Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl Ads’

Maybe Denny’s is trying to place nice now that we have a black president.  Back in the 90’s there was a lot of bad publicity and claims of racist business practices.  All that is behind them apparently as Denny’s is offering a free breakfast tomorrow to make nice nice.

The Denny’s Grand Slam free breakfast offer, aired during the Super Bowl and includes pancakes, bacon, eggs and sausage.  It is only available for free on February 3, and only between 6am and 2pm and only at certain Denny’s. 

The commercial can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ckPe4Bpaw.  Over all, I’d say thumbs down of the commercial and I not quite sure what the reasoning is behind offering a Grand Slam, the term which is usually used in reference to baseball or tennis, not football.  Yeah I know the Grand Slam is the name of their biggest selling menu item so why not offer free coffee instead and keep the revenue to pay for the million plus dollar ad.

I saw Universal Studios is giving away 100,000 free tickets to its amusement park.  Budweiser is not giving away anything, but maybe they should. Bud is a dud and so were the ads.  It tastes like crap and being a rice based beer, pretty much gives everyone that drinks it the hangover they deserve for drinking it.  $27 million dollars in ads- ugggh. 

 I wonder what kind of beer the soldiers got in Iraq this Super Bowl?

“The beer started flowing an hour before kickoff, with each soldier allowed to drink two 12 oz. brews from their choice of six brands. The soldiers had been granted a one-time exception to a strict military ban on drinking alcohol in combat zones.”The Guinness went within minutes. It didn’t stand a chance,” http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/international/story/566923.html 

For the most creative beer ad label ever, take a look at Nude Beer.  The bottle came with a sticker on it that after peeling it, shows boobs.  That’s what I am talking about in getting me to buy a product.  http://www.beerlabels.com/labels/labels.pl/4760/nude-beer.html  shows the label 5000 or so other ones.  It sure beats the hell out of the Queer Beer. http://www.beerlabels.com/labels/labels.pl/1895/brew-q-pale-ale-side-1.html 

http://www.gunaxin.com/ has a whole review of the entertaining side of the ads from the game and this feature with Dennis Leary summing up the making of shitty beer, “So months go by, of course, right? Now I’m eating pretzels and I’m thirsty. I go and open the refrigerator, I see a beer out of the corner of my eye. I grab it, I open it up SLUUURP! PHBBBBBT! Cran..berry ale. Cranberry nut crunch fucking ale! Let me tell you something, folks. Cranberries and beer do NOT go together, okay? One’s for bladder infections, one’s for getting drunk! I take a look at the label of my beer; you know what’s on my beer label? Santa Claus is on my beer label. I swear to God! Why don’t you put the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy on there, too. Call it ‘Pussy Ale’ while you’re at it, go ahead.”

Really, ya got to love Denny’s. Where else can you go to get chicken or a grand slam at 3 in the morning while you are drunk off your ass, even if it is from Bud?  No matter if you are in idiot, shit faced, stoned or whatever, as long as you’ve got money, you got food and tomorrow assuming you’ve got manners, during the morning hours- breakfast is on Denny’s.  

Hard to complain about free food.  

BTW, draft beer not soldiers.

PS-  Louis Glunz Beer Inc., a Lincolnwood distributor, sent over 4,000 bottles of Schlitz beer to troops in Iraq. The free suds, along with 2,000 pizzas from Lou Malnati’s, were packed up Friday and flown overseas courtesy of DHL, an international express mail service.

Maybe Denny’s ought to send the soldiers a free breakfast next time.

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Today- February 1, 2009 is Human Day.  “Renri”, literally “Human Day” in Mandarin, is the seventh day of Chinese New Year and Chinese believe that it was the day when human beings were created. If the weather on Renri is fine, it can be forecast that God will grant good luck to all people on earth. Fireworks can also be lit, so Renri celebrates the birthday of fire as well.

Certainly there will be fireworks tonight in Tampa for the Super Bowl and the weather is expected to be clear and warm for the event.  The other thing making an appearance at the Super Bowl, will be prostitution.  Real men don’t pay for sex, but there are plenty who do.  The really sad thing is the amount of human traffucking- er, trafficking that occurs around large sporting events.

The majority of young male and female victims of sexual exploitation tend to be runaway or thrown away youth.   Some are recruited into prostitution by forced abduction, pressure from parents or through agreements between parents and traffickers. Controlled commercial sexual exploitation is linked to escort and massage services, private dancing, drinking, photographic clubs, conventions, cultural events, tourist destinations and sadly, major sporting events like the Super Bowl.  One-fifth of child prostitutes become entangled in nationally organized crime networks and are trafficked nationally to solicit their services.  http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/ceos/prostitution.html

How does one advertise such a service?  Is it like standing out on the corner where someone yells, “Get laid here,” rather than, “Get your programs here?”  Ads on the Internet are one way Tampa police say they found out about numerous prostitutes coming to town during Super Bowl XLIII. “The reason we know that is we see a gigantic uptick in Internet activity,” Tampa Police Chief Bret Bartlett said.  http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Tampa-police-plan-to-battle-Super-Bowl-week/3dGS8MxnO0iwXBCeNQCwmg.cspx

Human trafficking is nothing less than slavery which forces millions of people around the world into labor or sexual servitude.  Following illegal drug and arms dealings, it is estimated to be the the third largest illegal industry. 

Poverty, ignorance, superstition, social customs, greed, government corruption, and human cruelty combine to put families — particularly women and children — at risk. Too often traffickers are known to their victims as family members or neighbors.  Some had received an advance payment against their birth.   The images are often horrific and some can be seen here,   http://www.gtipphotos.state.gov/gtip.cfm?galleryID=563&id=1 .  Props to http://armybarmyremix.blogspot.com/ who keeps tabs on the buying and selling of people. 
The U.S. Department of State’s,  Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP), provides the tools to combat trafficking in persons and assists in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts both worldwide and domestically.  http://www.state.gov/g/tip/.  Maybe the Obama administration will put as much effort to take steps forward in combating global slavery as on, combating the fallacy of man made global warming and a green agenda to create jobs. 

Ticket Solutions http://www.ticketsolutions.com/tickets.aspx?eventid=736731 is offering a 50 yard line seat for $3490 for the game.  I wonder what it costs for a boy, girl, or woman prostitute?  Certainly cheaper, but the cost of this societal sin is much higher. 
Does the Super Bowl culture sexual depravity, in and of itself?  NBC banned a racy PETA ad from this Sunday’s Super Bowl.  PETA  made 5 ads, not just 1 and all 5 ads are posted at  http://www.ickypeople.com/2009/01/watch-all-5-banned-peta-vegetarian-sex.html.
Sex may sell, but buying sex is just wrong on so many levels.  The reality that human beings continue to be bought and sold in the twenty-first century is an abomination, and so is paying $3490 for a ticket to the Super Bowl.

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