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Old 6th October 2004, 02:15   #1
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Pulled Commercial

http://www.z95.com/upload/tv_spot_hospital.mov

The Nurses' Union demanded that the ad get pulled off air, and got what they wanted. Do you think it was really harming anyone? I found the ad to be quite funny, When I heard it was pulled all I said was "They have no sense of humor."

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Old 6th October 2004, 02:29   #2
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I chuckled...don't really see why it would offend anyone. If anything, I want to go to the hospital now..

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i think they have more than a theomometer up their asses if they got miffed about that.
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Old 6th October 2004, 03:06   #4
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I really don't see anything wrong with it.
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Old 6th October 2004, 11:50   #5
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Old 6th October 2004, 12:00   #6
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Its not funny, but also not offencive...

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Old 6th October 2004, 14:13   #7
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The world is full of whiners and "PC" idiots.

When will they allow kids to pick on one another in grade school again so everyone can learn to deal with it.

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I wanna know who voted yes.
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Old 6th October 2004, 14:28   #9
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That's so sexist, I won't even...
My good friend is a Cardiac I.C.C. Nurse. What a fucking insult this ad is.


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Old 6th October 2004, 14:55   #10
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sexiest!

I mean Sexist!

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Old 6th October 2004, 15:06   #11
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I voted yes for the simple reason that I don't like TV commercials. Any excuse for banning any commercial is a good excuse.

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Old 6th October 2004, 15:08   #12
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Point well taken -> there are way too many commercials

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Old 6th October 2004, 15:38   #13
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Old 6th October 2004, 16:01   #14
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It's nurses dancing around in their tight little uniforms to music, and then a old man in a wheel chair asks for a sponge bath.

NE1 know what they are trying to promote?

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Old 6th October 2004, 16:20   #15
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yes, because the song sucks
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Old 6th October 2004, 19:13   #16
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man alive. what on earth is wrong with that? some people. and i like the song *hides*


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Old 6th October 2004, 19:34   #17
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that is so stupid its offensive.
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Old 6th October 2004, 22:57   #18
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It's an ad for a radio station. I'd rather see that than Fox's "Fair and Balanced" Fairy tale.

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how the hell is it sexist? There are two guys dancing as well.
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Old 7th October 2004, 01:50   #20
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who the fuck took it off the air? they need to appeal, that's bullshit.

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sexiest!

I mean Sexist!
LMAO sums it up perfectly.

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Old 7th October 2004, 01:58   #21
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Here in St. Louis we have this commercial for 'Becky's Carpet and Tile". It's one of those only at late night commercials and this chick is flying around on a carpet through the Gateway Arch, wearing a crown and was as large as a herd of buffalo.

Well, about a month or two back this company called VIP (an adult 'toy' store) got the infamous Ron Jeremy to come and do a commercial for their store. It had RN Jeremy in a dress with a crown over his head pretty much imitating Becky.

Needless to say it never got aired and really in no way offensive at all. Queen Becky, well she saw it another way and being a late night icon (along with the used-car selling dog Buckley and various pawn shops and ****** commercials) demaned it be taken off the air and it was never aired.

http://vipxxx.com/WindowsLarge.html

Enjoy, it might be the only time you'll ever see Ron Jeremy in a dress.

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Old 7th October 2004, 20:53   #22
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Oh my Christ, and I thought the UK was too politically correct.


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Old 7th October 2004, 21:52   #23
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We need more political correctness in the world!

And I need more cases of Midol I can mail to people who would agree!

(To ease their pu**y aching.)

I'm a psychosomatic sister running around without a leash.
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Old 7th October 2004, 22:11   #24
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Touché.


lmao
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Old 7th October 2004, 22:57   #25
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and the old guy was taken by one of the male nurses so its not like they had to handle hes knee lenght sac or anything
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Old 8th October 2004, 02:07   #26
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and i like the song *hides*
Don't worry buddy, I confess to liking the song a bit too... Some people at my school think I'm gay because I like dance/trance music and make better friends with girls...

Anyhow, back on the topic, I really don't get why nurses would get their panties all up in a bunch over this 25 second commercial...

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Old 8th October 2004, 03:02   #27
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It's a good song, I like it too. I like dance music. Doesn't make me gay.

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Oh my Christ, and I thought the UK was too politically correct.


UK's nothing compared to bullshit PC crap here in the states.
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Old 9th October 2004, 02:06   #29
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Re: Pulled Commercial

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http://www.z95.com/upload/tv_spot_hospital.mov
I've downloaded this thing 3 times (twice with FireFox's built-in download dialog, and once with GetRight), and I don't know if the problem is QuickTime Alternative, or if the download isn't completing, or what, but the video won't play for me.

Anyway, is this the "Extreme Nurses love Emerald Nuts" commercial?
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Old 9th October 2004, 17:37   #30
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No, the advert's for a magazine.


What's the problem you're getting? Any error messages?

What version of Media Player Classic & RealAlternative are you using? It worked fine for me with fairly recent versions.
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Old 9th October 2004, 18:20   #31
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No, the advert's for a magazine.
No, It's for a radio station.

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Old 9th October 2004, 19:01   #32
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Close enough.
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Old 9th October 2004, 20:41   #33
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What's the problem you're getting?
See attached picture.

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What version of Media Player Classic are you using? It worked fine for me with fairly recent versions.
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Old 10th October 2004, 10:00   #34
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We need more political correctness in the world!

And I need more cases of Midol I can mail to people who would agree!

(To ease their pu**y aching.)
Have my own. thanks anyway! I salute my friend, Jen, who works harder than hell on a twelve hr. shift in Cardiac Intensive Care, and who shouldn't be symbolized as a
"twinkie"!
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Old 10th October 2004, 11:03   #35
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Every profession gets criticised / made fun of / belittled / stereotyped at some point or another. That's the way it is - you shouldn't take one advert as a personal dig against your friend, what they do and all of their hard work.
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Old 10th October 2004, 11:28   #36
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The "Nurse" as "cupcake" went out with highbutton shoes.
You have the right to think it's ok; I have the right to think it belongs in the "not funny anymore" category!
And the inclusion of male nurses as chorus boys goes to another sterotype! You're a straight white male aren't ya'?
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Old 10th October 2004, 11:51   #37
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Maybe.


But one look at British Friday night evening TV confirms that some gay people definitely don't have a problem with the stereotype: if you can, watch Friday Night With Jonothan Ross to see some very talented, and totally camp, Four Gay Guys And A Piano, who do all the linking music for the guests (and looked like they were enjoying themselves when Ian McKellen (Gandalf) came on the show a while back...


So yes, stereotypes still do exist in this day and age, but what makes it so great is that tolerance abounds also. Many people get portrayed unfairly or in a biased manner, such is life. If you really dislike it, file a complaint with the advertising standards agency.

... Which makes me think, do you have an advertising standards agency?
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Old 10th October 2004, 11:57   #38
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When I tune in SNL, South Park, or something where that
kind of humour is not only expected, it's encouraged that to me is fun!
But for a paid T.V. ad. I think it's a no-no!
It's not even funny, it's just tacky!
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I installed an earlier version of QTAlt, and finally saw it.

Widdykats, what exactly do you and your nurse friend find offensive about it?
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