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cheerios commercial

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:50 am

does anyone else find this extremely annoying
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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:58 am

Greetings,

I've never seen it, so I can't really say. I'm not even 100% certain whether Cheerios are sold in mainstream supermarkets here.

(I must admit, I'm finding it slightly difficult to reconcile the Sovatthika who just days ago insisted we delete the music thread, and today's Sovatthika who starts a new topic to express their aversion with respect to a TV commercial... it feels like going from one extreme to another.)

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:09 am

acceptance of what is, and trying another tactic. i'm not a monk, there are lower standards for my behavior.
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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by Garrib » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:18 am

I don't know about cheerios but I find a lot of (most?) commercials pretty annoying - most marketing is about appealing to our base instincts, desires, and fears. This is not helpful for meditators!

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by aflatun » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:27 am

Unless you count netflix, etc here and there, I don't watch TV, so I can't help on this one!
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

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Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:29 am

Greetings,
Sovatthika wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:09 am
acceptance of what is, and trying another tactic. i'm not a monk, there are lower standards for my behavior.
Perhaps this sutta might give you seven tactics...

MN 2: Sabbasava Sutta
The Blessed One said, "Monks, the ending of the fermentations is for one who knows & sees, I tell you, not for one who does not know & does not see. For one who knows what & sees what? Appropriate attention & inappropriate attention. When a monk attends inappropriately, unarisen fermentations arise, and arisen fermentations increase. When a monk attends appropriately, unarisen fermentations do not arise, and arisen fermentations are abandoned. There are fermentations to be abandoned by seeing, those to be abandoned by restraining, those to be abandoned by using, those to be abandoned by tolerating, those to be abandoned by avoiding, those to be abandoned by dispelling, and those to be abandoned by developing.

And what are the fermentations to be abandoned by...
All the best.

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Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by chownah » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:09 am

The link to the annoying commercial seems to be missing. Is it this one?:


What do you think about this wheaties commercial?:



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Edit: I've just got to add this one!:

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by binocular » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:13 am

Garrib wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:18 am
I don't know about cheerios but I find a lot of (most?) commercials pretty annoying - most marketing is about appealing to our base instincts, desires, and fears.
My intuitive reaction is to treat commercials, as well as comedies, as examples of the absurdist genre.
To me, there intuitively isn't enough difference between, for example, "Waiting for Godot" and, for example, an ad like this.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:24 am

chownah wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:09 am
The link to the annoying commercial seems to be missing. Is it this one?
The Lone Ranger doesn't seem especially annoying. If you want to see how annoying a cowboy commercial can be, try searching youtube for the "Milky Bar Kid".

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by chownah » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:28 pm

The milky bar kid.....wow.....I won't bring a link here but you do not exagerate......did milky bars become really popular?
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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by DNS » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Sovatthika wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:50 am
does anyone else find this extremely annoying
Which one? (there are several cheerios commercials)

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by cjmacie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:42 pm

Sovatthika wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:50 am
does anyone else find this extremely annoying
no

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:13 am

@dns
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by chownah » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:54 am

Sovatthika wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:13 am
@dns .
What do you think of the music?
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Re: cheerios commercial

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:10 am

grating
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

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