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2013-10-23 04:02:27 PM
Oooooor, since an ad for healthcare is pretty unlikely to make someone who wouldn't otherwise do a keg stand decide to do one, it could just help get those who WOULD do a keg stand insured so they're not going to the emergency room uninsured and skipping out on the bill when they do something monumentally stupid after doing said keg stand...
 
2013-10-23 04:05:20 PM
Unless you are a 27 year old in college, wouldn't you still be on your parents' insurance?

Or maybe this is aimed at the 27 and older "bros" and those that, for whatever reason aren't on their parents' insurance?
 
2013-10-23 04:13:01 PM
that looks like a parody ad.
 
2013-10-23 04:14:27 PM
Let me preface this by saying that I don't think this "encourages children to do kegstands"... however, who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, from concept to execution, this is poorly done.  It's a dumb idea and the actual pic they came up with is ridiculous.  Of all the ways to promote the product, why would you go with this one?  What audience are you targeting?  Are "21 year old bros" really that important a demographic?
 
2013-10-23 04:31:53 PM
www.badhaven.com
 
2013-10-23 04:35:59 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines
 
2013-10-23 04:37:08 PM
Brobamacare
 
2013-10-23 04:37:48 PM
Sure... it's Fox News, why the fark not...
 
2013-10-23 04:37:49 PM
We should all just be happy he's no longer encouraging our children to pray to Mecca.
 
2013-10-23 04:39:16 PM
We can only hope.
 
2013-10-23 04:39:24 PM

ManateeGag: that looks like a parody ad.


Not unless the entire site is a sham:   http://gotinsurancecolorado.org/index.php?id=3

/Bros 4 Lyfe.
 
2013-10-23 04:40:29 PM
it (he) isn't doing anything successfully.
 
2013-10-23 04:41:19 PM
lollerskates! lollercopter!
 
2013-10-23 04:41:25 PM
The guy doing the actual keg stand looks in his 40s, he should do a triple lindy off the thing after he can't drink anymore.
 
2013-10-23 04:41:35 PM
Well that settles it I'm glad to know where he's at with the bro agenda, I'll vote him in for a third term..
 
2013-10-23 04:41:39 PM
The guys look to be about 35-40 years old, so the "WOO, PARTY!"  middle aged Will Ferrell persona types must be the targets of this advert.
 
2013-10-23 04:41:49 PM
I like how this link followed the posting of the kegstand picture in the other Obamacare thread today.
 
2013-10-23 04:44:09 PM
Yup, Foxnews definitely caters to the "old man yells at a cloud" segment of society.
 
2013-10-23 04:44:13 PM

tricycleracer: ManateeGag: that looks like a parody ad.

Not unless the entire site is a sham:   http://gotinsurancecolorado.org/index.php?id=3

/Bros 4 Lyfe.


Wow.  The guy in charge of this ad campaign is farking retarded.
 
2013-10-23 04:44:38 PM
Why is a guy who looks like 1974 era Ray Stevens supposed to be calling his mom about insurance, anyway?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-23 04:44:43 PM

timujin: Let me preface this by saying that I don't think this "encourages children to do kegstands"... however, who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, from concept to execution, this is poorly done.  It's a dumb idea and the actual pic they came up with is ridiculous.  Of all the ways to promote the product, why would you go with this one?  What audience are you targeting?  Are "21 year old bros" really that important a demographic?


Are low risk healthy adults a crucial audience for insurance? Yes, yes they are.
 
2013-10-23 04:47:43 PM
Many people in this thread seem unaware of Colorado politics. Which, yes, are a factor in this ad campaign.

/be more cynical
 
2013-10-23 04:48:08 PM
...until they're married at least

s13.postimg.org
 
2013-10-23 04:48:20 PM

OnlyM3: it (he) isn't doing anything successfully.


You sure are winning hearts and minds here by golly.
 
2013-10-23 04:48:28 PM

timujin: Let me preface this by saying that I don't think this "encourages children to do kegstands"... however, who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, from concept to execution, this is poorly done.  It's a dumb idea and the actual pic they came up with is ridiculous.  Of all the ways to promote the product, why would you go with this one?  What audience are you targeting?  Are "21 year old bros" really that important a demographic?


Yes, the system basically depends on young, healthy people buying in.

See also: Risk Pools

Which is exactly why the heritage foundation is running their Uncle Sam OBGYN ads to sabotage it.
 
2013-10-23 04:50:54 PM
This is stupid. Who came up with these ads a worker for

I did a keg stand this summer. I'm older than those d-bags.

/have insurance
//really expensive insurance
///good times
 
2013-10-23 04:51:44 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: Who came up with these ads a worker for


Hmm that should say: the RNC?
 
2013-10-23 04:53:01 PM
Health insurance should be sold to especially to those who can still do a kegstands.
 
2013-10-23 04:54:21 PM

Heliovdrake: OnlyM3: it (he) isn't doing anything successfully.

You sure are winning hearts and minds here by golly.


Let the Democrats do the winning, we'll do the whining!
 
2013-10-23 04:57:23 PM

ManateeGag: that looks like a parody ad.


"Do you GOT insurance?" Who the bloody fark wrote that?
 
2013-10-23 04:58:15 PM
Better question:  Is Fox News encouraging its viewers to be drooling, mouth-breathing dumbasses?
 
2013-10-23 05:02:59 PM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Better question:  Is Fox News encouraging its viewers to be drooling, mouth-breathing dumbasses?


Stop that, this is no place for rhetorical questions
 
2013-10-23 05:05:44 PM
god, these pantshiatters are terrified that obamacare will work!
 
2013-10-23 05:08:40 PM

Ashyukun: Oooooor, since an ad for healthcare is pretty unlikely to make someone who wouldn't otherwise do a keg stand decide to do one, it could just help get those who WOULD do a keg stand insured so they're not going to the emergency room uninsured and skipping out on the bill when they do something monumentally stupid after doing said keg stand...


Can't we get an executive order to modify the ACA so that anyone injured during a keg stand is not only not covered, but not treated also.  Let them die in the waiting room, and then roll them into the gutter waiting for a street sweeper to clean up the mess.  Seriously, why should we as non-kegstanding, health insurance buying community be supporting people too stupid to not get injured consuming a beverage.  I have been black out drunk many (hundreds?) of times, and never ended up in the hospital.  But then again, I consume my beverages from cups, or directly from the bottle, not upside-down on a keg.

While we are at it let's also not cover accidents that occur while yelling "hey y'all, watch this", any stunt that involves swinging a ninja sword (or two handed broad swords) at a watermelon, lighting firecrackers held between butt cheeks, or electrocution from trying to steal copper from a 1.21 gigawatt transformer.  After one year, I expect that emergency room visits would fall, and overall health care costs would go down.

Disagreeing with me just means that you condone all stupid acts, and that you would like to personally pay for the hospital bills for kegstand accidents, and ninja sword watermelon accidents that don't involve actual ninjas (or even pirates).
 
2013-10-23 05:09:55 PM

tripleseven: timujin: Let me preface this by saying that I don't think this "encourages children to do kegstands"... however, who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, from concept to execution, this is poorly done.  It's a dumb idea and the actual pic they came up with is ridiculous.  Of all the ways to promote the product, why would you go with this one?  What audience are you targeting?  Are "21 year old bros" really that important a demographic?

Yes, the system basically depends on young, healthy people buying in.

See also: Risk Pools

Which is exactly why the heritage foundation is running their Uncle Sam OBGYN ads to sabotage it.


And sorry, it's not the HF, it's something called Generation Opportunity.  You know, a right wing teabag org that's hip, for the kids!
 
2013-10-23 05:15:04 PM

kobrakai: ManateeGag: that looks like a parody ad.

"Do you GOT insurance?" Who the bloody fark wrote that?


It's a rip off of an ad campaign that is so old the target audience of this campaign weren't even born when they first came out.

The first Got Milk? advert ran on October 29, 1993
 
2013-10-23 05:50:36 PM

vernonFL: Unless you are a 27 year old in college, wouldn't you still be on your parents' insurance?


Assuming your parents have insurance and they are still supporting you.   I'm sure there are a few 21 and 22 year olds that are independent of their parents and working at jobs that don't provide them insurance that might sign up if the price is right.   Unfortunately, it's the young healthy ones that end up taking it in the rear because the health care law limits the difference that can be charged for young and old people even though the old people use up 10 times as much of the cost.
 
2013-10-23 06:04:56 PM
Come one now, don't you see they are trying to be "cool" here? I mean, kegstands, how cool is that? Also, I think we can all agree that we should cover basic expenses to people have money left over for beer. I believe the Beastie Boys said it best, you do have to fight for your right to party.

touchfm.org
 
2013-10-23 06:48:48 PM
It's not news, its...

i421.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-23 07:11:36 PM
gotinsurancecolorado.org
Clearly a poor Photoshop. You can still see his 5 o'clock shadow.
 
2013-10-23 07:40:44 PM

Bgman123: [gotinsurancecolorado.org image 800x800]
Clearly a poor Photoshop. You can still see his 5 o'clock shadow.


Wait, women without insurance pay for their babbies?
 
2013-10-23 07:47:49 PM

Saners: timujin: Let me preface this by saying that I don't think this "encourages children to do kegstands"... however, who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, from concept to execution, this is poorly done.  It's a dumb idea and the actual pic they came up with is ridiculous.  Of all the ways to promote the product, why would you go with this one?  What audience are you targeting?  Are "21 year old bros" really that important a demographic?

Are low risk healthy adults a crucial audience for insurance? Yes, yes they are.


Right, but I didn't use that term for a reason, I wrote "21 year old bros".  The point of my question was that if they want to hit the "low risk healthy adult" demographic, why would they go with these morons?
 
2013-10-23 07:59:14 PM

ManateeGag: tricycleracer: ManateeGag: that looks like a parody ad.

Not unless the entire site is a sham:   http://gotinsurancecolorado.org/index.php?id=3

/Bros 4 Lyfe.

Wow.  The guy in charge of this ad campaign is farking retarded.


The guy on the keg probably IS the guy in charge. This is the face of the modern Mad Men.
 
2013-10-23 08:46:22 PM
Why is my BS meter going off? Oh yeah Fox News.
 
2013-10-23 09:26:53 PM
Seriously?

The education campaign should make it clear that before you start doing kegstands, remember you have to have health coverage. Don't spend that keg deposit on a carton of cigs, you have a premium to keep current.
 
2013-10-23 09:31:24 PM
i1.ytimg.com

Better then them showing up to the ER, which has to treat them by law, w/o insurance and then not paying the bill causing hospitals to make up those looses by increasing the cost to those who are responsible enough to pay their bills.
 
2013-10-23 11:21:36 PM

timujin: Saners: timujin: Let me preface this by saying that I don't think this "encourages children to do kegstands"... however, who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, from concept to execution, this is poorly done.  It's a dumb idea and the actual pic they came up with is ridiculous.  Of all the ways to promote the product, why would you go with this one?  What audience are you targeting?  Are "21 year old bros" really that important a demographic?

Are low risk healthy adults a crucial audience for insurance? Yes, yes they are.

Right, but I didn't use that term for a reason, I wrote "21 year old bros".  The point of my question was that if they want to hit the "low risk healthy adult" demographic, why would they go with these morons?


As a thirty-three year old taking college classes with a school full of of eightteen-to-twenty-two-year-olds, apparently most of them (except maybe half the athletes) are drinkers, so you might as well insure them all. Holy cow, these kids have got the hook-up from somewhere. It's a little scary that they can all get their hands on the hooch.
 
2013-10-24 02:36:23 AM

stuffy: Why is my BS meter going off? Oh yeah Fox News.


THIS

From the "about" page on the linked website...
"Got Insurance is a project of the Thanks Obamacare campaign, created by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education to educate everyone about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. - See more at: http://gotinsurancecolorado.org/index.php?id=11#sthash.relXs7dX.dpuf  "

So it's an ad campaign run in a single state, created by two third-party groups not affiliated with the PPACA or the federal government (unless you count lobbyists as "affiliated"), who found a catchy way to get typically uninsured people to maybe sign up for insurance.

Run it through the FoxNews translator, and you get "OMG Obamacare is making kids do kegstands!!1eleventy!1!"
 
2013-10-24 07:30:32 AM
I don't like to agree with Fox News on anything, but I have to admit, that is a really stupid ad.
 
2013-10-24 09:05:15 AM

AmbassadorBooze: Ashyukun: Oooooor, since an ad for healthcare is pretty unlikely to make someone who wouldn't otherwise do a keg stand decide to do one, it could just help get those who WOULD do a keg stand insured so they're not going to the emergency room uninsured and skipping out on the bill when they do something monumentally stupid after doing said keg stand...

Can't we get an executive order to modify the ACA so that anyone injured during a keg stand is not only not covered, but not treated also.  Let them die in the waiting room, and then roll them into the gutter waiting for a street sweeper to clean up the mess.  Seriously, why should we as non-kegstanding, health insurance buying community be supporting people too stupid to not get injured consuming a beverage.  I have been black out drunk many (hundreds?) of times, and never ended up in the hospital.  But then again, I consume my beverages from cups, or directly from the bottle, not upside-down on a keg.

While we are at it let's also not cover accidents that occur while yelling "hey y'all, watch this", any stunt that involves swinging a ninja sword (or two handed broad swords) at a watermelon, lighting firecrackers held between butt cheeks, or electrocution from trying to steal copper from a 1.21 gigawatt transformer.  After one year, I expect that emergency room visits would fall, and overall health care costs would go down.

Disagreeing with me just means that you condone all stupid acts, and that you would like to personally pay for the hospital bills for kegstand accidents, and ninja sword watermelon accidents that don't involve actual ninjas (or even pirates).


This is an outrage. I recently found out that all ninjas are mammals.
 
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