Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Why do I read the YouTube Comments? Don't I have enough to be depressed about?
I know what to expect when I read the comments under the commercials before I embed them into this blog. No matter how asinine, disgusting, or downright stupid the commercial is, there are always glue-sniffing little boys there, posting about how ROTFLMAO hilarious they thought it was, or how EPIC that guy's facial expression was OMIGD, and don't forget the ever-present "Do U know this song wat is this song i want this SONG!"
But the comments for this horrible, mean-spirited, cruel ad are downright depressing. What are we looking at here? A woman is cruising along in her SUV (I hate SUVs but jeesh, not enough to wish what's about to happen on ANYONE who cares to drive them.) She thinks the way is clear, so she attempts to change lanes and BANG!! Collision which causes her to swerve sideways before coming to a screeching halt.
She screams in slow motion while the guy playing the part of "Blind Spot" laughs because he's "done his job." I'm pretty sure we are supposed to be laughing along with him, because gosh there's nothing funnier than the panicked, frightened face of a middle-aged woman experiencing a car accident now, is there?
Or maybe there is- maybe the sight of the same woman, now traumatized, trying to catch her breath, with a vacant, horrified look on her face. Unless you've got a mother, sister or wife, OMIGOD what an EPIC moment in the annals of commercial humor!
At least two of the posters here thought that this evil mess was so funny, they lost control of their bowels. Another was watching with his mom and dad, and they all burst out laughing (great job raising that kid, mom and dad.) NO ONE on the first page of comments thought this commercial was anything but rib-splitting good fun.
Good Lord, really? It's a commercial about a WOMAN being involved in a CAR ACCIDENT and being understandably FRIGHTENED INTO TEMPORARY PARALYSIS BY IT. That this event- which is NEVER funny under ANY circumstances- tickles so many YouTube Dickwads says nothing good about the little children who can't stop wetting themselves over scenes involving car accidents, talking babies, or cruel, beer-addled boyfriends.
Hey, posters? If you don't mind, we are trying to have a society here. You could help by keeping your sad comments to yourself. Every consider reading a book? Who knows, you might find it fun. And you won't go nuts wondering what that OMIGOD EPIC song is.
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I like these ads because Dean Winters (Ryan O'Riley from "Oz") plays Mayhem.ReplyDelete
I think the humor is in the cynicism. The personified blind spot knew there was a car coming, but he said otherwise. If it had just been a car crash, it wouldn't have been funny.ReplyDelete
Mean-spirited, but a smart commercial that effectively targets multiple demographics. For some people it will bring up their subconscious fear of getting into an accident, then comes Allstate and their tagline to comfort you. For others, it will just be an amusing commercial, and in their minds Allstate will seem more reliable because they have a sense of humor and just "get it." For the few of us trying to live consciously and analyze the images placed before us, we just have to accept the loneliness of being surrounded by morons, who upvote comments about laughing so hard about a personification of a blind spot they almost peed, then go on to live their lives unaware they've been manipulated.ReplyDelete
I found your blog by googling "why do I read YouTube comments" lol