Michael Paul Cote | December 12, 2005
Am I the only one insulted by the holiday Lexus commercials where the loving wife/husband can't decide on what to give their spouse for Christmakah, so they do what every red blooded American does...runs right out and buys them a brand new Lexus. Give me a f__king break!!!!!

Aaron Shurtleff | December 12, 2005
Oh, but the diamond commercials are OK in your book?

Michael Paul Cote | December 12, 2005
I can go out and buy a set of diamond earrings for my wife, maybe even a small ring or necklace if I desire, but a Lexus...I couldn't even buy a decent Yugo without financing my butt to the wall!

Michael Paul Cote | December 12, 2005
I know, I know... decent Yugo is an oxymoron!

Amy Austin | December 13, 2005
I agree, Mike, but Aaron's right... those diamond commercials even piss *me* off -- and I'm a woman! ;-D The one that I can't stand the most is the one where the guy starts yelling in the piazza about how he loves this woman, and she's all annoyed and embarrassed... then, when he surprises her with a big rock, she's all hugging him and whispering, "I love this man, I love this man..." (Or is she really saying, "I love this, man..."?) Anyone else find this husband-wife image irksome as hell???

Lori Lancaster | December 13, 2005
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Denise Sawicki | December 13, 2005
Heh, I'd rather have the money for an engagement ring than the engagement ring itself, any day. :)

Denise Sawicki | December 13, 2005
I mean, I don't mean I wanted my husband to give me money to ask me to marry him, I just mean I'd rather he/we save the money. Which we did :)

Michael Paul Cote | December 13, 2005
I get what all of you are saying. My wife and I felt the same way. She's not big into jewelry either. But come on, you can buy a diamond at Wal-Mart or Target or K-Mart or (insert your favorite store here), and most people can afford to give a gift of jewelry. The point that I was shooting for was: Can anyone afford to give the gift of a Lexus?

John E Gunter | December 13, 2005
I couldn't even buy a decent Yugo without financing my butt to the wall!

That's just too scary a thought! ;-)

I know what you're saying Mike! But you know what, I've noticed that advertising has been headed that way for some time! Maybe that's why I usually only watch network TV when I've recorded the show, that way, I can fast forward through the commercials!

This from a guy who used to like watching all the nutty things that advertisers used to do in commercials!


Kris Weberg | December 13, 2005
The last TV ads I genuinely enjoyed were the "Approved by Dick" series of Miller Lite ads.

Anybody remember the one featuring a middle-aged guy in a wife-beater furisouly dancing in his cruddy apartment in response to the bottlecap instruction "Twist to open?"

Amy Austin | December 14, 2005
Basically they portray women as moneygrubbing gold diggers... Yes, that's it exactly, Lori...

...I just mean I'd rather he/we save the money. We got married with no rings whatsoever... not even an engagement ring. A bit unusual, but then... so is a Vegas wedding, I guess. It's not that I wouldn't like to have had a ring, but it was a bottom priority in the big scheme of things. I still don't wear one, and neither does Ed, really. We've both tried, off and on, but they're just more problematic than practical. E's lost or bent his beyond wearability, and the one I that I wore for a while -- even though it's white gold -- suddenly made me itchy and scaly, and I stopped wearing it. It could just be that it needs a good cleaning to get an irritant out from under the stone (a sapphire, incidentally), or I suppose there is the off-chance that I've developed some sort of allergy... like nickel, which I think is what's used to alloy the "white" into white gold and is frequently an allergen for jewelry wearers.

Denise Sawicki | December 14, 2005
We've got plain gold bands and they haven't caused any problem except that our fingers seem to have gotten skinnier since the wedding so the rings may tend to fall off on occasion.

Jackie Mason | December 14, 2005
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Jackie Mason | December 19, 2005
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David Mitzman | December 19, 2005
Problem is, how often do you see the woman in real life driving the sporty coupe? I have seen maybe 1 woman driving a sports coupe recently.

Scott Hardie | December 20, 2005
I bitched about this one already. (link) The same obnoxious commercials are still on the air, so my gripes still count. Who responds to these commercials? It reminds you of the wonderful experiences that rich people are sometimes priveliged enough to enjoy, that you yourself will never ever get to experience. It feels like a slap in the face.

Amy Austin | December 20, 2005
Dave: I bet it was her husband's -- HAHAHA! Problem *really* is... how many husbands actually want their wives driving cars that are going to have the guys looking even harder??? ;-D

Scott: I agree! (But then... are we really old enough to say that yet???)

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