awfulhorrid: (Grinning Skull)
I generally don't pay much attention to commercials, but sometimes one catches my eye. This may be because it's particularly good, or because it's particularly stupid. Guess which one this is about!

Picture a series of cars failing to start ... driver after driver trying the car's ignition and it's just not working. Then a voice solemnly intones: "Nothing's worse than a dead battery." The commercial then goes on to hawk the miracle of their particular brand of battery, which apparently never goes dead until it does. (Yes, all batteries go dead eventually. The newer car batteries actually have a minor flaw in that they'll happily operate on five out of six cells until they go completely dead without warning.)

Seriously? Nothing is worse? It must really be nice to have such a limited imagination. Frankly, I can imagine a lot worse things to go wrong ... heck, I don't even have to leave the general topic of 'car problems' to come up with much worse. Ah well, some people have much easier lives, I guess.
awfulhorrid: (Spore Clown Building)
I usually skip commercials, thanks to the wonders of the DVR, but sometimes I still see one ... or at least part of one before I manage to hit 'pause' on the remote. Today I saw the start of a commercial for Walmart(*) in which the happy homemaker was gushing over how she loves cooking Thanksgiving dinner, etc. and how thanks to Walmart, she can feed her family for some insanely low amount of money.

Huh. Really? I didn't know they made(**) turkeys in China.

(* - To my friend that works for said company, yes, I'm glad that you are employed. I still hate Walmart.)

(** - Note: made as in manufactured. I'm pretty sure they raise them there.)
awfulhorrid: (Newfie Dog)
This is a English language version of a French commercial for Orangina. There's really not much else I can say except 'Wow.' I know it'll never air here in the US. Although it would be fun to watch certain people's heads explode as they watched it! (Borderline safe for work: No nudity exactly, but animated implied sexuality abounds.)

February 2013



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