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Capitalizing On Stupid

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Revoltingest, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I've long loathed Liberty Mutual's commercials more than any other auto insurance company.
    Their theme is that you're a victim if you wreck your car, & they increase your rates.

    What....they're supposed to ignore that you just proved you're a bigger risk than before?

    Today, I discovered that others hate them too!
    http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/liberty-mutuals-commercials-have-reached-peak-stupid-1713494801

    So, fellow posters.....share your ads which depend upon the customer being dumb & not responsible for their own actions.
     
  2. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Including the one's for Trump and Carson?
     
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    saw a documentary about encryption codes.
    all that security we go for...so we can do things online....
    and the gov is working on cracking ALL encryption in the name of national security.

    so much for your laptop security
    so much for spending money on keeping your stuff 'out of sight'
     
  4. Revoltingest

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    Any examples you want.

    But let's not make it about mere partisan differences.
    I want stupid where even opposing sides can point & roll theirs eyes in amazement..
     
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    Encryption still has value against attacks by less capable folk.

    Btw, I just got an email from my favorite chocolate supplier, El Rey.
    They touted that my chocolate is "gluten free"!
    Chocolate doesn't have gluten, & I don't have Celiac disease.
     
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    how about all those drug commercials about easing your distress?
    bad skin, joint pains, what ev........

    but the side effects are long listed and include lymphoma, blood pressure drops.....death
     
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    There is one that I particularly hate, but I do not think I will post it here because I hate it so much I refuse to give him any free advertising
     
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    anyone remember pet rocks?
     
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    Yeah, but that was more fun novelty than stupid.

    I'm thinking about things like truck commercials which tout the value of torque over horsepower.
    There, the appeal is to the customer's ignorance of really basic physics.
     
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    Nah.....the side effects are relatively rare compared to the palliative effects.

    Like my use of a fancy word there?
     
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    But no one in this vaunted brain trust would fall for it, so please......you've piqued our curiosity.
    Post away!
     
  12. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Jenny Craig. If you read the bottom tag they basic say that you can lose weight if you eat right and exercise.
     
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    Since I got really screwed by this ...

     
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    Yeah, I just wish I had thought of that.
     
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    I think the side effects for this are worse than the side effects for smoking;

     
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    I love the idea of this thread but I'm walking out the door for Thanksgiving vacation... I'll hit it up this weekend.
     
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    Have a good Thanksgiving!
     
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    I think those illegal cigarette ads in Ontario with that dramatization of a woman calling emergency services crying that she's been shot tops my list for this year.
     
  19. Revoltingest

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    I'll be watching!
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Heh.

    "How can my car depreciate before it's first oil change you might ask?"


    Answer: ITS BECAUSE IT'S GOT A BIG HUGE FREAKIN DENT IN IT YOU MORON!!!"

    *Grin*
     
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