I suspect Rod-the-Aussie puts it on down under. And I know you know what I mean.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)
I almost feel sorry for the fetus-fondling god-botherers. Almost.
(Imma classify this under Badvertising, too/also.)
“About halfway through this two-and-a-half-minute film from conservative nonprofit the Catholic Vote, its treacly, overly stylized message becomes clear. These Catholics are nervous about revealing their stance on same-sex marriage because they’re (spoiler alert!) against it.
“That stance is nothing new. And everyone is entitled to their opinion, as long as it doesn’t lead to legislation that discriminates. No, what’s galling about the ad is its appropriation of LGBTQ themes to marginalize LGBTQ people.
“The ad, with a straight face, position Catholics as a persecuted group for not having their message of intolerance (here blatantly recast as its opposite) widely accepted these days. It even plays like a coming-out video for Catholics who are afraid to take the “brave” step of voicing their objection to equality. That’s a pretty audacious tactic—disingenuous and disrespectful, to say the least.”
It takes some brass to try to reposition the institutional bigotry of conservative Catholics to be the victim of oppression. So where’s the mass movement to oppress and deny Catholics their rights?
But thankfully, as Adweek let’s us know, there is already a parody ad, Not Alone:
You guys, Taco Bell is studying The Yutes Of Today!
“CEO Brian Niccol said the company features a “Millennial Word of the Week” at its headquarters as a reminder of how the chain’s biggest fan base communicates. Niccol said the words are “curated” by a group of employees in their 20s who send out an email every Tuesday or Wednesday. The words are also posted on screens and monitors around the office in Irvine, California.”
That’s so groovy! The Man is really the bees knees…
And that physically correct Joey Spivak doll from the ’70s grew up and became Victim A, one of Coach Hastert’s favorite wrestlers…
(Hat tip: Scissorhead and Co-Conspirator GRS)