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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Sunday, February 06, 2005

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Fedex hit the nail on the head with number seven, above, of the ten keys to a successful Super Bowl commercial. Although there were too many animal gags and not enough attractive females.

Speaking of animal gags, there were multiple nods to Bush in the form of ads featuring chimpanzees.

P. Diddy's Diet Pepsi truck ad was only too indicative of the effect that our cultural icons have on the behavior of lemmings.

Anheiser Busch produced a "Thank You" ad featuring soldiers returning home to a cheering crowd. Obviously they used actors, since the only real troops returning home are wounded or in caskets.

My favorite was the Lay's Potato Chips ad where the kids threw a bag of chips over the fence of a guy that never returns their lost balls, and he throws back everything that's been lost - a dog, a car, and MC Hammer. Best part was when the kiids threw MC Hammer back...


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