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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby General_Norris » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:49 pm UTC

Today in the mall I saw a big ad listing all the reasons why you should buy artificial grass instead of real one:

#5: Because it is ecological and helps protect the world against Global Warming!

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God-damn photosynthesizing bastards, destroying the world...

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby meatyochre » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:59 pm UTC

Never underestimate those greenhouse grasses.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby The Scyphozoa » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:00 am UTC

Artificial grass saves water, too. Did the poster mention that?

But lawns in general aren't very good for the environment. Trees/things with flowers are better.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby crowey » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:32 am UTC

the new dettol handsoap pump advert winds me up.
it goes on about how you have dirty hands and you leave hundreds of bacteria on the pump of normal liquid soap. But it's OK, Dettol have a new automatic soap dispenser, so you don't need to touch anything, and the soap is magic antibacterial soap, so it sterilises your hands.

Why does it matter if your soap pump is germy? you're about to wash your hands, which if you're already using antibacterial soap, will kill 99.9% of the bacteria you collected from touching the pump.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby meatyochre » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:09 am UTC

crowey wrote:the new dettol handsoap pump advert winds me up.
it goes on about how you have dirty hands and you leave hundreds of bacteria on the pump of normal liquid soap. But it's OK, Dettol have a new automatic soap dispenser, so you don't need to touch anything, and the soap is magic antibacterial soap, so it sterilises your hands.

Why does it matter if your soap pump is germy? you're about to wash your hands, which if you're already using antibacterial soap, will kill 99.9% of the bacteria you collected from touching the pump.

yeah, um! Butbutbut didn't you know, that the bacterias who that which party on that pump are going to become supernovae hotbeds of superMUTANT bacterias?

Sheesh, you think you know everything because you wear a lab coat. I'll have you know that this product has been definitively SCIENCED!
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:53 am UTC

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby ImagingGeek » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:41 pm UTC

crowey wrote:the new dettol handsoap pump advert winds me up.
it goes on about how you have dirty hands and you leave hundreds of bacteria on the pump of normal liquid soap. But it's OK, Dettol have a new automatic soap dispenser, so you don't need to touch anything, and the soap is magic antibacterial soap, so it sterilises your hands.

Why does it matter if your soap pump is germy? you're about to wash your hands, which if you're already using antibacterial soap, will kill 99.9% of the bacteria you collected from touching the pump.


I always laugh at the "kills 99.9% of bacteria" tag line. Anyone who's done any microbiology knows 99.9% is about as good as 0% - a couple of bacteria generations and you're back to full capacity...

...not to mention bacteria resistant to the sanitizing agents used in these soaps have already been found - only'll be a bit of time until these soaps are as good as normal soap.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Dason » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:47 pm UTC

ImagingGeek wrote:...not to mention bacteria resistant to the sanitizing agents used in these soaps have already been found - only'll be a bit of time until these soaps are as good as normal soap.

See that's why I outsmart the bacteria and just send wave after wave of stronger super bacteria onto my hands to kill off the soap resistant ones. Ha! That'll show em'
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:09 am UTC

ImagingGeek wrote:...not to mention bacteria resistant to the sanitizing agents used in these soaps have already been found - only'll be a bit of time until these soaps are as good as normal soap.

Hasn't it already been determined by numerous sources that antibacterial soap is no better than ordinary soap?
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby crowey » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:42 am UTC

pretty sure it has, it's the action of washing your hands with any kind of soap that physically removes the majority of bacteria. I think those alcohol based hand sanitisers are good for killing stuff that's left after normal handwashing.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:44 am UTC

Sure, but unless you're about to go into surgery and remove someone's internal organs or are about to eat a bowl of chili using only your hand or something, why would you use them... ever? You want people to die in a global pandemic when you breed alcohol resistant germs?

Soap + Water = Winner. Why overdo it, unless you're about to cook, eat, or put various parts of your body inside someone else
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby crowey » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:48 am UTC

totally agree, I only use hand sanitiser after labwork because my lab is full of nasty biological things. other than that soap is more than sufficient.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Antimony-120 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:57 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Sure, but unless you're about to go into surgery and remove someone's internal organs or are about to eat a bowl of chili using only your hand or something, why would you use them... ever? You want people to die in a global pandemic when you breed alcohol resistant germs?

Soap + Water = Winner. Why overdo it, unless you're about to cook, eat, or put various parts of your body inside someone else


Sorry, I know the comma's are there for a reason, but for a moment my brain when crazy and parsed that as

"Why overdo it unless you're about to (cook/eat/put various part of your body) inside someone else."
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby cephalopod9 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:59 am UTC

better than: "Why overdo it unless your about to (cook/eat/put) various parts of your body (inside someone else)."...
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby ImagingGeek » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:19 pm UTC

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ImagingGeek wrote:...not to mention bacteria resistant to the sanitizing agents used in these soaps have already been found - only'll be a bit of time until these soaps are as good as normal soap.

Hasn't it already been determined by numerous sources that antibacterial soap is no better than ordinary soap?


Pretty much. Soaps work by detaching bacteria off of your skin. Antibacterial soaps add bacteria-killing power into that; but since the bacteria are now in the sink, instead of on your hands, the actual impact in terms of your bacterial load is minimal.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:44 pm UTC

Besides, people are supposed to get sick sometimes. These soap/kitchen cleaner/bathroom cleaner/toilet bleach adverts all seem designed to make parents terrified that their precious little darlings are going to be contaminated by germs, and will therefore die a horrible gruesome death. It doesn't work like that! If they don't get exposed to germs, they'll have no immune system and they'll be more likely to die of some outlandish, unknown, and embarrassing bowel disease when they're adults.

But so long as you can scare the tits off mummies all over the country and get them to buy your snake oil, it's all good.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:04 pm UTC

No it's not. I like the tits firmly attached to the ladies.

I saw an advertisement on a DVD promoting a "Never Before Seen, Brand New, Full-Length, Blu-Ray, Motion Picture Event".

This was for a direct-to-DVD Disney movie.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby rrwoods » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:39 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:No it's not. I like the tits firmly attached to the ladies.

I saw an advertisement on a DVD promoting a "Never Before Seen, Brand New, Full-Length, Blu-Ray, Motion Picture Event".

This was for a direct-to-DVD Disney movie.

There comes a point where you have to stop with the superlatives.

Grrr.... Someone needs to be fired.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Vapour » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:40 pm UTC

CILLIT BANG

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Postby Sir_Elderberry » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:44 pm UTC

Everyone else read that as "clit bang", right?
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Zohar » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:33 pm UTC

I now suspect Vapour is from Israel, because there's a product here called that.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Sandry » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:36 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I now suspect Vapour is from Israel, because there's a product here called that.

I thought Cillit Bang was a UK thing. They have a co.uk website, anyhow.
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Postby Zohar » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:56 pm UTC

Then I suppose it's an international brand and I made an... illogical fallacy.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Nomic » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:15 pm UTC

They're in Finland too. The stuff is good for removing persistent stains, but their commercials are hilarious. Atleast here the announcer is dubbed over with a badly lipsynched Finnish voice. Cracks me up whenever I see it.

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Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:08 pm UTC

They're... they're everywhere.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Ouch.jars » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:50 am UTC

It's called Easy-Off BAM here.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Darkscull » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:46 pm UTC

OK, the infamous 'size zero', is actually size 6 in the UK, IIRC.

I just saw an advert for one of those slimming programmes where you pay through the nose for the privilege of paying for expensive food to replace your entire diet. The woman starts with saying that before she started this programme, she was (omg) SIZE EIGHT!!!!1!one, with the implication that this is unacceptable and we should all be disgusted and shocked.

I don't know much about women's sizes at all, but I'm fairly sure that if size 6 is what all the unhealthy supermodels aim for and are probably eventually going to die for, size 8 is hardly fat.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Vapour » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:29 pm UTC

Ouch.jars wrote:It's called Easy-Off BAM here.

"BAM—and the dirt is gone!"



Our tag line was

AND BANG - THE DIRT IS GONE.


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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby meatyochre » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:35 pm UTC

Is that guy like Billy Mays part deux?
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:45 pm UTC

Vapour wrote:
Ouch.jars wrote:It's called Easy-Off BAM here.

"BAM—and the dirt is gone!"



Our tag line was

AND BANG - THE DIRT IS GONE.


BECAUSE BARRY SCOTT LIKES TO SHOUT.

So... essentially, he's the British version of the late Billy Mays?
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Whelan » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:50 pm UTC

He came first, and looks like Vince "Punch-a-hooker" Shlomi.
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:55 pm UTC

The Sham-POW guy?
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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby meatyochre » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:02 pm UTC

His hair is pretty sweet.

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Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:07 pm UTC

For some reason, he looks like he is named "Vince Shlomi". It just fits.
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