Channel 13 must be a rip in the space-time continuum. How else can one explain why I saw an advertisement for an art contest, “El Nino y el Mar,” hosted by the Mexican Navy, open to children who reside in Mexico, as long as they enter by June 1? Followed by a commercial reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated (there’s that word again) during Mexican National Vaccine Week, which was May 19 to 25. It’s very strange. I’m not sure how far into tastelessness I should take the jokes that are popping into my head about the Mexican government’s PR department and the trunks of a car.
But seriously? Did the person in charge of public relations for the Mexican government climb into the trunk of somebody’s car and head for greener pastures? Channel 13 is out of LA… perhaps our upwardly mobile professional took his or her portfolio to what is probably the PR capital of the world. I’m not sure if this is an argument for or against immigration reform, but it was certainly a lot more fun watching these commercials than the ones about air freshener, toilet cleaner, and Neosporin.
Which makes me wonder now what kind of person is selling ad space at KCOP. The more I think about it, those are some damn funny products to link together. It’s a Seinfeld episode waiting to happen.
Anyway, la Secretaria de Marina-Armada de Mexico te invita a participar en el XXX Concurso Nacional de Pintura Infantil if you are a child living a week ago in Mexico. First prize includes a bonus gift and a trip to Mexico City and Veracruz. Make sure you get your shots before you go.
(This message was sponsored by la Secretaria de Marina-Armada de Mexico. For more information about their products and services, and to learn how you can join the Marina-Armada de Mexico, visit their website at http://www.semar.gob.mx or call them at 5624-6000.)