Who Hijacked Our Country

Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Politicization of Super Bowl Commercials

Is nothing sacred???

I don’t care about football.  I just watch the Super Bowl for the ads and the halftime entertainment.

But tomorrow, there will be at least two political ads to interrupt the escapism.  The mayors of New York City and Boston will be talking about gun control.  And some “pro-life” group will deliver a somber message about screaming fetuses or something.

WTF???  You’re supposed to spend this sacred holiday sprawled on the couch, wasted and bloated.  The ads are supposed to make you laugh and/or go “Wow!!!” at the special effects — not sit bolt upright and go “Yeah!  That’s Right!” or “Those Fuckin’ Assholes!”

Oh well, another American tradition down the tubes.


Blogger Jerry Critter said...

The Freaks care nothing about tradition!

February 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

It's always been the Corporate America Bowl.

February 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Why do you think they have a Super Bowl? So football fans can enjoy a spectacular game? Of course not. That could be done for one-fifth the cost and in less than half the time.

Super Bowl is really a huge, massively overhyped orgy of commercialism. Any great plays on the gridiron are coincidental. The real action takes place in electronic fund transfers and the real scorekeeping is profit margins kept on spreadsheets.

February 4, 2012 at 4:27 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

LOL, I didn't write my comment so as to expand on Dave Dubya's briefer but right-on-target comment. He post his comment while I was writing mine, and I didn't see his until I posted mine. Great minds, and all that ;)

February 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I'm watching it just to see Tom Brady's ass in tight pants myself. Chances are I won't see the commercials, since I'll be channel surfing. Oh yeah and the half time show. I'll switch back and forth between the Puppy Bowl and the AbFab marathon on BBC to the game.

I still don't get why it takes 2- 3 hours to televise, since there is really only about 12 minutes of actual footballing going on. That and some of the commentators get on my last good nerve talking nonsense. Because I'm just a woman I am not really supposed to understand the man's game world, I'm just supposed to keep the food trays full and the beers flowing. Oh and I do that in high heels and pearls just like Donna Reed did for the menz ;)

February 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can pay for it, they will broadcast it, it's the American Way. I usually go to the gym on Super Bowl, it's the one day I can be assured of Peace and Quiet


February 4, 2012 at 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I quit the Stupid Bowl some time ago. It is the most massively overrated, hyped-up presentation in the world, next to the Rushpubliscum Party. I'll probably go to a museum or something tomorrow.

February 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

For years I anguished over the super hype and hyperbole surrounding the super bowl. Now, I have learned to tune all of that crap out and just enjoy the game.

February 5, 2012 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm watching it just to see Tom Brady's ass in tight pants myself.

Jess-Tom Brady is a Conservative. HOW DARE YOU!
yeah our Giants won....again,lol!!!!!!

February 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM  

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