1. wtfwhateverd00d says

    I admit I found the Sherlock plots more understandable than the Puppy Clydesdale commercial.

    Apparently, this is what is going on:

    A Golden Retriever puppy from Warm Springs Puppy Adoption climbs underneath a fence to go see his favorite Clydesdale horse. The Clydesdale bends down to say hello and the puppy licks the horse’s nose. The owner of the horse finds the puppy visiting the horse and takes the dog back to its owner. Now, it’s raining as the man who owns the horse is working in the horse barn. The puppy comes walking in, out of the rain, to visit his friend yet again. The man brings the puppy back to the adoption center again. The woman finds the puppy trying to climb underneath the fence and picks it up. A man has arrived to adopt the puppy and puts the dog in his car. As the man drives away the puppy claws at the window and barks, seeing his friend running through the field, as if calling to the horse. The horse jumps the fence and rallies other Clydesdales to stop the car from taking his friend. The horses surround the car, stopping it. The man who owns the horses is taking a bail of hay out of his truck when he sees the puppy walking back up the street followed by the group of horses that saved him. We are led to assume the man has now adopted the puppy himself to keep the friends together and we see the puppy and the horse in a field playing while the man and woman watch. They will forever be best buds. The song “Let Her Go” by Passenger plays in the background.

  2. moarscienceplz says

    America The Beautiful should not be sang in any other language other than English.

    LOL! So this lover of the English language didn’t bother to learn that the proper verb form is sung not sang.

  3. Rob Grigjanis says

    moarscienceplz @2: Never mind bloody ‘sang’ (pun intended); ‘America’ is named after an Italian. And ‘beautiful’ is a French abomination. The English word might be among ‘ænlic; fæger; freolic’ (last one maybe cognate with ‘frolic’, which is certainly cognate with German ‘fröhlich’, happy).

  4. colnago80 says

    The most controversial ad was about a product called Sodastream, which I never hear of until a week ago. Aside from the gnashing of teeth by the Israel bashers, before they even got warmed up, the ad was censored by the Fascist News Channel because it took some shots at Coke and Pepsi. That’s a no no. Helps to have an A list Tinseltown denizen shilling for it.

  5. grumpyoldfart says

    Coca Cola knows its audience.

    The xenophobes will be talking about that advert for the rest of the year — and not one of them will realize how they are being manipulated.

  6. lanir says

    I especially liked the assertion by West in the linked article that we could show diversity only in the military. What exactly does he think that might say about us to ourselves and to other countries? Coke doesn’t just exist here, so although the commercial was made for a US audience if they’d really done what he suggested, well, the Superbowl is high profile enough I’m sure it would have attracted worldwide notice (as it may have already, I don’t track this sort of thing). What’s the subtext on that one supposed to be anyway? “Don’t mind Iraq, it was just an American diversity road-show!” or something? Not to mention the logical conclusion some other commenters have made about the intended audience. Aiming for Republicans by showing off diversity is like having male body builders model Victoria’s Secret lingerie -- you can do it but it’s only really good for comedy.

  7. sailor1031 says

    Apparently, this is what is going on:………..

    Thanks for the lengthy explanation. We sure couldn’t have figured all that out on our own. No sir, no way.

  8. OverlappingMagisteria says

    I wonder if anyone who was mad a t the Coke commercial noticed that it also showed a daughter ice skating with her two dads (at 0:43 -- 0:49 in the video). To be honest, I didn’t notice it either until someone pointed it out on another blog, but I wonder if the multilingual song distracted them from noticing it.

  9. says

    I’m really happy with my sodastream. While I would actually like to have a bar set up with a real CO2 tank to carbonate drinks with, the sodastream unit is much smaller and much easier to handle in cramped living spaces. In terms of overall costs it about breaks even per serving with other soft drinks, with a much greater variety of flavors available and a massive reduction in plastic waste (because the bottles are re-used).

  10. colnago80 says

    Re Nathaniel Frein @ #14

    This outfit must be doing a land office business. According to reports, it employs 1400 personnel at the site in question, which, even if they are running 3 shifts, seems a large enterprise (>450/shift) and they have a number of other manufacturing sites.

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