Monday, December 31, 2012
Walk and Chew Gum at the same time? Only if there's an App for that
Ugly morons hanging around an office setting being about as Unproductive as possible: Check.
Ugly morons blathering about a "cool" phone: Check.
Ugly morons "sharing" information by touching their phones together: Check.
Male in the ad ending up on top despite Female's attempt to stab him in the back and claim credit for work he did-- wait a minute, what the hell is THIS?
I feel like Cornwallis at Yorktown- maybe the world didn't come to an end on schedule on December 21, but it's certainly turned upside down. At least in TV Land. I mean, when was the last time one of these commercials ended with a Female looking foolish and paying a price for her asshattery, while the Male is portrayed as the Productive, Hard-Working One? This would be a lot less unsettling if the Male had at LEAST accidentally started a fire, or had been caught playing Angry Birds on his phone during Company hours. I'm really not sure how to take this.
For now, I think I'll just stop watching this ad at the moment where the Female takes credit for work she did not do. Because that's when it stops making sense to my tv-trained brain.
I mean, the guy ending up smelling like a rose while the perplexed woman stands there wondering what happened....if this is the shape of things to come, I'm in for a very rocky 2013...