Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stop Your Jibber-Jabber and Get Some Nuts!

An all-Mr. T post!? Yeah, sure, why not? I mean who doesn't miss Mr. T!? Well, he's back, with an awesome series of Snickers Commercials. Pure marketing genius right there!

If you are Mr. T, and you are going to show the world that it needs to eat more Snickers, well then, you are going to need the proper equipment. Just like in most A-Team episodes, B.A. Baracus certainly isn't afraid to take matters into his own hands;

This commercial is my absolute favorite- with or without the controversy around it. See, it's been playing in the UK, but amazingly (or maybe not), the U.S. lobby group, Human Rights Campaign has taken offense to this ad, and claims that it condones "the notion that the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is a group of second class citizens and that violence against GLBT people is not only acceptable but humorous". Um... I didn't know you had to be "GLBT" to be a speedwalker. Rather, I would argue that it's actually the Human Rights Campaign, that is propagating the stereotype, that if you are a speedwalker, then you must be GLBT. Anyway, watch the commercial, then laugh your nuts off;

Here is the first ad from the series... you may have seen this one, since apparently according to the Human Rights Campaign, playing soccer doesn't make you gay;

And just because everyone needs more Mr. T... here is just plain a good ol' Rant from Mr. T. I'm sure it was inteded to be chopped up for various clips and sound bites, but it's fun all-around.

I need some nuts... I wonder if the vending machine has any Snicker's bars in it?

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