October 25, 2008

Politico can't even understand this political ad and thinks it's the worst ad of the season.



I completely get it. And I think it's excellent! And it makes a nice pair with this one:



(See all "10 worst ads" here.)

24 comments:

Bob R said...

It's a great ad! How can you not get it? I can understand someone thinking that it's not funny - but to not get it? Politico must be a blast at parties.

EDH said...

It's the scatology, stupid?

AJ Lynch said...

Ah the American Congress..the ad could have have been improved a bit if it was filmed in the elephant area at a zoo.

Go Phils!

Expat(ish) said...

Interesting, both Democrats. Just saying.

-XC

EDH said...

Thinking more about each ad, I feel like I'm channeling George Carlin, if I may...

Who put all those dogs in a confined, fenced in area where so much poop had to be scooped? She did! Talk about blaming the victim.

Hey, we finally have cheap gas literally poured all over us, and the people are bitch'n about that! Fuck em!

chuck b. said...

I love the ad with the dogs. I'm not going to watch that second one because the picture it's frozen on is scaring me.

This is by far the worst political ad where I am.

Imagine...hearing it all day long like I do.

It's especially painful to me because I generally had good feelings about Jamie Lee Curtiss. Those yogurt commercials weren't helpful either.

chuck b. said...

(The best political ad for me, has been Rosanne Barr's robo-call to support Cindy Sheehan. I can't seem to find it online.)

AJ Lynch said...

Imagine that Jamie Lee Curtis says vote for new bonds and your taxes won't go up!

How the heck then does the state pay back the bondholders? I'd like to issue some of those "no payback bonds" myself!

Pundit Joe said...

I laughed out loud when I saw the Jim Slattery ad. It was one of those "Oh my goodness! Is he really doing what I think he is doing?" moments. lol

All the political advertisements in my area seem terribly grating. Thank goodness the Internet allows me to bypass some of that stuff. :)

Joan said...

The first ad cracked me up, even though it is gross and tasteless. My mother would be horrified and the candidate would lose her vote. I guess that particular Democrat has written off the older, more genteel segment of the population that actually has a concept of propriety.

The second ad was briefly horrifying, when I thought the big guy was pissing all over his constituents. At least that made sense, and talk about a novel and literal way to demonize your opponent. But then the camera pans up and you see he's pouring gasoline on them, and that makes no sense whatsoever, unless there's history with that particular candidate I'm missing.

Usually pouring gasoline on someone is a prelude to lighting them on fire. The ad would've been better if they had left it with ambiguous pissing.

Bissage said...

Senator Roberts’ stream is nothing to boast about, really.

Considering my vast expertise in this area, my prostate now about the size of an Idaho potato, I think he should go see his doctor.

Bissage said...

That one was dedicated to Meade!

Bissage said...

And . . .

Go Phils!

Zachary Paul Sire said...

This ad makes me "LOL" no matter how many times I watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlkeGzm-FQo

dick said...

Interesting that jamie Lee Curtis now lives in Britain and is married to an aristocrat. She wants us to be taxed more highly here. Wonder what taxes she pays in the US. And I have always been a fan of hers, especially after A Fish Called Wanda.

EDH said...

Indeed, Jamie Lee Curtis is married to an aristocrat... of British rock: Nigel Tufnel.

Singing of his beloved native Stonehendge "where the dew drops cry and the cats meow." Then and Now.

blake said...

Chris Guest is British Royalty?

Uh. Hm. I don't really get the exact message of either ad.

In the first one, I thought they were gonna say that she lies down with dogs and wakes up with fleas. I thought it was an anti- commercial, in other words. The music made her seem buffoonish.

So, okay, she's good at shoveling crap. No, at cleaning up crap. But who are the dogs? Is that supposed to be us? Other politicians? She hugs the dogs and obviously loves them, but at the same time, they make messes they can't clean up.

So, if they're politicians, I don't want them to be hugged. But if they're us, the analogy is even more offensive.

The second one seems to be "Big Evil Executives are ignoring you!" And I guess the solution is Big Evil Government. Drowning in gasoline? I wish.

I assume these are just meant to create impressions but some of us who have been on Althouse for a while tend to deconstruct these things and try to figure out what they're actually saying....

AJ Lynch said...

Hey gas is down to $2.79 here.

So cheap I may drive to the Phils game tonight and take the long way.

Synova said...

The first one was great.

The second one, not so much.

I might vote for the first lady. I wouldn't vote for the other guy... too much reliance on class envy and the notion that what is *bad* for business is *good* for us. Ugh.

dick said...

Jamie is Lady Haden-Guest.

Bissage said...

Or, as she is known affectionately by her closest anagram-loving friends, Heated Slay-Dung.

CarmelaMotto said...

The second video, the scary old white guy I think, "we are innnnnnn his holy temmmmm-ple!" as in Poltergeist II!

The first one I think, "she's going to go to congress and clean up the shit." She doesn't realize that in congress, they have some good shit. She is going to get there, take a whiff and say, "you know what, I didn't realize it, but this shit is GOOOOOOOD!' The more she inhales the fumes from all that shit, she will decide to follow Nancy into any shit hole Nancy tells her to dive into. She will learn a lot of shit and especially how to make deals to get shit done even if it's not the shit folks at home were expecting. 2 years from now, she will campaign and highlight all the shit she has done for the voters and say, "it's not apparent to you now that I have the right shit, but it's important for the community to rally behind me because you will soon understand how good my shit is. I shit you not. This is not like the other guys shit! This is the peoples shit. This is shit that will work for you!"

Trust me. That's how that shit will go down.

jdeeripper said...

And now some sage advice from my hero and namesake -

General Jack D. Ripper: He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right.

But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought.

I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.


What he said! McCain/Palin 08

Methadras said...

I totally got it. Going to Congress is like shoveling up shit. Once you get a wif of a fresh steaming pile of crap known as Congressional legislation, well, there is no limit to how much shoveling one can do. And she's ready to start shoveling. Yup, I got it.