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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:02 PM

Commercials--who knew?

I've never watched so much TV in my life. Things I care about, I record and zip through commercials, but now I am watching live TV and being exposed to commercials I never knew existed. I'm sheltering in place but being exposed.

What fiend thought up "1-800-7 Cars for Kids?" I've never been subjected to such television pain--and I lived through "Mother! Please! I'd rather do it myself!" and "I ate the whole thing." There is no mercy when it comes to those nasal-voiced Children of the Corn with Up with People grins mechanized like some nightmarish Chuck E. Cheese automatronic band chanting--flat--their hell-fire incantation. They come from the depths of Hell and infect us with the earworm which insures we, too, are raising demons every time we repeat those words in our brains.

This organization knows, they surely know, that no one who hears the words of this commercial will donate a car to them. They obviously don't want your car. They know that the hearer's response has to be "well, I'll never give anything to *them,*" yet they persist.

The obvious explanation:

If enough of us repeat the incantation, even just in our own heads, we will bring on the Apocalypse. We don't know how many of us it will take, but with so many more of us being exposed to this commercial, we must surely be approaching the magic number. What can we do? For now, every time I find myself chanting, I substitute "1-*900*" because I don't think it will work--ceremonies to raise demons generally don't--unless the exact formula is repeated. If you have suggestions, please post them They may be all that stand between us and the Anti-Christ.


(and just in case: )

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Stuart G Mar 2020 #3
cyclonefence Mar 2020 #4

Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:20 PM

1. 🎶 K-A-R-S Kars 4 Kids 🎶

Get it right or we gotta take it from the top...

Haven't seen this on TV, but it's in heavy rotation on SiriusXM 127 Progress. The mute button is my best friend.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:43 PM

2. The mute button only works intermittently.

The power button is key.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 03:12 PM

3. I've listened to the "Cars For Kids" commercial on radio for a couple of years ..perhaps

more than that. (don't remember, maybe 4 or 5 years, or perhaps more).................................................


What that means is that the "Cars For Kids" ad, as awful as it sounds, looks, and is, is getting people to donate their car to this organization. We may not like that one, but most important to the people that pay for the ad, we ............remember that ad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remembering an ad, among hundreds if not thousands of ads, is all the advertiser who pays for the ad, wants you to do. We often remember awful ads rather then really good ads. If we remember an ad, the ad has worked. It doesn't matter why we remember, it matters that we remember. If we talk about that one, it is even better. ..I have talked about this enough for today...I am out of here....

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:10 AM

4. You're right

and the real genius is that the earworm is the part of the commercial they want us to remember. We know what number to call to get rid of an unwanted car.

Evil genius.

Bob and Ray (if you're old enough to know who I mean) did a series of ads for Piels Beer that were extremely wonderful and popular, but they had to be pulled because nobody remembered what product the ads were for.

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