Friday, May 15, 2009

Sign O' the Times

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cats and dogs. I may have just seen the stupidest thing ever. The crazy part of this whole thing is that nobody will be surprised. Sign O' the times. I was watching T.V. and along came a commercial for an antiperspirant. O.K., this doesn't sound that stupid or that unusual. The ad showed a person jump out of an airplane without a parachute holding onto a shopping cart. He then landed on a busy highway, intact, behind the shopping cart, kind of like a big ol' jet airliner landing on a runway at La Guardia. Shopping cart man then stood on the back of the cart and raised his arms out to his side and passed between two tractor trailers moving in the opposite direction. He ran his fingers along the side of each truck. This was the end of the commercial. O.K., I am not sure what this has to do with body odor or antiperspirant, but there it was. The stupidest thing I ever saw then happened. In small white letters on the bottom of the screen it read, "Do not attempt!". Really? I shouldn't jump out of an airplane without a parachute holding a grocery buggy or land it on a busy highway expecting not to be made into a bloody cowpie and then race the wrong way down that busy highway? Wow, I am glad this was pointed out to me. Thank goodness for the folks in legal or this company could have exposed themselves to countless lawsuits. Sign O' the times.