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  •  I'm still laughing (13+ / 0-)

    Totally brilliant.

    Can't tell you how sick I am of the standard fare - it's like they have a formula:

    1. Play creepy tubular bells Exorcist music.
    1. Fade in still photos of opponent. Maybe some headlines.
    1. "Joe Dickwipe says he's for the children - so why did he vote to roast them alive in ovens?"
    1. "Vote for Hamster McSweeny - he won't roast children."

    By the end of these things, you feel greasy and vaguely unsettled. The ad shown here is free of all those negatives and the humor of it leaves you with a good feeling. Media consultants, thy days are numbered.

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:31:40 AM PDT

    •  Dude (1+ / 0-)
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      Those names are even better than Dirk Diggler.

      The Republican Party: Keeping America Fact-Free Since 2001

      by IndyScott on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:35:01 AM PDT

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    •  MUSIC... seriously (0+ / 0-)

      A couple of Siegel's ads for Spitzer use some well known and powerful pieces of music, like "Simple Gifts" (a Shaker hymn) and "Ashokan Farewell" (from the Civil War series by Ken Burns, IIRC).  Siegel also uses "Let It Shine" in another ad.  Powerful music makes a tremendous difference.  

      You are so right - most political ads either use over-the-top Exorcist music, OR the ten-clowns-getting-out-of-the-clown-car music to show the opponent as being a buffoon.

      Does the latter ever motivate someone to say, "Man, I want to PARTICIPATE in Democracy, right now!!!".  Uh, no.  Siegel's ads get you fired up to speak out, to vote, or at the very least to pay attention and to feel that government can be positive.

      •  Spitzer's ads can be found (0+ / 0-)

        Here. Check out the one called "Tribute".  I'm a former New Yorker, so I'm biased, but I think that's a genius ad.  

        You know what's great about these ads?  They create excitement, and hope, and they raise expectations... they tell me that Spitzer isn't afraid to raise your expectations.  That's he's actually going to try to meet them.  Awesome.

    •  Me too - that ad's a hoot (0+ / 0-)

      And it gets the message across quite well.

      I love it!

      "It means that we can't be scared out of who we are. And that's victory, folks." -- Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift

      by RT on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 12:03:37 PM PDT

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    •  You, sir ... (1+ / 0-)
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      I've known Joe Dickwipe for almost 30 years. I served in Congress with Joe Dickwipe. And you, sir, are no Joe Dickwipe.

      Spare the poor people of Crawford, Texas. Send Bush a one-way ticket to the moon instead.

      by JacksonBlogs on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 12:19:50 PM PDT

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