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View Poll Results: Do you watch paid commercials regularly?
Yes. 4 16.00%
No. 8 32.00%
I watch whatever is on. It's all just background noise while I pwn noobs. 5 20.00%
I don't watch tv because I'm so cool and stuff. 8 32.00%
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Infomercials?

Who watches these things? I don't mean once in a while for a laugh I mean regularly and actually buying stuff. There must be an audience if they play them for hours every day. It doesn't make sense as just filler if no ones buying stuff or using the product.

Ever since I can remember I've always wondered if there's really people out there watching them regularly because they like them. I'm not talking about the more mainstream ones you see on normal hours when certain channels just sell space. Those are usually funny or cool and you can buy the stuff in stores despite what they claim.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRyj5cHIQA&feature=PlayList&p=6A605507481 EB92B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=7"]YouTube - DJ Steve Porter featuring Vince Offer - "Slap Chop Rap"[/ame]

I mean the droning, heavily scripted ones that seem almost like torture to watch. These usually come on after 3am or so. It's like the network just gives up and lets any nutjob on tv if he has the money. I admit that is usually funny but it gets old quick.
I saw one where they actually showed a huge log of crap in a bathtub to demonstrate how well their diet supplement worked or something. I didn't spoiler that because apparently it's ok for normal brodcast TV.

In case it isn't obvious already I hate paid commercials. I'm up late usually so I see tons of channels just marathoning these abominations. I prefer the old way of either just rerunning old crap or going off the air. I don't need to see paid commercials for colon blow or penis pumps, no one does. If you have those problems you shouldn't be searching for solutions on paid commercials.
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Option 4. I don't watch TV except for sports. Since March Madness ended I have watched less than 5 minutes of TV. I watch very, very few movies as well. I do not think that makes me cool though.
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I very rarely ever watch Infomercials. There are only a couple I will stop for like certain exerceise machines (not most b/c most are gimmicks) or health food processors. Almost nothing else, though.
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ads wreck TV and I would say no but I already have to put up with the same ads for months straight over and over again every break between a TV show. I don't watch tv much though, more into the interactive stuff like video games
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Besides Girlsgonewild? None.
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I do not think that makes me cool though.
I made the joke because usually someone will come into this kind of discussion and say something about not watching TV because they realize how awful it is, like everyone else is a drooling idiot.

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Besides Girlsgonewild?
This is acceptable. The old ones were much better but the new ones aren't bad. They've lost that amatuer feeling though, now it's just porn.
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Infomercials?

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Yes. I see them called paid commercials a lot though. Infomercial sounds to boring I guess.
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Besides Girlsgonewild? None.
I don't seek them out, but if they come on, I won't change it.
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This is acceptable. The old ones were much better but the new ones aren't bad. They've lost that amatuer feeling though, now it's just porn.
Like it's a bad thing.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Like it's a bad thing.
I think it is. Personally I hate the trashy porn look. The old GGW used to be real girls stripping. I think that is much hotter than some wanna be porn stars stripping and pretending to be the girl next door.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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True, true, but at least the internet can provide what GGW used to be.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What happened to this thread?
{weren't we starting to discuss infomercials? Vince was cool - gotta love his nuts!}

I know that certain images of females wearing certain things can do things to certain male viewers, but certainly this isn't the place for this.


Which game characters do you think are HOT?
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's on topic. GGW is a paid commercial that gets played quite a lot. They put those dumb black bars over the nude parts and I guess that makes it acceptable for TV.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's on topic. GGW is a paid commercial that gets played quite a lot. They put those dumb black bars over the nude parts and I guess that makes it acceptable for TV.
I know, I certainly was only joking, in a certain kind of way.

One thing is for certain, that Nun is a scary looking lady and reminds me of the Church Lady
{only meaner looking : this one's probably a hand - slapper by the looks of her and has the meter stick ready for action hidden behind her back}
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Oh yeah I laughed at the pic and I think it was spot on. There's only so much discussion you can have about GGW before it gets out of hand.
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I watch whatever Time Life offers for their music collection so i can mock them for claiming i don't have most of their songs
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Like it's a bad thing.
I sometimes wake up to them. Used to play a LOT.
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I like watching infomercial, specially the cleaning ones.
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I hate the one's for the ladders, the 'little giant' or whatever. They play for half-an-hour, and just repeat the same three parts in different orders.
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You all should hear them with Swedish voiceover.... A girl with the calm, assuring, comfortable voice of psychologist telling me to buy a

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Sometimes I wonder if I should buy one just out of ssympathy, but that is probably their plan.
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I know it sounds silly, but I honestly miss Billy Mays' commercials.
Whenever his 'oxy clean' one would come on I would say



'It can get through even the toughest stains, because it has
THE POWER OF MY VOICE!'

And then I would giggle and say 'It's true, it's true'.

Oh, those were the days.
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Billy Mays is pro, his voice changed the lives of millions.
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Billy Mays is pro, his voice changed the lives of millions.
That is, Billy Mays was a pro.

Or, keeping with your tense, Billy Mays is a pro corpse.
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Billy will probubly come back with the power of Oxi-Clean.
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Billy Mays actually made people want to buy the product. The way that he pitched it made people think that they needed it. He was a one of a kind seller there.

I almost bought the Big City Sliders thing once just because I saw the whole Paid Commercial and it was a whole half hour of pitching from Billy.

Vince just never made me want to buy the product like Billy did when he pitched it. My wife on the other hand.. She just had to have the Sham-Wow all because she liked Vinces pitch on it.
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