This is the third and last super bowl commercial I'm taking a whack at. All of these posts in response to these commercials make me feel like an cynic, but the reality is I love talking about bad ads as much as I do good ones. Okay, lesssgo!!!
So a lot of people in ‘Murica drink Budweiser. I’d say a majority aren’t even in favor of drinking the original Budweiser brand anymore. (In fact, Bud Light has outsold Budweiser for quite some time now.) There’s just something that makes me cringe when I hear something like, “Alright, I’ll be right back. What should I get?”
“Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm… Something really good, like Bud Light!”
1. Take palm
2. Apply to face
Every year I hear some sort of correlation between a breed of horse called a Clydesdale and a breed of beer called Budweiser. Surely there is some sort of rich connection steeped in tear jerking history between the two things, but I have yet to educate myself any further on the subject. There’s probably a good chance people that enjoyed this commercial couldn’t tell you the connection either. Commercials aren’t always about understanding every nook and cran though, so I’m not trying to dog on that aspect too much.
Landslide. By Stevie Nicks. Oh. my. God, I just about lost it. Why does this song crack me up so much? Possibly because the first association I made with it was from an episode of South Park in which Stan Marsh is fighting a cynical stage in his life where everything he sees, hears and tastes is literally shit. The fact that I made this relation probably has something to say about my take on popular culture blips like this one. Here’s a clip:
Without getting off-topic too much, personally I couldn’t get the full emotional brunt of this commercial simply because I was thinking of a million different things; as per usual when I see advertisements. My train of thought got a little off track…
Good on Budweiser. Someone’s gotta pay for Stevie Nicks’ retirement.