I see this ad all the time. In fact, it feels like I see the same ten or so ads, over and over. But this one gets through, and leads to actual consideration. It’s not really annoying either, which is the usual reason I notice commercials. It just triggers a lot of questions and comments. For instance:
- This girl seems like a handful to me. She’s clearly a spirited lass, which is fine. I’m a longtime fan of the spirited lass. However, I’d probably develop a full-blown anxiety complex if I was her father. Ya know? I have a hard enough time with two laid-back hooligan sons. Inject this young lady’s level of vigor, and I’m not sure I could handle it.
- There’s a lot of hopping and spinning and over-the-top smiling, which would get old real fast. I’m more accustomed to scowling and mumbling. Even when she’s just driving straight ahead at the end, she can’t sit still. I would lose my goddamn mind.
- When did teenage daughters on TV commercials transition from exasperated and put-upon adultlettes, forever reacting to the ridiculous antics of their doofus fathers, to this girl who clearly has a history of lying, running off to smile and spin at the beach, and making out with boys sporting asshole haircuts on a couch?
- Do 16 year olds really have access to places where they can engage in high-energy dancing, possibly lesbian in nature, with flashing lights, etc.? I don’t know how that works. When I was 16 I just drank beer in cars and listened to Van Halen II. How does a 16 year old even know how to dance? And why would they want to? In fact, why would ANYBODY want to dance, at any time? A more ludicrous activity, I cannot imagine.
- I was fairly wild when I was her age, but at no time did I load my parents’ car with Asians and do donuts in the middle of a high-traffic intersection. That shit is outrageous.
- And even though the teens in this ad seem a tad morally dynamic, I feel like the device being peddled is wildly invasive. Am I wrong? I would never subject my kids to that level of intrusion. I don’t even think we watch suspected terrorists as closely.
What are your thoughts on this curious advert? Please share in the comments.
And speaking of morally dynamic, Toney tells me she’s going to attempt to bribe the cable guy with a twenty dollar bill today. She’s going to ask him to add an off-the-books TV line to our bedroom. Again… I don’t know how that works, or if it’s even possible. She might be able to half the $40 install fee, but I think they can tell what’s going on beyond that. Plus, there’s a box required. Right? We’ll see how it goes. But she’s serious. The bribin’ twenty is set aside, and on our dining room table as I type. I’ll let you guys know what happens. She seems confident, and clearly believes everyone is on the take, like we’re in Mexico or Russia.
I don’t think I’ve ever attempted to bribe anyone. It seems unlikely, but I can’t come up with a single example of such a thing in my lengthy-ass history. Have you? I’d love to hear those stories, as well. Or maybe somebody tried to bribe you? Please bring us up to date on it.
And I need to go to work now. Soul-crushing nonsense awaits!
Have a great day, boys and girls.