Ok, I can't be the only one who's being driven crazy by this V-Cast commercial during the tourney.
Aren't commercials supposed to be aspirational, i.e. buy-this-product-and-this-could-be-you? So what on earth is Verizon thinking? Some of my problems with this ad:
*The guy's a total tool, that's perfectly clear ("Hey bud! My lady..."). But what's so frustrating is trying to figure out WHY they made their spokesman a total tool.
*There's the creepy sensation that he's pulling the headphones out of his sweaty ears and putting them into yours.
*He "rocks out" in a way that would be funny if Jack Black did it, but it's completely devoid of irony.
*Cell phones / mp3 players are stupid, for exactly the reason as shown in the ad. You don't want a call to interrupt your tunes.
*Apparently the actor who plays this tool was on Survivor a couple years ago.
*Fallout Boy. Ok, they weren't exactly underground for the past couple years, but this ad hits at exactly the moment when they're, well, appearing in commercials. It's the perfect music for this tool to listen to.
*Above all he fails to spot his friend! What a tool...
This guy's the biggest tool on TV right now, that's perfectly clear. But where does he rate all-time. For me the number one television tool is probably Jessie's brother from New York in the two-part episode of Saved by the Bell.