Ah, local advertising. Is there anything better? Why, yes. Yes, there are lots of things that are better than local advertising. To be fair, though, sometimes there is some unintentional hilarity hidden in amongst the terrible quality and general annoyingness of it all.
Alas, the Key Cadillac Girl certainly doesn't fit into the unintentional hilarity category. She's not terribly annoying at the moment, either. Though, I have a horrible feeling that she could reach Watson's Pool Girl-levels of irritatingness. (Side note: I think I made up two words already in this blog entry! Yay me!) All she needs is a creepy older guy to appear alongside her and she's got it all.
No, the Key Cadillac Girl just makes me feel kind of embarrassed for her. I first noticed her on this billboard Downtown. I'm not sure if it is still there, but I think it was right around Hennepin and 4th. My memory seems to place it as showing up right before the stop in front of the Central Library. She's on there doing something that looks reminiscent of Daunte Culpepper getting his roll on. God, I fucking hate watching him do that. It bugged the shit out of me when he was a Viking and I was still a Vikings fan. Imagine how much it makes me want to punch him in the nuts when I have to watch it now.
I can't remember the copy on the billboard. Something about a car from Key Cadillac will make you feel like dancing or whatever. Um, no. There's some kind of fancy-ass, black Caddy on there, and the Key Cadillac Girl frozen, in her black strapless dress, mid-roll with a goofy look on her face. When I was working, my bus ride took me past that billboard every day. And sweet Jebus, it just made me feel so bad for her. Kind of like that commercial Beyonce did for ... Direct TV? Dish Network? I can't remember. Watching it just made me sad, because I imagined she felt kind of dirty after doing the spot. She couldn't have needed the money. And it's such a stupid commercial. I was just embarrassed for her.
The Key Cadillac Girl is now doing TV spots. They seem to be considerably less cringe-worthy than that billboard. I'm just not sure what to think about her. She's not ugly or anything. But she's not hot, either. She's cute, I guess. Her screen presence seems to be somewhere in the "little to none" range. There's just something a little bit off about her. I can't really place what it is, though.
I bet y'all have never even noticed these commercials or the billboard. But now? Now you're going to start noticing all of it. And then you'll start to get annoyed by all of it -- to the point where it makes you crazy. Then you'll blog about how fucking crazy those ads make you. That's when I'll know my work is done.