Monday, January 05, 2009

DF&W: Just For Men Commercials and YouTube Comments

Hello everyone!

Today, I'm going to switch things around, and you'll see why momentarily:

Daily Win and FAIL FAIL and Win!

FAIL: Just For Men commercials

This is why I could never have a career in advertising. I would be surrounded all day by people who think the following commercial was a good idea:

Oh my god, I don't know where to begin. This ad is a prime example of one of the worst aspects of our society, specifically the use of fear in order to get people to do what you want. Here, the marketing staff, instead of simply reminding men that they'll never get laid if they have gray hair, bring in two "lovable and cute" kids to show that if a (presumably single) man has kids, the most important thing he can do is get them a mommy, but the problem is that women (at least the attractive ones) are too shallow to date men with gray hair.

That's where Just For Men comes in and not only saves your nonexistent sex life, but also your children!

Of course, the young girls are left at home alone while Daddy tries to get some, and when he sends them a photo of his lady to the girls' cellphone (because all 8 to 10-year-olds have cellphones), the girls approve. They know nothing about what she's like, what kind of a mommy she'd be, whether or not she would treat them kindly or whip them with a wire coat hanger, or whether or not she would treat Daddy kindly and whip him with a wire coat hanger. All they've seen is a tiny cellphone photo, and all they know is she's pretty and Daddy's hair is no longer gray. Apparently, that's all that matters. Nice.

I suppose it's tough to be anything but shallow when the product you're pimping is hair dye. FAIL!

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Win: YouTube comments

Here are some examples of comments about the above video from its YouTube page:
neal990 (8 months ago)
Alot disturbs me about this video-
1) what happened to their mom? 2) girls know about dating and think their dad is a "catch" and tell him that 3) where/how did they buy just for men 4) how do they even know about just for men and the stigma attached to grey hair 5) dad picture texting unsupervised girls from date 6) girls having a cell phone

BaltimoreColt (5 months ago)
Thats funny. I didn't find anything disturbing about the commercial until I read your comment. Now I find everything disturbing about the commercial.

neal990 (5 months ago)
What is cute about orphaned or abandoned girls who are too young to have a job or own a cell phone buying hair dye for their dad and encouraging him to date some floozy?

scottoslab (5 months ago)
They cut off the part where the little girl looks to her older sister and says: "I hope dad does not kill his new girlfriend with a shovel like he did with mommy."

goateeqt (5 months ago)
this is hysterical! Pimp yo' daddy, girls!

jtidwell81 (5 months ago)
"dad, u r looking really old so we got u this hair color. now go get us a new mommy!" that is the message plain and simple. that girl in the pink has some really dirty socks.

louseyslags (5 months ago)
There are so many things that are wrong with this advert! Where's 'Real' mum? probably dead as the below poster said, why would you send the picture of the new bird your trying to pound to your girls,and she's alright with it, its abit strange? What kind of shop sell's dangerous chemicals to small children, and where the fuck is the person looking after these children when dad go's out on the razz?
Why have these kids got a mobile? who pay's that bill end of the month. It's a fucking disgrace!

TRWolf (4 months ago)
Most American advert EVER.

TRWolf (4 months ago)
"Please daddy, date someone shallow enough to care about your hair color! She'd make us a great mommy!"

thornibrook (4 months ago)
I bet when the girls showed him that box the father says, "Quiet girls, mummys in the kitchen"

Thunda39 (4 months ago)
ok, where the HELL did these girls get a box of hair color from?

why do they have cellphones?

and why are they home alone while daddy is out on a date?

tell me this.

busterbox (2 months ago)
[...] The only reason this dad isn't a buffoon is because he doesn't do anything in it. In fact, arguably he is a buffoon, if he's so retarded that his young girls are better at getting him laid than he is.

mattbraddock (2 months ago)
it makes it look like if you have gray hair at a younger age then you're too pathetic to get a woman.

Fogg1969 (1 month ago)
That's exactly it, the "stay in the game" tagline is trying to tell greying men that they're unattractive.

Those kids are patronising little bastards, every bit as shallow as their mum who presumably ran off with a younger guy and abandoned them.

ZX2ManDave (2 months ago)
Little did they know their new mommy would soon turn out to be a wicked witch type stepmother.

DoriDori08 (1 month ago)
this ad cracks me up, i bet his wife is only in work. lmao

clugalugs (4 weeks ago)
the advert is so stupid- i mean where the hell did 2 little girls go into a pharmacy without anyone and buy just for men - seriously this would not be allowed.
And the kids are wearing the same clothes from when they first go up to the dad, to when he sends them i picture on his date
And this Irish (or whatever) guy even went so far as to post his own YouTube in response:

Well, it's good to know I'm not the only one who sees the idiocy in this. And it's also good to know that not only do others see the idiocy in this, but they're also willing to publicly proclaim how idiotic it is. Win!


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Blogger j.l.o.theoriginal said...

at least the girls are cute

9:38 AM, April 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious. What ad agency is responsible for such trash?

4:04 PM, April 13, 2009  

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