Daft TV ads

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Si » 14 Sep 2017, 5:04pm

"I were right about that saddle though"

...actually not very daft at all.

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Re: Daft TV ads

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby AndyK » 15 Sep 2017, 12:15pm

brynpoeth wrote:
AndyK wrote:
Mick F wrote:We don't have a telly.

Just thought I'd mention this. :wink:

Well done you. :wink: I'll see if we can find you a small prize.


Nor do I, do I get a prize too? Could be expensive for you if many more of us are eligible :wink:

Only the first three get prizes. You have won a classic CTC "yellow bike" enamel badge if I can ever find the drawer I put them all in. Prizewinner pays postage.

And now I'm off to add replies saying "I don't have a bike" to the bottom of every thread about bikes.

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Mick F » 15 Sep 2017, 1:13pm

AndyK wrote:And now I'm off to add replies saying "I don't have a bike" to the bottom of every thread about bikes.
:lol: :lol:
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Sep 2017, 2:18pm

AndyK wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
AndyK wrote:Well done you. :wink: I'll see if we can find you a small prize.


Nor do I, do I get a prize too? Could be expensive for you if many more of us are eligible :wink:

Only the first three get prizes. You have won a classic CTC "yellow bike" enamel badge if I can ever find the drawer I put them all in. Prizewinner pays postage.

And now I'm off to add replies saying "I don't have a bike" to the bottom of every thread about bikes.


+99!

It will be my third prize, the first was a white blue peter badge, the second was a bronze medal in the county championship for under 16s (cycling!)
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby colin54 » 17 Sep 2017, 7:47pm

Brynpoeth, No TV and you a Blue Peter badge holder where's the brand loyalty!

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby PJ520 » 20 Sep 2017, 4:02am

gbnz wrote:I suppose it goes along with the lust for leather saddles, steel frames and using pigeons for communication (
They don't like going into them pillar box slots.
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Sep 2017, 11:29am

Hi,
Brucey wrote:There have been a few TV ads recently which have featured bikes in a daft way.

Kerrygold Butter ( I think) ; the chap appears riding a bike and then in another shot gazes rightwards over a gate into a field. The shot has been reversed (probably for 'artistic reasons') and as a consequence the chain is on the wrong side of the parked bike

Carlsberg Beer; there is a bloke riding a bike, wittering on about 'hygge' and so forth. His bike appears variously with the chain on the left or the right, again as a result of flipped shots.

Go Daddy; a bicycle wheel is 'mended', and is spun up by hand. It immediately makes the clicking sound of a freewheel. Which is surprising, since it is a front wheel, and it may even be spinning in the wrong direction.... :roll:

anyone spotted any other blinding goofs...?

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You need to get out more :mrgreen:

When terminator was launched (highest cost film) and still happens today, IIRC four stroke bikes with chainsaw two stroke noises :roll:
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Sep 2017, 11:34am

Hi,
reohn2 wrote:
softlips wrote:Doesn't everyone record programmes and fast forward through the ads?

Yes,but occasionally I need to laugh and feel depressed in equal measure :wink:

I nearly posted that the OP can't afford a recorder :)
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Sep 2017, 11:38am

Hi,
horizon wrote:
Brucey wrote:
And I dunno whether this is really daft or not but way back (in the 1970s) there was an ad for Hovis bread with some lad pushing a baker's bike "oop a gurt great 'ill".



Hardly daft - favourite TV ad of all time:


You have to think about that for a while..........what would a alien think........I got to admit you see cyclist doing this most of the time, like joggers who go down past my house but walk on the way back :? :lol:
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2017, 11:58am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
reohn2 wrote:
softlips wrote:Doesn't everyone record programmes and fast forward through the ads?

Yes,but occasionally I need to laugh and feel depressed in equal measure :wink:

I nearly posted that the OP can't afford a recorder :)


A Brucey top-tip; the best TV recorder for a basic (non-HD) freeview setup was for a long time a Sony RDR-HXD model (actually made by Pioneer). Well they are still pretty good! They will record to a hard drive and you can also burn DVDs as well. Unlike sony DC100 etc (actually Samsung models in disguise, which are crap and annoying) the RDR series allows series recording, high speed dubbing, editing and all sorts of things that work really well. Shame Pioneer video corporation went bust.

But the good news is that RDR-HXD series recorders are available used (eg on gumtree), often for peanuts. Prices do vary (£70 to £100 is typical) but I recently bought a RDR-HXD870 (as a backup machine) locally and it cost me £30, complete with remote, all manuals leads etc. Bargain!

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Brucey » 22 Sep 2017, 11:15am

another daft ad; for some life assurance company (SunLife?). A lady of, uh. 'mature years' is speaking to camera from a sun lounger in her garden. Apparently she is such a distraction to passing cyclists that several of them crash horribly whilst rubbernecking....

It contains a grain of truth; the accident stats for cars go up instantly every time there is nice weather in the springtime; a lot of chaps trying to drive suddenly find there are plenty of fresh distractions...

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby PaulB » 22 Sep 2017, 11:05pm

Does anyone understand the advert for a bloke's perfume(?). Some rough looking guy drives into the desert, takes a necklace off and buries it. That's it!

Then there are the women only adverts for cars and breakfast cereals. The car one (I think referred to in an earlier post) shows young women driving their kids to school while still wearing their pajamas. That tells me the car is for women only. Then there's the Special K cereal which shows only women eating it, not for us blokes then.

The frightening thing is, there are people among us who think these adverts up!

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Roadster » 23 Sep 2017, 12:14am

The even more frightening thing is, there are people among us who believe in them!

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby old_windbag » 23 Sep 2017, 1:14am

PaulB wrote:Does anyone understand the advert for a bloke's perfume(?). Some rough looking guy drives into the desert, takes a necklace off and buries it. That's it!


It has deep meaning on many levels......... :roll: . Thinks its johhny depp is it not? Thinking he needs to bury his pirate treasure outside of las vegas. Likely laughing all the way to the bank in reality.