1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    matt.ant's Avatar
    September 2006
    3,913 Posts
    A TV advert in which a spoof rescue team saves "stricken" jars of Marmite from homes where they have been neglected has prompted 278 complaints.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23601215
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Show Events Funny x 345Starred x 10Zing x 1Friendly x 1Artistic x 1 (list)

  2. Post #2
    itisjuly's Avatar
    July 2012
    10,583 Posts
    That's a really weird ad for Marmite
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Latvia Show Events Disagree x 14Agree x 6Informative x 1Dumb x 1Funny x 1 (list)

  3. Post #3
    The Mad Scientist
    Daniellynet's Avatar
    September 2008
    14,393 Posts
    "Those who objected found the advert "offensive" and "in poor taste", said a spokesman for the ASA."

    Really?

    I found it funny to be honest.

    Rather this than the usual "look at our super sexy model with this super sexy creme with chemical ultrasexylook-c++".
    Oh well, I don't watch TV so I never see commercials now.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Denmark Show Events Agree Agree x 151 (list)

  4. Post #4
    :thinking:
    UberMunchkin's Avatar
    March 2010
    11,278 Posts
    In other news 250 people wrote in about how much they love it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Latvia Show Events Zing Zing x 105Funny Funny x 11Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  5. Post #5
    Gold Member
    DeeCeeTeeBee's Avatar
    November 2011
    2,994 Posts
    Oh fuck that is brilliant.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 64 (list)

  6. Post #6
    churboi austin
    Dennab
    October 2007
    14,715 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Dumb x 180Disagree x 3Optimistic x 1Informative x 1Friendly x 1 (list)

  7. Post #7
    Gold Member
    Takoto's Avatar
    February 2007
    989 Posts
    You must be really sad to actually spend time complaining about stuff like this.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 116 (list)

  8. Post #8
    zerotwelve's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,808 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    you sound like the life of the party
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 Europe Show Events Agree x 96Funny x 2Informative x 1Useful x 1Dumb x 1 (list)

  9. Post #9
    Gold Member
    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    13,359 Posts
    the best bit is the kid's face at the end, just shrinking in disgust.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 82Funny Funny x 3 (list)

  10. Post #10
    Gold Member
    Takoto's Avatar
    February 2007
    989 Posts
    Just noticed the kid at the end winces when he eats it haha
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 38Funny Funny x 6Late Late x 2 (list)

  11. Post #11
    Gold Member
    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    13,359 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    but all those poor jars of marmite were saved, and now they're going to good, caring homes.

    I love happy endings, don't you?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 22Friendly Friendly x 4Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    Memobot's Avatar
    July 2006
    4,838 Posts
    Looks more like an RSPCA spoof than social services.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 23 (list)

  13. Post #13
    Gold Member
    Socram's Avatar
    June 2006
    2,653 Posts
    As an American, no clue what this is. Is it like Vegemite? I guess that might be obvious from the similar names.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 13Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  14. Post #14
    I once watched a girl get eaten by a horse and it was bad
    Dead Madman's Avatar
    December 2008
    4,772 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    they weren't abusing the marmite they were neglecting it

    it's ok man they're in a better place now
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 15 (list)

  15. Post #15
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    29,652 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    It's a goddamn Marmite commercial. Please don't tell me you think the commercial trivializes abuse (especially since the whole abuse portion is solved by the Marmite people, y'know, rescuing Marmite.)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 32Agree Agree x 4Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  16. Post #16
    Jewkari's Avatar
    June 2013
    124 Posts
    Those who objected found the advert "offensive" and "in poor taste", said a spokesman for the ASA.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 152Zing Zing x 8Starred Starred x 2 (list)

  17. Post #17
    Gold Member
    The Party Spy's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,309 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    It's a fucking jar of breakfast spread
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Canada Show Events Funny Funny x 68Agree Agree x 13Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  18. Post #18
    Gold Member
    JeanLuc761's Avatar
    March 2010
    9,032 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    Neither do I but it's Marmite we're talking about, not a living creature.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Disagree Disagree x 2Funny Funny x 2 (list)

  19. Post #19
    Spirit Guide
    Big Dumb American's Avatar
    March 2009
    23,999 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    Always a riot for me, though.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 70Agree Agree x 2Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  20. Post #20
    Dennab
    March 2012
    7,323 Posts
    I thought it was in good taste. 250 people need to blow it out their overly sensitive arses.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 18Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  21. Post #21
    DANK
    Nemisis116's Avatar
    July 2011
    9,166 Posts
    Over sensitive crybabies just ruin everything don't they

    Its fucking yeast paste you spread on toast, grow the hell up.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Mac Australia Show Events Agree Agree x 15Dumb Dumb x 2 (list)

  22. Post #22
    Gold Member
    Cone's Avatar
    August 2011
    22,553 Posts
    As an American, no clue what this is. Is it like Vegemite? I guess that might be obvious from the similar names.
    it's pretty much zingy-tasting stuff with lots of zinc in it, it's pretty hard to describe the taste unless you try it. but the thing is that it's really, really strong-tasting, so if you don't like the taste eating anything with it will basically make you wretch

    Edited:

    so you either love it or you hate it do you see how that works
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 6Funny Funny x 1Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  23. Post #23
    Gold Member
    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    32,061 Posts
    Yeah I don't think abuse is funny
    it's a fucking pot of black turds get over it..
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 6Agree Agree x 1Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  24. Post #24
    Out with a bang!
    godinthehouse's Avatar
    July 2013
    202 Posts
    A TV advert in which a spoof rescue team saves "stricken" jars of Marmite from homes where they have been neglected has prompted 278 complaints.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23601215


    (User was banned for this post ("Image macro" - Craptasket))
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 80Funny Funny x 3Informative Informative x 1Useful Useful x 1 (list)

  25. Post #25
    Gold Member
    thomasfn's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,872 Posts
    I approve of this commercial.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 42Starred Starred x 13Agree Agree x 2Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  26. Post #26
    Gold Member
    UberGamer's Avatar
    December 2008
    1,370 Posts
    Holy shit people get fucking offended over anything.
    Why do they always find any excuse to complain about something?

    You could film somebody saying "I don't like toast" and watch as hundreds of people complain how it's offensive somehow.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 3 (list)

  27. Post #27
    Gold Member
    Scot's Avatar
    March 2007
    18,542 Posts
    Looks more like an RSPCA spoof than social services.
    Yeah it's pretty obvious given they put the jars in animal cages.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Russian Federation Show Events Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  28. Post #28
    As seen on TV
    matty928's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,297 Posts
    That murdering bitch
    Her face she's...Smiling

    NSFW NSFW NSFW NSFW
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 Spain Show Events Dumb Dumb x 12Informative Informative x 3Friendly Friendly x 1Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  29. Post #29
    Gold Member
    pentium's Avatar
    January 2008
    11,541 Posts
    That commercial is two minutes long?
    What ever happened to the 30 second rule?

  30. Post #30
    Gold Member
    rampageturke 2's Avatar
    September 2010
    11,329 Posts
    That commercial is two minutes long?
    What ever happened to the 30 second rule?
    i thought it was the 3 second rule...
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 3 (list)

  31. Post #31
    Gold Member
    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    32,061 Posts
    omg i see jesus!

    i repent all the things i've ever said, definitely getting some marmite now.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 39Agree Agree x 6Starred Starred x 1 (list)

  32. Post #32
    SCREAMS 4 DA FURRY PORN
    Dennab
    December 2011
    4,163 Posts
    no thats lemmy
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Anonymous Proxy Show Events Starred Starred x 3Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  33. Post #33
    As seen on TV
    matty928's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,297 Posts
    omg i see jesus!
    Fuck,Why didnt I see that?....Bitch neglected Jesus!
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 Spain Show Events Dumb Dumb x 5Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  34. Post #34
    Gold Member
    POLOPOZOZO's Avatar
    May 2006
    15,689 Posts
    I've been trying to search around for what this stuff tastes like but apparently it's as difficult to describe as how it feels like to get a blowjob

    must be pretty great stuff man

  35. Post #35
    I Actually Use Radeon.
    nVidia's Avatar
    February 2006
    3,735 Posts
    What's wrong with these people, this ad is brilliant.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Finland Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  36. Post #36

    March 2010
    51 Posts
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Netherlands Show Events Informative Informative x 4Starred Starred x 1Funny Funny x 1Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  37. Post #37
    Gold Member
    Mingebox's Avatar
    February 2010
    19,986 Posts
    I've been trying to search around for what this stuff tastes like but apparently it's as difficult to describe as how it feels like to get a blowjob

    must be pretty great stuff man
    That comparison is probably more apt than you realize.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  38. Post #38
    Gold Member
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,455 Posts
    I've been trying to search around for what this stuff tastes like but apparently it's as difficult to describe as how it feels like to get a blowjob

    must be pretty great stuff man
    It's really salty, and fairly bitter. It's an absolute pain to describe due to the fact that it's a pretty unique flavour.
    It's a yeast extract, so it's really yeasty, and thick.
    It's just fucking delicious, I can't describe it!

    If you eat a good amount of it on toast or whatnot, it sends shivers down your spine due to the sheer flavour, which is absolutely great.
    I think I saw it in a Walmart before, but it was something rediculous like $10 for the tiny little one, as it's mostly something expats like. Worth a try though, even if you find you dislike it after.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Friendly Friendly x 1Informative Informative x 1Optimistic Optimistic x 1 (list)

  39. Post #39
    Gold Member
    Stockers678's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,453 Posts
    Ban this sick filth!
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Funny Funny x 3 (list)

  40. Post #40
    Gold Member
    orcywoo6's Avatar
    November 2008
    3,339 Posts
    I don't understand what the problem is, the ad is bloody hilarious...

    Yet again, sad, pathetic people too sensitive for their own fucking good with nothing better to do than complain out their ass about every little thing they don't like, its about time we stopped catering to this behaviour, it just encourages it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Agree Agree x 5Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)