Found at Raw Story
First the Cadillac ad. It is per Raw Story's assessment, obnoxious through and through; a smug capitalist pep talk on American exceptionalism delivered with an annoying swagger.
Strong anti-emetics advised.
For those who need a refresher, standing by a big home swimming pool actor Neal McDonough explains America’s essential sense of life, “Why do we work so hard? For this? For stuff? Other countries, they work, they stroll home, they stop by the café. They take August off. Off. Why aren’t we like that?Little doubt to whom this ad is pitched.
“Because we’re crazy, hard working believers, that’s why. These other countries think we’re insane. Whatever.”
Now, the Ford ad.
I am shocked at how good it is, at least to me, Mr. Cynical.
Standing in front of two rows of compost Ms. Murray explains her distinct perspective, “Why do I work so hard? For what? For this? For dirt? Other countries, they work, they stroll to the market and buy locally grown food. Locally. Why aren’t we like that? Well more and more of us are like that.”Credit where credit is due.
Sliding into a C-Max Energie electric hybrid Murray concludes, “It’s pretty simple. You work hard. You believe that anything is possible. And you try to make the world better. You try. As for helping a city grow good clean healthy vegetables, that’s the upside of giving a damn. N’est ce pas?”