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Radio Adverts

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Patton, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Patton

    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    Ok, I set myself up for a degree of radio advert ear bending by listening to commercial radio (Planet Rock), but there is one sort of ad in particular that grinds my gears and makes me want to go all Falling Down.

    These ads are usually for cars, but sometimes for internet providers. They'll trot out the ad itself, and then in the remaining 5 seconds they squeeze in 900 words by talking really, really fast.

    No! Don't do it! Out of sheer principle I will never ever buy a product advertised in such a way.

    Instead, take a deep breath and calmly say "terms and conditions apply". We're grown ups and know that if we have a burning desire to read the terms and conditions we will find them on your website.

    So stop it.
     
  2. machine a newun

    machine a newun Engaging Member

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    Here,Here old boy, Here Here.
     
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    squib Posting Addict

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    I’ve heard it, for bmw mini?

    The T&C’s are longer than the advert!
     
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  4. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    I don't think they're allowed to say terms and conditions apply. I believe what they say is a legal requirement.
    And listening to radio may damage your mental health anyway. :D
     
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    You mean to say that I'm being led astray by listening to the Archers omnibus on a Sunday morning :eek:
     
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    Redcap 114 Donator (Les)

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    I totally agree old bean,

    That bloody Belfast man makes me cringe with his BT advert on Magic Radio. He does my head in.

    Regards.
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  7. Pugwash

    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    Dear god. YES. So that is what is wrong with you. I have wondered.
     
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  8. sidney

    sidney Keyboard Hero

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    I listen to Talksport at work, and while I couldn't possibly remember most of the content, I can probably recite every bloody offer from Screwfix and Wickes that they push into my ears every five bloody minutes.
    I feel your pain. :frusty:
     
  9. Pugwash

    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    The Archers is on now mate.
    Do you want me to post what happens and spoil the omnibus for you?
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    Mind you. Planet Rock is one of the few, if not the only commercial station where it is worth suffering the bloody adverts.
     
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    Just missed it :(
     
  12. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    We're talking brain damage, so perhaps not so severe as the risks associated with EastEnders.:up:
     
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  13. Pugwash

    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    Never mind. You can listen to the omnibus but then there is the danger that if you don’t get to the off switch quick enough you might get Desert effing Island Discs.
    Which I must admit on extremely rare occasions can be quite interesting.
     
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    The worst advert is for Viagra, man and woman having dinner, he says "that was tasty" she says " I know, it's your favourite" he says, "no, you're my favourite" she says " shall we go upstairs" he giggles like a stoned turd.
     

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