when i was a kid, probably around 8-9 years old, i would go on neopets very often. basically every day. one thing i remember from doing this is always getting a banner ad on the top of the page for the show its always sunny in philadelphia (not sure why they were showing ads for this show on a site used mainly by kids but w/e). the ad was of the shows title and it had danny devito’s face peeking up over the bottom of the ad. this ad would show up all the time, sometimes even when i would refresh the page multiple times it would be the only ad to pop up.
this should have been all fine and dandy, but for some reason whenever i would see this ad i would be filled with this rage deep within my gut that i could not control. sometimes i would get so mad i would have to stop playing on neopets and do something else entirely, just so i didn’t have to see his face anymore. i still dont know why danny devito’s face made child me so angry, but it did and i still have the image of this ad burned into my mind.
now i watch the show and love it, but sometimes when i am watching i think back to 8 year old me on neopets, having to x out of the page because i could not handle seeing danny devito’s face peeking up at me from the top and sides of the screen at all times, watching me.
There’s this one creepy ad I absolutely hate and has scarred me forever to the point where I will never forget it which I’m sure majority of Canadians growing up in the 90s and early 2000s remembers called the “house hippo” commercial that would play like 8 times a day on our TVs and the message of the ad was “Don’t believe everything you see on TV” but they made the fake part too realistic without thinking of what kids might think because every freaking kid in Canada thought mini house hippos were real so they had to take the commercial down and I’m happy because no other Canadian kid today will have to go through what we went through getting brainwashed by this ad about hippos and peanut butter and chips and house cats
anyone else remember all those attack ads in 2008 about how obama didn’t have enough political experience to be president??? and how he wasn’t qualified enough??? and how the same people that paid for and supported those ads are now the people who are voting for someone whose only qualification is that he’s rich and used to have a reality show????
Quick Squad update! I’ve added more people to the list, and given us a cool new graphic. Also, I’ve split us up alphabetically just for a little order within our lovely squad. The disorder of the last one was bugging me.
This is just a fun little combination promo/way for us to all not be intimidated by duplicates of our character like we all know sometimes happens. It’s also a good way to prevent hate in the community, by uniting us all in a state of mutually creeping on one another on our dashes/gushing about how much we love each other in each other’s inboxes. I’ve done this before in another RP community, and it actually does help because people aren’t intimidated by one another anymore and become friends and encourage one another.
Again, if you want to be added, or feel someone should be on the list, or if you want to be removed from the list for some reason, contact me! This is primarily my project, so please remember to contact me before adding anyone to the list! Much love to all my amazing fellow Steves!
omg does anyone remember this ipod ad??? I was in year 8 in 2007 and we went to Vegas and at the fashion show mall there was like these 4 massive tv bill board things that played this ad over and over and it was so GOOD I have the best memories to this song holy s h i t I’m so excited to re-share it w u like…. I hope u like it