Etc.

Two points of order today.  First, in light of the "Bacon Explosion" discussion on our podcast, I think it’s worth pointing out this dude’s little dietary experiment.  Now, I like bacon well enough–perhaps too well.  But yikes, wow.  I wonder if he’ll make it without getting sick of the stuff.  Surely there will be coverage on the TR of the bacon world, Bacon Today.

Second, I’m a day late, but an old friend of mine from high school blogs about advertising, and he has a nice post up going over the various Superbowl ads and offering his grades.  The post is complete with videos of the ads, in case you missed any worth seeing.  Always interesting to get an insider’s take.

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      • Jason_Fox
      • 11 years ago

      I completely missed that one and it’s flippin’ brilliant.

    • DrDillyBar
    • 11 years ago

    Too bad AdHole linked most of them with Hulu. I’m not North American enough for them.

      • emorgoch
      • 11 years ago

      North American? Those of us in Canada can’t view them, and I doubt Mexico either. Hulu and content providers fail for still being restricted to the US a year later.

        • willyolio
        • 11 years ago

        yup. i couldn’t see most of the videos.

      • Jason_Fox
      • 11 years ago

      Sorry about that. I originally had YouTube links, but the Hulu versions were much cleaner. I’d rather host them myself, but that’s way too much work when I’ve got one-year-old twins crawling about.

      • Jason_Fox
      • 11 years ago

      All ads are now linked to YouTube.

        • DrDillyBar
        • 11 years ago

        Hey thanks! 🙂

    • bdwilcox
    • 11 years ago

    I love how he tried to critique all the commercials’ themes, but completely missed the Grand Theft Auto theme of the Audi ad. Getting old is a bummer, I guess.

      • UberGerbil
      • 11 years ago

      On the other hand I suspect the GE ads referenced movies that were so old most of the viewing audience had never seen them.

      • Jason_Fox
      • 11 years ago

      Actually, I did get the GTA reference, but I don’t think it was really the main point of the ad, especially when Coke did a really direct GTA-inspired spot last year.

      I may be older, but I ain’t old.

      Fox

    • NeronetFi
    • 11 years ago

    I dont know why but evertime I see something like “Bacon Explosion” or “Bacon Today” I picture Kevin Bacon

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 11 years ago

    Personally, I loved the Michelin one with the moonbuggy up on blocks. That was pretty good. The Doritos was great too.

      • UberGerbil
      • 11 years ago

      It was a good joke, but it’s also at least 30 years old. As a kid I had a Mad Magazine with a cartoon that was essentially a story-board for the ad other than the dancing by the astronauts. I still remember the final panel, and the expressions on their helmeted faces as they emerged from a crater to find their blocked-up lunar rover.

      It was actually more relevant at the time because locking lugnuts weren’t widely known in the 70s (they may not have even been invented yet) and there was a rash of these sorts of thefts, so seeing a car like that in a big city was an actual possibility.

      (The other funny thing is that if you’ve ever seen an actual lunar rover, you’d see there is hardly anything to the wheels to steal)

      • mmp121
      • 11 years ago

      It was Bridgestone tires actually, guess they didn’t get that part of the message across as well as they could have.

        • Usacomp2k3
        • 11 years ago

        Heh. Good point.

    • indeego
    • 11 years ago

    “Don’t be an asterisk” played during steroid filled professional sports. I think that’s all I need to seeg{<.<}g

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