Monday, February 8, 2010

The Google Superbowl ad you didn't see last night

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UPDATE 8 February 2010 07:03: Computerworld waxes nostalgic over great Superbowl tech ads past. This year was a major disappointment in the ad department, not at all living up to the standard we've come to expect:



UPDATE 8 February 2010 07:22: This one was my favorite last night - The Green Police. I love the Styrofoam sniffing anteater.



UPDATE 8 February 2010 13:59: There are a lot of folks that really don't like this ad. Via Soylent Green, a comment:
I don’t get it. It’s supposed to be an advert for cars, but after watching it, I want to buy shotgun shells. What gives? Is there some kind of subliminal message?
Maybe I'm weird, but I interpreted this as poking fun at the enviro-Nazis. Mockery, to appeal to the too-cool-to-be-earnest crowd. Being for the environment while you mock the environmentalists. I actually thought it was quite effective, but seemingly lots of folks don't agree with me.

7 comments:

ASM826 said...

I thought those green police commercials were disturbing.

Jay G said...

Agreed.

That wasn't a commercial.

That was an omen.

Anonymous said...

Count me in on that thought! I had a weird premonition when I saw this one.
Although it was a very well thought out piece.
Steve

Unknown said...

Very scary.

See Ya

Anonymous said...

I'm with the crowd on this one.

I didn't take it as a mocking of the enviroweenies, but as tongue in cheek agreement with them.

I took it as them saying "anyone who doesn't drive one of our cars doesn't care about the environment and should be arrested".

And I had the same urge to buy ammo as some others experienced.

Chris said...

I didn't get a mocking vibe out of it either. It meshed far too well with the smug righteousness exhibited by true believers.

Timmeehh said...

"Mockery, to appeal to the too-cool-to-be-earnest crowd. Being for the environment while you mock the environmentalists."

Bulls-Eye.

Now please explain it to the rest of the people on your blogroll.