Thursday, November 17, 2005

Blast from the obnoxious past

This is an oldy, but this ad's sheer out-of-touchedness (yes, out-of-touchedness) has been eating away at my, my, very soul for the past 3 years.

Does anyone remember this ad where Bill Ford (grandson of Henry) is talking straight into to the camera about how great Ford is and how much he loves the outdoors, and he states, totally seriously "I love the outdoors so much, I won't even stay at a hotel where the windows don't open." Okay... what the fuck? There are so many things wrong with that statement. First off, the most vivid image that comes to mind is this spoiled billionaire screaming at his assistant for not booking him at the right hotel. I have trouble conjuring any other image.... wait, I'm coming up with another one: spoiled billionaire screaming at hotel desk clerk for not having windows that open.

Does this screwball really think that opening hotel windows is a way to experience the outdoors? Or that insisting on there openability is a way to prove his love for the outdoors?

Okay, I'm all for hotel windows that open. But come on. Seriously. Couldn't someone have clued Bill in on the fact that he'd come off as seriously out-of-touch. The average Ford driver doesn't even stay in a hotel (nevermind a hotel with swishy requirements) he stays in a tent, waiting for deer, or liberals, to come within firing range.


Blogger ptm said...

Another image: spoiled billionaire throwing a chair through a window that doesn't open, and then urinating out of it into the pool below, screaming "interchangeable parts" at everyone staring up at him.

Bill Ford loves the outdoors so much he occasionally asks his helicopter pilot to swoop down a little when they're over some nice trees.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Q. Meyers said...

Bill Ford so appreciates the majesty of nature, he had his ski chalet built entirely from old-growth redwoods.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Q. Meyers said...

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10:26 AM  
Blogger ptm said...

Bill Ford enjoys the cool blast of fresh air in his lungs so much, he has his slaves carry his throne miles away from the local car factory three times a day, just so he can have a good breathe.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Vladimir Arunovich Ciampi said...

His sincerity about the window, I'll agree seems like a rouse in an era where every other ad is more slick than that.

Don't gang up on me, but I think he's actually an environmentalist. They're the only american carmaker to develop an alternative fuel model, like the prius.

I think it would have been better if it should him "clearing brush" on his country estate. Given the fact that he's the grandson of the founder, that would make more sense.

4:18 PM  
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4:19 PM  
Blogger Q. Meyers said...

Wait, are you joking about clearing brush?

5:02 PM  

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