People fall into two categories: those that love commercials and really enjoy a six minute break between every ten minutes of programming, and those that hate commercials and tune them out or use the time to workout with their thigh master.
I normally fall into the second category, except when it comes to exceptionally funny commercials like the one above. Funny is always better than serious. Seriously.
Have you seen the Huggies commercial with the man changing his son’s diaper? He opens the diaper and the kid sprays all over the ceiling of the room. I’m not talking a water hose spray. I’m talking power hose spray. That’s “serious leakage.” Apparently, Huggies stops serious leakage.
There’s a fairly new commercial for a product called, Almond Milk. Now that’s a strange concept. They say it’s “all natural,” but what the heck is natural about milk from Almonds?! Have you ever cracked open an almond to discover milk inside? I haven’t. Now milk from cows, goats, or even coconuts, I understand. Milk in Milk Duds or a Milky Way, maybe. But milk in an almond is just silly.
In the Progressive Insurance commercials a really annoying, pushy broad is selling online insurance. If you met her in a real store you would turn tail and run. But since she’s on TV as this “computer persona,” I guess it’s okay for her to be annoying and pushy as long as you remember what she’s advertising. She is like a computer virus, staying in your mind no matter how much you want to delete the memory.
My daughter, in a moment of enlightenment, informed me that food such as hamburgers or meat items are always spoken by a deep male voice-over, while chocolate is advertised with a seductive female voice-over. That totally explains why I crave a burger whenever I hear the Allstate Insurance guy. But what I don’t get is why my husband craves chocolate every night.
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