We laughed, we smirked, we were grossed out… we cried? The television commercials during the Super Bowl often incite a variety of emotions, but not many can make you weepy. Anheuser-Busch showed a commercial that depicted American troops getting off a plane and walking through an airport. People turn, they notice, and someone starts clapping. Everyone starts clapping. Several cuts are done, showing faces, smiles, and clapping hands. The screen fades to black, and says, simply, “Thank you.”
If you haven’t seen it, watch it here, before you read what follows.
And then there is this analysis, from the New York Times:
A gauzy valentine to American troops, which ended with the Anheuser-Busch corporate logo superimposed on screen, was touching, but some viewers may have wondered whether “Busch” had been misspelled.
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I’ve never wanted more in my life to tell the New York Times to bite my ass… but part of me is afraid that I’m going to catch whatever it is that makes them so blatantly cynical and tactless.
(via Michelle Malkin)