Monday, February 15, 2010

Box of Rocks

When I was in grade school, I was really into NBA basketball and Charles Barkley was one of my favorite players - I had trading cards and read every article that I could find on him.  It is sort of nice to have celebrities at an arm's length like that, you know, back in the 80s when there was no Facebook or YouTube and the commericals were nothing like what they are now.

This Taco Bell commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl starring Sir Charles grates on my ears like nails on a chalkboard.  I hate it.  I don't understand a word of it and am pretty sure it doesn't rhyme.  It makes no sense to boot (Barkley steps through a mirror onto a "court" with winged cheerleaders in metallic leggings, onto the red carpet with Lamar Odom, and Taco Bell gets stamped in the Moon?  AAAAGH!  I can't take it.)  It actually is making me mad.  Sorry for posting it here but just in case you have not been tortured yet, I wanted you to see/hear it and take the abuse along with the rest of us.  Are there commercials that you just cannot STAND? 


Sarah said...

When I was in grade school, I too was way too much into the NBA - but my favorite was Dominique Wilkins :)

AthenaBee said...

I'm still an NBA fan. Keepin it real for the Pistons since 1987.

The commercials that piss me off are the ones that get louder. I have an angry physical reaction to them.

All Things Red said...

Those stupid Taylor Kia radio commercials with Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton impersonators! TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wrestling kitties said...

That may very well be one of the stupidest commercials I have seen, seriously what the F*#K was that?

I fast forward through 90% of commercials because we record everything and so in general I get annoyed when I actually have to watch a commercial.

But I pretty much hate:

all singing commercials (I am embarrassed for the people because they look and sound ridiculous),

feminine product commercials (really, we know what we need and don’t need a commercial telling us),

ANY commercial for a disease (come on, if I have a problem I will see a Dr., not wait for a commercial), and

any of those “HeadOn” commercials. You know the roller things and it says “Headon, apply directly to your head” 342 times in 30 seconds.

(Seriously Charles - what up with that?!)