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(Slate)   If Dodge's "God Made A Farmer" ad looked vaguely familiar, it's because it was on YouTube before the game. Fark: Over a year before the game. Ultrafark: Made by a different company   (slate.com) divider line 150
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2013-02-04 10:02:12 AM  
When are people going to learn? The Internet never forgets.
 
2013-02-04 10:02:44 AM  
I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.
 
2013-02-04 10:04:12 AM  
How dare two different parties play the same recording from a third party!
 
2013-02-04 10:04:51 AM  
The commercial made me want to be a farmer, and to hell with the farking truck and the company what built it.
 
2013-02-04 10:06:13 AM  
RTFA.  The voice is from a 1978 speech.  Probably, like the Hitler Downfall video, has been attached to a number of videos in the past 35 years.  And, there is apparently cooperation between the company featured in the Youtube video and Chrysler.

/Wait.  Was I trolled?  I'm new here.  Maybe.
 
2013-02-04 10:06:43 AM  

Weaver95: I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.


For a company bailed out of shiatty business decisions with taxpayer money, no less!

At least it wasn't GM.
 
gja
2013-02-04 10:06:55 AM  
Commercialism, farking up the world since man learned to think.
Greedy lowlife corporations being greedy. Nothing new here.
 
2013-02-04 10:07:26 AM  
There were a few commercials like that.  the horse, the farmer, and the jeep military one.
 
2013-02-04 10:08:29 AM  
... and now you know... the <I>rest</I>... of the story.

/good day
 
2013-02-04 10:09:53 AM  
I grabbed the remote and said; "People have no patience for long-winded preachy commercials so God invented the Remote Control".

*click
 
2013-02-04 10:10:54 AM  
I always liked Paul Harvey.  My grandfather listened to him every day at noon, so that voice reminds me of old spice, a peaceful place, and grandpa.

/good Day!
 
2013-02-04 10:11:12 AM  
it really WAS a manipulative commercial tho.
 
2013-02-04 10:11:12 AM  
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You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.
 
2013-02-04 10:11:13 AM  
B..b..b..bbbut it mentions G-D multiple times, I thought my ears would melt! Seriously. Atheist Outrage in 4...3...2...
 
2013-02-04 10:11:37 AM  
Are there still any farmers like that? I though 90% (if not more) of America's farms were either conglomerate-owned or ship their entire crop (under exclusive contract) to a single corporate body.
 
2013-02-04 10:11:46 AM  

Weaver95: I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.


but you're cool with Jeep's USO commercial?
 
2013-02-04 10:11:53 AM  
The commercial was paid for by the US taxpayer.  You had better like it or else!
 
2013-02-04 10:12:02 AM  
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2013-02-04 10:12:57 AM  
All I could think when I heard that commercial was, "Farking A, laying it on a bit thick, huh?" My wife thought the commercial was obnoxious too.
 
2013-02-04 10:13:03 AM  

Weaver95: I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.


Don't forget about GOD, nothing of great importance can be accomplished without him!

/why didn't the 49ers blame god for their loss, since it was so obvious that he helped the ravens win?
 
2013-02-04 10:13:09 AM  
"Best" super bowl commercial? That was the longest, preachiest, and most annoying commercial last night. If anything it convinced me to never buy a Dodge.
 
2013-02-04 10:13:28 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Weaver95: I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.

but you're cool with Jeep's USO commercial?


actually, I didn't see it.  I was only half paying attention to the commercials.
 
2013-02-04 10:14:26 AM  

ltdanman44: Weaver95: I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.

Don't forget about GOD, nothing of great importance can be accomplished without him!

/why didn't the 49ers blame god for their loss, since it was so obvious that he helped the ravens win?


obviously, the niners need better gods.
 
2013-02-04 10:14:41 AM  
I've already bought a farmer this morning so the ad must have worked.
 
2013-02-04 10:14:49 AM  
God doesn't exist, Dodge sucks, that is all
 
2013-02-04 10:15:05 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Are there still any farmers like that? I though 90% (if not more) of America's farms were either conglomerate-owned or ship their entire crop (under exclusive contract) to a single corporate body.



I'm sure the people who that ad was targetted at believe in many fictions.
 
2013-02-04 10:15:33 AM  
I thought it was a good ad.
Anyway, Farms.com has replace their video with the new one from the superbowl because Dodge will be using the video to support FFA.
 
2013-02-04 10:15:50 AM  
NEWSFLASH: Patriotism sells, as do babies and cute animals.
 
2013-02-04 10:15:55 AM  
Weaver95:
but you're cool with Jeep's USO commercial?

actually, I didn't see it.  I was only half paying attention to the commercials.


Youtube it, much more offensive than the Dodge one.

/like something out of the Star Ship Troopers movie
 
2013-02-04 10:15:58 AM  
Conspicuous lack of cheap Mexican labor
 
2013-02-04 10:18:18 AM  
Dear Slate/Fark:

Your Panties are all twisted up.  You might need a farmer to get them unplanted from your ass.
 
2013-02-04 10:18:46 AM  
People miss the point. The ad wasn't selling trucks. It was selling Chrysler to morons who think Dodge is a superior buy because they are so American.  Not realizing that it's owned by an Italian company, the US and Canadian governments, and several banks.
 
2013-02-04 10:19:05 AM  
Honestly, everyone complaining about the use of "God" in this commercial didn't really listen to the whole thing.  There is nothing overtly religious about the speech, it's just using a religious motif to make a point about farmers.
 
2013-02-04 10:19:22 AM  

Pontious Pilates: NEWSFLASH: Patriotism sells, as do babies and cute animals.


Don't forget sex, baby!
 
2013-02-04 10:19:31 AM  

WTF Indeed: People miss the point. The ad wasn't selling trucks. It was selling Chrysler to morons who think Dodge is a superior buy because they are so American.  Not realizing that it's owned by an Italian company, the US and Canadian governments, and several banks.


I thought that Fiat bought out the US government's share?
 
2013-02-04 10:19:55 AM  

Infobahn: Dear Slate/Fark:

Your Panties are all twisted up.  You might need a farmer to get them unplanted from your ass.


How is cashing a farm subsides check going to get my panties out of a twist?
 
2013-02-04 10:20:18 AM  

Rurouni: "Best" super bowl commercial? That was the longest, preachiest, and most annoying commercial last night. If anything it convinced me to never buy a Dodge.


In relation to the dreck and schlock that is the majority of television advertisements, it was one that really stood out, but virtue of its tone, clarity, and poetry. the degree to which it is manipulative, exploitative, or even plagiarized is another issue.
 
2013-02-04 10:20:22 AM  
That commercial was a steaming pile of manure in any case.
 
2013-02-04 10:20:25 AM  

wxboy: Honestly, everyone complaining about the use of "God" in this commercial didn't really listen to the whole thing.  There is nothing overtly religious about the speech, it's just using a religious motif to make a point about farmers.


...and sell cars.
 
2013-02-04 10:20:44 AM  
The government's money has been more than paid back. It was a profitable bailout. Look it up.
 
2013-02-04 10:21:00 AM  

Voiceofreason01: I thought that Fiat bought out the US government's share?


The governments still own a portion of the debts.  The Times did a story about it late in 2012.
 
2013-02-04 10:21:07 AM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: Conspicuous lack of cheap Mexican labor


Its always comical how in these commercials showing the ideal American life or family there are never many people of other ethnicities.
 
2013-02-04 10:21:58 AM  
Wait - there's such a thing as being "too sanctimonious" with advertising on 'merikun television?
Was the ad with the three wise men bringing pork products to the manger of Baby Elvis too much?
 
2013-02-04 10:22:06 AM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Rurouni: "Best" super bowl commercial? That was the longest, preachiest, and most annoying commercial last night. If anything it convinced me to never buy a Dodge.

In relation to the dreck and schlock that is the majority of television advertisements, it was one that really stood out, but virtue of its tone, clarity, and poetry. the degree to which it is manipulative, exploitative, or even plagiarized is another issue.


but how much merit should we give a truck commercial that was blatantly plagiarized from youtube?
 
2013-02-04 10:23:24 AM  
My mother kept saying it was Garrison Keeler. I'm like it doesn't sound like him... Now I know.

/ugly commercial either way. ashamed I watched the game but I was hanging with the fam.
 
2013-02-04 10:23:47 AM  

wallywam1: How dare two different parties play the same recording from a third party!


while using virtually identical visuals - the only real difference being production values and a few insets of the truck?

yeah, that's plagiarism.
 
2013-02-04 10:24:50 AM  

Weaver95: I love how blatantly manipulative that commercial was tho.  it praised the values of hard work, self reliance and frugal living...then twisted them into an ad shilling a truck for corporate america.

nothing is sacred, we'll do anything to sell a product.


Corporate Italy.  Get your facts straight.
 
2013-02-04 10:26:27 AM  
ltdanman44:
/why didn't the 49ers blame god for their loss, since it was so obvious that he helped the ravens win?

And in his typical fashion, he really entertained himself by yanking their chains.

"Okay in the first half I'm really going to set them up to get their asses kicked...going into the half it's going to be a total blowout, including allowing a pass return from clear across the field first thing after coming back from break.  Then, well, let there be light?  fark that, let there be DARK.  Then they'll miraculously rally, until they're so close to making the biggest comeback in the history of the game that they can TASTE the chrome on the Lombardi trophy, and I'll hear half of California chanting my name.. but it'll be just...not...good...enough!  Oh I've gotten so much better at making entertaining battles since that David kid, haven't I..."
 
2013-02-04 10:26:36 AM  
You know what sort of car Jesus would drive? A Christ-ler!
 
2013-02-04 10:26:43 AM  

Rurouni: "Best" super bowl commercial? That was the longest, preachiest, and most annoying commercial last night. If anything it convinced me to never buy a Dodge.


that's the way i felt.  dodge is trying to create this manly image for their trucks.  buying a dodge is essentially saying, i wish i could be a real man like those farmers, or that guy who impressed old bikers, and for some inexplicable reason, that pretty girl on a harley

if your product has to brag about the manliness of it's owners, it's probably a piece of crap product.
 
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