Super Bowl Advertisers To America—Your Best Days Are Over
This year’s Super Bowl ads reflect a country at war, ideologically. While the vast majority were a call to look back (like this not horrific one featuring Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan):
The rest (in my recall, note, not an actual survey) of the ads were for cryptocurrency and electric cars.
So many electric cars.
I was blithely following the action (like SJP would a Rangers game, circa 2015), when the Meta ad came on.
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything more depressing than the Meta ad in my whole life. Essentially, a dog dude from a rock band gets shut down when the diner where he performs his regular gig closes. That his regular gig in a diner is a life highlight is just the start of the terrible to come.
After a lifetime of humiliation, culminating in being abandoned by a garbage truck…
Dog dude rediscovers his best years…
From the comfort and privacy of his off-hours as a display in some sort of exhibition (though only thanks to the kindness of some stranger who tosses a set of virtual reality goggles onto his dog head).