Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's a car. Now, grow the hell up.

1.  If you drive a car to have "fun," you seriously need to get yourself a life-- and I suggest that you look somewhere other than your local Ford Dealer.  Seriously, I thought that only adults were allowed to drive cars.  I must be mistaken, as so many car commercials gush about how "fun" and "exciting" it is to manipulate several tons of steel and plastic and electronics from Point A to Point B.

2.  If you are so frustrated because your car isn't entertaining you that you pull over and kick it, never mind getting a life- get yourself some therapy.  It's ok to kick your car if it won't start for the 9th time this month.  It's NOT ok to kick your car because it's not keeping you in a state of perpetual giddiness.  Seriously.  Therapy.

3.  I would like to see a law passed banning the use of poetry in car commercials.  Or ads of any kind.  They are always cloying, cutesy and bad.  Zero exceptions.

4.  On the other hand, I have no problem with the use of computer-generated cartoon figures instead of, "actors" (using that term VERY loosely.)  I know it's a money-saving device and the Screen Actor's Guild is probably irritated about it, but I don't mind being spared the ordeal of watching stupid people doing and saying stupid things for thirty seconds at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Heh. I remember seeing these cartoons growing up as a kid. The character is called "La Linea"; what really makes this funny is that he started out as an animated pitchman for cutlery.