High Strangeness: UFOs and The Superbowl

Monday, February 6, 2012

UFOs and The Superbowl

Color me disappointed. Today all the Superbowl TV commercial talk is about Clint Eastwood's "Halftime in America" ad for Chrysler... Sure, it was good and powerful and everything, but it did it have aliens? No.

Two Superbowl ads did, however, go there, and I have to give credit to my wife Mxxxxx for pointing it out.

The Chevy pickup "Survive Apocalypse" ad prominently featured a massive crashed flying saucer amid the ruins of a post-apocalyptic world, while the Acura "Transactions" ad had two little green bug-eyed aliens, one dead and one alive. Maybe they were the same alien, but I don't see how, because in the first appearance the alien is in a body bag and Jerry Seinfeld and the other guy recoil from its awful smell, and in the second appearance it's sitting at a cafe next to Seinfeld, very much alive and apparently not smelly. What's up with that?

(I have to say, though, I think Kia outdid them all with last year's Superbowl ad, "One Epic Ride." Aliens, a space ship, a wormhole, and Incas! Or Mayans. Or Aztecs. I can never tell which is which. Anyway, beat that!)

What does it mean when one car manufacturer after another uses UFO and alien life form iconography in their tv spots? I'll just say it: it could be a plot. But who, or what, is behind it? Personally, I think the execs at the auto manufacturing companies are clueless; if the ad is funny and creates some buzz and sells a few cars, who cares what any of the images mean? It's the ad agencies we have to keep our eyes on...

Think about it: all they do is create cultural perceptions. Who better than the ad agencies to condition the human race for its eventual demise? My God, if they keep bombarding us with images of aliens and spaceships on our TV sets every night, we're not even going to lift an eyebrow when those alien war machines start to decimate our planet. Not until it's too late... It would be the easiest, most bloodless alien invasion since "They Live" (see image below)

You won't even know they've taken over.
Thanks for selling out the human race, Seinfeld.

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