Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

02/08/2010 (10:35 am)

Who Dat?

saints-thomas-250Well, good for them. The New Orleans Saints finally won the Superbowl. They deserved it, too, for an excellent season and a game well played. Enjoy it, fellas.

A few comments, particularly about the commercials:

I saw, what, five commercials in a row in which the theme was “men don’t wear pants these days?” Hellooooooo!!! This has been true for decades. Are advertisers suddenly starting to wake up and smell the reverse sexism? They’ve decided that they want men’s dollars after all, and are not satisfied getting women’s dollars? Hilarious.

Audi’s “Green police.” Not funny. Not even a little. Don’t they know that that’s precisely what is planned for America? They positioned their car as Vichy French in the wake of a Gestapo-like Green Fist. What do they think we are, Europeans?

Go Daddy and their big hooters: yawn.

Most effective commercial by far: Google’s little French romance. I hate Google for their progressive activism, but doggone it, they’re competent. They’ve got good products and they know how to advertise them.

Funniest commercial by far: Punxutawney Polamalu. But I thought all the Bud Light commercials were well-conceived and well-executed, especially the Observatory Party.

The Who, like most aging rockers making good money by attempting to revisit the youth of their audiences, were sad, Pete Townsend especially. He looked like Grandpa Geahry, my ex-father-in-law. Great light show, though, and they can still play, esp the drummer. He was good.

This was the first game I watched in its entirety all season long. It was entertaining, but I don’t miss regular football. I did try to watch the Eagles take on the Cowboys at the end of the season (I’m from Philly recently, remember?) but it was too painful. I may watch the Eagles again after McNabb retires. He’s a far better athlete than I’ll ever be, he’s probably my brother in Christ, and he deserves to be playing in the NFL, but the Eagles will never be more than “kinda good” so long as he’s there. I hate to admit it, but that Bad Boy Terrell Owens wasn’t far wrong about him, and Rush Limbaugh was right on the frikkin’ money.

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2 Comments »

February 8, 2010 @ 11:50 am #

And don’t forget that wicked controversial commercial for Focus on the Family that had the Left all frothing at the mouth. Can you believe that punch line?

“Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life.”

And now the Left’s got that Palin hand writing thing to worry about too. I don’t see how they get through the day.

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Oh, BTW, the Saints played an amazing game. “Execution” is my summary word for it.

February 9, 2010 @ 7:39 am #

Being from the Philly area, had to comment on Donovan. I love the guy, and over the past decades the Eagles have been extremely consistent. But with the salary structure, and the team’s having invested in Kevin Kolb, I can understand the logic of trading Donovan to get maximum value back while they still can, and to see if Kolb is ready to be the prime time QB they thought he could be when they drafted him.

I’ll always be sorry that Donovan wasn’t able to help the team take that final step. He’s a classy guy and deserves to have another shot at being a winning Super Bowl QB. He might have a better shot with another team at this point.

Was a little let down by the Tebow commercial. It almost seemed like they were forced to cut it and lost some of the message. You never really found out that she chose life for her son.

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