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Old 19-09-2012, 16:09
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'I used to work on a checkout... Beep beep beep'
Yes!

'I didn't start growing until I joined the Army'. What sort of experimental hormones do they give them these days?
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Old 19-09-2012, 16:23
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'I used to work on a checkout... Beep beep beep'
It may sound harsh and maybe i've been watching too much Frankie Boyle but I imagined an alternative to that ad.

I used to work on a checkout... beep..beep..beep...
It was a boring life.

Then I joined the army.
Two week later I was shipped off to Basra and had my legs blown off.

I wish I stayed at TESCO.


Every little helps!
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Old 19-09-2012, 16:27
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It may sound harsh and maybe i've been watching too much Frankie Boyle but I imagined an alternative to that ad.

I used to work on a checkout... beep..beep..beep...
It was a boring life.

Then I joined the army.
Two week later I was shipped off to Basra and had my legs blown off.

I wish I stayed at TESCO.


Every little helps!
Love it. But hate Tesco
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Old 19-09-2012, 16:34
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I couldn't remember any other slogans. I guess their advertising works
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Old 19-09-2012, 16:48
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The one where the dubbed voice man tells his girlfriend that he's 'learning Japanese, my lotus Flower'? My thoughts are 'cybering with some Eastern version of Babestation, don't come in, mind that tissue on the floor'.

No, the one when they all sing
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Old 19-09-2012, 17:17
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I am sure that the M&S advert is David Bowie singing and not the other person who has been quoted
It's Edwyn Starr. It was a famous song several years back.
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Old 19-09-2012, 17:35
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Or Edwin Collins even
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Old 19-09-2012, 17:38
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hehe, can't believe I got those two mixed up.

Edwyn Collins. Surprised it was as far back as 95
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKxGzm98AU
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:02
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It's Edwyn Starr. It was a famous song several years back.
We will have to agree to disagree because it was a famous song for David Bowie about 30 odd years ago and also covered by Iggy Pop. Why would the ad makers pay an artist repeat fees when they can use a song that they don't need to pay for because it has gone pass the date that requires it
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:16
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I really don't want to fly a kite, Sainsbury's
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:18
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We will have to agree to disagree because it was a famous song for David Bowie about 30 odd years ago and also covered by Iggy Pop. Why would the ad makers pay an artist repeat fees when they can use a song that they don't need to pay for because it has gone pass the date that requires it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Girl_..._Collins_song)
Internet myths
Contrary to several (incorrect) internet references, this song was never sung by David Bowie or Iggy Pop. It was written, produced, performed, and the copyright is held, by Edwyn Collins.
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:31
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hehe, can't believe I got those two mixed up.

Edwyn Collins. Surprised it was as far back as 95
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKxGzm98AU
Well I got the spelling wrong so no probs!

No idea where this David Bowie/Iggy Pop things come from though, it's not as if the song was obscure upon release.
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:37
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Well I got the spelling wrong so no probs!

No idea where this David Bowie/Iggy Pop things come from though, it's not as if the song was obscure upon release.
I'd say it was quite a famous one hit wonder
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:44
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OK, I will have to concede defeat as much as it pains me
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Old 19-09-2012, 18:49
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I see what you mean, it could be a case of possession imo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLfr_YiHsE
She does sound like Gollum
My Precioussssssssssssssss...........
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Old 19-09-2012, 19:39
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Oh! Is it back! Thought i had seen the last of it.

ANY and i mean ANY toothpaste ad.

Why hasn't anyone mentioned them? Especially one with the female dog 'Kate' who barks on about how she doesn't want to eat fruit because it's acidic.

So you have 'Change 4 Life' telling you to eat 5 fruit/veg a day, then you have some bint that's telling you not to! Who am i supposed to belive!
Thats the one I mentioned, so annoying! toothpaste ads need banning!!
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Old 19-09-2012, 19:47
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Workplace Pensions - "I'm in. I'm in. I'm in. We're definitely in. I'm in..." SHUT UP!!
I hate this advert. It's really annoying!
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Old 19-09-2012, 19:48
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I hate that freaky old man Charlie who lives in a BUPA care home with his chickens and his dear dead Margaret. He's 83 and even won a medal in the war! What was he - 15 or something?
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Old 19-09-2012, 19:55
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Thats the one I mentioned, so annoying! toothpaste ads need banning!!
I hate how toothpaste ads make out that just by changing your brand you can look like you've had $$$$ worth of cosmetic dentistry
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Old 19-09-2012, 19:56
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I hate that freaky old man Charlie who lives in a BUPA care home with his chickens and his dear dead Margaret. He's 83 and even won a medal in the war! What was he - 15 or something?
Surely they should remove her body from the premises.
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Old 19-09-2012, 20:16
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I hate that freaky old man Charlie who lives in a BUPA care home with his chickens and his dear dead Margaret. He's 83 and even won a medal in the war! What was he - 15 or something?
Been asked and answered many times, apparently he was in the Korean War.
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Old 19-09-2012, 20:26
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I see what you mean, it could be a case of possession imo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLfr_YiHsE
She does sound like Gollum
My Precioussssssssssssssss...........
Hehe, saw it on TV and right away it reminded me of when I was a kid and saw the worm in the film labyrinth.
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Old 19-09-2012, 20:27
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Been asked and answered many times, apparently he was in the Korean War.
Oh right. Thanks. Still, I can't stand him.
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Old 19-09-2012, 20:51
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The Sun ad .... that the narrator is welsh (i think) .... the ad goes on about the celeb culture and mentions the TOWIE lot ...


Don't read the paper being honest but I can't believe a newspaper would give that lot publicity next they will speak about that Geordie Shore/The Valleys lot next .... if I want celeb news I'll happily avoid this crap!
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Old 19-09-2012, 22:45
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I really don't want to fly a kite, Sainsbury's
Oh my goodness, yes!

Still, there is a redeeming factor: the singer isn't one of those awful, breathy, twee female singers! (I'm quite surprised, actually!)
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