Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Bowl Ads of Cartoonish Violence, Perhaps Reflecting Toll of War
They're so beyond hope at the NYCrimes. Direct link here, but two favorite quotes here:

Those who wish the last four years of history had never happened could find solace in several commercials that used the device of ending an awful tale by revealing it was only a dream.


The problem with the spot, created internally at Prudential, was that whenever the announcer said, “a rock” — invoking the Prudential logo, the rock of Gibraltar — it sounded as if he were saying, yes, “Iraq.”

To be sure, sometimes “a rock” is just “a rock,” and someone who has watched the Super Bowl XIX years in a row only for the commercials may be inferring things that Madison Avenue never meant to imply.

Ya think? Whaddamaroon.

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