Wednesday, March 05, 2008


I'm not going to make a habit of embedding, but last month's Millard Fillmore soap-on-a-rope commercial deserves some recognition, just as President Fillmore does, and I will do my little part. It's funny even if you're not a presidential buff. I was especially amused to see that the Bathtub Hoax still has some legs.

Fillmore soap-on-a-rope has been cited as a reason for an executive shakeup at Kia's US subsidiary, though I suspect that the reasons were more involved than that. But if so, it only shows that humor doesn't travel well between speakers of different languages. Still, I'd rather see a dozen such ads than any more of the cliché-packed usual run of car commercials.


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