5 Ridiculous/Offensive Memorial Day Commercials
Some businesses are jerks for pimping a junk heap on wheels on Memorial Day. Others are silly for trying to sell sexual innuendo-heavy mattresses ("firm," "spread out," "not squishy") on a day that's supposed to be all about giving it up to American servicemen and women.
Then there are these super-jerk stinkbombs that a handful of companies have lobbed at the TV-viewing crowd on Memorial Day.
5. Winnebago and the American Soldier
Here's the "let's place the token American soldier next to the Winnebago" advertisement, courtesy of Great Alaskan Holidays in Anchorage. You know what will really get 'em to bum-rush the door? Have our brave American hero talking to a civilian while the two stand next to a faux roaring fire in a wicker basket.
4. Pepsi v. Coke
A rotund guy steps on a tube of sunscreen. White cream squirts out and nails a beefcake on his bare, shaved chest. Fat dude then collapses a little girl's sandcastle. Little girl whacks guy across the calf with a plastic implement. Flabio lingers over his shoulder a little too long. The bloke does this all to pledge his Memorial Day allegiance to Pepsi in a creep-tastic ad from a while back. By the way, the only taste test that interests us is removing the sickening flavor that this commercial left behind in our mouths.