Last night this bitch did something I rarely do…I watched commercials.
Since my beloved TiVo entered my life I haven’t had to sit through a series of commercials in prime time for years. But last night I watched Shark Week programming live and thus caught a series of ads about Mormons.
The first ad featured a 30 something woman who looked as nice as nice can be and who chatted about her volunteer work in…I think it was Central America…and about how helping others humbled her chil’ren and that she’s a mom and a Mormon.
The second ad featured a 30 something man who also looked as nice as nice can be and who chatted about his love of surfing and his belief that people are cool or something like that and then he said he was a husband and a Mormon.
Now you’re wondering what the fuck this is all about.
I have no idea.
Let’s speculate, shall we?
Maybe Mormons are feeling misunderstood. When I think back to the 2008 election season I recall some anti-Mormon rhetoric being tossed around.
But the timing is off.
And these ads aren’t just tardy on the response to a 2008 hate-fest tip…they come across as a re-positioning of all things Mormon.
Mmmmhmm, this bitch thinks these ads are the Mormon version of those BP we’re in it for the long haul and we care so fuck you for not noticing ads that are polluting the television.
‘Cause while these ads show nice as nice can be people who anyone would like to share a cup of coffee with, they completely ignore the other Mormons up in the temple…you know, those Mormons that tossed enough money to feed a developing country for years into anti gay marriage campaigns a couple of years ago and are proud to have done it.
This bitch has the same reaction to these ads as I do to the BP we’re in it for the long haul and we care so don’t call us soulless environment destroying beasts cause that hurts and is bad for bitness and you’re lucky we didn’t just let you rot ads.
Smells like bullshit to me.
But I’m willing to bet they’re a HUGE hit in the House of Romney!