All the crap on TV and this is over the line?

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    Critics are complaining that jokes in a new TV ad for Jack in the Box are too sexually suggestive in today’s #MeToo environment.

    What’s in the ad?
    The ad features the fast-food chain’s fictional CEO, Jack, using puns about the male anatomy to describe the company’s new teriyaki bowls.

    Jack walks into a room, for example, and says he’s the only one with “the bowls to serve something different.”

    Jack goes on to say to an male employee, “You’ve got some pretty nice bowls there, and so does Dan.” A female employee also remarks on Dan’s “bowls.”

    A string of puns ends with yet another joke: An executive explaining to Jack that his marketing stunt is making company lawyers uncomfortable.



    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/...the-box-tv-ads-have-no-place-in-the-metoo-era
     
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    • Fran Blacker

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      Free ad Everybody will be talking about it good or bad, their name is out there.
       
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      • Darius

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        Well I laughed the first time I saw it and said out loud to nobody...THAT will undoubtedly stir some shit. It took some balls to air that in this day and age!
         
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        • GetX'd

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          Don’t get your bowls all in a twist......

          In my opinion the #metoo is a bit over the top. Many, many legitimate beefs but c’mon it’s affected just about every element of life. Like someone said in another post - we’re sure lucky they didn’t have Twitter when we were coming up... I do however bow to the true victims
           
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          • khryslerkid

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            Burger King tried this one. They ran it late at night but still got caught.
             
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              I don't see a problem here ..... I kinda want a bowl now
               
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              • flypaper

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                its just the latest thing that offends a snowflake...it gets old ..yawn
                 
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                • Cranky

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                  The Jack in the Crack down the road from me has been there since the mid 60's. It was remodeled a couple of years ago but the service sucks and after 'trying' them out a couple more times, we gave up. Remember their secret sauce?? Probably can't run that in an ad anymore either. Used to go there every Friday or Saturday night after a date (well, 'they' had to be home by 11 or 12 usually) and get their 3 cheese burgers with the SC for 99 cents!
                   
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                  • chtampa

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                    How serious can you take a group that setup "Pound Me Too" as their name to represent abused women.
                     
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                    • khryslerkid

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                      When we were kids, running around late at night, we would hit the one in the next town over. Really satisfied the munchies! Then one afternoon I happen to be passing through and thought I'd stop by for a burger. I could barely eat it, it was so gross! Never went there again. Lol
                       
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                        "They" will protest --waring vagina hats and costumes but talking about it would lead this thread to the corner for a timeout.
                         
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                        • steve from staten island

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                          Thats exactly what happened earlier tonight in the thread entitled "Girl full of herself". I mentioned Trump and some butt hurt crybaby Trump zealot must have cried to the moderator and the thread was removed. So much for two way streets
                           
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                          • chargervert

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                            In these times men cannot have bowls!
                             
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                              Been 45 years since I did a bowl! :D
                               
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                                Any mention of -current events- can lead it to be banished to the corner for a time out from the general public discussion.
                                What causes this to be true is a few --will tend to make it so.
                                When one steps in it--it tends to stick to the shoes.
                                 
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                                But we can have cussing and sexually themed content at 7:00pm prime time suitable for kids to watch.

                                I'm offended that people are offended.
                                 
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                                • Mike67

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                                  But yet no one complains about two naked guys laying in bed saying they should have used a condom on primetime tv???? KY jelley????
                                  Kids are up and see this garbage, yet no one cries out....etc?
                                   
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                                  • flypaper

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                                    I'm offended that every night I have to hear Drug companies telling me to beg my doctor for
                                    the latest and greatest Drug
                                    and some snowflake crybaby is more worried about this bullshit crap..
                                    makes me think that
                                    someone had to get paid off big time by the drug companies..
                                    i won't mention names but its one of the lowest forms of grifter life..
                                     
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                                    • WileERobby

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                                      No, you instigated a political comment in a general discussion, just as you did here.
                                       
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                                        Any one else remember Alec Baldwin skit on Saturday Night Live a few years ago ...back when he was funny. It was shweaty balls..about his recipe for meat balls. The things the women said about his shweaty balls --I would have thought would be censored on national TV. Taste, texture ,smell,, on and on................MO
                                         
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