joe pointed out that the ny times is running a
hard hitting and in-depth positively cracked out article about this year's crop of super bowl ads.
the article, entitled,
"Pardon me sir could you watch my child while I go score some more crack?"
"Super Bowl Ads of Cartoonish Violence, Perhaps Reflecting Toll of War" pulls out all the stops when explaining how obvious it was that all the commericals were thinly veiled commentaries about
bush's playing cowboys and indians in the sandbox
the war in iraq.
there are some really choice quotes in this article:
oh the horrible violence:
In another Bud Light spot, face-slapping replaced fist-bumping as the cool way for people to show affection for one another.
about k-fed's commercial:
The same gag, turned inside out, accounted for one of the funniest spots, a Nationwide Financial commercial by TM Advertising, also owned by Interpublic. The spot began with the singer Kevin Federline...
wait, wait, stop right there, yes you read it right, the new york fucking times just printed the words kevin federline. that's it, i'm moving to canada. i'm amazed they didn't call him k-fed.
about a commercial in which a robot gets fired and commits suicide, only to wake up from a dream as it sinks into the water:
The best of the batch was a commercial for General Motors by Deutsch, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, in which a factory robot “obsessed about quality” imagined the dire outcome of making a mistake.
yeah too bad all those damn war commercials couldn't have been as happy and upbeat as the robot killing itself.
prudential's rather simple commercial:
The problem with the spot, created internally at Prudential, was that whenever the announcer said, “a rock” — invoking the Prudential logo, the rock of Gibraltar — it sounded as if he were saying, yes, “Iraq.”
actually i kept hearing "a rock," maybe it's because i don't have that constant din of the 20 other crazy person voices talking in my head.
oh, and since when has the times been l33t enough to have a digg this story button?