Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Stupid and proud of it
We hear a lot about the dumbing down of America. If you want evidence of this you need look no further than TV beer commercials. Since I don't drink, hate sports and consider most macho guys to be clowns, I come to beer commercials with a lot of prejudices. Most of them are stupid enough to be forgettable but the current Bud Light commercial where the geek decides to sit down and listen to his wife's book club because there's Bud Lite...wow. We're supposed to identify with this scurvy-looking bastard? Yessir not only do I wanna be like him--I want my son and grandson son to be like him too! Who wouldn't want their own to smirk at the thought of reading a book? I'm sure I'm in a minority here (as usual) but this is an offensive spot to most people who regard reading as a pleasure. Tough guys from Marcus Aurelius to General Patton to Ernest Hemingway to Mickey Spillane partook and any one of them could kick this dirtbags ass in under thirty seconds..