Well unfortunately like 22+ million other Americans, I decided to watch the Superbowl tonight with the Denver Broncos playing the Seattle Seahawks.
I’m not sure what happened but this has been a train wreck of a game. Somehow, the Seattle Seahawks won with 43 points- 43 to 8 as final score. 8. WTF Denver?
I’m from Kansas City so it’s natural here to hate Denver, especially probably this year considering how well the Kansas City Chiefs did this year. That said, I’m sure my boss will be very happy tomorrow after this game- what is sure to become a historic loss for the Broncos. (I did go to one game this year. I spent the entire time taking pictures.) I’ve gotta say that I assumed without doubt Denver would take it. But it should also probably be mentioned that I know next to nothing about football.
Anyway, at some point during the third quarter, just was I was sitting there thinking to myself, “I should really turn this game off, I am so dreadfully bored”, a commercial began playing. And I knew it immediately. It was Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan! In a super bowl commercial.
Check it out:
Strange because awhile before that, there was a pretty funny ad on about a bear who’s snuck in to a store to find yogurt. There was a Bob Dylan song playing in that one- Bob Dylan’s “I Want You.”
These are Dylan appearances are both funny and awesome to me for a few reasons. Namely, Bob Dylan HATES this type of shit. He’s always been known for hating the media, and rebelling against it. To me, it’s almost like Bob Dylan’s saying a big eff you by appearing in a TV Commercial advertisement at all, not to mention a Super Bowl ad.
This is interesting to me as well when you take history in to play. As it turns out, last month marked the 100 year anniversary of the implementation of Minimum Wage. Actually, minimum wage was originally created due to Henry Ford – on January 15, 1914, Henry Ford began paying his workers $5 per day. The reasoning he gave for this was to boost employee loyalty & morale. However. It should also be noted that this was a drastically good move for Ford to make. In fact, he ended up doubling his profits in a little over a year. By paying his workers $5 a day, TWICE what he originally had paid them, he both made cars affordable for the workers who built them to purchase, as well as selling that many more cars. He’s not known as an American innovator because he was dumb, nope. See the Almanac video below for more.
And here is the Bob Dylan / Bear / Chobin commercial:
OH MY GOD. Not to mention. After last years Budweiser commercial portraying the ranch worker’s undying friendship with a Clydesdale Horse he saved, I was in tears. I thought it was cute how this year they played with the same idea but added, of COURSE, a puppy into the mix. DEAR LORD, A PUPPY. A puppy who’s best friend is a goddam horse, how can you not win with that. Luckily this one was a bit more humorous: