You did what with that baked potato?

pret2Today is Super Bowl Sunday. I don’t believe the game is going to be very interesting. (Pittsburgh by 14+) So, Pretzel Day will focus primarily on what the Super Bowl means culturally. It gives us a chance to get rowdy. We can eat hot wings until our faces are smeared with buffalo sauce. We can drink until our bladders are full. We can listen to Bruce Springsteen like its 1987.

The point is, Super Bowl Sunday has meaning even for those who are not football fans. Even for non-sports fans, there is plenty to look forward to today. (Including something that is of particular importance for Pretzel Day- a new The Office episode on right after the Super Bowl.)

For many people, the most anticipated part of the big game tonight are the commercials. There is always going to be at least one or two commercials that are the hot topic of conversation the next day. However, the most interesting commercial won’t even be aired.

PETA bought airtime and produced a series of 30 second sports designed to encourage people to go vegetarian. However, when PETA showed NBC the commercials, the network claimed that the commercials “depict a level of sexuality exceeding our standards.”

Obviously, this sparked our interest at Pretzel Day. Too sexy for the Super Bowl? I saw Janet Jackson’s boob when I was 15 thanks to the Super Bowl, but PETA has produced something too sexy?

We had to see for ourselves what this PETA commercials exactly did that was so over-the-top. Wow. You know you’re pushing the envelope when you make a group of college males blush.

Thank you, NBC for saving my precious eyes from such a sight. I would much rather be inundated with erectile dysfunction commercials. Images of old people doing it are much less offensive and traumatic.

That being said, you can’t deny the effectiveness of PETA’s commercials. I mean, I’ve never been jealous of a stalk of asparagus before.

Enjoy the Super Bowl tonight! Eight hours till kick off!

AOL News: Sexy PETA Ad Banned From Super Bowl

PETA: Veggie Love’: PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad


3 Responses to “You did what with that baked potato?”

  1. 1 Charles February 2, 2009 at 5:23 am

    It was a great game, actually. Boom, roasted.

  1. 1 Take that, PETA « Pretzel Day Trackback on February 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm
  2. 2 Pretzel Day turns one month « Pretzel Day Trackback on February 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

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