This isn’t a complete breakdown of media images or messages, more of a collection of seriously ooky shit that companies and their advertising agencies think we should find soooooo compelling we have seemingly inexplicable urges to eat, purchase, patronize or otherwise give them our hard earned dollars.
I might be tetchy from a headache that will not go away for more than a day at a time and dealing with massive amounts of work stupid, or these commercials might be horrendous.
Carl’s Jr. Not much needs to be said that hasn’t already been, as everyone knows that Carl’s Jr. is a hotbed for horrendously offensive advertisements, and it seems now they’re branching out their odious commercials to regions that know Carl’s Jr. as Hardee’s (which never played into meat = sex = woman bullshit that I can remember from when I lived in the heartland). If you’re really a masochist, you can check out the director’s cut.
As an aside, if someone has an inflammation, I’m pretty sure no doctor or alternative naturopathic practitioner in the world will prescribe writhing around in sexually charged poses with a Carl’s Jr. burger as a cure. There are ointments that will work so much better and also won’t give you indigestion.
This Fiat ad was apparently one of the bestest Superbowl ads this year. Nothing says “buy a car” like a hipster geek gawking at a woman, the woman noticing and becoming irritated/offended at first but quickly flipping into some weird, sexual foreplay before poofing into an ugly car. I find that the woman doesn’t speak in a language many USians can understand, rendering her exotic on top of plain old hot, really gross, too, as well as the coffee foam that looks an awful lot like something else dripping onto her chest. Seriously, not subtle with that innuendo.
Not buying a Fiat even if I have to walk everywhere as the only alternative.
I really, honestly cannot believe this ad still airs. I know it’s already been covered here, but IT’S STILL BEING SHOWN. I just don’t know how a ten calorie beverage is believably more “manly” than a zero calorie beverage, but then I don’t know how anyone thinks women don’t like going to action flicks simply to watch shit blow up. I don’t watch Transformers every time it’s played on TV because of the plot, Megan Fox or Shia LeBeouf. I also don’t watch it because my boyfriend wants to, because I don’t have a boyfriend.
But apparently I’m an anomaly. I know the drill.