February 09, 2004

Advertising That Scares

I'll tell you something. Of all the commericals polluting the airwaves today, when it comes to pure freakish, creep out, what-the-fuck did I just see, advertising awfulness, nothing compares to the recent Quiznos commercial I just now saw.

Let me get this straight: somebody in some marketing think tank thought it would be a great advertising idea to try to sell toasted subway sandwiches, which is a food item of some renown, through the medium of singing MICE (or at least I think they're mice), with uneven nasty teeth and googly meth-influenced eyes. And these deranged, dentally-challenged mice sing in choppy verse that can only be described as disturbing.

Gah. It's enough to make the Arby's oven mitt seem like a brilliant idea, and that's saying a whole bunch.

UPDATE: Ugh. The hamster creatures can be found here, if you can stand it. Thanks Rob, um, I think. *shudder*

Posted by Ryan at February 9, 2004 09:26 PM
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