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Old toyota commercial, wtf

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u/firmBUTsquishy Aug 10 '22

This is good advertising.

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u/shimi_shima Aug 10 '22

Mostly because it’s true lol.

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u/firmBUTsquishy Aug 10 '22

Exactly

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u/harakiri-man Aug 11 '22

Yes and availability of original parts is one of the best

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u/SgtHunter5 Aug 11 '22

That's because they are rarely need therefore usually in stock even for older models.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

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u/yourgifmademesignup Aug 11 '22

Yeah, no wtf needed 😏

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u/MrBloodyHyphen Aug 11 '22

Agent 47's disguises are getting better and better

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u/janeohmy Aug 11 '22

r/animememes frothing

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

more like r/animemes. reminder that r/animememes is confusingly another sub

r/goodanimemes on the other hand are nutting at the traps (the sub was created by exiles of the former as a result of the trap wars)

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u/lo_schermo Aug 11 '22

Why did you steal this from a top level comment?

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u/Anomalous-Entity Aug 11 '22

Because it's a brand new bot account.

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Yep Toyota built a reputation 'cause it's true. They're over-engineered to be reliable

Go watch footages of wars in the middle east or africa, the fighters use toyota for a fucking reason. They're built to last, easy parts replacements, and really won't fail you. They put fucking heavy caliber MGs and even rocket launchers on them.

The success of toyota trucks used as so called "technicals" in the "Toyota War" prompted other nations' militaries to develop their own similar high mobility trucks

IIRC even the UN specifies that Land Cruisers officially be used by their people

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u/Captain-Cadabra Aug 11 '22

But not over-engineered like my Saab 9-3 was 🫠

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u/TimeTravellingCircus Aug 11 '22

Born from jets

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u/drjman Aug 11 '22

Requiring military levels of maintenance.

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u/EmeraldLevinbolt Aug 11 '22

Anyone who's been in the military knows that level of maintenance is....

Ehhhh. wiggles hand back and forth

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u/2ndtryagain Aug 11 '22

Damn, I miss Saab.

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u/fusillade762 Aug 11 '22

Toyota Hilux is the king of technicals.

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u/alwptot Aug 11 '22

I wish we could get them in the US

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

You guys don't have the Hilux? I don't feel so bad about the Ford F_50 not being available here anymore

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u/alwptot Aug 11 '22

Nope. We have the Tacoma and the Tundra. That’s it for Toyota pickups.

We also have some larger SUVs. Notably, the 4Runner which uses the same frame as the Tacoma, and the Sequoia which uses the same frame as the Tundra.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

I'd never heard of any of those. We have the Hilux and the Land Cruiser 79. The Fortuner is probably the most popular Toyota SUV with the Prado and (ugly) FJ Cruiser also having significant market share. By far the biggest seller though is the Hiace Sesfikile, which is the dominant minibus taxi.

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u/alwptot Aug 11 '22

Different names for similar vehicles in different markets.

Check out the US Toyota site if you want to see what we have: Toyota.com

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

Some of them are identical, like the corolla, but your pickups have far larger grills

https://www.toyota.co.za/showroom

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u/Covert_Cuttlefish Aug 11 '22

My wife is well aware that the second I can buy a Hilux in Canada I'm dropping everything to be first in line to buy one.

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u/realmastodon2 Aug 11 '22

Toyota Hilux serving your insurgency needs since the mid 20th century.

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u/PlaneReflection Aug 11 '22

I'd beg to differ. I don't think they're overengineered, I think they're actually under-engineered and made to be simple. Toyota refines parts so they're functional and reliable, rather than overengineered/overcomplicated (and expensive) parts for the sake of few points in gain like the Germans.

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u/ResponsiblePotato972 Aug 11 '22

Simplifying is definitely a part of over-engineering sometimes lol, sometimes to its detriment like you pointed out.

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u/ShadowPouncer Aug 11 '22

As others have said, making something simple is actually really, really, hard.

You can almost always add a feature, or support something, by adding on to your design.

A new bit here, a new bit there, rework that a little bit to make it all work together, and you get a product with the bells and whistles that people want, with the bells and whistles that the regulators demand, and it all works.

But it doesn't necessarily work well, and over time, not even that much time, you end up with an increasingly complex product.

Managing to do most of the same things but with a simple design? It's usually possible, but, well, it's really not easy.

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u/ptetsilin Aug 11 '22

It takes a lot of effort to simplify and refactor a design such that less parts are required.

I have made this [letter] longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.

― Blaise Pascal

Or if you prefer Elon Musk: "The best part is no part".

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u/Randomtf2user Aug 11 '22

You have the Top Gear testing on a Toyota Pickup, where they tried everything to kill it, they even put it on top of a building that was gonna be demolished, they managed to start it back up with basic hand tools

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u/CyberMindGrrl Aug 11 '22

Oh man that was a great episode. That thing just would not die.

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u/Explains_Your_Glitch Aug 11 '22

Hey man, I'll have you know, the two Toyotas I've had so far in life both broke down at around 350,000 miles.

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u/aged_monkey Aug 11 '22

It would be funny if everyone started ignoring stranded Toyota drivers because of these ads.

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u/reallybadspeeller Aug 11 '22

Did you not change the oil? My old Toyota lasted to almost 400,000. It was worth more in scrap when it bit it though.

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u/Explains_Your_Glitch Aug 11 '22

That is exactly the cause, they were my first couple card when I wasn't very car-conscious and the transmissions in both had problems at the end of their life.

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u/the_last_gingernut Aug 11 '22

Mines almost at 600k still runs perfectly fine

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u/SnatchSnacker Aug 11 '22

My first Tacoma slowly burned oil, and I would never check it and rarely change it.

Well, I would check it when I heard a distinct clicking sound coming from under the hood. That's when I knew it was getting dry and needed a couple quarts.

Nothing ever went wrong with that truck, and I sold it after six years for more than I paid for it.

I have a newer Tacoma now that's also been totally bulletproof.

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u/maluminse Aug 11 '22

Wow did you take it back to the dealer? What a rip off! : D

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u/SaladAtWork Aug 11 '22

My dad's 2001 Toyota Tundra was in about 5 accidents (We were stationary for 4 of the 5). Nothing could bring down the beast. We keep up the maintenance regularly, she runs like a charm.

Until they stole the Catalytic Converters. She's been parked for 6 months now, but we make sure to cycle some fuel through even if she's extremely loud. California makes it super expensive to replace :(

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u/BrokeInService Aug 11 '22

80% of Toyotas sold in the last 25 years are still on the road. The other 20% were run over by a loader

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u/firmBUTsquishy Aug 11 '22

I'm still driving my Toyota with 300k+ miles on it. Bless that truck it's been a life saver.

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u/BrokeInService Aug 11 '22

There's a 1971 Hilux that still rolls around town, the old man that drives it is too cool. I helped him re-seal the hull on his Boston Whaler and asked if he'd consider me inheriting it instead of paying for the boat repairs, he got offended that I'd even ask

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u/Chuck-Bangus Aug 11 '22

Lmao what

“hey sir when you die (which should be soon since you’re old) can I get your car?”

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u/firmBUTsquishy Aug 11 '22

Hey this man has goals and he's not sleeping on them.

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u/Huhthisisneathuh Aug 11 '22

Offended at you asking for it, or offended that you’d think he’d do something else with it?

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u/midcat Aug 11 '22

The cost of repairs is probably nowhere near enough for the owner to consider doing something other than giving it to someone else like a family member, friend, coworker…literally anyone other than the dude that repaired your boat once and asked a weird question that involved your death…or something. I think that makes sense.

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u/BGYeti Aug 11 '22

My brother sold his since he needed something more economical, sold it to a friend and I think it is about to cross 750k

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u/SmellyDurian Aug 11 '22

The other 20% are running in the desert

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u/stellarknight407 Aug 11 '22

I had a 2001 Toyota (200K miles on it) that I was about to send to the junk yard for being too costly to repair. Some paid to take it off my hands so that they could fix it up and have it be their kid's car for college.

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u/KingOfTheP4s Aug 11 '22

That was a really good generation for Toyota, those cars will last forever as long as you do the oil changes on time

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u/Seeders Aug 11 '22

I hit a deer in mine

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u/Love_God551 Aug 10 '22

That’s awesome

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u/D4rkr4in Aug 11 '22

Ahahha arigato gozaimasu

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u/ComicOzzy Aug 11 '22

Chevy had a series of ads blaming stupid drivers for the times you see one of their cars broken down on the side of the road. You know... it was always out of gas or something, and someone would berate the driver like "now thanks to your mistake, people are going to see this FINE QUALITY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE on the side of the road and assume the worst!"

No, Chevy, don't blame your CUSTOMERS. The Cavalier really was a total piece of shit.

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u/catbenning Aug 10 '22

That's a great ad. It's got sex, but it's subverted so it's not sexist. It's clever, doesn't throw the product front and center but still makes a big point of it. It's got strong visual appeal with bright colors and good scenery.

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u/nitr0gen_ Aug 11 '22

I wonder why we don’t have ads like this one anymore

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u/UserWithoutAName13 Aug 11 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

You know damn well why.

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u/Mr_SlimShady Aug 11 '22

Everyone gets offended by anything.

I’d personally like the commercials where brands would shit on each other to come back… tho they probably wouldn’t cause they’d be taking each other to court for defamation or something

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u/Burnsy502 Aug 11 '22

Or because most of them are collectively owned by one large corporation giving the illusion of a free market that got monopolized decades ago.

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u/KaiserTom Aug 11 '22

Usually when brands nowadays get into it, it's when they are owned by the same company controlling both sides as a marketing ploy.

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u/Burnsy502 Aug 11 '22

Case in point: anheuser-busch

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u/Thebenmix11 Aug 11 '22

Nestlé

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u/NowNuremberg Aug 11 '22

And vanguard and blackrock owns it all on the real top!

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u/Upset_Wrangler7548 Aug 11 '22

They are both one of the top investors in the other.

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u/FracturedEel Aug 11 '22

I'm not gonna lie I don't know what anheuser is but I'm assuming by Busch you mean beer?

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u/Burnsy502 Aug 11 '22

Yeah they own a shit ton of different beers that you'd think were competitors

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u/enjoytheshow Aug 11 '22

And if they aren’t, their marketing department is run by a CMO looking for his next job at another place and isn’t about to run a campaign shitting on them

Or they are using a third party creative agency who isn’t going to run an ad shitting on a potential future client.

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u/depressionbutbetter Aug 11 '22

Of all the industries to cry monopoly on you couldn't have picked a worse one. GM, the largest car seller in the US, is only at %20 of the market

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u/Trick_Enthusiasm Aug 11 '22

"Ford said mean things about my Ram! 😭😭 I want ten million dollars!"

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u/Shandlar Aug 11 '22

That's actually an interesting point. Comparative advertisement in the US is actually a studied phenomenon.

In 1972, the FTC actually even passed regulation encouraging companies to do it for the benefit on consumers. With warnings that any comparisons must be true or you will get your ass fined to the stone ages.

So in the 1950s it was very rare in early TV. But by the late 60s it became more common, and was very common in the 1970s.

But by the 1980s it became stale and out of style. So it started going away. Instead they did a snarky "compared to the leading competitor" and used a bottle with the colors of the competitor everyone knows. Now the audience is "in on the secret" by recognizing the comparison ad without being told. This tactic was insanely effective, because it also made the advertiser look gracious by not calling out their competition by name.

This was copied by everyone by 1985, and for the next 15 or 20 years was the industry standard again. But eventually it stopped being viewed as a snarky secret by viewers and was perceived as cowardice by the advertiser. So around 2000, and by 2005, calling out your competitors by name was somewhat commonplace again.

We're now entering a period where it's dying off again. No idea why that's happen, but tbh, no one has any fucking clue how ads work anymore. There's an entirely new way to do things every 8 months, I swear.

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u/ElectricEcstacy Aug 11 '22

It’s just the normal life cycle of trends. Things are interesting because they’re new, but after being done for a decade they no longer capture peoples attention again. So you gotta give them a few years to forget and make it feel new again.

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u/Burnsy502 Aug 11 '22

I miss the old used car dealership commercials with like wordart graphics, sirens, and announcers shouting "FUCK YOU BALTIMORE"

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u/feralwarewolf88 Aug 11 '22

"You drink Pepsi? Go fuck yourself. Buy Coke."

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u/Lost-My-Mind- Aug 11 '22

Make 7........UP YOURS!!!!

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u/ventusvir Aug 11 '22

Go on twitter. It's basically normalized for brands to talk shit to each other.

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u/Gnarledhalo Aug 11 '22

Because we've moved to a more meme based economy?

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u/Skitz-Scarekrow Aug 11 '22

My brother got a mortgage on Rare Pepes.

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u/Jafarrolo Aug 11 '22

Because no one watches TV anymore?

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u/Mr_Dr_Invader Aug 11 '22

Because we do and only the best ads will make it past a year let alone a decade?

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u/bestatbeingmodest Aug 11 '22

oh no we can't have sexy girls in skimpy clothes in television ads anymore life is fucking terrible fuck the sjws :(

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u/Spork_the_dork Aug 11 '22

Last time this was making the rounds I think the argument was that this somehow marginalizes trans people and makes them appear like serial killers. Which is obviously ridiculous to anyone with half a braincell. Anyone who would actually see it in that light is already a transphobic piece of shit looking for excuses to be mad.

Also saw people pointing at the term trap being used, since in English trap in the context of trans people is considered a slur. But the problem is that this commercial is in Spanish where that connotation doesn't exist. They are talking about the whole situation being a trap to stop them and kill them, not that the person was a man in disguise.

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u/Banano_McWhaleface Aug 11 '22

Because all makes of cars break down every 5 minutes these days.

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u/PM_me_Henrika Aug 11 '22

Let’s be fair, they only break down that often if you don’t sign up for their subscription service.

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u/nanocookie Aug 11 '22

Do ads like these ever make it to TV? I have seen many funny ads like these circulating around the internet since the pre YouTube days, only to later find out that most of these were just demo reels or spec ads made by some ad agency.

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u/Villanuevavazquez Aug 11 '22

This ad was shown a lot in Puerto Rico.

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u/FlygonPR Aug 11 '22

The actor clearly has a Puertorican accent, no idea if it was shown in other countries.

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u/Fappy_as_a_Clam Aug 11 '22

Puertorican

It looks so weird as one word lol

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u/SoraAS Aug 11 '22

Thats before Twitter. Thats why

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u/jeffreywilfong Aug 11 '22

Because the Bond theme song is copyrighted?

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u/the-igloo Aug 11 '22

It's sexist in its presumption that an attractive woman couldn't just want to steal your money. It has to be a man who steals your money.

Women 👏 can 👏 rob 👏 you 👏 in 👏 a 👏 broken 👏 down 👏 car 👏 scam.

Women 👏 can 👏 rob 👏 you 👏 in 👏 a 👏 broken 👏 down 👏 car 👏 scam.

Women 👏 can 👏 rob 👏 you 👏 in 👏 a 👏 broken 👏 down 👏 car 👏 scam.

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u/whataTyphoon Aug 11 '22

I'm not even sure if you're serious or not..

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u/Ghede Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Probably partially serious. It reinforces the idea that a woman who is a threat is a man in disguise, or that men dressed as women are threats.

When in reality, the real world situation, it would probably be a seemingly vulnerable person, a woman, an old person, a child, acting as bait for the LARGE GROUP of people that are armed and ready to rob and or hijack your vehicle. Gender is kind of irrelevant at that point.

Shit there are probably gangs of children that pull this trick. A gun is a gun, A knife is a knife, and quantity has a quality all it's own.

A roadblock is another common trick to do the same thing, but it lacks one advantage, you can't call it off if the approaching car is a police/army vehicle.

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u/reakshow Aug 11 '22

More likely it's just a play on mission impossible. You know, with the latex mask and and all.

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u/throway69695 Aug 11 '22

Dude used 50 emojis he's not serious you weirdo

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u/Ghede Aug 11 '22

You know that humor and truth are not mutually exclusive? Some of the best jokes have a serious bite just beneath the surface.

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u/InfanticideAquifer Aug 11 '22

You know, I was going to leave a big comment about how men commit the vast majority of violent crime so it's a stereotype based in fact yadda yadda yadda.

But I went ahead and looked it up to be sure and, according to the FBI, it's roughly 80/20 men to women who are arrested for violent crimes. (In the US, in 2015.) So... egg on my face. I thought it was way more lopsided to the point where what you were saying was technically true but practically irrelevant. But it's not. (I mean, I guess I could double down and try to say that women are just tremendously worse at escaping arrest but that'd really be reaching.)

So link to the thing that I found in case anyone else is interested.

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u/konaya Aug 11 '22

I'd imagine the unreported instances would smooth that ratio out even more.

I remember an old … I think it was Italian? An old video anyway, where two actors, a man and a woman, played out domestic abuse situations in public.

On the occasions where the man was the aggressor, people were quick to jump in and break it up and vilify the aggressor.

On the occasions where the woman was the aggressor, people just watched, sometimes stifling laughter.

Ninja edit: Found it! https://youtu.be/u3PgH86OyEM

It was British, apparently. The yellow filter had me fooled.

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u/Anotherdmbgayguy Aug 11 '22

it's not sexist

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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u/burner7711 Aug 11 '22

This endangers trans lives because it perpetuates the belief that trans people are dangerous criminals. Please note, this is bullshit and no one believes it.

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u/wickedishere Aug 11 '22

This ad is from Puerto Rico, I remember watching it at the movies or tv.

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u/4444beep Aug 11 '22

has sex (as in sexualized women)

isnt sexist

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u/throway69695 Aug 11 '22

So any depiction of a sexualized woman is sexist?

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u/ThickSolidandTight Aug 11 '22

Is the latest Thor movie sexist because it depicts Chris Hemsworth completely naked and held against his will?

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u/GhostOfLongClaw Aug 11 '22

Puerto Rican ads are pretty good at this

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u/bigxxgulp Aug 11 '22

AND an alien villain!

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u/Jegma72 Aug 10 '22

Smart

That was how Ted Bundy killed people.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

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u/Im_inappropriate Aug 11 '22

He usually did.

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u/ihatecomicsans11 Aug 11 '22

the bodies didn't, they were straight under ground

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u/Gandalf_in_stripclub Aug 11 '22

Yeah, his Volkswagen beetle broke down quite a lot. Good thing Volkswagen didn't make a commercial like this.

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u/FracturedEel Aug 11 '22

That's kind of funny too because I feel like volkswagen is another company that could make an ad like this but im not a big car guy

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u/clitpuncher69 Aug 11 '22

Those 1.9 TDIs will outlive the Earth. VW is truly one of those cars where you can say "they don't make em like that anymore"

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u/Drews232 Aug 11 '22

It was also a well publicized story (urban legend?) around the time of this ad to not stop for girls broken down on the side of roads because there was a case where the woman would lure in motorists then two guys would hop out, mug the Good Samaritan and drive off.

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u/Nervous-Fun7503 Aug 11 '22

That's not an urban legend. That's a robbery/carjacking tactic that is still in use today.

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u/CyberMindGrrl Aug 11 '22

Not just from today but probably used for hundreds if not thousands of years.

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u/Intelligent-Bit7258 Aug 11 '22

yeah, secluded roads have been dangerous as fuck since they were invented.

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u/master-shake69 Aug 11 '22

I grew up in BFE and the interstate was 500 feet away from our driveway. People would break down or run out of gas right there all the time and come knocking to use our phone. Didn't take long before my dad started to turn them away. I remember him saying that the people were always shady and didn't "look normal". Once cell phones became more common people suddenly stopped running out of gas in that spot.

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u/dobbydobby-whatnow Aug 11 '22

He mostly relied on his fake crutches to lure women into thinking he was disabled, then would beat and rape them.

You’re probably just joking, but this wasn’t really Bundy’s MO

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u/A7O747D Aug 11 '22

No, he dressed as a hot woman all the time just like this commercial. Do some research would ya.

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u/Foootballdave Aug 10 '22

That chick was hot as fuck. Even before she took the mask and wig off

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u/nightstalker30 Aug 10 '22

Yeah, I’d have got got

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u/thebestspeler Aug 11 '22

Its a trap!

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u/aioncan Aug 11 '22

Don’t care as long as it’s a feminine penis

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u/SilentRide0 Aug 10 '22

Does anyone know the name of the song? I used to hear it all the time when I worked at JCPenney

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u/Hidefrompewpew Aug 11 '22

I can’t believe I’m reliving the nightmarish music video our teacher showed us in 8th grade. The song iirc is just a woman singing how do I look a hundred times while a guy occasionally responds “beautiful, I must say I am amazed”. All the while the woman is swinging back and forth on a swing in darkness with a single spotlight on her. I don’t want to remember that video or song , but to answer your question:

I dno maybe how do I look or smth

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u/SilentRide0 Aug 11 '22

That’s exactly how it went! I’ve been trying to find this song by typing the lyrics but to no avail.

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u/Hidefrompewpew Aug 11 '22

Let me know if you figure it out, I’ve been looking for an hour at this point

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u/IvyDrivesCars Aug 11 '22

“beautiful, I must say I am amazed”

It's by Dimitri From Paris, called "Une very stylish fille."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYQHSHA_Pxs

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u/Broke-n-Tokin Aug 11 '22

I have a strong feeling Flight of the Conchords were parodying this when they wrote Foux Du Fafa and possibly Fashion is Danger as well.

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u/IvyDrivesCars Aug 11 '22

It's by Dimitri From Paris, called "Une very stylish fille."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYQHSHA_Pxs

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u/UserWithoutAName13 Aug 11 '22

Isn't that the intro to the James Bond theme?

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u/ThePastelCactus Aug 10 '22

Sir, that isn’t allowed here.

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u/NintendoLove Aug 10 '22

Sorry I meant it as a figure of speech, it’s just so annoying and I can imagine the store playing it over and over.

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u/SilentRide0 Aug 10 '22

The version they played was about 12 minutes long. At every hour lol

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u/NCL68 Aug 11 '22

That’s actually an awesome ad, I wish ads were still entertaining

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u/ichikki Aug 11 '22

feminine enough unzips pants

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u/nextkevamob Aug 10 '22

Awesome! They should still be using that ad!

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u/hassan_26 Aug 11 '22

I dunno man. If they did, Twitter might collectively explode and just murder the CEO of Toyota

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u/Clash4Peace Aug 11 '22

My dad commutes daily in a 2002 Prius. The darn thing just hit 277k miles the other day. Never once has it had any issues except for the driver's door lock wearing out (which was super easy and cheap to replace). He also replaced the spark plugs at one point. And that's literally it other than the normal maintenance stuff like oil changes. Toyotas are just built different.

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u/skibib Aug 11 '22

My family member moved somewhere for awhile where 4WD would be beneficial. So we swapped vehicles. Now I’m stuck with a 2003 Toyota with 150k miles which will never die…

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 Aug 11 '22

You say “stuck,” but if you ever get another brand of car where you have a big car payment AND high insurance AND constant maintenance bills, you’ll realize what “stuck” really means. I know a dude who got a brand new high end kia as a dumb 18 year old and he was broke for like eight fucking years afterwards. He worked all the time, two different security guard jobs, and like 70% of his money went into that damn car despite the fact that it never worked

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u/Admiral_Minell Aug 11 '22

Not even the battery pack replaced?

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u/fakeplant101 Aug 11 '22

I second this. Our family 2002 Camry is at 350k

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u/SolidRGG Aug 11 '22

2004 Tundra, 280k miles, only issue was a factory recall a while ago, everything else is normal maintenance, love that thing to death

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u/BurdenedEmu Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

My mom got a Camry in 1986. It had 200k miles on it in 1997 because family we visited extremely frequently lived 200 miles away. 17-year-old me crashed and totaled it (I wasn't doing anything stupid though! Mom had me drop my little sister off at her bus stop and I didn't see a truck coming when I tried to turn left across a 4-lane divided highway to go back home because it was blocked by another car).

But the point is, my parents never had a single problem with that car the entire 11 years they owned it, and it was so well built that I escaped having a Dodge Ram pickup slam into the driver's side at 45 mph with no injuries other than a couple of bruised ribs and some glass in my scalp. Had I not crashed it I'm sure it would have kicked on for a long time after that, and I'm pretty sure my life would be very different now (if it even continued) if I were driving something else and got hit in the driver's side by a Ram pickup. And I now have an almost-10-year-old Prius and have never had one single thing replaced/fixed on it apart from the usual things like windshield wipers. Toyotas are just well built.

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u/Qubeye Aug 11 '22

The best Toyota as I ever saw was when Top Gear tried to destroy a Hilux.

Ran it into a brick wall, drove it into seawater and flooded the engine, dropped a caravan (camper) on it, set it on fire, and hit it with a wrecking ball.

Still drove afterwards.

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u/CyberMindGrrl Aug 11 '22

They even demolished a building on top of it.

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u/TheOrgazoid88 Aug 11 '22

After all that they gave it a space in their studio.

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u/javier9lt Aug 11 '22

I'm not a fan of the guy but you should check what Whistlin Diesel did to the Hilux in the YouTube videos called Hilux durability test.

That car is a rock. Actually, it's harder than a rock.

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u/maaseru Aug 11 '22 Silver

I remember this commercial back in the daym it's a local ad from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

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u/GuardianAlien Aug 11 '22

THANK YOU!! I knew I had seen it before too.

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u/IHC_304 Aug 11 '22

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u/uwanmirrondarrah Aug 11 '22

man that truck is sick

i've always wanted one of the back to the future hilux's

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u/maluminse Aug 11 '22

I had a Celica. I thought I was getting another car so I tried to kill the Celica. Took it off jumps or rather a hill ramp. Beat the hell out of the engine. Finally it was chugging along seemingly on its last breath.

Sold it for a couple of hundred.

A week or so later I see the car at a strip mall. Guy just gave it a tune up...

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u/IMSOGIRL Aug 11 '22

cool story but why would you try to kill it if you were going to sell it? just sell it and get more money.

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u/maluminse Aug 11 '22

Young (17ish) stupid and crazy. To see if we could.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

Awesome lol

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u/robberviet Aug 11 '22

I still remember how Top Gear gang failed to kill the Hilux.

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u/WhitethumbsYT Aug 10 '22

Almost got got

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u/Fuck_you_Reddit_Nazi Aug 11 '22

I've seen that commercial in the wild.

Also, it's not strictly true. Sometimes they run out of gas.

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u/TrailerPosh2018 Aug 11 '22

But of course that's the owners fault, not the car or Toyota engineering.

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u/LeoLaDawg Aug 11 '22

I don't think they meant trap in the way you might be.

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u/fiallo94 Aug 11 '22

I was wondering if that's why the title says "wtf", and I can confirm that although the translation is accurate, the word is in no way associated that way on the Spanish language.

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u/BigTreeNGL3x Aug 11 '22

ITS TRUE THO XD

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u/wowadoggo Aug 11 '22

Bob Odenkirk driving one of his doubles?

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u/ImMrBunny Aug 11 '22

Bob Odenejo

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u/Dreddmartyr13 Aug 11 '22

So it's a man with a woman's body?!

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u/theodoreroberts Aug 11 '22

Have you met Agent 47 before?

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u/Dreddmartyr13 Aug 11 '22

If you met agent 47, you wouldn't live to tell anyone.

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u/UserWithoutAName13 Aug 11 '22

That's an excellent advert hahah.

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u/Vazhox Aug 10 '22

He’s not wrong

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u/Crafty-Interest-8212 Aug 11 '22

I used to see that commercial in Puerto Rico when I was a kid.

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u/Ki-ke Aug 11 '22

and that day someone was promoted to chief writer for their Spanish commercials

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u/AmericanSheep16 Aug 11 '22

Whoever pitched this ad... I hope they got a raise/promotion.

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u/PCrawDiddy Aug 11 '22

That was Super Bowl worthy

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u/ashrocklynn Aug 11 '22

A little lost as to why most of the people don't get why this is offensive as all heck. Plays into that 90s stereotype of trans people being full of malice and deceit. Trans women are literally trying to trap you and murder you, but underneath it all they are cold heartless MEN. But it's fine since it's played for the laughs.... Bleck, makes me shudder to think a part of the population bought the idea hook line and sinker, and a large part doesn't even see the harm it causes

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u/MechanicalMan64 Aug 11 '22

ISIS saw this commercial.