Being that my ipod is broken, this morning I was flipping through the radio stations on my way to work and caught Thao Dill talking about the recently launched UBP cartoon. He suggested it is so bad that even he feels sorry for them, to which I’ve got to say I agree. He said he felt like writing them a better ad because he feels so bad for them and he got me thinking that I could do the same.
Here’s the ad I’d make if I were the UBP, it’d be a take off of the “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” ads from Apple to capture a bit of popular culture that many people are familiar with and offer a parody to poke fun at the structure of local campaigning by each party.
UBP: Young Bermudian dressed in a suit
PLP: Young Bermudian dressed in jeans and PLP paraphernalia (Green PLP t-shirt and Green PLP #1 novelty finger)
Background: all white like “I’m a mac” ads
UBP: “Hi, I’m a UBP supporter”
PLP: “and I’m a PLP supporter”
UBP: “We’re here to talk to you about the issues for the coming election”
PLP: Produce noisemaker, banners and flags from behind back.
UBP: Attempt to speak
PLP: blow noisemaker in the ear of UBP as UBP attempts to talk, jump up and down, wave and attempt to distract the viewer from paying attention to the UBP supporter.
PLP: wave banners, shout “all the way PLP, PLP all the way” while running back and forth across the screen, in and out of camera view as if sprinting across a huge room with a PLP banner flying past the screen
UBP: Calmly pull out a tv remote control from pocket and point it at PLP, pressing pause button
PLP: stops mid action, perfectly still as if paused
UBP: “The PLP is going to do it’s best to distract you away from dealing with the issues”
UBP: “Real issues that impact the lives of Bermudians that need to be addressed like housing, crime, etc”.
UBP: “Issues with solutions the UBP is proposing that we’d like you to study and compare against the PLP’s proposed solutions to determine if we’re the right choice for Bermuda’s future”
UBP: “On December 18th, make the right choice for our future”
UBP: point remote back at PLP and press play
PLP: continues jumping up and down, distracting until he realizes UBP has stopped talking.
PLP: Compose himself, face camera and put a contented smirk on face as if success has been achieved in distracting the audience while having no idea that UBP paused things.