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    The Planters Peanut Commercial

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NVbFoj3aTQ

    Have you seen this commercial? It's really insulting. I'm really offended that Planters thinks cyclists are so stupid that's we'd run into the back of taxis. You'd think a bike rider would be the perfect healthy mate for a girl but they seem to be indicating that the only way you can get the girl is to ride on a bus, she's not paying attention to anyone on a bike. And why was the rider not centered in his lane?



    Maybe the message is that we're just suppose to sit around rubbing peanuts on ourselves instead of exercising. Stupid, stupid, I was going to the store this afternoon for some snacks but I'll be buying Hostess cupcakes instead of peanuts.
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    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    You're joking right?

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    Seriously, not offensive. The only way I'd be offended is if I, um, looked like the girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derath View Post
    You're joking right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iabaker
    so listen up ladies, to get men interested all you have to do is rub nuts all over you.
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    You're joking right?

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    It's simply a Hollywood cliche that bikes riding into parked cars and doors is funny. If you see a bicycle in a movie, TV show, or commercial, there are excellent odds that the rider is about to fall off in a hilarious way. Other's pain is funny. There are billions of these stupid slapstick cliches that aren't about bicycles. They're funny though.

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    Yep, people finding slapstick and the prat fall funny made "The Three Stooges", et. al., classics. These things out date the bicycle by a very long time.

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    So dobber, your upset you did not get the girl!
    Maybe set your sights a little lower.

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    She was kind of hot.
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    smokin' babe !
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    So dobber, your upset you did not get the girl!
    Maybe set your sights a little lower.
    I prefer my women with a bit more lip hair.

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    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Hey dobber, maybe you should find out if the Unibrow Girl has a sister doing commercials as the Mustache Girl?

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    That was hilarious. I laughed out loud. that chick looks a little like Frida Kahlo.
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    It stereotypes nothing, just like the guy walking through the glass window/door, they're just trying to show their peanuts make men go wild/are very distracting especially when rubbed on a woman.

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    This commercial does'nt bother me either, it poked fun a men in general. The woman in the commercial loosely reminds me of one of my dates in my bachelor years, she must have run out peanuts the day we broke up.

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    Hey! I was drinking coffee when I watched that video and read the responses. Whose going to clean up this mess on my screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NVbFoj3aTQ

    Have you seen this commercial? It's really insulting. I'm really offended that Planters thinks cyclists are so stupid that's we'd run into the back of taxis. You'd think a bike rider would be the perfect healthy mate for a girl but they seem to be indicating that the only way you can get the girl is to ride on a bus, she's not paying attention to anyone on a bike. And why was the rider not centered in his lane?

    Maybe the message is that we're just suppose to sit around rubbing peanuts on ourselves instead of exercising. Stupid, stupid, I was going to the store this afternoon for some snacks but I'll be buying Hostess cupcakes instead of peanuts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBjiM...eature=related

    Have you seen this commercial? I'm confused if it is insulting.

    I mean, is the problem the woman or man who could forsee such events and do nothing about it, or maybe the cart owner should have kept better control of his animal or had proper maintenance on his equipment?

    Shouldn't a cyclist be able to negotiate random apples in the street? Does this cyclist need proper training? Can a single apple cause such destruction?

    My God, the woman wasn't wearing a helmet (she must have been one of those, "Spring airheads...Helmets cramp her style!), but seemed to be none the worse for wear anyhow - I'm confused! How could she have survived without a helmet?

    And why should it be that the bar keep is not considered a better catch than the more conventional beauty? After all, she has the beer.

    I think the government of Isreal has the more effective ad. They clearly demonstrate that a single rock on the street can be more destructive than all the risks facing the children of it's state

    http://pasimlev.mot.gov.il/NR/rdonly...0/0/helmet.mpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by James827 View Post
    She was kind of hot.
    I've come very close on many occasions to colliding with someone in front of me when I was checking out a construction or highway maintenance crew. Definitely worth the pain....i mean, the things we do for LOVE! I try and be classy about it but I still believe looks are free. A quick wink might lead to an LTR, especially on a 3 day weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainstrainer View Post
    Hey dobber, maybe you should find out if the Unibrow Girl has a sister doing commercials as the Mustache Girl?
    looking at it a little closer, it looks like maybe the bar-keep in the commercial I linked could be the girl in the Planters commercial when she grew up.

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    It actually put me off cashews for a while. (I wonder where *this* one's been?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBjiM...eature=related

    Have you seen this commercial? I'm confused if it is insulting.

    I mean, is the problem the woman or man who could forsee such events and do nothing about it, or maybe the cart owner should have kept better control of his animal or had proper maintenance on his equipment?

    Shouldn't a cyclist be able to negotiate random apples in the street? Does this cyclist need proper training? Can a single apple cause such destruction
    I got confused within the first 10 seconds, I couldn't keep track of it. How did he go from the street to the bar?

    PS: I found it insulting to horses
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    I got confused within the first 10 seconds, I couldn't keep track of it. How did he go from the street to the bar?

    PS: I found it insulting to horses
    Who cares? Check out the hot chick on the bike! (actually, that's the central point of the ad - how and why he did go to the bar)

    PS, a horse can't be blamed for being a horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker View Post

    I think the government of Isreal has the more effective ad. They clearly demonstrate that a single rock on the street can be more destructive than all the risks facing the children of it's state

    http://pasimlev.mot.gov.il/NR/rdonly...0/0/helmet.mpg
    and further to that film, since film is art and therefore a representation of things (not the actual things), and all art is subjective, I prefer to see the growing pool of dark liquid near the cyclists head as a representation of what is the real killer of cyclists (motor vehicles). I see that image as oil, not what a more conventional view (as in the intended audience of the film, motor vehicle users) may view as blood.

    I guess it all depends on your point of view. (how's that for a stretch?)

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