Epic Laptop

4 06 2012

I find this laptop commercial ridiculous on so many fronts:

From the “soaring strings” dramatic music that seems more fitting for a movie montage to the descriptions that seem like they were written by a copy writer who recently discovered the thesaurus, the magnitude of this over-hyped laptop commercial makes me wish that the water droplets we see are actually going destroy the laptop. ¬†Just for the effect ūüôā

“When was the last time you heard something [this] incredib[ly over-hyped?]”





Celebrities are just like us!

29 05 2012

They use Siri to fill the loneliness inside.

My Brother asked me what I thought of that commercial, and I must say it makes me feel sad for John Malcovich.  How lonely do you have to be to discuss philosophy with a phone?

Apple’s Siri commercials have evolved from the first Siri ads that focused on getting people used to asking a machine questions. ¬†The new batch of ads use the celebrity factor to make it seem normal to carry on an entire conversation with Siri. ¬†People already isolate themselves enough already and hide behind social media (blogging irony!) avoiding true friendship for a “safe” controllable alternative. ¬†Is it responsible marketing on Apple’s part to make staying at home and dancing with your phone seem like normal and healthy behavior? ¬†Everyone knows that kind of behavior is quirky at best…

 





Evil Green Mist, coming to a neighborhood near you!

19 03 2012

Lowe’s has been doing a great job with their new(ish) marketing campaign recently. ¬†They have ridiculously catchy hipster music (“Don’t Stop, Doin’ what-cha doing” is often sung in our house) and a slight variance in each commercial to appeal to different personalities. ¬†Case in point, my MIL saw the “Coloring Book” commercial and like it so much that she told me about it, and she actually remembered who the commercial was for (not the easiest task).

However, one commercial just seems to freak people out.  The Fresh Cut Grass Commercial:

I didn’t think too much of this commercial. I just figured it wasn’t directed at me (I hate yard work (probably because it was a punishment when I was a child – “Just go pick up sticks in the yard!)). ¬†I did think the green mist (fog, scent, visual gas leak?) was a little weird and reminiscent of the evil green mist in the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Butchering that Hollywood put out.

Green Mist is not normally a comforting sight

However, my focus group friends all hated this commercial with a fiery passion that I usually reserve for pickles.

The biggest complaint was the mystery green fog: ¬†It looks like poison, it’s kidnapping people, why does it have the power to change their clothes? Is it just pot fumes and that’s why they are excited about yard work? ¬†It just looks evil. ¬†Who likes the smell of fresh-cut grass? (allergy sufferer’s words)

The best response: How early is that jerk neighbor mowing the lawn!?





My Husband’s Favorite and My Least Favorite Commercial…

16 03 2012

…is one and the same.

You’ve probably seen this commercial. ¬†I thought it was funny at first. I thought it was ridiculous how crazy that woman was. Then my husband looked at me and said, “You’ve done that!”

Color me bitter.





Fitting Spokesman for a Death Trap of a Car

15 03 2012

At first I was confused that someone was using Charlie Sheen as a spokesperson. Sure, he’s toned down a bit since the “Winning” side effects of withdrawal, but come on. He’s a perfect of example of “This is your face on drugs.” ¬†But Fiat took the risk for the Abarth:

I guess it makes sense though. ¬†Charlie Sheen’s lifestyle will kill most people, and driving a tiny deathtrap of a car also has the same side effects.





From Hero to Zero

9 09 2010

Old Spice, when one has the winning recipe for a successful commercial (that would be humor, shirtless hot guy, a decent product, a horse, hot guy, unique shooting, and shirtless hot guy, for those of you interested), one does not change the recipe.  Especially when your substitution takes you from recent WR to washed up LB.

Even if your main ingredient retires, move along to something else. ¬†Please don’t subject us to your bargain basement find, however we do thank you for not making Ray Lewis shirtless.





No words.

28 06 2010