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Desc:We sincerely apologize blah blah blah
Category:Sports, Humor
Tags:basketball, cleveland, domestic violence, Cavaliers
Submitted:Lurchi
Date:05/07/15
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Herr Matthias
whoa, he just went all Kelly Olynyk on her
yogarfield
Surprised to see that referenced here.

And 5 for the "GO CAVS" at the end.

And RIP Wall's wrist.

Meerkat
How did this get past focus group?
glasseye
Sportsball.

infinite zest
Probably by the same kind of people who greenlighted the Bud Light "#upforwhatever" campaign, which of course reached its logical conclusion by "accidentally" promoting getting a girl drunk and fucking her when she can't think straight. But, like it or lump it, I'll bet people went out in droves to get the bottles because they'd be worth something someday. Fuck you humanity.

Caminante Nocturno
That logic train is hilarious, zest.

infinite zest
It's just my theory. Remember when Four Loko was in the news because kids were drinking the (then) caffeinated ones, having like 5 at a time and succumbing to alcohol poisoning (and ostensibly caffeine overdose, which sounds like the worst combination, if if they survived for the hangover the next day, which some of them did not) and they took it off the market temporarily to at least get rid of the caffeine? People were going apeshit for the product that they formally joked about as being "that candy flavored drink that kids love" and while it doesn't say that on the can, the message was there in the news and in actual drinks that make Boones Farm taste downright bitter.

So people bought the shit out of the original formula while they could, and their image slowly changed back to bumwine. Point is, regardless of the number of deaths caused by abusing a legal substance, or the number of alcohol-related sexual assaults, folks probably bought out entire stores' inventories with the slogan while they could, some advertising guy is sitting in his or her office and dollar signs have replaced his or her swastica eyes. Bud Light Didn't mean to! The Cavaliers didn't mean to! Four Loko didn't mean to! Let's show how much we don't like rape/abuse/underage sex crime culture! In the meantime, the immediate issue is forgotten as quickly as a goldfinch remembers its last meal, and people go back to doing/consuming it because it's their favorite cheap buzz or their favorite team. Bill Hicks was right.

Jet Bin Fever
Guy has his priorities straight!
Caminante Nocturno
This isn't domestic abuse, it's just terrible acting.
takewithfood
It's great that they even included a scene informing the audience that that she learned her lesson.

Also, the thumbnail makes it look like she got the Garbage Day treatment. I'm a little disappointed, but that's probably my fault for dreaming.
Bort
This could have been fixed so easily, just some other dance mishap that didn't involve throwing her. (Blaming the mishap on her wasn't a great idea either.)
Ranma X.
Apparently this is based on some healthcare ad that did just that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9YiTIYO-2A

So they not only parodied a mediocre local commercial, they decided that having the guy throw her on the floor would be a wacky twist on it.

infinite zest
The original's dumb, but that's pretty much all insurance ads. I can't remember which ad it was, but there was another insurance one that involves some wedding disaster at the alter, and the groom makes eye contact with the flower girl, who looks 15 years old and it says "did you get married this year." Honest mistake I guess.. she's probobly Hannah Montana's age. But I haven't seen it aired since around March Madness. Like I said above, I have a sort of sick theory about young ad makers. Basically, we're surrounded by ads, for the most part, as long as we're not asleep or totally off the grid, so some of the generally funny ones like the Geico "you can skip this ad in.." ads and Fatal Farm's over-the-top Old Spice ads still resonate with us Millennials as "buy this" just like Rowdy Piper with the Sunglasses in They Live. So the only way to actually get us to watch or consume something is to make it so incredibly "how the fuck did this get through and who's responsible etc. etc." my guess is it's a bunch of Alan Smithees.

Lurchi
the half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels on the counter is a nice touch
Rodents of Unusual Size
ACTING!
Binro the Heretic
Stupid joke, shitty acting, not all that shocking.
Old_Zircon
Viral marketing that's on the Youtube front page when I'm not logged in, so why does it need t be here?

The Mothership
any publicity is good publicity.

infinite zest
Yeah, because the cavaliers are doing so shitty this year..

misterbuns
doesnt need to be here if it is all over blogs.

That guy
counterpoint: this is incredibly bad in so many different ways that it belongs here

the concept, the acting, the sound design are all amazingly bad

chumbucket
What am I supposed to be buying?
Caminante Nocturno
Stunt Wives.

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