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    Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 7:52am
If you are injured playing racket ball and have to wear an eye patch. You will be mugged by some "gang bangers" and left in a ditch. I fail to see the connection to Direct TV?????
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...may have worked better if it were a mentos commercial.
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I had to wear a patch like that for a month or so, a long time ago.  It was kinda fun.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mindybolt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 4:06pm
It'd be better suited as a commercial for a pirate movie, what with the eyepatch over his eye.Wink
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

If you are injured playing racket ball and have to wear an eye patch. You will be mugged by some "gang bangers" and left in a ditch. I fail to see the connection to Direct TV?????
 
Either buy DirecTV's service or you will get your ass kicked... although i have DirecTV and i already feel like i get sucker punched once a month.  Ouch
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The message is basically "cable sucks, switch to DirecTV." Actually, there are some cable companies that offer better service than they do. Another stupid (and misleading) concept from them.

As long as they keep mail-bombing me each week persuading me to switch, I won't consider them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tiz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I had to wear a patch like that for a month or so, a long time ago.  It was kinda fun.
 
 

Were you chased by an angry mob?Ouch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jenjen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 4:13am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I had to wear a patch like that for a month or so, a long time ago.  It was kinda fun.
 
 

Were you chased by an angry mob?Ouch
 
 
Thor doesn't need an eye patch to be chased by an angry mob!LOLSmile
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He doesn't look beat up at all at the end. He just looks like he decided to sleep there.
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

If you are injured playing racket ball and have to wear an eye patch. You will be mugged by some "gang bangers" and left in a ditch. I fail to see the connection to Direct TV?????


The guy fell off a slippery slope that conveniently led to a ditch. I don't see the connection either. I don't know how you injure your eye during a fall either. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 6:57pm
I have to question why you people question such things like this. Of course the stuff in this commercial has little to do with Direct TV and of course the stuff in it is ridiculous, that's the point. It was made to be humorous, not to be taken literally.
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You people???? LOL

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Originally posted by Tech Tech wrote:

I have to question why you people question such things like this. Of course the stuff in this commercial has little to do with Direct TV and of course the stuff in it is ridiculous, that's the point. It was made to be humorous, not to be taken literally.
WinkYea...I kind of agree...but then again, that is exactly why we'll never be their customers.
Why would I want to be a customer of an organization that is all too busy baffling me with their bullsh*t rather than dazzling me with their brilliance? No thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 9:50pm
Originally posted by jenjen jenjen wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I had to wear a patch like that for a month or so, a long time ago.  It was kinda fun.
 
 

Were you chased by an angry mob?Ouch
 
 
Thor doesn't need an eye patch to be chased by an angry mob!LOLSmile
hahaha, Its a funny weekend , I can feel it!!!!!!  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snesgamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 6:34am
It's a cause and effect joke, with so many stages that point b doesn't seem like it should be able to connect to point a. It's a fairly obvious joke. And at least Direct TV's commercials are better than Dish's, who tend to stick to directly smearing the other company.
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Originally posted by Tech Tech wrote:

I have to question why you people question such things like this. Of course the stuff in this commercial has little to do with Direct TV and of course the stuff in it is ridiculous, that's the point. It was made to be humorous, not to be taken literally.

I agree.  I actually find this one quite funny.  The entire thing is a giant and intentional logical fallacy (non sequitur).  I tend to like my humor on the absurd side.
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I HATE this guy's voice. I always hear him doing the "60 Minutes" voiceovers and I've heard him on a bunch of other commercials.

Imagine having to be around this guy in person? I would go insane. His voice is so monotonous and boring. Can't they find anyone with human emotion?
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If you slo-mo and freeze frame, the special-effects "ball" glances off the side of his head and goes nowhere near his eye.
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zerocool, you're kidding about not being able to see how a fall could injure an eye, right? I fell in my basement last year and got a shiner that lasted about 10 days.
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If you miss the point of an ad, you'll complain about it erroneously on CIH.
If you complain about it erroneously on CIH, people will mock you.
If people mock you, you'll feel bad.
If you feel bad, you'll forget to use Metamucil.
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Don't get cancer and die. Pay more attention to ads.LOL
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DirecTV is overrated and overpriced. Their service is just as bad as the cable companies they make fun of.

And, those of you who think DirecTV doesn't trash their competition like Dish does hasn't been to their website. Stay classy, DirecTV.
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Dear direct TV...STOP HATING ON CABLE. Cable is not evil, and cable does not go out when it rains. Your packages are sh*tty and I will never, ever have a dish on my house. You don't see cable constantly beating down dishes....they don't HAVE to.
It's ok, I'm in marketing!
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I mentioned this commercial at work and a coworker went off on how cable sucks and he has DirecTV which is so awesome we're all insane for having cable. Thing is, he had an issue with the local cable company a year ago (something about his cable/ internet not working properly....he was pretty incoherent). So I was like "I've NEVER had an issue with the local cable company. IN fact they gave me a cheaper price when I moved back into my  house" (tornado story, I mentioned here). He then went on how DirecTV was cheaper but it was the same price (he told me he paid) that I pay for digital cable and high speed internet.
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

He then went on how DirecTV was cheaper but it was the same price (he told me he paid) that I pay for digital cable and high speed internet.
 
Speaking of...
 
What do people here pay for their cable services?
 
I pay about $160/mo to Comcast.  It's bundled, but I think my breakdown is...
 
Digital cable TV               $70
"High Speed" internet    $50
Unlimited phone             $40
 
 
 
 
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^^ Why don't you jump on their $79 Triple Play?
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