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freak-of-nature13 Wrote:Really? You mean in South Africa, the government doesn't always have a bullshit piece of proaganda that tries to depict all youth as sex-addicted, drug-using, criminals? Wow....

not at all. but what they DO advertise quite a lot is South Africa itself. like they play some really emotional song, and show a bunch of people working together, or getting along extremely well, or doing some selfless act of whatever, and at the end it displays something like "Proudly South African". as if it happens that often in real life Rolleyes

the best/worst ad is the one for Telkom (the phone line company). they show happy faces and all that, and then advertise themselves as the cheapest landline provider in the country. ... but they're still the ONLY landline provider in the country. compared to most other countries in the world, they're ludicrously expensive, just because they have the monopoly. Grindteeth

so yeah, just because it's all "positive" doesn't mean it isn't full of bullshit as well Razz

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emotion control - SoulRiser - 08-30-2006, 09:49 PM
RE: emotion control - SH☮TGUNHEⒶRT - 11-15-2011, 08:43 AM
RE: emotion control - .Manicrose. - 11-15-2011, 10:43 AM
RE: emotion control - Story and Myth - 11-15-2011, 02:55 PM
RE: emotion control - jnkbortka - 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM
RE: emotion control - IamNoone - 12-22-2011, 09:51 AM
RE: emotion control - .Manicrose. - 12-22-2011, 10:24 AM
RE: emotion control - aCol - 12-23-2011, 12:33 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 08-30-2006, 09:54 PM
[] - Freak - 08-30-2006, 10:12 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 12:16 AM
[] - Freak - 08-31-2006, 12:56 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 08-31-2006, 01:35 AM
RE: - Stadium - 11-15-2011, 08:23 AM
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[] - Rebelnerd - 08-31-2006, 02:55 AM
[] - Mom - 08-31-2006, 04:06 AM
[] - modest mouse - 08-31-2006, 10:33 AM
[] - Freak - 08-31-2006, 02:09 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006 07:48 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 08:01 PM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 08-31-2006, 10:08 PM
[] - Rebelnerd - 09-01-2006, 12:34 AM
[] - Freak - 09-02-2006, 12:51 AM
[] - Cilaos - 09-02-2006, 01:00 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 09-02-2006, 01:39 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 09-02-2006, 02:18 AM
Re: emotion control - SurvivalWarrior - 02-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Re: - Liquid - 02-11-2009, 08:53 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:12 AM
Re: emotion control - Rebelnerd - 02-11-2009, 09:16 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Re: emotion control - Hanny - 02-11-2009, 09:43 AM
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