And now a word from our sponsors
Posted May 1, 2015on:
Good afternoon Widdershins! Chat is having issues with Windows 8 on her computer so in order to prevent her from tossing the thing until help arrives I said I would do a post for today.
With the news this week consisting mainly of the situation in Baltimore and then the awful news of the earthquake and avalanche in Nepal, I thought we might take a light look at something we’re going to be seeing a lot of in the coming year, political commercials.
If we are already getting candidates to announce they are running for President, it cannot be much longer before the inevitable commercials start rolling. I find political commercials to be odd ducks of a sort. I’ve never to my knowledge had a commercial sway me into voting for a candidate, but I’ve sure had some that convinced me to go in another direction.
I’ve dug up some amusing examples and they aren’t all of a political nature. Some of them are just funny commercials. Feel free to add whatever you wish to the collection.
A funny commercial for Evian.
This gentleman is trying to quit smoking and not lose control.
I have no idea whether Gil Fulbright was running for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky but whoever this is, he made a funny (and truthful ?) commercial.
This next one for Huckabee (last Prez cycle?) would have had me running the other way.
If we thought “attack” ads now were bad, just take a look at what they might have been like in the 1800s.
I guess I’ll give this guy points for props.
Here’s a “threefer” for you.
Here’s the “the politicians don’t pay attention to us” meme.
This one has to be up there in the “bad” category.
This one is a parody but it is still funny.
Okay Widdershins, do you have any particularly bad or funny commercials you can recall? They don’t have to necessarily be about politics, just anything that caught your eye. I’ll close with this commercial within a skit done by the great Lucille Ball.
This is an open thread.
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