Visa Olympics commercial

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  1. ThornOfTheBlood

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    I was watchin "Down to Earth" on TBS(for those of you who get that channel ando/or are are American) and commercial comes on, and it's some weird thing I was payin attention except like "where would you be without it" so they go through all thse sport clips of canoeing with no padddles, the runners with torch, tennis no rackets, running with no shoes, and boxing with no gloves, and near the end they shot this guy in a half-lunge just poking this guy about 5 times and he's standing there like "Duh...where'd my epee go?" I just think I'd share that becuase it was pretty funny.
     
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  3. Katman

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    That picture does indeed rock.
     
  4. mrbiggs

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    Both that picture and that ad rock.

    I found myself watching the olympics, just so I could hope to see fencing in the ads. :(

    NBC! Look what you've brought me to!
     
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    THAT'S the ad I've been trying to remember!! I saw it weeks ago but couldn't remember what it was for, tried to tell my husband about it but couldn't remember what the point (ahem) of the ad was. Was starting to wonder if it was one of those Toyota '25 years of ESPN' ads and I just forgot the 'other fencer' was really a pickup truck! :rolleyes:

    Nice to know I haven't completely lost my mind (yet)...

    And Mr. Biggs, I must confess to pulling a coupon insert out of the Sunday paper yesterday to show my husband, not just because it had a fencer on it but because the bellguard was scarred up -- it was a real foil! :)
     
  6. Army Fencer

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    That was McDonalds.
     
  7. Strytllr

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    yes. McDonalds... and if I'm not mistaken, it was an epee.

    Who is the fencer though???
     
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  8. Aeric

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    It was a Foil. The blade was in the middle of the bellguard, and it was rectangular as opposed to Y-shaped.

    I scanned and saved that ad from McDonald's. :)
     
  9. Strytllr

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    I stand corrected!

    Still want to know what fencer that is though. :)
     
  10. Elemental

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    Why don't you post the image so we can gave upon its glory.

    Wow, I never thought I would see the day that anything fencing related would be seen in a McDonald's advert.
     
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    ads

    i loved both the ad and the picture. it's sad that's the most coverage that nbc seemed to give fencing though...i seriously die laughing every time i see the commercial though!
     

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