I wrote yesterday about Chrysler Super Bowl ad, which I had read about but not seen. Below is an opinion piece from The New Yorker, by one of their excellent editors, which describes the ad and its missing the target. I am happy that I did not see it, because the short time I have on this earth is surely better used than watching bad advertising.
She also describes the Coke ad that run during the Super Bowl, which sounds better than the Chrysler one. This ad had already caused a stir and made headlines. I had read about panic attacks in the Right Wing media that this commercial caused. When they started turning on Coke, the essence of America, then the apocalypse must be near. I never doubted that these people are stupid fools/idiots/jerks/hypocrits...take your pick.
Of course, some find humor in everything...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.