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Chevy spot already front-runner for most controversial ad
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5 2012 | Katie Dowd

Posted on 02/05/2012 7:35:46 PM PST by WilliamIII

If you’ve learned anything from Super Bowl XLVI so far, it’s that driving a Ford will get you killed when the apocalypse comes.

Unsurprisingly, this spot from Chevy is already generating the most controversy. In it, a man drives through a post-apocalyptic landscape and finds the only survivors are fellow Chevy drivers. Their friend, sadly, drove a Ford and is dead.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: ads; armageddon; automakers; endtimes; fordmotor; generalmotors; superbowlads
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1 posted on 02/05/2012 7:35:52 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Heh, makes me feel glad I just got a 1999 Chevy Blazer to replace my old 1994 Ford Explorer. B-)


2 posted on 02/05/2012 7:37:43 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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To: WilliamIII

Found On Road Dead - yeah, that’s original.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 7:38:01 PM PST by BipolarBob (When do the salmon return to Capistrano?)
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To: WilliamIII

It was cute.


4 posted on 02/05/2012 7:39:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: WilliamIII

Was Obama elected or voted out of office?


5 posted on 02/05/2012 7:40:02 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: WilliamIII

Silly people! Controversial ads are the ones that get remembered.


6 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WilliamIII

Ford needs to bring back the commercial with the genuine Ford buyer saying he wouldn’t support a company which got a government bailout.


7 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:57 PM PST by montag813
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To: BipolarBob
This is the theme of "Left Behind". There the good people are sucked up away from Earth in what is called "The Rapture". The evil people are left behind.

So, the variation here is that All The Chevy People Are Evil and All The Ford People Are Swept Up To Heaven?

Hmm.

8 posted on 02/05/2012 7:42:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: WilliamIII
The other Chevy commercial showed a chevy parachuting from an airplane, bungee jumping, playing a giant musical instrument, etc. Yeah, all things I look for in a vehicle.
9 posted on 02/05/2012 7:42:25 PM PST by fhayek
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To: WilliamIII; All

No biggie, besides I would never drive a Chevy anyway. It is sad we paid all that money for those commercials..


10 posted on 02/05/2012 7:43:34 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: WilliamIII

Just another big socialism, government attack on the private sector.

The imagery is ironic. Total destruction, bankrupt twinkies, and government motors.

Yep.

Sigh.


11 posted on 02/05/2012 7:43:59 PM PST by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: WilliamIII

Who would want to be safe in a world with 4 other guys and one of them a Twinkie.


12 posted on 02/05/2012 7:44:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: WilliamIII
That was my favorite one! I loved the Twinkies!
13 posted on 02/05/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by Plumres
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To: WilliamIII

The box of Twinkies in perfect condition was a nice touch.


14 posted on 02/05/2012 7:44:51 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: WilliamIII

I liked the guy eating a twinkie. It was a nice touch.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 7:44:53 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: muawiyah

>> So, the variation here is that All The Chevy People Are Evil and All The Ford People Are Swept Up To Heaven?

:-)


16 posted on 02/05/2012 7:45:35 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: bigdaddy45; Plumres; Venturer

All within one minute, lol!


17 posted on 02/05/2012 7:46:18 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: WilliamIII

I figured it was filmed in Deadtroit.


18 posted on 02/05/2012 7:46:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WilliamIII

I just bought a 2012 Lincoln MKX and never again will a GM product occupy a place in my garage.


19 posted on 02/05/2012 7:46:30 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Plumres; All

Never mind that is came from a Government Motors company..


20 posted on 02/05/2012 7:46:57 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: Plumres

Not mine. I liked the great dane and missing cat Doritos ad.


21 posted on 02/05/2012 7:48:50 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: SMGFan
Was Obama elected or voted out of office?

Did Soetoro survive the Apocalypse?

22 posted on 02/05/2012 7:48:50 PM PST by immadashell
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To: WilliamIII

Ford should run an ad pointing the finger at GM and their Kenyan Commie enabler who committed theft and fraud on an historically unprecendented scale.

A crime that calls into question the FUNDAMENTAL integrity of our securities markets.


23 posted on 02/05/2012 7:48:50 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: WilliamIII

Good grief - it was funny for crying out loud, and I’m a Ford guy.

Note to self - add twinkies to survival cache


24 posted on 02/05/2012 7:48:50 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: montag813

Actually, every Ford owner needs to make that video and upload it to YouTube and Facebook.


25 posted on 02/05/2012 7:49:53 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Venturer

Yeah, that was my reaction, too. The end of the world and it’s five guys and no women.


26 posted on 02/05/2012 7:51:39 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: WilliamIII
Ubama is sending a superliminal message to people who don't buy government motors' vehicles.
27 posted on 02/05/2012 7:53:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: WilliamIII
Their aim is seriously misdirected. They are getting the stuffing beaten out of them by Asian brands. I drove American metal for as long as possible. Now I have two KIA's, a Sedona van and a Rio sedan. They beat the hell out of anything I've ever gotten from Detroit. I'd rather buy an American marque, but Detroit will not produce what we need without being dragged and pulled into submission.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 02/05/2012 7:58:19 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: WilliamIII

What they didn’t show in the ad was that the apocalypse was brought about by a Volt exploding near a nuclear power plant.


29 posted on 02/05/2012 7:58:45 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WilliamIII

My first thought when the commercial began with scenes of a city in ruins was that it was going to be a statement on Obama’s America.


30 posted on 02/05/2012 8:00:36 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Plumres
That was my favorite one! I loved the Twinkies!

Twinkies are the only forever food.

31 posted on 02/05/2012 8:04:24 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: KevinDavis
It is sad we paid all that money for those commercials..

Yep. I was pretty much Debbie Downer during the SB commercials. After (just about) each one, I'd say...."Hmmmph...Socialism", or "Government Enterprise", etc. :(

32 posted on 02/05/2012 8:04:24 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: muawiyah

You got it.

;)


33 posted on 02/05/2012 8:08:35 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: ziravan

Ford should do a prequel ad showing the fiery apocolypse starting in a garage containing a Chevy Volt.


34 posted on 02/05/2012 8:15:43 PM PST by ScottinSacto
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To: ziravan

Ford should do a prequel ad showing the fiery apocolypse starting in a garage containing a Chevy Volt.


35 posted on 02/05/2012 8:15:57 PM PST by ScottinSacto
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To: WilliamIII

Regardless of the bailout, it was a good ad. Twinkies? Perfect.


36 posted on 02/05/2012 8:16:24 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: WilliamIII

What is realy funny is that you never see Chevy trucks off-road way in the boondocks. They are either Ford or Toyota 4X4s. Chevy trucks are junk on rugged trails.


37 posted on 02/05/2012 8:17:39 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Right now I have a Saturn Ion, a Toyota T-100 and a Dodge Neon beater. I’ll go you even one better. If I can help it, I will never again buy a vehicle that was made by union pukes and certainly not a GM.


38 posted on 02/05/2012 8:26:14 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: WilliamIII
It must be that the harpie Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz is the new marketing director of Government Motors, so that she can direct her venomous spittle onto the fender of the competition.
39 posted on 02/05/2012 8:32:22 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Larry Lucido

..............The box of Twinkies in perfect condition was a nice touch..................

Yeah, since both GM and the maker of Twinkies both went bankrupt!


40 posted on 02/05/2012 8:36:01 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: WilliamIII

I wonder if those Chevy Sonics advertised are the ones sold without front brakes, and had to be recalled? Union workers forgot to install them!!!!


41 posted on 02/05/2012 8:41:05 PM PST by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Mike Darancette

No they’re not. You forgot about peeps!


42 posted on 02/05/2012 8:44:36 PM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: WilliamIII

This year’s collection of ads was pretty lame. The Cheby ad was one of the better ones and that ain’t saying much.

Though I think my funniest favorite was the Darth Vader one. GoDaddy definitely had the cutest chicks.


43 posted on 02/05/2012 8:44:41 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: ReagansShinyHair

Every fifth day a turn in the barrel.


44 posted on 02/05/2012 8:55:40 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Rebelbase

I didn’t watch the game but I think ads about the apocalypse would be a little too close to home for me to find very amusing.


45 posted on 02/05/2012 9:12:03 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: montag813

Great idea. Have the Ford owner asking the Chevy owners where they’ll go for maintenance and repairs now that GM no longer exists since the government no longer exists.


46 posted on 02/05/2012 9:13:09 PM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: Mom MD
No they’re not. You forgot about peeps!

And Circus Peanuts too!
47 posted on 02/05/2012 9:16:52 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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To: ScottinSacto

Just show a Chevy driver smoking a Cig. These days that seems to be enough for a rope.


48 posted on 02/05/2012 9:20:58 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: WilliamIII

I’m probably not the first to notice - but I didn’t see a Ford commercial.

I saw VERY long expensive commercials fo the two taxpayer funded US Auto companies. But none from Ford.

Also - the tone of the two ads - Chevy - the thing to drive after the apocolypse - Chrysler “We know how to come back from the brink” -

I wonder - if it says something about their corporate mentality - or even their customers. Very self important. Very - “Self focused about how important they are”.

Then - compare the Suzuki ad - “Traded the sled” -

I could probably go on forever - but there was a tone there.


49 posted on 02/05/2012 9:28:38 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: WilliamIII

And - another thing -
For the strangest reason - I want to go out and buy a Fiat 500 Abarth.

I think my Alfas are jealous.


50 posted on 02/05/2012 9:33:06 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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