Tag: Toyota

Commercials I Hate — Toyota Prius Family

Commercials I Hate — Toyota Prius Family

Advertising
OK, there are three things really wrong with this new "Prius Family" commercial from Toyota. Can you guess what they are? I'm sure the first thing most of you picked out as offensive is, well, the really fucking creepy Mummenschanz/Human Centipede "person." I don't think I need to say anything more about it, except that it is nightmare fuel of the highest order and needs to be set on fire. OK, so the second thing. I hate, hate, HATE alarm clocks in commercials. The sound of an alarm clock means one thing to me -- I have to get up earlier than I want to and pretend to care about anything. Hearing an alarm clock removed from that context just feels like some kind of middle-class, suburban PTSD. It's as grating on my ears as that freaky, lumbering Prius Golem is on my eyes. And l...
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: For the 5 or 6 people who haven't seen Charlie Sheen's interviews on NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America, watch them now and start winning. (Television Blend) A thought-provoking piece on music listening, and how long it should take to "get" an album before writing about it. (The AV Club) Was a Vanity Fair editor secretly working for the Church of Scientology? (The New York Observer) Ruh roh — Infamous NHL tough guy Bob Probert was suffering from degenerative brain disease when he died last year. (Deadspin) The Jersey Shore, as it was in 1910 before infected with the likes of Snooki and the Situation. (Shorpy) Vengeance Dad, meet Karate Kyle. (Know Your Meme) Did Americans
Commercials I hate – Toyota Highlander and that little puke kid

Commercials I hate – Toyota Highlander and that little puke kid

Advertising
Now that the holiday season is behind us and with it, thank God, those headache-inducing Hyundai hipsters, it's time to focus on an even more insidious automotive ad campaign.  You know what I'm talking about - the Toyota Highlander commercials featuring that obnoxious little punk. At least the hipsters were trying to convey a sense of fun and whimsy.  Can anyone explain what the redeeming qualities of these ads are?  I can tell you what I see in these spots: Smart-mouthed little brat?  Check. Future status-seeking jerkoff?  Check. The most rage-inducing child I've seen on my TV since Danny Cooksey?  Check. Little turd who doesn't get the irony of calling his parents lame while wearing skinny jeans?  Check. Ungrateful twerp who should be thankful his folks don't smack t