• @wreckedcarzz
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      418 months ago

      everything shouldn’t be advertised*

      ftfy

      • @[email protected]
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        218 months ago

        I actually don’t (well, didn’t) mind advertising, to an extent.

        I liked seeing what new products or services are out there, or deals I may have not known about otherwise; but advertisers have taken it so far that you can’t have a reasonable amount anymore. You either block it all or get bombarded relentlessly.

        I wouldn’t even use an ad blocker if the ads weren’t disrupting the content I’m actually here to see. YouTube for example was fine when it just had banner ads around the video player; as soon as they started forcing you to watch video ads to be able to watch the actual video you came there for is when it became a problem to me.

        Gave em an inch and they took a mile. Now they get nothing.

        • @captainlezbian
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          Yeah I don’t mind phone website ads that are just in the middle of content, but no you’re playing video ads which fuck with my hearing aids while taking up a third of my screen in scrolling. Fuck you no

      • @[email protected]
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        There should be one specific place where advertisements are allowed and contained. If you need X, go to the X page on the one place for advertising and check out your options. No more shoving things people don’t need down their throats. Make people seek out the things they need rather than be convinced they need what they don’t.

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      Hey we have a law for that in our country. There are some exceptions but those have to be individually permitted.

      That being said fantasy sports bets and some other gambling games try to dodge the classification as a gambling game.

  • Dojan
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    Gambling shouldn’t be advertised. Swedish radio advertisements is 70% gambling, and the remaining 30% is sex toys and car related services.

    • @Mr_Blott
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      Interesting that all 3 will fuck you at some point tho

      • @wreckedcarzz
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        418 months ago

        So that’s how the air filter got in my rectum! Case closed boys.

            • @[email protected]
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              98 months ago

              Definitely not, but it might make it less toxic for everyone else. Like a catalytic converter for your anus.

              • @Fosheze
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                Oh my god. A butt plug that contains something that breaks down the fart smell. From what I can tell the stink component of farts (hydrogen sulfide) can react with a carbon catalyst and oxygen to produce elemental sulphur and water. So you just need a butt plug with an activated charcoal filter plus something to bind the sulphur to eliminate the smell. Even better, because your fart is passing through the chambers of the butt plug there will be no noise. So every fart will be silent and stinkless.

    • @pete_the_cat
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      Heh you guys have sex toy advertisements on the radio? Were too prude for that in the US, instead we have prescription drug ads everywhere.

      • MelodiousFunk
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        nonspecific positive imagery and music

        Ask your doctor about [results of syllable dartboard] today.

        • @[email protected]
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          Speaking of the syllable dartboard, one of my favourite buzzfeed style quizzes from back when everyone was still doing them was called

          PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE OR LORD OF THE RINGS CHARACTER

          I’m pretty sure five or so people out of thousands got all of them right 😂

          • Jamie
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            Ask your doctor if Boromir is right for you.

            • @pete_the_cat
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              One does not simply walk in the pharmacy and demand drugs.

      • @Shialac
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        At least in germany its illegal to advertise prescription drugs

          • @[email protected]
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            Yep. I had a very bad cough years ago, and couldn’t sleep. My doctor asked if I’m interested in homeopathy. I laughed so hard that I started coughing really violently, and walked home with a codeine prescription that helped me over that flu.

      • mozingo
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        78 months ago

        Y’all don’t hear ads for stuff like Adam & Eve? Here in Texas we have ads for drugs and sex toys lol

        • @[email protected]
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          Drugs and sex toys are very Christian /s 😂

          Reminds me of the states most common porn searches one year, where incest was top result in Utah. I think it was top a few years in a row.

        • @pete_the_cat
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          I’ve seen/heard a few ads for them, but it’s not really common. Also I rarely listen to the radio anymore.

        • @pete_the_cat
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          08 months ago

          Side effects may include shitting yourself in public, a horrible lingering stench that you can’t get rid of, eyeballs popping out, ears flapping, nose elongation, heart attack, stroke, and death. As your doctor about it today!

    • KptnAutismus
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      “i wonder why everyone hates watching ads”

      • Dojan
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        My roomie’s a trucker, he listens to the radio a lot. Otherwise I’ve no idea, don’t think you listen to the radio outside of when you’re in a car.

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          My mother hears radio all day, cause its to quite at home if no one else is home and except that, the only place is car and at work but its mostly so loud at work or so much intergerence that you cant hear a thing. And maybe the super market if i dont have my own headphones on i get blasted with advertising radio of the supermarket. Nowhere else i hear radio.

      • Dojan
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        I belive we have really strict gambling laws, one of the reasons we never got arcade halls here. Online casinos and such don’t count though, it seems. It feels like half a dozen pop up each week.

        • @[email protected]
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          I love the idea of equating arcades with gambling. In one you will always lose your money, and the better you are the longer you can play. In the other, the skill element is much less relevant.

          • Dojan
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            I legit never understood that one myself. I think it’s a mix of laws that make it infeasible.

            Game machines are not allowed to be an establishments main source of income. This I think is targeted at gambling machines, slots and the like, because gambling is heavily regulated by the state, but naturally that also made arcades nigh impossible to run.

            I believe there’s also some sort of law about the amount of such machines an establishment may have. Again, to prevent casino type establishments from existing. You can’t really run an arcade hall with two or three machines.

            Then a more recent law enforces such machines to also give you a receipt? I dunno I didn’t read too closely, but I suppose machines of that kind don’t tend to have that sort of functionality meaning if you wanted to have an arcade hall here you’d need to custom order the machines.

            It’s just not economically feasible.

            And the most ridiculous thing is that while there’s not much in the way of physical gambling here, there are so many internet casinos I can’t properly convey how ridiculous it is. Like imagine an incredulous amount and it’s still more than that.

            And the government is perfectly okay with that. They’re such incompetent buffoons.

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          Sweden has blackjack tables outside the bathroom in lots of bars so you can play while standing in line. Or at least they did the last time I was there.

          • Dojan
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            Yes, and my go to Chinese restaurant had two slot machines. They can have these things but they can’t be the primary income of the establishment.

            Ergo no casinos or arcade halls, but blackjack at a bar is fine.

  • @[email protected]
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    I have personally seen gambling fuck up way more lives than drugs, and this was before it was being shoved down our throats. It’s honestly disgusting how shameless the advertising has been, getting people to gamble like degenerates in “garbage time.” Or poking fun at people “losing their shirt” in Buffalo. And don’t even get me started at how they are using fantasy sports to get kids hooked early.

    Fuck this so much. I know entire families - children, parents, grandparents - who’ve been put through hell over this.

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      yup, I worked at a horse track when I was in HS, and the gamblers AKA addicts had the exact same behaviors as drug addicts.

      poor people getting exploited by the rich, but legal

    • archomrade [he/him]
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      Mississippi grind is an absolutely incredible depiction of just how sad and devastating gambling addictions are. I can’t recommend that movie enough (as long as you’re ready for some sad storytelling).

      Livestream online gambling is another one of those absolutely abysmal modern exposures that is going to completely destroy the lives of young men as they grow up, and I can’t believe it’s still legal

      • @tehfishman
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        Man I really feel for that guy. I know it’s easy to poke fun because it’s the Internet, but he’s clearly in genuine emotional pain

        • @captainlezbian
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          Yeah no if he blew all his money on booze we’d be sympathetic to him as he’d be obviously a serious alcoholic. This is an addict suffering at the hands of his addiction.

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      My step dad committed suicide after losing our rent money at the video poker machine at the bar.

      It had such a big impact on our family that four years later my mom did too after struggling with depression over it.

      • GrayoxOP
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        I’m so sorry for your loss, hope you are doing ok.

        • @Zana
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          Thank you, it’s been five years since the loss of my mom. You never get over it, just better at dealing with it. I was never close to my step-dad.

    • @steeznson
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      The fantasy sports are all about evading local gambling laws. Since only a handful of states even allow sports betting the only way to operate in those states is to have something which is legally distinct from gambling (even though it clearly is). It’s similar to pachinko parlours in Japan.

      • GrayoxOP
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        It doesn’t matter if they choose to start, it matters that they weren’t able to stop, gambling and alcohol have both been extremely normalized in our society and are destroying lives. We shouldn’t have ads shoved down our throats for industries that profit off of destroying people’s lives for a quick buck. Shit aint right. I’m not saying make the industries illegal, just make the ads illegal. Saying drink responsibly at the end of an alcohol ad isn’t making anyone less of an alcoholic. And the tiny ass barely readable gambling addiction hotline isn’t gonna help anyone with a gambling addiction from getting hooked on sports Gambling which is one click away on the app store.

          • @techt
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            It matters from a cause-and-effect standpoint, but you’re callously and self-righteously blaming their whole situation on it. That you stop trying to understand the situation at that point reveals that you’re using it as an excuse to blame peoples’ suffering exclusively on their personal choices to feel better about yourself. That completely ignores any circumstances, predatory draws, nonstandard brain chemistry, or other factors outside of their control and assume they had perfect, complete knowledge of the situation and consequences at the time – which is honestly silly.

          • GrayoxOP
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            Hmmm then maybe we should make ads glamorizing gambling illegal. I really dont understand what you are trying to say with your comments here…

  • @[email protected]
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    Gambling, alcohol, nicotine, and prescription medicine should all be banned from advertising. Sponsorship should count as advertising and thus be banned too.

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    bet packers, dumbass

    commentators reading stat sheets for 3 hours has ruined sports for me. mute. Change my mind

  • KᑌᔕᕼIᗩ
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    Every bloody third advert on TV in Australia is a gambling ad, it’s insane that we continue to allow it given how much of an actual widespread problem it is here. They have fairly lame government mandated warnings after each one but I doubt they do much at all.

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      Same in the UK! When the pandemic started companies stopped advertising on TV because they weren’t doing business anymore, except for the bookies (gambling brokers) so almost every ad was for them. And because people are on doors and probably bored/miserable I bet they did much more business than normal.

      I don’t think we have the warnings you’re talking about here, except for sone text on the screen that says something like “gamble smart” lol

  • @Son_of_dad
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    In my city the government runs the gambling, so I see nothing but government sponsored gambling, it’s quite obscene.

    • @captainlezbian
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      Yeah that’s the thing. I Support gambling being legal, but it, alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, etc shouldn’t be allowed to advertise. These are harmful vices. It’s your choice to engage in them but advertising them isn’t cool

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        I think they should be legal to do, but I’m a little more iffy on if it should be legal to sell or profit off of the addictive ones.
        Gambling doesn’t really bring anything valuable to society and it causes notable harm, so I see no reason we shouldn’t tax gambling revenue at a nearly 100% rate.

  • @[email protected]
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    Yep and as someone who watches a lot of sports I would love to see those ads banned. Also ban the pre-game odds shows and the in game odds updates.

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      100% its so cringe, im ok with the fantasy aspect of it, cause it does take some skill, but the odds are just straight up gambling no if ands or buts. I dont know how gamblers in recovery even watch sports anymore… so glad i got addicted to gambling on stocks with wallstreets bets and learned my expensive lesson so that sports can stay pure for me and not tainted by my addictive personality.

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        The fantasy games are just how they get kids hooked. It’s very obvious to me as someone who has always kind of felt like fantasy takes some purity out of the fandom, that this has been a long term plan to normalize this kind of “skill” game so they can create exactly that pipeline.

        But I mean, its probably just a crazy conspiracy theory that the NFL already had branded endorsement deals ready to go with a dozen different gambling houses immediately when the Supreme Court cleared the way for all this shit.

  • Inevitable Waffles [Ohio]
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    My dumbass state just allowed it and it is polluting every advertisement route. It is deeply frustrating seeing this happen.

    • @PopcornPrincess
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      Same. All I see on the tv are the endless floods of gambling ads and Medicare advantage ads in my state. Welcome to America. :/

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    In Lithuania it’s legal, but they cannot say any words like “let’s play” or “best casinos” etc. I don’t know specific, but most of casino/betting ads are like these (always with the weird/annoying voice)

    NAME, casino!

    NAME, casino!

    NAME, casino!

    NAME, casino!

    NAME, casino!

    • @Viking_Hippie
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      Imagine if every ad was like that!

      PUMA, sportswear!

      AUDI, cars!

      FOX NEWS, garbage!

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          Well Faux News already has that BETWEEN the ads, but yeah 😁

    • @lietuva
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      oh my god it annoys the fuck out of me. Since 2019 gambling companies and casinos can only show and say their name so ads went from This to This These ads are everywhere, i never gambled, but for someone who might be recovering from the addiction would be very hard to resist when constantly shoving these stupid ads everywhere.

  • @[email protected]
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    178 months ago

    This should be the new meme format. The only way it could be any better is if the text on the mug said “dumb ass”.

    • m3t00🌎
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      what does that say?

      • paraphrand
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        It’s the name of the original dumbass’ web show.

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    I agree. Here in Sweden we’ve had a huge surge in online casino ads on TV for the last 5 years. Maybe even more. Super annoying. Everyone hates them. But not much is done despite that.