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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Top_Notch, Jul 9, 2003.

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  1. Top_Notch

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    :confused:

    That's supposed to be funny?
     
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    I prefer necco wafers (if I can find 'em) - they're a nice size, and if you hit them, they break real good.
     
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    Dudes,
    it is a spoof. That's all it is.
     
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    AR-15 owner sitting on the floor playing Pokemon?



    Figures.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I see he keeps his AR-15 in its original styrofoam packaging. :rolleyes:
     
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    i'm reasonably certain that was an airsoft ar-15.

    I mean, besides the whole "you're not supposed to shoot someone who's doing you a favor" thing, i thought it was kinda funny.
     
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    I think Mentos would have something to say about that....

    looks like some kinda of gamer site.
     
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    I know it's wrong in so many ways...but as a spoof, taken with a shaker of salt, i found it hilarious. JMHO.
     
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    I laughed. A great spoof of the Mentos comercials. Maybe they were in Texas anyway and defending your property with lethal force is supposed to be okay anyway.
     
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    Okay.. I admit it...
    I LOVED this stupid thing! :-D

    I TRULY love parody.. have every Wierd Al album ever made.... The whole Mentos ad is just that good parody.... it is just silly as heck, nicely edited, and well timed.... "Fullll of liiiiifeee.... BANG!"

    I know I know I should be APPAULED as a gunowner on about 100 safety and moral issues but its a SPOOF...

    Thanks for posting this ... it was a kick.


    Charles
     
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    CWL is right, it's a spoof. I'm from the "Saturday Night Live" Generation .. I liked it. Nothing to get ones skivies in a twist over .. sort of funny, actually, when you pick it apart like some have.

    Rusty
     
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    It's not terribly funny and shows firearm owners as whackos that will reach for a firearm for any small problem. Especially as it depicts these young bucks reaching for a gun to solve a simple issue. The NRA and every other firearm owner's assoc should be on the phone to the makers of this candy complaining about this ad.
     
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    oh, here and there...
    i want some mentos now. i love them wonderful chewy mints...
     
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    This is a post I made on "The Ruger Forum" about this.

    The "merit" of this is that the "anti's" will see it and use it. Even worse is that the fence sitters will see it and it may turn them against guns.

    Probably the worst of all is that it is saying to kids that it is acceptable to shoot your friend in the back if he steals your box of cookies.

    There are several things wrong with this, some are.

    1. It shows kids gambling
    2. It shows kids stealing
    3. It shows kids with unsupervised access to a firearm, even worse it is an "assault" type weapon
    4. It implies that it is ok to use a gun to keep someone from stealing a box of cookies
    5. It implies that it is ok to use a gun to settle petty grievances
    6. I won't even get into the many violations of the 4 basic rules.

    This is not funny.

    I agree that it was probably made by some kids for fun but once it is out on the "net" it is there for anyone to see.

    Those of you who think this is funny, imagine this.

    What if the Mento's angle was removed and it merely showed one kid shooting another in the back for stealing a box of cookies?

    Would it be funny then? Probably not.

    Oh and I wonder what our Asian members think about this depiction of Asian youth.

    No, this is not funny at all.

    DM
     
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    this genie is asian, and i have no problems with the fact that the 2 kids were of asian ethnic background instead of white, black, red, purple - although if kids were purple...that would give me concern.

    the kid could have used a bow and arrow 200 years ago for the same parody about tea drinking. it just showed the absurdity of the basic plot of the mentos commercials. sucking on a mentos will not allow you to do miraculous things with city parking or whatever the other commercials did.

    if we poke around the net some, there are much much more offensive parodies that are produced by teenagers...

    i still want some mentos now.
     
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    I doubt this one silly little piece of video would:

    1. Sway antis or fence-sitters.
    2. Influence kids any more than the thousands of violent images they're exposed to everyday anyway.

    It wouldn't be funny if it was crudely done, but what makes it funny is that it captures the ridiculousness of those stupid Mentos commercials perfectly!

    It's fantasy... just like anything else you'd see on TV or in movies. :)
     
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    That was hilarious.
     
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    okay, number1, it's not gambling. they're playing pokemon, which is a non gambling collectable card game. 2. the box is not a box of cookies, it's a box of pokemon cards, which is worth 50-75 dollars or so.


    it was also an airsoft gun, which is not real, and IIRC, the kid kept his finger off the trigger until he was ready to fire.
     
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    Yes I know it is a parody and is meant to be fun. But we are the same group that gets bent out of shape if the media say clip instead of magazine, or some such. I don't think it is funny, I actually find it kind of insulting.

    Andrew Wyatt,

    OK so it is fine to shoot someone for 50-75 buck worth of pokemon cards.

    You can't see the kid's trigger finger for most of the time he is holding the rifle, so we don't know he kept his finger off of it.

    I didn't know that you could tell by looking that it was an airsoft.

    Gee, I guess I didn't realise how noisy those airsoft guns are.


    By the way, what does "IIRC" stand for anyway?

    gbelleh,

    I don't know if it would sway anyone but why take the chance. And why give children one more referrence to violence being OK?

    DM
     
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    trigger finger

    when you first see him pick up the rifle, then turn to exit the garage, you can see his finger stuck straight out. watch it again.

    Also, when he pulls the charging handle, it doesn't come back very far. Either it's not supposed to (airsoft), or he's just doing it for show. Either way, unless it was real, with a round already chambered (not likely), it ain't gonna do shiznit. Or maybe, he was checking to make sure there WASN'T a round chambered! eh, eh? think about it! :evil:
     
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    That, and it happens to be stored in the styrofoam box that most airsofts come shipped in.
     
  25. El Rojo

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    All I know is that children should not be trusted with video cameras. These video cameras only encourage creativity and group cohesion. The nerve of those youth taking the time to do something creative and productive with their day other than watch TV or play video games. The idea that they are using an Airsoft gun to mimick shooting someone in real life. The worst thing of all is that we have lost the battle to preserve the 2nd Amendment. This video will no doubt be used by the anti-gun movement to show exactly why all airsoft guns and any gun that looks like an airsoft gun should be banned. Being a fence sitter myself, I am going to melt all of my firearms down so they can never ever be used in a motion picture parody. This movie was the last straw! It was not funny, it was not amuzing, it was the staw that broke the camels back in the war to save our 2nd Amendment rights. [/sarcasm]

    Some people need to relax. Let kids be kids. If they are enjoying themselves and staying out of trouble, why knock it? Most people are capable of distinguishing between entertainment and reality. According to some members here, they have no ability to do so, and shame on anyone who does not take life seriously at all times. Relax. If it wasn't your humor fine. Let it go.

    Violence is ok. If someone is endangering your life, violence is ok. If someone tries to kill my children, I am going to teach them how to use overwhelming force to stop that attack. If someone steals your pokemon cards, call the cops. There is a difference. Kids are capable of knowing the difference between reality and entertainment, they know when it is ok to use violene and when not to. Those kids that don't know the difference usually have poor parent-child relationships and they are the ones that shoot up a school. I grew up all around guns, I knew right from wrong. When I was 17, we made a fun movie during the summer about an undercover cop shooting drug dealers. It was wacky, it was violent, and prior to this video, the anti-gun movement didn't sieze upon it and ban all firearms. Most importantly, I took pride in that video and it was a sense of acomplishment and a whole lot of fun. Now I carry a gun all the time. I know the difference between reality and entertainment. Kids do too.
     
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