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Monday, September 09, 2013

The Men *I* Know

I have, for a very long time, been disappointed to disgusted by the way men* are portrayed in commercials. As a general rule, they appear to be idiots. Or pigs. Or foolish. Or arrogant. Or cold. Or clueless. Or out of touch. Or all of the above. Interestingly enough, the exception to this has been, up until now, the Viagra commercials. I must say, I enjoy the Viagra commercials. Yes, the men are studs. But also? The men are competent. Intelligent. Caring. They are also "of a certain age" shall we say ~ they are Viagra commercials, after all. Which leaves men under the age of 60 (or so) portrayed as...well, the list is up there.

Which brings me to Guinness. Yep. The beer. In case you haven't seen this, you should. Because it is far more representative of the men I know and love than anything else I've seen on television. And I'm grateful for it because my guys ~ whoever you are ~ deserve better.





Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

* Mind you, I'm disgusted with the way women are portrayed in commercials, too, but this is a different post than that.

2 comments:

Bill Dameron said...

Oh crap, I did not expect that and it hit me. Guinness is so good at these commercials. They also had another one that I loved. A man is making a mess and Tammy Wynette is singing stand by your man. In the end it is another man cleaning up for the messy man. Love their commercials and now this one is my favorite.

BostonPobble said...

Bill ~ This one choked me up, as well. I haven't seen the one you referenced ~ and am currently in a town where it is blocked from youtube. However, another good one is Guinness' "Men and Women Shouldn't Live Together" ad. Lucky for me, Guinness is the one beer I enjoy so giving them my money is easy. :)