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March 30, 2007 10:20 PM   Subscribe

Thailand has some sad insurance commercials. [via]
posted by Sticherbeast (31 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
via who?
posted by growabrain at 10:26 PM on March 30, 2007


Via the goon known as Monks, on page 3.
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:28 PM on March 30, 2007


Fuck. I don't think I've ever had commercials make me cry like that before.
posted by birdherder at 10:45 PM on March 30, 2007


Just watched a few. So I have a question now. Okay, so when I slit my wrists thanks to a sudden onslaught of commercial-fueled-depression, I should go with the grain, right?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:50 PM on March 30, 2007


With the grain, and don't forget to check the box next to the suicide exclusion. It's more expensive, but you'll want it. For your progeny.
posted by carsonb at 11:01 PM on March 30, 2007


They're certainly well done ads, but at the end of the day they're still ads and as such they offend me with their very existence*.

But since I don't live in Thailand and I'm not in the market for insurance, I'm inclined to go a little easier on them this time.

* See this previous comment on a similar subject for some added clarity to my view on advertisements.
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:14 PM on March 30, 2007


I waited for you Fry.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:18 PM on March 30, 2007


Ooof. I forgot to create progeny. Damn.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:20 PM on March 30, 2007


Oof. This headline reminded me of the saddest thing ever on Futurama.

Now I'm all sad and shit.

GEE, THANKS, asshole.
posted by sparkletone at 11:29 PM on March 30, 2007


So in Thailand a health care nurse will learn piano just to make an ex-pianist-stroke-victim-nursing-home-biddy content?

1. As a musician: There's gold in them there SE Asia hills! Where's my visa?

2. American healthcare falls wicked short. Where's my nurse that re-enacts scenes from Silver Spoons?
posted by sourwookie at 12:01 AM on March 31, 2007


I loved the last one. He gets to live this tragic epic love tale, and less than three months later he's cruising the market again. Talk about having your cake and the bakery too.
posted by sourwookie at 12:10 AM on March 31, 2007


Fucking fuck.
posted by maxwelton at 12:10 AM on March 31, 2007


Is this a trend in Thailand? They make even ads for ceiling tile tragic tearjerkers.
posted by Tubes at 12:22 AM on March 31, 2007 [4 favorites]


Yeah, so I only watched the first one. That filled up my depression levels for today!

(And goddammit. Now I'm thinking of Fry's darned dog. What. The. Fuck. FUTURAMA?)
posted by liquorice at 12:42 AM on March 31, 2007


Okay, I watched the last one because I wanted more pain an sourwookie? I think that was just flashbacks of his relationship with the dying girl, right?
posted by liquorice at 12:46 AM on March 31, 2007


In my limited experience while living in Thailand, I learned that Thais love their glurge.
posted by Falconetti at 1:14 AM on March 31, 2007


I think I misused "glurge." Make that "sappiness," if I did.
posted by Falconetti at 1:15 AM on March 31, 2007


I feel like I should call my mom. And a dog.
posted by dirigibleman at 2:05 AM on March 31, 2007 [2 favorites]


* See this previous comment on a similar subject for some added clarity to my view on advertisements.
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:14 PM on March 30 [+][!]


Thanks for explaining your opinion in that other thread. Why are you in this one?
posted by mek at 3:25 AM on March 31, 2007


Jesus H fucking Christ those were some sad goddamned commercials.

But I don't understand why they should make me want to get life insurance.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:15 AM on March 31, 2007


Tubes: They make even ads for ceiling tile tragic tearjerkers.

Gah! I didn't think it was possible. That's the saddest home furnishing commercial EVER!
posted by SilverTail at 6:19 AM on March 31, 2007


Sparkletone - Goddamn that was sad. Gee, thanks, asshole.
posted by notsnot at 6:34 AM on March 31, 2007


Better to see something like that during a commercial break than the vapid tripe Madison Ave. seems to be churning out nowadays.
posted by wfc123 at 7:27 AM on March 31, 2007


Just imagining a Thai Make-A-Wish commercial has me jonesing for some Zoloft.
posted by sparkzy at 9:23 AM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey thanks, I haven't taken to my bed in despair for a few weeks. There goes my weekend.

I would like to see what happens after Roast Beef from Achewood sees these commercials.
posted by sugarfish at 9:32 AM on March 31, 2007


Whenever I feel my will to live becoming too strong, I watch some Thai commercials.

(Apologies to Peter Watts and James Nicoll.)
posted by maudlin at 9:38 AM on March 31, 2007


So I'm not the only grown man who had tears in his eyes at the end of that Futurama?
posted by SteveTheRed at 10:35 AM on March 31, 2007


This thread needs pictures of pink unicorns. Stat.
posted by konolia at 10:38 AM on March 31, 2007





Here You go....
posted by dibblda at 12:44 PM on March 31, 2007


I'm never eating pad thai again.
People DIE in Thailand.
posted by Dizzy at 2:22 PM on March 31, 2007


I laughed at the first one (not the first I clicked). I wasn't expecting a car crash and I thought it was over the top.

Personally, I refuse to get sad on cue, especially for an ad. But I do get teary-eyed during some television moments, like the eulogy scene in The Big Lebowski.
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:33 PM on March 31, 2007


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