Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Snickers Ad Pulled

A commercial for Snickers that aired during the Super Bowl was yanked yesterday by Mars, Inc. after complaints by the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Apparently, having two guys kiss over a Snickers and then get freaked out about it and doing something "manly" is homophobic. Ummmm...I'm just not real sure about that. Can no one take a joke any more? I don't think that it incites hatred or intolerance...a couple guys accidentally kiss and then do something stupid...big deal.

When it comes to violence, was there any commercial worse than the Blockbuster "Mouse Click" commercial? Where's the compassion for those little mice? Where's PETA? Not only did they click on that poor little mouse, they dragged him. They could have easily drug that mouse to his deathbed. Does America not care about mice?

It gets a little ridiculous sometimes. The Geico "Caveman" ads really hit closer to home than some people would like to believe. People are out there looking for a reason to be offended. This country needs to learn how to take a joke.

And, speaking of jokes, a state senator from Brooklyn plans to introduce legislation that would ban people from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or any other electronic device while crossing the street in either New York City or Buffalo. Once again, the state feels that citizens are too stupid to take care of themselves. Must we attempt to legislate everything? Slowly, the government is attempting to box our lives into small boxes by limiting what we can do. Personal freedom should be cherished and government has no right to take them away. But we continue to let it do just that...smoking bans, seatbelt laws, helmet laws, ATV laws, gun laws, etc. I am not saying those are all bad...but they continue to be built upon and continue to erode our individual rights.

But, anyway, enough of that. It's very cold outside...I'm surprised there aren't laws telling me how to dress today.

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