Monday, February 18, 2013

M&M's, Divas, and Dating Pigs

Mariah Carey denied the rumor that she only eats blue M&M's. Jennifer Lopez prefers plain not peanut M&M's. This is understandable. What I don't understand is an M&M wearing eyeglasses and high heels. And why are all the males in the "I'm Sexy and I Know It" M&M ad buffoons -- the human guys and the M&M "guy" laughing/leering cause they think the high-heeled candy is naked. Even the prime minister alluded to by Ms. Chocolata apparently doesn't know the difference between arm candy and candy.  Surely, I'm not the only one to find candies with eyes and feet truly creepy.

The only thing creepier is the GEICO ad where an attractive young woman is trying to seduce a pig. Earlier Maxwell the Pig ads were fun but this latest one where he is in a broken down car with woman who needs eyeglasses is stupid and insulting. Is she a vegetarian who doesn't eat bacon, she dates it? And is there a snarky subtext that women want to date men who are pigs? Who are the ad managers approving these ads -- the nephew or some-in-law of the candy corporate CEO? And more importantly, do they realize how in need of intensive therapy they are?

I suggest the M&M consider dating Maxwell the Pig -- though there may be a real safety issue here for her.