Why the GM Marketing Team Should go to Hell Without Passing go…

GM recently reminded me why I don’t watch TV.  I was eating dinner with my girlfriend and watching Iron Chef America, when a GM commercial came on.  It starts out with two guys in a grocery store at a checkout counter.  One guy has an assortment of what appears to be healthy foods and a box of tofu that is ever so carefully shown to the audience in plain view.  The healthy eater seems embarrassed with his purchase as he looks behind him at the other guy who is getting a bunch of meat.  He then rushes through the checkout process and rushes through the parking lot and gets into his Hummer, with a big fat grin on his face.  The words then appear at the bottom of the screen, “Hummer: Restore your manhood.” 

My jaw dropped and I looked at my girlfriend.  We were both pretty much taken back by this display of filth.  I couldn’t believe it.  How could GM step to an all time low like this?  Not only are they portraying their crappy, not to mention ugly, contraption of a vehicle, the Hummer, as some kind of manly device, but they are also suggesting that people that eat healthy, like myself, are somehow lesser men.  Why don’t they just come out and say it, “Drive a Hummer, don’t be a fag.”  It’s pretty insulting.  If GM wants to make a profit on their crappy cars here is an idea: Stop making gas hogs that people don’t need that destroy the environment and further portray the image of an SUV driver as a cool, hip, “manly” person when in all actuality, anyone that wastes money on them, especially the Hummer, is a fucking moron.

[Editors Note: I don’t necessarily agree that everyone who drives an SUV is a moron, but I do have to admit that this sounds like a pretty insulting commercial. It does make you wonder what kind of crack GM’s marketing department is smoking these days.]

78 thoughts on “Why the GM Marketing Team Should go to Hell Without Passing go…

  1. I just had a thought. I hope a hummer does not just refer to a homosexual act.
    I am having a hard enought time being bi-linqual, let alone anything else!
    Allan

  2. I hope a hummer does not just refer to a homosexual act.

    I’ve always understood the term to mean either an ugly-ass, oversized polluting vehicle or a blowjob. Out of curiosity, what other language do you speak?

  3. I’ve always understood the term to mean either an ugly-ass, oversized polluting vehicle or a blowjob. Out of curiosity, what other language do you speak?

    This is exactly how I understood it.  A song from a comedian I heard on Bob and Tom comes to mind, “Do ya think there’ll be hummers in heaven, thats something I’d look forward too…”

  4. Actually German, Dutch and Scottish.
    Plus the language of love!!!
    In case you haven’t noticed I’m also full of shit!! But lovable none the less.
    (That’s what happens when you get a reputation for being good in the sack)
    Allan smile

  5. WAIT A MINUTE! We started out having a civilized conversation about ecology and after a while it has taken so many twists and turns I end up sitting here having carnal thoughts about Sexie Sadie
    Life is funny eh!

    Or; to quote from a line in a ganster movie I saw where one of the hoods says;
    “Life is funnier that shit!”
    -Makes sense in a strange twisted way!

  6. I end up sitting here having carnal thoughts about Sexie Sadie

    Moses- join the queue, my carnal thoughts were first.

    (That’s what happens when you get a reputation for being good in the sack)

    Do you know the pelvic floor trick though?

    (back to the thread)
    The honda ad is a regular here, and very catchy- I heard my kids singing ‘Hate something, change something’.  They do another cool one with a Sean Connery type dressed as a 60s race driver in various modes of transport singing ‘to dream the impossible dream’  At the end he drives a speedboat over the edge of a waterfall, the music stops, and then restarts as a hot air balloon rises from the mist in the big finale.  On the Balloon it says HONDA- the only reference in the whole ad.

    Did you know that you can run a Diesel on chip fat?  You need a conversion kit, and second fuel tank- about £800 (USD$1300 approx).  You start the car on Diesel. Once its all warmed up you switch to the cooking oil.  Then a few minutes before you get to your destination you switch back, so the engine can be started on diesel again.
    Conversion info

    Apparently the amount of CO2 emitted is less than the amount used by the maize, so as a fuel it lowers your carbon footprint.

    Given it is a cheap, easy to produce, clean fuel, why is there no government/energy company investment?

  7. The last number I saw I posted on my website in an article I wrote about alternative energy sources.  corn-grain ethanol emits about 12% less than carbon, biodiesel emits about 41% less.  And it brings up the question that was just asked:

    Given it is a cheap, easy to produce, clean fuel, why is there no government/energy company investment?

  8. Given it is a cheap, easy to produce, clean fuel, why is there no government/energy company investment?

    Umm… How many guesses do I get… smile

  9. BIG oil?

    But it’s not just about petrol.  There were power cuts in central London today, due to a combination of strain caused by the hot wearther on supply, and a number of faults.  Much UK electricity is generated by gas.  Given Putin has made it quite clear that he intends to use Russian Gas- one of the biggest supplies in Europe/Asia as a way to get world ‘respect’ finding an alternative for the generating companies would seem to be a priority. Domestic Fuel prices are rocketing here.

    If you were the CEO of a company whose major product was a finite resource, located in the most unstable regions of the world, would you not be looking for a replacement?  PLUS first in grabs the market- like Microsoft Window. Every body dances to your tune.  At the moment you can’t use just the fat into the engine. Imagine if you have the patent for the refining so you can.  Plus fat disposal is a envromental hazard in itself.  BUT used fat can be filtered and used.

  10. with the cooking oil and the heat off the engine you can get french fries “to go” (OK OK I’m outtsa here! goodnight)(night sadie!)

  11. A lot of you are complaining about the environment. Seriously, quit being girly men and drive a big truck. I bet you drive a yellow beetle with the plate, “Fabolous” on the back, huh. Okay, I get your point. You eat healthy, but you’re old and bald. What do you eat that is healthy anyway to do that, you’re the spitting image of santa clause. Besides, read in Genesis. It’s right there, we can do whatever we want to the world. The world gets one degrees hot, boo hoo. Ice caps are melting, floods and all this other stuff. I say we haven’t fully subdued the world yet, the Hummer is just the beginning to subdue it. Besides, you’re an old man. By your age, Enzyte isn’t just good enough. Buy a hummer and restore your manhood. Restore the balance. There’s enough environment out there anyway. Look from space, the planet is green and blue. Good enough.

  12. Well, either it’s funny, dry humour, or this is one of those “let’s destroy the world God will save us” types.

    Even if it isn’t meant to be funny, it sure is. Thanks smile.

  13. Arc, I was going to reply with my “don’t have time or patience for assholes and idiots,” but i’m not sure what he is saying, or if he is serious or what so the best course of acton in this case is “silence is golden!”

    Night Sadie!!

  14. The problem with scary dicks like that is that he’s part of the majority.  downer

  15. Yea I can relate, my daughters name is “rockyoursocksoff” but then again she is twelve so if this guy is not a teenager he has some serious issues!  LOL

  16. I can’t believe the level of wit recieved by this community, I almost died. Honestly, Moses, You ought to stick your head under a moving freight train. The world hasn’t been subdued anyway, it’s still sending us storms. By the way, I wasn’t being serious about the first post. My name IS Brenton Alesandre, daddy for short ladies, wink. I’ll register to this community later on, for now I’m too lazy.

  17. anyone with an e-mail name like “bitruckbigstud” has given us his entire reusme in one quote….. next!

  18. Well aren’t you just witty, Moses. Tone it down before you pop a few neurons, or even pop a vessel in your eye.. anyway. How are you doing tonight?

  19. Interesting that it’s “restore th balance” now. All the women that drive those things must have been complaining!

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