Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Did Anyone Actually BUY This? pt. 18
This is probably one of the most famous comic book ads ever. What always bothered me about this is that Mac gets himself pumped up, goes back to the beach, and then takes an unprovoked swing at the guy who bullied him earlier. These are the problems that no one ever seemed to notice:
A) The bully only threatened Mac before. He didn't hit him. Mac is the one who escalated the episode to violence. A grab of the arm does not justify a punch in the face. We can't argue that the threat justified the punch, either, because the threat was actually not to hit him, because Mac was so skinny.
B) When Mac re-encountered the Bully, Mac just sucker-punches him. This, ladies and gents, is the Hero of the Beach.
Please do not consider this a morality play, kiddies. Just go work out, and you'll get the attention of fickle women, especially if you flash a large wad of money. Punching a guy out isn't necessary.