Tuesday, June 26, 2012
All is forgiven if they burn up during re-entry
Know what the worst thing is about these commercials?
It's not the ridiculous display of pointless, showy bells and whistles nobody with two brain cells to rub together would ever actually need. Use, yes- but not NEED. Hey, Lincoln? The reason why most cars don't come with all this crap is because they AREN'T space vehicles. And they aren't going to BECOME space vehicles, no matter how much fragile crap you jam into them.
It's not the graphics- I'm used to dumb graphics dominating all commercials these days, and at least ads for Lincoln don't show the damn things pushing buggies up sand dunes or saving passenger jets from crashing.
No, the worst thing about commercials for Lincoln, Audi, Lexus etc. is the strongly implied message that people who can afford to buy such cars really ought to be given their own lanes along with them, if not their own highways. Because really, where the hell do we, the great unwashed masses with our Hondas and Toyotas and Volkswagens, get off being on the same road with these Better Cars for Better People? At the very least, we should have the good sense to get the hell out of the way when our Betters are trying to pass us with their Well Equipped Superiormobiles.
Eventually- once every highway in the United States has been privatized- I'm sure that this sad situation will be rectified, and the pampered class will have those exclusive lanes and highways, so they can cruise along at 110 MPH while adjusting their seat temperature and chatting with their brokers without worrying about one us yokels getting in the way. When that happens, the Professional Driver Closed Course Do Not Attempt disclaimers can be yanked and it will be all gravy for the One Percent. As if it isn't already.