Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Stoooooopid commercials
I swear. Some commercials are so ridiculous. I mean, what were the advertising people thinking?

Y'all know I hate the Burger King guy. He is just creepy and I am not the only one who thinks so. It totally turns me OFF eating a whopper, not makes me crave one. I was reading my daily comics when I saw one that said it all. It was Candorville by Darrin Bell and the character of Susan was lying in bed at night when all of the sudden, the danged Burger King king is standing by her bed holding a hamburger.

Next frame shows him being led out of the apartment in handcuffs by the police.


And speaking of Burger King...I hate the bucking/hucking chicken. I hate the song, I hate the chicken costume...

Another commercial that got my hackles up was for Mitchum men's deodorant. The video shows the back of a naked woman sitting on a bed on top of a man who is taking photos of her. The voice says, "If you've ever convinced her those photos are for your personal collection, you're a Mitchum Man!"

Hello??? So the folks over at Mitchum are pitching this product to what kind of group? Obviously not to the average family man, or even an absolutely gorgeous professional hunk that women can drool over. I would think that if they would want a Mitchum man, they would want him to be above-average, to give the brand a good name. Instead they equate it with spoiled, young guys who lie, take pornographic pics of their "girlfriends/one-night stands" and then post them on the internet.

What ever happened to watching a manly commercial and going, "Oh wow, he is hot! And he uses Mitchum. I wonder if he would smell good? I should go buy some for my husband..." This one just makes me cringe and get angry.

I have two sons and I would not want them to watch this commercial and think it's cool to do something like that as well. They won't be using Mitchum in a few years either.

Are there any commercials that you dislike? And for what reason? On the other hand, what are some exceptional commercials you have run across?
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss Articles.com where I write dieting humor.

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