Monday, February 02, 2015

Hooray for Dad Ads!

If you watched the Super Bowl, you couldn't help but see the plethora of dad ads, or as I call them "d(ads)."

There was this Toyota commercial about a father who raises his daughter to be a solider...



This one, also for Toyota, about the father of Amy Purdy, the Paralympic snowboarder...



A Nissan commercial where the Nascar dad appears to neglect his son and turn him into a sullen teen (but I guess everything's OK in the end?)...



And this crazy-sweet commercial for Dove...



The message: Dads rules and moms drool (or at least get taken for granted).

I will happily bask in this glory — though I do worry a dad was responsible for the Nationwide's kid untimely death.



This shoddily assembled television stand has "dad handiwork" written all over it.


I actually doubt flat-panel TVs kill many children (old CRTs appear to be the real danger). But the Nationwide ad did make a valuable point during all the dad love.

You can drive Nascar and go to father-daughter dances all you want, but keeping the child safe is dad's No. 1 job. Point taken.