“Ad” Feminem

Just watching a very funny riff on David Spade’s show, about that Peloton exercise bike ad which got everybody so upset. I guess cuz it was the 21st century equivalent of giving your wife a vacuum cleaner, or a cookbook: the gift is really for him, is that it?

Whatever. But y’know who I hate? That semi-Asian lookin’ brunette in the car commercial, who keeps opening her front door on a happy, noisy scene of Christmas family revelry, taking one look askance—and retreating to the “sanctuary” of her car!
Why are any of the other characters calling this woman “honey”? Unless that’s her actual first name, and she’s just, I dunno, there to audit the books or provide computer tech support or sump’n.
In fact, judging from the glimpse we get of the interior of her car, I think this scenario is likely. That ain’t no mom-mobile! It’s too clean, uncluttered.
Is this woman supposed to be The Mom? No way! The mom’s face would dissolve into a wide grin of delight and pleasure when she opens the door! She’d chuck her car keys on a side table and run into the fracas!
Who is this stone-cold bitch, is what I wonder. But her tv “family” seems to accept her pathological, a-social withdrawal as business as usual. Nobody pursues her to her ambulance-sterile vehicle yelling “ Mommy! (Or “Honey”!) What’s wrong?”
I hate this woman. I just know she supports Warren. No, make that Buttigieg. I hope she gets chocolate smeared all over the tasteful beige interior of her “sanctuary” vehicle.
That’s all! Thanks for reading!

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9 thoughts on ““Ad” Feminem”

  1. I don’t get American TV so what commercial?

    I saved money on the exercise equipment and just bought a hat stand to hang my clothes on.

    I would have titled this post “Caveat Femptor”, Hyp.

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  2. 10 Cents:
    I don’t get American TV so what commercial?

    I saved money on the exercise equipment and just bought a hat stand to hang my clothes on.

    I would have titled this post “Caveat Femptor”, Hyp.

    This is fascinating (to me; probably no one except you and I will care, Soxy!). Which pun is better?
    Mine is a play on “ad” which can mean “to or at” as in the phrase “ad hominem” (But query whether that phrase is well-enough-known so that people recognize my variant “feminem”)  and is also short for “advertisement”.

    Yours transforms the first syllable of “emptor”, but”femptor” doesn’t mean anything in any language.  Still I think the main problem with it is that the first syllable of your nonsense word (I don’t mean that pejoratively; I’m a big fan of Lewis  Carroll!) is not “fem”, but “femp”.
    But I don’t know.  Let’s say we were writing about the prevalence of anorexia—(no, let’s make that just extreme dieting, otherwise the subject kinda damps any possible humor)  exclusively among women.    Would it be funny  to call it a “femine”?   I am not ROFL.  (And it isn’t that I don’t crack me up when I do think of a good one!)

    Take yours from a while ago:”Notre  Dem” to describe neverTrump’s choice of Buttigieg.  That is a laffriot! Because both Dem and Dame mean sump’n. (Oh and also because Peter Pansy ain’t no hombre,  but I doubt you intended  that:  you aren’t mean ‘n’ snarky like me!)

    Just little esoteric discussion between two master punsters.  It’s fascinating to attempt to analyze what goes into funny.

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  3. Y’know…reading over the above, I wonder if both my and Soxy’s puns aren’t a tad récherché.
    If any other Ratty wordsmiths weigh in: are either of them funny? If so, which is funnier?

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  4. Hypatia:
    Y’know…reading over the above, I wonder if both my and Soxy’s puns aren’t a tad récherché.
    If any other Ratty wordsmiths weigh in: are either of them funny? If so, which is funnier?

    I think 10 Cents’ pun was better by far.

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  5. Well!  Since I don’t have any TV at all, I searched youtube for this ad as described and came up bupkis on any plausible match.

    But, look what the youtube algorithm sent me as a viewing suggestion!  The Ratburger brüderlein und schwesterlein may take this as an Easter Egg, or as an offered serendipitous means of psychologic and spiritual soothing post-Ad-Feminem.  Either way, it’s a good deal.  And there is a Santa hat, which makes it even more relevant.

    When annoyed or when in need, trust the long-ears.

    Note the independently-rotatable ears.  On the mule.

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  6. Tuesday while at school preparing for a test, I over heard one gentleman telling another they were going to Oklahoma for Christmas to be with family. The other guy said how nice. The first guy said not really. And then made a disparaging remark about crazy families and such. I just have a hunch this guy, who is older (probably my age, 41) is not married and certainly has no children.

    People with families of their own tend to enjoy the ruckus of their extended family. Being in a family is the most unselfish thing anyone does and you can certainly see those with and those without.

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  7. Robert A. McReynolds:
    People with families of their own tend to enjoy the ruckus of their extended family. Being in a family is the most unselfish thing anyone does

    It sure does teach forbearance!

    This guy who was on his way to Oklahoma is likely just giving a few days a year to extended family.  That is a comparatively small investment when you consider that in former eras extended family all lived in the same neighborhood and saw each other quite frequently.  So he seems grudging.  But then, you never know, maybe those folks are weird.  But then again, so are we all.

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  8. Hypatia:
    …brunette in the car commercial, who keeps opening her front door on a happy, noisy scene of Christmas family revelry, taking one look askance—and retreating to the “sanctuary” of her car!

    I saw this commercial; it was on Youtube.

    I agree I thought that they were selling something that is not specific to their brand.   I doubt if it is an effective ad, and that makes it hard to recall which car make ran the ad.

    I think it was Lincoln, but I just looked and saw they have 52 different ads currently on Youtube, so I am not going to sort through that mess to look for it.

    And I agree that the subtext of the ad was that the clamor of family life is too stressful to bear.

    Shame on them.

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