Really, did you expect any less from a die hard Green Bay Packer fan? The Packers won the Super Bowl. Goodness, that feels good to say. This year’s game was a lot of work and I was exhausted, but I got by with a little help from my friends.
Since I was home alone, I was kind of sad about watching the game (and yes, the commercials) alone. I opened my laptop to Twitter and Facebook to “hear” what everyone was saying. I ended up at the best Super Bowl party ever! After Tweeting that I was already crying over the beginning where the Declaration of Independence was read (I’m very patriotic and this really got to me), I was soon connecting with many in the publishing world, including the most important part…the readers.
While the game was exciting, heart-stopping, riveting and just plain fun, I do admit to not leaving my seat during the commercials. Little Darth Vader was adorable. The take off of “Timmy’s in the well” was clever. The Audi escape with “Hit ‘em with Kenny G” was charming. The guy who checked his Facebook status after his date was so “The Social Network.” Doritos finger sucking ad was gross as was their bringing a dead guy back by sprinkling Doritos on his ashes. Ewww. Guys being idiots seemed like a standard theme. A guy on a date just thinking about her sleeping with him, guys getting hit in the groin and head by soda cans, guys vs rodents. I don’t even remember what they were advertising.
There was also a promo commercial called Fans (I think) with clips from old tv shows showing them getting ready for the big game. Brought back a lot of good memories and a smile. Oh, and I had to laugh at the guy at the “full service” gas station who freaked out with all the help he was offered. Sometimes I miss the good old days.
I do have to give props to the House commercial take off on the old mean Joe Green and his jersey, by using House’s cane and leaving the little boy crying. Totally House.
What were your favorite/worst commercials?
Finally, I want to thank all those who shared their thoughts and emotions with me yesterday. Keira Soleore, Monica Burns, Jeri Smith-Ready, Dianna Love, Larissa Ione, pjpuppymom, Monica Britt, Lynn Raye Harris, Trish Wylie, Gannon Carr, Gayle Ann Williams, Synde, Mandy M. Roth, Evelyn David, Shadow, C. Ritter, Ann Mayburn, Jennifer St. Giles, J. Wayne Williams, Dina, Blythe Gifford, Gina L. Maxwell, Julia Stone, Terry O’Dell, Mitzi Flyte, Zombie Joe, Shame, Kris Yankee, Raonald Luckwell, Yasmine Galenorn, Limecello, Laurie London, Laura Griffin, Kathleen Parker, Dawn (Too Fond of Books), Patricia McLinn, Edward Boches, Shell Bryce, Kaz, Sleepykitten99, DresdenRose, Runere McLain, A Milwaukee Writer, funnygirlNancy, M Mott, Kay Stockholm, Carrie Ryan, Suzanne Ferrell and Sue Grimshaw.
As a special note, I’d like to give kudos to my oldest son, Keith, who supported the Special Olympics by jumping into the freezing Saint Louis River. I can think of warmer ways of offering support, but charity is welcome in any form. Well done Keith!
Bottom Line: I’d like to thank the Pittsburgh Steelers for one of the most thrilling Super Bowls ever. I’m glad we got to play such a great team.