Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thoughts on the Super Bowl Commercials

Many people who watch the Super Bowl could care less about football and watch strictly for the commercials.

Liberals, of course, were in a tizzy about the Focus on the Family commercial involving Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother.

But aside from the sight of Tebow tackling his mother the commercial was fairly innocuous. Besides we had already been treated to the sight of Betty White and Abe Vigoda being taken down on the field in a Snickers commercial.

There was one commercial that was kind of creepy though. It was an Audi commercial that featured the Green Police arresting people for a variety of environmental infractions including drinking from styrofoam cups and possessing incandescent lightbulbs. In this instance, I cannot help but think that life could imitate art. Again you be the judge.

Then there was the Volkswagen Beetle commercial where people were slugging their friends on the shoulder everytime they saw a Volkswagen bug. Even the Amish and Stevie Wonder got in on the act.

My favorite Super Bowl commercial was the Coca-Cola commercial of the sleepwalking man traversing through a path of wild animals in sub-Saharan Africa with Ravel's "Bolero" in the background. This might be the best use of "Bolero" since the James Gang used it in Joe Walsh' guitar solo on their classic rock epic "The Bomber."

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