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Title: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: NatalieSalat on April 19, 2018, 05:12:11 AM
Can't imagine a boy in the girl's place. Girls present differently to boys, and the cuteness factor would be different. Will also add that they were obviously aiming for cutie pie talks to "Santa" but there's something creepy about a strange old man being able to talk to a child, of any gender, through a toy telephone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2u24_d2w0
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 19, 2018, 10:43:25 AM
I guess that kind of works, though there's one thing that makes me doubt your logic. If we're going to condemn Santa for giving off pedo-vibes, then what about St. Nicholas?

Though one can certainly argue that Santa Claus is no longer Saint Nicholas in any meaningful sense, there's still a lot of commonality remaining in their association with children, isn't there?

I agree about the genders.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Tzimis on April 19, 2018, 11:20:04 AM
We have face time now. So we can see if its really Santa.  :o
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: RaphaCam on April 19, 2018, 04:03:39 PM
Can't imagine a boy in the girl's place. Girls present differently to boys, and the cuteness factor would be different. Will also add that they were obviously aiming for cutie pie talks to "Santa" but there's something creepy about a strange old man being able to talk to a child, of any gender, through a toy telephone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2u24_d2w0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2u24_d2w0)
It could have been worse, she might as well have called the provos.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: CarolS on April 19, 2018, 05:16:28 PM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 19, 2018, 06:20:31 PM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.

I agree with you, it doesn’t strike me as creepy...and I’m significantly smutty.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 19, 2018, 06:24:28 PM
"I'm Significantly Smutty"- Mor Ephrem, 2018
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 19, 2018, 06:28:59 PM
"I'm Significantly Smutty"- Mor Ephrem, 2018

That began a lot earlier than 2018.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 19, 2018, 06:42:05 PM
Yes, but this is the time to make it your campaign bumper sticker slogan ;D
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Bob2 on April 19, 2018, 06:53:45 PM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 19, 2018, 07:11:41 PM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.

I feel like there's the premise for a Candle Cove homage somewhere in there...
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: LivenotoneviL on April 19, 2018, 07:26:53 PM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.

I feel like there's the premise for a Candle Cove homage somewhere in there...

Oh man! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a nostalgia for talking on toy phones. There was one product I bought at a garage sale once, it was a pirate-themed toy phone, and one button actually - somehow - connected to a radio station every Saturday morning, which would play this show about the pirates. Sadly it only played static every other day of the week and after Saturday morning, it played static. Is anybody else familiar with this phone?
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 19, 2018, 07:58:24 PM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.

I feel like there's the premise for a Candle Cove homage somewhere in there...

Oh man! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a nostalgia for talking on toy phones. There was one product I bought at a garage sale once, it was a pirate-themed toy phone, and one button actually - somehow - connected to a radio station every Saturday morning, which would play this show about the pirates. Sadly it only played static every other day of the week and after Saturday morning, it played static. Is anybody else familiar with this phone?

I don't think I ever had a toy phone as a kid. I was just riffing off the "talking to someone who isn't there" (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Candle_Cove) aspect I read out of (or into) Bob's post. Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Tzimis on April 20, 2018, 03:06:51 AM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.

I feel like there's the premise for a Candle Cove homage somewhere in there...

Oh man! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a nostalgia for talking on toy phones. There was one product I bought at a garage sale once, it was a pirate-themed toy phone, and one button actually - somehow - connected to a radio station every Saturday morning, which would play this show about the pirates. Sadly it only played static every other day of the week and after Saturday morning, it played static. Is anybody else familiar with this phone?

I loved walkie talkies as a kid. Edit: I still do.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Arachne on April 20, 2018, 05:44:05 AM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.

I feel like there's the premise for a Candle Cove homage somewhere in there...

Oh man! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a nostalgia for talking on toy phones. There was one product I bought at a garage sale once, it was a pirate-themed toy phone, and one button actually - somehow - connected to a radio station every Saturday morning, which would play this show about the pirates. Sadly it only played static every other day of the week and after Saturday morning, it played static. Is anybody else familiar with this phone?

I don't think I ever had a toy phone as a kid. I was just riffing off the "talking to someone who isn't there" (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Candle_Cove) aspect I read out of (or into) Bob's post. Sorry for the confusion.

When a toddler hands you a toy phone receiver and informs you that God/Santa/whoever would like a word, you. Take. The. Call.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 20, 2018, 05:53:06 AM
I have no idea what could be creepy about this ad.  It sadly comes from a time when we were more innocent. But now the pandora's box has been opened and everything becomes smutty.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I talk to kids on toy phones all the time. Sadly talking on toy phones doesn't happen as much as it should anymore, everything beeps and make noise, parents are usually too busy staring at their own dang phone to pay attention to their kids.

I feel like there's the premise for a Candle Cove homage somewhere in there...

Oh man! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a nostalgia for talking on toy phones. There was one product I bought at a garage sale once, it was a pirate-themed toy phone, and one button actually - somehow - connected to a radio station every Saturday morning, which would play this show about the pirates. Sadly it only played static every other day of the week and after Saturday morning, it played static. Is anybody else familiar with this phone?

I don't think I ever had a toy phone as a kid. I was just riffing off the "talking to someone who isn't there" (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Candle_Cove) aspect I read out of (or into) Bob's post. Sorry for the confusion.

When a toddler hands you a toy phone receiver and informs you that God/Santa/whoever would like a word, you. Take. The. Call.

And if the voice on the other end asks you if you're a god, you say "yes."
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: LivenotoneviL on April 20, 2018, 06:52:03 AM
...I'm like just actually completely baffled. I was literally ONLY trying to make (an admittedly unclever) reference to Candle Cove. Aside from the fact that I am completely perplexed at the fact that you didn't pick that up, I'm even more perplexed at the fact that in the story itself, the adults talking about Candle Cove never talk to someone who isn't there, they only watch a pirate show that isn't there...which is what I referenced.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on April 20, 2018, 07:31:42 AM
...I'm like just actually completely baffled. I was literally ONLY trying to make (an admittedly unclever) reference to Candle Cove. Aside from the fact that I am completely perplexed at the fact that you didn't pick that up, I'm even more perplexed at the fact that in the story itself, the adults talking about Candle Cove never talk to someone who isn't there, they only watch a pirate show that isn't there...which is what I referenced.

I guess I didn't completely read your post and didn't realize it was a reference, heh. Admittedly, my Candle Cove connection to Bob's post was a bit of a stretch in the first place but I was also hoping it would work with the commercial in the OP.
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: NatalieSalat on May 15, 2018, 02:39:53 PM
I should really write a story based upon the Santa ad in my OP.

Imagine fantasy figures contacting children through toy phones. Imagine the hilarious reaction of the parents ("you're talking with WHO?!).

It'd be very Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Title: Re: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert (1990s)
Post by: Volnutt on May 15, 2018, 03:40:59 PM
I should really write a story based upon the Santa ad in my OP.

Imagine fantasy figures contacting children through toy phones. Imagine the hilarious reaction of the parents ("you're talking with WHO?!).

It'd be very Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Yeah, it's got some potential.