Thursday, April 20, 2006
THE MADISON AVENUE BOYS ARE ON CRACK
How else to explain the latest TV advertisement for the Hummer, in which a Robotic Colossus (seemingly modeled after the one in The Iron Giant) and a hulking Female Monster meet while laying a city to waste, fall in love, and produce a Hummer as offspring?
The Iron Giant. Looks familiar, eh?
Now, that’s a concept that I want to associate with my product, thinks the Advertising Executive: A monster fucking a robot. Sweeet.
Now, I don’t drive a Hummer. I drive a Honda Element, which has been likened elsewhere to the offspring of a union between a Hummer and a Cooper Mini. Does that mean Jennifer the Monster is my car’s Grandma?