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13 ads that make you want to stick knitting needles in your eyes and ears

Wimax, Go Compare, 1890, they’re all there.

IT’S VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE to be alive at the moment and not be aware of Candy Crush Saga’s annoying advertising campaign.

It’s not so much the ads themselves that are annoying, but the fact that they are everywhere you look.

On Twitter, in your Facebook news feed and now on TV, you can’t avoid them.

WE GET IT CANDY CRUSH SAGA.  YOU’RE A REALLY FUN GAME ETC.

The Candy Crush Saga ads are not the first to annoy humanity though, in fact, ads have a special ability to frustrate, irritate and enrage.

Here are 13 ads that make you want to stick knitting needles in your eyes and ears.

Go Compare

So annoying that they now feature its own ability to annoy as the focus of the ad.  It’s like a vortex of irritation.

YouTube/Gio Compario

1890

Suppressing…urge…for violence…

YouTube/onedirectireland

Moonpig

Oh shut up.

YouTube/MoonpigCards

VHI

‘Tiiiiiny babies.’

YouTube/dolly12379

11890

Let’s just say any ad that sets the product’s name to a familiar tune should do one.

YouTube/LorcanFinnegan

Confused.com

We’re actually really, really clear on our feelings on this matter.

YouTube/CaraConfused

123.ie

It’s difficult not to sing along with this jingle, thus it permeates your brain and never…ever…leaves it.

YouTube/AcornMarketing

Funky Pigeon

There is nothing ‘funky’ about pigeons, unless you’re referring to the smell.

YouTube/TheFunkyPigeon

Boohoo.com

It’s the husky ‘boohoo.com’ that ads a certain je ne sais ANNOYING to this ad.

YouTube/boohooclothing

Chanel

What is he on about?  What does it even mean?

YouTube/telegraphtv

Harvey Norman

Sorry Harvey, but we’ve had enough of your craic.

YouTube/HarveyNormanIreland

Wimax

This one is divisive, as there are lots of people who love this bald man and the music he’s playing.

Others feel differently.  Very, very differently.

YouTube/ImagineWimax

NRC Taxis

Special mention has to go to the NRC taxi ad despite the fact that it’s not on TV.

It’s a whopper.

YouTube/NRCTaxis

Which ads get your goat?  What have we missed?

16 of the cleverest ads from around the world>

Remember when this was the most terrifying thing on television?>

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