Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Subaru's latest Love ad just ramps up the stupid....
The TV version of this thing mercifully cuts the pain down to about thirty seconds. The internet version is a painfully drawn-out, hammer-to-the-brain-smarmy minute and a half of your life you will never get back. Hey, I didn't tell you to watch it.
The punchline isn't grampa's "I Love Thoreau" bumper sticker (holy crap, we GET IT Subaru. We didn't need that hammer to the brain!) It's the grandson asking if grampa felt compelled to lie to grandma and tell her that he was going fishing instead of surfing. Because I guess grandma has no problem with fishing but would dissaprove of surfing because....reasons? Maybe Subaru thinks that Thoreau fans are best known for lying to their wives?
Why can't this guy tell his wife he wants to go surfing with his grandson? And what does a pointless lie about it have to do with "love" again? And while we're at it, what does any of this mess have to do with Subarus? I mean, WTF?