It’s like looking in a mirror…
It’s like looking in a mirror…
We are living in the age of the TV spokesperson.
Flo for Progressive. That perky AT&T gal at the mall. The mayhem guy for Allstate. And they all owe their careers and pricey exclusive contracts to this guy:
He made Verizon’s slogan ‘Can you hear me now?’ ubiquitous and annoying.
Then he disappeared.
I guess his no-compete clause finally expired.
I was working in front of the television most of the afternoon, and this State Farm commercial played over and over:
It’s definitely stuck with me, but for all the wrong reasons.
The repeated ‘never’ just made me — and most people who saw it, I would bet — think the devoted dad will probably leave his family at some point in the future.
Never say never, as he has learned time and time again.
Why not change the language to ‘always’ for the final image/statement? The switch would not only attract attention but would also be a positive statement.
Heck, I might even remember the commercial is for insurance.
Did you know Cracker Barrel has an online store?
I was dozing on the couch and a commercial woke me up with the news.
For someone like me who doesn’t live near the Barrel, this is good news. Unfortunately you can’t order those nasty good Southern veggies online…or have Uncle Herschel’s breakfast delivered hot to your door.
But a ceramic owl spoon rest is nice, too.
I’ve never gotten involved in the online debate about whether or not to vaccinate children. Since I don’t have kids, I figured I would stay out of that fight (although I vaccinate my dog, so we can probably guess where I might land).
I have to wonder, though, if this TV commercial is making the back-and-forth even more heated…
Not only vaccinate your kids but re-vaccinate in their teens? The anti-vax crowd must be foaming at the mouth. But the ad’s emotional argument is effective.
Once again — staying out of it.
One of the first things I saw on television this morning was the commercial featuring “Mr. Hyperbole” Terry Bradshaw promoting the vaccine for shingles:
Since I have had the misfortune to have shingles twice at an unusually young age, I feel like I need to speak up — to confirm that what he’s saying is true (because his style of delivery can sometimes appear false).
Shingles is a bitch, pure and simple.
You have a horrible, itchy rash on your skin, just as Terry described. But what makes it 10 times worse is that the pain runs far deeper. It’s like your internal organs are on fire, and your muscles ache — all at the same time. And you have the rash to deal with, too.
Quite simply, you are miserable.
I had my first case of shingles in my 20’s on my back, which is a fairly classic presentation. It made breathing almost impossible. In my early 40’s, it reappeared on my shin, which is so unusual, it took ER doctors two days and a ridiculous amount of testing to diagnose. I had phantom leg pain from that case of shingles for almost two years.
I wouldn’t wish shingles on my worse enemy, so if your doctor recommends the vaccine, give it serious consideration.
Terry and I aren’t lying.
As Hollywood couples go, Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard are the coolest.
Both are really funny on-screen, and if you follow them on Twitter, you get a feeling they crack each up other at home as well.
‘Cause they don’t take themselves too seriously. Appear to live fairly simply. Love their daughter and their dogs.
Then they go and make this commercial —
They’re not in the Apple cult!
I love them so much right now.
I have a home office, and often keep the TV on for a little background noise in the apartment.
This afternoon I am working on the couch in front of the TV. The sound is down low, so it’s more of a pleasant hum than a distraction.
But then this image filled the screen during a commercial break —
Geez oh pete, HBO…don’t throw around the Black Swan willy-nilly.
That’s some seriously scary shit.