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Completely against freedom of speech!!!!!!!

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  1. roxxfan

    roxxfan Contributing Member

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    :grin:

    http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/10/06/...s-banned-from-quoting-Geico-ad/6091381053999/

    'Hump Day' commercial: Connecticut students banned from quoting Geico ad
    Some Connecticut teachers are fed up with students quoting Geico's "Hump Day" commercial.


    By KATE STANTON, UPI.com

    Geico advertising execs would be pleased to know that their talking camel "Hump Day" commercial is so catchy, Connecticut middle schoolers quote it all week along. In fact, some teachers have banned their students from referencing it, calling the incessant quotations "disruptive."

    "Everybody's walking around in the hallways and saying its hump day in that weird voice," Vernon Center student Brooke Lewis told WFSB.

    "Sometimes its the counting down to when it is," Lewis said.

    Kids aren't the commercial's only fans. CBS News reported last month that "Hump Day" was the most-shared ad of the summer.

    "If you look at the tracking chart, the irony of it is it actually makes a hump, and it spikes on Wednesdays, which is what more could you ask for," said Wade Alger, the Martin Agency ad man in charge of Geico's account.

    Even the White House quotes it.....
     
  2. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Those crazy kids with their rock and roll music and Geico commercials.
     
  3. RedRedemption

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    Teachers are power tripping.
    Why didn't they ban the word YOLO or SWAG?
    I'd argue those two words were more circulated than hump day.
     
  4. GanjaRocket

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    teachers always bein haters


    just a product of being underpaid and underappreciated so they try too hard sometimes
     
  5. Johndoe804

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    They're not adults, so they don't have "rights". We've already established that they can't make decisions for themselves, so why should they be able to say what they want to say.
     
  6. roxxfan

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    You sad, sad little man. Sound like one of those loser, hard ass parents that feel like they can be a dictator against children because their wives dictate them. lol. But, unfortunately, you are correct regarding legality. Sad fact is that if you restrict kids in this way hardcore, they are just going to rebel hard when they get older.
     
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    I blame computer animation.
     
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    geico is on another level when it comes to commercials. Jack is pretty good too.
     
  9. thadeus

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    Anyone who publicly quotes a commercial is a ****ing r****d.
     
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    #10 OmegaSupreme, Oct 6, 2013
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  11. roxxfan

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    Damn you Rockets2k :mad:
     
  12. roxxfan

    roxxfan Contributing Member

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    Maybe a Jim Adler commercial.....I like the "you're gonna love my nuts" infomercial
     
  13. M.G.

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    Thanks, Obama.
     
  14. Rodman23

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    ban camels
     
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    I can see how a bunch of kids saying "Hump Day!" in the camel voice could get annoying. Also as far as free speech goes it's already been well established that students' free speech are greatly restricted so I don't really have a problem with this.

    What I do find kind of funny about the whole situation is that part of what makes the commercial work is how annoyed all of the camel's co workers are with him getting all excited over "Hump Day". I guess a fine appreciation for irony is lost on middle schoolers.
     
  16. Johndoe804

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    I'm glad my sarcastic response was so convincing! ;)
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubbles but it's dictatorship, Teacher say, student must obey.
     
  18. LonghornFan

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    Stop it. Don't ruin this for me.
     
  19. heypartner

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    Except for, "Take it off. Take it all off."

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  20. Nero

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    Here's a novel concept - how about students stop disrupting class, and PAY ATTENTION, and LEARN what they are there to LEARN.

    You know, like they do in all those other countries which are kicking our A$$ES in education.

    If the teacher says sit down and shut up, then sit your butt down and shut up and open up your ears and eyes and your minds.
     

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