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Paul Johnson, Trouble Breaker #1

Marilynn, I hadn't noticed the dark pattern until you pointed it out clearly in your posting. Thank you!

Instead, I was noticing the proliferation of idiots as "heroes" of the commercials. I suppose folks can laugh at them because they are CERTAINLY not like us. Or is the joke ON us? Whether these "stars" were pulling out chest hair, dreaming of fame as a rap singer, or stopping to pick up a beer-wielding pedestrian who also happened to be brandishing an axe, the ridiculous seems to rule the day.

In retrospect, I can't seem to remember any idiots played by "she-roes." Apparently advertisers believe women are clearly more sensible than men (and I am sensible enough not to argue with that!)


The one that got everyone I was with was the Budweiser commercial with the dog. It is lonely and sad, not the hero dalmation.

But the Hero dog was white and as it walked through the town it came upon a bad dog. The bad dog? Black & brown. Everyone in my living room started to talk about it.

While it worked easily for the story (covering a black dog with spots would have been a little Pepe Le Pew)we felt it was subtle racism.


Other than that Prince = Awesome! And the Robert Goulet commercial had me in stitches.

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