Liberal Retardation At Its Most Retarded

Only in the mind of a New York Times columnist can the Super Bowl commercials, which aired last night, be construed as being representative of the violent nature of the war in Iraq. And only a pitiful soul would actually try to link advertisements with the war.

Super Bowl Ads of Cartoonish Violence, Perhaps Reflecting Toll of War:

No commercial that appeared last night during Super Bowl XLI directly addressed Iraq, unlike a patriotic spot for Budweiser beer that ran during the game two years ago. But the ongoing war seemed to linger just below the surface of many of this year’s commercials.

More than a dozen spots celebrated violence in an exaggerated, cartoonlike vein that was intended to be humorous, but often came across as cruel or callous.
For instance, in a commercial for Bud Light beer, sold by Anheuser-Busch, one man beat the other at a game of rock, paper, scissors by throwing a rock at his opponent’s head.

In another Bud Light spot, face-slapping replaced fist-bumping as the cool way for people to show affection for one another. In a FedEx commercial, set on the moon, an astronaut was wiped out by a meteor. In a spot for Snickers candy, sold by Mars, two co-workers sought to prove their masculinity by tearing off patches of chest hair…


Then, too, there was the unfortunate homonym at the heart of a commercial from Prudential Financial, titled “What Can a Rock Do?”

The problem with the spot, created internally at Prudential, was that whenever the announcer said, “a rock” — invoking the Prudential logo, the rock of Gibraltar — it sounded as if he were saying, yes, “Iraq.”
-H/T: Hot Air

The ongoing war seemed to linger just below the surface of many of this year's commercials? Really? And because the Prudential logo is the rock of Gibraltar and the voice-over said “a rock”, which sounds like Iraq, it somehow proves or lends credence to the argument that the war has turned American advertisers into violent loving, callous executives? -I have to assume he blames George Bush for this?