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Thread: "These Halcyon Days" - Most Ridiculous Ad Ever?

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    Default "These Halcyon Days" - Most Ridiculous Ad Ever?

    I can't find a link to the audio for the RTE radio ad publicising the upcoming run of "These Halcyon Days" but every time I hear it I'm left open-mouthed by the ridiculousness of it.

    As much as I can tell is that the play is about (very) old people. And that's about it.

    "Highlights" of the dialogue quoted as part of the ad include humdingers such as the phrases "whoops-a-daisy" and "take my right arm".

    The over the top "old person voice" delivery of the lines puts me in mind of school plays where 12 year olds with bad make-up limp around the stage playing aul wans and aul fellas.

    Can't wait to see it. Not.
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    You're listening to RTE Radio One, right?

    I wouldn't expect anything too....cutting edge, if I were you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfCalculus View Post
    I can't find a link to the audio for the RTE radio ad publicising the upcoming run of "These Halcyon Days" but every time I hear it I'm left open-mouthed by the ridiculousness of it.

    As much as I can tell is that the play is about (very) old people. And that's about it.

    "Highlights" of the dialogue quoted as part of the ad include humdingers such as the phrases "whoops-a-daisy" and "take my right arm".

    The over the top "old person voice" delivery of the lines puts me in mind of school plays where 12 year olds with bad make-up limp around the stage playing aul wans and aul fellas.

    Can't wait to see it. Not.
    It is bad alright.
    The worst at the moment, I cannot even listen to it, is the one where your one sings do bop a loo op a wop bam boo,
    That is the best part, the lyrics after "got a man named JC, and he dance like crazy..."
    Ughrrrr!
    Like fingernails on a blackboard.

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    It's rubbish...but it's still better than the incessant 'humourous' ads about paying the TV licence.

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    Sounds like a parody bit from the GTA video games.

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    Dunno what this thread is about but this is my fave current ad.

    http://www.facebook.com/aerobubblych...type=3&theater

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    This site is turning into Facebook whereby random people can't get random stuff off their chests.

    Wtf has this got to do with Irish politics? It's commercial, it is not cultural nor is it community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauntersplash View Post
    You're listening to RTE Radio One, right?

    I wouldn't expect anything too....cutting edge, if I were you.
    More fool you; Joe Duffy is currently discussing how the fire brigade might cut a protestor free from a radiator without cutting his neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    More fool you; Joe Duffy is currently discussing how the fire brigade might cut a protestor free from a radiator without cutting his neck.
    Your licence fee at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Your licence fee at work.
    Cheap at twice the price
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