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Maciamo
16-10-04, 08:45
Personally, I like watching some commercial on Japanese TV (they are better than any others I have seen, and even surpass the programs themselves), but I am not influenced by them at all. Actually, I hardly remember what product is the ad for.

I hear that many Japanese decide to buy something just because a famous TV host, singer, actress or model was in the commercial. Personally, I am not the slightest bit affected, as I do not see any relationship between that celebrity and me, and even if there was, I know perfectly well that they are just doing their job (and getting a lot of money) for sponsoring a product.

So, I do like some commercials, but they will certainly not influence my choices or make me want to buy the product. The only usefulness of commcercials would be to make me aware of new products which I wouldn't have noticed yet. But again, not make me want to buy it, as they can't create a need if it does not previously exist.

If you feel influenced by TV commercials or other ads, even sometimes (one can hardly be influenced by all ads), vote "yes". If you are never influenced, vote "no".

Note that I have divided the poll by ethnico-cultural group to see if that has an influence or not. East Asian include Japanese, Chinese, Korean and South-East Asians (living there). Westerners mean all Caucasians and other born and raised in Western countries who consider themselves Westerners. All others, choose "Other".

Jungle Boy
16-10-04, 11:13
I am into F1 and I must admit I tried both Becks and Warsteiner beers because of thier sponsorship in the sport. But I don't pay attention to commercials on tv and most of the time I don't bother to watch them. So the answer is "sometimes". If it's a product I would probably try anway and it's being advertised in racing then maybee, but other than that no.

Satori
16-10-04, 11:20
I voted no, mainly for the same reasons you listed above. But also because I happen to see through some of the persuasive tactics used in commercials here in the U.S. Some companies have even been caught using subliminals in their advertising, which is not allowed for the most part.

However, the commercials here in the U.S. do get away with using some hypnotic type suggestions and visuals. I guess I see through it because I once studied hypnosis, so I know some of the techniques. For example, one of the ways to temporarily remove the conscious mind (or filter) and gain access to the subconscious mind is to either bore it to death (which is what we usually see in regressive hypnosis, where the hypnotist talks very slowly and counts backwards) or overload it with images. And it's the latter that affects most consumers watching U.S. commercials these days.

Let's use car sales for example. Oftentimes there will be a lot of quick and closeup images flashed across the screen--too fast for the conscious mind to even grasp--and then the ad person will use words that have to do with feelings and sensations, which is what the subconscious mind deals with. They'll say things like, "Just look at the rich leather interior," and "Wouldn't you look great in a car like that?" It's amazing to me the manipulations that are allowed in advertising sometimes! But when you know what's going on, it's easy not to be influenced.

I'm wondering, are most commercials here in the U.S. similar to those you are describing in Japan? I have only seen funny commercials from Japan, which never really gave me an overall knowledge of what they were like.

Maciamo
16-10-04, 11:27
I'm wondering, are most commercials here in the U.S. similar to those you are describing in Japan? I have only seen funny commercials from Japan, which never really gave me an overall knowledge of what they were like.

No, Japanese commercials are rarely tricky, deeply psychological or subliminal. It's all quite straightforward; funny and stupid (usually food) or classy and elegant (usually cars and cosmetics) or using celebrities and catchy rhyming songs (over half of them).


I am into F1 and I must admit I tried both Becks and Warsteiner beers because of thier sponsorship in the sport. But I don't pay attention to commercials on tv and most of the time I don't bother to watch them. So the answer is "sometimes". If it's a product I would probably try anway and it's being advertised in racing then maybee, but other than that no.

New guideline : vote "yes" if you are influenced even only sometimes.

Satori
16-10-04, 11:30
No, Japanese commercials are rarely tricky, deeply psychological or subliminal. It's all quite straightforward; funny and stupid (usually food) or classy and elegant (usually cars and cosmetics) or using celebrities and catchy rhyming songs (over half of them).

Then it must be the celebrity influence and herd mentality? I seriously don't know. :souka:

They sound like good commercials, though! :-) Some of the funny ones I saw many years ago were really hilarious! :p

TwistedMac
16-10-04, 20:02
yup. I've caught myself automatically asuming a product is better just because i've heard the name before several times.

Glenn
16-10-04, 20:06
I voted "yes," because I've seen some commercials that have made me very strongly not want to buy the product.

Eternal Wind
16-10-04, 21:50
I voted no....it doesn't really affect me since 90% of all the commercials being shown in my country are Crap....

nekosasori
16-10-04, 23:22
No. I remain indifferent to products and services advertized, and rarely remember ads of any sort (occasionally to my husband's annoyance - I think he's envious of how I can be oblivious to many things, including pedestrians). I'm also aware of subliminal and overt marketing tactics, but am generally cautious with my money and will not make impulse purchases either.

RockLee
17-10-04, 02:51
I think they are...afterall, that's the goal of marketingppl ;-)...to think and assume you aren't is rather foolish, also eventhough you don't notice you automatically buy stuff you heard of before.Think about it :-)...Oh yeah...commercials and ads aren't only on tv...keep that in mind too ;-)...so that's my second arguement for the ppl who chose the NO I DON'T !

bossel
17-10-04, 03:13
I think they are...afterall, that's the goal of marketingppl ;-)...to think and assume you aren't is rather foolish, also eventhough you don't notice you automatically buy stuff you heard of before.
Just like Nekosasori I'm pretty careful with my money. I almost never buy brands. Since brands are those for which commercials are made, I can't be influenced very heavily. Hence I voted "no".

But as an afterthought: I have to admit that I'm in a way influenced by advertisements. When I see some stuff which I need (or assume to need in the near future) advertised for a good price by a discounter; I may go there & have a look at it.

CC1
17-10-04, 04:22
I watch the TV ads (especially in Japan) strictly for entertainment. I am never influenced by an add to buy a particular product though. The ad may draw my attention towards the product, but unless I am unhappy with the current product I am using, I am unlikely to switch just because of an ad!

My wife on the other hand (Japanese) is totally drawn in by advertising. She always says stuff like..."it looked so much better in the ad!" and I'm like..."of course it did, do you think they'd show you crap and expect to sell it to you?" :p



edit: If you want to add my wifes vote to your poll feel free since I can only vote once! I am an East-Asian female => yes :wave:

Keiichi
17-10-04, 04:38
To some small extent, yes. But for the most part, no.
In my first year University, I took this basic English 100 class, and the teacher made us analyze tv and magazine ads for the whole semester. He said this class will change the way you look at advertisements. We had to look into details as to all the appeals of ads, creative, abstract, sexual, etc. Three years later, I still sort of have this analyzing thing going on. I sometimes think to myself, what does Japanese visitors of Hawaii think of this commercial when they see it, and how does it compare to a Japanese commercial, and such things. My ways of looking at ads have changed, and in my opinion, to the non-brainwashed side.

Keiichi

:blush:

Lina Inverse
17-10-04, 04:38
Not influenced one bit. If I like something, I'll go buy it no matter the commercial for it, and vice versa. Some time ago, I remember I liked something, but the commercial for it was really braindead... I didn't care and continued buying it.
Commercials here aren't often entertaining... Japanese ones are much better there (if I think of the bouncy "purin" commercial :D )

King of Tokyo
18-10-04, 05:02
Not at all. I personally find that commercials are really quite the waste of money. The only time I ever buy something I see on a commercial is if I already wanted it and the commercial tells me where it can be found. Heh.

misa.j
21-10-04, 21:34
Of course I was. Commercials and any other advertisements including the writings on products, are meant to influence people's opinions.
I often bought the products just because I liked the way someone was eating it, or seeing the products used by my favorite celebrities made me want to buy them.
Even now when I can watch TV only @ my in-laws' house while they are on vacation, I have bought a pillow that was advertized on the informercial channel.

Miss_apollo7
21-10-04, 21:38
I have voted in the poll!! Under the category I chose myself as "other female" as I am no 100% westener NOR 100% Asian because I am HALF, MIXED...so I must be "other" right??? :p

ANyway, the answer is: NO, I don't think I am influenced by TV commercials or ads, instead: I am influenced by FASHION. (sadly, I spend much money on matters relating to fashion....)... :relief: Especially clothes....

MeAndroo
22-10-04, 23:42
Absolutely. Being influenced doesn't mean that you are convinced to buy something on the spot, or are somehow hypnotized into unknowingly selecting a product. Advertising also exists to raise consumer awareness. Consciously seeing a product for the first time in any form of advertisement leaves an imprint, and that is most definitely an influence. Persuasion is something else.

I think the most influential commercials for me are for TV shows (time, day), movies (when they open, if it looks good), and food. For weeks now, I've wanted to try Sonic's, based entirely on the fact that they have commercials and I've never had it. Definitely influence me.

Lina Inverse
24-10-04, 04:24
I am influenced by FASHION. (sadly, I spend much money on matters relating to fashion....)... :relief: Especially clothes....
Don't worry, that's a problem that's shared by most women :relief:
Especially when it comes to shoes... :mad:

kirei_na_me
24-10-04, 21:01
Socks? What about socks? :?

Gaki
25-10-04, 15:32
Yes i am affected by advertisement, not so much anymore since i tend to not watch much TV, but if i was going to buy some sort of product i never bought before i would tend to buy the one i've heard of.

mad pierrot
25-10-04, 15:42
All the songs I remember! I might never buy the product, by damn, I remember all the cheesy lyrics/themes like....

-The Golden Grams song
-The Oscar Meyer Weiner song
-Like a Rock.....

I think all the catch phrases, like "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" were covered in another thread. Man, just today I was walking down the hall and found myself whistling the theme to "Tales from the Crypt." Why is it I can't remember what color socks I wore yesterday, but I can remember the theme from a commercial 10 years ago?

:eek2:

Miss_apollo7
25-10-04, 17:48
Don't worry, that's a problem that's shared by most women :relief:
Especially when it comes to shoes... :mad:

OH no!! You got me there!! :D Shoes....yes, I must confess that shoes and...clothes in general...:-)

Gaki
25-10-04, 22:40
-The Oscar Meyer Weiner song



For some reason i dont even know what an oscar meyer weiner is but i've heard that song. o_O''

Sinspawne
26-10-04, 12:21
The only influence they have on me is a sudden urge to flip the channels. They have the absolute opposite effect on me than they were intended^^

TwistedMac
26-10-04, 18:19
Socks? What about socks? :?
well, everyone knows chicks are much better at choosing socks than guys are...

Japanimaniac
03-12-04, 23:47
I find it hard to believe that anyone can say no to this.

"Hey, remember that funny commercial about..."

"UGH! I HATE this (insert product here) commercial!"

The point is, you remember them. Take Geico for example. They have great commercials! Everyone remembers the name "Geico". Now try remembering the name of that insurance company whose bland commercial you saw a week ago.

I STILL remember the commercial with the SUV where the two guys pick up the chair, find out it smells, and drop it off again. It's got that annoying "DA DA DA" song playing the whole tiime. I hate the commercial, but I'll remember that SUV has enough room to carry a large lounge chair next time I'm at the car dealer.

babar-san
04-12-04, 03:49
nope, no influence from ads or commercials.....they all suck, except of course when it comes to movies, cause im a movie freak, and trailers always get my attention, that is, if its something i would be interested in watching......so i guess in that respect, i am :?

ragedaddy
04-12-04, 08:37
I think it's almost virtually impossible to say you have never been influenced by commercials, that is unless you have never watched a television set ever before in your life. You cannot avoid commercials or any other forms of advertisements (Although Tivo and the new digital "Commercial Free," radio services are making it easier to do such).

It seems there is a misconception that commercials are strictly made to posess you to go out and buy items that you don't really not need. Yes, the fact of the matter is some try to influence you to do that, but many marketing campaigns make you focus and get the consumers familiar with their brands, companies, or services. It is true, there are many commercials that you can't remember the brands of the items (and that is due to the failed product of advertising agencies). However, there are many commercials that you do remember the brand, company, or service that they are offering. In Japan for instance, the "Dou Suru, Aifuru", commercials, you may never even think about investing in this service, but more than likely you remember the name. Also the commercial when you have the group of people in the office dancing to the same choreography, they clap their hands and scream out "Jinro". Boom, this slogan ingrained in your head from there on. In America, if you hear the catch phrase, "Ba da ba ba bah, I'm Lovin' it," more than likely you will know that this is McDonalds. The point is that one aspect of commercials will make you become familiar with the product or service (Like it or not). It might not make you go out and buy the product right away, but maybe sometime in the future you will need to make a purchase of some type of product, and when it comes down to a familiar brand or some unfamiliar brand, which of these are you most likely to pick? Maybe, you are out looking for a place to eat for lunch with your co-workers, you happen to see the sign of this restaurant, and unconsciously a thought flashes in your head, man they had some appealing menu items in that commercial that I saw before. You decide hey fellows, why don't we try here, it looks like they have some good grub.

I think brand loyalists are especially more susceptible to be influenced by commercials. There are people who really love a certain brand, and then all of the sudden, the newest product release of that line comes out. Whether it be clothing, make-up, video games, movies, or DVDs, are you guys telling me you never saw a commercial that inspired you to by a certain product? Say for the Movie fanatics, for example "Kill Bill" has just been put on the shelves, or for the J-poppers, the new "Utada Hikaru" has been released, and for the Gamers, say you see the new commercial for "Halo 2" is out, and you say to yourself, I've got to have that product. Here's another example, you see a commercial for a new addition from your favorite restaurant being showed on TV, you have never said yourself, "mmm that looks good, I might have to try one of those someday."

It's little things like that, which influence your spending habits. Do you want to know why? It's a simple logic that consists of people's wants can never be satisfied, and you will always have an insatiable thirst for new items. That is why companies try to influence you to buy their products, through the uses of commercials, billboards, magazines, radio, internet ads, etc. Although, you might say, oh no, I have never been influenced by a commercial, well you may want to rethink that again....

Japanimaniac
04-12-04, 12:53
A little long winded, but my point exactly, ragedaddy ^.^

ragedaddy
04-12-04, 18:21
Hey Japanmaniac, yes I totally agreed with your point, and yes I was pretty thorough with my concepts. I am currently enrolled in an International Marketing class, and thus I felt obliged to make good use of my knowledge through my last post. People may think that domestic marketing may be tough, but International Marketing is a whole nother ball game which requires many intricate details in order to perfect such an implementation of marketing.

Minty
26-05-06, 00:22
Personally, I like watching some commercial on Japanese TV (they are better than any others I have seen, and even surpass the programs themselves), but I am not influenced by them at all. Actually, I hardly remember what product is the ad for.
I hear that many Japanese decide to buy something just because a famous TV host, singer, actress or model was in the commercial. Personally, I am not the slightest bit affected, as I do not see any relationship between that celebrity and me, and even if there was, I know perfectly well that they are just doing their job (and getting a lot of money) for sponsoring a product.
So, I do like some commercials, but they will certainly not influence my choices or make me want to buy the product. The only usefulness of commcercials would be to make me aware of new products which I wouldn't have noticed yet. But again, not make me want to buy it, as they can't create a need if it does not previously exist.
If you feel influenced by TV commercials or other ads, even sometimes (one can hardly be influenced by all ads), vote "yes". If you are never influenced, vote "no".
Note that I have divided the poll by ethnico-cultural group to see if that has an influence or not. East Asian include Japanese, Chinese, Korean and South-East Asians (living there). Westerners mean all Caucasians and other born and raised in Western countries who consider themselves Westerners. All others, choose "Other".
Another interesting topic Maciamo! I like most of your topics you come up with!:cool:

I think Taiwanese commercial is much of a copy cat of Japanese commercial, they like to use celebrities to promote their products too! And since these celebrities are like role models for the teenagers out there they are very effective. Teenagers are the biggest spenders on junk, and the easiest to target.!:haihai:

When I was a teen I was much influenced by celebrities that I adored, (I still love my favourite celebrities but I am not that much influenced by them anymore.) Like one time a Chinese Actress from HK I admire made a shampoo commercial in Taiwan, I switched the shampoo brand because of her, but it was a mistake that shampoo was not good; I had dandruffs after so I switched again.:hey:

When I was younger, I also bought a lot of useless things because of the cute attractive anime or celebrities or gHello Kitty likeh figures that are used on the commercials. I have even paid a much higher price just to have my pencil case or rulers with those cute things on them! :giggle:

Eldritch
07-01-17, 13:07
I think that unless one lives in a completely advertisement free world (in which case you wouldn't be reading this) you will definitely be affected by advertising, whether you know it or not. Even if you don't go out and buy a product after seeing an ad, that doesn't stop that company from being in your list of choices, which is the first step. Imagine someone knows absolutely nothing about car insurance, from watching commercials they immediately know their examples are Safe Auto, Geico, Progressive, Allstate, State Farm, and any others I didn't think of within 5 seconds. Sometimes if you see a food commercial, you'll want that food (or a general range of food, like if you see a pizza commercial and think "Italian").
Point is, ads exist for a reason: they work. And unless you're Amish you'll be influenced by them.

firetown
07-01-17, 16:35
Couldn't agree any more with the last poster. Everyone I know who made the claim not being influenced I have proven wrong in my personal life. I find it actually dangerous not being able to see when we are influenced. I am not just talking blatant advertising but all the hidden advertising by sponsors of movies etc. and the in your face marketing on the streets of touristic places where coke pays merchants to be able to display them. All around us there is advertising. And when you are pressed to make a decision on a product to purchase, chances are you instinctively go to whatever advertising convinced you to be most comfortable with unless you have done personal research or gotten some advice from friends.

Blanco
18-01-17, 21:44
Consciously no, but subliminal messages influences everybody to an extent. Since people basically grow up on commercials we're basically trained to look away when it comes to critical thinking over emotions.

Gaga
19-04-17, 22:43
Western European, female, not influenced by commercials, fashion or celebs. Oh, I see the stuff. Am I going to run out and buy it? Not in this century or the next.

I am not sure if anyone of you are old enough, dad says it was the 40s if I remember what he said correctly, where radio stations in the US were paid by producers to play X song over and over again. Even if X song or Y band was the utter pits. They most likely still do.

But guess what, all it is, is "conditioning". Much like Pavlol's dogs if you hear the "bell" enough then you potentially become conditioned to believe it is actually good. Either good music, good for you, etc.

EOS took advantage of that commercialized conditioning by have celebs endorse their lip balm, for example, and I am sure some stores had it disappearing off the shelves like hot cakes. Likely still do in some areas despite the lawsuits and warnings.

Diomedes
21-04-17, 21:35
Off topic: When I saw Gaga's country flags, I felt kinda sad. Mods will eventually have to change this. The UK flag shall stand alone.

LeBrok
22-04-17, 03:41
Off topic: When I saw Gaga's country flags, I felt kinda sad. Mods will eventually have to change this. The UK flag shall stand alone.What if he voted against Brexit? What if he, and other like him, will bring Britain to Europe again in the future? I think we should be more inclusive and inviting.

stevenarmstrong
22-04-17, 03:46
The best ads are subtle, if not completely subliminal.

...at least for people like myself (and most likely Maciamo). Maciamo, have you ever been hypnotized? I for one have never been able to be hypnotized. I think some of us are more resistant to suggestion when it's obvious (as opposed to subtle or subliminal).

I would also imagine a constant bombardment of advertisements has a cumulative effect. One ad may not move you to buy. But many ads over days, weeks, months, years? It may influence you more than you think.

Minty
22-04-17, 09:10
Western European, female, not influenced by commercials, fashion or celebs. Oh, I see the stuff. Am I going to run out and buy it? Not in this century or the next.

I am not sure if anyone of you are old enough, dad says it was the 40s if I remember what he said correctly, where radio stations in the US were paid by producers to play X song over and over again. Even if X song or Y band was the utter pits. They most likely still do.

But guess what, all it is, is "conditioning". Much like Pavlol's dogs if you hear the "bell" enough then you potentially become conditioned to believe it is actually good. Either good music, good for you, etc.

EOS took advantage of that commercialized conditioning by have celebs endorse their lip balm, for example, and I am sure some stores had it disappearing off the shelves like hot cakes. Likely still do in some areas despite the lawsuits and warnings.

You know from what I read, Trump's victory is because of classical conditioning, fake news and money.

Gaga
22-04-17, 15:14
What if he voted against Brexit? What if he, and other like him, will bring Britain to Europe again in the future? I think we should be more inclusive and inviting.

First off, I'm a woman [as said] so you can toss the "he".


Secondly, Brexit? I'll tell you. But first you have to try to persuade me how to vote [either for or against] Brexit. Can you do so without reciting whatever has been spewed on television? I was, after all, on my university debates team and I am always looking for people regarding political ideas who can preach their argument without just reciting the news like a puppet with no original thought to call their own.

Gaga
22-04-17, 15:28
You know from what I read, Trump's victory is because of classical conditioning, fake news and money.

Same could be said of Obama, Clinton and Trudeau. Some of their tactics were so painfully obvious a blind man could "see" the writing on the wall.

In politics one has to use thy head and know how to read between the lines. Most people don't. It is why I asked LeBrok to persuade me one way or the other about Brexit without reciting the news.

LeBrok
22-04-17, 21:44
First off, I'm a woman [as said] so you can toss the "he".


Secondly, Brexit? I'll tell you. But first you have to try to persuade me how to vote [either for or against] Brexit. Can you do so without reciting whatever has been spewed on television? I was, after all, on my university debates team and I am always looking for people regarding political ideas who can preach their argument without just reciting the news like a puppet with no original thought to call their own.We have one poster name Goga, a he, thus I automatically assumed sex upon similarity. On the other hand I like Lady Gaga's few songs, so I'm familiar with Gaga being she. Well, go figure... I hope I didn't ruin your day. ;)

Unfortunately I'm pressed for time and not much time left to elaborating my point, and still couple of other poster waiting for my response. Anyway here is a short list at least:

- Union make every member stronger, more protected, less vulnerable to military conquests.
- Union is like every country, but on a bigger scale. Almost every European country began as union of provinces and states. Well, most unified by force, some by will of local princes or lords, but still, not many fancey separation by now.
- Great Britain is already a union.
- Economical growth of union is faster than without. This spurs better standard of life, life satisfaction, medical care, longevity, wealth, etc.
- In union, people become more tolerant, inclusive, and learn compromise.
- Look at United States of America. Has no more than half of population of Europe, but strongest commercial and financial power for last 100 years. They achieved more than what GB couldn't even when owned and enslaved half of the world.
- Greater mobility of Europeans, for work, education, enjoyment. This is what USA had for last 200 years, and with great results. Well, except for slaves in some era.
- Standardised goods, manufacturing and environmental laws across continent. It is like a metric system on bigger scale. Can you imagine a mess when every country had their own units?! Enough for me to deal with pounds and feet, lol, when I grew up in metric.
- European Union is young and inexperienced. Giving time it will be better integrated and wiser. We should improve on a good thing and not throw out a child with bath water.

Ok, have to run. cya later.

Gaga
23-04-17, 03:51
We have one poster name Goga, a he, thus I automatically assumed sex upon similarity. On the other hand I like Lady Gaga's few songs, so I'm familiar with Gaga being she. Well, go figure... I hope I didn't ruin your day. ;)

Unfortunately I'm pressed for time and not much time left to elaborating my point, and still couple of other poster waiting for my response. Anyway here is a short list at least:

- Union make every member stronger, more protected, less vulnerable to military conquests.
- Union is like every country, but on a bigger scale. Almost every European country began as union of provinces and states. Well, most unified by force, some by will of local princes or lords, but still, not many fancey separation by now.
- Great Britain is already a union.
- Economical growth of union is faster than without. This spurs better standard of life, life satisfaction, medical care, longevity, wealth, etc.
- In union, people become more tolerant, inclusive, and learn compromise.
- Look at United States of America. Has no more than half of population of Europe, but strongest commercial and financial power for last 100 years. They achieved more than what GB couldn't even when owned and enslaved half of the world.
- Greater mobility of Europeans, for work, education, enjoyment. This is what USA had for last 200 years, and with great results. Well, except for slaves in some era.
- Standardised goods, manufacturing and environmental laws across continent. It is like a metric system on bigger scale. Can you imagine a mess when every country had their own units?! Enough for me to deal with pounds and feet, lol, when I grew up in metric.
- European Union is young and inexperienced. Giving time it will be better integrated and wiser. We should improve on a good thing and not throw out a child with bath water.

Ok, have to run. cya later.

Well, all you did was recite the news and a little political rubbish likely right from the website. Hooray. Guess I'll give you kudos for the art of mimicry. But, just so you know, if we were on a debate's team I'd tear your commentary into pieces and quite literally have fun doing so.

Can I ask have you ever travelled outside Canada? And if you have, have you ever ventured beyond the big cities & tourist traps?

But really I don't see the point on the forums. I did have a large summary made up. But, as my edit says, it's more or less a waste of time. If you desire to try again, without copying & pasting the news or basic information gleaned from well political dogma/websites (some of your statement a high schooler who has travelled could argue against), you can PM.

LeBrok
29-04-17, 22:54
Well, all you did was recite the news and a little political rubbish likely right from the website. Hooray. Guess I'll give you kudos for the art of mimicry. But, just so you know, if we were on a debate's team I'd tear your commentary into pieces and quite literally have fun doing so.

Can I ask have you ever travelled outside Canada? And if you have, have you ever ventured beyond the big cities & tourist traps?

But really I don't see the point on the forums. I did have a large summary made up. But, as my edit says, it's more or less a waste of time. If you desire to try again, without copying & pasting the news or basic information gleaned from well political dogma/websites (some of your statement a high schooler who has travelled could argue against), you can PM.

Wow. Nothing more than general and condescending statement. You were a real gem of a debate team. Lol. Let's hear some more of your sucky attitude and crazy ideas...

PS. I was born in Europe and go there every couple of years.


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Twilight
29-04-17, 23:11
I'm not really influenced by commercials although it is interesting to see what business' are out there. :)

davef
30-04-17, 05:56
i can't be influenced by commercials bc most of them are too idiotic for me to even bother giving them an ounce of attention. A typical commercial would involve something lame such as a talking rubber bath ducky saying how you can save 10 percent off of auto insurance

NChSh
03-08-17, 22:29
Commercials only serve to irritate me. I don't have cable, and spend the extra $3/month to get rid of the commercials on Hulu.

timetraveller
28-11-17, 18:16
OH no!! You got me there!! :D Shoes....yes, I must confess that shoes and...clothes in general...:-)
This is so true girls! Women brain will spark when she sees an image of shoes. I mean who can resist that temptation?? When I walk on the street, I see a new model of a boot in a shop and my feet turn...automatically.

Maciamo
19-03-19, 11:46
Commercials only serve to irritate me. I don't have cable, and spend the extra $3/month to get rid of the commercials on Hulu.

Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of ads and commercials nowadays is not simply to incite people to pay extra to get rid of them. That being said, it doesn't work on me; I just ignore them.

1claire
20-03-19, 08:05
I think it depends if I need that product or not, but there times that I do purchase things that I saw from an advertisement.

Jaime__
05-04-19, 18:29
I am male westerner and I put off tv when commercials appears. Then in 4-5 minutes I put the tv on again. They are an abuse and make you feel nervous (bright lights, loud music, a lot of frames for second, and so on). They are treating bad to us to begin with.