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    Introducing Genetic Select by Lexus in partnership with 23andMe. The world's first service that uses human genetics to match you with the car of your genes. Learn more at http://www.lexus.com/gen...

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    Guest Real / April Fools Review?

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    Out of touch... exploiting someones gullibility for laughs, at their expense, is kind of like tickling someone; it's not funny when you take it so far as for someone to pee their pants. I knew it was a joke the second I started paying attention based on the filming and "unedited" reaction of the actress spitting in a tube, but I'm sure many viewers didn't figure it out until the very end and just felt stupid for believing it at all; felt stupid for being proud of mankind's newest leap forward in technology only to discover it was ruse to embezzle by conversion their attention to an advertisement they wouldn't normally mentally tune in.  But thank you for having the narrator giggle at the end to confirm our suspicions of a spoof, just in case we are even too stupid to realize the wheel licking was a dead giveaway.  Next time expose the joke about 1/4 into the commercial and let us decide if we want to watch because you earned our attention with a short spot of value that made us choose to listen to your pitch.  Next time don't click-bait us with something a significant portion of the audience finds insulting.

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    On 4/2/2018 at 12:50 PM, Guest Real / April Fools Review? said:

    Out of touch... exploiting someones gullibility for laughs, at their expense, is kind of like tickling someone; it's not funny when you take it so far as for someone to pee their pants. I knew it was a joke the second I started paying attention based on the filming and "unedited" reaction of the actress spitting in a tube, but I'm sure many viewers didn't figure it out until the very end and just felt stupid for believing it at all; felt stupid for being proud of mankind's newest leap forward in technology only to discover it was ruse to embezzle by conversion their attention to an advertisement they wouldn't normally mentally tune in.  But thank you for having the narrator giggle at the end to confirm our suspicions of a spoof, just in case we are even too stupid to realize the wheel licking was a dead giveaway.  Next time expose the joke about 1/4 into the commercial and let us decide if we want to watch because you earned our attention with a short spot of value that made us choose to listen to your pitch.  Next time don't click-bait us with something a significant portion of the audience finds insulting.

    An old post, I know..

    But thank you for speaking on my behalf, as I am someone from the significant portion of that audience. I mean, just the audacity of trying to manipulate my faith in technology, making me think that all this tech is somehow packed into what looks to be the RC F.

    You are a much smarter person than I. Good catch on the 'spitting in the tube' part by the way. I sure as hell didn't figure it out. "Spit in a tube?" I thought, "Will they try to sell my DNA?" I said out loud. "Surely the benefits of having a car customized to me would far outweigh the risks right?, right??".  My mind was abuzz, wondering just how my genes would dictate how my car will be, and elated at the steering wheel licking. No more lost keys!  But alas, the narrator giggles and then in big bold letters at the end, it read Happy April Fools'. I was speechless, to pray on my gullibility, how dare they.

    I don't agree with your thoughts on exposing the joke a 1/4 through. It should be done at the beginning. Tell us the punchline before you deliver the joke, and we'll decide if we want to hear it. Pranks are only funny if we know it's a prank beforehand.

    Thank you again good Sir/Ma'am, for being so in touch. You truly are a Captain, seriously, you're leading us to a better world! I think we'd get along great. In fact I'd like to invite you, Captain Serious, to my party. Check your humor at the door though...Oh, and bring some snacks, I don't know, like Funyuns or something.

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