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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rant o'the Day

I really hate it when...

television commercials address me as a geographical area, as in "Hey East Texas, stop by and check this out!" or "Buy our product, America!!". It's lazy advertising, and makes me feel like part of an amorphous glob instead of a unique individual. Speaking of advertising, can someone please tell the owners of car dealerships and furniture stores that insist on using their precocious little son, daughter, niece or nephew to pitch the tag line for their company that viewers outside of the immediate family do not find this cute and appealing? The only reason such advertising might make us want to run in to your place of business is not to buy your product, but to find that annoying kid and bitch-slap the shit out of them.

Thank you, I feel better now.

1 Comments:

  • At 11/16/2006 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Sphincter said…

    We had a guy's dealership in a neighboring state advertise using his pet donkey. "Kramer the Magical Donkey." It seems like Kramer's big talent is that he can open a door with his mouth.

    We also have another local dealership that uses "Harley, the deal sniffing dog." The guy holds onto Harley, then lets go, and Harley runs like hell through the lot. Not sure how this helps business.

     

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