"Man Laws"

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"Man Laws"

Postby Bob » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:43 am

Miller Lite has a series of "Man Law" commercials that extoll the hyper-macho, hyper-insenstive man; a kind of masculinity by what men DON'T do. It's at: http://manlaws.com

Needless to say, I don't agree with the premise.
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Postby Since1982 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:39 am

Advertising companies seem to be able to talk companies with more money than the pope into doing just about anything. Those "man laws" are idiotic. I recorded the World Series of Poker this past summer after coming home from playing in it and Miller Lite is one of the main sponsors of it. They had a whole series of "Real Man" tele-bite commercials purporting to tell the world what a "real man" wouldn't do and if he did these "terrible" things he would get a giant Miller Lite can dropped on his head. Things like bouncing on a trampoline, calling home to tell his wife where he was, cleaning the excess grease off the top of a slice of Pizza..things like that.....Things that any caring man should and would do. I guess the only "REAL" men that Miller Lite cares about are "card carrying members" of the KKK. :shake: PS, the "Man Laws" remind me of the equally insensitive commercials that Geico Auto Insurance "Used" to have before they realized how insensitive they were. ie: Attorney says to orange clad prisoner, "I have good news and bad news" which would you like first? Prisoner says, whats the bad news? Lawyer says, You're going to be executed!! Prisoner, "What possible good news could you have?" Lawyer: "I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance"!!
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Postby Departed Member » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:56 am

They're very 'girly' sized bottles, aren't they? :confused:

(Thinks :think: ) I must add "Miller Lite" to the list of products that I would NEVER buy, under any circumstances. Thanks for that, Bob!

I'm minded to wonder.... What products have any of us decided NEVER to buy, purely because of the adverts 'impact' on us, personally?
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Postby Bob » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:00 pm

My brother decided never to buy Budweiser because of its ads' horrible treatment of women.

Luckily there are plenty and growing number of craft brews, micro-brews with excellent flavor in all varieties.
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Postby Charlie » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:32 pm

Oh dear - man caught referring to 'fall' as 'autumn'. Where does that leave the majority of British men - who use the term 'autumn' rather than 'fall' :rolleyes: We're obviously not as 'manly' as our American counterparts :D

Presumably it's all in fun. Unfortunately, some will take it seriously.

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Postby r1g0r » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:39 pm

this may come as a shock to some, but this ad campaign is based on self-deprecating humor.

you know, making fun of ones self?

methinks there might be a bit too much starch in some people's undies.
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Postby trainman » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:37 pm

Hmm...

Light beer in the first place is extremely "girly".

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Postby Sasquatch » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:04 pm

Charlie wrote:Oh dear - man caught referring to 'fall' as 'autumn'. Where does that leave the majority of British men - who use the term 'autumn' rather than 'fall' :rolleyes: We're obviously not as 'manly' as our American counterparts.


Well, now that you mention it, we Yanks have always had our suspicions...I mean, who knows what happens to you British lads when thay pack you off to boarding school? :sarcastic:

(Just kidding :) )

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Postby Milfmog » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:48 am

Sasquatch wrote:Well, now that you mention it, we Yanks have always had our suspicions...I mean, who knows what happens to you British lads when thay pack you off to boarding school? :sarcastic:

(Just kidding :) )

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Hey, you're right; I went to boarding school and now I want to wear skirts :). What more proof could you want?

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Postby Charlie » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:10 pm

Milfmog wrote:Hey, you're right; I went to boarding school and now I want to wear skirts :). What more proof could you want?


From the age of 11 I went to an all-boys school, so I missed out on envying the girls their skirts - didn't think of it in primary school. I'm catching up now though :)

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Things I'd never buy because of their ads

Postby Since1982 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:31 am

Budweiser products, Milwaulkee's Best Light beer, Miller Products, Geico Auto Insurance, Quiznos products (because of their ad that has a voice in the background going "M-M-MMM" and a written rendition saying M-M-MM...supposing them to be the same. Their not. This is a few that readily come to mind. I'm sure there are many more. :)
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Postby crfriend » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:08 am

Milfmog wrote:Hey, you're right; I went to boarding school and now I want to wear skirts :). What more proof could you want?


I can't be fully awake yet and need more coffee. The first time I read the second sentence above I managed to drop the "r" in "proof". Needless to say, the meaning changed somewhat! :D
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Postby Milfmog » Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:06 pm

crfriend wrote:I can't be fully awake yet and need more coffee. The first time I read the second sentence above I managed to drop the "r" in "proof". Needless to say, the meaning changed somewhat! :D

Not that much, afterall I DO wear a skirt :)


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proof of poofiness

Postby Since1982 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:37 am

Oh GO POOF yourselves!!! :)
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