Monday, September 11, 2006

What Is Pissing Me Off Today - Part 1

So I had this bright idea to start this series of posts about what happens to be pissing me off on a given day or whenever something stikes me as pissworthy enough to post about. Couple of notes before the first installment:

1) By 'pissing me off' I don't necessarily mean anger or frustration. In fact, most of the stuff that I'll probably write about as 'pissing me off' are probably things I find particularly stupid or lacking sense. That doesn't mean I'm not going to write about things that for anger or frustrate me (see: Bush, Cheney, Religion, etc etc etc).

2) Ok, I lied. On one note.

So, for the first installment for What Is Pissing Me Off today...Car Commercials!

What on earth do people dancing on chairs have to do with selling cars (Superbowl commercial for the Hummer)? Or, most recently, four guys escaping from the office in the middle of the day to drive down a dirt path in their H3? The stupid car is only in like 1/6th of the commercial...the rest of it has nothing to do with anything regarding a car. Since when was artsy crap necessary to sell a car? With some of this stuff you can't even tell they are trying to sell a car until the end (the office one is a good example).

The commercial that looks like a home movie of these guys recording their friends off roading in a truck when a meteoroid whacks it IS a good car commercial because (a) it has a car in it and (b) it is funny. Which remind me...the FCC needs to pass some regulations that all commercials need to be funny, damnit.

R.

2 comments:

Antijen said...

The worst are the Volkswagen commercials with people happily chatting in a car until someone zips through a red light and crashes into them. Sure, you're trying to sell how safe your cars are, but DAMN please do not freak me out by showing crashes on TV! You're telling me it's inevitable that someday I'll be in a horrible horrible accident, so I'd be better off in a VW. Argh.

CMS said...

What they don't show you are the people who are drinking in their Chevy's, flying high in their Acura's, and falling asleep in their Toyota's driving by that accident totally free from harm.

Message... buy a VW for the gas economy, not the safety. You'll get hit in a VW.