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The worst offensive TV commercial has arrived
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Arlene    Posted 09-29-2003 at 20:37:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Quizmo's subject goes to the top of the list in the worst offensive TV commerical today. They show two guys eating subs. A wimpy guy with a wimpy sub and a guy with a big Quizmo sub. The Quizmo sub guy asks the wimpy sub guy was he raised with the wolves. The wimpy sub guy thinks a minute, flashback, here he is in his suit suckling the teat of a she-wolf, next to a suckling wolf cub. Flash back to the two guys, and the wimpy sub guy answers, Yes, I guess I was. Boycott Quizmo Subs.


TomH    Posted 09-30-2003 at 16:28:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm with Ana, turn the stupid TV off.



Ana    Posted 09-30-2003 at 08:38:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree that commercials are getting worse all the time, so I got even---I quit watching TV! I will rent a DVD occasionally, but you'd be surprised how well you can do WITHOUT TV. What do I do? Read, play guitar, compute, paint, study spanish, talk to friends, go for a walk, take nice long baths, watch the chickens, go play with the grandkids, crochet another afgan, all kinds of things!


bill b va    Posted 09-30-2003 at 16:11:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

you need to enlighten ~lenore on this


KellyGa    Posted 09-30-2003 at 08:45:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haven't seen that commercial yet. I always use Luzianne tea bags, they are much better than lipton, and that coming from the south, where sweet tea has to be good, its a law, lol.


rhouston    Posted 09-30-2003 at 08:33:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's nothing the one that gets me is the commercial for the new show "Coupling". Almost enough to make me cancel my dish.


Bob    Posted 09-30-2003 at 06:58:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like that commercial!!!


Paula    Posted 09-30-2003 at 06:57:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1. I thought it was pretty funny.

2. He was sucking his thumb.

3. Quizno's looks pretty tasty.

4. You remembered the brand right - so I guess they've
done their job.

Paula


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 09-30-2003 at 05:12:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have one in the Houston area that is a Toyota dealership and it's theam song is baised on Ghost Buster "Who You Gonna Call" drives me up the wall.(no rhyme intended). But there are other I dislike too. Quiznos are great subs if you have never tried one but I have found that they are abit high priced.


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 09-30-2003 at 05:10:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have one in the Houston area that is a Toyota dealership and it's theam song is baised on Ghost Buster "Who You Gonn Call" drives me up the wall. But there are other I dislike too. Quiznos are great subs if you have never tried one but I have found that they are abit high priced.


Ron/PA    Posted 09-30-2003 at 04:26:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep I'll boycott them for a good long while, same as I do the feminine hygene products, that I gotta see on sunday evening with my bowl of ice cream. Ain't bought none of them for years now. However my boycott of Quizno's may end the first time I see one of their places, them toasted subs look REALLY good.
Ron


No, it's the Ditzie Chick    Posted 09-30-2003 at 04:24:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess my eyes are bad or else I don't pay enough attention to the tube but I've probably sat through that commercial at least a dozen times (hate it cuz it is stupid) and haven't ever seen him suckling anything but his thumb...always looks to me like they're all just sitting together.

TO ME, the *most* offensive commercial was on the tube for the first time last night--Lipton is highlighting the Dixie Chicks. I intend to call and write Lipton this week and tell them I've stopped buying their product as a result. Most folks may have forgotten/forgiven them, but I won't (nor Hanoi Jane, neither).
Anybody have a good brand of tea they can recommend??

Tom


Ladyhawk    Posted 09-30-2003 at 05:55:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
that sounds great. I do not like those chicks for what they said politically. They need to keep there traps shut.. they never have all the facts and the shoot off there mouth way to much. Anyways Stash is Trash and Tazo is a wonderful tea.


RichZ    Posted 09-30-2003 at 08:30:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No offense meant, but the last time I looked this was a free country, and expressing political beliefs is one of our most important freedoms. Whether you agree with the Chicks or not, they have a perfect right to express themselves.

And as a side note, the Chicks last album "Home" is one of the best bluegrass albums to come out in years!! They're talented ladies!!


~Lenore    Posted 09-30-2003 at 10:01:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have the right to say anything they want to say.
We have the right to voice our opinions of what they say.
Not just the Dixie Chicks, but any politcally vocal "celebrity".
We have the right to buy or not buy their products.
We have the right to watch or not watch their movies or TV shows.
We have a right to tell their sponsors we dont like them.
We have the right to protest against them.
If it hurts in their pocket books,
it is just a result of their freedom and ours....
God bless America.
Freedom is not free, sometimes it costs in unexpected ways.
What gets me is the "celebrities" who vacalize their opinions,
then get upset because it cost them something.



RichZ    Posted 09-30-2003 at 10:10:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lenore, I totally agree.


slim    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:08:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let's see here. You think the Ditzy Chicks have the right to "express themselves". You also don't seem to think that Ladyhawk has the right to comment about or disagree with their chosen "expression". However, it is OK for you to comment on or disagree with Ladyhawk.

Kind of a double-standard don't you think? Or do you think?

slim


RichZ    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:19:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Slim, I never said LAdyhawk didn't have the right to comment. I just said that I disagreed. And I said it's the right of every American Citizen to have an opinion. Just because someone doesn't agree with you, is no reason to get nasty. I see no double standard. And yes I think quite a bit. YOU should try to think that there are two sides to every argument, and that's what makes this country great.

I never intended any argument, I was just was pointing out the right of people to express their opinion. I think Ladyhawk is a neat lady, I just disagreed with her one comment. It wasn't an attack on her. I have no reason to attack her, or you.


You're right...    Posted 09-30-2003 at 08:52:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have every right to express themselves...

However, they do not (IMHO) have the 'right' to be heard just because they happen to have a bit of 'celebrity' and someone stuck a microphone in front of them (at one of their own concerts)...They shot their mouths off on foreign soil because they know full well that if they had been in the States and said what they did, they would have been booed off the stage...

They, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and the rest of the people that think they have a 'right' to be heard because they are 'famous' can kiss my hairy old butt...

Elvis was once asked what he thought of the US Policies in Vietnam...His answer was:

"Hey...I'm just an entertainer, Jack"...

Salmoneye, Who Has A Long Memory Also


slim    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:47:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wish I had your tact. By the way you're not old.

I also agree that they have the right to say what they did. I also have the right not to listen and also have the right to disagree with them and say so.

I don't know what to think about our society sometimes. Many people think they have the right to shoot off their mouths but then also think they have the right not to be offended when somebody disagrees with them.

Just finished lunch, left over chili with beans. Hope I don't offend anyone.....

later

slim


Salmoneye    Posted 09-30-2003 at 10:33:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Long as I aint downwind, I doubt I will be offended...Heck...I doubt I'd be offended anyway...I still go through my friends dairy barn barefoot...

Mmmm...Warm and squishy...

;-)


RichZ    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:09:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salmoneye, what you say is true, but it has to work on both sides of the political scale. So if the politically liberal entertainers shouldn't use their celebrity to push their political ideaolgy, it should be the same for the conservative entertainers. I don't usually see anyone complaining about them. And I don't want to point fingers at any entertainers.

The point is, as you said, these people are entertainers, and we should like them or dislike them for their talents (or lack of talents)in the entertainment field, not for their politics.

In the real world of our everyday lives, I don't like or dislike people based upon whether they agree with me politically. I have friends who agree with me politically and friends who don't. I enjoy my friendship with both sets of people. In fact, political debate with friends can be a lot of fun.

Let's leave politics for the politicians, we can like them or hate them based on their politics. That's what they do. For the rest, they're entitled to express their opinion. It's just opinion, and our great country allows us all to have one!! Even us country folk!!! :)


Salmoneye    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:26:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
"if the politically liberal entertainers shouldn't use their celebrity to push their political ideaolgy, it should be the same for the conservative entertainers"...

Can ya point to some 'conservative entertainers' that ever get any press?...And I don't mean Charleton Heston who was only given press due to his affiliation with the NRA and the antis loved to make fun of him...(and you can leave Tom Selleck off the list for the same reasons)...I am talking in the last 5 years...


RichZ    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:37:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salmoneye, to tell you the truth, I can't name you any. I don't pay much attention to the entertainment world. My wife and I work full time on regular jobs, and we also run a farm, so we don't have time for the entertainment world, other than music, which we listen to while we work. We even just ended our contract with Direct TV, because we have no time to watch it.

My only point is that it should be the same for both political ideaologies. I'm not disagreeing with you at all.


I agree...    Posted 09-30-2003 at 10:30:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just don't see the main-stream media giving ANY 'conservative entertainers' any soap-box time...Certainly not the way they do the people that espouse their agendas...

Have a great day!

Salmoneye



Jerry B    Posted 09-30-2003 at 10:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I DID see a short news clip with Martin Sheen wearing duct tape over his mouth. FINALLY a good idea that all those liberals can use.


Fawteen    Posted 09-30-2003 at 04:42:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bigelow. Especially their Earl Grey.


great    Posted 09-30-2003 at 05:14:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks. I happen to love Earl Gray.

tom a


Fawteen - Okay    Posted 09-30-2003 at 04:12:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ummmmm, apparently my 'offensive' alarm has a higher threshold than yours.

In poor taste perhaps, but offensive?

Am I missing something here?


Salmoneye    Posted 09-30-2003 at 05:27:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I must be like you...

I'd have to care to be offended...

;-)



Randy    Posted 09-30-2003 at 03:34:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The company did their job. You remembered the commercial.


Redneck    Posted 09-30-2003 at 17:46:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep,but do I remember to buy or not buy?They make good subs and lousy commercials.I remember the ATT crap,but I would not buy or use anything from them.Also anything with rap in it cancels out any chance to sell me anything.


RayP(MI)    Posted 09-30-2003 at 03:27:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
The last one to make my offensive list shows a couple guys running down a corn field to make the Chevrolet bowtie symbol, like a "crop circle". Can hardly wait 'till the kids start to copy this one. Not impressed.


RayP(MI)    Posted 09-30-2003 at 03:26:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
The last one to make my offesnive list shows a couple guys running down a corn field to make the Chevrolet bowtie symbol, like a "crop circle". Can hardly wait 'till the kids start to copy this one. Not impressed.


Les    Posted 09-30-2003 at 02:45:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's gonna be easy for me to do because I have never heard of Quizmo.
But, never fear, Arlene. There will no doubt be a dozen commercials far more offensive than that one coming right along. What one generation tolerates, the next embraces.


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