Commercials are, more or less, fairly effective. They are visual invasions and auditory assaults to the senses which can do their manipulative job in less than 30 seconds. When I first saw the “Sword” Trident Layers Gum commercial, the ad did its spectacular magic on me as the cute cub in it caught my attention in less than 3 seconds. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
I’m going through my second cold/flu for the past 2 months now and it’s not fun. At. All.*
Here is Oddjob (from Goldfinger) with his Oscar-winning portrayal of a strong man suffering from a terrible coughing affliction:
If I was one of those kids groping Mr. Oddjob’s massive bicep,
I probably won’t grow up to be gay. No sir. No way.
* Luckily, I have Professor Layton & The Curious Village on the Nintendo DS to entertain me. One of the best adventure/puzzle games of 2008, in my opinion. Ow, my head.
Three of the cute bearish caricatures in the game.
The artwork reminds me of The Triplets of Belleville.