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I didn’t watch the series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland.

I know it was great.  Perhaps one day I will.

But right now, I feel like I’m living it…because I can’t go 24 hours without running into Kiefer Sutherland.

He’s the voice of calm on the current Bank of America television campaign. (They need one.)  He’s the spokesperson for Apple Intel, his raspy voice the perfect complement to their space age-y spots.  He’s also the voice of Nissan and Verizon — and that’s just in the United States.

In Canada, his dulcet tones sell Ford Fusion.  In Brazil, it’s Peugeot.

I know he has a new series on television called Touch, and a 24 feature film in the works.  But seriously Kiefer, why bother?

You already RULE THE WORLD.


Swap meet

Have you seen Ford Motor’s latest ad campaign?

Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs,”  is promoting the “SWAP Your Ride Sales Event.”  Ford is surprising car owners by swapping their current vehicles with a Ford for seven days.  At the end of the week, Rowe checks in to see which car they prefer.  As you can imagine, the Ford cars and SUVs score big in the ads.

But here’s the thing….

Most of the ads I’ve seen have featured women with Mike Rowe.  He asks them — all smiles, charm and dimples — about their driving experience, and they giggle and blush, full of details about how great the Ford car was that they drove that week.

I hate to seem suspicious, but I’m pretty sure they would agree with anything Mike Rowe suggests or asks.  He’s darn cute.  And whitty.  And real.

Heck, I don’t even own a car…but if they asked me, I’d swap something else for a Ford just to meet Mike Rowe.  And when he got here, I’d tell him how much better that Ford was than my current car, which doesn’t exist.

‘Cause Mike Rowe is smart and pretty, too.

And that works for me.

Open minds

In the coca-cola wars, I have always been Team Pepsi.

I grew up drinking Pepsi, switched to Diet Pepsi when the world started reading nutrition labels, and reaffirmed my preference for Pepsi over Coke in one of those legendary mall taste tests.

I drink a lot less soda than I used to, but after reading that Pepsico is being boycotted, I may just step up and drink a bit more…for the team.

The American Family Association, which has targeted brands like Ford and McDonald’s in the past for their ‘lack of values,’ claims they now have over 500,000 signatures from people who have pledged to stop buying Pepsico products.

The reason behind the boycott?  Pepsico offers financial support to organizations promoting the ‘homosexual agenda,’ namely Human Rights Campaign and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Well, la de frickin’ da.

When are organizations like AFA going to realize that targeting a company for being open-minded only underlines their membership’s backward prejudice?  I mean, come on — first you don’t want gays to marry, and now you don’t want them to drink soda or enjoy a salty snack?  Where does it end?

Pepsi’s current advertising slogan is ‘something for everyone.’  If they are actually putting that thought into action — by supporting people of every race, creed, and sexual orientation — then I think they should be commended, not condemned.

I’m proud to purchase products from a company with such aspirations.

Go team!