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Old Sep 12th 2011, 1:31 pm
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If there's anybody out there who a) writes the drivel that is most radio ads, and b) reads this drivel too, you need a bloody good slapping.

Three consecutive ads on the radio this morning told me to celebrate: First, who will I celebrate the Yas Island F1 with? Second, I should celebrate a new brand of washing powder (or something). Third, I should celebrate Caltex's new lubricant.

Are you off your ****ing rockers? I celebrate my kids' birthdays, Murdoch getting pied, Man U stuffing Arsenal, Thursdays, each morning that I wake up still alive, and—just occasionally—having the wisdom to know the difference between the things I can change and those I can't, and then accepting those I can't and having the courage to change those I can.

But celebrate a new frigging washing powder? Go bollox yourselves.

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Old Sep 12th 2011, 4:35 pm
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You may want to use the lubricant on the ad writers in ways not intended by the ad by the sound of it
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Originally Posted by Elmer Fudd View Post
You may want to use the lubricant on the ad writers in ways not intended by the ad by the sound of it
I'm sure that Caltex's new lubricant will assist in placing a car radio up an appropriate orifice!
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The radio adverts here are appalling.

In fact, worse than that, the fat ****ing idiot that presents 104.4 (i think, don't know what station it is) had a blinder this morning.

They were talking about Miss Universe and Miss Angola won it. He then went through the following train of thought;

Angola?
Where's Angola?
Angola, where is that?
(get's told by the British bloke it's in Africa somewhere)
Oh right, I don't know about Angola
What do you call someone from there? An Angolian?
When I get food from Mongolia they are Mongolian so I assume that people from Angolia (yes, he changes the name of the country) are Angolian.

The worst bit is that the female co-presenter agrees with his logic and changing the name of the country.

Jesus.****ing.christ.
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'Avail yourself of......" is far too overused in adverts here.

In fact I don't think the word 'avail' is ever used in the Western world?

'The needful' is frequently used here at work too, I often use it here just for a laugh (I find it amusing anyway, no-one else notices the joke).
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Oh....

I thought this was going to be a Kool 'N The Gang thread....



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Here is confirmation of a point made in an earlier post, namely that a beautiful African lady has become the first Miss Universe from her continent for thirteen years. A story and image for Dean and Lionheart to smile about.
http://content.usatoday.com/communit...crown/1?csp=hf
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Oh....

I thought this was going to be a Kool 'N The Gang thread....



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I thought this was the umbrella ella ella thread?
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Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post

'The needful' is frequently used here at work too, I often use it here just for a laugh (I find it amusing anyway, no-one else notices the joke).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_the_needful and http://query.nytimes.com/search/site...&more=date_all

I happen to love hearing that phrase. Not only does it bring a smile to my face, it also gives absolutely no direction to a person who, most likely, needs absolute explicit direction and instruction. In fact, I find watching two people communicate in pigeon English extremely fascinating.

I particularly like the office boy at work who doesn't understand a bloody word I say (although we often have a good chat about the girls in Ahlan) and needs translation (in pigeon English) from the other office boy.

The comedy writes itself.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_the_needful and http://query.nytimes.com/search/site...&more=date_all

I happen to love hearing that phrase. Not only does it bring a smile to my face, it also gives absolutely no direction to a person who, most likely, needs absolute explicit direction and instruction. In fact, I find watching two people communicate in pigeon English extremely fascinating.

I particularly like the office boy at work who doesn't understand a bloody word I say (although we often have a good chat about the girls in Ahlan) and needs translation (in pigeon English) from the other office boy.

The comedy writes itself.
Another phrase I like here is "and what is your good name?". I always feel like telling them my bad name instead.
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I always smile at the casual/formal combination of "Hi, Sir"
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Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
'Avail yourself of......" is far too overused in adverts here.
That's definitely the worst one though...
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
If there's anybody out there who a) writes the drivel that is most radio ads, and b) reads this drivel too, you need a bloody good slapping.

Three consecutive ads on the radio this morning told me to celebrate: First, who will I celebrate the Yas Island F1 with? Second, I should celebrate a new brand of washing powder (or something). Third, I should celebrate Caltex's new lubricant.

Are you off your ****ing rockers? I celebrate my kids' birthdays, Murdoch getting pied, Man U stuffing Arsenal, Thursdays, each morning that I wake up still alive, and—just occasionally—having the wisdom to know the difference between the things I can change and those I can't, and then accepting those I can't and having the courage to change those I can.

But celebrate a new frigging washing powder? Go bollox yourselves.
Celebrate turning off the radio like I do...

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Celebrate turning off the radio like I do...

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Celebrate turning off the radio like I do...

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