Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Here's a commercial I saw in the UK. Imagine the hand-wringing it would attract here


Whenever the television was on anywhere in Ireland, England or Wales, I could count on seeing this commercial or some version of it 30 or 40 times an hour.  Most of them start with the simple line "wine defended by the devil" and every time I heard it I wondered how it would play in the Not Very United Fundamentalist Christian States of America which became considerably more Fundamentalist while I was away.

Good to see that Wonder Woman 1984 didn't destroy Mr. Pascal's career though.  He looked like he was having fun in that movie, and he looks like he's having fun here, too.  Maybe he just likes to act.  Meanwhile, I didn't have any of this wine while over there.  Maybe the devil was protecting it from me?

1 comment:

  1. It wouldn't play well at all. The more people are devoted to self-defeat, the more they believe in devils to explain away a more plausible antagonist: Dame Fortune.