Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Toyota Drivers Are Inconsiderate Scofflaws

There is a Toyota television commercial that has been running for a couple of weeks--it opens with a black-and-white security camera shot of a department store, complete with time and date stamp running in the upper right hand corner of the frame. In a moment, a woman's voice is heard off camera, announcing to the customers that there is a Toyota Corolla CAMRY parked in a tow-away zone. After the announcement, EVERYONE in the whole store starts moving toward the exit. Looks like a crowd of 40 or 50 people, all streaming out of camera range.

Get it?!

EVERYONE owns a CorollaCAMRY! Tee-hee!


Are you going to tell me they ALL parked in a tow-away zone?! I mean, you start to park, and all the whole entire parking lot is empty, and everyone is piled up at the fire lane in front of the building, and you decide, "Hmm, looks good to me"?! Or rather than being inconsiderate scofflaws, maybe they're trying to say that CorollaCAMRY drivers are such big idiots they can't remember if they parked in a tow-away zone or not.

Why not just have the announcer say that they left their lights on?

APOLOGY: I saw the commercial again yesterday (6/22) and the announcer says it's a Camry, not a Corolla, thus explaining the intrusive and overwrought editing.

Comments: Post a Comment

al.com - Alabama Weblogs

free hit counter
Visits since 12/20/2001--
so what if they're mostly me!

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't
Weblog Commenting by HaloScan.com