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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ironwolf56 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2009 at 6:11pm
Growing up with my stepfather in an actual biker gang (ex-military and criminals, not dentists who bought a Harley to relive their past) I like to imagine minivan-e commercial has an alternate ending where d-bag daddy gets hauled out the window and gets the yuppie crap beat out of him.
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Wait...what??? You were in a real motorcycle gang??? That's so freakin' cool!!! Seriously.

The McLame ads have now made me actively hate all minivan drivers BTW.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ironwolf56 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2009 at 8:24pm
Originally posted by DolFan 316 DolFan 316 wrote:

Wait...what??? You were in a real motorcycle gang??? That's so freakin' cool!!! Seriously.

The McLame ads have now made me actively hate all minivan drivers BTW.




Sort of a "junior member" when I was in high school.  It was run by my stepfather (ex-con) and his buddy (former Army Infantry lifer).  I got my motorcycle license at 17 and got up to some...mischief...
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Wait wait... Motorcycles don't magically stop working when they get wet????
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Some of the best rides I ever had were in pouring rain.
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They actually say Mini-van E! ARG! I didn't even notice this until folks here pointed it out ><.
Now I have to turn this commercial off every time it comes on which is a million times a day.
It's so stupid! And that father in the car needs to shave!
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Originally posted by erod550 erod550 wrote:

Ugh, now there's one with a guy on a chopper that pulls up next to a minivan at a light and makes fun of the guy driving the minivan.  The minivan douche takes a drink of his McCafe drink and it starts to rain, to which the douche says "That's minivan-√©" and rolls up the window with a smug look on his face as he sips his McCafe and the biker gets soaked and slumps in despair.

Just when you think it couldn't get anyworse, they're now adding the √© to words that don't even end in E.  Ugh.
every time I see this, I think that they must be in a dick-bag off, trying to out dick-bag each other in the ultimate contest of dick-baggery.  The joke's on them--the biggest dickbags are the creators of this commercial.
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Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

I've finally taken note of these McMinivan commercials, and finally get it.

It's the same principle as the formerly pretentious yet now relieved young professionals, who no longer have to put on an air and sit in Starbucks, since they can be themselves and enjoy McCafe at McDonalds.

Now they're shooting for a demographic that's been criticized for being un-cool (the minivan crowd), shoving it back in the face of a demographic that thought they were cool already (motorcycle crowd).

The little girl being excited about the rain is just added fun.

What's interesting is that the Minivan guy is not being portrayed as a "dumb dad" this time,  but he's still hated here (?)


Douchebag dads are just as bad as dumb dads.  And yes, if you add an √© to any word that ends in 'e', you are a douchebag.  If you add an √© to a word that doesn't even end in 'e', you are a double douchebag.  It's not clever, it's stupid.

Btw, for all those left wanting and unable to see this steaming pile of crap, it has made its way to Youtube.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HollyRock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 12:38pm
I find the reaction on this board to the two men in this ad to be rather interesting, being that this is an online forum to discuss commercials.  In general, it's not a terribly racy or edgy topic, that would attract the toughest among the American TV viewing public.

Has anyone else noticed that the motorcycle guy, himself, is a douchebag?  He starts the whole thing.  Who pulls up next to a total stranger, revs his bike, and says "nice minivan" and then laughs at him?

It's over the top stupid, meant to be funny, but missed by those oh-so-offended by the "dumb dad" CIH stereotype.
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Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

I find the reaction on this board to the two men in this ad to be rather interesting, being that this is an online forum to discuss commercials.  In general, it's not a terribly racy or edgy topic, that would attract the toughest among the American TV viewing public.

Has anyone else noticed that the motorcycle guy, himself, is a douchebag?  He starts the whole thing.  Who pulls up next to a total stranger, revs his bike, and says "nice minivan" and then laughs at him?

It's over the top stupid, meant to be funny, but missed by those oh-so-offended by the "dumb dad" CIH stereotype.
 
My point exactly.  First, how are two guys who are each trying to be the biggest a-holes in the world supposed to make me want coffee?  "If I get coffee from mcdonalds, maybe I can stand up to the big bad biker too!!"
Second--nice example you're setting for the kids in the back of your minivan-aye.  "hey kids, when some moron comes up to you & starts shooting off your mouth, ALWAYS engage him.  Nothing bad could possibly happen..."
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They are BOTH douchebags, which makes the commercial even more annoying.
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They're doucheébagés.Tongue
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Quoting Ironwolf: "Growing up with my stepfather in an actual biker gang (ex-military and criminals, not dentists who bought a Harley to relive their past) I like to imagine minivan-e commercial has an alternate ending where d-bag daddy gets hauled out the window and gets the yuppie crap beat out of him."

Is it wrong that this made me smile?


My interpretation of this is that one particular lifestyle/demographic (the conformist McD's-swilling mini-van family) is of more value than the other (individualist "motorcycle dude")


Maybe it's just me, though....
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Well, that's the underlying message of most ads: The person using (whatever product is being sold) is 'cool' and 'happening', and whoever isn't using the product, or who looks down on whoever's using it, is 'lame' and should be laughed at by those 'cool' users of the product.
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I personally am baffled by this whole McCafe campaign. McDonalds must be spending millions to promote their fancy coffees and realistically how many do you think each store sells in a day? I doubt it is very many to justify the cost of the ad campaign. And the ads just make no sense and end up offending certain types of people.
 
In my experience many of the people working the register are not the brightest people in the world or the most happy and efficent, they can barely get your order correct, I really would not feel comfortable asking them to make me some fancy coffee drink. At least the people at Starbucks seem to know what they are doing and possibly had some specialized training. And the atmosphere at McDonalds just is not the same as a starbuck-y type place.
 
If anything McDonalds should offer coffee the way convenience stores do, self-serve, a variety of types and a variety of creamers that you can make to your liking.
 
McDonalds should forget competing with Starbucks and concentrate on the food products they already have a good following for. 
 
Or perhaps invest the money into replacing the cashiers with touch screens so that I can place my order without telling it to some moron (no offense) so that they can punch it into a touch screen for me (and ask me to repeat it three times then still mess it up).
 
 
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That's the other thing about fast-food advertising; any customer who goes into an actual burger joint expecting to see all these happy, energetic, witty, glibly eloquent young people eagerly serving the customers while speaking from  the heart about what it means to be part of the Wendy Jack in the McBurger Hardee Jr's 'family', is going to be disappointed!
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Originally posted by oozevad oozevad wrote:

I personally am baffled by this whole McCafe campaign. McDonalds must be spending millions to promote their fancy coffees and realistically how many do you think each store sells in a day? I doubt it is very many to justify the cost of the ad campaign. And the ads just make no sense and end up offending certain types of people.
 
In my experience many of the people working the register are not the brightest people in the world or the most happy and efficent, they can barely get your order correct, I really would not feel comfortable asking them to make me some fancy coffee drink. At least the people at Starbucks seem to know what they are doing and possibly had some specialized training. And the atmosphere at McDonalds just is not the same as a starbuck-y type place.
 
If anything McDonalds should offer coffee the way convenience stores do, self-serve, a variety of types and a variety of creamers that you can make to your liking.
 
McDonalds should forget competing with Starbucks and concentrate on the food products they already have a good following for. 
 
Or perhaps invest the money into replacing the cashiers with touch screens so that I can place my order without telling it to some moron (no offense) so that they can punch it into a touch screen for me (and ask me to repeat it three times then still mess it up).
 
 
 
 
My neighbor is a general manager for several McD's stores in town.  When this whole "McCafe" thing started, each store was REQUIRED to purchase & install equipment that cost $50-$100 grand!!!  His first comment was, "we're going to have to sell a lot of cups of coffee to make that up"
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Originally posted by oozevad oozevad wrote:

 
In my experience many of the people working the register are not the brightest people in the world or the most happy and efficent, they can barely get your order correct, I really would not feel comfortable asking them to make me some fancy coffee drink. At least the people at Starbucks seem to know what they are doing and possibly had some specialized training. And the atmosphere at McDonalds just is not the same as a starbuck-y type place.
 


I was at McDonalds yesterday where apparently they thought it would be a bright idea to throw stuff to the drive through kid including drinks. Well a nice big chocolate milkshake missed and splatted all over his front, and everyone laughed like that kind of sh*t happens all the time. Yea, McDonalds doesn't seem like they take any training very seriously.
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:



I was at McDonalds yesterday where apparently they thought it would be a bright idea to throw stuff to the drive through kid including drinks. Well a nice big chocolate milkshake missed and splatted all over his front, and everyone laughed like that kind of sh*t happens all the time. Yea, McDonalds doesn't seem like they take any training very seriously.
 
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I was in a McDonald's a few days ago. Didn't buy a thing after watching:
 
1.) The KITCHEN staff fix food (one kid was NOT wearing gloves - a HEALTH DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENT).
 
2.) I watched them "fill" the "Milkshake" machine, again, no gloves.
 
 
 
 
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McDonald's sucks anyway. In terms of quality and quantity, they're FAR behind most of their competitors. The only reason they're still on top is the nostalgic factor and the price. When they can't even master basic fast food, what makes them think they can become a major competitor for Starbuck's?

And speaking of coffee (excuse me, coffée - there's another thing that's annoying about this pseudo-French fad, the accent mark goes on the first e when there are two of them, the morons trying to look cool ALWAYS place it on the end) - everyone knows that the "hip" language in the coffee business is ITALIAN, not French.
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