UK Political Ads

The stupidest people in the world are political ad makers. I agree with the sentiment in the “Just Get It Done” video but… Why is it a good idea to present Brexit as something that white people do in secret from black people? Why is the woman in the video not sharing it with her husband? Why is the black husband so angry and threatening?

But yeah, guys, just get it over with one way or another. How did you ever manage to get an empire with this degree of indecisiveness?

12 thoughts on “UK Political Ads”

  1. I believe the couple being presented as a black husband and a white wife is just to be as close as possible to the scene from Love Actually the video is making a parody of – you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7u6bMBlCXw

    I don’t think they actually wanted to say anything about white and black voters being pro or against Brexit.

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      1. ” the “Brexit is racist”

        Interestingly, in their most recent show the very leftwing American podcasters Chapo Trap House (massive Corbyn supporters, they love him more than Bernie if you can imagine) came out (sort of) massively in favor of getting Brexit done, or at least against single issue remain remainers who might hurt Corbyn’s results by voting for the ultra neolibs (aka liberal democrats).

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    1. “the scene from Love Actually”

      I immediately picked up on that, but…. lordy I hated, hated HATED(!!!!!!) that movie. I thought it stunk up the screen when I saw it and was flabbergasted that it’s become some kind of classic holiday movie for some people…. it didn’t seem like there was a single honest and non-hyper-manipulative moment in that whole garbage fire….

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        1. ” I was just going to watch after reading a very positive review”

          You should, despite my rabid hatred of it apparently a lot of people really like it…

          I did find the original scene the brexit ad is based on to be very…. disturbing in a few different ways (the scenario is a country song in the making which should tell you something).
          Now I’m going to kick around the idea of a country song where a guy tries to seduce his best friend’s wife by holding up signs that her husband can’t see….
          First draft of the chorus of “I can only say ‘I love you’ with this sign”

          “I can only say ‘I love you’ with this sign…
          The one you belong to surely must be blind,
          I feel like a heel, but I can’t leave you behind,
          Though I can only say ‘I love you’ with this sign.”

          I’m disturbed that that came so quickly….

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      1. Why is the black husband so angry and threatening?
        He’s just literally lying on the couch and watching tv and doesn’t want to be bothered by random people coming to the door. That’s not “angry and threatening”

        “the scene from Love Actually”
        People love hyper-manipulative moments in romance and other areas of human existence, though. The whole Brexit debacle is just lots of hyper-manipulative moments.

        I wouldn’t worry though. Boris is heavily favored to get his majority even if Love, Actually doesn’t give a warm fuzzy halo to Brexit.

        It can’t be any less effective than something like this:

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        1. “These are carol singers!” “Tell them to bugger off!”

          I’d dump this fellow in a flash.

          The whole hoax of “US wants to buy the NHS” is really out there.

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          1. “These are carol singers!” “Tell them to bugger off!”

            I’d dump this fellow in a flash.
            So you’d never be with someone who was unsociable like that.
            Ok, that still doesn’t quite track with “threatening.” Just imagine the implied end of this remake in which the lady runs out into the street, Boris Johnson waggles his eyebrows at her and Benny Hill music starts to play. This isn’t any more projection than taking cranky black guy watching tv to “so angry and threatening.”

            I did find the original scene the brexit ad is based on to be very…. disturbing in a few different ways (the scenario is a country song in the making which should tell you something).

            This is what Cliff is referring to:
            Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) marriage is videotaped by the best man, Mark (Andrew Lincoln). Although both Juliet and Peter believe that Mark dislikes Juliet, he is actually in love with her. When Mark evades Juliet’s requests to to see the video he made at the wedding, she visits him. She says she wants them to be friends and, when she finds and views the wedding video, it turns out to be just adoring close-ups of her. After an uncomfortable silence, Mark blurts out that he snubs her out of “self-preservation.” On Christmas Eve, Juliet answers the doorbell to find Mark carrying a boombox playing Christmas songs and large cue cards, on which he has written, without expectation of reciprocation, that he loves her. As he walks away, Juliet runs after him to give him a quick kiss before she returns inside.

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            1. Boris has to communicate with her wordlessly. Why else can it be than that she’s scared of the guy inside? Imagine the situation, you are with somebody, a person is at the door, you don’t mind talking to that person. What can possibly prompt this form of communication? I’ve only seen this kind of thing in hostage situations.

              Maybe I’d see it differently if I knew the movie but without the movie this reads like a scared abuse victim of a wife. And the racial angle is just weird.

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              1. Even taking into account the movie, it’s weird. In the movie, the guy with the cue cards tries to seduce her. So Boris tries to seduce white people away from their loyalty to their non-white partners and he does so in secret so that the irascible black people would be duped.

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  2. They’re definitely not making commercials and movies for the overthinkers of the world. :-p :-p :-p

    I think people are so attached to Love Actually they create parodies regardless of whether it makes sense.

    There’s an SNL parody from December 2016 and the Kate McKinnon character in it comes across as desperate and weird. Actually the original and every parody with a politician attached to it is just desperate and weird.

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