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SuperBowl, Coke, WTF?

Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Feb 2014, 16:52

America The Beautiful sung in something other than English? I don't think so. Call me what you will, ban me, even. That's just not OK.
What's next, the Star Spangled Banner?
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Post by Cyberfly » 02 Feb 2014, 17:00

Dude, I felt the same f'n way.
My wife, a school teacher, said that this whole 'Common Core' crap is feeding the kids this argument that they're fighting against the 'melting pot' that America has been for 225 years because they want to fight the 'Global idea of ONE language, one government, etc...'
I call BS.
I'm sorry, but America is a MELTING POT. We take in people from all over the world, glean the very best of each culture and assimilate people, making them our own. We have one language, one purpose...to make America the greatest nation in the world.


At least, we used to. Now, it's all touchy feely, 187 different languages is FINE. 187 different cultures is FINE. Don't bother to learn our ways, we'll ALL bend over to accommodate YOU.
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Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Feb 2014, 17:39

That's why we keep falling further behind. We enable the weak instead of strengthening them. Don't better yourself and learn the language and ways of the country hosting you, just extend the borders of your homeland here. Let's spend money on multilingual street signs instead of textbooks. Let's condone your subversive sentiments rather than stand up for ourselves at the risk of offending you.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 02 Feb 2014, 20:12

I noticed it too, and also thought it was in poor taste.

But then I was disappointed about pretty much except the game this year. Not saying "Yea Seagulls!" Just saying it was football & better than what was on most of the other 60+ channels :laugh:
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Post by ddouglas » 03 Feb 2014, 06:12

I also thought the Coke commercial was disrespectful of America and American values. I attempted to tell them so via their "contact us" link on their website. But that link provides a contextual-reply computer to respond to queries. It doesn't seem to understand negative comments.

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Post by ddouglas » 03 Feb 2014, 11:19

Today's edition on Breitbart.com carried an article by Michael Leahy, entitled "Why Coca-Cola's Multicultural 'America The Beautiful' Ad Was Offensive." He hit it on the head, I think. In one paragraph he wrote, "As far as the executives at Coca Cola are concerned, however, the United States of America is no longer a nation ruled by the Constitution and American traditions in which English is the language of government. It is not a nation governed in the Anglo-American tradition of liberty. It is instead a nation governed by some all inclusive multi-cultural synthesis of the various forms of government in the world, as expressed by the multiple languages used in the Super Bowl ad to sing a uniquely American hymn that celebrates our heritage."

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Post by panzermk2wife » 03 Feb 2014, 12:28

Rapier1772 wrote:Just saying it was football & better than what was on most of the other 60+ channels :laugh:
We didn't watch no stupid football game or the overpriced stupid commercials. I recorded the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.

At least all the puppies showed up for the game :)
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Post by blueorison » 03 Feb 2014, 19:52



I posted this on FB.

I don't post often on FB, just because there isn't anything fun or substantial on there, anymore, just gun companies getting free ads.

On occasion I troll Lisa's posts :D
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Post by ddouglas » 03 Feb 2014, 20:39

Blue! Facebook? Really?

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Post by blueorison » 03 Feb 2014, 20:54

ddouglas wrote:Blue! Facebook? Really?
haha I use it to message people. It might as well be twitter, now. The more interconnected people are, the more they try to publish themselves, and the less personal and emotionally connected they are.

It's ironic.

What has allowed the interconnectivity of millions has allowed them to become less connected with each other.

Empathy is displaced with ego, and often confused with sympathy.
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Post by PainKillaX » 04 Feb 2014, 03:44

blueorison wrote:
ddouglas wrote:Blue! Facebook? Really?
haha I use it to message people. It might as well be twitter, now. The more interconnected people are, the more they try to publish themselves, and the less personal and emotionally connected they are.

It's ironic.

What has allowed the interconnectivity of millions has allowed them to become less connected with each other.

Empathy is displaced with ego, and often confused with sympathy.
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Post by nrv216 » 04 Feb 2014, 18:34

panzermk2wife wrote:
Rapier1772 wrote:Just saying it was football & better than what was on most of the other 60+ channels :laugh:
We didn't watch no stupid football game or the overpriced stupid commercials. I recorded the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.

At least all the puppies showed up for the game :)
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Post by firestorm248 » 05 Feb 2014, 21:04

Did i miss something, i thought the Star Spangled Banner was the national anthem... :p

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Post by grimmond » 06 Feb 2014, 17:36

Mister Freeze wrote:The National Anthem sung in something other than English? I don't think so. Call me what you will, ban me, even. That's just not OK.
Where was it sung in other then English?
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 06 Feb 2014, 18:15

grimmond wrote:
Mister Freeze wrote:The National Anthem sung in something other than English? I don't think so. Call me what you will, ban me, even. That's just not OK.
Where was it sung in other then English?
The national anthem was sung in English. Coke ran an ad with America The Beautiful being sung in other languages.

Personally I don't see the problem. It's an ad. First amendment and all that stuff.

I'm sorry but we want to defend our 1st amendment rights just as we would defend our 2nd amendment rights. When you don't like the message you lash out at it? Let's not be hypocrites here.

Just my $0.02. YMMV.
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Post by Rapier1772 » 06 Feb 2014, 18:34

You are correct, they have the right to put out a commercial like that.
Just like I have a right to not like it or even be offended by it (I'm not offended just don't like it). And I have the right to voice that dislike.
I also have the right to tell them I don't like it & to take my business elsewhere. That last part won't hurt them though, I've always been a pepsi product guy anyway :laugh:
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Post by grimmond » 06 Feb 2014, 18:50

I really don't watch alot of tv and haven't seen the ad. But having said that I personally would not find it offensive. I see it more as a in your face to the other nationalities of singing our anthem in their language versus their own anthem.
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Post by Cyberfly » 07 Feb 2014, 09:47

Jeff, I see where you're going and I agree. They have the right to advertise however they like.
Did they do it just to cause drama? I don't think so.
Did they do it to pander to the left? Probably.
Did they do it to prove that Coke is the largest global soft drink company in the world? I'm sure.
Did they piss off a lot of us 'racist, homophobic, toothless, gun-totin', sister-pokin', rednecks'? According to the left, they did.
I didn't agree with the ad because I'm old school and was taught that America is a MELTING POT. Immigrants come here, and they ASSIMILATE. We take the best of what they have to offer and make it our own. They don't come here and form 187 different little communities where everybody speaks their own language and has their own laws and customs. If you want that, stay where you came from. When you come to America, it's because you want to be an American. Just like if I moved to France, I would expect to LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH.
It's called common courtesy. Not BEND TO MY WILL.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 07 Feb 2014, 10:30

C'mon, let's get real. Coke wasn't trying to make any political statement. Just like every corporation, when they put out a commercial it is simply to MAKE MONEY - the bottom line is the bottom line - it's as simple as that. Plus this has always been their brand: think back to the old 70's "Teach the world to sing" campaign. This is just what they do.

Personally it didn't offend me at all. I couldn't care less about their's or anyone else's commercials. That's what DVRs are for, with the added disclaimer that I would NEVER fast forward through the Tastes great/less filling cat fight that ended up in the fountain commercial.

As for speaking the language - when I lived in Sweden, I learned Swedish. Personally I think it's common courtesy and yes, it pisses me off that certain places (PRK) provide Spanish speaking schools that only serve to allow, even encourage legal immigrants/illegal aliens to not attempt to assimilate.

This topic though is about a commercial. Don't like it? Don't watch it. Better yet, stop drinking their poison in favor of something without ingredients from every chemical group.

As always, all IMHO.

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Post by Cyberfly » 07 Feb 2014, 19:01

Point.
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