I watch a lot of TV. Let's not confuse what I said. I don't watch a lot of quality TV. Most of what I watch is the mind numbing crap that's melting my brain and making me feel like I need to take a shower after the show ends. Oh, and I watch sports too...Minnesota sports...which really means I watch people ATTEMPTING sports.
Anyway, my point is that with watching a lot of TV comes watching a lot of commercials. In general I hate commercials, but every once in a while I can't help but be amused. Like a recent ad campaign by Geico has me chuckling despite myself. Here are my favorites:
Speaking of commercials that make me chuckle, Joe Mauer "singing" is always highly amusing:
But don't go thinking I've gone soft. Plenty of commercials annoy me. Like this Weber grill commercial. And acutally, it's not THAT bad. It's just the song never gets to a hook or refrain or whatever you want to call it. It's like a story that builds to a climax that never happens:
On the flip side, this Garnier Fructis commercial is all climax. (Giggidy.) I feel like the song's refrain is the punchline so you need some sort of build up to it. This commercial just doesn't build:
Actually, in searching for the above ad I found this one which does have some build. I think you'll find it works much nicer:
One of the commercials I hate the most I couldn't find online. It's a Kraft Singles commercials that says "More kids get their calcium from Kraft Singles than any other American cheese." Think about it...using so many syllables to say absolutely nothing.
Oh yeah, I also hate this commercial:
I don't even know where to start with that one.
The moral of this story is that I should really watch less TV...or become an ad executive. Unfortunately, the days of ad execs getting liquored up in their office and slapping secretaries on the ass are over. So that job has lost a lot of it's allure.