[Ads-l] swag, bling, bomb-diggety, no duh!

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 13:56:07 EDT 2017


Because any fool knows that all bling is swag, but not all that is swag is bling.

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In a current commercial, the familiar pompous and obnoxious pasteboard box
containing Progressive insurance policies muses whether a mall store is
"swag" or "bling," describes his discounts as "bomb-diggety," and says "No
duh!" for ironic "No kidding!"

In the final scene, he says he's getting ready to "precipitate."  Whatever
that means.

The box describes himself as "cool," but the ad clearly presents him as an
idiot.

JL

--
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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