merchimerch: (Default)
[personal profile] merchimerch
I found the body of superbowl commercials that dealt with a "reassertion" of manliness through consumer goods to be really tiring. I get tired of the stereotypes of women that go reinscribed over and over and over again, but maybe this emasculated stupid man (usually stupid oafish dad -- seriously, what does the media have against dads?) that then finds access to manliness through weak beer and big trucks really off mark.

Then again I'm a leftist Californian feminist academic -- not exactly the target market for those ads.

Still, this reaction vid made me laugh and was EXACTLY what I was thinking about when I saw the dodge ad on the superbowl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou5Ens-qNRc

And yes I watched the Superbowl, in fact I made chili and guacamole and the Bosnian and I took it over to inflict some blatant Americanism on the Bosnian mommy. It was really good fun -- very relaxed and everyone got into the spirit. Apparently Bosnia's crest had fleur de lis on it, so she was very happy that the Saints won. The Bosnian and I were rooting for them as well after their coverage on the Rachel Maddow show the night before.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

merchimerch: (Default)
merchimerch

October 2011

S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
91011 12131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 24th, 2017 07:17 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios