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"I'd like to give that dodo off the 5 Alive adverts a good kicking," says tom.joad. And luckily, there's tasty, tasty Cillit Bang to clean up the blood stains when you've finished. Tell us about TV adverts.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:17)
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Cosmetics advertising...
I personally take issue with certain mascara adverts. Specifically, the ones that not only lie to you, but are legally obliged to display a banner message illustrating that they are indeed talking out of their grease smeared animal testing shitholes.

"Look at our product - merely rub a bit of this black gunky shit into your eyelid hair using a glorified miniture bog brush (or as we prefer, an enhancing applicator using our new patented Enviro-LashLift-Blindotron technology), and before you know it you'll have eyelashes like black men's cocks hanging down over your chin".

Banner on screen: "Effect shown achieved in post production". A brief translation of this equates to: "This ladies eyelashes have been Photoshopically enhanced after the fact to the point where they make the animation effects used in Avatar look like they were drawn by Daniel Day Lewis in My Left Foot."

Basically, before I added 3 paragraphs of dribbling hyperbole to it, these people are allowed to lie directly to the consumer provided they then tell them that they're lying in a barely visible screen flash. What next?

"Try our new babyfood, it's great and healthy! (babyfood actually not great or healthy and mostly made of sharpened bits of Polonium drenched in anthrax)"

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline! Maybe we've had a team of artists working on it for 4 months straight because she's actually a crackhead with a face like a bulldog chewing a piss soaked wasp and skin tone that would make a leprous crocodile tut and pass the E45.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 17:36, 2 replies)
If you're too stupid to know it's a lie.
Then tough shit, far as I'm concerned.
Just because this society demands you act like a moron from birth it doesn't mean you should obey. Makeup does not make you look better, it makes you look weaker -- anyone who thinks otherwise ought to educate themselves out of their ignorance.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 18:34, closed)
Spent some time in former Eastern bloc countries
and noticed that their cosmetic ads are the same as ours, i.e. mainly American ones dubbed accordingly, except that the small print was missing.

So for example, the face cream ones with the wrinkles miraculously filling up with healthy skin and the ones with the scrubbing-brush eyelashes were presented as factual and not simulated.

Bit of an eye-opener.
(, Sun 18 Apr 2010, 8:42, closed)

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