“Get a piece of Iraq”?

Sometimes you just have to ignore people. Even when (okay, maybe especially when) they’re columnists for the New York Times. Talk about grasping for a subject to write about.

This guy thinks that the violence in Super Bowl commercials is due to the long campaign in Iraq. And that the “get a piece of the rock” bit in the Prudential commercial sounded too much like “Iraq” for it to have been a coincidence. Seriously. He said the evening’s commercials had a “martial tone”.

If I were to write something using that logic on my little blog web site I would be ridiculed. Deservedly ridiculed.

Via Malkin, who writes:

Step away from the computer, dude, and give. It. A. Rest.

Meanwhile, here’s a Prudential ad with a “martial tone”:

It’s from 1909. They pull that today and they get Murdoc as a customer.

Pic from the amazing GreatWhiteFleet.info. Click image for closer look.

Comments

  1. Apparently slapstick humor is now synonymous with violence. So are we crediting World War II for the Three Stooges?