It stars Alex Rodriguez (Madonna was hot back in the 80's), Tony Hawk (so was Skate-TV), Michael Phelps (is there a less charismatic pitchman than him?) and Kobe Bryant channeling Tom Cruise (without the tighty-whities, thank you very much) lip-syncing to Bob Seger.
Besides the fact that it turns into Clay Aiken's fantasy there at the end with all of them rolling around in their undies and button-downed Oxford shirts, did anyone else notice something funny about this ad? Hmmm?
Why do they have Tony Hawk wearing a helmet? A-Rod doesn't have a baseball bat or glove. Michael Phelps isn't wearing a swim cap and goggles. And Kobe isn't dressed as a rapist. Ahem.
But the makers of this commercial decide to put Tony Hawk in a helmet just so the audience knows that he is a skateboarder. I dunno. He's fairly popular. Did they think audiences weren't going to recognize him? So they go ahead and make him look like one of those retards who run around the playground hurting themselves. So much so that their parents make them wear a helmet at all times.
Way to go, Corky!
ELECTION STUFF: You absolutely have to go here and read all about Victoria Jackson's opinions on Barack Obama and the upcoming election. You may remember her from SNL or that X-Files episode she was in or from her stand-up in the 80's/90's. On the front page of her website she says that she doesn't want a political label. That's good. Because her arguments against Obama have nothing to do with politics and everything to do with religion. She goes as far as to claim that Obama "bears traits that resemble the anti- Christ and I'm scared to death that un- educated people will ignorantly vote him into office." Looks like she is still doing stand-up comedy to me! - Earl