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Watching only downloaded, commercial-free stuff is so great.
posted by DU at 6:34 AM on December 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Enough already.
posted by Summer at 7:02 AM on December 7, 2011


Is this something I would have to own up to a deep and abiding admiration for Adam Buxton to enjoy?
posted by running order squabble fest at 7:22 AM on December 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Good old Dr Buckles.
posted by fight or flight at 7:37 AM on December 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


I will not release my hostages until someone explains to me why Tesco is using "Fairytale of New York" as background music in their Christmas ads.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 7:44 AM on December 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


OK, I admit it, the John Lewis one got me. Did not see that coming.
posted by chavenet at 7:57 AM on December 7, 2011


Enough already.
posted by Summer at 7:02 AM on December 7 [+] [!]


Eponysterical.
posted by chavenet at 7:58 AM on December 7, 2011


Seeing the raw littlewoods ad just makes me want to shout at everybody involved -- not everyday you see something so crass and smug at the same time.
posted by MartinWisse at 8:21 AM on December 7, 2011


This piece somes up my view on this years christmas ads.
posted by DuchessProzac at 8:27 AM on December 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


I think they're forgetting what the "C" in Christmas stands for.



....which is "cake".
posted by panboi at 8:32 AM on December 7, 2011


Sorry, I dont know where else to do this but....STEPHEN?!
posted by capnsue at 8:33 AM on December 7, 2011


This piece somes up my view on this years christmas ads.

... and should be the post we're discussing.

An advert for a shop. That's all the John Lewis thing is, [...] Anyone who cries at this creepy bullshit is literally sobbing IQ points out of their body. Is this really what we've become – a species that weeps at adverts for shops? A commercial has only made me feel genuinely sad on one occasion – 25 January 1990, when a falling billboard nearly killed 'Allo 'Allo star Gorden Kaye.
posted by philip-random at 9:09 AM on December 7, 2011


OK, I admit it, the John Lewis one got me. Did not see that coming.

Me too. But I can't believe they used a song by The Smiths. Seriously. Is nothing sacred!
posted by NailsTheCat at 10:31 AM on December 7, 2011


The Littlewoods ad is pretty much the worst thing I've ever seen. Not only does it spread the lie that father Xmas doesn't exist, it also guilts mothers into taking out high interest rate debts. Fuck Littlewoods. I will never shop there again.
posted by seanyboy at 11:07 AM on December 7, 2011


This isn't Dr Buckles's best work, but I love him without reservation and will forgive a misfire every so often.
posted by hot soup girl at 11:17 AM on December 7, 2011


Brooker is spot on ....

Take the John Lewis commercial. I heard it coming before I saw it: reports reached me of people blubbing in front of their televisions, so moved were they by this simple tale of a fictional boy counting the hours until he can give his parents a gift for Christmas. Given the fuss they were making, the tears they shed, you'd think they were watching footage of shoeless orphans being kicked face-first into a propeller. But no. They were looking at an advert for a shop.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 12:15 PM on December 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I confess that watching that Littlewoods ad just made me run screaming into the street wielding a kitchen knife, with which I disembowelled no less than three sweet little munchkins before a modicum of reason returned. Now I have to waste the rest of the night on laundry and angry weeping.

This is why I don't have a TV.
posted by Decani at 12:26 PM on December 7, 2011


STEPHEN?!


just coming!
posted by crashlanding at 1:35 PM on December 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


"An advert for a shop. That's all the John Lewis thing is"

John Lewis does get something of a free pass, because the entire company is owned by its employees, who receive voting rights and profits as a dividend. Most people would like it to succeed if only for that reason.
posted by Marlinspike at 3:01 PM on December 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Who ever did that cover, made me quite cross.
posted by PinkMoose at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2011


Me too. But I can't believe they used a song by The Smiths. Seriously. Is nothing sacred!

It's an "oldie." Fuck, so am I.

I understand Brooker's take, even if Brooker is a remarkably cynical kneejerk contrarian on just about everything. The man has a big lawn and we're all standing on it.

But since I wasn't exposed to the "event" accoutrements, have never heard of, let alone shopped at, John Lewis, don't even know what they sell, and am not in the UK, and was expecting some other kind of Xmas tosh, this ad surprised me.

And come on, Brooker: ads can be very moving short films. Better to think like Bruce Springsteen about pop: "I learned more from a three minute record, baby, than I ever learned in school."
posted by chavenet at 4:23 PM on December 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


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