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Sex and Circuses--Pop Paganism at the Super Bowl

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Michie

    Michie Manipulation Resistance Team Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Genius in advertising connects what’s hot in culture with perennial human desires. That’s why we are fascinated with the Super Bowl ads, because they appeal to who we are whether we like it or not. Read More »
     
  2. If Not For Grace

    If Not For Grace Legend-but then so's Keith Richards

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    I would ban Television product advertising during all programs other than on shopping channels together. I mean we pay for TV (cable, Satellite,etc) That would solve way more problems than you think. It would reduce the costs of many products as well. TV shows should not be sponsored (controlled) by big budget promoters, like automobiles, Wal-Mart or Proctor & Gamble, AT&T, or beverages, politics or any other so-called sponsor.

    Events can continue with Pay Per View. You can have an informercial channel and an advertising channel-leave programming choices to the providers based on veiwer choice.
    If you have a product worth buying it does not have to be promoted on a mass scale to sell.
     
  3. sea oat

    sea oat Newbie

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    Good article, but there is still evidence that most Americans still prefer innocent subject matter, and that too much sex in superbowl ads actually backfires on the advertiser.

    Super Bowl 2012 Ads Get Racier - ABC News




    Anyway, though, call me a prude, but I knew the ads were going to be more sexual than ever, which is 50% of the reason why I decided not to watch the game this year (other 50% because no interest in the Pats & Giants, and no interest in the halftime show). If an advertiser wants to reach me and my dollar, they're gonna have to do it in other ways. I don't have any money, and I'm not likely their target audience, though, so I suppose they don't care.
     
  4. benedictaoo

    benedictaoo Legend

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    The commercials really sucked this year. The Drew Brees' one was cute and so was one of the Doritos and the Bud light one with the dog fetching the beer, but over all they sucked and where was the Pro life ad? Didn't see it.
     
  5. Antigone

    Antigone The Wrath of Whatever

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    I thought the pro-life ad was only supposed to be on in some states, not all of them. Maybe you lived in a state that didn't get it?

    I liked the one with the vampires. Showed it to my students today.

    My students, however, think the puppy bowl is stupid. This just confirms my long-held suspicions that my students have questionable taste.
     
  6. Starlightsobright

    Starlightsobright Jesus is Love

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    I am not American and had a quick look at the Madonna half time show and thought it awful. I am so glad that it was on at a time in Australia when most people were at work and school. I don't know about the other ads but the half time show has been getting all this attention over here since that Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction " some years ago.

    Our own football Grand Final is great to watch but nowhere near as commercial.
     
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  7. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie New Member

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    As Catholics we could just give up watching the Super Bowl.
     
  8. Standing_Ultraviolet

    Standing_Ultraviolet I told you to run so we'd both be free

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    The problem with that is that, even though people do pay for channels, it still doesn't bring in nearly as much money as advertising. Cutting advertising entirely would also block the very poor or those who just don't want to have cable or satellite from getting television channels entirely, except for maybe a government-sponsored news program or two.

    In the end, advertising isn't all bad. Some advertising is actually pretty good. I think that too much sex in advertisements, in reality, probably does just make it seem stupid and like something no one would ever actually want to buy. I know that it doesn't exactly make me want a product.
     
  9. Antigone

    Antigone The Wrath of Whatever

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    ...and watch the puppy bowl instead!
     
  10. Whisper of Hope

    Whisper of Hope New Member

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    I didn't watch the game either, for the same reasons. :)
     
  11. Dylan Michael

    Dylan Michael Senior Veteran

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    I do not like like football nor do like dogs.
    What am I to watch?
    :sorry:
     
  12. princess_ballet

    princess_ballet Senior Veteran

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    :amen: It was so much more entertaining!!!
     
  13. Brooklyn Knight

    Brooklyn Knight On a narrow road but not narrow minded

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    You take that back!!
     
  14. Antigone

    Antigone The Wrath of Whatever

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    And in the 2000-somethingeth year, God invented the DVD. And He saw that it was good. And then, just because He could, He also invented Netflix.
     
  15. Brooklyn Knight

    Brooklyn Knight On a narrow road but not narrow minded

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    You forgot Blu-ray.
     
  16. Whisper of Hope

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    I just wish a Blu-ray player wasn't so expensive to buy. :doh:
     
  17. Brooklyn Knight

    Brooklyn Knight On a narrow road but not narrow minded

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    You can get one for $80. Even cheaper on sites like eBay.

    The discs, however, those still a little too high.
     
  18. Dylan Michael

    Dylan Michael Senior Veteran

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    Eh, we had a Superbowl party here at the seminary, so a few of the ones who didn't want to watch sat in the back and played a Game.
     
  19. benedictaoo

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    The truth is two sub parr teams played each other this year and I guess that's why the commercials we sub parr.
     
  20. tadoflamb

    tadoflamb Stop plate tectonics!

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    I pruned my roses and painted watercolors.

    Not that I want anyone to watch me, that's just what I found as an alternative.
     
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