2.07.2007

Internet Inaction*

Well, I tried to post the video of the Super Bowl Snickers commercial on my blog, and although YouTube told me that the video would show up as a post on my blog "shortly," it still is not here. Yet, I write anyway. (SiteMeter is being slower than everything lately, too. It hasn't updated anything since yesterday at 9 p.m.)

Everybody is up in arms about this commercial. The religious asshats are offended. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (They're GLAAD they're gay!) is pissed right off.

But you know who we haven't heard from? The car mechanics!!! What kind of stereotype is Snickers trying to show here? That all car mechanics are greasy, "manly" men? I think the car mechanics of the USA better stand up for themselves and get a piece of the "Screw Hershey" action, while the gettin's good.

Just sayin'....

*Sorry for the general offensiveness of this post. I'm usually not this blatant. But, it has been a loooong day. Just chalk the un-PC of this post up to a release of frustration, okay?

7 comments:

Dave Morris said...

The Alliance for the Wearing of the Flannel Shirts should also be offended by that commercial. AWFS has a huge lobby in DC.

The commercial gave me the willies... does that mean I'm a homophobe? Additionally, does that term offend people named Willie?

Fantastagirl said...

I didn't see this one on tv...but if I were a car mechanic I'd be very torqued.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I like when you you get all worked up!

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

you GO girl!!!!

blakbyrd797 said...

I was slightly horrified by the commercial when I saw it, too. Sorry... I normally consider myself a liberal and open-minded individual, but that was just my gut reaction. I think the alliance of the, uh, Non- Gays and Lesbians Against the Gratuitous Use of Gay Humor (NGLAGUGH) should protest the lack of adequate warnings preceeding this airing!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Great piece of social commentary, Violet. I love it. Great point.

I wish I'd thought of it.

Ari said...

Yeah, and what about the car and wrench manufacturers, the peanut farmers, the coverall seamstresses' union, and the motor oil companies? They deserve a voice too!!!