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Cat Owners- Doritos "Missing Cat" ad Offensive or are we too sensitive?
February 6, 2012 | vanity

Posted on 02/06/2012 4:00:35 PM PST by SMGFan

Last night's Dorito's ad was apparently meant to be "funny". A dog seems to be responsible for a missing cat's disappearance and he bribes a guy with Doritos to keep silent.

If we find this offensive, are we too sensitive? Is it wrong to request Doritos to kill this ad? They suggest the dog killed and buried the cat , or even worse. My best friend's cat was killed by a dog a few year's ago.


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1 posted on 02/06/2012 4:00:43 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Get a life for goodness sake. Why bother even bringing this nonsense up....


2 posted on 02/06/2012 4:04:07 PM PST by St.Mark
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To: SMGFan
Other than us unrepentant dinosaurs, this has become the Disunited States of the Perpetually Offended.
3 posted on 02/06/2012 4:06:01 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: SMGFan
Is it wrong to request Doritos to kill this ad?

I am horrified and offended by such hate language. These calls for violence must stop! Merely because we have no sense of humor is no reason to demand the killing of TV advertisements!

4 posted on 02/06/2012 4:06:10 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: SMGFan

I know what you mean. My cat was killed by a mouse. I shudder at the thought of anyone watching “Tom and Jerry.”

And my pet coyote fell off a cliff so I also find Road Runner cartoons offensive.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 4:06:19 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: SMGFan

Waaaay too sensitive! It’s TV, for gosh sake!


6 posted on 02/06/2012 4:06:19 PM PST by blu
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To: SMGFan

Yes and no one loves cats more than Mrs. FD and me.

This is part of the larger “dogs v. cats” meme that has been around forever.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 4:06:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: St.Mark

Get a life. There are no time for other diversions?
And you honestly do not think the term “get a life” is a loaded expression? Shouldn’t everyone treat each one of us with a little bit of respect?


8 posted on 02/06/2012 4:08:25 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

You can’t be serious.

I have been owned by and loved cats all my life, and I laughed out loud at that ad.

How can anyone who lives with a cat fail to have a sense of humor?


9 posted on 02/06/2012 4:08:58 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: ClearCase_guy

Humpty Dumpty was PUSHED !!!


10 posted on 02/06/2012 4:09:13 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SMGFan
Btw > Dogz rule ! catz drool


11 posted on 02/06/2012 4:09:50 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: SMGFan
'We' aren't, but you may be.

And I own catz.

It's a commercial.

How about putting that angst into fighting against abortion.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/06/2012 4:09:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t see the ad.

What breed of dog? Great Dane or chichuachua?

Why didn’t the Doritos dude stop the dog in the act?
Why didn’t the Doritos dude save the cat?

What happened between the cat and the dog should remain between the cat and the dog.

Would your reaction to this ad be different if it was the cat who made the dog disappear?

Just so you don’t think I’m making light of your plight, my cat was attacked by two terriers. She was gutted by the time I reached her.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 4:10:57 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: SMGFan; a fool in paradise

Didn’t offend me but I’m looking for something to be offended by!


14 posted on 02/06/2012 4:11:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SMGFan

As an owner of a dog and servant to several cats, I thought the ad was hilarious.

My suggestion of a follow up is the cat comes back for revenge - remember they do have 9 lives.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 4:12:27 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SMGFan; All

16 posted on 02/06/2012 4:12:49 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: SMGFan

I just re-read my copy of the Constitution, with special attention to the Bill of Rights -

And I still can’t find the section that says that anyone has the ‘right’ to not be offended...

Don’t buy or consume the products, write a nasty letter to the manufacturer (who, it must be noted, also has no ‘right’ not to be offended..), and even enlist your friends and neighbors (caution - if they don’t agree with you, you may find yourself with fewer friends than you started..)

You have no ‘right’, though, or even any kind of ‘moral leg to stand on, to deprive people who disagree, are not offended, or even *enjoyed* the commercial, of their experience because of your individual sensitivities...

Short version - grow up....


17 posted on 02/06/2012 4:13:50 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: SMGFan
It's a TV commercial for cryin out loud. And a funny one at that!

No cats were harmed in posting this response.

18 posted on 02/06/2012 4:14:17 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: SMGFan
Is it wrong to request Doritos to kill this ad?

Cats. The other white meat.

Do you also want to prohibit children from pointing fingers and saying "Bang"?

19 posted on 02/06/2012 4:14:27 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SMGFan

its just a commercial that is all.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Revolting cat!
..I’m looking for something to be offended by!

Maybe this'll do the trick:

Homeland Security Lexicon: You’re All ‘Militia Extremists’ Now

21 posted on 02/06/2012 4:15:28 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: SMGFan

In the late 80s there was a case in N.W. D.C. in which a wealthy cat owner got tired of neighbors’ dogs killing his cats and bought a (much) bigger cat for himself...


22 posted on 02/06/2012 4:15:37 PM PST by varmintman
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To: SMGFan

I am a cat lover. I didn’t see the commercial, but based on the description, I don’t think I would have viewed it as anything other than humor.


23 posted on 02/06/2012 4:15:51 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SMGFan; St.Mark
The surveys are in, and Dorito’s and M&M’s were among the high scorers for Super Bowl commercials yesterday.

Doritos won Mullen’s “Brand Bowl 2012” based on 400,000 tweets monitored by the Boston ad agency, which compiled its rankings by the volume of chatter and positive and negative commentaries.

Doritos’ two consumer-generated ads included “Man’s Best Friend,” in which a "cat-eating dog" bribed a man with Doritos to keep him quiet, &“Sling Baby,” which had a grandmother "sling-shooting a baby" to retrieve a bag of the snack chips from a boy in a tree fort.--Boston Herald

Herald Pulse Poll:

Which Super Bowl commercial made you laugh, tugged at your heartstrings or otherwise resonated with you most?

The ad Won first place in surveys and cost $20 and made the maker $1m.

VIDEO

24 posted on 02/06/2012 4:16:12 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: SMGFan; St.Mark
The surveys are in, and Dorito’s and M&M’s were among the high scorers for Super Bowl commercials yesterday.

Doritos won Mullen’s “Brand Bowl 2012” based on 400,000 tweets monitored by the Boston ad agency, which compiled its rankings by the volume of chatter and positive and negative commentaries.

Doritos’ two consumer-generated ads included “Man’s Best Friend,” in which a "cat-eating dog" bribed a man with Doritos to keep him quiet, &“Sling Baby,” which had a grandmother "sling-shooting a baby" to retrieve a bag of the snack chips from a boy in a tree fort.--Boston Herald

Herald Pulse Poll:

Which Super Bowl commercial made you laugh, tugged at your heartstrings or otherwise resonated with you most?

The ad Won first place in surveys and cost $20 and made the maker $1m.

VIDEO

25 posted on 02/06/2012 4:16:17 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: SMGFan

I thought it was a liitle funny and I have 3 cats. The old cats vs dogs thing has been going on since time immortal. Am I supposed to get upset by Sylvester the cat cartoon next?


26 posted on 02/06/2012 4:16:25 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: SMGFan

Is there anything that is NOT offensive to SOMEONE these days?

Gees............


27 posted on 02/06/2012 4:16:25 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: SMGFan

My best friend’s cat was killed by a dog a few year’s ago.


AH poor baby well tell me cat lover, was the cat outside or inside? your animal should be inside as most places have a leash law which means you dont let your animals outside without supervision at the end of a leash. Dumb A$$.


29 posted on 02/06/2012 4:16:59 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: SMGFan

Poor kitty.


30 posted on 02/06/2012 4:17:15 PM PST by perchprism (To those about to revolt, we salute you.)
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To: GreenHornet

video post below you


31 posted on 02/06/2012 4:17:44 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: SMGFan

How can you be so concerned with cat crimes when there was a naked m&m on the screen?


32 posted on 02/06/2012 4:18:12 PM PST by looney tune
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To: SMGFan

Oh my gosh!! And they let you vote? Get a life and a sense of humor! As owners of two wonderful cats, my wife and I found it hilarious!


33 posted on 02/06/2012 4:18:43 PM PST by fred4prez
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To: SMGFan

I thought it was a liitle funny and I have 3 cats. The old cats vs dogs thing has been going on since time immortal. Am I supposed to get upset by Sylvester the cat cartoon next?


34 posted on 02/06/2012 4:18:43 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: SMGFan

Oh my gosh!! And they let you vote? Get a life and a sense of humor! As owners of two wonderful cats, my wife and I found it hilarious!


36 posted on 02/06/2012 4:19:07 PM PST by fred4prez
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To: SMGFan

I’m offended by the ad, but that’s just too bad for me. Demanding that they pull the ad is silly. At the same time my 12yo, who desperately wants a cat, found the ad so distasteful he’s sworn off Doritos (at least for now). Life is full of risk; only time will tell whether my kid’s in the majority or minority.


37 posted on 02/06/2012 4:19:20 PM PST by Not The Other One
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I’m offended by the ad, but that’s just too bad for me. Demanding that they pull the ad is silly. At the same time my 12yo, who desperately wants a cat, found the ad so distasteful he’s sworn off Doritos (at least for now). Life is full of risk; only time will tell whether my kid’s in the majority or minority.


38 posted on 02/06/2012 4:19:32 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: SMGFan

I loved it. One of the best Super Bowl ads this year. It was the only one I laughed out loud at.


39 posted on 02/06/2012 4:19:41 PM PST by traintown57
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To: tomkat
this has become the Disunited States of the Perpetually Offended.

Judging by all the comments on the relevant threads, the same thing could be said about this website..............

this has become the Disunited SITE of the Perpetually Offended.

41 posted on 02/06/2012 4:20:15 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: SMGFan
What? I mean the dog was just practicing his Pro-Choice rights.

The people who were offended by this need to get a life. Where where these people when Wiley Coyote was being run over, blow up, having an anvils dropped on his head, and being crushed by 10 Ton rock.

42 posted on 02/06/2012 4:20:53 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Gabz
My suggestion of a follow up is the cat comes back for revenge - remember they do have 9 lives.

Awesome idea. You ought to send them a note. Have the cat return like a zombie with dirt on its fur tormenting the dog and the man.

43 posted on 02/06/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: SMGFan

Actually, all we saw was the dog burying the cat’s collar. For all we know, the cat may have decided to upgrade to a better position elsewhere and the dog was merely covering for him.


44 posted on 02/06/2012 4:22:03 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: SMGFan
What struck me about the Super Bowl ads was how, with a couple of exceptions, how lame and generally unfunny they were.

Now, if you want the greatest Computer-generated Super Bowl commercial involving cats of all time, click on the link.

45 posted on 02/06/2012 4:22:17 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: SMGFan

Do be a SMGFan
Don’t be a smeg head.


46 posted on 02/06/2012 4:23:48 PM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: SMGFan

I was just reading and watching a post from MEMRITV, which talked about the killing of apostates by cutting off their heads and i am supposed to be up in arms about a cute cat and dog ad?? Yes “get a life” is a good expression in this case, it fits.


47 posted on 02/06/2012 4:25:08 PM PST by St.Mark
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48 posted on 02/06/2012 4:28:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Yeah, that too sometimes .. lol

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49 posted on 02/06/2012 4:30:04 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: SMGFan

OFFENSIVE.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 4:30:15 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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