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2014-03-04 12:17:51 PM  
When you really don't have anything to sell about the product that sets you apart, you sell Amurica or manliness or sexual allure (which usually doesn't have anything to do with the product).
 
2014-03-04 01:15:34 PM  

Prey4reign: When you really don't have anything to sell about the product that sets you apart, you sell Amurica or manliness or sexual allure (which usually doesn't have anything to do with the product).


or just 'cause

img35.imageshack.us


And I love a company that had to have a bail out talk to me about being a bad arse.
 
2014-03-04 01:15:58 PM  
There will always be people who aren't driven to succeed and who are content to wallow in mediocrity and complain loudly and vociferously about successful Americans and America's success-driven culture.
 
2014-03-04 01:29:42 PM  
Anyone that would pay $75K (base price) for a tarted up Volt really isn't really the savviest consumer to begin with.
 
2014-03-04 01:47:51 PM  
FTFA:

Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.

*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*

Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.

*closes window*
 
2014-03-04 01:48:10 PM  
From the ad with the creepy psycho dude from Justified: "We went to the moon and you know what we got? Bored. So we left. We left a car up there with the keys in it because we're the only ones going back up there."

static.guim.co.uk
LOLWUT?
 
2014-03-04 01:49:16 PM  
It's the rich, smug asshole market. It has been around forever.  Nothing says 'I'm better than you' better than a fancy overpriced car.
 
2014-03-04 01:50:18 PM  
My god, the amount of butthurt is astonishing.
 
2014-03-04 01:50:34 PM  
Is Area man a super hero?
 
2014-03-04 01:51:17 PM  

busy chillin': FTFA:

Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.

*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*

Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.

*closes window*


This.  Dude sure did write a lot of words about something he purports to not care about.  He also sounds poor.
 
2014-03-04 01:51:40 PM  
Chevy, Built Ford tough, for when you need Dodge strength.
 
2014-03-04 01:51:42 PM  
Don't care. I love that Cadillac commercial.
 
2014-03-04 01:51:48 PM  
OK, so I watched the electric caddy commercial.  It's actually not a bad effort, considering they're trying to sell an electric car to a group of people who have been told FOR YEARS by their Republican masters that electric cars suck...
 
2014-03-04 01:52:08 PM  
I would very much like to purchase things made in America. Last time I checked we don't sell children to employers, we don't burn hundreds of people to death because of locked doors, we don't crush hundreds of employees in buildings that are structurally unsound.

So tell me more about your American-made products. I have money to burn.
 
2014-03-04 01:52:47 PM  

m1ke: Dude sure did write a lot of words about something he purports to not care about


I suspect Female with male nom du plume.
He's going to tell you his feelings no matter what.
 
2014-03-04 01:52:52 PM  
He's right. F*ck American car makers and their shiatty hyper-Americana advertising.
 
2014-03-04 01:52:52 PM  
I would love to see someone do a remake of the Cadillac commercial set in Europe. The owner could go on about how wonderful the car and his life is, then finish with the line, "...and I get four weeks vacation."
 
2014-03-04 01:52:57 PM  

m1ke: busy chillin': FTFA:

Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.

*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*

Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.

*closes window*

This.  Dude sure did write a lot of words about something he purports to not care about.  He also sounds poor.


That.  Settle down Beavis.  The only thing that matter is do ads sell more stuff.  This is like complaining because hot chicks are in ads, when they have nothing to do with the product.
 
2014-03-04 01:52:59 PM  

busy chillin': FTFA:

Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.

*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*

Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.

*closes window*


... About the politics.

He cares about the shiatty car ads, obviously.  Because that's what TFA is about.
 
2014-03-04 01:53:00 PM  

abhorrent1: Is Area man a super hero?


Area Man, Area Man
Has more dimensions than Particle Man
 
2014-03-04 01:53:12 PM  
"We went to the moon and you know what we got? Bored. So we left. We left a car up there with the keys in it because we're the only ones going back up there."

www.freakingnews.com
 
2014-03-04 01:53:57 PM  

Zik-Zak: abhorrent1: Is Area man a super hero?

Area Man, Area Man
Has more dimensions than Particle Man


With his side kick, Bill Stickers
 
2014-03-04 01:54:45 PM  
Patriotic pride denotes ignorance-unless it's another country than this one.
 
2014-03-04 01:55:10 PM  

DecemberNitro: He's right. F*ck American car makers and their shiatty hyper-Americana advertising.


Why do you hate America?  ... na?  Americanama?

Doo doooo do do do.
 
2014-03-04 01:56:10 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: My god, the amount of butthurt is astonishing.


Yeah, that's pretty bad. It's like he has no clue what advertising is supposed to do. Good advertising sells a product. Great advertising sells a lifestyle. There's a reason you don't see appliances sold saying "They'll cook your food well." Instead you see "These are stylish and advanced," with the implication that those who buy them are similarly stylish and advanced. The same reason beer commercials don't say "buy our cheap swill and you'll get wasted," they give images of people getting together and having a good time.
 
2014-03-04 01:56:24 PM  

sendtodave: busy chillin': FTFA:

Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.

*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*

Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.

*closes window*

... About the politics.

He cares about the shiatty car ads, obviously.  Because that's what TFA is about.


Well, I quit reading TFA obviously.
 
2014-03-04 01:57:18 PM  
The Lexus Crowd commercial is the worst car commercial in the history of ever. The moral of the commercial is that the whiter and less human you are, the better your car is, or something.
Seriously, at least by selling 'Murka, you concede that one reason to pick a car over another might be who put it together....
 
2014-03-04 01:57:48 PM  

doubled99: Patriotic pride denotes ignorance-unless it's another country than this one.


Makes you wonder if the asshole who wrote TFA also freaks out when Volkswagen touts their "German engineering" or when Fiat talks about "Italian style."
 
2014-03-04 01:59:03 PM  
I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.
 
2014-03-04 01:59:19 PM  
It's aimed at the richest 1%
Not so, says Mr. Bierley. Rather than millionaires, the spot's targeted at customers who make around $200,000 a year.


Those people buy Cadillacs?
 
2014-03-04 01:59:44 PM  

Zik-Zak: abhorrent1: Is Area man a super hero?

Area Man, Area Man
Has more dimensions than Particle Man


Isn't area 2D?

Area Man, Area Man
Has bigger surface than Particle Man
 
2014-03-04 01:59:50 PM  
The car in the advert is on the GM Delta II platform, which was designed and developed in Germany.

upload.wikimedia.org

An exceptional American, pictured earlier

 
2014-03-04 02:00:12 PM  
Wow, that Cadillac commercial really is douchey. I predict it will sell a lot of Cadillacs to douches, though, which is bad news for BMW.
 
2014-03-04 02:00:55 PM  

busy chillin': sendtodave: busy chillin': FTFA:

Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.

*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*

Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.

*closes window*

... About the politics.

He cares about the shiatty car ads, obviously.  Because that's what TFA is about.

Well, I quit reading TFA obviously.


Oh, well, of course.  I forgot that this is fark for a second.

Continue opining about things you didn't read.
 
2014-03-04 02:01:25 PM  
I would have figured Hipster Magazine would love a commercial full of superficiality used to mask something of no interest or significance.
 
2014-03-04 02:01:33 PM  
sendtodave:

Continue opining about things you didn't read.

Will do!
 
2014-03-04 02:02:41 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.


Was that even Bob Dylan's real voice?

Or did they superimposed a gravelly growl over his Jewish-mother nasal twang?
 
2014-03-04 02:02:48 PM  
Also, Neal McDonough, dude, you got fat. You're not much fatter than me, but then I'm not a highly paid actor.
 
2014-03-04 02:03:05 PM  
Young people don't want to hear about American exceptionalism because they're afraid it means they're going to have to work at some point to maintain it.
 
2014-03-04 02:03:21 PM  
He sounded extremely concerned about this whole thing.
 
2014-03-04 02:04:32 PM  

The Muthaship: Young people don't want to hear about American exceptionalism because they're afraid it means they're going to have to work at some point to maintain it.


You think it actually exists?
 
2014-03-04 02:05:52 PM  

sendtodave: Fuggin Bizzy: I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.

Was that even Bob Dylan's real voice?

Or did they superimposed a gravelly growl over his Jewish-mother nasal twang?


Yes, that was his real voice.
 
2014-03-04 02:07:08 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.


Tautologies are Greek.
 
2014-03-04 02:09:20 PM  

The Muthaship: Young people don't want to hear about American exceptionalism because they're afraid it means they're going to have to work at some point to maintain it.


No, they don't want to hear about it because they know no matter how hard they work, they're not going to be commensurately rewarded, compared to how baby boomers were. When state university tuition is $20k per year and up (in states where it was virtually free until the '90s), life actually IS harder and less rewarding for middle class kids.

/I'm Generation W, the thin slice between boomers and Xers. I worked for peanuts after college, but I owed only $3k.
 
2014-03-04 02:09:51 PM  

Doc Batarang: Fuggin Bizzy: I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.

Tautologies are Greek.


Tauntaun's are Hothian.
 
2014-03-04 02:10:10 PM  
I expected The Onion from subby's headline.

Oh, and midway through the writer's "thousand words so I get paid today" article I spotted a key joke. How do you spot a Libertarian? Don't worry, they'll tell you.
 
2014-03-04 02:10:38 PM  

Doc Batarang: Fuggin Bizzy: I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.

Tautologies are Greek.


You guys are forgetting the first rule of Tautology Club.
 
2014-03-04 02:13:14 PM  

The Muthaship: Young people don't want to hear about American exceptionalism because they're afraid it means they're going to have to work at some point to maintain it.


American exceptionalism has nothing to do with money, btw. It doesn't refer to getting less vacation than Europeans. It refers to our disinterested, enlightened foreign policy in matters like Wilson's 14 Points, and the Marshall Plan.

My take on it is that we are most American we we act exceptionally. American exceptionalism isn't  a birthright; it's something we have done in the past, and need to live up to.
 
2014-03-04 02:13:29 PM  

busy chillin': sendtodave: Fuggin Bizzy: I'm glad he included the Bob Dylan Chrysler commercial from the Superb Owl. That one left me wondering "What the fark, over?" the first time I saw it.

"What's more American...than America?" TAUTOLOGIES, that's what.

Was that even Bob Dylan's real voice?

Or did they superimposed a gravelly growl over his Jewish-mother nasal twang?

Yes, that was his real voice.


Why does he sound so whiny in his music?

Also, is he a sell out?  I mean, flag waving car commercial... Isn't he supposed to be some sort of anti-establishment hippie type or something?

Either way, he's old.
 
2014-03-04 02:14:33 PM  
Sybarite:Anyone that would pay $75K (base price) for a tarted up Volt really isn't really the savviest consumer to begin with.

Really?

/kinda redundant there ain't we.....
//at least you got savviest right.....
///sorry, got nuttin else to beech about.....
 
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