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Speaking of lack of imagination

Filed under : TV
On February 5, 2007
At 5:10 pm
Comments : 5

I’ve been a bit under the weather, that is, drugged and clutching a box of Puffs Plus, and there aren’t really a lot of posts in that. And sadly, the new WordPress upgrade doesn’t have the capability of actually writing the posts but I’m hoping for that in the next version. So until then, I’m just going to have to join the mainstream and rate Super Bowl commercials, especially since I’m pharmaceutically enhanced and so not thinking all that clearly (yes, yes, it’s nothing new). In between one or another team winning or losing (my ReplayTV can filter out all that football stuff), I did really like a few of them.

I don’t know if this happened last year but the commercials are all up “officially” on YouTube, and um, the names they were given by their corporate originators were a bit different than what I might have chosen. I mean, the one called “E*Trade Super Bowl Ad” just makes me feel like the folks at E*Trade ran out of inspiration after concocting the actual commercial (which I thought was tasteless anyway). And I doubt anyone is going to search for the lions trying to pronounce carne using the search terms “New Steak Grilled Taquitos.”

But the worst title was actually to my favorite commercial, “GM — WE’RE OBSESSED WITH QUALITY.” I think the all caps and the double dash add an especially lovely touch. Of course, I like to call this one, “Suicide Robot Accompanied By Eric Carmen.” Catchy, right?


5 Comments for this post

  1. Sarpon says:

    Do we all get to say what our favorite commercials were now? YaY! Because of course I disagree with your pick and declare the best one to be the Bud beer commerical with the hitchhiker with the axe. But your choice was good, too.

  2. Soxy says:

    I thought your title said “Suicide robot accompianed by Eric Cartman” and I was so excited. I need to learn to read more gooder.

    My favorite was the one with the sad doggie that turns into a dalmation and is loved. I got a leetle choked up at that one.

  3. Becca says:

    Sarp, I thought all the Bud Lite commercials were pretty funny. I liked the “slap instead of fist bump” one especially.

    Soxy, I think the part where he gets the beauty queen on the float all muddy was killer.

  4. Honestly, can you go wrong at anytime in your life when you accompany anything with an Eric Carmen song? Hungry Eyes???

  5. Becca says:

    I would like to just inform everyone that that will never be the iPod song of the week. Any week.

    PS, it’s already Wednesday so I’ve given up hope of thinking of something for this week. All apologies (and that’s not the song of the week either).

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