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Things that make you go "AAAAAAGH!" - Rant warning!

By neilb@uk ·
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I'm sitting here watching my telly - Gordon Ramsay in Kitchen Nightmares - and I've been assaulted!

On my screen has just appeared an advertisement for Coca Cola. In it a chubby-cheeked Santa Claus (I'm sure those cheeks are false) hands a bottle of Coke to a young girl, then to the same girl a few years on, then to her daughter as a young girl and so on. The advert completes its awesome circle when the first girl, now a grandmother, hands Santa a bottle of coke. All accompanied by a choir singing "Laa Laa..."

During this awful progression of saccharine crap I was forced to sit on my hands lest I throw the nearest object at the plasma whilst the wax ran out of my ears. I am consumed with rage at the patronising bastarts who wrote and produced this and I desire their entrails wrapped round the Sacred Oak Tree in a REAL example of Yuletide spirit.

Trust me, my friends, we are so far past "Humbug" that you couldn't see it with the Hubble Telescope!

Now, the point of this - other than for the catharsis. Is this advert, as I suspect, from the US? If so, would you please write to George W. Bush AND TELL HIM TO STOP IT!

Thank you and a Merry Christmas!

Neil ]:)

Sod it! It's just come on again! Thank all of the gods that I had the remote to hand this time. I think I'm stuck with the BBC and DVDs until after Christmas...

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Neil

by maecuff In reply to Things that make you go " ...

You really take this Coke/Santa thing seriously, huh? It's okay. Have a drink, oh, I know..have a Coke, relax and wait for the spirit of Christmas. Just a few more days, you know.

I'll call GW and let him know how you feel. Even though I'll risk being whisked away and never heard from again.

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I LIKE Christmas!

by neilb@uk In reply to Neil

I like the fact that I get out to see all of the family (they all live up north), eat a lot of good food, drink a lot and play with my nevvies' toys.

It's just that this advert was like having a tooth drilled (laa laaa laa) and the chubby-cheeked Santa was smiling so hard and I couldn't find the remote (laa laaa laa) and I was starting to panic and cry and and we were getting to the state where my own small intestine (laa laaa laa) was about to throttle me to save me from being drowned im sugar syrup when just in time it ended because another generation (laa laaa laa) of these sickeningly sweet girlies and I wouldn't be here to type this and...

Aaaaaaah! Breathe!

Yep. Got to me.

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Neil

by maecuff In reply to I LIKE Christmas!

please don't cry. And tell your small intestine to behave. You can't let it get away with trying to throttle even once. Once it thinks it can happen, it will try ALL the time. God knows I learned that lesson the hard way..

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Only if you will take back Little Britain.

by JamesRL In reply to Things that make you go " ...

How they get paid for repeating themselves week after week?

We will keep the new Dr. Who, thanks all the same.

James

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Little Britain

by neilb@uk In reply to Only if you will take bac ...

Nope, I don't want it. Seen one, seen 'em all. Unfortunately its very popular because there's no thought required. It's a shame, really, as the two guys are pretty talented but it would seem that they're also very lazy.

I like the Dr who, too, though I'm really sad to see Billie Piper going. I will say that I thought Christopher Eccleston was better than David Tennant and its a shame he only gave it one series. Still, DT is pretty good. I'll let you keep a copy.

Neil

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Swap you for a "Weeds"

by drowningnotwaving In reply to Only if you will take bac ...

... where the fundamental premise for a show is an LA-Single-Mum selling drugs into the local suburban community, livin' the american dream.

... where in the first episode she makes a deal with a young guy to split the turf who then goes on to sell to school kids

... and the same young guy blows a rich guy in his home in exchange for more cash and drugs

... and had the first incident in a prime-time drama of the c-word from a woman (aimed at her own 11-year-old daughter because she is not skinny, no less!!!!!!)

... and it's a sitcom-drama with the air of reality!

It's must-see just simply for the bizarre-ness of it. How far can a tv show go?

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Here ya' go Neil -- To get your mind off THAT commercial

by maxwell edison In reply to Things that make you go " ...

I'd like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees,
And snow-white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company.

(I'd like to teach the world to sing
in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
and keep it company.)

It's the real thing! Coke is what the world wants today.

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I'll get you for that!

by neilb@uk In reply to Here ya' go Neil -- To ge ...

If you're still planning to get over for the Scout Bash next summer...

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Here it is

by neilb@uk In reply to Things that make you go " ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asps-R6NQQQ

Although this has "The real thing" song and not the even crappier music that ours has.

p.s. THIS is the one!

http://www.visit4info.com/details.cfm?adid=39808

Now tell me this isn't sick!

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neil

by Jaqui In reply to Here it is

I'm glad I don't support multimedia crap in my browser,
posting a link to that garbage is cruel and unusual punishment, it deserves death.

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