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Here we are – one day after the Super Bowl – which can only mean one thing: It’s time to talk commercials. As you know, I’m not really all that big on football’s biggest day of the year. Not that I’m anti-football or anything… So instead of forcing myself to be glued to the tube for 3 hours, I got a sneak peek at some of this year’s commercials.

“That’s cheating, Liz!” you might be saying. No, people. I’m just staying a few steps ahead of the game. Pun intended.

It’s probably a good thing I was pro-active, too. Because after Aguilera botched the the National Anthem, I questioned my decision to even acknowledge that yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday. But alas I did make it through much of the game. Unfortunately, I missed a few of the commercials.

As I told Kate, following the halftime show, I was a wee bit disappointed in the Black Eyed Peas. Not only did they not go out with a big bang with their latest hit, they had to get all political, which really ticked me off. Be singers. Not political pundits.

I’d have to agree that the actual Black Eyed Peas performance was somewhat (ok, maybe a lot) lacking in the vocal department. I really enjoyed the “light people”, though. That part looked pretty awesome. As far as being political pundits, well, that flew right over my head. I didn’t even notice the words in one of the songs got changed up.

With that out of the way, let’s move on to the commercials. I imagine there was sheer outrage in some ways over this first one. But I give it a 9 for nothing other than the shock factor. Plus which, I laughed out loud:

I laughed hysterically at this commercial. It was made by some guys at BYU, and submitted to the Doritos contest. They had to watch the game right along with the rest of us to see if their commercial would be picked in the top three and aired during the Super Bowl. They did 49 takes on that first scene where the guy on the right sucks the Doritos cheese off the other guys finger. Probably more than you wanted to know.

Next up, Chevy and Transformers teamed up for a double punch in an attempt to sell cars and promote the new Transformers movie, coming to a theatre near you this year. I won’t be buying a Chevy, but I will go see the newest Transformers movie.

I suspect I’ll be in sync with popular public sentiment where my favorite commercial is concerned, brought to us by the people at VW. Who can resist the young Darth Vader? And who has a son who hasn’t tried this before?!

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