Out of the Blue

I expected the Petite Randy Moss DirecTV commercial to be pulled shortly after it was approved by bad judgment Rob Lowe, but I keep seeing it. I am not sure what they think is funny about that, but the approval rating on the video on YouTube suggests I'm not the only one who finds it a little mean, and I'm actually considered tall... I imagine I'd feel even more strongly about it if I wasn't. Seems tone deaf.

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Kxmode wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 21:07:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 18:09:
The other thing I backed recently was GRIP. Unfortunately, it got canceled, but it looks like it will get on Steam Early Access.

I backed that too and I was also bummed that it didn't meet the campaign goals. But I will definitely back it on Steam.

OMG! Grip is Rollcage 1 and 2!? Awesome games. I'm on it.

(hmm, 650k seems pretty lofty for that game though)
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 18:09:
The other thing I backed recently was GRIP. Unfortunately, it got canceled, but it looks like it will get on Steam Early Access.

I backed that too and I was also bummed that it didn't meet the campaign goals. But I will definitely back it on Steam.
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Kxmode wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:40:
Rockfish's Everspace reached their crowdfunding goal with 9 days to spare! Check out this beauty! Another game I backed, Exoplanet: First Contact, reached their crowdfunding goal with 10 days to go.

Yeah, I backed this too. After going 1.5 yrs without backing anything, suddenly I've backed a couple of projects recently. I think this looks great. Also, a single player starfighter game? I think I crowdfunded something like that 3 years ago, and it still isn't done...

The other thing I backed recently was GRIP. Unfortunately, it got canceled, but it looks like it will get on Steam Early Access.

As for Exoplanet, I thought $50K for what they wanted to do was far too little.
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Sep 1, 2015, 17:40
 Kxmode
 
Rockfish's Everspace reached their crowdfunding goal with 9 days to spare! Check out this beauty! Another game I backed, Exoplanet: First Contact, reached their crowdfunding goal with 10 days to go.
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Meh, I'm short, and I found the commercial amusing.

SimplyMonk wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:48:
What I found most offensive about that commercial is that is was for DirecTV which is now owned by AT&T. Good start on that race to the bottom in customer service, guys.

Yeah, that one bothered me, especially with how they play it up as like something great. Corporate mergers? How wonderful. They'd sell a monopoly as the Second Coming.
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Sep 1, 2015, 16:02
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I'm short (5'4) and I didn't find the commercial mean. It was lame if anything. I'm not exactly sure what was funny/entertaining about it. But hey maybe the joke's over my head.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 14:15:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:57:
It's not funny if you're 6'3 and every time you go to the damn grocery store you're the person getting shit off the top shelf for the "vertically challenged" people.
I'm going to start asking them to get stuff off the bottom shelf for me cause I'm too tall.

In your defense, it's really hard on the back for tall people to bend over that far. Also, due to the distance from heart to brain in tall people, you are at risk for "red-out" when bending over when you get older. Your heart isn't strong enough to push the blood out of the brain when the head is lower than the heart, and you can get dizzy and pass out. So, ask away!

As someone who has lived with back problems their whole life. Work smarter not harder. Squats are your best friend.
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Sep 1, 2015, 14:27
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The Half Elf wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:57:
It's not funny if you're 6'3 and every time you go to the damn grocery store you're the person getting shit off the top shelf for the "vertically challenged" people.
I'm going to start asking them to get stuff off the bottom shelf for me cause I'm too tall.

Classic! I'll have to try that some day and see how that goes over....or should I say under. ba-dum-tssh!!!

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The Half Elf wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:57:
It's not funny if you're 6'3 and every time you go to the damn grocery store you're the person getting shit off the top shelf for the "vertically challenged" people.
I'm going to start asking them to get stuff off the bottom shelf for me cause I'm too tall.

In your defense, it's really hard on the back for tall people to bend over that far. Also, due to the distance from heart to brain in tall people, you are at risk for "red-out" when bending over when you get older. Your heart isn't strong enough to push the blood out of the brain when the head is lower than the heart, and you can get dizzy and pass out. So, ask away!
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It's not funny if you're 6'3 and every time you go to the damn grocery store you're the person getting shit off the top shelf for the "vertically challenged" people.
I'm going to start asking them to get stuff off the bottom shelf for me cause I'm too tall.
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Sep 1, 2015, 13:55
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havent heard any mention here...

but there is a new Nobunaga's Ambition game... for the 30th anniversary (jesus)

looks pretty damn good too
http://store.steampowered.com/app/392470
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man if they're gonna go down that road, they might as well grow a real pair and do a commercial about fat chicks. at least that'd be sad AND funny, for like 2 seconds. and then directv's public humiliation would be delicious schadenfreude.
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Ratty wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:40:
It never occurred to me that I wasn't the only one who doesn't like those commercials. I don't find them offensive or anything like that, just the assumption that their alternate personas are something to be ashamed of rubs me the wrong way. Especially the one with the weirdo guy who likes to knit and bake, even though I don't do either. Maybe because I was bullied in junior high for being a nerd and unathletic. Like a sports hero is as something we should all aspire to be.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking a stupid commercial.

Well, I think you're lying. You weren't a nerd. A nerd would know "unathletic" is not a word. In fact, I bet you were a popular jock. Admit it. You'll feel better coming clean.
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Ratty wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:40:
It never occurred to me that I wasn't the only one who doesn't like those commercials. I don't find them offensive or anything like that, just the assumption that their alternate personas are something to be ashamed of rubs me the wrong way. Especially the one with the weirdo guy who likes to knit and bake, even though I don't do either. Maybe because I was bullied in junior high for being a nerd and unathletic. Like a sports hero is as something we should all aspire to be.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking a stupid commercial.

No, because that's what they're doing. That sort of advertising is what causes a lot of the mental problems in society. Like the Rolling Stones said way back in the 60s....
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Sep 1, 2015, 11:50
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Anything with Randy Moss is going to be in bad taste. Guy is a loser, i can't believe they have him on TV for football. He can't even put together a list of words that could be considered a sentence, let alone understand him. His knowledge of football is no great than that of a fan. (and isn't the last scenario racist?)
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What I found most offensive about that commercial is that is was for DirecTV which is now owned by AT&T. Good start on that race to the bottom in customer service, guys.
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It never occurred to me that I wasn't the only one who doesn't like those commercials. I don't find them offensive or anything like that, just the assumption that their alternate personas are something to be ashamed of rubs me the wrong way. Especially the one with the weirdo guy who likes to knit and bake, even though I don't do either. Maybe because I was bullied in junior high for being a nerd and unathletic. Like a sports hero is as something we should all aspire to be.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking a stupid commercial.
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It's not a funny commercial, but that is about it.

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Sep 1, 2015, 10:41
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That was so funny! I couldn't stop laughing!
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Yeah, that's a bad ad. Take a page from Leon Sandcastle for how to do it right.
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