Superbowl Commercials

I didn’t watch the Super Bowl. Somewhere after child bedtime I realized the game was on but I didn’t care enough to even turn it on. I didn’t look at social media at all last night, opting to go to bed at the first moment possible.

Today I see many people predictably talking about the commercials, their favorites, the best. This always mystifies me. Sure, some are more clever and enjoyable than others but so what? Focusing on the best commercial is like focusing on the gentlest ass-kicking. It’s still a beating, it’s still a commercial.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

12 thoughts on “Superbowl Commercials”

  1. Nobilis Reed says:

    So you deny that there’s any value at all in the art form of the modern television commercial?

  2. Dave Slusher says:

    I deny that I care about that art form at all.

  3. Nobilis Reed says:

    Ah.  Understood.  I did not get that impression from the original post.

  4. Dave Slusher says:

    Another analogy: the best commercial is like the most polite cold call. It’s the nicest form of a thing I don’t want in the first place. Even here where it is part of the show, I still don’t enjoy them.

  5. Daniel Boyd says:

    Agree on principal 100%. I despise sports and the NFL in particular for a variety of reasons but they do have the money to apply to most any problem, even when they are simply running like cowards to protect their own vested interests.

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