2018 Super Bowl Ads… the Best & Worst
Amazon has the Midas touch, winning the best Super Bowl ad with Alexa Loses Her Voice. Coming in second place, but ranking #1 among females, was the NFL’s Dirty Dancing reenactment with Eli Manning & Odell Beckham Jr. One can only imagine the locker room hazing they will endure. Budweiser and Toyota took a different approach by playing on our emotions. And everyone went nuts for the #spitfire that occurred between Doritos and Mountain Dew. Personally, we enjoyed all of the Tide ads with David Harbour, putting light on their company after the Tide Pods fiasco.
Similar to the Patriots, we can’t all be winners. At the top of the list was Dodge Ram’s backfire (pun intended) of Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon speech, used as a tactic to sell trucks. A few other bummers included Squarespace’s lack of creative thought and Australian-based wine company Yellowtail laying on the stereotypes a little too thick. Crickey. (Source: Ad Age)
Super Bowl Best Moments
Putting aside the 20-second blackout, the Super Bowl LII had a lot of great moments. From Pink’s emotional national anthem performance (minus the gum) down to Bradley Cooper’s reaction to the Rocky hype video, there was a meme for everything.
When you have a national anthem to sing but also forgot about your gum pic.twitter.com/QLO2opMJlC
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 4, 2018
Especially Popstar JT who didn’t disappoint at the halftime show, even though his outfit stirred up a lot of talk.
One particular fan, the ‘Selfie Kid,’ blew up the Internet when he scored a picture with JT, shouting “Super bowl selfies” in the mic.
And to top it all off, for all those Eagles fans, your night ended with a win. (Source: Thrillist)
— B. 📎 (@knicks148) February 5, 2018
Tesla Takes a Ride to Mars
A cherry-red Tesla, trying to match the dust of Mars, is taking a ride in SpaceX’s new rocket, Falcon Heavy. Why take a car to Mars? “Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. That seemed extremely boring,” Musk said in an Instagram post. The rocket has 27 engines, the most on any rocket in history. This initiative could open doors towards sending heavier satellites up to Mars or start a space tourism operation. But, the best part just might be that Uber is up and running on Mars before we arrive. Falcon Heavy will be lifting off tomorrow afternoon. (Source: Mashable)
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