The saddest commercial on TV

Traditional TV commercials are largely being forgotten. With DVRs and Netflix providing easy ways to avoid them, mostly commercials are seen during live sporting events and for five seconds before you press “SKIP AD” on YouTube.

As a result, you might have missed a State Farm ad that’s been on for a while. If so, you’ve missed the saddest commercial on TV.

No, it’s not the puppy-monkey-baby monstrosity. While you can argue that’s sadder because it shows the depths of human depravity, it’s a different kind of sad. I’m talking about the “Never” commercial, seen here: Continue reading

Watering Willy: The commercial that’s too good to be real, but is actually real

Today I saw a commercial that I was pretty sure at least four times during the showing was fake, but it’s completely real.

It’s Watering Willy, and it’s magnificent in all the weirdest ways.

If you haven’t seen it, here it is in all its glory:

I don’t even care if you don’t read the rest of this post. Just make sure you watch that video. Continue reading

The 5 hidden benefits of a Carnival cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines was started in the early 1970s with the aim of bringing recreational cruises to the average person after it having been the domain of only the rich.

I recently took a cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy, and let me tell you: they have reached their goal.

In fact, there are so many benefits to the Carnival approach that were unexpected, I felt a need to walk you through all of the ones I noticed. Continue reading