Banned Brands no. 1: Vauxhall

Having just watched France beat New Zealand in a very exciting Rugby World Cup quarter-final (which would have been better if we had more than a very rudimentary understanding of the sport) we then were assaulted by one of the most annoying adverts around: the one for the Vauxhall Zafira where the two fat kids act like the parents and say pompous po-faced shit. Yes, it’s been around for a while but I’ve decided to keep a list of so-called banned brands – brands whose marketing is so offensive that I refuse to buy any of their products. So Vauxhall is entry number one on our Banned Brands list. This was swiftly followed by BT broadband for the fuck-awful one where the wife has lost her files and folders on the laptop (including the pics of her kids when they were little) and the bloke says “It’s OK we can make another one” and she makes weird “I’m not sure what to think” eyes to camera until he says “It’s all backed up so we’ll just make another folder”.

She looks mightily relieved at not having to shag this obvious nonce who’s only with her to get near her kids. I digress somewhat but I notice on YouTube that there are many spoofs of the Vauxhall ads. They all seem to be done by teenagers and are of varying degrees of funny. I’ve chosen this one mainly because it doesn’t have the racist overtones of the re-dubbed version of the asian family moving in next door (also to be found on YouTube) and its implications that they’re drug-smuggling bombers.

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