Wednesday, April 14, 2010

toyota: moving forward

I was bumming around on hulu last night, and this struck me as really, really funny.

For those unfamiliar with hulu: first of all, where have you been? Second of all: hulu videos are sponsored by advertisers. Before your hulu video starts playing, a man with a deep, radio-like voice says, "The following program is brought to you by [company]: [company's slogan]."

Last night, the announcer said: "The following program is brought to you by Toyota: Moving Forward."

I laughed hysterically. What a slogan fail! Toyota: Moving forward...uncontrollably! Moving forward...inexplicably! Moving deadly speeds! Moving forward...whether you want to or not!

Am I the only one who finds this funny? (Dad, I bet you're with me!)


  1. haha. seriously, what were they thinking? Probably the same marketing team that came up with "i-pad".
    I would still buy both. ;)

  2. You're a nerd, but I still love you anyway. I think it's funny too though! :-)

  3. ha! I never thought of it like that, but very, very true. I guess, "Toyota: Coming to a controlled stop" doesn't have the same ring, though it may be more accurate.

  4. (Accurate in that the company is slowing down on sales, that is)

  5. I find it hysterically funny - but I do drive a Toyota. Hmmmm.....

  6. You win the bet! I am with you all the way! LOL

  7. Hilarious, but I drive a Toyota too!