Monday, August 4, 2008
Advertising Alley: How Did Gwyneth Paltrow Get Stuck in a YouTube With All These Nobodies?
Hot new video here, which ostensibly is meant to make Americans abroad want to vote in the upcoming election (for Obama) and is NOT, I presume, meant to make you—a slobbering, knuckle-dragging American actually living in stupid America—want to throw up on your YouTubes. In that respect, readers, this mighty commercial has failed. Because I, for one, did want to throw up. Heaps. Even golden-haired Gwyneth Paltrow, who of course lives in London with her husband Prince Bono, cannot hide her irritation at being the only famous person featured in this ad. "I mean, couldn't they have tried to get Tina Turner?" Paltrow is surely thinking. "Doesn't she live in France or something?"
Now, I love Michelle Obama as much as the next guy and think it is EXTREMELY important to the history of the world that she be our next First Lady. BUT, I do share Paltrow's frustration with all these horrible common libtard types—living in communist countries like Buenos Aires and Paris and Rio and with not a single Academy Award to their name—just splattered all over this freaking TWO MINUTE COMMERCIAL. And never has my very soul cried out more desperately for a moratorium on ads lasting longer than 30 seconds. (Though that Evista commercial is a close second.) And making things worse, the ad has people talking over each other but saying the same thing again and again and again, which is usually the approach taken by commercials for new drugs. (Perfectly understandable; people actually do talk over each other and say the same things again and again and again when they are in need of new drugs.)
Share my misery by clicking on the above link, won't you?