It’s the Monday after the Super Bowl, the day when one city celebrates joyously while the rest of the nation leaves football behind and gets back to the important task of the day… which is, of course, analyzing the halftime show and commercials. The former was epically awful, and February 6 will live in infamy as the day “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was officially ruined.
For the most part, the ads ranged from forgettable to, well, forgettable – with an occasional side of “What the HELL were they thinking?!” (Groupon, I’m looking at you. Apparently this is what you were thinking, but alas, that’s not what we saw.)
One commercial, however, made me laugh so loudly, and for so long, that it’s entirely possible that my neighbors now suspect that I am a crazy person:
It is, of course, a parody of this iconic Coke commercial, featuring Mean Joe Green, from the late 1970s:
I’m sure it’s truly hilarious only if you both know the earlier commercial and watch “House,” but I do, and it cracked me up. (Target audience: found.)
But that was just the commercial that made me laugh. The ad that was for me – and nearly everyone I’ve heard from in the preservation field – the clear winner of the day came from Chrysler. During the game last night, in what can only be considered a moment of total office geekery, my colleague Jason texted me to ask if he could share it on our Facebook page just as I was shooting it out via the work Twitter account. Clearly, social media-minded preservationists think alike. Jason had blogging duties today, and his thoughts – well worth a read – pretty much echo my own. And since he covered the words, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:
Oh, and about the football… Interceptions became touchdowns, Pittburgh fans went home sad, and all was right with the world.