Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is Any One Else ...

... a little creeped out by the new Quaker Oats ads, with their ominous tagline "Go Humans Go." When I see this ad go buy on the back of buses, I shiver a bit. Although the company is trying to have him portrayed as some sort of benevolent capitalist version of the old Marvel character The Watcher, instead the quaker man has become a sort of creepy non human entity that gives us fuel for his own sick twisted amusement, and perhaps some darker for evil experiment.

The strange thing, though, is I really like the Burger King ads with "The King." Maybe it's because Burger King seems in on the joke - here is a strange character who is coming to either kill you or stuff you full of hamburgers, or do one by repeated doing the other until you die. The creepiness is the whole point.

3 comments:

Alex said...

I totally agree about the Oats ads- just disturbing.

But I'm not really a fan of the King either...

Or those germy things that pry up the toenails and crawl underneath...

There are some really unappealing commercials out there.

Stephen said...

Those Quaker rocket packs looked pretty sweet. I think I'd like one for myself.

Thank you for the gift of flight, oh noble Quaker Overloard!

Bee Tee Dubs; Oatmeal plus maple syrup equals exactly delicious.

Miasma said...

LOL yessss

though the King creeps me out way more. because he looks in through the windows.

public transport: 1
peeping toms: 0