I admit that advertising is a kind of art, in that creative people come together to make short films designed to move or amuse an audience, but I'd also posit that advertising as an artistic endeavour is fatally weakened by the fact that it's conceived with the desire to sell products to gullible people. Kind of like how childbirth is an amazing and wonderful thing, but then some people have babies solely to raise them to adulthood in the hopes of murdering them and selling their organs. Or so I hear.
Anyway, if you want to watch a bunch of ads, with other ads in the commercial breaks, you can find the latest installment of Superbowl's Greatest Commercials tonight at 8 on CBS. And may god have mercy on your soul.
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FOX 8 PM: The audition round this time is from Portland, Oregon, so be on the lookout for a lot of odes against the fascist patriarchy and how we should get rid of highways in favor of bike lanes.
BRAVO 10 PM: "Pee-Wee Herman stops by for some special pancakes; the chefs are given a bike challenge to find ingredients for Pee-Wee's dinner party." Oh man, that just makes me sad. :(
NBC 8 PM: "When Alex becomes jealous of one of Whitney's co-workers, the two decide to try couples therapy; Mark and Roxanne realize they make good partners while at Lily and Neal's game night." 14 episodes in and they're already in therapy. I hope they break up. Followed by Are You There, Chelsea? at 8:30.
FOX 9 PM: "Howie and more than 100 strangers help Tim apologize to Nick, his brother and band mate; special appearances include musician Art Alexakis, dance group FORMALity, drummer DJ Ravi and rapper Ace Hood." I guarantee you that all of these people will be dead in a year. In other words, I'm fervently hoping to make the Mobbed curse a thing.