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Matthew Ota
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Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh
      #5702651 - 02/26/13 10:55 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

Instead of the sky they are looking at their feet as their Newtonian is set up backwards, and using a white light to illuminate the telescope... Goes to show how ignorant the producer was....

Little Ceasers - Stargazing

Edited by Matthew Ota (02/26/13 11:21 PM)


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Matthew Ota]
      #5702913 - 02/27/13 05:28 AM

oops

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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5702955 - 02/27/13 06:46 AM

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.

Edited by rockethead26 (02/27/13 06:47 AM)


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Matthew Ota]
      #5703159 - 02/27/13 10:08 AM

So THAT is what I've been doing wrong all this time! And I'm guessing that the supernova I discovered last night was probably just a firefly... I'm so disappointed.

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Matthew Ota
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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: SusanY]
      #5703500 - 02/27/13 01:15 PM

Our little hobby is so obsure. I recall reading accounts here on CN about dobsonians being mistaken for cannons. My SCT has been mistaken for a television camera, or as a searchlight.

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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Matthew Ota]
      #5703587 - 02/27/13 02:11 PM

Ha! i wonder if they are the same way about their pizza?

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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5703757 - 02/27/13 04:02 PM

Little or NO research was done!!!....can't an amateur astronomer get a little respect around here?!?!?

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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: SusanY]
      #5703759 - 02/27/13 04:04 PM

Quote:

So THAT is what I've been doing wrong all this time! And I'm guessing that the supernova I discovered last night was probably just a firefly... I'm so disappointed.




...or a misplaced camping lantern!!!!!?!!!!


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5703872 - 02/27/13 05:16 PM

Quote:

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.





That sounds about right. Maybe it's better if amateur astronomy is slightly misrepresented than not represented at all.

Tom


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Tom Polakis]
      #5706457 - 03/01/13 12:09 AM

*sigh*

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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Lentini]
      #5706619 - 03/01/13 05:40 AM

Quote:

*sigh*




but more people will see the commercial than any/most of our promotions

edj


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: RobertED]
      #5706744 - 03/01/13 08:27 AM

Quote:

Little or NO research was done!!!....can't an amateur astronomer get a little respect around here?!?!?




NO member of the public--not one--will notice the misbegotten position of the scope or the lantern. What they will notice is a father and son having fun watching the sky. AND this single silly little commercial will have more impact than any "accurate" PR the Astronomical League, for example, cooks up, I guar-ron-tee.

I still prefer Toyota's excellent "Camp Evening" star party spot, but this is cool.

Edited by rmollise (03/01/13 08:28 AM)


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: rmollise]
      #5706810 - 03/01/13 09:21 AM

How does that saying go?...
'You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time,.... and then there are commercials.'

Cheers,

Jerry

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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Tom Polakis]
      #5706869 - 03/01/13 09:48 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.





That sounds about right. Maybe it's better if amateur astronomy is slightly misrepresented than not represented at all.

Tom




I agree. Any ad that promotes stargazing is a good thing for our hobby.


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: GDN]
      #5706899 - 03/01/13 10:02 AM

Quote:

How does that saying go?...
'You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time,.... and then there are commercials.'

Cheers,

Jerry

G.O.Dobek, FRAS




There's another saying: "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: rmollise]
      #5708069 - 03/02/13 01:10 AM

I built an f/5 refractor once, using a secondary mirror built into the back of the scope to reflect the light to the focuser. Comfortable viewing with the diagonal built in.

Of course, the first night I had it set up at a star party I had lots of astronomers telling me "my newt is upside-down".


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: operascope]
      #5708108 - 03/02/13 02:09 AM

This commercial was mentioned a few months ago here. Hollyweird never gets it right.

Joe


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: turtle86]
      #5708190 - 03/02/13 04:59 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I think the photographer did it to make a more pleasing photograph, thinking that no one would notice. Neither would anyone observe with a lantern burning in their faces.





That sounds about right. Maybe it's better if amateur astronomy is slightly misrepresented than not represented at all.

Tom




I agree. Any ad that promotes stargazing is a good thing for our hobby.




And pizza is a late night hobby,do we in turn promote it..


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: skinnyonce]
      #5708319 - 03/02/13 08:31 AM

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And pizza is a late night hobby,do we in turn promote it..




I dang sure do!


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: rmollise]
      #5708417 - 03/02/13 09:49 AM

But of course!!

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Matthew Ota
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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: rmollise]
      #5708552 - 03/02/13 10:58 AM

Thanks for sharing that Toyota commercial. It puts our obscure hobby in a good light. A definite keeper.

Quote:

Quote:

Little or NO research was done!!!....can't an amateur astronomer get a little respect around here?!?!?




NO member of the public--not one--will notice the misbegotten position of the scope or the lantern. What they will notice is a father and son having fun watching the sky. AND this single silly little commercial will have more impact than any "accurate" PR the Astronomical League, for example, cooks up, I guar-ron-tee.

I still prefer Toyota's excellent "Camp Evening" star party spot, but this is cool.




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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: Matthew Ota]
      #5711175 - 03/03/13 06:30 PM

Quote:

Our little hobby is so obsure. I recall reading accounts here on CN about dobsonians being mistaken for cannons. My SCT has been mistaken for a television camera, or as a searchlight.




One of our club members was observing with a 10" dobsonian after 9/11 and while he was observing he noticed a chain of police cars approaching with their lights on, and when they apprached him, they told him to lie face down on the ground. Apparently someone called saying there was a motar on the hill getting ready to fire down on the town. The police just laughed and joked with him looking through his telescope after they realised it was not a mortar at all and just a telescope.

Maintence groomers once asked if that was a cannon in the garage. I obliged and said "Yes, my hobby is being a human cannonball".
I just couldn't resist.


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Re: Little Ceaser's Commercial gets a laugh new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5711734 - 03/03/13 11:26 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Our little hobby is so obsure. I recall reading accounts here on CN about dobsonians being mistaken for cannons. My SCT has been mistaken for a television camera, or as a searchlight.




One of our club members was observing with a 10" dobsonian after 9/11 and while he was observing he noticed a chain of police cars approaching with their lights on, and when they apprached him, they told him to lie face down on the ground. Apparently someone called saying there was a motar on the hill getting ready to fire down on the town. The police just laughed and joked with him looking through his telescope after they realised it was not a mortar at all and just a telescope.

Maintence groomers once asked if that was a cannon in the garage. I obliged and said "Yes, my hobby is being a human cannonball".
I just couldn't resist.




There have been a few times little kids have asked "what is that?", referring to my Obsession dobs. I tell them it's a cannon that we use to shoot misbehaving children out of.


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