Monday, September 21, 2009

Most Irresponsible Advertisement of the Day in a Long While

The disclaimer in fine print, which you can barely read when you see this commercial airing on television says, "Professional driver on closed road. Do not attempt."

After some of the unprofessional driving I saw on open roads yesterday while driving 23 miles to a restaurant, I'm wondering why they don't just show professional drivers driving responsibly. Clearly, too many people take this shit literally. It might as well be an advertisement for texting while driving.

Or it could be a liquor advertisement showing a drunk driver crashing through a plate glass window with the disclaimer, "Drink Responsibly. As long as you don't kill anyone, it's fine to drive drunk."

Yeah, right. Mercedes-Benz, you and your ad agency have disappointed me.

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