these is near the top of the list. (Seriously, next time I'll probably watch something live with commercials is Election Night.)
I really like Alicia Keys' haircut in that commercial; I'm considering doing something similar.Otherwise, the Citi commercial is more pathetic than anything else. So you're still boring, only now you have backstage passes to shows? And you're evidently still so boring that even with all your Citi perks, no one wanted to join you?
Seeing as the E*Trade baby is not an option, I'm going with Samsung spending Apple's money on the Galaxy ads.
1) Why isn't the E*Trade baby an option?2) There is a Dish or DirectTV ad out now with a 40-something couple bitching at each other about DVR conflicts and generally being bitter and horrible to one another in the bathroom. It makes me hate them (him for being a pig, her for not having divorced him yet), and, by extension, whichever not-cable company they're shilling for.
Napa-Know-How guy.Also, as Phil mentioned, the DirectTV ad with the "I feel like its watching me walk around naked" thing is creepy AND totally nonsensical.I liked the S3 commercial at first but after a few hundred times it makes me want to buy an iPhone.
There are two commercials that send me into fits of rage, one of them is that Samsung one. Because it's actually kinda funny until they bring out the killer feature that no one has and everyone wants and it's sending things between two phones by hitting buttons and having them right next to each other. That's it? Why would you want that? My mom's Palm Pilot had that in the 90's.But the worst is the Coors Light announcer. "It's frost brewed and cold filtered." You know what else is frost brewed? Every other lager ever made. By definition. And filtering ruins beer. Stop trying to convince me to drink your sewer water.
I've heard that one line ("THIS, GIRL IS ON FIIIIIIIIYUUUUUUUH") so many times that it's begin to seep into my unconscious mind, springing forth whenever I have an idle moment unmolested by Alica Keys' caterwaul.
The Citi guy is boring, not lonely. Getting a little tired of all the iphone hipsters (as if the iphone is for hipsters anymore) being wowed by those Samsung guys sharing a playlist by bumping phones as if this is the killer app we've all been waiting for.
I've wondered about that -- is Keys on fire? Someone in the audience?
Those are both terrible - I'll blame social networking for the Citi one, as that guy is obviously just doing it so he can post photos in an attempt to make others jealous and is in no way actually making himself less boring - but I'd like to give a shoutout to some great acting in a commercial: The Nissan ad with the beep that warns you when you've gone too far has some tremendous work by the bearded gentleman.
Speaking of bearded gentlemen, whoever is responsible for the NFL commercials with that ginger faux-pompous retro-70s hipster intellectual should be kicked repeatedly in sensitive places.
Even better bearded gentleman is the one in the BMW ad with the dog swallowing their smart key.
I've managed to combine that refrain with the Hunger Games in my head, to the point where I don't know what the commercial is for.
No! That man is glorious and must be allowed to make *hissing noise* when referring to the Carolina Panthers! It's humor! It's zany! It's Poochy with a beard!
How does he try to pick up someone to go to these events? "I have two backstage passes to Alicia Keys because I have bought enough useless crap with my credit card to be able to purchase it with my points. Want to go with me? Also, in a related note, my last girlfriend said I was boring three times as she dumped me."
I hate that DirecTV ad, too! There's nothing like watching an intensely unhappy couple be intensely unpleasant to each other. Who decided that would be the best way to sell a DVR with more memory?