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    Senior Member Sincitycycler's Avatar
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    What's the deal with those two Clif-Bars tools?

    Those guys are so lame and amateurish with the wooden sales pitch and the grass jersey on the pained rider who wears it and all that...

    I can't believe a Hollywood-y state like CA can't take some tips from the Giro or TDF and get some saucy podium babes up there and won't obtain professional out of work actors on-the-cheap to do the ad spots for Clif.
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    I donít know about the Clif Bar ad --- havenít seen it but I like their packaging Ė good graphics.

    Iíll bet that the powers that be at the ToC are afraid of angering the PC Police with podium babes. That sort of thing is much more socially acceptable in France and Italy than the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastFreddy
    I donít know about the Clif Bar ad --- havenít seen it but I like their packaging Ė good graphics.

    Iíll bet that the powers that be at the ToC are afraid of angering the PC Police with podium babes. That sort of thing is much more socially acceptable in France and Italy than the U.S.

    Amazing. Having lived in Europe for three years I get what you mean.

    This country has PC'd itself to death. Total emasculation of the American spirit.
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    Or they payed money for the spot...

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    Dunno, the ad with Felt rider smoking the Hippie Van was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastFreddy
    Iíll bet that the powers that be at the ToC are afraid of angering the PC Police with podium babes. That sort of thing is much more socially acceptable in France and Italy than the U.S.
    I have one word for you: NASCAR.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregm
    I have one word for you: NASCAR.

    Iíll take the French podium babes over those hochie mamas any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregm
    I have one word for you: NASCAR.

    NASCAR: Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks...
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    Those Clif bar spots are extremely pathetic....I would be embarrased to do it. Hell, I'm embarassed to watch it.
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    Those spots were hurting my brain. Thankfully I could fastforward through them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sincitycycler

    This country has PC'd itself to death. Total emasculation of the American spirit.

    I'm not sure if "emasculation" is the appropriate word. I rather doubt that the "American sirit" ever had testes and a penis.
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