Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Every kiss begins with Gollum

It's that time of year when I tend to yell back at the radio or TV or run shrieking away from one babbling about how much I hate everyone all because DeBeers is doing its best to convince the men of the world that the only way a woman will ever talk to you again is if you buy her shiny rocks.

Christmas is a time of peace, good will to men and peddling as many sparkly journey pendants as you can to keep the Diamond industry in the super black.

With all the numerous commercials targeted at the lowest of demographics (Burger King ads, I'm looking at you) why is it that jewelry commercials piss me off the most?

Not only do they convince men that they're so stupid when it comes to relationships the only chance they have with a woman is to blow tons of money on a piece of carbon but that women only care about the size of the rock you just slipped on her finger and if it isn't up to snuff you're out on your ass come January.

It gets to me so much I turned to one of my outlets to express outrage, video editing.

Here is a little video (with help from Gollum) that represents how I feel every time I flip on the TV: (If that isn't working here's the link).

Are there any commercials that just get under your skin and send you screaming for the nearest remote or baring that a shot gun?


Anonymous said...

Jewelry commercials are like nails on a chalkboard to me too. To add insult to injury, the jewelry they're advertising is so. freaking. UGLY. I don't know why that offends me so much, but it does. Every time they show that hideous ring with the brown diamonds from Kay's on the TV I want to barf.

Rachel said...

The recent Gap ads, especially the ones with the little girls!!!
You know the ones where they're singing about some ugly sweater they all have on and then break into "How cute are these boots?" Boo. Really?? Are girls that young (like around 6 or 7) really that materialistic and catty?
To top things off, I hate to inform them that no, those boots are NOT cute! And neither is the outfit - at least not for the price you'll pay for it in the store!!

Luckily for us, we have a DVR, so we fast-forward through most commercials.

Anonymous said...

Bwahahahahahaha! This is too funny.

I don't really watch TV and I definitely haven't had time to watch any lately with finals and such going on, but I understand the sentiment. hahahahahaha.

Thanks for giving me a good laugh - my studying addled brain needed that.

Chesney said...

I don't know why, but I couldn't play your video - I will try again later, I am sure it is quite amusing....