Due to a commercial I saw at age six, I learned to recite the process of gas line freeze and got lots of adult attention. I was hooked on commercials from then on. Current day TV ads are amazing compared to the ones in the 50's, amazing and occasionally horrifying.
I adore the Prius commercial. I wouldn't buy the car, but the colors and movements are mesmerizing. At first, I'm embarassed to say, I thought the people portraying the sun, flowers, trees, grass, etc. were real. Computer animation, Helene -- technology! I still love watching the colors bloom in a wave as the car drives by.
The SyFy channel plays a commercial using an actual scuba diving cat. What twisted individual thought this up? I know cats, I can't imagine one voluntarily submitting to a water activity. Poor soggy kitty, I hope he gets cream with his crunchers! Worse yet, Art points out the adventurous cat, and disses our (flock? herd? group?) of felines. Inspired, Art gets out the remote control helicopter, and adds "adventure" to their lives. I hate that commercial.
Then we have commercials for Viagra, Cialis, and other drugs of that ilk. Catchy tune there, Viagra. I can imagine a group of six year olds singing that one! Cialis seems to work only in conjunction with non-functioning bathtubs placed in the wilderness or at the beach. Two seperate tubs yet! How does THAT work? Is there water in those tubs, or are they sitting in them dry?And where are the towels or robes? How far did they have to walk naked to get to the tubs? How far away are the neighbors, and do they have a telescope? How do I explain all this to the grandbabies, should they ask?
Gotta go, I think I hear the Uncle Ben's commercial gearing up. Oooohhhh, pretty colors! Good rice, too!