July 27, 2007

Of Course, Slowing Down To 50MPH On The Autobahn Carries Its Own Risk

So I'm watching the Train Wreck de France, and one of their recurring commercials is for Bridgestone Tires' new 'run-flat' thingamajig. It shows some guy in a nice BMW screaming down the autobahn when he runs over a board with a four-inch nail in it. Blah blah blah, yada yada yada, and the guy's glad he's got new Bridgestone run-flats which allow him to (per the small print) "drive at 50mph or less for 50 miles or less."

How the commercial ended: The guy continues screaming down the autobahn. Cue the world's worst commercial music (think the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on LSD trying to sing, oh, I don't know, some really teeth-grating aria).

How the commercial should have ended: The guy continues screaming down the autobahn... until his overstressed run-flat tire fails spectacularly, sending him into a bridge abutment at 200kph.


Posted by Chris at July 27, 2007 09:32 AM

Category: Media Stupidity

Does anyone know where I can see this commercial online?

Posted by: Corey at August 10, 2007 02:25 PM

I couldn't find it on YouTube, but I record stuff all the time off Versus and I'll keep an eye out for it. If I find it, I'll post it.

But I gotta know - why do you want to see it? I found it to be really annoying.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at August 14, 2007 09:55 AM