Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bad Ads - Liberty Mutual (I fixed the video)

Liberty Mutual Insurance has recently been running a series of ads featuring the whiniest bunch of mopes complaining about their insurance coverage. They are so annoying I actually find myself on the side of the insurance companies. I find myself yelling things at the screen like "you got into an accident, of course your rates went up, idiot!"

Yeah, the accident is "no big deal" to you, but the insurance company has to pay out, so naturally your rates go up because you are a worse risk than they originally thought and goddammit, you just made me defend a fucking insurance company!

Jeezus Christ, you had the car for what, one hour, and you wrap it around a fucking tree? How is that not your fault? That tree wasn't moving, ya know. And what, the insurance company is just supposed to pretend like this is just one of those things that happens to people? You've made one payment on your policy and they're already out like 20 grand because you can't avoid a fucking tree! And you're going to whine about this? Like it's so unfair that your rates went up after you did the most cartoonishly irresponsible bit of driving possible? You're a menace! You're lucky they didn't cancel your policy, notify the DMV and make it their goal in life to prevent you ever buying another car. But sure, be a big baby about a rate increase, that's super endearing.

Then there's this moron:

So it's insurance for people who can't grasp the concept of depreciation?
That's a hell of a target market.

2 Headlines I saw Today

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Huckabee: Less Race Conversations, ‘More Conversions’ — Because God Solves Racism

“I keep hearing people saying we need more conversations about race,” he said. “Actually we don’t need more conversations. What we need is conversions because the reconciliations that changes people is not a racial reconciliation, it’s a spiritual reconciliation when people are reconciled to God.”
He concluded: “When I love God and I know that God created other people regardless of their color as much as He made me, I don’t have a problem with racism. It’s solved!”

KKK Leader Disputes Hate Group Label: 'We're A Christian Organization'