Dear God this is ghastly, treacly, sentimental trashNovember 6, 2015 Tim WorstallBusiness16 Comments It’s also exceptionally good, ghastly, treacly, sentimental trash previousOf course I am entirely ignorant of physicsnextTo recycle an old Goon Show joke 16 thoughts on “Dear God this is ghastly, treacly, sentimental trash” JuliaM November 6, 2015 at 10:24 am Can’t type. There’s something in my eye… Edward. November 6, 2015 at 10:48 am “It’s also exceptionally good, ghastly, treacly, sentimental trash” I have to fully concur, and……..am I tripping off my trolley? Cripes, after bonfire night, Christmas comes down the track with unstoppable and with increasing velocity, it’s commercialization, the boozed up parties [I stopped going to ’em], the schmaltz and the faux bonhomie that makes me want to vomit and then, there are the relations! Even as a kid, I have always thought and wanted it to start on ~ 24 th Dec and finish with the Epiphany, traditional and – then most people wouldn’t find it all – such bloody murder. Without wishing my life away, roll on the 7th of Jan 2016. GlenDorran November 6, 2015 at 11:08 am Although as has been pointed out elsewhere… Old man gets a telescope, first act is to look through a young girl’s window. Plod will be straight on to him…. Chris Miller November 6, 2015 at 11:29 am I’m reminded of a Time magazine review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: “contains enough saccharine to sweeten the Sargasso Sea”. AndrewC November 6, 2015 at 11:40 am When it first started, I didn’t like that Americanism of putting Christmas lights outside the house but it’s grown on me, so long as people don’t go too crazy. That’s mainly down to what happened to me one Christmas when I had just driven a hellish journey from where I worked/lodge in east London and was turning into the end of my road in Southampton, back for a two week break not having been home for a month, with a dusting of snow that had settled, lots of the houses having pretty decent outside lights on and then on the radio came ‘driving home for Christmas’ by Chris Rea. I drove round and round the block until the song ended. OK, pretty long odds but if it ever does happen to you, you’ll know what I mean. The Stigler November 6, 2015 at 12:31 pm If I have a musical kryptonite, it’s the slowed-down acoustic cover version with a young woman singing in a high key. It’s become a common, lazy, cliched arrangement, and I fucking hate it. But yeah, I’m not the market. I do quite like the Mulberry ad (which I think is targetted at men). dearieme November 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm I preferred the days when my father was reckoned a remarkably generous, enlightened employer because he gave everyone the afternoon off for Christmas. Machiavelli November 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvNVIgFJ7BI Rob November 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm Sentimental trash in a John Lewis advert? Whatever next! Bloke in Costa Rica November 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm This is appallingly bad astronomy. There’s simply no way a telescope of that size could possibly have that resolving power. And there’s no atmosphere for the balloons to float to the moon anyway. Honestly, does nobody think to check this sort of stuff these days? Martin Davies November 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm Loved the advert. There are a few parodies on youtube already too. Tim Newman November 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm I once went for an interview with Proctor & Gamble, back when I was looking for a graduate job. The organiser said “You might not have heard of us, but you’ll know our products. Yes, we’re the ones responsible for those really annoying adverts. But do you know why we use really annoying adverts? Because they work.” Generally speaking, advertisers know what they’re doing. bilbaoboy November 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm And this ad has done it’s job marvellously already. This thread is proof. Bloke not in Cymru November 6, 2015 at 8:39 pm forgot to turnoff the radio alarm and was woken up on New Year’s Day by the U2 song of the same name. Felt a little odd with the hangover disorientation Ted S. November 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm BNIC: This is a better New Year’s song. 😉 bloke in spain November 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm Put it this way Ted. BNiC’s comment had me putting WAR on. LOUD There was no inclination to reach for a Best of Abba album, whatsoever. It was insipid trash in the 70’s & it hasn’t improved with age. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.