Things That Nobody Needs

Channel98

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Feb 2, 2019
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Many people enjoy popping bubble wrap. Not one of them ever said, "Ya know what would be nice? A bubble wrap popper built into a belt buckle." And yet somebody did indeed invent the Burst Your Bubble belt buckle.

 
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HecticArt

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The therapeutic value of popping bubble wrap comes from squishing those mini air pillows between your fingers. The tactile and auditory sensations that result trigger a neural response in the brain that is not unlike taking a drug or seeing a guy in a Porsche getting a speeding ticket.
 

HecticArt

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For some reason I always thought that the Charmin guy was imagining the girl working the cash register when he was groping the rolls of TP.

Maybe that was just me......
 

scotchandcigar

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Thoughtful, sensitive, caring, touchy-feely commercials from the car manufacturers, trying to convince you that it's OK to drop $50k on one of their new, hulking SUVs right now - because they'll stand behind you if you lose your job due to the virus. Fuhhhhhhkk dat! How about this: during a global pandemic, where half the country is out of work, and nobody can go anywhere, give it a rest with the new car sales! And they go the whole 9 yards - the sad solo piano music, images of caring people, etc. It's like they got together and had a bullshit-fest.

When I watch my local news channel at night, I see the same handful of ads at every commercial break: Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, and less frequently Chevy and Lexus. They all have some farked-up message to deliver - Toyota says "someday things will get back to normal, and we're keeping our service shops open, so that you can rely on your Toyota when you need it most". I can't think of a time when I've needed a car less. Nobody has a job to go to, nothing is open, there's no school or sports or entertainment. Why would you want people who can't pay their rent to buy a new truck?

It's just the same ads over and over, only broken-up by the local political ads for senator (Susan Fukkin Collins vs a woman with the voice of a 12-year old girl). Nobody needs this.
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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Who else will advertise? Add to that list a couple FM stations and government ads up here.

Subaru has ads thanking health care workers. I guess one is supposed to feel so good they run right out and buy a new car. I am not sure how car sales is an essential service. I understand the service department but not sales.

I do like the hotels.com one with Captain Obvious self isolating. Kind of funny.