Monday, July 4, 2016
Unless he's in a bomb shelter and Armageddon has arrived, there's simply no excuse for this
I just gotta ask- if not for Amazon Fire TV, what was the most likely scenerio for the guy in this ad- opening a book, or committing suicide?
Earth to the People of Earth: When you find yourself having no idea how to get on with your life between seasons of your favorite show, television has become way, way too important to you. Instead of being in a "show hole," imagine if this ad had depicted a man trapped in an airplane on a six-hour flight and suffering withdrawal symptoms because he badly wants a cigarette. Or suffering from the DTs because he forgot to pick up some cash and the liquor service can't check credit cards. Would anyone think there was anything funny about it?
The guy in this ad is sitting in a dark room, all by himself (except that his best friend, the television, has suddenly stopped servicing him.) He has lost his reason to live because Game of Thrones is on hiatus. I wonder if he ever expected more from the world than this. Fortunately for him, Amazon is not going to make him think about it for very long, 'cause Look More Stuff To Watch Wow That Was Close You Almost Actually Got Up. Ugh, this is sad.