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Commercial payback

2010-02-16 23:38:09.967853+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

I missed the Super Bowl party I was going to go to this year because I was sick. I did, however, watch a few of the commercials online. I was speechless at the "Dodge Charger is for spineless pussy-whipped wimps" commercial. Here's a response.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 02:24:25.316504+00 by: Larry Burton

I would go as far as to say both commercials, the real one and the spoof, are accurate portrayals of how a significant portion of men and women feel. I would also go so far as to say that it is commercials like the Dodge commercial that are largely responsible for this.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 13:11:56.249679+00 by: andylyke

You spoke for me, Larry.

Apropos ads - I was very uncomforable watching the car execs whine as they descended into bankruptcy that they had made muscular SUVs because "we're responding to the market's demands". And just whose ads created that demand?, may I ask. Are they stupid or disingenuous??

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 13:25:45.501564+00 by: jeff

Andy--both stupid and disingenuous!

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 15:42:31.593444+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Meh. The problem wasn't that they were making muscular SUVs, it was that they were making crappy muscular SUVs. Their ads didn't create the demand; the flimsiness of modern economy cars did.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-17 18:41:25.2384+00 by: ebradway

Hmmm... I'm beginning to wonder if Toyota made it through the crunch by shirking on quality... Ford just got lucky in their timing of lining up funding sources.