Monday, September 12, 2011

The Empire Strikes Back



I'm really not a fan of companies or products appropriating the legacy of 9/11, but I have to admit that this commercial from State Farm -- which aired yesterday and was directed by Spike Lee -- brought me pretty close to tears.

Let's hear it for New York.

9 comments:

Luke Weiss said...

agreed. this was the only thing I saw yesterday that didn't make me want to hit someone or something.

Michael said...

Close? I was just short of unrestrained tears...

ntx said...

Ditto here. So my 10-year-old rolls his eyes and says, "Jesus, dad!" The 10-year-old who on September 2001 was six months old.

Jonah said...

Where are the adorbale singing kids, genuflecting horses, and grateful Hooters girls when First Responders are trying to get the proper health care for the debilitating diseases they have from digging through the wreckage ten years ago?

Chez said...

At school, in a stable, and working at Hooters, respectively.

You asked.

Krash630 said...

You can download the song from two sites and State Farm donates its share of the proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Anonymous said...

Great job Spike.

After raising my home owners insurance
from 2600 to 8950 all I can say is
Fuck You State Farm.

em said...

One minute I was yelling out of happiness for the Bears, the next minute I was crying like a baby. You should have seen my boyfriend's face when he walked in on me in tears. And Luke, I agree with you 100%.

Charlene said...

Agreed. That one and genuflecting clydesdales did it for me. That does not mean I'm going to start drinking swilly Budweiser or using State Farm. Nice ads though.