Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One thing you most likely won't be seeing at this year's Super Bowl

Actually, before I get into any madness involving PETA, there's word this morning that Joe Carnahan, who has tried and failed to win the financing for several other movies since "Smokin' Aces," is now attached to direct a big-screen version of "The A Team."

Though I get proven wrong almost daily, so am well used to it by now, I really can't see this being anything but a mess, but I really liked Carnahan's "Narc" quite a bit, so I guess it's at least good to see the man working. Last I heard he was encircling a movie of James Ellroy's "White Jazz" or the Pablo Escobar biopic "Killing Pablo," either of which would most likely be better than seeing the further adventures of Hannibal and B.A. next summer (though, of course, I did just adore them as a kid.)

As for "Smokin' Aces," except for the very funny stuff with Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys, I thought that one was just a bloated disaster.

Here today, however, because I don't have time for much before heading out, it's all about PETA and the Super Bowl ad that NBC says is simply too racy for the big game. I may not agree with their goal, since I eat chicken at least once a day and have never felt too guilty about it, but I do like watching what PETA does as a constant provocateur.

And, I guess this ad featuring lingerie models and vegetables (remember, if you're watching this at work, I did warn you) does indeed provoke something. It's just about exactly what you would be expecting, but if you aren't offended by a list of female body parts, please read on after the jump for NBC's very funny second-by-second breakdown of just what they object to.

:12- :13- licking pumpkin

:13- :14- touching her breast with her hand while eating broccoli

:19- pumpkin from behind between legs

:21- rubbing pelvic region with pumpkin

:22- screwing herself with broccoli (fuzzy)

:23- asparagus on her lap appearing as if it is ready to be inserted into vagina

:26- licking eggplant

:26- rubbing asparagus on breast

Well, there's not really I can add to the words "rubbing asparagus on breast," so I'll simply say have a perfect passable Wednesday. Peace out.


J. Marquis said...

Wow, I don't know if that ad would make me want to become a vegetarian. But it would certainly make me consider dating one.

Reel Fanatic said...

Considering everything that gets through on TV nowadays, I find it hard to believe that that was really all that objectionable, but almost nothing offends me anymore

Mercurie said...

While I don't exactly approve of PETA (I don't go into it here, but for a bunch of vegans and vegetarians their "ethical treatment" of animals falls short of mine), I don't find the ad all that objectionable either. Heck, I've seen worse on primetime network television!

coffee said...

PETA's ad inspired me to go out do a barley grass shot

Bob said...

What the heck is with Joe Carnahan? "Narc" was such a great, underrated movie and he's turning himself into the love child of Michael Bay and Guy Ritchie. Seriously, what's the deal?

In other news, I have just posted the nominations for the Bob Awards if you wish to peruse them. Peace out.

Reel Fanatic said...

I'll definitely stop by and check out the Bob awards tomorrow as a way to avoid doing any actual work ... As much as I really disliked "Smokin' Aces," I also can't believe that Carnahan can only manage to make a movie that will be as bad as I imagine any "A Team" movie will turn out to be