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New Nintendo Wii (what overpaid idiot came up with that name

by Ziks511 / November 19, 2006 8:47 AM PST

) has a fairly decent ad in Britain. Punchline "Go ahead: Have a Wii" which is English slang for having a pee(assuming that will get through).

English ads are a bit more broadminded in their content than are North American ones viz the Mini ad with an empty Mini and the 2 young women and 1 young man who eventually make their appearance one at a time as they un-recline their seats and re-adjust their clothing (two in the front one in the rear), Saying "Yes there's really a surprising amount of space in here."


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we reserve most of the 'body functions'
by WOODS-HICK / November 19, 2006 9:30 AM PST

humor to regular programming. it might have started with the archie bunker 'flush' and has been going in the crapper** ever since.

**Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet ? credit is usually given to Sir John Harington in 1596. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper

going to the harington does sound more civilized. would you agree? mister ziks

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(NT) I'm going to "Sir John" does have a ring to it.
by Ziks511 / November 19, 2006 10:55 AM PST
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(NT) really sir? I would advance it is more of a tinkle
by WOODS-HICK / November 19, 2006 3:19 PM PST
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(NT) Thanks for getting the joke. RTB
by Ziks511 / November 21, 2006 8:32 PM PST
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Yep. Ad men (persons, rather) can be sleazy critters but
by Steven Haninger / November 19, 2006 9:31 AM PST

I'm not sure if they're leading the pack or just exploiting it. Money must be laced with pheromones that neutralize ethics in some folks.

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permission to come aboard?
by WOODS-HICK / November 19, 2006 10:16 AM PST
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On a couple of Computer Gaming shows I've seen side by side
by Ziks511 / November 21, 2006 8:47 PM PST

comparisons, clearly the PS3 is much better at rendering, but at 3 times the cost ??? You can have just as much fun with the Wii and get a whole bunch of games into the bargain. Outside of the graphics I haven't heard that the physics of the cars, people, weapons, whatever, are any better on PS3 than on the lavatory machine. Its up to Sony to come up with or buy exclusive rights to something gob-smacking in the Gaming world, that everybody just has to have, and then their investment will pay off.

Then again my Sony Bravia TV cost almost 3 times what a 32" tube would have cost (alright twice) but its picture is jaw-dropping and I'd never settle for anything less any more. (The Sony Bravia XBR costs more than 3 times the cost of a tube, but on the wall I couldn't tell the difference between mine and the one selling for an extra $1,000 for the same size so I'm as happy as a pig in its preferred liquid relaxing goo. And DVD's? You don't need a Blue-Ray disc and player to appreciate the improvement.) Now I'm off to buy a copy of Oh, What a Lovely War! which I have been craving for years and they just released practically for my birthday (released on November 7th, just 2 days late).


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Happy Belated Birthday, Rob!
by Cindi Haynes / November 22, 2006 7:12 AM PST
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i think it comes from the blurb
by jonah jones / November 19, 2006 12:14 PM PST

"the New Ninetendo, Wii buy anything less"



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