Thursday, January 31, 2013
Today's piece for the Daily Banter expands on the outrage over two commercials produced for this weekend's Super Bowl broadcast.
Here's the opening shot:
"There’s an old saying that I used to live by but which I let fall by the wayside years ago because it kept getting me into trouble: It’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. I’m sure you understand how this philosophy works, particularly if you’re married. Basically you just go ahead and do whatever the hell you want, even if you know it’ll infuriate your partner, and pretend to be sorry later. Sure, you’ll spend some time in the dog house, but you got to do whatever it was you wanted to do in the first place. Beats asking if it’s okay ahead of time and risking him or her telling you no. Nobody wins there. Well, you don’t win, and that’s really all that counts. (See why I eventually abandoned this way of thinking?)
Asking for forgiveness instead of permission is the selfish asshole’s credo. If you are indeed a selfish asshole, it should be tattooed across your upper back.
With that in mind, I can’t help but wonder why so many of the various companies paying a bloody fortune for ad space at this year’s Super Bowl have decided to prerelease their commercials on the internet in the run-up to the game."
Read the Rest Here