Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Must Be Getting Old ...

Sometimes I've got to wonder if our country is totally going down the tubes or whether I'm just turning into a major league fuddy duddy?

I recently watched a You Tube video for a commerical that Howie Mandel was featured in and I don't know if the creator decided that it was going to be easier to make a Sale if he loaded the video with sexual innuendos or what but that's exactly what he did. In reading the comments following the video, it looked like just about everyone thought the video was the funniest thing going and that Howie Mandel managed to keep it clean yet sexy at the same time.

Huh? Did I miss that part or is it that sexual innuendo has become such a big part of television, movies, ads, and everything else that no one even notices it anymore? There is no way on God's green earth that anyone is not going to think that this commercial isn't sexual - well, unless you've lived under a rock for the past 20 years or so, that is. Maybe my mom wouldn't get it but I'm going just go keep my fingers crossed that my mom never sees it.

Honestly, I know that sex sells but there used to be a thing called "good salesmanship" that didn't involve all of the nudge, nudge, wink, wink kind of stuff.


  1. Anonymous7:13 AM EDT

    Well...it is a bit sexual.

    But seriously? Still very tame when it comes to commercials from different countries. ;)

  2. Anonymous9:23 AM EDT

    Sex sells these days... It's a reality.

  3. yeah...the one part over the top of the cubicle is...well...a little over the top. Especially if it is slated as a prime time spot.

    I'm all for sexy innuendo...but just between friends...not where little ones can see.

    maybe this sort of prudence comes after 50?


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