Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tres Awfulness

By Skylers Dad from Some days it's not worth chewing through the leather straps.

A lot of times when I am seeing a real crappy commercial I think to myself, "Well maybe their budget wasn't really big, or they are a small struggling company that doesn't know anything about making a commercial".

Or other times I think the ad company just missed the mark, or perhaps they were trying to be too "edgy".

And then you see something that is just so spectacular in it's awfulness, that you just keep watching over and over again. I recently found a couple of examples of what I am trying to explain to you while perusing the dark corners of the Internettubes.

These really should come with a disclaimer or something...



"Shaka Doobie!!!" Whatever the fuck that means...

Next up is none other than the governator himself, Ahhhhnold in a Japanese commercial that I defy you to tell me what it's trying to sell, besides the obvious answer, a drink.



And Arnold told us it wasn't a tooomah...


Last up is this fantastic piece of crap for a legal firm that specializes in, well, horrific fiery car crashes I guess.



Mr. Berger will pry what's left of your burnt corpse out of that auto and get you what you deserve!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled sanity.

6 comments:

Suze said...

They show a commercial similar to that around here. I guess it's good to know if you crash into like a gas truck or something while eating a Shaka Doobie drinking.

J.J. in L.A. said...

That first one would've caused nightmares if I'd seen it as a kid. Hell, I'm probably gonna have nightmares tonight!

The one commercial that I could never understand was for Quizno's with that dust bunny, brown looking thing. It was supposed to be a piece of bread, I was told. Who knew?

Pop and Ice said...

Okay, that first one was just.....scary. The last one, hilarious! I think if I'm that badly injured I can afford better representation....

Just Dave said...

I think the thing in the first one was speaking Jawa.

jaypee68 said...

This is an ad for a local legal firm here in Pittsburgh, PA. They no longer run these death and destruction ads, and now run nice clean professional television commercials.

BeckEye said...

Oh yeah, how did I miss the Berger & Green one? Up until a few months ago, my nephew (who just turned 2) used to laugh like crazy when he saw those commercials. I think he liked the guy's bald head. Or maybe he just really likes death, destruction and disfigurement.