Quien es mas smuggo: El truth.com o Jared de Subway?

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Both supposed to be representing values I agree with (i.e., smoke-free, good health). And yet, when I see them on t.v., both make me want to head for the nearest McDonald's with Marlboros readily in hand.

So who annoys you more, the obnoxious cinema verite dorks of truth.com, or grinny-faced Sir Jared? Why?

Joe, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i think the truth ads bother me because it assuemes that tobacco is the only thing that causes these deaths , it may be food additives ,air pollution, family history , exposure to aebsotus etc etc . I am not saying that tobacco is the healthist material in the world but it is in a list of factors .

anthony, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

You're forgetting Clay Henry, Jared's newer and better looking Subway stand in. It especially grates because of how it's capitalizing on the whole patriotic firefighter angle too - tres classy.

Kim, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

In little items like Mass Appeal and Vice they have the truth.com 'street kit' where you have Giant-esque stickers and stencils with which the more activistic [and less cred-obsessed] members of the urban literati are suppoused to use to take up arms against said tobacco companies. These are the saddest ads of them all.

JM, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the truth 'zine' was really sad too, especially since it seemed to be a legit zine.

ethan, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

la verdad dot commo es nada mas que propaganda para los millones que ganan dinero de ellos con cancer de los pulmones...smoking vale la pena bein ninos, OK?

goeff, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, Clay Henry. Where did they find someone with a name like that (on top of the other stuff)? Did they scout him in Yellowstone, chopping wood with Paul Bunyon and Babe?

Joe, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the jared commercials - why you would want such an ugly, schmucky dorkus to be your 'mascot' is beyond me. and lately they seem to be implying he's some sort of celebrity, for god's sake.

your null fame, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

fat jared is one helluva band name though.

jess, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

truth.com b/c they're funded by phillip morris. wtf?

Samantha, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I saw a Jared ad today with some fine lookin' lady who had a picture of Jared on her bedroom mirror. Is it supposed to be his girlfriend? An obsessed fan? Another person who ate thier way out of plumpness via Subway?

bnw, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think the chick in the commercial used Jared as her "inspiration" to eat at Subway and lose weight, blah blah blah...

Doesn't exercise seem the easier option in this case? I would go insane if I had to eat at the same place all the time no matter how excellent the food was, let alone Subway...

Nicole, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think the fine print on all the ads notes that the weight losers were not typical, exercised, and ate otherwise (besides the veggie delites) reduced fat diets.

Josh, Tuesday, 5 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Well, when one orders the combo meals at Subway, these usually entail getting a side snack like Doritos (or, worse, potato chips) and a large soda. Bottom line is that when I want to try to lose weight, the very next sentence is not "Hmmm, guess I'll go to Subway more..."

Joe, Tuesday, 5 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

It's as if America is a foreign country.

N., Tuesday, 5 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link


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