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Taco John
02-08-2010, 02:08 AM
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Taco John
02-08-2010, 02:12 AM
I thought the Cheap Trick track was a nice touch.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 07:09 AM
I thought that commercial hit on the truth. That's what the green loving lefties would do to us if they have their way!

Guru
02-08-2010, 07:20 AM
This is exactly what they want to do.

|Zach|
02-08-2010, 07:23 AM
This is exactly what they want to do.

Yes, exactly.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 07:25 AM
Yes, exactly.

You just won't call them Green Police but use a nice sounding mild euphemism.
How 'bout faceless bureaucrat? Same thing really, just not as overt.

blaise
02-08-2010, 07:27 AM
It was odd because on one hand it poked fun at people who were a bit over the top with the whole green thing, but pitched a green product. It made me remember the product, but I don't know if it was in a positive way.

blaise
02-08-2010, 07:31 AM
You just won't call them Green Police but use a nice sounding mild euphemism.
How 'bout faceless bureaucrat? Same thing really, just not as overt.

Don't worry, ma'am. The Green Guides are only here to help you. Please let us examine your trash. The Tolerance Teachers will be along to examine your emails and computer, soon.

NewChief
02-08-2010, 07:33 AM
It was odd because on one hand it poked fun at people who were a bit over the top with the whole green thing, but pitched a green product. It made me remember the product, but I don't know if it was in a positive way.

That was my thinking as well. Weird commercial. It wasn't just poking fun at them, it was presenting a horrific dystopian projection of the entire green movement. Then it's trying to sell a product of that movement. Mixed messages.

|Zach|
02-08-2010, 07:34 AM
You just won't call them Green Police but use a nice sounding mild euphemism.
How 'bout faceless bureaucrat? Same thing really, just not as overt.

That commercial? Was exactly what they want to do.

fan4ever
02-08-2010, 07:48 AM
It was odd because on one hand it poked fun at people who were a bit over the top with the whole green thing, but pitched a green product. It made me remember the product, but I don't know if it was in a positive way.

I'm in advertising and that's the slant I took from the ad; it defamed the movement that would make this car the popular choice...actually alienating the target audience. Loved it though for making a great point.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 07:49 AM
That commercial? Was exactly what they want to do.

Nah, you're just not making connections.

talastan
02-08-2010, 07:52 AM
I took it as "This is how you get your, green-tree hugging, neo-hippie, leftist friend to quit bugging you about your SUV." It was making fun of the movement by selling a product that would render them useless in the future. I don't think it was a really well thought out commercial though IMO.

BigRedChief
02-08-2010, 08:17 AM
I thought it was funny.

fan4ever
02-08-2010, 08:23 AM
It might have been more effective if it would have ended with "let them think you bought it because it's green...but you know better" and show the car handling a tight corner, zipping down the road; nice shot of the interior, etc.

Biggest point is I thought it was a volkswagon commercial when I retold it to my wife last night.

Brock
02-08-2010, 08:26 AM
It made me want to throw another log on the fire.

dirk digler
02-08-2010, 08:27 AM
This came after my gf's commercial I don't remember much after that :)

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fan4ever
02-08-2010, 08:35 AM
That was an entertaining commercial.

bkkcoh
02-08-2010, 08:35 AM
Sad thing is, a lot of people would like to see it to that degree.

NewChief
02-08-2010, 08:39 AM
Sad thing is, a lot of people would like to see it to that degree.

Yup. It's exactly what the treehuggers want.

fan4ever
02-08-2010, 08:40 AM
Sad thing is, a lot of people would like to see it to that degree.

It probably pissed off most of Hollywood...and that makes me tremble.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 08:44 AM
It probably pissed off most of Hollywood...and that makes me tremble.

That's because it hit on the truth. Truth does that.:D
Wasn't it in Cali, they were going to regulate people's thermostats inside their homes?

dirk digler
02-08-2010, 09:01 AM
That's because it hit on the truth. Truth does that.:D
Wasn't it in Cali, they were going to regulate people's thermostats inside their homes?

KCPL in MO sent me an offer last year that they would give me a new thermostat and then they could connect to it and regulate it in the summer. I actually thought about it but decided against it.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 09:04 AM
KCPL in MO sent me an offer last year that they would give me a new thermostat and then they could connect to it and regulate it in the summer. I actually thought about it but decided against it.

That's not the govt though. It's your supplier. Granted it's a public utility but that's just a govt granted monopoly.

bkkcoh
02-08-2010, 09:06 AM
That's not the govt though. It's your supplier. Granted it's a public utility but that's just a govt granted monopoly.

But what if the companies where given some type of incentive to do so?

blaise
02-08-2010, 09:08 AM
KCPL in MO sent me an offer last year that they would give me a new thermostat and then they could connect to it and regulate it in the summer. I actually thought about it but decided against it.

We did that at our house in Kansas. I think there's actually only 2 days during the year when they can adjust it.

dirk digler
02-08-2010, 09:08 AM
That's not the govt though. It's your supplier. Granted it's a public utility but that's just a govt granted monopoly.

True but IMO it almost the same since it is a monopoly

dirk digler
02-08-2010, 09:17 AM
We did that at our house in Kansas. I think there's actually only 2 days during the year when they can adjust it.

I can't remember exactly but it seemed they could do it at anytime but I could be wrong

jiveturkey
02-08-2010, 09:34 AM
I can't remember exactly but it seemed they could do it at anytime but I could be wrongI have it and it is limited to a certain number of days as well as times of day.

We've had it for a couple of years and I've never noticed any changes.

SNR
02-08-2010, 10:34 AM
That commercial made me want to go to a city park and litter

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 12:14 PM
True but IMO it almost the same since it is a monopoly

Far from it. It can't jail you if you don't comply. It can just deny service. If it wasn't granted monoply status by govt, just think you could go with another supplier.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 12:15 PM
But what if the companies where given some type of incentive to do so?

I don't understand your question exactly. Are you saying give the public utility the authority to report the person to the govt for a fine or jail? That's just as bad. So much for private/public partnerships. That would be fascism.

Chiefshrink
02-08-2010, 12:27 PM
Whether Audi realized it or not they have brought to light(politicized,whether intentional or not) even more how ridiculous and fraudulent "the whole green movement" and "climate change" have become.

And more importantly it just reminds most of Americans regardless of political party how close we are to this scenario which only strengthens the case against Obama's green agenda.

HonestChieffan
02-08-2010, 12:31 PM
May be a role for the new Climate Change Agency?

jiveturkey
02-08-2010, 12:32 PM
I thought that it was funny.

As for climate change being fraudulent you are certainly on to something. The green movement still has legs though. Recycling and using less is a good idea regardless of climate change. Going completely nuts with it and using a stationary bike to run your toaster is f'in nuts and deserves thorough ridicule.

NewChief
02-08-2010, 12:34 PM
I thought that it was funny.

As for climate change being fraudulent you are certainly on to something. The green movement still has legs though. Recycling and using less is a good idea regardless of climate change. Going completely nuts with it and using a stationary bike to run your toaster is f'in nuts and deserves thorough ridicule.

Eh. The bicycle man will have the last laugh when we end up in an energy crisis and he has properly toasted bread. In all seriousness, I've been reading more and more lately about going off the grid in order to prepare yourself and your family for any coming energy crisis. It's really the only thing you can do as an individual if you're at all worried about the future.

Not saying I'm doing it... I'm just saying.

Chief Henry
02-08-2010, 12:51 PM
Whether Audi realized it or not they have brought to light(politicized,whether intentional or not) even more how ridiculous and fraudulent "the whole green movement" and "climate change" have become.

And more importantly it just reminds most of Americans regardless of political party how close we are to this scenario which only strengthens the case against Obama's green agenda.


It was funny, but it also pulled the curtain back on the wacko left
greenies that are wanting to shove thier agenda down our throats.

petegz28
02-08-2010, 12:51 PM
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BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 04:12 PM
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I LOVE it! It's so true too!

banyon
02-08-2010, 06:56 PM
It was funny, but it also pulled the curtain back on the wacko left
greenies that are wanting to shove thier agenda down our throats.

Yeah, it really exposed the whole movement.


If anything, it accurately portrays the ridiculous paranoia on the right of what the movement is about. It's always easier to ridicule extreme fringe figments of your imagination than deal with measured pragmatic advocacy.

Dallas Chief
02-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Yeah, it really exposed the whole movement.


If anything, it accurately portrays the ridiculous paranoia on the right of what the movement is about. It's always easier to ridicule extreme fringe figments of your imagination than deal with measured pragmatic advocacy.

I disagree. It parodies the lengths that the extreme left are willing to go to force their lifestyle choices on everyone else. Non-believers, if you will. Why am I right? Because the product being advertised was a TDI Audi. Since when has anything diesel been touted as green friendly for anything other than the mileage capabilities??? Smell what I'm steppin' in here?
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banyon
02-08-2010, 08:08 PM
I disagree. It parodies the lengths that the extreme left are willing to go to force their lifestyle choices on everyone else. Non-believers, if you will. Why am I right? Because the product being advertised was a TDI Audi. Since when has anything diesel been touted as green friendly for anything other than the mileage capabilities??? Smell what I'm steppin' in here?
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Yeah, you're drawing a line between the sustainability folks and the peta/earthfirsters. I belong to the former, not the latter.

Diesel helping us with energy efficiency until we can transition to a better fuel is fine by me.

BucEyedPea
02-08-2010, 08:09 PM
The sustainability folks is code for UN socialists.

banyon
02-08-2010, 08:11 PM
The sustainability folks is code for UN socialists.

See? That's the conflation I was talking about. Want wind power? = World government Stalin11!11!

Dallas Chief
02-08-2010, 08:15 PM
Yeah, you're drawing a line between the sustainability folks and the peta/earthfirsters. I belong to the former, not the latter.

Diesel helping us with energy efficiency until we can transition to a better fuel is fine by me.

OK. I can respect that. But from what I've read, the longer a diesel engine goes, the more of a top shelf polluter it becomes. That's why I prefer the gasoline/hybrid technology much more.
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