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Not Born Yesterday

In Miscellaneous on December 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Over Thanksgiving I saw the following commercial, which infuriated me.  Has anyone else seen this?

Way to go, GM, comparing yourself to others who happened to have misfortune come upon them.  Guess what, big guys?  You didn’t just “fall down.”  Your misfortune came about through your own poor decisions and your own unethical behaviour.  And guess what else?  When it comes to helping you back up, WE had no choice in the matter.  Someone did it for us.  So don’t use your advertising spin doctors to rewrite history and cast you as the brave, innocent, courageous victims. 

Really, these companies think we’re total idiots.  But then, the “Jersey Shore” cast is now commanding hundreds of thousands of dollars per club appearance, so I guess they might have a point there.

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  1. You know what really grinds my gears? Self-righteous car companies that bite the hands that feed! They clearly respect our collective intelligence and would never play on our emotions…oh wait these are the same jackasses with no scruples that ran ads capitalizing on 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina (despite running a parallel campaign in Canada using the same song…this is ouuuuur country? Whose exactly?) Yet another reason to buy an import.

    • So true. As evidenced by our personal experience with our formerly loved vehicle, though, exactly which import one purchases must also be carefully scrutinized. If only Mom and Dad hadn’t thrown away our rollerblades in one of our moves.

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