Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by a2z, Mar 8, 2020.
Mar 8, 2020
I do not like it. I find it disrespectful.
What is it advertising? Why is it disrespectful?
We don't have cable or an antenna, so we watch no television with commercials. I'm clueless on commercials.
It's a Facebook ad. A student in a college classroom is bored and starts playing a kazoo. Others join in and flee the classroom. Outside, others add to the group. So, join Facebook groups is the message.
Meh. Just another ad. I don't do facebook myself.
As california described.... A professor is teaching and a student makes a sound with a kazoo. Then another makes a sound with a kazoo. Then several kazoo playing students get up during the lecture while playing their kazoos and leave the lecture hall.
Funny thing, I couldn't even remember what it was advertising.
Not a very effective ad
I could not remember what the ad was for until California mentioned it.
It was not an effective ad for sure. It does show though how a group of college students act like some 3rd graders.
It also shows how adults (who create these ads) think that disrespect is a positive thing as long as those being disrespectful get to do what they want.
I never thought of that, but it is true. I remember as my kids aged TV shows were all about families and the humor was " getting 1 over" on your parents.
At least in most of the shows, the kids got caught and learned the error of their ways. Some of them though, the humor was kids lying and getting away w/ stuff.
1 of my kids still jokes about a couple of shows he missed out on because I would not let him watch them.....lol Nowadays w/ what is on TV, it would look ridiculous what I wouldn't let the kids watch.
I do a lot on Facebook, but I haven’t seen that ad. I tend to ignore most ads in general. Thanks for explaining.
Mar 9, 2020
The ad is actually on television promoting Facebook groups of some sort.
It is a TV ad for facebook groups. The part I don't like about it is that the "clueless teacher" continues droning on about math, completely unaware of what is going on in his classroom. They play the kazoos louder and louder, while he continues writing incomprehensible formulas and equations on the board with his back to the class, giving his lecture, completely unaware that they are playing kazoos and marching out of class. He doesn't even realize that no one is paying attention to his lecture. It makes the teacher look like a complete, clueless fool.
I'm not going to defend facebook. But I'm sure this is intended to be humorous and reflect fantasy rather than to disrespect professors. Most humor is disrespectful. What is funnier than a self-depreciating stand-up comedian?
And was it a math professor? I mean, if it was, it couldn't be meant to be disrespectful. I mean who would disrespect a math professor? Impossible.
Mar 21, 2020
I thought I heard the teacher talking about how sound is made. Maybe how sound works in a kazoo?
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