Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some Pop Culture Snark That Proves I'm Old

These ads for Dove Men + Care soap use the "William Tell Overture" to convince men to take care of their skin.  I suppose that comparing a man's skin to leather appeals to both the tough and the sensitive.

This ad, however, chastises men for using the same product for over twenty years and references MacGyver, the all-time great "man being a man with a Swiss Army Knife characters."   Of course, the ad is implying that MacGyver is outdated.  I suppose he'd use a Leatherman and smart phone today.

Still, I can't help but wonder if the person who created the ad copy is ironically unaware that an even older character is inextricably linked to the music.

I might even buy some of the stuff if they respectfully worked the Lone Ranger into one of the ads.

Tangent Alert: Johnny Depp is apparently going to star as Tonto in a Lone Ranger movie currently scheduled for release on December 21, 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar.  Coincidence?

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