Among the many moronic ads last night there were a few funny ones. Naturally, the NYTimes‘ critic found none of them amusing; even the Washington Post ‘s over the hill Tom Shales wasn’t that humor deprived. He even mentioned the Tebow ad, something the NYTimes critic passed over. To the latter’s credit, he did find time to diss the single most disturbed add of all, Audi’s, which he described thus:
Officious “green police” punish citizens who are not sufficiently eco-conscious, but an owner of an Audi A3 TDI with clean-diesel technology drives away scot-free. This misguided spot put the “mental” in “environmental.”
You can watch it here. I’m still scratching my head as to why Audi would hype its green car in manner only Al Gore and Henry Waxman would appreciate. Perhaps it was inspired by the movie version of A Clockwork Orange.