Facebook Super Bowl commercial 2020

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    Anybody see this on the inter webs ?


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    The social media company is making its Super Bowl debut with a 60-second ad and has released a teaser for the spot, which will feature Chris Rock and Sylvester Stallone. The teaser shows Rock launching a rocket, with the tagline, "Get Ready to Rock." The spot will focus on promoting Facebook's Group service.
     
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    While I don't do the face book thing, I wanna see the rocket.
     
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    Saw something on one of the entertainment news shows last night, maybe ET, that showed a flash of a rocket that looked like a Saturn V lifting off and the hosts mentioned Chris Rock. Also a split second flash of another photo showing "OLAY" on the side of a rocket. Guess we'll have to wait for the big game and see.
     
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    Found it ...




    No fuses, YAAA Facebook !
     
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    you mean I can launch these "rockets" anywhere, any park?!?!
     
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    Of course the sky is overcast, the wind is strong enough to blow launch pads over and the Saturn 5 is a lousy CGI job. Of course, Joe and Jane Sixpack won't mind at all
     
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    Is someone going to count the number of NAR safety violations? Or do we have actual lives to lead?
     
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    This showed up during the Boston Bruins game last night. (NHL.TV)
     
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    I think I will skip the Super Bowl. Not a fan, plus the ads that shove politics down our throats get tiresome.
     
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    I'll take it.

    It shows rockets. We like rockets. It could be puppies or race cars, but it's rockets. Nice!
     
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    I think mass media depictions of our hobby are at least instructive, if not sometimes funny and maddening at the same time. I certainly don't have any expectations of controlling the direction a thread beyond what our heroic moderators allow. So pick away ! ;)
    I am compelled to address the "wind" comment. I think a reasonable viewing of the teaser would conclude that the script called for the massive exhaust blast of Rock's 5 "F1" engines to blow over that pie plate launcher for dramatic effect. :p

    And... IT SHOWS ROCKETS !!! I'll take it too. :)
     
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    Is someone going to count the number of NAR safety violations? Or do we have actual lives to lead?

    I am and I do

    This is a smarmy remark typical of this forum. You might have to eat those words if somebody decides to launch a rocket in overcast and/or windy conditions, and they or someone else gets hurt. Perhaps in your world. people can avoid following the rules with no consequences.
     
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    No one in that video is a member of NAR so you can ease off on your Rules and Consequences....... NAR has no authority of jurisdiction.
     
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    Launching on an overcast day doesn't violate any safety codes and as samb posted above the blast from the Saturn V tips the rocket over, not the wind.
     
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    The fifteen second YouTube video linked above doesn’t bother me. If it leads to more youth being interested in model rockets, great! That’s a win. I think most people are sophisticated enough to understand that Super Bowl commercials are not intended to be educational. The first step is to create interest. The second is to train people to fly safely.
     
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    There was a SECOND commercial, all about rocks, including an experimental rocketry group (featuring an on-board video).

    So there you go. Much more of this kind of stuff and we'll be bigger than the Beatles.

     
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    And THEY were bigger than Jesus, so that's saying something!
     
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    Who was the EX rocketry group? Looked to be at a real launch site.
     
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    It was in the desert and they were labelled "amateur experimental rocketry group" it may have been FAR.

    Edited: Okay, not FAR. Their group name is different. But it was filmed in a desert location, and it wasn't San Diego's.

    Screenshot_20200202-193345_Chrome.jpg
     
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    Well so the teaser I posted was … just a teaser ! If you're so inclined find the AER group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1396488870646273/

    You'll see the info that Exactimator posted in his screen shot and the Super Bowl commercial.
     
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    While I stopped using assBook many years ago, it is neat that a Super-Ball commercials associate rocket launching with being "cool"...

    Around here, yes you actually can.
    North of the border, and in Cali, I'm pretty sure the answer would be hell-no.

    Net-net - it's all good!
     
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    @afadeev , I think you missed my sarcasm.. :D

    What do you mean by "around here"? (Dunno where you come from..)

    As for 'north of the border', if you are referring to Canada, the answer is actually "YES"! but within certain guidelines as you all do in the US.. the park in the ad looks pretty populated, and close to a main street, and lots of trees.


    (You may also want to speak to your "people".. I just tried to search for 'radrocketeers.org, and I get a security warning, and am not allowed onto teh site. Also, seesms teh security certificate for teh site expired 7 days ago..)
     
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    Chill guys, at $5.6 mil a pop these ads are going for quick visual impact, not documentary level accuracy.
     
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    Totally, my bad.
    That's what happens when you find yourself stuck in an aluminum can at 34K feet for 5+ hours, without an upgrade.

    Glad to hear that you are free to fly rockets in Canada-land.
    Around here was referring to NJ, where, to my surprise, we have a totally permissible regulation-free environment for flying rockets on public land (but can't buy beer or cars on Sundays)!

    Thanks, will do.
     
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    So did anyone else notice Chris Rock's rocket was the Skylab Saturn V?
     
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