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cazzie's avatar

I think we all agreed that the Pepsi add was piffle, but what do you think of the new ad from Heineken?

Asked by cazzie (24516points) April 27th, 2017

Here is a link if you haven’t seen it already. I only saw it online because booze ads are illegal here, and I also… I don’t have a TV.

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Sneki95's avatar

The fact that it’s an ad makes me disbelieve they are for real, but it was sweet to see. I wish that was reality.

CWOTUS's avatar

Since most advertisers sponsor television programming simply as a means to the end of promoting their product to people willing to sit and watch the ad, it makes total sense to take this step. That is, whether it’s “real” or not – just like whether reality shows or sitcoms are “real” or not (as obviously staged sitcoms are not – I’m not confused about that) – is immaterial. It’s well done programming, and why not make the programming around the product itself?

Well done.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Educational. I learned a new word. But I’m not 100% sure of it’s meaning. Piffle?...

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The Man He Killed
– Thomas Hardy

“Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,
we should have sat right down to wet
Right many a nipperkin!

“But ranged as infantry,
And staring face to face,
I shot at him as he at me
And killed him in his place.

“I shot him dead because—
Because he was my foe,
Just so: my foe of course he was;
That’s clear enough; although

He thought he’d just ‘list, perhaps,
Off-hand like—just as I—
Was out of work—had sold his traps—
No other reason why.

“Yes; Quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.

cazzie's avatar

‘Piffle’ is one of the most English polite words for ‘bullshit’.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Ok. Thanks.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer, I like that poem. Haven’t seen it in a long time.

MrGrimm888's avatar

So. Do I say; “That’s ‘piffle,’ or ‘That is a load of ‘piffle?” How best, does one use the term?

cazzie's avatar

That’s such piffle… or that’s a load of piffle… I think would be most accurate.

MrGrimm888's avatar

New word. My Mom will be proud.~

cazzie's avatar

I’m proud!

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I liked it, most people one on one are like this, not so much in groups. I also learned piffle which made watching it worth while.

johnpowell's avatar

Assuming the ad was 100 legit who would want to look like a shitbag on tv? I love beer more than anyone in Europe and the only thing a climate change denier is getting from me is a dick-punch.

I’m sorry but this is beyond the pale. Idiots can’t be reasoned with while “alternative-facts” and Fox news are gobbled up. It is stupid to waste time with the lost cause.

I will say it loud and proud. If you voted for Trump you are a fucking idiot. I have no interest in conversing with you!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels and author of Be My Guest, shared a story about his experience regarding his first hotel outside of the US. It was in Mexico.

As the project wrapped up, he realised how incredible it was to collaborate on a project with people in another country. He and his team were now friends with people from a different culture. His vision for Hilton Hotels became World Peace Through Travel and Trade.

The point of the story is that whether the commercial was scripted or not, when people with different viewpoints work on a project together with the same goal, friendships form. These friendships open doors to listening to a differing viewpoint.

cazzie's avatar

@johnpowell do you think that perhaps that’s just Americans and that the English are a bit less pig-headed?

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I call piffle.

I can’t blame you for generalizing Americans, but some of us, a lot of us, do not align with the way the US does things.

As far as mentioning the English, historically, they are quite a villain. But, I don’t view their current people as I view the country’s leadership. Never do I hold a country’s people responsible for their leader’s actions. That’s why war is so wrong.

I cannot stop my country’s leaders from acting the way they do, any more than most other citizens of their respective country. I can protest, talk on Fluther, talk on social media etc, but I can’t personally stop my leader from blowing up people. If I could call the white house, and cancel operations, I would…

But I’m just a man. Just like other people who are just trying to live their lives. I rarely condone US military action. Please.


Don’t judge America’s citizens, by their country’s actions. I don’t judge the people in all the world’s conflicts. Most are just caught in the piffle that the world leaders bring on their own citizens.

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