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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    Link to Ram commercial ("God Made A Farmer") for anyone who hasn't seen it yet (it's even more awesome in full screen view):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpZ0TGjbWE
    This one is amazing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    Sounds like a lot of non-horse people loves it, too!
    Yep, I live in Philadelphia. The local news station asked people to name their favorite, and this is one is ahead by far The Ram farmer commercial is also getting a lot of votes.



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    Name being tossed about for the foal: Blackout!
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    Sorry, but I give that farmer one a big thumbs down. I don't like "god" thrown in my face. Plus it was so damn loooooonnng.


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    Default Interview with the ad's director

    http://adage.com/article/special-rep...r-bowl/239569/

    Here's some great insights into the commercial. Warning: they talk about the actor picking up the Clyde's "leash" (oy), and the director gives a shout-out to trainer Tommy "Kurvy."



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    LOVED the Dodge commercial (and I don't even believe in God! It was just gorgeous) but the Bud commercial bugged me a bit—who snaps a leadrope to the ring under the crownpiece?
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    With the Dodge commercial, we were following, following, liking, following....wondering WHAT it was a commercial for...and then there was a Dodge Ram and I turned to my husband (son of a farmer) and said "Nice commercial, but no farmer will buy a Dodge." LOL

    He liked the commercial though. We're not "God" people, but both liked it.

    Now the Bud commercial...good gravy. I had to explain it to him...the bottle feeding, sleeping in a stall, why it was precious, etc.

    <head desk>

    In hubby's defense, they raised cattle and usually bought deacon calves so the bottle feeding wasn't indicative of a problem in his world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRoo View Post
    With the Dodge commercial, we were following, following, liking, following....wondering WHAT it was a commercial for...and then there was a Dodge Ram and I turned to my husband (son of a farmer) and said "Nice commercial, but no farmer will buy a Dodge." LOL

    He liked the commercial though. We're not "God" people, but both liked it.
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    I'm not either but I loved the ad.

    I don't think the Dodge ad was aimed at farmers. It was aimed at (mostly men) people who want to consider themselves "tough, rugged, all-american" types. After all, the 150 is the best selling truck and that's hardly a "farm" truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    I don't think the Dodge ad was aimed at farmers. It was aimed at (mostly men) people who want to consider themselves "tough, rugged, all-american" types. After all, the 150 is the best selling truck and that's hardly a "farm" truck.
    I think you nailed it. It certainly wasn't aimed at people like me, but I found it well done. I am amused by a friend who is ranting about it on Facebook, for the use of "religion" and patriotism, and using as ultra-conservative as the voice (but I didn't recognize who the voice was).



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    Name being tossed about for the foal: Blackout!
    i like!


    With the Dodge commercial, we were following, following, liking, following....wondering WHAT it was a commercial for...and then there was a Dodge Ram and I turned to my husband (son of a farmer) and said "Nice commercial, but no farmer will buy a Dodge." LOL



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    Quote Originally Posted by Discobold View Post
    I think you nailed it. It certainly wasn't aimed at people like me, but I found it well done. I am amused by a friend who is ranting about it on Facebook, for the use of "religion" and patriotism, and using as ultra-conservative as the voice (but I didn't recognize who the voice was).
    It's a beautiful speech-- almost poetry. Whether you agree with the sentiment or use in the commercial or not-- it is BEAUTIFULLY written and you don't hear that kind of quality writing on TV often at all.
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    Oh, I totally agree. I'm not the target audience, but I could appreciate the beauty of the speech and images! To clarify, my friend was offended that the voice was Paul Harvey [edited: I had the wrong name], who was supposedly some right-wing conspiracy theorist, but I didn't recognize the voice and don't know who he was.
    Last edited by TemJeito; Feb. 4, 2013 at 02:36 PM.



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    Ahh now I'm watching other Bud Clydesdales videos on youtube....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discobold View Post
    Oh, I totally agree. I'm not the target audience, but I could appreciate the beauty of the speech and images! To clarify, my friend was offended that the voice was Sam Elliot, who is supposedly some right-wing conspiracy theorist, but I didn't recognize the voice and don't know who he is.
    funny - didn't sound like Sam Elliot to me



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    The voice on the Dodge "Farmer" ad was Paul Harvey, whom I believe wrote and recorded the piece for ABC radio. He used to report on whatever struck him in American culture and was always interesting, as I recall. I think he called his segment "The Rest of the Story", but my memory could be faulty.

    I remember loving the cadence of his writing, the vividness of his phrasing. The "Farmer" piece is a great example. So much is covered in so little time. Such a far cry from reporters now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovelyBay View Post
    Ahh now I'm watching other Bud Clydesdales videos on youtube....
    Check out the turtlecreekfarm youtubes on how they trained them for the commercials. I believe that's the right name. Pretty neat to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravestrom View Post
    funny - didn't sound like Sam Elliot to me
    It was Paul Harvey...as noted right at the beginning of the commercial.

    You must be very young? Probably didn't grow up with "The Rest of the Story" like I did. That's unmistakeable Paul Harvey.
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravestrom View Post
    funny - didn't sound like Sam Elliot to me
    Frugal Annie and Buddy Roo right, it's Paul Harvey. It's a speech delivered to FFA at some point. Dodge just edited and used the recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTbred View Post
    http://adage.com/article/special-rep...r-bowl/239569/

    Here's some great insights into the commercial. Warning: they talk about the actor picking up the Clyde's "leash" (oy), and the director gives a shout-out to trainer Tommy "Kurvy."
    oh ... and he mentions White Mane (Crin blanc). I have never cried as much watching a movie growing up... Even now, I can't read the book again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Discobold View Post
    I think you nailed it. It certainly wasn't aimed at people like me, but I found it well done. I am amused by a friend who is ranting about it on Facebook, for the use of "religion" and patriotism, and using as ultra-conservative as the voice (but I didn't recognize who the voice was).
    Yes, as others have said, for sure Paul Harvey.
    It is sad that there are people who do not recognize his voice. (And it makes me feel old.)



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