Thursday, December 9, 2010

Electric Donut


People, great things are happening.

Last week my roommates and I were watching television. In one commercial break, we saw three absurdly ridiculous commercials in a row, all of which had us laughing and shrugging our shoulders. The commercials made no sense—and we loved them.

Babies cruising down the highway, awkward staring, misuse of power tools, it’s all delightful. And after all, it makes sense. People watch television to be entertained, why not make commercials as entertaining and provocative as the show?

Now of course this is just my preference. I know there are people who stare at these commercials like they were calculus problems and at the end render their judgment:
“I don’t get it.”

But to those people I say, must everything “make sense?”

Should the hare always beat the tortoise?
Should outer-space have walls?
Should every character in Spongebob be impossible to understand because the propagation paths wouldn’t conduct the vibrations? And for that matter, should the majority of the characters be mute because their species don’t actually have vocal chords?

What were we talking about? Oh, right.

Wisdom by Warren:
Enjoy nonsense. It’s good for the soul.

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