Hyper-Bole 4th quarter: slim pickin's

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I’m not sure what transgression I have committed to inspire such bad Super Bowl ad karma. Maybe it was all those years of prohibited rebroadcasting or retransmission of accounts of NFL games, without the express written consent of the National Football League, but my assignment was the 4th quarter and this year there wasn’t much to pick from.
Let’s recap: Not one, but two really creepy Denny’s chicken ads, another talking baby ad for E-Trade (a cringe-inducing pet peeve of mine) and an Audi ad that butchered one of the anthems of my youth, Cheap Trick’s Dream Police. But all of that pales in comparison to the Taco Bell ad featuring the “Round Mound of Rebound,” Charles Barkley rapping the virtues of a $5 box of tacos. Sadly for Chuck, it was less Dr. Dre and more Dr. Seuss. I have a feeling Charles just lost some serious street cred with this spot.
There were two bright spots in the quarter for me: the Vizio spot and the funniest Bud Light ad of the night, “Book Club.”  It wasn’t so much that I loved the Vizio ad, but seeing Beyonce manhandled by a robot is always good. And when I saw the same robot drop a zombie into a pit with her, I thought to myself, “If this zombie bites Beyonce, I don’t care what they are selling…I’m in.”  And the Bud light ad was one of the few to actually make me chuckle all night. “I’d like to hear you read some words.” Indeed.

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If there’s anyone who can honestly say, “Been there, done that,” it’s Rob. After traveling the world for seven years in his 20’s, Rob went to LA and started working in film production. Then it was off to New York, where he learned how to program, which eventually brought him back home to Louisville to build websites. At Current360, Rob heads up our in-house production studio, creating all things digital for our clients — videos, commercials, radio spots, and a lot more. 

When he’s at home, Rob likes to create things like homemade kombucha and music.