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Pete K
03-09-2009, 08:01 AM
Has anyone seen the new Mountain Dew commercial featuring the Lincoln-Douglas debates? It is rather silly and will be an effective ad campign, but it it could bee seen as distasteful by some. Lincoln strips off his shirt and beats up Douglas with a wooden chair ala Studio wrestling. It is meant for teens as a joke. Just looking for other opinions.

sbl
03-09-2009, 08:38 AM
Nope! Not Offended at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbCkgKQhxrQ

Micah Trent
03-09-2009, 09:32 AM
Now that was funny. Not distasteful at all!!! The only thing missing was Jim Ross doing the play-by-play.;)

Pete K
03-09-2009, 10:25 AM
I found it funny as well, the wife said I was acting as a teen. My boys loved it.

Danny
03-09-2009, 10:53 AM
...the new Mountain Dew commercial featuring the Lincoln-Douglas debates...looking for other opinions.

Pete - I found it funny. And after all, for kids that don't even know what century the ACW was in, here at least they see a somewhat accurate antebellum visual impression (Douglas and Lincoln, clothing, crowd mix, setting, and style of debates at that time) at least before the silly part starts. And they get a true factoid, Lincoln was fond of wrestling.

That a kid would have any clue that it was a somewhat accurate portrayal of a real event isn't for sure.

Dan Wykes

sbl
03-09-2009, 11:02 AM
Yeah, the kids these days.............

http://data.tumblr.com/2MNqj9T7xhtgz53zKlgNsaBKo1_500.jpg

Drygoods
03-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Hey, if I saw old Abe campaign like he does in the commercial, he'd get my vote!:D But since I cannot vote yet, Jeffy gets my support.

hmm, had to come back and edit, considering where I live in the State of Jefferson, Joe Lane would be getting our local support.

1stMD5RgmtANV
03-09-2009, 06:26 PM
I thought it was comical the first time I saw it. As with most Mountain Dew ads, though, it has gotten old.

flattop32355
03-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Least common demoninator humor. Move along, now, nothing to see here.....

CivilWarBuff1863
03-10-2009, 04:10 PM
I thought is was funny. After all everyone's got to have humor and fun.

Seeing Lincoln get up and rip his shirt off and then wrestling was a total laugh.

So many "only if's"!

LOL! :D

Irish Bill
03-11-2009, 07:03 PM
I thought it was comical the first time I saw it. As with most Mountain Dew ads, though, it has gotten old.

ditto, but it did get a chuckle out of me.

Robert A Mosher
03-11-2009, 09:28 PM
As I recall, Lincoln reportedly was fond of wrestling, although I think it might have been more properly called "wrasslin."

Robert A. Mosher

Regular3
03-12-2009, 02:56 PM
Yeah, the kids these days.............

http://data.tumblr.com/2MNqj9T7xhtgz53zKlgNsaBKo1_500.jpgNow that is funny :lol:

clconboy
03-20-2009, 08:08 PM
i saw the commercial on TV....i don't know if you noticed but his chest hair or a tattoo of a eagle :P

PetePaolillo
03-28-2009, 10:24 PM
I loved the tattoo. It was in fact an Eagle!!! Classic!! and since Lincoln had such a fondness for the theater and acting...I think He would have laughed himself. Very funny stuff indeed

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
03-29-2009, 11:07 AM
Hallo!

Absence of proof is not proof of absence that Lincoln did not have an eagle chest tatoo, and maybe the Dew folks got it "right."

But Lincoln was beardless at the debate.

Just a-funnin'...

;) :)

CHS
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