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Comments on Sunday 20 August 2006:
If I'm ever obscenely rich, instead of giving my excesses of money to my friends (sorry you guys), or to charity (ha ha, stupid orphans with diseased dogs on their heads), I think I would be obliged to spend that money on recreating car advertisements using real cars instead of the CGI ones they use in the ads. I think people deserve to be shown that if you flip a Vauxhall Astra through a burning hoop fifty metres in the air, when it lands on its wheels back at ground level that doesn't just cause a gentle bump, but rather a fantastic crumpling smash.

Once that goal has been achieved for all car ads, I would then move on to showing the real effects of cartoon actions. No, not hitting cats with frying pans, that's passé, but more modern things like attempting to summon Captain Planet with four elements and 'heart', or genetically engineering insane mutant animals that shoot lightning, trapping them in balls, and making them fight each other. [20:41]

Nameless
I think everyone with even a partial brain realizes that alot of the things shown on television don't work particularly well in real life without anyone making faux documentaries of the real life consequences.

RavenBlack
Not a documentary, an advertisement. It's not to help people understand, it's to make the car advertisers look like jerks, duh.

Nik
So, Nameless, you're saying that advertisers should be able to completely lie about the products they're trying to make you spend money on? "Big Macs, now meatier than a 10lb baby AND help weight loss!"

Get out.

Nameless
No nik I'm saying advertisers who make an entertaining and memorable commercial shouldn't be punished for it as long as it doesn't make claims intended to decieve the consumer.

An example would be the toyota yaris commercial where the car grows a mechanical arm and a hammer and breaks a piggy bank. Every resonable consumer doesn't believe the car will grow mechanical arms. The vauxhall is another example the advertisers aren't trying to get the consumer to believe that you can launch a car into the air higher than the car is long without damage they are trying to create a memorable comercial.

Does anyone actually beleive that using Mr. Clean detergants will make a bald muscular guy come to your house and start cleaning? Unless intended to decieve why not let the advertisers make advertisments with entertainment value rather than having everyone showing mom loading the kids or the car going around wooded curves in hilly terrain.

Carina
I think that may be RavenBlack's point - adverts, for example, for fast food, are designed to make people think their food is wholesome, tasty and good for you. Now, some of those adjectives fall into the realms of opinion, but I am relatively sure I could say that such adverts have the intention of deceiving, as none of those adjectives are actually applicable to the food as it is served on your plastic tray.

SpasmodicMonk
Holy crap, the Yaris doesn't actually grow an arm and smash piggy banks? No wonder my 2 year old niece's savings are not yet in my hand. I'm demanding a refund from Toyota. Bastards.
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