Friday, February 15, 2008
Last night, we were watching Lost, and a Nationwide Auto Insurance ad comes on. It goes like this: A guy is looking out the office window at co-worker's new car (nice red sporty-looking car), and there is a window washer up on his rig on the building across the street (directly over said car). Something happens and the window washer's rig falls to one side, and his bucket of bright yellow paint falls onto the roof of the car, making a total mess of it. WTF??? Why does a window washer, who is cleaning windows on a steel and glass building have a bucket of bright yellow paint up there with him?? He could not have been painting anything...it was a steel and glass structure...there was absolutely NO bright yellow anywhere! Could this be the new age of tagging? Are gang members getting jobs in the city as window washers to tag those huge buildings? Wait a minute, are gang members actually getting jobs?! Or is this what happens when our children's art programs are cut due to lack of funding? Little Johnny doesn't have an outlet for his artistic side anymore, so while he was washing the windows, he had an idea... Seriously, the ad was terrible. Yellow paint? There's another one where someone's throwing furniture out the apartment window onto a car, and that's a bit more believable, except for the fact that the woman probably weighs about 95 lbs and she's throwing large pieces of furniture out her window. Way to go, Nationwide...time for a new ad campaign.