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#27 Feb 10 2011 at 7:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, that's what's offensive about it. The woman in the commercial is an overbearing, controlling cnut.
I think it's time for you to seek professional help. That last girlfriend apparently did a number on you.

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#28 Feb 10 2011 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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There was a dumb blonde in there too;)

I didn't find it racist, or terribly funny.
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#29 Feb 10 2011 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, these days it's apparently racist of me to watch anyone who comes into my workplace closely regardless of race, but if someone I watch is native or black, I'd better watch out. I'm bound to lose my job for being a racist.


That is why I like my job, I only associate with people I hire, and vis a vis, people that want to hire my team. Most of my crew is white, not because I dislike other races, but because here in the great white north, more companies are willing to hire non-whites, non-males to work to avoid potential prejudice complaints, or even charges. So I hire them because their chance of getting a job in my area (a heavy lebanese and non-white region), over the other locals is less than fair.

Got to love it when the very people society protects turn around and become more "powerful" then those original people who protected them.
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#30 Feb 10 2011 at 7:19 AM Rating: Good
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It's kind of like the two little Transformers in the second movie. They may have been based on "unflattering" caricatures of urban people, but to move to calling them racist is looking too hard for something to complain about. Complain about the sh:tty voice acting, the terrible script and the slip-shod plot all day long, but racist robots? Please.
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#31 Feb 10 2011 at 7:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not racist at all; not sure how people would get that. I laughed when the blonde got hit, but then again I can be pretty immature.
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#32 Feb 10 2011 at 7:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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LockeColeMA wrote:
Not racist at all;
Seriously, they were drinking Pepsi, not Orange.
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#33 Feb 10 2011 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
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Not racist at all;
Seriously, they were drinking Pepsi, not Orange.

That'd a been funny rat thar.
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#34 Feb 10 2011 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Well, these days it's apparently racist of me to watch anyone who comes into my workplace closely regardless of race, but if someone I watch is native or black, I'd better watch out. I'm bound to lose my job for being a racist.


That is why I like my job, I only associate with people I hire, and vis a vis, people that want to hire my team. Most of my crew is white, not because I dislike other races, but because here in the great white north, more companies are willing to hire non-whites, non-males to work to avoid potential prejudice complaints, or even charges. So I hire them because their chance of getting a job in my area (a heavy lebanese and non-white region), over the other locals is less than fair.

Got to love it when the very people society protects turn around and become more "powerful" then those original people who protected them.
What the fuck are you going on about Willis?
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
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Not racist at all;
Seriously, they were drinking Pepsi, not Orange.


I thought it was grape drink, and where were the watermellons, waffles and fried chicken.
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#36 Feb 10 2011 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
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Well, these days it's apparently racist of me to watch anyone who comes into my workplace closely regardless of race, but if someone I watch is native or black, I'd better watch out. I'm bound to lose my job for being a racist.


That is why I like my job, I only associate with people I hire, and vis a vis, people that want to hire my team. Most of my crew is white, not because I dislike other races, but because here in the great white north, more companies are willing to hire non-whites, non-males to work to avoid potential prejudice complaints, or even charges. So I hire them because their chance of getting a job in my area (a heavy lebanese and non-white region), over the other locals is less than fair.

Got to love it when the very people society protects turn around and become more "powerful" then those original people who protected them.
What the fuck are you going on about Willis?


Around here companies tend to hire minorities and women more often then white men, for a reason I can only put on avoiding any kinds of legal entanglements.
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#37 Feb 10 2011 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
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I think it's time for you to seek professional help. That last girlfriend apparently did a number on you


I just think that, unless there's a major health issue involved, no one should be telling anyone what to eat. I'd kick a girl to the curb if she tried to tell me I couldn't eat a cheeseburger.


Also, she was a controlling ***** who tried to tell me that I should put her ahead of my friends and family, accused me of cheating if I ever left the house even to go to work, cheated on me at least 7 times, burned her house down so I'd have her move in with me, then quit her job and expected me to support her and her cats on minimum wage, and threatened my family and threatened me. I had to get a **** restraining order.

Besides, current girlfriend being an intelligent, logical, beautiful, not crazy English major has been a bigger help than any professional could ever be.
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#38 Feb 10 2011 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, these days it's apparently racist of me to watch anyone who comes into my workplace closely regardless of race, but if someone I watch is native or black, I'd better watch out. I'm bound to lose my job for being a racist.


That is why I like my job, I only associate with people I hire, and vis a vis, people that want to hire my team. Most of my crew is white, not because I dislike other races, but because here in the great white north, more companies are willing to hire non-whites, non-males to work to avoid potential prejudice complaints, or even charges. So I hire them because their chance of getting a job in my area (a heavy lebanese and non-white region), over the other locals is less than fair.

Got to love it when the very people society protects turn around and become more "powerful" then those original people who protected them.


If you're deliberately selecting employees for their race then you're part of the problem, no matter the reason.
#39 Feb 10 2011 at 7:34 AM Rating: Default
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Around here companies tend to hire minorities and women more often then white men, for a reason I can only put on avoiding any kinds of legal entanglements.


I disagree. Case in point: my workplace is a white sausagefest.
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#40 Feb 10 2011 at 7:46 AM Rating: Good
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Around here companies tend to hire minorities and women more often then white men, for a reason I can only put on avoiding any kinds of legal entanglements.


I disagree. Case in point: my workplace is a white sausagefest.
I simply don't believe it.
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#41 Feb 10 2011 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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I think it's time for you to seek professional help. That last girlfriend apparently did a number on you


I just think that, unless there's a major health issue involved, no one should be telling anyone what to eat. I'd kick a girl to the curb if she tried to tell me I couldn't eat a cheeseburger.


Also, she was a controlling ***** who tried to tell me that I should put her ahead of my friends and family, accused me of cheating if I ever left the house even to go to work, cheated on me at least 7 times, burned her house down so I'd have her move in with me, then quit her job and expected me to support her and her cats on minimum wage, and threatened my family and threatened me. I had to get a **** restraining order.

Besides, current girlfriend being an intelligent, logical, beautiful, not crazy English major has been a bigger help than any professional could ever be.


Nope, you still have issues.

Also, it wasn't racist and yes, I giggled a little.
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Just acknowledging the above fact makes me "racist" in the eyes of the general population, both left and right leaning.


No, much like the ad in question you are offensively stupid, but not, in this instance, racist.



I could say the sky is blue(or some other obvious statement), and that'd be stupid (implying wrong) in some way because it came from me.
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#43 Feb 10 2011 at 8:04 AM Rating: Default
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Nope, you still have issues.


Seriously? I have issues because I think a woman who shoved her husband/boyfriend's face into a pie and stole his cheeseburger is controlling?
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#44 Feb 10 2011 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Just acknowledging the above fact makes me "racist" in the eyes of the general population, both left and right leaning.


No, much like the ad in question you are offensively stupid, but not, in this instance, racist.



I could say the sky is blue(or some other obvious statement), and that'd be stupid (implying wrong) in some way because it came from me.

Now that you've identified the problem, shut the f'uck up.
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#45 Feb 10 2011 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Nope, you still have issues.


Seriously? I have issues because I think a woman who shoved her husband/boyfriend's face into a pie and stole his cheeseburger is controlling?


Because you think a commercial that does those things isn't right. That's why.
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Got to love it when the very people society protects turn around and become more "powerful" then those original people who protected them.
Sounds like you did it wrong then.

You're pretty full of crap eh?
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Because you think a commercial that does those things isn't right. That's why.


At no point during the commercial does it appear that this isn't seen as normal and healthy behaviour. It's not right. Why should we see that sort of thing as normal?
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#48 Feb 10 2011 at 9:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Because you think a commercial that does those things isn't right. That's why.


At no point during the commercial does it appear that this isn't seen as normal and healthy behaviour. It's not right. Why should we see that sort of thing as normal?


lolwut?

A few weeks ago I saw a foreign commercial. A woman and her daughter got pulled over for speeding. While the woman is searching in her purse for her license, the cop looks in the back seat at the daughter. She mouthes "She's not my mom" and then holds up a sign written in crayon that says "Help!". Of course the cop then drags them mom out of the car and tries to place her under arrest. We then see the little girl again, smiling slyly at the camera.

If my son did that ****, I'd kill him. But it's a commercial, it's supposed to be funny, and I laughed my *** off.

Lighten up, jesus.
#49 Feb 10 2011 at 9:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lighten up, jesus.

You keep referring to this little prick as the son of Bob he's going to get a complex.
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#50 Feb 10 2011 at 9:19 AM Rating: Default
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lolwut?

A few weeks ago I saw a foreign commercial. A woman and her daughter got pulled over for speeding. While the woman is searching in her purse for her license, the cop looks in the back seat at the daughter. She mouthes "She's not my mom" and then holds up a sign written in crayon that says "Help!". Of course the cop then drags them mom out of the car and tries to place her under arrest. We then see the little girl again, smiling slyly at the camera.

If my son did that sh*t, I'd kill him. But it's a commercial, it's supposed to be funny, and I laughed my *** off.

Lighten up, jesus.


Now that's not something that occurs normally in society, and no one could possibly make the mistake that it would.
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#51 Feb 10 2011 at 9:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Fine, you win. The people that made that commercial should be strung up.
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