How a Gecko Changed my Life

March 21, 2007, 7:17 pm; posted by
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Television is the media form of the masses. Newspapers are older, the Internet is trendier, but television will always be the outlet of the average American. Television brings news, entertainment, and entertainment news to dozens of households across this great nation. A number of my correspondents complain, however, about the brief commercial interruptions that mar the otherwise sparkling one-way national dialogue. In particular they take issue with car insurance commercials.

Car insurance is the form of insurance that, in my opinion, has had the most impact on American culture. The automobile is the first love of the American male, with the Canadian female a close second, and barbeque rounding out the top three. As such, the car has impacted facets of our society ranging from banks, to car washes, to music, and even the silver screen! Car insurance is what makes the high speed limits and radar detectors we all enjoy feasible in a society where 18-24 year old men are allowed behind the wheel.

With car insurance of such lofty import to the America we all know and love, I declare it to be our patriotic duty to not only watch, but enjoy the Rodney Dangerfield-esque struggle of the Geico caveman. I implore us to mount the edge of our collective seat while the inspiring E-surance superheroine saves the world once again. And I beseech you, the American television watcher, to cheer along with the workmen who restored that Allstate customer’s life from its shambles when an automobile scattered it and itself across her living room. At two in the morning.

United, we can restore car insurance’s trust in itself, and in us. Because, in the words of one much wiser than myself…

“It’s Tina. We’re getting back together.”


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4 Comments to “How a Gecko Changed my Life”

  1. Laura on March 22nd, 2007 1:24 pm

    Car insurance, male virility, beer, & banking. With the amount of commercial air time dedicated to these four topics alone it is little wonder where our national priorities lie…

  2. Steve on March 22nd, 2007 1:27 pm

    Hey, it could be worse. If you watched The Price Is Right every day like I do, you’d think adult diapers, diabetes testing supplies and feminine hygiene were the most difficult challenges facing our nation.

  3. Laura B on March 22nd, 2007 11:02 pm

    Nice… ;)

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