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  • Adam Khan

    I need to vent about the ‘booking.com’ adverts. The narrator says ‘booking’ it’s a play on ‘fooking’, because they’re so fucking CLEVER. Same as ‘Go Fun Yourself’, I cannot believe these terrible plays on swear-words are acceptable. I don’t have children but if I did I’d murder them so they wouldn’t have to live in a world where this kind of shit goes on.
    It’s almost as bad as the bloke doing the voice over for the co-op advert, where he says ‘good with food’, which doesn’t rhyme but OH NO WAIT IT DOES BECAUSE WE FOUND OURSELVES A SCOT SO IT’S OKAY.
    Here’s the co-op one

    and here’s the booking.com one. Please rip it to shreds because I need someone else to feel my fury. I fear my girlfriend might leave me if I keep waking up screaming at night over those fucking adverts.

  • Hannah Ruston

    That god awful Trip Advisor ad with that stupid annoying dog that shouts “BOOK” like the mic is going to break if it shouts any louder. It makes me cringe, turn off the TV, and just sit there trying to think of better things

  • Hannah Ruston

    That god awful Trip Advisor ad with that stupid annoying dog that shouts “BOOK” like the mic is going to break if it shouts any louder. It makes me cringe, turn off the TV, and just sit there trying to think of better things

  • Benji

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWimDK4tpg0 the hatred I have for banks and there pathetic techniques to try and win back the public…. (vom)

  • Benji

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWimDK4tpg0 the hatred I have for banks and there pathetic techniques to try and win back the public…. (vom)

  • Duncan

    Must destroy the Gala Bingo advert of the lady on the boat, gala-la-la gala-la-la hey-hey-hey; Bingo. I wish they would ban all bingo advertisements like they did with cigarette adverts.

  • Duncan

    Must destroy the Gala Bingo advert of the lady on the boat, gala-la-la gala-la-la hey-hey-hey; Bingo. I wish they would ban all bingo advertisements like they did with cigarette adverts.

  • Penny

    Hello guys, I seriously hate the Lloyds advert!
    Please tell me I’m not the only one?
    Sack the person who wasted the budget on that!
    Penny

  • Penny

    Hello guys, I seriously hate the Lloyds advert!
    Please tell me I’m not the only one?
    Sack the person who wasted the budget on that!
    Penny

  • Chris

    Tripadvisor ad with that bloody dog on it saying “book”, I really hate that little shit

  • Chris

    Tripadvisor ad with that bloody dog on it saying “book”, I really hate that little shit

  • Mark

    The bloody Estrella ad; what a nice example to set.
    I’d suggest that the story is incomplete. Guy tears up his boarding pass – I’ll take it from here.

    That night he goes to another party on the beach, but the DJ is off duty; apparently he’s gone off on his hols and has decided not to come back. Guy shrugs his shoulders and has an Estrella. The next night the bar is closed because the barman is away on his hols, and he isn’t coming back either.

    A couple more days pass and the guy tries to get another flight but he’s out of pocket; returns to the hotel and finds his luggage in reception. The receptionist tells him “there’s the small matter of your unpaid bill senor”. The guy is broke and hasn’t the money to pay for a flight home, and sleeps on the beach like a hobo. When he wakes the next morning his luggage has been stolen.

    A few weeks pass and when he isn’t rummaging in skips for food he’s selling his dignity to elderly tourists and locals, of any gender; and has difficulty sitting down at night. Eventually he gets into trouble and is deported back to blighty; and on his return he discovers that his job stacking shelves in Morrisons has gone to somebody else because he outstayed his leave allowance, and made no attempt to contact his employer.

    There Estrella; don’t just tell us half the story – would be great if life was one long party but industry would grind to a halt if we all had that attitude.

    And what’s with the narrator at the end with the voice of a monster? It’s the same with the Ikea ad. Seems that these advertising agencies have access to some malevolent multi-lingual demon that stays caged until they need to wheel him our for the occasional advert.

  • Mark

    The bloody Estrella ad; what a nice example to set.
    I’d suggest that the story is incomplete. Guy tears up his boarding pass – I’ll take it from here.

    That night he goes to another party on the beach, but the DJ is off duty; apparently he’s gone off on his hols and has decided not to come back. Guy shrugs his shoulders and has an Estrella. The next night the bar is closed because the barman is away on his hols, and he isn’t coming back either.

    A couple more days pass and the guy tries to get another flight but he’s out of pocket; returns to the hotel and finds his luggage in reception. The receptionist tells him “there’s the small matter of your unpaid bill senor”. The guy is broke and hasn’t the money to pay for a flight home, and sleeps on the beach like a hobo. When he wakes the next morning his luggage has been stolen.

    A few weeks pass and when he isn’t rummaging in skips for food he’s selling his dignity to elderly tourists and locals, of any gender; and has difficulty sitting down at night. Eventually he gets into trouble and is deported back to blighty; and on his return he discovers that his job stacking shelves in Morrisons has gone to somebody else because he outstayed his leave allowance, and made no attempt to contact his employer.

    There Estrella; don’t just tell us half the story – would be great if life was one long party but industry would grind to a halt if we all had that attitude.

    And what’s with the narrator at the end with the voice of a monster? It’s the same with the Ikea ad. Seems that these advertising agencies have access to some malevolent multi-lingual demon that stays caged until they need to wheel him our for the occasional advert.

  • Chris

    The whats my claim worth ad, urrrgh.

  • Chris

    The whats my claim worth ad, urrrgh.

  • Coltcabunny

    Those Fiat 500 ads with that “Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on…” track.

    Firstly a fucking earworm in that chorus, exacerbated by the fact it’s on at every ad break.
    Secondly, what exactly is the act of “Marvin Gaye-ing”?

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      Marvin Gaying. I hope it’s not having the sort of row with your father where he really gets pissed off and shoots you…. this advert, as Herself said, is beautifully colour co-ordinated in shades of blue and white and pastel beige and gave her ideas about redecorating a room. but you’d be hard put to work out its internal logic, What’s the purpose of the long thin bird who appears twice in fleeting glimpses, once just standing there and the other time doing a little dance? Or the bloke in the suit who also gets hardly any screen time – blink and he’s gone?

  • Coltcabunny

    Those Fiat 500 ads with that “Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on…” track.

    Firstly a fucking earworm in that chorus, exacerbated by the fact it’s on at every ad break.
    Secondly, what exactly is the act of “Marvin Gaye-ing”?

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      Marvin Gaying. I hope it’s not having the sort of row with your father where he really gets pissed off and shoots you…. this advert, as Herself said, is beautifully colour co-ordinated in shades of blue and white and pastel beige and gave her ideas about redecorating a room. but you’d be hard put to work out its internal logic, What’s the purpose of the long thin bird who appears twice in fleeting glimpses, once just standing there and the other time doing a little dance? Or the bloke in the suit who also gets hardly any screen time – blink and he’s gone?

  • nishapapaj

    I’m also getting increasingly nauseated by that Oral B Pro bint who can’t understands why she has to ‘go pro’ with her toothpaste. Her goofy voice and expressions make me want to smash the TV in whenever she comes on.

    • Chris

      Oh god yeah I hate that ad with a passion, that voice and that smug smile urrrgh

  • nishapapaj

    I’m also getting increasingly nauseated by that Oral B Pro bint who can’t understands why she has to ‘go pro’ with her toothpaste. Her goofy voice and expressions make me want to smash the TV in whenever she comes on.

    • Chris

      Oh god yeah I hate that ad with a passion, that voice and that smug smile urrrgh

  • Anne Haynes

    the Kia adverts on 5USA with a couple in a car discussing whether he would make a good criminal. He has the most irritating voice. I have to turn it to mute. And I will now never buy a Kia.

  • Anne Haynes

    the Kia adverts on 5USA with a couple in a car discussing whether he would make a good criminal. He has the most irritating voice. I have to turn it to mute. And I will now never buy a Kia.

  • nishapapaj

    Can’t remember the name of the brand, but it’s some fabric softener/washing powder/cleaning detergent and it starts with a very jittery song with the word ‘conversation’ being repeated throughout. You can imagine the advertising company sitting in their boardroom scratching their collective heads – “Look guys, everybody is into social and digital media these days, or at least this is the only new development which is encompassing people’s lives. People just are not talking about or are excited by washing powders anymore. How do we remedy this guys?” Yes the Bold/Ariel/Persil online tip exchange – where simpletons with too many hours devoted to cleaning can swap their invaluable ‘tips’ with other domestic drones! Not only are people buying the product again, but they are invited to an online community where people can exchange notes on how to effectively remove those indelible skid marks from Paul’s boxers. Bingo! We are no longer marketing an unsexy, undigitalized product, but we are reinventing it though everybody’s maniacal and unstoppable quest for digital and social approval/acceptance!

    • Chris

      Ah yes the Vanish tip exchange, its been mentioned several times on here and it deserves its repeated hatred. Come on Robin, do an adturd on this crap please 😀

  • nishapapaj

    Can’t remember the name of the brand, but it’s some fabric softener/washing powder/cleaning detergent and it starts with a very jittery song with the word ‘conversation’ being repeated throughout. You can imagine the advertising company sitting in their boardroom scratching their collective heads – “Look guys, everybody is into social and digital media these days, or at least this is the only new development which is encompassing people’s lives. People just are not talking about or are excited by washing powders anymore. How do we remedy this guys?” Yes the Bold/Ariel/Persil online tip exchange – where simpletons with too many hours devoted to cleaning can swap their invaluable ‘tips’ with other domestic drones! Not only are people buying the product again, but they are invited to an online community where people can exchange notes on how to effectively remove those indelible skid marks from Paul’s boxers. Bingo! We are no longer marketing an unsexy, undigitalized product, but we are reinventing it though everybody’s maniacal and unstoppable quest for digital and social approval/acceptance!

    • Chris

      Ah yes the Vanish tip exchange, its been mentioned several times on here and it deserves its repeated hatred. Come on Robin, do an adturd on this crap please 😀

  • Dave

    That fucking travelodge one with those stupid singing puppets.

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      You half-expect a version where the muppets have a better sex life than the family they represent…. the humans lying glumly in an uncomfortable hotel bed whilst unseen by them their muppet versions are going for it hammer and tongs. Or maybe that’s my horrible mind wondering how to make the advert watchable…

  • Dave

    That fucking travelodge one with those stupid singing puppets.

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      You half-expect a version where the muppets have a better sex life than the family they represent…. the humans lying glumly in an uncomfortable hotel bed whilst unseen by them their muppet versions are going for it hammer and tongs. Or maybe that’s my horrible mind wondering how to make the advert watchable…

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    Watching the Hostelworld advert where a multinational bunch of gap-year students go skinny-dipping at Mummy and Daddy’s expense. Laying a little bet as to how soon the moral guardians and Mary Whitehouse types will bring complaints about gratuitous nudity, as not only are arses bared on TV, you can also, shocked gasp, see nipples in long shot…. I give it three days before the ASA starts getting outraged complaints from the usual suspects. (I can take or leave it, although if i wanted to see a lineup of pale flabby arses on TV I could watch “Today in Parliament”)

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      Can’t find any complaints, but I note today they’re screening an edited version without the bare arses and omitting any suggestion at all that women have breasts. I wonder….

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    Watching the Hostelworld advert where a multinational bunch of gap-year students go skinny-dipping at Mummy and Daddy’s expense. Laying a little bet as to how soon the moral guardians and Mary Whitehouse types will bring complaints about gratuitous nudity, as not only are arses bared on TV, you can also, shocked gasp, see nipples in long shot…. I give it three days before the ASA starts getting outraged complaints from the usual suspects. (I can take or leave it, although if i wanted to see a lineup of pale flabby arses on TV I could watch “Today in Parliament”)

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      Can’t find any complaints, but I note today they’re screening an edited version without the bare arses and omitting any suggestion at all that women have breasts. I wonder….

  • Chris

    The new Kleenex ad where “members of the public” (actors), gush to their “relatives” (actors again) with false tears and stuff and give them an Kleenex kiss. It just makes me wanna spew in a kleenex and flush it down the toilet.

  • Chris

    The new Kleenex ad where “members of the public” (actors), gush to their “relatives” (actors again) with false tears and stuff and give them an Kleenex kiss. It just makes me wanna spew in a kleenex and flush it down the toilet.

  • Mark

    The ad for Lenor Unstoppables deserves a dishonourable mention. If the woman in the ad isn’t already irritating enough, she is then described as a ‘laundry expert’! I can shove clothes in a machine and wash them; does that make me a laundry expert too? Seriously, what a load of bollocks. I made a cup of tea this morning; I guess that makes me a beverage preparation consultant :-L

  • Mark

    The ad for Lenor Unstoppables deserves a dishonourable mention. If the woman in the ad isn’t already irritating enough, she is then described as a ‘laundry expert’! I can shove clothes in a machine and wash them; does that make me a laundry expert too? Seriously, what a load of bollocks. I made a cup of tea this morning; I guess that makes me a beverage preparation consultant :-L

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    The Mattesons Fridge raider adverts. Although they were corny, the “Hank Marvin” thing was a fun joke well done. Now they’ve revamped the adverts to some sort of bizarre computer-game scenario. WTF? Never thought I’d miss the Hank Marvin gag, but I am now. And… I got the chance to try the things when my local supermarket discounted them to 32p a bag. Disgusting. Fat-filled squidgy flabby MRM. Is there something wrong with an alleged foodstuff when you squeeze it between finger and thumb and greasy cold oily fat oozes out? Avoid.

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      We got seagulls this far inland a month or two ago. I had a half-finished pack of effing disgusting Mattesons Fridge Raiders to get shot of. A happy coincidence. I tried flipping Fridge Raiders in the direction of a bird species renowned for eating ANYTHING, however rotten, decaying and disgusting. A seagull tried one – and spat it out. The rest of the flock ignored them completely and carried on digging for tastier things in the compostor (I’d left the top off…) No kidding. Not even seagulls eat these things. And they’re marketed to our kids?

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    The Mattesons Fridge raider adverts. Although they were corny, the “Hank Marvin” thing was a fun joke well done. Now they’ve revamped the adverts to some sort of bizarre computer-game scenario. WTF? Never thought I’d miss the Hank Marvin gag, but I am now. And… I got the chance to try the things when my local supermarket discounted them to 32p a bag. Disgusting. Fat-filled squidgy flabby MRM. Is there something wrong with an alleged foodstuff when you squeeze it between finger and thumb and greasy cold oily fat oozes out? Avoid.

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      We got seagulls this far inland a month or two ago. I had a half-finished pack of effing disgusting Mattesons Fridge Raiders to get shot of. A happy coincidence. I tried flipping Fridge Raiders in the direction of a bird species renowned for eating ANYTHING, however rotten, decaying and disgusting. A seagull tried one – and spat it out. The rest of the flock ignored them completely and carried on digging for tastier things in the compostor (I’d left the top off…) No kidding. Not even seagulls eat these things. And they’re marketed to our kids?

  • Kymera

    The new Nationwide and VistaPrint ads.

    Not only they saccharine sweet, shmaltzy and vomit inducing, they piss me off for one other very specific reason.

    Both ads start out with young lads doing “things” with their dads. Both show the boys growing up and getting something “heart-breakingly” lovely (A scarf. A business. I know which dad I’d prefer). And both ads have these grown-up kids, roughly in their late-twenties/early-thirties.

    Except that the parts when they ARE kids are clearly well over thirty years ago. The Nationwide ad looks like it starts out in the seventies and the VistaPrint ad looks like it starts out somewhere in the fifties! Now, I may be exagerrating, but it definitely looks that way to me.

    Plus, as I alluded to earlier, both adverts make me feel like I’m about to suffer adult onset diabetes with their nauseatingly sweetness.

    Bleugh!

  • Kymera

    The new Nationwide and VistaPrint ads.

    Not only they saccharine sweet, shmaltzy and vomit inducing, they piss me off for one other very specific reason.

    Both ads start out with young lads doing “things” with their dads. Both show the boys growing up and getting something “heart-breakingly” lovely (A scarf. A business. I know which dad I’d prefer). And both ads have these grown-up kids, roughly in their late-twenties/early-thirties.

    Except that the parts when they ARE kids are clearly well over thirty years ago. The Nationwide ad looks like it starts out in the seventies and the VistaPrint ad looks like it starts out somewhere in the fifties! Now, I may be exagerrating, but it definitely looks that way to me.

    Plus, as I alluded to earlier, both adverts make me feel like I’m about to suffer adult onset diabetes with their nauseatingly sweetness.

    Bleugh!

  • JMS Sign Painter

    Hampson Hughes advert..All together now..”Let me tell about an accident I had”.Some one got paid for this.

  • JMS Sign Painter

    Hampson Hughes advert..All together now..”Let me tell about an accident I had”.Some one got paid for this.

  • Mark

    The Qatar Airlines add with a bunch of Barcelona players annoys the crap out of me. There’s a reason these guys are not actors; their thespian efforts are an embarrassment, and the unfunniness of the ad is legendary.

    I was half expecting the cast of Downton Abbey to take the field for the Spanish cup final.

    • Chris

      I hate that ad too, and am I the only one thinking they missed an opportunity to go to Transylvania and have suarez “pose” as dracula.

  • Mark

    The Qatar Airlines add with a bunch of Barcelona players annoys the crap out of me. There’s a reason these guys are not actors; their thespian efforts are an embarrassment, and the unfunniness of the ad is legendary.

    I was half expecting the cast of Downton Abbey to take the field for the Spanish cup final.

    • Chris

      I hate that ad too, and am I the only one thinking they missed an opportunity to go to Transylvania and have suarez “pose” as dracula.

  • Joe

    I cannot bear that hideous child chuckling Cow & Gate advert that just will not fuck off. Just when I think its gone forever, here it comes, resurfacing when least expected to drag its nails down the blackboard of my psyche.

  • Joe

    I cannot bear that hideous child chuckling Cow & Gate advert that just will not fuck off. Just when I think its gone forever, here it comes, resurfacing when least expected to drag its nails down the blackboard of my psyche.

  • cornz

    That new Weetabix “breakfast in a bottle”. Cos I want to eat liquefied gak first thing in the morning that tastes of cardboard….

  • cornz

    That new Weetabix “breakfast in a bottle”. Cos I want to eat liquefied gak first thing in the morning that tastes of cardboard….

  • Dickybird

    The ridiculous Muller Corner ads with Nicole Sherzinger!
    WTF are they about? Like she eats them? As if. The recent PUD one, why does she feel the need to laugh when she falls over? Come on Nicole GET A LIFE! Or stick to singing! Mmm then again, maybe not!

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      A bit pedantic, I know, but calling it “Püd” to make it look vaguely Germanic. Then pronouncing it “pud”. Err. guys. Müller – with an umlaut over the “u” – is in all probability a German company. So you should know to pronounce it something like “Peuhd” made by “Meuhller”. If you want it to be called “Pud”, leave the fucking umlaut off the “u”. Thank you.

  • Dickybird

    The ridiculous Muller Corner ads with Nicole Sherzinger!
    WTF are they about? Like she eats them? As if. The recent PUD one, why does she feel the need to laugh when she falls over? Come on Nicole GET A LIFE! Or stick to singing! Mmm then again, maybe not!

    • Paul LJ Catlow

      A bit pedantic, I know, but calling it “Püd” to make it look vaguely Germanic. Then pronouncing it “pud”. Err. guys. Müller – with an umlaut over the “u” – is in all probability a German company. So you should know to pronounce it something like “Peuhd” made by “Meuhller”. If you want it to be called “Pud”, leave the fucking umlaut off the “u”. Thank you.

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    Skyr. Iceland’s native yoghurt. Advertised by borderline child abuse in the nordic north, complete with geysers and nearly freezing to death halfway up a mountain. Just to reinforce the point, in Icelandic with subtitles.

    And in the tiniest little letters on screen for the briefest of time – “Made in Germany”

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    Skyr. Iceland’s native yoghurt. Advertised by borderline child abuse in the nordic north, complete with geysers and nearly freezing to death halfway up a mountain. Just to reinforce the point, in Icelandic with subtitles.

    And in the tiniest little letters on screen for the briefest of time – “Made in Germany”

  • Spouse

    Can anyone tell me who the complete twat dressed like a fuckin fruit bowl, cockin his leg and offering free bagels is? I’ve gone through 3 fuckin Telly’s cos of him!

  • Spouse

    Can anyone tell me who the complete twat dressed like a fuckin fruit bowl, cockin his leg and offering free bagels is? I’ve gone through 3 fuckin Telly’s cos of him!

  • Paul LJ Catlow

    This is it. PayPal ad girl with weird accent. her English is good enough to class as native, it doesn’t sound as if she’s from elsewhere and has English as a second language (possibly South African, Afrikaans?) . – but where is she native to? The accen t wanders so much… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZM5vfDqjg8

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