Monday, February 2, 2009


For those of you who live under an actual rock, last night was the Super Bowl. It was a good game, but like many people, I'm just as interested in the commercials as the game.

The SoBe commercial was just as weird as ever, but it is always fun to see football players in tutus. The Coke Zero ad was easily my favorite. It was a play off the classic Coca-Cola "grab a Coke and a... smile," Super Bowl commercial.

There were several commercials that offended my taste, most notably the GoDaddy ads. I was not happy that my innocent little girls, who were doing nothing but trying to enjoy a grand display of athleticism alongside their family, were spoon-fed propaganda that would lead them to believe that their value is based on their proportions. It wasn't just distasteful, it was disgusting.

If you think that NBC's choice to allow the commercial goes back to an "anything for a buck" attitude, allow me to correct you. There was one commercial that was simply too offensive. NBC said that it went too far, so they did not allow it, even though the sponsors were able to pay the price. Out of a desire to ensure the 1st Ammendment rights of all groups, I have chosen to show this commercial here.

Yep, that was simply too political for television. It is so annoying when your opposition is so clearly correct, and you are so clearly incorrect. So amidst the singing of "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner", there was censorship, not out of a desire to protect children from offensive, or even dangerous, messages, but simply to prevent a way of thinking that contradicts the belief system of the media outlet. I'll leave the commentary to you.

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