Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Droid's weird concept of time and space makes my head hurt
Sometimes commercials are so full of stupid, it's pretty much impossible for me to figure out what route to take in snarking on them. I honestly have no idea what is happening at any moment in this advertisement for this month's Must Have Phone, the "Droid Razr," which is Cool Because There's No E in Razr.
This guy uses his phone as an alarm clock (hey, I can do that with my phone, it's Droid Razr-Like!) He apparently gets out of bed fully clothed, including shoes. Then he uses the phone to- watch tv? Operate his sound system? I don't know what he's doing. You'd think a shower and shave would be higher priorities than Making Sure The Phone Does Everything You Used To Have To Do For the 200th Time Since Yesterday.
And then it seems that he's "trapped" in his bedroom, which has no roof, and which features what look to be rather easily-scaleable five-foot walls. Because he's got some intensely juvenile game on his phone, he can blow a hole in the wall? Or is this weapon an actual, downloadable App? Again, I really don't know.
So I'll ignore all the Stupid which leads up to what I don't think is supposed to be a punchline-- "The Droid Razr. Now, more than ever."
"Now more than Ever?" The Droid Razr was introduced in alllll the way back in November 2011. That's an entire Year Ago. A YEAR. The Droid Razr HD was introduced in SEPTEMBER, 2012. Two months (or three versions of the Kindle) ago. "Now more than Ever?" Really?