Saturday, June 15, 2024

Kars for Kids is Kringey Krap.


(Why would I want to donate to provide cars for kids?  Should they be driving?  I don't want any of these awful children behind the wheel of something that weighs several tons and can move at high speeds, unless they promise to disengage the air bags and refrain from using seat belts at least.  Besides, I've seen enough Lexus December to Remember commercials to know that if kids this age want cars, they should just ask their mommy and daddy- errr, I mean, Santa.)

These ads will never be as loathsome on television as Joe Namath pitching terrible health insurance in the guise of "extra" Medicare benefits, but they have to be the most painful ear worm on radio.  None of these kids deserved to be exploited by their parents like this, and all of them should be eligible for the Witness Protection Program until they've aged out of being recognizable. 

I don't have kids, but I think if I did this ad would make me wish that the offer worked both ways- can I trade the kids in for a car?  I mean, "kar?"

1 comment:

  1. I think it's more like 'sell us your ride and we promise at least some of it goes to a children's charity.' Still, though.....godawful shakedowns like this are why people wish that there was a button on the remote that allowed you to kill someone, say, the kids' stage parents.