Last Superbowl Sunday, Dodge staged a rallying cry for all men who feel oppressed by the demands of the modern heterosexual relationship. "I will put the seat down. I will separate the recycling. I will carry your lipbalm," emasculated Dodge guy announces, before reclaiming his masculinity by getting behind the wheel of a Charger.
What if Dodge focused [...]
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It seems as if my critique of last night's Superbowl ads struck a nerve with the most loyal fans of the Dodge Charger. These are their stories.
Why is the Superbowl commercial line-up, hailed as an achievement in advertising industry creativity, often so casually sexist, racist, and homophobic? Credit the watchful eye of the CBS Standards and Practices department, which ensures that Superbowl ads bring in millions of viewers looking to be shocked—without offending the delicate sensibilities of the American people.
As San Francisco Chronicle critic Peter Hartlaub deftly notes, "recent controversies made it more difficult for racier content to make it to your living room, starting with Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show and an upside-down clown that appeared to drink beer from its anus." But though this year, the [...]
Face it, you'd rather be here anyway.
* Finally! Spring chicken seeks date for inaugural ball. This 21-year-old man (boy, really!) will be in-town for the inauguration, and seeks "a girl around my age to go with."
* This inauguration ticket-seeker is offering up something a little more interesting than fine conversation and nice legs: Superbowl tickets. [...]