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Old 03-24-2006, 10:56 AM   #41
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Why not just educate them in general instead of using an ad that they might never even see as an example?
Why does it have to be one or the other?

How about a discussion like this...Hey kids, there is an ad on TV right now that I wanted you to be aware of. it says "touching is good". I want to make sure you know that there are also bad touches and not to be afraid to tell an adult if anyone touches you in a bad way.

Why would that be a bad idea Phinz? the ad is out there. Why pretend that it is not. Why not be proactive in teaching and protecting our children instead of being reactive?
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:51 AM   #42
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I understand where you're coming from. I do believe that if you're teaching your kids how to discern between advertising and reality that this won't be an issue to start out with.

I still want to know what show this ad was associated with.
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:39 PM   #43
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I am sure her kids have friends. I am willing to bet that at least one of those friends had a TV. Just because they do not have a TV at home does not mean they will not be exposed to this.

That is what educating our children is all about. I would hardly call that counter productive. Sticking our heads in the sand and pretending this type of thing does not exist or is not offensive is more counter productive then telling our children that a slogan like this is giving the wrong message and that they need to be careful and report any bad touch.
Well said, GB.
Also, even if we don't have a television and most likely my kids won't be exposed to all distasteful commercials doesn't mean it is okay with me that other kids are exposed to them.
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:40 PM   #44
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Why not just educate them in general instead of using an ad that they might never even see as an example?

I would like to know, though, what show was being watched when the ad came on.
They've been somewhat carpet boming the ad on various shows so I don't remember what shows were being watched when I saw them, but isn't it odd that they never advertised the game system, only the game, leaving us to wonder what such a slogan could possibly mean.

The problem with this ad is that we HAVE been educating our children for many years now, and this ad is counter-indicitive of that teaching. It would be like someone coming out with the slogan "Just Say Yes".

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Old 03-25-2006, 09:33 AM   #45
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http://www.touchingisgood.com/

Don't worry. It's not a site that will get you in trouble at work. It's owned by Nintendo DS. They had a contest to come up with videos. Several are pretty clever.
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:46 AM   #46
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ok, now i am offended!

was that one created by icelandic film school grads on acid?

and just to prove that it is intended to trigger a verboten type response, there's a quick flash of a woman unzipping her blouse just a few seconds in. and then it continues with images of young girls, older men, and inferences of both pleasure and frustration.

hey, i've got a new slogan. nintendo ds... games for child pornographers.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:04 PM   #47
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Which one? There are about 20 or 30 on there. They were created by people entering the contest. Nintendo didn't create them.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:25 PM   #48
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oh, sorry, it was the one that showed up cued on the page. it starts off with the manekin hand in a bunch of canteloupes.

a direct quote from the site : "touching is: thrilling, exciting, fun, weird, interesting. Sometimes a bit taboo. It's how we connect - with each other, the stuff around us and now, our games..."

a bit taboo? this is a classic example of pushing immoral ideas on kids, just to picque their rebellious/natural curiosity, in the end to drive up sales. they are making connections between deriving adult pleasure from tactile senses, and a video game. not exactly material for children.

i know, i know, who determines morality. well, touch my kid and i'll let you know...
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:38 PM   #49
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And you well should. I don't think a jury would convict, either. I know *I'd* hang the jury if they were trying to find you guilty.

The website itself seems to be driven toward teenagers and young adults, not "kids."

I honestly think it's a clever tagline, and some of the commercials are pretty clever too. The guy throwing fruit at his roommate is hysterical. At the same time, I can see where the issues are. If the commercials ran during, say, Drawn Together, it wouldn't be objectionable afaiac, but if it ran, say, during a Care Bears rerun, well, there would definitely be a problem.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:49 PM   #50
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man, protecting and edumacating your kids is a non-stop job, huh?

i guess, just like everything else, ya have to constantly keep talking to them, explaining what they don't (or shouldn't yet) understand. but you also have to listen to them, to see what things are influencing them.

it still stinks of double entendre sleaze, imo, aimed at those who are curious about but still shouldn't be having to deal with sleaze.

let's blur the line for them a little more.
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