A few years ago, my family went on a cruise, and one of the onboard activities was a trivia contest. The Spawn went with me to lend moral support. She was around 9, so she wasn't going to be much help, anyway.
They announced that the topic was commercials. Spawn looked at me and said, "Looks like you are going to win the contest, Dad."
It was a battle, and I tied with an ad executive, so we had to have some bonus questions.
Of course I kicked his butt. Commecials were how he made his living, but commercials were my life. I won some trophy that looked like the ship. Spawn immediately took it, and I never saw it again.
My favorite commercials are probably the medical products ones. I really enjoy the side effects and the disclaimers. They always advise everyone to let the doctor know about other meds, and medical conditions.
Seriously, if the doctor is such a doofus
I was absent that day in med schoolthat you need to make medication suggestions, shouldn't you consider another doctor?
I thought so.
But anyway, my new favorite commercial is for a sleep remedy. It has an awesome side effect: hallucinations.
There are people who pay big money for that effect in illegal drugs. And the best part? The commercial illustrates hallucinations by having a chicken show up at inappropriate times. That is one kick ass hallucination. I need to get that prescribed for me.