I'll keep you my dirty little secret

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

While reading an article about the sappy Olympic commercials, i found a link to this article.

Ads We Hate: The most annoying commercials in the universe.

The slogan on Greyhound's most recent ad campaign: "There's a reason you've never heard of 'bus rage.' " A clever line, extolling the alleged laid-back nature of bus travel. Two problems. 1) I myself have experienced "bus rage"—every single time I've ridden a bus. 2) The ads went up just in time for the occurrence of what must be the absolute worst case of bus rage in history—an incident in Canada in which a Greyhound passenger beheaded his seatmate with a knife and then began "hacking off pieces of the victim's body and eating them." If you hadn't heard of bus rage before, you have now!

Ok, i must admit, I laughed. I know, I'm a disturbed person, who has obviously been calloused by video games and overly violent movies and reduced to a desentized cruel excuse for a human being... but seriously, i bet you laughed too. No, not because I think it's funny that some guy brutally killed and ate his busmate, but because sometimes commercials are so ridiculous you wonder how they ever got past the advertising executives.

And yet, despite the intro, i was having trouble recalling obnoxious commercials, so I decided to share my current favorite. Enjoy.


Emily said...

Ok, so Ches and I took the Greyhound to Fort Collins once, and it was one of the scariest experiences of my life. After riding the Greyhound and stopping at a few choice Greyhound stations, my only thought is that I wonder why we don't hear more of the horrors that await Greyhound travelers. There has to be at least a few people a day that are murdered while riding a Greyhound bus or at least an abduction or two. I'm just glad I made it out alive.

Emily said...

Oh yeah, and I love the rollover commercial too. We are spending way too much time apart. We should be hanging out in person laughing at all this stuff.

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